Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, July 1-8 – Daily News



Happy Fourth of July! Fireworks explode over Alamitos Bay in Long Beach on Wednesday, July 3, 2019. A free fireworks show is returning to the Long Beach waterfront this July 4, 2021. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)


Here is a sampling of things to do in-person and online in the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles area, July 1-8.



Six Flags Magic Mountain Coca-Cola July 4th Fest: The theme park is open and fireworks and laser show with patriotic music, July 2-4. Hours: 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m. July 2-4. Admission $70 and up for July 2-4 (see add-on specials; parking $25). 26101 Magic Mountain Parkway, Valencia.

July 4th Fireworks Spectacular at the Hollywood Bowl: Music from Kool & the Gang and Thomas Wilkins conducts the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra in patriotic music favorites, 7:30 p.m. July 3-4. Tickets $26 and up. 2301 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood. 323-850-2000.

Third of July Fireworks Extravaganza in Moorpark: Gates open, 4 p.m. Concerts, 5 p.m. (the band Ignition) and 7:30 p.m. (the band Young Dempsey). Flag presentation, 6:45 p.m. Fireworks, 9 p.m. Bring a blanket or low-back lawn chair and picnic. Food court. Admission, $5 for all ages including infants. Tickets need to be purchased in advance (no ticket sales at the door). Limited parking at the park; fee for parking. Arroyo Vista Community Park, 4550 Tierra Rejada Road, Moorpark. 805-517-6300. Details about the event here:

Ojai 4th of July Celebration (but on the July 3): Music by the band CVR with special guest Ruben Duarte Jr., food trucks and fireworks, 5:30 p.m. Bring a blanket or low-back chair. No alcohol, glass or pets. Tickets $10; $5 children; $25 for family of four. All tickets must be purchased in advance (no tickets sold at the door). Nordhoff High School, football stadium, 1401 Maricopa Highway. Details on the event here: Purchase tickets in advance in Ojai at: American Hay, 101 W. Short St. or Attitude Adjustment Shoppe, 1129 Maricopa Highway. To purchase tickets in advance online:

Universal Studios Hollywood: The theme park will have a fireworks display around 9 p.m. Hours, 9 a.m.-10 p.m. July 4. Tickets $99 and up for California resident online; $109 and up general admission online; check website for other ticket prices including Universal Express for bypassing general queue at most rides and shows. Parking $28 and up ($10 after 5 p.m.). 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City. General information, 800-864-8377; Tickets, 866-258-6546.

Simi Valley Days Foundation’s All American Fireworks Show: Event includes food trucks and vendor marketplace, 2-8 p.m. Hannah Rose is scheduled to sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” and country music singer Justin Honsinger is scheduled to perform. Fireworks, 9 p.m. July 4. Rancho Santa Susana Community Park, 5005 E. Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. Find updates on the event here:

Councilman Bob Blumenfield’s July 4th Extravaganza: Concert with Beatles tribute band Ticket to Ride and the band Illunis, 6 p.m. July 4. Fireworks, around 9 p.m. Free admission. Reserved seats (with or without parking) are donations to Valley Cultural Foundation: reserved seat, $20; reserved seat and parking, $35; VIP backstage seating and parking, $100. Check website for parking tips and security rules (including five designated points of entry to the park). Warner Park, 5800 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Woodland Hills. 818-704-1358.

LA Giltinis at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum: The major league rugby team, Los Angeles’ newest professional sports team, plays the NOLA Gold, 7 p.m. July 4. The game is followed by a fireworks show. Admission $20 and up. Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, 3911 Figueroa St., Los Angeles.

AmericaFest at the Rose Bowl: Program, 7 p.m. July 4 (details to be announced). Fireworks, 9 p.m. Doors open, 5:30 p.m. Tickets $20 and up. Parking $47 and up. 1001 Rose Bowl Drive. 626-577-3100.;

City of Calabasas 4th of July Hometown Celebration: Gates open, 6 p.m. July 4; concert with Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, 7:15 p.m.; fireworks, 9 p.m. Bring your own blanket or low-back chair. Bring your own picnic or snacks (little or no concessions this year). Admission $10 in advance (no ticket sales at the two ticket selling locations or at the door on July 4). Ticket sale locations: Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center, 23400 Park Sorrento (8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday only); Juan Bautista de Anza Park, 3701 Lost Hills Road (9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday). Check website for parking, prohibited items and other rules. Calabasas High School, football field, 22855 Mulholland Highway. Details about the event here:

Burbank 4th of July Fireworks Display: The City’s Starlight Bowl cancelled the annual July 4 concert but invites the community to watch a fireworks display, launching off from the Starlight Bowl area, from the surrounding area (near the Starlight Bowl on Lockheed View Drive), 9 p.m. 818-238-5300.

City of Camarillo Park & Watch Fireworks Show: Fireworks, 9 p.m. July 4(listen to musical soundtrack on KBBY-95.1 or online at Free admission. Watch from parking lots at Camarillo Premium Outlets (740 E. Ventura Blvd.) or surrounding area. Parking is first come, first served. Details here:

City of Glendale – Jewel City Sparkles Fireworks Show: Watch from areas surrounding Brand Boulevard and Harvard Street, 9 p.m. July 4 (no tickets required). Co-sponsored by Caruso. 818-548-2792.

Crescenta Valley Fireworks Association July 4 Fireworks: The association is presenting a fireworks show but this year spectators will watch from areas around Crescenta Valley High School, 2900 Community Ave., La Crescenta — not on the field —  at 9 p.m. July 4. 818-248-2271.

Marina del Rey’s Fourth of July Fireworks: The fireworks display will be launched from a barge off of the Marina’s south jetty, 9 p.m. July 4. Viewing areas include Burton Chace Park, 13650 Mindanao Way and Fisherman’s Village, 13755 Fiji Way (synchronized music at both locations). Check website for harbor side dinner and parking tips. Also, view from a special July 4 cruise from City Cruises ( Many surrounding roads close at 1 p.m. Fireworks are visible from Dockweiler Beach, Playa Vista and Venice Pier.

Palisades Fireworks Spectacular: Gates open, 8 p.m. July 4 and fireworks, 9 p.m. Bring a blanket to sit on (no chairs allowed). No food or drinks allowed, and there will be no food or drink sales; see the facts here: Tickets $5; free for ages 6 and younger. No ticket sales at the door. Purchase tickets in advance here: Palisades Charter High School, baseball field, 15777 Bowdoin Street, Pacific Palisades.

Drive-Up Fourth of July Spectacular at Shepherd Church: Stay in your car to watch the fireworks that begin at sunset (about 9 p.m.). Music and announcements on 87.9 radio. No tailgating. Click on the parking map tab on the website.19700 Rinaldi St., Porter Ranch. 818-831-9333.

Fireworks Spectacular in Thousand Oaks: Conejo Recreation & Park District and the City of Thousand Oaks presents fireworks, 9 p.m. July 4. Listen to synchronized music from KHAY-100.7 FM radio. Viewing spots include: Janss Marketplace, Hillcrest Drive and Moorpark Road; The Oaks, 350 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. 805-495-6471.;

City of Santa Clarita’s Spirit of America Fireworks Show: View the display around 9:15 p.m. July 4. Fireworks will be launched near the corner of Citrus Street and Magic Mountain Parkway. Listen to synchronized music from KHTS-98.1 FM or 1220 AM radio. 661-259-2489. Details here:

Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood: Take a tour of the working studio and enjoy seeing special attractions including sets from the television shows “The Big Bang Theory” and “Friends.” Minimum age 5 (no children allowed ages 4 and younger). Also, ages 18 and older must show a valid government-issued photo ID. Hours: 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. weekends to July 11; 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Thursday-Monday starting July 15. Tickets must be purchased in advance and online: $57 and up (for Southern California residents); $69 and up (non-Southern California residents). Parking, $15, at 3400 Warner Blvd., Burbank (follow the signs for tour parking). (Tour site, 3400 W. Riverside Drive, Burbank.) 818-977-8687.




Topanga Canyon Art Gallery: “Toby Salkin: Unleashed,” opens July 9. Opening reception, 4-7 p.m. July 10. Gallery hours: noon-5 p.m. Friday-Sunday; and by appointment. Exhibit runs through July 25. 120 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga. 424-326-6429.




LA Louver: “Rebecca Campbell: Infinite Density, Infinite Light,” paintings and a multimedia sculpture installation (first floor), and “Heather Gwen Martin: Nerve Lines and Fever Dreams,” paintings (second floor). Gallery hours: by appointment only. Exhibits run through July 2. 45 N. Venice Blvd., Venice. 310-822-4955. Email: [email protected].

Topanga Canyon Art Gallery: “Fragile Links,” with Russell Hunziker, landscape paintings; Patrick Ramsey, photography; Sari Scheer, glass sculptures. Gallery hours: noon-5 p.m. Friday-Sunday; and by appointment; or in the virtual gallery on the gallery’s website. Exhibit runs through July 4. 120 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga. 424-326-6429.

Advocartsy: “Shadi Yousefian: Transformation,” mixed media constructions using collage and photography. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; or by appointment. Exhibit runs through July 17. 434 N. La Cienega Blvd., West Hollywood.

Kohn Gallery: “Will Brickel: I’d Tell You If I Could.” Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday (timed reservation recommended). Exhibit runs through July 17. 1227 N. Highland Ave., Los Angeles. 323-461-3311.

Lief Gallery: “Rachel DuVall: Off the Grid,” an exhibit by the Los Angeles-based textile artist. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Exhibit runs through July 31. 1117 N. McCadden Place, Los Angeles. 323-745-5048.

SCAA Gallery: “Urban View,” a group show, with art depicting views of buildings, cities and towns. Gallery hours: 4-7 p.m. Monday-Friday; 1-7 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Exhibit runs through Aug. 1. 22508 Sixth St., Newhall.

Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art at Pepperdine University: “On Location in Malibu 2021: Paintings by the California Art Club.” Exhibit runs through Aug. 1. In-person viewing with a reservation to be announced; check back here: View the online exhibit here:

William Rolland Gallery of Fine Art at California Lutheran University: “Escapism: Senior Art Exhibit 2021,” a virtual exhibit of art from graduating art majors at the university. Exhibit runs through Sept. 23.




The Alphabet People – In Our Own Words: The employee LGBTQIA + resource group at Deutsch LA has created a digital book that includes definitions of terms used by LGBTQIA + community and intended for use by business people and the general public when talking or writing accurately about LGBTQIA + community. The book — about 30 pages — recognizes words coined by  transgender people of color. Download the book here:

Vroman’s Bookstore: Jessaym Stanley discusses “Yoke: My Yoga of Self-Acceptance,” 6 p.m. July 1 ( Nancy Pine discusses “One in a Billion – One Man’s Remarkable Odyssey through Modern-Day China,” 6 p.m. July 6 ( T.J. Newman discusses “Falling,” 6 p.m. July 9 ( Michael Pollan discusses “This Is Your Mind on Plants,” 6 p.m. July 12 (a ticketed event, and not a Vroman’s Live event; admission and in-store book pick-up $28 plus fees, or admission and book to be mailed $33 plus fees; Register in advance for the online Crowdcast event. 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. 626-449-5320.

Skylight Books: Heidi Seaborn discusses “An Insomniac’s Slumber Party with Marilyn Monroe,” 6:30 p.m. July 1 (register in advance for the online Crowdcast event here: David Yi signs “Pretty Boys: Legendary Icons Who Redefined Beauty (and How to Glow Up, too),” 2-4 p.m. July 7 (an in-store book signing; Jessica Hopper discusses “The First Collection of Criticism by a Living Female Rock Critic,” 6 p.m. July 8 (register for the online Crowdcast event here: 1818 N. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles. 323-660-1175.

Book Soup: Tom Scharpling discusses his memoir “It Never Ends,” 6 p.m. July 7 ( Rosecrans Baldwin discusses “Everything Now – Lessons from the City-State of Los Angeles,” 6 p.m. July 8 ( Chris Stuck discusses “Give My Love to the Savages,” 6 p.m. July 13 ( Register in advance for the Crowdcast live streaming talks through the links. Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 310-659-3110.

Diesel, A Bookstore: Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus discuss “Love People Use Things – Because the Opposite Never Works,” 4 p.m. July 13 ( The store is located at 225 26th St., Santa Monica. 310-576-9960.

Chevalier’s Books: J. Michael Straczynski discusses “Together We Will Go,” 7 p.m. July 8 ( Lucy Jane Santos discusses “Half Lives: The Unlikely History of Radium,” 7 p.m. July 14 ( Register in advance for the online book talks and to order books. The bookstore is open, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. 126 N. Larchmont Blvd., Los Angeles. 323-465-1334.

Autobooks-Aerobooks: David Boulé signs “Hot Rod Dream – Car Shows and Culture,” 10 a.m.-2 p.m. July 10. Harold Osmer signs “Where They Raced – Turn3,” 10 a.m.-2 p.m. July 17. Place an order for a signed copies online. 2900 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank. 818-845-0707.




Bright Pink’s Brighter Because of HER: The national nonprofit, with a focus on prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer, has announced a storytelling and fundraising campaign to honor women who have inspired others to make proactive health commitments. Participants are asked to write a short story and create a video on a woman honoree and make a donation of any amount to Bright Pink. The submissions will be shown on the group’s “Bright HER” Gallery Wall. The campaign runs through August. Facebook page: More information on how the campaign works and to donate:




Censorship and Art: Art and cultural history lecturer Gregorio Luke discusses the topic, 6-8 p.m. July 3. Tickets $9.58. Check here to purchase tickets for the Zoom presentation:

Gelson’s – A Virtual Ice Cream Tasting: To celebrate National Ice Cream Month in July, the market is holding a Zoom meeting with Coolhaus CEO and co-founder Natasha Case; Craig’s founder Craig Susser and Craig’s co-founder and executive chef Kursten Kizer; and McConnell’s CEO Michael Palmer, 6 p.m. July 15. Pre-pay for the ice cream pack $24.99. Pick-up pack on July 14-15. A Zoom link will be sent following payment. Details on the ice cream and other items in the cold pack on the website link.




Fowler Museum at UCLA: July 1: The music opens today with two special exhibits, “The Map and the Territory: 100 Years of Collecting at UCLA,” through Oct. 24, and “Photo Cameroon: Studio Portraiture, 1970-1990s,” through Dec. 5. Hours: noon-5 p.m. Thursday-Sunday. Admission is free. Use parking lot 4 (198 Westwood Plaza at Sunset Boulevard). 308 Charles E. Young Drive N., Westwood.

MOCA: July 1: “Jennifer Packer: Every Shut Eye Ain’t Sleep” and “Evidence: Selections from the Collection” and “Making Space: Recent Photography Acquisitions” (all three through Feb. 21. Hours: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday-Sunday (except closed on July 4). Admission is by reserved in advance timed-entry. Admission is free (except for special exhibits $18; $10 seniors and students; free for ages 11 and younger). MOCA Grand Avenue, 250 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles. 213-633-5351.

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum: July 2: “FBI: From Al Capone to Al Qaeda,” through Jan. 9. Also, “Virtual Fourth of July” with patriotic music by the 562nd Air Force Band; American flag trivia with a Betsy Ross re-enactor; Declaration of Independence trivia with a Benjamin Franklin re-enactor and arts and crafts for all ages, 10-11 a.m. July 4 (watch here: Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily (beginning July 5; check website for closures on some holidays). 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.

Japanese American National Museum: July 9: “A Life in Pieces: The Diary and Letters of Stanley Hayami,” through Jan. 9. Current special exhibit: “Under a Mushroom Cloud,” through July 11. Ongoing exhibit: “Common Ground.”   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:

The Getty Center: New exhibits: “In Focus: Protest,” photography on the subject, through Oct. 10. “Mario Giacomelli: Figure/Ground,” photography, and “The Expanded Landscape,” photography from 1990 to today. See European art up to 1900, the gardens, modern architecture and scenic views. Hours: 10 a.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.

Petersen Automotive Museum: July 15 and 25: The museum and the Motorcycle Arts Foundation hold a cruise-in for a new museum exhibit “ADV: Overland” on the history of overland motorcycles from 1903-2020, 6:30 p.m. July 15 (tickets $25 and purchase must be made in advance ( “Bruce Meyer’s American Car Cruise-In: Hot Rods,” 9:30 a.m. July 25 (join a rally, from Santa Paula, $100; vehicle submission $35 or $55; spectator-only $25; must be purchased in advance; see details here: Ongoing: “The Aesthetic of Motoring: 90 Years of Pininfarina,” highlights the Italian car design firm and coach-builder on their anniversary year, through Dec. 5. Also: “Building an Electric Future: The Technology of Today for the Vehicles of Tomorrow,” “Hollywood Dream Machines,” “Porsche: Redefining Performance” and “Supercars: A Century of Spectacle and Speed.” Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday. 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.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art: Aug. 8: “Acting Out: Cabinet Cards and the Making of Modern Photography, 1870-1900,” through Nov. 7. 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.




Autry Museum of the American West: Current special exhibits: “What’s Her Story: Women in the Archives,” through Aug. 28; “When I Remember I See Red: American Indian Art and Activism in California,” through Nov. 15 (more on exhibitions here: Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Admission $14; $10 for ages 60 and older and students; $6 ages 3-12 ( 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles. 323-667-2000.

California African American Museum: Current special exhibits: “Sanctuary: Recent Acquisitions to the Permanent Collection,” through July 21; “Enunciated Life,” through Aug. 15. “April Bey: Atlantica, The Gilda Region” through Jan. 17; “Rights and Rituals: The Making of African American Debutante Culture,” through Feb. 27.. Free admission. Check the museum’s Facebook for updates ( 600 State Drive (in Exposition Park), Los Angeles. 213-744-2084.

California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks: Ongoing exhibits: “Defining Beauty,” the museum’s third annual international juried exhibit with mixed media, paintings and video artwork (art from Zara Monet Feeney, Sungjae Lee and Francene Levinson), and “Jonathan Michael Castillo: Car Culture.” Both exhibits run through Aug. 8. Hours: noon-6 p.m. Friday-Sunday. Admission free; donation $6. 350 W. Hillcrest Drive, second level, Thousand Oaks. 805-405-5240. Email: [email protected].

California Science Center: A new, permanent exhibit “Life Beginnings” that explores how living things reproduce and develop. The exhibit is hands-on and immersive. Current special exhibits: “The Art of the Brick,” sculptures made with Lego bricks by artist Nathan Sawaya, and “PERNiCiEM” The Endangered Species Connection,” a companion Lego brick sculptures exhibit to “The Art of the Brick,” with photography by Dean West (included in the ticket). Timed-ticket entry is required. The center recommends making reservations online in advance. Admission is free to the center but there is a charge for special exhibits. The IMAX Theater is open with the screenings of “Hubble” and “Under the Sea” (admission fee for movies). Parking $12. 700 Exposition Park Drive, Los Angeles.

Craft Contemporary: Current special exhibits: “Cathy Cooper: Dramatis Personae,” “Making Time,” group show from artists who have had solo exhibits at the museum over the past 10 years, and “Tomoshibi: Glass Works by Kazuki Takizawa,” all three through Sept. 12. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday.. Admission $9; $7 seniors, students and ages 9 and younger. 5814 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles.

Forest Lawn Museum – Glendale: Current special exhibit: “Judson Studios: Stained Glass from Gothic to Street Style,” through Sept. 12. Exhibit includes stained glass artwork, preparatory drawings, archival photographs and watercolors plus some of Forest Lawn-Glendale’s own stained glass collection. Free. Send an email requesting a reservation in advance to [email protected] (include your name, number of people in hour group, time and date when you would like to visit; a reply will be sent). The exhibit only allows for 15 people per half-hour and walk-ups may be turned away due to capacity. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday. 1712 S. Glendale Blvd., Glendale. 323-340-4782.

The Getty Villa: Current special exhibits: “Mesopotamia: Civilization Begins,” through Aug. 16, and “Assyria: Palace Art of Ancient Iraq,” through Sept. 5, 2022. Closed on Tuesdays. Free, but an advance, timed-entry ticket is required: Parking, $20, purchase in advance is advised ( 17985 Pacific Coast Highway, Pacific Palisades. 310-440-7300.

Grammy Museum: Current special exhibits: “Dave Matthews Band: Inside and Out,” through December; “Motown: The Sound of Young America,” through January; and “Y Para Siempre…Marco Antonio Solis,” through April. Hours: noon-6 p.m. Friday-Sunday.  Admission $15; $13 ages 65 and older and ages 6-17 (tickets need to be purchased in advance online). 800 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles. 213-725-5700.

Italian American Museum of Los Angeles: Hours: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Free/donation appreciated. 644 N. Main St., Los Angeles. 213-485-8432.

Japan House Los Angeles: Current special exhibit “Reconnecting: A Vision of Unity by Kengo Kito,” an art installation using more than 2,000 colored hoops, through Sept. 6.  Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. Free admission (timed ticket gets priority over walk-in). The exhibit is on level 2. The museum is at Hollywood & Highland, 6801 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. 800-516-0565.;

LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes: Current special exhibit: “afroLAinidad: Mi Casa, My City.” Check the website for a selection on online programs. Hours: noon-4 p.m. Thursday-Sunday. Admission is by timed-tickets and purchased online. 501 N. Main St., Los Angeles. 213-542-6259.

Mullin Automotive Museum: Hours: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday-Sunday. Timed-tickets must be purchased in advance ($16; $14 ages 65 and older and ages 13-17; $10 ages 3-12. 1421 Emerson Ave., Oxnard. Email: [email protected].

Natural History Museum Los Angeles County: “Rise Up LA: A Century of Votes for Women” and “Spiky, Hairy, Shiny: Insects of L.A.” The museum now requires timed-tickets purchased in advance and online only. The museum’s Gem Vault remains closed at this time. Ongoing: The Butterfly Pavilion opens with timed-tickets bought in advance (limited tickets available for all dates), through Sept. 6 (pavilion tickets, $6, here: 900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles.

Skirball Cultural Center: Current special exhibit: “Ai Weiwei: Trace,” portraits of past and present activists and free speech advocates from around the world created by the use of Lego bricks, through Aug. 1. 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. July 3-4 (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: The museum is open, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Sunday (closed on July 4, however). Two virtual exhibits: “Transformations: Living Room – > Flea Market – > Museum – > Art” and “See Thy Neighbor: Stern Photographers Thomas Hoepker and Harald Schmitt in the GDR.” The museum has a collection of Cold War art, artifacts, films and other materials from 1945-1991 Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union. Online items to explore include a coloring book, artwork, oral histories, music and historical videos. Free admission. 10808 Culver Blvd., Culver City. 310-216-1600. Online content:




MusiKaravan: A series of short films that follow classical music violinists Etienne Gara and YuEun Gemma Kim — founders of Delirium Musicum — as they perform music around California, 10 a.m. July 1 and Thursdays through July 22 ( Presented by the Soraya at Cal State University Northridge. Watch on Vimeo here:

City of Santa Clarita Concerts in the Park: The Pettybreakers, a tribute to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, 7 p.m. July 3. Upcoming concerts, all beginning 7 p.m. and on Saturday: Hollywood U2, a tribute to U2, July 10; AbbaFAb, a tribute to ABBA, July 17; Space Oddity, a tribute to David Bowie, July 24; the Rising, a tribute to Bruce Springsteen, July 31; Lao Tizer, Latin jazz, Aug. 14; the Who Invasion, a tribute to the Who, Aug. 21; Mick Adams and the Stones, a tribute to the Rolling Stones, Aug. 28. Central Park, 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road, Santa Clarita. Email: [email protected]. 

Glendale Noon Concerts: Violinist Lori Ashikawa and bassist Michael Hovnanian perform music for duos by Theodor Albin Findeisen, Lee R. Kesselman and Ravel, 12:10 p.m. July 7. Free; donations welcome. 818-244-7241. Watch by using a link to the concert on Facebook or YouTube from here:

Concerts at Warner Park: Valley Cultural Foundation brings back the summertime concerts, 5:30-8 p.m. (except the July 4 concert begins at 6 p.m.). Schedule: Kenny Cetera’s Chicago Experience, July 11; the Coma La Flor Band, a Selena tribute, July 18; Surf City All Stars, a Beach Boys tribute, July 25; Heart vs. Fleetwood Mac, Aug. 1; check the website for other concerts through Sept. 5. Free admission; some VIP seats, with and without parking available (these fees are used as donations to the foundation for programs). Event parking begins at 4:30 p.m. in the parking structure on Califa Avenue. Warner Park, 5800 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Woodland Hills. Concert hotline, 818-888-0822.

Hollywood Bowl – 2021 Summer Season: Individual concert tickets on sale now. Season includes KCRW’s World Festival concerts ( Find lease events here: and Mariachi USA concert, Aug. 22, here: 2301 N. Highland Blvd., Hollywood. Schedules and information regarding Covid-19 rules for attending here:

The Hella Mega Tour with Green Day, Fall Out Boy and Weezer: 5:30 p.m. Sept. 3. Tickets $29.50 and up. Dodger Stadium, 1000 Vin Scully Ave., Los Angeles.

Dayglow: The Austin, Texas-based singer-songwriter, 8 p.m. Sept. 15. Opening act, Arlie. Doors open, 7 p.m. Tickets $25. Fonda Theatre, 6126 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles 323-464-6269.




Julius Caesar: William Shakespeare’s play opens, 7:30 p.m. July 10. Show runs, 4 p.m. July 18; 7:30 p.m. July 24; other dates through Oct. 30. Tickets $26, $42, $60; $15 or $25 ages 65 and older; $10 ages 5-15. Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga. 310-455-3723.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream: William Shakespeare’s comedy opens, 4 p.m. July 11. Show runs, 7:30 p.m. July 17; 4 p.m. July 25; other dates through Nov. 7. Tickets $26, $42, $60; $15 or $25 ages 65 and older; $10 ages 5-15. Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga. 310-455-3723.

Motel 66: The The Yard at the Group Rep presents 12 new one-act plays that are performed as two different programs. Program A: “Head East” runs 8 p.m. Thursday and Saturday, now through July 31. Program 1: “Go West” runs 8 p.m. Friday and Sunday, through July 30. No shows July 4 weekend. Tickets $20 per each program, or $30 for both. Performances are outdoors, 10900 Burbank Blvd., North Hollywood. 818-763-5990.

American Theatre Guild – Broadway Is Back in Thousand Oaks Series: “An Officer and a Gentleman” begins the season, Nov. 11-14. Check out other plays, pre-sale and season tickets on the website. Bank of America Performing Arts Center, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. 805-449-2787.

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

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