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FAMILY FUN

FAMILY FUN


Fall Festival at the Original Farmers Market
Oct 15- 16, all day. Free. Features a bounty of live music, a petting zoo, arts & crafts for kids, world famous pie-eating contests and more! www.farmersmarketla.com/events

20th Annual Music Box Steps Day
Oct 17, noon-5pm. Laurel & Hardy Park, 900 Vendome St. Free. www.facebook.com/events/347558672088700

Reindeer Romp
Nov 18-Jan 7, 10am-5pm (closed Dec 25) Seasonal festivities and yuletide flourishes, plus occasional visit by Santa. www.lazoo.org

L.A. Zoo Lights
Nov 18-Jan 7, 6-10pm (closed Dec 24-25) Self-guided 60-90-minute stroll (while the animals sleep) www.lazoo.org

Art Works

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

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 Oct 20. Closed Mon. www.theautry.org  

Bob Baker Marionette Theater
1345 W. First St., L.A. (213) 250-9995. Sat-Sun 2:30pm. Tue-Fri 10:30am. Reservations required. A Halloween Spooktacular Sept 24 thru Nov 6. The Nutcracker and Holiday Spectacular Nov 12 thru Dec. www.bobbakermarionettes.com

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 begin Sept 19. Registration for Adult classes Sept 19-26. www.barnsdallonline.com

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. www.barnsdallarts.org

Boys & Girls Club of Hollywood
850 N. Cahuenga Blvd. 323-464-7326 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. www.bgchollywood.com

Chevalier's Books
126 N. Larchmont Blvd. (323) 465-1334. Book Signings. Music classes for pre-Kindergarten, Tue 10am. Story Time, Sat 10am. Daily 10am-6pm www.chevaliersbooks.com

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. Hosts Tiny Tot Tues, 10am; lights dimmed, sound levels reduced. www.elcapitan.go.com (See SPECIAL EVENTS, FILM & PLACES)

Original Farmers' Market
At Third & Fairfax. (323) 933‐9211. Fall Festival Oct 15-16. Check website for family oriented activities. www.farmersmarketla.com (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. Public star parties: Oct 8, Nov 5, Dec 10, 2-9:45pm. Free. www.griffithobs.org

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. www.seela.org (See PLACES)

Hollywood Recreation Center

1122 Cole Ave. (323) 467-6847. Sports, arts, ballet, piano, cooking, aerobics. Open Mon-Sat. www.laparks.org/reccenter/hollywood

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. www.laparks.org/scc/las-palmas

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 Mon 3:30pm and Wed 4:30-6pm. Stories and Crafts Tue 4pm. Student Zone Homework Center. Teen Council. www.lapl.org/branches/cahuenga

Will & Ariel Durant Public Library
7140 W. Sunset Blvd. (323) 876-2741. Pajama Party Storytime Wed 6pm. www.lapl.org/branches/durant

John C. Fremont Library
6121 Melrose Ave. (323) 962-3521. Storytime Wed 10:30 & 11am. 2nd Tue Book Club 6:30pm. www.lapl.org/branches/john-c-fremont

Frances Howard Goldwyn Hollywood Regional Library
1623 N. Ivar Ave. (323) 856-8260. Baby Toddler Storytime Fri 4pm. Also open Sun 1-5pm. www.lapl.org/branches/hollywood

Los Feliz Public Library
1874 Hillhurst Ave. (323) 913-4710. Teen Club Tue 4pm. Free film screenings one Sat a month 1pm. www.lapl.org/branches/los-feliz

Los Angeles City College (Community Services)

855 N. Vermont Ave. (323) 953-4000 x2651. Foreign Language, art, music, computer programs, and more. Classes start continuously thru Nov. See schedule for adults and children at https://lacitycollege.augusoft.net

Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens
5333 Zoo Dr. (323) 644-4200. World-class zoo in Griffith Park. California Condor Rescue Zone daily 10am-4:30pm. World of Birds Show Daily except Tue 12pm and 2:30 pm. Elephant Training Demonstration daily except Tue and Thu 11am. Hippo Encounter Sat, Sun, and holidays 12pm-$18.  Toddler Totes educational adventures for your child and you Oct-May. The Tom Mankiewicz Conservation Carousel features hand-carved & painted wooden figures representing local flora & fauna. Daily 10am-5pm. www.lazoo.org (See PLACES, SPECIAL EVENTS)

Nine O'Clock Players
1367 N. St. Andrews Pl. (323) 469-1970. 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. Mr. Scrooge Nov 6-Dec 4. www.nineoclockplayers.com

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. www.weho.org/recreation (See PLACES)

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

The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute
7936 Santa Monica Blvd. (323) 650-7777. Programs for children and teens 7-17. www.youngactorstrasberg.com (See THEATRE)

Storybook Theatre at Theatre West

3333 Cahuenga Blvd., West. (818) 761-2203. Sleeping Beauty thru Oct Sat 1pm. The classic tale with audience participation and original songs. Children hide Sleeping Beauty from the fairy, then help the Prince find her and come up with ways to wake her up. www.theatrewest.org

Travel Town
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. www.traveltown.org

Universal City Walk
100 Universal City Plaza. 818-622-9841. Open Daily. www.citywalkhollywood.com (See PLACES)

Universal Studios Hollywood
100 Universal City Plaza. (800) UNIVERSAL. Hollywood's #1 family attraction. Only Universal Studios lets you ride the movies and go behind the scenes of a real working movie studio. Season Passes available $119 online. Hours vary. www.universalstudioshollywood.com (See PLACES and TOURS)

West Hollywood Library
625 N. San Vicente Blvd. (310) 652-5340. An architectural delight. Family Place library. Baby
Storytime Wed 11:15. Scrabble Club alternating Wed 1- 2:30pm. Closed Sun. www.colapublib.org/libs/whollywood

West Hollywood Park
647 N. San Vicente Blvd. (323) 848-6534. Activities for children and parents. Office hours 10am-10pm. www.weho.org

Yucca Community Center
6671 Yucca St. (323) 957-6339. Activities for children and teens. Mon-Fri 10am-8pm. Sat 10am-5pm. after School Club.
http://www.laparks.org/reccenter/yucca-community

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. www.zimmermuseum.org

update 9/28/2016 SB