Island Packers offers 'Winter Whale and Wildlife Watching' excursions to the Channel Islands National Park, now through mid-April, departing from Oxnard and Ventura harbors. (Photo by Doug Mangum/courtesy of Island Packers)
Island Packers offers ‘Winter Whale and Wildlife Watching’ excursions to the Channel Islands National Park, now through mid-April, departing from Oxnard and Ventura harbors. (Photo by Doug Mangum/courtesy of Island Packers)

Here is a sampling of things to do in the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles area, Jan. 26 to Feb. 2.


Golden Dragon Lunar New Year Parade: The Chinese Chamber of Commerce presents the 124th parade that includes a lion dance team, bands, dance troupes, dignitaries and cultural groups , 1-4 p.m. Jan. 28. Route: Hill Street at Ord Street; Hill to Temple Street, and toward Bernard Street; right from Bernard to Broadway; Broadway to Temple Street, Chinatown in Los Angeles. Limited grandstand seats, $40 and up (check-in for seating, 11:45 a.m.; purchase from the website link). Details and to purchase grandstand seats:

Lunar New Year Celebration – Santa Monica Place: Enjoy activities, demonstration by balloon and dough artists and lion dance performance for the Year of the Rabbit, 2-5 p.m. Jan. 28. Visitors may also hang wishes for prosperity on a cherry blossom wishing tree. In addition, shoppers in attendance will receive red envelopes with special deals from participating shops and restaurants (while supplies last). Location, 395 Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica (at Broadway and Third Street Promenade; event takes place on level one in Center Plaza). and

Lunar New Year – Americana at Brand: The celebration includes lion and dragon dances, 2-5 p.m. Jan. 29. Also, there is a give-away of “lucky” red envelopes with special deals inside from the shopping center’s restaurants and stores, today through Jan. 31. Location, 889 Americana Way, Glendale. 818-637-8982.

Lunar New Year at Hoi Nguoi Viet Cao Nien – Vietnamese Senior Center: The event includes dance and music performances, art activities for children and food, 5-11 p.m. Jan. 29. Location, 7245 Corbin Ave., Winnetka. and

Island Packers – Winter Whale Watching: Spot Pacific gray whales migrating through the Santa Barbara Channel as they journey from Alaska to Baja California. Cruise passengers may also see fin or humpback whales plus Common dolphins (no guarantees).  Two boarding locations: Channel Islands Harbor, 3550 Harbor Blvd., Oxnard; Ventura Harbor Village, 1691 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura. January tickets: $42 ages 13-54; $38 ages 55 and older; $29 ages 3-12. February-April tickets: $44 ages 13-54; $40 ages 55 and older; $31 ages 3-12. Check the website for all prices, other cruising trip types and island destinations through the year. Check website for details on boarding locations. 805-642-1393. and

Bingo Night at the Chap: The British-inspired pub presents bingo games, led by Greg T. Brown, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 1 (make a reservation to play here: Bingo Night alternates on Wednesdays with “Pub Quiz Night,” hosted by TJ Ramini, also at 7:30 p.m. Location, 1607 N. Cahuenga Blvd., Los Angeles. 323-410-6222.

UCLA February First Thursday: Westwood Village Farmers Market, noon-4 p.m. Feb. 2. During the market hours, meet UCLA alumni and chat about your professional interests in various fields of study. The “First Thursday” picks up again with “Westwood Wonder Evening Block Party” with a display of meteorites, telescopes to view the moon and Mars, performers, a dance floor, “space” games, photo booth, a lit-up Orbitron spinner and giveaways, 7-10 p.m. Feb. 2. Make a reservation, free, here: Location, 1031 Broxton Ave. (between Kinross Avenue and Weyburn Place), Westwood.

Grand National Roadster Show: O’Reilly Auto Parts sponsors the “longest-running indoor car show in the world,” from noon-8 p.m. Feb. 3; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Feb. 4; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Feb. 5. Admission $30 ages 13 and older; $10 ages 6-12; free for ages 5 and younger (three-day pass $90 for ages 13 and older/$30 ages 6-12). Tickets are sold online at Fairplex, 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona.

Los Angeles Conscious Life Expo: The 21st event includes presentations on body and mind alternative healing, meditation, paranormal, spiritual and wellness topics, Feb. 10-13. Hours: Exhibit Hall, 2-9 p.m. Feb. 10; 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Feb. 11-12. Conference hours: 2-10 p.m. Feb. 10; 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Feb. 11-12. Post-Conference, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Feb. 13. Admission $35 ($45 at the door) on Feb. 10; $45 ($55 at the door) on Feb. 11; $40 ($50 at the door) on Feb. 12; $99 for a three-day pass. The Post-Conference has individual tickets prices for lectures (details: LAX Hilton Hotel, 5711 W. Century Blvd., Los Angeles. 800-367-5777.

California International Antiquarian Book Fair: The 55th fair has more than 150 booksellers from around the world selling rare books, children’s, modern first editions, as well as autographs, ephemera and maps, 3-8 p.m. Feb. 10; 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Feb. 11; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 12. There will also be special collection exhibits including “What the Hell Is Ukulele Literature?” Admission $25 Feb. 10 (good for all three days); $15 on Feb. 11; $10 on Feb. 12. Pasadena Convention Center, 300 E. Green St., Pasadena. and

L.A. Chinatown Firecracker: The 45th event has a number of types and lengths of races, Feb. 18-19. On Feb. 18: a 20/40-mile bike ride (8 a.m. for the 40-mile and 8:20 for the 20-mile), and a PAW’er Dog Run/Walk, 9 a.m. On Feb. 19: a 5K Run (8 a.m.)and 5K walk (8:20 a.m.); and the 10K Run/Walk (8:40 a.m.); and the 1K Kiddie Run (9 a.m.). Fees to enter races vary. Register for a race on the link on the website. Los Angeles Chinatown Plaza, 943 N. Broadway, Los Angeles. and

The 41st Annual Black History Parade and Festival —  Celebrating Our Excellence, the Legacy of Councilmember John J. Kennedy: Southern California’s largest and longest-running Black History parade, 10 a.m. Feb. 18. The parade includes bands, drill and drum teams, community organizations and dignitaries. Sportscaster Jim Hill is the grand marshal. Parade route: Fair Oaks Avenue at Mountain View Street, on Fair Oaks to Robinson Park, 1081 N. Fair Oaks Ave. Following the parade, a festival features live bands, community booths, dance performances, guest speakers and food for purchase, noon-4 p.m. 626-744-7300. Details:

Diversity Ice: Diversity Ice Foundation, a nonprofit aiming to bring diversity to ice skating, presents live skating performances from competitive skaters of color, a meet-and-greet with Olympic ice skater Tai Babilonia, a community skate — you learn how to skate — live music and food trucks, 1-3 p.m. Feb. 18. The event is also a fundraiser with a portion of admission price going to support minority figure skaters on their Winter Olympic Games journey. Admission $30 (admission only available online). The Rinks Lakewood Ice, 3975 Pixie Ave., Lakewood.


Titanic – The Exhibition: Take an immersive and interactive tour of the White Star Line ship that hit an iceberg and sank on April 15, 1912 in the North Atlantic Ocean. Dates: Jan. 26-30; also, dates in February. See re-creations of the interior and exterior, authentic White Star Line objects, recovered items and costumes and props from the 1997 film. Admission is by timed-entry and prices vary by day of the week (for weekdays $33.90 ages 13 and older; $30.50 ages 65 and older; $23.70 ages 4-12; VIP and VIP Plus admissions are also available. Beverly Event Venue, 4327 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles. FAQs section: Details and purchase admission here:

Dinosaurs in the Valley: An outdoor, immersive walk-through to see life-size and life-like animatronic dinosaurs. Dates: Jan. 27-29 and Feb. 3-5. Admission is by timed-entry; must be purchased in advance online; daytime or nighttime options. Admission $24.99 plus fees. Check the website for information on additional activities for children; additional fee for each; to be purchased at the venue. Parking $10 plus fees (when you purchase admission). Frequently asked questions: Pierce College, use parking lot entry at Victory Boulevard at Mason Avenue, Woodland Hills.

Stranger Things – The Experience: The 45-minute immersion in all things based on the Netflix show. Dates: Jan. 27-29; Feb. 1-5; 8-12; 15-19; 22-26. Unlock your power in the Hawkins Lab, enjoy an 80s-style medley of locations and fan-favorite moments, including photo ops, food and drink, and interact with performers. Fun dress code: 80s. Minimum recommended age: 13. Tickets start at $49. Enter the Upside Down at 1345 N. Montebello Blvd., Montebello.;

Miho Hirano's "Doze Off" is part of the "Art Collector Starter Kit IV" exhibit, Jan. 28 to March 4, at Corey Helford Gallery in Los Angeles. (Photo courtesy of Corey Helford Gallery)
Miho Hirano’s “Doze Off” is part of the “Art Collector Starter Kit IV” exhibit, Jan. 28 to March 4, at Corey Helford Gallery in Los Angeles. (Photo courtesy of Corey Helford Gallery)


Women Painters West: “Portraits,” a juried exhibition. Opening reception, 3-5 p.m. Jan. 28 (if it rains, 3-5 p.m. Feb. 4). Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday. Exhibit runs through May 7. California Heritage Museum, 2612 Main St., Santa Monica.

Kohn Gallery: “Alicia Adamerovich: This is the time of the hour.” Opening reception, 6-8 p.m. Jan. 28. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday. Exhibit runs through March 11. Location, 1227 N. Highland Ave., Los Angeles. 323-461-3311.

Corey Helford Gallery: “Art Collector Starter Kit IX: A Group Show of 12 x 12 Works” and “Richard Ahnert: While We Wait.” Opening reception, 7-11 p.m. Jan. 28. Gallery hours: noon-6 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; and by appointment. Exhibits run through March 4. Location, 571 S. Anderson St., Los Angeles. 310-287-2340.

David Kordansky Gallery: “Bhabha Williams,” exhibit pairing art by Huma Bhabha and Michael Williams, and “Richard Tuttle: Calder/Tuttle — Tentative.” Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Exhibits run through Feb. 25. Location, 5130 W. Edgewood Place, Los Angeles. 323-935-3030.

L.A. Louver: “Alison Saar: Uproot” and “The Wine Dark Sea,” a group show. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Exhibits run through March 11. Location, 45 N. Venice Blvd., Venice. 310-822-4955.

Nonaka-Hill: “Shuzo Azuchi Gulliver: Synogenesis,” opens Feb. 4. Gallery hours: noon-7 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; and by appointment. Exhibit runs through March 11. Location, 720 N. Highland Ave., Los Angeles. 323-450-9409.

Photo Forward Los Angeles: Photographic Arts Council Los Angeles presents the art fair that includes contemporary and vintage photography, books and ephemera, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Feb. 18; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 19. Free admission. Danziger Gallery at Bergamot Station Arts Center, 2525 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica. and


Praz-Delavallade: “Future Without Fear,” photography exhibit on topics of alienation, community, individuality, mental health, young Black motherhood and poverty. Photographers: Kennedi Carter, Naima Green, Abdi Ibrahim, Clifford Prince King, Doug Segars, Magdalena Wosinska. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Exhibit runs through Jan. 26. Location, 6150 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles.

Thinkspace Projects: “Ryol (aka Ryo Laksamana): Caught in the Art,” paintings (Gallery I); “Shinnosuke Hariya: Power Up,” graphite works (Gallery II); “Michael Polakowski: Anywhere & Here,” paintings (Gallery III); “Abi Castillo: Allergic Party,” ceramics (Gallery IV). Gallery hours: noon-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Exhibits run through Jan. 28. Location, 4217 W. Jefferson Blvd., Los Angeles. 310-558-3375. Email:

Topanga Canyon Gallery: Two solo shows: “Kate Browning: Where Have All the Flowers Gone?” and “Debbi Green: La Tierra.” Gallery hours: 1-7 p.m. Friday-Sunday. Exhibits run through Jan. 29. Location, 137 S. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga. 310-455-7909. Email:

Lowell Ryan Projects: “Molly Surazhsky: Miss Americhka,” self-portraiture. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; and by appointment. Exhibit runs through Feb. 11. Location, 4619 W. Washington Blvd., Los Angeles. 323-413-2584. Email:;

William Turner Gallery: “Alex Couwenberg: Superglide.” Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Exhibit runs through Feb. 11. Location, 2525 Michigan Ave., Site E-1, Santa Monica. 310-453-0909. Email:

Santa Clarita Artists Association Gallery: “Wishful Thinking,” group show. Participating artists: Diane Aguinald, Gloria Cassidy, Sandy Fisher, Lynda Frautnick, Mardi Georgio, Meryl Goudey, Cathy Isaacs, Olga Kaczmar, Baharam Kafai, LW Krebs, Cheri Marcovitch, Howard Marcovitch, Laurie Morgan, Charlotte Mullich. Gallery hours: 5-8 p.m. Friday; 1-7 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Exhibit runs through Feb. 12. Location, 22508 Sixth St., Newhall.

LAUNCH Gallery: “Re-iterate,” group show with Lorraine Heitzman, Raghubir Kintisch and Monica Wyatt. Gallery hours: noon-4 p.m. Thursday-Friday; noon-5 p.m. Saturday. Exhibit runs through Feb. 18. Location, 170 S. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles. 323-899-1363.

William Grant Still Arts Center: “Fun and Games – 42nd Annual Black Doll Show,” with dolls, games, quilts and images that relate to historic Black American games. The exhibit also includes rare and vintage dolls donated by Sandra Campbell and artwork from contemporary artists. Gallery hours: noon-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Exhibit runs through Feb. 18. Location, 2520 S. West View Ave., Los Angeles. 323-734-1165. Email:

Regen Projects: “Elliott Hundley: Echo” and “Sonia Gechtoff: Guardian of the Green.” The latter exhibit is organized by the Bortolami Gallery and Andrew Kreps Gallery in New York City. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Exhibits run through Feb. 19. Location, 6750 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles. 310-276-5424.

Gagosian:Jim Shaw: Thinking the Unthinkable.” Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Exhibit runs through Feb. 25. Location, 456 N. Camden Drive, Beverly Hills. 310-271-9400. Email:

Brand Library and Arts Center: “Nexus IV: RAIZ.” The new, contemporary art exhibit is a group show with 60 Los Angeles-based artists. Exhibit is presented by Thinkspace Projects, California Cowboys Collective and Tlaloc Studios. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Exhibit runs through March 17. Location, 1601 W. Mountains St., Glendale. 818-548-2051. Details:

Artist Co-Op 7: “Windows of Our Minds,” group show on the natural world by local artists Rosemary Altshuler, Adria Becker, Selina Cheng, Karen Alpert Entous, Denise Yarfitz-Pierre. Hours: 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday (closed on Saturday-Sunday). Exhibit runs through March 27. Encino Terrace Lobby Gallery, 15821 Ventura Blvd., Encino.

Roberts Projects: “Kehinde Wiley: Colorful Realm.” Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; and by appointment. Exhibit runs through April 8. Location, 442 S. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles. 323-549-0223.


Chevalier’s Books: Antoine Wilson discusses “Mouth to Mouth,” 6 p.m. Jan. 27. Reservations here: Location, 133 N. Larchmont Blvd., Los Angeles. 323-465-1334.

Book Soup: Joel Thurm discusses “Sex, Drugs, Pilot Season — Confessions of a Casting Director,” 7 p.m. Jan. 27. Allison Margolin discusses “Just Dope — A Leading Attorney’s Personal Journey Inside the War on Drugs,” 7 p.m. Jan. 31. Annalee Newitz discusses “The Terraformers,” a science fiction novel, 7 p.m. Feb. 1. Miriam Toews discusses her novel “Fight Night,” 7 p.m. Feb. 2. Tim Blake Nelson discusses his book “City of Blows” with filmmaker Guillermo del Toro, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 7 (ticketed event, $38 plus fees includes admission and hardcover book; event is held at Zipper Hall at Colburn School, 200 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles; reservations here: Lynn Goldsmith discusses her photography book “Music in the ’80s,” 4 p.m. Feb. 11. Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 310-659-3110.

Vroman’s Bookstore: Sarah Eagle Heart and Emma Eagle Heart-White discuss “Warrior-Princesses Strike Back: How Lakota Twins Fight Oppression and Heal Through Connectedness,” 5 p.m. Jan. 28. Local Author Day with Michael B. Bell (“Seller Mistakes: What You Were Never Told About Selling Your Home and Why It Should Matter to You”), and Sean I. Garrett discusses his novel (“The Resurrection of Jesus Christ”) and Barry Schweiger discusses (“Rockitecture: A Symphony of River Rocks and the Men Who Listened to Their Music — Indigenous Architecture in California, 1885-1935”), 4 p.m. Jan. 29. Kathryn H. Ross discusses her book of essays, “Black Was Not a Label,” 7 p.m. Jan. 31. Daniel Suarez discusses his novel, “Critical Mass,” 6:30 p.m. Feb. 1. Jessica George discusses her novel “Maame,” noon Feb. 2 on Crowdcast (register for the link here: Location, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. 626-449-5320.

Roger A. Deakins: Academy Award-winning cinematographer signs his photography book “Byways,” 1-3 p.m. Jan. 29. Admission $55, includes the book. Academy of Motion Pictures, on the Schwartz Mezzanine outside of the David Geffen Theater, 6067 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. Purchase here:

Nick Brooks: Discusses and signs his Young Adult thriller “Promise Boys,” 5 p.m. Jan. 29. Register for the free talk here: Barnes & Noble, 189 The Grove Drive, Los Angeles.

Lisa Cupolo: The author reads from, discusses and signs her short story collection “Have Mercy on Us,” 2 p.m. Feb. 5. The book won the 2022 W.S. Porter Prize for a short story collection. Arvida Book Co., 115 W. Main St., Tustin. 714-253-7556. Facebook:


Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters: The organization is seeking volunteer mentors. Upcoming information sessions, 6 p.m. Feb. 16 and March 15. Information on the work they do and to register for a meeting,

LA Sanitation and Environment’s City Facilities Recycling Program’s Clothing Drive: Donations of new or gently-used (washed and clean) jackets and sweaters, pants, shirts and socks for children, men and women are accepted now through March 3. Items may be donated, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday (closed, however, on Feb. 20). Two locations in the San Fernando Valley: East Valley District Yard, 11050 Pendelton St., Sun Valley, and West Valley District Yard, 8840 Vanalden Ave., Northridge. See other drop-off locations on the website. 213-485-2260. Email:

Volunteers Cleaning Communities: Join the group for clean-up projects in the San Fernando Valley. Find a list of upcoming projects, and also how to make a donation for clean-up supplies,


Andrea Jin and Friends: Juno Award winner Jin brings the laughs along with Sophie Buddle, Dana Gould, Kara Klenk and Joe Mande, 7 p.m. Jan. 31. Tickets $10. UCB Franklin, 5919 Franklin Ave., Los Angeles.


Journey into Forest Bathing – San Fernando Valley Audubon Society: Jackie Kuang, from the Association of Nature and Forest Bathing, discusses the topic, 7-8:30 p.m. Jan. 26 on Zoom. For the exercise, have an orange or a rock that fits into the palm of our hand. Register to receive the Zoom link here:

San Fernando Valley Historical Society: Guest speaker Jim Heimann discusses “California Crazy: The Valley Version,” unusual architecture found in the San Fernando Valley, 7 p.m. Jan. 26. Location, New Life Church, 10650 Reseda Blvd., Porter Ranch. and

National Geographic Live – Cosmic Adventures: Aerospace engineer Tracy Drain, from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, gives a presentation on outer space and the robotic crafts that are sent out to explore our solar system, 8 p.m. Jan. 27. Tickets $44.50 and up. Bank of America Performing Arts Center, Kavli Theatre, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. 805-449-2787.

Understanding Adult Cats: Krystal Vera, supervisor of Lifesaving and Care at Best Friends Animal Society, discusses the topic including how to read cat body language, 3:30 p.m. Jan. 28. Granada Hills Branch Library, 10640 Petit Ave. 818-368-5687. Details:

What Is the Value of Art? – Zócalo Public Square: Curator and writer Helen Molesworth moderates a panel discussion with Andrea Bowers, Joel Garcia and Sandra Jackson-Dumont, Feb. 9. Free admission in-person and to watch the streaming online with a registration. Check the website for attending an after-party, 8:30 p.m. at NeueHouse at the Bradbury building, 304 S. Broadway, Los Angeles. The discussion is at ASU California Center, 1111 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, and also streaming online. Register to attend in-person or online here:


Japan House Los Angeles: Jan. 27: “Designing With Disaster – Stories from Seven Regenerative Cities, Inspired by the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami,” through April 2. Hours: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Friday; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Free admission. The museum is at Ovation Hollywood, 6801 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. 800-516-0565.

Discovery Cube Los Angeles: Jan. 28: “PAW Patrol : Adventure Play,” a hands-on and immersive exhibit, through May 14. This new exhibit is based on the preschool series of the same name on Nickelodeon (produced by the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis). 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 3-14. Location, 11800 Foothill Blvd., Sylmar.

Rancho Camulos Museum: Jan. 29: The January 23, 1882 visit to Rancho Camulos by Helen Hunt Jackson, the author of “Ramona,” is reenacted, 1 p.m. (suggested donation $10). Jackson was inspired to write the novel after visiting the rancho. Tours of the museum are available following the presentation. Rancho Camulos is the only National Historic Landmark in Ventura County. Throughout the year, the museum is open for tours, 1, 2, and 3 p.m. on Sundays. Donation $5; $3 for children. Directions: from the 5 Freeway, take the exit to Highway 126, travel 3.5 miles west of the Ventura County Line. The entrance is on the south side of the roadway. The museum is two miles east of Piru. Location, 5146 E. Telegraph Road. 805-521-1501. Email:

Santa Monica Art Museum: “Looking West,” emerging and established regional artists, through March 1. Hours: noon-8 p.m. Thursday-Friday; 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Admission $10 (purchase tickets online). Location, 1219 Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica.

Holocaust Museum LA: New: “From the Danube to the Pacific: Reinventing Home, the Artwork of Dave Fox,” through April 16. Hours: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Wednesday and Friday-Saturday; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday. Admission $15; $10 ages 65 and older; free for ages 17 and younger. Free admission on Sunday and Thursday. Admission is by timed admission ticket. Location, 100 The Grove Drive, Los Angeles. 323-651-3704. Email:

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum: March 24: “Auschwitz — Not long ago. Not far away,” through Aug. 13.  Minimum age recommendation: 12. Purchase tickets in advance ($29.95; $26.95 ages 62 and older; $22.95 ages 11-17; details on the exhibit and tickets: Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Regular admission: $16; $13 ages 62 and older; $9 ages 11-17; $6 ages 3-10. Purchasing admission in advance is recommended but not required ( Location, 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley.


Academy Museum of Motion Pictures: Ongoing special exhibit: “Regeneration: Black Cinema 1898-1971,” through April 9. Timed advance admission tickets are available for the museum that explores the art and science of movies and movie-making. 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.” Location, 6067 Wilshire Blvd. (corner of Fairfax Avenue), Los Angeles. 323-930-3000.

Autry Museum of the American West: Museum hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Admission $14; $10 ages 60 and older, ages 13-18 and students with ID; $6 ages 3-12. Location, 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles.

California African American Museum: Some galleries are closed for renovation. Check the website for programs and current exhibit. 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 ( Location, 600 State Drive (in Exposition Park), Los Angeles. 213-744-2084.

California Science Center: Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Admission is free to the center but there is a charge for special exhibits. Location, 700 Exposition Park Drive, Los Angeles.

Forest Lawn Museum at Forest Lawn-Glendale: Ongoing special exhibit: “Bob Baker Marionette Theater: 60 years of Joy & Wonder,” through March 19. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Exhibit runs through March 19. Location, 1712 S. Glendale Ave., Glendale. 323-340-4782.

Fowler Museum at UCLA: Ongoing special exhibits: “At, Honor and Ridicule: Fante Asafo Flags from Southern Ghana,” through Feb. 12. “Visualizing Devotion: Jain Embroidered Shrine Hangings,” through March 26. 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). Location, 308 Charles E. Young Drive N., Westwood.

The Getty Center: Ongoing special exhibits: “Eighteenth Century Pastels,” through Feb. 26. 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.

The Getty Villa: Ongoing special exhibit: “Nubia: Jewels of Ancient Sudan,” through April 3. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Monday. Free admission, but a timed-entry reservation is required. Parking $20. Location, 17985 Pacific Coast Highway, Pacific Palisades.

Grammy Museum: 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. Location, 800 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles. 213-725-5700.

Hammer Museum: Ongoing special exhibits: “Hammer Projects presents “Eric-Paul Riege: Hólǫ́llUllUHIbI [duet],” the Diné artist’s installation of woven sculpture, performance and video, through Feb. 19 ( Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Museum admission is free. Location, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. 310-443-7000. Email:

Italian American Museum Los Angeles: Ongoing special exhibit: “A Real Boy: The Many Lives of Pinocchio,” through Oct. 16. Hours: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Admission free; donations requested. Location, 644 N. Main St., Los Angeles. 213-485-8432.

Japanese American National Museum: Ongoing special exhibit: “Sutra and Bible — Faith and the Japanese American World War II Incarceration,” through Feb. 19. 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). Location, 100 N. Central Ave., Los Angeles. 213-625-0414. Facebook:

Los Angeles County Museum of Art: Ongoing special exhibits: “Scandinavian Design and the United States, 1890-1980,” through Feb. 5. “The Space Between: The Modern in Korean Art,” through Feb. 19. “New Abstracts: Recent Acquisitions,” through May 29. “Another World: The Transcendental Painting Group, 1938-1945,” through June 19. “Pressing Politics: Revolutionary Graphics from Mexico and Germany,” through July 22. “Afro-Atlantic Histories,” with six sections including Maps and Margins, Enslavements and Emancipations, Everyday Lives, Rites and Rhythms, Portraits, Resistances and Activism, through Sept. 10, 2023 (the touring exhibit originated in Brazil). Plan your visit information here: Admission $20; $16 ages 65 and older and students ages 18 and older with a valid ID, free for ages 17 and younger (reserving/purchasing an advance, timed-entry online is recommended). Location, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. 323-857-6010.

LA Plaza Cocina: Ongoing special exhibit: “The Legacy of Chocolate,” through April 30. The 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:

LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes: Ongoing special exhibit: “Arte para la Gente — The Collected Works of Margaret Garcia,” through June 11. Hours: noon-5 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday. Free admission. Location, 501 N. Main St., Los Angeles.

Museum of Contemporary Art: Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday and Friday; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Admission is free but an advance online timed-entry ticket is required. Special exhibits are $18; $10 seniors and students; free for ages 11 and younger. Locations: the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA , 152 N. Central Ave., Los Angeles; MOCA Grand Avenue, 250 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles. 213-633-5351.

Museum of the San Fernando Valley: Ongoing special exhibit: “Ritchie Valens” exhibit. Hours: 1-5 p.m. Tuesday; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Rancho Cordillera del Norte, 18904 Nordhoff St. (southwest corner of Nordhoff and Wilbur Avenue), Northridge. 818-347-9665.

Natural History Museum Los Angeles County: Ongoing special exhibit: “L.A. Underwater: The Prehistoric Sea Beneath Us,” an immersive exhibit that includes fossils from ancient marine life in the Los Angeles region. 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. Location, 900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles.

Petersen Automotive Museum: Ongoing special exhibits: “Inside Tesla – Supercharging the Electric Revolution,” prototypes of Tesla vehicles, historical perspective and design study. “Electric Revolutionaries,” custom electric motorcycles, through Feb. 26. “Hypercars: The Allure of the Extreme, Part II,” through May 14.  Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Admission $19; $17 ages 62 and older; $12 ages 4-17. Location, 6060 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. 323-930-2277.

Santa Monica History Museum: Ongoing special exhibit: “Broadway to Freeway — Life and Times of a Vibrant Community,” through April 30. Hours: 3-8 p.m. Thursday; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Sunday. Admission $5; free for ages 11 and younger. Location, 1350 Seventh St., Santa Monica. 310-395-2290.

Skirball Cultural Center: Ongoing special exhibits: “Fabric of a Nation: American Quilt Stories from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston,” through March 12. Also, “Together for Good: Caron Tabb and the Quilting Corner” and Chloë Bass: Wayfaring.” Hours: noon-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Closed for Jewish and national holidays ( Admission is by advance time-entry ticket for special exhibits, including “Noah’s Ark at the Skirball,” ($18; $15 seniors and students with ID; $7 ages 2-12; Location, 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. Jan. 28-29 (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:;;

Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art at Pepperdine University: Ongoing special exhibit: “To Bough and To Bend,” exhibition of trees by 30 artists and the ecological issues that the art brings up, through March 26. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Free admission. Location, 24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu. 310-506-4851. Details:

Wende Museum of the Cold War: Ongoing special exhibit: “(De) constructing Ideology: The Cultural Revolution and Beyond,” through March 12. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Sunday ( Free admission. Location, 10808 Culver Blvd., Culver City. 310-216-1600. 310-216-1600. Email:


The Soraya: Pianist Hélène Grimaud performs music by Mozart and Ukrainian composer Valentyn Silvestrov, 8 p.m. Jan. 26. Tickets $42 and up (use promotional code NEWYEAR). The Soraya at CSUN, 18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge. 818-677-3000.

The Canyon: Kottonmouth, with Crazytown, Jan. 27 ($25); Orianthi, with Zack Kirkorian, Jan. 28 ($26); Wild Child, a re-creation of a 60s Doors concert, with Laurel Canyon Band, Feb. 3 ($20); Ottmar Liebert, Feb. 10 ($28). Concerts begin at 8 p.m. 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.

Music at Platt Branch Library: Tenor Marco Lozano and soprano Christa Stevens, accompanied by pianist Miloš Viljkovic, perform arias from classical operas, 1 p.m. Jan. 28. Location, 23600 Victory Blvd., Woodland Hills. 818-340-9386. Details:

New West Symphony: Guest conductor Enluis Montes Olivar, with guest cellist Ifetayo Ali-Landing, and the symphony orchestra perform “Rococo Variations” with music by Ginastera, Aldemaro Romero, Zhou Tian and Tchaikovsky, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 28. Tickets $35 and up. Bank of America Performing Arts Center, Kavli Theatre, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. 805-449-2787.

San Fernando Valley Symphony Orchestra: James Domine conducts the orchestra in a program by Korngold, Tchaikovsky and Wagner, 8 p.m. Jan. 28. Pre-concert lecture, 7:30 p.m. Tickets $25. El Portal Theatre, Debbie Reynolds Mainstage, 5269 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood. 818-508-4200. 

Ying Li: The pianist performs a program of music by Bartok, QiGang Chen, Hayden, Schumann and Stravinsky, 2 p.m. Jan. 29. Tickets $28. Raitt Recital Hall at Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu. Musician’s bio: Details and to purchase tickets:

Bank of America Performing Arts Center: One More for the Road – A Frank Sinatra re-enactment concert with Bob Anderson and orchestra, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 31. Tickets $54 and up. Kavli Theatre, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. 805-449-2787.

Glendale Noon Concerts – Online: Bassist Nathaniel De La Cruz and pianist Rosa LoGiudice De La Cruz perform new Andean-inspired music by Mauricio Annunziata, 12:10 p.m. Feb. 1. Free; donations welcome. 818-244-7241. Use the link to watch the concert:

Christian McBride’s the Movement Revisited – A Musical Portrait of Four Icons: The eight-time Grammy Award-winning bassist Christian McBride leads a Big Band and Gospel choir concert that also includes a section dedicated to the election of Barack Obama, 8 p.m. Feb. 2. Tickets $39 and up. The Soraya at CSUN, 18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge. 818-677-3000. Details and to purchase tickets:

El Portal Theatre: Jazz Salon III: Michael Carvin Experience, 3 p.m. Feb. 5 ($30; $40); Eileen Barnett “Love Is in the Air” concert, 8 p.m. Feb. 11 ($35; $45). Both concerts are in the Monroe Forum at the theatre, 5269 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood. 818-508-4200. 

Rock Autism: Max Muscato, with David Nolf and Telephone Tag, 7 p.m. Feb. 5. Minimum age: 21. Tickets $10. Hotel Café, 1623 N. Cahuenga Blvd., Los Angeles. Details and to purchase tickets:

Jaimee Harris: Singer-songwriter performs music from “Boomerang Town” (to be released on Feb. 17), 8 p.m. Feb. 19. Tickets $24. McCabe’s, 3101 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. 310-828-4497. Details and to purchase tickets:


Beehive – The 60s Musical: Canyon theatre Guild presents the musical created by Larry Gallagher, 2 p.m. Jan. 28-29. Show runs 8 p.m. Feb. 4; 2 p.m. Feb. 5; 8 p.m Feb. 11; 2 p.m. Feb. 12; other dates through Feb. 26. Tickets $23; $19 ages 62 and older and ages 17 and younger. Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 Main St., Newhall. 661-799-2702.

New Works Play Festival 2023: Readings of full-length plays that were developed in the company’s Writers Workshop, 7:30 p.m. every Tuesday through May 9. “Muscle Memory” by Nalsey Tinberg, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 31. Masks are required. Free admission. Theatre West, 3333 Cahuenga Blvd. W., Los Angeles. 323-851-7977.

Cirque FLIP Fabrique: Contemporary circus performing their show “Muse,” 7:30 p.m. Feb. 1. Tickets $25/$50; $25 ages 17 and younger. Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts, Smothers Theatre, 24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu. 310-506-4522. Details and to purchase tickets:


Little Red Riding Hood: Theatre West’s Storybook Theatre presents a musical retelling of the fairy tale with book, lyrics and music by Lloyd J. Schwartz, 1 p.m. Jan. 28. Tickets $15. Theatre West, 3333 Cahuenga Blvd. W., Los Angeles. 323-851-7977.

Piece of Mind: The Write Act Repertory presents a play by Emma Wood about two women who open an unusual mental health therapy business. Show runs 7:30 p.m. Jan. 28; 3 p.m. Jan. 29. Tickets $25. Brickhouse Theatre, 10950 Peach Grove St., North Hollywood.

Home Front: A play by Warren Leight about a soldier and a woman who fall in love as World War II ends and the issues they face afterward as a bi-racial couple in America. Show runs 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 4 p.m. Sunday; through Feb. 12. Tickets $28; $40. Victory Theatre Center, 3326 W. Victory Blvd., Burbank. 818-841-5421.

Twelve O’ Clock Tales with Ava Gardner: One-woman play performed by Alessandra Assaf and written by Assaf and Michael Lorre, 2 p.m. Jan. 29. Show runs 2 p.m. Sundays through March 5. Show is part of the Whitefire Theatre’s Solofest 2023 that runs through March 19. Tickets $25. Whitefire Theatre, 13500 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks. 818-687-8559.

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


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