People shop for tomato and pepper plants during opening day of Tomatomania! at Tapia Bros. Farm stand in Encino on Friday, March 13, 2020. The event runs for 10 days or until they run out of plants. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)
Tomatomania! returns on March 24-26 to Tapia Bros. in Encino. In the file photo, people shop for tomato and pepper plants during opening day of Tomatomania! at Tapia Bros. Farm stand in Encino on Friday, March 13, 2020. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

Here is a sampling of things to do in the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles area, March 23-30.



2023 West San Fernando Valley Preparedness Fair: Learn to be prepared for natural disasters at home or while driving, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. March 25 (rescheduled from Feb. 25). The event includes demonstrations on CPR, using a fire extinguisher and how to turn off utilities. Free admission. Use the college parking lot 7, off of Victory Boulevard at Mason Avenue. Pierce College, 6201 Winnetka Ave., Woodland Hills. 818-347-4737.

Tomatomania!: Heirloom and hybrid tomato seedling plants and peppers for sale, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. March 24-26 (also, a pop-up store, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 27-April 16). Bring your own bags/boxes/carry-alls. Tapia Bros., 5251 Hayvenhurst Ave., Encino ( Email: Updates:

Southern California Garden Club Flower Show: The club’s 56th flower show, with this year’s theme “The Circus Comes to Town,” includes floral designs, educational exhibits, a plant market, horticulture specimens, bake sale and a white elephant sale, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. March 25. This is an educational and fundraising event for the club. Free admission. Sepulveda Garden Center, 16633 Magnolia Blvd., Encino.

America’s Got Talent tapings: Fans 8 and older can be part of the audience at the latest season of “America’s Got Talent” with Simon Cowell, Sofia Vergara, Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel and Terry Crews. Fans get an chance to take photos at the judges’ desk, win prizes and influence judges through their cheers. Filming for the show is various times per day on March 25-26, 29-30; April 1-2 and 4-6. Sign up for free tickets on the website: Pasadena Civic Auditorium, 300 E. Green St.

Board game play at Bolton Hall Museum: Adults and children age 6 and older are invited to play board and card games, 1-5 p.m. March 25. The event is in conjunction with the museum’s “Toys & Games, Past & Present’ exhibit. Location, 10110 Commerce Ave., Tujunga. Little Landers Historical Society, 818-352-3420.

Topanga Vintage Market: Find collectibles and that certain treasure, 7 a.m.-2 p.m. March 26. Admission $5; free for ages 12 and younger. No pets allowed. Rain or shine. Pierce College, use parking entrance from Victory Boulevard at Mason Avenue, Woodland Hills. 310-422-1844. Updates: and

Casa de Lopez Adobe tours: The historic 1882 home to Catalina and Geronimo Lopez has docent-guided tours, 1-4 p.m. March 26, and on subsequent fourth Sundays of the month. Docents discuss the Lopez family and their role in San Fernando Valley history. The adobe is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Free admission. Location, 1100 Pico St., San Fernando. San Fernando Recreation and Community Services Department, 818-898-1290.

SpringTopia: Seven interactive lands of amusement park-style experiences (Circus, Fun-Land, Holiday, Lightshow, Pirate, Puppy, Spooky), opens 4-10 p.m. March 29. Hours: 4-10 p.m. Wednesday-Friday; 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; dates through April 16. Admission $35; VIP $57. Location, 6100 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Woodland Hills.

ParaPod Festival: A two-day celebration of all-things paranormal. March 31 event includes tours of the haunted Mentry mansion and star gazing (Mentryville Park, 27201 Pico Canyon Road, Stevenson Ranch). April 1 event includes lectures, workshops, activities and a vendors marketplace (Hyatt Regency — Valencia, 24500 Town Center Drive, Santa Clarita). Tickets $45 for March 31 activities; $35 for April 1; $80 Saturday “bundle” includes admission to the conference and vendor marketplace and tickets to two special events; $175 VIP weekend pass. Add-on fees for keynote speakers, $25-$30: Free parking on both days.

World of Barbie: Visit Barbie’s Dreamhouse and Camper Van and view exhibits of dolls and accessories from more than six decades. Hours vary by date, April-June dates available. Tickets are by timed admission, $40.50 ages 13 and older; $31.50 ages 1-12. Santa Monica Place, 395 Santa Monica Place.

RuPaul’s DragCon LA 2023: The three-day all-ages and family-friendly event includes appearances by RuPaul’s “Drag Race” personalities, exhibitors, meet-and-greet and signings, performances, panel and Q&A sessions and vendors, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. May 12 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 13. Admission $50; $150 All Star; $80 for weekend general admission (other options available; scroll up and down the tickets box). Children ages 8 and younger are free when accompanied by an adult with a paid ticket. There must be one paid ticket for every free child’s ticket used. Register for a child’s ticket when purchasing your paid adult ticket (there is a tab on the tickets box). Tickets must be purchased in advance here: Los Angeles Convention Center, South Hall, 1201 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles. FAQ:


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: March 23-26 and 30-31; April 1-2, 6-9, 13-16. 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:


Lowell Ryan Projects: “Annemari Vardanyan: Inside My Head.” Opening reception, 2-5 p.m. March 25. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; and by appointment. Exhibit runs through April 29. Location, 4619 W. Washington Blvd., Los Angeles. 323-413-2584. Email:;

Arts for LA – Pop-Up Art Show: Artwork is on the theme of entertainment experiences at theme parks, 6-9 p.m. March 25. Admission $25; VIP $125 (includes parking, a live performance and entry at 5 p.m.). The show is a benefit for Art Share L.A. and is a collaboration with Mycotoo. Location, 801 E. Fourth Place, Los Angeles. Purchase admission here:

L.A. Louver: “Gajin Fujita: True Colors,” artwork created in 2020-2023. Opening reception, 6-8 p.m. March 29.Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Exhibits run through May 6. Location, 45 N. Venice Blvd., Venice. 310-822-4955. Email:

Albertz Benda: “Famakan Magassa: Insatiable Animal,” acrylic paintings from the Mali-born artist. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Exhibit runs through April 15. Location, 8260 Marmont Lane, Los Angeles.

Kohn Gallery: “Nir Hod: 100 Years Is Not Enough,” paintings. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday. Exhibit runs through April 29. Location, 1227 N. Highland Ave., Los Angeles. 323-461-3311.

Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center: An exhibit by Ventura County artist Regina Vorgang, “Life Lines: Handwoven Rhythms of Form and Function.” Gallery hours: Tuesday-Friday by appointment; noon-5 p.m. Saturday. Exhibit runs through April 30. Location, 3050 E. Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. 805-583-7905.

Wood Symphony Gallery – Online: “Turned and Sculpted Wood 2023 — An Exhibition of Fine Contemporary Wood Art,” curated by Larisa Safaryan. The online exhibit runs through March 31. 818-720-7299.


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.

Valley Watercolor Society: The group holds its 2023 annual juried exhibition. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Exhibit runs through March 28. Thousand Oaks Community Gallery, 2331 Borchard Road, Newbury Park.

William Turner Gallery: “Julian Lennon: Atmospheria,” photography. A portion of the proceeds goes to the White Feather Foundation. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Exhibit runs through April 1. Location, 2525 Michigan Ave., Site E-1, Santa Monica. 310-453-0909. Email:

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.

Santa Clarita Artists Association Gallery: “Colors of the Rainbow,” group show. Gallery hours: 5-8 p.m. Friday; 1-7 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Exhibit runs through April 9. Location, 22508 Sixth St., Newhall. and

Hauser & Wirth: “Zeng Fanzhi” and “Rita Ackermann: Vertical Vanish.” Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Exhibits run through April 30. Location, 901 E. Third St., Los Angeles.

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.

Galerie Lakaye: “Impossibly Magical Women,” a solo exhibit of paintings by Los Angeles-based Wendell Wiggins. Gallery hours: by appointment. Exhibit runs through May 14. Location, 1550 N. Curson Ave., Los Angeles. 323-528-4076 or 323-460-7333. Email: Artist’s Facebook:


Assistance League of San Fernando Valley’s Authors Luncheon: Authors Chrysta Bilton, Sandra Tsing Loh and Steve Lopez discuss and sign books, April 1. The fundraiser, for the organization, starts with boutique shopping at 9:30 a.m., followed by lunch and the authors program. Cost $85. Reservations required by March 23. Send an email to Dorothea Taylor to receive an invitation to attend: The event will be held at the Hilton Woodland Hills, 6360 Canoga Ave.

Book Soup: Gesine Bullock-Prado discusses “My Vermont Table: Recipes for All (Six) Seasons,” 7 p.m. March 23. Laura Cathcart Robbins discusses “Stash – My Life in Hiding,” 7 p.m. March 27. Fenton Bailey discusses “ScreenAge – How TV Shaped Our Reality, from Tammy Faye to Rupaul’s Drag Race,” 7 p.m. March 28 (see the online notes on lining up and book signing). Charles Finch discusses “What Just Happened – Notes on a Long Year,” 7 p.m. March 29. Elaine Hsieh Chou discusses “Disorientation,” 7 p.m. March 30. Naira de Gracia discusses “The Last Cold Place – A Field Season Studying Penguins in Antarctica,” 7 p.m. April 3. Heather Henderson discusses “When the News Broke – Chicago 1968 and the Polarizing of America,” 7 p.m. April 6. Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 310-659-3110.

Vroman’s Bookstore: Liam Callanan discusses “When In Rome,” 7 p.m. March 23. Local Author Day: Barbara Hanky-Rogers (“It’s a No Grainer Cookbook”). Laurie Markvart (“Somewhere in the Music, I’ll Find Me”) and Kenneth Strange Jr. (“It’s Your Camino — One Couple’s 100-Mile Pilgrimage Across Spain”) discuss their books, 4 p.m. March 26. Nathan Masters discusses “Crooked – The Roaring 20s Tale of a Corrupt Attorney General, a Crusading Senator and the Birth of the American Political Scandal,” 7 p.m. March 28. Jacqueline Winspear discusses “The White Lady,” 7 p.m. March 30. Tara Ison discusses “At the Hour Between Dog and Wolf,” 7 p.m. March 31.Location, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. 626-449-5320.

The Open Book: David Boito presents and signs his novel “Valley Fliers,” inspired by the Apollo 11 Model Aircraft Field in the Sepulveda Basin off of Woodley Avenue, 2-5 p.m. March 25. Location, 6316 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Suite 2180 (above Veggie Grill at the Village), Woodland Hills. 747-226-0334.

Diesel Bookstore: Kate Bast discusses and signs “115 Hacks and Hacktivities for Mini Humans,” 6:30 p.m. March 28. Martin Vopenka reads from and signs “My Brother, the Messiah,” 6:30 p.m. April 13. Purchase one copy of the book, in advance, to reserve a seat (for either event). Location, 225 26th St., Santa Monica. 310-576-9960.


Our Story Is – At the Market: A launch of a free farmers market for those who are in need of food assistance, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. March 25. Must register in advance and by March 24 ( Organic and free produce sponsored by Protech Staffing and Fields Org. Our Story Is thanks the support of Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. The organization is utilizing the parking lot of River of the Valley Church, 22103 Vanowen St., Canoga Park.

Our House Grief Support Center’s Walk ‘n’ Run for Hope: Register for the 5K event around Lake Balboa, 7:30 a.m.-noon April 30. Registration fee $40/$30 children (through March 30); $45/$35, April 1-29; event day $50/$40). The event location, Woodley Park, 6076 Woodley Ave., Van Nuys.

Flair Cares Food Drive – Hang Up Hunger: The 8th annual food drive at Flair Cleaners locations in Studio City and Valencia runs through March 31. Drop off nonperishable boxed and canned food (no glass jars or expired dates) during business hours. Donations go to the North Hollywood Interfaith Food Pantry and the nonprofit Santa Clarita Grocery. Donations by customers will be matched up to 250 pounds per location. Customers who donate receive a 50%-off coupon on a dry cleaning order on a future visit. Locations: 4060 Laurel Canyon Blvd., Studio City (818-761-3282; and 27011 McBean Parkway, Valencia (661-753-9900; Also contributing to local food pantries are the Redondo Beach and Santa Monica locations.;

Tujunga Monday Night Bingo with Knights of Columbus: The organization holds the game night that generates funds for local charities. Early bird games, 6:30 p.m., and regular games at 7:30 p.m. Bingo games are set for multiple Monday dates. Buy-in $15. Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, auditorium, 7144 Apperson St., Tujunga. Details on Eventbrite:

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,


Detection Dog Teams and Avian Conservation: The San Fernando Valley Audubon Society presents the talk, 7-8:30 p.m. March 23, on Zoom. Register in advance for the link:

The History of Mission San Fernando Rey de España: The San Fernando Valley Historical Society presents Bob Harrigan, a retired teacher and a board member of the society, discussing the topic, 7 p.m. March 23. Free/donations are appreciated. Location, New Life Church, 10650 Reseda Blvd., Porter Ranch. and


Gelson’s Virtual Wine Tasting: Dana Epperson, winemaker with Migration by Duckhorn’s Vinyards, and Kay Malaske, senior manager of trade relations and education, discuss the wines, 6 p.m. March 30. The event requires a dinner purchase, $49.99, and specially-priced wines to buy in store on March 30 only (Migration Chardonnay Sonoma Coast, $29.99, and Migration Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast, $34.99). Details about the dinner: the Margherita Flatbread and BBQ Chicken Wings will require baking/reheating before the class. Pre-paid dinner and reservations required by 10 p.m. March 26:


Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum: March 24: “Auschwitz — Not long ago. Not far away.” 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: This special exhibit is scheduled to run through Aug. 13. Regular museum hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily.  Location, 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley.

Grammy Museum: New: “Shakira, Shakira: The Grammy Museum Experience,” through winter 2024. 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.


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.

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.

Autry Museum of the American West: Ongoing special exhibit: “Masters of the American West,” through March 26 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: 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. and

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.

Descanso Gardens: Ongoing special exhibit: “Shiki: The Four Seasons in Japanese Art,” in the Sturt Haaga Gallery and runs through May 21. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. The gallery is open, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission $15; $11 ages 65 and older and student with valid ID; $5 ages 5-12. Location, 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintidge. 818-949-4200.

Discovery Cube Los Angeles: Ongoing special exhibit: “PAW Patrol : Adventure Play,” a hands-on and immersive exhibit, through May 14. The 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.

Fowler Museum at UCLA: Ongoing special exhibit: “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: “A Passion for Collecting Manuscripts,” illuminated manuscripts from the Getty Center’s collection, through April 23. “Our Voices, Our Getty: Reflecting on Drawings,” written interpretations about drawings from the Getty collection that were personally selected by 23 interns enrolled in the Getty Marrow Undergraduate Internship Program, through April 30 (details here: “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. “Pastel Portraits: Drawn from Life?” through Sept. 17.  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.

Holocaust Museum LA: Ongoing special exhibit: “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:

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: “Don’t Fence Me In: Coming of Age in America’s Concentration Camps,” through Oct. 1 ( 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:

Japan House Los Angeles: Ongoing special exhibit: “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.

Kidspace Children’s Museum: Ongoing special exhibit: The 27th annual “Butterfly Season” is open with children’s activities including going on a big safari, playing dress-up, viewing live caterpillars, moths and honeybees, through May 14. Also, learn from “Los Trompos,” an interactive art installation that honors the monarch butterfly’s cultural and ecological ties to Mexico. Tickets are by time and date: $14.95 ages 1-61; $12.95 ages 62 and older (purchase here: Location, 480 N. Arroyo Blvd., Pasadena. 626-449-9144.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art: Ongoing special exhibits: “New Abstracts: Recent Acquisitions,” through May 29. “Another World: The Transcendental Painting Group, 1938-1945,” through June 19. “Coded: Art Enters the Computer Age, 1952-1982,” through July 2. “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 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: The museum is located at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza, third floor, 4005 Crenshaw Blvd., Los Angeles. 323-294-7071.

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: The “Butterfly Pavilion” is back in an open-air netted enclosure, through Aug. 13. (timed admission, $8, with a general museum admission; 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: “Arsham Auto Motive,” life-sized vehicle sculptures and posters ( “Hypercars: The Allure of the Extreme, Part II,” through May 14. “Inside Tesla – Supercharging the Electric Revolution,” prototypes of Tesla vehicles, historical perspective and design study, through Oct. 22. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Admission $19.95; $17.95 ages 62 and older; $12.95 ages 12-17; $10.95 ages 4-11. Location, 6060 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. 323-930-2277.

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:

Santa Monica Art Museum: “Looking West,” emerging and established regional artists, through April 9. 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.

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 exhibit: “Chloë Bass: Wayfinding,” an outdoor exhibit with sculptures, through Sept. 3. 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; regular admission $12; $9 seniors and students; $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. March 25-26 (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: Closed for installation of new exhibition: “Vietnam in Transition, 1976-Present,” April 1 through Oct. 22. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Sunday ( Free admission. Location, 10808 Culver Blvd., Culver City. 310-216-1600. 310-216-1600. Email:

Nevenka Folk Ensemble perform music from Eastern Europe at their "Memories of Kindness" concert on March 25 in Los Angeles. (Photo courtesy of Nevenka Folk Ensemble)
Nevenka Folk Ensemble perform music from Eastern Europe at their “Memories of Kindness” concert on March 25 in Los Angeles. (Photo courtesy of Nevenka Folk Ensemble)


Pablo Sáinz-Villegas: The Spanish classical guitarist performs, 8 p.m. March 23. Tickets $50 and up. Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts, Smothers Theatre at Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu. 310-506-4522. Details and to purchase tickets:

Chamber Orchestra at St. Matthew’s: The St. Matthew’s Music Guild presents the concert with the orchestra, under the direction of Dwayne S. Milburn, with pianist Inna Faliks, performing Beethoven’s Fourth Piano Concerto and music by Frederick Delius, Percy Grainger and Fanny Mendelssohn, 8 p.m. March 24. Tom Neenan gives a pre-concert lecture on the program, 7:10 p.m. Check the website for program details. Tickets $35. Location, 1031 Bienveneda Ave., Pacific Palisades. 310-573-7422. Email:

Nevenka East European Folk Ensemble – Memories of Kindness: Concert also includes the Yuval Ron Ensemble and Bulgarian singers Tzvetanka and Ivan Varimezovi performing Bulgarian and Sephardic music and song, 7:30 p.m. March 25. Tickets $25, must be purchased in advance; no tickets sold at the door (purchase here: Glorya Kaufman Performing Arts Center at Vista Del Mar, 3200 Motor Ave., Los Angeles.

Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles: Performances of “I’m With Her” program that includes special guests Mary Bridget Davies and Vox Femina and a tribute to Diane Warren, 8 p.m. March 25 and 2 p.m. March 26. Minimum age for the theater: 5. Tickets $29 and up. Alex Theatre, 216 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale. 818-254-8456.

Candlelight – 100 Years of Warner Bros.: Orchid String Quartet performs music from Warner Bros. films, 6:30 and 9 p.m. April 6. Tickets $72 for 6:30 p.m. concert; $57 for 9 p.m. concert. Purchase tickets in advance online. Steven J. Ross Theater on the Warner Bros. Studio Lot, 4000 Warner Blvd., Burbank. Details and to purchase tickets:

Hear Now Festival of LA Composers: An “Electroacoustic” concert, 8 p.m. April 13. Tickets $25; $15 seniors; $10 students. Check the website for the complete program and other genre concerts on April 14-16 ( 2220 Arts + Archives, 2220 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles. 323-226-0326.


Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival: The 30th anniversary of presenting solo performances by women, March 23-26. Check the website for the schedule. Tickets $30; $150 VIP all-access pass. Barnsdall Gallery Theatre, 4800 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. 818-760-0408.

It’s Only a Play: A comedy by the late playwright Terrence McNally about theater cast members, playwright, director and a critic awaiting opening night reviews, opens 7:30 p.m. March 23. Show runs 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; through April 23. Tickets $35. Theatre Forty, 241 S. Moreno Drive, Beverly Hills (on the campus of Beverly Hills High School). 310-364-0535.

Picnic: Odyssey Theatre Ensemble present the play by William Inge, previews 8 p.m. March 23-24. Opening night, 8 p.m. March 25. Show runs various dates through May 28. Tickets $20 for previews; $37. Odyssey Theatre, 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. 310-477-2055, Ext. 2.

Heavenly Country: The world premiere of a jukebox musical — performances of county music hits plus blues, blues, gospel, rockabilly — by Joel Russell, about a man who’s aiming to live a cowboy lifestyle while his new sweetheart is planning for a more sober-style, opens 8 p.m. March 24. Show runs 8 p.m. Friday; 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday; through April 22. Tickets $30. Two Roads Theatre, 4348 Tujunga Ave., Studio City.

The Magic Flute aka Superflute: Pacific Opera Project presents Mozart’s opera, with an English libretto by Josh Shaw and E. Scott Levin, and set in video games worlds, 8 p.m. March 24; 3 p.m. March 25-26. Tickets $20 and up. El Portal Theatre, 5269 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood.

Halpern & Johnson: The Group Rep presents a staged reading of a play by Lionel Goldstein about two men who have a “funny, rocky relationship,” 7 p.m. March 25. The cast includes: Apollo Dukakis as Halpern; Mitchell Edmunds as Johnson; Maggie Abeckerly as the narrator; original music composed and played by Endre Balogh on violin. The event is a fundraiser for the theater company. Tickets $50 (includes a wine and cheese/fruit reception after the reading). Lonny Chapman Theatre, 10900 Burbank Blvd., North Hollywood. Details and to purchase tickets here:

LA Opera – Pelléas et Melisande: Claude Debussy’s opera, based on the play of the same name by Maurice Maeterlinck, opens 7:30 p.m. March 25. Show runs 2 p.m. April 2; 7:30 p.m. April 5, 8 and 13; 2 p.m. April 16. Tickets $19 and up. Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, 135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles. 213-972-8001.

Addition by Subtraction: Theatre 40 presents a reading of a play by Bob Colleary about a man who has been paroled and who now negotiates his way through new relationships and challenges, 7 p.m. March 28. Free admission. Mary Levin Cutler Theatre on the campus of Beverly Hills High School, 241 S. Moreno Drive.

Lauren Weedman BLOWS: A one-woman show, written and performed by Lauren Weedman, 7 p.m. March 28. Tickets $35. Largo at the Coronet, 366 N. La Cienga Blvd., Los Angeles.

Theatre West’s 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. “Death & Cold Cuts” by Garry Michael Kluger, 7:30 p.m. March 28. Masks are required. Free admission. Theatre West, 3333 Cahuenga Blvd. W., Los Angeles. 323-851-7977.

Love Letters: The two-person play by A. R. Gurney, opens 8 p.m. March 31. Show runs 3 and 8 p.m. April 1 and 2 p.m. April 2. Tickets $25. Theatre 68 Arts Complex – The Emerson, 5112 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood. Details and to purchase tickets:


Calvin Berger, a Musical: The Colony Theatre presents the musical by Barry Wyner, based on the play of Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand. Show runs 8 p.m. March 23-24; 2 and 8 p.m. March 25; 3 p.m. March 26. Tickets $55. Location, 555 N. Third St., Burbank.

Let Me In: A dark comedy by Brynn Thayer about love and loss. Show runs 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday; through April 2. Tickets $35. Theatre 68 Arts Complex, The Rosalie, 5112 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood. 818-691-3001.

The Lifespan of a Fact: A play by Jeremy Kareken, David Murrell and Gordon Farrell, based on the nonfiction book by John D’Agata and Jim Fingal, about a magazine intern who is assigned to fact-check an essay by a well-known author. Show runs 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; and also, 8 p.m. March 27; through April 2. Tickets $40; $45 premium seats; $35 ages 65 and older; $25 students. The Fountain Theatre, 5060 Fountain Ave., Los Angeles. 323-663-1525.

Love and Information: Antaeus Theatre Co. presents a play by Caryl Churchill that questions our current “digital age” with easy connections with others but also alienation and anger. Minimum age: 18. Show runs 8 p.m. March 24; 2 and 8 p.m. March 25; 2 p.m. March 26; 8 p.m. March 27; 8 p.m. March 31; 2 and 8 p.m. April 1; 2 p.m. April 2; 8 p.m. April 3. Tickets $40; $35 seniors; $25 college students; $20 high school students. Location, Kiki and David Gindler Performing Arts Center, 110 E. Broadway, Glendale.

The Human Comedy: Actors Co-op Theatre Co. present the world premiere of the play by Thom Babbes, based on the novel by William Saroyan. Show runs 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday; through April 23. Also, 2:30 p.m. April 1. No shows April 7-9. Tickets $35; $30 ages 60 and older; $25 students with ID. David Schall Theater, 1760 N. Gower St., Hollywood. 323-462-8460.

The Thin Place: Echo Theater Co. presents a play by Lucas Hnath about one woman who can speak to the dead and one woman who wants to. Show runs 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 4 p.m. Sunday; 8 p.m. Monday; through April 24. Tickets for Mondays are pay-what-you-want; $34 for other days. Atwater Village Theatre, 3269 Casitas Ave., Los Angeles. 310-307-3753.

Hansel and Gretel: Theatre West’s Storybook Theatre presents a musical retelling of the fairy tale with book by Lloyd J. Schwartz and lyrics and music by Hope and Laurence Juber. Show runs 1 p.m. Saturday through June 3. Tickets $15. Theatre West, 3333 Cahuenga Blvd. W., Los Angeles. 323-851-7977.

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


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