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Welcome to the MomsLA Family Events Calendar. We bring you the best things happening in Los Angeles, especially the best things to do with kids. We hope you have a great time enjoying Los Angeles as a family!

 

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February 2018

Forgotten Images: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, a Black History Month Celebration

February 1 - March 3
Expo Arts Center, 4321 Atlantic Ave.
Long Beach, CA United States
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Free

Families can attend Forgotten Images: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, a Black History Month Celebration beginning Thursday, February 1st through Saturday, February 3rd. This free event has different activities planned each day. Saturday, February 3rd may be the most “kid-friendly” day to attend. There will be food, music, entertainment, a health pavilion, and special activities for kids. The event is free. Details on each day’s activities are available on the website.

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Lunar New Year at Universal Studios Hollywood

February 10 - February 25
Universal Studios Hollywood, 100 Universal City Plaza
Universal City, CA 91608 United States
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$110

Universal Studios Hollywood welcomes DreamWorks’ Kung Fu Panda masters Po and Tigress to its all-new Lunar New Year event as The Entertainment Capital of L.A. ushers in the “Year of the Dog” from Saturday, February 10 to Sunday, February 25, 2018.  Lunar New Year is included in the price of admission to Universal Studios Hollywood. This spectacularly themed Lunar New Year event will take place within Universal Plaza, a polygon-shaped piazza that sits at the heart of the theme park.  Under a curtain of customary red Chinese lanterns and stunning plum blossom Wishing Trees, the festivities will come to life as guests discover the 12 zodiac animal signs accompanied by their symbolic attributes. New to this year’s celebratory event, Universal Studios Hollywood will debut the all-new DreamWorks’ Kung Fu Panda Jade Palace Performance Stage and the exciting Dragon Warrior Training Show based on the beloved Kung Fu Panda franchise. The all-new Kung Fu Panda experience will engage guests of all ages in an interactive martial art demonstration performed by Master Po and friends. The immersive event will also feature veteran DreamWorks animators who will demonstrate practical techniques of drawing their favorite Kung Fu Panda characters as keepsake mementos. The completely reimagined event will also serve up a replica of DreamWorks Kung Fu Panda’s famous Mr. Ping’s Noodle Shop, including Mr. Ping himself who will invite guests to enjoy his authentic Asian fare and a selection of hot and cold Asian beverages. A returning favorite among Universal Studios Hollywood’s Lunar New Year traditions, Mandarin-speaking Transformer’s MEGATRON marks a highlight of the annual event, as the imposing leader of the DECEPTICONS returns to greet guests at the entry to the festivities.  The ominous 12-foot-tall sentient robot will once again interact with guests, engaging them both in Mandarin and in real-time conversation characteristic of his persona. A resident of Universal Studios Hollywood, MEGATRON is one of the stars of Universal Studios Hollywood’s thrill ride, “Transformers™: The Ride-3D.” Illumination’s Minions from Universal Studios Hollywood’s popular Despicable Me Minion Mayhem ride will join the festivities this year, stepping out in style dressed in brightly colored traditional Lunar New Year attire. As a complement to this year’s Lunar New Year celebration, Universal Studios Hollywood will welcome Hello Kitty, the beloved global pop icon created by the renowned Japanese company Sanrio to the entertainment destination. Hello Kitty and her signature red bow will make special appearances to meet guests at the Hello Kitty Shop located within the new Animation Studio Store opening Spring 2018. Guests can also celebrate the spirit of Lunar New Year at Universal CityWalk’s Dongpo Kitchen restaurant featuring upscale and modern Sichuan cuisine. Inspired by China’s premier restaurant Meizhou Dongpo, Dongpo Kitchen offers the comforts of a casual dining environment with both indoor and al fresco seating and caters to an eclectic palate with a variety of signature dishes. More information is available at www.UniversalStudiosHollywood.com. Mandarin-speaking guests can learn more about the Lunar New Year event at www.ush.cn.  Information is also available on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Weibo .

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DADDY’S HOME 2 Snow Day Comes to The Grove

February 20 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 11:00am, repeating until February 20, 2018

The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive
Los Angeles, 90036
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Free

Forget what the weather report says, Los Angeles families are experiencing a rare event: an actual Snow Day!  Kids of all ages are invited to the Daddy’s Home 2 winter experience at The Grove complete with real snow.  Free mittens will be distributed to kids and everyone can enjoy free cups of hot cocoa and giveaways of Digital codes for the hit comedy Daddy’s Home 2.  Come join the fun and get some great selfies! Daddy’s Home 2 is available now on Digital and will arrive on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD February 20th.  The 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray Combo Packs include deleted scenes, featurettes and a hilarious gag reel.   #DaddysHome2

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Eagle Rock Plaza Kids Club Spring 2018

February 22 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:30am on Thursday, repeating until April 19, 2018

eagle rock plaza, 2700 Colorado Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90041
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Free

Join us for a brand new year of Kids Club at Eagle Rock Plaza! Starting February 8th and every other Thursday after, we will have FREE live music, puppets, magic and more to entertain your Little Ones! For more information visit eaglerockplaza.com/events/kids-club-2018. Dates: FEB 8 & 22, MAR 8 & 22, APR 5 & 19 Time: 10:30AM - 11:30AM Location: Second Level

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Sesame Street: F is for Friends

February 24 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Northridge Fashion Center, 9301 Tampa Ave.
Northridge, 91324
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Free

HBO and Sesame Workshop present “Sesame Street: F is for Friends,” a free mall tour inspired by the 48th season of Sesame Street. This immersive, limited-engagement tour includes a 15-minute show starring costumed Elmo and Abby Cadabby characters as well as stories and songs about celebrating similarities and differences between friends. Pre-schoolers and their families will learn that while we may be different from one another, we’re alike in so many ways, too! It doesn’t matter if you’re a monster, a fairy or a kid, we can all be friends! These free shows will repeat throughout the day. Families will also enjoy character meet-and-greets, digital activity stations, photo opportunities that include Cookie Monster’s new food truck, and more. Play, dance and sing along with Sesame Street……that’s what friends are for!

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Teddy Bear Concert “Meet the Woodwind Family”

February 24 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Santa Cecilia Arts and Learning Center, 2751 West Broadway
Eagel Rock, 90041 United States
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$8 - $20

Bring your children and their favorite stuffed friends to this delightful concert that demonstrates how sounds, melodies, rhythms, and instruments can bring music to life. Kids and stuffed animals alike will have an opportunity to discover the orchestra’s woodwind family. We will provide a complimentary milk and cookies reception after the concert, and you are invited to bring a sack lunch of your own for before or after the concert on our grounds.

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Teddy Bear Concert “Meet the Woodwind Family”

February 24 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Santa Cecilia Arts and Learning Center, 2751 West Broadway
Eagel Rock, 90041 United States
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$8 - $20

Bring your children and their favorite stuffed friends to this delightful concert that demonstrates how sounds, melodies, rhythms, and instruments can bring music to life. Kids and stuffed animals alike will have an opportunity to discover the orchestra’s woodwind family. We will provide a complimentary milk and cookies reception after the concert, and you are invited to bring a sack lunch of your own for before or after the concert on our grounds.

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Gustafer Yellowgold’s Show

February 27 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
McCabe’s Guitar Shop, 3101 Pico Blvd.
Santa Monica, 90405
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$12

Celebrate Gustafer's Grammy® Nominated CD - Brighter Side! “The show is a cross between ‘Yellow Submarine’ and Dr. Seuss.” - The New York Times Taylor's funny and touching multimedia presentation about a little guy from the Sun who landed in the Minnesota woods has loads of adult crossover appeal, making Gustafer Yellowgold’s show a truly all-ages experience. Taylor will be featuring material from his Grammy® Nominated CD “Brighter Side”, alongside classic fan favorites.

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March 2018

The Classic Auto Show 2018 – Los Angeles

March 2 - March 4
Los Angeles Convention Center, 1201 S Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015
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$5 - $20

Seven all-new exhibits, more than 1,000 vintage vehicles and displays from 65 Southern California car clubs will highlight the second annual Classic Auto Show (CAS), which returns to the Los Angeles Convention Center on March 2-4, 2018. Comedian and car enthusiast Jay Leno will lead an extensive list of celebrities who will make special appearances at the second annual Classic Auto Show. The former “Tonight Show” host will meet with fans and sign autographs at the show’s Celebrity Stage on Sunday, March 4th. Other automotive icons and TV stars attending the show range from Magnus Walker, Chip Foose, Wayne Carini, Dave Kindig and more. This family friendly car show promises to have something for everyone! Children will certainly enjoy: *Hot Rodders of Tomorrow- Kids will get to see local high schoolers compete as they re-build an engine. *Hot Rodders Junior Challenge- Kids of all ages can take a shot at building a mini-engine. *Automobile Driving Museum Scavenger Hunt for Kids. *Kids Choice Award Voting. *Pinstriping Interactive Demos. And more….

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16th Annual Carnival at the Pier

March 4 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Pacific Park at the Santa Monica Pier, Pacific Park at the Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica, 90401
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$50 - $90

Play and laugh while giving back at the 16th Annual Carnival at the Pier! Admission includes private use of the park, lunch and carnival snacks, game tickets, unlimited amusement park rides and photo booth photos, and more. Come and enjoy one of Southern California’s leading attractions while helping to raise funds for Children’s Bureau’s work to prevent child abuse.

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