Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, July 20-27

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Billy Valentine and a DJ set by Linafornia performance on July 20 at the Sunset Concerts series at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. In the photo, Rocky Dawuni concert in 2022. (Photo by Halline Overby/Courtesy of Skirball Cultural Center)
Billy Valentine and a DJ set by Linafornia performance on July 20 at the Sunset Concerts series at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. In the photo, Rocky Dawuni concert in 2022. (Photo by Halline Overby/Courtesy of Skirball Cultural Center)

EVENTS

Bubble World: The Experience: Fun meets science as you wander through 10 plus rooms and immerse yourself into a world of bubbles. Tickets $31.90; $27.90 ages 65 and older; $23.90 ages 4-14. VIP tickets, group bundles and family passes are also available.  Location, 1345 N. Montebello Blvd., Montebello. For more information, feverup.com/m/127769

Van Gogh – The Immersive Experience: Drop-in to a 360-degree, two-story high projection show to experience the Dutch artist’s drawings, paintings and sketches. Hours: timed admission on various dates through September. Admission $34.90 ages 13 and older; $29.90 ages 65 and older; $20.90 ages 4-12; VIP admission is also available. Location, 1345 N. Montebello Blvd., Montebello. vangoghexpo.com/los-angeles/#

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. Country Line Dancing, 7-11 p.m. July 21. Lessons are free. No dancing experience required. Food and beverages will be available for purchase (no outside food or drink allowed). Upcoming: 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

Journey Through Time: Wander through time periods to meet historical figures and re-enactors portraying people from Medieval, Renaissance, California Gold Rush, World War I and II and Vietnam War time perios, and enjoy dance and music from the California Spanish and Mexican rancho era, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 22 and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. July 3. There will be food and merchandise from a variety of vendors for sale. Admission $5 (order online or purchase at the door). Strathearn Historical Park and Museum, 137 Strathearn Place, Simi Valley. 805-526-6453. www.simihistory.com and www.facebook.com/Strathearnpark/

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

Smorgasburg Los Angeles: Explore the open air food and drink market, some are vegan, plus vendors selling creative, ecletic merchandise, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 23. Family-friendly beer garden. The market runs every Sunday. Check the website or Facebook for current vendors. Free admission. Absolutely no pets allowed at this venue. Row DTLA, 777 S. Alameda St., Los Angeles. la.smorgasburg.com and www.facebook.com/SmorgasburgLA/

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.

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

Peace on Your Wings: The Ohana Arts youth theater company from Hawaii performs the musical written by Jenny Rubin-Taira and Laurie Rubin-Taira, based on the real-life story of Sadako Sasaki. Sasaki, affected by the uranium-235 atomic bomb dropped over Hiroshima on Aug. 6, 1945, was diagnosed at age 12 with leukemia. She started folding 1,000 origami cranes in hope that by doing so, according to a legend, that her wish for good health would be granted (she died on Oct. 25, 1955). Show runs 2 and 7:30 p.m. Aug. 5; 2 p.m. Aug. 6. Tickets $20-$75. Aratani Theatre, 244 S. San Pedro St., Los Angeles. Details and to purchase tickets: jaccc.org/events/peace-on-your-wings-2023/

Also, the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center holds an event for the public to help create 1,000 origami cranes to be delivered to Hiroshima. The activity will be held from noon-1:45 p.m. Aug. 6 in the George J. Doizaki Gallery at the center, 244 S. San Pedro St., Los Angeles. Reservations required here: jaccc.org/events/peace-on-your-wings-2023/

ONGOING EVENTS

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/

Explore Vatican – Immersive Experience: Get a taste of visiting the Vatican and learn about the art, architecture and history, 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

ART

Mid-Summer Social: A group art show, 6-9 p.m. July 20. See the list of artists in the show and sale on the Facebook link. Four Seasons Hotel, Two Dole Drive, Westlake Village. www.facebook.com/delbarartstudio/

Nonaka-Hill Gallery, Highland: “Rokubey Kiyomizu VIII: Ceramic Sight,” sculptures. Opening reception, 6-8 p.m. July 22. Gallery hours: noon-7 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Exhibit runs through Sept. 16. Location, 720 N. Highland Ave., Los Angeles. 323-450-9409. www.nonaka-hill.com/exhibitions/60-rokubey-kiyomizu-viii-ceramic-sight/

Nonaka-Hill Gallery, Melrose: “Megumi Shinozaki: Now/Then,” flower-based artwork. Opening reception, 6-8 p.m. July 22. Gallery hours: noon-7 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Exhibit runs through Sept. 16. Location, 6917 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles. www.nonaka-hill.com/exhibitions/61-megumi-shinozaki-now-then/

Art Genesis presents: “100 Days of Summer,” a group show and sale with art by Arielle Austin, Tawny Chatmon, Jewel Ham, Lanise Howard, Natalie Lauren, Ronnie Robinson, Victor Ubah, Akilah Watts, opens 1-6 p.m. July 26. No appointment necessary. Exhibit is curated by Mashonda Tifrere. Gallery hours: 1-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Exhibit runs through Aug. 6. Location, 3110 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles. Mashonda Tifrere (www.artleadher.com/about and www.instagram.com/mashondatifrere). Instagram for Art Genesis: tinyurl.com/5xpmerde. Eventbrite details: tinyurl.com/2p8vah9r

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. 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.  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

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

ONGOING ART

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

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

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

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: Morrie Schwartz discusses “Wisdom of Morrie: Living and Aging Creatively and Joyfully,” 6 p.m. July 20. Liz Felton and Lisa Steinke discuss “Forever Hold Your Peace” and “How to Save a Life,” 3 p.m. July 23. Wendy Whitman discusses her novel “Retribution” at a book launch event, 6 p.m. July 25. Naseem Rochette discusses “The Unexpected Benefits of Being Run Over,” 6 p.m. July 26. Reservations required to attend all events; make a reservation on the website. Location, 1113 Montana Ave., Santa Monica. 424-387-1744. www.facebook.com/zibbybooks. www.zibbysbookshop.com

Book Soup: Evan Kennedy reads from and discusses poems in “Metamorphoses,” 7 p.m. July 20. Guinevere Turner discusses her memoir “When the World Didn’t End,” 7 p.m. July 21. Kate Myers discusses “Excavations,” 7 p.m. July 24. Jeffrey Marsh discusses “Take Your Own Advice – Learn to Trust Your Inner Voice and Start Helping Yourself,” 7 p.m. July 25. Tim Z. Hernandez discusses his book of poetry “Some of the Light,” 7 p.m. July 26. Sally Stevens discusses “I Sang That – A Memoir from Hollywood,” 7 p.m. July 27. Alison Fairbrother discusses “The Catch,” 7 p.m. July 28.Location, 8818 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 310-659-3110. www.booksoup.com

Vroman’s Bookstore: Aomawa Shields, PhD, discusses “Life on Other Planets – A Memoir of Finding My Place in the Universe,” 7 p.m. July 21. Naomi Hirahara discusses “Evergreen,” 7 p.m. Aug. 2. Spencer Quinn discusses “Mrs. Plansky’s Revenge,” 7 p.m. Aug. 3. Adam Rex discusses his young adult book ” A Little Like Waking,” 6 p.m. Aug. 4. Andrew Leland discusses “The Country of the Blind – A Memoir at the End of Sight,” 7 p.m. Aug. 7. Doug McIntyre discusses “Frank’s Shadow” and Penny Peyser discusses “Sonnets From Suburbia – More Candles Than Cake,” 7 p.m. Aug. 9. Location, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. 626-449-5320. Location, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. 626-449-5320. vromans.com

Autobooks-Aerobooks: Patrick Kelley discusses and signs “Imagine too! Towards the Future,” 10 a.m.-2 p.m. July 22. Matt Avery discusses and signs “Camaro Special Editions,” 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 5. Location, 2900 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank. 818-845-0707. www.autobooks-aerobooks.com

Gatsby Books: Doug McIntyre’s book launch for “Frank’s Shadow,” noon July 22. Location, 5535 E. Spring St., Long Beach. 562-208-5862. www.gatsbybooks.com/events

Daniel Silva: Discusses “The Collector,” part of his Gabriel Allon thriller series, 5-6 p.m., followed by a 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

Natan Sharansky: American Jewish University presents an online book talk by the human rights activist and former Israeli politician, with co-author Gil Troy, on “Never Alone: Prison, Politics and My People,” noon-12:45 p.m. July 25. The virtual talk will be on Maven, the university’s digital platform. Free. Register to watch: tinyurl.com/2p96xsxt

Diesel, a 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 tab on the website page. Location, 225 26th St., Santa Monica. 310-576-9960. dieselbookstore.com

Pages, a Bookstore: Doug McIntyre discusses and signs his novel “Frank’s Shadow,” 6:30 p.m. July 26. Make a reservation here: tinyurl.com/3yjacmsp. Location, 904 Manhattan Ave., Manhattan Beach. 310-318-0900. www.pagesabookstore.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

Ruth E. Carter: The two-time Academy Award winner for best costume (“Do the Right Thing” and “Black Panther”), signs “The Art of Ruth E. Carter,” 5-6:30 p.m. July 29 ($65; make a reservation on the website). The book signing and meet-and-greet is followed by a conversation, 7 p.m. ($20 for just the conversation; make a reservation on the website). Academy Museum, 6067 Wilshire Blvd. (corner of Fairfax Avenue), Los Angeles. 323-930-3000. academymuseum.org. Details and to purchase tickets here: www.academymuseum.org/en/programs/detail/the-art-of-ruth-e-carter-book-signing-and-conversation

DANCE

Dance at the Odyssey: A summer mini-festival of dance, curated by Barbara Mueller-Wittmann, 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., Granada Hills. 818-368-5687. www.gypsyfolkensemble.com. www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/gypsy-folk-ensemble

DISCUSSION

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. 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

FUNDRAISER

Museum of the San Fernando Valley: Vaughn Suponatime, a Frank Sinatra tribute, performs 6-7 p.m. Aug. 10. The performance is followed by a DJ set by Eric Stuart and dancing under the stars. Doors open, 5 p.m. Tickets $15. Reservations required. Museum of the San Fernando Valley at Rancho Cordillera del Norte, 9015 Wilbur Ave. (at Nordhoff Street), Northridge. 818-347-9665. www.myfranktribute.com. themuseumsfvnow.org. Details and to purchase tickets: tinyurl.com/bdenh2fu

MOVIES

LA Shorts International Film Festival: Check the website for the schedule, July 20-30. 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/

Alla Nazimova’s Silent Films: Theatre West presents “Salome” (1923), 9:30 p.m. July 21, and also, “Camille” (1921) with the actress in her starring role, with Rudolph Valentino, 9:30 p.m. July 22. Tickets $5 per each film; or, see the play “Garden of Alla: The Alla Nazimova Story,” written and performed by Romy Nordinger, at 8 p.m. and the movie is included in that night’s play ticket ($35 online or $40 at the door). Theatre West, 3333 Cahuenga Blvd. W., Los Angeles. 323-851-7977. theatrewest.org

Movies in the Park – NoHo Summer Nights: “Elvis” (2022), 7:30 p.m. July 29 (valleycultural.org/event/2023-noho-movie-elvis/). Bring a blanket or low-back lawn chair. Free admission, but a reservation is requested from the online link. Upcoming: “Encanto” (2021), 7:30 p.m. Aug. 12; “The Sandlot,” Aug. 19; “Grease” (1978), Sept. 2. North Hollywood Recreation Center, 11455 Magnolia Blvd. (behind the North Hollywood Regional Branch Library). valleycultural.org

ARRAY Hollywood Africans Film Series: “Night of the Living Dead” (1968), at noon (tinyurl.com/4vfh92dh), and “The Brother from Another Planet” (1984) at 3 p.m. (tinyurl.com/yawcyk32) on Aug. 5. Check the website for scheduled activities, details on the films and to make a reservation for a free ticket. To see both films, you must make a reservation for each film separately. 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

MUSEUM

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

The Getty Center: New: “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

Valley Relics Museum: Summer hours: Take a trip down San Fernando Valley memory lane, 5-10 p.m. July 21; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. July 22-23 (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

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

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, 7 p.m. July 20. This concert is conducted by Zack Borquez, music director at Oak Park High School. 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: 7 p.m. 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

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

UB40 – 45th Anniversary Tour: DJ Richard Blade hosts the concert that also includes Men at Work and Smash Mouth, 7 p.m. July 21. Tickets $106 and up. Peacock Theater, 777 Chick Hearn Court, Los Angeles. ub40.global/us-tour-2023. Tickets: tinyurl.com/ycy5wt5t

The Canyon: 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/

Grand Performances at California Plaza: KCRW Summer Nights present Afro Funke’ 20th anniversary featuring Rocky Dawuni and Buyepongo, 6 p.m. July 22 (reservation requested on Eventbrite: tinyurl.com/5n6fc2ez).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 for all performances. Location, 350 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles. grandperformances.org

Santa Clarita’s Concerts in the Park: Upstream perform reggae and soca, 7 p.m. July 22. Food vendors, 5 p.m. Free admission. Upcoming: 90s Rock Show, 90s alternative and grunge rock, July 29; Savor, a tribute to Santana, Aug. 5; last concert is on Aug. 26. Central Park, 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road, Santa Clarita. santa-clarita.com/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

Concerts at Warner Park – Valley Cultural Foundation: Queen Nation, a tribute to Queen, with emerging artist, the band Exit 15, 5:30 p.m. July 23 (tinyurl.com/yhp3wupy). Upcoming: 24K Magic, a tribute to Bruno Mars, with emerging artist, Matt Lomeo, July 30 (tinyurl.com/ycrn7bz4). 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

KCRW Festival – Reggae Night: KCRW DJ Francesca Harding hosts the evening with Beres Hammond, Steel Pulse and Third World, 7 p.m. July 23. Gates open, 5:30 p.m. Tickets $47 and up. Check the website for parking information. Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N. Highland Blvd., Hollywood. Details and tickets: tinyurl.com/4mrsnxxt

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

The Moody Blues’ John Lodge: The singer-songwriter performs Moody Blues Classics and the entire 1967 album “Days of Future Passed,” 8 p.m. July 29. Tickets $42 and up. Bank of American Performing Arts Center, Fred Kavli Theatre, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. bapacthousandoaks.com/show-details/the-moody-blues-john-lodge

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

Candlelight with LeAnn Rimes – An Intimate Song and Chant Experience: 8 p.m. Aug. 4. Songs from the albums “Chant: The Human & the Holy” and “God’s Work.” Minimum age: 8. Tickets $45 and up. Immanuel Presbyterian Church, 3300 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. Tickets: feverup.com/m/132870

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

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

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

Five for Fighting: Singer-songwriter John Ondrasik performs with a string quartet, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 7-8. Tickets $57 and up. Bank of American Performing Arts Center, Scherr Forum Theatre, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. bapacthousandoaks.com/show-details/five-for-fighting

Carl Verheyen: The guitarist from the rock band Supertramp performs, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 21. Tickets $44 and up. Bank of American Performing Arts Center, Scherr Forum Theatre, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. bapacthousandoaks.com/show-details/carl-verheyen

Charlotte de Witte: “All Night Long” from the Belgian techno DJ, 9 p.m. Sept. 29. Minimum age: 18. Tickets $52.50. Shrine Expo Hall, 700 W. 32nd St., Los Angeles. www.facebook.com/charlottedewittemusic. www.axs.com/venues/114364/shrine-expo-hall-los-angeles-tickets

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

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 theater; enter at the intersection of Durant and Moreno drives. Location, 242 S. Moreno Drive, on the campus of Beverly Hills High School, Beverly Hills. theatre40.org

Vincent: A one-man play written by Leonard Nimoy and starring Michael J. Sullivan as Vincent van Gogh, 8 p.m. July 21. Tickets $35. El Portal Theatre, Monroe Forum, 5269 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood. 818-508-4200. elportaltheatre.com

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,  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

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

Threshholds of Invention – Odyssey Theatre: Odyssey Theatre Ensemble presents the ongoing series of new works-in-progress, curated by Tony Abatemarco. Two upcoming shows: “Everyone I’ve Slept With Is Dead” written and performed by Sharon Barr, 2 p.m. July 23. “Ms Rebel” written and performed by Mehrnaz Mohammad, 8 p.m. July 29. Tickets $25. Odyssey Theatre, 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. 310-477-2055, Ext. 2. www,odysseytheatre.com

A Bella Incarceration: Echo Theater Co. presents the world premiere of a solo show, written and performed by Ann Noble, about an entertainer, a clown, jailed for an act of civil disobedience who contemplates what beliefs got them into jail, opens 8 p.m. July 25. Show runs 8 p.m. Tuesday; through Aug. 22. Tickets $10. Atwater Village Theatre, 3269 Casitas Ave., Atwater Village. 310-307-3753. www.echotheatercompany.com

Hansel and Gretel: Pacific Opera Project performs the opera by the German composer Engelbert Humperdinck and based on the fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm, 5:30 p.m. Aug. 4-5 and also, 3 and 5:30 p.m. Aug. 6. The opera is performed in English. Tickets are included with admission to Descanso Gardens, $15; $11 ages 65 and older and students with ID; $5 ages 5-12 (www.descansogardens.org/tickets). Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge. www.pacificoperaproject.com/next-season

ONGOING THEATER

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. July 21-22; 2 p.m. 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 24. Tickets $40. Kiki and David Gindler Performing Arts Center, 110 E. Broadway, Glendale. 818-506-1983. antaeus.org

Penthesilea: A play by Danielle Ozymandias about Amazon warriors who went to the Trojan War. 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

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. Show runs 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday and Monday; 4 p.m. Sunday; through Aug. 21. Tickets are pay-what-you-want for previews and Monday performances; $34 for Friday-Sunday. Atwater Village Theatre, 3269 Casitas Ave., Atwater Village. 310-307-3753. www.echotheatercompany.com

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 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 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

A Perfect Ganesh: The play by Terrence McNally about travelers in India. 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

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

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