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Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, Jan. 27-Feb. 3 – LA Daily News

Here is a sampling of things to do in-person and online in the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles area, Jan. 27-Feb. 3.
Check websites or call for updates, cancellations and postponements of in-person events due to Covid-19 concerns.
Holocaust Museum LA’s Virtual Commemoration of International Holocaust Remembrance Day and the Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz – Two online programs: Holocaust survivor David Lenga bears witness to the Shoah (Hebrew for “catastrophe”) 11 a.m. Jan. 27 (register in advance for the Zoom link: Later in the day, cartographer Pavel Belsky discusses the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau and Hillel Newman, PhD, consul general of Israel to the Pacific Southwest Region, gives remarks on the remembrance, 6 p.m. (register in advance for the Zoom link: Visit the museum, by reservation-only, 100 The Grove Drive, Los Angeles.
Descanso Gardens: Stroll through garden areas to see camellias in bloom, toyon berries and winter annuals in January, plus, in February, see daffodils, magnolias and cherry trees, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Also, see “Full Circle: A Return to the Land” with art, contemporary Tongva artifacts, landscape plans, maps and photographs, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily through March 13 in the Sturt Haaga Gallery. Admission $15; $11 ages 65 and older and students with ID; $5 ages 5-12 (purchase in advance; also, Descanso Gardens is currently a cashless venue; The Boddy House and the Enchanted Railroad are currently closed. See the What’s in Bloom list here: 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge. 818-949-4200.
Grand National Roadster Show: Have fun viewing custom and muscle cars, lowriders, motorcycles, hot rods and trucks. Hours: noon-8 p.m. Jan. 28; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Jan. 29; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Jan. 30. Admission $25 ages 13 and older per day (or $75 for a three-day pass); $10 ages 6-12 per day (or $30 for a three-day pass). Pomona Fairplex, 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona.
Sounds of the Ocean: An immersive experience with sounds of marine life, live music and singing and visuals, 7 p.m. Jan. 30. Tickets $45 and up. Event benefits Oceanic Global. Wisdome LA Immersive Art Park, 1147 Palmetto St., Los Angeles. Details and to purchase tickets:
Princess Diana Exhibition – Accredited Access: Walk-through exhibit of photos with stories by royal photographer Anwar Hussein and his sons Zak and Samir. Timed tickets, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday through Feb. 27. Admission $25; $20 ages 65 and older; $17 ages 12 and younger (other options available that include the program). Santa Monica Place, 315 Colorado Blvd., Santa Monica.
Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit: The walk-through digital art exhibit with well-known works of Vincent van Gogh, through March 20. 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.
Mystic Universe at Wisdome LA Immersive Art Park: Immersive art across three domes with fractal, graphic, installation, meditative, projection and visionary art from artists Igor Baranko, Julius Horsthuis and Luminokaya. Hours: 4-10 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday; 4-6 p.m. Friday; noon-6 p.m. and 6-10 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Event runs through March 27. Tickets $50 and up. Wisdome LA, 1147 Palmetto St., Los Angeles.
Forest Lawn Museum at Forest Lawn-Glendale: “Evening Mile: The Paintings of Julika Lackner,” nocturnal landscapes of Southern California created between 2005-2021, opens Jan. 29. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Exhibit runs through May 1. 1712 S. Glendale Ave., Glendale. 323-340-4782.
Topanga Canyon Gallery: “Patrick Ramsey: Unequivocal,” photography, and “Ksenia Sadavodava: Pounds,” acrylic paintings, both opening on Jan. 28. Opening reception, 4-7 p.m. Jan. 29 (outside on the deck; masks and social distancing required inside gallery). Gallery hours: 2-7 p.m. Friday; noon-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Exhibits run through Feb. 13. 137 S. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga. Email:;
Nicodim Gallery: “Stefania Batoeva – Something to Me.” Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Exhibit run through Jan. 29. Upstairs at the gallery, 1700 S. Santa Fe Ave., #160, Los Angeles. 213-265-7166. Email:;
William Turner Gallery: “Greg Miller: Flashbacks.” Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Exhibit runs through Jan. 29. 2525 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica. 310-453-0909. Email:
Lobby Gallery at the MAIN: The Collage Lab presents a group show “Picking Up the Pieces.” Exhibit runs through Jan. 30. 24266 Main St., Newhall. Information about the MAIN: 661-290-2255 or Details about the exhibit:
Tufenkian Fine Arts Gallery: “Ara Oshagan – How the World Might Be,” art from photographer and installation artist and a book launch for “displaced.” Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Exhibit runs through Feb. 5. 216 S. Louise St., Glendale. 818-484-5688. Email:
Jo Mora – Mapmaker of the American West: See the exhibit of illustrated maps and ephemera at the Annenberg Gallery at Los Angeles Central Library. Library hours: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 1-5 p.m. Sunday (see the website to confirm hours). Exhibit runs through Feb. 6. 630 W. Fifth St., Los Angeles. More on the exhibit:
Corey Helford Gallery: “Art Collector Starter Kit VIII,” group show of 12″ x 12″ works (main gallery). Also, “Jasmine Becket-Griffith – New Works” and “Josie Morway – Wealth and Hellness.” Gallery hours: noon-6 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. Exhibits run through Feb. 12. 571 S. Anderson St., Los Angeles. 310-287-2340.
Lowell Ryan Projects: “Erin Trefry – Box of Rain.” Gallery hours: noon-6 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday; and by appointment. Exhibit runs through Feb. 12. 4619 W. Washington Blvd., Los Angeles. Email: 323-413-2584.;
Vellum LA: “Elsewhere Is a Negative Mirror,” group show of NFT-backed digital art. Gallery hours: 1-6 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday; and by appointment. Exhibit runs through Feb. 12. 7673 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles. Email:
Santa Clarita Artists Association Gallery: “Earth, Wind and Fire,” group show. Gallery hours: 4-7 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday (current hours for winter; call to confirm hours). Exhibit runs through Feb. 13. The gallery is located at 22508 Sixth St., Newhall. Voice mail, 661-244-7689.
Wood Symphony Gallery: “Alain Mailland: The Soul of the Wood,” online exhibit, through Feb. 15. 818-720-7299. Email:
Regen Projects: “Rachel Harrison – Caution Kneeling Bus.” Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Exhibit runs through Feb. 26. 6750 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles. 310-276-5424.;
David Kordansky Gallery: “Jonas Wood: Plants and Animals,” paintings. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday (make a reservation here: Exhibit runs through March 5. 5130 W. Edgewood Place, Los Angeles. 323-935-3030.
Brand Library and Art Center: Glendale Library, Arts & Culture present “Let Me Talk,” installations, paintings, photography and sculptures by 24 artists. Masks required. Hours: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Exhibit runs through March 19. 1601 W. Mountain St., Glendale. 818-548-2051.;
L.A. Louver: “Leon Kossoff: A Life in Painting,” a posthumous survey of paintings by the artist who died in 2019. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday (reservations for appointments are preferred). Exhibit runs through March 26. 45 N. Venice Blvd., Venice. 310-822-4955. Email:
Book Soup: Sofi Thanhuaser discusses “Worn: The People’s History of Clothing,” 6 p.m. Jan. 27 ( Scott Meslow discusses “From Hollywood with Love – The Rise and Fall (and Rise Again) of the Romantic Comedy,” 6 p.m. Feb. 1 ( Erich Schwartzel discusses “Red Carpet – Hollywood, China and the Global Battle for Cultural Supremacy,” 6 p.m. Feb. 9 ( Register in advance for the Crowdcast events from the links. The bookstore is located, 8818 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 310-659-3110.
Skylight Books: Andrew Lipstein discusses “Last Resort,” 6 p.m. Jan. 27 ( Bernardine Evaristo discusses “Manifesto: On Never Giving Up,” 1 p.m. Jan. 28 ($29 for book with a signed bookplate and the link to watch; $5 for the live stream link only: Wajahat Ali discusses “Go Back to Where You Came From – and Other Helpful Recommendations on How to Become American,” 6 p.m. Jan. 31 ( Kendra James discusses “Admissions – A Memoir of Surviving Boarding School,” 7 p.m. Feb. 18 (in-person; masks required). Register in advance for the Crowdcast events from the links. 1818 N. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles. 323-660-1175.
Diesel, A Bookstore: Joe Ide discusses and signs “The Goodbye Coast (A Philip Marlowe Novel), 3 p.m. Jan. 29. T. Jefferson Parker discusses and signs “A Thousand Steps,” 3 p.m. Jan. 30. Antoine Wilson discusses “Mouth to Mouth,” 1 p.m. Feb. 2 (Watch on A Mighty Blaze YouTube channel here: Gregg Hurwitz discusses and signs “Dark Horse.” 6:30 p.m. Feb. 8. Sheila Darcey discusses and signs “Sketch by Sketch: A Creative Path to Emotional Healing and Transformation!,” 2 p.m. Feb. 13. Masks required for all in-person events. In-person events are held in the courtyard, 225, 26th St., Santa Monica. 310-576-9960.
Chevalier’s Books: Nancy Balbirer, in conversation with Howard Morris, discusses her memoir “Almost Romance,” 7 p.m. Feb. 1. Register in advance for the Zoom link and preorder a signed copy of the book: The bookstore is at 133 N. Larchmont Blvd., Los Angeles. 323-465-1334.
Vroman’s Bookstore: Kim Fay discusses her novel “Love & Saffron,” 6 p.m. Feb. 9 ( Randal J. Metz discusses “Enchanted Strings – Bob Baker Mationetter Theater,” 1 p.m. Feb. 12 ( Register in advance for the Crowdcasts events from the links. Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. 626-449-5320. The bookstore is located at 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. 626-449-5320.
Autobooks-Aerobooks: Brian Clune discusses and signs “Legends & Lore – Along California’s Highway 395,” 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 12. Place an order for a signed copies of books online. 2900 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank. 818-845-0707.
The People’s Showcase: Comedy, improv, sketch and music, 8:30 p.m. Jan. 29. Scheduled performers: Max Byrd, Tron Jones, Breanna Kelley, Alyssa Sabo, Chaun Tucker. Doors open, 8 p.m. Tickets $15 online; $20 at the door. Fourth Wall Cafe, 5220 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. Details and to purchase tickets online:
Tom Papa: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 19. Tickets $35 ( Scherr Forum Theatre at Bank of America Performing Arts Center, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. 805-449-2787.
Throwaway Line: Choreographer-dancer Shade Théret performs the “tragic-romantic-thrill-comedy dance solo, 8 p.m. Jan. 29. A question and answer follows the performance. Tickets $20; $15 students with valid ID. Odyssey Theatre, 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. 310-477-2055, Ext. 2.
San Fernando Valley Historical Society: Guest speaker Andrea Richards discusses “Classic Joints and Iconic Eats in the City of Angels,” 7 p.m. Jan. 27. Go to the Zoom link here:, or go to and use ID: 8763494921 and Passcode: sfvhs (lower case).;
Keith Ladzinski: The adventure photographer and filmmaker presents his show “Force of Nature,” 8 p.m. Jan. 28. Tickets $41 and up ( Kavli Theatre at Bank of America Performing Arts Center, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. 805-449-2787.
Poetry Reading and Mini-Haiku Workshop: Descanso Gardens presents author Naomi Hirahara moderating the program of poetry on nature by Gloria Alvarez, Traci Kato-Kiriyama, Kenji Liu, Phoebe MacAdams and Mariano Zaro, followed by the haiku workshop, 2-3:30 p.m. Feb. 5. Free with admission, $15; $11 ages 65 and older and students with ID; $5 ages 5-12 (purchase in advance; also, Descanso Gardens is currently a cashless venue; 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge. 818-949-4200.
Rae Wynn-Grant: The scientist presents a show on “The Secret Life of Bears,” 8 p.m. Feb. 25. Wynn-Grant is with National Geographic Society’s Last Wild Places Initiative. Tickets $41 and up ( Kavli Theatre at Bank of America Performing Arts Center, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. 805-449-2787.
Determined – The Story of Holocaust Survivor Avraham Perlmutter: Holocaust Museum LA will send a link to access the film to watch prior to a question and answer session with the 2020 documentary’s director Keren Perlmutter, daughter of Avraham Perlmutter. The film is based on Avraham Perlmutter’s book of the same name. The question and answer session also includes composer Steven Chesne and descendants of Peter and Gertrude Bijers who hid Perlmutter from the Nazis for more than a year in the Netherlands. The webinar talk, 11 a.m. Feb. 2. The documentary will be able to watch, Jan. 31-Feb. 5. Register in advance for the link and to attend the virtual talk:
Six Triple Eight – No Mail, No Morale: Foundation for Women Warriors presents an online screening of the documentary, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 2. The 2019 film is about the United States Army battalion of 855 Black American women sent in 1945 to England and France to clear the backlog of mail in the European Theater of Operations. Register in advance to watch the Zoom screening here: Foundation for Women Warriors, 310-733-2450. Email:
The Montalbán’s Rooftop Valentine’s Day Pop-Up: “La La Land” (2016), Feb. 10 ($25;; “True Romance” (1993), Feb. 11 ($25;; “Dirty Dancing” (1987), Feb. 12 ($25;; “The Notebook” (2204), Feb. 13 ($25;; “Long Time No See – Comedy Valentine’s Day Show,” Feb. 14 (minimum age 18; show at 8 p.m.; $20-$40; Doors open for movies, 6 p.m.; doors open for Valentine’s Day show, 7 p.m. Movie screenings, 7 p.m. See links for details and to purchase tickets. 1615 Vine St., Los Angeles.
Craft Contemporary: Jan. 30: “Jaishri Abichandani: Flower-Headed Children,” Diedrick Brackens: heaven is a muddy riverbed,” and “Daisy Hightower: An Installation by Rosalyn Miles,” all three through May 8. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Admission $9; $7 seniors and students; pay-what-you-can on Sunday. 5814 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles.
MOAH – Lancaster Museum of Art and History: New: “Activation,” a group show with solo artists including “Paul Stephen Benjamin: Oh Say (Remix),” “April Bey: The Opulent Blerd,” “Keith Collins: Ali,” “Mark Steven Greenfield: A Survey, 2001-2021,” “Carla Jay Harris: Season in the Wilderness,” “Sergio Hernandez: Chicano Time Capsule, Nelli Quitoani,” and also “What Would You Say? Activist Graphics from the Los Angeles Museum of Art. Exhibits run through April 17. Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Wesnesday and Friday-Sunday; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday. Admission is a donation of $5 and $3 for seniors and students. 665 W. Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster. 661-723-6250.;
The Autry Museum of the American West: Feb. 12: “2022 Masters of the American West Exhibition and Sale, Feb. 12-March 27 (details on the exhibit and how to purchase tickets for the art sale on Feb. 26, here: Ongoing special exhibit: “The Silent West,” American West-theme posters from the silent film era. Museum hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Admission $14; $10 ages 60 and older and students; $6 ages 3-12 (check website for current admission prices due to some gallery closures). 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles.
Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art at Pepperdine University: Feb. 19: An opening celebration for “The Cultivators: Highlights from the Kinsey African American Art and History Collection,” from noon-5 p.m. (free but a reservation is required; the celebration event has been postponed from the original Jan. 15 date). The exhibit is open now and runs through March 27. Free to visit, but an advanced timed reservation is required. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday and Friday-Saturday.  24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu. 310-506-4851.
Academy Museum of Motion Pictures: Timed advance admission tickets are available for the museum that explores the art and science of movies and movie-making. Exhibits include: “Stories of Cinema,” “Backdrop: An Invisible Art,” “The Path to Cinema: Highlights from the Richard Balzer Collection,” a temporary exhibit of objects created by Hayao Miyazaki, the co-founder of Studio Ghibli and “The Oscars Experience.” 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.” 6067 Wilshire Blvd. (corner of Fairfax Avenue), Los Angeles. 323-930-3000.
Bolton Hall Museum: Ongoing special exhibit: “Tujunga’s Mid-Century Modern Homes,” through January. The museum is operated by the Little Landers Historical Society. Potential volunteers for the museum or to assist the society are encouraged to apply. Hours: 1-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. 10110 Commerce Ave., Tujunga. 818-352-3420.;
California African American Museum: Ongoing special exhibits: “Rights and Rituals: The Making of African American Debutante Culture,” through Feb. 27. “LaToya Ruby Frazier: The Last Cruze,” the exhibit includes photography, a video and an architectural installation about the effects of the closure of the General Motors factory in Lordstown, Ohio, through March 20. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Free admission. Check the museum’s Facebook for updates ( 600 State Drive (in Exposition Park), Los Angeles. 213-744-2084.
California Science Center: Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily (timed tickets are recommended). Admission is free to the center but there is a charge for special exhibits. 700 Exposition Park Drive, Los Angeles.
Discovery Cube Los Angeles: Hands-on exhibits make science fun. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday-Sunday. Admission $15.95 ages 15 and up; $13.95 ages 14 and younger. 11800 Foothill Blvd., Sylmar.;
Forest Lawn Museum at Forest Lawn-Glendale: Ongoing special exhibit: “Unveiling the Past – The Art & History of Forest Lawn,” the exhibit includes drawings, stained glass, maps, archival photographs and paintings, mostly from the museum’s permanent collection, through March 13. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Free admission. 1712 S. Glendale Ave., Glendale. Museum, 323-340-4782.
Fowler Museum at UCLA: Ongoing special exhibit: “Aboriginal Screen-Printed Textiles from Australia’s Top End,” contemporary textile artwork and accompanying videos, through June 19. Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday-Sunday. Free admission. Parking directions: enter from Sunset Boulevard at Westwood Plaza, turn left into the pay-by-space area of Lot 4 (198 Westwood Plaza). 308 Charles E. Young Drive N., Westwood. Details: Museum,
The Getty Center: Ongoing special exhibits: “La Surprise: Watteau in Los Angeles” and “Transcending Time: The Medieval Book of Hours,” through Feb. 20. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.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.
Holocaust Museum LA: Ongoing special exhibit: “Ruth Gruber: Photojournalist,” through April 13. Free admission but reservations are required. 100 The Grove Drive, Los Angeles. 323-651-3704. Email:
Japan House Los Angeles: Ongoing special exhibit:  “Kumihimo: The Art of Japanese Silk Braiding by DOMYO,” through March 6. Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. Free admission. The museum is at Hollywood & Highland, 6801 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. 800-516-0565.
Japanese American National Museum: Ongoing special exhibit: “Miné Okubo’s Masterpiece: The Art of Citizen 13660,” original drawings from Okubo’s 1946 graphic memoir of incarceration in Japanese American internment camps during World War II, through Feb. 20 ( 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:
Los Angeles County Museum of Art: Ongoing special exhibits: “Black American Portraits,” through April 17. “Mixpantli: Space, Time and the Indigenous Origins of Mexico,” through May 1. “Mixpantli: Contemporary Echoes,” through June 12. 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.
Natural History Museum Los Angeles County: Ongoing special exhibits: “Brilliance: The Art and Science of Rare Jewels,” through Feb. 21 (entry to the Gem and Mineral Hall will be timed;”Becoming Jane: The Evolution of Dr. Jane Goodall, through April 17 (purchase tickets in advance 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.
Petersen Automotive Museum: Ongoing special exhibits: “Pole Position: The Juan Gonzalez Formula 1 Collection,” through June 5. “The Aesthetic of Motoring: 90 Years of Pininfarina,” highlights the Italian car design firm and coach-builder on their anniversary year, through July 17. “Hypercars: The Allure of the Extreme,” through Sept. 22 ( Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. 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.
Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum: Ongoing special exhibit: “FBI: From Al Capone to Al Qaeda,” through Feb. 27. 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: Ongoing special exhibit: “Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds,” the special exhibit includes a display of artifacts and props, costumes, set pieces, original scripts and storyboards from the original television series, spinoffs and films, through Feb. 20 (admission $18; $15 seniors; $13 ages 2-12. Museum 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. Jan. 29-30 (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: Ongoing special exhibits: “Soviet Jewish Life: Bill Aron and Yevgeniy Fiks,” photography of Jewish communities in the early 1980s in the USSR, and “Questionable History,” a look at how people remember history over time, both exhibits run through March 20. The museum has a collection of Cold War art, artifacts, films and other materials from 1945-1991 Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Sunday ( Free admission. 10808 Culver Blvd., Culver City. 310-216-1600. Online content: 310-216-1600. Email:
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis: 8 p.m. Feb. 5. Tickets $41 and up. The Soraya at Cal State Northridge, 18111 Nordhoff St. 818-677-8800.;
Bank of America Performing Arts Center: Rockapella, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 11 ($40, $50; Scherr Forum Theatre;; Edwin McCain, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 17 ($50, $60; Scherr;; Kenny G, 7 p.m. Feb. 20 ($52 and up; Kavli; 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. 805-449-2787.
Death, with Benefits: A dark comedy by John Strysik about two women who hatch a plan to make money, opens 8 p.m. Jan. 27. Show runs 8 p.m. Jan. 28-29; 2 p.m. Jan. 30; other dates through Feb. 20. Tickets $35 plus service fee. Theatre Forty, in the Reuben Cordova Theatre, on the campus of Beverly Hills High School, 241 S. Moreno Drive, Beverly Hills. 310-364-0535.
The How and the Why: Crimson Square presents a play by Sarah Treem about an evolutionary biologist coming to grips with “family, science and survival of the fittest,” 8 p.m. Jan. 28. Show runs 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 7 p.m. Sunday; through Feb. 20. Tickets $30. Beverly Hills Playhouse, 254 S. Robertson Blvd., Beverly Hills. 323-657-5992.
Singing Revolution: A world premiere of a new musical by James Bearhart and Tony Spinosa about Estonia’s independence from the Soviet Union, 3 p.m. Jan. 30. Show runs 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday; through Feb. 20. Tickets $40. The Broadwater Theatre, 1076 Lillian Way, Los Angeles. Details and to purchase tickets: or here
The Zip Code Plays – 91201 Glendale: Antaeus Theatre Co. presents “The Six Pianos of Miradero” by Alex Goldberg. Listen to the play on Zoom and participate in the discussion that follows, 7 p.m. Feb. 4. Make a reservation in advance for the Zoom event here:
Power of Sail: A new play by Paul Grellong about a professor who invites a controversial speaker to a conference to spark a conversation about hate speech disguised as freedom of speech, opens 8 p.m. Feb. 8. Minimum age: 15 (no children allowed under age 6). Show runs various dates through March 13. Tickets $30 and up. Gil Cates Theater at Geffen Playhouse, 10886 Le Conte Ave., Los Angeles. 310-208-2028.
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