Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, Nov. 18-25 – Daily News


Take a self-guided stroll through “L.A. Zoo Lights,” on various nights from Nov. 19 to Jan. 9 at the Los Angeles Zoo. (Photo by Jamie Pham/courtesy of Los Angeles Zoo)


Here is a sampling of things to do in-person and online in the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles area, Nov. 18-25.




The 90s Experience: A pop-up, limited time, immersive experience from more than 20 local artists who have created exhibits of the 1990s, noon-7 p.m. Nov. 18. Purchase a timed admission: noon-7 p.m. Thursday; noon-8 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday; noon-6 p.m. Sunday, through Jan. 30. Admission $29′ $15 ages 3-17. Located at Westfield Topanga (across from the Lego Store and near Target), 6600 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Canoga Park.

Los Angeles Auto Show: Enjoy hours of comparison shopping, the opportunity for test drives and rides, “The Garage,” with aftermarket showcase, “Galpin’s Hall of Customs,” with customized classic and exotic vehicles, and vehicle debuts. Hours: 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Nov. 19-20; 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Nov. 21-24; 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 25; 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Nov. 26-27; 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Nov. 28. Admission $20; $12 ages 65 and older; $6 ages 6-12 (also, early entry admission is available). Los Angeles Convention Center, 1201 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles.

L.A. Zoo Lights: The self-guided walking tour returns with dazzling light displays including a disco ball forest, a twinkle tunnel and an interactive display where lights respond to guests’ voices, opens 6-10 p.m. Nov. 19. Hours: 6-10 p.m. through Jan. 9 (no shows on Nov. 25; Dec. 24-25). Rain does not cancel. Tickets $22/$24 ages 13 and older; $16/$17 ages 2-12 (higher admission is for premium nights; purchasing online is recommended). 5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles.

Light Up Main Street in Old Town Newhall: The City of Santa Clarita presents the return of the in-person holiday event with crafting opportunities, performances, reindeer, shopping, 20-tons of snow, food trucks and Santa Claus appearance, beginning at 6 p.m. Nov. 20. Christmas tree lighting, 6:30 p.m. sharp in front of Old Town Newhall Library (24500 Main St., Newhall). Performances through 9 p.m. on the Community Stage on Main near Sixth Street (24242 Main St.). Parking: structure on Ninth Street or at Newhall Community Center (22421 Market St.). Traffic closures: Main Street will be closed between Lyons Avenue and the roundabout, as will Lyons Avenue, between Newhall and Railroad avenues, from 10 a.m.-midnight.

Holiday Boutique with Valley Jewish Community Center: Shop for Judaica items, gift baskets, home goods and jewelry, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 21. Masks and proof of Covid-19 vaccination required for entry. The Village at Northridge, 9222 Corbin Ave. 818-360-2211. Email: [email protected].

LOSCON 47 – Putting the Science in Science Fiction: The Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society presents the event that includes discussions, cosplay, a film festival, gaming, panels, art show and vendors, Nov. 26-28. Membership/admission $60 ages 13 and older; $25 ages 6-12 (available online until Nov. 22; purchase at the door after that date). Check the website for schedule. Los Angeles Airport Marriott, 5855 W. Century Blvd., Los Angeles.

Jingle Bell Jump at Janss Marketplace: Santa Claus arrives by parachute near the Fountain Courtyard, noon Nov. 26. Children may get a 5×7 inch photo with Santa, $10, at Santa Village, noon-4 p.m. Nov. 26 (also, noon-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday through Dec. 19. The Westlake High School Band and Jazz Ensemble perform at the Nov. 26 event. Janss Marketplace, 275 N. Moorpark Road E.(at Hillcrest Drive), Thousand Oaks.

Topanga Vintage Market: Shop for holiday gifts, antiques, art and vintage collectibles, 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 28. Admission $5. Pierce College, enter from Victory Boulevard at Mason Avenue, Woodland Hills. 310-422-1844. Email: [email protected].

Hollywood Christmas Parade: The 89th parade is hosted by Dean Cain, Erik Estrada, Laura McKenzie, Elizabeth Stanton and Montel Williams, 6 p.m. Nov. 28. Parade participants include celebrities from movies and television, equestrian teams, marching bands and Santa Claus. Grand marshal is Sheryl Underwood. Bleacher seats, $85; $42.50 ages 15 and younger ( Parade route: Hollywood Boulevard at Orange Drive, east on Hollywood to Vine Street, south on Vine to Sunset Boulevard, west on Sunset to Orange. 866-727-2331.

Holiday Road: The event returns as a self-guided walk-through to see holiday-theme installations including Christmas tree forests, Gingerbread Lane, North Pole and Elf Village, plus light tunnels, Santa and Mrs. Claus, gift shop and food trucks, 5-10 p.m. Dec. 3. Tickets, sold by time and online only, $34.99 and up (depending on date and time; no tickets sold at the door; purchase parking pass $9.99 at the same time as admission). Details and rules here: Event runs through Dec. 31. King Gillette Ranch, 26800 Mulholland Highway, Calabasas.

Granada Hills Holiday Tree Lighting: Granada Hills Chamber of Commerce, Granada Hills South Neighborhood Council and Granada Hills Rotary present the event, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 3. Chatsworth Street at Zelzah Ave.

Quilt Walk and Holiday Bazaar: Quilting for Community presents the event, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 4. Location, 8923 Reseda Blvd., Northridge. 818-477-2273. Details here:

Granada Hills Holiday Parade: The 38th annual parade – the parade in 2020 was a “best of parades” video – with the theme “A Charles Dickens Christmas,” 1:30 p.m. Dec. 5. Grand marshals: members of the 1970 Granada Hills High School football championship team. The 1.8 miles long parade begins at Chatsworth Street and Petit Avenue and goes west on Chatsworth to Zelzah Avenue, Zelzah to Kingsbury Street. Rain or shine.

Gem Faire in Santa Barbara: International gem and jewelry dealers show and sell bead strands, crystals, fossils, minerals, loose gem stones, finished jewelry and jewelry supplies, noon-6 p.m. Dec. 10; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Dec. 11; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 12. Jewelry cleaning, repair and ring sizing available. Admission $7 (good for all three days); free for ages 11 and younger. Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real. 503-252-8300 or email: [email protected].

Winter Wonderland and Toy Drive: North Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce holds the event that includes crafting activities for children, music and gift vendors, noon-4 p.m. Dec. 11. Craft beer from 8one Brewing available for ages 21 and up. Build-a-Snowman Contest (separate fee to enter). Bring an unwrapped toy and take a photo with Santa Claus. Toys donations go to Los Angeles Police Department PALS and Child Care Resource Center for distribution. Location is at Rancho Cordillera del Norte, 9015 Wilbur Ave., Northridge. Email: [email protected].

Little Landers Historical Society Holiday Party: Entertainer Franny McCartney is the mistress of ceremonies for the event that includes the Randy Van Horne Singers, a Christmas carol sing-along and refreshments, 1 p.m. Dec. 11. Free/donations appreciated. Parking available at the Elks Lodge (up the hill from the museum). Bolton Hall Museum, 10110 Commerce Ave., Tujunga. 818-352-3420. Email: [email protected].

Holidays in the Village: A European-style marketplace that includes shopping for unique gifts, children’s activities, carolers and live music, European food and beverages including glühwein and craft beers, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Dec. 12. Free admission and parking. Presented by the Rotary /clubs of Westlake Village (Sunrise and Noon). Lakeview Canyon and Agoura roads, Westlake Village.




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.




Carol Davis: Show and sale of mosaics by the artist at her studio in Mar Vista, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 28. Call or send an email requesting address. 310-403-1978. Email: [email protected].




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.

Topanga Canyon Gallery: Two solo shows, “Kate Browning – Now” and “Lisa Baldwin – Resonance.” 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].

Collage Artists of America – Online Art Exhibit: “Picking Up the Pieces,” juried by La Monte Eugene Westmoreland. The online exhibit runs through Nov. 30. View the exhibit here:

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].

Brand Library and Art Center: “A Century of California Women Artists,” celebrating 100 years of Women Painters West. 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.

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,




Diesel, a Bookstore: Dawn Perry discusses “Ready, Set, Cook: How to Make Good Food with What’s On Hand (No Fancy Skills, Fancy Equipment or Fancy Budget Required), 3 p.m. Nov. 21. Event is in-person. Reservations required ( Masks required. 225 26th St., Santa Monica. 310-576-9960. Email: [email protected].

Book Soup: Nicole Glover discusses “The Undertakers,” 6 p.m. Nov. 22 ( Tanzila Ahmed discusses, with other contributors, “New Moons,” a collection of fiction, nonfiction and poetry by North American Muslim writers, 6 p.m. Nov. 23 ( Paul Haddad discusses “Freewaytopia – How Freeways Shaped Los Angeles,” 6 p.m. Nov. 27 ( Nora Guthrie and Robert Santelli discuss “Woody Guthrie – Songs and Art – Words and Wisdom,” 6 p.m. Nov. 29 ( Register for the Crowdcast event from the link. The bookstore is located, 8818 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 310-659-3110.

Autobooks-Aerobooks: Chris Lennon signs “The Peak of Racing – Pikes Peak Through The Racers’ Eyes,” 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 27. Also, Don Emde signs “Freddie Ludlow: His Life on Two Wheels,” 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 4. Place an order for a signed copies of books online. 2900 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank. 818-845-0707.




Spread the Warmth Blanket and Socks Drive: The Solid Resources Citywide Recycling Division of LA Sanitation and Environment is asking for new and gently used (washed and clean) blankets, sleeping bags and socks to be given to homeless, through Dec. 30. Donations may be dropped off, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday (no drop-offs on Nov. 25-26 and Dec. 24). Locations include: East Valley District Yard, 11050 Pendleton St., Sun Valley; West Valley District Yard, 8840 Vanalden Ave., Northridge; North Central District Yard, 452 San Fernando Road, Los Angeles; West LA District Yard, 2027 Stoner Ave., Los Angeles (and three other locations). 213-485-2260. Email: [email protected].




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.

American Contemporary Ballet: “The Nutcracker Suite,” 8 p.m. Nov. 26. Show runs 2 and 5 p.m. Nov. 27-28; 8 p.m. Dec. 2-3; 2 and 5 p.m. Dec. 4-5; other dates through Dec. 24. Tickets $25-$140. Location, 926 N. Sycamore Ave., 6th floor, Los Angeles.

Lumia Dance Co.: “A Nutcracker Story,” a twist on the holiday ballet using circus elements, dance and LED technology, 4 and 8 p.m. Nov. 27. Tickets /460; $30 ages 12 and younger. El Portal Theatre, 5269 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood. 818-508-4200. Details and  purchase tickets here:

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.




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.

Mexican Cuisine: Art and cultural history lecturer Gregorio Luke gives a historical background on barbacoa, moles, salsas, tacos, tamales and pan dulce, 6-8 p.m. Nov. 20. Tickets $9.58. Register here to purchase tickets for the Zoom presentation:




168 Film Festival: Watch short films on the theme of “Storms” online, Nov. 18-20. Filmmakers has 168 hours to shoot and edit a short film based on the year’s theme and a Bible verse. Tickets free/donation with registration. Details on registering and watching here: 818-557-8507.

Gift of Fire: The 2020 film, directed by Hiroshi Kurosaki, about Japan’s efforts to develop an atomic bomb during World War II,  1:20, 4:20 and 7:10 p.m. Nov. 20; and other dates through Nov. 25. Tickets $11; $14. Laemmle Glendale, 207 N. Maryland Ave., Glendale.

Hanukkah Film Festival – Online: Menemsha Films and ChaiFlicks, in association with synagogues and Jewish film festivals, present 11 films on the eight days of Hanukkah, Nov. 28-Dec. 5. Cost $36 with a promo code (use Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival code LAFEST, or a code from another participating organization here:



The Getty Center: Nov. 23: “La Surprise: Watteau in Los Angeles,” through Feb. 20. 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. 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.




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: “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.

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. 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.

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:

Los Angeles County Museum of Art: Ongoing special exhibits: “Ink Dreams: Selections from the Fondation Ink Collection,” an exploration on the impact of ink on contemporary art, through Dec. 12 ( “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. 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: The Spider Pavilion, through Dec. 5 (pavilion tickets, $6, here: “Becoming Jane: The Evolution of Dr. Jane Goodall, through April 17 (purchase tickets in advance here: 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. 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. 20-21 (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.-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].




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.

Los Angeles Master Chorale: Performances of Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Al-Night Vigil, 2 p.m. Nov. 20 and 7 p.m. Nov. 21. Pre-concert talks with conductor Grant Gershon, 1 p.m. Nov. 20 and 6 p.m. Nov. 21. Tickets $43 and up. Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles. 213-972-7282.

Lindsey Buckingham: 8 p.m. Dec. 2. Tickets $39.50 and up. Theatre at Ace Hotel, 929 S. Broadway, Los Angeles. 213-623-3233.

Courtney Barnett: 8 p.m. Dec. 10. Tickets $39.50 and up. Theatre at Ace Hotel, 929 S. Broadway, Los Angeles. 213-623-3233.

A Chanticleer Christmas: 8 p.m. Dec. 14. Tickets $41 and up. Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles. 323-850-2000.

Holiday Sing-Along: Performances at 11:30 a.m. ( and 2:30 p.m. ( on Dec. 18. Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles. 323-850-2000. More Walt Disney Concert Hall events:

New Year’s Eve with Pink Martini: Two shows, 7 and 10:30 p.m. Dec. 31. Tickets $104 and up. Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles. 323-850-2000. Details and purchase tickets here:

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.




Hansel and Gretl: Pacific Opera Project presents the Englebert Humperdinck opera, 5 p.m. Nov. 21. The opera is sung in English and is performed outdoors. Tickets $10 and up (options for table seating and chairs; waitlist for performance at 5 p.m. Nov. 20).  Forest Lawn-Glendale, 1712 S. Glendale Ave., Glendale.

Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Motown: Troubadour Theater Co. and Garry Marshall Theatre present the musical holiday parody, previews 8 p.m. Nov. 23-24; 4 and 8 p.m. Nov. 27; 3 and 7 p.m. Nov. 28; 8 p.m. Dec. 2. Show runs through Dec. 24. Tickets for previews, $65; $75. Garry Marshall Theatre, 4252 W. Riverside Drive, Burbank. 818-955-8101.

The Game’s Afoot (or Holmes for the Holidays): A whodunit play by Ken Ludwig set in a country house during Christmastime 1936, opens 8 p.m. Nov. 26. Show runs 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday, through Jan. 2 (except, 8 p.m. Dec. 23, and no show on Dec. 24). Tickets $30; $25 seniors and students. Lonny Chapman Theatre, 10900 Burbank Blvd., North Hollywood. 818-763-5990.

Good People: A play by David Lindsay-Abaire about circumstances and the choices people make in life, opens 8 p.m. Nov. 27. Show runs 2 p.m. Nov. 28; 8 p.m. Dec. 1-4; 2 p.m. Dec. 5; other dates through Dec. 22. Tickets $35. Theatre 40, in the Reuben Cordova Theatre, 241 S. Moreno Drive, Beverly Hills (on the campus of Beverly Hills High School). 310-364-0535.

A Night in the Catskills: Sandy Hackett performs a holiday variety show that includes comedy, music and surprises, 2 and 7 p.m. Nov. 28. Tickets $42; $35 seniors; $25 ages 3-16. El Portal Theatre, 5269 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood. 818-508-4200. Details and purchase tickets here:

The Zip Code Plays – Antaeus Theatre Co.: Listen to the audio play by Khari Wyatt’s “91331: Pacoima – Gold & Shine,” 6 p.m. Dec. 4 and a followup discussion with Wyatt, the director Saundra McClain, Pacoima Historical Society president Crystal Jackson, Pacoima Branch librarian Rachel Rose and artistic director/moderator Bill Brochtrup. The Zoom event and discussion is in partnership with the Los Angeles Public Library. Register in advance for the Zoom event here: Free. Also, listen to the play here:;

Hair: The 1967 musical with book and lyrics by James Rado and Gerome Ragni and music by Galt MacDermot, 3 and 8 p.m. Dec. 11. Show runs 8 p.m. Dec. 15-17; 3 and 8 p.m. Dec. 18; 3 p.m. Dec. 19; 8 p.m. Dec. 22-24. Tickets $41 and up. El Portal Theater, Debbie Reynolds MainStage, 5269 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood. 818-508-4200. Tickets,


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