Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, April 14-21 – Daily News


Grande Experiences’ “Street Art Alive,” an interactive art installation, opens April 22 at Lume Los Angeles. (Photo by Ryan Lautenbacher/Grande Experiences)


Here is a sampling of things to do in-person and online in the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles area, April 14-21.




Spring Egg Hunt at Victory Vineland Recreation Center: Arts and crafts, cookie decorating, games and egg hunt, 4-6 p.m. April 14. Children should bring a basket. 11117 Victory Blvd., North Hollywood. 818-985-9516. Details:

Spring Egg Hunt at Delano Recreation Center: Arts and crafts, games, jumper obstacle course, a hip hop performance and egg hunts, 5-8 p.m. April 14. Egg hunts: ages 3 and younger (6 p.m.); 4-6 (6:30 p.m.); 7-9 (7 p.m.); 10 and up (7:30 p.m.). Children should bring a basket. Location is at the soccer field, 15100 Erwin St., Van Nuys, 818-756-8529. Details:

Spring Egg Hunt at Sepulveda Recreation Center: Activities and egg hunts, 5 p.m. April 14. Egg hunts for children up to age 15. Children should bring a basket. 8825 Kester Ave., Panorama City. 818-893-3700. Details for egg hunts:

Spring 2022 Egg Hunt at Northridge Recreation Center: Activities, cookie decorating and music, 4-5 p.m. April 15. Egg hunts, 5-6 p.m. Children should bring a basket. Event is on the lawn by the Child Care/Playground, 18300 Lemarsh St. (at Reseda Boulevard), Northridge. 818-349-7341. Details:

Your (Un)Natural Garden at Descanso Gardens: See art installations by Adam Schwerner at the Sturt Haaga Gallery and the Boddy House and on the grounds of the gardens, April 16-Jan. 8. Hours for the installations: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Free with Descanso Gardens admission, $15; $11 ages 65 and older and students with ID; $5 ages 5-12. Gardens hours: 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Friday; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge. 818-949-4200.;

Spring Egg Hunt at Granada Hills Recreation Center: Arts and crafts, contests and games, 10 a.m.-noon April 16. Egg hunts by age: ages 2 and younger (noon); 3-5 (12:10 p.m.); 6-8 (12:20 p.m.); 9-12 (12:30 p.m.). Children should bring a basket. 16730 Chatsworth St., Granada Hills. 818-363-3556. Details:

Spring Egg Hunt at Panorama Recreation Center: Arts and crafts, music and egg hunts, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. April 16. Hunts begin at 12:15 p.m. Children should bring a basket. 8600 Hazeltine Ave., Panorama City. 818-893-3401. Details:

Spring Egg Hunt at Hubert Humphrey Recreation Center: Arts and crafts, coloring contest and egg hunts for ages 3-12, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. April 16. Children should bring a basket. 12560 Filmore St., Pacoima. 818-896-6510. Details:

LA Artists for Ukraine: Fundraiser for the people of Ukraine. Art exhibit by Los Angeles artists and a silent auction, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. April 16, and also 11 a.m.-2 p.m. (this time by appointment only; 213-321-8720) and 4:30-6 p.m. April 17. A classical music concert, 3 p.m. April 17 (tickets $50; $20 student with ID); $10 ages 12 and younger. Events are presented by the Ukrainian Art Center and the Ukrainian Culture Center of Los Angeles. Events are held at the Ukrainian Culture Center, 4315 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles. Click on “War in Ukraine” tab to see flyer and details: or here: Also, “Stand with Ukraine” ideas to help:

Spring Fling at Valley Plaza Recreation Center: Crafts, games and egg hunts, noon-3 p.m. April 16. Schedule: games begin at 12:30 p.m. Egg hunts by age: age 2 and younger (1 p.m.); 3-5 (1:15 p.m.); 6-8 (1:30 p.m.); 9-10 (1:45). Children should bring a basket. 12240 Archwood St., North Hollywood. 818-765-5885. Details:

Grande Experiences’ Street Art Alive – The Lume: Walk-through, multi-sensory experience of art from more than 200 street artists from around the world, opens April 22. See the website for questions if you are photosensitive to flashing lights/rolling images. Hours: noon-7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday; noon-9 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Tickets are timed-entry. Tickets $39-$49; ages 4-14 $29-$37; VIP $79-$99. Cash-free venue; credit or debit card or contact-less payments only. The Lume Los Angeles is inside the Magic Box venue, 1933 S. Broadway, Los Angeles.;

California Poppy Festival: The event includes live entertainment, amusement park carnival games and rides, animal exhibits, festival food and vendors. Hours: 2-10 p.m. April 22; 10 a.m.-10 p.m. April 23; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. April 24. Antelope Valley Fair and Event Center, 2551 W. Ave. H. Lancaster.

Earth Day Clean Up on Ventura Boulevard – Universal Studios to Valley Circle Boulevard: Volunteer to help clean up litter on a portion of Ventura Boulevard, 8:30-10:30 a.m. April 23 (includes litter in alleys, bushes, curbs and streets). Volunteers will be assigned to areas and with a partner. Bring your own gloves and drinking water; cleaning supplies will be provided. Event is organized by Volunteers Cleaning Communities. Contact Jill Mather, Register in advance from the link on the website here:

Earth Day Open House at Chatsworth Nature Preserve: Opening ceremony with a Native American blessing, guided walks, animal exhibits and a community resource fair, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 23. Rules: no bikes, pets, drones, scooters, smoking. Use the entry gate on Valley Circle Boulevard (west of Plummer Street), Chatsworth.;

Triumph Foundation’s Wheelchair Sports Festival: The two-day event has 15 adaptive recreational activities including baseball, basketball, hand cycling, hockey, racquetball, tennis, track & field and skating, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. April 30 and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. May 1. Participants may sign up for free here: Volunteers and sponsors needed ( Santa Clarita Sports Complex, 20870 Centre Pointe Parkway, Santa Clarita. 661-803-3700. Email:

Classic Chevys of Southern California Car Show: The 39th annual event includes a display of all makes and models of cars and trucks, 7 a.m.-3 p.m. May 1. Event also includes a scale-model car show, a silent auction, bake sale, raffles and vendors. Free admission. To show a car at the event $30 by April 17; $35 after and day of show (call, email or check the website for how to enter). Event is a fundraiser for Rancho San Antonio Boys Town. Boys Town sells a barbecue lunch. 21000 Plummer St., Chatsworth. 818-360-9025. Email:

Mother’s Day Dinner and Song: Valley Opera and Performing Arts presents the event with a three-course dinner and a program of songs from Disney films, opera and musical theater, 6:30 p.m. May 7. Cost $55 per person. Reservations required by April 30. The event will be held at the Commons, 21711 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills. 818-727-7844. Details and to purchase tickets here:




dineLA Restaurant Week: Discover a new favorite restaurant from participating restaurants in Los Angeles County, April 14-15. Restaurants have special dineLA menus for lunch/dinner for dine-in or take-away. Cost $15-$65 and up for the set menu offers. Reservations are advised. Find restaurants by cuisine, neighborhood and price here:

Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve: Enjoy this year’s wildflowers at the poppy reserve, open from sunrise to sunset daily. No dogs, bikes on trails, drones or picking flowers. 15101 Lancaster Road (15 miles west of Highway 14; the Jan. S. Pinheiro Interpretive Center is located 1/2 mile north of the intersection of 150th Street W. and Lancaster Road), Lancaster. 661-724-1180. Details on current bloom status, parking fees, and other park details:

The Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers and Native Plants: The foundation in Sun Valley has a Wildflower Hotline that includes good places to view wildflowers in Central and Southern California. The hotline is updated every Friday and is available through May. 818-768-1802, Ext. 7.




Santa Clarita Artists Association Gallery: “Artistic Evolution,” a pop-up exhibit of artist Lynda Frautnick’s changing style and use of media over time, April 21-24. Fraunick is joined on each day by one other artist: Laura Ledesma, 5-9 p.m. April 21; Cheri Marcovitch, 5-9 p.m. April 22; Jose Barba, 2-8 p.m. April 23; Charlotte Mullich, noon-6 p.m. April 24. 22508 Sixth St., Newhall. 661-244-7689. Email:

Allied Artists of the Santa Monica Mountains and Seashore – Art Exhibit and Sale: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 24. Santa Monica Mountains Interagency Visitor Center at King Gillette Ranch, 26876 Mulholland Highway, Calabasas.;




William Turner Gallery: “Curtis Ripley: Chromesthesia.” Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Exhibit runs through April 16. 2525 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica. 310-453-0909. Email:

Regen Projects: “Abraham Cruzvillegas: Tres sometos” and “Sue Williams.” Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Exhibit runs through April 23. 6750 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles. 310-276-5424.;

Yiwei Gallery: “Peipei: New Order,” art inspired by fashion — phobia, consumerism and trends. The pop-up art exhibit is curated by gallery owner Yiwei Lu. Gallery hours: noon-5 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday through April 30. 1350 Abbott Kinney Blvd., Venice. Email:

Forest Lawn Museum at Forest Lawn-Glendale: “Evening Mile: The Paintings of Julika Lackner,” nocturnal landscapes of Southern California created between 2005-2021. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Exhibit runs through May 1. 1712 S. Glendale Ave., Glendale. 323-340-4782.

Corey Helford Gallery: “Sixth Sense,” group show (by Jana Brike, Zoé Byland, Chloe Early, Chen-Dao Lee, RYOL, Arinze Stanley) and “Miho Hirano: Harmony with Material and Spirit. Gallery hours: noon-6 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. Exhibits run through May 7. 571 S. Anderson St., Los Angeles. 310-287-2340.

Lowell Ryan Projects: “Linda Stojak: It’s ok to do nothing,” paintings from the Philadelphia-based artist. Gallery hours: noon-6 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday; and by appointment. Exhibit runs through May 7. 4619 W. Washington Blvd., Los Angeles. 323-413-2584. Email:;

Nonaka-Hill: “Daisuke Fukunaga: Beautiful Work.” Gallery hours: by appointment, noon-7 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Exhibit runs through May 14. 720 N. Highland Ave., Los Angeles. 323-450-9409.

The Monumental Tour: Take a self-guided tour of four sculptures in downtown Los Angeles and South Los Angeles, through May 2022. Sculptures: Hank Willis Thomas’s “All Power to All People” (Leimert Plaza Park, 14395 Leimert Blvd., Los Angeles); Christoper Myers’s “Caliban’s Hands” (Benny H. Potter Park, 2413 Second Ave., Los Angeles); Arthur Jafa’s “Big Wheel IV” (Nate Holden Performing Arts Center, 4718 W. Washington Blvd., Los Angeles); Coby Kennedy’s “Kalief Browder: The Box” (the National Center for the Preservation of Democracy, 100-198 N. Central Ave., Los Angeles). The national touring  “monumental symbols of empowerment” project honoring African American histories and Black History Month is presented by City of Los Angeles Council District 10, Kindred Arts and the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.




Vroman’s Bookstore: Robin Roberts discusses “Brighter by the Day: Waking Up to New Hopes and Dreams,” 3:30 p.m. April 14 (ticketed event for signed book and link to watch online; $24 plus fees for in-store book pickup; $33 plus fees for book to be mailed; register in advance here: Peter Dreier discusses “Baseball Rebels – The Players, People and Social Movements That Shook Up the Game and Changed America” and “Major League Rebels – Baseball Battles Over Workers’ Rights and American Empire,” 6 p.m. April 19 (register in advance for the Crowdcast talk here: Melissa Chadburn discusses “A Tiny Upward Shove,” 7 p.m. April 21. David Baldacci discusses “Dream Town,” 6 p.m. April 26 (register in advance for the talk on Crowdcast here: Michelle Huneven discusses “Search,” 7 p.m. April 27. Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. 626-449-5320.

Book Soup: Jonathan Van Ness discusses “Love That Story – Observations from a Gorgeously Queer Life,” 7 p.m. April 14 (ticketed event, $41.61; event is at Zipper Hall at Colburn School, 200 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles; doors open, 6:30 p.m.; Molly Shannon discusses “Hello, Molly! A Memoir,” with John C. Reilly, 7 p.m. April 20 (tickets $45.08 include the book; event is held at Wilshire Ebell Theatre, 4401 W. Eighth St., Los Angeles; register in advance here: Sholeh Wolpé discusses “Abacus of Loss: A Memoir in Verse,” and Suzanne Roberts discusses “Animal Bodies: On Death, Desire and Other Difficulties,” 7 p.m. April 21. Alejandro Varela discusses “The Town of Babylon,” 7 p.m. April 25. The bookstore is located, 8818 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 310-659-3110.

Flintridge Bookstore: James Cox discusses and signs “Silver or Lead,” 7 p.m. April 14. Patricia Herd discusses her memoir “Junkies, Hookers, Dykes…And Others I Have Known,” 7 p.m. April 21. The bookstore celebrates its 15th anniversary on Independent Bookstore Day, April 30 (tentative schedule of appearances and activities here: 858-Foothill Blvd., La Cañada Flintridge. 818-790-0717.

Skylight Books: Kate Folk discusses “Out There,” 7:30 p.m. April 14. Ben Shattuck discusses “Six Walks: In the Footsteps of Henry David Thoreau,” 7 p.m. April 15. Kate Gale discusses “The Loneliest Girl: Poems,” with Kim Dower, poet laureate of West Hollywood (2016-2018) and Eloise Klein Healy, first poet laureate of Los Angeles (2013), 7:30 p.m. April 19. Janelle Brown discusses “I’ll Be You,” 7 p.m. April 27. 1818 N. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles. 323-660-1175.

Chevalier’s Books: Miranda Cowley Heller discusses “The Paper Palace,” 7 p.m. April 19 (tickets $22.50 includes the paperback; register here: Deborah Cohen discusses “Last Call at the Hotel Imperial: The Reporters Who Took on a World at War,” 7 p.m. April 20 (tickets $37; reservations required for in-store talk; Stephanie Foo discusses “What My Bones Know,” 7 p.m. April 22 (free but register in advance to attend: Lisa Barr discusses “Woman on Fire,” 7 p.m. April 25 (free but register in advance to attend: 133 N. Larchmont Blvd., Los Angeles. 323-465-1334.

Diesel, a Bookstore: Heather White discusses and signs “One Green Thing: Discover Your Hidden Power to Help Save the Planet,” and Diana Kapp discusses and signs “Girls Who Green the World: Thirty-Four Rebel Women Out to Save Our Planet,” 6:30 p.m. April 21. Cassidy Lucas (Julia Fierro and Caeli Wolfson Widger) discuss “The Last Party,” 6:30 p.m. April 26. 225 26th St., Santa Monica. 310-576-9960.




Reid Clark and Friends Variety Show: Stand-up and improv comedy with Reid Clark, Sarah Kay Gadot, Breanna Kelly, Alyssa Sabo, Chaun Tucker, Gabrielle Vargas, 8:20 p.m. April 22. Doors open, 8 p.m. Tickets $15 in advance; $20. 4th Wall Comedy Cafe, 5220 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles. Details and tickets:

Kathleen Madigan: Stand-up comedy, 7:30 p.m. May 6. Tickets $27 and up. Kavli Theatre at Bank of America Performing Arts Center, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. 805-449-2787. Details and to purchase tickets:

David Sedaris: The humorist-author speaks on various topics, 7 p.m. May 8. Tickets $49 and up. Use parking structure 5, 340 Royce Drive, Westwood. Royce Hall at UCLA, 10745 Dickson Court, Westwood. Details and tickets:




MOMIX: The dance-illusionists perform a re-imagining of “Alice in Wonderland,” based on the story by Lewis Carroll, 8 p.m. April 29. Tickets $35 and up. Kavli Theatre at Bank of America Performing Arts Center, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. 805-449-2787. Details and to purchase tickets:

Shen Yun: Chinese ethnic and folk dance with live orchestra, 7:30 p.m. May 3-4. Tickets $82 and up. The Soraya at CSUN, 18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge. 818-677-3000. Details and tickets:




Secrets of the San Fernando Valley: Sherman Oaks Friends of the Library along with Valley Relics Museum presents an online talk by museum founder Tommy Gelinas, 6:15 p.m. April 18. Register in advance for the link on Zoom. Email: Register here:




Petersen Automotive Museum: April 14: “Electric Revolutionaries,” custom electric motorcycles. New: “Alternating Currents – The Fall and Rise of EVs.” Ongoing special exhibits: “Pole Position: The Juan Gonzalez Formula 1 Collection,” through June 5. “The Aesthetic of Motoring: 90 Years of Pininfarina,” highlights the Italian car design firm and coach-builder on their anniversary year, through July 17. “Hypercars: The Allure of the Extreme,” through Sept. 11 ( “Bond in Motion: Official Collection of Original James Bond Vehicles,” through Oct. 30 ( 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Admission $17; $15 ages 62 and older; $12 ages 4-17. 6060 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. 323-930-2277.

Skirball Cultural Center: April 14: “I’ll Have What She’s Having: The Jewish Deli,” ads, menus, photographs, neon signs, uniforms and film on delis (, and “Talking Back to Power: Projects by Aram Han Sifuentes,” banner, garments, quilts, samplers and sculptures on the immigrant experience (; both exhibits run through Sept. 4. Admission for these two special exhibits is by advance time-entry ticket ($18; $15 seniors and students with ID; $13 ages 2-12; for these and general admission, check here: 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. 310-440-4500.

Santa Monica History Museum: New: “Broadway to Freeway: Life and Times of a Vibrant Community,” through Dec. 23. Hours: 3-8 p.m. Thursday; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Sunday. Admission $5; free for ages 11 and younger. 1350 Seventh St., Santa Monica. 310-395-2290.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art: April 24: “Lee Alexander McQueen: Mind, Mythos, Muse,” 70 designs by the late fashion designer (1969-2010) that are shown aside art work from other artists, through Oct. 9. Ongoing special exhibits: “Black American Portraits,” through April 17. “Mixpantli: Space, Time and the Indigenous Origins of Mexico,” through May 1. “Mixpantli: Contemporary Echoes,” through June 12. Tickets must be purchased in advance (no ticket sales at the museum). Plan your visit information here: 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. 323-857-6010.

California African American Museum: New: “For Race and Country: Buffalo Soldiers in California,” through Oct. 30 (details: Ongoing special exhibits: “Body + Text: Selections from the Permanent Collection,” through Aug. 7 ( “Matthew Thomas: Enlightenment,” sacred geometric abstraction artworks, through Aug. 7 ( “Troy Montes-Michie: Rock of Eye,” through Sept. 4 ( Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Free admission. Check the museum’s Facebook for updates ( 600 State Drive (in Exposition Park), Los Angeles. 213-744-2084.

Wende Museum of the Cold War: New: “The Medium Is the Message: Flags and Banners,” “Martin Roemers: Relics of the Cold War,” photography, and “Light-guard-house,” an installation by Farrah Karapetian; exhibits run through Oct. 23. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Sunday ( Free admission. 10808 Culver Blvd., Culver City. 310-216-1600. 310-216-1600. Email:




Academy Museum of Motion Pictures: Timed advance admission tickets are available for the museum that explores the art and science of movies and movie-making. Exhibits include: “Stories of Cinema,” “Backdrop: An Invisible Art,” “The Path to Cinema: Highlights from the Richard Balzer Collection,” a temporary exhibit of objects created by Hayao Miyazaki, the co-founder of Studio Ghibli and “The Oscars Experience.” Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday-Thursday; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Admission $25; $19 ages 62 and older; $15 students; free for ages 17 and younger; $15 extra for “The Oscars Experience.” 6067 Wilshire Blvd. (corner of Fairfax Avenue), Los Angeles. 323-930-3000.

Bolton Hall Museum: Ongoing special exhibit: “The Verdugo Hills Cemetery — Celebrating 100 Years,” through June. The museum is operated by the Little Landers Historical Society. Hours: 1-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. 10110 Commerce Ave., Tujunga. 818-352-3420.;

California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks: Ongoing special exhibit: “Landscape Through the Eyes of Abstraction,” through July 31. Artists: Luciana Abait, Kim Abeles, Charles Arnoldi, Laddie John Dill, Cynthia Ona Innis, Claudia Parducci. Hours: 2-6 p.m. Thursday; noon-6 p.m. Friday-Sunday. Admission free; donation $6. 350 W. Hillcrest Drive, second level, Thousand Oaks. 805-405-5240.

California Science Center: Ongoing special exhibit: “Angkor: The Lost Empire of Cambodia,” through Sept. 5. Also, the Imax film “Angkor 3D.” Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily (timed tickets are required). Admission is free to the center but there is a charge for special exhibits (adult admission $19.95 for the “Angkor” exhibit only, or $25.25, for an adult for both the new exhibit and the Imax movie). 700 Exposition Park Drive, Los Angeles.

Craft Contemporary: Ongoing special exhibits: “Jaishri Abichandani: Flower-Headed Children,” Diedrick Brackens: heaven is a muddy riverbed,” and “Daisy Hightower: An Installation by Rosalyn Miles,” all three through May 8. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday. Admission $9; $7 seniors and students; pay-what-you-can on Sunday. 5814 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles.

Craft in America Center: Ongoing special exhibit: “Building the Essentials: Ferne Jacobs,” a retrospective of fiber art, collage and drawings, through June 18. Special events with the artist on April 23, May 5 and May 13; use the tabs on the website to register in advance. Hours: noon-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. 8415 W. Third St., Los Angeles. 323-951-0610.

Fowler Museum at UCLA: Ongoing special exhibits: “Aboriginal Screen-Printed Textiles from Australia’s Top End,” contemporary textile artwork and accompanying videos, through June 19. “Gosette Lubondo: Imaginary Trip,” photography from the Congolese artist runs through July 3. Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday-Sunday. Free admission. Parking directions: enter from Sunset Boulevard at Westwood Plaza, turn left into the pay-by-space area of Lot 4 (198 Westwood Plaza). 308 Charles E. Young Drive N., Westwood. Details: Museum,

The Getty Center: Ongoing special exhibits: “Grand Design: 17th Century French Drawings,” through May 1. “Poussin and the Dance,” through May 8. “Painted Prophecy: The Hebrew Bible through Christian Eyes,” through May 29. “Imogen Cunningham: A Retrospective,” through June 12. “Flesh and Bones: The Art of Anatomy,” through July 10 (located in the Getty Research Center). “Powder and Light: Late 19th Century Pastels,” through Aug. 14. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Free admission but a timed-ticket admission is required for now ( Parking $20 ( Getty Center Drive at North Sepulveda Boulevard, Los Angeles. 310-440-7300.

Hammer Museum: Ongoing special exhibits: “A Decade of Acquisitions of Works on Paper,” through May 1. “Ulysses Jenkins: Without Your Interpretation,” a retrospective of the performance and video artist, through May 15 ( Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Museum admission is free. 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. 310-443-7000. Email:

Holocaust Museum LA: Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday-Monday and Thursday and Saturday; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday. Admission $15; $10 ages 65 and older; free for students with ID. Admission is by time. 100 The Grove Drive, Los Angeles. 323-651-3704. Email:

Italian American Museum Los Angeles: Ongoing special exhibit: “Woven Lives: Exploring Women’s Needlework from the Italian Diaspora,” through Oct. 16. Museum hours: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Admission free; donations requested. 644 N. Main St., Los Angeles. 213-485-8432.

Japan House Los Angeles: Ongoing special exhibit: “The Art of the Ramen Bowl,” porcelain ramen bowls (donburi) and spoons (renge) designed by 30 artists — who love ramen — through July 5 (check the events page for related programs: Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. Free admission. The museum is at Hollywood & Highland, 6801 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. 800-516-0565.

Japanese American National Museum: Ongoing special exhibit: “Sutra and Bible — Faith and the Japanese American World War II Incarceration,” through Nov. 27. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday; closed on national holidays. Admission: $16; $7 ages 62 and older and children; free for ages 5 and younger (timed advance tickets required; no walk-ins). 100 N. Central Ave., Los Angeles. 213-625-0414. Facebook:

LA Plaza Cocina: A new museum dedicated to Mexican food and cuisine. First exhibit is “Maize: Past, Present and Future,” through April 30. The museum has a teaching kitchen and a store with culinary-related ingredients, cookbooks, decorative items and utensils used in making Mexican cuisine. Hours: noon-5 p.m. Monday-Friday (temporary hours). Free admission. The museum is part of LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes. Location, 555 N. Spring St., Los Angeles. 323-397-8365. Email:

MOAH – Lancaster Museum of Art and History: Ongoing special exhibits: “Activation,” a group show with solo artists including “Paul Stephen Benjamin: Oh Say (Remix),” “April Bey: The Opulent Blerd,” “Keith Collins: Ali,” “Mark Steven Greenfield: A Survey, 2001-2021,” “Carla Jay Harris: Season in the Wilderness,” “Sergio Hernandez: Chicano Time Capsule, Nelli Quitoani,” and also “What Would You Say? Activist Graphics from the Los Angeles Museum of Art. Exhibits run through April 17. Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday and Friday-Sunday; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday. Admission is a donation of $5 and $3 for seniors and students. 665 W. Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster. 661-723-6250.;

Natural History Museum Los Angeles County: Ongoing special exhibits: “Becoming Jane: The Evolution of Dr. Jane Goodall, through April 17 (purchase tickets in advance here: The “Butterfly Pavilion,” through Sept. 5 ($8; details here: Hours: 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Monday (closed on Tuesday). Admission $15; $12 seniors and students with an ID; $7 ages 3-12. 900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles.

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum: Ongoing special exhibit: “The Secrets of WW II,” through Oct. 9. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Admission: $29.95; $26.95 ages 62 and older; $22.95 ages 11-17; $19.95 ages 3-10 (through Oct. 9). Purchasing admission in advance is recommended but not required ( 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley.

Santa Barbara Museum of Art: Ongoing special exhibit: “Through Vincent’s Eyes: Van Gogh and His Sources,” through May 22. The exhibit includes 20 works of Van Gogh plus artwork from more than 60 other artists — that represent what Van Gogh admired. The exhibit is in conjunction with the Columbus Museum of Art. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday and Friday-Sunday; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday. Admission to the special exhibit includes museum admission ( 1130 State St., Santa Barbara. 805-963-4364.

Valley Relics Museum: Take a trip down San Fernando Valley memory lane, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. April 16-17 (choose other dates from the drop-down menu). Admission $15 and up. The museum is located at 7900 Balboa Blvd., Hangar C3 and C4, entrance is on Stagg Street, Van Nuys.;;




The Canyon: DSB, a Journey tribute, with John and Shelly Band opening, 7 p.m. April 15 ($24.50; The Boogie Knights, with the Mod Squad opening, 9 p.m. April 16 (minimum age 21; $29; Ticket price listed is standing room only; table tickets require dinner purchase. Check website for other ticket prices, added ticket fee, dinner options and reservations. 28912 Roadside Drive, Agoura Hills. 888-645-5006.

Marc Cohn: 8 p.m. April 19. Tickets $22.50; $45. Smothers Theatre at Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts at Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu. 310-506-4522. Details and tickets:

Richard Shelton – An Englishman in Love in LA: 8 p.m. April 21. Doors open, 6:30 p.m. Tickets $25; $40 (also, a $20 minimum of food/beverages). Feinstein’s at Vitello’s, 4349 Tujunga Ave., Studio City. Details and tickets:

Chalaban: The world-fusion band, founded by Moroccan musician Saïd Tichiti, performs 8 p.m. April 22. Tickets $30. Alvas Showroom, 1417 W. Eighth St., San Pedro.;

The Care Concert: Rock Cellar Productions presents the benefit for the Get Together Foundation, 7:30 p.m. April 23. Performers include the 1960s band Strawberry Alarm Clock and a “One-Hit Wonders” show by the Tribe (see website for singers and musicians). Tickets $40 in advance or $50 at the door (general admission tickets have entry at 6:30 p.m. for silent auction); $150 VIP includes early entry at 6 p.m. and first chance at the silent auction. Live auction during the show. Palace Theatre, 630 S. Broadway, Los Angeles. 818-727-7884.

Ticket to Ride – A Tribute to the Beatles: A Beatles concert experience, 7:30 p.m. April 23. Tickets $49. Scherr Forum Theatre at Bank of America Performing Arts Center, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. 805-449-2787. Details and purchase tickets:

Amir ElSaffar’s Rivers of Sound Orchestra: The orchestra performs with the Aditya Prakash Ensemble, 8 p.m. April 23. Tickets $36 and up. The Soraya at CSUN, 18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge. 818-677-3000.

Roger McGuinn: 8 p.m. April 25. Tickets $25; $50. Smothers Theatre at Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts at Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu. 310-506-4522. Details and tickets:

Broadway Celebrates the Soraya: The venue’s 10th anniversary is marked by a show tunes concert by Eden Espinosa, Joshua Henry and Megan Hilty, with music director and conductor Richard Kaufman, 7 p.m. April 30. Tickets $41 and up. The Soraya at CSUN,, 18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge. 818-677-3000. Details:

Taikoproject: The Los Angeles group use drumming, choreography and storytelling in a show “Benzaiten,” 7 p.m. May 21 (rescheduled from March 6). Tickets $20-$40; $20 ages 17 and younger. Smothers Theatre at the Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts at Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu. 310-506-4522. Tickets and details:

iHeart Radio Wango Tango: Performers include Camila Cabello, the Chainsmokers, Diplo, Becky G, Lauv, Latto, Shawn Mendes and 5 Seconds of Summer, 5:30 p.m. June 4. Check the website for more performers. Doors open, 5 p.m. Tickets $49.50 and up. Dignity Health Sports Park, 18400 Avalon Blvd., Carson.




Yemandja: A theatrical work about using one’s culture as a positive force over evil as set in a slave trade center in 19th century Dahomey (now Benin), co-written by Grammy Award winner Angélique Kidjo, who also performs in the play, and Jean Hebrail and Naïma Hebrail Kidjo, opens 7:30 p.m. April 14. Show runs 7:30 p.m. April 15-16. Tickets $35 and up. The Broad Stage, 1310 11th St., Santa Monica. 310-434-3200.

Bright Half Life: Road Theatre Co. presents the play by Tanya Barfield about life’s good and bad times for an interracial same-sex couple, 8 p.m. April 15. Show runs 8 p.m. April 16; 8 p.m. April 22-23; 2 p.m. April 24. Tickets $39; $15 seniors and students. NoHo Senior Arts Colony, 10747 Magnolia Blvd., North Hollywood. 818-761-8838.;

Jane Austen Unscripted: Impro Theatre performs a fully-improvised play that brings the world of Jane Austen to life by suggestions from the audience, opens 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. April 16. Show runs 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday through May 8 (no show at 3 p.m. April 17). Tickets $50 for show only; $75 for English tea and treats with “garden party” reserved table seating. Garry Marshall Theatre, 4252 W. Riverside Drive, Burbank.;

An Intervention: A play by Mike Bartlett about friends whose friendship is tested by current events, previews 8 p.m. April 21. Opens, 8 p.m. April 22. Show runs 8 p.m. April 29; 3 p.m. April 30; 8 p.m. May 6; 3 p.m. May 7. Tickets $27. The Hudson Guild Theatre, 6539 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles. Details and purchase tickets here:

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee: Mouthbone Productions presents the musical by Rachel Sheinkin and William Finn about an eclectic group of middle school students vying for a spot in the National Spelling Bee, opens 8 p.m. April 22. Show runs 8 p.m. Friday; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday-Sunday through May 1. Tickets $20. Studio/Stage, 520 N. Western Ave., Los Angeles. Details and to purchase tickets:




Little Women: The Broadway musical, based on Louisa May Alcott’s novel, by Mindi Dickstein, Jason Howland and Allan Knee, 2 p.m. April 16. Tickets $22; $19 ages 62 and older and ages 17 and younger. Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 Main St., Newhall. 661-799-2702.

The Concrete Jungle: A play by Travyz Santos Gatz, 8 p.m. April 8. Show runs 8 p.m. April 15-16; 7 p.m. April 17. Tickets are pay-as-you-wish. Make a reservation from the website. Loft Ensemble, 11031 Camarillo St., North Hollywood. 818-452-3153.

Buyer & Cellar: A comedy by Jonathan Tolins about an out-of-work actor who takes a job as staff at a “fake mall” in a celebrity’s cellar, performed by Mike Millan, 8 p.m. April 15-16; 3 p.m. April 17. Tickets $35; $40 reserved seats. Celebration Theatre at The Broadwater Second Stage, 6320 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles.

The Play You Want: The Road Theatre Co. presents the play by Bernardo Cubría. Show runs various dates through April 24. Tickets $39; $15 seniors and students. The Road on Magnolia, in the NoHo Senior Arts Colony, 10747 Magnolia Blvd., North Hollywood. 818-761-8838.

The Path to Catherine: Write Act Repertory presents a new musical by Jan. Roper and Patricia Zehentmayr about a German noblewoman who becomes Catherine the Great. Show runs 7 p.m. April 15-16; 3 p.m. April 17; and other dates through May 1. Tickets $20. Brickhouse Theatre, 10950 Peach Grove St., North Hollywood. 800-838-3006.

L.A. Now and Then: The Group Rep presents a new musical revue that celebrates Los Angeles. Show runs 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday, through May 8. Tickets $40; $35 seniors and students. Lonny Chapman Theatre, main stage, 10900 Burbank Blvd., North Hollywood. 818-763-5990.

True West: The Group Rep presents the play by Sam Shepard about two brothers, who live very different lives, who need to get together for a writing project. Show runs 4 p.m. Saturday and 7 p.m. Sunday through May 8. Tickets $25; $20 seniors and students. Upstairs at the Group Rep at the Lonny Chapman Theatre, second floor, 10900 Burbank Blvd., North Hollywood. 818-763-5990.


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