Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, May 25-June 1

Ella Richards, 16, with Troop 10-G from the Reyes Adobe District, salutes a grave stone during the annual Memorial Day Flag placement ceremony at the Los Angeles National Cemetery on Saturday, May 28, 2022. The event is organized by the Western Los Angeles County Council of Boy scouts of America. (Photo by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer)
Ella Richards, 16, with Troop 10-G from the Reyes Adobe District, gives a salute at a grave site during the annual Memorial Day flag placement ceremony at the Los Angeles National Cemetery on Saturday, May 28, 2022. The event was organized by the Western Los Angeles County Council of Boy Scouts of America. A Memorial Day ceremony is held at 10 a.m. May 29, 2023 at the Los Angeles National Cemetery. (Photo by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer)

Here is a sampling of things to do in the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles area, May 25-June 1.


Memorial Day Flag Display and Program with Glendale Sunrise Rotary Club at Forest Lawn-Glendale: The club has set up a “Field of Honor” display of 1,000 American flags at the the entrance to Forest Lawn-Glendale (1712 S. Glendale Ave.), through May 29. A Memorial Day program, 11 a.m. May 29. More information about the display, purchasing of American flags ($50 sponsorship to honor someone who served in the United States armed forces; proceeds help local veterans) and Glendale Sunrise Rotary, Updates:

Go Karting on Ice at LA Kings Valley Ice Center: Sessions, 5-11 p.m. May 26; 10 a.m.-10 p.m. May 27; 8 a.m.-10 p.m. May 28. Minimum age 14 and weigh less than 225 lbs. Tickets $55 for a one-hour session with 12-minutes of race time (make a reservation in advance for a session time). Location, 8750 Van Nuys Blvd., Panorama City. 818-893-1784.

Junior Roller Derby Tournament: The Los Anarchists Junior Derby hosts the event with teams from Los Angeles, San Luis Obispo and Ventura, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. May 27. Assemblymember Laura Friedman will attend and blow the whistle for the 11 a.m. bout (Friedman’s office was key to securing the venue). Local teen band, the Spectacles, performs. Free admission. Seating limited; bring your own chair. Concessions and merchandise will be for sale. California National Guard Armory, 3800 Valhalla Drive, Burbank. 323-609-3320. and

Topanga Days Country Fair and Memorial Day Parade: Hours for the “Country Fair,” 10 a.m.-7 p.m. May 27-29. Musical headliners: Allah-Las; Young Dubliners; the Main Squeeze (check the website for more information). Admission to Topanga Days Country Fair: $50 ages 13 and older; $20 ages 6-12; three-day pass $135 ages 13 and older and $50 ages 6-12. “Fun Zone” tickets $25 for one-day; $50 for three-day pass. All attendees are required to have a ticket for entry (on sale now: Location of the “Country Fair,” Topanga Community Center, 1440 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga.

The Topanga Days Memorial Day Parade, 8:30 a.m. May 29 (beginning at Pine Tree Circle, 120 S. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga). Grand Marshals are the Topanga Trash Warriors, including the co-founders Roger Pugliese and Joseph Rosendo. The parade ends around 10 a.m. at the entrance to the Topanga Community Center where soloist Catherine McClenahan sings the National Anthem and a flag raising ceremony will be performed. Members of United States armed forces past and current, with a military ID received free entrance to the Country Fair. Check the website for parking information, a map, activities and rules for attending the “Country Fair.” Event is a fundraiser for Topanga Community Center.

Valley Greek Festival: A celebration of Greek culture, dance, food and music, noon-9 p.m. May 27-29. Church tours offered, noon-7 p.m. (also, a choir presentation at 4 p.m. each day). Admission $5. Parking available on Balboa Boulevard; also, Plummer Street between Petit and Louise avenues will be closed to traffic between 11:30 a.m.-9:45 p.m.). St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 9501 Balboa Blvd., Northridge. 818-886-4040.

Topanga Vintage Market: Find collectibles and that certain treasure, 7 a.m.-2 p.m. May 28. Admission $5; free for ages 12 and younger. No pets allowed. Rain or shine. The market is always the fourth Sunday of the month. Pierce College, use parking entrance from Victory Boulevard at Mason Avenue, Woodland Hills. 310-422-1844. Updates: and

Malibu Lagoon Bird Walks: The Santa Monica Bay Audubon Society holds walks on the fourth Sunday of every month. A walk for adults, beginner and experienced, 2-3 hours begins at 8:30 a.m. May 28. Bring your own binoculars or you may reserve binoculars, if available (Jean Garrett, 424-248-3801). Also, there is a one-hour walk for families, 10 a.m. May 28 (reservation for binoculars also applies). Dress code suggestions: dress in layers; wear subtle colors; hats. Also, families/groups of more than seven people must make a reservation to ensure enough docents are available, 424-248-3801. There is a parking lot with meters installed (credit cards accepted in meters). No parking in shopping center lots allowed. Malibu Lagoon is at the intersection of Pacific Coast Highway and Cross Creek Road, Malibu. Details on walks and parking:

Memorial Day Ceremony in Montrose: The Montrose Shopping Park Association hold a short ceremony, 7:30 a.m. May 29. Vietnam War Memorial, northwest corner of Honolulu Avenue and Ocean View Boulevard, Montrose.

Memorial Day of Remembrance in La Crescenta: American Legion Post 288 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1614 present an event that includes a Presentation of Colors, flowers and wreath-laying and a reading of fallen heroes names on the park’s monument, 8 a.m. May 29. Two Strike Park, 5107 Rosemont Ave., La Crescenta. Verdugo Hills American Legion Post 288, 818-541-1336. Dick Clubb, 818-384-5761.

Memorial Day at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum: The Memorial Day program begins with a musical tribute by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Concert Band, 9 a.m. May 29, followed by the program with the Royal High School AFJ ROTC Color Guard, an invocation by Naval Base Ventura County Chaplian Cmdr. Song Hwang; keynote speeches by

  • Major Cole W. Lapierre, United States  Marine Corps
  • Captain Michael Meno, Jr., Commodore, Naval Construction Group ONE
  • Gold Star wife Melanie House, who lost her husband in 2005 while he served in Iraq
  • Gold Star family, Michelle Carranza who lost her younger brother  in 2012 while he served in Afghanistan

Free to attend the program, but admission charge for touring the museum’s regular exhibits ( Location, 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley. 800-410-8354. Details, including information on a separate 4 p.m. virtual program, here:

Glendale Memorial Day Ceremony: The City of Glendale holds the event, 9:30 a.m. May 29. Veterans Memorial, near City Hall, 613 E. Broadway (at Isabel Street). Updates:

Canoga Park Memorial Day Parade: An opening ceremony, 10 a.m., followed by the 31st parade, “Saluting the Price of Freedom,” 11 a.m. May 29. The parade includes bands, floats, local elected officials and a flyover by 146th Airlift Wing, a unit of the California Air National Guard, stationed in Oxnard. Route: Sherman Way, from Owensmouth Avenue to Cozycroft Avenue.

Eternal Valley Memorial Park–Santa Clarita – Memorial Day Ceremony: The ceremony theme is “Purple Heart Recipients,” 10 a.m. May 29. The event includes a flyover by the Condor Squadron and Purple Heart recipient Bill Hutton, United States Marine Corps (retired), who served during the Vietnam War (1965-1969), is the keynote speaker. Arrive early to park and to use golf cart shuttles to ceremony location. Location, 23287 N. Sierra Highway, Santa Clarita. Scroll down on the memorial park’s Facebook to read the Memorial Day information:

Memorial Day Observance at Los Angeles National Cemetery: Program includes guest speaker Maj. Gen. Evan Dertien, and also Buffalo Soldiers participants and Civil War re-enactors, 10 a.m. May 29. Location, 950 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. 310-268-4675.

Memorial Day at Forest Lawn-Hollywood Hills: The observance includes an invocation, a color guard, ceremonial wreath presentation, a reading of the presidential proclamation by Los Angeles Police Department Deputy Chief Alan S. Hamilton, a keynote speech by Brig. Gen. Dr. David Smith and patriotic music by the Los Angeles Police Department Concert Band, 10 a.m. May 29. Location, 6300 Forest Lawn Drive, Los Angeles. 855-800-5296.

City of Burbank’s Memorial Day: The event begins with a concert by the Burbank Community Band, 10:15 a.m. followed by the program that includes the “Ceremony of the Rose,” 11 a.m. May 29. A flyover by the Condor Squadron, sponsored by Cusumano Real Estate Group, is scheduled. McCambridge Park War Memorial, 1515 N. Glenoaks Blvd., Burbank. McCambridge Recreation Center, 818-238-5378. Details:

Memorial Day in Inglewood: The city’s 74th annual service with Mistress of Ceremonies Star Manning, United States Marine Corps, and keynote speaker Sgt. Maj. Billy J. Zinnerman, United States Marine Corps (retired), 11 a.m. May 29. Location, City Hall, south lawn, One Manchester Blvd. 310-412-8750. Flyer: Details:

Memorial Day Remembrance at Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Griffin Memorial Park Mortuary & Crematory: The Westlake Village memorial park’s 33rd annual observance begins with music, 10:30 a.m., followed by a program, 11 a.m. May 29. A flyover is planned. The memorial park is located at 5600 Lindero Canyon Road, Westlake Village. 818-889-0902.

Memorial Day at Pioneer Cemetery in Sylmar: The San Fernando Valley Historical Society presents an observance with a flag raising ceremony, participation by the Marine Corps League, San Fernando Valley Detachment #1277, a “rifle” salute, a wreath-laying and the playing of “Taps,” 11 a.m. May 29. Bring your own chair and water. Gates open, 10 a.m. The cemetery is the second oldest graveyard in the San Fernando Valley. Location, 14451 Bledsoe St., Sylmar. Email:

Memorial Day at Forest Lawn-Glendale: The observance includes an invocation, a color guard, ceremonial wreath presentation, the Pledge of Allegiance, a reading of the presidential proclamation, a keynote speech and patriotic music, 1 p.m. May 29. Location is near the Little Church of the Flowers, 1712 S. Glendale Ave., Glendale. 855-800-5296.

Conejo Orchid Society Show and Sale: The event includes orchid exhibits by members and opportunities to ask questions about growing orchids, 1-6 p.m. June 2; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 3; noon-2 p.m. June 4. Demonstrations on how to re-pot and care for orchids — 2 p.m. June 2 and 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. June 3. Cash or check for purchases. Thousand Oaks Library – Grant Brimhall Library, 1401 E. Janss Road. 805-410-3803.

LA Sanitation and Environment’s Open House – A Zero Waste Event: Learn about Los Angeles Sanitation and Environment’s programs and services, children’s activities plus an opportunity for a close up look at the truck fleet and refreshments (while supplies last), 10 a.m.-2 p.m. June 3. No pets allowed; except for service dogs. Reservations requested here: West Valley District Yard, 8840 Vanalden Ave., Northridge. 1-800-773-2489. Check out other LASAN events:

Made with Pride Marketplace: A retail pop-up with more than a dozen LGBTQ+ business owners exhibiting their products/services, beginning at 10 a.m. June 2 and 10 a.m. June 3-4 and also, weekends in June through Friday, June 30. Santa Monica Place hours: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday (some restaurants and stores may have other hours). Santa Monica Place, Level One, 395 Santa Monica Place.

SaMo Pride Festival: The inaugural event in Santa Monica to support the LGBTQ+ community includes live music, “Colors of Pride” photo booth installations, discounts from retailers, community information on resources and services and food items with Pride-theme, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. June 3. The festival runs from Third Street Promenade (1311 Third Street Promenade; through Santa Monica Place (395 Santa Monica Place; to the Santa Monica Pier (

Veg Fest Santa Clarita Valley: Event includes vegan food trucks and vendors at booths, breweries and wineries, live music, children’s area of activities, farmers market and a “consciousness corner” (sound baths, meditation, readings, yoga), 2-8 p.m. June 3. Bring a canned food item to be donated to a local food pantry. Bring your own seating. Admission online in advance $15; free for ages 17 and younger; $20 on the day of event. Central Park, 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road, Santa Clarita.


Los Angeles County Fair: The fair’s theme this year is “Spring into Fair,” through May 29. Admission is available online now for discount. Hours: 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Admission online $15/$18/$21 (depending on date); ages 60 and older and ages 6-12 admission online $10/$12 (depending on date). Admission at the gate $30; $15 ages 60 and older and ages 6-12. Parking in advance online $17; $22 at the gate. Also, Fairplex is a cashless venue. Some concessionaires and vendors may accept cash, but credit or debit card is preferred. Fairplex, 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona.

World of Barbie: Visit Barbie’s Dreamhouse and Camper Van and view exhibits of dolls and accessories from more than six decades, through Sept. 4. Hours vary by date and tickets are by timed admission. Admission $40.50 ages 13 and older; $31.50 ages 1-12. Santa Monica Place, 395 Santa Monica Place.


Art Angels: “Elizabeth Waggett: I am woman hear me roar,” a solo show of drawings and oil paintings. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday; noon-5 p.m. Saturday; and by appointment. Location, 9020 Beverly Blvd., West Hollywood. 310-693-5500.


The Artists Gallery: “Adele Mills: How Soon Is Now”; “Robert Spies: Homme et Bete”; “Emily Wallerstein: Lost Angles” open now through May 26. Also, a group show, “River: The Ribbon of Life,” through May 27. Gallery hours: 1-7 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday. Location, 5458 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. 323-297-3061.

Corey Helford Gallery: “Mayuka Yamamoto: Ephemeral Existence,” in the Main Gallery ( Also, “Hera of Herakut,” in Gallery 2 ( Gallery hours: noon-6 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; and by appointment. Exhibits run through May 27. Location, 571 S. Anderson St., Los Angeles. 310-287-2340.

Nonaka-Hill Gallery, Melrose: “Kokuta Suda: Okuko.” Gallery hours: noon-7 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Exhibit runs through May 27. Location, 6917 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles.

Studio Channel Islands: “Dis Connection,” eight contemporary women artists explore the subject of displacement. Artists: Nurit Avesar, Marthe Aponte, Arezoo Bharthania, Fatemeh Burnes, Maria Adela Diaz, Janet Neuwalder, Sigrid Orlet, Alicia Piller. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Exhibit runs through May 27. Location, 2222 Ventura Blvd., Camarillo.

Thinkspace Projects: “Hard Candy – Brian ‘Dovie’ Golden” (Main Gallery); “Songs of Dawn – Armani Howard” (Gallery II); “Chronicles of Life – Jimbo Lateef (Gallery III); “Cookie Monster – Austyn Taylor (Gallery IV). Gallery hours: noon-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Exhibits run through May 27. Location, 4217 W. Jefferson Blvd., Los Angeles. 310-558-3375. Email:

William Turner Gallery: “Jay Mark Johnson: Íslenshir Fossar,” art photography. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Exhibit runs through May 27. Location, 2525 Michigan Ave., Site E-1, Santa Monica. 310-453-0909. Email:

Witness: An exhibit by Los Angeles-based Black women and non-binary artists that includes installations, moving and still images and portraiture. Exhibit is co-curated by Genel Ambrose and Tina Knowles Lawson. Gallery hours: noon-6 p.m. Friday-Sunday; by appointment only ( Exhibit runs through May 27. Exhibit is co-presented by Good Mirrors ( and Black Women Photographers ( WACO Theater Center, 5144 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood. 818-400-1151.

Miles of Scenic Beauty – Santa Monica Mountains Interagency Visitor Center: Members of the Allied Artists of the Santa Monica Mountains and Seashore hold an exhibit and sale, today through May 28. Gallery hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday. A portion of art sales support continuing art and cultural programs in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. King Gillette Ranch, 268 76 Mulholland Highway, Calabasas. Details:

Santa Clarita Artists Association Gallery: “Textures of Life,” group show. Gallery hours: 1-7 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday (hours subject to change; check the website for current gallery hours). Exhibit runs through May 28. Location, 22508 Sixth St., Newhall. and

Lowell Ryan Projects: “James Busby: Suspirium.” Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; and by appointment. Exhibit runs through June 10. Location, 4619 W. Washington Blvd., Los Angeles. 323-413-2584. Email:;

Brand Library & Art Center: “Don’t Believe Everything You Think,” group show on the theme of how artists cope with negative self-thought through their art. Exhibit is curated by Galia Linn. Hours: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Exhibit runs through June 16. Location, 1601 W. Mountain St., Glendale. 818-548-2051.

Kohn Gallery: “Ricardo Cabret: Un Nuevo Manglar.” Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday. Exhibit runs through June 17. Location, 1227 N. Highland Ave., Los Angeles. 323-461-3311.

William Grant Still Arts Center: “African American Composers’ Series: Bullerengue and Beyond — Learning the Palenques of the South West Caribbean Through Sound.” The exhibit also includes examples of Caribbean pico culture, hand-painted speaker stacks that are used to blast music out to the community. Artists: Carolyn Castano, Stephanie Christopher-White, Brian B+Cross, Gabriela Natalia Demattia. Gallery hours: noon-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Exhibit runs through July. Location, 2520 S. West View Ave., Los Angeles. 323-734-1165. Email:


Book Soup: Chris Hauty discusses “The Devil You Know,” 7 p.m. May 25. Steve Rowley discusses “The Celebrants” and Byron Lane discusses “Big Gay Wedding,” 7 p.m. May 30. Simone Stolzoff discusses “The Good Enough Job – Reclaiming Life from Work,” 7 p.m. May 31. Jeffrey Dale Lofton discusses “Red Clay Suzie,” 7 p.m. June 1. Kelly Balch discusses “Aphrodite’s Sister,” 7 p.m. June 2. Marjorie McCown discusses “Final Cut,” 7 p.m. June 6. Allyson McCabe discusses “Why Sinéad O’Connor Matters,” 7 p.m. June 7. Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 310-659-3110.

Vroman’s Bookstore: Todd Milliner and Carlyn Greenwald discuss “Time Out,” a young adult book they co-wrote with Sean Hayes, 7 p.m. May 30. T.J. Newman discusses “Drowning: The Rescue of Flight 1421,” 7 p.m. May 31. Kathleen Glasgow and Liz Lawson discuss “The Night in Question,” 7 p.m. June 1. Jo Nesbo discusses “Killing Moon,” 7 p.m. June 5. Lisa See discusses and signs “Lady Tan’s Circle of Women,” 7 p.m. June 6 (ticketed event, $33 plus fees for admission and book; event takes place at All Saints Church, 132 N. Euclid Ave., Pasadena; details, Location, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. 626-449-5320. vromans.comLocation, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. 626-449-5320.

Diesel Bookstore: Marianne Wiggins discusses and signs “Properties of Thirst,” 6:30 p.m. June 1. For reserved seating, purchase one copy of the book in advance on the event tab on the website. Location, 225 26th St., Santa Monica. 310-576-9960.

Valley Relics Museum: The museum presents a talk and booksigning by author Mimi Slawoff on “Oldest Los Angeles,” 4-6 p.m. June 4. Admission $14.64 ( Books will be available for sale for the book signing. The museum is located at 7900 Balboa Blvd., Hangar C3 and C4, entrance is on Stagg Street, Van Nuys. 818-616-4083.

Autobooks-Aerobooks: Dave Wolin discusses and signs “Ascot – Where the 91, 110 and 405 Freeways Collide,” 10 a.m.-2 p.m. June 10. Location, 2900 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank. 818-845-0707.


Race to Erase MS Gala: The 30th annual fundraising event includes musical entertainment by Flo Rida and Siedah Garrett, cocktail reception, live and silent auctions and dinner, 6 p.m. June 2. Dress code: cocktail/dressy or business attire. Individual tickets $1,000. Reservations required. Funds raised go to treatment and cure for multiple sclerosis. Fairmont Century Plaza, 2025 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles. 310-440-4842.


LA’s Landmark Restaurants: The San Fernando Valley Historical Society presents George Geary, author of “LA’s Landmark Restaurants: Celebrating the Legendary Restaurants Where Angelenos Have Dined for Generations,” discussing the topic, 7 p.m. May 25. Free/donations are appreciated. Location, Andrés Pico Adobe, 10940 Sepulveda Blvd., Mission Hills (enter the parking lot from Brand Boulevard at the junction of Sepulveda Boulevard). Voicemail, 818-365-7810. and


Old Town Newhall Farmers Market: A certified market, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays. Location, 24500 Main St., Newhall.

Canoga Park Farmers Market: A certified market, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturdays. Rain or shine. Location, 7248 Owensmouth Avenue, between Sherman Way and Wyandotte Avenue.

Woodland Hills Farmers Market: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays. Location, 5650 Shoup Ave. 818-300-3023. Facebook:

Canyon Country Farmers Market: A certified market, 4-8 p.m. Wednesdays. Canyon Country Community Center, 18410 Sierra Highway.

Northridge Farmers Market: A certified market, 5-9 p.m. Wednesdays. Location, 9301 Tampa Ave. Coastal Pacific Farmers Markets, 805-643-6458.


Newhallywood Silent Film Festival: “The Pilgrim” (1923) and “The Adventurer” (1917), 8 p.m. May 26 (Newhall Family Theatre for the Performing Arts, Newhall). Also, a screening of “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” (1923), 11 p.m. (The Main, 24266 Main St., Newhall). Free admission. Check the website for the rest of the silent film schedule on May 27-29:

Star War Spectacular at Fine Arts Theatre Beverly Hills: Screening of all 11 films, May 26-29. Tickets $10 per person, per film; $95 for a series ticket for all 11 plus a bonus feature. Location, 8556 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills.


Discovery Cube Los Angeles: May 27: “Festival of STEM,” through Sept. 4. Hands-on exhibits make science fun for children. 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.

Santa Monica History Museum: June 1: “Coming Out West: LGBTQ+ Elders Share Their Stories,” through Dec. 17 (museum is currently closed for the installation). 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.

Forest Lawn Museum – Glendale: New: “Grand Views: The Immersive World of Panoramas,” through Sept. 10. The exhibit is in partnership with the Velaslavasay Panorama in Los Angeles ( Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Free admission. Location, 1712 S. Glendale Ave.

The Getty Center: New: “Beyond the Light: Identity and Place in 19th Century Danish Art,” through Aug. 20. Ongoing special exhibits: “Play and Pastimes in the Middle Ages,” in medieval manuscripts, through Aug. 6. “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.

Holocaust Museum LA: New: “Sweet Home Sweet: A Story of Survival, Memory and Returns,” photographs in the Galicia Museum in Krakow, Poland, that were taken by Richard Ores depicting his family and friends life in Krakow before World War II and in the Krakow Ghetto during the Holocaust. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Admission $15; $10 ages 65 and older; free for ages 17 and younger. Free admission on Sunday. Admission is by timed admission ticket. Location, 100 The Grove Drive, Los Angeles. 323-651-3704. Email:

Forest Lawn Museum – Glendale: New: “Grand Views: The Immersive World of Panoramas,” through Sept. 10. The exhibit is in partnership with the Velaslavasay Panorama in Los Angeles ( Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Free admission. Location, 1712 S. Glendale Ave.


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.

Bolton Hall Museum: Ongoing special exhibit: “Wish You Were Here – Postcards Sent from Sunland-Tujunga,” through Oct. 8. Hours: 1-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Free admission, but a $3 donation is appreciated. Bolton Hall Museum, 10110 Commerce Ave., Tujunga. 818-352-3420. Email:;

California African American Museum: Closed for facilities upgrades through Aug. 5. Check website for special programming. 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: Ongoing special exhibit: “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.

Descanso Gardens: Hours: 9 a.m.-7 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.

Fowler Museum at UCLA: Ongoing special exhibit: “Myrlande Constant: The Work of Radiance,” through Aug. 27. 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 Villa: 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 exhibits: “The Power of Song – A Songwriters Hall of Fame Exhibit,” through Sept. 4 ( “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.

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.

Japan House Los Angeles: Ongoing special exhibit: “Symbiosis: Living Island,” gallery visitors get a look at a tiny Japanese island, Inujima, to see how art projects there have helped to revitalize the sparsely populated island; through July 5. 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.

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:

Lancaster Museum of Art and History: Ongoing special exhibits: “Sages” and “Orly Cogan: Threads of Entanglement,” through Aug. 20. Hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday-Friday; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Location, 665 W. Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster. 661-723-6250.

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. “Sam Francis and Japan: Emptiness Overflowing, through July 16. “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).”Light, Space, Surface: Selections from LACMA’s Collection,” through Oct. 1. 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: The museum is dedicated to Mexican food and cuisine. The museum has a teaching kitchen and a store with culinary-related ingredients, cookbooks, decorative items and utensils used in making Mexican cuisine. Hours: noon-5 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday). Free admission. The museum is part of LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes. Location, 555 N. Spring St., Los Angeles. 323-397-8365. Email:

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

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

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

Natural History Museum Los Angeles County: Ongoing special exhibit: The “Butterfly Pavilion” 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: “Inside Tesla – Supercharging the Electric Revolution,” prototypes of Tesla vehicles, historical perspective and design study, through Oct. 22. “We Are Porsche.” “Arsham Auto Motive,” life-sized vehicle sculptures and posters ( 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:

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum: Ongoing special exhibit: “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 currently scheduled to run through Aug. 13. Regular museum hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily.  Location, 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley.

Skirball Cultural Center: Ongoing special exhibits: “Blacklist: The Hollywood Red Scare,” an original exhibition created by and on loan from the Jewish Museum Milwaukee; through Sept. 3 (admission is considered special admission price; “Peter Krasnow: Breathing Joy and Light,” through Sept. 3 (included in admission price with “Blacklist: The Hollywood Red Scare.”). “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; $13 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. May 27-28 (choose other dates from the drop-down menu). Admission $15 and up. The museum is located at 7900 Balboa Blvd., Hangar C3 and C4, entrance is on Stagg Street, Van Nuys. Purchase tickets:;;

Wende Museum of the Cold War: Ongoing special exhibit: “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:


UCLA Gluck Vocal Jazz Ensemble: Performs, 4 p.m. May 25. Sun Valley Branch Library, 7935 Vineland Ave. 818-764-1338. Details:

St. Matthew’s Music Guild Season Finale: The Chamber Orchestra at St. Matthew’s and Choir of St. Matthew’s Church, under the direction of Dwayne S. Milburn, perform two world premieres of commissioned works by David Conte and Dante De Silva, Prokofiev and Ralph Vaughan Williams, 8 p.m. June 2. Tom Neenan gives a pre-concert lecture on the program, 7:10 p.m. Tickets $35. Location, 1031 Bienveneda Ave., Pacific Palisades. 310-573-7422. Email:

Jamie Jones’ Paradise in the Park: House and techno by Jamie Jones b2b Seth Troxler, Chloé Caillet, DJ Harvey, Cole Knight, SG Lewis (DJ set), Masha b2b Heidi Lawden and Mason Collective, doors open 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. June 3-4. Minimum age: 21. Tickets $55.11 (June 3) and $49.60 (June 4). Pershing Square, 532 Olive St., Los Angeles. Details and tickets:

Off the 405 – Concert series at the Getty Museum: Concerts begin at 6 p.m. and include a DJ set: Makaya McCraven, June 24; Etran de L’Air, July 22; Rahill, July 29; Alabaster DePlume, Aug. 26 ( Free, but a reservation is required. Parking $20; $15 after 3 p.m. Museum courtyard, North Sepulveda Boulevard and Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles.


The Pirates of Penzance: Pacific Opera Project presents the operetta by Gilbert and Sullivan, 7:30 p.m. May 26-28. Fun dress code: “Pirates of Penzance” inspired costume (Victorian or pirate). Bring a picnic dinner. Tickets $30 (tables for two ($120) and four ($200) are available; tables come with a bottle of wine; see the website for options). Gates open, 6:30 p.m. Forest Lawn – Glendale, 1712 S. Glendale Ave. and

David Carlo – Modern Parlor Magic: The magician performs illusions and mind-reading in an interactive performance inspired by parlor shows from the Victorian age. Minimum age: 12. Dates: 8 p.m. June 2-3; 3 p.m. June 4. Tickets $59-84 ( Millenium Biltmore Hotel, 506 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles.

Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum – 50th Annual Repertory Season: Tickets on sale now for “Macbeth,” June 10-Sept. 23; “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” June 11-Sept. 21; “Queen Margaret’s Version of Shakespeare’s War of the Roses,” June 24-Oct. 1; “A Perfect Ganesh,” by Terrence McNally, July 15-Oct. 7. Tickets: upper tier, $30; $20 seniors and students; $15 ages 5-15; lower tier, assigned seating $48; $35 seniors and students; $15 ages 5-15; also, $60 premium seating. Parking $10 in the lot; along Topanga Canyon Boulevard. Location, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga. 310-455-3723.


Picnic: Odyssey Theatre Ensemble presents the play by William Inge, 8 p.m. May 27; 2 p.m. May 28. Tickets $37. Odyssey Theatre, 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. 310-477-2055, Ext. 2.

Tornado: Actors Co-op Theatre Co. presents a world premiere of a play written by Chris Cragin-Day about volunteers who arrive to help people affected by a 2012 Oklahoma tornado, but find each have cultural differences that threaten to overshadow their efforts.  Show runs 8 p.m. May 26-27; 2:30 p.m. May 28. Tickets $35; $30 ages 60 and older; $25 students. The Crossley Theater, 1760 N. Gower St., Hollywood. 323-462-8460.

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.

3 Black Girl Blues: Danielle Moné Truitt performs her one-woman play about three friends who grew up together and now find, as adults, they have to make difficult decisions and confront their fears when personal issues have cropped up in their life. Show runs 8 p.m. Friday; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; through June 4. Tickets $42.50. Hudson Theatre, 6539 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles. 323-856-4249. Details and to purchase tickets:

Scintilla: The Road Theatre Co. presents the play by Alessandro Camon about a man visiting his reclusive mother when a wildfire approaches. Show runs 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; also, 8 p.m. May 25; dates through June 4. Tickets $15 preview; $39; $15 seniors and students for regular performances. NoHo Senior Arts Colony, 10747 Magnolia Blvd., North Hollywood. 818-761-8838.

The Revolutionists: Theatre Forty presents a play by Lauren Gunderson about four women during the French Revolution’s “Reign of Terror.” Show runs 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; through June 18. Tickets $35. Parking available in the lot beneath the theater enter at the intersection of Durant and Moreno drives. Location, 242 S. Moreno Drive, on the campus of Beverly Hills High School. 310-364-0535.

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

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