Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, March 30-April 6

L to R: Erin Cervantes, Sasha Yudintsev and Johan Juslin of Cirque du Soleil in Los Angeles on Monday, January 30, 2023. The trio performs in the “Corteo” show through April 30 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

Here is a sampling of things to do in the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles area, March 30-April 6.



Yappy Hour for Wagmor Pets Dog Rescue: All proceeds at the fundriaser go to the dog rescue, 6-9 p.m. March 30. Drinks and food specials. Free to enter. Location, Vintage Wine + Eats, 12023 Ventura Blvd., Studio City. 818-747-2479. and and updates:

Cirque du Soleil – Corteo: Theatrical theme acrobatic show, 7:30 p.m. March 30-31. Show runs 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. April 1; 1 and 5 p.m. April 2; 7:30 p.m April 5-6; dates through April 30. Tickets $50 and up. Microsoft Theater, 777 Chick Hearn Court, Los Angeles.

Spring Egg Hunt at North Hollywood Recreation Center: Event, 5:30-7:30 p.m. March 31. Timed egg hunts by age: for ages 5 and younger, 6 p.m.; for ages 6-9, 6:30 p.m.; for ages 10-12, 7 p.m. Children should bring a basket. Location, 11430 Chandler Blvd. 818-763-7651. Details,

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.

Chatsworth Nature Preserve Earth Day Open House: The public is invited to the normally off-limits preserve, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 1. The event includes an open ceremony with blessings by the Fernandeño Tataviam Band of Mission Indians, guided nature hikes, Native American storytelling, live animal exhibits and information on community and environmental resources. No bikes or scooters, dogs, drones and cigarettes allowed. Limited on-site parking; street parking available. Entry gate is on Valley Circle Boulevard, west of Plummer Street. Details and a map:

Blessing of the Animals: The office of Los Angeles City Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez presents the all-faiths and all pets event, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 1. LA Animal Services will have pets for adoption and provide services including pet registration, microchipping and vaccines. Orcas Park, 11127 Orcas Ave., Sylmar.

Spring Festival at Van Nuys–Sherman Oaks Recreation Center: Event includes arts and crafts, cookie decorating, games, inflatables and bubble play, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 1. Timed egg hunts by age: ages 1-2, 11 a.m.; ages 3-5, 11:30 a.m.; ages 6-8, noon; ages 9-12, 12:30 p.m. Children should bring a basket. Location, 1420 Huston St., Sherman Oaks. 818-783-5121. Flyer:

Spring Wonderland at Mason Park: Egg hunt, arts and crafts, face painting and music, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. April 1. Children should bring a basket. Mason Recreation Center, 10500 Mason Ave., Chatsworth. 818-998-6377. Flyer:

Egg Hunt at Studio City Recreation Center: Event includes moon bounces, carnival games and face painting, 3:30-6:30 p.m. April 5. Timed egg hunts by age: ages 2 and younger, 4 p.m.; ages 3-4, 4:30 p.m.; ages 5-6, 5 p.m.; ages 7-8, 5:30 p.m.; ages 9-12, 6 p.m. Children should bring a basket. Location, 12621 Rye St., Studio City. 818-769-4415. Register to attend on Eventbrite ( Flyer:

Spring Egg Hunt at Ritchie Valens Recreation Center: Event includes arts and crafts, egg dyeing, egg hunts, games and face painting, 4 p.m. April 6. Children should bring a basket. Location, 10736 Laurel Canyon Blvd., Pacoima. 818-834-5172. Flyer:

Spring Egg Hunt at Valley Plaza Recreation Center: Event includes arts and crafts, games and relay races, 4 p.m. April 7. Timed egg hunts by age: ages 3 and younger, 4:30 p.m.; ages 4-6, 5 p.m.; ages 7-9, 5:30 p.m.; ages 10-12, 5:45 p.m. (egg hunts are on diamond #1). Children should bring a basket. Location, 12240 Archwood St., North Hollywood. 818-765-5885. Flyer:

Spring Glow-in-the-Dark Egg Hunt at Sylmar Recreation Center: Event includes activities and goodie bags, 5-9 p.m. April 7. Timed egg hunts by age: ages 3 and younger, 7:30 p.m.; ages 4-6, 7:45 p.m.; ages 7-9, 8 p.m.; ages 10-12, 8:15 p.m. Children should bring a basket. Location, 13109 Borden Ave., Sylmar. 818-367-5656. Flyer:

Spring Egg Hunt at Panorama Recreation Center: Event includes arts and crafts and performances, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 8. Egg hunts begin at 12:15 p.m. Children should bring a basket. Location, 8600 Hazeltine Ave., Panorama City. 818-893-3401. Flyer:

Egg Hunt at Winnetka Recreation Center: Event includes crafts, games, music and prizes, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 8. Children should bring a basket. Location, 8401 Winnetka Ave., Winnetka. 818-756-7876. Flyer:

Spring Egg Hunt at Encino Park: Event includes arts and crafts, bubble play, cookie decorating, egg dying, games, inflatables and a photo booth, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. April 8. Egg hunts at 1 p.m.: ages 4 and younger (field #1); ages 5-8 (field #2); ages 9-12 (field #3). Children should bring a basket. Location, 16953 Ventura Blvd., Encino. 818-995-1690. Flyer:

Spring Eggstravaganza at Sunland Recreation Center: Event, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. April 8. Performances, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Timed egg hunts by age: ages 3 and younger, 12:30 p.m.; ages 4-5, 1 p.m.; ages 6-7, 1:30 p.m.; ages 8-12, 2 p.m.; ages 13 to adult, 2:30 p.m. Children should bring a basket. Location, 8651 Foothill Blvd., Sunland. 818-352-5282. Flyer:

Spring Egg Hunt at Reseda Recreation Center: Event includes arts and crafts, a bunny photo opportunity and lawn games, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. April 9. Timed egg hunts by age: ages 5 and younger, noon; ages 6-8, 12:30 p.m.; ages 9-14, 1 p.m. Spring festive attire is encouraged. Children should bring a basket. Location, 18411 Victory Blvd., Reseda. 818-881-3882. Flyer: 

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:


SpringTopia: Seven interactive lands of amusement park-style experiences (Circus, Fun-Land, Holiday, Lightshow, Pirate, Puppy, Spooky). 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.

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 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:

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.


The Artists Gallery: “Eric Renard: Urbanity in Black & White,” fine art photography, opens April 5. Opening reception. 5-8 p.m. April 15. Gallery hours: 1-7 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday. Exhibit runs through April 29. Location, 5458 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. 323-297-3061.


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.

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

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.

Lowell Ryan Projects: “Annemari Vardanyan: Inside My Head.” 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:;

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.

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.

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

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:


Vroman’s Bookstore: 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. Jess Row discusses “The New Earth,” 7 p.m. April 3. Mary Otis discusses “Burst,” 7 p.m. April 4. Clancy Martin discusses “How Not to Kill Yourself – A Portrait of the Suicidal Mind,” 7 p.m. April 6. Emily Tesh discusses “Some Desperate Glory,” 7 p.m. April 11. Location, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. 626-449-5320.

Book Soup: 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.

Diesel Bookstore: 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. Location, 225 26th St., Santa Monica. 310-576-9960.


Tierra’s Treasures Thrift Shop: A second-hand boutique shop that will benefit Tierra del Sol. Tierra del Sol, based in Sunland, is a nonprofit organization that helps adults with developmental disabilites in the San Fernando, San Gabriel and Santa Clarita valleys. Shop hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Friday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Donations accepted: 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Monday-Tuesday (in the back of the shop; call ahead, however, to find out what type of items may be donated). Location, 3315 Burbank Blvd., Burbank. 747-283-1725.

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 31); $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,


Wende Museum of the Cold War: April 1: “Vietnam in Transition, 1976-Present”  and “David Bowie in the Soviet Union,” both exhibits 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:

California Science Center: April 2: “Maya: The Exhibition,” with artifacts from the ancient Maya of Mexico and Central America. Also, “Mystery of the Maya” IMAX film (see admission for film alone or in combination with the exhibit). Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Admission is free to the center but there is a charge for special exhibits. Admission to “Maya: The Exhibition” is $21.95 ages 18-64; $19.95 ages 65 and older and ages 13-17; $14.95 ages 3-12 ( Location, 700 Exposition Park Drive, Los Angeles.

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum: New: “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.


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: 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

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: 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.

Grammy Museum: Ongoing special exhibit: “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.

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. April 1-2 (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:;;


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:

Makiko Hirata: The pianist performs a solo recital, 3 p.m. April 8. Platt Branch Library, 23600 Victory Blvd., Woodland Hills. 818-340-9386. Details:

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.


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:

Picnic: Odyssey Theatre Ensemble presents the play by William Inge. Show runs 8 p.m. April 1; 2 p.m. April 2; 8 p.m. April 8; 2 p.m. April 9; 8 p.m. April 15; 2 p.m. April 16; 8 p.m. April 17; other dates through May 28. Tickets $37. Odyssey Theatre, 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. 310-477-2055, Ext. 2.

LA Opera – Pelléas et Melisande: Claude Debussy’s opera, based on the play of the same name by Maurice Maeterlinck. 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.

Theatre West’s New Works Play Festival 2023: Readings of full-length plays that were developed in the company’s Writers Workshop: “Cassatt” by Arden Teresa Lewis, 7:30 p.m. April 18. Masks are required. Free admission. Theatre West, 3333 Cahuenga Blvd. W., Los Angeles. 323-851-7977.


Let Me In: A dark comedy by Brynn Thayer about love and loss, 8 p.m. April 1; 2 and 7 p.m. 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, 8 p.m. March 31-April 1; 2 p.m. 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 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.

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. 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 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.

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. 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.

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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