Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, Feb. 3-10 – Daily News


Annan Affotey’s “Green Mood” is part of a new art exhibit “Intersecting Identities,” opening Feb. 10 at Arushi Gallery in Los Angeles. (Photo courtesy of Arushi Gallery)


Here is a sampling of things to do in-person and online in the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles area, Feb. 3-10.

Check websites or call for updates, cancellations and postponements of in-person events due to Covid-19 concerns.




Bird Walk at King Gillette Ranch: Bring binoculars, camera and a bird guide for the less than one-mile easy-paced walk with volunteer interpreter Kerry Perkins, 8:30 a.m. Feb. 5. Birds to be on the lookout for include songbirds, water birds, raptors and woodpeckers. Meet promptly at the flagpole. 26876 Mulholland Highway, Calabasas. 805-732-5685.;

Chinese New Year Festival at the Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens: includes lion dances, a mask-changing artist, martial arts demos and Chinese art, music and crafts,10 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 5-6. Timed tickets are required. No tickets sold at the door. Admission $29; $24 ages 65 and older and students; $13 ages 4-11 (purchase here: The festival is held around  the Chinese Garden at the Huntington, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino. 626-405-2100.

Lunar New Year Festival – Online: USC Pacific Asia Museum presents its festival that includes a lion dance, a dance presentation by Korean Classical Music and Dance Co., USC Kazan Taiko and storytelling, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 5. Free. Register for the Zoom link in advance here:

Love Blossoms at Encino Courtyard: Pick a bouquet on Valentine’s Day from a floral, interactive heart sculpture (while supplies last) on Feb. 14. Location is between Shake Shack and Target, 17401 Ventura Blvd., Encino.




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 Feb. 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.

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; The Boddy House and the Enchanted Railroad are currently closed. See the What’s in Bloom list here: 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge. 818-949-4200.

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.

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.




Arushi Gallery: “Intersecting Identities,” art from 12 international contemporary artists representing the African diaspora. Opening reception, 6-10 p.m. Feb. 10 (no reservation required). 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.




Tufenkian Fine Arts Gallery: “Ara Oshagan – How the World Might Be,” art from photographer and installation artist and a book launch for “displaced.” Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Exhibit runs through Feb. 5. 216 S. Louise St., Glendale. 818-484-5688. Email: [email protected].

Jo Mora – Mapmaker of the American West: See the exhibit of illustrated maps and ephemera at the Annenberg Gallery at Los Angeles Central Library. Library hours: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 1-5 p.m. Sunday (see the website to confirm hours). Exhibit runs through Feb. 6. 630 W. Fifth St., Los Angeles. More on the exhibit:

Corey Helford Gallery: “Art Collector Starter Kit VIII,” group show of 12″ x 12″ works (main gallery). Also, “Jasmine Becket-Griffith – New Works” and “Josie Morway – Wealth and Hellness.” Gallery hours: noon-6 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. Exhibits run through Feb. 12. 571 S. Anderson St., Los Angeles. 310-287-2340.

Lowell Ryan Projects: “Erin Trefry – Box of Rain.” Gallery hours: noon-6 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday; and by appointment. Exhibit runs through Feb. 12. 4619 W. Washington Blvd., Los Angeles. Email: [email protected]. 323-413-2584.;

Vellum LA: “Elsewhere Is a Negative Mirror,” group show of NFT-backed digital art. Gallery hours: 1-6 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday; and by appointment. Exhibit runs through Feb. 12. 7673 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles. Email: [email protected].

Santa Clarita Artists Association Gallery: “Earth, Wind and Fire,” group show. Gallery hours: 4-7 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday (current hours for winter; call to confirm hours). Exhibit runs through Feb. 13. The gallery is located at 22508 Sixth St., Newhall. Voice mail, 661-244-7689.

Topanga Canyon Gallery: “Patrick Ramsey: Unequivocal,” photography, and “Ksenia Sadavodava: Pounds,” acrylic paintings. Gallery hours: 2-7 p.m. Friday; noon-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Exhibits run through Feb. 13. 137 S. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga. Email: [email protected].;

Wood Symphony Gallery: “Alain Mailland: The Soul of the Wood,” online exhibit, through Feb. 15. 818-720-7299. Email: [email protected].

Regen Projects: “Rachel Harrison – Caution Kneeling Bus.” Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Exhibit runs through Feb. 26. 6750 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles. 310-276-5424.;

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

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.;

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].

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.




Diesel, A Bookstore: Gregg Hurwitz discusses and signs “Dark Horse.” 6:30 p.m. Feb. 8. Sheila Darcey discusses and signs “Sketch by Sketch: A Creative Path to Emotional Healing and Transformation!,” 2 p.m. Feb. 13. Masks required for all in-person events. In-person events are held in the courtyard, 225 26th St., Santa Monica. 310-576-9960.

Book Soup: Erich Schwartzel discusses “Red Carpet – Hollywood, China and the Global Battle for Cultural Supremacy,” 6 p.m. Feb. 9 ( Gal Beckerman discusses “The Quiet Before – On the Unexpected Origins of Radical Ideas,” 6 p.m. Feb. 15 ( Anna Gifty Opoku-Agyeman, editor of “The Black Agenda,” discusses the essays in the book, 6 p.m. Feb. 16 ( Register in advance for the Crowdcast events from the links. The bookstore is located, 8818 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 310-659-3110.

Vroman’s Bookstore: Kim Fay discusses her novel “Love & Saffron,” 6 p.m. Feb. 9 ( Randal J. Metz discusses “Enchanted Strings – Bob Baker Marionette Theater,” 1 p.m. Feb. 12 ( Daniel A. Olivas discusses “How to Date a Flying Mexican,” 6 p.m. Feb. 23 ( 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.

Autobooks-Aerobooks: Brian Clune discusses and signs “Legends & Lore – Along California’s Highway 395,” 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 12. Place an order for a signed copies of books online. 2900 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank. 818-845-0707.

Skylight Books: Kendra James discusses “Admissions – A Memoir of Surviving Boarding School,” 7 p.m. Feb. 18 (in-person; masks required). Register in advance for the Crowdcast events from the links. 1818 N. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles. 323-660-1175.




Tom Papa: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 19. Tickets $35 ( Scherr Forum Theatre at Bank of America Performing Arts Center, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. 805-449-2787.




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: Discovery Cube LA, 11800 Foothill Blvd., Sylmar. DanceArt information,

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.;

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:




Black Angus: Valentine’s Day Feast for Two, Feb. 11-14. Cost $110 (excluding beverages, tax and tip). Reservations required. Locations and details here:

Valentine’s Day at the Front Yard at The Garland: Special Valentine’s Day weekend dinner menu, Feb. 11-14. See the menu here: Reservations through Open Table here: Garland, 4222 Vineland Ave., North Hollywood.

Tamon Sushi at Miyako Hotel: A Valentine’s Day special sushi or ribeye steak dinner with cheesecake for dessert, 5:30-9:30 p.m. Feb. 14. Cost $35 per person (excluding beverages, tax and tip). Reservations required by email at [email protected] or 213-617-7839. Located at 328 E. First St., Los Angeles.;

Valentine’s Day at A.O.C.: A four-course dinner for two, 5-10:30 p.m. Feb. 14. Cost $130 per person (excluding beverages, tax and tip). Reservations required. Two locations: 11648 San Vicente Blvd., Brentwood (310-806-6464) and 8700 W. Third St., West Hollywood (310-859-9859).

Shojin: A vegan four-course, prix fixe Valentine’s Day dinner, Feb. 14. Cost $98 per person (excluding beverages, tax and tip). Reservations required. 333. S. Alameda St., Los Angeles. 213-617-0305.;




Poetry Reading and Mini-Haiku Workshop: Descanso Gardens presents author Naomi Hirahara moderating the program of poetry on nature by Gloria Alvarez, Traci Kato-Kiriyama, Kenji Liu, Phoebe MacAdams and Mariano Zaro, followed by the haiku workshop, 2-3:30 p.m. Feb. 5. Free with 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; 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge. 818-949-4200.

Pablo Neruda – Poet of Love: Art and history lecturer Gregorio Luke discusses the life and poetry of the Chilean poet and diplomat, who in 1971 was the recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature, 6 p.m. Feb. 5. Tickets $13.30. Check here to purchase tickets for the Zoom presentation:

Share the Mic – Predatory Visual Marketing by Big Tobacco: The Fowler Museum at UCLA presents an online discussion on the marketing strategies used in Africa and the United States that target Black communities to use tobacco products, 11 a.m. Feb. 8. Panelists: Tracy Brown, an independent art curator and artist-activist, and Dr. Arti Singh, a public health physician in Ghana. The discussion is inspired by the museum’s exhibit by Ghanaian artist Almighty God (Kwame Akoto) “How Do You See This World?: The Art of Almighty God,” through May 15 ( Free. Register in advance for the link here:

Gelson’s Online Winetasting with Daou Vineyards: Daniel Daou, proprietor-winemaker, discusses his Paso Robles winery and wines, 6 p.m. Feb. 10. Make a reservation in advance and pre-pay for a Gelson’s custom cheese and charcuterie plate ($24.99). Purchase the wines: Daou Discovery Rose ($21.99) and Daou Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon ($54.99). Pick-up the specially-priced wines and the cheese and charcuterie plate only on Feb. 9-10 (see instructions when making a reservation). Details, reservations and pre-pay by Feb. 6 here:

Culinary Historians of Southern California: Kevin Kosar discusses “Moonshine: The Eternal Spirit,” 10:30 a.m. Feb. 12. Kosar is the author of “Moonshine: A Global History” and “Whiskey: A Global History” and founder of Free. Register in advance for the Zoom meeting (reservations close 24-hours before meeting): Email: [email protected].

Los Angeles Central Library: Dave McMenamin, a docent at the Central Library and also a docent with Las Angelitas del Pueblo and Los Angeles Conservatory, discusses the topic, 1 p.m. Feb. 12. Admission free/$3 donation. Bolton Hall Museum, 10110 Commerce Ave., Tujunga.

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 ( Kavli Theatre at Bank of America Performing Arts Center, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. 805-449-2787.




The Montalbán’s Rooftop Valentine’s Day Pop-Up: “La La Land” (2016), Feb. 10 ($25;; “True Romance” (1993), Feb. 11 ($25;; “Dirty Dancing” (1987), Feb. 12 ($25;; “The Notebook” (2204), Feb. 13 ($25;; “Long Time No See – Comedy Valentine’s Day Show,” Feb. 14 (minimum age 18; show at 8 p.m.; $20-$40; Doors open for movies, 6 p.m.; doors open for Valentine’s Day show, 7 p.m. Movie screenings, 7 p.m. See links for details and to purchase tickets. 1615 Vine St., Los Angeles.




Bolton Hall Museum: New: “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.;

California African American Museum: Feb. 5: “Matthew Thomas: Enlightenment,” sacred geometric abstraction artworks, through Aug. 7 ( 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. 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.

Hammer Museum: Feb. 6: “Ulysses Jenkins: Without Your Interpretation,” a retrospective of the performance and video artist, through May 15. Hours” 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Museum admission is free. 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. 310-443-7000. Email: [email protected]. Details:

LA Plaza Cocina: Feb 7: The opening of 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.

The Autry Museum of the American West: Feb. 12: “2022 Masters of the American West Exhibition and Sale, Feb. 12-March 27 (details on the exhibit and how to purchase tickets for the art sale on Feb. 26, here: 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.

California Science Center: Feb. 16: “Angkor: The Lost Empire of Cambodia,” through Sept. 5. Also, the Imax film “Angkor 3D” opens. 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.

Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art at Pepperdine University: Feb. 19: An opening celebration for “The Cultivators: Highlights from the Kinsey African American Art and History Collection,” from noon-5 p.m. (free but a reservation is required; the celebration event has been postponed from the original Jan. 15 date). The exhibit is open now and 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.

Craft Contemporary: New: “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.

MOAH – Lancaster Museum of Art and History: New: “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-Wesnesday 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.;




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.

Discovery Cube Los Angeles: 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 14 and younger. 11800 Foothill Blvd., Sylmar.;

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.

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: Museum,

The Getty Center: Ongoing special exhibits: “La Surprise: Watteau in Los Angeles” and “Transcending Time: The Medieval Book of Hours,” through Feb. 20. 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.

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].

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.

Japanese American National Museum: Ongoing special exhibit: “Miné Okubo’s Masterpiece: The Art of Citizen 13660,” original drawings from Okubo’s 1946 graphic memoir of incarceration in Japanese American internment camps during World War II, through Feb. 20 ( 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 tickets required). 100 N. Central Ave., Los Angeles. 213-625-0414. Facebook:

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: 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. 323-857-6010.

Natural History Museum Los Angeles County: Ongoing special exhibits: “Brilliance: The Art and Science of Rare Jewels,” through Feb. 21 (entry to the Gem and Mineral Hall will be timed;”Becoming Jane: The Evolution of Dr. Jane Goodall, through April 17 (purchase tickets in advance here: 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: “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 ( 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.

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 ( 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley.

Skirball Cultural Center: Ongoing special exhibit: “Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds,” the special exhibit includes a display of artifacts and props, costumes, set pieces, original scripts and storyboards from the original television series, spinoffs and films, through Feb. 20 (admission $18; $15 seniors; $13 ages 2-12. Museum admission is by advance time-entry ticket ($12; $9 seniors and students; $7 ages 2-12; 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. 310-440-4500.

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. 5-6 (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.;;

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 ( Free admission. 10808 Culver Blvd., Culver City. 310-216-1600. Online content: 310-216-1600. Email: [email protected].




On Broadway: Broadway stars — Sarah Uriarte Berry, Terron Brooks, Jacob Haren, Emily Jenda — perform songs from the current New York City season, 8 p.m. Feb. 3. Tickets $22. Smothers Theatre at Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu. 310-506-4522. Details and to purchase tickets:

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis: 8 p.m. Feb. 5. Tickets $41 and up. The Soraya at Cal State Northridge, 18111 Nordhoff St. 818-677-8800.;

The Canyon: Wild Child – A Live Recreation of a 60s Doors Concert, with opening act Aspen, 8 p.m. Feb. 5 ($19.50); Ottmar Liebert and Luna Negra, 8 p.m. Feb. 10 ($28); Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone, with opening act the Malibooz, 8 p.m. Feb. 11 ($38). 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.

An Evening with Gregory Porter: 8 p.m. Feb. 10. Part of the Jazz Festival. Tickets $41 and up. The Soraya at Cal State Northridge, 18111 Nordhoff St. 818-677-8800.;

Bank of America Performing Arts Center: Rockapella, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 11 ($40, $50; Scherr Forum Theatre;; Edwin McCain, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 17 ($50, $60; Scherr;; Kenny G, 7 p.m. Feb. 20 ($52 and up; Kavli;; Chicago, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22 ($68 and up; Kavli; 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. 805-449-2787.

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra: An all-string chamber program of music by Brahms and Mendelssohn, 8 p.m. Feb. 12. Tickets $58. Zipper Hall at the Colburn School, 200 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles. 213-622-7001, Ext. 1.

Gerald Clayton Sextet: 8 p.m. Feb. 17. Part of the Jazz Festival. Tickets $46 and up. The Soraya at Cal State Northridge, 18111 Nordhoff St. 818-677-8800.;

Gretchen Parlato: 8 p.m. Feb. 18. Part of the Jazz Festival. Tickets $46 and up. The Soraya at Cal State Northridge, 18111 Nordhoff St. 818-677-8800.;

Harold Lopez-Nussa: 8 p.m. Feb. 19. Part of the Jazz Festival. Tickets $46 and up. The Soraya at Cal State Northridge, 18111 Nordhoff St. 818-677-8800.;

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:

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.;




The Zip Code Plays – 91201 Glendale: Antaeus Theatre Co. presents “The Six Pianos of Miradero” by Alex Goldberg. Listen to the play on Zoom and participate in the discussion that follows, 7 p.m. Feb. 4. Make a reservation in advance for the Zoom event here:

Coloropolis: A world premiere of a play by A.P. de la Caridad, opens 8 p.m. Feb. 4. Show runs 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 7 p.m. Sunday, through Feb. 27. Tickets are by donation. Make a reservation here: Loft Ensemble, 11031 Camarillo St., North Hollywood. 818-452-3153. Email: [email protected].

Something Rotten: 5-Star Theatricals presents a musical about the “birth of musicals,” by Karey Kirkpatrick, Wayne Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell, opens 8 p.m. Feb. 4. Show runs 2 and 8 p.m. Feb. 5; 2 p.m. Feb. 6; 7:30 p.m. Feb. 10; 8 p.m. Feb. 11; 2 and 8 p.m. Feb. 12; 1 p.m. Feb.13. Tickets $30 and up. Kavli Theatre at Bank of America Performing Arts Center, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. 805-449-2787. Details and tickets here:

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, opens 8 p.m. Feb. 8. Minimum age: 15 (no children allowed under age 6). Show runs various dates through March 13. Tickets $30 and up. Gil Cates Theater at Geffen Playhouse, 10886 Le Conte Ave., Los Angeles. 310-208-2028.

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, opens 7:30 p.m. Feb. 11. Show runs 2 and 7:30 p.m. Feb. 12, 2 p.m. Feb. 13 and dates through Feb. 27. Tickets $12. The Main, 24266 Main St., Newhall.




Death, with Benefits: A dark comedy by John Strysik about two women who hatch a plan to make money. Show runs 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; through Feb. 20. Tickets $35 plus service fee. Theatre Forty, in the Reuben Cordova Theatre, on the campus of Beverly Hills High School, 241 S. Moreno Drive, Beverly Hills. 310-364-0535.

The How and the Why: Crimson Square presents a play by Sarah Treem about an evolutionary biologist coming to grips with “family, science and survival of the fittest.” Show runs 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 7 p.m. Sunday; through Feb. 20. Tickets $30. Beverly Hills Playhouse, 254 S. Robertson Blvd., Beverly Hills. 323-657-5992.

Singing Revolution: A world premiere of a new musical by James Bearhart and Tony Spinosa about Estonia’s independence from the Soviet Union. Show runs 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday; through Feb. 20. Tickets $40. The Broadwater Theatre, 1076 Lillian Way, Los Angeles. Details and to purchase tickets: or here


Submit calendar listings at least two weeks in advance to [email protected]. 818-713-3708.

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