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Events on February 17th, 2019

A listing of awesome activities for kids, teens and families throughout Southern California. If you would like to submit an event for possible inclusion, email your information here. Want these events delivered to your inbox every week, for free? Sign up for the Buzzz!

ScotsFestival and International Highland Games XXVI at Queen Mary in Long Beach

February 16-17: Experience the rich culture and history of Scotland first hand through an array of authentic activities, athletics, dancing, entertainment and cuisine in ode to the Queen Mary’s Scottish legacy.

Harlem Globetrotters in Southern California

February 15-17 and 23: The Globetrotters’ one-of-a-kind show is unrivaled in the world of family entertainment. Every game showcases incredible ball handling wizardry, rim-rattling dunks, trick shots, hilarious comedy and unequaled fan interaction.

Movie Deals and Theater Child Care

Daily: Movies at discounted prices.

Panning for Gold, Adobe Brick Making and Arrowhead Necklace Craft at the Mission

Saturday and Sunday: Try your luck at finding the gold in the custom-designed Mission trough. They’ll supply the pan and the “gold;” kids roll up their sleeves and pan their way to riches.

Long Beach Comic Expo & Space Expo

February 16-17: t Long Beach Comic Expo, you’ll find exhibitors promoting and selling all types of related products, as well as entertaining and educational programs, guest signings, and meet & greet sessions with celebrities. For sci-fi fun, Columbia Memorial Space Center will be on-hand, bringing real space and science together with comics and pop culture; they’ll feature fun, hands-on activities and displays, and host fascinating panels.

Family Night at Holiday Skate Center

Saturdays and Sundays: A family up to 5 can skate, including skate rental, for this special deal!

Family ArtMaking Workshop at Long Beach Museum of Art

Third Sundays: Family ArtMaking Workshops provide free, family-oriented art-making activities on the museum’s lawn with a view of the ocean. Parents and children participate together to create an art project. Workshops are inspired by the current exhibitions and include hands-on art-making projects.

Lady and the Tramp at the El Capitan in Hollywood

February 11-18: Experience the thrilling adventures of Lady, a lovingly pampered cocker spaniel, and Tramp, a freewheeling mutt with a heart of gold.

Half-Off Admission to 40 Museums in San Diego

February 1-28: Museum Month is back in San Diego County. This popular event allows participants to enjoy half-off entry fees at more than 40 San Diego Museums.

Sewing Sundays at Fashion Camp OC

Sundays: Kids (8+) can spend the day at Fashion Camp learning to sew! Campers will complete a project of their choice in one day – perfect for the beginner or returning student!

Nature Hikes at Caspers Wilderness Park

February 3, 10, 17, and 24: Join the park ranger for a one-mile nature hike in the beautiful Bell Canyon area of Caspers Wilderness Park.

Community Day at Back Bay Science

Sundays: Tour the facility, including the loop trail and marine life.

Gentle Barn Open to the Public in Santa Clarita

Sundays: Make the drive to Gentle Barn for a presentation and tour. See how the barn was started and what a regular day is for them. Then head off for a tour and meet some animals that were saved.

Riverside County Fair and National Date Festival

February 15-24: The 73rd annual Riverside County Fair and National Date Festival is focused on providing amazing entertainment and affordable family fun, with exciting shows, delicious fair food, concerts, a demolition derby and monster trucks, plus the traditional camel and ostrich races.

Orange County Parks Daily Activities

Daily: A monthly calendar of family-friendly hikes, walks, tours and more at parks in the Orange County Parks system.

Family Hike at Crystal Cove State Park

February 17: Winter is a wonderful time to learn about local nature. Join a park naturalist on a family hike at Crystal Cove State Park to learn about the plants and animals living.

Lunar New Year Festival at Universal Studios

February 2-17: Celebrate the Year of the Pig during Lunar New Year at Universal Studios Hollywood. Join Po and Tigress from Kung Fu Panda in Po’s Village and savor Asian dishes at Mr. Ping’s Noodle Shop. Meet Illumination’s Minions in traditional Chinese attire and Mandarin-speaking Megatron from Transformers.

Happy Lunar New Year at Disney California Adventure Park

January 25 – February 17: Welcome the Lunar New Year at Disney California Adventure Park. Discover culturally-inspired food, music, entertainment and festive decorations that signal the start of the new year.

Cinderella in Santa Monica

Select dates, January 19 – March 24: Come out to the Santa Monica Playhouse to catch a delightfully romantic original twist on the classic story, has all the makings of a perfect fairytale for today’s generation.

BARK Therapy Dogs Read in San Juan Capistrano – San Juan Capistrano Library

Various Thursdays: Kids increase their reading skills and self-confidence by reading aloud to certified therapy dogs.

Travel and Adventure Show in Long Beach

February 16-17: At America’s favorite travel show you’ll explore endless vacation options, discover over 350+ destinations, plan your trip with thousands of travel experts, meet ravel celebrities, attend educational seminars, and immerse yourself in cultural performances. Enjoy fun for the whole family with camel rides, scuba lessons, inflatable zip line, virtual reality activities, and lobby entertainment.

Hot Wheels: Race to Win Exhibit at Discovery Cube LA

January 26 – April 28: This new family exhibit will get you revved up with immersive activities for three generations of Hot Wheels fans. There’s something for mom, dad, grandparents and of course today’s youngest Hot Wheels fans as visitors learn about the science, technology, engineering, and math that goes into making cars go faster.

Discounted Late Night at the Aquarium of the Pacific

February 16 & 17: Enjoy the Aquarium of the Pacific with special extended hours. The entire aquarium will be open, except Lorikeet Forest. Watch the nighttime activities of the animals, touch a shark, and enjoy the beautiful evening lighting of the aquarium’s architecture.

The Secret Garden in Westminster

February 15 – March 3: Watch as a young girl trys to uncover the mysterious circumstances behind a secret garden. For showtime and ticket information, visit their website.

Los Angeles Libraries Daily Story Times and Events

Daily: A monthly calendar of story times, crafts, homework help and family-friendly events at libraries in the Los Angeles library system.

Knott’s Peanuts Celebration in Buena Park

Select dates, January 26 – March 10: Guests can join Snoopy, Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy and the rest of the Peanuts Gang as the park celebrates the world that Charles M. Schulz created.

James and the Giant Peach in Anaheim

February 15 – March 3: James Henry Trotter lives with two ghastly hags – his odious aunts – and he’s a very lonely little boy indeed. One day, something peculiar happens. At the end of the garden, a peach starts to grow and grow and grow.

Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed: The Rock Experience at South Coast Rep

February 1-17: Wilbur is different from all the other Naked Mole Rats. He wears clothes – and he likes it. Filled with tail-shaking good tunes, this outrageously fun musical proves it’s okay to be yourself. Rock on!

They Called Her Vivaldi at Segerstrom Center for the Arts

February 16-17: Cecilia Maria is a sensitive musical-prodigy, making a quiet name for herself in a cacophonous world until one night her magical, musical hat “Capello” goes missing Now she must venture out into the noisy city to track down the mysterious Cat Burglar.

Oliver! in Long Beach

February 8-24: The streets of Victorian England come to life in Lionel Bart’s classic musical based on Charles Dickens’ novel, Oliver Twist.

Pompeii: The Exhibition at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum

Through April 21: Pompeii: Over 150 authentic artifacts on loan from the renowned Naples National Archaeological Museum in Italy. These are not replicas, but rather original, 2,000-year-old objects that were preserved in the ash after the catastrophic eruption.

The Ugly Duckling at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts

February 17: The classic children’s tale is brought to the modern stage in an unforgettable theatrical experience. Lined with electroluminescent wire, the beloved story plays out on stage through a cutting edge blend of puppetry, technology and dance.

Space Expo at Long Beach Comic Expo

February 16-17: Columbia Memorial Space Center is dedicated to providing high-quality STEM education made accessible through a pop culture atmosphere. The Space Expo brings together the space and entertainment industries in order to strengthen them by fostering interest and creating future scientists and engineers. They’ll feature fun, hands-on activities and displays, and host fascinating panels.