Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, March 2-9


(Left) Darius De La Cruz and Kevin Matsumoto. (Middle) Erin Pineda and Kwana Martinez. (Right) Kwana Martinez and Lloyd Roberson II. Cast members in Caryl Churchill’s play “Love and Information,” that questions our ‘digital age,’ presented through April 3 by Antaeus Theatre Co. in Glendale. (Photos by Jenny Graham)


Here is a sampling of things to do in the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles area, March 2-9.




UCLA March First Thursday: Westwood Village Farmers Market, noon-4 p.m. March 2. During the market hours, the American Red Cross gives instructions on CPR, answers questions about the organization, giving blood and being prepared for natural disasters. Also, test your knowledge of disaster preparedness when you spin a trivia wheel. The “First Thursday” picks up again with a “Game On! Evening Block Party” that celebrates UCLA Athletics and includes sports-theme activities, entertainment, face painting, food carts and trucks, 7-10 p.m. March 2. Make a reservation, free, here: Location, 1031 Broxton Ave. (between Kinross Avenue and Weyburn Place), Westwood.

AlienCon: Lectures and panel discussions on unexplained mysteries and marketplace, 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. March 4 and 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. March 5. Autographs and photo opportunities are an extra fee (see the schedule). Schedule: Admission $65 for one-day pass; $120 Weekend pass; $349 Cosmic Pass (see the website for details and other passes). Pasadena Convention Center, 300 E. Green St.

Dinosaurs in the Valley: An outdoor, immersive walk-through to see life-size and life-like animatronic dinosaurs. Dates: March 3-5. 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.

Ventura Gem Show: The Ventura Gem and Mineral Society presents its “Diamond Jubilee” 60th annual event that includes exhibits of fossils, gems and minerals, demonstrations of lapidary arts, jewelry-making and vendors, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. March 4; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 5. The show also includes children’s activities, silent auction, raffle prizes and a plant sale. The society uses funds raised for a local college scholarship in the earth sciences and/or jewelry arts (winner to be announced at the show). Free admission. Fee for parking. Ventura County Fairgrounds, 10 W. Harbor Blvd., Ventura. 805-312-8467. Email:

Santa Barbara International Orchid Show: The show “Orchids — The Adventure Returns” includes garden exhibits, floral arrangements, marketplace of orchid plants, orchid-theme art and photography exhibit, growing supplies and demonstration workshops, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. March 10-12. Admission $20; free for ages 12 and younger; three-day pass, $30. Earl Warren Show Grounds, 3400 Calle Real, Santa Barbara. Frequently asked questions:

County Ventura St. Patrick’s Day Parade: Get an early start on celebrating St. Patrick’s Day (always on March 17) at the parade in the city of Ventura, 10 a.m. March 11. The parade’s theme is “Let’s Celebrate.” The gran marshal is Ventura Elks Lodge No. 1430, celebrating its 100th anniversary. Deadline to participate in the parade is March 2 (see the form and entry fee on the website). Parade route: Main Street and Lincoln Drive, west on Main for seven blocks, ending at North Fir Street.

Black History Month Festival – Celebration and Solidarity: Event includes live musical and dance performances, a panel discussion on the impact of Black Americans in the entertainment industry, educational exhibits and local vendors, 4-10 p.m. March 11 (event was postponed from Feb. 25 due to weather conditions). Free admission. Third Street Promenade, between Broadway and Wilshire Boulevard, Santa Monica. Details on the schedule,

Bockbierfest: The Tiroler und Bayern Zither Club holds a traditional German spring event with entertainment by Bavarian dancers, music by the band Carrera and, of course, bockbier. Doors open, 6:30 p.m. March 18. Dinner, 7:30 p.m. Admission $50 ($55 if reservation is paid at the door). Reservations required by March 11. No refunds. Location, 12029 Burton St., North Hollywood. Reservations and questions to: Trudy, 818-353-6212 or Sue, 818-352-0668.

Los Angeles Marathon: The “Stadium to the Stars” event takes place on March 19 with runners and competitive wheelchair racers surging for 26.2-miles from Dodger Stadium to Century City. The 38th annual event has a slightly different finish line this year due to construction of a new Metro stop in Century City — the finish is on Santa Monica Boulevard at the intersection of Avenue of the Stars. The last day to register online for the marathon is March 15 (walk-up registration may be available on March 17-18 at Dodger Stadium; check the website). Prior to the marathon there will be two runs on March 18, solely at Dodger Stadium: LA Big 5K at 8 a.m. and the LA Big 1/2K Kids Run for ages 3-8 (register in advance for these races as they often sell out). Also, on March 17-18 there will be a free “Health and Fitness Expo” that is open to the public beginning at 10 a.m. on March 17, and also, 9 a.m. on March 18 (free parking; Dodger Stadium, Lot G, 1000 Vin Scully Ave., Los Angeles). The marathon begins for wheelchair and AWD participants at 6:30 a.m., followed by the runners at 6:55 a.m. Participants in the Charity Challenge 13.1 event begin at 8:15 a.m. The route goes through parts of Los Angeles, Hollywood, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills and Century City. To register and for more information,




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: March 16-19, 23-26 and 30-31; and dates in April. 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:

Stranger Things – The Experience: The 45-minute immersion in all things based on the Netflix show. Dates: March 3-5, 10-12, 17-19, 24-26, 31, and April 1-2. Unlock your power in the Hawkins Lab, enjoy an 80s-style medley of locations and fan-favorite moments, including photo ops, food and drink, and interact with performers. Fun dress code: 80s. Minimum recommended age: 13. Tickets start at $49. Location, 1345 N. Montebello Blvd., Montebello.;




Valley Watercolor Society: The group holds its 2023 annual juried exhibition, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 2. Reception, 3-6 p.m. March 5. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Thousand Oaks Community Gallery, 2331 Borchard Road, Newbury Park.

Santa Clarita Artists Association Gallery: “Colors of the Rainbow,” group show, opens March 3. Opening reception, 4-7 p.m. March 4. Gallery hours: 5-8 p.m. Friday; 1-7 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Exhibit runs through April 9. Location, 22508 Sixth St., Newhall. and




Corey Helford Gallery: “Art Collector Starter Kit IX: A Group Show of 12 x 12 Works” and “Richard Ahnert: While We Wait.” Gallery hours: noon-6 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; and by appointment. Exhibits run through March 4. Location, 571 S. Anderson St., Los Angeles. 310-287-2340.

Arushi Gallery: “Komla Letsu Philip: Blissful Introspection,” a solo exhibit. Exhibit runs through March 6. Location, 1243 W. Temple St., Los Angeles. 213-440-2700. Artist biography:

Kohn Gallery: “Alicia Adamerovich: This is the time of the hour.” Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday. Exhibit runs through March 11. Location, 1227 N. Highland Ave., Los Angeles. 323-461-3311.

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

Nonaka-Hill: “Shuzo Azuchi Gulliver: Synogenesis.” Gallery hours: noon-7 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; and by appointment. Exhibit runs through March 11. Location, 720 N. Highland Ave., Los Angeles. 323-450-9409.

Brand Library and Arts Center: “Nexus IV: RAIZ.” The new, contemporary art exhibit is a group show with 60 Los Angeles-based artists. 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:

Lowell Ryan Projects: “Carrie Mae Smith: Four Plates and Four Cups.” Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; and by appointment. Exhibit runs through March 18. Location, 4619 W. Washington Blvd., Los Angeles. 323-413-2584. 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.

William Turner Gallery: “Julian Lennon: Atmospheria,” photography. A portion of the proceeds goes to the White Feather Foundation. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Exhibit runs through April 1. Location, 2525 Michigan Ave., Site E-1, Santa Monica. 310-453-0909. Email:

Roberts Projects: “Kehinde Wiley: Colorful Realm.” Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; and by appointment. Exhibit runs through April 8. Location, 442 S. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles. 323-549-0223.

Hauser & Wirth: “Zeng Fanzhi” and “Rita Ackermann: Vertical Vanish.” Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Exhibits run through April 30. Location, 901 E. Third St., Los Angeles.

Women Painters West: “Portraits,” a juried exhibition. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday. Exhibit runs through May 7. California Heritage Museum, 2612 Main St., Santa Monica.




Diesel, a Bookstore: John Sayles discusses and signs “Jamie MacGillivray: The Renegade,” 6:30 p.m. March 7. Cathleen Schine discusses and signs “Kunsters in Paradise,” 6:30 p.m. March 14 (reserve a seat with an order for the book here:  Location, 225 26th St., Santa Monica. 310-576-9960.

Book Soup: Mae Coyiuto discusses her young adult book “Chloe and the Kaishao Boys,” 7 p.m. March 7. Zachary Sergi discusses “So You Wanna Be a Pop Star? A Choices Novel,” 7 p.m. March 9. Monica Heisey discusses her debut novel “Really Good, Actually,” 7 p.m. March 10. Olivia Harrison presents and signs “Came the Lightening – Twenty Poems for George,” 3 p.m. March 11 (first 30 in line are admitted for the talk; everyone else in line for signing only; rescheduled event from a previous date). Jim Mahoney discusses his memoir “Get Mahoney! A Hollywood Insider’s Memoir” with Alison Martino, 5 p.m. March 13. Dewar MacLeod discusses “Tommy, Trauma and Postwar Youth Culture,” 7 p.m. March 14. Karla Klarin discusses “L.A. Painter — The City I Know, The City I See,” 7 p.m. March 15. Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 310-659-3110.

Vroman’s Bookstore: Cara Black discusses “Night Flight to Paris,” 7 p.m. March 8. Michelle Dowd discusses her memoir “Forager: Field Notes for Surviving a Family Cult,” 7 p.m. March 9. John Sayles discusses “Jamie Macgillivray: The Renegade’s Journey,” 3 p.m. March 11. Arielle Estoria discusses “The Unfolding – An Invitation to Come Home to Yourself,” 7 p.m. March 13. Kristin Hannah discusses “The Four Winds,” 7 p.m. March 14. Location, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. 626-449-5320.

Chevalier’s Books: Tara Schuster discusses “Glow in the F*ing Dark: Simple Practices to Heal Your Soul, from Someone Who Learned the Hard Way,” 6 p.m. March 9. Location, 133 N. Larchmont Blvd., Los Angeles. 323-465-1334. Make a reservation to attend:

Annabelle’s Book Club: Mae Coyiuto discusses and signs her young adult book “Chloe and the Kaishao Boys,” noon March 11. Rebecca Serle discusses and signs “One Italian Summer,” 2-4 p.m. March 18. Firooz Zahedi discusses and signs his book of celebrity photographs “Look at Me,” 2:30-4:30 p.m. March 19. Location, 12200 Ventura Blvd., Studio City. 818-683-7323.

The Salt Eaters Bookshop: Nic Stone discusses “Chaos Theory,” 7 p.m. March 21. Register to attend. Location, 302 E. Queen St., Inglewood.




Our House Grief Support Center’s Walk ‘n’ Run for Hope: Register for the 5K event around Lake Balboa, 7:30 a.m.-noon April 30. Registration fee $40/$30 children (March 1-30); $45/$35, April 1-29; event day $50/$40). The event location, Woodley Park, 6076 Woodley Ave., Van Nuys.

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 through March 3. Items may be donated, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. 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:

Flair Cares Food Drive – Hang Up Hunger: The 8th annual food drive at Flair Cleaners locations in Studio City and Valencia runs through March 31. Drop off nonperishable boxed and canned food (no glass jars or expired dates) during business hours. Donations go to the North Hollywood Interfaith Food Pantry and the nonprofit Santa Clarita Grocery. Donations by customers will be matched up to 250 pounds per location. Customers who donate receive a 50%-off coupon on a dry cleaning order on a future visit. Locations: 4060 Laurel Canyon Blvd., Studio City (818-761-3282; and 27011 McBean Parkway, Valencia (661-753-9900; Also contributing to local food pantries are the Redondo Beach and Santa Monica locations.;

Tujunga Monday Night Bingo with Knights of Columbus: The organization holds the game night that generates funds for local charities. Early bird games, 6:30 p.m., and regular games at 7:30 p.m. Bingo games are set for multiple Monday dates. Buy-in $15. Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, auditorium, 7144 Apperson St., Tujunga. Details on Eventbrite:

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,




Benita Bike’s DanceArt: Los Angeles Mission College’s AGS Honor Society and its Department of Arts, Media and Performance presents the performance, 7 p.m. March 16. Dancers: Nola Gibson, Lauren Gold, Micay Jean, Lydia McDonald, Skye Schmidt. Free admission. AMP Theater Recital Hall at Los Angeles Mission College, 13356 Eldridge Ave., Sylmar. 818-470-5734. and

Louise Reichlin & Dancers: The company presents the premier of “Gotta Get Up” plus “Reboot! Reboot!” and all six dances reimagined from “Urban and Tribal Dances” (“Alone,” “Batida,” “War,” “Wedding,” “Together,” “Remembrance”), 1:30 p.m. March 18. Free admission. Culver City Senior Center, 4095 Overland Ave., Culver City. 213-458-3066.




Ruth’s Chris Steak House – TasteMaker Dinner Series: A Belle Glos Wine four-course dinner, 6:30 p.m. March 2. Fee $130 plus tax and tip. Reservations required. Location, 6100 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Woodland Hills. Make a reservation here:




Poaching of California Native Plants: The San Fernando Valley Iris Society presents a talk on the topic, and in particular on Dudleya or live-forever plants, by Ken Niessen, a botanist with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Ventura Field Office, 7 p.m. March 2. Canoga Park Women’s Club, 7401 Jordan Ave. 310-529-8871. and

Culinary Historians of Southern California: Sarah Lohman discusses “Endangered Eating — America’s Vanishing Food,” 10:30 a.m. March 11. Free. Reservations requested on Eventbrite: Use garage parking at 524 S. Flower St., Los Angeles (take ticket for parking with you 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:

Left on the Shelf – Found Musical Compositions by Eden Ahbez: The Little Landers Historical Society presents a talk by Craig Durst about the composer (“Nature Boy,” made popular by Nat King Cole) who lived for a time in Big Tujunga Canyon, 1 p.m. March 11. Free admission/$3 donation suggested. Bolton Hall Museum, 10110 Commerce Ave., Tujunga. 818-352-3420. Email:;




Grammy Museum: March 4: “Shakira, Shakira: The Grammy Museum Experience,” through winter 2024. 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.

Japanese American National Museum: March 4: “Don’t Fence Me In: Coming of Age in America’s Concentration Camps,” through Oct. 1 ( 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:

Natural History Museum Los Angeles County: March 5: The “Butterfly Pavilion” returns in an open-air netted enclosure, through Aug. 13. (timed admission, $8, with a general museum admission; 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.

The Getty Center: March 14: “Pastel Portraits: Drawn from Life?” through Sept. 17. Ongoing special exhibits: “A Passion for Collecting Manuscripts,” illuminated manuscripts from the Getty Center’s collection, through April 23. “Our Voices, Our Getty: Reflecting on Drawings,” written interpretations about drawings from the Getty collection that were personally selected by 23 interns enrolled in the Getty Marrow Undergraduate Internship Program, through April 30 (details here: “Connections – Asia,” five works of art are displayed near European artwork made around the same time (various galleries; on loan from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art), through May 7. 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.

Petersen Automotive Museum: New: “Arsham Auto Motive,” life-sized vehicle sculptures and posters ( Ongoing special exhibits: “Hypercars: The Allure of the Extreme, Part II,” through May 14. “Inside Tesla – Supercharging the Electric Revolution,” prototypes of Tesla vehicles, historical perspective and design study, through Oct. 22. 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.

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum: March 24: “Auschwitz — Not long ago. Not far away.” 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: This special exhibit is scheduled to run through Aug. 13. Regular museum 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 July 16. 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.

African American Firefighter Museum: Artifacts, fire apparatus, pictures and stories about African American Los Angeles firefighters. Hours: 1-4 p.m. Sunday. Donation. 1401 S. Central Ave., Los Angeles. 213-744-1730.

Autry Museum of the American West: Ongoing special exhibit: “Masters of the American West,” through March 26 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: Ongoing special exhibit: “Adee Roberson and Azikiwe: because i am that,” through May 7 (lobby gallery; all other galleries are closed for upgrades). Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Free admission. Parking $15 before 5 p.m.; $18 after 5 p.m. (in the blue structure parking lot; entrance to the blue structure is on Figueroa Boulevard at 39th Street.). Location, 600 State Drive, Los Angeles (in Exposition Park). 213-744-7432. and

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.

Descanso Gardens: Ongoing special exhibit: “Shiki: The Four Seasons in Japanese Art,” in the Sturt Haaga Gallery and runs through May 21. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. The gallery is open, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission $15; $11 ages 65 and older and student with valid ID; $5 ages 5-12. Location, 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintidge. 818-949-4200.

Discovery Cube Los Angeles: Ongoing special exhibit: “PAW Patrol : Adventure Play,” a hands-on and immersive exhibit, through May 14. The 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.

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 exhibit: “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 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.

Holocaust Museum LA: Ongoing special exhibit: “From the Danube to the Pacific: Reinventing Home, the Artwork of Dave Fox,” through April 16. 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:

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: “Designing With Disaster – Stories from Seven Regenerative Cities, Inspired by the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami,” through April 2. Hours: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Friday; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Free admission. The museum is at Ovation Hollywood, 6801 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. 800-516-0565.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art: Ongoing special exhibits: “Reexamining the Grotesque: Selections from the Robert Gore Rifkind Collection,” through March 5. “New Abstracts: Recent Acquisitions,” through May 29. “Another World: The Transcendental Painting Group, 1938-1945,” through June 19. “Coded: Art Enters the Computer Age, 1952-1982,” through July 2. “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 African American Art: Current exhibit: “Aiseborn: From the HeArt,” art from the Inglewood-born, contemporary muralist and painter, now through April 30. Make a reservation to visit on the form here: The museum is located at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza, third floor, 4005 Crenshaw Blvd., Los Angeles. 323-294-7071.

Museum of Contemporary Art: Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday and Friday; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Admission is free but an advance online timed-entry ticket is required. Special exhibits are $18; $10 seniors and students; free for ages 11 and younger. Locations: the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA , 152 N. Central Ave., Los Angeles; MOCA Grand Avenue, 250 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles. 213-633-5351.

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.

Rancho Camulos Museum: Rancho Camulos is the only National Historic Landmark in Ventura County. Throughout the year, 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 Art Museum: “Looking West,” emerging and established regional artists, through April 9 . Hours: noon-8 p.m. Thursday-Friday; 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Admission $10 (purchase tickets online). Location, 1219 Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica.

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. Feb. 25-26 (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:




El Portal Theatre: Dionne Lea, with Keith Harrison Dworkin, 7:30 p.m. March 2-3 ($35; $45). The Kingston Trio, 7:30 p.m. March 8-9 ($65 and up). Location, 5269 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood. 818-508-4200. 

Camerata Pacifica – Chamber music concert: Program is an “All-Bach: concert, 8 p.m. March 2. Tickets $68. Zipper Hall at the Colburn School, 200 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles. This program will also be performed, 7:30 p.m. March 3 (Music Academy of the West, 1070 Fairway Road, Santa Barbara) and 3 p.m. March 5 (Museum of Ventura County, 100 E. Main St., Ventura).

The Canyon: Traveling Wilburys Revue, with School of Rock Woodland Hills, March 3 ($25). War, with Carry on Band, March 4 ($48). Jerrod Niemann, with Big Mike and the Reckonin, March 5 ($33). Gordon Lightfoot, with Max Gomez, April 21 ($58; rescheduled from 2022). Headliners 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.

Yamato – The Drummers of Japan: The group performs their program “Hinotori: The Wings of Phoenix,” 3 p.m. March 4. Tickets $36 and up. The Soraya at CSUN, 18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge. 818-677-3000. Details and to purchase tickets:

UCLA Gluck Woodwind Quintet Ensemble: Enjoy the concert, 3:30 p.m.  March 4. Granada Hills Branch Library, 10640 Petit Ave. 818-368-5687. Details:

Mandy Gonzalez and Javier Muñoz – Hitting New Heights: The Broadway stars of “Hamilton” and “In the Heights” perform, 8 p.m. March 4. Tickets $32.50 and up. Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts, Smothers Theatre, 24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu. 310-506-4522. Details and to purchase tickets:

Adam Sadberry: The flutist, from the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, performs a recital, 2 p.m. March 5. Pianist Nathan Cheung joins Sadberry for the recital. Tickets $28. Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts, Raitt Recital Hall, 24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu. 310-506-4522.

Sitkovetsky Trio: Program includes music by Rachmanioff, Mendelssohn and a new work by Los Angeles-based composer Julia Adolphe, 7 p.m. March 5. Tickets $76. The Soraya at CSUN, 18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge. 818-677-3000. Details and to purchase tickets:

Kariné Poghosyan: The California State University, Northridge alumna performs music by Khachaturian, Rachmaninoff and Gershwin, 8 p.m. March 8. Tickets $76. The Soraya at CSUN, 18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge. 818-677-3000. Details and to purchase tickets:

JD Souther: 7 p.m. March 9. Tickets $45 and up. Bank of America Performing Arts Center, Scherr Forum Theatre, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. 805-449-2787. Details and tickets:

The Best of Broadway and Everything Else: Valley Opera and Performing Arts presents a concert, with headliner Dylan F. Thomas, and the VOPA Orchestra and the VOPA Rocks band, 7 p.m. March 11 and 3 p.m. March 12. Tickets $30 and up; $55 VIP ( Sally Field Performing Arts Center, on the campus of Birmingham Community Charter High School, 17000 Haynes St., Lake Baloba. 818-727-7844.

Dakha Brakha: Ukrainian quartet performs, 8 p.m. March 11. Tickets $50.50 and up. The Theatre at Ace Hotel, 929 S. Broadway, Los Angeles.

St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland: Kerry Irish Productions present the concert that includes dance, 2 p.m. March 12. Tickets $50; $55. Bank of America Performing Arts Center, Scherr Forum Theatre, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks, 805-449-2787. Details and tickets:

Charles Lloyd 85th Birthday Celebration: The Charles Lloyd Ocean Trio and the Charles Lloyd Chapel Trio perform, 8 p.m. March 18. Tickets $36 and up. The Soraya at CSUN, 18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge. 818-677-3000. Details and to purchase tickets:




Love and Information: Antaeus Theatre Co. presents a play by Caryl Churchill that questions our current “digital age” with easy connections with others but also alienation and anger, preview 8 p.m. March 2. Opening night, March 3 is sold out. Show runs 8 p.m. March 4; dates through April 3. Tickets for previews $20; regular tickets $40; $35 seniors; $25 college students; $20 high school students. Location, Kiki and David Gindler Performing Arts Center, 110 E. Broadway, Glendale.

Under Construction 3 – New Play Slamfest: The Road Theatre Co. presents readings of new plays. “The Sporting Life” by Marjorie Muller, 8 p.m. March 3. “Alisha Firewind” by Ryan Elliot Wilson, 8 p.m. March 4. “Memory of Winter” by Tira Palmquist, 2 p.m. March 5. “Singularities or the Computers of Venus” by Laura Stribling, 7:30 p.m. March 5. Check the website for description of plays. Tickets $15. NoHo Senior Arts Colony, 10747 Magnolia Blvd., North Hollywood.

Theatre West’s 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. A new play by Michael Van Duzer, 7:30 p.m. March 7 (check the website for the description). Masks are required. Free admission. Theatre West, 3333 Cahuenga Blvd. W., Los Angeles. 323-851-7977. TheatreWest/

The Human Comedy: Actors Co-op Theatre Co. present the world premiere of the play by Thom Babbes, based on the novel by William Saroyan, 8 p.m. March 10. Show runs 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday; through April 23. Also, 2:30 p.m. March 18 and April 1. No shows April 7-9. Tickets $35; $30 ages 60 and older; $25 students with ID. David Schall Theater, 1760 N. Gower St., Hollywood. 323-462-8460.




The First Deep Breath: A play by Lee Edward Colston II about an esteemed and proper church and “pillar of the community” family whose secrets are going to be revealed.” Minimum age: 14; adult subjects. Show runs 7:30 p.m. March 2-3; 1 and 7 p.m. March 4-5. Tickets $39 and up. Geffen Playhouse, 10886 Le Conte Ave., Los Angeles.

Happiest Man Alive: Show runs 8, 8:45, 9:30 and 10:15 p.m. March 3-4. Minimum age: 16. Tickets $20 online; $25 at the door. Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre, 4850 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood. 818-202-4120.

Twelve O’ Clock Tales with Ava Gardner: One-woman play performed by Alessandra Assaf and written by Assaf and Michael Lorre. Show runs 2 p.m. March 5. Tickets $25. Whitefire Theatre, 13500 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks. 818-687-8559.

Harold and Maude: The Group Rep presents a stage adaptation of the 1971 film by Colin Higgins. Show runs 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; through March 19. Tickets $35; $30 seniors and students with a valid ID. Lonny Chapman Theatre, main stage, 10900 Burbank Blvd., North Hollywood. 818-763-5990.

How I Learned to Drive: The Pulitzer Prize winning play by Paula Vogel about a teen girl, who lacks a father at home, whose uncle helps to teach her things. Minimum suggested age: 13 (adult themes). Show runs 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 7 p.m. Sunday; through March 19. Tickets $30; $20 seniors and students with valid ID. Sherry Theater, 11052 Magnolia Blvd., North Hollywood. 323-860-6569. Collaborative Artists Ensemble:

Love…Or Best Offer: The Group Rep presents a romantic comedy by Phil Olson, about online dating. Show runs 4 p.m. Saturday; 7 p.m. Sunday; through March 19. Tickets $25; $20 seniors and students with ID. Upstairs at the Lonny Chapman Theatre, 10900 Burbank Blvd., North Hollywood. 818-763-5990.

Calvin Berger, a Musical: The Colony Theatre presents the musical by Barry Wyner, based on the play of Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand. Show runs 8 p.m. Thursday-Friday; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday; through March 26. Tickets $45 for previews; $75 opening night; $55 for other dates. Location, 555 N. Third St., Burbank.

Let Me In: A dark comedy by Brynn Thayer about love and loss. Show runs 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday; through April 2. Tickets $35. Theatre 68 Arts Complex, The Rosalie, 5112 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood. 818-691-3001.

Hansel and Gretel: Theatre West’s Storybook Theatre presents a musical retelling of the fairy tale with book by Lloyd J. Schwartz and lyrics and music by Hope and Laurence Juber. Show runs 1 p.m. Saturday through June 3. The show will be performed with American Sign Language on March 18. Tickets $15. Theatre West, 3333 Cahuenga Blvd. W., Los Angeles. 323-851-7977.


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