Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, Oct. 20-27


Haunt O’ Ween is a walk-through event with games and rides, performances and trick-or-treating on selected dates in October in Woodland Hills. Admission is by timed tickets. (Photo courtesy of Experiential Supply Co. )


Here is a sampling of things to do in the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles area, Oct. 20-27.




Culver City Bead and Design Show: Shop for beads, artisan jewelry, handcrafted clothes and accesories and join a hands-on workshop. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 21-22; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 25. Admission $8 online; $10 at the door (admission is good for all three days). Hilton Los Angeles/Culver City, 6161 W. Centinela Ave., Culver City.

Dine LA: The special dining event runs through Oct. 28 at participating restaurants in Los Angeles County. Set menus range from $15-$65+ for lunch or dinner at participating restaurants. Beverages, tax and tip are extra. Reservations are strongly advised. Narrow dining choice by cuisine, neighborhood and price. Ask for the Dine LA menu.

Carnival Encino: Carnival games and rides, live entertainment, sports bars, food and a silent auction. Hours, 5-11 p.m. Oct. 21; noon-11 p.m. Oct. 22; 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Oct. 23. Tickets may be purchased in advance for a discount (by Oct. 16 and pickup tickets before Oct. 21). Regular priced tickets are available for purchase at the door. Our Lady of Grace School, 17720 Ventura Blvd., Encino.

Granada Hills Street Faire: The Granada Hills Chamber of Commerce presents the event that includes a car show, arts and crafts marketplace, live entertainment, a children’s zone of fun, food vendors and an Oktoberfest beer garden, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 22. Location, 17723 Chatsworth St. (between Encino and Zelzah avenues). 818-368-3235. Email:

Los Angeles Printers Fair – A Celebration of Letterpress, Book Arts and Paper: Exhibits and sale of books, cards, handmade paper, posters and prints, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 22-23. Admission $10; $5 children. International Printing Museum, 315 W. Torrance Blvd., Carson. 310-515-7166.

Bike Fest at California State University, Northridge: The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences presents the event that includes bike demos and safety, bike vendors, spin classes, a job fair, music and food trucks, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 23. Also, a “Meet the Pros” panel discussion, noon-1:30 p.m., and a group ride, 2 p.m. (fun dress code: wear a costume). Free admission. CSUN, 18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge. Event will be held in and around the University Student Union (on the Zelzah Avenue side of the campus).

La Feria de los Moles: Learn about and sample moles, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 23. Free admission. Food for purchase. Grand Park, 200 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles.

Día de los Muertos at Grand Park: The event’s opening day includes altar installation displays and a program of poetry, dance and music, 12:15-2:45 p.m. Oct. 22. The altar installations are on display through Nov. 2. Park hours: 5:30 a.m.-10 p.m. 200 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles. See the schedule for Oct. 22 here:

Trunk-or-Treat – Celebrating 100 Years of Winnetka: The Winnetka Chamber of Commerce presents the get-together with games, a costume contest and candy (while supplies last), 3-6 p.m. Oct. 23. Winnetka Bowl, parking lot, 20122 Vanowen St. 818-772-4838.

Hollywood Forever’s Día y Noche de los Muertos: Tickets are on-sale now for the two separate time slots for the “Day of the Dead” observance with the 2022 theme “Mayahuel – The Maguey Goddess,” 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 29, and 5 p.m.-midnight Oct. 29. Event includes altar displays, arts and crafts, entertainment and food trucks. Tickets $35 and up for early hours; $55 and up for the evening hours (these are in-advance prices: Hollywood Forever Cemetery, 6000 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood.

Canoga Park Women’s Club Veterans Day Luncheon: The free event for veterans of any service branch includes a catered lunch, a POW/MIA ceremony by Lt. Dave Worley and a talk by Vietnam War veteran Rick Jarrett on his military serice, 11:30 a.m. Nov. 5. Reservations required by Oct. 21. Guests of veterans, $5 (please list number of guests on the email reservation). Reservations to Terry Cook by email: or 818-427-8805. 7401 Jordan Ave.




Carved – Descanso Gardens: Walk-through display of thousands of carved pumpkins, a pumpkin house, a hay maze and pumpkin-carving artists giving sculpting demonstrations, through Oct. 31. Hours: 6 p.m. and other time slots. Admission $38 (must be purchased in advance). 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge. 818-949-4200.

Bones Gulch Haunted Attraction: A walk-through, old west ghost town theme with a scare zone, haunt maze and entertainment. Minimum age: 10. Event runs 6-10 p.m. Saturdays in October. Also, a child-friendly trick-or-treat event, noon-4 p.m. Oct. 30 (this one is free). The “haunt” is a fundraiser for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Museum. Admission $20. Jack Bones Equestrian Center, 26983 Tapia Canyon Road, Castaic. Email:

Halloween Horror Nights – Universal Studios Hollywood: Event includes eight haunted houses, the “Terror Tram,” three “Sinister Scare Zones” and the “Jabbawockeez” show, 7 p.m. Minimum recommended age: 13. No costumes, masks or face paint allowed. Event dates: Oct. 13-16; Oct. 19-23; Oct. 27-31. Directions and parking fees: Tickets $72-$102 (purchase here: 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City.

Haunt O’ Ween: Experiential Supply Co. presents the walk-through event with games and rides, performances and trick-or-treating. Event runs 4-10 p.m. on selected dates in October. Admission is by timed tickets. Admission $44; $70 VIP. Location, 6100 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Woodland Hills.

Los Angeles Haunted Hayride: Scare zones include the “Haunted Hayride,” “Town Square of Midnight Falls,” “Midnight Mortuary,” “Laughterhouse,” “Trick or Treat” and the “Monte Revolta Show.” Minimum age recommended: 13. Hours: 7 p.m. start time to 10:45 p.m. (timed admission for all dates). Dates: Oct. 20-31. Admission $29.99 (hayride only); $39.99 all attractions; $54.99 VIP (shorter wait time); $109.99 Platinum (no wait). Check the website for rules. Facts section: Old Zoo area at Griffith Park, 4730 Crystal Springs Drive. Los Angeles.

Reign of Terror Haunted House: Walk-through scares, 7-11 p.m. Oct. 21-23. Minimum age: 13. Dates: Oct. 27-31; Nov. 4-5. Hours: 7-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 7-10 p.m. Oct. 23, 27, 30-31. “Lights Off!” 7-11 p.m. Nov. 5. Tickets $30; $35 on Oct. 22 and 29; $55 immediate access, and $60 on Oct. 22 and 29 (purchase tickets online or cash-only at the ticket booth). Details and rules: Janss Marketplace, 225 N. Moorpark Road (across from the parking structure), Thousand Oaks.;




Boo at the Zoo: The Los Angeles Zoo presents special activities and presentations, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily in October. Check the website link for the special daily animal feedings and the events on the weekends. Also, “Trick-or-Treat Weekends,” Oct. 22-23 and 29-30. Admission $22 ages 13-61; $19 ages 62 and older; $17 ages 2-12 (advanced online reservations required). 5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles. 323-644-4269. Details and to purchase tickets:

Forneris Farms Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch: Corn maze, tractor-pulled train ride and pumpkin patch open. Hours for the maze and train ride, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; 1-5 p.m. Monday and Friday (through Oct. 31). Corn Maze rules: Allow at least two hours for corn maze and train ride. Admission $20 (includes corn maze, train ride and pick-a-pumpkin with a train stop). Pumpkin patch entry, $5. Cash-only event. No strollers, wagons or wheelchairs allowed inside the maze. No picnics (small snacks and drinks are OK; see farm rules). No smoking or e-cigarettes. No pets. The pumpkin patch and farm market are open, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. 15200 Rinaldi St., Mission Hills. 818-730-7707.

Fall Harvest Festival at Underwood Family Farms: Event, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday (admission $14; at the gate only). Admission on festival weekends is by online ticket purchase only (there are three time slots; no walk-ins will be allowed on weekends). Theme weekends, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.: “Wild West,” Oct. 22-23; “All About Pumpkins,” Oct. 29-30. Weekend tickets $22/$26. The farm market hours, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. 3370 Sunset Valley Road, Moorpark. 805-529-3690. Check out the schedule, what’s included in admission; some special activities also require a ticket; purchasing admission:

Nights of the Jack: The Halloween event includes hand-carved, illuminated jack-o-lanterns set in theme installations on an almost one-mile walking trail, live carving demonstrations, a souvenir shop, food trucks and, for ages 21 and older, the “Spookeasy” a full bar. Hours: 6-10 p.m. Oct. 20-31. Admission is by timed ticket only. No tickets sold at the door. No refunds. Parking pass $9.99 (required in order to park on the grounds). Admission prices $29.99 on weekdays; $39.99 Fridays and Sundays; $44.99 Saturdays; there is also a VIP “any time” price (purchase here: King Gillette Ranch, 26800 Mulholland Highway, Calabasas.

Main Street Canoga Park Farmers Market: 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Oct. 22, and other Saturdays. Owensmouth Avenue between Sherman Way and Wyandotte Street.

Tujunga Monday Night Bingo with Knights of Columbus: The organization starts up the game night that generates funds for local charities. Early bird games, 6:30 p.m., and regular games at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24. Bingo games are set for multiple Monday dates. Buy in $15. Our Lady of Lourdes, auditorium, 7144 Apperson St., Tujunga. Details on Eventbrite:




The L.A. Project – Projecting L.A.: Photography — “real stories from the streets” — by 35 documentary, news and street photographers to be projected onto a three-story building in Chinatown, 7:30 and 8:30 p.m. Oct. 22. Food trucks, 6 p.m. Location, 713 N. Hill St., Los Angeles. Reservations requested through the website.

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:

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.




Corey Helford Gallery: “Ben Frost: Friends in High Places” (Main Gallery); “Kristen Liu-Wong: Hard Pressed” (Gallery 2) and “Messy Desk aka Jane Lee: Messy Desk in the Cloudy Wonderland” (Gallery 3). Gallery hours: noon-6 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. Exhibits run through Oct. 22. 571 S. Anderson St., Los Angeles. 310-287-2340.

Thinkspace Projects: “Perspectives,” group show with art from Zeinab Diomande, Ayobola Kekere-Ekun, Chigozie Obi, Bianca Walker (Gallery I); “Yumi Yamazaki: Moku” (Gallery II); “Kristy Moreno: Matter of Survival” (Galleries III); “Mr. B Baby: The Show Must Go On” (Gallery IV). Gallery hours: noon-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Exhibits run through Oct. 22. Location, 4217 W. Jefferson Blvd., Los Angeles. 310-558-3375. Email:

Building Bridges Art Exchange: “Irma Sofia Poeter – New Man: A Human’s Gaze.” Gallery hours: 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; noon-6 p.m. Saturday. Exhibit runs through Oct. 23. Location, 2525 Michigan Ave., Unit F2, Santa Monica. 323-893-3924.

Topanga Canyon Gallery: “When Pigs Fly,” a group show of contemporary fine art. Gallery hours: 1-7 p.m. Friday-Sunday (call to confirm hours). Exhibit runs through Oct. 23. 137 S. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga. 310-455-7909.

Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center: “Not of the Hands, But of the Heart,” a group show by 15 photographers, many of whom studied at Moorpark Community College with John M. Grzywacz-Gray, retired professor emeritus from the college’s photography department, plus Grzywacz-Gray’s own photography art. Gallery hours: noon-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Exhibit runs through Nov. 6. Location, upper gallery at the center, 3050 Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. 805-583-7900.

Launch Gallery: “Paperwork from the Soul,” paper artistry by Marthe Aponte, Lorraine Bubar, Bianca Leven, Leigh Salgado. Gallery hours: noon-6 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. Exhibit runs through Nov. 12. 170 S. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles. 323-899-1363.

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:;

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.

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:

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, 2023. Encino Terrace Lobby Gallery, 15821 Ventura Blvd., Encino.




Skylight Books: Manuel Munoz discusses “The Consequences,” 7 p.m. Oct. 20. Kien Lam discusses “Extinction Theory: Poems,” 8 p.m. Oct. 21. Bohan Louis discusses “Sinking Bell,” 7 p.m. Oct. 24. Selma Blair signs “Mean Baby: A Memoir of Growing Up,” 3:30 p.m. Oct. 25 (ticketed event, $30; the check-in and book pick-up line begins at 2:30 p.m.; reservations and payment: The bookstore is located at 1818 N. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles. 323-660-1175.

Vroman’s Bookstore: Erika Hayasaki discusses “Somewhere Sisters: A Story of Adoption, Identity and the Meaning of Family,” 7 p.m. Oct. 20. Bruce Davis discusses “The Academy and The Award: The Coming of Age of Oscar and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences,” 7 p.m. Oct. 25 (rescheduled event). Wil Wheaton discusses and signs “Still Just a Geek,” 7 p.m. Oct. 26. Jemele Hill discusses “Up Hill: A Memoir,” 7 p.m. Nov. 1. The bookstore is located at 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. 626-449-5320.

Autobooks-Aerobooks: Matthew Kilkenny discusses and signs “Detroit Steel Artists – How Edsel Ford, Ray Dietrich, Tom Hibbard and Ralph Roberts Turned Motor City into a Styling Mecca Before Harley Earl.” 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 22. 2900 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank. 818-845-0707.

Author talk and booksigning at the Martial Arts History Museum: Author and former journalist Alicia Doyle (“Fighting Chance”) and former Simi Valley Police Department officer Flo Trapani, subject of Doyle’s second book “The Oath,” discuss and sign the books, 4-6 p.m. Oct. 22. Free admission to the talk. Museum hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday-Sunday. Museum admission: $10; $8 seniors; $5 ages 6-15. Location, 2319 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank. 818-478-1722.

The Joy of Pizza: Cookbook author Katie Parla and Dan Richer, chef-owner of Razza in New Jersey, visit Pizzeria Mozza for a booksigning and a meal, Oct. 24. Choose a time slot to attend, from 4-9:45 p.m. Cost $135 (seating indoors or outdoors). Location, 641 N. Highland Ave., Los Angeles. Details and to purchase:

Book Soup: Michael Seth Starr discusses “Don Rickles – The Merchant of Venom,” 7 p.m. Oct. 25 on Crowdcast (make a reservation for the link: Trixie Mattel and Katya sign “Working Girls Guide to Professional Womanhood,” 6 p.m. Oct. 29 (reservations required, $28 plus fees; includes the book: The bookstore is located at 8818 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 310-659-3110.




BODYTRAFFIC: Program, “The One to Stay With” by Bave and Asa; “Pacopepepluto” by Alejandro Cerrudo; “A Million Voices” by Matthew Neenan; and a world premiere dance by Micaela Taylor based on the story of “Madame Butterfly.” Dates: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 21; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Oct. 22. Tickets $39 and up. Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Bram Goldsmith Theater, 9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills. 310-746-4000.

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.;

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:




Hidden Los Angeles – Murder and Mayhem in Old Los Angeles: The Sherman Oaks Friends of the Library present the talk by Lee Rubinstein, a volunteer educator at the Getty Center, 6:15 p.m. Oct. 24 on Zoom. Make a reservation on Eventbrite for the Zoom link here: Library, 818-205-9716. Details:

Channel Islands Chapter of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America: The group holds an open house that will include embroidery demonstrations and displays, 10 a.m. Oct. 26. Make a reservation to attend through the email. United Methodist Church, 291 Anacapa Drive, Camarillo. Email:

Gin Tasting with Gelson’s – Online: Gelson’s presents Sam Nelis, beverage director for Barr Hill, discussing gin and demonstrating how to make a couple of gin cocktails, 6 p.m. Oct. 27. Fee $89.99 plus tax for the tasting kit that includes ingredients for the cocktails and a gourmet cheese and accompaniments plate. Tasting kit, for two people, must be prepaid by 10 p.m. Oct. 23. The kit will be available to pickup on Oct. 26-27. The Zoom link will be sent to ticket holders on Oct. 26.

San Fernando Valley Historical Society: Daisy Herrera discusses “The History of Pico Court – Sweet and Sour,” 7 p.m. Oct. 27. The talk is about the housing complex for workers who worked in the citrus groves next to the local Sunset packing house. The meeting is held outdoors. Free admission/donations appreciated. Meeting at Andrés Pico Adobe, 10940 Sepulveda Blvd., Mission Hills (enter the parking lot from Brand Boulevard at the junction of Sepulveda Boulevard). Voicemail, 818-365-7810.




Los Angeles Heart and Stroke Walk: The fundraiser opens with a festival, 7:30 a.m., followed by the walk, 9 a.m. Oct. 22. Individual fundraising goal $250. Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum 3911 Figueroa St., Los Angeles. 213-291-7128. Details and to register:

Strut Your Mutt: Best Friends Animal Society holds a fundraising dog walk, 9-11 a.m. Oct. 22. The event includes contests for dogs for the best costume, best kisser and for best trick. Participants may check out the “Pooch Pavilion” and ask a veterinarian a question, and ask a dog trainer a question. There will also be a “Pooch Photo” booth and a prize wheel with giveaways. Register for the event as an individual or join a team. Individual fundraising suggested goal $250 (see ideas for fundraiser on the website). The  fundraising goal for Los Angeles is $350,000. Warner Park, 5800 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Woodland Hills (at Califa Street and Owensmouth Avenue). Register for the event, $20:

L.A. Cancer Challenge 5K Run/Walk: The event benefits the Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research, Oct. 23. Join or form a team or do the challenge as an individual. Schedule: 7:30 a.m. walk-in registration and packet pickup; 8 a.m. opening ceremony; 9 a.m. 5K run; 9:05 a.m. 5K walk. The event also includes a Halloween costume parade for ages 11 and younger and a costume contest for adults (family-friendly costumes and no costume mask allowed for adults or children), a Fit Family Expo, Candy Land Kids Zone and a silent auction, 7:30 a.m. to end of event. Registration $45 adults; $25 ages 11 and younger. Check here for parking location map and other details ( Parking in Lot 4 ($14). UCLA, Wilson Plaza, 425 Westwood Plaza, Westwood. 310-473-5121.

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:




Spooky Silents – A Silent Film Halloween: A screening of “Nosferatu” with live music by the Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27. Tickets $42 ( Bank of American Performing Arts Center, Kavli Theatre, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. 805-449-2787.

Hocus-Focus Film Festival – Alex Theatre: Seven films will be screened: “Donnie Darko” (2001), 7 and 10 p.m. Oct. 28. “Hellboy” (2004), 1 p.m. Oct. 29; “The Sixth Sense” (1999), 4 p.m. Oct. 29; “The Shining” (1980), 7 p.m. Oct. 29. “Beetlejuice” (1988), 1 p.m. Oct. 30; “The Omen” (1976), 4 p.m. Oct. 30; “A Nightmare on Elm Street” (1984), 7 p.m. Oct. 30. Tickets $19; $14 ages 60 and older. Location, 216 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale. 818-254-8456.




Museum of the San Fernando Valley: Oct. 29: Author Ted Faye gives a talk on stories of the Death Valley Gold Rush, 2 p.m. (free/$10 donation). 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.

Valley Relics Museum: Oct. 30: “Masters of Make-Up Effects – A Century of Practical Magic,” a power-point presentation by Academy Award winner make-up artist Howard Berger and booksigning, 3 p.m. (admission to the talk, access to the museum and the book, $35; Museum information: Take a trip down San Fernando Valley memory lane, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 22-23 (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:;;

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

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.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art: New: “Scandinavian Design and the United States, 1890-1980,” through Feb. 5. Ongoing special exhibits: “Archive of the World: Art and Imagination in Spanish America, 1500-1800,” through Oct. 30. “Objects of Desire: Photography and the Language of Advertising,” through Dec. 18. “The Space Between: The Modern in Korean Art,” through Feb. 19. 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.




Academy Museum of Motion Pictures: 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.

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: Ongoing special exhibit: “For Race and Country: Buffalo Soldiers in California,” through Oct. 30 (details: 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.

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: New: “Visualizing the Virgin Mary,” illuminated manuscripts, through Jan. 8, and also, “Dutch Drawings from a Collector’s Cabinet,” 17th century drawings, through Jan. 15. Ongoing special exhibits: “Cy Twombly: Making Past Present,” through Oct. 30. “Reinventing the Americas: Construct. Erase. Repeat.,” through Jan. 8. “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.

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: New: “Refik Anadol — Machine Hallucinations: Nature Dreams,” through Nov. 8; “Bob Thompson: This House Is Mine,” through Jan. 8; “Joan Didion: What She Means,” through Jan. 22. Ongoing special exhibit: “Picasso Cut Papers,” through Dec. 31. 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:

Italian American Museum Los Angeles: Hours: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Admission free; donations requested. 644 N. Main St., Los Angeles. 213-485-8432.

Japan House Los Angeles: Ongoing special exhibit: “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 Cocina: Ongoing special exhibit: “Abuelita’s Kitchen: Mexican Food Stories,” through Oct. 23. The new 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.

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: “Bond in Motion: Official Collection of Original James Bond Vehicles,” through Oct. 23 ( “Hypercars: The Allure of the Extreme, Part II.” “Andy Warhol: Cars — Works from the Mercedes-Benz Art Collection” ( “Electric Revolutionaries,” custom electric motorcycles, through Feb. 26. 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:

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum: 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; Increase in admission for “An American Christmas Story,” Nov. 11-Jan. 8). Purchasing admission in advance is recommended but not required ( 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley.

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.

Skirball Cultural Center: 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,” ($12; $9 seniors and students with ID; $7 ages 2-12; for these and general admission, check here: 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. 310-440-4500.

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:

Wende Museum of the Cold War: Ongoing special exhibits: “The Medium Is the Message: Flags and Banners,” “Martin Roemers: Relics of the Cold War,” photography, and “Light-guard-house,” an installation by Farrah Karapetian; exhibits run through Oct. 23. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Sunday ( Free admission. 10808 Culver Blvd., Culver City. 310-216-1600. 310-216-1600. Email:




The Ford: Luciana Souza and Vince Mendoza, a “big band celebration of Brazilian jazz,” 8 p.m. Oct. 21 ($10 and up); the Halluci Nation, with El Dusty, 8 p.m. Oct. 22 ($35); Silvana Estrada, with members of the Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 23 ($35). Located at 2580 Cahuenga Blvd. E., Los Angeles (information on directions and where to park: Schedule, details and tickets:

Jason Graae: Concert of songs from Broadway, opera and other genre, 8 p.m. Oct. 21. Tickets $30; $40. El Portal Theatre, 5269 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood. 818-508-4200.

Hollywood Bowl: “We Can Survive,” with Garbage, Halsey, Alanis Morissette, OneRepublic and Weezer, 6 p.m. Oct. 22 ($39 and up); Danny Elfman, with Boy Harsher, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 28-29 ($59.50 and up). 2301 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood.

The Soraya: Luis Enrique + C4 Trio, with Nella, 8 p.m. Oct. 22 ($36 and up); Soweto Gospel Choir, 3 p.m. Oct. 29 ($36 and up); Israel Philharmonic, conducted by Lahav Shani, 8 p.m. Nov. 5 ($95 and up); An Acoustic Evening with Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt,” 8 p.m. Nov. 9 ($46 and up); Concierto para Dolores: A Musical Tribute to Dolores Huerta, 7 p.m. Nov. 13 ($39 and up). The Soraya at CSUN, 18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge. 818-677-3000.

Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts at Pepperdine University: Peabo Bryson, 8 p.m. Oct. 22 ($40 and up); Shades of Django featuring Stephane Wrembel, 7 p.m. Oct. 23 ($30 and up); Taimane, 8 p.m. Oct. 25 ($20 and up). Concerts are in the Smothers Theatre, 24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu.

Los Angeles Symphonic Winds: The orchestra, conducted by Stephen Piazza, performs a concert “Great Music Inspired by Great Literature,” 2:30 p.m. Oct. 23. Tickets $30; $35. Bank of America Performing Arts Center, Scherr Forum Theatre, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. 805-449-2787. Details and to purchase tickets:

The Canyon: Sophie B. Hawkins, Oct. 23 ($28 and up); the Fabba Show, a tribute to Abba, Oct. 28 ($20); Led Zepagain, a tribute to Led Zeppelin, with Pigs in Zen, Nov. 4 ($36); Mirage, a tribute to Fleetwood Mac, Nov. 5 ($20). All show 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.

Camerata Pacifica: Chamber music with musicians Soyeon Kate Lee, Yura Lee and Jonathan Swenson perform music by Biber, Chopin and Kodály, 8 p.m. Oct. 26. Tickets $68. Parking suggestion: Walt Disney Concert Hall lot. Zipper Hall at Colburn School, 200 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles. 805-884-8410.

San Fernando Valley Master Chorale: The “Grand Finale Encore” concert with music from Broadway shows and opera classics, 3 p.m. Oct. 29. Special guests: San Fernando Valley Youth Chorus. Tickets $25.20; $21.25 seniors and students (both ticket types have a service fee). Location, First Presbyterian Church of Encino, 4963 Balboa Blvd., Encino.

Bank of American Performing Arts Center: Dave Mason, 8 p.m. Oct. 29 ($56; Kavli Theater); Hasta La Muerte – A Day of the Dead Show with music by Las Cefeteras plus dance, folklore and theater, 7 p.m. Oct. 30 ($32 and $42); Belinda Carlisle, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 3 ($42 and up; Kavli); Kerry Irish Productions’ An Irish Christmas, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 21-22 ($50 and up; Scherr Forum). 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. 805-449-2787.

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.

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.




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, preview 8 p.m. Oct. 20. Show opens 8 p.m. Oct. 21. Show runs 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; through Dec. 11. Tickets $15 preview; $39; $15 seniors and students; pau-as-you-are-able on Sundays. The Road Theatre, 10747 Magnolia Blvd., North Hollywood. 818-761-8838.

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, preview 8 p.m. Oct. 21. Minimum age: mature audience. Show runs 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday; through Nov. 13. Tickets $20 preview; $25. Theatre Arts Complex, Emerson Theatre, 5112 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood.

Bernie Shine – Dog Gone Great Magic!: 8 p.m. Oct. 22. Tickets $30; $40. El Portal Theatre, 5269 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood. 818-508-4200.

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, 8 p.m. Oct. 22. Minimum age: 12. Show runs 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; through 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.;

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, previews 8 p.m. Oct. 22, 2 p.m. Oct. 23 and 8 p.m. Oct. 27. Opens 8 p.m. Oct. 28. Show runs 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; through Nov. 20. Tickets $25 previews; $40; $30 seniors, students and military veterans. Theatre West, 3333 Cahuenga Blvd. W., Los Angeles. 323-851-4839.

Monday Magick with Micah the Magician: An interactive magic-seance with Micah Cover, 8:30 p.m. Oct. 24. Minimum age: 13. Tickets $20 online; $25 at the door. ZJU Theatre, 4850 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood.




Almost, Maine: A play with nine short stories on love and loss by John Cariani, 7 p.m. Oct. 22. Minimum age: adult. Tickets $20 plus service fee. CSH Playhouse, Harter Hall, 21338 Dumetz Road, Woodland Hills. 818-835-0612.

Ghosts: The play by Henrik Ibsen, adapted by Richard Eyre, 8 p.m. Oct. 21-22; 4 p.m. Oct. 23. Tickets $25-$40 Friday-Sunday; pay-what-you-will on Mondays with a reservation. Odyssey Theatre, 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. 310-477-2055, Ext. 2.

I Never Sang for My Father: A play by Robert Anderson about a divided family, 8 p.m. Oct. 21-22; 2 p.m. Oct. 23. Tickets $25. Two Roads Theatre, 4348 Tujunga Ave., Studio City.

Beau Jest: A romantic comedy by James Sherman about a woman who invents a boyfriend, 8 p.m. Oct. 22. Show runs 2 p.m. Oct. 23; 8 p.m. Oct. 28; 2 p.m. Oct. 29. Tickets $19; $17 ages 62 and older; $15 students. Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 Main St., Newhall. 661-799-2702.

Cindy and The Disco Ball – The Musical: A 1976 re-imagining of “Cinderella,” by Joseph Leo Bwarie, Rachael Lawrence and Lori Marshall. Show runs 7 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Sunday; through Oct. 30. Tickets $40. Garry Marshall Theatre, 4252 W. Riverside Drive, Burbank. 818-955-8101.

Southern Fried Funeral: A comedy by J. Dietz Osborne and Nate Eppler about a family coping with issues after a death in the family, 8 p.m. Oct. 21. Show runs 2 p.m. Oct. 22; 8 p.m. Oct. 29; 2 p.m. Oct. 30. Tickets $19; $17 ages 62 and older; $15 students. Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 Main St., Newhall. 661-799-2702.

Family-friendly Urban Death Tour of Terror: Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre Group presents a haunted maze and a spooky theater show, 7 p.m. Oct. 22. Minimum age: 8. Show runs 7 p.m. Oct. 29-31. Tickets $20 in advance online; $25 at the door ( Location, 4850 Lankershim Blvd., 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. Friday-Saturday; 5 p.m. Sunday through Nov. 13. Also, 8 p.m. Oct. 20. Tickets $35; $50 VIP (first row). Dorie Theatre @ The Complex, 6476 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood. 800-595-4849.

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. Oct. 28-29. Minimum age: 12. Dates: Oct. 28-29; and November 4-5, 11-12, 18-19 and 25-26. Tickets $70-$99 ( Millenium Biltmore Hotel, 506 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles.


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