Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, July 15-22 – Daily News

Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, July 15-22 – Daily News


Lauren Pearce’s art is part of “Art Genesis, The Beginning of Legacy” group show through Aug. 8 at SHOW Gallery in Los Angeles. (Photo courtesy of Lauren Pearce)


Here is a sampling of things to do in-person and online in the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles area, July 15-22.



Conejo Valley Days: This year’s event includes carnival rides and food only (musical acts and dancing return in 2022). Hours:  5-10 p.m. July 15; 6-11 p.m. July 16; 12:30-10 p.m. July 17; 4-8 p.m. July 18. Admission $5; free for ages 5 and younger.  Discounted tickets may be purchased online for $25 for 10 rides; good for any day of the carnival; Parking is free or $5 VIP. Conejo Creek Park South, use the Janss Road exit from the 23 Freeway, Thousand Oaks. 805-390-1539. Email:

Go Little Tokyo’s Delicious Little Tokyo: Various activities, through July 25. Shop and support small businesses in Little Tokyo, submit your receipts from purchases in Little Tokyo on the website for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate. “Hop” to two food offerings: “Tasty Time Hop” and “Mini Matsuri Hop,” 2-5 p.m. July 17 (tickets $69). “Virtual Food Tour,” 6-7 p.m. July 22 ($5 donation). “Picnic on the Plaza,” noon-4 p.m. July 24 (free). Purchase tickets and register for all events here:

Canoga-Pop: An art show and sale plus musical entertainment, 5-9 p.m. July 22. Begin the tour at Retro Relics, 21501 Sherman Way (at the corner of Alabama Avenue) in Historic Old Town Canoga Park. Support the area by dining at restaurants on and alongside Sherman Way. The event will be held on Sherman Way between Alabama and Jordan avenues. Email:

Jurassic Quest Drive-Thru: Family-friendly dinosaur safari return to the Rose Bowl, July 23-Aug. 1. Hours: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. July 23; 9 a.m.-9 p.m. July 24; 9 a.m.-8 p.m. July 25; closed on July 26-27; 1-8 p.m. July 28; 9 a.m.-8 p.m. July 29; 9 a.m.-9 p.m. July 30-Aug. 1. Tickets $49 per vehicle (must be purchased online in advance). Check the FAQs section on the website for rules about vehicles, audio sound and add-on dinosaur-related purchases. Rose Bowl, 1001 Rose Bowl Drive, Pasadena.

Pasadena Bead and Design Show: Marketplace of beads, vintage clothing, gemstones, art jewelry and jewelry findings, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. July 23-25. Workshops, 8 a.m.-9 p.m. daily (reservations in advance recommended due to limited space; fees for workshops). Admission $8 in advance; $10 (good for all days). Hilton Pasadena, 168 S. Los Robles Ave.

Tequila and Taco Music Festival – Ventura County Fairgrounds: The festival, 1-9:30 p.m. July 24; noon-6:30 p.m. July 25. Tequila sampling, $45, 2-6 p.m. July 24; 1-5 p.m. July 25. Music: Adelaide, Dave Rae, La Sonora Dinamita, Tag Team and Vanilla Ice (July 24); Adelaide, Ozomatli and Dave Rae (July 25). Admission $25 (July 24); $20 (July 25); free for ages 12 and younger (food and tacos extra). Parking $20. Check website for details and rules. Surfer’s Point area (near the beach) at the fairgrounds, 10 W. Harbor Blvd., Ventura.

Ganna Walska Lotusland – Petal to the Metal: A fundraiser for the botanical garden in Montecito, near Santa Barbara, that includes an exhibit of Italian automobiles (1940-1980), art installations by Alex Rasmussen and Chris Wyrick and a chance to wander through the gardens, noon-3:30 p.m. July 24. Tickets $300 (includes beer/wine and light food). Reservations and payment are required in advance from the website (directions and parking information upon reservation). Also, an online auction, July 15-25, on the website (winning bids announced at 3 p.m. July 25). 805-324-8416. Email: Purchase tickets and bid on the online auction from here:

The Original Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit: The walk-through digital art exhibit with well-known works of Vincent van Gogh, opens July 31 and runs through Jan. 2. The exhibit was conceived and designed by Massimiliano Siccardi and the soundtrack by Luca Longobardi. Tickets $39.99 and up for adults; $29.99 children (tickets have added fees; price depends on peak and off-peak times and dates). Viewer discretion: sequences of bright flashing lights. The exhibit is at the former Amoeba Music building, 6400 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood.

Wings Over Camarillo Airshow and Classic/Exotic Car and Motorcycle Show: The event, that was cancelled last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, returns with aerial performances, classic car and motorcycle show, a STEM pavilion and a “Veterans Hangar,” 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 21-22. The event is presented by Oxnard Auto Center. All tickets must be purchased online (no tickets sold at the door). General admission $30; $20 for active military with ID; $10 ages 6-16; VIP Chalet (with seating provided and VIP parking): $130 on Aug. 21; $120 on Aug. 22; $80 for ages 6-12 with paid VIP Chalet adult admission. For general admission, bring blanket or chairs for seating (also, the viewing area has changed to the “east ramp” only). Camarillo Airport, 555 Airport Way.




Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood: Take a tour of the working studio and enjoy seeing special attractions including sets from the television shows “The Big Bang Theory” and “Friends.” Minimum age 5 (no children allowed ages 4 and younger). Also, ages 18 and older must show a valid government-issued photo ID. Hours: 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Thursday-Monday starting July 15. Tickets must be purchased in advance and online: $57 and up (for Southern California residents); $69 and up (non-Southern California residents). Parking, $15, at 3400 Warner Blvd., Burbank (follow the signs for tour parking). (Tour site, 3400 W. Riverside Drive, Burbank.) 818-977-8687.




William Turner Gallery: “Confluence,” a group show with recent work from the gallery’s artists, opens noon-6 p.m. July 17 ( Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Exhibit runs through Sept. 6. 2525 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica. 310-453-0909.

Nicodim Gallery: “Jorge Peris: Desembarco en el País de Nunca Jamás,” opening reception, 5-7 p.m. July 17 (make a reservation here: Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday (make a reservation here: Exhibit runs through Aug. 21. 1700 S. Santa Fe Ave., Los Angeles. 213-265-7166. Email:

Art in the Park: Allied Artists of the Santa Monica Mountains and Seashore hold the art exhibit and sale with art from a dozen local artists, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 18. The fine arts organization supports conservation and maintenance in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area and local parks. Pacific Palisades Village Green, 15290 Sunset Blvd., Pacific Palisades.

Felix Art Fair 2021: An open air, contemporary art sale with artists represented from 29 Los Angeles art galleries. Hours: 5-8 p.m. July 29; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. July 30-31; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 1 Admission $75. Check the rules on Covid-19 cautions on the website. Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, 7000 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood.




Topanga Canyon Art Gallery: Toby Salkin: Unleashed.” Gallery hours: noon-5 p.m. Friday-Sunday; and by appointment. Exhibit runs through July 25. 120 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga. 424-326-6429.

Lief Gallery: “Rachel DuVall: Off the Grid,” an exhibit by the Los Angeles-based textile artist. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Exhibit runs through July 31. 1117 N. McCadden Place, Los Angeles. 323-745-5048.

Wood Symphony Gallery: “Michael Mode – Intricate Symmetry.” View the exhibit online through July 31. 818-720-7299. Email:

SCAA Gallery: “Urban View,” a group show, with art depicting views of buildings, cities and towns. Gallery hours: 4-7 p.m. Monday-Friday; 1-7 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Exhibit runs through Aug. 1. 22508 Sixth St., Newhall.

Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art at Pepperdine University: “On Location in Malibu 2021: Paintings by the California Art Club.” Exhibit runs through Aug. 1. In-person viewing with a reservation to be announced; check back here: View the online exhibit here:

SHOW Gallery: “Art Genesis – The Beginning of Legacy,” group show curated by Mashonda Tifrere. Artists: Yulia Bas, Uniyme Edet, Martin Alexander Spratlen Etem, Lanise Howard, Ruth Owens, Lauren Pearce, Chantel Walkes. Gallery hours: by appointment (see the website’s calendar to request an appointment time). Exhibit runs through Aug. 8. 1515 N. Gardner St., Los Angeles. 323-834-8142. Email:

William Rolland Gallery of Fine Art at California Lutheran University: “Escapism: Senior Art Exhibit 2021,” a virtual exhibit of art from graduating art majors at the university. Exhibit runs through Sept. 23.




Book Soup: Grady Hendrix discusses “The Final Girl support Group,” 6 p.m. July 15 ( Scott Shepherd discusses “The Last Commandment,” 6 p.m. July 19 ( Zakiya Dalila Harris discusses “The Other Black Girl,” 6 p.m. July 21 ( Liz Brown discusses “Twilight Man: Love and Ruin in the Shadows of Hollywood and the Clark Empire,” 6 p.m. July 23 ( Matthew Specktor discusses “Always Crashing in the Same Car – On Art, Crisis and Los Angeles, California,” 6 p.m. July 27 ( Mena Suvari discusses her memoir “The Great Peace,” 6 p.m. July 28 ( Register in advance for the Crowdcast live streaming talks through the links. Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 310-659-3110.

Vroman’s Bookstore: Kimberly B. Cummings discusses “Next Move, Best Move: Transitioning into a Career You’ll Love,” 6 p.m. July 15 ( A thriller panel: Alexa Donne discusses “The Ivies,” Laurie Elizabeth Flynn discusses “The Girls are All So Nice Here” and Kara Thomas discusses “That Weekend,” 3 p.m. July 17 ( Register in advance for the online Crowdcast event. 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. 626-449-5320.

Skylight Books: Dana Spiotta discusses “Wayward,” 6:30 p.m. July 15 ( Yaa Gyasi discusses “Transcendent Kingdom,” 1 p.m. July 16 (ticketed event, $24, includes the book when it becomes available; Nobuko Miyamoto discusses “Not Yo’ Butterfly – My Long Song of Relocation, Race, Love and Revolution,” 6:30 p.m. July 19 ( Rachel Yoder discusses “Nightbitch,” 6:30 p.m. July 20 ( Register in advance for these online events. 1818 N. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles. 323-660-1175.

Autobooks-Aerobooks: Harold Osmer signs “Where They Raced – Turn 3,” 10 a.m.-2 p.m. July 17. Bruce Meyer signs “Deuce! – The 1932 Ford Hot Rods from the Bruce Meyer Collection, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. July 24. Place an order for a signed copies online. 2900 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank. 818-845-0707.

Chevalier’s Books: Rosecrans Baldwin discusses “Everything Now – Lessons from the City-State of Los Angeles,” 7 p.m. July 19 (order the book and receive a signed bookplate; Chris Stuck discusses “Give My Love to the Savages – Stories,” 7 p.m. July 21 ( Register in advance for the online book talks and to order books. The bookstore is open, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. 126 N. Larchmont Blvd., Los Angeles. 323-465-1334.




Dance at Dusk at the Music Center: Alonzo King’s “LINES” ballet, live stream, 7:30 p.m. July 18. Free. Sign up in advance to watch from here:




Michelangelo – Artistic Colossus: Art and cultural history lecturer Gregorio Luke discusses the artist, 6-8 p.m. July 17. Tickets $9.58. Check here to purchase tickets for the Zoom presentation:

Homelessness, Mental Illness, Addiction – It’s Time! An Encino Town Hall: Hear from service providers about what is working and what is not working and what state legislators and the City of Los Angeles are doing on the topic, 1:30-3:30 p.m. July 18. Presented by the Sisters of Social Service, in conjunction with the Holy Spirit Retreat Center, and Anima Foundation International. Questions to Sister Rochelle Mitchell, Watch the meeting on YouTube here:

The Monuments Men and the Getty: Sherman Oaks Friends of the Library present a talk by Getty Museum gallery teacher Lee Rubinstein on the topic of art stolen from Jewish families by the Nazis and where those works of art are today, 6:15 p.m. July 19. Free. Email: Register in advance for the Zoom talk here:

Congressman Brad Sherman Telephone Town Hall: Sherman discusses economic recovery after the COVID-19 pandemic and other national issues, 7 p.m. July 21. Make a reservation and to submit a question: Join the call here: 877-229-8493 and use Pin Code: 13402.

San Fernando Valley Historical Society: Guest speaker Mike Malone, a retired ranger with the National Park Service, discusses “Film History of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area,” 7 p.m. July 22. Mask-wearing preferred. Andrés Pico Adobe, courtyard, 10940 Sepulveda Blvd., Mission Hills (enter the parking lot from Brand Boulevard junction of Sepulveda). The society’s Facebook:




Ruth’s Chris Steak House – Tastemaker Dinner Series: The dinner features Orin Swift wine pairings with the five-course meal at two locations: July 22 and 28 at 369 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena; 626-583-8122; July 28-29 at 6100 Topanga Canyon Blvd. (the Promenade), Woodland Hills; 818-227-9505. Cost $130 per person. Reservations in advance required.




Petersen Automotive Museum: July 15 and 25: The museum and the Motorcycle Arts Foundation hold a cruise-in for a new museum exhibit “ADV: Overland” on the history of overland motorcycles from 1903-2020, 6:30 p.m. July 15 (tickets $25 and purchase must be made in advance ( “Bruce Meyer’s American Car Cruise-In: Hot Rods,” 9:30 a.m. July 25 (join a rally, from Santa Paula, $100; vehicle submission $35 or $55; spectator-only $25; must be purchased in advance; see details here: Ongoing: “The Aesthetic of Motoring: 90 Years of Pininfarina,” highlights the Italian car design firm and coach-builder on their anniversary year, through Dec. 5. Also: “Building an Electric Future: The Technology of Today for the Vehicles of Tomorrow,” “Hollywood Dream Machines,” “Porsche: Redefining Performance” and “Supercars: A Century of Spectacle and Speed.” Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Admission $16; $14 ages 62 and older; $11 ages 4-17. All tickets must be purchased in advance. Check website for health and safety guideline for museum visits. 6060 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. 323-930-2277.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art: Aug. 8: “Acting Out: Cabinet Cards and the Making of Modern Photography, 1870-1900,” through Nov. 7. Tickets must be purchased in advance (no ticket sales at the museum). Plan your visit information here: 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. 323-857-6010.




Autry Museum of the American West: Special exhibits: “What’s Her Story: Women in the Archives,” through Aug. 28; “When I Remember I See Red: American Indian Art and Activism in California,” through Nov. 15 (more on exhibitions here: Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Admission $14; $10 for ages 60 and older and students; $6 ages 3-12 ( 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles. 323-667-2000.

California African American Museum: Special exhibits: “Sanctuary: Recent Acquisitions to the Permanent Collection,” through July 21; “Enunciated Life,” through Aug. 15. “April Bey: Atlantica, The Gilda Region” through Jan. 17; “Rights and Rituals: The Making of African American Debutante Culture,” through Feb. 27. Free admission. Check the museum’s Facebook for updates ( 600 State Drive (in Exposition Park), Los Angeles. 213-744-2084.

California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks: Ongoing exhibits: “Defining Beauty,” the museum’s third annual international juried exhibit with mixed media, paintings and video artwork (art from Zara Monet Feeney, Sungjae Lee and Francene Levinson), and “Jonathan Michael Castillo: Car Culture.” Both exhibits run through Aug. 8. Hours: noon-6 p.m. Friday-Sunday. Admission free; donation $6. 350 W. Hillcrest Drive, second level, Thousand Oaks. 805-405-5240. Email:

California Science Center: A new, permanent exhibit “Life Beginnings” that explores how living things reproduce and develop. The exhibit is hands-on and immersive. Current special exhibits: “The Art of the Brick,” sculptures made with Lego bricks by artist Nathan Sawaya, and “PERNiCiEM” The Endangered Species Connection,” a companion Lego brick sculptures exhibit to “The Art of the Brick,” with photography by Dean West (included in the ticket). Timed-ticket entry is required. The center recommends making reservations online in advance. Admission is free to the center but there is a charge for special exhibits. The IMAX Theater is open with the screenings of “Hubble” and “Under the Sea” (admission fee for movies). Parking $12. 700 Exposition Park Drive, Los Angeles.

Craft Contemporary: Special exhibits: “Cathy Cooper: Dramatis Personae,” “Making Time,” group show from artists who have had solo exhibits at the museum over the past 10 years, and “Tomoshibi: Glass Works by Kazuki Takizawa,” all three through Sept. 12. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday.. Admission $9; $7 seniors, students and ages 9 and younger. 5814 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles.

Forest Lawn Museum – Glendale: Special exhibit: “Judson Studios: Stained Glass from Gothic to Street Style,” through Sept. 12. Exhibit includes stained glass artwork, preparatory drawings, archival photographs and watercolors plus some of Forest Lawn-Glendale’s own stained glass collection. Free. Send an email requesting a reservation in advance to (include your name, number of people in hour group, time and date when you would like to visit; a reply will be sent). The exhibit only allows for 15 people per half-hour and walk-ups may be turned away due to capacity. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday. 1712 S. Glendale Blvd., Glendale. 323-340-4782.

Fowler Museum at UCLA: Special exhibits: “The Map and the Territory: 100 Years of Collecting at UCLA,” through Oct. 24, and “Photo Cameroon: Studio Portraiture, 1970-1990s,” through Dec. 5. Hours: noon-5 p.m. Thursday-Sunday. Admission is free. Use parking lot 4 (198 Westwood Plaza at Sunset Boulevard). 308 Charles E. Young Drive N., Westwood.

The Getty Center: Special exhibit: “Paolo Veneziano – Art and Devotion in 14th-Century Venice,” through Oct. 3. Ongoing: “In Focus: Protest,” photography on the subject, through Oct. 10. “Mario Giacomelli: Figure/Ground,” photography, and “The Expanded Landscape,” photography from 1990 to today. See European art up to 1900, the gardens, modern architecture and scenic views. Hours: 10 a.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Free admission but a timed-ticket admission is required for now ( Parking $20 ( Getty Center Drive at North Sepulveda Boulevard, Los Angeles. 310-440-7300.

The Getty Villa: Special exhibits: “Mesopotamia: Civilization Begins,” through Aug. 16, and “Assyria: Palace Art of Ancient Iraq,” through Sept. 5, 2022. Closed on Tuesdays. Free, but an advance, timed-entry ticket is required: Parking, $20, purchase in advance is advised ( 17985 Pacific Coast Highway, Pacific Palisades. 310-440-7300.

Grammy Museum: Special exhibits: “Dave Matthews Band: Inside and Out,” through December; “Motown: The Sound of Young America,” through January; and “Y Para Siempre…Marco Antonio Solis,” through April. Hours: noon-6 p.m. Friday-Sunday.  Admission $15; $13 ages 65 and older and ages 6-17 (tickets need to be purchased in advance online). 800 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles. 213-725-5700.

Italian American Museum of Los Angeles: Hours: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Free/donation appreciated. 644 N. Main St., Los Angeles. 213-485-8432.

Japanese American National Museum: Special exhibit: “A Life in Pieces: The Diary and Letters of Stanley Hayami,” through Jan. 9. Ongoing: “Common Ground.” 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 tickets required). 100 N. Central Ave., Los Angeles. 213-625-0414. Facebook:

Japan House Los Angeles: Special exhibit “Reconnecting: A Vision of Unity by Kengo Kito,” an art installation using more than 2,000 colored hoops, through Sept. 6.  Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. Free admission (timed ticket gets priority over walk-in). The exhibit is on level 2. The museum is at Hollywood & Highland, 6801 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. 800-516-0565.;

LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes: Special exhibit: “afroLAinidad: Mi Casa, My City,” through Sept. 19. Check the website for a selection on online programs. Hours: noon-4 p.m. Thursday-Sunday. Admission is by timed-tickets and purchased online. 501 N. Main St., Los Angeles. 213-542-6259.

MOCA: Special exhibits: “Jennifer Packer: Every Shut Eye Ain’t Sleep” and “Evidence: Selections from the Collection” and “Making Space: Recent Photography Acquisitions” (all three through Feb. 21. Hours: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday-Sunday (except closed on July 4). Admission is by reserved in advance timed-entry. Admission is free (except for special exhibits $18; $10 seniors and students; free for ages 11 and younger). MOCA Grand Avenue, 250 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles. 213-633-5351.

Mullin Automotive Museum: Hours: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday-Sunday. Timed-tickets must be purchased in advance ($16; $14 ages 65 and older and ages 13-17; $10 ages 3-12. 1421 Emerson Ave., Oxnard. Email:

Natural History Museum Los Angeles County: Special exhibit: The Butterfly Pavilion, through Sept. 6 (pavilion tickets, $6, here: 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. 900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles.

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum: Special exhibit: “FBI: From Al Capone to Al Qaeda,” through Jan. 9. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily. Admission: $29.95; $26.95 ages 62 and older; $22.95 ages 11-17; $19.95 ages 3-10; purchasing tickets in advance is recommended but not required ( 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley.

Skirball Cultural Center: Special exhibit: “Ai Weiwei: Trace,” portraits of past and present activists and free speech advocates from around the world created by the use of Lego bricks, through Aug. 1. Admission is by advance time-entry ticket ($12; $9 seniors and students; $7 ages 2-12; 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. 310-440-4500.

Valley Relics Museum: Take a trip down San Fernando Valley memory lane with an “Open Air Museum Experience,” 11 a.m.-4 p.m. July 17-18 (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.;;

Wende Museum of the Cold War: The museum is open, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Sunday. Two virtual exhibits: “Transformations: Living Room – > Flea Market – > Museum – > Art” and “See Thy Neighbor: Stern Photographers Thomas Hoepker and Harald Schmitt in the GDR.” The museum has a collection of Cold War art, artifacts, films and other materials from 1945-1991 Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union. Online items to explore include a coloring book, artwork, oral histories, music and historical videos. Free admission. 10808 Culver Blvd., Culver City. 310-216-1600. Online content:




MusiKaravan: A series of short films that follow classical music violinists Etienne Gara and YuEun Gemma Kim — founders of Delirium Musicum — as they perform music around California, 10 a.m. July 15 and 22. ( Presented by the Soraya at Cal State University Northridge. Watch on Vimeo here:

Hollywood Bowl – 2021 Summer Season: Peter and the Wolf, narrated by Viola Davis and performed by the Los Angeles Philharmonic conducted by Gustavo Dudamel, 8 p.m. July 15 (; Christina Aguilera and the Los Angeles Philharmonic conducted by Gustavo Dudamel, 8 p.m. July 16-17 (; Kamasi Washington and Earl Sweatshirt, 7 p.m. July 18 (a KCRW concert; here for KCRW’s World Festival concerts ( Find lease events here: and Mariachi USA concert, Aug. 22, here: 2301 N. Highland Blvd., Hollywood.

City of Santa Clarita Concerts in the Park: AbbaFab, a tribute to Abba, 7 p.m. July 17. Upcoming concerts, all begin at 7 p.m.: Space Oddity, a tribute to David Bowie, July 24; the Rising, a tribute to Bruce Springsteen, July 31; Lao Tizer, Latin jazz, Aug. 14; the Who Invasion, a tribute to the Who, Aug. 21; Mick Adams and the Stones, a tribute to the Rolling Stones, Aug. 28. Central Park, 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road, Santa Clarita. Email: 

Music at the Odyssey: Mike Cottone, Neel Gosh, Max Sheldon and a house band led by bass musician and musical director John Snow, 8 p.m. July 17. Tickets $25. Check the website for performers on July 31. Odyssey Theatre, 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. 310-477-2055, Ext. 2.

Concerts at Warner Park: Valley Cultural Foundation brings back the summertime concerts, 5:30-8 p.m. Schedule: the Coma La Flor Band, a Selena tribute, July 18; Surf City All Stars, a Beach Boys tribute, July 25; Heart vs. Fleetwood Mac, Aug. 1; check the website for other concerts through Sept. 5. Free admission; some VIP seats, with and without parking available (these fees are used as donations to the foundation for programs). Event parking begins at 4:30 p.m. in the parking structure on Califa Avenue. Warner Park, 5800 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Woodland Hills. Concert hotline, 818-888-0822.

Glendale Noon Concerts: Flutist Katherine Marsh and violist Patrick Marsh perform music by Bach, Devienne, Pleyel and Vieuxtemps, 12:10 p.m. July 21. Free; donations welcome. 818-244-7241. Use the link for the concert from here:

Heroes in Many Forms – A Classical Concert at St. Mel Catholic Church to Benefit the Loyola Marymount University Law School Project for the Innocent: Music includes Beethoven’s Third Symphony in Eb and Fanny Mendelssohn’s Hiob Cantata, 7:30 p.m. July 24. Performers include: Paul Piazza, conductor & solo trumpet; soloists Elena DeMattos, Marijo DeMattos, Jesse Merlin and Veronica Vos. Francesco Alleruzzo is the music director at St. Mel Catholic Church. Tickets $20; free for ages 10 and younger. St. Mel Catholic Church, 20870 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills.

The Everly Set – A Celebration of the Everly Brothers: Sean Altman and Jack Skuller celebrate the duo’s harmony and their hit songs, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 21. Tickets $40 ( Bank of America Performing Arts Center, Scherr Forum, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks.

The Hella Mega Tour with Green Day, Fall Out Boy and Weezer: 5:30 p.m. Sept. 3. Tickets $29.50 and up. Dodger Stadium, 1000 Vin Scully Ave., Los Angeles.

Dayglow: The Austin, Texas-based singer-songwriter, 8 p.m. Sept. 15. Opening act, Arlie. Doors open, 7 p.m. Tickets $25. Fonda Theatre, 6126 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles 323-464-6269.

Chris Isaak: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 22. Tickets $42 and up ( Bank of America Performing Arts Center, Scherr Forum, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks.




The Road Theater Co.’s Summer Playwrights Festival July 15-Aug. 1: The online festival opens with “Origin Story” by Nathan Alan Davis, 6 p.m. July 15. “Here Is Where” by Vasanti Saxena, 6 p.m. July 16. “Stuck With Fred” by Timothy Nolan, 2 p.m. July 17. “Modern Minstrels” by Kermit Frazier, 6 p.m. July 17. “M-Theory, a Play Told in 11 Dimensions” by Jami Brandli, 2 p.m. July 18. Five One-Act Plays, 6 p.m. July 18. Check the website for the full schedule and play details (play blocks, July 22-25 and July 29-Aug. 1). Donation $15 (

Cryptids Unscripted Poetry Slam: Emo and creepy poetry, 4 p.m. July 17. The virtual live show is presented by Em Schulz and Christine Schiefer, creators of the comedy podcast “And That’s Why We Drink.” Minimum age: mature audience. Tickets $10.50. Purchase tickets and details on how to watch:

Another Gin Game: A reading of a new play by Gary Kaskel about a gossip fest between former show business legends, 7 p.m. July 18. Performers: Ed Asner, Donté Ashon Green and Ruta Lee. Tickets $28. Theatre 40, in the Reuben Cordova Theatre at Beverly Hills High School, 241 S. Moreno Drive. 310-364-0535.

The Last, Best Small Town: A play by John Guerra about two neighboring families, one Latinx and one white, whose lives entwine, opens 7:30 p.m. July 31. Show runs 7:30 p.m. Aug. 7, 15, 22 and 28; other dates through Nov. 6. Tickets $26, $42, $60; $15 or $25 ages 65 and older; $10 ages 5-15. Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga. 310-455-3723.

American Theatre Guild – Broadway Is Back in Thousand Oaks Series: “An Officer and a Gentleman” begins the season, Nov. 11-14. Check out other plays, pre-sale and season tickets on the website. Bank of America Performing Arts Center, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. 805-449-2787.




Motel 66: The The Yard at the Group Rep presents 12 new one-act plays that are performed as two different programs. Program A: “Head East” runs 8 p.m. Thursday and Saturday, now through July 31. Program 1: “Go West” runs 8 p.m. Friday and Sunday, through July 30. Tickets $20 per each program, or $30 for both. Performances are outdoors, 10900 Burbank Blvd., North Hollywood. 818-763-5990.

Taming the Lion: A play by Jack Rushen about William Haines, the first openly gay movie star in the 1920s. Show runs 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday through Aug. 1. Tickets $35. Theatre 40, in the Reuben Cordova Theatre at Beverly Hills High School, 241 S. Moreno Drive. 310-364-0535.

Julius Caesar: William Shakespeare’s play. Show runs, 4 p.m. July 18; 7:30 p.m. July 24; other dates through Oct. 30. Tickets $26, $42, $60; $15 or $25 ages 65 and older; $10 ages 5-15. Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga. 310-455-3723.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream: William Shakespeare’s comedy. Show runs, 7:30 p.m. July 17; 4 p.m. July 25; other dates through Nov. 7. Tickets $26, $42, $60; $15 or $25 ages 65 and older; $10 ages 5-15. Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga. 310-455-3723.


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