People check out all kinds of Helicopters of law enforcement, fire, military and private helicopters on display at the 2021 American Heroes Air Show at Hansen Dam Rec Center Saturday, Lake View Terrace, Nov 13,2021. The only-helicopters air show included aerial demonstrations, a career and recruiting expo, an emergency preparedness fair, a static display of helicopters. (Photo by Gene Blevins/Contributing Photographer)
American Heroes Air Show, an all-helicopters aviation event, is on Nov. 4 at Hansen Dam Recreation Area in Lake View Terrace. In the file photo, people check out all kinds of helicopters from law enforcement, fire, military and private helicopters on display at the 2021 American Heroes Air Show Nov 13, 2021. The only-helicopters air show included aerial demonstrations, a career and recruiting expo, an emergency preparedness fair and a static display of helicopters. (Photo by Gene Blevins/Contributing Photographer)

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


Carnival at Ritchie Valens Recreation Center: Have some fun and make family memories at the event that includes rides, games, entertainment and food, 5-10 p.m. Nov. 3; 2-10 Nov. 4-5. Purchase wristband for rides. Portion of ticket sales benefits the San Fernando Valley Veterans Day Parade on Nov. 11. Location, baseball fields at the recreation center, 10736 Laurel Canyon Blvd., Pacoima. Flyer:

American Heroes Air Show: The “helicopters-only” aviation event also includes a static display of emergency equipment and vehicles, rescue demonstrations, information on emergency and law enforcement careers and an emergency preparedness fair, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 4. Show attendees are also invited to welcome new United States citizens during a special Naturalization ceremony. Free admission and parking. Hansen Dam Recreation Area, 11480 Foothill Blvd., Lake View Terrace. 818-631-8132. Email: Details on the Aug. 24 post on Facebook:

Best Friends Animal Society’s Super Adoption: Find your new best friend — cat or dog — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 4-5. The event brings together 22 shelters and rescue groups to help find homes for pets. Adoption fees vary by shelter and rescue groups. Los Angeles Historic Site, 1245 N. Spring St., Los Angeles. Make a reservation (optional) for a free tote bag, while supplies last:

Ventura County Farm Day: Learn about agriculture and farming — including alpacas, antique farm equipment, honey and organics — during a self-guided tour in Ventura County, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 4. The theme for the 11th event is “Meet the Hands that Feed You.” Free to attend, but register in advance to save time checking in at the locations. No dogs or any other pets allowed. Locations include: Camarillo, Fillmore, Oxnard, Santa Paula, Saticoy, Somis and Ventura. The event is presented by Students for Eco-Education & Agriculture (SEEAG). Download the map from the website. 805-901-0213.

Main Street Canoga Park’s Día de los Muertos Family Festival: The theme for the 23nd event is “Ballet del Corazón — A Celebration of Life, Memories and Tradition” and includes a display of ofrendas (altars), a children’s art pavilion, a cultural procession, Danzantes Aztecas, folklorico dancers, a classic car show, food trucks and vendors, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 5. Free admission. Sherman Way between Canoga Avenue and Topanga Canyon Boulevard, Canoga Park. 818-346-7480.

Exploring Your Universe 2023: Families are invited to a science fair that includes interactive science booths, science talks and planetarium shows, noon-5 p.m. Nov. 5. Free but register to attend. Court of Sciences UCLA, 617 Charles E. Young Drive E., Westwood. Details and registration on Eventbrite:

Enough! Plays to End Gun Violence: Valley International Preparatory High School presents the evening that begins with a pre-show concert concert, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 6, followed by six play readings at 7 p.m. Location, the VIP Theater, 18827 Roscoe Blvd., Northridge.

Veterans Day at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library: The event honoring veterans includes a Civil War encampment, a display of military vehicles and a Veterans Day program, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 10. The program, at 11 a.m., includes an honor guard, live music and remarks by keynote speaker Lt. Col. Scott Mann. The retired United States Army Green Beret signs his book “Operation Pineapple Express” at noon. Free for the program and outdoor events; admission charge for museum exhibits. Register for program seats and to reserve a book ($28.99 plus tax) here: Location, 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley. Event details:

Veterans Day in Burbank: A welcome reception with a concert by the Burbank Community Band, 10:15 a.m. Nov. 10, followed by a ceremony honoring all veterans, 11 a.m. A flyover by the Condor Squadron has been scheduled. McCambridge Park, War Memorial, corner of Amherst Drive and San Fernando Road. 818-238-5378. Details on the event flyer:

Veterans Day ceremony at Rancho Tapo Community Park and Veterans Plaza: A salute to veterans with the theme “Looking to the Future,” 11 a.m. Nov. 11. Location, 3700 Avenida Simi, Simi Valley. 805-526-6453. Details from Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District:

San Fernando Valley Veterans Day Parade: Military veterans from any United States branch are invited to sign up to participate in the 20th annual parade (fill out the application and turn it in by Nov. 3:

The parade begins, 11:11 a.m. Nov. 11. Grand marshal: State Sen. Caroline Menjivar (20th District). Retired Sgt. Menjivar served in the United States Marine Corps. Route: Laurel Canyon and San Fernando Mission boulevards (in Mission Hills), south on Laurel Canyon to Paxton Street in Pacoima. Contact Fred Flores for questions on parade entry application: 818-645-5699 or by email:

Veterans Day at Forest Lawn-Hollywood Hills: The 64th annual celebration honors United States military veterans with a ceremony that includes a flyover by the Condor Squadron; invocation and benediction by the Rev. Msgr. Frank Hicks, from St. Basil Roman Catholic Church in Los Angeles; patriotic music by the Los Angeles Police Concert Band and the Tonality Choir; a reading of the Veterans Day presidential proclamation by Los Angeles Police Department Deputy Chief Alan Hamilton; an honor guard gun salute by the Los Angeles Police Department, 11 a.m. Nov. 11. The keynote speech is by Dr. David Smith, United States Air Force. Emcee for the program is Michael Ellington, a 35-year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department. Free admission. Location, outside of the Hall of Liberty, 6300 Forest Lawn Drive, Los Angeles. 855-800-5296.

Veterans Day Ceremony in Newhall: The City of Santa Clarita co-hosts the event that honors veterans and includes Veterans Day remarks by local veterans and patriotic music, 11 a.m. Nov. 11. Master of Ceremonies Jan Daley sings the National Anthem. Korean War veteran Richard Myers is the keynote speaker. Jerry Rhodes gives a special reading for prisoners of war and those who are missing in action. Cantor Michael Freed and the Rev. Stephen Meadors also give speeches. Veterans Historical Plaza, 24275 Walnut St. 661-250-3787. Details:

Los Angeles African American Male Wellness 5K Walk and Run: The African American Male Wellness Agency presents the family-friendly event, 7 a.m. Nov. 11. The agency’s goal is to bring awareness of the need, and to push for, greater medical and mental health help and resources for African American males and to increase their life expectancy with the help of free health screenings. Health screenings, 8 a.m., followed by the walk/run at 10 a.m. Honorary Chair for the event is Los Angeles Rams offensive lineman Tremayne Anchrum Jr. Free to register and attend. Register in advance online or on event day. Rancho Cienega Sports Complex, 5001 Obama Blvd., Los Angeles. Details on Eventbrite and to register online:


Michael Kohn Gallery: “Li Hei Di,” solo exhibit (Gallery 1 and 2) and “Faris Heizer: These days” (Gallery 3), both opening Nov. 2. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday. Exhibits run through Jan. 6. Location, 1227 N. Highland Ave., Los Angeles. 323-461-3311.

Regen Projects: “Glenn Ligon: Double Negative” and “Gillian Wearing: reflections.” Opening reception, 6-8 p.m. Nov. 3. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Exhibits runs through Dec. 23. Location, 6750 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles. 310-276-5424.


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.

Ace/121: “Corrie Siegel: Aphorisms.” Gallery Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday. Exhibit runs through Nov. 11. Location, 121 N. Kenwood St., Glendale. Siegel’s Instagram:

Corey Helford Gallery: “Lisa Ericson, Yulia Pustoshkina, Dena Seiferling: Bound by Nature,” and Kazuki Takamatsu: Parallelization Era,” “Mark Landwehr and Sven Waschk (coarse): Because I Wanted You to Know” and “Literartistry: Art Inspired by the Written Word.” Gallery hours: noon-6 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; and by appointment. Exhibits run through Nov. 11. Location, 571 S. Anderson St., Los Angeles. 310-287-2340.

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:

Lowell Ryan Projects: “Rachel Rickert: Wind and Rattlesnakes.” Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday; and by appointment. Exhibit runs through Nov. 11. Location, 4619 W. Washington Blvd., Los Angeles. 323-413-2584. Email:;

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.

ReflectSpace Gallery: “Hannah Kozak: He Threw the Last Punch Too Hard – A Story of Domestic Violence from a Daughter’s Point of View,” photography. 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 inside the Glendale Central Library, 222 E. Harvard St. 818-548-2021.

L.A. Louver: “Terry Allen: Juarez: Then and Now,” drawings and prints, and “Matt Wedel: Pictures in the Garden” and “Red,” a group show by 15 artists on the color of red. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; and by appointment (call to confirm hours). Exhibits run through Jan. 6. Location, 45 N. Venice Blvd., Venice. 310-822-4955. Terry Allen:


Book Soup: CJ Leede discusses “Maeve Fly,” 7 p.m. Nov. 2. Anna Biller discusses “Bluebeard’s Castle,” 7 p.m. Nov. 3. Deanne Stillman discusses “American Confidential – Uncovering the Bizarre Story of Lee Harvey Oswald and His Mother,” 7 p.m. Nov. 8. Alejandra Campoverdi discusses “First Gen – A Memoir,” 7 p.m. Nov. 9. Circe Moskowitz, editor of “All These Sunken Souls – A Black Horror Anthology” discusses the book with Ryan Douglass and Brent C. Lambert, 7 p.m. Nov. 10. Location, 8818 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 310-659-3110.

Skylight Books: James Spooner and Chris L. Terry, editors of “Black Punk Now – Fiction, Nonfiction and Comics” discuss the topic with Marcus Clayton, Ashaki M. Jackson and Morgan Rhodes, 7 p.m. Nov. 2. Molly McGhee presents “Jonathan Abernathy You Are Kind,” 7 p.m. Nov. 3. Location, 1818 N. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles. 323-660-1175.

Vroman’s Bookstore: Reggie Watts discusses his book “Great Falls, MT: Fast Times, Post-Punk Weirdos and a Tale of Coming Home Again,” 6 p.m. Nov. 3 (ticketed event; $29 plus fees includes one seat and one signed book; reservations here: Neal Shusterman discusses the graphic novel, with illustrations by Andrés Vera Martínez, “Courage to Dream: Tales of Hope in the Holocaust,” 1 p.m. Nov. 4. Sarah James discusses “Last Night at the Hollywood Canteen,” 7 p.m. Nov. 9. Scott Eyman discusses “Charlie Chaplin vs. America – Where Art, Sex and Politics Collided,” 7 p.m. Nov. 10. Lee Goldberg discusses “Calico,” 7 p.m. Nov. 13. Maria Bamford signs “Sure, I’ll Join Your Cult: A Memoir of Mental Illness and the Quest to Belong Anywhere,” 6 p.m. Nov. 14 (ticketed event; $28.99 plus fees includes the signing line and one book; reservations here: Location, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. 626-449-5320.

Barnes and Noble – Burbank: George Schlatter discusses and signs “Still Laughing – A life in Comedy” and Shelley Herman discusses “My Peacock Tale – Secrets of an NBC Page,” 2-4 p.m. Nov. 4. Location, Burbank Town Center, 731 N. San Fernando Road, Burbank. 818-558-1383. Reserve books now due to limited quantities:

Diesel, a Bookstore: Jennifer Graeser Dornbush discusses and signs “Last One Alive,” 6:30 p.m. Nov. 7. Liz Moody discusses and signs “100 Ways to Change Your Life: The Science of Leveling Up Health, Happiness, Relationships and Success,” 6:30 p.m. Nov. 8. Marcia Withers and Kori Withers read from and discuss “Grandma’s Hands,” 3 p.m. Nov. 12. John Densmore discusses and signs “The Doors Unhinged: Jim Morrison’s Legacy Goes on Trial,” 6:30 p.m. Nov. 14. For all events: To reserve a seat, purchase one copy of a book. Location, 225 26th St., Santa Monica. 310-576-9960.

April Showers: The author presents her “Afro Unicorn” series at an event that includes a story time with Chudney Ross, creator of Books and Cookies, 3:30 p.m. Nov. 11. Free to attend but make a reservation on Eventbrite: Matte Argyle, in the Runway Playa Vista shopping mall, 12775 Millennium Drive, Playa Vista. 310-751-6054.

Lori Gottleib: Temple Etz Chaim presents a talk by the author of “Maybe You Should Talk to Someone,” 7 p.m Nov. 12. Admission $36 and up. Reservations required. Location, 1080 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks.

David Brooks – Live Talks LA: The author of “How to Know a Person – The Art of Seeing Others Deeply and Being Deeply Seen” discusses his book with actor-producer Larry Wilmore (“Larry Wilmore: Black on the Air), 8 p.m. Nov. 15. Tickets $50 plus fee, includes a signed book. Reservations required. Aratani Theatre, 244 San Pedro St., Los Angeles.


Sandy Rollman Ovarian Cancer Foundation’s Sandy Sprint California 5K Run/Walk: The event raises awareness of, and funds for research, of ovarian cancer, Nov. 5. Race day registration or check-in, 7:30 a.m.; followed by a welcome, music by the Gay Men’s Chorus Los Angeles, a survivor ceremony and a warm-up by Kaitlin Humphreys, from Orangetheory Fitness, 8:15 a.m.; the run/walk begins at 9 a.m. The course is a dirt trail and flat. Registration $40; $30 ages 11 and younger; $55 for a walker and canine friend. Park in Lot 3 near Shane’s Inspiration Playground in Griffith Park, 4800 Crystal Springs Drive, Los Angeles. The foundation’s information: Details and to register:

New Horizons’ Power of the Purse – Living Your Best Life!: A two-part fundraiser for the nonprofit on Nov. 5: A pop-up boutique, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. (free admission). A gourmet grazing luncheon (by Kori Jones, Simple Life Things founder), designer purse and jewelry raffle and a panel of women entrepreneurs, noon-2 p.m. Nov. 5. Tickets $140 and up for the luncheon and program (reservations required). Funds raised go to programs and services for people with developmental and intellectual disabilities. Horizons Sam’s Cafe, 15725 Parthenia St., North Hills. Details and purchase tickets:

Alzheimer’s Los Angeles – Making Memories Festival: The fundraiser includes music by Grammy Award-winners Ozomatli, Beaux Gris Gris and the Apocalypse, DJ Monalisa, La Misa Negra and J. Rocc, plus the UCLA ACA Lion Dance Troupe, information booths on brain health and healthy lifestyle and food trucks, noon-6 p.m. Nov. 12. Tickets $35; $40 at the door. Bring blanket or lawn chair for seating. Limited on-site parking, $20. Los Angeles Historic Park, 1245 N. Spring St., Los Angeles. Details and purchase tickets:

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


Benita Bike’s DanceArt: The company kicks off its 43rd year of performances with “Griot Songs,” about three stages of womanhood, and “Aspects of Me” and “For Rose,” a remembrance of the choreographer’s mother and their “challenging” relationship, 7 p.m. Nov. 9. Free admission. Los Angeles Mission College, AMP Theatre, 13356 Eldridge Ave., Sylmar. 818-470-5734.


Buon Gusto Ristorante and Bar: “A Taste of Italy” dinner, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 2. Cost $95 plus tax and tip. Reservations required. Location, 15535 Devonshire St., Mission Hills. 818-893-9985.

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

LA Chef’s Kitchens: A new food hall, with 15 small business currently, with a variety of food options — burgers, Greek, juices, ice cream, Mediterranean, Peruvian and teppanyaki. Hours: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. daily; but check the individual restaurant hours on their Instagram (click on tabs from the food hall’s website). Panorama Tower, first floor, 8155 Van Nuys Blvd., Panorama City.


Roots and Reparations – A Genealogical Family Reunion: California Black Women’s Health Project holds the meeting, noon-5 p.m. Nov. 4. Free but register in advance to attend. The Beehive, 1000 E. 60th St., Los Angeles. Details and registration:

Culinary Historians of Southern California – Online Meeting: Cookbook author Kitty Morse discusses “My Family’s Alsatian Wartime Journal, with Recipes,” 10:30 a.m. Nov. 11. Free. Check the website for the Zoom link to be posted.

Care Court – What Is It and What It’s Not – online meeting: National Alliance on Mental Illness – San Fernando and Santa Clarita Valleys present guest speaker Linda Boyd, program manager for the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health, discussing the implementation of Care Court and how it differs from a similar court, Assisted Outpatient Treatment, 7-8:45 p.m. Nov. 15 online on Zoom. Join the Zoom meeting here: By phone, 669-900-9128 and use ID: 81835523630 and # and Passcode: 692327.

Also, information for resources on mental health, Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health: Information about the local NAMI group and their support groups,


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.


Italian American Museum Los Angeles: Nov. 4: “Louis Prima: Rediscovering a Musical Icon,” through Oct. 13, 2024 ( Hours: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Admission free; donations requested. Location, 644 N. Main St., Los Angeles. 213-485-8432.

Wende Museum of the Cold War: Nov. 11: “Darling Godsonny: Ivan the Terrible Advises the Infant Stalin,” and “Visions of Transcendence: Creating Space in East and West,” and “Ceija Stojka and Scenes from Roma Life,” and “Wende Times,” the work of six Los Angeles high school students, from their internships at the Wende Museum, on the topic of social media posts on conspiracy theories and artificial intelligence-generated fake news stories, all four exhibits run through April 7, 2024. Museum closed until Nov. 11. Hours upon opening for new exhbits: noon-4 p.m. Nov. 11; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 12. Regular hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Sunday ( Free admission. Location, 10808 Culver Blvd., Culver City. 310-216-1600. 310-216-1600. Email:

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: Ongoing special exhibit: “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.

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.

Autry Museum of the American West: 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.

Bolton Hall Museum: Hours: 1-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Free admission, but a $3 donation is appreciated. Bolton Hall Museum, 10110 Commerce Ave., Tujunga. 818-352-3420. Email:;

California African American Museum: Closed 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: Permanent galleries and the space shuttle Endeavor are on view. The Endeavor, however, will be on view until Dec. 31, 2023, and then off-view for “several years.” Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Admission is free to the center but there is a charge for special exhibits ( 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.

Discovery Cube Los Angeles: Ongoing special exhibit: “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.

Forest Lawn Museum – Glendale: Ongoing special exhibits: “Reina de Los Angeles,” photography of murals and shrines in Los Angeles that celebrate the Virgin of Guadalupe and Mexican culture from the photo archive of Nydya Mora, through Feb. 11 ( and “Shaping Gravity – Abstract Art Beyond the Picture Plane,” through March 10 ( Also, 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: New: “The House Was Too Small: Yoruba Sacred Arts from Africa and Beyond,” through June 2, 2024. Ongoing exhibit: “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: “William Blake: Visionary,” on loan from Tate Britain, through Jan. 14 ( Ongoing special exhibits: “Reckoning with Millet’s Man with a Hoe,” through Dec. 10 ( “Finding an Audience: Nineteenth Century Drawings,” through Jan. 7, 2024. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Free admission but a timed-ticket admission is required ( 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.

Grammy Museum: Ongoing special exhibits: “Roxy: 50 and Still Rockin’,” through Jan. 7, 2024 ( “Hip-Hop America: The Mix Tape Exhibit,” through Sept. 4, 2024  “Shakira, Shakira: The Grammy Museum Experience,” through winter 2024. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday-Friday and Sunday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday. Admission $18; $15 ages 65 and older; $12 ages 5-17 and college students with ID. Location, 800 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles. 213-725-5700.

Holocaust Museum LA: Ongoing special exhibit: “Sweet Home Sweet: A Story of Survival, Memory and Returns,” photographs in the Galicia Museum in Krakow, Poland, that were taken by Richard Ores depicting his family and friends life in Krakow before World War II and in the Krakow Ghetto during the Holocaust. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Admission $15; $10 ages 65 and older; free for ages 17 and younger. Free admission on Sunday. Admission is by timed admission ticket. Location, 100 The Grove Drive, Los Angeles. 323-651-3704. Email:

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: 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: 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: “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:

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

Martial Arts History Museum: The museum is celebrating 24 years this year. Explore the history of martial arts plus exhibits on Asian art, culture, dance and music. Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday-Sunday. Admission $10; $8 ages 65 and older; $5 ages 6-17. Location, 2319 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank. 818-478-1722. Email:

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: Ongoing special exhibits: “Hollywood Customs: Modified for the Movies,” the exhibit includes vehicles used in film and television. “Corvettes in Competition – Racing America’s Sports Car.” “Around the World on Two Wheels: Highlights from the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum,” through March 2, 2024. “Inside Tesla – Supercharging the Electric Revolution,” prototypes of Tesla vehicles, historical perspective and design study, through April 2024. “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:

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: New: “This Light of Ours: Activist Photographers of the Civil Rights Movement,” through Feb. 25 ( 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.” 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. Nov. 4-5. 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:;


Paul Stein: The violinist, who was with the Los Angeles Philharmonic for 36-years, discusses his music career and performs music by Joplin, Kreisler and Vivaldi, 1 p.m. Nov. 4. Platt Branch Library, 23600 Victory Blvd., Woodland Hills. 818-340-9386. Details:

Dionne Lea – The Way It Is…Now: Concert, 8 p.m. Nov. 4. Tickets $35 and up. El Portal Theatre, Monroe Forum, 5269 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood. 818-508-4200.

Ukrainian Mosaic Orchestra – Benefit Concert for Ukraine: Music from Eastern Europe and world folk music, 7 p.m. Nov. 11. Tickets $40; $50 (purchase on Eventbrite: Zipper Hall at the Colburn School, 200 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles.

Mariah Carey – Merry Christmas One and All!: Concerts, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17 and 7 p.m. Nov. 19. Tickets $119.95 and up. Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood.

Always Tina and Friends: Big Oak Theatre presents Shar Wils performing with cast and a live band, 3 p.m. Nov. 18-19. Tickets $30. Location, 22200 Chatsworth St., Chatsworth. 818-998-0185.

Verdi Chorus: The chorus’ artistic director Anne Marie Ketchum celebrates 40 years as the director with sequences from Verdi’s “Don Carlo,” “Nabucco,” and “La Traviata,” and also Pietro Mascagni’s “Cavalleria Rusticana” and Saint Saëns’ “Samson and Delilah,” 7:30 p.m. Nov. 18 and 4 p.m. Nov. 19. Tickets $40; $30 seniors; $10 students; $50 (front and center seats). First Presbyterian Church, 1220 Second St., Santa Monica.


The Barber of Seville – LA Opera: The opera by Gioachino Rossini is sung in Italian, with English subtitles. Show runs 7:30 p.m. Nov. 2, 4 and 9; 2 p.m. Nov. 12. Tickets $29 and up. Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, 135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles. 213-972-8001.

Love Among the Ruins: A romantic courtroom comedy, a new adaptation of the 1975 made-for-television production written by James Costigan, with JoBeth Williams and Peter Strauss, 3 and 8 p.m. Nov. 4; 1:30 and 6:30 p.m. Nov. 5. Tickets $45 and up. El Portal Theatre, 5269 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood. 818-508-4200. Details:

14/48 Hollywood – The World’s Quickest Theatre Festival: Fourteen plays are written, cast, directed, rehearsed, scored and designed within 48-hours. Performances, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Nov. 3-4. Tickets $25 plus fee (purchase on Eventbrite: The Broadwater, 1078 Lillian Way, Los Angeles.

Smokus Pocus: Magic by Ben Zabin, 9 p.m. Nov. 3. Minimum age: 21. Tickets $35; $50 for a cocktail table for two (must purchase two tickets). El Portal Theatre, Monroe Forum, 5269 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood. 818-508-4200. A glimpse of the show: Tickets:

Van Helsing’s Dracula: An immersive circus dinner theater experience, 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.

The Talented Tenth: The Robey Theatre Co. presents the drama by Richard Wesley, borrowing a 1903 article title written by W.E.B. DuBois about the “likelihood of one-in-ten Black men becoming leaders of Black people by continuing their education, writing books or becoming directly involved in social change,” previews 8 p.m. Nov. 9-10. Show opens 8 p.m. Nov. 11. Show runs 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday; through Dec. 10. No show on Nov. 23. Tickets $20 for previews; $50 opening night; $40 and $25 seniors, students and veterans with ID for the rest of the show’s run. Los Angeles Theatre Center, Theatre Four, 514 S. Spring St., Los Angeles. 213-489-7402.

70, Girls, 70: The Group Rep begins its 51st season with a musical written by Norman L. Martin and David Thompson, based on the play “Breath of Spring” by Peter Coke, adapted by Joe Masteroff, and with music by John Kander and Fred Ebb, opens 8 p.m. Nov. 10. Show runs 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; through Dec. 17. Tickets $40; $35 seniors and students. Lonny Chapman Theatre, main Stage, 10900 Burbank Blvd., North Hollywood. 818-763-5990.

A Christmas Carol: First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood presents the play based on the Charles Dickens 1843 novella, opens 7:30 p.m. Nov. 25. The play is directed by actor-director Jesse Corti and adapted and choreographed by actor Julietta Corti. Show runs 7:30 p.m. Friday; 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday; dates through Dec. 16. Tickets $25; $20 seniors; $15 children and students; $35 VIP (tickets include refreshments after the play at “Fezziwig’s Christmas party”). Tickets are on sale now. Location, 1760 N. Gower St., Hollywood. 323-928-7452.


Bisexual Sadness: The Road Theatre Co. presents the world premiere of a play by India Kotis about a woman who is questioning her sexuality. Minimum age: 14. Show runs 8 p.m. Nov. 2-4; 2 p.m. Nov. 5. Tickets $39; $15 seniors and students. Location, NoHo Senior Arts Colony, 10747 Magnolia Blvd., North Hollywood. 818-761-8838.

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. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; through Nov. 19. Also, 8 p.m. Nov. 17. Tickets $25-$40. Odyssey Theatre, 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. 310-477-2055, Ext. 2.

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 Dec. 3. Also, 2:30 p.m. on Nov. 4 and 25 and Dec. 2. No show on Nov. 24. 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.

Aladdin, the Princess and the Magic Lamp: Storybook Theatre presents a musical for children and their families, book, lyrics and music by Lloyd J. Schwartz. Show runs 1 p.m. Saturdays through Jan. 13, 2024 (no shows on Dec. 23 and 30). Tickets $15. Parking available at a privately-owned lot across the street; credit card-only). Theatre West, 3333 Cahuenga Blvd., W., Los Angeles. 323-851-7977. Details and purchase tickets:

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