Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, Jan. 19-26


The Los Angeles Zoo celebrates Lunar New Year with daytime activities, Jan. 21-22, and with special demonstrations and performances during the Jan. 21-22 “L.A. Zoo Lights – Animals Aglow” special event. Admission is separate for the daytime and the “L.A. Zoo Lights.” (Photo by Jamie Pham/GLAZA)


Here is a sampling of things to do in the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles area, Jan. 19-26.




Titanic – The Exhibition: Take an immersive and interactive tour of the White Star Line ship that hit an iceberg and sank on April 15, 1912 in the North Atlantic Ocean. Dates: Jan. 19-23 and 25-30; also, dates in February. See re-creations of the interior and exterior, authentic White Star Line objects, recovered items and costumes and props from the 1997 film. Admission is by timed-entry and prices vary by day of the week (for weekdays $33.90 ages 13 and older; $30.50 ages 65 and older; $23.70 ages 4-12; VIP and VIP Plus admissions are also available. Beverly Event Venue, 4327 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles. FAQs section: Details and purchase admission here:

Dinosaurs in the Valley: An outdoor, immersive walk-through to see life-size and life-like animatronic dinosaurs.  Dates: 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 and Lunar New Year at the Los Angeles Zoo: Visitors on Jan. 21-22 to the “L.A. Zoo Lights – Animals Aglow” may enjoy a glow-in-the-dark dragon dance parade, a lion dance show, kung fu and acrobatics performances and Chinese calligraphy demonstrations. The self-guided walking tour with dazzling wildlife lantern displays through different landscapes, 6-10 p.m. Jan. 19-22 (tickets $34/$39 ages 13 and older; $27/$32 ages 2-12; higher admission is for premium nights; purchasing online is recommended). Also, special daytime activities for the Lunar New Year, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 21-22 include a “Wall of Wishes” ( 11 a.m.-3 p.m.) and “Zoo-diac Mask Making (11 a.m.-3 p.m.) and a “Red Lantern” photo op (all at Treetops Terrace area; Admission during the day $22 ages 13-61; $19 ages 62 and older; $17 ages 2-12. Location, 5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles.

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. Free. 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:

Lunar New Year Festival – Monterey Park: The city of Monterey Park and World Journal brings together entertainers, merchants and vendors for a Lunar New Year celebration, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Jan. 21 and 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Jan. 22. Free admission. Garvey Avenue between Garfield and Alhambra avenues. Also, a carnival on the corner of Garvey and Lincoln avenues. For more information, email

Lunar New Year Celebration: Art, art activities foe children, performances and food trucks, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Jan. 22. Maum Market at the Department of Cultural Affairs Lankershim Arts Center, 5108 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood. and and

USC Pacific Asia Museum’s Lunar New Year festival: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 22. Herald the Year of the Rabbit with a traditional lion dance, storytelling, calligraphy and crafts and food trucks. Performers include Barnsdall Arts; Northern Shaolin Kung Fu Association; Korean Classical Music and Dance Company; Clazzical Notes; USC TCD; USC Kazan Taiko and storyteller Barbara G. Wong. Admission to the museum if free on this day. Location, 46 N. Los Robles Ave., Pasadena. 626-787-2680.

Golden Dragon Lunar New Year Parade: The Chinese Chamber of Commerce presents the 124th parade that includes a lion dance team, bands, dance troupes, dignitaries and cultural groups , 1-4 p.m. Jan. 28. Route: Hill Street at Ord Street; Hill to Temple Street, and toward Bernard Street; right from Bernard to Broadway; Broadway to Temple Street, Chinatown in Los Angeles. Limited grandstand seats, $40 and up (check-in for seating, 11:45 a.m.; purchase from the website link). Details and to purchase grandstand seats:

Lunar New Year Celebration – Santa Monica Place: Enjoy activities, demonstration by balloon and dough artists and lion dance performance for the Year of the Rabbit, 2-5 p.m. Jan. 28. Visitors may also hang wishes for prosperity on a cherry blossom wishing tree. In addition, shoppers in attendance will receive red envelopes with special deals from participating shops and restaurants (while supplies last). Location, 395 Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica (at Broadway and Third Street Promenade; event takes place on level one in Center Plaza). and

Lunar New Year – Americana at Brand: The celebration includes lion and dragon dances, 2-5 p.m. Jan. 29. Also, there is a give-away of “lucky” red envelopes with special deals inside from the shopping center’s restaurants and stores, today through Jan. 31. Location, 889 Americana Way, Glendale. 818-637-8982.

Lunar New Year at Hoi Nguoi Viet Cao Nien – Vietnamese Senior Center: The event includes dance and music performances, art activities for children and food, 5-11 p.m. Jan. 29. Location, 7245 Corbin Ave., Winnetka. and

California International Antiquarian Book Fair: The 55th fair has more than 150 booksellers from around the world selling rare books, children’s, modern first editions, as well as autographs, ephemera and maps, 3-8 p.m. Feb. 10; 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Feb. 11; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 12. There will also be special collection exhibits including “What the Hall IS Ukulele Literature?” Admission $25 Feb. 10 (good for all three days); $15 on Feb. 11; $10 on Feb. 12. Pasadena Convention Center, 300 E. Green St., Pasadena. and

L.A. Chinatown Firecracker: The 45th event has a number of types and lengths of races, Feb. 18-19. On Feb. 18: a 20/40-mile bike ride (8 a.m. for the 40-mile and 8:20 for the 20-mile), and a PAW’er Dog Run/Walk, 9 a.m. On Feb. 19: a 5K Run (8 a.m.)and 5K walk (8:20 a.m.); and the 10K Run/Walk (8:40 a.m.); and the 1K Kiddie Run (9 a.m.). Fees to enter races vary. Register for a race on the link on the website. Los Angeles Chinatown Plaza, 943 N. Broadway, Los Angeles. and

Diversity Ice: Diversity Ice Foundation, a nonprofit aiming to bring diversity to ice skating, presents live skating performances from competitive skaters of color, a meet-and-greet with Olympic ice skater Tai Babilonia, a community skate — you learn how to skate — live music and food trucks, 1-3 p.m. Feb. 18. The event is also a fundraiser with a portion of admission price going to support minority figure skaters on their Winter Olympic Games journey. Admission $30 (admission only available online). The Rinks Lakewood Ice, 3975 Pixie Ave., Lakewood.




Brand Library and Arts Center: “Nexus IV: RAIZ,” opening reception, 4-10 p.m. Jan. 21. The new, contemporary art exhibit is a group show with 60 Los Angeles-based artists. The opening includes live music, video projections, live painting, food trucks and bike and car clubs (in the parking lot). Exhibit is presented by Thinkspace Projects, California Cowboys Collective and Tlaloc Studios. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Exhibit runs through March 17. Location, 1601 W. Mountains St., Glendale. 818-548-2051. Details:

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.

William Grant Still Arts Center: “Fun and Games – 42nd Annual Black Doll Show,” with dolls, games, quilts and images that relate to historic Black American games. The exhibit also includes rare and vintage dolls donated by Sandra Campbell and artwork from contemporary artists. Hours: noon-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Exhibit runs through Feb. 18. Location, 2520 S. West View Ave., Los Angeles. 323-734-1165. Email:

L.A. Louver: “Alison Saar: Uproot” and “The Wine Dark Sea,” a group show. Opening reception, 6-8 p.m. Jan. 25. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Exhibits run through March 11. Location, 45 N. Venice Blvd., Venice. 310-822-4955.

Kohn Gallery: “Alicia Adamerovich: This is the time of the hour,” opens Jan. 28. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday. Exhibit run through March 11. 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.

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. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Exhibit runs through Jan. 26. Location, 6150 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles.

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:

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:

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:;

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:

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.

Regen Projects: “Elliott Hundley: Echo” and “Sonia Gechtoff: Guardian of the Green.” 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.

Gagosian:Jim Shaw: Thinking the Unthinkable.” 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:

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: Lo Bosworth discusses “Love Yourself Well,” 7 p.m. Jan. 19. Julian Winters discusses his young adult book “As You Walk By,” 7 p.m. Jan. 23. Robert Hofler discusses “The Way They Were: How Epic Battles and Bruised Egos Brought a Classic Hollywood Love Story to the Screen,” 7 p.m. Jan. 25. Location, 8818 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 310-659-3110.

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.

Vroman’s Bookstore: Jordan Harper discusses “Everybody Knows,” 7 p.m. Jan. 25. Location, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. 626-449-5320.

Roger A. Deakins: Academy Award-winning cinematographer signs his photography book “Byways,” 1-3 p.m. Jan. 29. Admission $55, includes the book. Academy of Motion Pictures, on the Schwartz Mezzanine outside of the Dabid Geffen Theater, 6067 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. Purchase here:

Nick Brooks: Discusses and signs his Young Adult thriller “Promise Boys,” 5 p.m. Jan. 29. Register for the free talk here: Barnes & Noble, 189 The Grove Drive, Los Angeles.

Lisa Cupolo: The author reads from, discusses and signs her short story collection “Have Mercy on Us,” 2 p.m. Feb. 5. The book won the 2022 W.S. Porter Prize for a short story collection. Arvida Book Co., 115 W. Main St., Tustin. 714-253-7556. Facebook:




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 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.




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:

Channel Islands Chapter of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America: Find out what’s new in the needlearts world, 9:30 a.m. Jan. 25. Make a reservation to attend through the email. United Methodist Church, 291 Anacapa Drive, Camarillo. Email:

San Fernando Valley Historical Society: Guest speaker Jim Heimann discusses “California Crazy: The Valley Version,” unusual architecture found in the San Fernando Valley, 7 p.m. Jan. 26. Location, New Life Church, 10650 Reseda Blvd., Porter Ranch. and




Mitsuwa Marketplace: A grand opening of the newest location for the largest Japanese grocery chain in the United States that sells Japanese food ingredients and products. The opening includes a taiko drum performance, 10 a.m. Jan. 21. Location, 8940 Tampa Ave., Northridge. and




Holocaust Museum LA: Jan. 22: “From the Danube to the Pacific: Reinventing Home, the Artwork of Dave Fox,” through April 16. Opening reception includes a conversation with Rabbi Karen Fox, the artist’s daughter, on the topics of being a displaced person and how the feeling of home is reestablished (register to attend the reception, 3 p.m. Jan. 22; $25; Hours: 10 a.m.-1 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 ages 17 and younger. Free admission on Sunday and Thursday. Admission is by timed admission ticket. Location, 100 The Grove Drive, Los Angeles. 323-651-3704. Email:

Discovery Cube Los Angeles: Jan. 28: “PAW Patrol : Adventure Play,” a hands-on and immersive exhibit, through May 14. This new exhibit is based on the preschool series of the same name on Nickelodeon (produced by the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis). 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.

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.

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: “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:

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. 21-22 (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: 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.

Takács Quartet: Acoustic program, with pianist Jeremy Denk, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 20.Tickets $55 and up. 310-434-3200. Eli and Edythe Broad Stage, on the campus of Santa Monica College, 1310 11th St., Santa Monica. Details and to purchase tickets:

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.

Los Angeles Symphonic Winds: Chamber music concert, “A Celebration of Musical Diversity,” 2:30 p.m. Jan. 22. Tickets $10 (online or at the door: AC Stelle Middle School, auditorium, 22450 Mulholland Highway, Calabasas.

Juan Diego Flórez: LA Opera presents a recital by the Peruvian tenor, with pianist Vincenzo Scalera, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 23. Tickets $19 and up. Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, 135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles. 213-972-8001.

Hocket – Exploded Keyboards: Piano Spheres presents the pianist-composers duo Sarah Gibson and Thomas Kotcheff performing John Cage’s Three dances for two prepared pianos and other music, 8 p.m. Jan. 24. Guest artist: Icarus Duo. See website for program. Tickets $25; $15 students. Zipper Hall at Colburn School, 200 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles. Details and to purchase tickets:

Music at Platt Branch Library: Tenor Marco Lozano and soprano Christa Stevens, accompanied by pianist Miloš Viljkovic, perform arias from classical operas, 1 p.m. Jan. 28. Location, 23600 Victory Blvd., Woodland Hills. 818-340-9386. Details:

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. 

Ying Li: The pianist performs a program of music by Bartok, QiGang Chen, Hayden, Schumann and Stravinsky, 2 p.m. Jan. 29. Tickets $28. Raitt Recital Hall at Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu. Musician’s bio: Details and to purchase tickets:

Bank of America Performing Arts Center: 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.

Cirque FLIP Fabrique: Contemporary circus performing their show “Muse,” 7:30 p.m. Feb. 1. Tickets $25/$50; $25 ages 17 and younger. Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts, Smothers Theatre, 24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu. 310-506-4522. Details and to purchase tickets:




Home Front: A play by Warren Leight about a soldier and a woman who fall in love as World War II ends and the issues they face afterward as a bi-racial couple in America, 8 p.m. Jan. 20. Show runs 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 4 p.m. Sunday; through Feb. 12. Tickets $28; $40. Victory Theatre Center, 3326 W. Victory Blvd., Burbank. 818-841-5421.

Romeo et Juliette: Valley Opera and Performing Arts and Mission Opera present the opera by Charles Gounod and based on William Shakespeare’s play, 3 p.m. Jan. 21. Tickets $30 and up. Sally Field Performing Arts Center at Birmingham Charter High School, 17000 Haynes St., Lake Balboa. and

Twelve O’ Clock Tales with Ava Gardner: One-woman play performed by Alessandra Assaf and written by Assaf and Michael Lorre, 2 p.m. Jan. 22. Show runs 2 p.m. Sundays through March 5. Show is part of the Whitefire Theatre’s Solofest 2023 that runs through March 19. Tickets $25. Whitefire Theatre, 13500 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks. 818-687-8559.

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. “My Uterus (a womb with a view)” by Dina Morrone, Jan. 24. Masks are required. Free admission. Theatre West, 3333 Cahuenga Blvd. W., Los Angeles. 323-851-7977.

Cirque FLIP Fabrique: Contemporary circus performing their show “Muse,” 7:30 p.m. Feb. 1. Tickets $25/$50; $25 ages 17 and younger. Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts, Smothers Theatre, 24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu. 310-506-4522. Details and to purchase tickets:




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 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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