Mid-century pop culture expert Charles Phoenix presents a virtual slide show “Catalinaland” about the landmarks and lore of Catalina Island. (File photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG)

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

EVENTS

Eat. Drink. Give. – A Virtual Dinner Party with Chef Wolfgang Puck: Children’s Bureau and Ernst & Young LLP, presenting sponsor), offer the event to bring awareness to Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month. Host Billy Harris (a former “Iron Chef” judge) and musical guest Marc Cohn entertain on the Zoom meet-up that includes a cooking demonstration by Puck, 6:30 p.m. April 17. Tickets $50 for viewing only; $500 includes ingredients and instructions for a four-course meal, cocktails and a bottle of wine for two (extra fee for delivery with 30 miles of Hollywood; or pick-up option in Hollywood). Tickets must be purchased by April 8. Information on the meal and to register here: www.all4kids.org/eatdrinkgive. Information about Children’s Bureau here: www.all4kids.org

Spring Plant Sale Online at the Huntington: This year the plant sale is online only with curbside pick-up by appointment. Plants include, berries, camellias, roses, succulents and fruit trees. Sale runs during April. Check the link for the no-contact rules on picking up plants you’ve bought. 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino. www.huntington.org/events/online-spring-plant-sale

Catalinaland: Catalina Island Museum and mid-century pop culture expert Charles Phoenix present a virtual slide show on landmarks and stories about the island — the S.S. Avalon, the 1929 Casino, the glass bottom boat, flying fish, Catalina Pottery, souvenirs, and the Wrigley family — 6 p.m. April 10. Tickets $25; $40 (this includes a raffle chance). Purchase tickets and watch on YouTube: www.catalinamuseum.org/catalinaland

Luminex – Dialogues of Light: See digital art on a self-guided outdoor walk, 7:30-11:30 p.m. April 10 (one night only). Curated by NOW Art Foundation and by artists: Luciana Abait, Refik Anadol, the Art Department, Nancy Baker Cahill, Carole Kim, Sara Rara, Akiko Yamashita. Free. No reservations or tickets required. Masks must be worn at all times. Use the QR code to access the map audio messages from the artists (use earbuds to listen). Allow about 45 minutes to see all five sites. Locations: Site one, 421 W. Pico Blvd.; site two, 1154 S. Olive St.; site three, 420 W. 11th St.; site four, 1066 S. Hope St.; site five, 1025 Flower St., Los Angeles. Parking/transportation suggestions on the website. luminexla.com/experience

Universal Studios Hollywood: Tickets go on sale — for California residents only — on April 8. The theme park is scheduled to reopen on April 16. New ride: “The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash!” Some rides and attractions will open at later dates. More information and to purchase tickets here: bit.ly/3u5ZsLj. 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City. www.universalstudioshollywood.com/web/en/us

ONGOING

Six Flags Magic Mountain: The theme park reopened on April 1. Hours: 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Check the website for details and tickets. Tickets are for California residents only at this time. 26101 Magic Mountain Parkway, Valencia. www.sixflags.com/magicmountain

Sugar Rush – A Walk-Through Event: Experiential Supply Co. presents a walk-through event that includes performers, oversized displays, geodesic domes, installations and tunnels with a candy theme, through May 2. Hours: 3-9 p.m. Monday-Friday; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Admission $30 for one person; $55 and up for family groups (must be purchased in advance; event is rain-or-shine). Check the rules here: bit.ly/3bZqxZe. 6100 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Woodland Hills (Westfield Promenade site at Erwin Street). 805-719-1906. www.ridesugarrush.com

ART

Kohn Gallery: “Chiffon Thomas: Antithesis,” figurative artwork using collage, drawing, hand embroidered mixed media painting and sculpture, opens 10 a.m.-8 p.m. April 9 and 11 a.m.-8 p.m. April 10 (extended hours for opening dates). Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday (timed reservations are required). Exhibit runs through May 21. 1227 N. Highland Ave., Los Angeles. 323-461-3311. Email: livia@kohngallery.com. www.kohngallery.com

Corey Helford Gallery: “Fifteen Years Anniversary Group Exhibition,” opens April 10 (main gallery) and “Bao Pham and Redd Walitzki,” open April 10 (Gallery 2). Gallery hours: noon-6 p.m. Thursday-Saturday (12 people at a time; masks and social distancing required; check the website for updates on hours). Exhibits run through May 15. 571 S. Anderson St., Los Angeles. 310-287-2340. Email: jch@coreyhelfordgallery.com. coreyhelfordgallery.com

LSH CoLab: “Michael Arata: Frantic,” paintings, opening 4-6 p.m. April 10. Gallery hours: 1-6 p.m. daily and by appointment. Exhibit runs through May 2. 778 N. Virgil Ave., Los Angeles. 323-459-5342 or 323-665-4513. Email: info@lshcolab.com. www.lshcolab.com

Galerie XII: “Mona Kuhn: Works,” an art photography retrospective, opens April 10. The opening also includes a book signing, 2-4 p.m. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday; and by appointment (masks required in the gallery). Exhibit runs through May 29. Bergamot Station Arts Center, 2525 Michigan Ave., Suite B2, Santa Monica. 424-252-9004. www.galeriexii.com/EN/

Rele Gallery-Los Angeles: “Ameh Egwuh: Life After Life,” the Nigerian artist reflects on mortality and an afterlife, opens April 10. The gallery is the first international gallery established by Adenrele Sonariwo who opened Rele Gallery in 2015 in Lagos, Nigeria. Gallery hours: By appointment only; book a time through the website. The exhibit runs through May 8. 8215 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles. 949-516-8082. Email: art@rele.co. www.rele.co

William Rolland Gallery of Fine Art at California Lutheran University: “Escapism: Senior Art Exhibit 2021,” a virtual exhibit of art from graduating art majors at the university, opens April 12. A webinar with the artists, 2 p.m. April 23 (on Zoom or by phone information here: bit.ly/3rXDKYK). Exhibit runs through Sept. 23. rollandgallery.callutheran.edu/2021/02/01/escapism-senior-art-exhibit-2021/

BuildingBridges Art Exchange: “Cristian Castro: RobotiX: Intersections of Art & Technology,” opening reception noon-7 p.m. April 17 (reservations required). Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Exhibit runs through June 5. Reservations for opening and other days by email or phone. 2525 Michigan Ave., Unit F2, Santa Monica. 323-893-3924. Email: buildingbridgesax@gmail.com. www.buildingbridgesartexchange.org/upcoming

ONGOING ART

Diane Rosenstein Gallery: “Vanessa Prager: Static,” oil paintings. Gallery hours: by appointment only (dianerosenstein.com/reservations). Exhibit runs through April 10. 831 N. Highland Ave., Los Angeles. 323-462-2790. Email: info@dianerosenstein.com. www.vprager.com. dianerosenstein.com

Topanga Canyon Art Gallery:Don Holtz: TREE — A 14-Year Love Affair,” solo photography exhibit. Gallery hours: noon-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; and by appointment. Exhibit runs through April 11. 120 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga. 424-326-6429. www.topangacanyongallery.com

Galerie XII: “Women.On.Women” group show, with art from Patty Carroll, Maia Flore, Ziqian Liu, Mona Kuhn and Anja Niemi. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday; and by appointment (masks required in the gallery). Exhibit runs through April 10. Bergamot Station Arts Center, 2525 Michigan Ave., Suite B2, Santa Monica. 424-252-9004. www.galeriexii.com/EN/

Social and Public Art Resource Center: “Why We Won’t Just Leave: What Alaska Is Telling the World About Climate Change,” paintings, portraits, stories and video profiles on artists and activists talking about climate change. Exhibit runs virtually through April 10. The gallery is in Venice. Email: info@sparcinla.org. Free, but make a reservation in advance to see the online opening: www.sparcinla.org/why-we-wont

Launch Gallery: “Ray Beldner: New Work” and “Mela M: New Work” are “A Journey Through Abstract Reciprocal Perspectives from the Terrestrial to the Architectonic Orbital.” Gallery hours: 1-7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday by appointment only. Also, view the exhibit online here: bit.ly/30MXJ15. Exhibits run through April 17. 170 S. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles. Email: info@launchla.org. launchla.org

Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery: “Tristan Espinoza: Index, Interiors.” View the exhibit online through April 22. www.lamag.org/exhibitions

Gavlak Los Angeles:Jose de Jesus Rodriguez: Back on the Inside,” paintings, and “Traces on the Surfaces of the World,” group show. Gallery hours: call or send an email to schedule an appointment. Exhibits run through April 24. 1700 S. Santa Fe Ave., #440, Los Angeles. 323-467-5700. Email: slewiecki@gavlakgallery.com. www.gavlakgallery.com

Lowell Ryan Projects: “Stanley Casselman: 15 Degrees of Entropy,” large-scale abstract paintings. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; other times by appointment (bit.ly/38IpPOr; masks and social distancing enforced). Exhibit runs through April 24. 4851 W. Adams Blvd., Los Angeles. 323-998-0063. Email: info@lowellryanprojects.com. www.lowellryanprojects.com

Mash Gallery: “Maggi Hodge: Overload.” Gallery hours: noon-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; and by appointment (call or send an email ahead of time to confirm hours). Exhibit runs through April 24. 1325 Palmetto St., Los Angeles. 213-325-2759. Email: info@mashgallery.com. www.mashgallery.com/exhibitions

Santa Clarita Artists’ Association: “Culture Club,” group show on the theme of aspects of different cultures. Artists: Jose Barba, Barbara Eisenman, Mardilan Georgio, Kathy Gonzales, Zony Gordon, Tony Hanna, Olga Kaczmar, Nadiya Little Warrior, Laurie Morgan, Dody Rogers. Gallery hours: by appointment only. Exhibit runs through April 25. Gallery, 22508 Sixth St., Suite E, Newhall. www.santaclaritaartists.org

Shulamit Nazarian: “Summer Wheat: Anything Can Happen.” Gallery hours: by appointment only: bit.ly/3rUV8Oz. Exhibit runs through May 1. 616 N. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles. 310-281-0961. bit.ly/3vtBsmV

Memorial Crane Project: Artist Karla Funderburk and San Fernando Valley Arts & Cultural Center present a display of thousands of origami cranes that honor lives lost due to Covid-19 in the United States. Exhibit runs through May 8. View the exhibit outside of the center’s Art Along the Boulevard space, 18640 Ventura Blvd. (at Yolanda Avenue), Tarzana. Email the artist: karla@matterstudiogallery.com. Email the center: info@sfvacc.org. memorialcraneproject.org; www.sfvacc.org

Regen Projects: “Liz Larner: As Stars and Seas Entwine” (bit.ly/3lRGRjw) and “Make-Shift-Future,” a group show curated by Elliott Hundley (bit.ly/2Pr5vLo). Gallery hours: by appointment only, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday (www.regenprojects.com/reservations). Exhibit runs through May 22. 6750 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles. 310-276-5424. www.regenprojects.com

Hauser & Wirth: “Amy Sherald. The Great American Fact.” Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday with a timed appointment only. Exhibit runs through June 6. 901 E. Third St., Los Angeles. 213-943-1620. bit.ly/38LFk9e

BOOKS

The Ripped Bodice: Sarah Hogle discusses “Twice Shy” and Martha Waters discusses “To Love and To Loathe,” 5 p.m. April 8. Live stream from the “romantic bookstore” on Facebook here: www.facebook.com/therippedbodiceLA. 3806 Main St., Culver City. www.therippedbodicela.com

Book Soup: Caroline Kepnes discusses “You Love Me,” 6 p.m. April 8 (bit.ly/2QChu9N). Donald Albrecht, Dan Crewe, Jessica May and Peter Plagens discuss “Bob Crewe: Sight and Sound: Composition in Art and Music, 6 p.m. April 9 (bit.ly/3sXW9G9). Rickie Lee Jones, with Chris Douridas, discuss “Last Chance Texaco: Chronicles of an America Troubadour,” 5 p.m. April 10 (ticketed event that includes the book to be picked up or mailed options; $35 or $43; purchase here: bit.ly/3cTVVtY). Gina Frangello discusses “Blow Your House Down,” 6 p.m. April 13 (bit.ly/2OsetYL). Paul Theroux discusses “Under the Wave at Waimea,” 6 p.m. April 14 (bit.ly/3mt95Bt). Register in advance for the Crowdcast live streaming talks through the links. Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 310-659-3110. www.booksoup.com

Diesel, A Bookstore: Flynn Berry discusses “Northern Spy,” 6:30 p.m. April 8 (bit.ly/2QTwDDM). Arthur Sze discusses “The Glass Constellation: New and Collected Poems,” with John Evans, co-founder of Diesel, A Bookstore, 6:30 p.m. April 20 (bit.ly/3rGijet). Register in advance for all online Crowdcast events. 225 26th St., Santa Monica. 310-576-9960. www.dieselbookstore.com/brentwood

Vroman’s Bookstore: Andrew Morton discusses “Elizabeth and Margaret: The Intimate World of the Windsor Sisters,” 6 p.m. April 9 (bit.ly/3vYmRA8). Bobby Johnston, in conversation with Colleen Dunn Bates, discusses “The Saint I Ain’t: Stories from Sycamore Street,” 6 p.m. April 12 (bit.ly/3f2UDOX). Robin Reul discusses “Where the Road Leads Us,” 6 p.m. April 15 (bit.ly/2Ou6nit). Chris Gardner discusses “Permission to Dream,” 6 p.m. April 16 (bit.ly/3sZm6VL). Register in advance for all online Crowdcast events. 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. 626-449-5320. www.vromansbookstore.com

Chevalier’s Books: Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney, with actor-writer Kate Flannery, discuss “Good Company,” April 8 (order a copy of the book with a signed bookplate and receive the time, the link and password; bit.ly/39rzOc6). Jeff Mauro discusses “Come on Over,” 5:30 p.m. April 13 (purchase a ticket to receive the link and a signed copy of the cookbook, $32.84, here: bit.ly/3wDHNg4). Jesse Singal discusses “The Quick Fix: Why Fad Psychology Can’t Cure Our Social Ills,” 7 p.m. April 14 (bit.ly/39RIN6K). Register in advance for the online book talks. The bookstore is open, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. 126 N. Larchmont Blvd., Los Angeles. 323-465-1334. www.chevaliersbooks.com

Autobooks-Aerobooks: Denny Miller signs “Indianapolis Speedway: The Eddie Rickenbacker Era,” 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 10. 2900 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank. 818-845-0707. www.autobooks-aerobooks.com

CHARITY

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California – 2021 Walk for Kids Fundraiser: McDonald’s Southern California franchisees are accepting donations of $1-3 when customers order in the drive-thru or at the register, through April 25. Also, customers may donate year-round by rounding up their total order to the nearest dollar with the difference going to the charity. One of the programs that the charity supports is providing a place to stay for parents nearby or sometimes in a hospital to be close to their ill child. More information and ways to donate at Walk for Kids here: bit.ly/31SQipu

COMEDY

The Groundlings – Cookin’ with Gas, the Online Edition: Improv with audience ideas, 7 p.m. April 8 and other Thursdays in April. Scheduled performers for this date: Tim Bagley, Paula Christiansen, Josh Duvendeck, Patty Guggenheim, Emily Pendergast, Leonard Robinson, Mindy Sterling (directed by Lisa Schurga). Tickets $12. Register for Zoom in advance to view the show. www.groundlings.com/shows/cookin-with-gas-online

Magic Asphalt – Drive-In Comedy: A live comedy show, streaming through car FM radio, on April 10 (lot opens at 7 and show begins 7:45 p.m.). Scheduled performers: Doug Benson and Margaret Cho (updates on the website). Minimum age 21. Tickets per car begin at $120. Meals and candy available with purchase before 11 a.m. April 10 (no food sold on the property; purchase from the website link). Shows are presented from a parking lot at the Magic Castle, 7001 Franklin Ave., Hollywood. Click on the show link from here: bit.ly/2Q5GpSU

The Groundlings – The Crazy Uncle Joe Show, the Online Edition: A long-form improv with suggestions from the audience, 7 p.m. April 14. Scheduled performers: Jordan Black, Stephanie Courtney, Roy Jenkins, Ted Michaels, Brian Palermo, Christen Sussin. Tickets $8. Register for Zoom in advance to view the show. www.groundlings.com/shows/the-crazy-uncle-joe-show-online

DISCUSSION

Bookish: Author-host Sandra Tsing Low discusses books and other topics with Nina Lorez Collins, Tod Goldberg, Jean Hanff Korelitz and Scott Turow, 5 p.m. April 9. Register in advance here: bit.ly/3uGPyQX

The Strangest Cooking Methods in the World: Culinary author and historian Richard Foss discusses the topic at a meeting of the Culinary Historians of Southern California, 10:30 a.m April 10. Free. Register in advance for the Zoom meeting here: bit.ly/2PhW15u. www.chsocal.org

Mexico – Splendors of Thirty Centuries – Part I: Art and cultural history lecturer Gregorio Luke discusses Mexican art, 6-8 p.m. April 10. Tickets $7.50 plus a transaction fee. Check here to purchase tickets for the Zoom presentation: bit.ly/2OpvX88.

How Music Can Make You Better: CaltechLive! Behind the Book Authors Series presents a talk by neuroscientist and opera singer Indre Viskontas, interviewed by Maia Jasper White, director of chamber music at Caltech, 5 p.m. April 12. Free. Register in advance here: events.caltech.edu/calendar/behind-the-book-indre-viskontas

Live Talks Los Angeles: Two events: Diane von Furstenberg, with Bozoma Saint John (global chief marketing officer at Netflix), discusses her book “Own It: The Secret to Life,” 6 p.m. April 12 (register in advance for the online talk and receive a signed copy of the book, $34; bit.ly/2OrbDU1). U.S. Navy Retired Admiral William H. McRaven, with Mark Harmon (“NCIS”), discusses his book “The Hero Code: Lessons Learned from Lives Well Lived,” 6 p.m. April 14 (register in advance for the online talk and receive a signed copy of the book, $32; bit.ly/3mnFKYQ). More upcoming Live Talks Los Angeles: livetalksla.org/events/upcoming-events

MOVIES

Films.Dance: The Soraya, at Cal State Northridge, and the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, in Beverly Hills, present fifteen international dance films that were filmed during the Covid-19 pandemic. New films debut at 9 a.m. on Mondays through May 3: “Xeno” (Montreal, Canada), April 12; “Torn” (Hamburg, Germany), April 19; “Plume” (Global), April 26; “Weakness of the Flesh” (Los Angeles), May 3. Free. Available to watch at film.dance Facebook: bit.ly/3nZSNPs; on the website: bit.ly/3pGuYxI

A Night of Shorts 3: The comedy duo Trace Beaulieu and Frank Conniff (from Mystery Science Theater, and known as “The Mads”) riff on vintage educational short films, 5 p.m. April 13. Tickets $10. Register in advance here: bit.ly/31QyN9h. A private YouTube link will be emailed to purchasers one hour before showtime. A portion of proceeds goes to the Friends in Need Food Shelf in Minnesota.

Plastic Bag Store – The Film: The Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA presents the film by Robin Frohardt about the amount of plastic waste using comedy and puppetry to tell the story, 7 p.m. April 22. Free. Register in advance and watch here: online.cap.ucla.edu/videos/plastic-bag-store-the-film

MUSEUM

Museums that have been closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic are announcing reopening dates. Most museums are requiring timed-ticket entry and purchased in advance only (no tickets sold onsite). Check the website for tickets and safety requirements.

California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks: Reopens April 9: Current exhibitions include “Defining Beauty,” the museum’s third annual international juried exhibit with mixed media, paintings and video artwork (art from Zara Monet Feeney, Sungjae Lee and Francene Levinson), and “Jonathan Michael Castillo: Car Culture.” Both exhibits run through Aug. 8. Hours: noon-6 p.m. Friday-Sunday. Admission free; donation $6. 350 W. Hillcrest Drive, second level, Thousand Oaks. 805-405-5240. Email: info@cmato.org. www.cmato.org

Mullin Automotive Museum: Reopens April 9. Hours: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday-Sunday. Timed-tickets must be purchased in advance ($16; $14 ages 65 and older and ages 13-17; $10 ages 3-12. 1421 Emerson Ave., Oxnard. Email: info@mullinautomotivemuseum.com. mullinautomotivemuseum.com

Valley Relics Museum: April 10-11: Take a trip down San Fernando Valley memory lane with an “Open Air Museum Experience,” 11 a.m.-4 p.m. (choose other dates from the drop-down menu). Admission $15 and up. Temperatures will be taken before entry. Masks are required. Hangar door remains open. The museum is located at 7900 Balboa Blvd., Hangar C3 and C4, entrance is on Stagg Street, Van Nuys. bit.ly/3kWHgjx; valleyrelicsmuseum.org

ONGOING MUSEUM

Autry Museum of the American West: Open: Current special exhibits: “Masters of the American West Art Exhibition and Sale,” through April 11, and “When I Remember I See Red: American Indian Art and Activism in California,” through Nov. 15 (more on exhibitions here: bit.ly/2PlNZZ8). Purchase timed-tickets in advance (theautry.org/visit). 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles. 323-667-2000. theautry.org

California African American Museum: Open: The museum reopens on March 27. Current exhibits include “Sula Bermúdez-Silverman: Neither Fish, Flesh, Nor Fowl,” through May 2; “Nikita Gale: Private Dancer,” through May 9; “Men of Change: Power. Triumph. Truth.” through May 30; “Sanctuary: Recent Acquisitions to the Permanent Collection,” through July 21; “Enunciated Life,” through Aug. 15. Free admission but reservations are now required in advance. Check the museum’s Facebook for updates (bit.ly/3oq0tLa). 600 State Drive (in Exposition Park), Los Angeles. 213-744-2084. caamuseum.org

California Science Center: Open: 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. Current special exhibit: “The Art of the Brick,” sculptures made with Lego bricks by artist Nathan Sawaya. The Imax Theater also reopens with the screenings of “Hubble” and “Under the Sea” (admission fee for movies). 700 Exposition Park Drive, Los Angeles. californiasciencecenter.org

Los Angeles County Museum of Art: Open: All tickets must be purchased in advance (no ticket sales at the museum). Plan your visit information here: bit.ly/2P3c7iR. 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. 323-857-6010. www.lacma.org

Natural History Museum Los Angeles County: Open: The museum has reopened with two special exhibits “Rise Up LA: A Century of Votes for Women” and “Spiky, Hairy, Shiny: Insects of L.A.” The museum now requires timed-tickets purchased in advance and online only. The museum’s Gem Vault remains closed at this time. Ongoing: The Butterfly Pavilion opens with timed-tickets bought in advance (limited tickets available for all dates), through Sept. 6 (pavilion tickets, $6, here: bit.ly/3l1eT47). 900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles. nhmlac.org

Petersen Automotive Museum: Open: New exhibit “The Aesthetic of Motoring: 90 Years of Pininfarina,” highlights the Italian car design firm and coachbuilder on their anniversary year, through Dec. 5. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday. All tickets must be pre-purchased. Check website for health and safety guideline for museum visits. 6060 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. 323-930-2277. www.petersen.org

MUSIC

Tino Contreras: The Mexican jazz drummer performs a concert from the Frida Kahlo Museum in Mexico City, 8 p.m. April 10-11. Tickets $17. Purchase tickets here: bit.ly/3cVBKM5

The Verdi Chorus presents the Fox Singers – Amore della Vita: The professional ensemble of the chorus performs a streaming concert, beginning at 10 a.m. April 11, and continuing through April 25. Free, but donations appreciated (www.verdichorus.org/donations). Watch the concert on the website here: www.verdichorus.org

New West Symphony – Global Sounds, Local Cultures: Michael Christie conducts the symphony in “A Tour of Iran” program with instrumentalists Pejman Hadadi (tombak and daf) and Masoud Rezaei (setar) and mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke, 3 p.m. April 11. Tickets $25 (also includes “Pre-Concert Talk,” 6 p.m. April 8, and “Cultural Insights,” 7 p.m. April 9, and “Meet the Artists” talk, 7 p.m. April 10). The concert and talks are copresented by the Farhang Foundation. Purchase from here: newwestsymphony.org/2020-21-virtual-season/tour-of-iran/. 805-497-5800. Email: symphony@newwestsymphony.org. Watch online newwestsymphony.org

Salastina presents Happy Hour: Grammy Award nominated flutist, composer and vocalist Nathalie Joachim discusses music and performs, 6 p.m. April 13. Register in advance for the Zoom event here: bit.ly/3mnnzma. Program is free. www.salastina.org/concerts

DakhaBrakha: The Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA presents a concert by the quartet from Kyiv, Ukraine, 7 p.m. April 15. Free. Register in advance for the online concert and watch here: online.cap.ucla.edu/videos/dakhabrakha

THEATER

Valentine: A play written and performed by Tracy Ann Chapel about a woman who has a crush on someone famous, 7 p.m. April 9. Tickets $15.59. Presented by the Whitefire Theatre online on Vimeo. bit.ly/3sDKsUH

As You Like It: Pepperdine University’s Fine Arts Division presents the William Shakespeare play, 7:30 p.m. April 9-10 and 2 p.m. April 11. Tickets are free but registration is required (a viewing link will be sent to registered attendees). arts.pepperdine.edu

From Number to Name: Formerly incarcerated Asian Americans and those in the Asian Pacific Islander community who have been impacted by mass incarceration tell their real-life stories, 7 p.m. April 10 and 2 p.m. April 11. Show created and directed by Kristina Wong and partnered with API Rise. Tickets pay-as-you-can/$5 and up (sforce.co/2PJpg1h). Show is presented on Zoom. eastwestplayers.org/east-west-players-in-partnership-with-api-rise-presents-from-number-to-name/

Risk! True Tales Boldly Told: Kevin Allison hosts an evening of stories by Freddy-May AbiSamra, Oz du Soleil, Hannah Sussman and Kent Whipple, 6:30 p.m. April 16. Minimum age: 17. Tickets $15. Register in advance here for show on Zoom and purchase tickets: bit.ly/3wwbXlH. risk-show.com

The Ghosts of Mary Lincoln: A history-based drama written and performed by Tom Dugan, 8 p.m. April 16-17. Show also runs 8 p.m. April 23-24 and April 30-May 1. Performances are outdoors; bring a blanket; mask wearing required. Tickets $20. Dugan’s Backyard Playhouse (address given upon reservation). Send an email to: dbptickets@gmail.com

ONGOING THEATER

IAMA Theatre Co.: Two solo plays exploring female identity: “Anyone But Me” by Sheila Carrasco about women who want to be what they’re not, and a dark comedy, “The Oxy Complex,” by Anna LaMadrid about loneliness, love and trauma. Both plays are on demand, through April 18. Tickets $15 for one; $20 for both (in a single transaction). www.iamatheatre.com

This Bitter Earth: The Road Theatre Co. presents a recorded live performance of a play by Harrison David Rivers about a Black playwright who gets criticized for his political apathy by his white partner, various weekends through April 25. Tickets $25. roadtheatre.org

Underneath the Freeways of Los Angeles: A murder mystery set in 1960 by Matthew Paul Olmos, that is interactive — the audience questions the witnesses — and live stream. Show runs 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 4 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Monday through April 26. Tickets $15-$25. www.echotheatercompany.com/underneath

Submit calendar listings at least two weeks in advance to holly.andres@dailynews.com. 818-713-3708.

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