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What You’re Doing This Week: January 14

January 14, 2013 6:00 AM

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(credit: The Autry)

(credit: The Autry)

(credit: Aquarium Of The Pacific)

(credit: Aquarium Of The Pacific)


Even with the chill Los Angeles is feeling this week, there is plenty of activities to not only keep you from getting the winter blues, but also full of fun for the whole family.

(credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

(credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

January 14, 2013

‘Gangster Squad’ at Monday Morning Mommy Movies

Pacific Theaters- various locations
pacifictheatres.com

Your older kids may be in school, but now it’s just you and your little ones. Every Monday at participating Pacific Theaters, such as The Grove location, new releases will be shown just for moms to bring their little ones at 11 a.m. For $11.50, the films are shown at a lower volume and the lights are just a little brighter so it’s a comfortable setting for the children. These aren’t kids films that are being shown — this week’s showing is the action drama starring the delicious Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone and Sean Penn. Call another mom up and have a lunch date at the movies.

(credit: Pantages)

(credit: Pantages)

January 15, 2013

Cathy Rigby as Peter Pan

The Pantages
6233 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 468-1770
www.broadwayla.org

Returning for the role she is most known for, Cathy Rigby is back as the title character in Peter Pan. Kids 3 and up are in for a treat as they experience the magic that is Peter Pan at the gorgeous Pantages Theater. Tickets start at $25 and performances begin January 15 through January 27. Shows are Tuesday through Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Peter Pan film

January 16, 2013

Peter Pan

El Capitan Theater
6838 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(818) 845-3110
elcapitan.go.com

If your kids just can’t get enough Peter Pan, the El Capitan Theater is showing the Disney classic film “Peter Pan.” Before each show, kids will love seeing never-before-seen episodes of “Jake and the Neverland Pirates” and a special appearance by Jake, live on stage. The film will be showing through January 31 at various times. Tickets start at $10 and are available online or at the box office.

(credit: Hammer Museum)

(credit: Hammer Museum)

January 17, 2013

Free Day at The Hammer Museum

The Hammer Museum
10899 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 20024
(310) 443- 7000
hammer.ucla.edu

Every Thursday, The Hammer Museum opens its doors and offers a free day to check out the UCLA museum’s offerings. This week, The Game Room exhibition displays the works of Yoko Ono, Gabriel Orozco and more. If the exhibition isn’t up your alley, the museum will also be offering free tours on Jan. 17 at 6:45 p.m. Come, relax, and get some culture.

(credit: Aquarium Of The Pacific)

(credit: Aquarium Of The Pacific)

January 18, 2013

Shark Lagoon Nights

Aquarium of the Pacific
100 Aquarium Way
Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 590-3100
www.aquariumofpacific.org

From 6 to 9 p.m. every Friday at the Aquarium of the Pacific, you can get up and personal with one of nature’s most feared creatures: the shark. Guests can not only see, but touch sharks and rays, giving them an experience like none other. While this free event is open most Friday nights, check for availability as some nights are excluded.

January 19, 2013

(credit: Paramount Ranch)

(credit: Paramount Ranch)

Winter Sky Star Party

Paramount Ranch
2903 Cornell Road
Agoura Hills, CA 91301
(805) 370-2301
www.nps.gov

Fun and educational, from 5 to 8 p.m., the Paramount Ranch offers an astronomy presentation, a constellation tour and a gorgeous viewing of the night sky via telescopes. Also, the SAMO band plays fun tunes to jazz up your evening under the stars. Hot chocolate is provided.

January 20, 2013

(credit: The Autry)

(credit: The Autry)

Western Heritage Family Day

The Autry at Griffith Park
4700 Western Heritage Way
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 667-2000
theautry.org

Family Sundays at the Autry are always a cause for celebration, and this month is no different. On Jan. 20, the Autry will be going back in time to explore family histories. Explore the Family Discovery Gallery with museum teachers, and create their own family trees.

Yolanda Machado is the Sassy Mama in L.A. LA Native, valley girl for life, when she isn’t stuck in traffic, she enjoys movies, wine, food and discovering new places to take her family throughout LA while avoiding the 405.

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