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Event Date



Event Description



Time



Location



Price


Oct. 3-4


Kidspace Annual Pumpkin Festival: arts and crafts, bounce houses, petting zoo, food, live performances

9:30 am-5:30 pm


Brrokside Park, 480 N. Arroyo Blvd., Pasadena


Free admission and parking; fee for all activities


Aug. 1-Dec 31


Madame Tussauds

Come see your favorite stars as wax figures.

Jonas Brothers figures on display for a limited time!

Daily 10 am-8 pm; Memorial Day-Labor Day: 10 am-10 pm

6933 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood


$18-25 Click here for a Tussaud’s Hollywood coupon to save $5 per ticket.


Oct. 2-18


Pa's Pumpkin Patch

Miniature train and boat rides, pony rides, a petting zoo, rides and games.

Mon-Fri: 11 am-9 pm; Sat.-Sun.: 10 am-9 pm


6701 E. Pacific Coast Hwy., Long Beach


Varies

Oct. 3


World City: The Mystical Arts of Tiber

Tibetan music and a dance performance.

11 am and 12:30 pm


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

Free, arrive early to get tickets.


Oct. 3-4


Reyes Adobe Days

Activities showcasing California’s past and present include old-fashioned games, pony rides, carnival games, art exhibits, a parade and live performances.

10 am-4 pm


5464 Reyes Adobe Rd., Agoura Hills


Free


Oct. 3


Oktoberfest

Carnival games, costume contest, German food, coloring contest.

12 noon-11 pm


2300 and 2400 blocks of Honolulu Ave., Montrose


Free


Oct. 3


A Listen, Learn and Make Family Workshop: Myths and Totems

Learn about myths from around the world and make a totem.

1:30-3:30 pm


Craft and Folk Art Museum, 5814 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles


$6 for ages 6-12, reservations required (323) 937-4230


Oct. 4


Family Sukkot Celebration

Create sukkah decorations while learning about the holiday.

5-8 pm


Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles


Free: reservations required (877) 722-4849  


Oct. 4


Cosmic Conjunction 2009

Live narration by Leaonard Nimoy and a symphony concert while stargazing.

6-8:30 pm


Griffith Observatory, Griffith Park, Los Angeles


Free: reservations required (213) 473-0807


Oct. 6


Free Family Night: Hispanic Heritage Month

Take part in cultural activities with the Latino Heritage organization and enjoy a performance by Pasadena-based Ballet Folklorico Nahuatzen.

4-8 pm


Kidspace, 480 N. Arroyo Blvd., Pasadena


Free


Oct. 9


ArtNight Pasadena

View Alexander Calder's Circus video installation in the Kidspace Central Courtyard and create circus sculptures inspired by Calder and other artists. Watch a performance by Lineage Dance and visit the Children's Art Exhibition.

6-10 pm


Kidspace, 480 N. Arroyo Blvd., Pasadena


Free


Oct. 6-Oct. 27 (Tuesdays)


Mommy and Me Yoga: Bring your own mat and towel and get busy!

9-10 am


The Grove, 189 The Grove Dr., Los Angeles


Free


Oct. 6-Oct. 27 (Tuesdays)


Storytime at the Winnie the Pooh Stage in Barnes and Noble

10 am


Barnes and Noble, The Grove, 189 The Grove Dr., Los Angeles

Free


Oct. 10


Saturday Scene

Watch a large sclae puppet show called The Crayon Court

11 am


UCLA Geffen Playhouse, 10886 Le Conte Ave., Los Angeles

$15


Oct. 10


Goodnight Moon and the Runaway Bunny

Play featuring whimsical puppetry and original music.

11 am and 1 pm


Pepperdine University, Smothers Theatre, 24255 Pacific Coast Hwy., Malibu

Adults: $17, Children: $12


Oct. 11


Taste of Encino

Food samples from local restaurants, hot dog eating contest, live entertainment, children’s activities.

10 am-5 pm


Ventura Blvd. Between Balboa and Amestoy, Encino


Free admission, cost for samples


Oct. 11


Stories in the Afternoon: Boo!

Halloween stories and spooky ghost art project. Ages 6 and older.

2-3 pm


Norton Simon Museum, 411 W. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena


Adults: $8, Children under 18: Free


Oct. 11


Family Fundays

The Creative Playground will weave three stories together: The Princess and the Pea, Swinehers and The Emporer’s New Clothes

11 am


Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Cyn. Blvd., Topanga


$8, $7 each for 5 or more, children under age 2: free


Oct. 11


Kids in the Courtyard: Woven Wonders

Twist, curl, bind and coil colorful material.


1-4 pm


Fowler Museum at UCLA, North Campus, Sunset Blvd. And Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles

Free


Oct. 11


Second Sunday Science

Learn about raptors with Ann Lynch.


2-4 pm


Madrona Marsh Preserve, 3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance


$5/person or $10/family


Oct. 16


Winnie the Pooh Special Nighttime Stories

Dress in your pajamas for this special storytime.

7 pm


Vroman’s, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena


Free


Oct. 17


Art + Science= Nature in Disguise

Workshops, games and performance art

10 am-4 pm


Natural History Museum, 900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles

Adults: $9, Teens: $6.50, Children ages 5-12: $2


Oct. 18 and Oct. 24


Autumn Sea Fair and Sea Scare

Ocean related activities including face-painting, an exciting marine life puppet show, and a giant origami demonstration. Search for buried treasure in the “Great Treasure Hunt.” Check out beautiful and unique hand-crafted pieces of art.


Sea Scare: Come in costume and join in the masquerade of spooks and ghouls, trick-or-treat throughout the aquarium at six different themed treat stations, or walk along the docks of the “Port Town” scare zone.

Sea Fair: Oct. 18th from 10 am-4:30 pm




Sea Scare: Oct. 24th from 6-9 pm

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, 3720 Stephen White Dr., San Pedro

Free


Oct. 18


Sunday Family Program: Fall Treasure Boxes

Autumn treasure box projects.

2-4 pm


Zimmer Children’s Museum, 6505 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles


Admission plus $3; Adults: $8, Children 3 and older: $5


Oct. 18


Family Flicks: Bedknobs and Broomsticks


11 am


Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles

Free


Oct. 20


Halloween Spooktacular Magic Show

Fun show with Tony Daniels.

4-5 pm


Platt Library, 23600 Victory Blvd., Woodland Hills


Free


Oct. 24


Schoolhouse Haunt

Halloween Festival fundraiser.


4-9 pm


Sherman Oaks Elementary School, 14755 Greenleaf St., Sherman Oaks

$5


Oct. 24


Pumpkin Party

Listen to live music, make crafts, play games and decorate and carve pumpkins.

1-4 pm


Leonis Adobe

23537 Calabasas Rd., Calabasas


Adults: $4, Children: $1

Come in costume and get in free.


Oct. 24-25, Oct. 31-Nov. 1


Boo at the Zoo

Special trick-or-treat area, performances, crafts and special treats.

10 am-4 pm


LA Zoo, 5333 Zoo Dr., Los Angeles


Adults: $13, Children: $8


Oct. 24-25


Pumpkin Roundup

Costume parade, face-painting, pony rides

9 am-5 pm


Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Dr., La Canada


Adults: $8, Children ages 6-12: $3; extra charge for some activities

Oct. 27


Halloween Haunt at the Commons

Trick-or-treat at the shopping center and then enjoy Rene’s Marionettes as they put on a Halloween puppet show (6 pm).

4:30-6:30 pm


The Commons at Calabasas, 4799 Commons Way, Calabasas

Free


Oct. 30


Enchanted Hallows Eve

This home for rescued animals transforms into a place for fun and surprises.

3-8 pm


Star Eco Station, 10101 W. Jefferson Blvd., Culver City


Adults: $8, First child free, Additional children: $6


Oct. 31

The Toy Insider

Kids can play and parents can get a sneak peak at this year’s hottest toys for the holidays. While the children laugh and play, parents can review a range of buying tips and register in a national sweepstakes for a chance to win a room full of toys. The Kids Corner is a part of Redbook’s multi-city “Living Room” Mall Tour.

10 am-6 pm

The Oaks Mall

344 W Hillcrest Dr., Thousand Oaks

Free

Oct. 31


Safe Haven Trick-or-Treating

Trick-or-Treat at the museum.

4-7:30 pm


Heritage Square Museum, 3800 Homer St., Los Angeles

Free


Oct. 31


Goblins in the Garden

Crafts, storytelling, pumpkin decorating, live music.

9 am-1 pm


LA Arboretum, 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia


Adults: $8, Students: $6, Children (ages 5-12): $2.50


October 2009 Event Calendar for Families in Los Angeles