Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, Oct. 21-28 – Daily News


Mike Farrell’s “Late in the Day Dreams” is part of Santa Clarita Artists Association’s “Solitude” group show exhibit through Nov. 21 in Newhall. (Photo courtesy of Santa Clarita Artists Association)


Here is a sampling of things to do in-person and online in the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles area, Oct. 21-28.




Ghostwalk – Voices in the Dark: Santa Paula Theater Center presents a walking tour where ghosts tell stories, 6:30-9 p.m. Oct. 22-23 and 28-30; also, 6:30-8 p.m. on Oct. 24. Walks are one-hour long and begin every 15 minutes (this year the event is not wheelchair accessible). Walking shoes and flashlight are suggested. Check in at least 15 minutes before your reservation time. Tickets $15; $10 ages 12 and younger. Make a reservation by phone. Street parking. Ebell Park, corner of S. Seventh and E. Main streets, Santa Paula. 805-525-3073.

Fall Harvest Festival at Underwood Family Farms: The harvest festival has theme weekends: Wild West, Oct. 23-24; All About Pumpkins, Oct. 30-31. Attractions include: animal center, pumpkin house, corn maze and corn stalk labyrinth, pumpkin patch, hay pyramids, Farmer Craig’s Chicken Show and a gourd tunnel. Hours: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Admission $22 on Oct. 23-24; $16 on Oct. 30-31. Farm market hours, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. FAQ page: 3370 Sunset Valley Road, Moorpark. 805-529-3690.

Granada Hills Street Faire: Event returns this year with a car show, Oktoberfest beer garden, food, vendors and a kid’s zone, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 23. Chatsworth Street, between Encino and Zelzah avenues, Granada Hills. Granada Hills Chamber of Commerce, 818-368-3235.

Trunk or Treat: Los Angeles Police Department Van Nuys Community Police Station and the office of Los Angeles City Council President Nury Martinez invites children to the fun, 3-5 p.m. Oct. 23. Fun dress code: wear a costume. Van Nuys courtyard, 6240 Sylmar Ave., Van Nuys. Officer DeJesus, 818-374-9406. Find the flyer on the Sept. 30 posting:

Haunted Little Tokyo: A family-friendly “Scavenger Hunt” to explore Little Tokyo, 2-5 p.m. Oct. 30. Participants are encouraged to wear costumes and a prize for visiting locations. Start at Cafée Dulce, 134 Japanese Village Plaza Mall, Los Angeles. A “Block Party” with a costume contest, DJ, drinks and food, 7 p.m.-midnight Oct. 30. Minimum age for the “Block Party” is 21. Check-in Brunswig Square, 360 E. Second St., Los Angeles. Details at

West Valley Food & Wine – 100 Cooks: The West Valley-Warner Center Chamber of Commerce presents the event, 5-9 p.m. Oct. 30. Minimum age: 21. Event flyer: Tickets $75 (purchase tickets on the website or at the door). Rose Goldwater Community Center At Westfield Topanga, 21701 Vanowen St., Canoga Park. 818-347-9737.

Fall Family Festival: The West Valley-Warner Center Chamber of Commerce presents the event with a costume parade and activities, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 31. Free. Rose Goldwater Community Center At Westfield Topanga, 21701 Vanowen St., Canoga Park. 818-347-9737.

Political Memorabilia Show and Sale: Purchase political memorabilia and view related historic exhibits, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 6. Also, free appraisals of political items. Admission $3; free for children and students with ID. San Marino Masonic Center, 3130 Huntington Drive, San Marino. Thomas, 818-644-9231.




Beware the Dark Realm: A walk-through Halloween haunt, 7-10 p.m. Oct. 22-23 and 29-30. Minimum suggested age: 10. Masks are required. Free admission; front-of-the-line tickets are $10 per person (purchase tickets here:; funds raised go to the nonprofit Family Promise Santa Clarita Valley). 28621 Sugar Pine Way, Santa Clarita.

Boo at the Los Angeles Zoo: Special Halloween-theme activities plus entertainments on weekends in October. Check the website for general code of conduct and Covid-19 requirements. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. through Oct. 31. Admission $22 ages 13-61; $19 ages 62 and older; $17 ages 2-12 (purchase by date). 5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles.

Carved – Descanso Gardens: Tickets are on sale for the walk-through display of hundreds of carved pumpkins that line a one-mile walk through the Camellia Forest and the Oak Grove plus a hay maze and a pumpkin house, through Oct. 31. Tickets are by timed entry, 6:30-10 p.m.; $32-$35. 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge. 818-949-4200.

Haunt O’ Ween LA – An Immersive Halloween Experience: The all-ages event includes Halloween-theme walk-through tunnels, trick-or-treating, pumpkin-picking and carving area, a carousel, games, performances, food trucks and a Malibu Wines tasting garden. Fun dress code: costumes OK (see faqs page for guidelines on what is not allowed for costumes). Hours: 5-11:30 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday through Oct. 31 (last entry at 10:30 p.m.). Admission $30 on weekdays; $35 on weekends. Select a date and purchase tickets here: The event is located on the grounds of Westfield Promenade Mall, 6100 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Woodland Hills (entrance for parking is on Erwin Street).

LA Haunted Hayride: The event returns to Griffith Park venue and includes the “Haunted Hayride,” the scare zone “Midnight Falls,” and three attractions “Dead End Diner,” “Midnight Mortuary” and “Trick or Treat.” Minimum recommended age: 12. Dates include: Oct. 20-31. Haunted Hayride has a queue line. Tickets $29.99 for Hayride only but with access to “Midnight Falls”; $39.99 (standard wait time); $54.99 (shorter wait time); $109.99 (immediate entry) for all the other attractions. The event address, 4730 Crystal Springs Drive, Los Angeles (check the website for parking directions).

Nights of the Jack: The Halloween self-guided, walk-through event includes thousands of hand-carved, illuminated jack-o-lanterns in larger-than-life installations on a 2/3 of a mile trail plus pumpkin carving demonstration, gift shop and food trucks. Hours: 6-10 p.m. through Oct. 31. Admission $34.99 weekdays; $39.99; $59.99 VIP on weekends; parking pass $9.99 (tickets are by time). Tickets, including parking, must be purchased in advance; no tickets sold at the door). Email: [email protected]. King Gillette Ranch, 26800 Mulholland Highway, Calabasas.

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 Oct. 31); $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.




Topanga Canyon Gallery: “When Pigs Fly,” group show with 15 artists, opens 2-7 p.m. Oct. 22. Opening reception for the exhibit and the new gallery space, 4-7 p.m. Oct. 23. Gallery hours: 2-7 Friday; noon-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Exhibit runs through Nov. 7. The gallery is located at 137 S. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga (across the boulevard from the old address). Email: [email protected].

Joey Feldman: A pop-up exhibit “Incomprehensible Remoralization,” mixed-media art,10 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 23. The pop-up is followed by a reception, 4-7 p.m. 8439 Steller Drive, Culver City.;

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. Opening reception, 5-9 p.m. Oct. 23. Gallery hours: 1-7 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday. Exhibit runs through Nov. 13. TAG Gallery, 5458 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles.

CSUN Art Galleries: “In, On and Around,” 2020 and 2021 Graduate Exhibition, Master of Arts/Master of Fine Arts.” Fill out the appointment form, required, to see the exhibit: Parking lot E6. 18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge. 818-677-2156. 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.

Gabba Gallery: “Jack Winthrop – The Wounded Healer,” paintings ( Gallery hours: noon-3 p.m. Thursday-Saturday or by appointment. Percentage of sales go to a homelessness/rehabilitation charity. Exhibit runs through Oct. 30. 3126 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles. 323-604-4186.

Lowell Ryan Projects: “Carrie Mae Smith – In the Collection of…,” images of porcelain dinnerware pieces. Gallery hours: noon-6 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday; and by appointment. Exhibit runs through Nov. 6. 4851 W. Adams Blvd., Los Angeles. 323-998-0063. 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,




Luna Anaïs Gallery: “Amanda Maciel Antunes: Ithaca,” on view now. Gallery hours: by appointment, Wednesday-Friday; scheduled hours 1-8 p.m. Saturday-Sunday (chose an appointment time on the website in advance or send an email to: [email protected]). Exhibit runs through Oct. 23. Tin Flats, 1989 Blake Ave., Los Angeles. 323-474-9319.

Cat Art Show 4 – A New Beginning: The art work is presented by CatCon and curated by Susan Michals. List of artists here: Gallery hours: noon-7 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday; by appointment on Monday-Tuesday. Register to see the exhibit here: Exhibit runs through Oct. 24. The Golden Pagoda, 951 Mei Ling Way, second floor, Los Angeles.

Brand 49 – Brand Associates’ National Juried Exhibition of Works on Paper: Brand Associates and the Brand Library & Art Center present an exhibition of 125 art pieces curated from more than 1,200 national submissions by Marvella Muro, from Self Help Graphics and Art in Los Angeles. Art work is available for sale; portion of sales goes to Brand Associates that supports free cultural events during the year. The catalog is also for sale. Exhibit is open during library hours: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Sunday. Exhibit runs through Oct. 29. Brand Library & Art Center, 1601 W. Mountain St., Glendale. 818-548-2051. Email: [email protected]. Facebook:;

Corey Helford Gallery: “Mayuka Yamamoto: Monochrome, Apples and Animals,” oil paintings. Also, “Adrian Cox: Dream Country,” in Gallery two. Gallery hours: noon-6 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. Exhibits run through Oct. 30. 571 S. Anderson St., Los Angeles. 310-287-2340.

Shulamit Nazarian Gallery: “Miguel Arzabe: Tejido Cultural,” art weaving; “Coady Brown: Only in Darkness Can You See the Stars;” “Reuven Israel: W.A.L.L (Wooden Arrangeable Linear Lamellations.” Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Exhibits run through Oct. 30. 310-281-0961. Email: [email protected].

William Turner Gallery: “Casper Brindler: Light/Glyphs.” Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Exhibit runs through Nov. 5. 2525 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica. 310-453-0909.

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.;

Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art at Pepperdine University: “Environmental Reflections: Contemporary Art from the Frederick R. Weisman Foundation” is open to the public. 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.

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:




Book Soup: St. Clair Detrick-Jules discusses “My Beautiful Black Hair – 101 Natural Hair Stories from the Sisterhood,” 6 p.m. Oct. 21 (on Crowdcast; register here: Antonio Damasio discusses “Feeling & Knowing: Making Minds Conscious,” 6 p.m. Oct. 26 (on Crowdcast; register in advance here: The bookstore is located, 8818 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 310-659-3110.

Skylight Books: Mallory O’Meara discusses and signs “Girly Drinks,” 7:30 p.m. Oct. 21. Aurielle Marie discusses her debut book of poetry “Gumbo Ya Ya,” 6:30 p.m. Oct. 22 (register to watch on Crowdcast: Jessica Dore discusses “Tarot for Change: Using the Cards for Self-Care, Acceptance and Growth,” 3 p.m. Oct. 30 (talk is on Crowdcast; register to purchase the book and to receive the link: 1818 N. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles. 323-660-1175.

Village Well Books and Coffee: Thea Wirsching discusses her book and tarot deck “The American Renaissance Tarot,” with hereditary with and author Amanda Yates Garcia (“Initiated: Memoir of a Witch”), 7-8:30 p.m. Oct. 22. Ticketed event, $10, for the in-store discussion. Also, live streamed on the bookstore’s Facebook: 9900 Culver Blvd., Culver City. 424-298-8951.

Autobooks-Aerobooks: Ted Woerner and Angela Savage sign “Savage Angel – Death and Rebirth at the Indianapolis500,” 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 23. Place an order for a signed copies of books online. 2900 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank. 818-845-0707.

Chevalier’s Books: Joanne Lee Molinaro discusses and signs “The Korean Vegan – Reflections and Recipes from Omma’s Kitchen,” 1 p.m. Oct. 26 (reserve a signed book and make a reservation to attend in advance: Farah Ali discusses and signs “People Want to Live,” 7 p.m. Nov. 3 (reserve a signed book and make a reservation in advance here: 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.

Diesel, a Bookstore: Jane Wurwand discusses and signs “Skin in the Game: Everything You Need Is Already Inside You!” 5:30 p.m. Oct. 26 ( Rektok Ross discusses “Ski Weekend,” 5 p.m. Oct. 27 (on Crowdcast; register here:; purchase the book at Diesel and secure a signed book). 225 26th St., Santa Monica. 310-576-9960. Email: [email protected].




American Cancer Society’s Discovery Shops auction for pancreatic cancer research: The event includes a special auction of 22 suits worn by Alex Trebek, the late host of Jeopardy!, through Oct. 22. Other items — donated to ACS’s West Coast Discovery resale shops — include collectibles, housewares and jewelry are also being auctioned or on a buy-it-now basis. Bid or purchase here: Find hours and locations of shops here:

Flair Cares About Curing Cancer Fundraiser: Customers donate money to one or all of three cancer research charities (National Breast Cancer Foundation; CURE Childhood Cancer; ZERO – The End of Prostate Cancer) and Flair Cleaners will match the total donation up to $5,000 for the campaign through Oct. 31. Locations include: 4060 Laurel Canyon Blvd., Studio City (818-761-3282); 27011 McBean Parkway, Valencia (661-753-9900); Santa Monica store, 720 Montana Ave. (310-395-9354).  Email: [email protected] or call the stories for more information on how to donate.




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.

Asphalt Comedy — Pop-Up Series: Laughs from Adam Ferrera, Greg Fitzsimmons, Atsuko Okatsuko and Caroline Rhea, 7:15-10 p.m. Oct. 23 (performers subject to change). Minimum age: 21. Food available for purchase. Tickets $30 and up (includes alcoholic beverage). Outdoors at 7763 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles.

Darren Carter – Discover the Funny 2: Comedy, impressions and observations, 8 p.m. Oct. 23. Tickets $20 (single seat); $25, includes a shared beverage tray; $60, VIP cocktail table. El Portal Theatre, Monroe Forum, 5269 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood.

Paula Poundstone: 8 p.m. Nov. 5. Tickets $49.50 ( Bank of America Performing Arts Center, Kavli Theatre, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. 805-449-2787.

An Evening with David Sedaris: 8 p.m. Nov. 10. Tickets $41 and up. Book available for purchase and signing before and after the show. The Soraya at CSUN, 18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge. Details and purchase tickets here:




Gourmet Ghosts of Los Angeles: The San Fernando Valley Historical Society presents a talk by author James Bartlett on the topic, 7 p.m. Oct. 21. Watch on Zoom here: Or, go to and use ID: 8763494921 and Passcode: sfvhs (all lower case). Voice mail, 818-365-7810.




Awareness Film Festival: The 12th annual festival that explores topics including health challenges, the environment, mental health, social justice, LGBTQ+, human rights and animal welfare, Oct. 21-31. Check the website for schedule and tickets. Some films are available online. Regal LA Live Cinemas, 1000 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles. 323-709-3456.

San Fernando Valley Halloween Drive-In Nights by My Valley Pass:      Tickets $20 per person for one movie; $55 for a family group for one movie; $30 per person/$95 for a family group for both movies (every person must have their own ticket). Lake Balboa Complex, 6335 Woodley Ave., Van Nuys.

Flickers from the Crypt – Spooktacular Vintage Film Show: Vintage horror movie trailers, a scary cartoon and a costume contest, 7 p.m. Oct. 23. Minimum age: 10. Tickets $25 plus fees. Social Hall at Little White Chapel Christian Church, 1711 N. Avon St., Burbank.




Forest Lawn Museum at Forest Lawn-Glendale: New: “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: New: “Hans Holbein: Capturing Character in the Renaissance,” drawings and paintings, through Jan. 9. Ongoing special exhibit: “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: New: “Passports for Life,” an exhibit curated by the Pilecki Institute in Switzerland on how Polish diplots 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; Ongoing special exhibits: “Jack Boul: Reflections of a Post-War Europe,” through the end of November. 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].

Natural History Museum Los Angeles County: 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.

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: “Acting Out: Cabinet Cards and the Making of Modern Photography, 1870-1900,” through Nov. 7. “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.  323-857-6010.

Petersen Automotive Museum: Ongoing special exhibits: “Bond in Motion,” exhibit of cars, motorcycles, boats, helicopters and submarines used in James Bond movies, through Oct. 30. “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. Oct. 23-24 (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.;;




Niia and Ian Isiah: 8 p.m. Oct. 21. Gates open, 6:30 p.m.. Tickets $25 and up ( The Ford, 2580 Cahuenga Blvd., E., Los Angeles.

Croce Plays Croce: A.J. Croce, son of the late Jim Croce, performs his father’s songs, 8 p.m. Oct. 22. Tickets $25-$50. Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts, Smothers Theatre, at Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu. 310-506-4522.

That Lovin’ Feeling – A Righteous Brothers Tribute: Larry G. Jones and Gene Sironen channel the blue-eyed soul singers, 3 and 8 p.m. Oct. 23. Tickets $40; $35 seniors. El Portal Theatre, 5269 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood. Tickets: 818-508-4200.

Robert Cray Band: 8 p.m. Oct. 23. Tickets $35 and up. Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts, Smothers Theatre, at Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu. 310-506-4522.

Concert Tribute to Linda Ronstadt: Aida Cuevas, La Marisoul, Luciana Souza and Mariachi Garibaldi de Jaime Cuéllar perform, 8 p.m. Oct. 23. Tickets $41 and up. The Soraya at CSUN, 18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge. 818-677-8800.

Los Angeles Symphonic Winds: Stephen Piazza conducts the orchestra in a program “A Tribute to Great American Composers – Notable and Neglected,” 2:30 p.m. Oct. 24. Tickets, $30, must be purchased in advance. Performing Arts Education Center on the campus of Calabasas High School, 22855 Mulholland Highway, Calabasas. Call 818-539-4637, option 2. Email: [email protected].

An Evening with Branford Marsalis: 8 p.m. Oct. 28. Tickets $41 and up. The Soraya at CSUN, 18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge. 818-677-8800. Details and to purchase tickets:

Danny Elfman and Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas — Live to Film Concert Experience: John Mauceri conducts the orchestra and choir, with songs performed by Elfman as Jack Skellington, 8 p.m. Oct. 29 and 6:30 p.m. Oct. 31. Costume contest on each night. Tickets $39.50 and up. Banc of California Stadium, 3939 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles.

Stewart Copeland – Police Deranged for Orchestra: Copeland performs with the Re-Collective Orchestra conducted by Cheche Alara, 8 p.m. Nov. 4. Tickets $41 and up. The Soraya at CSUN, 18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge. 818-677-8800. Details and to purchase tickets:

George Thorogood and the Destroyers: The “Good to Be Bad Tour: 45 Years of Rock,” 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10. Tickets $43 and up. Bank of America Performing Arts Center, Kavli Theatre, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. 805-449-2787.




A History of Stand-Up Comedy – From the Civil War to Today, 160 Years of Stand-Up in 90 Minutes: A one-man multi-media show by Ritch Shydner, 7 p.m. Oct. 21-22. Doors open, 6:45 p.m. Tickets $15 in advance; $20 at the door. Yard Theatre, 4319 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles. Details and purchase tickets: (for the Oct. 21 show) and (for the Oct. 22 show).

Mamma Mia!: 5-Star Theatricals present the musical by Catherine Johnson (the book) and songs and lyrics by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus (from the band Abba). Show runs 7:30 p.m. Oct. 21; 8 p.m. Oct. 22; 2 and 8 p.m. Oct. 23; 1 p.m. Oct. 24. Tickets $30; $91. Bank of America Performing Arts Center, Kavli Theatre, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks.

Dearly Beloved: A one-man show written and performed by Leon Campbell about his journey from inner city Chicago through an autobiographical span of love and loss, 8 p.m. Oct. 23. Tickets $25. Whitefire Theatre, 13500 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks.

Sistas Speak – An Evening of Creative Expression: A show with rap, song and women speaking their minds with Jacquelyn Brown-Benefield, FreXinet, Tamika Lamison and Pasean Wilson, 7 p.m. Oct. 24. The show is curated by Juliette Jeffers. Tickets $25. Whitefire Theatre, 13500 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks.

Cirque Mechanics: The acrobatic troupe performs “Birdhouse Factory,” 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27. Tickets $22.50 and up; $22.50 ages 17 and younger. Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts, Smothers Theatre, at Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu. 310-506-4522. Details and to purchase tickets here:

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.

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.




Birthday Club: The Group Rep presents the play by Phil Olson about five women who celebrate their birthdays together and discuss their lives. Show runs 4 p.m. Saturday; 7 p.m. Sunday through Oct. 24. Tickets $20; $17 seniors and students. Upstairs at the Group Rep at Lonny Chapman Theatre, 10900 Burbank Blvd., North Hollywood. 818-762-5990.

London Suite: The Group Rep presents Neil Simon’s four separate one-act plays about relationships set in a luxury suite in London. Show runs 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday through Oct. 24. Tickets $30; $25 seniors and students. Lonny Chapman Theatre, main stage, 10900 Burbank Blvd., North Hollywood. 818-763-5990.

Our Man in Santiago: A comedy spy thriller by Mark Wilding. Minimum age: 12. Show runs 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday through Oct. 24. Tickets $30; $15 seniors and students. Theatre West, 3333 Cahuenga Blvd., W., Los Angeles. 323-851-7977. Facebook:

Julius Caesar: William Shakespeare’s play. Show runs 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24; 4 p.m. 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.

The Root Bear Bandits – A Rootin’ Tootin’ Wild West Musicale: A family-friendly musical by Joseph Leo Bwarie, Rachael Lawrence and Lori Marshall. Show runs 6 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m. Sunday; through Oct. 31, with a special show at 2 p.m. Oct. 31. Tickets $40; $140 for a family of four. Garry Marshall Theatre, 4252 W. Riverside Drive, Burbank. 818-955-8101.

The Last, Best Small Town: A play by John Guerra about two neighboring families, one Latinx and one white, whose lives entwine. Show runs 7:30 p.m. Oct. 23; 4 p.m. Oct. 31; 4 p.m. Nov. 6. 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. Show runs 4 p.m. Oct. 24 and 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.


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