Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, Feb. 24-March 3 – Daily News

Walter Erra Hubert’s “Promising Skies” is part of his solo exhibit opening on Feb. 26 at Building Bridges Art Exchange’s Bergamot Station gallery in Santa Monica. (Photo courtesy of Walter Erra Hubert)

 

Here is a sampling of things to do in-person and online in the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles area, Feb. 24-March 3.

 

EVENTS

 

Granada Hills Woman’s Club rummage sale: Two days to find collectibles or new treasures, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 25-26. Masks required. 10666 White Oak Ave., Granada Hills. Yolanda, 818-363-9844.

The Great Junk Hunt: Shop for unusual items in categories of farmhouse, handmade, industrial, re-purposed and vintage. Must purchase admission online; no admission sold at the door. Timed admission: 6-9 p.m. Feb. 25 ($12). Jan. 26: early bird admission, 8-10 a.m. ($10); and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. ($8), and 2-4 p.m. ($5). Parking $15 at Gate 17. Fairplex, Expo Hall 9, 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona. www.thegreatjunkhunt.com/pomona-ca-vintage-market

Barnyard Tours at William S. Hart Regional Park: Make a reservation for a 30-45 minute guided tour, 10:30 a.m. or 12:30 p.m. Feb. 26 and ongoing Saturdays. Free. Also, self-guided tours, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. 24151 Newhall Ave., Newhall. 661-259-1750. To make a reservation: bit.ly/3gT0t4O

Science of Dance at Discovery Cube Los Angeles: The focus on dance weekend includes demonstrations and performances on Feb. 26 by Solsinmotion (11 a.m.); Gary Ferrer Dance Studio (noon); Benita Bike’s DanceArt (2 p.m.). Performances on Feb. 27: Gem Dance and Co. (11 a.m. and 1 p.m.). Ongoing: Hands-on exhibits make science fun. Museum hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday-Sunday. Admission $15.95 ages 15 and up; $13.95 ages 14 and younger. 11800 Foothill Blvd., Sylmar. www.facebook.com/TheDiscoveryCube; www.discoverycube.org

Mardi Gras at the Original Farmers Market: A nod to Mardi Gras with activities, food (a pop-up beignet tent; gumbo or jambalaya from the Gumbo Pot – around noon) and Blues and Zydeco music, Feb. 26-27; and the Nervis Bros 2.0 perform on the West Patio, 5:30-7:30 p.m. March 1. 6333 W. Third St., Los Angeles. 323-933-9211. farmersmarketla.com/events/mardi-gras-2022; www.facebook.com/farmersmarketla?ref=ts

Color in Dance – A Hip Hop Festival: The event includes a performance by Versa-Style Dance Co., food, vendors and workshops, 1-5 p.m. Feb. 26. Free. Verdugo Park, 1621 Canada Blvd., Glendale. www.glendaleartsandculture.org/aha

Topanga Vintage Market: Find collectibles and that certain treasure, 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 27. Admission $5; free for ages 12 and younger. No pets allowed. Rain or shine. Pierce College, Victory Boulevard at Mason Avenue, Woodland Hills. 310-422-1844. Updates: www.facebook.com/TopangaVintageMarket; topangavintagemarket.com/visit

Ventura Gem Show: The Ventura Gem & Mineral Society present the 59th annual event that includes exhibits of fossils, gems and minerals, demonstrations of lapidary arts, jewelry-making and vendors, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. March 5; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 6. Free admission. Fee for parking. Ventura County Fairgrounds, 10 W. Harbor Blvd., Ventura. 805-312-8467. www.vgms.org

Nowruz – Iranian New Year: Farhang Foundation presents a celebration of spring (the vernal equinox) with a sharing of Iranian culture with dance and musical performances, children’s arts and crafts activities, a tea house, a grand Haft Sîn table display with seven symbolic items, and stilt walkers representing Nowruz (“new day”) and mythological characters, noon-5 p.m. March 20. Performers include: Ava Choir; L.A. Daf Ensemble, drumming; Melieka Fathi Dance Co.; Firuze Dance Co.; a puppet show by Negar Estakhr and Nargol Rashidian; DJ. Arin Free admission. Parking structure 2, 719 Hilgard Ave. ($12); see website for ride share drop-off.  Dickson Court, north and south, (adjacent to Royce Hall on the UCLA campus), 10745 Dickson Court, Westwood. farhang.org; farhang.org/nowruz/13th-annual-celebration-of-nowruz-at-ucla

St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland: Kerry Irish Productions present an evening celebrating traditional Irish dance, music and song, 7:30 p.m. March 10. Tickets $48; $55. Scherr Forum Theatre at Bank of America Performing Arts Center, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. 805-449-2787. Details and to purchase tickets here: bit.ly/33n76t6. www.bapacthousandoaks.com

 

ONGOING EVENTS

 

Descanso Gardens: Stroll through garden areas to see camellias in bloom, toyon berries, daffodils, magnolias and cherry trees, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Also, see “Full Circle: A Return to the Land” with art, contemporary Tongva artifacts, landscape plans, maps and photographs, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily through March 13 in the Sturt Haaga Gallery. Admission $15; $11 ages 65 and older and students with ID; $5 ages 5-12 (purchase in advance; also, Descanso Gardens is currently a cashless venue; www.descansogardens.org/tickets). The Boddy House and the Enchanted Railroad are currently closed. See the What’s in Bloom list here: bit.ly/3fV69L9. 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge. 818-949-4200. descansogardens.org

Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit: The walk-through digital art exhibit with well-known works of Vincent van Gogh, through March 20. The exhibit was conceived and designed by Massimiliano Siccardi and the soundtrack by Luca Longobardi. Tickets $39.99 and up for adults; $29.99 children (tickets have added fees; price depends on peak and off-peak times and dates). Viewer discretion: sequences of bright flashing lights. The exhibit is at the former Amoeba Music building, 6400 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood. www.vangoghla.com

Mystic Universe at Wisdome LA Immersive Art Park: Immersive art across three domes with fractal, graphic, installation, meditative, projection and visionary art from artists Igor Baranko, Julius Horsthuis and Luminokaya. Hours: 4-10 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday; 4-6 p.m. Friday; noon-6 p.m. and 6-10 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Event runs through March 27. Tickets $50 and up. Wisdome LA, 1147 Palmetto St., Los Angeles. wisdome.la/gomystic

Princess Diana Exhibition – Accredited Access: Walk-through exhibit of photos with stories by royal photographer Anwar Hussein and his sons Zak and Samir. Timed tickets, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday through March 27. Admission $25; $20 ages 65 and older; $17 ages 12 and younger (other options available that include the program). Santa Monica Place, 315 Colorado Blvd., Santa Monica. princessdianaexhibit.com/los-angeles

The Monumental Tour: Take a self-guided tour of four sculptures in downtown Los Angeles and South Los Angeles, Feb. 12 through May 2022. Sculptures: Hank Willis Thomas’s “All Power to All People” (Leimert Plaza Park, 14395 Leimert Blvd., Los Angeles); Christoper Myers’s “Caliban’s Hands” (Benny H. Potter Park, 2413 Second Ave., Los Angeles); Arthur Jafa’s “Big Wheel IV” (Nate Holden Performing Arts Center, 4718 W. Washington Blvd., Los Angeles); Coby Kennedy’s “Kalief Browder: The Box” (the National Center for the Preservation of Democracy, 100-198 N. Central Ave., Los Angeles). The national touring  “monumental symbols of empowerment” project honoring African American histories and Black History Month is presented by City of Los Angeles Council District 10, Kindred Arts and the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs. Check the website for opening day events, noon-5 p.m. Feb. 12, and also a Valentine’s Day event, noon-5 p.m., both  at Leimert Plaza Park; and other events: monumentaltour.org/current-location

 

ART

 

Building Bridges Art Exchange: “Walter Erra Hubert: Promising Skies.” Opening reception, 3:30-8 p.m. Feb. 26 (reservations required from the email link on the website or [email protected] and put “Walter Erra Hubert reception RSVP” in the subject line). Exhibit is curated by Marisa Caichiolo. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; noon-6 p.m. Saturday. Exhibit runs through April 9. Bergamot Station Arts Center, 2525 Michigan Ave., Unit F2, Santa Monica. Artist’s website, www.waltererrahubert.com. www.buildingbridgesartexchange.org/upcoming

Topanga Canyon Gallery: “Debbi Green: Spring Forward” and “Marek Buchwald: Transluminations.” Artist talk with Marek Buchwald, 3-5 p.m. Feb. 27. Debbi Green leads an interactive art event, 3-5 p.m. March 5. Gallery hours: 2-7 p.m. Friday; noon-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Exhibits run through March 13. 137 S. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga. Email: [email protected] www.facebook.com/topangacanyongallery; www.topangacanyongallery.com

Regen Projects: “Abraham Cruzvillegas: Tres sometos” and “Sue Williams.” Opening reception, 6-8 p.m. March 5. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Exhibit runs through April 23. 6750 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles. 310-276-5424. bit.ly/3ngyUGr; www.regenprojects.com

 

ONGOING ART

 

Santa Clarita Artists Association Gallery: “Bonny Butler and Chrystal Walker: Fantastical Flora.” Gallery hours: 5-8 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Exhibit runs through Feb. 27. 22508 Sixth St., Newhall. 661-244-7689. www.facebook.com/bonnybutlerart; www.facebook.com/Ckay-Art-262713143052; www.santaclaritaartists.org

David Kordansky Gallery: “Jonas Wood: Plants and Animals,” paintings. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday (make a reservation here: www.davidkordanskygallery.com/reservations). Exhibit runs through March 5. 5130 W. Edgewood Place, Los Angeles. 323-935-3030. www.davidkordanskygallery.com/exhibitions/jonas-wood4

Arushi Gallery: “Intersecting Identities,” art from 12 international contemporary artists representing the African diaspora.  Gallery hours: by appointment only; send an email to [email protected] Exhibit runs through March 15. 1243 W. Temple St., Los Angeles. 213-440-2700. arushikapoor.com

Brand Library and Art Center: Glendale Library, Arts & Culture present “Let Me Talk,” installations, paintings, photography and sculptures by 24 artists. Masks required. Hours: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Exhibit runs through March 19. 1601 W. Mountain St., Glendale. 818-548-2051. www.brandlibrary.org; www.eglendalelac.org/blog/art-events-let-me-talk

Corey Helford Gallery: “Ryan Heshka: Vile-O-Vision”; “Eric Joyner: Someday World”; “Fab Five: Jesús Aguada, Yasuhito Kawasaki, Leegan Ko, Sun Mi, Kari Tirrell.” Gallery hours: noon-6 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. Exhibits run through March 26. 571 S. Anderson St., Los Angeles. 310-287-2340. coreyhelfordgallery.com

L.A. Louver: “Leon Kossoff: A Life in Painting,” a posthumous survey of paintings by the artist who died in 2019. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday (reservations for appointments are preferred). Exhibit runs through March 26. 45 N. Venice Blvd., Venice. 310-822-4955. Email: [email protected] www.lalouver.com

Lowell Ryan Projects: “Claire Anna Baker: Undone.” Gallery hours: noon-6 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday; and by appointment. Exhibit runs through March 26. 4619 W. Washington Blvd., Los Angeles. Email: [email protected] 323-413-2584. www.lowellryanprojects.com

Mondrian Los Angeles: “Justin Prough: The Fictional Reality of California Beach Culture,” a “Magic Box Exhibit.” Exhibit runs through March 27. Hotel lobby, 8440 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. artlounge.co; www.sbe.com/mondrian/los-angeles/mondrians-iconic-magic-box

William Turner Gallery: “Curtis Ripley: Chromesthesia.” Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Exhibit runs through April 16. 2525 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica. 310-453-0909. Email: [email protected] www.williamturnergallery.com

Forest Lawn Museum at Forest Lawn-Glendale: “Evening Mile: The Paintings of Julika Lackner,” nocturnal landscapes of Southern California created between 2005-2021. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Exhibit runs through May 1. 1712 S. Glendale Ave., Glendale. 323-340-4782. forestlawn.com/exhibits-and-community-events/museum/

 

BOOKS

 

Barnes & Noble – Online Book Talk: Lucy Foley discusses her mystery novel “The Paris Apartment,” 2 p.m. Feb. 24. Ticketed event with two options: register for the online link, or register for the link, the book and a signed bookplate ($38.08): bit.ly/3JBzas3. More online talks here: www.eventbrite.com/o/barnes-amp-noble-17337409237

Book Soup: Jing Tsu discusses “Kingdom of Characters – The Language Revolution That Made China Modern,” 6 p.m. Feb. 24 (bit.ly/351zuld). Tiffanie Drayton discusses “Black American Refugee – Escaping the Narcissism of the American Dream,” 6 p.m. March 1 (bit.ly/3sEQNAo). Karen Knotts discusses and signs “Tied Up in Knotts: My Dad and Me,” 7 p.m. March 3 (in-store ticketed event; purchase the admission and the book in advance, $33.49; no bookstore entry without a ticket; bit.ly/3sIGYBO). Melissa Meszaros discusses “Heavy Metal Headbang,” 7 p.m. March 8 (in-store ticketed event; purchase the admission and the book in advance, $21.87; no bookstore entry without a ticket; bit.ly/3JO6CMk). Register in advance for the online Crowdcast events from the links. The bookstore is located, 8818 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 310-659-3110. www.booksoup.com

Chevalier’s Books: Rachael Cerrotti discusses and signs “We Share the Sam Sky – A Memoir of Memory & Migration, 7 p.m. Feb. 24. Sliding scale donation. Register in advance to attend in-person or watch on Zoom (talk is presented by Temple Israel of Hollywood). Also, pre-order Cerrotti’s signed book from the link here: bit.ly/3vbU9hb. Tomiko Brown-Nagin discusses “Civil Rights Queen – Constance Baker Motley and the Struggle for Equality,” 6 p.m. Feb. 24 (online on Zoom; bit.ly/33JqRez). Namrata Poddar discusses and signs “Border Less,” 7 p.m. March 1 (in-person; bit.ly/3t2DM3X). Cedd Moses and Erik Cardona discuss and sign “Pouring with Heart – The Essential Magic Behind the Bartenders We Love,” 7 p.m. March 2 (in-person; in partnership with Wilshire Boulevard Temple; register for the talk or pre-order signed book here: bit.ly/3heuV9X). 133 N. Larchmont Blvd., Los Angeles. 323-465-1334. www.chevaliersbooks.com

Vroman’s Bookstore: Carol Wallace discusses her novel “Our Kind of People,” and Rick Hamlin discusses “Even Silence Is Praise: Quiet Your Mind and Awaken Your Soul with Christian Meditation,” 6 p.m. Feb. 25 (online; bit.ly/3sJj4WL). Stephen White discusses and signs “A Country Called California – Photographs 1850s-1960s,” 7 p.m. March 1 (purchase a ticket in advance; $58.97 for the talk and the book; bit.ly/3BoRiTa). Jennifer E. Smith discusses “The Unsinkable Greta James,” 6 p.m. March 2 (online; bit.ly/3saf2HI). Cara Black discusses and signs “Murder at the Porte De Versailles,” 7 p.m. March 3 (purchase a ticket in advance; $33.45 for the talk and the book; bit.ly/3sWSJVj). Register in advance for the Crowdcasts events from the links. Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. 626-449-5320. The bookstore is located at 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. 626-449-5320. www.vromansbookstore.com

Autobooks-Aerobooks: Dydia DeLyser and Paul Greenstein discusses and sign “Neon – A Light History,” 10 a.m.-2 p.m. March 5. There will also be a neon demonstration. 2900 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank. 818-845-0707. www.autobooks-aerobooks.com

Mariko Tamaki: Skylight Books presents the author reading and and discussing her young adult novel “Cold,” in conversation with C.B. Lee, 7 p.m. March 19. Doors open, 6 p.m. Junior High Los Angeles, 603 S. Brand Blvd., Glendale. Details here: bit.ly/3rR6CVJ

 

COMEDY

 

Monday Night Comedy at the Comedy Store: Laughs and perspectives from Craig Conant, Kennelia, Eleanor Kerrigan, Atsuko Okatsuka, Jay Pharoah, Jeff Ross, 8 p.m. Feb. 28. Doors open, 7 p.m. Minimum age: 21. Two-drink minimum. Tickets $20 and up. Main Room, 8433 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles. www.showclix.com/event/back-at-the-store-february28th

Fritz Coleman: The retired KNBC-4 weather reporter and honorary mayor of Toluca Lake, brings the laughs along with Wendy Liebman, 3 p.m. March 20. Event is a benefit for the Toluca Lake Chamber of Commerce. Tickets $50; $75 for VIP seats and a meet-and-greet. El Portal Theatre, Debbie Reynolds Main Stage, 5269 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood. 818-508-4200. www.elportaltheatre.com

 

DANCE

 

Benita Bike’s DanceArt: The contemporary dance company performs, 2 p.m. Feb. 26, during “Science of Dance” weekend at the Discovery Cube (Feb. 26-27). Tickets are free but a reservation is required (send an email with your name and how many in your group to [email protected]); also, museum-goers who attend on Feb. 26 will be able to watch the performance (admission to the museum for ages 15 and older $15.95, and for ages 3-14 $13.95; purchase online here: bit.ly/3KWfxg5). Discovery Cube LA, 11800 Foothill Blvd., Sylmar. DanceArt information, danceart.org/schedule.html

Ballet BC: Two dances from Medhi Walerski, the company’s artistic director-choreographer, “Garden” and “Pas de Deux, from his “Romeo + Juliet,” and Crystal Pite’s “The Statement,” 8 p.m. Feb. 26. Tickets $41 and up. The Soraya at Cal State Northridge, 18111 Nordhoff St. 818-677-8800. www.thesoraya.org; thesoraya.org/calendar/details/balletbc-2022

Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE, a Dance Co.: A new dance by choreographer Ronald K. Brown, “The Equality of Night and Day: First Glimpse” and his 1998 dance “Upside Down,” 8 p.m. March 5. Tickets $39 and up. Royce Hall at UCLA, 340 Royce Drive, Westwood. 310-825-2101. Information about the dance company: www.evidencedance.com. cap.ucla.edu/calendar/details/2022_ron_brown

Martha Graham Dance Co.: Performs a world premiere of “The New Canticle for Innocent Comedians,” and two dances by Martha Graham, “Lamentation” (first performed 1930) and “Chronicle” first performed 1936), 8 p.m. March 19. Tickets $41 and up. The Soraya at Cal State Northridge, 18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge. 818-677-3000. Details and tickets here: bit.ly/34YJ6x4. thesoraya.org

Indigenous Enterprise: A Native American and Canadian collective present “Indigenous Liberation,” 8:30 p.m. March 19. Tickets $25; $15 virtual. REDCAT, 631 W. Second St., Los Angeles. 213-237-2800. Details and to purchase tickets here: bit.ly/3se6nUN

 

DINING

 

Little Doms: A Mardi Gras menu of Cajun and creole-inspired dishes, Feb. 26-March 1. Menu is available for dine-in during dinner service only. 2128 Hillhurst Ave., Los Angeles. Reservations at littledoms.com/reserve; Resy; or 323-661-0055. www.littledoms.com

Massis Kabob: Menu items for the Lenten season including appetizers, entrees and sides. Available for dine-in, delivery and take-away. Locations include Canoga Park, culver City, Glendale, Los Angeles and Sherman Oaks. www.massiskabob.com

 

DISCUSSION

 

San Fernando Valley Historical Society: Author Elisa Jordan discusses “Marilyn in Los Angeles: A Look at Our Most Famous Hometown Girl,” 7 p.m. Feb. 24. Jordan is also the founder of L.A. Woman Tours. Watch on Zoom here: bit.ly/3p5VdAi. Or, go to www.zoom.us and use ID: 8763494921 and Passcode: sfvhs (all lower case). Email: [email protected] www.facebook.com/sfvhs; www.sfvhs.com

Rae Wynn-Grant: The scientist presents a show on “The Secret Life of Bears,” 8 p.m. Feb. 25. Wynn-Grant is with National Geographic Society’s Last Wild Places Initiative. Tickets $41 and up (bit.ly/3G0fBaV). Kavli Theatre at Bank of America Performing Arts Center, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. 805-449-2787. www.bapacthousandoaks.com

Hilton Als: The Pulitzer Prize winning critic and author of two collections of essays, including “White Girls,” reads from new and previous works, 8:30 p.m. Feb. 25. Als is the 2022 Katie Jacobson Writer in Residence at CalArts (bit.ly/3sVa4xC). Tickets $12; $10 virtual. REDCAT, 631 W. Second St., Los Angeles. 213-237-2800. www.redcat.org/event/hilton-als-0

 

MOVIES

 

Valentine’s Movies in February – Electric Dusk Drive-In: “Crazy, Stupid, Love” (2011), 8:30 p.m. Feb. 25. “La La Land” (2016), 8 p.m. Feb. 26. “Cinderella” (1950), 7:30 p.m. Feb. 27. Admission $23 for car entry and one person; $8 for each passenger (separate ticket charge for admission). 236 N. Central Ave., Glendale. Details and to purchase tickets here: bit.ly/3svboHy

 

MUSEUM

 

The Autry Museum of the American West: Feb. 25-26: “2022 Masters of the American West Exhibition and Sale.” Details on the exhibit and how to purch ase tickets for reception, 6-9 p.m. Feb. 25 ($475), and the art sale on Feb. 26, here: masters.theautry.org. Exhibit runs through March 27. Ongoing special exhibit: “The Silent West,” American West-theme posters from the silent film era. Museum hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Admission $14; $10 ages 60 and older and students; $6 ages 3-12 (check website for current admission prices due to some gallery closures). 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles. theautry.org

California African American Museum: Feb. 25: “Body + Text: Selections from the Permanent Collection,” through Aug. 7 (bit.ly/3Lzaq5V). Ongoing special exhibits: “Rights and Rituals: The Making of African American Debutante Culture,” through Feb. 27. “LaToya Ruby Frazier: The Last Cruze,” the exhibit includes photography, a video and an architectural installation about the effects of the closure of the General Motors factory in Lordstown, Ohio, through March 20. “Matthew Thomas: Enlightenment,” sacred geometric abstraction artworks, through Aug. 7 (bit.ly/3rmyBMJ). “Troy Montes-Michie: Rock of Eye,” through Sept. 4 (bit.ly/3HMzHas). 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 (bit.ly/3oq0tLa). 600 State Drive (in Exposition Park), Los Angeles. 213-744-2084. caamuseum.org

Japanese American National Museum: Feb. 26: “Sutra and Bible — Faith and the Japanese American World War II Incarceration,” through Nov. 27. 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: www.facebook.com/jamuseum. janm.org

Santa Barbara Museum of Art: Feb. 27: “Through Vincent’s Eyes: Van Gogh and His Sources,” through May 22. The exhibit includes 20 works of Van Gogh plus artwork from more than 60 other artists — that represent what Van Gogh admired. The exhibit is in conjunction with the Columbus Museum of Art. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday and Friday-Sunday; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday. Admission to the special exhibit includes museum admission (tickets.sbma.net/event-detail/van-gogh-admission/). 1130 State St., Santa Barbara. 805-963-4364. www.sbma.net

 

ONGOING MUSEUM

 

Academy Museum of Motion Pictures: Timed advance admission tickets are available for the museum that explores the art and science of movies and movie-making. Exhibits include: “Stories of Cinema,” “Backdrop: An Invisible Art,” “The Path to Cinema: Highlights from the Richard Balzer Collection,” a temporary exhibit of objects created by Hayao Miyazaki, the co-founder of Studio Ghibli and “The Oscars Experience.” 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.” 6067 Wilshire Blvd. (corner of Fairfax Avenue), Los Angeles. 323-930-3000. academymuseum.org

Bolton Hall Museum: Ongoing special exhibit: “The Verdugo Hills Cemetery — Celebrating 100 Years,” through July. The museum is operated by the Little Landers Historical Society. Hours: 1-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. 10110 Commerce Ave., Tujunga. 818-352-3420. www.facebook.com/boltonhallmuseum; www.boltonhall.org

California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks: New: “Landscapes Through the Eyes of Abstraction,” through July 31. Artists: Luciana Abait, Kim Abeles, Charles Arnoldi, Laddie John Dill, Cynthia Ona Innis, Claudia Parducci. Also, a panel discussion with the artists is planned for 7 p.m. March 17 (check the website for more information). Hours: 2-6 p.m. Thursday; noon-6 p.m. Friday-Sunday. Admission free; donation $6. 350 W. Hillcrest Drive, second level, Thousand Oaks. 805-405-5240. Email: [email protected] www.cmato.org

California Science Center: Ongoing special exhibit: “Angkor: The Lost Empire of Cambodia,” through Sept. 5. Also, the Imax film “Angkor 3D.” 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 (adult admission $19.95 for the “Angkor” exhibit only, or $25.25, for an adult for both the new exhibit and the Imax movie). 700 Exposition Park Drive, Los Angeles. californiasciencecenter.org

Craft Contemporary: Ongoing special exhibits: “Jaishri Abichandani: Flower-Headed Children,” Diedrick Brackens: heaven is a muddy riverbed,” and “Daisy Hightower: An Installation by Rosalyn Miles,” all three through May 8. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Admission $9; $7 seniors and students; pay-what-you-can on Sunday. 5814 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. www.craftcontemporary.org

Forest Lawn Museum at Forest Lawn-Glendale: Ongoing special exhibit: “Unveiling the Past – The Art & History of Forest Lawn,” the exhibit includes drawings, stained glass, maps, archival photographs and paintings, mostly from the museum’s permanent collection, through March 13. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Free admission. 1712 S. Glendale Ave., Glendale. Museum, 323-340-4782. forestlawn.com/exhibits-and-events/museum/

Fowler Museum at UCLA: Ongoing special exhibit: “Aboriginal Screen-Printed Textiles from Australia’s Top End,” contemporary textile artwork and accompanying videos, through June 19. 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. Details: bit.ly/3GuLCIy. Museum, fowler.ucla.edu/

The Getty Center: New: “Flesh and Bones: The Art of Anatomy,” through July 10 (located in the Getty Research Center).  Ongoing special exhibits: “Grand Design: 17th Century French Drawings,” through May 1. “Poussin and the Dance,” through May 8. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Free admission but a timed-ticket admission is required for now (bit.ly/2SbTzys). Parking $20 (www.getty.edu/visit/center/parking-and-transportation). Getty Center Drive at North Sepulveda Boulevard, Los Angeles. 310-440-7300. www.getty.edu

Hammer Museum: Ongoing special exhibits:  “A Decade of Acquisitions of Works on Paper,” through May 1. “Ulysses Jenkins: Without Your Interpretation,” a retrospective of the performance and video artist, through May 15 (bit.ly/3rhJ9MR). Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Museum admission is free. 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. 310-443-7000. Email: [email protected] hammer.ucla.edu

Holocaust Museum LA: Ongoing special exhibit: “Ruth Gruber: Photojournalist,” through April 13. Free admission but reservations are required. 100 The Grove Drive, Los Angeles. 323-651-3704. Email: [email protected] www.holocaustmuseumla.org

Italian American Museum Los Angeles: New: “Woven Lives: Exploring Women’s Needlework from the Italian Diaspora,” through Oct. 16. Also, “Italian Needlelace Workshop,” 3:30-5 p.m. April 2 (class is led by textile artist Carly Chubak and introduces the historic craft of “punto in aria,” stitches in the air; free but a reservation is required here: bit.ly/33alEML). Museum hours: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Admission free; donations requested. 644 N. Main St., Los Angeles. 213-485-8432. www.iamla.org

Japan House Los Angeles: Ongoing special exhibit:  “Kumihimo: The Art of Japanese Silk Braiding by DOMYO,” through March 6. Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. Free admission. The museum is at Hollywood & Highland, 6801 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. 800-516-0565. www.japanhouse.jp/losangeles

Los Angeles County Museum of Art: Ongoing special exhibits: “Black American Portraits,” through April 17. “Mixpantli: Space, Time and the Indigenous Origins of Mexico,” through May 1. “Mixpantli: Contemporary Echoes,” through June 12. Tickets must be purchased in advance (no ticket sales at the museum). Plan your visit information here: bit.ly/2P3c7iR. 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. 323-857-6010. www.lacma.org

LA Plaza Cocina: A new museum dedicated to Mexican food and cuisine. First exhibit is “Maize: Past, Present and Future,” through April 30. 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. Monday-Friday (temporary hours). Free admission. The museum is part of LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes. Location, 555 N. Spring St., Los Angeles. 323-397-8365. Email: [email protected] lapca.org/

MOAH – Lancaster Museum of Art and History: Ongoing special exhibits: “Activation,” a group show with solo artists including “Paul Stephen Benjamin: Oh Say (Remix),” “April Bey: The Opulent Blerd,” “Keith Collins: Ali,” “Mark Steven Greenfield: A Survey, 2001-2021,” “Carla Jay Harris: Season in the Wilderness,” “Sergio Hernandez: Chicano Time Capsule, Nelli Quitoani,” and also “What Would You Say? Activist Graphics from the Los Angeles Museum of Art. Exhibits run through April 17. Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday and Friday-Sunday; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday. Admission is a donation of $5 and $3 for seniors and students. 665 W. Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster. 661-723-6250. www.lancastermoah.org/activation; www.lancastermoah.org

Natural History Museum Los Angeles County: Online: “Kneaded: L.A. Bread Stories,” watch videos, listen to stories and see photos essays on breads being made by bakers in diverse communities in Los Angeles (for February: Jamaican fry dumplings from Marlene Beckford’s Ackee Bamboo Jamaican Cuisine in Leimert Park in Los Angeles; nhm.org/kneadedla). Ongoing special exhibit: “Becoming Jane: The Evolution of Dr. Jane Goodall, through April 17 (purchase tickets in advance here: nhm.org/plan-your-visit/nhm-buy-tickets). 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. nhmlac.org

Petersen Automotive Museum: Ongoing special exhibits: “Pole Position: The Juan Gonzalez Formula 1 Collection,” through June 5. “The Aesthetic of Motoring: 90 Years of Pininfarina,” highlights the Italian car design firm and coach-builder on their anniversary year, through July 17. “Hypercars: The Allure of the Extreme,” through Sept. 22 (www.petersen.org/hypercars). Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Admission $16; $14 ages 62 and older; $11 ages 4-17. All tickets must be purchased in advance. Check website for health and safety guideline for museum visits. 6060 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. 323-930-2277. www.petersen.org

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum: Ongoing special exhibit: “FBI: From Al Capone to Al Qaeda,” through Feb. 27. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily. Admission: $29.95; $26.95 ages 62 and older; $22.95 ages 11-17; $19.95 ages 3-10; purchasing tickets in advance is recommended but not required (bit.ly/3f1Aecr). 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley. www.reaganfoundation.org

Valley Relics Museum: Take a trip down San Fernando Valley memory lane with an “Open Air Museum Experience,” 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 26-27 (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. bit.ly/3kWHgjx; www.facebook.com/valleyrelics; valleyrelicsmuseum.org

Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art at Pepperdine University: Ongoing special exhibit: “The Cultivators: Highlights from the Kinsey African American Art and History Collection.” The exhibit runs through March 27. Free to visit, but an advanced timed reservation is required. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday and Friday-Saturday.  24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu. 310-506-4851. arts.pepperdine.edu/museum

Wende Museum of the Cold War: Ongoing special exhibits: “Soviet Jewish Life: Bill Aron and Yevgeniy Fiks,” photography of Jewish communities in the early 1980s in the USSR, and “Questionable History,” a look at how people remember history over time, both exhibits run through March 20. The museum has a collection of Cold War art, artifacts, films and other materials from 1945-1991 Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Sunday (wendemuseum.org/about-us/visit). Free admission. 10808 Culver Blvd., Culver City. 310-216-1600. Online content: wendemuseum.org/content/wendeonline. 310-216-1600. Email: [email protected] wendemuseum.org

 

MUSIC

 

The Canyon: Mighty Cash Cats, a tribute to Johnny Cash, and Rusty Dogs and R62 opening acts 7 p.m. Feb. 25 ($19.50). Ticket price listed is standing room only; table tickets require dinner purchase. Check website for other ticket prices, dinner options and reservations. 28912 Roadside Drive, Agoura Hills. 888-645-5006. wheremusicmeetsthesoul.com/canyon-agoura-hills/

A Tribute to the Coasters, the Platters and the Drifters: Entertainers Philemon Young Jr and Seville, with special guests Ohio Trio Plus, perform the hits by the three groups, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 26. Tickets $48; $44 seniors; $38 children. Scherr Forum Theatre at Bank of America Performing Arts Center, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. 805-449-2787. Details and tickets here: bit.ly/3IWL9Ar. www.bapacthousandoaks.com

Los Angeles Symphonic Winds: A concert “Stars of the LA Winds” includes James Barnes’s Fantasy Variations on a Theme of Paganini and Alfred Reed’s El Camino Real, 2:30 p.m. Feb. 27. Tickets $30. Calabasas High School Performing Arts Education Center, 22855 Mulholland Drive, Calabasas. 818-539-4637. www.facebook.com/LAWinds; lawinds.com

Vicki Ray: The pianist from Piano Spheres performs “Frozen Improvisations” concert with music by Béla Bartók, Francis Poulenc, Alfred Schnittke, Wadada Leo Smith and Cecil Taylor, 8 p.m. March 1. Tickets $25; $10 students. Zipper Hall at Colburn School, 200 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles. pianospheres.org/event/vicki-ray-frozen-improvisations; www.pianospheres.org

Bach by Beltrami: Film composer Marco Beltrami re-imagines works by Bach, with violinists Sandy Cameron and Lucia Micarelli, cellist Eric Byers, soprano Holly Sedillos and Delirium Musicum Chamber Orchestra, 8 p.m. March 3. Tickets $41 and up. The Soraya at Cal State Northridge, 18111 Nordhoff St. 818-677-8800. www.thesoraya.org; thesoraya.org/calendar/details/beltrami-2021

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra: Performs J.S. Bach’s Goldberg Variation, arrangement by Dmitry Sitkovetsky, led by concertmaster Margaret Batjer, 8 p.m. March 12. Tickets $58. The Broad State at Santa Monica Community College, 1310 11th St., Santa Monica. 213-622-7001, Ext. 1. laco.org

Judy Collins: The legendary singer-songwriter performs, 7 p.m. March 13. Tickets $35 and up. Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyon, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Santa Clarita. santaclaritapac.universitytickets.com/w/event.aspx?id=1347

El Rey Theatre: Maisie Peters, with Jonah Kagen, 8:30 p.m. March 31-April 1. Tickets $25 and up. 5515 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. www.theelrey.com

 

THEATER

 

Antaeus Theatre Co. – Classicsfest: Staged readings. “Three Sisters” by Anton Chekhov, updated by Sarah Ruhl, 8 p.m. Feb. 25 and 2 p.m. Feb. 26. “The Hot L Baltimore” by Lanford Wilson, 8 p.m. Feb. 26 and 2 p.m. Feb. 27. “Mud” by María Irene Fornés, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 27 and 8 p.m. Feb. 28. Tickets $20. Kiki and David Gindler Performing Arts Center, 110 E. Broadway, Glendale. 818-506-5436. www.antaeus.org

Selected Shorts – It Takes Two: The Getty Center presents live readings of short fiction, 4 and 7 p.m. March 5. Check the website for actors performing. Admission is free but a reserved ticket is required. Parking $20; $15 after 3 p.m. Harold M. Williams Auditorium at the Getty, 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles. Tickets for either performance here: www.getty.edu/visit/cal/events/selectedshorts_2022.html

 

ONGOING THEATER

 

Coloropolis: A world premiere of a play by A.P. de la Caridad, 8 p.m. Feb. 25-26; 7 p.m. Feb. 27. Tickets are by donation. Make a reservation here: www.loftensemble.org/mainstage-events. Loft Ensemble, 11031 Camarillo St., North Hollywood. 818-452-3153. Email: [email protected] www.loftensemble.org

The Diaries of Adam and Eve: Front Row Center presents the play about the world’s first love story, written by Eric Clarke and adapted from Mark Twain’s book of the same name, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 25; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Feb. 26; 2 p.m. Feb. 27. Tickets $12. The Main, 24266 Main St., Newhall. atthemain.org

Power of Sail: A new play by Paul Grellong about a professor who invites a controversial speaker to a conference to spark a conversation about hate speech disguised as freedom of speech. Minimum age: 15 (no children allowed under age 6). Show runs through March 13. Tickets $30 and up. Gil Cates Theater at Geffen Playhouse, 10886 Le Conte Ave., Los Angeles. 310-208-2028. www.geffenplayhouse.org

 

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