Pat Keene shows youngsters how to pan for gold during the Pioneer Day event at Minnie Hill Palmer Homestead Acre at Chatsworth Park South October 2, 2022.(Photo by Andy Holzman, Contributing Photographer)
Chatsworth Historical Society’s Pioneer Day is Oct. 1, 2023 at the Minnie Hill Palmer Homestead Acre at Chatsworth Park South. In the file photo, Pat Keene shows youngsters how to pan for gold during the Pioneer Day event on October 2, 2022. (Photo by Andy Holzman, Contributing Photographer)

Here is a sampling of things to do in the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles area.


Mariachi Los Servidores – Los Angeles Police Department’s Hispanic Heritage Celebration at Los Angeles Union Station: The ensemble made up of LAPD sworn officers and civilian personnel and Violins Not Violence perform, plus photo opportunities, coffee and snacks, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 29. LAPD Det. Chris Reza founded the mariachi group in 2017 with the goal of connecting and engaging with communities through musical performances. Use the Metro by taking the A Line, B Line, D Line and J Line directly to  Union Station. Location, in front of the ticket concourse, 800 N. Alameda St., Los Angeles. and

Circus Vargas – Bonjour Paris!: The circus comes to town — Woodland Hills — with a Parisian-style inspired theme, opens 7:30 p.m. Sept. 29. Show runs 1, 4 and 7:30 p.m. Sept. 30; 12:30, 3:30 and 7 p.m. Oct. 1; 6:30 p.m. Oct. 2; 7 p.m. Oct. 4-5; 4 and 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6; other dates through Oct. 16. Tickets $    Location, Promenade Mall, corner of Erwin Street and Topanga Canyon Boulevard, Woodland Hills. 877-468-3861.

Fall Harvest Festival at Underwood Family Farms: Theme weekends, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.: “Friends of the Farm,” Sept. 30-Oct. 1 ($26); “Farm Country,” Oct. 7-8 ($26); “Antique Tractors,” Oct. 14-15 ($28); “Wild West,” Oct. 21-22 ($28); “All About Pumpkins,” Oct. 28-29 ($28). Event includes animal center, a chicken show, corn maze, live entertainment and shows, games, rides and entry to “pick-your-own” fields (check website for more details). Weekend admission is in advance and online only and sol by date and entry times. Check the website for hours, admission and offerings Monday-Friday (admission for these days is at-the-gate only). Some activities require an extra fee. Farm market hours, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Location, 3370 Sunset Valley Road, Moorpark. 805-529-3690.

North Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Oktober Festival: Event includes a beer garden, “kid’s corner,” food, live music and local vendors, noon-5 p.m. Sept. 30. “After Hours,” 5-8 p.m., with live music, food and beer garden. Free admission. Beer, food and vendor items are for sale. Location, Rancho Cordillera del Norte, 9015 Wilbur Ave., Northridge. Listing on Eventbrite: Details:

Fall Festival – A Night in the Park: Burbank Parks and Recreation, in partnership with Valley Cultural Foundation, present the event that includes music by Guitar Ninjas All-Stars, Vahe, Christine Hovhan and Angela O’Neill and the Outrageous8, 4 p.m. Sept. 30, and followed by a screening of “The Nightmare Before Christmas” (1993), 7 p.m. Food trucks and vendors will be a part of the festival. Free to attend. Parking at The Point (2775 Parkside Ave., Burbank) or street parking. Johnny Carson Park, 400 S. Bob Hope Drive, Burbank. Details:

Pasadena City College Flea Market: Find antiques, vintage collectibles, new treasures or vinyl records, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 1. Free admission. Upcoming dates: usually the fist Sunday of the month. Use the parking structure #5 on Bonnie Avenue ($2). The market is in outdoor parking lots 1, 3 (on Hill Avenue) and also in parking lot structure #4 (levels 2 and 3; Del Mar Boulevard). The college is located at 1570 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. 626-585-7906. Email: [email protected]. Updates,

Chatsworth Historical Society’s Pioneer Day: Event includes chores and games from yesteryear, bake sale, beekeeping information, blacksmith, butter churning, leather crafts, corn husk dolls, panning for “gold” activity, rock chippers, a spinning wheel demonstration and woodcarvers, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 1. Also, tour the 1911 homestead and view the museum’s exhibits. Donation $5; $1 ages 5-11. Event is held at the Homestead Acre at Chatsworth Park South (west end of Devonshire Street), 10385 Shadow Oak Drive. Due to very limited parking at the site, use parking lot and shuttle at the Chatsworth Train Depot, 10038 Old Depot Plaza Road. 818-882-5614.; Details on flyer:

Oktoberfest at Los Angeles Mission College: The Culinary Arts program at the college holds the event that includes beer tasting, their Bavarian-style cuisine and entertainment, 4-7 p.m. Oct. 7. Beer: 818 Brewing; San Fernando Brewing Co.; Shadowgrove Brewing. Minimum age: 21. Tickets $85 (plus fee). Reservations and payment required in advance. Location, 13356 Eldridge Ave., Culinary Arts Patio, Sylmar. Purchase tickets here:


Boney Island at Natural History Museum: The museum presents its Halloween-theme, interactive light-up experience with live animal presentations, artistic performances and surprises. The “Boney Island” experience was created by Rick Polizzi, producer of “The Simpsons.” Hours: 6-8 p.m. and 8-10 p.m. Thursday-Sunday, beginning on Sept. 28, and also including Oct. 30-31. Admission $25. Make a reservation online. Location, 900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles.

Angel of Light: An immersive, walk-through theatrical experience that takes place in a 1935 Old Hollywood setting. Hours: 6 p.m.-midnight Wednesday-Sunday; through Oct. 31. The event is created by ODEON. Minimum age: 16. Tickets $59.50 and up (varies by date; $84 on Oct. 31). Los Angeles Theatre, 615 S. Broadway, Los Angeles.

Nights of the Jack: The Halloween event features illuminated jack-o-lanterns set in theme installations on a 3/4 of a mile walking trail, with live carving demonstrations, a souvenir shop, food trucks and, for ages 21 and older, the “Spookeasy” a full bar. Hours: 6-10 p.m. on selected dates from Sept. 29 to Oct. 31. No event on Oct. 2-3 and Oct. 17. Admission is by timed ticket only. No tickets sold at the door. No refunds. Rain does not cancel event. Parking pass $9.99 (required in order to park on the grounds). Admission prices $29.99 on weekdays; $39.99 Fridays and Sundays; $44.99 Saturdays; there is also a VIP “any time” price (purchase here: King Gillette Ranch, 26800 Mulholland Highway, Calabasas.

Los Angeles Haunted Hayride – Midnight Falls: Thirteenth Floor Entertainment Group presents Midnight Falls, a mysterious village where it is always Halloween, through Oct. 31. Scare zones: Haunted Hayride, Hellbilly Halloween, Midnight Mortuary – Scorched Remains, Midnight Falls Town Square and Trick-or-Treat. New this year: the “Monte Revolta Show,” a “theatrical macabre experience,” and “Midnight Falls Axe Throwing” ($5 extra to learn how to throw an axe and five tries to hit the bullseye). Minimum recommended age: 13. Hours vary per date: 7-11 p.m. Sept. 29; 7 p.m.-midnight Sept. 30; 7-10:30 p.m. Oct. 1; check website for other dates. Admission $29.99 and up. Parking suggestions on the website ( Location, 4730 Crystal Springs Drive (Griffith Park), Los Angeles.

Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights: Event includes the haunted houses: “Stranger Things 4,” “The Exorcist: Believer,” “The Last of Us,” “Chucky: Ultimate Kill Count,” “Universal Monsters: Unmasked” and “Evil Dead Rise” and “Terror Tram – The Exterminator.” Hours: 7 p.m. (end time varies) on selected dates through Oct. 31. Minimum age recommended: 13. No costumes or masks. General admission $77 (varies per date); check website for special deals and passes. Universal Studios Hollywood, 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City.

Carved – Descanso Gardens: A display of lit-up jack-o-lanterns and other installations, Oct. 6-29. Tickets must be purchased in advance; $35-$45; $25-$30 children; Location, 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintidge. 818-949-4200.

Van Helsing’s Dracula: An immersive circus dinner theater experience, Oct. 21, Nov. 4, 11 and 18. Original story written by Kate Rediger and Corrin Evans. Doors and bar open, 6 p.m.; show and dinner (three-course Romanian-style), 6:30 p.m. Minimum age: 16. Tickets $225; $250; $275; $325 VIP. Ticket purchase and reservations in advance required: Vatican Banquet Hall, 6913 Van Nuys Blvd., Van Nuys.


Smorgasburg Los Angeles: Explore the open air food and drink market, some are vegan, plus vendors selling creative, eclectic merchandise, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 1 and subsequent Sundays. 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. and

LA Ghosts: Haunted Los Angeles? Choose an experience on the website to find out. Tours include “Terrors of Tinseltown,” “Boos and Booze Haunted Pub Crawl,” “Ultimate Dead of Night Haunted Ghost Tour,” plus “Santa Monica Ghosts: Phantoms of the Pier.” Tickets $16 and up, depending on tour.

Bubble World: The Experience: Fun meets science as you wander through 10 plus rooms and immerse yourself into a world of bubbles. Hours: timed admission on various dates; extended through Nov. 5. 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,

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; extended through Nov. 12. 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.


Bold Beauty Project LA: Disability Rights Now hosts a photography exhibit that features California women with various disabilities, as a way for the public to acknowledge the beauty of and connect with women who have disabilities. Opening reception, 2-6 p.m. Sept. 30. Disability Rights Now works toward creating job opportunities for disabled women in the legal field ( Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 1-7. The Art Room, 908 S. Olive St., Los Angeles. Reservations for the reception and details on Eventbrite:

ReflectSpace Gallery: “Hannah Kozak: He Threw the Last Punch Too Hard – A Story of Domestic Violence from a Daughter’s Point of View,” photography. Opening reception, 6-8 p.m. Sept. 30.  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 Dec. 10. Gallery is i nside the Glendale Central Library, 222 E. Harvard St. 818-548-2021.

ColorPlay: Six members of Artist Co-op 7 — Adria Becker, Karen Alpert Entous, Carol Schindelheim, Carla M. Simonian, Susan Spector, Joi T. Wilson — show their artwork including works in acrylic, oil and watercolor. Opening reception, 7-9 p.m. Oct. 6. Gallery hours: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. Exhibit runs through Oct. 26. Betsy Lueke Creative Arts Center Gallery, 1100 W. Clark Ave., Burbank.

Thinkspace Projects: “Langston Allston: A Passing Love” (Gallery I); “Fajar Amali: Among Our Existence” (Gallery II); “TRNZ: The Weight of Things” (Gallery III); “Jolene Lai: Secret Garden” (Gallery IV); “Al Marcano: Spirit Ditch” (Viewing Room); “TENSER: Three Halves” (the Doghouse Gallery). Opening reception, 6-10 p.m. Oct. 7. Gallery hours: noon-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Exhibits run through Oct. 28. Location, 4207 W. Jefferson Blvd., Los Angeles. 310-558-3375. Email: [email protected].

Glass Reflections, Nature’s Inspiration – Blazing Star Arts Fused Glass: Bonnie Quintanilla and Sue Wolhaupter created more than 100 pieces of fine art fused glass for the show and sale. Meet the artists at a reception, 1-3 p.m. Oct. 8. The glass art is inspired by the Western National Parks and Recreation Areas. Sales benefit the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. Gallery hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday through Oct. 29. Santa Monica Mountains Interagency Visitor Center at King Gillette Ranch, 26876 Mulholland Highway, Calabasas. Visitor Center, 805, 370-2302. Email for the artists: [email protected].

Nicodim Gallery: “Nadia Waheed: A Strange Icarus.” “Chantal Khoury: I Tie Them Loosely” (in the annex). “Devra Fox: Wish, Bone” (upstairs gallery). Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Exhibits run through Oct. 28. Location, 1700 S. Santa Fe Ave., Los Angeles. 213-265-7166.

Duncan Miller Gallery: “Jacqueline Woods: The Black Sun.” Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday and Friday-Saturday; and also, by appointment. Exhibit runs through Nov. 4. Location, 10959 Venice Blvd. (between Greenfield and Military avenues), Los Angeles. 310-838-2440.

It’s About Time: The subject of time is explored by 17 Los Angeles artists in the exhibit that is curated by April Greiman and Stacie B. London. Galley hours: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday; closed on holidays. Exhibit runs through Nov. 22. Brand Library and Art Center, 1601 W. Mountain St., Glendale. 818-548-2051.


CSUN Art Galleries: “The EVAC Project: Experiencing Veterans and Art Collaboration” (in the West Gallery through Sept. 28) and “Permutations: The Work of Robert Bassler” (in the Main Gallery through Oct. 14). Gallery hours: noon-4 p.m. Monday-Wednesday and Friday-Saturday; noon-8 p.m. Thursday. Parking $9.50 (closest lot to the gallery is lot E6, enter from Halsted Street). Cal State University, Northridge, 18111 Nordhoff St. Gallery location: Art and Design Center, on North University Drive (Plummer Street), between Etiwanda and Lindley avenues. 818-677-2156.

Corey Helford Gallery: “Camilla D’Errico: Nurtured by Nature” and “Luke Chueh: Peering Through the Darkness.” Gallery hours: noon-6 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; and by appointment. Exhibits run through Sept. 30. Location, 571 S. Anderson St., Los Angeles. 310-287-2340.

Hannah Hoffman Gallery: “Luz Carabaño: encuentros.” Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Exhibit runs through Oct. 21. Location, 2504 W. Seventh St., second floor, Los Angeles. 213-263-9681. Email: i[email protected]. Carabaño’s Instagram:

Hauser & Wirth – West Hollywood: “Jenny Holzer: READY FOR YOU WHEN YOU ARE,” recent paintings, “curse” tablets and kinetic displays. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Exhibit runs through Oct. 21. Location, 8980 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood. 424-404-1200.

Gagosian Gallery: “Derrick Adams: Come as You Are,” paintings. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Exhibit runs through Oct. 28. Location, 456 N. Camden Drive, Beverly Hills. 310-271-9400.

Galerie Lakaye: “Haiti Dreaming: Rare Works from the 60s and 70s,” with paintings and sculptures from 22 artists. Gallery hours: Call or send an email to make an appointment. Exhibit runs through Nov. 11. Location, 1550 N. Curson Ave., Los Angeles. 323-528-4076. Email: [email protected].


Book Soup: Lol Tolhurst (co-founder of the Cure) discusses “Goth – A History,” 7 p.m. Sept. 28. Andrew Chan discusses “Why Mariah Carey Matters,” 7 p.m. Sept. 29. Location, 8818 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 310-659-3110.

Live Talks LA at Aratani Theatre: V.E. Schwab discusses her new novel “The Fragile Threads of Power,” a new book in her “Shades of Magic” series, 8 p.m. Sept. 28. Schwab is joined in the conversation with young adult author J. Elle. Tickets and signed book $48 plus fee. Reservations required. Location, 244 San Pedro St., Los Angeles. Details and to purchase tickets:

Barnes & Noble – Media City Center: Patty Paul reads from, answers questions and signs “Exploring Other Lifetimes: Memoir of a Soul’s Journey,” 2 p.m. Sept. 30 (Paul attended Burbank’s John Burroughs High School when she was Patty Emrick; Location, 731 N. San Fernando Blvd., Burbank. 818-558-1383.

Anthony Mohr: The author, who served for 26 years as a Superior Courts judge in Los Angeles County, reads from and signs “Every Other Weekend: Coming of Age with Two Different Dads,” 3 p.m. Sept. 30. The Book Jewel, 6259 W. 87th St., Westchester. 424-750-9991.

Vroman’s Bookstore: Local Author Day: Shannon Alter (“Be Influential: Surefire Ways to Improve Your Presentation Skills”), Anthony Henderson (“The Old Ones”), Peter McBride (“Dropping in on the Waves of Life – Lessons in Life from a Surfer”), 4 p.m. Sept. 30. Chloe Gong discusses “Foul Heart Huntsman, 7 p.m. Oct. 2 (ticketed event; signing-line only available, $21.99 plus fees; reservations required: Steve Searles discusses “What the Bears know: How I Found Truth and Magic in America’s Most Misunderstood Creatures,” 7 p.m. Oct. 3. Louis Friedman discusses “Alone But Not Lonely – Exploring for Extraterrestrial Life,” 7 p.m. Oct. 4. Eric Ripert discusses “Seafood Simple: A Cookbook,” 7 p.m. Oct. 6 (ticketed event; $10, plus fee, for admission-only; $40, plus fee, for admission and book; booksigning after program; held at Pasadena Presbyterian Church, 585 E. Colorado Blvd.; reservations here: Daniel Sweren-Becker discusses “Kill Show – A True Crime Novel,” 7 p.m. Oct. 11. Location, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. 626-449-5320. Location, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. 626-449-5320.

Diesel, a Bookstore: Kelly Sather discusses and signs “Small in Real Life,” 6:30 p.m. Oct. 3. David Zucker, Jim Abrahams and Jerry Zucker discuss “Surely You Can’t Be Serious – The True Story of ‘Airplane,’” 6:30 p.m. Oct. 4. David Kipen discusses and signs “Dear California: The Golden State in Diaries and Letters,” 6:30 p.m. Oct. 5. Check each event tab on the website for details on making a reservation to attend. Location, 225 26th St., Santa Monica. 310-576-9960.

Marsha Gordon: Art Deco Society of Los Angeles and Hollywood Heritage present a book talk and booksigning by Gordon of her biography about writer Ursula Parrott, “Becoming the Ex-Wife – The Unconventional Life and Forgotten Writings of Ursula Parrott,” noon-2 p.m. Oct. 7. Tickets $25. Books sold at the event. Reservations required. Hollywood Heritage Museum, 2100 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood (just south of the Hollywood Bowl).

Ed Begley Jr.: Discusses his memoir “To the Temple of Tranquility and Step On It!” in conversation with Mary Steenburgen and Ted Danson, 8 p.m. Oct. 11. Tickets and signed book $48 plus fee. Reservations required. Ann and Jerry Moss Theatre at New Roads School, Herb Alpert Educational Village, 3131 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica. Details and purchase tickets:

Arnold Schwarzenegger: Discusses “Be Useful: Seven Tools for Life,” in conversation with Jamie Lee Curtis, 8 p.m. Oct. 13. Tickets $25 plus fee for admission-only; $55 plus fee for admission and signed book. Robert Frost Auditorium, 4401 Elenda St., Culver City. Details and tickets:


K-9 Demonstration Benefit: The Los Angeles Police K-9 Fund holds the event with a meet-and-greet and information about the K-9 teams and training, 5 p.m. Oct. 3. No dogs or other pets allowed. Location, 23316 Burbank Ave., Woodland Hills. Background:

Volunteers Cleaning Communities: Join the group for clean-up projects in the San Fernando Valley. Find a list of upcoming projects, and also how to make a donation for clean-up supplies,

American Cancer Society Relay for Life – Across the Greater Valley: Register as an individual, create a team or join a team for the event that includes walking laps around a set course, fundraising game booths by registered teams, live music and raffles, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Oct. 21. There will be a Luminaria Ceremony, 6:30 p.m. and a “silent” lap honoring those who have been affected by cancer. Goal to be raised at this event: $160,000. Register in advance to receive a walk tee shirt (none will be sold at the door). Los Angeles Valley College, soccer fields next to parking lot F, 5792 Ethel Ave., Valley Glen. 661-855-4541 or email: [email protected]. Details and to register here:

TreePeople’s Once Upon a Canyon Night: Haunted Hacienda – A Theatrical Reading, 8 p.m. Oct. 28-29 ($20). Purchase tickets in advance. Proceeds help TreePeople’s programs and work. Directions: S. Mark Taper Foundation Amphitheatre, 12601 Mulholland Drive, Beverly Hills.


Nicole Travolta – Doing Alright: One-woman show on various topics including compulsive shopping and spray tanning, 8 p.m. Oct. 10. Tickets $15. The Groundlings, 7307 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles. 323-934-4747, Ext. 1. Details and purchase tickets:


American Contemporary Ballet: Performances of “The Rite,” “Burlesque” and “Variation VII,” opening night, with a champagne reception, 8 p.m. Oct. 6. Show runs 8 p.m. Oct. 7; Oct. 12-14 and Oct. 19-20. Tickets $100-$140 opening night; $65 and up all other performances. Two California Plaza, 350 S. Grand Ave, 28th Floor, Los Angeles. 213-304-3408. Details and purchase tickets:


Dine LA: Participating restaurants offer a special lunch/dinner menu, Oct. 6-20. The fall season event focuses on dine-in opportunties. Scroll the online list for the cuisine, price or neighborhood of your choice. Meal times and prices vary by restaurant (restaurants offer set prices for lunch/dinner, $15, $25, $35, $45, $55, $65+). Reservations are recommended (ask for the Dine LA menu for lunch or dinner). Beverages, tax and tip are extra.

Granville: Participating in the Dine LA event, with a set lunch menu $25, and a set dinner $45, at all locations. Locations: 121 N. San Fernando Blvd., Burbank; 11136 Magnolia Blvd., North Hollywood; 12345 Ventura Blvd., Studio City; and also Pasadena and West Hollywood.

Fuil Wines’ First Friday Tasting Room: A pop-up event, 6-8 p.m. Oct. 6. Owner-winemaker Matt Espiro Jaeger discusses and pours the winery’s current releases on a rotating tasting menu. Tastings $15 (purchase online or at the door). Tasting are minimum age: 21. Food available for purchase at the restaurant (for all ages). Location, Bodevi Wine and Espresso Bar, 909 San Fernando Road, San Fernando. Reservations through Eventbrite: or


The Stories Behind Valley Street Names: The San Fernando Valley Historical Society presents a talk by Mark Tapio Kines, art director, graphic designer and a freelance writer, 7 p.m. Sept. 28. If you have a question about the origin of your street name in the San Fernando Valley, send an message, on the Contact page, through Kines’ website: Meetings are 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. and


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

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

El Nido Farmers Market – Pacoima: El Nido Family Centers and the City of Los Angeles present the market, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays. Location, Pacoima Family Source Center, 11243 Glenoaks Blvd.

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

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

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


Tarzana International Film Festival: Short films, shown in time blocks, begin at 10 a.m. and last block at 3:30 p.m. on Sept. 30. Oct. 1: LGBTQ+ short films, 10-11 a.m., and documentary shorts, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Feature films on Oct. 1: “The Brothers Warner” (2007, documentary), at 12:30 p.m.; “Deadly Draw” (2023), 2 p.m.; “Depth of Field,” 4:30 p.m. Check the website for films, schedule and tickets. Regal 16 Cinemas at the Sherman Oaks Galleria, 15301 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana.


Autry Museum of the American West: Sept. 30: The museum celebrates its 35th anniversary with a party on the lawn that includes live music, carnival games, Native Voices theatrical performance, a trunk show by local artist Laila Asgari and food trucks. Purchase tickets in advance here: Ongoing special exhibits: “Sherman Indian School: 100 + Years of Education and Resilience,” through May 2024 ( “Imagined Wests,” how Southern California tells stories about the West through the museum’s collection of objects including art, clothing, pop culture and toys ( Museum hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Admission $16; $12 ages 60 and older, ages 13-18 and students older than 18 with ID; $8 ages 3-12. Location, 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles.

Grammy Museum: Oct. 7: “Hip-Hop America: The Mix Tape Exhibit,” through Sept. 4, 2024. New: “Roxy: 50 and Still Rockin’,” through Jan. 7, 2024 ( Ongoing special exhibits: “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.

Hollywood Heritage Museum: New: “A Free Soul: The Unexpected Life & Legacy of Norma Shearer,” curated by Hollywood historian Darin Barnes, through Oct. 16 ( Also, Darin Barnes gives a talk on Shearer, 11 a.m. Oct. 14 ($20; make a reservation). Hours: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Admission $10; free for ages 11 and younger. Location, 2100 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood (just south of the Hollywood Bowl).

Descanso Gardens: Nov. 19: Tickets on sale now for “Enchanted — Forest of Light,” Nov. 19-Jan. 7 (tickets must be purchased in advance; prices vary per date; Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. 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.

Academy Museum of Motion Pictures: New: “John Waters: Pope of Trash,” through Aug. 4, 2024 ( Timed advance admission tickets are available (but not required) 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.

Discovery Cube Los Angeles: New: “Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secrets of the Sewer,” the first-ever museum exhibit using the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, where children will have mental and physical challenges to solve puzzles, learn about balance and reflexes and creative problem solving, through Feb. 19 ( Hands-on exhibits make science fun for children. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Admission $18 ages 15-61; $17 ages 62 and older; $16 ages 3-14. Location, 11800 Foothill Blvd., Sylmar.


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

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: [email protected].;

California African American Museum: Closed due to storm-related damage. Check website or Facebook for re-opening and also for off-site programs. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Free admission. Parking $15 before 5 p.m.; $18 after 5 p.m. (in the blue structure parking lot; entrance to the blue structure is on Figueroa Boulevard at 39th Street.). Location, 600 State Drive, Los Angeles (in Exposition Park). 213-744-7432. and

California Science Center: Ongoing special exhibit: “Maya: The Exhibition,” with artifacts from the ancient Maya of Mexico and Central America. Also, “Mystery of the Maya” IMAX film (see admission for film alone or in combination with the exhibit). Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Admission is free to the center but there is a charge for special exhibits. Admission to “Maya: The Exhibition” is $21.95 ages 18-64; $19.95 ages 65 and older and ages 13-17; $14.95 ages 3-12 ( Location, 700 Exposition Park Drive, Los Angeles.

Craft in America: Ongoing special exhibit: “Influences/Influencers: California Fibers,” group show, through Dec. 2. Hours: noon-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Free admission. Location, 8415 W. Third St., Los Angeles. 323-951-0610.

Forest Lawn Museum – Glendale: An updated, 18-minute long documentary-style video that tells the background of the two “colossal” paintings in the Hall of Crucifixion-Resurrection — and information about the hall itself. The video is shown on the hour, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (except no screening at 1 p.m.), Tuesday-Sunday. Free to see. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Free admission to the museum. Location, 1712 S. Glendale Ave.

Fowler Museum at UCLA: Ongoing exhibits: “Remain in Light: Visions of Homeland and Diaspora,” through Oct. 15; “Gala Porras-Kim: The weight of a patina of time,” through Oct. 29; “Janyak: Armenian Art of Knots and Loops,” through Feb. 2024. Hours: noon-5 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday. Free admission. Parking directions: enter from Sunset Boulevard at Westwood Plaza, turn left into the pay-by-space area of Lot 4 (198 Westwood Plaza). Location, 308 Charles E. Young Drive N., Westwood.

The Getty Center: New: “Finding an Audience: Nineteenth Century Drawings,” through Jan. 7, 2024. New: “Reckoning with Millet’s Man with a Hoe,” through Dec. 10 ( Ongoing special exhibits: “Giacomo Ceruti: A Compassionate Eye,” realistic portraits from the 18th century Italian artist, through Oct. 29. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Free admission but a timed-ticket admission is required for now ( Parking $20 ( Location, Getty Center Drive at North Sepulveda Boulevard, Los Angeles. 310-440-7300.

The Getty Villa: Ongoing special exhibits: “The Horse and Rider from Albania,” a bronze statuette, from about 500 BCE, found in 2018, and on display through Jan. 29. “The Gold Emperor from Aventicum,” through Jan. 29 ( 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.

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: [email protected].

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

Japan House Los Angeles: Ongoing special exhibit: “Pokémon x Kogei: Playful Encounters of Pokémon 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.

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

La Brea Tar Pits: The Fall schedule for the “Excavator Tour” begins and includes a look at the Fossil Lab, historic excavation sites and Project 23 (live excavations), 1 p.m. weekdays; 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. on weekends. Museum hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, except closed on the first Tuesday of the month and national holidays. Admission $15; $12 ages 62 and older and students with ID; $7 ages 3-12. Parking $18. Location, 5801 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. 213-763-3499.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art: Ongoing special exhibits: “Light, Space, Surface: Selections from LACMA’s Collection,” through Oct. 1. “Eternal Medium: Seeing the World in Stone,” through Feb. 11. Plan your visit information here: Admission $21; $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; prices are for residents of Los Angeles County). Location, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. 323-857-6010.

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

LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes: Hours: noon-5 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday. Free admission. Location, 501 N. Main St., Los Angeles.

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

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

Natural History Museum Los Angeles County: Ongoing special exhibit: “Spider Pavilion,” the museum’s annual open-air pavilion to view spiders and ask general questions about arachnids, through Nov. 26 ($8; visits are for 30-minute time slots; purchase in advance here, Hours: 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Monday (closed on Tuesday). Admission $18; $14 ages 62 and older and students with an ID; $7 ages 3-12. Location, 900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles.

Petersen Automotive Museum: New: “Hollywood Customs: Modified for the Movies,” the exhibit includes vehicles used in film and television. Ongoing special exhibits: “Corvettes in Competition – Racing America’s Sports Car.” “Inside Tesla – Supercharging the Electric Revolution,” prototypes of Tesla vehicles, historical perspective and design study, through Oct. 22. “Splendor & Speed: Treasures from the Petersen Collection,” through June 2, 2024. “We Are Porsche.” “Arsham Auto Motive,” life-sized vehicle sculptures and posters ( Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Admission $19.95; $17.95 ages 63 and older; $12.95 ages 12-17; $10.95 ages 4-11. Location, 6060 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. 323-930-2277.

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: [email protected].

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum: Ongoing special exhibit: “Auschwitz — Not long ago. Not far away.” Minimum age recommendation: 12. Purchase tickets in advance ($29.95; $26.95 ages 62 and older; $22.95 ages 11-17; details on the exhibit and tickets: This special exhibit has been extended to Jan. 28. Regular museum hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily.  Location, 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley.

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.

Skirball Cultural Center: Hours: noon-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Closed for Jewish and national holidays ( Admission is by advance time-entry ticket for special exhibits, including “Noah’s Ark at the Skirball,” ($18; $15 seniors and students with ID; $13 ages 2-12; regular admission $12; $9 seniors and students; $7 ages 2-12; Location, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. 310-440-4500.

Valley Relics Museum: Take a trip down San Fernando Valley memory lane, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 230-Oct. 1 (choose other dates from the drop-down menu). Admission $15 and up. The museum is located at 7900 Balboa Blvd., Hangar C3 and C4, entrance is on Stagg Street, Van Nuys. Purchase tickets:;

Wende Museum of the Cold War: Ongoing special exhibit: “Vietnam in Transition, 1976-Present” and “David Bowie in the Soviet Union,” both exhibits through Oct. 22. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Sunday ( Free admission. Location, 10808 Culver Blvd., Culver City. 310-216-1600. 310-216-1600. Email: [email protected].


Under the Oaks – Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum: “HOL (Holly Gottlieb, with Liz Bee and Courtney Preis), 7:30 p.m. Sept. 29. Tickets $25. Location, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga. 310-455-3723.

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.

Vieness Piano Duo: Eva Schaumkell and Vijay Venkatesh perform, 1 p.m. Sept. 30. Platt Branch Library, 23600 Victory Blvd., Woodland Hills. 818-340-9386. Details:

Hollywood Bowl: Kali Uchis, with Tokischa and Buscabulla, 8 p.m. Sept. 30 ($90 and up; The 1975, with Dora Jar, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 2 ($52 and up; Location, 2301 Highland Ave., Hollywood.

Valley Cultural Foundation’s Fall Concerts: Amor Prohibido, a Selena tribute, 5-7 p.m. Oct. 1 ( Twisted Gypsy, a tribute to Fleetwood Mac, 5-7 p.m. Oct. 8 ( Food trucks and vendors will be onsite on both dates. Free to attend. Van Nuys-Sherman Oaks Recreation Center, 14201 Huston St., Sherman Oaks. 818-704-1358.

Incubus: Performing the album “Morning View” in its entirety, with Action Bronson and Paris Jackson, 7 p.m. Oct. 6. Tickets $79.50 and up. Hollywood Bowl, 2301 Highland Ave., Hollywood. Details and tickets:

Al Sur De La Frontera: Experimental twist on traditional music from the Sierra Zapoteca of Oaxaca, 8 p.m. Oct. 6. Tickets $27 and up. The Ford, 2580 Cahuenga Blvd. E., Los Angeles. 323-850-2000. Details:

Los Angeles Folk Festival: Two dates, 6 p.m. Oct. 7-8. Tickets $90 and up. Directions and parking: The Ford, 2580 Cahuenga Blvd. E., Los Angeles. 323-850-2000. Details:

Sting, with Joe Sumner: 8 p.m. Oct. 7. Tickets $129 and up. Hollywood Bowl, 2301 Highland Ave., Hollywood. Details and tickets:

The Postal Service and Death Cab for Cutie – Give Up and Transatlanticism: The 20th anniversary of both albums, to be played in full on three nights: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13 (with the Beths; $100 and up); 7 p.m. Oct. 15 (with Built to Spill; $59 and up); 7:30 p.m. Oct. 17 (with Iron & Wine; $39.50 and up). Hollywood Bowl, 2301 Highland Ave., Hollywood. Details for all three shows and tickets:


Bisexual Sadness: The Road Theatre Co. presents the world premiere of a play by India Kotis about a woman who is questioning her sexuality.7. Two opening nights, 8 p.m. Sept. 28 and 30. Minimum age: 14. Show runs 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; through Nov. 5. Tickets $15 previews; $39; $15 seniors and students. Location, NoHo Senior Arts Colony, 10747 Magnolia Blvd., North Hollywood. 818-761-8838.

Where the Summit Meets the Stars: Native Voices, a Native American Theatre Company, presents a play by Frank Henry Kaash Katasse (Tlingit) about a woman whose life changes after experiencing a near-death incident while traveling in Alaska, preview 8 p.m. Sept. 28. Opening night 8 p.m. Sept. 29. Show runs at noon Sept. 30 (during the Autry’s 35th anniversary; $4.75 ticket; reservations required). Show runs 8 p.m. Thursday-Friday; 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; through Oct. 15. Tickets $15 preview; $40 opening night; $30 for other performances ( Reservations required at 323-495-4263 or by email: cmacconocie@the Autry Museum of the American West, Wells Fargo Theater, 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles.  

La bohème: Valley Opera and Performing Arts presents the opera, composed by Puccini, with a contemporary look, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 29 and 3 p.m. Oct. 1. Pre-show rock concert and social, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Sept. 29. Tickets $20 and up. Sally Field Performing Arts Center, at Birmingham Community Charter High School, 17000 Haynes St., Lake Balboa. 747-463-3358.

Certain Death and Other Considerations: Nine Twenty Collective, in association with the Echo Theatre Co. present the United States premiere of the play by Eliza Frakes about couples facing dilemmas due to knowing that the world ends in exactly 80 years. Show runs 7:30 p.m. Oct. 1, 8 and 15. Tickets $10. Echo Theatre Co. at Atwater Village Theatre, 3269 Casitas Ave., Los Angeles. 310-307-3753.

Cirque Mechanics’ Zephyr – Whirlwind of Circus: Contemporary circus theatrics, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 3. Tickets $30; $50; $60. Smothers Theatre at at Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts At Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu. 310-506-4522. Details and tickets:


The Prom: The Drama Desk Award for Best Musical, written by Chad Beguelin, Bob Martin and Matthew Sklar, about what happens when a small-town student announces she wants to take her girlfriend to the prom. Minimum age: 14. Show runs 8 p.m. Sept. 29-30; 2 p.m. Oct. 1. Tickets $33; $28 seniors and students; a fee is added. Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, 3050 E. Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. 805-583-7900.

Queen Margaret’s Version of Shakespeare’s War of the Roses: The play by William Shakespeare, 7:30 p.m. 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. Details:

A Slight Ache: Dance On Productions presents Harold Pinter’s play about fear and loathing. Show runs 8 p.m. Sept. 28-30; 2 p.m. Oct. 1. This is a visiting production at the theater. Tickets $20. Odyssey Theatre, 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. 310-477-2055, Ext. 2.

A Streetcar Named Desire: Collaborative Artists Ensemble presents Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer Prize winning play. Show runs 8 p.m. Sept. 29-30; 7 p.m. Oct. 1. Tickets $30. Sherry Theatre, 11052 Magnolia Blvd., North Hollywood.

A Perfect Ganesh: The play by Terrence McNally about travelers in India. Show runs 7:30 p.m. Sept. 30; 7:30 p.m. 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.

Elephant Shavings: A world premiere of a play by Ron Sossi, the Odyssey Theatre Ensemble artistic director, about finding enlightenment. Show runs 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; 8 p.m. on Sept. 29; through Oct. 8. Tickets $27 and up. Odyssey Theatre, 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. 310-477-2055, Ext. 2.

Walking in Space: Theatre West presents the world premiere of the play by Garry Michael Kluger. Minimum age: not for children. Show runs 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; through Oct. 8. Special performances: American Sign Language, 8 p.m. Sept. 29. Sensory-friendly performance, 2 p.m. Oct. 1. Tickets $35 in advance; $40 at the door; $30 students. Theatre West, 3333 Cahuenga Blvd. W., Los Angeles.

The Travelers: A play by Luis Alfaro about a stranger who stumbles into the care of a group of brothers in a monastery along Highway 99 in California. Show runs 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 4 p.m. Sunday; through Oct. 15. Also, 8 p.m. on Oct. 5 and 12. The Los Angeles premiere is presented by the Latino Theater Co. and Magic Theatre in San Francisco. Tickets $10 and up for previews; $58 opening night (includes pre- and post- performance receptions); $48 for other performances. Parking, $8 with box office validation, at Joe’s Parking structure, 530 S. Spring St. Los Angeles Theatre Center, 514 S. Spring St., Los Angeles. 213-489-0994.

Towards Zero: Theatre Forty presents a mystery thriller, based on the Agatha Christie novel and adapted for the stage by Christie and Gerald Verner. Show runs 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; through Oct. 22. Tickets $38. Use the parking lot beneath the theater (access parking through the driveway at the intersection of Durant and Moreno drives). Location, Mary Levin Cutler Theatre, on the campus of Beverly Hills High School, 241 S. Moreno Drive. 310-364-0535.

Lewis and Tolkien: Actors Co-op Theatre Co. presents the world premiere of a play written and directed by Dean Batali about C.S. Lewis (“The Chronicles of Narnia”) and J.R.R. Tolkien (“The Lord of the Rings”) sparring with words in a pub in 1963 Oxford, England. Show runs 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday; through Oct. 29. Also, 2:30 p.m. Sept. 30 and Oct. 21. Tickets $35; $30 ages 60 and older; $25 students with ID and SAG-AFTRA and WGA union members. Crossley Theater, 1760 N. Gower St., on the campus of First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood. 323-462-8460.

Birds of North America: Odyssey Theatre Ensemble present the Los Angeles premiere of the play by Anna Ouyang Moench about a father and daughter who connect over “birding” but not so much over contemporary issues. Show runs 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; 8 p.m. Oct. 16 and 30. Tickets Friday-Sunday $25-$40; pay-what-you-will on the Monday performances. Odyssey Theatre, 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. 310-477-2055, Ext. 2.

Submit calendar listings at least two weeks in advance to [email protected]. 818-713-3708.


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