Zeng Fanzhi's first solo art exhibition in Los Angeles with his abstract landscapes, Feb. 2-April 30, at Hauser and Wirth Gallery in Los Angeles. (Photo courtesy of Zeng Fanzhi and Hauser and Wirth)
Zeng Fanzhi’s first solo art exhibition in Los Angeles with his abstract landscapes, Feb. 2-April 30, at Hauser and Wirth Gallery in Los Angeles. (Photo courtesy of Zeng Fanzhi and Hauser and Wirth)

Here is a sampling of things to do in the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles area, Feb. 2-9.


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: bit.ly/3HcUaWS. Location, 1031 Broxton Ave. (between Kinross Avenue and Weyburn Place), Westwood. www.facebook.com/UCLA. uclafirstthursdays.splashthat.com

Setting the Path for Tomorrow Using the Lens of Today – African American Military History Event: Speakers include United State Marine Corps veteran Dave Culmer (Montford Point Marine); United States Army veteran Patsy Pitts (Otis College of Art and Design); United Sates Navy veteran D’Artagnan Scorza (executive director of racial equity), 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 3. Register for the event: Bob Hope Patriotic Hall, 1816 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles. Details and to make a reservation to attend: bit.ly/3HDiJNW

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 rodshows.com. Fairplex, 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona. rodshows.com/grand-national

Academy Museum of Motion Pictures: Special event weekend “Regeneration Summit: A Celebration of Black Cinema” with panel discussions, entertainment, screenings and workshops, Feb. 3-5. See the schedule here: bit.ly/40lb8Lp. Ongoing special exhibit: “Regeneration: Black Cinema 1898-1971,” extended through July 16. 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 with valid ID; 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. academymuseum.org

Lunar New Year at the Original Farmers Market: Enjoy lion dance performances, a balloon twist artist’s creations, a rabbit crown-making workshop and red envelops giveaways (while supplies last), 2-4 p.m. Feb. 4. Location, 6333 W. Third St., Los Angeles. 323-933-9211. farmermarketla.com

Casino Night at Canoga Park Women’s Club: Fundraising event for the club with various casino games, 6 p.m. Feb. 4. Tickets $50 (includes $100 chips and food; additional chips available for purchase). Small fee for water; $4 for glass of beer/wine. Reservations required. Location, 7401 Jordan Ave. (at Valerio Street). Cyndy Keeley, 818-437-2232 or email: keelscyndy@hotmail.com. Details on Facebook: bit.ly/2U8KC87

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: bit.ly/3Dddx0E). LAX Hilton Hotel, 5711 W. Century Blvd., Los Angeles. 800-367-5777. www.consciouslifeexpo.com

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. abaa.org/cabookfair and www.facebook.com/ABAARareBooks/

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. firecracker10k.org and www.facebook.com/thefirecracker10k

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., Pasadena. 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: bit.ly/3iSYen3

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. diversifyice.org/skateraiser

Black History Month Celebration at Museum of the San Fernando Valley: The Pacoima Historical Society co-presents the event that includes oral and visual presentations on the history of Black Americans in the San Fernando Valley, entertainment, special guests and vendors, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 19. DJ/MC Eric Stewart is the host. Free admission. Reservations requested: bit.ly/3Hi1vUY. The museum is located at the Rancho Cordillera del Norte, 18904 Nordhoff St. (southwest corner of Nordhoff and Wilbur Avenue), Northridge. Pacoima Historical Society, 818-646-8093 and www.pacoimahistoricalsociety.org. Museum, 818-347-9665. themuseumsfvnow.org/


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. 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. islandpackers.com and islandpackers.com/trips/whales-and-wildlife-cruises/winter-whale-watching/

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: Feb. 2-5; 8-12; 14-19; 22-26. 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: bit.ly/3CXpyXT. Details and purchase admission here: bit.ly/3CRN60g

Dinosaurs in the Valley: An outdoor, immersive walk-through to see life-size and life-like animatronic dinosaurs. Dates: Feb. 3-5 and 10-12. 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: bit.ly/3UXM61b. Pierce College, use parking lot entry at Victory Boulevard at Mason Avenue, Woodland Hills. www.dinosaursinthevalley.com/

Stranger Things – The Experience: The 45-minute immersion in all things based on the Netflix show. Dates: Feb. 2-5; 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. strangerthings-experience.com/los-angeles/#faqs; feverup.com


Topanga Canyon Gallery: Two solo shows: “John Couch: Mushin” and “June Kim: Divine Vision of Redthread,” 1-7 p.m. Feb. 3. Opening reception, 4-8 p.m. Feb. 4. Gallery hours: 1-7 p.m. Friday-Sunday. Exhibits run through Feb. 26. Location, 137 S. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga. 310-455-7909. Email: info@topangacanyongallery.com. www.facebook.com/topangacanyongallery/

Hauser & Wirth: “Zeng Fanzhi” and “Rita Ackermann: Vertical Vanish,” open Feb. 2. Opening reception, 3-6 p.m. Feb. 4 (details: bit.ly/3l0lOPp). Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Exhibits run through April 30. Location, 901 E. Third St., Los Angeles. www.hauserwirth.com

Nonaka-Hill: “Shuzo Azuchi Gulliver: Synogenesis.” Opening reception, 6-8 p.m. 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. www.nonaka-hill.com

Arushi Gallery: “Komla Letsu Philip: Blissful Introspection,” a solo exhibit. Opening reception, 7-10 p.m. Feb. 11. Exhibit runs through March 6. Location, 1243 W. Temple St., Los Angeles. 213-440-2700. Artist biography: www.berjartgallery.com/artists/55-komla-letsu-philip.

LA Art Show: International galleries plus specialized sections (Modern + Contemporary; DIVERSEartLA; European Pavilion; Featured Exhibtions – immersive experiences; Project Space, solo exhibitions; Works on Paper). Opening night, 6-10 p.m. Feb. 15 ($250, includes early entry to each show dates; see details on tickets page). Hours: noon-8 Feb. 16-18; noon-6 p.m. Feb. 19 ($30 per day). Los Angeles Convention Center, West Hall, 1201 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles. www.laartshow.com

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. paclosangeles.com and www.photoforwardla.com


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: info@lowellryanprojects.com. www.lowellryanprojects.com; www.facebook.com/lowellryanprojects

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: info@williamturnergallery.com. www.williamturnergallery.com

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. www.santaclaritaartists.org

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. launchla.org

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. davidkordanskygallery.com

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: wgsarts@lacity.org. wgsac.wordpress.com

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. www.regenprojects.com

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: losangeles@gagosian.com. gagosian.com/exhibitions/2023/jim-shaw-thinking-the-unthinkable/

Corey Helford Gallery: “Art Collector Starter Kit IX: A Group Show of 12 x 12 Works” and “Richard Ahnert: While We Wait.” 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. coreyhelfordgallery.com

Kohn Gallery: “Alicia Adamerovich: This is the time of the hour.” 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. adamerovich.com. kohngallery.com

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. www.lalouver.com

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. www.brandlibrary.org. Details: bit.ly/3GOLl5b

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. www.co-op7.org

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. www.robertsprojectsla.com/

Women Painters West: “Portraits,” a juried exhibition. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday. Exhibit runs through May 7. California Heritage Museum, 2612 Main St., Santa Monica. www.californiaheritagemuseum.org. womenpainterswest.org


Book Soup: 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: bit.ly/3wBOHnf). Lynn Goldsmith discusses her photography book “Music in the ’80s,” 4 p.m. Feb. 11. Christie Tate discusses “B.F.F., A Memoir of Friendship, Lost and Found,” 7 p.m. Feb. 13. Samara Bay discusses “Permission to Speak – How to Change What Power Sounds Like, Starting with You,” 7 p.m. Feb. 16. Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 310-659-3110. www.booksoup.com

Chevalier’s Books: Lindsay Ellis discusses “Truth of the Divine,” 6 p.m. Feb. 3. Reservations: bit.ly/3XVw5Lf. Location, 133 N. Larchmont Blvd., Los Angeles. 323-465-1334. www.chevaliersbooks.com

Vroman’s Bookstore: Aubrey Gordon discusses “You Just Need to Lose Weight – and Other Myths about Fat People,” 6 p.m. Feb. 4 (online on Crowdcast; register here: bit.ly/3YavtRx). Kwei Quartey discusses “Last Seen in Lapaz,” 7 p.m. Feb. 7. Amy Meyerson discusses “The Love Scribe,” 7 p.m. Feb. 8. Mark H. Harris discusses “The Black Guy Dies First – From Fodder to Oscar” (co-written by Robin R. Means Coleman, PhD), 7 p.m. Feb. 9. Phil Stamper discusses his young adult book “After Glow,” 7 p.m. Feb. 10. Charmaine Wilkerson discusses “Black Cake,” 7 p.m. Feb. 13. Johnny Compton discusses “The Spite House,” 7 p.m. Feb. 15.  Location, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. 626-449-5320. vromans.com

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: bit.ly/3w9jHuV

Diesel, a Bookstore: Charmaine Craig discusses and signs “My Nemesis,” 6:30 p.m. Feb. 7. Shaun Anderson, PhD, discusses and signs “The Black Athlete Revolt: The Sport Justice Movement in the Age of #blacklivesmatter,” 6:30 p.m. Feb. 8. Patricia Engel discusses and signs her short stories “The Faraway World,” 6:30 p.m. Feb. 9. Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt reads from and signs her children’s book “Good Night Sister,” 3 p.m. Feb. 10. Location, 225 26th St., Santa Monica. 310-576-9960. dieselbookstore.com

Friends of the Woodland Hills Branch Library Used Book Sale: Items include children’s, cookbooks, fiction and nonfiction hardcover and paperbacks plus CDs and DVDs, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 24 and 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 25. Friends of the Library pre-sale, 5-7 p.m. Feb. 23 (join at the door for $15 or $20 per family). Proceeds from the sale benefit the branch library. Location, community room, 22200 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills. Details: bit.ly/3juzkKt

Author talk at Canoga Park Branch Library: Ghanaian American author Kwei Quartey discusses African literature and his own fictional crime series (the Inspector Darko Dawson and the Emma Djan Investigations mysteries), 1 p.m. Feb. 25. Discussion is for adults. Program is presented by the Friends of the Canoga Park Branch Library. Location, library’s community room, 20939 Sherman Way. 818-887-0320. www.kweiquartey.com. Details: bit.ly/3Rp8Oio


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, www.jbbbsla.org/mentorship/#volunteer

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: san.cfrp@lacity.org. lacitysan.org

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, volunteerscleaningcommunities.com


Bandit Comedy Night: Adam Chong, Sarah Fatemi, Monty Geer, Ayye Pap and Kil Theodrick bring the laughs, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 4. Doors open, 7 p.m. Tickets $15 online; $20 at the door. Shows are scheduled for the first Saturday of the month. Bandit Brew & Sushi Hand Rolls, 7274 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles. Details and tickets: bit.ly/3JuVCX5

Craig Shoemaker: 8 p.m. Feb. 4. Tickets $26 (ticket price listed is standing room only; table tickets require dinner purchase). Check the website for other ticket prices, added ticket fee, dinner options and reservations. The Canyon, 28912 Roadside Drive, Agoura Hills. 888-645-5006. wheremusicmeetsthesoul.com/canyon-agoura-hills. Details and to purchase tickets: bit.ly/3JCWl8Z


Dance in Flight: Student dancers and choreographers from Seaver College at Pepperdine University present the shows, 8 p.m. Feb. 9-10, and 2 and 8 p.m. Feb. 11. Tickets $20. Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts, Smothers Theatre, 24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu. 310-506-4522. arts.pepperdine.edu. Details and to purchase tickets: bit.ly/3HjBEvG

A.I.M by Kyle Abraham: The contemporary dance company performs Abraham’s “An Untitled Love,” 7:30 p.m. Feb. 15. Free admission with a reservation (bit.ly/40alNs2). Bovard Auditorium at USC, 3551 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles. visionsandvoices.usc.edu

Malevo: Theatrical updated traditonal Argentine folk dance and music performed by an all-male cast, 8 p.m. Feb. 17. Tickets $36 and up. Bank of America Performing Arts Center, Kavli Theatre, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. 805-449-2787. bapacthousandoaks.com. Details and tickets: bit.ly/40koRSA

A.I.M by Kyle Abraham: The contemporary dance company performs “Requiem: Fire in the Air of the Earth,” 8 p.m. Feb. 18. Tickets $39 and up. The Soraya at CSUN, 18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge. 818-677-3000. Details and to purchase tickets: bit.ly/3jiouaz


Wine Tasting Dinner at Buon Gusto Ristorante: A five-course dinner with wines from wineries in Paso Robles, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 11. Cost $85.95 plus tax and tip. Reservations required. Location, 15535 Devonshire St., Mission Hills. 818-893-9985. buongustoristo.com/mission-hills-buon-gusto-ristorante-events


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: www.zocalopublicsquare.org/event/what-value-art/

Culinary Historians of Southern California: Author-historian Valerie Campbell discusses “A Brief History of Ice Cream and Frozen Desserts – from the Roman Empire to the Present Day,” 10:30 a.m. Feb. 11. Reception with snacks follow the lecture. Free. Use garage parking at 524 S. Flower St., Los Angeles (take ticket for parking with you and get it validated if you have a library card; see details on the website for parking instructions). Los Angeles Central Library, Mark Taper Auditorium, 630 W. Fifth St., Los Angeles. Updates/upcoming: www.facebook.com/chsocal. www.chsocal.org


Hollywood Heritage’s Evening at the Barn: Historian Barbara C. Wingo gives a lecture on Norman Studios in Jacksonville, Florida that produced films starring black actors in positive roles, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 8. Following the talk, a screening of “The Flying Ace” (1926). Tickets $20 (from the website or at the door). Location, 2100 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood. www.hollywoodheritage.org/event-details/evening-the-barn-norman-studios


The Getty Center: Feb. 7: “Connections – Asia,” five works of art are displayed near European artwork made around the same time (various galleries; on loan from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art), through May 7. Ongoing special exhibits: “Eighteenth Century Pastels,” through Feb. 26. “A Passion for Collecting Manuscripts,” illuminated manuscripts from the Getty Center’s collection, through April 23. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Free admission but a timed-ticket admission is required for now (bit.ly/2SbTzys). Parking $20 (www.getty.edu/visit/center/parking-and-transportation). Getty Center Drive at North Sepulveda Boulevard, Los Angeles. 310-440-7300. www.getty.edu

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: https://bit.ly/3ZnnHW1). 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 (bit.ly/3f1Aecr). Location, 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley. www.reaganfoundation.org


Academy Museum of Motion Pictures: Ongoing special exhibit: “Regeneration: Black Cinema 1898-1971,” through July 16. 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. academymuseum.org

African American Firefighter Museum: Artifacts, fire apparatus, pictures and stories about African American Los Angeles firefighters. Hours: 1-4 p.m. Sunday. Donation. 1401 S. Central Ave., Los Angeles. 213-744-1730. www.aaffmuseum.org

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. theautry.org

California African American Museum: Ongoing special exhibit: “Adee Roberson and Azikiwe: because i am that,” through May 7 (lobby gallery; all other galleries are closed for upgrades). Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Free admission. Parking $15 before 5 p.m.; $18 after 5 p.m. (in the blue structure parking lot; entrance to the blue structure is on Figueroa Boulevard at 39th Street.). Location, 600 State Drive, Los Angeles (in Exposition Park). 213-744-7432. www.caamuseum.org and www.facebook.com/CAAMinLA/

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. californiasciencecenter.org

Discovery Cube Los Angeles: New: “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. www.facebook.com/TheDiscoveryCube. www.discoverycube.org

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. forestlawn.com/exhibits-and-community-events/museum/

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. https://fowler.ucla.edu/

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. www.getty.edu/visit/villa/

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. grammymuseum.org

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 (bit.ly/3g5BsqC). Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Museum admission is free. Location, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. 310-443-7000. Email: info@hammer.ucla.edu. hammer.ucla.edu

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: info@hmla.org. www.holocaustmuseumla.org

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. www.iamla.org

Japan House Los Angeles: New: “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. www.japanhouse.jp/losangeles

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: www.facebook.com/jamuseum. janm.org

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: bit.ly/2P3c7iR. 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. www.lacma.org

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: cocina@lapc.org. lapca.org/

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. www.lapca.org

Museum of African American Art: Current exhibit: “Aiseborn: From the HeArt,” art from the Inglewood-born, contemporary muralist and painter, now through April 30. Make a reservation to visit on the form here: www.maaala.org/schedulevisit.html. The museum is located at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza, third floor, 4005 Crenshaw Blvd., Los Angeles. 323-294-7071. www.maaala.org

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. www.moca.org/visit

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. themuseumsfvnow.org/

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. nhmlac.org

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. www.petersen.org

Rancho Camulos Museum: 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: info@ranchocamulos.org. ranchocamulos.org

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. www.santamonicaartmuseum.com/visit-us

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. www.santamonicahistory.org

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 (www.skirball.org/visit). 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; www.skirball.org/visit). Location, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. 310-440-4500. skirball.org

Valley Relics Museum: Take a trip down San Fernando Valley memory lane, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 4-5 (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: bit.ly/3kWHgjx; www.facebook.com/valleyrelics; valleyrelicsmuseum.org

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: bit.ly/3B20jmD

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 (wendemuseum.org/about-us/visit). Free admission. Location, 10808 Culver Blvd., Culver City. 310-216-1600. 310-216-1600. Email: visit@wendemuseum.org. wendemuseum.org


The Canyon: 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. wheremusicmeetsthesoul.com/canyon-agoura-hills/

Makiko Hirata: The pianist, also known as “Dr. Pianist,” performs a solo classical music recital, 1 p.m. Feb. 4. Platt Branch Library, 23600 Victory Blvd., Woodland Hills. 818-340-9386. musicalmakiko.com/en. Details: bit.ly/3l2TzQ9

Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks: 8 p.m. Feb. 4. Concert is part of the Jazz at Naz series. Tickets $36 and up.The Soraya at CSUN, 18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge. 818-677-3000. www.thesoraya.org. Details and to purchase tickets: bit.ly/3DUWvF5 

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. elportaltheatre.com/symphonyorchestra.html 

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. www.rockautism.org. Details and to purchase tickets: bit.ly/3HbWYmQ

Pink Motel: The alternative/punk rock band performs, 9 p.m. Feb. 7, and every Tuesday in February. Also, Cosmic Kitten, Hannah Hughes, Zoe Roarz. Redwood Bar x Grill, 316 W. Second St., Los Angeles. theredwoodbar.com/events.html. pinkmotelband.com

Melissa Aldana Quartet: 8 p.m. Feb. 8. Concert is part of the Jazz at Naz series. Tickets $49 and up. The Soraya at CSUN, 18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge. 818-677-3000. www.thesoraya.org. Details and to purchase tickets: bit.ly/3jhESIp

David Kaplan – St. Matthew’s Music Guild: The pianist performs a solo recital “Quasi una fantasia,” with music by Beethoven, Brahms, A. Casarrubios, A. Cheung, L. Couperin, G. Ligeti, K. Saariaho and R. Schumann, 8 p.m. Feb. 10. Tom Neenan gives a pre-concert lecture, 7:10 p.m. Check the website for program details. Tickets $35. Location, 1031 Bienveneda Ave., Pacific Palisades. 310-573-7422. Email: info@musicguildonline.org. www.davidkaplanpiano.com. www.musicguildonline.org

Joel Ross’ Parables: The vibraphonist-composer performs, 8 p.m. Feb. 10. Concert is part of the Jazz at Naz series. Tickets $49 and up. The Soraya at CSUN, 18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge. 818-677-3000. www.thesoraya.org. Details and to purchase tickets: bit.ly/3DwtK18

Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra and Samara Joy: 8 p.m. Feb. 11. Concert is part of the Jazz at Naz series. Tickets $39 and up. The Soraya at CSUN, 18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge. 818-677-3000. www.thesoraya.org. Details and to purchase tickets: bit.ly/3wKhOF8

Ozomatli: Latin fusion from the Grammy Award-winning band, 8 p.m. Feb. 18. Tickets $42 and up. Bank of America Performing Arts Center, Kavli Theatre, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. 805-449-2787. bapacthousandoaks.com. Details and tickets: bit.ly/3XXFcee

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. www.jaimeeharris.com. Details and to purchase tickets: bit.ly/3H6FlVK

Culture Club and Berlin – One World One Love Tour: 7 p.m. Feb. 25. Tickets $84 and up. Bank of America Performing Arts Center, Kavli Theatre, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. 805-449-2787. bapacthousandoaks.com. Details and tickets: bit.ly/3jlE2dD

JD Souther: 7 p.m. March 9. Tickets $45 and up. Bank of America Performing Arts Center, Scherr Forum Theatre, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. 805-449-2787. bapacthousandoaks.com. Details and tickets: bit.ly/3l0ov3n


The First Deep Breath: A play by Lee Edward Colston II about an esteemed and proper church and “pillar of the community family whose secrets are going to be revealed, previews 7:30 p.m. Feb. 2-3; 1 and 7 p.m. Feb. 4-5, and 7 p.m. Feb. 8. Public opening night, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 10. Minimum age: 14; adult subjects. Previews, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 2-3, 1 and 7 p.m. Feb. 4-5 and 7 p.m. Feb. 8.  Show runs various dates through March 5. Tickets $30 and up for previews; $39 and up after opening. Geffen Playhouse, 10886 Le Conte Ave., Los Angeles. www.geffenplayhouse.org/shows/the-first-deep-breath/

Jenny Lind Presents P.T. Barnum: World premiere musical written and performed by Shelley Cooper, 8 p.m. Feb. 3. Minimum age: 10. Tickets $25. Whitefire Theatre, 13500 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks. whitefire.stagey.net/projects/9415

Chapatti: A play by Christian O’ Reilly about two animal lovers who are surprised to find their lives becoming enriched by human companionship, 8 p.m. Feb. 3-4. Starring Rosanne Limeres and Tim Simek. Show runs 8 p.m. Feb. 10-11. Tickets $25. Sherry Theatre, 11052 Magnolia Blvd., North Hollywood. www.mydogchap.com

Try/Step/Trip: A musical about an experience in a court-ordered drug rehabilitation center written and composed by Dahlak Brathwaite, 8 p.m. Feb. 4 ($40), and 2:30 p.m. Feb. 5 (American Sign Language interpreter; $50). Minimum age: adult audience. Lovelace Studio Theater at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, 9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills. thewallis.org and thewallis.org/TST

Beehive – The 60s Musical: Canyon theatre Guild presents the musical created by Larry Gallagher, 8 p.m. Feb. 4. Show runs 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. canyontheatre.org/beehive

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. “How High the Moon” by Barbara Nell Beery about neighbors fighting about land, love and the changes in the San Fernando Valley, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 7. Masks are required. Free admission. Theatre West, 3333 Cahuenga Blvd. W., Los Angeles. 323-851-7977. www.theatrewest.org

Harold and Maude: The Group Rep presents a stage adaptation of the 1971 film by Colin Higgins, opens 8 p.m. Feb. 10. Show runs 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; through March 19. Tickets $35; $30 seniors and students with a valid ID. Lonny Chapman Theatre, main stage, 10900 Burbank Blvd., North Hollywood. 818-763-5990. thegrouprep.com

Billie! Backstage with Lady Day: Theatrical show about Billie Holiday, written and performed by Synthia L. Hardy, 7 p.m. Feb. 26. Minimum age: 15. Tickets $25. Whitefire Theatre, 13500 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks. Details and to purchase tickets: bit.ly/3jpBCdN or bit.ly/33vOUgt


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. www.thevictorytheatrecenter.org

Twelve O’ Clock Tales with Ava Gardner: One-woman play performed by Alessandra Assaf and written by Assaf and Michael Lorre, 2 p.m. Feb. 5. 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. www.whitefiretheatre.com

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


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