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Art Works Studio & Classroom

660 N. Larchmont Blvd. (323) 463-2562. Art Works Studio and Classroom offers fine art classes for all ages.

Autry National Center of the American West

4000 Western Heritage Way. (323) 667-2000. Every 2nd Tue of month Free. Pan for gold every Sat-Sun 11am. Friday Odd Nights. Closed Mon. 

Bob Baker Marionette Theater

1345 W. 1st St. (213) 250-9995. Reservations required. The Nutcracker thru Jan 15. Check online for times and tickets.

Barnsdall Art Park (Junior Arts Center and Barnsdall Arts Center)

4800 Hollywood Blvd. (323) 644‐6295. Operated by City of L.A. Dept. of Cultural Affairs. Music, visual and performing arts classes for young people and adult classes in painting, drawing, sculpting, mosaic, stained glass and more. Registration for children's classes opens Jan 3, and adult classes Jan 14.

Barnsdall Art Sundays

4800 Hollywood Blvd. JAC Studio 1. Free Family Arts Workshops with a different theme weekly held at Junior Art Center most Sundays 10am-noon.

Boys & Girls Club of Hollywood

850 N. Cahuenga Blvd. (323) 467-2007 x101. Fun with a purpose is their most important rule. Field trips, sports, music, & arts activities daily. Mon-Fri 2pm-7pm. Extended hours during school holidays.

Chevalier's Books

126 N. Larchmont Blvd. (323) 465-1334. Open daily 10am-6pm. Book Signings. Music classes for pre-Kindergarten, Tue 10am. Story Time, Sat 10am.

El Capitan Theatre

6838 Hollywood Blvd. (323) 467-7674. Classic movie palace built in 1925 is a visual treat showing first-run Disney family features with live shows. (See SPECIAL EVENTS, FILM & PLACES)

Original Farmers' Market

At Third & Fairfax. (323) 933‐9211. Christmas Festivities Dec 18-24. Free. Check website for family oriented activities. (See PLACES, MUSIC and SPECIAL EVENTS)

Griffith Observatory

2800 E. Observatory Rd. (213) 473-0800. See new exhibitions, peek through its telescope, and tour the universe. Daily planetarium shows. Closed Mon. Free.

Hollywood Bowl Museum

2301 N. Highland Ave. (323) 850-2058. Located on the grounds of the Hollywood Bowl. Features photos, film footage, programs & artifacts about the history of the Bowl. Open year round. Closed Mon. Free. (See PLACES)

Hollywood Farmers' Market

Ivar & Selma Ave. between Hollywood & Sunset. (323) 463-3171. Sundays rain or shine 8am-1pm. Farmers, artisans, food vendors & entertainment. (See PLACES)

Hollywood Recreation Center

1122 Cole Ave. (323) 467-6847. Sports, arts, ballet, piano, cooking and aerobics. Open daily.

Las Palmas Senior Center

1820 N. Las Palmas Ave. (323) 465-7787. Activities for adults. Free Seniors Computer Lab, art, exercise, movies, Spanish Language. Mon-Fri 8am-4:30pm.

Los Angeles Branch Libraries

Hours: Mon/Wed 10am-8pm, Tue/Thu 12 pm-8pm, Fri/Sat 9:30am-5:30pm.

Cahuenga Branch Library

4591 Santa Monica Blvd. (323) 664-6418. Story time, crafts, Student Zone Homework Center, and Teen Council. Check website for dates and times.

Will & Ariel Durant Public Library

7140 W. Sunset Blvd. (323) 876-2741. Pajama Party Storytime Wed 6pm.

John C. Fremont Library

6121 Melrose Ave. (323) 962-3521. Storytime Wed 10:30 & 11am. 2nd Tue Book Club 6:30pm.

Frances Howard Goldwyn Hollywood

Regional Library

1623 N. Ivar Ave. (323) 856-8260. Baby Toddler Storytime Fri 4pm. Also open Sun 1-5pm.

Los Feliz Public Library

1874 Hillhurst Ave. (323) 913-4710. Free film screenings Wed 2pm.

Los Angeles City College (Community Services)

855 N. Vermont Ave. (323) 953-4000 x2651. Foreign Language, art, music, computer programs, and more. See schedule for adults and children at

Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens

5333 Zoo Dr. (323) 644-4200. Open daily 10am-5pm. World-class zoo in Griffith Park. Reindeer Romp thru Jan 7. World of Birds Show Wed-Mon 11:30 am. Elephant Training Demonstration Wed-Mon 11am. Hippo Encounter weekends and holidays 12pm. The Tom Mankiewicz Conservation Carousel features hand-carved & painted wooden figures representing local flora & fauna. (See PLACES, SPECIAL EVENTS)

Movies! For You and the Little One (See FILM)

El Capitan Tiny Tot Tuesday. 10am; Los Feliz 3 Theatres Me & My Parents. Wed 10:30am; New Beverly Cinema Kiddie Matinee. Weekends 2pm; Pacific Theatres at The Grove Monday Morning Mommy Movies 11am; TCL Chinese Theatres

BYOB: Bring Your Own Baby! Wed 11am.

Nine O'Clock Players

1367 N. St. Andrews Pl. (323) 545-6153. Performs two stage plays each year chosen from classic children's literature and featuring dancing, singing, and special effects. Productions are offered to school groups during the week and to the public on Sundays at 2pm.

Plummer Park

7377 Santa Monica Blvd. (323) 845-0172. Daily programs and activities for youth and teens with monthly excursions. Youth Leadership Program in conjunction with Teen Center. Farmers Market Mon 9am-2pm. (See PLACES)

The Second City Theatre

6560 Hollywood Blvd., Second Floor. (323) 464-8542. Improv and sketch comedy teen/youth program open to students 8-18. (See COMEDY)

The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute

7936 Santa Monica Blvd. (323) 650-7777. Programs for children and teens 7-17. (See THEATRE)

Travel Town Museum

5200 Zoo Dr., Griffith Park (323) 662-5874. Over 35 locomotives, cabooses, freight and passenger cars, a trolley and streetcar, and a miniature train ride. Gift shop and docents. Open daily. Free.

Universal CityWalk

100 Universal City Plaza. (818) 622-9841. High-energy hub of shops, eateries, cinema & bowling alley. Open Daily. (See PLACES)

Universal Studios Hollywood

100 Universal City Plaza. (800) UNIVERSAL. Hollywood's #1 family attraction. Face heart-pounding rides and shows that put you inside some of the world's biggest movies. Go behind the scenes of a working movie studio. Season Passes available online. Hours vary. (See PLACES and TOURS)

West Hollywood Library

625 N. San Vicente Blvd. (310) 652-5340. An architectural delight. Storytime Wed 11:15. Scrabble Club alternating Wed 1- 2:30pm.

West Hollywood Park

647 N. San Vicente Blvd. (323) 848-6534. Activities for children and parents. Office hours 9am-10pm.

Yucca Community Center

6671 Yucca St. (323) 957-6339. Activities for children and teens. After School Club. Winter Camp Dec 19-Jan 6. Mon-Fri 10am-8pm. Sat 10am-5pm.

Zimmer Children's Museum

6505 Wilshire Blvd., #100. (323) 761-8984. Features hands-on exhibits for children 0-8 to explore BIG IDEAS in creative and inspiring settings. Closed Sat. 

update 04/07/2017 VC