Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, Jan. 12-19

The second annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Unity Walk begins at 9 a.m. Jan. 16 at the flagpole at Central Park in Santa Clarita. In the file photo, people make their way through Central Park in Santa Clarita during a Unity Walk in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, Jan 17, 2022. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)


Here is a sampling of things to do in the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles area, Jan. 12-19.




Dinosaurs in the Valley: An outdoor, immersive walk-through to see life-size and life-like animatronic dinosaurs.  Dates: Jan. 13-16 and Jan. 20-22. Admission is by timed-entry; must be purchased in advance online; daytime or nighttime options. Admission $24.99 plus fees. Check the website for information on additional activities for children; additional fee for each; to be purchased at the venue. Parking $10 plus fees (when you purchase admission). Frequently asked questions: Pierce College, use parking lot entry at Victory Boulevard at Mason Avenue, Woodland Hills.

L.A. Zoo Lights – Animals Aglow: The self-guided walking tour returns with dazzling wildlife lantern displays through different landscapes, runs various dates through Jan. 22. Hours: 6-10 p.m. Rain does not cancel. Tickets $34/$39 ages 13 and older; $27/$32 ages 2-12 (higher admission is for premium nights; purchasing online is recommended). Location, 5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles.

King Fest Family Festival: The 40th annual event includes two stages of entertainment, games, food booths and trucks, health screenings and vendors, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 14. Market Street between Florence Avenue and Hillcrest Boulevard, Inglewood. 310-412-8750. See the flyer with details:

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Unity Walk: The City of Santa Clarita and the Santa Clarita City Council co-present the second annual event that includes a program, 9 a.m. Jan. 16, followed by a quarter-mile walk. Santa Clarita Mayor Jason Gibbs and guest speakers from the community will discuss King’s civil rights leadership and legacy. Meet at the flagpole at Central Park, 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road, Santa Clarita. 661-255-4965.

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration: The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Westside Coalition presents its 38th annual celebration with a program “When You Stand Up for Justice, You Can Never Fail,” with keynote speaker the Rev. Dr. Benjamin Chavis Jr., civil rights leader and president and CEO of the National Newspaper Publishers Association, 9 a.m. Jan. 16. The program is followed by a Community Involvement Fair, 10:30 a.m. in the Quad area at the school. Masks wearing is required. Also, the program will be livestreamed. John Adams Middle School Performing Arts Center, 2425 16th St., Santa Monica. 818-207-3934. Event flyer: or here

Big Sunday’s 11th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day New Clothing Drive and Community Breakfast: Variety of ways to help with the “day of service,” 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 16. Register in advance for how you want to help ( Options include purchasing a clothing kit, $25, or choosing items from a “wish list.”. Event is outdoors. Participants ages 5 and older must be vaccinated and show proof. Event location, 24th St. Elementary School, 2055 W. 24th St., Los Angeles. 323-549-9944. Email: Information about the Big Sunday organization,

King Day 2023: The California African American Museum holds a celebration, “MLK: A Legacy of Service,” 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 16. The King Study Group listens to King’s 1967 speech “Time to Break the Silence,” 11 a.m., followed by a group discussion. Family Story Time with children’s books on the civil rights leader and read by Los Angeles Public Library librarians, 12:30-1 p.m. The Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles performs, 2-3 p.m. The event also includes craft activities and food trucks. Registration required to attend. Facebook for updates ( The museum, in Exposition Park, 600 State Drive, Los Angeles. 213-744-2084. About the museum: Details and to register online:

Kingdom Day Parade: The parade celebrates the work of civil rights leader the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., 11 a.m. Jan. 16. The parade, with the theme “Making America the Last Best Hope of the World, is presented by the Congress of Racial Equality of California. Grand marshal: George C. Fatheree III, the real estate attorney who won the Bruce’s Beach caseRoute: Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard at St. Andrews Place, west on MLK Jr. to Crenshaw Boulevard, south on Crenshaw to Vernon Avenue. The parade will be televised on KABC-7 and live streamed on the parade website. 844-454-6432; 323-934-3683.

L.A. Works’ Martin Luther King Day of Service: Sign-up to participate in eco-friendly volunteer opportunities, listen to a panel discussion on environmental justice, “Getting to the Root: Uplifting Unheard Voices in the Climate Movement,” and enjoy a non-profit fair and food festival, noon-3:30 p.m. Jan. 16. Minimum age: 15; with an adult, the minimum age is 5-years-old. Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, 3911 S. Figueroa St. (Exposition Park), Los Angeles. Sign-up here for climate justice activities: Also, there are other volunteer opportunities during the event; sign up from here: Updates:

Year of the Rabbit – Lunar New Year Celebration: Event includes arts and crafts activities for children and traditional Korean dance and music performances, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Jan. 21. Sponsors: Los Angeles City Councilmember John Lee (CD-12) and the Korean Cultural Center Los Angeles. Northridge Recreation Center, 10120 Reseda Blvd. (by the pool area). Flyer:




Gagosian:Jim Shaw: Thinking the Unthinkable,” opening reception, 6-8 p.m. Jan. 12. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Exhibit runs through Feb. 25. Location, 456 N. Camden Drive, Beverly Hills. 310-271-9400. Email:

Praz-Delavallade: “Future Without Fear,” photography exhibit on topics of alienation, community, individuality, mental health, young Black motherhood and poverty. Photographers: Kennedi Carter, Naima Green, Abdi Ibrahim, Clifford Prince King, Doug Segars, Magdalena Wosinska. Opening reception, 6-9 p.m. Jan. 12. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Exhibit runs through Jan. 26. Location, 6150 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles.

Regen Projects: “Elliott Hundley: Echo” and “Sonia Gechtoff: Guardian of the Green,” opens Jan. 14. The latter exhibit is organized by the Bortolami Gallery and Andrew Kreps Gallery in New York City. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Exhibits run through Feb. 19. Location, 6750 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles. 310-276-5424.

Topanga Canyon Gallery: Two solo shows: “Kate Browning: Where Have All the Flowers Gone?” and “Debbi Green: La Tierra.” Gallery hours: 1-7 p.m. Friday-Sunday. Exhibits run through Jan. 29. Location, 137 S. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga. 310-455-7909. Email:

Thinkspace Projects: “Ryol (aka Ryo Laksamana): Caught in the Art,” paintings (Gallery I); “Shinnosuke Hariya: Power Up,” graphite works (Gallery II); “Michael Polakowski: Anywhere & Here,” paintings (Gallery III); “Abi Castillo: Allergic Party,” ceramics (Gallery IV). Gallery hours: noon-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Exhibits run through Jan. 28. Location, 4217 W. Jefferson Blvd., Los Angeles. 310-558-3375. Email:

Lowell Ryan Projects: “Molly Surazhsky: Miss Americhka,” self-portraiture. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; and by appointment. Exhibit runs through Feb. 11. Location, 4619 W. Washington Blvd., Los Angeles. 323-413-2584. Email:;

Santa Clarita Artists Association Gallery: “Wishful Thinking,” group show. Participating artists: Diane Aguinald, Gloria Cassidy, Sandy Fisher, Lynda Frautnick, Mardi Georgio, Meryl Goudey, Cathy Isaacs, Olga Kaczmar, Baharam Kafai, LW Krebs, Cheri Marcovitch, Howard Marcovitch, Laurie Morgan, Charlotte Mullich. Gallery hours: 5-8 p.m. Friday; 1-7 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Exhibit runs through Feb. 12. Location, 22508 Sixth St., Newhall.

LAUNCH Gallery: “Re-iterate,” group show with Lorraine Heitzman, Raghubir Kintisch and Monica Wyatt. Opening reception, 4-7 p.m. Jan. 21. Gallery hours: noon-4 p.m. Thursday-Friday; noon-5 p.m. Saturday. Exhibit runs through Feb. 18. Location, 170 S. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles. 323-899-1363.




Kohn Gallery: “Alia Ahmad: A Meadow…from a dream” and “Jinbin Chen: Returnees.” Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday. Exhibits run through Jan. 14. Location, 1227 N. Highland Ave., Los Angeles. 323-461-3311.

Corey Helford Gallery: “The Last Unicorn: 40th Anniversary Group Exhibition” (Main Gallery). Gallery hours: noon-6 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; and by appointment. Exhibit runs through Jan. 21. Location, 571 S. Anderson St., Los Angeles. 310-287-2340.

Nicodim Gallery: “Samantha Joy Groff: True Riches.” Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Exhibit runs through Jan. 21. The exhibit is upstairs at the gallery, 1700 S. Santa Fe. Ave., Unit 451, Los Angeles. 213-265-7166. Email:

Nonaka-Hill: “Koichi Enomoto: Against the day.” Gallery hours: noon-7 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; and by appointment. Exhibit runs through Jan. 21. Location, 720 N. Highland Ave., Los Angeles. 323-450-9409.

William Turner Gallery: “Alex Couwenberg: Superglide.” Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Exhibit runs through Feb. 11. Location, 2525 Michigan Ave., Site E-1, Santa Monica. 310-453-0909. Email:

Artist Co-Op 7: “Windows of Our Minds,” group show on the natural world by local artists Rosemary Altshuler, Adria Becker, Selina Cheng, Karen Alpert Entous, Denise Yarfitz-Pierre. Hours: 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday (closed on Saturday-Sunday). Exhibit runs through March 27. Encino Terrace Lobby Gallery, 15821 Ventura Blvd., Encino.




Book Soup: Julie D. Summers discusses “Off My Knees, A True Story – From Skid Row to Sunset Boulevard,” 7 p.m. Jan. 13. David Jack discusses “Peter Asher, A Life in Music,” 7 p.m. Jan. 17. Lo Bosworth discusses “Love Yourself Well,” 7 p.m. Jan. 19. Location, 8818 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 310-659-3110.

Vroman’s Bookstore: Aubrey Gordon discusses “You Just Need to Lose Weight and 19 Other Myths about Fat People,” 6 p.m. Jan. 17 on Crowdcast (register here for the link: Deb Perelman discusses her cookbook “Smitten Kitchen Keepers – New Classics for You Forever Files,” 7 p.m. Jan. 18 (ticketed event, $40 plus fee and tax; register online in advance here:; talk will be held at Pasadena Presbyterian Church, 585 E. Colorado Blvd.). Jordan Harper discusses “Everybody Knows,” 7 p.m. Jan. 25. Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. 626-449-5320.

Autobooks-Aerobooks: “Raoul ‘Sonny’ Balcaen — My Exciting True-life Story in Motor Racing from Top-Fuel Drag-racing Pioneer to Jim Hall, Reventlow Scarab, Carroll Shelby and Beyond,” 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Jan. 21. Location, 2900 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank. 818-845-0707.

Giant Used Book Sale – Friends of the Chatsworth Library: Hardcover and paperbacks, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Jan. 21. Chatsworth Branch Library, 21052 Devonshire St. 818-341-4276.




LA Sanitation and Environment’s City Facilities Recycling Program’s Clothing Drive: Donations of new or gently-used (washed and clean) jackets and sweaters, pants, shirts and socks for children, men and women are accepted now through March 3. Items may be donated, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday (closed, however, on Jan. 16 and Feb. 20). Two locations in the San Fernando Valley: East Valley District Yard, 11050 Pendelton St., Sun Valley, and West Valley District Yard, 8840 Vanalden Ave., Northridge. See other drop-off locations on the website. 213-485-2260. Email:

Volunteers Cleaning Communities: Join the group for clean-up projects in the San Fernando Valley. Find a list of upcoming projects, and also how to make a donation for clean-up supplies,




Lisa Sundstedt’s Pretty Funny Women: A live taping with comics from around the country, 8 p.m. Jan. 19. Tickets $35. El Portal Theatre, Debbie Reynolds Mainstage, 5269 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood. 818-508-4200.




Pilobolus: The contemporary modern dance company perform the Ballad, MegaWatt, Behind the Shadows, Solo Suitor and Untitled, 8 p.m. Jan. 25. Tickets $25 and up. Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts, Smothers Theatre, 24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu. 310-506-4522.




Culinary Historians of Southern California: Charles Perry, president and co-founder of the group, discusses “Eat Like an Egyptian (Pharaoh),” 10:30 a.m. Jan. 14. Free. Use garage parking at 524 S. Flower St., Los Angeles (take ticket for parking with ou and get it validated if you have a library card; see details on the website for parking instructions). Los Angeles Central Library, Mark Taper Auditorium, 630 W. Fifth St., Los Angeles. Updates/upcoming:

Founding Flintridge: The Little Landers Historical Society presents a documentary on the topic along with a talk by the filmmaker John Newcombe, 1 p.m. Jan. 14. Free admission. Bolton Hall Museum, 10110 Commerce Ave., Tujunga. 818-352-3420. Email:;

Sourdough Bread Workshop: Brie Wakeland, a food preservation instructor, discusses how to make a sourdough starter and how to make bread, 1 p.m. Jan. 21. Participants will have a starter sample to take home. Platt Branch Library, Victory Blvd., Woodland Hills. 818-340-9386. Details:




Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum: March 24: “Auschwitz — Not long ago. Not far away,” through Aug. 13.  Minimum age recommendation: 12. Purchase tickets in advance ($29.95; $26.95 ages 62 and older; $22.95 ages 11-17; details on the exhibit and tickets: Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Regular admission: $16; $13 ages 62 and older; $9 ages 11-17; $6 ages 3-10. Purchasing admission in advance is recommended but not required ( Location, 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley.




Academy Museum of Motion Pictures: Ongoing special exhibit: “Regeneration: Black Cinema 1898-1971,” through April 9. Timed advance admission tickets are available for the museum that explores the art and science of movies and movie-making. 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.” Location, 6067 Wilshire Blvd. (corner of Fairfax Avenue), Los Angeles. 323-930-3000.

Autry Museum of the American West: Museum hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Admission $14; $10 ages 60 and older, ages 13-18 and students with ID; $6 ages 3-12. Location, 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles.

California African American Museum: Some galleries are closed for renovation. Check the website for programs and current exhibit. 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 ( Location, 600 State Drive (in Exposition Park), Los Angeles. 213-744-2084.

California Science Center: Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Admission is free to the center but there is a charge for special exhibits. Location, 700 Exposition Park Drive, Los Angeles.

Discovery Cube Los Angeles: Ongoing special exhibit: “Thomas & Friends: Explore the Rails,” an interactive exhibit from the Minnesota Children’s Museum, through Jan. 16. Ongoing: Hands-on exhibits make science fun. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday-Sunday. Admission $15.95 ages 15 and up; $13.95 ages 3-14. Location, 11800 Foothill Blvd., Sylmar.

Forest Lawn Museum at Forest Lawn-Glendale: Ongoing special exhibit: “Bob Baker Marionette Theater: 60 years of Joy & Wonder,” through March 19. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Exhibit runs through March 19. Location, 1712 S. Glendale Ave., Glendale. 323-340-4782.

Fowler Museum at UCLA: Ongoing special exhibits: “At, Honor and Ridicule: Fante Asafo Flags from Southern Ghana,” through Feb. 12. “Visualizing Devotion: Jain Embroidered Shrine Hangings,” through March 26. 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). Location, 308 Charles E. Young Drive N., Westwood.

The Getty Center: Ongoing special exhibits: “Dutch Drawings from a Collector’s Cabinet,” 17th century drawings, through Jan. 15. “Eighteenth Century Pastels,” through Feb. 26. 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.

The Getty Villa: Ongoing special exhibit: “Nubia: Jewels of Ancient Sudan,” through April 3. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Monday. Free admission, but a timed-entry reservation is required. Parking $20. Location, 17985 Pacific Coast Highway, Pacific Palisades.

Grammy Museum: Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday-Friday and Sunday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday. Admission $18; $15 ages 65 and older; $12 ages 5-17 and college students with ID. Location, 800 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles. 213-725-5700.

Hammer Museum: Ongoing special exhibits: “Joan Didion: What She Means,” through Jan. 22. “Hammer Projects presents “Eric-Paul Riege: Hólǫ́llUllUHIbI [duet],” the Diné artist’s installation of woven sculpture, performance and video, through Feb. 19 ( Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Museum admission is free. Location, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. 310-443-7000. Email:

Holocaust Museum LA: Ongoing special exhibit: “9/11 Sculptures – Vignettes of Emotion by A. Thomas Schomberg.” Hours: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Wednesday and Friday-Saturday; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday. Admission $15; $10 ages 65 and older; free for students with ID. Free admission on Sunday and Tuesday. Admission is by timed admission ticket. Location, 100 The Grove Drive, Los Angeles. 323-651-3704. Email:

Italian American Museum Los Angeles: Ongoing special exhibit: “A Real Boy: The Many Lives of Pinocchio,” through Oct. 16. Hours: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Admission free; donations requested. Location, 644 N. Main St., Los Angeles. 213-485-8432.

Japan House Los Angeles: Ongoing special exhibit: “Life Cycles: A Bamboo Exploration” by bamboo artist Tanabe Chikuunsai IV, through Jan. 15. Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. Free admission. The museum is at Ovation Hollywood, 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 Feb. 19. 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). Location, 100 N. Central Ave., Los Angeles. 213-625-0414. Facebook:

Los Angeles County Museum of Art: Ongoing special exhibits: “Scandinavian Design and the United States, 1890-1980,” through Feb. 5. “The Space Between: The Modern in Korean Art,” through Feb. 19. “New Abstracts: Recent Acquisitions,” through May 29. “Another World: The Transcendental Painting Group, 1938-1945,” through June 19. “Pressing Politics: Revolutionary Graphics from Mexico and Germany,” through July 22. “Afro-Atlantic Histories,” with six sections including Maps and Margins, Enslavements and Emancipations, Everyday Lives, Rites and Rhythms, Portraits, Resistances and Activism, through Sept. 10, 2023 (the touring exhibit originated in Brazil). Plan your visit information here: Admission $20; $16 ages 65 and older and students ages 18 and older with a valid ID, free for ages 17 and younger (reserving/purchasing an advance, timed-entry online is recommended). Location, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. 323-857-6010.

LA Plaza Cocina: Ongoing special exhibit: “The Legacy of Chocolate,” through April 30. The museum is dedicated to Mexican food and cuisine. 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. Wednesday-Sunday). Free admission. The museum is part of LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes. Location, 555 N. Spring St., Los Angeles. 323-397-8365. Email:

LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes: Ongoing special exhibit: “Arte para la Gente — The Collected Works of Margaret Garcia,” through June 11. Hours: noon-5 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday. Free admission. Location, 501 N. Main St., Los Angeles.

Museum of the San Fernando Valley: Ongoing special exhibit: “Ritchie Valens” exhibit. Hours: 1-5 p.m. Tuesday; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Rancho Cordillera del Norte, 18904 Nordhoff St. (southwest corner of Nordhoff and Wilbur Avenue), Northridge. 818-347-9665.

Natural History Museum Los Angeles County: Ongoing special exhibit: “L.A. Underwater: The Prehistoric Sea Beneath Us,” an immersive exhibit that includes fossils from ancient marine life in the Los Angeles region. 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. Location, 900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles.

Petersen Automotive Museum: Ongoing special exhibits: “Inside Tesla – Supercharging the Electric Revolution,” prototypes of Tesla vehicles, historical perspective and design study. “Andy Warhol: Cars — Works from the Mercedes-Benz Art Collection, ” through Jan. 22 ( “Electric Revolutionaries,” custom electric motorcycles, through Feb. 26. “Hypercars: The Allure of the Extreme, Part II,” through May 14.  Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Admission $19; $17 ages 62 and older; $12 ages 4-17. Location, 6060 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. 323-930-2277.

Rancho Camulos Museum: The museum is open for tours, 1, 2, and 3 p.m. on Sundays. Donation $5; $3 for children. Directions: from the 5 Freeway, take the exit to Highway 126, travel 3.5 miles west of the Ventura County Line. The entrance is on the south side of the roadway. The museum is two miles east of Piru. Location, 5146 E. Telegraph Road. 805-521-1501. Email:

Santa Monica History Museum: Ongoing special exhibit: “Broadway to Freeway — Life and Times of a Vibrant Community,” through April 30. Hours: 3-8 p.m. Thursday; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Sunday. Admission $5; free for ages 11 and younger. Location, 1350 Seventh St., Santa Monica. 310-395-2290.

Skirball Cultural Center: Ongoing special exhibits: “Fabric of a Nation: American Quilt Stories from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston,” through March 12. Also, “Together for Good: Caron Tabb and the Quilting Corner” and Chloë Bass: Wayfaring.” Hours: noon-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Closed for Jewish and national holidays ( Admission is by advance time-entry ticket for special exhibits, including “Noah’s Ark at the Skirball,” ($18; $15 seniors and students with ID; $7 ages 2-12; Location, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. 310-440-4500.

Valley Relics Museum: Take a trip down San Fernando Valley memory lane, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 14-15 (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. Purchase tickets:;;

Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art at Pepperdine University: Ongoing special exhibit: “To Bough and To Bend,” exhibition of trees by 30 artists and the ecological issues that the art brings up, through March 26. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Free admission. Location, 24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu. 310-506-4851. Details:

Wende Museum of the Cold War: Ongoing special exhibit: “(De) constructing Ideology: The Cultural Revolution and Beyond,” through March 12.  Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Sunday ( Free admission. Location, 10808 Culver Blvd., Culver City. 310-216-1600. 310-216-1600. Email:




The Canyon: Hollywood U2, a tribute to U2, Jan. 13 ($20). Tommy Castro and the Painkillers, with opening sets by Sandy Haley Band and Zack Kirkorian, Jan. 19 ($20). Robert Cray Band, 8 p.m. Jan. 20 ($39). Concerts begin at 8 p.m. 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.

Dmitry Rachmanov: The pianist performs music by Chopin, Rachmaninoff and Scriabin, 3 p.m. Jan. 14. Platt Branch Library, 23600 Victory Blvd., Woodland Hills. 818-340-9386. Details:

Blind Boys of Alabama: The group performs, and also with guest Charlie Musselwhite, 8 p.m. Jan. 17. Tickets $40 and up. Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts, Smothers Theatre, 24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu. 310-506-4522.

Glendale Noon Concerts – Online: James Sullivan performs solo works for clarinet and bass clarinet, 12:10 p.m. Jan. 18. Free; donations welcome. 818-244-7241. Use the link to watch the concert:

Bank of America Performing Arts Center: Mark Lettieri Group, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 18 ($40; $50; Scherr Forum Theatre). One More for the Road – A Frank Sinatra re-enactment concert with Bob Anderson and orchestra, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 31 ($54 and up; Kavli Theatre). Location,  2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. 805-449-2787.

Laila Biali: 8 p.m. Jan. 21. Tickets $20; $40. Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts, Smothers Theatre, 24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu. 310-506-4522.

San Fernando Valley Symphony Orchestra: James Domine conducts the orchestra in a program by Korngold, Tchaikovsky and Wagner, 8 p.m. Jan. 28. Pre-concert lecture, 7:30 p.m. Tickets $25. El Portal Theatre, Debbie Reynolds Mainstage, 5269 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood. 818-508-4200. 




New Works Play Festival 2023: Readings of full-length plays that were developed in the company’s Writers Workshop, 7:30 p.m. every Tuesday through May 9. “The Feel Good Story America Needs Right Now” by Mark Wilding, Jan. 17. Masks are required. Free admission. Theatre West, 3333 Cahuenga Blvd. W., Los Angeles. 323-851-7977.




Piece of Mind: The Write Act Repertory presents a play by Emma Wood about two women who open an unusual mental health therapy business. Show runs 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday; through Jan. 29. Tickets $25. Brickhouse Theatre, 10950 Peach Grove St., North Hollywood.

Little Red Riding Hood: Theatre West’s Storybook Theatre presents a musical retelling of the fairy tale with book, lyrics and music by Lloyd J. Schwartz. Show runs 1 p.m. Saturday through Jan. 28. The show will have a American Sign Language interpreter at the 1 p.m. Jan. 14 show. Also, the show will be performed in Spanish at 11 a.m. Jan. 21. Tickets $15. Theatre West, 3333 Cahuenga Blvd. W., Los Angeles. 323-851-7977.


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