Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, Nov. 10-17


The American Heroes Air Show, Nov. 12, returns to the Hansen Dam Recreation Center in Lake View Terrace. In the file photo, people check out all kinds of helicopters of law enforcement, fire, military and private helicopters on display at the event on Saturday, Nov 13, 2021. The only-helicopters air show includes aerial demonstrations, a career and recruiting expo, an emergency preparedness fair and a static display of helicopters. (Photo by Gene Blevins/Contributing Photographer)


Here is a sampling of things to do in the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles area, Nov. 10-17.




Veterans Day Ceremony in La Crescenta: American Legion Post 288 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1614 host the event that honors all veterans, 8 a.m. Nov. 11. Two Strike Park, 5107 Rosemont Ave., La Crescenta. Dick Clubb, 818-384-5761.

Veterans Day at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library: The event honoring veterans returns with activities, a Civil War encampment, a display of military vehicles and a Veterans Day program, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 11. The program, at 11 a.m., includes an honor guard, live music and remarks by keynote speaker United States Army veteran and author Brad Taylor. Taylor will sign his book “End of Days” following the program around noon (book is $28.99; order a copy in advance). Free for the program and outdoor events; admission charge for museum exhibits. Register for program seating and to reserve a book here: Location, 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley. Details:

Veterans Day in Burbank: Welcome reception with a concert by the Burbank Community Band, 10:15 a.m. Nov. 11, followed by a ceremony honoring all veterans, 11 a.m. A flyover by the Condor Squadron has been scheduled. McCambridge Park, War Memorial, corner of Amherst Drive and San Fernando Road. 818-238-5378. Details on the event flyer:

Veterans Day at Forest Lawn-Hollywood Hills – In-person and Online: The 63nd annual celebration honors United States military veterans with a ceremony that includes a flyover by the Condor Squadron; invocation and benediction by the Rev. Msgr. Frank Hicks, from St. Basil Roman Catholic Church in Los Angeles; music by the Los Angeles Police Concert Band and the John Broadous Chorale; a reading of the Veterans Day presidential proclamation by Alan Hamilton, from the Los Angeles Police Department; a color guard gun salute by the Los Angeles Police Department; and remarks by Los Angeles City Controller Ron Galperin, 11 a.m. Nov. 11. The keynote speech is by the Rev. Major Brenda Threatt, California State Guard. Emcee for the program is Michael Ellington, a 35-year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department. Location, outside of the Hall of Liberty, 6300 Forest Lawn Drive, Los Angeles. Watch the live stream and also updates:

Veterans Day Ceremony in Newhall: The City of Santa Clarita co-hosts the event that honors veterans and includes Veterans Day remarks by local veterans and patriotic music, 11 a.m. Nov. 11. Master of Ceremonies is veteran Christopher Werthe. United States Army veteran and Santa Clarita City Councilmember David Essex will give an address, and fellow city councilmember Steve Blumenfield will give a special reading for prisoners of war and those who are missing in action. Veterans Historical Plaza, 24275 Walnut St. 661-250-3787.

Veterans Day ceremony at Rancho Tapo Community Park and Veterans Plaza: A salute to veterans, 11 a.m. Nov. 11. 3700 Avenida Simi, Simi Valley. 805-526-6453. Details from Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District:

San Fernando Valley Veterans Day Parade: Only veterans ride in the parade that begins, 11:11 a.m. Nov. 11. Grand marshal: United States Army Master Sgt. Charles Green, who served from 1976-2002 and is currently the site manager for the Sepulveda VA Ambulatory Care Center. The parade is dedicated to the late Alfred Anthony Flores Jr. who urged his father Fred Flores to found a Veterans Day parade in the San Fernando Valley. Route: Laurel Canyon and San Fernando Mission boulevards (in Mission Hills), south on Laurel Canyon to Paxton Street in Pacoima. A carnival will be held, 2-10 p.m. Nov. 11-13 (Ritchie Valens Recreation Center, 10736 Laurel Canyon Blvd., Pacoima). Fred Flores, 818-645-5699 or email,

American Heroes Air Show: The only-helicopters event includes a display of emergency equipment and vehicles, rescue demonstrations, information on emergency and law enforcement careers and an emergency preparedness fair, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 12. Show attendees are also invited to welcome new United States citizens during a special Naturalization ceremony. Free admission and parking. Hansen Dam Recreation Area, 11480 Foothill Blvd., Lake View Terrace. 818-631-8132. Email: Details:

Downtown Burbank Winter Wine Walk and Street Fair: The holidays kick-off begins with the street fair, noon Nov. 12. The fair is free to attend and runs through 8 p.m. Schedule includes live musical performances and a “magical snowfall” at the main stage (San Fernando Boulevard at Palm Avenue. The “Winter Wine Walk” runs, 4-7 p.m. (tickets are required; $55, includes a tasting glass and 2 oz. samples at each tasting location; age 21 and older; purchase online or tickets may be available at the door; checkin at AMC Walkway, at East Palm Avenue and North San Fernando Boulevard; all guests with $55 ticket will start at the check-in location before 5:45 p.m.; check the website for VIP tickets $139 and specific details for this ticket). Event location is on San Fernando Boulevard between Angeleno Avenue and Magnolia Boulevard.

Montrose Holiday Wine Walk: Sample wines at 25 pour stations hosted by Shop Montrose merchants and businesses, 5-8 p.m. Nov. 12. Appetizers will be available. Portion of ticket sales goes to La Crescenta Woman’s Club, a co-sponsor of the event. Tickets $45; purchase in advance on the website; tickets may be available at the door. Check-in, beginning at 4 p.m., at Honolulu Avenue and Ocean View Boulevard, Montrose.

Enchanted – Forest of Light at Descanso Gardens: An interactive one-mile walk-through display of lights including an area of stained glass creations, opens Nov. 20. Preview party, 6-10 p.m. Nov. 19 (food and drinks included; $195; must be purchased in advance). Event is rain or shine through Jan. 8. Purchase a timed-ticket in advance on the website (time frame, 5:30-10 p.m.; no tickets sold at the door). Admission $38-$40 (children under age two are free but must also have a ticket). 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge.




Sarah Brook Gallery: “Body Root,” group show with artwork by Maya Barrera, Jenny Blumenfield, Devra Fox, Sarah Gilfillan, Colleen Herman, Janine Iverson, Paul Lee, Jane Swavely. Opening reception, 6-8 p.m. Nov. 12. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday; and by appointment. Exhibit runs through Dec. 17. Location, 5229 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles. Email:

Shulamit Nazarian Gallery: “Annie Lapin: Contours of the Vast,” paintings. Opens Nov. 12. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Exhibit runs through Dec. 17. 616 N. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles. 310-281-0961. Email:




Lowell Ryan Projects: “Michael Harnish: Shangri-La,” new paintings by the Southern California-based artist. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; and by appointment. Exhibit runs through Nov. 12. 4619 W. Washington Blvd., Los Angeles. 323-413-2584. Email:;

Thinkspace Projects: “Brian M. Viveros: Mania” (Gallery I); “Abigail Goldman: Instincts and Indulgences” (Gallery II); “Motelseven: Waiting for Atlantis” (Gallery III); “Huntz Liu: Dissolution” (Gallery IV). Gallery hours: noon-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Exhibits run through Nov. 19. Location, 4217 W. Jefferson Blvd., Los Angeles. 310-558-3375. Email:

Santa Clarita Artists Association Gallery: “Inside Out,” a group show inspired by dreams, emotions or the inside of animals, plants and things. Artists: Tobi Beck, Lynda Frautnick, Mardi Georgio, Meryl Goudey, Cathy Michelle Isaacs, Olga Kaczmar, Nadiya Littlewarrior, Meressa Naftulin, Dody Rogers, Rene Smoller, Felicia Tausig, Betsy Thatt, Chrystal Walker. Gallery hours: 4-7 p.m. Friday; 1-7 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Exhibit runs through Nov. 20. 22508 Sixth St., Newhall.

Topanga Canyon Gallery: “Mark Estes: Color by Numbers,” light sculptures. Gallery hours: 1-7 p.m. Friday; noon-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday (call to confirm hours). Exhibit runs through Nov. 20. 137 S. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga. 310-455-7909.

Ewkuks Gallery: “Mister Toledo: Semillas.” A solo exhibit by the artist, also known as Daniel Toledo. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Exhibit runs through Nov. 21. Location, 527 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles. 323-452-0029. Artist’s Instagram:

Speedy Gallery: “Billy Zane: Action!” paintings. Gallery hours: noon-7 p.m. Saturday; noon-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. Exhibit runs through Nov. 26. Reservations. Location, 2525 Michigan Ave., B5B, Santa Monica. 213-248-4712.

Corey Helford Gallery: “Brandi Milne: Everything I Ever Was” (Main Gallery) and “Nicoletta Ceccoli: Handle With Care” (Gallery 3).  Gallery hours: noon-6 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. Exhibits run through Dec. 3. 571 S. Anderson St., Los Angeles. 310-287-2340.

Nicodim Gallery: “Simphiwe Ndzube: Isithunywa so Moya – A Messenger of the Spirit.” Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Exhibit runs through Dec. 3. The exhibit is upstairs at the gallery, 1700 S. Santa Fe. Ave., Unit 451, Los Angeles. 213-265-7166. Email:

William Turner Gallery: “Jimi Gleason: Prima Materia.” Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Exhibit runs through Dec. 3. 2525 Michigan Ave., Site E-1, Santa Monica. 310-453-0909. Email:

David Kordansky Gallery: “Sam Gilliam: White and Black Paintings, 1975-1977” and “Jennifer Guidi: In the Heart of the Sun.”  Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Exhibits run through Dec. 17. Location, 5130 W. Edgewood Place, Los Angeles. 323-935-3030.

Regen Projects: “Daniel Richter: Furor II,” new paintings. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Exhibit runs through Dec. 23. Location, 6750 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles. 310-276-5424.

Brand Library & Art Center: The “50th Annual National Juried Exhibition of Works on Paper,” with art from 85 artists. Hours: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Exhibit runs through Dec. 30. 1601 W. Mountain St., Glendale. 818-548-2051.

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.

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: John Ross Bowie discusses his memoir “No Job for a Man,” 7 p.m. Nov. 10; David Moscow discusses “From Scratch – Adventures in Harvesting, Hunting, Fishing and Foraging on a Fragile Planet,” 7 p.m. Nov. 11; Mark Schiff discusses “Why Not? Lessons on Comedy, Courage and Chutzpah,” 7 p.m. Nov. 15; Ryan Dusick discusses “Harder to breathe – A Memoir of Making Maroon 5, Losing it All and Finding Recovery,” 4 p.m. Nov. 19. Nancy Olson Livingston discusses “A Front Row Seat: An Intimate Look at Broadway, Hollywood and the Age of Glamour,” 7 p.m. Nov. 29. The bookstore is located at 8818 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 310-659-3110.

Skylight Books: Hua Hsu discusses “Stay True: A Memoir,” 7 p.m. Nov. 10. Meg Howrey discusses “They’re Going to Love You,” 7 p.m. Nov. 15. The bookstore is located at 1818 N. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles. 323-660-1175.

Vroman’s Bookstore: Sheldon Epps discusses “My Own Directions – A Black Man’s Journey in the American Theatre,” 7 p.m. Nov. 10. Michael Connelly discusses “Desert Star,” 7 p.m. Nov. 11 (ticketed event plus book, $34 plus fees; off-site at Pasadena Presbyterian Church, 585 E. Colorado Blvd.; Rabia Chaudry discusses “Fatty Fatty Boom Boom – A Memoir of Food, Fat and Family,” 7 p.m. Nov. 14. Jules Blaine Davis discusses “The Kitchen Healer: The Journey to Becoming You,” 7 p.m. Nov. 16. Matt Coyle discusses “Doomed Legacy,” 7 p.m. Nov. 17. The bookstore is located at 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. 626-449-5320.

Friends of the Sherman Oaks Library used book sale: Find young adult, children’s, cookbooks, fiction, non-fiction, graphic novels, classics, poetry, plays, art books plus CDs, and DVDs for sale, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Nov. 12. Location, 14245 Moorpark St. 818-205-9716. Details:

Autobooks-Aerobooks: Matt Stone discusses and signs “Porsche – Special Editions,” 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 12. 2900 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank. 818-845-0707.

Diesel, a Bookstore: Dora Levy Mossanen discusses and signs “Love and War in the Jewish Quarter,” 3 p.m. Nov. 13. Mark H. Parson discusses and signs “The 9:09 Project,” and Wendelin Van Draanen discusses and signs “The Peach Rebellion,” 6:30 p.m. Nov. 17. 225 26th St., Santa Monica. 310-576-9960.




Colaboratoria – Graduate Student, Faculty and Alumni Dance Concert: California State University, Northridge, Kinesiology Department presents the performance, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10. Tickets $20; $10 seniors and students. Plaza del Sol Performance Hall at CSUN, 18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge. 818-677-2488. Details:

The Hip Hop Nutcracker: A contemporary dance set to Tchaikovsky’s music and choreographed by Jennifer Weber, 7 p.m. Nov. 16. Tickets $36.13 and up. Dolby Theatre, 6801 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. Details and to purchase tickets:

American Contemporary Ballet: “The Nutcracker,” opens 8 p.m. Nov. 25. Show runs 2 and 5 p.m. Nov. 26-27; 8 p.m. Dec. 1-2; 2 and 5 p.m. Dec. 3-4; other dates through Dec. 24. Tickets $65-$140. Two California Plaza, 28th floor, 350 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles.

Los Angeles Ballet: “The Nutcracker,” 6 p.m. Dec. 3; 2 p.m. Dec. 4. Tickets $34.20 and up. Alex Theatre, 216 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale. 818-243-2539.;

Pacific Ballet Dance Theatre: Performance of “Joys of the Season” with selections of family-friendly holiday classics including “The Nutcracker,” “The Little Match Girl” and “The Skater’s Waltz,” 8 p.m. Dec. 10; 2:30 p.m. Dec. 11. Tickets $45, $55, $65. Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts, Smothers Theatre, 24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu. 310-506-4851.

Los Angeles Ballet: “The Nutcracker,” 8 p.m. Dec. 16; noon and 5 p.m. Dec. 17-18. Tickets $38 and up. Royce Hall at UCLA, 10745 Dickson Court, Westwood.;

Los Angeles Ballet: “The Nutcracker,” with the Los Angeles Ballet Orchestra, 2 p.m. Dec. 22; 2 and 8 p.m. Dec. 23; noon Dec. 24; 2 p.m. Dec. 26. Tickets $50 and up. Dolby Theatre, 6801 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. Details and to purchase tickets:




Culinary Historians of Southern California – Online: Food historian and writer Nancy Harmon Jenkins discusses “Martha Ballard’s Diaries: A Kitchen and a Garden on the Maine Frontier,” 10:30 a.m. Nov. 12. Free, but register in advance on Eventbrite for the Zoom meeting: (reservations close 24-hours before meeting). Email:

San Fernando Valley Audubon Society: A representative from the group discusses wildlife in the San Fernando Valley and the interests of the society, 3:30 p.m. Nov. 19. Granada Hills Branch Library, 10640 Petit Ave. 818-368-5687. Details:




LA Sanitation and Environment’s City Facilities Recycling Program’s Blankets and Socks Drive: Donations of new or gently-used (washed and clean) blankets, sleeping bags, quilts and socks are being accepted now through Dec. 30. Items may be donated, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday (however, locations will be closed on Nov. 11, Nov. 24-25 and Dec. 26 (Christmas observed day for LA Sanitation). 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:

Sandy Sprint California 5K Run-Walk for Ovarian Cancer Research: The Sandy Rollman Ovarian Cancer Foundation holds the fundraiser on Nov. 13. Schedule: registration/packet-pickup check-in, 7-8:15 a.m.; welcome, survivor ceremony and guest speakers, 7:45 a.m.; warm-up, 8:25 a.m.; 8:30 a.m. run/walk begins; 10 a.m. awards and refreshments. Registration fee $40; $30 ages 11 and younger; $45 for virtual participant. The course in Griffith Park is flat and dirt (see the course on the website). Parking in Lot 3 (near Shane’s Inspiration Playground). Meet for registration near Shane’s Inspiration Playground, next to Park Services Division (south of the Merry-go-Round and near the tennis courts), Los Angeles.;

Saugus High School Marching Centurions: The school’s band and color guard have been invited to participate in the 2023 Memorial Day parade in Washington D.C. and are currently fundraising for the trip.

The group has created a podcast, launched first on Sept. 15, with a new episode to be released every two weeks thereafter until Thanksgiving. The podcast will include students reflections on what the group has experienced during the past number of years (wildfires, school shooting, Covid-19 pandemic and remote learning and the return to competitions) and how they got to be invited to perform in the parade. Each download of the podcast supports the group and raises funds so they can march in the parade. The podcast is available on Castro, Amazon Music, Apple Podcasts, Overcast, Podcast Addict and Spotify. Details on the podcast here: Donations may also be made here:




Museum of the San Fernando Valley: Nov. 10: Ed Barkett discusses “Gold Star Families of the San Fernando Valley,” with an emphasis on Vietnam veterans and an overview of Korean and World War II veterans, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (free). 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.

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum: Nov. 11: “An American Christmas Story,” through Jan. 8. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Admission: $16; $13 ages 62 and older; $9 ages 11-17; $6 ages 3-10 (through Nov. 10; an increase in admission for “An American Christmas Story,” $24; $21 ages 62 and older; $17 ages 11-17; $14 ages 3-10). Purchasing admission in advance is recommended but not required ( 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art: Nov. 12: “New Abstracts: Recent Acquisitions,” through May 29. Ongoing special exhibits: “Objects of Desire: Photography and the Language of Advertising,” through Dec. 18. “Scandinavian Design and the United States, 1890-1980,” through Feb. 5. “The Space Between: The Modern in Korean Art,” through Feb. 19. “Pressing Politics: Revolutionary Graphics from Mexico and Germany,” through July 22. 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). 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. 323-857-6010.

Wende Museum of the Cold War: Nov. 13: The museum reopens for a new exhibit, “(De) constructing Ideology: The Cultural Revolution and Beyond,” that will run through March 12 (make a reservation to attend the 11 a.m.-5 p.m. opening day: Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Sunday ( Free admission. 10808 Culver Blvd., Culver City. 310-216-1600. 310-216-1600. Email:

Skirball Cultural Center: Nov. 17: “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; 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. 310-440-4500.

Italian American Museum Los Angeles: New: “A Real Boy: The Many Lives of Pinocchio,” through Oct. 16, 2023. Hours: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Admission free; donations requested. 644 N. Main St., Los Angeles. 213-485-8432.

Academy Museum of Motion Pictures: New: Two movie series in November — “Dorothy Dandridge and Ruby Dee: A Shared Centennial,” selected dates through Nov. 25 (schedule,, — and, “Hollywood Chinese: The First 100 Years,” dates through Nov. 27 (schedule, Ongoing special exhibit: “Regeneration: Black Cinema 1898-1971,” through April 9. Check the website for related films to this exhibit and tickets. 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.

LA Plaza Cocina: New: “The Legacy of Chocolate,” through April 30. A reception for the exhibit will be held, noon-4 p.m. Dec. 3. Also, a talk “Platica y Prueba: The History of Chocolate,” 7 p.m. Dec. 15 (minimum age 18; $30; make a reservation in advance on the website). 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:




Autry Museum of the American West: Ongoing special exhibit: “Dress Codes,” a look at six fashion icons of Western style (cowboy boots, China Poblana dress, fringe jacket, blue jeans, aloha shirt, plaid shirt; Exhibit runs through Jan. 8. Museum hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Admission $14; $10 ages 60 and older, ages 13-18 and students with ID; $6 ages 3-12. 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles.

California African American Museum: Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Free admission. Check the museum’s Facebook for updates ( 600 State Drive (in Exposition Park), Los Angeles. 213-744-2084.

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

Craft in America Center: Ongoing special exhibit: “Ceramic Beacon: Joan Takayama-Ogawa,” through Dec. 3. Hours: noon-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. 8415 W. Third St., Los Angeles. 323-951-0610.

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. 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. 1712 S. Glendale Ave., Glendale. 323-340-4782.

Fowler Museum at UCLA: Ongoing special exhibits: “Particular Histories: Provenance Research in African Arts,” through Nov. 13. “How Do You See This World? — The Art of Almighty God,” through Nov. 20. Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday-Sunday. Free admission. Parking directions: enter from Sunset Boulevard at Westwood Plaza, turn left into the pay-by-space area of Lot 4 (198 Westwood Plaza). 308 Charles E. Young Drive N., Westwood.

The Getty Center: Ongoing special exhibits: “Reinventing the Americas: Construct. Erase. Repeat.,” through Jan. 8. “Visualizing the Virgin Mary,” illuminated manuscripts, through Jan. 8. “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: New: “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. 800 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles. 213-725-5700.

Hammer Museum: Ongoing special exhibits: “Refik Anadol — Machine Hallucinations: Nature Dreams,” through Nov. 8; “Picasso Cut Papers,” through Dec. 31. “Bob Thompson: This House Is Mine,” through Jan. 8; “Joan Didion: What She Means,” through Jan. 22. Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Museum admission is free. 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. 310-443-7000. Email:

Holocaust Museum LA: 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. 100 The Grove Drive, Los Angeles. 323-651-3704. Email:

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 exhibits: “BeHere/1942: A New Lens on the Japanese American Incarceration,” photographs by Dorothea Lange and Russell Lee, with the exhibit created by Masaki Fujihata, through Jan. 8. “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). 100 N. Central Ave., Los Angeles. 213-625-0414. Facebook:

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.

Natural History Museum Los Angeles County: Ongoing special exhibits: “Spider Pavilion” is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (advance reservations are recommended; $8; runs through Nov. 27). “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. 900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles.

Petersen Automotive Museum: Ongoing special exhibits: “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. 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. 5146 E. Telegraph Road. 805-521-1501. Email:

Santa Barbara Museum of Art: Ongoing special exhibit: “The Architecture of Collage: Marshall Brown,” through Jan. 7. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday and Friday-Sunday; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday. Admission varies ( 1130 State St., Santa Barbara. 805-963-4364.

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

Valley Relics Museum: Take a trip down San Fernando Valley memory lane, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 12-13 (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. 24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu. 310-506-4851. Details:




The Canyon: Missing Persons, with Ghost in the Machine, Nov. 11 ($28); the Expendables, with opening acts, the Borrowers and Rey Fresco, Nov. 17 ($28); the Immediate Family (Danny Kortchmar, Waddy Wachtel, Leland Sklar, Russ Kunkel, Steve Postell), with Carry on Band, Nov. 18 ($34); DSB, Journey tribute, Nov. 19 ($20); Albert Lee, with Nick Marechal, Nov. 25 ($20); Gordon Lightfoot, with Darren Block, Dec. 10 ($58). All shows 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.

St. Matthew’s Music Guild: The Chamber Orchestra of St. Matthew’s, conducted by Dwayne S. Milburn, performs music by Yalil Guerra, Karl Jenkins, Mendelssohn and with guest musician Boris Allakhverdyan, principal clarinet with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the world premiere of Richard Danielpour’s Four Angels for Clarinet and String Orchestra, 8 p.m. Nov. 11. Tickets $35. 1031 Bienveneda Ave., Pacific Palisades. 310-573-7422. Email:

The Soraya: Concierto para Dolores: A Musical Tribute to Dolores Huerta, 7 p.m. Nov. 13 ($39 and up). Los Angeles Jewish Symphony, conducted by Noreen Green, PhD, performs video game scores by Inon Zur including a world premiere of Suite from Syberia: The World Before, 7 p.m. Nov. 20 ($49 and up). Watkins Family Hour Christmas, with singer-songwriter Margaret Glaspy, 8 p.m. Dec. 3 ($36 and up). Theater Latté Da performs “All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914,” 8 p.m. Dec. 7 ($36 and up). Nochebuena: Ballet Folklórico de Los Ángeles and Mariachi Garibaldi de Jaime Cuéllar, 8 p.m. Dec. 10-11 ($36 and up). London Handel Players – A Baroque Christmas, 7 p.m. Dec. 18 ($76). The Soraya at CSUN, 18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge. 818-677-3000.

Hollywood Bowl: The Smashing Pumpkins, Jane’s Addiction, with Poppy, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 19 ($92 and up). 2301 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood.

San Fernando Valley Symphony Orchestra: Program includes music by Beethoven, Pablo de Sarasate, Tomaso Vitale and Carl Maria von Weber, 8 p.m. Nov. 19. Tickets $20. El Portal Theatre, 5269 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood. 818-508-4200.

Bank of American Performing Arts Center: “Ode to Joy” with the New West Symphony, conducted by Michael Christie, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 19 ($30 and up; Kavli Theatre); Jim Brickman – A Very Merry Christmas, with Mat and Savanna Shaw and AJ and Alyssa, 7 p.m. Nov. 27 ($47; $62; Kavli); Kerry Irish Productions’ An Irish Christmas, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 21-22 ($50 and up; Scherr Forum); Straight No Chaser, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 28 ($32 and up; Kavli). 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. 805-449-2787.

Walt Disney Concert Hall: Holiday Sing-Along, 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Dec. 3 ($36 and up); A Chanticleer Christmas, 8 p.m. Dec. 13 ($41 and up); New Year’s Eve with the Roots, 7 and 10:30 p.m. Dec. 31 (tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Sept. 22). 111 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles. 323-850-2000.

LA3C: Tickets for the music, art and food festival (Los Angeles, the Capital of Culture and Creativity) are on sale now. Minimum age: 21. Entertainers: Megan Thee Stallion, Dec. 10 and Maluma, Dec. 11; Seventeen and Snoop Dogg are scheduled as well. Hours: 1-10 p.m. Dec. 10; noon-9 p.m. Dec. 11. Tickets: $179; $239 weekend pass; $579 VIP pass. ( Los Angeles Historic State Park, 1245 N. Spring St., Los Angeles.

David Arkenstone and Friends: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 22. Tickets $35; $55. El Portal Theatre, 5269 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood. 818-508-4200.

New Year’s Eve at Feinstein’s at Vitello’s: Early NYE show with Andy Vargas (Santana) and bassist Benny Rietveld (Santana), 7 p.m. Dec. 31 (doors open, 5:30 p.m.; $75 or $95 VIP seats), and also, Late NYE Show with Andy Vargas and Benny Rietveld, 10:30 p.m. (doors open 9 p.m.; $95 or $125 VIP seats). Location, 4349 Tujunga Ave., Studio City. 818-769-0905. Details and to purchase tickets:




The Pirates of Penzance: Theatre Repertoire of Our Lady of Lourdes presents the Gilbert and Sullivan comic opera, gala opening 8 p.m. Nov. 11. Doors open one-hour before the show. Bring your own picnic dinner and drinks for dining before the show. Show runs 8 p.m. Nov. 12; 2 p.m. Nov. 13; 8 p.m. Nov. 18-19; 2 p.m. Nov. 20. Tickets $25 for opening night; $20. Location, Stroup Hall at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, 18405 Superior St., Northridge. 

The Illusionists – Magic of the Holidays: Amazing illusions, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 22. Tickets $52 and up. Bank of America Performing Arts Center, Kavli Theatre, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. 805-449-2787. Details:




The Atheist Mother: The Write Act Repertory presents a new play by Willard Manus about Madalyn Murray O’Hair’s fight to ban prayer in public schools. Minimum age: 12. Show runs 8 p.m. Nov. 12; 2 p.m. Nov. 13. Tickets $25; $20 seniors. Cash only for tickets at the box office, pr purchase online. The BrickHouse Theatre, 10950 Peachgrove St., North Hollywood.;

Daddy Issues: A comedy set in the 1980s by David Goldyn about a gay man who is trying to please his parents. Show runs 8 p.m. Nov. 11-12; 5 p.m. Nov. 13. Tickets $35; $50 VIP (first row). Dorie Theatre @ The Complex, 6476 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood. 800-595-4849.

Driver’s Seat: A solo play written and performed by Ellie Brelis about a young woman going through mental health issues, obsessive-compulsive disorder and coming out as queer. Minimum age: mature audience. Show runs 8 p.m. Nov. 11-12; 3 p.m. Nov. 13. Tickets $25. Theatre Arts Complex, Emerson Theatre, 5112 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood.

Warrior Queen Anahit the Brave: Imagine Theatre presents a play by Armina LaManna inspired by an Armenian fairy tale. Minimum age: 5. Show runs 7 p.m. Nov. 11-12; 4 p.m. Nov. 13; 7 p.m. Nov. 18. Tickets $30; $20 ages 5-12. The Colony Theatre, 555 N. Third St., Burbank.

Eisenhower – This Piece of Ground: A new, solo-person play written by Richard Hellesen about president and World War II general Dwight D. Eisenhower and performed by John Rubinstein. Show runs 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; through Nov. 20. Tickets $40; $30 seniors, students and military veterans. Theatre West, 3333 Cahuenga Blvd. W., Los Angeles. 323-851-4839.

David Carlo – Modern Parlor Magic: The magician performs illusions and mind-reading in an interactive performance inspired by parlor shows from the Victorian age, 8 p.m. Nov. 11-12. Minimum age: 12. Dates: November 18-19 and 25-26; Dec. 2-3, 9-10 and 17. Tickets $70-$99 ( Millenium Biltmore Hotel, 506 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles.

According to the Chorus: A play by Arlene Hutton about women in the chorus of a 1980s Broadway show and an issue with the wardrobe department. Show runs 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; through Dec. 11. Tickets $39; $15 seniors and students; pay-as-you-are-able on Sundays. The Road Theatre, 10747 Magnolia Blvd., North Hollywood. 818-761-8838.

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. Nov. 19, Dec. 17 and Jan. 21. No shows on Dec. 24 and 31. Tickets $15. Theatre West, 3333 Cahuenga Blvd. W., Los Angeles. 323-851-7977.


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