Fireworks explode over the Rose Bowl during the 95th Annual AmericaFest in Pasadena, Calif., on Sunday, July 4, 2021. The event welcomed a full capacity crowd after hosting a virtual-event last year due to the global pandemic. (Photo by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer)
Fireworks explode over the Rose Bowl during the 95th Annual AmericaFest in Pasadena, CA, on Sunday, July 4, 2021. (Photo by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer)

Here is a sampling of things to do in-person and online in the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles area, June 30 to July 7.


Star Spangled Rock ‘N Country Jam and Fireworks Celebration in Simi Valley: Event includes music, a kid’s fun zone, beer and wine garden, food booths and arts and crafts vendors. Doors open at noon. Fireworks, 9 p.m. July 2. Free admission or VIP admission, $80 and $40 ages 12 and younger (more information and to purchase here: Entertainment line-up: Bring a blanket or lawn chair for seating. Event is sponsored by Kiwanis Club of Simi Valley, the City of Simi Valley and Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District. Parking: Simi Valley Metrolink Station, 5050 E. Los Angeles Ave., or Simi Valley High School, 5400 Cochran St. (shuttle runs, 10 a.m.-11 p.m.). Rancho Santa Susana Community Park, 5005 E. Los Angeles Ave. 805-587-5100. Flyer:

Red, White and Lights – Laser Show Fourth of July Celebration in San Fernando: Event includes music by Tina Michelle and the Rhinestone Cowboys with line dancing demonstrations, family activities and carnival games, artisan and food trucks vendors, 6-9:30 p.m. July 2. Downtown San Fernando Mall. 818-898-1290.

Third of July Fireworks Extravaganza in Moorpark: Gates open, 4 p.m. Concerts, 5 (the band Decadent Decades) and 7:30 p.m. (the Smokin’ Cobras). Flag presentation, 7 p.m. Fireworks, 9 p.m. July 3. Bring a blanket or low-back lawn chair and picnic dinner. Food court. Admission, $8, in advance (free for babies under one year); $10 at the door (cash only). Limited parking at the park; $5 for parking (must be purchased in advance and you must have tickets purchased in advance). Arroyo Vista Community Park, 4550 Tierra Rejada Road. 805-517-6300. Details about the event and rules to follow here:

Getty 25 Celebrates Reseda: Event includes hands-on art workshops, live music and performances, an immersive digital experience of Getty Museum art collections, photo booths, giveaways and food, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. July 9-10. Community Partner: 11:11 Projects. Upcoming “Getty 25” events: Details on the Reseda event:

Lotus Festival – People and Culture of India: The 41st festival that celebrates the cultures of Asia and the Pacific Islands, noon-9 p.m. July 9-10. This year’s spotlight is India. Event includes handcrafted artwork, a gift bazaar, children’s activities, entertainment,  host country’s pavilion, dragon boat races and food court. Event also includes a “Lights of Dreams” water lantern launch, 8-9 p.m. ($35 for a kit; purchase in advance; details on purchasing here: Free admission. Echo Park Lake, 751 Echo Park Ave., Los Angeles. 213-485-5027.


Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum: “Fourth of July Celebration,” includes arts and crafts making, bingo and picnic games, presidential look-alikes (photo ops and theatrical presentations) and the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department Concert Band performs patriotic music, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. July 4. (details: All outdoor activities are free; museum admission to tour the museum. Ongoing special exhibit: “Secrets of WW II,” through Oct. 9. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Admission: $29.95; $26.95 ages 62 and older; $22.95 ages 11-17; $19.95 ages 3-10 (through Oct. 9). Purchasing admission in advance is recommended but not required ( 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley.

Santa Clarita Fourth of July Parade: Celebrate Independence Day, 9 a.m. July 4. Route: Main Street, to Lyons Avenue, to Orchard Village Road and ending at Dalbey Drive, Newhall. Map of route: Updates:

Independence Day flag raising at Fort Moore Pioneer Memorial Commemoration of the first July 4 flag raising in Los Angeles, in 1847, with a reenactment ceremony by the 1st United States Dragoons, 1st Iowa Volunteers, New York Volunteers and local Californios, 10-11 a.m. July 4. The monument is on the west side of North Hill Street and facing the city center, 451 N. Hill St. Email:

Sunland-Tujunga Fourth of July Parade: The Sunland-Tujunga and Shadow Hills Rotary Club presents the event with the theme “Better Together,” 10 a.m. July 4. Parade kicks off at Foothill Boulevard and Mount Gleason Avenue/Summitrose Street, on Foothill to Sunland Boulevard, ending at Sunland Recreation Center (8651 Foothill Blvd., Sunland). Flyer:

Fourth of July Ventura Street Fair and Children’s Pushem – Pullem Parade: Rotary Club of East Ventura sponsors the Children’s Pushem – Pullem Parade with decorated bicycles and wagons parade, 10 a.m. July 4 (assemble at 9 a.m. at Cemetery Memorial Park, Crimea and Main streets; no application or reservation to participate). Route: westbound on Main Street. Street fair includes arts and crafts vendors, car display, live entertainment and food booths, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (on Main Street from Chestnut Street to Mission Park area). Check website for musical acts and map. 805-654-7749. Email: Allyson DesBaillets at

A Star Spangled 4th of July Celebration – Crescenta Valley Fireworks Association: Gates open, 4 p.m. July 4. Live music, activities and food trucks. Fireworks show, 9 p.m. Spectators will be able to watch from areas around Crescenta Valley High School, 2900 Community Ave. Entrance to the field, in the 4200 block of Ramsdell Avenue, La Crescenta. 818-248-2271. Details and updates:

City of Calabasas 4th of July Hometown Celebration: Gates open, 5 p.m.; Family Fun Zone, 5-8:30 p.m.; concert with the Zippers, 7:15 p.m.; fireworks, 9 p.m. July 4. Bring your own blanket or low-back chair. Bring your own picnic or snacks or purchase items at the school. Admission $12 in advance (no ticket sales at the door). Check website for parking suggestions, prohibited items and other rules. Calabasas High School, football field, 22855 Mulholland Highway. Details about the event here:

Fourth of July Drone Light Show and Festival in Lake View Terrace: Los Angeles City Council District 7 co-presents the event that includes entertainment, food and arts and crafts vendors, 5-9 p.m. July 4. Hansen Dam Recreation Area, baseball/soccer fields, 11658 Foothill Blvd., Lake View Terrace. 818-485-0600; 818-756-8409; 818-352-3287. Details:

Fourth of July Fireworks Extravaganza at Antelope Valley Fairgrounds: The City of Lancaster, the City of Palmdale and the Antelope Valley Fair and Event Center present the event. Schedule: gates open at 5 p.m. July 4 for grandstand seating or seating outside the grandstand area (bring your own blanket or low-back chair for seating); entertainment and competitions to be announced, 5:15 p.m.; Presentation of Colors and singing of the National Anthem, 9 p.m.; fireworks, 9:15 p.m. Tickets $5 ( Parking in advance, $8. Antelope Valley Fairground, 2551 W. Ave. H, Lancaster. Details:

Fireworks Spectacular in Westlake Village: Event includes activities, music and food, 5 p.m. Fireworks, 9 p.m. July 4. Fireworks can be seen from the area surrounding Westlake Village Golf Course and at Calvary Community Church (5495 Via Rocas, Westlake Village; Westlake Village Golf Course, 4812 Lakeview Canyon Road. 818-706-1613.

Councilman Bob Blumenfield’s July 4th Extravaganza: Concert with the Convertibles, 6 p.m. Fireworks, around 9 p.m. July 4. Free admission, or reserved seats (with or without parking) are donations to Valley Cultural Foundation. Reserved seat, $20; reserved seat and parking, $35; VIP backstage seating and parking, $100. Check website for parking tips and security rules (including five designated points of entry to the park). Warner Park, 5800 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Woodland Hills. 818-704-1358.

AmericaFest at the Rose Bowl: This year’s event includes TNT Freestyle Motocross and a concert by Drake Milligan, 7 p.m. Fireworks, 9 p.m. July 4. Parking opens, 1 p.m., and doors open, 5:30 p.m. Tickets $20 and up. For VIP field seating, 626-585-6800. Parking $45; preferred $60. 1001 Rose Bowl Drive, Pasadena. 626-577-3100.;

Palisades Fireworks Spectacular: Gates open, 6 p.m. and fireworks, 9 p.m. July 4. Bring a blanket to sit on (no chairs allowed). No food or drinks allowed on the field. There will be food trucks onsite; see the facts here: Tickets $10; free for ages 6 and younger (however, all must have a ticket for admission including children). No cash ticket sales at the door. Purchase tickets in advance here: Palisades Charter High School, baseball field, 15777 Bowdoin St., Pacific Palisades.

Starlight Bowl: A concert with the Company Men and the Soul of Broadway, 6:30 p.m. July 4. Tickets: lower area, $28; upper area, $23; grass area, $18; boxes, $150 (includes parking); check the website for senior/disabled ticket prices. Parking $10 and cash only. Parking lot opens, 4:30 p.m. Gates open, 5:30 p.m. 1249 Lockheed View Drive, Burbank. 818-238-5300. Details and to purchase tickets in advance here:

City of Camarillo Park & Watch Fireworks Show: Fireworks, 9 p.m. July 4. (listen to musical soundtrack on KBBY-95.1 or online at Free admission. Watch from parking lots at Camarillo Premium Outlets (740 E. Ventura Blvd.) or surrounding area. Parking is first come, first served. Details:

Fourth of July Spectacular at Shepherd Church: Drive-in and stay in your car event. Fireworks, about 9 p.m. July 4. No tailgating. Use parking areas around the church. 19700 Rinaldi St., Porter Ranch. 818-831-9333.

Fourth of July Celebration: Event includes dance performances and live music at the West Beach bandstand. Fireworks, 9 p.m. West Beach (West Cabrillo Boulevard and State Street). 805-897-1962.;

Fireworks Spectacular in Thousand Oaks: Conejo Recreation & Park District and the City of Thousand Oaks present fireworks, 9 p.m. July 4. Listen to synchronized music from KHAY-100.7 FM radio. Viewing spots include: Janss Marketplace, Hillcrest Drive and Moorpark Road (to obtain a roof access wristband, pick up beginning at 5 pm near Buca di Beppo and the grass lawn); details here:; The Oaks, 350 W. Hillcrest Drive (details on viewing here: 805-495-6471.

City of Santa Clarita’s Spirit of America Fireworks Show: View the display around 9:15 p.m. July 4. Fireworks will be launched near the Westfield Valencia Town Center, 24201 Valencia Blvd., Valencia ( Listen to synchronized music from KHTS-98.1 FM or 1220 AM radio. 661-250-3787.


Artist Co-op 7: “Shape of Now,” a virtual art exhibit from 16 artists, July 1-31. Live, virtual reception, 2-4 p.m. July 10. Artists: Rosemary Altshuler, Patricia Bates, Adria Becker, Abira Breskal, Selina Cheng, Jody Church, Judy Dekel, Roshy N. Farry, Susan Gesundheit, Dafna Gilboa, Joan Greenwald, Jeanne Hahn, Eve Chayes Lyman, Debbi Saunders, Joi T. Wilson, Denise Yarfitz-Pierre. Exhibit is curated by Helen Kim. Exhibit is presented in conjunction with San Fernando Valley Arts and Cultural Center. Jeanne Hahn, 818-885-8306. See the exhibit here:

Sugar Press Art: An exhibit “Breath Meets Body” with artworks by two artists Noemi Manser and Mahya Shamai. Gallery hours: 1-6 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday. Exhibit runs through July 16. 620 S. Main St., Los Angeles. Mahya Shamai: Details on the exhibit:

Shulamit Nazarian: “Ten Years,” a group show with works by 21 artists. Reception, 2-6 p.m. July 9. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Exhibit runs through Aug. 27. 616 N. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles. 310-281-0961. Email:

Regen Projects: “Sergej Jensen: The Adult Light,” and “James Welling: Iconographia,” opening July 9. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Exhibit runs through Aug. 20. Location, 6750 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles. 310-276-5424.

Lowell Ryan Projects: “Andy Mister: Snowing Sun.” Opening reception, 5-7 p.m. July 9. Gallery hours: noon-6 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday; and by appointment. Exhibit runs through Aug. 13. 4619 W. Washington Blvd., Los Angeles. 323-413-2584. Email:;

Otra Vox: “Christopher Cascio: Otic Pathways.” Opening reception 6-9 p.m. July 9. Artist talk and performances, 2 p.m. July 10.  Gallery hours: 1-5 p.m. Thursday-Sunday; and by appointment. Exhibit runs through July 31. 1317 Palmetto St., Los Angeles. Email:

Thinkspace Projects: “Ryol (aka Ryo Laksamana): Ready Known” (Gallery I); “Mwanel Pierre-Louis: Memories and Manifesting” (Gallery II); “Sentrock: Crash Course” (Gallery III); “Growth,” a group show by 15 artists (Gallery IV). Opening reception for all, 6-10 p.m. July 9. Gallery hours: noon-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Exhibits run through July 30. Location, 4217 W. Jefferson Blvd., Los Angeles.


UTA Art Space: “Nicholas Kontaxis: Catch Me,” abstract expressionist paintings by the self-taught artist. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Exhibit runs through July 1. 403 Foothill Road, Beverly Hills, 310-579-9850.

William Turner Gallery: “Mark Steven Greenfield: Halo.” Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Exhibit runs through July 9. 2525 Michigan Ave., Site E-1, Santa Monica. 310-453-0909. Email:

Laurie Morgan: Solo art show “The World Through My Eyes.” Gallery hours: Canyon Theatre Guild hours, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday and Sunday, and 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday-Saturday (may be closed for lunch, 2-3 p.m.). Exhibit runs through July 11. Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 Main St., Newhall.

L.A. Louver: “Frederick Hammersley: Out of the Blue” and “Sculpture,” a group show by 14 artists. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday (reservations for appointments are preferred). Exhibits run through July 15. 45 N. Venice Blvd., Venice. 310-822-4955. Email:

Corey Helford Gallery: “Hikari Shimoda: Flight to Live in the Void” (main gallery); “All Creatures Great and Small” (Gallery 2); and “Ryoko Kaneta: In Our Nature” (Gallery 3). Gallery hours: noon-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Exhibits run through July 30. 571 S. Anderson St., Los Angeles. 310-287-2340.

Gavlak Gallery: “These are a Few of My Favorite Things,” group exhibit curated by film producer Michael Sherman. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Exhibit runs through July 30. 1700 S. Santa Fe Ave., Los Angeles. 323-467-5700.

Santa Clarita Artists Association Gallery: “Time and Space,” group show. Artists: Annetta Becker, Gloria Cassidy, Mike Farrell, Sandy Fisher, Lynda Frautnick, Mardilan Lee Georgio, Meryl Goudey, Rosanne Haddad, Olga Kaczmar, Laurie Morgan, Charlotte Mullich, Patricia O’Hearn, Margaret Raab, Rene Smoller, Patricia Thayer, Chrystal Walker. Gallery hours: 1-7 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Exhibit runs through July 31. 22508 Sixth St., Newhall.

Forest Lawn Museum at Forest Lawn-Glendale: “Light & Matter: The Art of Matthew Brandt,” a retorspective of the artist’s photography and multi-media artworks (curated by Colin Westerbeck). Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Exhibit runs through Sept. 4. 1712 S. Glendale Ave., Glendale. 323-340-4782.

Raphaele Cohen-Bacry: The artist’s solo show “Objects of Desire,” “make-believe” collage paintings. Gallery hours: 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. Show runs through Sept. 18. Encino Terrace Center, 15821 Ventura Blvd., Encino.


Book Soup: Tomi Obaro discusses “Dele Weds Destiny,” 6 p.m. June 30 (register in advance here for the online Crowdcast event: Isabel Kaplan discusses “NSFW,” 7 p.m. July 6. James Kirchick discusses “Secret City — The Hidden History of Gay Washington,” 6 p.m. July 7 (register in advance here for the online Crowdcast event: Jorge Arteaga and Emily May discuss “I’ve Got Your Back: The Indispensable Guide to Stopping Harassment When You See It,” 6 p.m. July 8 (register in advance here for the online Crowdcast event: 8818 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 310-659-3110.

Skylight Books: Lydia Conklin discusses “Rainbow Rainbow: Stories,” 7 p.m. June 30. Lidia Yuknavitch discusses “Thrust,” 7 p.m. July 5. Jen Spyra discusses “Big Time,” 7:30 p.m. July 6. 1818 N. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles. 323-660-1175.

Diesel, A Bookstore: Victoria Aveyard discusses “Blade Breaker,” 3 p.m. July 2 (ticketed event; see instructions for purchasing book and admission here: Ron Shelton discusses and signs “The Church of Baseball — The Making of ‘Bull Durham’: Home Runs, Bad Calls, Crazy Fights, Big Swings and a Hit,” 6:30 p.m. July 5. The bookstore is located at 225 26th St., Santa Monica. 310-576-9960.

Sherman Oaks Friends of the Library: Used book sale, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. July 9. Sale will take place on the patio and in the multipurpose room. Proceeds support the Sherman Oaks Branch Library. 14245 Moorpark St. Library, 818-205-9716. Library website:


Culinary Historians of Southern California – Online: Culinary historian-author Richard Foss discusses “Dockens’ Diet in Books and in Life,” 10:30 a.m. July 9. Free. Register in advance for the Zoom meeting here: (reservations close 24-hours before meeting). Email:


Craft in America Center: New: “Tibbie Dunbar: Assemble” and “Location Services: Jewelry Perspectives,” both through Sept. 10. Hours: noon-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. 8415 W. Third St., Los Angeles. 323-951-0610.

Discovery Cube Los Angeles: New: “Emotions at Play with Pixar’s Inside Out,” an interactive experience to understand how emotions, memory and imagination affect everyone’s daily life, through Sept. 11 (exhibit includes exploration of emotions of anger, disgust, fear, joy and sadness). Ongoing: Hands-on exhibits make science fun. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday-Sunday. Admission $15.95 ages 15 and up; $13.95 ages 14 and younger. 11800 Foothill Blvd., Sylmar.


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.

Autry Museum of the American West: Ongoing special exhibit: “Dress Codes,” a look at six fashion icons of Western style (cowboy boots, China Poblana dress, fringe jacket, blue jeans, aloha shirt, plaid shirt; Exhibit runs through Jan. 8. Museum hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Admission $14; $10 ages 60 and older, ages 13-18 and students with ID; $6 ages 3-12. 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles.

Bolton Hall Museum: Ongoing special exhibit: “The Verdugo Hills Cemetery — Celebrating 100 Years,” through July. The museum is operated by the Little Landers Historical Society. Hours: 1-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. 10110 Commerce Ave., Tujunga. 818-352-3420.;

California African American Museum: Ongoing special exhibits: “Body + Text: Selections from the Permanent Collection,” through Aug. 7 ( “Matthew Thomas: Enlightenment,” sacred geometric abstraction artworks, through Aug. 7 ( “Troy Montes-Michie: Rock of Eye,” through Sept. 4 ( “For Race and Country: Buffalo Soldiers in California,” through Oct. 30 (details: Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Free admission. Check the museum’s Facebook for updates ( 600 State Drive (in Exposition Park), Los Angeles. 213-744-2084.

California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks: Ongoing special exhibit: “Landscape Through the Eyes of Abstraction,” through July 31. Artists: Luciana Abait, Kim Abeles, Charles Arnoldi, Laddie John Dill, Cynthia Ona Innis, Claudia Parducci. Hours: 2-6 p.m. Thursday; noon-6 p.m. Friday-Sunday. Admission free; donation $6. 350 W. Hillcrest Drive, second level, Thousand Oaks. 805-405-5240.

California Science Center: Ongoing special exhibit: “Angkor: The Lost Empire of Cambodia,” through Sept. 5. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily (timed tickets are required). Admission is free to the center but there is a charge for special exhibits (adult admission $19.95 for the “Angkor” exhibit only). 700 Exposition Park Drive, Los Angeles.

Craft Contemporary: Ongoing special exhibit: “The Sum of the Parts: Dimensions in Quilting,” group show by Lavialle Campbell, Kathryn Clark, Sabrina Gschwandtner, Carlos Spivey, Jade Yumang; “Many,” a group show that explores the use of multiples designs and images; and “Many More,” an exhibit of prints sent in by artists and print-lovers in the United States (in return for a print exchange), all three through Sept. 11. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday. Admission $9; $7 seniors and students; pay-what-you-can on Sunday. 5814 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles.

Fowler Museum at UCLA: Ongoing special exhibits: “Gosette Lubondo: Imaginary Trip,” photography from the Congolese artist runs through July 3. Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday-Sunday. Free admission. Parking directions: enter from Sunset Boulevard at Westwood Plaza, turn left into the pay-by-space area of Lot 4 (198 Westwood Plaza). 308 Charles E. Young Drive N., Westwood. Details: Museum,

The Getty Center: Ongoing special exhibits: “Flesh and Bones: The Art of Anatomy,” through July 10 (located in the Getty Research Center). “Powder and Light: Late 19th Century Pastels,” through Aug. 14. “Judy Baca – Hitting the Wall,” a look at Baca’s freeway underpass mural, through Sept. 4. “The Lost Murals of Renaissance Rome,” to Sept. 4. 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.

Grammy Museum: Ongoing special exhibit: “The Power of Women in Country Music,” through Oct. 2 (details of the exhibit: Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday-Friday and Sunday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday. Admission $18; $15 ages 65 and older; $12 ages 5-17 and college students with ID. 800 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles. 213-725-5700.

Hammer Museum: Ongoing special exhibit: “A Decade of Acquisitions of Works on Paper – Part II,” through Aug. 28 (details: Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Museum admission is free. 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. 310-443-7000. Email:

Holocaust Museum LA: Ongoing special exhibit: “Hidden History: Recounting the Shanghai Jewish Story,” through Aug. 15. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday-Monday and Thursday and Saturday; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday. Admission $15; $10 ages 65 and older; free for students with ID. Admission is by timed admission. 100 The Grove Drive, Los Angeles. 323-651-3704. Email:

Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles: Ongoing special exhibit: “The Condition of Being Addressable,” through Sept. 4. Hours: noon-5 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday. Free admission. 1717 E. Seventh St., Los Angeles. 213-928-0833.

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

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

Japanese American National Museum: Ongoing special exhibit: “Sutra and Bible — Faith and the Japanese American World War II Incarceration,” through Nov. 27. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday; closed on national holidays. Admission: $16; $7 ages 62 and older and children; free for ages 5 and younger (timed advance tickets required; no walk-ins). 100 N. Central Ave., Los Angeles. 213-625-0414. Facebook:

Los Angeles County Museum of Art: Ongoing special exhibits: “Lee Alexander McQueen: Mind, Mythos, Muse,” 70 designs by the late fashion designer (1969-2010) that are shown aside art work from other artists, through Oct. 9. “Archive of the World: Art and Imagination in Spanish America, 1500-1800, through Oct. 30.Tickets must be purchased in advance (no ticket sales at the museum). Plan your visit information here: 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. 323-857-6010.

LA Plaza Cocina: Ongoing special exhibit: “Abuelita’s Kitchen: Mexican Food Stories.” The new museum is dedicated to Mexican food and cuisine. The museum has a teaching kitchen and a store with culinary-related ingredients, cookbooks, decorative items and utensils used in making Mexican cuisine. Hours: noon-5 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday). Free admission. The museum is part of LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes. Location, 555 N. Spring St., Los Angeles. 323-397-8365. Email:

Natural History Museum Los Angeles County: Ongoing special exhibits: “L.A. Underwater: The Prehistoric Sea Beneath Us,” an immersive exhibit that includes fossils from ancient marine life in the Los Angeles region. “Butterfly Pavilion,” through Sept. 5 ($8; details 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.

Petersen Automotive Museum: Ongoing special exhibits: “The Aesthetic of Motoring: 90 Years of Pininfarina,” highlights the Italian car design firm and coach-builder on their anniversary year, through July 17. “Hypercars: The Allure of the Extreme,” through Sept. 11 ( “Bond in Motion: Official Collection of Original James Bond Vehicles,” through Oct. 30 ( “Electric Revolutionaries,” custom electric motorcycles, through Feb. 26. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Admission $17; $15 ages 62 and older; $12 ages 4-17. 6060 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. 323-930-2277.

Santa Barbara Museum of Art: Ongoing special exhibit: “Going Global: Abstract Art at Mid-Century,” through Sept. 25. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday and Friday-Sunday; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday. Admission varies ( 1130 State St., Santa Barbara. 805-963-4364.

Santa Monica History Museum: Ongoing special exhibit: “Broadway to Freeway: Life and Times of a Vibrant Community,” through Dec. 23. Hours: 3-8 p.m. Thursday; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Sunday. Admission $5; free for ages 11 and younger. 1350 Seventh St., Santa Monica. 310-395-2290.

Skirball Cultural Center: Ongoing special exhibits: “I’ll Have What She’s Having: The Jewish Deli,” ads, menus, photographs, neon signs, uniforms and film on delis (, and “Talking Back to Power: Projects by Aram Han Sifuentes,” banner, garments, quilts, samplers and sculptures on the immigrant experience (; both exhibits run through Sept. 4. Admission for these two special exhibits is by advance time-entry ticket ($18; $15 seniors and students with ID; $13 ages 2-12; for these and general admission, check here: 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. 310-440-4500.

Valley Relics Museum: Take a trip down San Fernando Valley memory lane, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. July 2-3 (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. Purchase tickets:;;

Wende Museum of the Cold War: Ongoing special exhibits: “The Medium Is the Message: Flags and Banners,” “Martin Roemers: Relics of the Cold War,” photography, and “Light-guard-house,” an installation by Farrah Karapetian; exhibits run through Oct. 23. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Sunday ( Free admission. 10808 Culver Blvd., Culver City. 310-216-1600. 310-216-1600. Email:


Billy Mitchell presents Circle of Friends – Jazz at LACMA: The recording artist, pianist and band leader Mitchell performs along with Kimo Cornwell, David Cowan, Jock Ellis-‘bone, James Ford, Kurt Hamernik, Robert Kyle, Yu Ooka and Michael Saucier, 6-8 p.m. July 1. Free. First come, first seated. Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Smidt Welcome Plaza, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles.

The Canyon: Midnight Rider, a tribute to the Allman Brothers, with Acoustic Flashback, 8 p.m. July 1 ($25); Duran Duran Duran, a tribute to Duran Duran, 8 p.m. July 2 ($25); Stephen Pearcy (lead singer of Ratt), 8 p.m. July 7 ($39); Mirage, a tribute to Fleetwood Mac, with Neska, 8 p.m. July 8 ($29). Ticket price listed is standing room only; table tickets require dinner purchase. Check website for other ticket prices, added ticket fee, dinner options and reservations. 28912 Roadside Drive, Agoura Hills. 888-645-5006.

Hollywood Bowl: July 4th Fireworks Spectacular with Steve Martin and Martin Short and the Los Angeles Philharmonic conducted by Thomas Wilkins, 7:30 p.m. July 2-4 ($21 and up); Kenny Loggins, with Jim Messina Sittin’ In, 8 p.m. July 15 ($14 and up) and 8 p.m. July 16 ($17 and up); Ricky Martin with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, 8 p.m. July 22 ($14 and up) and 8 p.m. July 23 ($17 and up); A. R. Rahman, 7 p.m. July 24 ($15 and up); Tribute to Peggy Lee and Frank Sinatra, with Billie Eilish, Debbie Harry, Dianne Reeves, Brian Stokes Mitchell, the Count Basie Orchestra and John Beasley on piano and keyboards, 8 p.m. July 27 ($14 and up). 2301 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood.

Concerts at Warner Park – Valley Cultural Foundation: The Convertibles perform at the July 4th Extravaganza fireworks show 5:30-8 p.m. July 4. Upcoming: Don’t Stop Believing, a tribute to Journey, July 10; Led Zepagain, a tribute to Led Zeppelin, July 17. New artists perform before headliner, 5:30-6:15 p.m. Free (bring your own blanket or low-back chair for seating); $15 VIP seat; $25 VIP seat and parking. Series runs through Aug. 28. Warner Park, 5800 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Woodland Hills. 818-888-0822.

Levitt Pavilion Los Angeles at McArthur Park:  Alika, Quinto Sol and Sista Q, 7-10 p.m. July 8. Free. Parking at Athena Parking, 611 Carondelet St. or use the Metro Red Line (suggested). This and all other Levitt Pavilion summer concerts/shows are live streamed on Levitt LA’s YouTube Channel, Facebook and Twitch. 2230 W. Sixth St., Los Angeles. Check out upcoming concerts through Sept. 4 here: Details on July 8 concert:

Starlight Bowl: Common, with Double G’s Stardust Symphony, Lettuce, Nikka Costa and DJ Novena Carmel (KCRW), 5 p.m. July 9 ($85); Yachtley Crew and Radio Rebels, July 16 ($15; $10 seniors and children; Corazon de Maná and Adelaide Pilar, 6:30 p.m. July 23 ($15; $10). Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, 7 p.m. July 29 ($35 and up). Check the website for upcoming concerts. 1249 Lockheed Drive, Burbank. 818-238-5397.

City of Santa Clarita Concerts in the Park: DSB, a tribute to journey, 7 p.m. July 9. Upcoming: Bruno and the Hooligans, a tribute to Bruno Mars, July 16; Redneck Rodeo OC, country, July 23; Blue Breeze Band, soul and R&B, July 30. Check the website for concerts through Aug. 27. Central Park, 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road, Santa Clarita. 661-250-3787.

The Ford: Devonté Hynes – Selected Classical Works with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, conducted by Paolo Bortolameolli, 8 p.m. July 9 ($59 and up); Our World Is a Family, an evening of comedy, music and storytelling, 8 p.m. July 16 ($25 and up). Located at 2580 Cahuenga Blvd. E., Los Angeles (information on directions and where to park: Schedule, details and tickets:

Bank of American Performing Arts Center: Firefall, Pablo Cruise and Pure Prairie League, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 5 ($42 and up); Colbie Caillat, 8 p.m. Aug. 26 ($47 and up); Elvis Costello and the Imposters, with Nick Lowe and Los Straitjackets, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 28 ($49.50 and up); Kansas, 8 p.m. Sept. 15 ($51 and up); Benise – Spanish Nights, 8 p.m. Sept. 30 ($37 and up); Belinda Carlisle, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 3 ($42 and up). All concerts are in the Kavli Theatre, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd. 805-449-2787.


Clownfish: A dark comedy by Amy Dellagiarino about a woman and the stigma of mental illness, previews 8 p.m. June 30 and July 2. Opening night, 8 p.m. July 7. Show runs 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 7 p.m. Sunday; through Aug. 6 (except, added performance, 8 p.m. July 18, and no show on July 30). Tickets $25; seniors and students $20. Theatre of NOTE, 1517 N. Cahuenga Blvd., Hollywood.

The West Side Waltz: The play by Ernest Thompson, newly revised, about a pianist, a would-be actor and next-door neighbor, 7:30 p.m. July 2. Show runs 7:30 p.m. July 10, 17, 24; dates through Oct. 1.Tickets $26, $42, $60; $15 or $25 ages 65 and older and students; $10 ages 5-15 ( Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga. 310-455-3723.

As You Like It: The Kingsmen Shakespeare Co. presents Shakespeare’s comedy set in the Forest of Arden, opens 8 p.m. July 1. Show is directed by Warren C. Bowles. Show runs 8 p.m. July 2-3, 8-10 and 15-17. Festival grounds open 5:30 p.m. for picnicking and entertainment. Tickets $25; $20 ages 62 and older; $15 for students with ID; free for ages 17 and younger. Check website for lawn box reservations and requirements; $90-$110. California Lutheran University, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. 805-493-3452.

As Always, Jimmy Stewart: A play performed by Steve Nevil, written by Nevil and Ted Snyder, about the actor reminiscing about his “wonderful life” on and off screen, 8 p.m. July 9 and 3 p.m. July 10. Minimum age: 12. Tickets $35 in advance; $40 at the door. Theatre West, 3333 Cahuenga Blvd. W., Los Angeles. 323-851-7977.


The Desperate Hours: The Group Rep presents the play by Joseph Hayes about a family taken hostage in their home by escaped bank robbers. Show runs 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; through July 10. Tickets $30; $25 seniors and students. Lonny Chapman Theatre, main stage, 10900 Burbank Blvd., North Hollywood. 818-763-5990.

The Colored Museum: A satire by George C. Wolfe of modern notions on Black identity. Show runs 8 p.m. Saturday; 7 p.m. Sunday; through July 24. Donation. Reservations on the website. Loft Ensemble, 11031 Camarillo St., North Hollywood.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream: William Shakespeare’s comedy. Show runs 3:30 p.m. June 26; other dates through Oct. 1. Tickets $26, $42, $60; $15 or $25 ages 65 and older and students; $10 ages 5-15 ( Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga. 310-455-3723.

The Merry Wives of Windsor: William Shakespeare’s comedy re-set in a 1950s small American town. Show runs 7:30 p.m. June  26; other dates through Oct. 2. Tickets $26, $42, $60; $15 or $25 ages 65 and older and students; $10 ages 5-15 ( Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga. 310-455-3723.

Submit calendar listings at least two weeks in advance to 818-713-3708.


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