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March 2010 Event Calendar for Los Angeles Families

Event Date

Event Description




March 3-4

A Visit with Michaelangelo and Leonardo

Part of the History Comes Alive series. Actors will portray these historical figures in an interactive educational experience.

9:30 am and 11 am

Forest Lawn, 1712 South Glendale Ave.,



March 6-7

Los Angeles County Irish Fair & Celtic Music Festival

Traditional Irish music, dance, music, food, an Irish pride parade featuring the 42nd Highland Pipers, sheep herding, carnival rides, games and storytellers.

10 am- 6pm

Pomona Fairplex

1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona,

Adult $18, Seniors $16, Children under 12 Free

March 6

Lantern Festival

Live music, acrobatics, dance, educational workshops, kite making, calligraphy, face painting, lantern making and acclaimed Chinese authors signing and reading from their latest books.

12-7 pm

Chinese American Museum, 425 N. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles


March 7

Art+Science:Dinosaurs Reconstructed

Take a special Dinosaur Encounters presentation, learn how to draw a dinosaur, and put together a life-sized dino “puzzle.”

10 am-4 pm

Natural History Museum, 900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles

Free with paid admission; Adults: $9, Seniors (62+): $6.50, Students 18 and over with ID: $6.50; Children 13-17: $6.50, Children 5-12: $2, Children under 5: FREE

March 7

Nature Walk

Walk with Lucy and then do an art project.

10 am

Sooky Goldman Nature Center

Franklin Canyon Park, 2600 Franklin Canyon Dr., Beverly Hills


March 7

New Year Celebration

Live performances, stories and more.

12-4 pm

Pacific Asia Museum

46 North Los Robles Ave., Pasadena

Free with admission

Adults: $9, Students and Seniors: $7, Children 11 and younger: Free

March 6-7, 13-14

Dana Point Festival of Whales

whale watching,  a carnival, a parade, fishing and sailing lessons,  a campfire program, crafts, fish-feeding, and a rubber ducky race.

9 am-9 pm



Dana Wharf, 34675 Golden Lantern,

Dana Point

Free admission, fee for some activities

March 7, 14 and 28

Andell Family Sundays: Capturing the Everyday

Check out paintings that capture beauty in the everyday then paint or draw in artist-led workshops with Hadley Holliday, Lisa Oxley, Daniela Arbizzi and Quan Yen Trang.

12:30-3:30 pm

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles

Free with admission.

Children can obtain free membership

with an application found here and each child can bring one adult for free as well.

March 9-21


Enjoy this fun musical with your family for a limited time only. Kids ages 4 and younger are not permitted in the theatre.

Tues.-Thurs.: 7:30 pm, Fri.: 8 pm, Sat. 2 pm and 8 pm, Sun.: 1 pm and 6:30 pm

Pantages Theatre, 6233 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles


March 13

Los Angeles Environmental Education Fair

Exhibits and displays from organizations that teach and promote environmental education. Hands-on activities, live entertainment, storytime,   ecological treasure hunt, hikes, and a tree giveaway.

9 am-4 pm

Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden

310 North Baldwin Ave., Arcadia

Free with paid admission

Adults: $8, Students and Seniors: $6, Children ages 5-12: $3, Children 5 and younger: Free

March 13

Target Free Family Day: Wear This! Explore the beautiful textiles in Textured Lives: Japanese Immigrant Clothing from the Plantations of Hawai'i with a scavenger hunt through the exhibition galleries.

Make a sock puppet and fun clothes for it to wear. Make an origami happi coat and bring an old t-shirt to transform it into something new.

11 am-4 pm

Japanese American National Museum, 369 East First Street, Los Angeles


March 13

Summer Camp Fair

Learn what dozens of camps have to offer families at this community-wide event. The camps are offering special discounts at the fair.

10 am-2 pm

Woodland Hills Elementary School, 22201 San Miguel St., Woodland Hills


March 13

Norooz: A New Year

This celebration of the Persian New Year includes art projects, music, and dance.

2-4 pm

Craft and Folk Art Museum, 5814 Wilshire Blvd., Landmark Building A,

Los Angeles

$10/child, Adults are free.

RSVP required. Please call (323) 937-4230 x50

March 13 and 20

Princess Bean’s Messy World

Family Rock and Roll Musical featuring a petite pink haired dynamo.

12:30 pm

Electric Lodge, 1416 Electric Ave, Venice

Adults: $15, Children: $12

March 14

Shape Up America: Free Health & Fitness Expo

Local dignitaries and celebrities will be promoting active lifestyles. Children’s fitness activites with My Gym, open casting call for the next season of Biggest Loser, product giveaways, obstacle courses, face painting and aviator simulations

10 am-4 pm

Pershing Square, 532 South Olive St., Los Angeles


March 14

The Science of Saving Daylight

Participants will act as scientific time experts discussing where the missing hour goes when we "spring forward" for daylight saving time.

12 pm

UCLA Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles

Free; Reservations are encouraged. Parking is $3 for 3 hours.

March 20

World City:  Bolivia Corazón de América & Andes Manta

Spectacular traditional costumes and lively dances.

11 am and 12:30 pm

Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S Grand Ave., Los Angeles

Free. Tickets are distributed beginning at 10 am on Grand Ave. at 2nd Street. Lineups are not permitted until 9 am.

March 19-21

LA Kids Consignment Sale

Check out great finds from over 450 families. Toys, clothes, play kitchens and more.

Fri.-Sat. 9 am-5 pm, Sun. 9 am-2 pm

7733 Hayvenhurst Ave., Van Nuys

Free admission

March 20

LA KidFest

Exhibits from local community businesses including gymnastic centers, summer camps, and karate studios. Activities include bounce houses, live DJ, ats and crafts, trucks, a rock wall and train rides.

11 am-4 pm

Conejo Creek Park North, Hwy 23 and Janss Rd., Thousand Oaks

Free admission and all activities are free of charge

March 21

Los Encinos Living History Day

An afternoon of traditional children’s games, music, a blacksmith, docents in 1870s attire and tours of the historic buildings.

1-3 pm

Los Encinos State Historic Park, 16756 Moorpark St., Encino


March 25

Egg Concert

“Kindie rock band” plays music for the whole family.

11 am-1 pm

The Grove at Farmers Market, 189 The Grove Dr.,

Los Angeles


March 27

Spring Eggstravaganza

Egg hunts, pony rides, petting zoo, bounce houses, crafts and live entertainment

12-3 pm

Conejo Creek Park

Hwy 23 and Janss Rd., Thousand Oaks

$5/child and this includes all activities

March 27

Cottontail Day

Easter Bunny photos, bounce houses and egg hunts.

11 am-2 pm

Ventura Harbor Village, 1583 Spinnaker Dr., Ventura


March 27

Spring Fling Springtime

Live music, crafts, games, egg hunt.

1-4 pm

Leonis Adobe Museum, 23537 Calabasas Rd., Calabasas

Adults: $4, Children 11 and younger: $1

March 27

Storytime: “How to Train Your Dragon”

Join Katee Shean, from So You Think You Can Dance, as she reads from the book hat inspired the new movie. Prizes for each child and a coloring activity.

10:30 am

Pasadena Public Library

285 E. Walnut St.,



March 28

Rick Recht in Concert

Fun family concert featuring contemporary Jewish music.

12 pm

Temple Ahavat Shalom

18200 Rinaldi Place, Northridge


March 28

Passover Family Adventure

Make Holiday crafts for your Seder table. Ride the zip line. Bake matzah over an open fire. Live music. Pet reptiles, bounce in a jumper and climb the climbing wall. Pioneer living, arts and crafts and nature hikes.

1-4 pm

Shalom Institute

34342 Mulholland Hwy, Malibu

Free admission and all activities are free.