Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, July 13-20

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"Women Working on Pillow Lace (The Sewing School), about 1720-1725. Giacomo Ceruti, Italian (1698-1769). Oil on canvas. 150x 200 cm. Private Collection, is part of the "Giacomo Ceruti: A Compassionate Eye" exhibit, July 18-Oct. 29, at the Getty Center in Los Angeles. (Photo courtesy of the Getty Center)
“Women Working on Pillow Lace (The Sewing School), about 1720-1725. Giacomo Ceruti, Italian (1698-1769). Oil on canvas. 150x 200 cm. Private Collection, is part of the “Giacomo Ceruti: A Compassionate Eye” exhibit, July 18-Oct. 29, at the Getty Center in Los Angeles. (Photo courtesy of the Getty Center)

Here is a sampling of things to do in the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles area, July 13-20.

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. Reggaetón, 7-11 p.m. July 14. Lessons are free. No dancing experience required. Food and beverages will be available for purchase (no outside food or drink allowed). Upcoming: 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

Explore Vatican – Immersive Experience: Get a taste of visiting the Vatican and learn about the art, architecture and history, July 15 through September. Admission is by time (noon-6 p.m.) and date. Tickets $30 and up for ages 12-59; $28 for ages 60 and older and full time students; $21 and up for ages 4-11; VIP tickets available. Tickets must be purchased in advance; no tickets sold at the door. Location, 516 S. Mission Road, Los Angeles. explorevatican.com/los-angeles/#experience

Lotus Festival in Echo Park – People and Culture of Indonesia: The 42nd festival, celebrating the cultures of Asia and the Pacific Islands, focuses on Indonesia, noon-8 July 15 and noon-7 p.m. July 16. Event includes artisan and boutique booths, art demonstrations, community and eco-friendly booths, the host country’s pavilion, dragon boat races and food. Also, “Lights of Dreams Watern Lantern Festival,” purchase a lotus or paper lantern to be launched on the lake at selected times, $20 or $30 (see details and to purchase here: tinyurl.com/4cm7xyfr). Free admission. Free parking and shuttle service from Logan Academy of Global Ecology (1711 W. Montana St.) or check other parking options on the website. Echo Park Lake, 751 Echo Park Ave., Los Angeles. 213-485-5027. www.laparks.org/lotusfestival

Michael Rayner – The Found Object Juggling Show: The comedian-juggler performs, 3:30 p.m. July 15. Show is geared for children but all ages welcome. Granada Hills Branch Library, 10610 Petit Ave. 818-368-5687. michaelrayner.com. www.facebook.com/michael.rayner. Details: tinyurl.com/44zecnx8

Frida La Experiencia: Primestor presents the event that includes art, cultural dance, music and theater, 4-9 p.m. July 15. Also, a local artisan pop-up market of Frida Kahlo-them vendors. Free admission. Plaza La Alameda, 2140 Florence Ave., Walnut Park. www.facebook.com/primestordevelopment

Channel Islands Chapter of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America: The group meets at 9:30 a.m. July 26. All experience levels are invited to attend. Make a reservation to attend through the email. United Methodist Church, 291 Anacapa Drive, Camarillo. Email: president@channelislandsega.org. www.channelislandsega.org

Casa de Lopez Adobe tours: The historic 1882 home to Catalina and Geronimo Lopez has docent-guided tours, 6-9 p.m. July 22. Docents discuss the Lopez family and their role in San Fernando Valley history. The adobe is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Free admission. Tours will be held either on the third or fourth Saturday of the month (check the website for varying hours and upcoming dates). Also, the tours coincide with the San Fernando Mall Outdoor Market. Location, 1100 Pico St., San Fernando. San Fernando Recreation and Community Services Department, 818-898-1290. sfcity.org/sfrecreation/#park-facilities

San Fernando Mall Outdoor Market: Theme is “Hello Summer,” 6-10 p.m. July 22. Upcoming: 6-10 p.m. Aug. 26 (a concert). Location, 911 San Fernando Road (between South Brand Boulevard and South Maclay Avenue), San Fernando. www.facebook.com/sfoutdoormarket. Road (between South Brand Boulevard and South Maclay Avenue), San Fernando. www.facebook.com/sfoutdoormarket. www.myvalleypass.com/sf-outdoor-market

Topanga Vintage Market: Find collectibles and new treasures, 7 a.m.-2 p.m. July 23. 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: www.facebook.com/TopangaVintageMarket and topangavintagemarket.com/visit

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. July 23. 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. June 25 (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. Click here for calendar: smbasblog.com/schedule/#Mal-Lag. Details on walks and parking: smbasblog.com

Friends of the LA River River Fest: A celebration of the the Los Angeles River with interactive art, educational exhibits, film, music, community resources and a LA River story slam, 5-9 p.m. July 23. Free admission, but register for an admission ticket on Eventbrite here: tinyurl.com/2p8tzn2u. Also, there is a $150 VIP ticket option: tinyurl.com/2p8tzn2u. Los Angeles State Historic Park, 1245 N. Spring St., Los Angeles. folar.org/riverfest.

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

Corey Helford Gallery: “The Fourth Wall – Four-Artist Exhibit,” by Chloe Early, Ian Francis, Hush, Ryol. Also, a “Five-Artist Exhibit,” by Aica, Bob Dob, Annie Montgomerie, Tada Koiichiro, Sean O’Meallie. Opening reception, 7-11 p.m. July 15. Gallery hours: noon-6 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; and by appointment. Exhibits run through Aug. 19. Location, 571 S. Anderson St., Los Angeles. 310-287-2340. www.coreyhelfordgallery.com

Shulamit Nazarian: “Wendell Gladstone: Spooky Action” and “Friends and Lovers,” the theme of kinship is expressed by 20 artists. Opening reception, 6-8 p.m. July 15. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Exhibits runs through Aug. 19. Location, 616 N. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles. 310-281-0961. Email: info@shulamitnazarian.com. www.shulamitnazarian.com

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

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. 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

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). 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

ONGOING ART

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

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

BOOKS

Zibby’s Bookshop: Laila Lalami discusses “The Other Americans,” 6 p.m. July 13. Christy Harrison launches her book “The Wellness Trap: Break Free from Diet Culture, Disinformation and Dubious Diagnoses and Find Your True Well-Being,” 6 p.m. July 16. Alison Hart celebrates the paperback launch of her book “The Work Wife,” in discussion with Diane Marie Brown (“Black Candle Women”), 6 p.m. July 18. Reservations required to attend all events. Location, 1113 Montana Ave., Santa Monica. 424-387-1744. www.facebook.com/zibbybooks. www.zibbysbookshop.com

Book Soup: Brian Slagel discusses “Swing of the Blade: More Stories from Metal Blade Records,” 7 p.m. July 13. Nolan Knight (“Gallows Dome”) and Craig Clevenger (“Mother Howl”) discuss their books, 7 p.m. July 14. Mark Volman discusses “Happy Forever: My Musical Adventures with the Turtles, Frank Zappa, T. Rex, Flo & Eddie and More,” 7 p.m. July 18. Rory Green and Tiffany Lerman discuss the 40th anniversary of Jackie Collins’ (their mother) blockbuster book “Hollywood Wives,” 7 p.m. July 19 (details: tinyurl.com/yc2k2y7t). Guinevere Turner discusses her memoir “When the World Didn’t End,” 7 p.m. July 21. Location, 8818 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 310-659-3110. www.booksoup.com

Vroman’s Bookstore: Sujata Massey discusses “The Mistress of Bhatia House,” 7 p.m. July 14. Local Author Day: m.a. Arana (“Wings Clipped”), Sheri Kelsey (“Layers and Waves: Healing and Transmissions”) and Richard Podkowski (“The Walk-On”) discuss their books, 4 p.m. July 16. Chang Sheng discusses his manga series “Oldman,” 7 p.m. July 18. Sonali Kolhatkar discusses “Rising Up: The Power of Narrative in Pursuing Racial Justice,” 7 p.m. July 19. Location, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. 626-449-5320. Location, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. 626-449-5320. vromans.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 (become a member by joining 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

Daniel Silva: Discusses “The Collector,” part of his Gabriel Allon thriller series, 5-6 p.m., followed by book signing, 6-7 p.m., on July 23. Doors open, 4 p.m. Tickets $40, includes one signed book; $65 for two tickets and one signed book. Reservations and payment required in advance. American Jewish University, Gindi Auditorium, 15600 Mulholland Drive, Los Angeles. www.aju.edu/events/daniel-silva-person-exclusive-conversation-collector

Diesel Bookstore: Miles Taylor discusses and signs “Blowback: A Warning to Save Democracy from the Next Trump,” 6:30 p.m. July 25. For reserved seating, purchase one copy of the book in advance on the event tabs on the website page. Location, 225 26th St., Santa Monica. 310-576-9960. dieselbookstore.com

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

Samara Breger: Discusses “A Long Time Dead” at a book release event, 5 p.m. July 29. Discussion is followed by a book signing. Free to attend but make a reservation. The Ripped Bodice, 3806 Main St., Culver City. www.therippedbodicela.com/events-and-tickets

DANCE

Dutch National Ballet: Perform “Frida,” based on the life of artist Frida Kahlo, choreographed by Colombian-Belgian Annabelle Lopez Ochoa with music by British composer Peter Salem, 7:30 p.m. July 14-15, and 2 p.m. July 16. Tickets $34 and up (July 14); $38 and up (July 15-16). Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, 135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles. 213-972-0711. Details and tickets: tinyurl.com/24tsrwch

Dance at the Odyssey: A summer mini-festival of dance, curated by Barbara Mueller-Wittmann, July 14-16 and July 20-23. Check out the schedule here: odysseytheatre.com/whats-on/dance-at-the-odyssey-summer-edition. Tickets $25. Odyssey Theatre, 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. 310-477-2055, Ext. 2. www.odysseytheatre.com

Gypsy Folk Ensemble: The group perform a dance program “Echoes of Polynesia,” 3:30 p.m. July 22. Granada Hills Branch Library, 10640 Petit Ave. 818-368-5687. www.gypsyfolkensemble.com. www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/gypsy-folk-ensemble

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

Temple Etz Chaim – Our World Evolving – Global Thought Leaders in Our Community: Pulitzer Prize winner Jared Diamond, an author and historian-geographer, discusses “Societal Development: The History of Everybody for the Last 13,000 Years,” 7 p.m. July 16. Rabbi Ari Averbach, from the temple, moderates a Q&A after the program. Tickets $45; $75. Bank of America Performing Arts Center, Scherr Forum Theatre, Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks.Tickets: bapacthousandoaks.com/show-details/professor-jared-diamond. Temple Etz Chaim, 1080 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. www.templeetzchaim.org/speaker-series

Forest Lawn and the San Fernando Valley – The Art and History of Hollywood Hills: The San Fernando Valley Historical Society presents James Fishburne, director of Forest Lawn Museum, discussing the topic, 7 p.m. July 27. Free/donations are appreciated. Location, Andrés Pico Adobe, outdoors, 10940 Sepulveda Blvd., Mission Hills (enter the parking lot from Brand Boulevard at the junction of Sepulveda Boulevard). Voicemail, 818-365-7810. sfvhs.com and www.facebook.com/SFVHS/

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

ARRAY Hollywood Africans Film Series: “Shaft” (1971), noon July 15 (free ticket with a reservation: tinyurl.com/58p7yyy2; check-in at 11 a.m.; film is followed by a get-together, 2-4 p.m.). Also on July 15, “Beverly Hills Cop” (1984), 3 p.m. (free ticket with a reservation: tinyurl.com/4449pfpf; check-in and get-together, 1-3 p.m.). To see both films, you must make a reservation for each film separately. The film series continues on Aug. 5 with “Night of the Living Dead” (1968), at noon, and “The Brother from Another Planet” (1984) at 3 p.m. (check website for details and make a reservation for a free ticket). The series was inspired by Jean-Michel Basquiat’s painting “Hollywood Africans in Front of the Chinese Theater with Footprints of Movie Stars.” ARRAY Amanda Cinema, 180 Glendale Blvd., Los Angeles. arrayplay.com

Movies in the Park – NoHo Summer Nights: “Selena” (1997), 7:30 p.m. July 15 (valleycultural.org/event/2023-noho-movie-selena). Bring a blanket or low-back lawn chair. Free admission, but a reservation is requested from the online link. Upcoming: “Elvis” (2022), 7:30 p.m. July 29; “Encanto” (2021), 7:30 p.m. Aug. 12. North Hollywood Recreation Center, 11455 Magnolia Blvd. (behind the North Hollywood Regional Branch Library). valleycultural.org

Alla Nazimova’s silent film Camille: Theatre West presents the actress in her 1921 starring role, with Rudolph Valentino, 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

LA Shorts International Film Festival: Check the website for the schedule, July 19-30. Festival includes the world premiere of  “Great White Lies,” written and directed by Heather Andelsman, at 1 p.m. July 22 (www.lashortsfest.com/july-22-program-12). Also, “A Year to Life” written and produced by Nikki Hevesy and Jahmal Holland, 5:30 p.m. July 28 (www.lashortsfest.com/july-28-program-44). Tickets may be purchased on the film program page. Tickets $17.50; $399 for all access pass (www.lashortsfest.com/tickets). Arrive early to check-in and pick up your ticket (special LA Shorts Box Office will be inside Regal Cinemas at a check-in and tickets table; separate from Regal Cinemas Box Office). Regal Cinemas LA Live, 1000 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles. www.lashortsfest.com/

MUSEUM

The Getty Center: July 18: “Giacomo Ceruti: A Compassionate Eye,” realistic portraits from the 18th century Italian artist, through Oct. 29. 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

Japan House Los Angeles: 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

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum: July 28: “Sunset Dinner and Dance,” with music by Mirage, a tribute to Fleetwood Mac, 5:30-10 p.m. (cost $83.95 per person; cash-only bar; reservations required). Reservations required by July 24: tinyurl.com/2xpbuphk. More information on the Sunset Dinner and Dance, 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

Craft in America: Ongoing special exhibit: “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

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 14; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. July 15-16 (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

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 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

Rancho Camulos Museum: 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: 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

MUSIC

Camarillo Community Band: The band performs a variety of music including light classics, jazz, marches, movie, pop and show tunes, July 13. This concert is conducted by Mitch Schuster, retired instrumental music director at Valley View Middle School in Simi Valley. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and picnic dinner. The performance is part of “Thursday Concerts in the Park” presented by the Pleasant Valley Recreation and Park District. Upcoming concerts: July 20, conducted by Zack Borquez, music director at Oak Park High School; July 27, conducted by John McQuilkin, retired Quartz Hill High School band director. Constitution Park, 601 Carmen Drive (corner of Paseo Camarillo), Camarillo. 805-530-6370.camarillocommunityband.com/performances/summer-series/. www.pvrpd.org/2023-07-06-camarillo-community-band

The Canyon: The Spazmatics, with the Windbreakers, July 14 (minimum age 18; $26); DSB: Journey Tribute, July 15 ($20); Y & T, with opening sets by Kenny Shipman Xperience and Prima Donna Rising, July 21 ($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/

Red Bull Batalla Los Angeles – Qualifier: The freestyle rap competition, in Spanish, 6 p.m. July 15. Hosts: Lui-gii Zomber and Racso White Lion. Also, DJ Solares. Minimum age: 18. Doors open, 5 p.m. Tickets $10. Don Quixote, 2811 E. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles. redbullbatallala.eventbrite.com

Grand Performances at California Plaza: Garrett Saracho performs “En Medio,” his 1973 album in its entirety, 6 p.m. July 15 (www.grandperformances.org/events/garrettsaracho). 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

City of Westlake Village Saturday in the Park Concerts: Mirage, a Fleetwood Mac tribute band, 7 p.m. July 15. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Food trucks, 6 p.m. Upcoming: Hollywood U2, Aug. 12; Live From Earth, a Pat Benatar tibute, Aug. 26. Berniece Bennett Park, 31800 Village Center Road, Westlake Village. Details on Eventbrite: tinyurl.com/2az28usv

Concerts at Warner Park – Valley Cultural Foundation: The Remotes, a television theme song tribute band, with emerging artist Leslie Pereira and the Lazy Heroes, 5:30 p.m. July 16. Upcoming: Queen Nation, a tribute to Queen, with emerging artist, the band Exit 15, July 23. Emerging artists perform before headliner, 5:30-6:15 p.m. Free admission (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

Glendale Noon Concerts: Ergo Musica — Adriana Zoppo, viola d’amore, and Justin Haynes-Pilon, cello — perform classical works that feature the viola d’amore and cello, 12:10 p.m. July 19. Free; donations welcome. Glendale City Church, 610 E. California Ave. 818-244-7241. glendalenoonconcerts.blogspot.com

Sunset Concerts at Skirball Cultural Center: Billy Valentine, with a DJ set by Linafornia, 8 p.m. July 20 (free; make a reservation here: tinyurl.com/3k6ce4ch). Doors open, 6:30 p.m. for museum visit, food and the gift shop. All concerts in the series begin at 8 p.m. Parking $15 in advance; $20. Upcoming: Telmary, July 27; AvevA, Aug. 3; Sona Jobarteh, Aug. 10; Ian Sweet, Aug. 17; Antibalas, Aug. 24. Location, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. 310-440-4500. www.skirball.org/programs/sunset-concerts

Jazz Re-Evolution: WORDTheatre presents music, songs, stories and memories of jazz luminaries, 8 p.m. July 22. Tickets $30 and up. Directions and parking: www.theford.com/visit/getting-here. The Ford, 2580 Cahuenga Blvd. E., Los Angeles. 323-850-2000. Details: tinyurl.com/3ymxufpx. www.theford.com

Darren Criss: 7:30 p.m. July 23. Tickets $36 and up. Directions and parking: www.theford.com/visit/getting-here. The Ford, 2580 Cahuenga Blvd. E., Los Angeles. 323-850-2000. Details: tinyurl.com/2hw9ms87. www.theford.com

Jorge Drexler: The Academy Award and multiple Grammy Award winner performs, 8 p.m. July 29. Tickets $42 and up. Directions and parking: www.theford.com/visit/getting-here. The Ford, 2580 Cahuenga Blvd. E., Los Angeles. 323-850-2000. Details: tinyurl.com/4hxxadwu. www.theford.com

Dakha Brakha: The quartet from Kyiv performs, 8 p.m. Aug. 4. Tickets $50 and up. Directions and parking: www.theford.com/visit/getting-here. The Ford, 2580 Cahuenga Blvd. E., Los Angeles. 323-850-2000. Details: tinyurl.com/2s48nwbv. www.theford.com

Boleros de Noche – Martha Gonzalez and Trío Remembranza: Concert of Puerto Rican romantic ballads, 8 p.m. Aug. 5. Tickets $55 and up. Directions and parking: www.theford.com/visit/getting-here. The Ford, 2580 Cahuenga Blvd. E., Los Angeles. 323-850-2000. Details: tinyurl.com/5f8vna5h. www,theford.com

Agoura Hills Concert in the Park Series: Prince Again, a tribute to Prince, 6 p.m. Aug. 6. Chumash Park, 5550 Medea Valley Drive, Agoura Hills. 818-597-7361. Flyer: tinyurl.com/4accu5ey

Gabriels: Jacob Lusk and band mates Ari Balouzian and Ryan Hope perform, 8 p.m. Aug. 12. Tickets $46. Directions and parking: www.theford.com/visit/getting-here. The Ford, 2580 Cahuenga Blvd. E., Los Angeles. 323-850-2000. Details: tinyurl.com/4vte8af3. www.theford.com

Los Angeles Folk Festival: Two dates, 6 p.m. Oct. 7-8. Tickets $90 and up. Directions and parking: www.theford.com/visit/getting-here. The Ford, 2580 Cahuenga Blvd. E., Los Angeles. 323-850-2000. Details: tinyurl.com/3w7s63v9. www.theford.com

THEATER

Crabs in a Bucket: Echo Park Theater Co. presents a satire by Bernardo Cubría about the impact of “crab mentality” on communities where members work against each other instead of together, previews 8 p.m. July 13-14. Opening night 8 p.m. July 15. Tickets are pay-what-you-want for previews and Monday performances; $34 for Friday-Sunday. Show runs 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday and Monday; 4 p.m. Sunday; through Aug. 21. Atwater Village Theatre, 3269 Casitas Ave., Los Angeles. 310-307-3753. www.echotheatercompany.com

Penthesilea: A play by Danielle Ozymandias about Amazon warriors who went to the Trojan War, opens 8 p.m. July 14. Show runs 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 7 p.m. Sunday, through Aug. 6. Reservations strongly suggested. Tickets are on a donate-what-you-want basis. Loft Ensemble, 11031 Camarillo St., North Hollywood. 818-452-3153. www.facebook.com/loftensemble. www.loftensemble.org/event-details/penthesilea-by-danielle-ozymandias-2023-07-14-20-00

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

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

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, in English and in Spanish. Two dates and two locations: 5 p.m. (English) and 6:30 p.m. (Spanish) on July 16 (Plaza Del Valle, 8610 Van Nuys Blvd., Panorama City). Also, 5 p.m. (English) and 6:30 p.m. (Spanish), July 22 (Sun Valley Recreation Center, 8133 Vineland Ave.). 323-851-7977. www.theatrewest.org

Doris and Ivy in the Home: Theatre Forty presents a comedy by Norm Foster about gossip and love, opens 7:30 p.m. July 20. Show runs 7:30 p.m. July 21-22 and 31; 2 p.m. July 23 and Aug. 6 and 20; and 7:30 p.m. dates through Aug. 23. Tickets $35. Parking available in the lot beneath the theatre enter at the intersection of Durant and Moreno drives. Location, 242 S. Moreno Drive, on the campus of Beverly Hills High School. theatre40.org

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

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. July 14-15; 2 p.m. 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

Road Theatre’s 14th Annual Summer Playwrights Festival: Staged readings of 25 plays, through July 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. 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. 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 17 and 24. Tickets $40. Kiki and David Gindler Performing Arts Center, 110 E. Broadway, Glendale. 818-506-1983. antaeus.org

A Midsummer Night’s Dream: William Shakespeare’s play. Show runs 3:30 p.m. July 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 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 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

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

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