Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, March 17-24 – Daily News

Tomatomania! starts up on March 18, 2022 at Tapia Bros. in Encino. In the file photo, people shop for tomato and pepper plants at Tomatomania! at Tapia Bros. farm stand in Encino on Friday, March 13, 2020. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)


Here is a sampling of things to do in-person and online in the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles area, March 17-24.




St. Patrick’s Day at Ireland’s 32: The Irish pub celebrates the day (after being closed the last two years due to Covid-19 restrictions) with traditional dance, music and foods associated with Ireland throughout business hours. Live music starts around 10 a.m. Opens, 9 a.m. Minimum age: 21. Cover charge $15. 13721 Burbank Blvd., Van Nuys. Details on Facebook: and here:

Tomatomania!: Heirloom and hybrid tomato seedling plants for sale: March 18-20. (9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tapia Brothers, 5251 Hayvenhurst Ave., Encino). Upcoming: March 25-27 (9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Underwood Family Farms Moorpark Farm Center, 3370 Sunset Valley Road, Moorpark; 805-529-3690;; April 9-10 (9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Underwood Family Farms Somis, 5696 Los Angeles Ave., Somis; 805-386-4660; Bring your own bags/boxes/carry-alls. Email: [email protected]. Updates:

West Valley Community Resource Fair: A pop-up St. Patrick’s Day event with food, music and Covid-19 vaccinations, 1-3 p.m. March 19. Event is co-sponsored by Los Angeles City Councilmember Bob Blumenfield’s office, Chef Roxie and the Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’is of Thousand Oaks. St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 5619 Lindley Ave., Tarzana. 818-708-7068.

Michael J. Fox Foundation Los Angeles Run/Walk: Fundraiser for the foundation’s campaign to find a cure for Parkinson’s disease, March 20. Register in advance for the 5KRun/Walk, the One-Mile Walk, Kids Fun Run ($40 adults; $20 ages 12 and younger). Event tee shirt for those who raise a minimum of $100. Check-in onsite, 6:30-7:30 a.m. Opening remarks, 7:45 a.m. Rose Bowl, 1001 Rose Bowl Drive, Pasadena. Email: [email protected]. Registration fee and other details: Information about the event on Facebook here: and on the website here:

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.;

L.A. County Yarn Crawl: Lovers of yarn get on the road to visit independent women-owned yarn shops, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. March 24-27. Stores have a variety of activities planned including ideas for creating with yarn, free patterns, yarn sales and trunk shows. Fill up a “passport” with stamps from each store and be entered into a $300 gift basket at the store of your choice (you will leave your completed passport at that store; other prize opportunities for people who don’t complete the entire 15 stores; details here: Shops: Events “grid” by days for shops: Map of the 143-miles for the crawl: Event details:




Descanso Gardens: Stroll through garden areas to see “What’s in Bloom” for March including camellias, daffodils, iris, lilacs, tulips and cherry trees, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. 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 Enchanted Railroad is open. The Boddy House is currently closed. See the year’s What’s in Bloom list here: 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge. 818-949-4200.

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.

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.

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. March 19 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: or




Topanga Canyon Gallery: “Pentimento,” an all-media contemporary group show, opens March 18. Reception, 4-7 p.m. March 19 (portion of sales benefit Marquez Charter Elementary School in Pacific Palisades). Gallery hours: 2-7 p.m. Friday; noon-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Exhibit run through April 10. 137 S. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga. Email: [email protected].;




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.

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].

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.

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.;

Building Bridges Art Exchange: “Walter Erra Hubert: Promising Skies.” 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,

Santa Clarita Artists Association Gallery: “Zoom In,” group show of magnified views of real things. Artists: Susan Contreras, Lisa Barr, Mardilan Georgio, Meryl Goudey, Leslie Halberg, Howard Marcovitch, Charlotte Mullich, Scott Parker, Margaret Raab, Rene Smoller, Chrystal Walker. Gallery hours: 4-7 p.m. Friday; 1-7 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Exhibit runs through April 10. 22508 Sixth St., Newhall. 661-244-7689.

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].

Regen Projects: “Abraham Cruzvillegas: Tres sometos” and “Sue Williams.” Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Exhibit runs through April 23. 6750 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles. 310-276-5424.;

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.

The Monumental Tour: Take a self-guided tour of four sculptures in downtown Los Angeles and South Los Angeles, 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.




Book Soup: Dana Brown discusses “Dilettante – True Tales of Excess, Triumph and Disaster,” 6 p.m. March 22 ( Jean Beauvoir (“Plasmatics”) discusses “Bless My Soul on Rock ‘n’ Roll: Diary of a Black Punk Icon,” 6 p.m. March 24 ( Register in advance for the online Crowdcast events. The bookstore is located, 8818 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 310-659-3110.

Mariko Tamaki: Skylight Books presents the author reading 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:

Diesel, a Bookstore: Ora Nadrich reads from and signs “Mindfulness and Mysticism: Connecting Present Moment Awareness with Higher States of Consciousness,” 3 p.m. March 20 (in the courtyard). 225 26th St., Santa Monica. 310-576-9960.

Chevalier’s Books: Puja Guha discusses “Sirens of Memory,” 6 p.m. March 23 ( Register in advance for the online talk. 133 N. Larchmont Blvd., Los Angeles. 323-465-1334.

Vroman’s Bookstore: Elizabeth Nyamayaro, 7 p.m. March 23 (in-store; ticketed event; $17.99 plus fees; Naomi Hirahara discusses “An Eternal Lei” and Gigi Pandian discusses “Under Lock & Skeleton Key,” 7 p.m. March 24 (in-store; ticketed event; purchase entry and book of your choice; Register in advance for the in-person 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.

Fraser MacDonald: Discusses “Escape from Earth: A Secret History of the Space Rocket,” with Erik M. Conway, historian at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, 5 p.m. March 24. Register in advance for the discussion on Zoom.




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.




Hamburg Ballet: Performs “Bernstein Dances,” by the ballet’s artistic director-choreographer, 7:30 p.m. March 19. The dances are based on music by composer Leonard Bernstein. Tickets $34 and up. Part of Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at the Music Center series. Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, 135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles. 213-972-0711. Details and tickets here:

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:

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:

Benita Bike’s Danceart Co.: Modern dance performance with an opportunity to talk to the dancers, 10 a.m. March 26. Free admission. Tierra del Sol Foundation, 9919 Sunland Blvd., Sunland.




Burbank African Violet Society: Beverlee Nelson discusses “Clackamas Foliage of the African Violet,” 10 a.m. March 17. The society’s meeting also includes a silent auction table and a raffle. Little White Chapel Christian Church, parish hall, 1711 N. Avon St., Burbank. 661-940-3990.

The Other Queen of Crime – Mary Roberts Rinehart: The Central Los Angeles Public Library presents a talk about the “American Agatha Christie,” 4-5 p.m. March 19. Request the Zoom link in advance to [email protected] (put “Mary Roberts Rinehart” in the subject line). Details:

Santa Clarita Artists Association: Joe Cibere discusses and demonstrates the usage of acrylic inks and watercolors in his art, 6:30-8:30 p.m. March 21 on Zoom. Watch from the Zoom link here: and use ID: 836 6866 6909 and Passcode: 604854.

USC’s School of Architecture’s Architecture Engaged – Online: Débora Mesa Molina, principal architect of Ensamble Studio based in Madrid and Boston, discusses her architectural visions, 6 p.m. March 21. Free. Register in advance for the lecture on Zoom: Details: Upcoming events/lectures:

San Fernando Valley Historical Society: Guest speaker April Clemmer, creator of the “Old Hollywood Walking Tour,” discusses “Old Hollywood Theaters and Architecture,” 7 p.m. March 24. Join the talk on Zoom at and use ID: 8763494921 and Passcode: sfvhs (all lower case). Voice mail, 818-365-7810.




Japan House Los Angeles: March 18: “The Art of the Ramen Bowl,” porcelain ramen bowls (donburi) and spoons (renge) designed by 30 artists — who love ramen — through July 5 (check the events page for related programs: Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. Free admission. The museum is at Hollywood & Highland, 6801 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. 800-516-0565.

Natural History Museum Los Angeles County: March 20: The “Butterfly Pavilion” opens and runs through Sept. 5 ($8; details here: 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 ( Ongoing special exhibit: “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.




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.

The Autry Museum of the American West: Ongoing special exhibit: “2022 Masters of the American West Exhibition,” through March 27. Museum hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Admission $14; $10 ages 60 and older and students; $6 ages 3-12. 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles.

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.;

California African American Museum: Ongoing special exhibits: “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. “Body + Text: Selections from the Permanent Collection,” through Aug. 7 ( “Matthew Thomas: Enlightenment,” sacred geometric abstraction artworks, through Aug. 7 ( “Troy Montes-Michie: Rock of Eye,” through Sept. 4 ( Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Free admission. Check the museum’s Facebook for updates ( 600 State Drive (in Exposition Park), Los Angeles. 213-744-2084.

California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks: Ongoing special exhibit: “Landscapes Through the Eyes of Abstraction,” through July 31. Artists: Luciana Abait, Kim Abeles, Charles Arnoldi, Laddie John Dill, Cynthia Ona Innis, Claudia Parducci. 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].

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.

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.

Fowler Museum at UCLA: New: “Gosette Lubondo: Imaginary Trip,” photography from the Congolese artist runs through July 3. 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: “Grand Design: 17th Century French Drawings,” through May 1. “Poussin and the Dance,” through May 8. “Painted Prophecy: The Hebrew Bible through Christian Eyes,” through May 29. “Imogen Cunningham: A Retrospective,” through June 12. “Flesh and Bones: The Art of Anatomy,” through July 10 (located in the Getty Research Center). “Powder and Light: Late 19th Century Pastels,” through Aug. 14. 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.

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 ( Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Museum admission is free. 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. 310-443-7000. Email: [email protected].

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].

Italian American Museum Los Angeles: Ongoing special exhibit: “Woven Lives: Exploring Women’s Needlework from the Italian Diaspora,” through Oct. 16. Museum hours: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Admission free; donations requested. 644 N. Main St., Los Angeles. 213-485-8432.

Japanese American National Museum: Ongoing special exhibit: “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:

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.

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].

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.;

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: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily. Admission: $16; $13 ages 62 and older; $9 ages 11-17; $6 ages 3-10 (good until April 1; for the next special exhibit, “The Secrets of WW II” opening April 2 and running through Oct. 9, the admission is $29.95; $26.95 ages 62 and older; $22.95 ages 11-17; $19.95 ages 3-10; purchasing admission in advance is recommended but not required ( 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley.

Santa Barbara Museum of Art: Ongoing special exhibit: “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 ( 1130 State St., Santa Barbara. 805-963-4364.

Valley Relics Museum: Take a trip down San Fernando Valley memory lane with an “Open Air Museum Experience,” 11 a.m.-4 p.m. March 19-20 (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.;;

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.

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].




The Canyon: Hollywood U2, a tribute to U2, 8 p.m. March 17 ($24.50; The Fabba Show, a tribute to ABBA, 8 p.m. March 18 ($24.50; The Boogie Knights, 9 p.m. March 19 (minimum age 21; $19.50; The Legendary Pot Roast, a tribute to Meat Loaf and Jim Steinman, 8 p.m. March 20 ($19; John Mayall, 8 p.m. March 25 ($24; Ticket price listed is standing room only; table tickets require dinner purchase. Check website for other ticket prices, added ticket fee, dinner options and reservations. 28912 Roadside Drive, Agoura Hills. 888-645-5006.

Gustavo Santaolalla – Desandando el Camino: The Argentinian musician and band perform, 8 p.m. March 17. Tickets $39-$59. Access parking structure 5 from Sunset Boulevard to Royce Drive ($14). Royce Hall at UCLA, 340 Royce Drive, Westwood. 310-825-2101. Details here:

The Assyrian, Not Syrian! Concert: Musician Honiball Joseph presents and performs a program that explores the history and contemporary life of Assyrian immigrants with music, dance and storytelling, 3 p.m. March 19. Tickets $20 (purchase in advance). Parking $20. Getty Villa, 17985 Pacific Coast Highway, Pacific Palisades.

St. Lawrence String Quartet: Perform a program by John Adams, Doug Balliet and Osvaldo Golijov, 8 p.m. March 24-25. Tickets $76. The Soraya at Cal State Northridge, 18111 Nordhoff St. 818-677-8800.

St. Matthew’s Music Guild: South African pianist Petronel Malan performs music by Liszt, Mozart, Florence Price and Scarlatti, 8 p.m. March 25. Tickets $35. 1031 Bienveneda Ave., Pacific Palisades. 310-573-7422. Email: [email protected].

Marisa Monte: A concert by the four-time Latin Grammy winner from Brazil, 8 p.m. March 27. Tickets $44 and up. Access parking structure 5 from Sunset Boulevard to Royce Drive ($14). Royce Hall at UCLA, 340 Royce Drive, Westwood. 310-825-2101. Details and tickets:

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.

Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles: “Queen of the Night,” with music by Queen and Freddie Mercury, 8 p.m. April 2 and 2 p.m. April 3. Tickets $30 and up. Access parking structure 5 from Sunset Boulevard to Royce Drive ($14). Royce Hall at UCLA, 340 Royce Drive, Westwood. 310-825-2101. Details: Tickets:

Steve Tyrell: The vocalist and Grammy Award-winning producer performs music from his latest album “Shades of Ray,” music of Ray Charles, 8 p.m. April 2. Tickets $50 and up. El Portal Theatre, 5269 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood. 818-508-4200.

DakhaBrakha: Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA presents the Ukrainian music quartet, 7 p.m. April 24. Tickets $50 and up. The concert is at the Theatre at Ace Hotel, 929 S. Broadway, Los Angeles.




Thom Pain (based on nothing): Ghost Manor Productions presents a reimagining of a one-man show, a finalist for the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for drama by Will Eno, about a man reminiscing about events in his life, 7:30 March 17. Tickets $35. Show runs other dates and times through March 27. Show is at a private residence in South Central area of Los Angeles (address sent to ticket holder). Email: [email protected].

The Revue: The world premiere of a musical by Jim Dooley about a director and a producer who are desperate to save their theater from closure, opens 8 p.m. March 17. Show runs 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday; through March 27. Tickets $49. The Colony Theatre, 555 N. Third St., Burbank.

Branwell (and the other Brontës) – an Autobiography Edited by Charlotte Brontë: A play by Stephen Kaplan, 8 p.m. March 18. Show runs 8 p.m. March 19; 7 p.m. March 20; 8 p.m. March 25-26. Tickets are pay-what-you-can. Loft Ensemble, mainstage, 11031 Camarillo St., North Hollywood. 818-452-3153. Reservations suggested (5-minutes after curtain time unclaimed seats go to those on a wait list) and details here:

Little Women: The Broadway musical, based on Louisa May Alcott’s novel, by Mindi Dickstein, Jason Howland and Allan Knee, 8 p.m. March 18. Show runs 2 p.m. March 19; 8 p.m. March 26; 2 p.m. March 27; dates through April 10. Tickets $22; $19 ages 62 and older and ages 17 and younger. Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 Main St., Newhall. 661-799-2702.

Iolanta: Pacific Opera Project presents the opera by Tchaikovsky, 3 p.m. March 20; 7:30 p.m. March 26 and 3 p.m. March 27. The opera will be performed in Russian with projected English translation. Tickets $12-$60; $100 on March 20 includes post reception with the cast. Aratani Theatre, 244 San Pedro St., Los Angeles 323-739-6122.

A Sondheim Birthday Celebration: Musical Theatre Guild presents a tribute to the late Broadway composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim, 7:30 p.m. March 22. Tickets $40 and up. El Portal Theatre, Debbie Reynolds MainStage, 5269 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood. 818-508-4200.

Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival – Beyond Boundaries: Virtual presentation of shows. March 24-27. Check the website for schedule, ticket purchase and how to watch. Tickets $20 for single shows; $80 for VIP all-access. 818-760-0408.

Piff the Magic Dragon: One-of-a-kind magic show from John van der Put, a finalist on season 10 of “America’s Got Talent,” 2 and 7 p.m. March 27. Tickets $44.50; $54.50. 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:




Arsenic and Old Lace: Olive Branch Theatricals presents the comedy-suspense play by Joseph Kesselring about a man dealing with eccentric family members and his own personal life. Show runs 7:30 p.m. March 18; 2 and 7:30 p.m. March 19; 2 p.m. March 20; 7:30 p.m. March 25; 2 p.m. March 26-27. Tickets $15. The Main Theater, 24266 Main St., Newhall. 661-290-2255.

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 27. Tickets $30 and up. Gil Cates Theater at Geffen Playhouse, 10886 Le Conte Ave., Los Angeles. 310-208-2028.


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