Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, April 4-11

Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, April 4-11


Happy Face Hill in Simi Valley seen on Monday, March 18, 2024. Happy Face Hill can be seen traveling west on the 118 Freeway near the Kuehner Drive exit. (Photo by Dean Musgrove, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)


Here is a sampling of things to do in the San Fernando Valley and the greater Los Angeles area.




Grateful Hearts: The West Valley – Warner Center Chamber of Commerce presents the 15th annual event that includes a tri tip barbecue and chicken tacos cooked by Los Angeles Fire Department firefighters and Los Angeles Police Department officers, a display of LAFD and LAPD vehicles, a classic car show, a disaster preparedness fair, a Los Angeles Public Library book mobile, a Play LA children’s area, appearances by LA Rams mascot Rampage, cheerleaders and special Rams guests, live bands including the band Action Figures, Woodland Hills Farmers Market, live and silent auctions, raffle drawings and vendors, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. April 6. Free admission and parking. Proceeds donated to LAFD Battalion 17 and LAPD Topanga and West Valley community police stations for essential items not covered by city of Los Angeles budgets). Warner Park, 5800 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Woodland Hills. Updates: Details:

Chumash Day Powwow and Inter-tribal Gathering – Malibu: A celebration of Native American culture with ceremonies, dance and Chumash history storytelling, Native American artisan vendors  10 a.m.-6 p.m. April 6-7. Grand entry, noon both days. Free admission and parking. Use general parking and free shuttle at 23575 Civic Center Way (corner of Civic Center and Webb ways). Parking for people with disabilities, use parking and free shuttle at Malibu City Hall, 23825 Stuart Ranch Road. There is no on-site parking at Malibu Bluffs Park. Malibu Bluffs Park, 24250 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu. 310-317-1364.

Day of the Horse: The 20th annual celebration of Chatsworth’s historic horse culture with horsemanship exhibitions, craft activities and vendor booths, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. April 7. Free admission. Free food (while supplies last). Non-event animals are not permitted. Chatsworth Neighborhood Council cosponsors with Los Angeles City Council District 12. Use the free shuttle to the event by parking at the Chatsworth Train Depot, 10040 Old Depot Plaza Road. There is no parking at the venue, Ride On Therapeutic Horsemanship (10860 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Chatsworth).

Solar eclipse viewing events at Platt and Sylmar branch libraries: Solar eclipse glasses will be given out (while supplies last), 10 a.m.-noon April 8. Platt Library, 23600 Victory Blvd., Woodland Hills ( and Sylmar Library, 14561 Polk St. ( Other branch libraries holding viewing events: Valley Plaza (in North Hollywood) and Studio City. Also, check April 8 on the calendar of events (or do a search for the STEM category) to find other branch libraries holding viewing events.

Chatsworth Blockfest: The Chatsworth – Porter Ranch Chamber of Commerce presents the event that includes art, a beer and margarita garden, a comic con, games, live music, food trucks, vendors, pro wrestling and a Kids Zone, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. April 13. Free admission. Pre-order discounted Kids Zone ride wristbands online, $20, by April 8 ($25 for wristbands on April 13; details on rides and to pre-order: Devonshire Street between Eton and De Soto avenues, Chatsworth. Event details on the flyer:

Earth Day Celebration: The event includes information on living a more “green” lifestyle, recycling information from Los Angeles Sanitation and Environment (, tree giveaways, arts and crafts, music, a display of Earth Day posters created by students and food trucks, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 13. Free admission. Tarzana Recreation Center, 5655 Vanalden Ave., Tarzana. Details on the West Valley-Warner Center Chamber of Commerce flyer:

Spring Crafty Kids and Barnyard Tour at William S. Hart Regional Park: The barnyard craft activity, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. April 13 (free; see the flyer for Spring Crafty Kids: Make a reservation for a guided barnyard tour, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Saturdays (free tours; see the flyer:; 661-259-1750). Location, 24151 Newhall Ave., Newhall. Hart Regional Park office, 661-259-1750.

City of Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival: The city celebrates cowboy culture plus Santa Clarita Valley’s ties to cowboy/western films made in the area — and, of course, movie star William S. Hart — with three music stages (cowboy, country, folk, bluegrass performances), the New Buffalo Soldiers and their horses, living history areas, line dance lessons, a pioneer activities corner, food and vendors, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. April 20-21. The 2024 event has special concerts and events, most off-site, that require a purchased ticket and reservation; see details: Free festival general admission on April 20-21 ($100 VIP ticket that includes lunch and reserved seating at the festival’s Mane stage). Use the festival’s free shuttle site for parking: 22400 13th St., Santa Clarita (shuttle hours: 9:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m. April 20; 9:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. April 21). Location of the festival, William S. Hart Park, 24151 Newhall Ave., Newhall.

Bob Baker Day 2024: The 10th annual event, honoring Baker – founder of the Bob Baker Marionette Theater in Los Angeles – includes puppet shows, games, music, craft and food markets and a raffle, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. April 21. Special guests include grand marshal Sid Krofft (Sid & Marty Kroft Pictures); Schedule: Free admission but a reservation is required. Suggested donation $20. Los Angeles State Historic Park, 1245 N. Spring St., Los Angeles. 




Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve: Call the Poppy Reserve Hotline to find out information about the 2024 wildflower bloom and tips for visiting the reserve. Hours of the reserve: sunrise-sunset daily and year-round. Visiting rules include: stay on official trails; no wildflower picking; no drones; no dogs except service dogs (recommended to have distinguishing marker on service dog). Also, the Jane S. Pinheiro Interpretive Center is open now through Mother’s Day (May 12 this year), 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Parking $10. Check the website for a live stream view and a trail map ( Directions to the reserve (15101 Lancaster Road, Lancaster) and more information on visiting the reserve: Poppy Reserve Hotline: 661-724-1180.

Descanso Gardens: Hours: 9 a.m.-7 p.m. daily. Admission $15; $11 ages 65 and older and student with valid ID; $5 ages 5-12 (purchase online or at the door; the gardens are now a cashless venue). Location, 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintidge. 818-949-4200.

Smorgasburg Los Angeles: Outdoor food and drink market, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 6. Check the website or Facebook for vendors. Free admission. No pets allowed at this venue. Row DTLA, 777 S. Alameda St., Los Angeles. and

Wildflower Hotline – Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers and Native Plants: The Sun Valley-based foundation presents its 2024 hotline on the best locations for viewing spring wildflowers in Southern and Central California. The weekly reports, narrated by actor Joe Spano, are updated on Friday from April-May (depending upon this year’s bloom season). 818-768-1802, Ext. 7.

Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood: Check the website for tour types and special exhibits. Tours: 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. daily (reservations online recommended; no guaranteed admission for walk-ups). Minimum age: 5. Ages 18 and older must show a valid, government-issued photo ID (security and identification and other rules before you book a tour: Admission for Southern California residents through May 31, 2024 is $58; non-Southern California residents $70 ages 11 and older; $60 ages 5-10. Parking $15. Location, 3400 Warner Blvd., Burbank. 818-977-8687.




Choice Contemporary: “Harry Potter: The Art of the Wizarding World,” artwork by Stuart Craig, Mary GrandPré and Jim Salvati. Salvati gives a talk about his work for the films “The Goblet of Fire” and “The Prisoner of Azkaban” during a reception, 6-9 p.m. April 4. Reservations required for the reception ( Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday-Wednesday; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; and by appointment. Exhibit runs through April 18. Location, 11706 Barrington Court, Los Angeles. 424-273-1012.

Thinkspace Projects: “A Better Tomorrow,” a group show (Gallery I); “Buakow Phasom: My Precious Things” )(Gallery II); “Common Ground,” a group show curated by Kristy Moreno (Gallery III); “Floyd Strickland: Higher Learning” (Gallery IV); “Abars: Beware of the Dawg” (The Doghouse Gallery). Reception, 6 p.m. April 6. Gallery hours: noon-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Exhibits run through April 27. Location, 4207 W. Jefferson Blvd., Los Angeles. 310-558-3375. Email:

Corey Helford Gallery: “Okuda San Miguesl: Kisses Between Universe” (Main Gallery), “Travis Lampe: Small Time Buffoonist” (Gallery 2) and “Hidden Gems from the Studio,” a group show (Gallery 3). Reception, 7 p.m. April 6. Gallery hours: noon-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Exhibits run through May 11. Location, 571 S. Anderson St. (enter on Willow Street), Los Angeles. 310-287-2340.

Projecting L.A.: Thirty-two photographers’ work focusing on the people of Los Angeles (documentary, news story, street) will be  projected onto an 80-foot-wide and 3-story-high viewing screen, April 27. List of photographers: Food trucks, 6 p.m. Two screenings, 7:30 and 8:45 p.m. Free to attend but a reservation is required. Location, 713 N. Hill St. (Chinatown), Los Angeles. Details and to make a reservation:

Babst Gallery: “By Her Hand,” group show by contemporary artists — Nora Berman, Star Feliz, Marcelle Hanselaar, Sylvia Maier, Jamilla Okubo, Billie Q, Susana Wald. Gallery hours: noon-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; and by appointment. Exhibit runs through May 4. Location, 413 S. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles. 424-600-2544.

Artist Co-Op 7: New: “Touch of H’art,” interpretations of the natural world by local artists — Susan Ahdoot, Selina Cheng, Beverly Engelberg, Cheryl Mann, Debbi Saunders, Joi T. Wilson. Show is curated by artist Helen Kim. Gallery Hours: 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Friday; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday; closed on Sunday and holidays. Exhibit runs through Sept. 27. Encino Terrace, lobby gallery, 15821 Ventura Blvd. (between Densmore and Gloria avenues), Encino. Artist Co-op 7 contact, Jeanne Hahn, 818-885-8306 or




James Fuentes Gallery: “Geoffrey Holder.” Exhibit curated by Erica Moiah James. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Exhibit runs through April 6. Location, 5015 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles. 323-380-6199. Gallery’s Instagram:

Nazarian/Curcio: “Summer Wheat: Fertile Ground.” Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Exhibit runs through April 6. Location, 616 N. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles. 310-281-0961.

Nicodim Gallery: “Tali Lennox: Tremors.” Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Exhibit runs through April 6. Location, 1700 S. Santa Fe Ave., Los Angeles. 213-265-7166.

Lowell Ryan Projects: “Marc Séguin: Icons.” Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday. Exhibit runs through April 13. Location, 4619 W. Washington Blvd., Los Angeles. 323-413-2584. Email:

ReflectSpace Gallery: “Shepard Fairey: Peace Is Radical.” ( Gallery hours: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 1-6 p.m. Sunday. Exhibit runs through April 14. Gallery is inside the Glendale Central Library, 222 E. Harvard St. 818-548-2021.

Michael Kohn Gallery: “Rosa Loy: Glade.” Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday. Exhibit runs through April 20. Location, 1227 N. Highland Ave., Los Angeles. 323-461-3311.

Nonaka-Hill Gallery – Melrose Avenue: “Saori (Madokoro) Akutagawa: Centenaria,” an exhibit marking the centennial of the artist’s birth in Japan (1924-1966) and her art career. Gallery hours: noon-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Exhibit runs through April 20. Location, 6917 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles.

Gallery XII: “Paolo Ventura: The Man Who Could Walk Through Walls,” paintings. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; and by appointment. Exhibit runs through May 4. Location, Bergamot Art Center, 2525 Michigan Ave., Suite B2, Santa Monica. 424-252-9004.

Hauser and Wirth: “Pat Steir. Painted Rain.” Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Exhibit runs through May 4. Location, 8980 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood. 424-404-1200.




Diesel, A Bookstore: Edward Humes discusses and signs “Total Garbage: How We Can Fix Our Waste and Heal Our World,” 6:30 p.m. April 4. Patric Gagne, PhD, discusses and signs “Sociopath: A Memoir,” 6:30 p.m. April 9. Free seating is limited at the outdoor events. Purchase a book in advance to reserve a seat (click on the website’s tab for the author’s date). Location, 225 26th St., Santa Monica. 310-576-9960.

Book Soup: Rowan Beaird discusses “The Divorcées,” 7 p.m. April 4. Valorie Castellanos Clark discusses “Unruly Figures – Twenty Tales of Rebels, Rulebreakers and Revolutionaries,” 7 p.m. April 5. Dana R. Fisher discusses “Saving Ourselves – From Climate Shocks to Climate Action,” 7 p.m. April 8. Elijah Wald discusses “Jelly Roll Blues – Censored Songs & Hidden Histories,” 7 p.m. April 10. Ronda Rousey, a ticketed event for her memoir “Our Fight,” ($34.66; photo-op only and a signed book to be given out; register on the website), 6 p.m. April 11. Location, 8818 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 310-659-3110.

Rebel Wilson – Live Talks Los Angeles: Discusses her memoir “Rebel Rising,” 8 p.m. April 8. Admission and signed book, $55. Reservations required. Ann and Jerry Moss Theatre at New Roads School, 3131 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica.

Don Winslow – Live Talks Los Angeles: Discusses “City in Ruins,” 8 p.m. April 11. Admission-only $20; $48 admission and signed book. Reservations required. Ann and Jerry Moss Theatre at New Roads School, 3131 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica.




Raise the Roof for American Legion Community Post 46: Entertainers Andy and Renee (1991 founders/producers of Dylanfest, an 8-hour music festival in Torrance, May 25) perform music from the 1960s at a fundraiser to help replace the roof of the Culver City post, 7:30 p.m. April 6. Doors open, 6 p.m. Admission $25 in advance; $30 at the door (if available); $10 for online live stream. No-host bar and snacks available for purchase. Location, 5309 Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City.

Victory for Victims – 5K/10K Walk/Run: The 22nd annual fundraiser for the Center for Assault Treatment Services at Dignity Health – Northridge Hospital Medical Center, 8 a.m. April 13. Schedule and registration fee: 10K Walk/Run, 8 a.m. ($40); 5K Walk/Run, 5:15 a.m. ($40); Canines for C.A.T.S Friendly Dog Walk, 8:30 a.m. ($25); Kids Fun Run, 8:45 a.m. ($25). Register on the website. Hansen Dam Aquatic Center, 11798 Foothill Blvd., Lake View Terrace. 818-785-4525.

Our House Grief Support Center’s 5K Walk and Remember: Singer-songwriter Andy Grammer ( gives a special performance at the fundraising event on April 14. Schedule: check-in/registration, 6:30 a.m.; “in-memory” ceremonies begin, 7:30 a.m.; the walk begins, 9 a.m. Registration fee $60; $50 ages 17 and younger (if you register online by April 12; event day fee $65; $55). Location, Woodley Park, 6076 Woodley Ave., Encino. Details on the event and to register:

Northridge Woman’s Club Springtime Luncheon: The club’s annual charity fundraiser includes lunch, entertainment and a raffle, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. April 18. Cost $75 (indicate “chicken” or “salmon” lunch preference on the memo line of your check). Send a check, made out to Northridge Woman’s Club, to: Northridge Woman’s Club, 9227 Reseda Blvd. #120, Northridge, CA 91324. A portion of the event’s proceeds go to the nonprofit Rancho San Antonio in Chatsworth ( Porter Valley Country Club, 19216 Singing Hills Drive, Porter Ranch. Contact Rosemary Galvan, 323-823-4915.

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




Joe Wong – This Asian Hates Asian Hate: 7 p.m. April 6. Show will be filmed. Tickets $50 and up. El Portal Theater, 5269 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood. 818-508-4200. Joe Wong’s Facebook:

Netflix Is a Joke Fest: Check the website for comedians, schedule, tickets and venues, May 2-12. List of Los Angeles-area venues (including Hollywood, Inglewood, Santa Monica; West Hollywood): Updates:




Benita Bike’s DanceArt: Contemporary modern dance, 2 p.m. April 6. Free admission. Lake View Terrace Branch Library, 12002 Osborne St., Lake View Terrace. 818-470-5734.

Heidi Duckler Dance: “Herald In, Examine Throughout,” a site-specific dance, choreographed by Heidi Ducker and with a musical score by Jessie Cox, 6 p.m. May 18. Tickets $80. Location, in front of the historic Herald Examiner building (1111 S. Broadway, Los Angeles) and inside the Downtown LA Proper Hotel (1100 S. Broadway, Los Angeles). 213-536-5820.




Taste of the Valley – A Food, Wine and Spirits Festival: Valley Cultural Foundation presents the event that includes samples from local restaurants, 5-9 p.m. April 18. See the list of restaurants on the website. Live music by Doctor Wu, a tribute to Steely Dan band. Minimum age: 21. Purchase tickets in advance and online $125; $200 VIP (includes valet parking; one reserved seat; a gift card from Westfield Topanga). Tickets at the door, $150. Topanga Social at Westfield Topanga, 6600 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Canoga Park.  

Pizza City Fest: The event includes pizza samples from Southern California pizza makers, demonstrations and discussions, 1 p.m. April 27-28. See details for each day on the website. Admission $125 (per day); $200 per day VIP (enter at noon and other perks).  L.A. Live, Event Deck, 800 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles.




California Writers Club – San Fernando Valley: Guest speaker Kirsten Casey, Nevada County poet laureate 2021, shares her poetry and has suggestions on how to “put the fun back” into the writing process, 1 p.m. April 6. Casey’s presentation is on Zoom. To attend the meeting on Zoom (register on the website before noon April 5). Saban Wellness Center, Motion Picture and Television Fund, 23388 Mulholland Drive, Woodland Hills.




Old Town Newhall Farmers Market: A certified market, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays. Location, 24500 Main St., Newhall.

Canoga Park Farmers Market: A certified market, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturdays. Rain or shine. Location, 7248 Owensmouth Avenue, between Sherman Way and Wyandotte Avenue.

El Nido Farmers Market – Pacoima: El Nido Family Centers and the City of Los Angeles present the market, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays. Location, Pacoima Family Source Center, 11243 Glenoaks Blvd.

Encino Farmers Market: ONEgeneration presents the market, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sundays. Location, 17400 Victory Blvd. (between Balboa Boulevard and White Oak Avenue). Farmers market manager, 818-708-6611 or email:

Woodland Hills Farmers Market: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays. Location, 5650 Shoup Ave. 818-300-3023. Facebook:

Canyon Country Farmers Market: A certified market, 4-8 p.m. Wednesdays. Canyon Country Community Center, 18410 Sierra Highway.




The Getty Center: April 9: “Hippolyte Bayard: A Persistent Pioneer,” photography, through July 7; “Nineteenth-Century Photography Now,” through July 7. New: “Camille Claudel,” sculptures, through July 21 ( Ongoing special exhibits: “Conserving Eden,” through April 21. “Drawing on Blue,” through April 28. “Blood: Medieval/Modern,” through May 19 ( 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and Sunday; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday. Free admission but a timed-ticket admission is required ( Parking $25 ( Location, 1200 Getty Center Drive (at North Sepulveda Boulevard), Los Angeles. 310-440-7300.

Grammy Museum: April 10: “KQ Ent. (ATEEZ & xikes): A Grammy Museum Pop-up,” exhibit featuring two K-pop boy groups who are represented by KQ, a South Korean entertainment agency and record label, through June 10 ( Ongoing special exhibits: “Roxy: 50 and Still Rockin’,” through spring 2024 (”Shakira, Shakira: The Grammy Museum Experience,” through spring 2024. “Hip-Hop America: The Mix Tape Exhibit,” through Sept. 4. 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.

LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes: April 14: “18th & Grand: The Olympic Boxing Expo” includes a Vendor Fair, noon-5 p.m. ( and two panel discussions, “The Olympic Auditorium and the Legacy of Aileen Eaton: Women in Charge,” 1 p.m.; and “The Golden Era of Los Angeles Boxing: The Olympic vs The Forum,” 3 p.m. Ongoing exhibits: “18th & Grand: The Olympic Auditorium,” through May 19; “LA Starts Here!” “Calle Principal: Mi México en Los Ángeles.” Hours: noon-5 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday. Free admission. Location, 501 N. Main St., Los Angeles.

The Getty Villa: April 19: “Pictures Worlds: Greek, Maya, Moche Pottery,” thorugh July 24. Ongoing special exhibit: “Sculpted Portraits from Ancient Egypt,” through Jan. 25, 2027. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Monday. Free admission, but a timed-entry reservation is required. Parking $25. Location, 17985 Pacific Coast Highway, Pacific Palisades.

Forest Lawn Museum – Glendale: April 20: “Filipino California: Art and the Filipino Diaspora,” through Sept. 8. Free admission. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Location, 1712 S. Glendale Ave.

Valley Relics Museum: Take a trip down San Fernando Valley memory lane, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. April 6-7 (see website for other dates). 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 at the door or online. and




Academy Museum of Motion Pictures: Ongoing special exhibits: “Outside the Mainstream,” through Aug. 4. “Shifting Perspectives: Vertical Cinema,” through Aug. 4. “John Waters: Pope of Trash,” through Aug. 4. “Significant Movies and Movie Makers,” three exhibits through Jan. 4, 2026: “Casablanca,” “Boyz n the Hood,” and Lourdes Portillo.” Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday and Monday. Admission $25; $19 ages 62 and older; $15 students, age 18 and older with ID; free for ages 17 and younger. 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: timed entry admission, 1, 2 and 4 p.m. on Sunday (make a reservation on Eventbrite here: Donation. Location, 1401 S. Central Ave., Los Angeles. 213-744-1730.

Autry Museum of the American West: Ongoing special exhibits: “Sherman Indian School: 100 + Years of Education and Resilience,” through May 2024 ( “Reclaiming El Camino: Native Resistance in the Missions and Beyond,” through June 15, 2025 ( Museum hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Admission $16; $12 ages 62 and older, ages 13-18 and students older than 18 with ID; $8 ages 3-12. Location, 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles.

Bolton Hall Museum: Hours: 1-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Free admission; $5 donation is appreciated. Bolton Hall Museum, 10110 Commerce Ave., Tujunga. 818-352-3420. Email: and

California African American Museum: Closed for repairs due to storm-related damage. Check website or Facebook for re-opening and also for off-site programs. 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: Ongoing special exhibit:  “Leonardo Da Vinci: Inventor. Artist. Dreamer.,” ( Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Admission is free to the center’s permanent galleries, but there is a charge for special exhibits. Admission to the “Leonardo Da Vinci” exhibit: $22.95; $20.95 seniors and students; $15.95 (timed tickets are required for special exhibits, and also the Imax Theater; Location, 700 Exposition Park Drive, Los Angeles.

Craft in America Center: Ongoing special exhibit: “Between the Lines: John Luebtow and Stephen Edwards,” through May 25. Hours: noon-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Free admission. Location, 8415 W. Third St., Los Angeles. 323-951-0610.

Craft Contemporary: Ongoing special exhibit: “ART IRAN: Falling into Language,” nine expatriate Iranian artists have used forms of the Persian alphabet, handwriting and text in their artwork, through May 5. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Admission $9; $7 ages 65 and older and students; free for ages 12 and younger. Location, 5814 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. Details on the exhibit:

Discovery Cube Los Angeles: Ongoing special exhibit: “Doc McStuffins – The Exhibit,” based on the Disney Junior series, through May 11 ( The Discovery Cube has ongoing exhibits that aim to make science fun for children. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Admission $18 ages 15-61; $17 ages 62 and older; $16 ages 3-14. Location, 11800 Foothill Blvd., Sylmar. and

Fowler Museum at UCLA: Ongoing special exhibits: “Janyak: Armenian Art of Knots and Loops,” through April 7. “I Will Meet You Yet Again: Contemporary Sikh Art,” through May 26. Hours: noon-8 p.m. Wednesday; noon-5 p.m. 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.

Holocaust Museum LA: Ongoing special exhibit: “To Paint Is to Life: Art and Resistance in Theresienstadt,” artwork from four artists who depicted life in the Theresienstadt ghetto during the Nazi occupation of Czechoslovakia. Information about the exhibit that runs through Nov. 30 ( Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Admission $15; $10 ages 65 and older; free for ages 17 and younger. Free admission on Sunday. 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: “Louis Prima: Rediscovering a Musical Icon,” through Oct. 13 ( 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: “Design Museum Japan – Bridging Design and Life,” through April 14. 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.

Japanese American National Museum: Ongoing special exhibits: “Giant Robot Biennale 5,” an exhibit of art by Sean Chao, Felicia Chiao, Luke Chueh, Giorgiko, James Jean, Taylor Lee, Mike Shinoda, Rain Szeto, Yoskay Yamamoto (co-presented by Eric Nakamura, founder of Giant Robot), through Sept. 1. “J.T. Sata: Immigrant Modernist,” photography exhibit by the late James Tadanao Sata (1896-1975), through Sept. 1. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday and Friday-Sunday; noon-8 p.m. Thursday; closed on national holidays ( Admission: $16; $9 ages 62 and older and children; free for ages 5 and younger (timed advance tickets are recommended). Location, 100 N. Central Ave., Los Angeles. 213-625-0414. Facebook: and

La Brea Tar Pits and Museum: Museum hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, except closed on the first Tuesday of the month and national holidays. Admission $15; $12 ages 62 and older and students ages 13-17; $7 ages 3-12; free for ages 2 and younger, but a ticket is required ( Parking $18. Location, 5801 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. 213-763-3499.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art: Ongoing special exhibits: “Painting in the River of Angels: Judy Baca,” through June 2. “Korean Treasures from the Chester and Cameron Chang Collection,” through June 30. “Imagined Fronts: The Great War and Global Media,” through July 7. “Dining with the Sultan: The Fine Art of Feasting,” through Aug. 4. “Vincent Valdez and Ry Cooder: El Chavez Ravine,” through Aug. 11. 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; prices are for residents of Los Angeles County). Location, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. 323-857-6010.

Museum of African American Art: Ongoing special exhibit: Metro Art presents “Here: Arts and Culture Along the K,” through May 12. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday. Free admission. Location, Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza, Level Two, Suite 283, 3650 W. Martin Luther King Jr Blvd., Crenshaw. 323-294-7071. Email:

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: Hours: 1-5 p.m. Tuesday; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Rancho Cordillera del Norte, 18904 Nordhoff St. (southwest corner of Nordhoff and Wilbur Avenue), Northridge. 818-347-9665.

Natural History Museum Los Angeles County: Ongoing special exhibits: “100 Carats: Icons of the Gem World,” the centerpiece of the exhibit is a display of the 125 carats Jonker I Diamond, the “largest stone cut from the Jonker diamond — the fourth largest diamond in the world when it was found in 1934” — through April 21 ( “Butterfly Pavilion,” through Aug. 25. Admission to this special exhibit is $8 by a timed ticket (30-minute time slot) and also, a general museum admission is required ( Hours: 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Monday (closed on Tuesday). Admission $18; $14 ages 62 and older and ages 13-17; $7 ages 3-12; free for ages 2 and younger, but a ticket is required. Location, 900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles.

Petersen Automotive Museum: New: “We Are Porsche,” ( Ongoing special exhibits: “Splendor & Speed: Treasures from the Petersen Collection,” through June 2 ( Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Admission $21; $19 ages 62 and older; $13 ages 12-17; $12 ages 4-11. Location, 6060 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. 323-930-2277.

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum: Ongoing special exhibit: “Defending America and the Galaxy: SDI and Star Wars,” through Sept. 8.  Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily (except Thanksgiving Day, Christmas and Jan. 1). Admission: $25; $22 ages 62 and older; $18 ages 11-17; $15 ages 3-10 (purchase online here: Location, 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley.

Santa Monica History Museum: Ongoing special exhibit: “Unhoused – A History of Housing in Santa Monica,” through Dec. 31. Hours: 2-5 p.m. Thursday; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Sunday. Admission $5; free for 65 and older and ages 17 and younger. Location, 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 $12; $9 seniors and students; $7 ages 2-12; Admission for the “Noah’s Ark at the Skirball” is an extra charge and by a timed-entry (purchase online). Location, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. 310-440-4500.

Wende Museum of the Cold War: Ongoing special exhibits: “Darling Godsonny: Ivan the Terrible Advises the Infant Stalin” and “Visions of Transcendence: Creating Space in East and West” and “Ceija Stojka and Scenes from Roma Life” and “Wende Times,” the work of six Los Angeles high school students, from their internships at the Wende Museum, on the topic of social media posts on conspiracy theories and artificial intelligence-generated fake news stories, through April 7. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Sunday ( Free admission. Location, 10808 Culver Blvd., Culver City. 310-216-1600. 310-216-1600. Email:




The Soraya at California State University, Northridge: Academy of St. Martin in the Fields and violinist and music director Joshua Bell, 6:30 p.m. April 4 ($78 and up; Location, 18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge. 818-677-8800.

Balkan Music Motifs – South East European Film Festival presents: An evening with Miroslav Tadić, guitarist, and Münir Beken, ud musician, 7 p.m. April 5. Doors open, 6:30 p.m. Free to attend but make a reservation on Eventbrite: Goethe-Institut Los Angeles, 1901 W. Seventh St., Los Angeles.

Melissa Etheridge – I’m Not Broken tour: 8 p.m. April 5. Tickets $49; $65. Bank of American Performing Arts Center, Kavli Theatre, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. 805-449-2787.

The Canyon: Tom Keifer band, 9 p.m. April 5 ($28). Cali Country All-Stars, 9 p.m. April 6 ($24). The Kingston Trio, with current members Tim Gorelangton, Don Marovich and Mike Marvin, 8 p.m. April 7 ($28). Joan Osborne, 9 p.m. April 12 ($24). Doors open, 6 p.m. Ticket price listed is for standing-room only; table tickets require dinner purchase. Two-drink minimum. Check website for other concerts, ticket prices, dinner options and reservations. Location, 28912 Roadside Drive, Agoura Hills. 888-645-5006.

Marco Antonio Lozano and Christa Marie Stevens: The tenor and the soprano, respectively, perform arias from classical opera, 1 p.m. April 6. Platt Branch Library, 23600 Victory Blvd., Woodland Hills. 818-340-9386. Details:

Handel’s Messiah – New West Symphony: Two dates and locations: 7 p.m. April 6 (tickets $30 and up; Bank of America Performing Arts Center, Kavli Theatre, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks); 3 p.m. April 7 (tickets $35 and up; Rancho Campana Performing Arts Center, 4235 Mar Vista Drive, Camarillo). 866-776-8400.

The Four Phantoms: Four actors who have performed the title role in “The Phantom of the Opera” — Brent Barrett, John Cudia, Franc D’Ambrosio, Ciarán Sheehan — come together to perform music from Broadway shows, 3 p.m. April 7. Tickets $37 and up. Bank of American Performing Arts Center, Kavli Theatre, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. 805-449-2787.

Los Angeles Jewish Symphony – 30th Anniversary Celebration: The concert, conducted by founding artistic director Noreen Green, PhD, includes Symphony of the Holocaust, composed by violinist Shony Alex Braun, a Holocaust survivor, and also selections of music that span the symphony’s 30 years, 7:30 p.m. April 14. Tickets $72 and up. Location, Wilshire Boulevard Temple, Resnick Family Campus (formerly University Synagogue), 11960 Sunset Blvd., Brentwood. 818-646-2844.

The Red Hot Chilli Pipers: Bagrock? Find out, 8 p.m. May 4. Tickets $35 and up. Bank of American Performing Arts Center, Kavli Theatre, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. 805-449-2787.

Greek Theater – 2024 Season: See the schedule here: Location, 2700 N. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles (directions and parking information:

Hollywood Bowl – 2024 Season: See the schedule, subscription packages (Classical Tuesdays/Thursdays; Jazz Plus; KCRW Festival; Sunday Sunset Concerts; Weekend Spectaculars) and special events: Tickets on sale now for: Hollywood Bowl Jazz Festival, 3:30 p.m. June 15 and 3:30 p.m. June 16, and also, Roots Picnic: Hip-Hop Is the Love of My Life, 8 p.m. June 29.




La Traviata: LA Opera presents the opera by Giuseppe Verdi, 7:30 p.m. April 6. Show runs 2 p.m. April 14; 7:30 p.m. April 18; 2 p.m. April 21; 7:30 p.m. April 24; 7:30 p.m. April 27. Tickets $25 and up. Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, 135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles. 213-972-8001.

In the Heights: Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center presents the 2008 Tony Award winner for best musical, written by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quíara Alegría Hudes, opening 8 p.m. April 6. Show runs 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; through May 5. Tickets $33; $28 age 60 and up, and students; $22 ages 12 and younger. Location, 3050 E. Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. 805-583-7900.

Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum’s 2024 Repertory Season: Tickets are on sale now for the season that begins on June 1 with Shakespeare’s “The Winter’s Tale,” with various dates through Sept. 30. In addition: Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” (June 2-Sept. 23); “Wendy’s Peter Pan,” a retelling of the J.M. Barrie play by Ellen Geer (June 22-Oct. 4); “Tartuffe: Born Again,” the 1664 play by Molière, translated from the original French and adapted by Freyda Thomas (July 13-Oct. 13); “The Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx/Latine Vote” by Bernardo Cubría (Aug. 24-Oct 19). Tickets: upper tier (general seating), $32; $20 ages 62 and older and students; $15 ages 5-15; lower tier, assigned seats $48; $35 ages 62 and older and students; $15 ages 5-15; also, $60 premium seating. Parking $10 in the lot; or, for free along Topanga Canyon Boulevard. Location, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga. 310-455-3723.  




Freud on Cocaine: A comedy by Howard Skora, based on Sigmund Freud’s “Cocaine Papers.” Show runs 8 p.m. Fridays through May 3. Minimum age: 14 (parental discretion). Tickets $40; $50. Whitefire Theatre, 13500 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks. 818-687-8559.

Could I Have This Dance?: The Group Rep presents a play by Doug Haverty about a family who, when faced with a medical crisis, discover issues that they are wary to discuss. Minimum age: 14. Show runs 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; through May 5. Tickets $35; $30 seniors and students. Lonny Chapman Theatre, Main Stage, 10900 Burbank Blvd., North Hollywood. 818-763-5990.

Cinderella: Storybook Theatre presents a musical by Michael Paul and Lloyd J. Schwartz for children and their families, 1 p.m. Saturdays through June 8. Tickets $15. Theatre West, 3333 Cahuenga Blvd. W., Los Angeles. Reservations, 323-851-7977.

Submit calendar listings at least two weeks in advance to 818-713-3708.

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