Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, June 1-8

Get ready for the 2023 LA Pride Village, noon-8 p.m. June 11 in Hollywood. The LA Pride Parade kicks off earlier, at 11 a.m. on June 11. The photo shows a scene on June 12, 2022 at the LA Pride Village. (Photo by Howard Wise/courtesy of LA Pride Village)
Get ready for the 2023 LA Pride Village, noon-8 p.m. June 11 in Hollywood. The LA Pride Parade kicks off earlier, at 11 a.m. on June 11. The photo shows a scene on June 12, 2022 at the LA Pride Village. (Photo by Howard Wise/courtesy of LA Pride Village)

Here is a sampling of things to do in the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles area, June 1-8.


City of San Fernando Progressive Pride Flag Raising Ceremony: San Fernando Mayor Celeste Rodriguez joins with San Fernando City councilmembers, LGBTQ+ representatives and local dignitaries for the event, 9 a.m. June 1. The public is invited to attend and show their support for the LGBTQ+ community and in helping to eliminate prejudice. The city adopted a resolution in 2021 to declare the month of June as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Pride Month in the city. San Fernando City Hall, 117 Macneil St. 818-898-1204.

Drag Yourself to the Valley: Billy Francesca hosts the third annual event with performances by RuPaul’s Drag Race queens Detox and Alyssa Edwards, 8 p.m. June 1. Cast includes: Lolita Colby, Dax, Emerson, Kyra Jete with Kenny, Miami Knight, Butter McGhee, Miami Knight, Michael Silas and DJ Patrick Kuzara. Doors open, 7 p.m. Minimum age: 21. Tickets $105; $185 (VIP seat and photo meet-and-greet). The Garland, ballroom, 4222 Vineland Ave., North Hollywood. Details and tickets:

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.

Redbird’s Children of Many Colors Native American Powwow: The 21st intertribal powwow begins with an open flute circle and preview of arts and crafts vendors, 6-9 p.m. June 2 (all wind instruments and their players are welcome to join in). Powwow, with gourd dance, cultural demonstrations, drumming and food, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. June 3 and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. June 5. A veterans honoring will be part of the program, around 11:30 a.m., on June 4. Free admission. Oxnard College, gymnasium field, 4000 S. Rose Ave., Oxnard (use Bard Road to Simpson Drive). 626-644-7558. See details:

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.

LA Pride Parade: The parade includes floats, exotic cars, marching groups and performers, 11 a.m. June 11. The parade has three grand marshals: entertainer Margaret Cho (Icon grand marshal); Emmy Award winner, the late entertainer Leslie Jordan (Legacy grand marshal); ACLU of Southern California (Community grand marshal); details on the grand marshals:

Parade route: Begins at Sunset Boulevard at Highland Avenue; north on Highland to Hollywood Boulevard; east on Hollywood to Cahuenga Boulevard; south on Cahuenga to end at Sunset, Hollywood (map: The parade will be braodcast live on KABC/ABC7 with co-hosts Christiane Cordero and Ellen Leyva. Take the Metro B (Red) line and exit at Hollywood/Highland or Hollywood/Vine stations.

LA Pride Village: The second annual street festival includes two performance stages, space for dancing, local vendor and non-profit booth area and food trucks, noon-8 p.m. June 11. Also, a beer garden will be on-site (for ages 21 and older). Free admission. The festival is presented by LA Pride and the Hollywood Partnership. Location, Hollywood Boulevard, between Vine and Gower streets, Hollywood.

Garagiste Festival – Urban Exposure: Micro-production wines from more than 40 micro-production, commercial “garagiste” California wineries, June 17. Minimum age: 21 (no infants, strollers, animals). Schedule options: VIP all-access and seminar, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. ($135; includes the Rare and Reserve and Grand tastings); Early access to the Rare and Reserve Tasting, 1-2 p.m. ($100; includes the Grand Tasting); Grand Tasting, 2-5 p.m. ($75). Also, the All-Wine Silent Auction, 1-4 p.m. (see details on the website). Purchase tickets in advance online. Glendale Civic Auditorium, 1401 N. Verdugo Road, Glendale. Schedule, tickets and details:


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.


Westlake Village Art Guild Open Juried Show and Sale: The show and sale opens, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. June 3. Reception, 3-4:30 p.m. June 11. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Exhibit runs through June 28. Thousand Oaks Community Gallery, 2331 Borchard Road, Newbury Park.

Corey Helford Gallery: “Adrian Cox: The Brush and the Torch” (Main Gallery). Also, “Four of Hearts,” a group show with Kelogsloops, Robert Palacios, Yuka Sakuma, Tarntara Sudadung (Gallery 3). Opening reception, 7-11 p.m. June 3. Gallery hours: noon-6 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; and by appointment. Exhibits run through July 8. Location, 571 S. Anderson St., Los Angeles. 310-287-2340.

Galerie Lakaye: “Mexico: Where Art Rules,” a group exhibition of nine artists from Mexico City and Oaxaca, 6-9 p.m. June 3. Gallery hours: by appointment. Location, 1550 N. Curson Ave., Los Angeles. 323-528-4076. Email:

Nonaka-Hill Gallery, Highland: “Kenzi Shiokava.” Opening reception, 6-8 p.m. June 3. Gallery hours: noon-7 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Exhibit runs through July 15. Location, 720 N. Highland Ave., Los Angeles. 323-450-9409.

Thinkspace Projects: “Dulk: Heritage” (Main Gallery); Charlie Immer: Glow Up and Down (Gallery II); Sentrock: Two Birds, One Stone (Gallery III); Toyameg: The Pinkish Paradise” (Gallery IV); “Mister Toledo: New Works” (Doghouse Gallery). Opening reception, 6-10 p.m. June 3. Gallery hours: noon-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Exhibits run through June 24. Location, 4207 W. Jefferson Blvd., Los Angeles. 310-558-3375. Email:


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:


Diesel Bookstore: Marianne Wiggins discusses and signs “Properties of Thirst,” 6:30 p.m. June 1. Hal Hershfield discusses and signs “Your Future Self – How to Make Tomorrow Better Today,” 6:30 p.m. June 6. Lisa See reads from and signs “Lady Tan’s Circle of Women,” 6:30 p.m. June 7. Arthur Smith reads from and signs “Reach: Hard Lessons and Learned Truths from a Lifetime in Television,” 6:30 p.m. June 8. Shelby Stanger reads from and signs “Will to Wild – Adventures Great and Small to Change Your Life,” 6:30 p.m. June 13. For reserved seating, for all events, purchase one copy of the book in advance on the event tab on the website. Location, 225 26th St., Santa Monica. 310-576-9960.

Book Soup: 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. Megan Carle discusses “Walk Away to Win – A Playbook to Combat Workplace Bullying,” 7 p.m. June 8. Manuel Betancourt discusses ” The Male Gazed – On Hunks, Heartthrobs and What Pop Culture Taught Me About (Desiring) Men,” 7 p.m. June 9. Herbie J. Pilato discusses “Retro Active Television: an In-Depth Perspective on Classic TV’s Social Circuitry” and Mark Villano discusses “Insight, the Series – A Hollywood Priest’s Groundbreaking Contribution to Television History,” 7 p.m. June 12. Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 310-659-3110.

Vroman’s Bookstore: 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, Meredith Bagby discusses “The New Guys: The Historic Class of Astronauts That Broke Barriers and Changed the Face of Space Travel,” 7 p.m. June 7. Luis Alberto Urrea discusses “Good Night, Irene,” 7 p.m. June 8. Phil Allen Jr. discusses “The Prophetic Lens: The Camera and Black Moral Agency from MLK to Darnella Frazier,” 7 p.m. June 12. Szilvia Molnar discusses “The Nursery,” 7 p.m. June 13. Christina Lynch discusses “Sally Brady’s Italian Adventure,” 7 p.m. June 14. Kristen Jokinen discusses “Joy Ride: A Bike Odyssey from Alaska to Argentina,” 7 p.m. June 16.Location, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. 626-449-5320. vromans.comLocation, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. 626-449-5320.

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.


New Horizons Fundraiser Gala – The Power of Love – A Tribute to the ’80s: The event begins with a “Mega Mixer Red Carpet Experience” 5:15 p.m. June 10. Dinner, honoree awards and program, 6:45 p.m., followed by an “After Party Rave,” 9:15 p.m. Evening also includes live and silent auctions, live band and dancing. Honorees: Beth Laksy, PhD, Joel Simon, Mike Solakian. Silent auction, online, opens at 10 a.m. May 31: Fun dress code: 1980s attire. Tickets $375; other options. Reservations required by June 6. Event helps fund programs to support individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities. New Horizons, 15725 Parthenia St., North Hills. Facebook: Details and to purchase tickets:

Los Super Seven – A Concert for Democracy: A Tex-Mex group, with three member of Los Lobos — Steve Berlin, David Hidalgo, Cesar Rosas — perform a benefit to raise funds for voter drives in South Texas (Texas Turnout’s Voter Registration Campaign) and also for Ukrainian war relief, 7 p.m. June 16. Performers: Grammy Award winner Dave Alvin; Xochi Flores and César Castro from the band Cambalache; singer-composer Gaby Moreno; Ruben Ramos; Los Texmaniacs; Rick Treviño (see added performers on the website). Doors open, 6:30 p.m. Tickets $40; VIP $250. Ukrainian Culture Center, 4315 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles. Details and tickets:

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,


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.


Movie Night at Studio City Recreation Center: “Moana” (2016), 7:30 p.m. June 3. The evening opens with food and community information booths, 5:30 p.m., followed by a hula dance performance, 7 p.m., and Los Angeles City Councilmember Nithya Raman gives remarks on National Safety Month, 7:15 p.m. Fun dress code: Hawaii-inspired attire. Free event. Location, 12621 Rye St., Studio City. Deatils and to register:


Santa Monica History Museum: June 1: “Coming Out West: LGBTQ+ Elders Share Their Stories,” through Dec. 17. 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.

Discovery Cube Los Angeles: New: “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.


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.

Forest Lawn Museum – Glendale: Ongoing special exhibit: “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.

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

Holocaust Museum LA: Ongoing special exhibit: “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:

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: “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. June 3-4 (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:


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:

Grand Performances at California Plaza: The 37th season opens with a concert by Son Rompe Pera, La Verdad and La Papaya Club, 6 p.m. June 3 (details: Concerts are scheduled, 6-10 p.m. on Saturdays through Aug. 26. Also, 6 p.m. Friday Poetry Nights: “Poetry of Pride,” June 23; “LA Stories,” July 28; “Black Voices,” Aug. 25. Free admission. Location, 350 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles.

San Fernando Valley Male Chorus – Stout-Hearted Men Concert: Variety of musical genres including Broadway and film tunes, country, disco,folk, Motown and spiritual, 2:30 p.m. June 4. Tickets $20. Location, Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 23838 Kittridge St., West Hills. Bob Banta, 818-888-8345 or email to

Studio City Jazzanova: Concert of instrumental and vocal jazz plus blues, pop, R&B, rock and standards, 7 p.m. June 4. Free admission. Concert is sponsored by Music Mends Minds and the Studio City Rotary Club. Location, Unitarian Universalist Church of Studio City, 12355 Moorpark St. Voicemail, 747-217-4385.

Dirty Cello: The band’s concert, described as “high energy and fun” by cellist and band leader Rebecca Roundman, includes a wide-range of music genres, 7:30 p.m. June 4. Tickets $20 (purchase tickets here: Collage – A Place for Art and Culture, 731 S. Pacific Ave., San Pedro.

Santa Clarita Valley Concert Band – Summer Concert: The band performs a variety of styles including patriotic, pop hits and swing, 2:30 p.m. June 11. Free admission. Panorama Presbyterian Church, 14201 Roscoe Blvd., Panorama City.

Cantor Kenny and Friends — An Entertaining Evening Celebrating Jewish Music: The concert includes performances by Mostly Kosher and Nefesh Mountain Band, 6:30 p.m. June 11. Tickets $36; $72; $90 (purchase here: Temple Etz Chaim, 1080 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. and

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.


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.

Truly Outrageous: World debut of an unofficial musical parody of the 80s cartoon “Jem and the Holograms,” written by Brandie June and Rebecca McGlynn, preview night, 9 p.m. June 3 (streaming-only ticket available for this performance). Show runs 3 p.m. June 10; 7 p.m. June 16; 9:30 p.m. June 18; 8:30 p.m. June 22. Tickets $15; see website for price of streaming ticket. Show is in-person and streaming. Show is part of the Hollywood Fringe Festival. Location, Studio/Stage, 520 Western Ave., Los Angeles.

El Paso: A play written and directed by Desiree Marisol Carcamo about a first generation Mexican American family whose individual dreams and despair come to a boiling point during the 2019 El Paso Walmart shooting, 8:30 p.m. June 4. Minimum age: 16. Show runs 7 p.m. June 24 and 11:15 a.m. June 25. Tickets $15. Show is part of the Hollywood Fringe Festival. Zephyr Theatre, 7456 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles.

Hollywood Fringe Festival: Huge variety of shows — categories from absurd to world premiere — at various venues, June 8-25 (some shows have early previews). Categories include adult-them, dark comedy, existential, inspiring, LGBTQ, musical, one-person, storytelling. Check the schedule for performances in español and multi-lingual, family-friendly, free and pay-what-you-can.

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.


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. 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. June 2; 2 and 8 p.m. June 3; 2 p.m. 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. June 2-3; 2 p.m. June 4. Tickets $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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