Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, Nov. 11-18 – Daily News

Life masks of actors, L to R; Grace Kelly, Clark Gable, Mel Brooks and Don Cheadle on display at the new Academy Museum in Los Angeles, CA Tuesday, September 21, 2021. The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures opened on Thursday, September 30, 2021. The museum’s 50,000 square feet of gallery space opened with a series of exhibitions that honor the museum’s mission to share the diverse and dynamic history of cinema with the world. This includes the three-floor core exhibition “Stories of Cinema” and the first-ever Hayao Miyazaki retrospective in North America. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)


Here is a sampling of things to do in-person and online in the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles area, Nov. 11-18.




Veterans Day from the City of Santa Clarita: An in-person ceremony honoring veterans and currently-serving military and their families, 11 a.m. Nov. 11. The event, with master of ceremonies Fred Arnold, includes remarks from Congressman and United States Navy veteran Mike Garcia, Revs. André Veluzat and Vaughn Winters and changing of the flags by members of the Knights of Columbus Santa Clarita Assembly and Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 355. The National Anthem will be sung by Sylvia Gaxiola and “America the Beautiful” by Elisha and Marco Soronio. A special reading by Robert Heinisch remembering prisoners of war and those missing in action. Veterans Historical Plaza, 24275 Walnut St., Newhall ( City of Santa Clarita Arts and Event, 661-250-3787. City of Santa Clarita calendar page for Veterans Day:

Veterans Day with Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District: The annual event is an in-person event, 11 a.m. Nov. 11. The salute to veterans also includes a centennial commemoration of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and those who are still missing in action. Rancho Tapo Community Park Veterans Plaza, 3700 Avenida Simi, Simi Valley.;

Veterans Day with Forest Lawn-Hollywood Hills – Online: The 62nd annual celebration will be streamed on Facebook Live, 11 a.m. Nov. 11. The event honoring United States military veterans includes a flyover by the Condor Squadron, invocation and benediction by Monsignor Frank Hicks, from St. Basil Roman Catholic Church in Los Angeles, patriotic music by the Band of the California Battalion, a reading of the presidential proclamation by Kaya Plansker, with Leadership Pasadena, a color guard salute by the Los Angeles Police Department and remarks by Los Angeles City Controller Ron Galperin. The keynote speech is by United States Navy veteran and actress Jennifer Marshall. Emcee for the program is Michael Ellington, a 35-year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department.; also, a Chinese and a Spanish language presentation of the program from the links here:

San Fernando Valley Veterans Day Parade — Online: The 18th annual parade — once again virtual as in 2020 — will be available to watch on the parade’s website at 11:11 a.m. Nov. 11 by clicking on the parade link. The 2021 grand marshal is retired Cpl. Samuel Castrellon, who served in the United States Marine Corps from 1979-1982.

American Heroes Air Show: The only-helicopters event includes a display of emergency equipment and vehicles, rescue demonstrations, information on emergency and law enforcement careers and an emergency preparedness fair, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 13. Show attendees are also invited to welcome new United States citizens during a special Naturalization ceremony (subject to change). Free admission and parking. Hansen Dam Recreation Area, 11480 Foothill Blvd., Lake View Terrace. 818-631-8132. Email: [email protected].;

Christmas Tree Lighting at Encino Courtyard: Santa Claus makes a visit to the shopping center to light up a tree and the public can take part in other holiday activities, 6-8 p.m. Nov. 13. 17401 Ventura Blvd. (at Andasol Avenue), Encino.;

Black in Animation Awards 2021 – Lift While We Climb: Grammy Award singer-songwriter and producer Estelle hosts the virtual inaugural awards show, 5 p.m. Nov. 14. Presented by Black Women Animate (BWA Studios). Free. Register in advance here: More information about Black Women Animate:




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 (children ages 4 and younger are not allowed). Also, ages 18 and older must show a valid government-issued photo ID. Hours: 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Thursday-Monday. Tickets must be purchased in advance and online: $57 (for Southern California residents through Dec. 24); $69 and up (non-Southern California residents). Parking, $15, at 3400 Warner Blvd., Burbank (follow the signs for tour parking). (Tour site is at 3400 W. Riverside Drive, Burbank.) 818-977-8687. 818-977-8687.

Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit: The walk-through digital art exhibit with well-known works of Vincent van Gogh, through Jan. 2. 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 January. Tickets $50 and up. Wisdome LA, 1147 Palmetto St., Los Angeles.




Collage Artists of America – Online Art Exhibit: “Picking Up the Pieces,” juried by La Monte Eugene Westmoreland. A reception and awards ceremony on Zoom, 5-7 p.m. Nov. 12 (participate here: The online exhibit runs through Nov. 30. View the exhibit here:

Paint-out with Allied Artists of the Santa Monica Mountains and Seashore: Watercolor painting demonstration by Timothy Kitz, 9 a.m. Nov. 13, followed by the paint-out. Bring your own art supplies, lunch and water. Will Rogers State Beach, 17700 Pacific Coast Highway, Pacific Palisades.

Brand Library and Art Center: “A Century of California Women Artists,” celebrating 100 years of Women Painters West. Opening reception, 6-9 p.m. Nov. 13. Hours: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Exhibit runs through Jan. 8. 1601 W. Mountain St., Glendale. 818-548-2051.

Topanga Canyon Gallery: Two solo shows, “Kate Browning – Now” and “Lisa Baldwin – Resonance.” Opening reception, 4-7 p.m. Nov. 13. Gallery hours: 2-7 p.m. Friday; noon-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Exhibits runs through Nov. 28. The gallery is located at 137 S. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga (across the boulevard from the gallery’s previous address). Email: [email protected].




Lightwave: An interactive art installation that demonstrates that “physical distance refuses to interrupt our social connection during the COVID-19 pandemic.” Presented by 11:11 A Creative Collective, LightRiders and Glendale Arts and Culture Commission. Free. The temporary, interactive art sculpture runs through Nov. 12. The paseo outside the Museum of Neon Art, 216 S. Brand Blvd., Glendale.;

Lynne Russo: The artist shows “The Weight of the World,” a fabric art exhibit that uses her own weight loss clothes after her oncologist urged her lose weight after being diagnosed with breast cancer. Gallery hours: 1-7 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday. Exhibit runs through Nov. 13. TAG Gallery, 5458 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles.

Santa Clarita Artists Association Gallery: “Solitude,” group show (Jose Barba, Monica Echeveria, Mike Farrell, Sandy Fisher, Ramon Flores, Lynda Frautnick, Mardilan Georgio, Meryl Goudey, Patty Haft, Tony Hanna, Laura Ledesma, Olga Leshchinskaya, Charlotte Mullich, Margaret Raab, Dody Rogers, R.A. Smoller, Susan Taylor-Tredway). Gallery hours: 5-8 p.m. Friday; 1-7 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Exhibit runs through Nov. 21. The gallery is located at 22508 Sixth St., Newhall. Voice mail, 661-244-7689.

Nicodim Gallery: “Larry Madrigal – How Dare We Now Live” and “Robert Yarber – The Ayahuasca Drawings.” Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Exhibits run through Dec. 4. 1700 S. Santa Fe Ave., Los Angeles. 213-265-7166.

Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art at Pepperdine University: “Environmental Reflections: Contemporary Art from the Frederick R. Weisman Foundation.” Free to visit, but an advanced reservation is required. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday and Friday-Saturday. Exhibit runs through Dec. 5. 24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu. 310-506-4851.

Lowell Ryan Projects: “Lindsay August-Salazar – There’s No Place Like No Place,” large-scale paintings and works on paper.  Gallery hours: noon-6 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday; and by appointment. Exhibit runs through Dec. 11. 4619 W. Washington Blvd., Los Angeles. Email: [email protected]. 323-413-2584.

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. Exhibit runs through Feb. 6. Peter Hiller, curator of the Jo Mora Collection, discusses the exhibit during a tour, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Dec. 2 (make a reservation in advance by email to [email protected]). 630 W. Fifth St., Los Angeles. More on the exhibit:

Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery: Three exhibits on view now, “Lukas Geronimas,” “Nevine Mahmoud” and “Vanessa McConnell.” Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday-Sunday. Exhibits run through Dec. 12. The gallery is in Barnsdall Art Park, 4800 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles. 323-644-6269. Email: [email protected].

Where Do We Go from Here?: A public art exhibition in the Los Angeles Fashion District from artists who identify as women and people of color. Art includes: moving images from: Morehshin Allahyari, Olivia Gastaldo, Kesh, Moshtari, RaFia Santana; Janna Ireland’s “How Big Is the Earth” photographs printed on silk; Ginger Q’s neon green sign “EstamosAqui – We Are Here.”  The exhibit is viewable 24-hours daily through March 1. 7MAIN, 700 S. Main St., Los Angeles. Fashion District website,




Chevalier’s Books: Michael Connelly discusses “The Dark Hours,” 5 p.m. Nov. 11 (online; make a pre-order for a signed book and a reservation to watch: 133 N. Larchmont Blvd., Los Angeles. 323-465-1334.

Book Soup: Gary Shteyngart discusses “Our Country Friend,” 6 p.m. Nov. 11 ( Register for the Crowdcast event from the link. The bookstore is located, 8818 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 310-659-3110.

Diesel, a Bookstore: Nicholas Meyer discusses and signs “The Return of the Pharaoh: From the Reminiscences of John H. Watson, M.D.,” 3 p.m. Nov. 14 (in-the courtyard; 225 26th St., Santa Monica. 310-576-9960. Email: [email protected].

Ananda Lima: The Brazilian American poet discusses “Mother/land,” 7 p.m. Nov. 17. The event also includes poets Flower Conroy, Heidi Seaborn and Donna Spruijt-Metz. Chevalier’s Bookstore, 133 N. Larchmont Blvd., Los Angeles. 323-465-1334.




Alzheimer’s Los Angeles’ Making Memories Festival and Fundraiser: The organization celebrates 40 years of serving the community in Los Angeles with live music — Ozomatli, Egyptian Lover, Ellas, DJ Monalisa, No Small Children, Quinto Sol — and educational information on the resources and support that Alzheimer’s Los Angeles can give. Gates open, noon Nov. 14. Tickets $25; $45 for two people (to purchase tickets and details: Los Angeles State Historic Park, 1245 N. Spring St., Los Angeles.




L.A. Connection Comedy Theatre: Schedule for Saturdays: comedy improv for kids by teens, 5 p.m.; Rookie improv, 6 p.m.; JV improv, 7 p.m.; “2001 An Improv Oydssey” veteran improv team, 8 p.m.; “Stranger Than Fiction” veteran improv team, 9 p.m., (these teams alternate with the two other veteran improv teams: “Consensual Emu,” 8 p.m.; “Less Than Flattering,” 9 p.m.; see planned monthly schedule here: Tickets per show, $10. 3435 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank. 818-784-1868, Ext. 2.



Martha Graham Dance Co.: Performance of Martha Graham’s “Appalachian Spring,” 8 p.m. Nov. 19. Tickets $41 and up. The Soraya at CSUN, 18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge. 818-677-8800.

An Irish Christmas: Kerry Irish Productions present dancing and traditional music, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 16-17. Tickets $50 and up.  Bank of America Performing Arts Center, Scherr Forum Theatre, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. 805-449-2787.




Culinary Historians of Southern California: Author-teacher-journalist Robert Wemischner discusses “Baking 101: My Roundabout Route to a Career,” 10:30 a.m. Nov. 13. Free. Register in advance for the Zoom meeting (reservations close 24-hours before meeting): Email: [email protected].

The Souls of the Pioneer Cemetery – Reimagining San Fernando Valley History Through the Death Certificate Archive: The San Fernando Valley Historical Society presents a talk by Daisy Herrera on the topic, 7 p.m. Nov. 18. Watch on Zoom here: Or, go to and use ID: 8763494921 and Passcode: sfvhs (all lower case). Voice mail, 818-365-7810.




Los Angeles Dance Shorts Film Festival: Watch 16 short films made from around the world, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 13. Tickets $20. No walk-ins. Register in advance from the website. Mimoda Studio, 5774 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles. (Also, a virtual option for Nov. 13-19; $12; register here: In-person event, register here:



Wende Museum of the Cold War: Nov. 14: “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.-9 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday ( Free admission. 10808 Culver Blvd., Culver City. 310-216-1600. Online content: 310-216-1600. Email: [email protected].

Los Angeles County Museum of Art: New: Reservations for tickets are now open for “The Obama Portraits,” Kehinde Wiley’s portrait of former president “Barack Obama” and Amy Sherald’s portrait of former first lady “Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama,” through Jan. 2; and also “Black American Portraits,” through April 17 ( Ongoing special exhibits: “Ink Dreams: Selections from the Fondation Ink Collection,” an exploration on the impact of ink on contemporary art, through Dec. 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: New: “Becoming Jane: The Evolution of Dr. Jane Goodall, through April 17 (purchase tickets in advance here: Ongoing special exhibit: The Spider Pavilion, through Dec. 5 (pavilion tickets, $6, 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 exhibits: “The Silent West,” American West-theme posters from the silent film era. “When I Remember I See Red: American Indian Art and Activism in California,” through Nov. 14. 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.

Bolton Hall Museum: Ongoing special exhibit: “Tujunga’s Mid-Century Modern Homes,” through January. The museum is operated by the Little Landers Historical Society. Potential volunteers for the museum or to assist the society are encouraged to apply. Hours: 1-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. 10110 Commerce Ave., Tujunga. 818-352-3420.;

California African American Museum: Ongoing special exhibits: “April Bey: Atlantica, The Gilda Region” through Jan. 17; “Sanford Biggers: Codeswitch,” quilt-based artwork, through Jan. 23. “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. 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: “Gifted: Collecting the Art of California at Gardena High School, 1919-1956,” is open through Jan. 9. Hours: noon-6 p.m. Friday-Sunday. Admission free; suggested donation $6. The museum is at The Oaks, 350 W. Hillcrest Drive, second level, Thousand Oaks. 805-405-5240. Email: [email protected].

California Science Center: Ongoing special exhibits: “The Art of the Brick,” sculptures made with Lego bricks by artist Nathan Sawaya. 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. “Secrets of the Universe 3D” is at the IMAX Theater (admission fee for movies; showtimes here: 700 Exposition Park Drive, Los Angeles.

Craft in America: Ongoing special exhibit: “Pinatas: The High Art of Celebration,” through Dec. 4. Hours: noon-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Admission is free. 8415 W. Third St., Los Angeles. 323-951-0610.;

Craft Contemporary: Ongoing special exhibits: “Pouya Afshar – The Charm of the Unfamiliar” and “Moffat Takadiwa: Witch Craft – Rethinking Power” and “Consuelo Flores: The Roots of Our Resistance, Altar,” all three through Jan. 9. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Admission $9; $7 seniors and students; free every Sunday. 5814 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles.

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.

The Getty Center: Ongoing special exhibits: “Hans Holbein: Capturing Character in the Renaissance,” drawings and paintings, through Jan. 9. “Transcending Time: The Medieval Book of Hours,” through Feb. 20. 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.

Holocaust Museum LA: Ongoing special exhibits: “Jack Boul: Reflections of a Post-War Europe,” through the end of November. “Passports for Life,” an exhibit curated by the Pilecki Institute in Switzerland on how Polish diplomats helped to save Jews during the Shoah, through Dec. 15 (the exhibit is presented with the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Los Angeles; USC Shoah Foundation’s “Dimensions in Testimony,” a virtual and interactive conversation with Holocaust survivor Renee Firestone. 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: “WAVE – New Currents in Japanese Graphic Arts,” art from 55 contemporary Japanese artists that was used for animation, books, comics, magazines, posters and other media, through Nov. 28. Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. Free admission. The museum is closed Sept. 9-10 for exhibit installation; also, partially closed Sept. 11-17. The museum is at Hollywood & Highland, 6801 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. 800-516-0565. See an overview here:

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:

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. 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 Jan. 9. 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. Nov. 13-14 (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.;;




Chamber Orchestra at St. Matthew’s – St. Matthew’s Music Guild: A program conducted by Dwayne S. Milburn, with tenor Jon Lee Keenan and Teag Reaves on horn, performing music by Benjamin Britten, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Aaron Copland, and Heitor Villa Lobos, 8 p.m. Nov. 12. Tickets $35. 1031 Bienveneda Ave., Pacific Palisades. 310-573-7422. Email: [email protected].

Valley Opera and Performing Arts: “The Best of Broadway,” 7 p.m. Nov. 13 and 3 p.m. Nov. 14. Tickets $30 and up. Madrid Theatre, 21622 Sherman Way, Canoga Park. Details and to purchase tickets here:

Verdi Chorus: The group performs operatic sequences that include Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly,” Purcell’s “Dido and Aeneas” and Verdi’s “Aida,” 7:30 p.m. Nov. 13 and 2 p.m. Nov. 14. The chorus founder and music director is Anne Marie Ketchum. Tickets $30; $40; $25 seniors; $10 students ages 25 and younger with ID. First Presbyterian Church, 1220 Second St., Santa Monica. 800-838-3006.

Jim Curry – The Music of John Denver: Curry and band perform the late Denver’s hit songs, 2 and 7 p.m. Nov. 14. Tickets $42; $35 seniors. El Portal Theatre, 5269 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood. 818-508-4200.

The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra – The Music of Ella Fitzgerald: The orchestra and vocalist Lizz Wright swing out, 8 p.m. Nov. 17. Tickets $41 and up. The Soraya at CSUN, 18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge. 818-677-8800.

Postmodern Jukebox: Singers and musicians take pop music and transform to vibes from other decades, 8 p.m. Nov. 19. Tickets $47 and up ( Bank of America Performing Arts Center, Kavli Theatre, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. 805-449-2787.

REO Speedwagon: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 12. Tickets $62 and up ( Bank of America Performing Arts Center, Kavli Theatre, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. 805-449-2787.




An Officer and a Gentleman: American Theatre Guild presents the musical, based on the 1982 film, opening 7:30 p.m. Nov. 11. Show runs 8 p.m. Nov. 12; 2 and 8 p.m. Nov. 13; 1 and 6:30 p.m. Nov. 14. Tickets $45 and up. Bank of America Performing Arts Center, Kavli Theatre, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. 805-449-2787.

Charles Ross – One-Man Star Wars Trilogy: A “whirlwind” recap of “Star Wars” movies, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 12. Tickets $39; $49. Bank of America Performing Arts Center, Scherr Forumi Theatre, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. 805-449-2787.;

Hair: The 1967 musical with book and lyrics by James Rado and Gerome Ragni and music by Galt MacDermot, previews 3 and 8 p.m. Dec. 4, and other dates through Dec. 11. Check the website for show schedule. Opening night, Dec. 12. Tickets for previews, $31 and up. El Portal Theater, Debbie Reynolds MainStage, 5269 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood. 818-508-4200.


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