Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, July 6-13

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Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum presents Jon Sprik, Taylor Jackson Ross and Jonathan Blandino in Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" on July 9, and selected dates through Sept. 21 in Topanga. (Photo by Ian Flanders/Courtesy of Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum)
Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum presents Jon Sprik, Taylor Jackson Ross and Jonathan Blandino in Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” on July 9, and selected dates through Sept. 21 in Topanga. (Photo by Ian Flanders/Courtesy of Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum)

Here is a sampling of things to do in the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles area, July 6-13.

EVENTS

Music Center’s Dance DTLA: Have fun learning new dance steps when expert dance instructors provide dance lessons and DJs spin the tunes, 7-11 p.m. on Fridays through Aug. 18. West African Dance, 7-11 p.m. July 7. Lessons are free. No dancing experience required. Food and beverages will be available for purchase (no outside food or drink allowed). Upcoming: Reggaetón, July 14; Country Line Dancing, July 21; Samba, July 28; Afro-Cuban Rumba and Cuban Rhythms, Aug. 4; Disco, Aug. 11; Bollywood, Aug. 18. Check the website for instructors and DJs. Dances are subject to change. Jerry Moss Plaza at the Music Center, 135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles. www.musiccenter.org/dancedtla

Open House at Southern California Genealogical Society Family Research Library: Volunteers are available to discuss resources for searching for information for creating a family tree, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. July 8. Location, 417 Irving Drive, Burbank. Email: scgs@scgsgenealogy.com. www.scgsgenealogy.com

Things That Aren’t Here Anymore – San Fernando Valley: Participants will watch the KCET documentary “Things That Aren’t Here Anymore” followed by a talk by writer and historian Mary Mallory on locations in the San Fernando Valley, 1 p.m. July 8. West Valley Regional Branch Library, 19036 Vanowen St., Reseda. 818-345-9806. www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/things-that-arent-here-anymore

How the West Was Sung: A presentation on country music from 1850 to the present, 2 p.m. July 8. Chatsworth Branch Library, 21052 Devonshire St. 818-341-4276. Details: tinyurl.com/4njvp8r3

Kittens: A representative from Best Friends discusses how shelters take care of kittens, the supplies they need and tips on how to care for a kitten of your own, 3:30 p.m. July 8. Granada Hills Branch Library, 10640 Petit Ave. 818-368-5687. Details: www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/best-friends-kittens

ONGOING EVENT

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. www.theworldofbarbie.com/

ART

Thinkspace Projects: “Reen Barrera: Emotional Meat” (Gallery I); “Sarah Joncas: Upon Another Shore” (Gallery II); “Spime: Fish Out of Filtered Water” (Gallery III); “Benzilla: Alter Ego” (Gallery IV); “Cody Jimenez: New Works” (Doghouse Gallery); “Michael Gates: New Works” (Viewing Room). Opening reception, 6-10 p.m. July 8. Gallery hours: noon-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Exhibits run through July 29. Location, 4207 W. Jefferson Blvd., Los Angeles. 310-558-3375. Email: contact@thinkspaceprojects.com. thinkspaceprojects.com

Brand Library and Art Center: The Library’s “51st Annual National Juried Exhibition of Works on Paper,” with 98 pieces of art (out of more than 1,200 submissions) selected by artist-curator Ara Oshagan. Opening ceremony, 7-9:30 p.m. July 8. Hours: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Exhibit runs through Sept. 1. Location, 1601 W. Mountain St., Glendale. 818-548-2051. www.brandlibrary.org

Art on the Green – Allied Artists of the Santa Monica Mountains and Seashore: Exhibit and sale, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 16. Pacific Palisades Village Green, 15290 Sunset Blvd., Pacific Palisades. allied-artists.com

Artist Co-Op 7: “Color Out Loud,” a virtual exhibit and sale presented by 12 local artists, through July 31. The exhibit is co-presented by the San Fernando Valley Arts and Cultural Center (www.sfvacc.org). www.co-op7.org. Click here to view the exhibit: sfvacc.org/events/color-out-loud

L.A. Louver: “The Flower Show,” a group show with more than 50 artists interpreting flowers in their art. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday (summer hours). Exhibit runs through Sept. 1. Location, 45 N. Venice Blvd., Venice. 310-822-4955. Details: tinyurl.com/28rucv4w

ONGOING ART

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). 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. www.coreyhelfordgallery.com

Nonaka-Hill Gallery, Highland: “Kenzi Shiokava.” Gallery hours: noon-7 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Exhibit runs through July 15. Location, 720 N. Highland Ave., Los Angeles. 323-450-9409. www.nonaka-hill.com/exhibitions/59-kenzi-shiokava/

ReflectSpace Gallery at Glendale Central Library: “Erre (Marcos Ramirez): It’s Clever, But Is it Art?” Gallery hours: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 1-6 p.m. Sunday. Exhibit runs through July 23. Location, 222 E. Harvard St. 818-548-2021. glendaleca.libnet.info/event/8689287

Lowell Ryan Projects: “Ally Rae Peeples: Crowd Surfing.” Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; and by appointment. Exhibit runs through July 29. Location, 4619 W. Washington Blvd., Los Angeles. 323-413-2584. Email: info@lowellryanprojects.com. www.lowellryanprojects.com; www.facebook.com/lowellryanprojects

Galerie Lakaye: “Mexico: Where Art Rules,” a group exhibition of nine artists from Mexico City and Oaxaca. Gallery hours: by appointment. Exhibit runs through Aug. 5. Location, 1550 N. Curson Ave., Los Angeles. 323-528-4076. Email: galerie@galerielakaye.com. www.galerielakaye.com

Kohn Gallery: “Martha Alf: Opposites and Contradictions.” Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday. Exhibit runs through Aug. 5. Location, 1227 N. Highland Ave., Los Angeles. 323-461-3311. www.kohngallery.com/exhibitions-2

BOOKS

Book talk for teens at North Hollywood Regional Branch Library: Jessica Maison discusses her graphic novel “Mary Shelley’s School for Monsters: La Llorena in the Machine,” 3 p.m. July 6. Discussion is geared for teens. Participants will receive a free copy of the comics anthology “Cthulhu Is Hard to Spell: Battle Royale” (while supplies last). Location, 5211 Tujunga Ave. 818-766-7185. Details: tinyurl.com/ycynk5me

Book Soup: Artem Mozcovey discusses “Spring in Siberia,” 7 p.m. July 6. Maya Williams discusses a poetry collection “Judas & Suicide,” 7 p.m. July 7. Holly Knight discusses “I Am the Warrior: My Crazy Life Writing the Hits and Rocking the MTV Eighties,” 7 p.m. July 10. Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 310-659-3110. www.booksoup.com

Vroman’s Bookstore: Melani Sie discusses “Milk and Mocha,” 7 p.m. July 6. Jeri Westerson discusses “The Isolated Séance,” 7 p.m. July 7. Kemi Ashing-Giwa discusses “The Splinter in the Sky,” 7 p.m. July 11. Elizabeth L. Silver discusses “The Majority,” 7 p.m. July 12. Sujata Massey discusses “The Mistress of Bhatia House,” 7 p.m. July 14. Location, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. 626-449-5320. Location, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. 626-449-5320. vromans.com

Sherman Oaks Friends of the Library Used Book Sale: The branch library’s monthly sale, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. July 8. Location, 14245 Moorpark St. 818-205-9716. Details: tinyurl.com/yckb3ebm

Zibby’s Bookshop: Karin Tanabe discusses “The Sunset Crowd,” 2 p.m. July 9. Check the website for registering to attend events. Location, 1113 Montana Ave., Santa Monica. 424-387-1744. www.facebook.com/zibbybooks. www.zibbysbookshop.com

Diesel Bookstore: Nasim Alikhani discusses and signs “Sofreh: A Contemporary Approach to Classic Persian Cuisine,” 6:30 p.m. July 11. Scott C. Johnson discusses “The Con Queen of Hollywood: The Hunt for an Evil Genius,” 6:30 p.m. July 12. For reserved seating, purchase one copy of the book in advance on the event tabs on the website pages. Location, 225 26th St., Santa Monica. 310-576-9960. dieselbookstore.com

Giant Used Book Sale at Chatsworth Branch Library: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. July 15. Friends of the Chatsworth Library members pre-sale, 2-4 p.m. July 14 (join at the door). Location, 21052 Devonshire St. 818-341-4276. Details: tinyurl.com/55j85b8c

North Hollywood Friends of the Library Summer Book Sale: Noon-3 p.m. July 15. Friends of the North Hollywood Library members pre-sale, 11 a.m.-noon (join at the door). Location, 5211 Tujunga Ave. 818-766-7185. Details: tinyurl.com/43a7aa4r

Meghan Boehman and Rachel Briner: The authors of “Dear Rosie,” a graphic novel about friendship, sudden loss and going forward, launch the book, noon-4 p.m. July 29. Geeky Teas and Games, 2220 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank. 818-639-2283. www.facebook.com/geekyteas. www.geekyteas.com

DISCUSSION

Supernatural Summer Part I – Classic English and American Ghost Stories – online: Edendale Branch Library presents a talk on the topic by librarian Daniel Tures, from Edendale, and librarians Robert Anderson and Christ Deitrick, from Central Library’s Literature and Fiction Department, 6 p.m. July 13. Request the Zoom link in advance by email to eden@lapl.org (Put “Supernatural Summer, Part I” in the subject line). Part II will be presented on Aug. 3 (request the Zoom link in advance). Details: tinyurl.com/5ev9zmxn

Ukraine Genealogy – Genealogy Garage Series – online: Los Angeles Central Library presents Laura Gold, president of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles, discussing how to do research, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. July 15. The talk is live streamed on the library’s YouTube channel; details and the link here: lapl.org/whats-on/events/genealogy-garage-ukraine-genealogy. Or, go to: www.youtube.com/user/losangeleslibrary

FARMERS MARKETS

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

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. www.instagram.com/mainst.canogaparkfarmersmarket

Woodland Hills Farmers Market: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays. Location, 5650 Shoup Ave. 818-300-3023. Facebook: bit.ly/44cFl0P

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

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

MOVIES

Alla Nazimova’s silent movies: Theatre West presents “Salome” (1923) a film starring Alla Nazimova, 10 p.m. July 8, and also, her starring role, with Rudolph Valentino, in “Camille” (1921) on 10 p.m. July 15. Tickets $5; or, see the play “Garden of Alla: The Alla Nazimova Story,” written and performed by Romy Nordinger, beforehand and the movie is included in that night’s play ticket. Theatre West, 3333 Cahuenga Blvd. W., Los Angeles. 323-851-7977. theatrewest.org

MUSEUM

Craft in America: “Couples in Craft,” art in ceramics/fiber from Jim and Veralee Bassler, Susan Garson and Tom Pakele, Nobuhito Nishigawara and Lesley Kice Nishigawara, Yael Lurie and Jean Pierre Larochette, Susan and David Wulfeck, through Sept. 2. Hours: noon-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Free admission. Location, 8415 W. Third St., Los Angeles. 323-951-0610. www.facebook.com/CraftinAmerica. craftinamerica.org/page/center

Rancho Camulos Museum: July 9: Orchard Bluegrass Band, 4 p.m. (www.facebook.com/orchardbluegrass). Docent-led museum tours: 1, 2 and 3 p.m. (tours are available on Sunday throughout the year). Donation $10. Rancho Camulos is the only National Historic Landmark in Ventura County. Directions: from the 5 Freeway, take the exit to Highway 126, travel 3.5 miles west of the Ventura County Line. The entrance is on the south side of the roadway. The museum is two miles east of Piru. Location, 5146 E. Telegraph Road. 805-521-1501. Email: info@ranchocamulos.org. ranchocamulos.org

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum: July 14 and 28: “Sunset Dinner and Dance,” 5:30-10 p.m., for each date (cost $83.95 per person; cash-only bar; reservations required). The Long Run, an Eagles tribute band, perform on July 14 (reservations required by July 10: tinyurl.com/3zn83bpm); Mirage, a tribute to Fleetwood Mac, perform on July 28 (reservations required by July 24: tinyurl.com/2xpbuphk). More information on the Sunset Dinner and Dance dates, 805-577-4057. 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: bit.ly/3ZnnHW1). 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. www.reaganfoundation.org

Descanso Gardens: Ongoing special art exhibit in the Sturt Haaga Gallery: “O Horizon: Art of the Forest Floor,” through Aug. 27 (gallery hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Sunday). Hours: 9 a.m.-7 p.m. daily.  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. descansogardens.org

Valley Relics Museum: Summer hours: Take a trip down San Fernando Valley memory lane, 5-10 p.m. July 7; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. July 8-9 (choose other dates from the drop-down menu). Admission $15 and up. The museum is located at 7900 Balboa Blvd., Hangar C3 and C4, entrance is on Stagg Street, Van Nuys. Purchase tickets: bit.ly/3kWHgjx; www.facebook.com/valleyrelics; valleyrelicsmuseum.org

Japan House Los Angeles: Opening July 25: “Pokemon x Kogei: Playful Encounters of Pokemon and Japanese Craft,” through Jan. 7.   Hours: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Friday; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Free admission. The museum is at Ovation Hollywood, 6801 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. 800-516-0565. www.japanhouse.jp/losangeles

ONGOING MUSEUM

Academy Museum of Motion Pictures: Ongoing special exhibit: “Regeneration: Black Cinema 1898-1971,” through July 16. Timed advance admission tickets are available for the museum that explores the art and science of movies and movie-making. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday-Thursday; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Admission $25; $19 ages 62 and older; $15 students; free for ages 17 and younger; $15 extra for “The Oscars Experience.” Location, 6067 Wilshire Blvd. (corner of Fairfax Avenue), Los Angeles. 323-930-3000. academymuseum.org

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

Autry Museum of the American West: Ongoing special exhibit: “Imagined Wests,” how Southern California tells stories about the West through the museum’s collection of objects including art, clothing, pop culture and toys (theautry.org/exhibitions/imagined-wests). Museum hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Admission $14; $10 ages 60 and older, ages 13-18 and students with ID; $6 ages 3-12. Location, 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles. theautry.org

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: llhs@boltonhall.org. www.facebook.com/boltonhallmuseum; www.boltonhall.org

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. www.caamuseum.org and www.facebook.com/CAAMinLA/

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 (bit.ly/3zfD8DA). Location, 700 Exposition Park Drive, Los Angeles. californiasciencecenter.org

Discovery Cube Los Angeles: Ongoing special exhibit: “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. www.facebook.com/TheDiscoveryCube. www.discoverycube.org

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 (www.panoramaonview.org). Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Free admission. Location, 1712 S. Glendale Ave. forestlawn.com/events/grand-views/

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. https://fowler.ucla.edu/

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 (bit.ly/2SbTzys). Parking $20 (www.getty.edu/visit/center/parking-and-transportation). Getty Center Drive at North Sepulveda Boulevard, Los Angeles. 310-440-7300. www.getty.edu

The Getty Villa: Ongoing special exhibit: “The Gold Emperor from Aventicum,” through Jan. 29 (www.getty.edu/art/exhibitions/aurelius). Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Monday. Free admission, but a timed-entry reservation is required. Parking $20. Location, 17985 Pacific Coast Highway, Pacific Palisades. www.getty.edu/visit/villa/

Grammy Museum: Ongoing special exhibits: “The Power of Song – A Songwriters Hall of Fame Exhibit,” through Sept. 4 (bit.ly/413Mo9p). “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. grammymuseum.org

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

Italian American Museum Los Angeles: Ongoing special exhibit: “A Real Boy: The Many Lives of Pinocchio,” through Oct. 16. Hours: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Admission free; donations requested. Location, 644 N. Main St., Los Angeles. 213-485-8432. www.iamla.org

Japanese American National Museum: Ongoing special exhibit: “Don’t Fence Me In: Coming of Age in America’s Concentration Camps,” through Oct. 1 (www.janm.org/exhibits/dont-fence-me-in). Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday; closed on national holidays. Admission: $16; $7 ages 62 and older and children; free for ages 5 and younger (timed advance tickets required; no walk-ins). Location, 100 N. Central Ave., Los Angeles. 213-625-0414. Facebook: www.facebook.com/jamuseum. janm.org

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. www.lancastermoah.org

Los Angeles County Museum of Art: Ongoing special exhibits: “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: bit.ly/2P3c7iR. Admission $20; $16 ages 65 and older and students ages 18 and older with a valid ID, free for ages 17 and younger (reserving/purchasing an advance, timed-entry online is recommended). Location, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. 323-857-6010. www.lacma.org

LA Plaza Cocina: The museum is dedicated to Mexican food and cuisine. The museum has a teaching kitchen and a store with culinary-related ingredients, cookbooks, decorative items and utensils used in making Mexican cuisine. Hours: noon-5 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday). Free admission. The museum is part of LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes. Location, 555 N. Spring St., Los Angeles. 323-397-8365. Email: cocina@lapc.org. lapca.org/

LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes: Ongoing special exhibit: “Gloria Molina: Community Champion,” through Aug. 15. Hours: noon-5 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday. Free admission. Location, 501 N. Main St., Los Angeles. www.lapca.org

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

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

Natural History Museum Los Angeles County: Ongoing special exhibit: The “Butterfly Pavilion” in an open-air netted enclosure, through Aug. 13. (timed admission, $8, with a general museum admission; nhm.org/butterflies). Hours: 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Monday (closed on Tuesday). Admission $15; $12 seniors and students with an ID; $7 ages 3-12. Location, 900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles. nhmlac.org

Petersen Automotive Museum: Ongoing special exhibits: “Inside Tesla – Supercharging the Electric Revolution,” prototypes of Tesla vehicles, historical perspective and design study, through Oct. 22. “We Are Porsche.” “Arsham Auto Motive,” life-sized vehicle sculptures and posters (www.petersen.org/exhibits). 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. www.petersen.org

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: bit.ly/3ZnnHW1). 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. www.reaganfoundation.org

Santa Monica History Museum: Ongoing special exhibit: “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. www.santamonicahistory.org

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; www.skirball.org/museum/blacklist-hollywood-red-scare). “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 (www.skirball.org/visit). Admission is by advance time-entry ticket for special exhibits, including “Noah’s Ark at the Skirball,” ($18; $15 seniors and students with ID; $13 ages 2-12; regular admission $12; $9 seniors and students; $7 ages 2-12; www.skirball.org/visit). Location, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. 310-440-4500. skirball.org

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

Singer-songwriter Jimmy Webb performs on July 9 at the Catalina Jazz Club in Los Angeles. Also, July 12 at the Coach House in San Juan Capistrano, and on July 13 at the Lobero Theatrer in Santa Barbara. (Photo by Henry Diltz/Courtesy of Full HOuse Promotions and Tour Mgmt)
Singer-songwriter Jimmy Webb performs on July 9 at the Catalina Jazz Club in Los Angeles. Also, July 12 at the Coach House in San Juan Capistrano, and on July 13 at the Lobero Theatrer in Santa Barbara. (Photo by Henry Diltz/Courtesy of Full House Promotions and Tour Mgmt)

MUSIC

Summer of Paris Chamber Music Festival: The New Hollywood String Quartet and Da Camera Society present the festival, July 7-9. Check the website for schedule. Tickets $40 and up (purchase here, tinyurl.com/ywhfswp3). Doheny Mansion, 10 Chester Place, Los Angeles. www.newhollywoodstringquartet.com

The Canyon: Danny Seraphine’s Take Me Back to Chicago Experience, with Laurel Canyon Band, July 7 ($20); the Rembrandts, with Sullivan Grace Band, July 8 ($28). Headliner begins at 9 p.m. Doors open, 6 p.m. Ticket price listed is standing room only; table tickets require dinner purchase. Check website for other ticket prices, added ticket fee, dinner options and reservations. 28912 Roadside Drive, Agoura Hills. 888-645-5006. wheremusicmeetsthesoul.com/canyon-agoura-hills/

Grand Performances at California Plaza: Viver Brasil and DJ Muñeka, 6 p.m. July 8. Concerts are scheduled, 6-10 p.m. on Saturdays through Aug. 26. Also, 6 p.m. Friday Poetry Nights: “LA Stories,” July 28; “Black Voices,” Aug. 25. Free admission. RSVP on the Eventbrite tab on the website. Location, 350 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles. grandperformances.org

Concerts at Warner Park – Valley Cultural Foundation: This Was It, a tribute to the music of Michael Jackson, with emerging artist Malik “the Freq” Moore, 5:30 p.m. July 9. Upcoming: the Remotes, a television theme song tribute band, with emerging artist Leslie Pereira and the Lazy Heroes, July 16. Emerging artists perform before headliner, 5:30-6:15 p.m. Free (bring your own blanket or low-back chair for seating); $15 VIP seat; $25 VIP seat and paid parking. Series runs through Aug. 27. See the website for parking information. Warner Park, 5800 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Woodland Hills. 818-888-0822. www.valleycultural.org

Jimmy Webb: The singer-songwriter performs, 7:30 p.m. July 9. Tickets $50. Entree or two-item minimum is required besides show ticket (www.catalinajazzclub.com/faq). Catalina Jazz Club, 6725 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood. 323-466-2210. www.catalinajazzclub.com/tm-event/jimmy-webb-the-legendary-songwriter-musician/

Vonda Shepard: The two-time Emmy Award winning actress and songwriter performs music from her album “Red Light, Green Light,” July 13. Cover for dinner and show reservation $45 minimum (see available times on the website); cover for bar $25 minimum (see the website). Herb Alpert’s Vibrato Grill and Jazz, 2930 Beverly Glen Circle, Bel Air. 310-474-9400. www.vibratogrilljazz.com. Reservations and details: tinyurl.com/3tes35rz

THEATER

Road Theatre’s 14th Annual Summer Playwrights Festival: Staged readings of 25 plays, in 10 days, from July 7-16. Tickets $15. Check the website for the schedule. Magnolia Theatre at the NoHo Arts Colony, 10747 Magnolia Blvd., North Hollywood. 818-761-8838. www.facebook.com/roadtheatre. roadtheatre.org/event/14th-annual-summer-playwrights-festival/

Garden of Alla – The Alla Nazimova Story: A multi-media solo show about the actress, director-producer and screenwriter, written and performed by Romy Nordlinger, 8 p.m. July 7. Show runs 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; through July 23. Tickets $40. Theatre West, 3333 Cahuenga Blvd. W., Los Angeles. 323-851-7977. theatrewest.org/on-stage/2023/garden-of-alla-the-alla-nazimova-story

The Tempest: Antaeus Theatre Co. presents Shakespeare’s play, with live music, 8 p.m. July 7. Show runs 8 p.m. Friday; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, except no matinee on July 29; 2 p.m. Sunday; through July 30. Also, 8 p.m. July 10, 17 and 24. Tickets $40. Kiki and David Gindler Performing Arts Center, 110 E. Broadway, Glendale. 818-506-1983. antaeus.org

Runaway Rue: A new musical, with puppets, written by Angela Parrisha and Stacey Weingarten about a dog who finds out she’s moving across country to Hollywood, 7 p.m. July 8 and 3 p.m. July 9. The family-friendly play is geared for ages 4-10. Tickets $15.  www.hollywoodfringe.org/projects/9675

A Midsummer Night’s Dream: William Shakespeare’s play. Show runs 3:30 p.m. July 9 and 23; 7:30 p.m. July 28; dates through Sept. 21. 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. Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga. 310-455-3723. theatricum.com. theatricum.com/midsummer-nights-dream/

Macbeth: William Shakespeare’s play. Show runs 7:30 p.m. July 9; 3:30 p.m. July 16; 7:30 p.m. July 21; 3:30 p.m. July 30; dates through Sep. 23. 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. Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga. 310-455-3723. theatricum.com. theatricum.com/macbeth

Queen Margaret’s Version of Shakespeare’s War of the Roses: The play by William Shakespeare. Show runs 7:30 p.m July 8, 16, 23 and 30; dates through Oct. 1. 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. Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga. 310-455-3723. theatricum.com. Details: tinyurl.com/2ttubbhk

Bernie Shine – Magic, Mentalism and Comedy: 7:30 p.m. July 15. Tickets $40. El Portal Theatre, Monroe Forum, 5269 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood. 818-508-4200. elportaltheatre.com/bernieshine.html

A Perfect Ganesh: The play by Terrence McNally about travelers in India, opening night 7:30 p.m. July 15. Show runs 7:30 p.m. July 22 and 29; dates through 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. Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga. 310-455-3723. theatricum.com. theatricum.com/a-perfect-ganesh

Smokus Pocus: Magic by Ben Zabin, 9 p.m. July 22. Minimum age: 21. Tickets $35; $50 for a cocktail table for two (must purchase two tickets). Also, 9 p.m. Aug. 18 and Sept. 9. El Portal Theatre, Monroe Forum, 5269 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood. 818-508-4200. A glimpse of the show: www.smokuspocus.com. Tickets: elportaltheatre.com/smokuspocus.html

ONGOING THEATER

Back Porch: A play by Eric Anderson about the effects that a 1955 Hollywood movie shoot — “Picnic” — has on a family living in a Kansas town, 8 p.m. July 7-8; 4 p.m. July 9. Tickets $25. Victory Theatre Center, 3326 W. Victory Blvd., Burbank. 818-533-1611. onstage411.com/backporch

Morning’s at Seven: The Group Rep presents a play by Paul Osborn, set in 1928 about sisters questioning how their life has turned out and how could they make a change for the better. Show runs 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; through July 16. Tickets $35; $30 for seniors and students. Lonny Chapman Theatre, main stage, 10900 Burbank Blvd., North Hollywood. 818-763-5990. www.thegrouprep.com

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

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