Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, April 21-28 – Daily News


A colorful arch outlines a path at Descanso Gardens in La Canada Flintridge on Wednesday, April 7, 2022. Adam Schwerner has created a new exhibition called “Your (Un)natural Garden” on display at Descanso Gardens through Jan. 8. The work features colorful and playful creations from found objects turned into art. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)


Here is a sampling of things to do in-person and online in the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles area, April 21-28.




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.;

Renaissance Pleasure Faire: Travel back to Elizabethan time and wander around the faire, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday-Sunday through May 22. Costumes: wear your own Elizabethan-style outfit or rent from a faire vendor; costume is not required. Theme weekend: RennCon, April 30-May 1 (more information on the website). Also, a “Pub Crawl,” for ages 21 and older; 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. (no children allowed, including in strollers; extra $65 in addition to faire entrance fee; see details on the website). Tickets $38; $33 ages 62 and older; $23 ages 5-12. Food and drink is by cash only. There is a $12 entry fee for the Santa Fe Dam Recreational Area. Parking is free (after paying $12 entry) or VIP parking is $25 (must be purchased in advance; $12 entry fee also required). See the website for updates on parking. Santa Fe Dam Recreational Area, 15501 Arrow Highway, Irwindale.

San Fernando Valley Rose Society’s Rose and Plant Auction: A fundraiser for the society, the auction includes bought and donated roses and plants, 10:30 a.m. April 23. The event runs through 1:30 p.m. No refunds or exchanges. Event is held outside; masks are required for entering the building. Robert M. Wilkinson Multipurpose Senior Center, 8956 Vanalden Ave., Northridge.

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County’s Seventh Annual City Nature Challenge: Community scientists in Los Angeles County are invited to observe and take photos of wild animals, plants and fungi, April 29 to May 2. Upload observations and photos on the free, mobile app iNaturalist. Use photos taken only within the dates. Suggestions on what to find: Any wild plant, animal, fungi, lichen, slime mold, or any other evidence of life (scat, fur, tracks, shells, carcasses) found in your city, neighborhood, home, backyard (see this link for ideas: Scientists will identify and sort the public’s information, May 3-8, and the results will be announced on May 9. Read the “FAQ” page for details: For more information on the world-wide event: From the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County:

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:

Earth Day Celebration: West Valley-Warner Center Chamber of Commerce presents the event that includes children’s activities, including bouncers and climbing, live dance and music performances, meet-and-greet local elected officials, fire and police representatives, community and schools information booths, and food trucks, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 30. Tarzana Recreation Center, 5655 Vanalden Ave., Tarzana. 818-347-4737.

West Valley Community Resource Fair: The fair includes information from agencies that offer a variety of programs and services plus lawn games, giveaways and raffles, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. April 30. Topics include: afterschool programs; summer programs for children and teens; public library; safety programs; addiction support; mental health support; voting information; blood pressure checks and dental screenings (see website for list of participating agencies). Woodland Hills Academy, quad area, 20800 Burbank Blvd., Woodland Hills.

NoHo Day – A Celebration Festival: Check out the arts in North Hollywood including art, dance, music and theater and strolling performers, 5-10 p.m. April 30. Download the NoHo Card app for discounts at bars, businesses and restaurants. Special performances held in outdoor spots include: NoHo Plaza, Pitfire Pizza (5211 Lankershim Blvd.), Brew Brothers (5140 Lankershim Blvd.) and the parking lot at Federal North Hollywood (5303 Lankershim Blvd.). Location range: Lankershim Boulevard (between Camarillo Street and Chandler Boulevard) and Magnolia Boulevard (between Tujunga and Vineland avenues).  Click on the tabs on the website for specific and free classes and performances:

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:

Cinco de Mayo at the Rose Bowl: A family-friendly, non-alcohol event that includes a 5K Run/Walk, health and wellness information and resources, art and cultural exhibits, live entertainment, marketplace and food, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 1. Free admission.  Doors open, 9:30 a.m. 1001 Rose Bowl Drive, Pasadena. Details here:

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:

Mother’s Day Brunch at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum: Treat a mom to a champagne brunch that also includes museum admission on May 8. Times available: 10 and 11 a.m., noon and 12:30 p.m. Cost $83; $39 ages 3-10. Reservations required by May 3. Location, 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley. 805-577-4057. Details and to purchase tickets here: 

Culinary Cup – Culinary Competition at Los Angeles Mission College: Who will wear the “Golden Chef’s Hat”? The “Culinary Cup” competition is between chef instructors and their students from three colleges, L.A. Mission, Los Angeles Harbor and Los Angeles Trade-Technical, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. May 13. The theme is Sabores de Oaxaca (Tastes of Oaxaca). The event includes a guided tour of the Culinary Arts Institute at L.A. Mission College, a baking and cooking demonstration, luncheon and awards ceremony. Tickets $25 plus fee or $100 plus fee for a VIP experience (continental breakfast, private lunch, hors d’oeuvres and beer/wine). Reservations required in advance. 13356 Eldridge Ave., Sylmar. Email: Details and to purchase tickets:

Northridge Woman’s Club Wine, Cheese and Deli Dinner: The group holds the event that includes entertainment by Bob Ryman, noon-3 p.m. May 26. Reservations required. Cost $20 (by check made out to Northridge Woman’s Club). Contact Irene Strauss for mailing address for checks. The event is held at the group’s clubhouse, 1840` Lassen St., Northridge. 818-344-3333.

The Ford: Check the season’s calendar of dance, music and other events from Jun 12 to Oct. 23. Located at 2580 Cahuenga Blvd. E., Los Angeles (information on directions and where to park: Schedule, details and tickets:




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, through 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.;

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.




Forest Lawn Museum at Forest Lawn-Glendale: “Light & Matter: The Art of Matthew Brandt,” a retorspective of the artist’s photography and multi-media artworks (curated by Colin Westerbeck). Opening reception, 5-7 p.m. April 21 (reservations required at 323-340-4782 or email to Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Exhibit runs through Sept. 4. 1712 S. Glendale Ave., Glendale. 323-340-4782.

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.;




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.




Friends of the Santa Clarita Public Library: J.R. Sanders discusses and signs his novel “Stardust Trail,” 5:30-7:30 p.m. April 21. Sanders sets his stories in Santa Clarita. Books will be available for purchase. Old Town Newhall Library, community room, 24500 Main St., Newhall. 661-259-0750.

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. Michelle Huneven reads from and signs “Search” 3 p.m. April 30. Glenn Boozan discusses and signs “There Are Moms Way Worse Than You: Irrefutable Proof That You Are Indeed a Fantastic Parent,” 3 p.m. May 1 (book is illustrated by Priscilla Witte). 225 26th St., Santa Monica. 310-576-9960.

Book Soup: 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” with author Justin Torres, 7 p.m. April 25. Colm Tóibín discusses his poetry collection “Vinegar Hill,” 6 p.m. April 26 (register in advance for the talk on Crowdcast here: Damien Echols and Lorri Davis discuss “Ritual: An Essential Grimoire,” 6 p.m. April 27 (register in advance for the talk on Crowdcast here: Chris Haunty discusses “Storm Rising,” 7 p.m. May 2. Stephen Mills discusses “Chosen: A Memoir of Stolen Boyhood,” 7 p.m. May 3. The bookstore is located, 8818 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 310-659-3110.

Vroman’s Bookstore: 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.

Chevalier’s Books: 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: Tony Shaw and Giora Goodman discuss “Hollywood and Israel: A History,” 4 p.m. April 28 (register in advance for the talk on Zoom: 133 N. Larchmont Blvd., Los Angeles. 323-465-1334.

Skylight Books: Janelle Brown discusses “I’ll Be You,” 7 p.m. April 27. Mieko Kawakami discusses “All the Lovers in the Night,” 6 p.m. May 2 (ticketed online event; tickets $5 plus fee for livestream link only; $28 plus fee for in-store book pickup; $31.75 plus fee for book to be shipped; register in advance here: N. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles. 323-660-1175.

Flintridge Bookstore: 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.




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. Fourth Wall Comedy Cafe, 5220 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles. Details and tickets:

Ayye Pap and All-In Comedy Contest: The event is with headliner actor-comedian Stamaur ‘Ayye Pap’ Mitchell and 12 comedians performing for 5 minutes each, 8-10 p.m. April 23. Tickets $10 online; $15 at the door. BYOB. Fourth Wall Comedy Cafe, 5220 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles. Details and tickets here:

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:




Kinesis – Emerging Choreography 2022: The Department of Kinesiology at Cal State Univerity, Northridge, presents a program by student choreographers and dancers, 7:30 p.m. April 26 and 2 and 7:30 p.m. April 27. Tickets $20; $8 seniors and students. Parking off of Zelzah Avenue. Plaza Del Sol Performance Hall at the University Student Union, 18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge. Tickets 818-677-2488.

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:




South East European Film Festival Los Angeles: The 17th annual film festival with in-person and online films including documentaries, features and shorts, April 27-May 4. Opening gala, with “Murina” (2021, Croatia), 7 p.m. April 27 (doors open, 6 p.m.; red carpet; $27.31; Fine Arts Theater, 8556 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills). Schedule: Tickets (individual $15) and passes ($75):

Israel Film Festival: The 35th annual festival is presented both in-person and online, May 5-26. Check the website for films and schedule details and tickets. Theaters include: Lumiere Cinema Music Hall, 9036 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills ( and Laemmle Town Center 5, Ventura Blvd., Encino (




Holocaust Museum LA: April 25: “Hidden History: Recounting the Shanghai Jewish Story,” through Aug. 15. A virtual opening event with a panel discussion on “Refugees, War and Hate: Understanding the Intersection of Antisemitism and Refugee Crises,” 4-6 p.m. April 24 ($100; register in advance for the link here: 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:

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:  “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.

Skirball Cultural Center: New: “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.

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:

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:

Natural History Museum Los Angeles County: Ongoing special exhibit: “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.

Petersen Automotive Museum: New: “Electric Revolutionaries,” custom electric motorcycles, trough Feb. 26. “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.

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.

Santa Monica History Museum: Ongoing special exhibit: “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. www.santamonicahistory.or

Valley Relics Museum: Take a trip down San Fernando Valley memory lane, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. April 23-24 (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.;;




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:

The Canyon: Mirage, a Fleetwood Mac tribute, 8 p.m. April 22 ($24.50); Naked Eyes, with Guilty Pleasures, 7 p.m. April 23 ($24); Billy Bob Thornton and the Boxmasters, 8 p.m. April 29 ($28); Fast Times-the 80s Flashback, with the Balance, 7 p.m. April 30 ($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.

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.;

L. Shankar: 8 p.m. April 22. Doors open, 7 p.m. Tickets $30. Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. 310-440-4500.

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.

Fiato String Quartet: The Music Guild presents a concert, with guest pianist Micah Yui, of music by Brahms and Schumann, 8 p.m. April 25. Tickets $56; $46 seniors; $12 students. St. Alban’s Epsicopal Church, 580 Hilgard Ave. (at Westholme Avenue), Los Angeles. 310-558-3500.

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:

St. Matthew’s Music Guild: Dwayne S. Milburn conducts the St. Matthew’s Chamber Orchestra, with saxophonists Ethan Helm and Owen Broder, in a program of Copland, Haydn, Ethan Helm and William Grant Still, 8 p.m. April 29.  Tickets $35. 1031 Bienveneda Ave., Pacific Palisades. 310-573-7422.

A Concert for Art – California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks: The fundraiser for the museum kicks off with appetizers and wine tasting, 5:30 p.m. April 30. Singer-songwriter and John Denver tribute performer Rick Schuler performs at 7 p.m. The event also includes a silent auction. Tickets $100; purchase in advance. Event is sponsored by Gelson’s. 350 W. Hillcrest Drive, second level, Thousand Oaks. 805-405-5240.

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.




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:

Tootsie: The musical comedy by Robert Horn and David Yazbek, based on a story by Larry Gelbart and Don McGuire used for the 1982 film, opens 8 p.m. April 26. Minimum age: 12. Show runs 8 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday; through May 15. Tickets $39 and up. Dolby Theatre, 6801 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. 800-982-2782.

Jane Austen Unscripted: Impro Theatre performs a fully-improvised play that brings the world of Jane Austen to life by suggestions from the audience. Show runs 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday through May 8. 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.;




The Play You Want: The Road Theatre Co. presents the play by Bernardo Cubría. Show runs 8 p.m. April 21; 2 p.m. April 23; 7:30 p.m. 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 22-23; 3 p.m. April 24; 3 p.m. April 3- and 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.

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. Show runs 8 p.m. April 22-23; 2 p.m. April 24; 8 p.m. May 6-7; 2 p.m. May 8; 8 p.m. May 12; dates through May 22. Tickets $39; $15 seniors and students. NoHo Senior Arts Colony, 10747 Magnolia Blvd., North Hollywood. 818-761-8838.;


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