Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, Aug. 4-11

The new Ferris wheel is 33 meters or 108.27 feet seen on Tuesday August 2, 2022. This years theme, "A County Fair with Ocean Air" for the Ventura County Fair which runs from August 3 - August 14, 2022, with carnival rides, food booths, concerts, exhibits, agricultural shows and more. (Photo by Dean Musgrove, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)
The Ventura County Fair runs daily through Aug. 14. In the photo, the new Ferris wheel, at 33 meters or 108.27 feet, as seen on Tuesday, August 2, 2022. The fair, with the theme “A Country Fair with Ocean Air” has carnival games and rides, fair fare savory and sweet foods, concerts, exhibits of agriculture, livestock, fine and practical arts, a youth expo, and a rodeo. (Photo by Dean Musgrove, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)


Here is a sampling of things to do in-person and online in the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles area, Aug. 4-11.




Ventura County Fair: The 147th fair, “A Country Fair with Ocean Air,” is underway, today through Aug. 14. The venerable fair includes the traditional fair fare of art, home and livestock exhibits, midway carnival and games, entertainments and savory and sweet food specialties. Exhibit departments include agriculture, amateur and professional art, floriculture, gems and minerals, hobbies and collections, home arts, horse shows, large and small livestock, photography and a youth expo. Grandstand entertainment includes:

  • KC and the Sunshine Band, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 4
  • The All-American Rejects, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 5
  • Blue Öyster Cult, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 6
  • La Arrolladora Banda Limon, Los Parras and Jesus Ojeda, 3 p.m. Aug. 7
  • The Beach Boys, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 8
  • Clay Walker, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 9
  • Cheap Trick, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 10
  • Professional Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association Rodeo: 7 p.m. Aug. 12, 2 and 7 p.m. Aug. 13-14

Hours, 1 p.m. Aug. 4-5; noon Aug. 6-7; 1 p.m. Aug. 8-11; noon Aug. 13-14. The exhibit buildings close at 10 p.m. (11 p.m. Friday-Saturday). The main midway closes between 11 p.m. and midnight. Admission $15 ages 13-64; $10 ages 65-99 and ages 6-12; free for ages 100 and up (with proper ID) and for ages 5 and younger. Carnival wristbands are an extra fee.

Parking is limited onsite ($20). Shuttle service is available from five locations, government center, Pacific View Mall, Ventura Community Park, Ventura High School and San Buenaventura State Beach ($10 parking fee for this location). Details and a map for shuttle service:

Ventura County Fair Grounds, 10 W. Harbor Blvd, Ventura. Updates on Facebook:

Pasadena Bead and Design Show: Find designer accessories, antique and handcrafted beads, hand-sewn clothing, jewelry findings, hand-printed fabrics, jewelry and jewelry-making workshops, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 5-6; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 7. Admission $8 online; $10 at the door. Hilton Pasadena, 168 S. Los Robles Ave.

Community Bingo Night: American Legion Post 288 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1614 in La Crescenta host the 10th annual Bingo Night fundraiser for veterans’ programs in the local area, 6 p.m. Aug. 19. Doors open, 4:30 p.m. Admission $20 (food available for purchase and the event includes raffles). Purchase tickets at the door, or in advance, 10 a.m.-noon Tuesday-Thursday at the Crescenta Valley Chamber of Commerce Office, 3131 Foothill Blvd., Suite D, La Crescenta. Healy Hall at Holy Redeemer Catholic Parish, 2361 Del Mar Road, Montrose. Dick Clubb, 818-384-5761.

Brody Stevens Festival of Friendship 818 Walk: A fundraiser for Comedy Gives Back, an organization that provides help for comedians who need mental health or addiction services/treatment, Aug. 20: an unveiling of a “Brody Forever 818” mural, 9 a.m.; check-in registration, 10 a.m.; walk takes place, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. The late stand-up comedian, who died in 2019, attended Reseda High School. Entry fee $50 in advance; $60 on the day. The exact location in Reseda will be given upon purchase of admission. Information about Comedy Gives Back, Details and to register,

Wings Over Camarillo Airshow and Classic/Exotic Car and Motorcycle Show: The event includes aerial performances, classic car and motorcycle show, vintage and present-day military aircraft display, a STEM pavilion and a “Veterans Hangar,” 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 20-21. This year’s theme is “Women in Aviation.” Airshow performances begin at noon. Admission $30; $20 for active military with ID; $10 ages 6-16 ( Credit card only if purchasing admission at the gate. Bring blanket or chairs for seating (also, the viewing area is at the “east ramp” only). No dogs or pets are allowed. Details on attending here: Camarillo Airport, 555 Airport Way. Updates:

CicLAvia – Meet the Hollywoods: Streets are closed to cars and any other powered vehicles, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 21, for 6.6 miles for a fun bicycle ride (or jogging, roller skating, skateboarding, walking or other as long as it’s non-motorized-powered transportation; see the rules here: Free event. Start, stop and end wherever you want along the route (no racing, speeding or weaving in-and-out). Route includes Santa Monica Boulevard, Highland Avenue and Hollywood Boulevard (between San Vicente Boulevard and Virgil Avenue. Updates: Details and route map:

And That’s Why We Drink – A Paranormal and True Crime Podcast on Tour: The “Here for the Boos” tour with podcasters Christine Schiefer and Em Schulz, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 9. Tickets $39 and up. Palace Theatre, 630 S. Broadway, Los Angeles. Purchase tickets from the website:


Copper pieces by Patricia Healey are the type of design elements for sale at the Pasadena Bead and Design Show, Aug. 5-7, in Pasadena (Photo courtesy of Patricia Healey)
Copper pieces by Patricia Healey are the type of design elements for sale at the Pasadena Bead and Design Show, Aug. 5-7, in Pasadena (Photo courtesy of Patricia Healey)




Immersive Frida Kahlo at Lighthouse Artspace: The Mexican artist’s artwork on a grand scale. Dates: Aug. 4-8 and 10-13. Ticket prices vary for times and dates. Faq details: 6400 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood.




Corey Helford Gallery: “D*Face: Painting Over the Cracks” (Main and 2 galleries) and “Travis Lampe: All Signs Point to No” (Gallery 3), opening Aug. 6. Gallery hours: noon-6 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. Exhibits run through Sept. 10. 571 S. Anderson St., Los Angeles. 310-287-2340.

William Turner Gallery: “Simon Birch — Ignite 14: Recent Paintings” and “Lawrence Gipe — Recent Pictures,” on the themes of environment and industrialization, opening Aug. 6. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Exhibits run through Sept. 17. 2525 Michigan Ave., Site E-1, Santa Monica. 310-453-0909. Email:

Thinkspace Projects: “The Perez Bros: Cruise Night 2” (Gallery I); “Nicola Caredda: Don’t Trust Anyone Over 30” (Gallery II); “Dredske: Grind” (Gallery III); “Aof Smith: Irrepressible Summer Melody” (Gallery IV); “Adam Caldwell: Frontal” (Viewing Room). Opening reception, 6-10 p.m. Aug. 6. Gallery hours: noon-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Exhibits run through Aug. 27. Location, 4217 W. Jefferson Blvd., Los Angeles.




Jessica Silverman Gallery: The San Francisco-based gallery presents its first pop-up exhibit in Los Angeles, “Clare Rojas: The Magic of It All.” Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; and by appointment. The exhibit runs through Aug. 6. 154 N. Robertson Blvd. (between West Third Street and Alden Drive), Los Angeles. Email for questions and to make an appointment

bG Gallery: “Bob Landström: Multiverse,” pigmented volcanic rock on canvas. Gallery hours: noon-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Exhibit runs through Aug. 8. 2525 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica.

Lowell Ryan Projects: “Andy Mister: Snowing Sun.” Gallery hours: noon-6 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday; and by appointment. Exhibit runs through Aug. 13. 4619 W. Washington Blvd., Los Angeles. 323-413-2584. Email:;

Topanga Canyon Gallery: “John S. Couch: Chuushin (The Center).” Gallery hours: 1-7 p.m. Friday-Sunday (call to confirm hours). Exhibit runs through Aug. 14. 137 S. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga. 310-455-7909.

Regen Projects: “Sergej Jensen: The Adult Light,” and “James Welling: Iconographia.” Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Exhibit runs through Aug. 20. Location, 6750 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles. 310-276-5424.

Shulamit Nazarian: “Ten Years,” a group show with works by 21 artists. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Exhibit runs through Aug. 27. 616 N. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles. 310-281-0961. Email:

Brand Library and Art Center: “Abstract Los Angeles: Four Generations,” art from 52 Los Angeles-based artists. Exhibit was assembled by Laddie John Dill, Katie Kirk, Alain Rogier. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Exhibit runs through Sept. 2. 1601 W. Mountain St., Glendale. 818-548-2051.

Forest Lawn Museum at Forest Lawn-Glendale: “Light & Matter: The Art of Matthew Brandt,” a retorspective of the artist’s photography and multi-media artworks (curated by Colin Westerbeck). Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Exhibit runs through Sept. 4. 1712 S. Glendale Ave., Glendale. 323-340-4782.

Raphaele Cohen-Bacry: The artist’s solo show “Objects of Desire,” “make-believe” collage paintings. Gallery hours: 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. Show runs through Sept. 18. Encino Terrace Center, 15821 Ventura Blvd., Encino.




Book Soup: Jon Raymond discusses “Denial,” 7 p.m. Aug. 4. Michael Seidlinger discusses “Anybody Home?” 7 p.m. Aug. 5. Carlos Allende discusses “Coffee, Shopping, Murder, Love” and Kate Gale discusses “The Loneliness Girl: Poems,” 7 p.m. Aug. 9. Daniel Harary discusses “Flirting with Fame: A Hollywood Publicist Recalls 50 Years of Celebrity Close Encounters,” introduced by Dee Wallace, 7 p.m. Aug. 10. Poets and writers with FlowerSong Press discuss their books, 7 p.m. Aug. 11 (Iris De Anda, Briana Muñoz, Luivette Resto, David A. Romero, Matt Sedillo). Stephen Lloyd discusses “Friend of the Devil,” 7 p.m. Aug. 16. Elva Diane Green discusses “The Jeffersons: A Fresh Look Back Featuring Episodic Insights, Interviews, a Peek-Behind-the-Scenes and Photos,” 7 p.m. Aug. 17. Steve Adelman discusses “Nocturnal Admissions: Behind the Scenes at Tunnel, Limelight, Avalon and Other Legendary Nightclubs,” 7 p.m. Aug. 18. The bookstore is located at 8818 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 310-659-3110.

Skylight Books: Michelle Tea discusses “Knocking Myself Up – A Memoir of My (In) Fertility,” 7 p.m. Aug. 4. Eman Abdelhadi discusses “Everything for Everyone: An Oral History of the New York Commune, 2052-2072,” 7 p.m. Aug. 5. Anders Nilsen discusses the revised and expanded “The End,” 5 p.m. Aug. 6. Belinda Huijuan Tang discusses “A Map for the Missing,” 7 p.m. Aug. 11. Geraldine Inoa discusses “Scraps,” a play, 7 p.m. Aug. 12. The bookstore is located at 1818 N. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles. 323-660-1175.

Vroman’s Bookstore: Anthony Marra discusses “Mercury Pictures Present,” 7 p.m. Aug. 10. Rebecca Woolf discusses “All of This: A Memoir of Death and Desire,” 7 p.m. Aug. 16. Ramona Emerson discusses “Shutter,” 7 p.m. Aug. 17. Keith Corbin discusses “California Soul – An American Epic of Cooking and Survival,” 7 p.m. Aug. 18. The bookstore is located at 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. 626-4495320.

Diesel, A Bookstore: Staci Greason reads from and signs “All the Girls in Town,” 3 p.m. Aug. 14. The bookstore is located at 225 26th St., Santa Monica. 310-576-9960.

Artform Studio: Nabil Ayers discusses “My Life in the Sunshine – Searching for My Father and Discovering My Family,” and James Spooner discusses “The High Desert,” 7 p.m. Aug. 18. Both authors are interviewed by Michael Barnes for their book launches and will sign their books after the program. 5611 N. Figueroa Blvd., Suite 2, Los Angeles. Details:




The Society Comedy Troupe: Improv comedy, 8 p.m. Aug. 6. Tickets $17. The Main, 24266 Main St., Newhall. 661-290-2255.




Fused: Contempo Arts Production presents six dances choreographed by Marine de Vachon, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 19 and 2 and 7 p.m. Aug. 20. Tickets $29 and up. Alex Theatre, 216 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale. Box office, 818-254-8456.




Academy of Culinary Education open house: Information about the school’s professional baking and cooking programs, meet-and-greet chef Cecilia de Castro, instructors and staff, 6:30-8:30 p.m Aug. 4. Baking course begins, Aug. 22, and professional cooking begins, Aug. 23. Masks and proof of vaccination. Reservations requested. 21932 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills. 818-887-2433. Email:

Culinary Historians of Southern California: Charles Perry, president and co-founder of Culinary Historians of Southern California, discusses “Antonin Carême: Mr. Nouvell Cuisine of 1820,” 10:30 a.m. Aug. 13. Free, but register in advance for the Zoom meeting here: (reservations close 24-hours before meeting). Email:




El Cariso Community Regional Park – Parks After Dark Movies: “Soul” (2020), sunset Aug. 5. 13100 Hubbard St., Sylmar. 818-367-5043. See the flyer here: Details on movies other Los Angeles County parks here:

City of San Fernando Movies in the Park: Screening of “Jurassic Park” (1993), 7 p.m. Aug. 5. Children’s activities, 6:30 p.m. Bring a blanket or low-back lawn chair for seating. Rudy Ortega Sr. Park, 2025 Fourth St.. 818-898-1290. Email:

Valley Film Festival: The festival runs through Aug. 7. Centerpiece documentary, “Elemental: Redefining Our Relationship with Fire” (2022), with “Dominion” (short) and a music video “BLVD HVNNY: Joaquin,” 6 p.m. Aug. 6. Closing night “Silent River” (2021), with “Divine Comedy” (short), 6:30 p.m. Aug. 7. Laemmle NoHo 7, 5240 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood.

Movies at Warner Park – Presented by Valley Cultural Foundation: Screening of “Encanto” (2021), sunset/7:30 p.m. Aug. 6. Bring a blanket or low-back lawn chair for seating. Upcoming: “Paw Patrol: The Movie” (2021), Aug. 13; “Cruella” (2021), Aug. 20; “Jungle Cruise” (2021), Aug. 27. Location, 5800 Topanga Canyon Blvd. (at Califa Street), Woodland Hills. 818-888-0822.

Movie at Hansen Dam Aquatic Center: “Luca” (2021), sunset on Aug. 12. Activities for children at 6 p.m. Event is sponsored by the office of Los Angeles City Councilmember Monica Rodriguez. Bring a blanket or a low-back lawn chair for seating and a towel. 11798 Foothill Blvd., Lake View Terrace. 818-485-0600.

City Cinemas in the Park – Santa Clarita: “Shrek” (2001), 8:15 p.m. Aug. 12. Bring a blanket or a low-back lawn chair for seating. Picnic or purchase dinner from food trucks (starting at 7 p.m.). Upcoming: “The Goonies” (1985), Aug. 26. Central Park, 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road, fields 7 and 8, Santa Clarita.

Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council presents a Movie in the Park: Screening of “Sing 2” (2021), around 8 p.m. Aug. 20. Come early for some entertainment, 6 p.m. Being a blanket or low-back chair for seating, and a picnic dinner. The ball field closest to Hazeltine Avenue at Van Nuys-Sherman Oaks Recreation Center, 14201 Huston St., Sherman Oaks.




Natural History Museum Los Angeles County: Aug. 5: A pop-up exhibit “House of the Dragon: The Targaryen Dynasty,” costumes and memorabilia from HBO;s :House of the Dragon,” prequel to “Game of Thrones, through Sept. 7. Ongoing special exhibits: “L.A. Underwater: The Prehistoric Sea Beneath Us,” an immersive exhibit that includes fossils from ancient marine life in the Los Angeles region. “Butterfly Pavilion,” through Sept. 5 ($8; details 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.

Japanese American National Museum: Aug. 13: “Natsumatsuri Festival,” 11 a.m.-5 a.m. A summer festival that includes cultural performances, craft activities, bon odori dance lessons and drumming by Makoto Taiko. Free but reservations requested (details: Ongoing special exhibit: “Sutra and Bible — Faith and the Japanese American World War II Incarceration,” through Nov. 27. 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). 100 N. Central Ave., Los Angeles. 213-625-0414. Facebook:

Petersen Automotive Museum: New: “Andy Warhol: Cars — Works from the Mercedes-Benz Art Collection.” Ongoing special exhibits: “Hypercars: The Allure of the Extreme,” through Sept. 11 ( “Bond in Motion: Official Collection of Original James Bond Vehicles,” through Oct. 30 ( “Electric Revolutionaries,” custom electric motorcycles, through Feb. 26. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Admission $19; $17 ages 62 and older; $12 ages 4-17. 6060 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. 323-930-2277.




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.

Autry Museum of the American West: Ongoing special exhibit: “Dress Codes,” a look at six fashion icons of Western style (cowboy boots, China Poblana dress, fringe jacket, blue jeans, aloha shirt, plaid shirt; Exhibit runs through Jan. 8. Museum hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Admission $14; $10 ages 60 and older, ages 13-18 and students with ID; $6 ages 3-12. 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles.

California African American Museum: Ongoing special exhibits: “Body + Text: Selections from the Permanent Collection,” through Aug. 7 ( “Matthew Thomas: Enlightenment,” sacred geometric abstraction artworks, through Aug. 7 ( “Troy Montes-Michie: Rock of Eye,” through Sept. 4 ( “For Race and Country: Buffalo Soldiers in California,” through Oct. 30 (details: 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: Ongoing special exhibit: “Angkor: The Lost Empire of Cambodia,” through Sept. 5. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily (timed tickets are required). Admission is free to the center but there is a charge for special exhibits (adult admission $19.95 for the “Angkor” exhibit only). 700 Exposition Park Drive, Los Angeles.

Craft in America Center: Ongoing special exhibit: “Tibbie Dunbar: Assemble” and “Location Services: Jewelry Perspectives,” both through Sept. 10. Hours: noon-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. 8415 W. Third St., Los Angeles. 323-951-0610.

Craft Contemporary: Ongoing special exhibit: “The Sum of the Parts: Dimensions in Quilting,” group show by Lavialle Campbell, Kathryn Clark, Sabrina Gschwandtner, Carlos Spivey, Jade Yumang; “Many,” a group show that explores the use of multiples designs and images; and “Many More,” an exhibit of prints sent in by artists and print-lovers in the United States (in return for a print exchange), all three through Sept. 11. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday. Admission $9; $7 seniors and students; pay-what-you-can on Sunday. 5814 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles.

Discovery Cube Los Angeles: Ongoing special exhibit: “Emotions at Play with Pixar’s Inside Out,” an interactive experience to understand how emotions, memory and imagination affect everyone’s daily life, through Sept. 11 (exhibit includes exploration of emotions of anger, disgust, fear, joy and sadness). Ongoing: 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.

Fowler Museum at UCLA: Ongoing special exhibits: “Gosette Lubondo: Imaginary Trip,” photography from the Congolese artist, through Sept. 18; “Particular Histories: Provenance Research in African Arts,” through Nov. 13. “How Do You See This World? — The Art of Almighty God,” through Nov. 20. 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. Museum,

The Getty Center: New: “Cy Twombly: Making Past Present,” through Oct. 30. Ongoing special exhibits: “Powder and Light: Late 19th Century Pastels,” through Aug. 14. “Judy Baca – Hitting the Wall,” a look at Baca’s freeway underpass mural, through Sept. 4. “The Lost Murals of Renaissance Rome,” to Sept. 4. 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.

Grammy Museum: Ongoing special exhibit: “The Power of Women in Country Music,” through Oct. 2 (details of the exhibit: 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. 800 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles. 213-725-5700.

Hammer Museum: Ongoing special exhibit: “A Decade of Acquisitions of Works on Paper – Part II,” through Aug. 28 (details: Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Museum admission is free. 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. 310-443-7000. Email:

Holocaust Museum LA: Ongoing special exhibit: “Hidden History: Recounting the Shanghai Jewish Story,” through Aug. 15. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday-Monday and Thursday and Saturday; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday. Admission $15; $10 ages 65 and older; free for students with ID. Admission is by timed admission. 100 The Grove Drive, Los Angeles. 323-651-3704. Email:

Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles: Ongoing special exhibit: “The Condition of Being Addressable,” through Sept. 4. Hours: noon-5 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday. Free admission. 1717 E. Seventh St., Los Angeles. 213-928-0833.

Italian American Museum Los Angeles: Ongoing special exhibit: “Woven Lives: Exploring Women’s Needlework from the Italian Diaspora,” through Oct. 16. Museum hours: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Admission free; donations requested. 644 N. Main St., Los Angeles. 213-485-8432.

Japan House Los Angeles: Ongoing special exhibit: “Life Cycles: A Bamboo Exploration” by bamboo artist Tanabe Chikuunsai IV, through Oct. 2. Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. Free admission. The museum is at Hollywood & Highland, 6801 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. 800-516-0565.

LA Plaza Cocina: Ongoing special exhibit: “Abuelita’s Kitchen: Mexican Food Stories.” The new 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: New: “Arte para la Gente — The Collected Works of Margaret Garcia,” through June 11, 2023. Hours: noon-5 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday. Free admission. Location, 501 N. Main St., Los Angeles.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art: Ongoing special exhibits: “Lee Alexander McQueen: Mind, Mythos, Muse,” 70 designs by the late fashion designer (1969-2010) that are shown aside art work from other artists, through Oct. 9. “Archive of the World: Art and Imagination in Spanish America, 1500-1800,” through Oct. 30. Plan your visit information here: Admission $20; $16 ages 65 and older and students ages 18 and older with a valid ID, free for ages 17 and younger (reserving/purchasing an advance, timed-entry online is recommended). 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. 323-857-6010.

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum: Ongoing special exhibit: “Secrets of WW II,” through Oct. 9. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Admission: $29.95; $26.95 ages 62 and older; $22.95 ages 11-17; $19.95 ages 3-10 (through Oct. 9). Purchasing admission in advance is recommended but not required ( 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley.

Santa Barbara Museum of Art: Ongoing special exhibit: “Going Global: Abstract Art at Mid-Century,” through Sept. 25. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday and Friday-Sunday; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday. Admission varies ( 1130 State St., Santa Barbara. 805-963-4364.

Santa Monica History Museum: Ongoing special exhibit: “Broadway to Freeway: Life and Times of a Vibrant Community,” through Dec. 23. Hours: 3-8 p.m. Thursday; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Sunday. Admission $5; free for ages 11 and younger. 1350 Seventh St., Santa Monica. 310-395-2290.

Skirball Cultural Center: Ongoing special exhibits: “I’ll Have What She’s Having: The Jewish Deli,” ads, menus, photographs, neon signs, uniforms and film on delis (, and “Talking Back to Power: Projects by Aram Han Sifuentes,” banner, garments, quilts, samplers and sculptures on the immigrant experience (; both exhibits run through Sept. 4. Admission for these two special exhibits is by advance time-entry ticket ($18; $15 seniors and students with ID; $13 ages 2-12; for these and general admission, check here: 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. 310-440-4500.

Valley Relics Museum: Take a trip down San Fernando Valley memory lane, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 6-7 (choose other dates from the drop-down menu). Admission $15 and up. The museum is located at 7900 Balboa Blvd., Hangar C3 and C4, entrance is on Stagg Street, Van Nuys. Purchase tickets:;;

Wende Museum of the Cold War: Ongoing special exhibits: “The Medium Is the Message: Flags and Banners,” “Martin Roemers: Relics of the Cold War,” photography, and “Light-guard-house,” an installation by Farrah Karapetian; exhibits run through Oct. 23. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Sunday ( Free admission. 10808 Culver Blvd., Culver City. 310-216-1600. 310-216-1600. Email:




The Canyon: The Everly Brothers Experience, by Zachary and Dylan Zmed and Burleigh Drummond, 8 p.m. Aug. 4 ($36). Richie Kotzen, with Fat Daddy Special, 8 p.m. Aug. 5 ($28). Ticket price listed is standing room only; table tickets require dinner purchase. Check website for other ticket prices, added ticket fee, dinner options and reservations. 28912 Roadside Drive, Agoura Hills. 888-645-5006.

Hollywood Bowl: Los Angeles Philharmonic, conducted by Paolo Bortolameolli, and cellist Pablo Ferrandez perform a concert “The Splendor of Saint-Saëns,” 8 p.m. Aug. 4 ($1 and up); the Gipsy Kings, 8 p.m. Aug. 19 ($17 and up) and 8 p.m. Aug. 20 ($25 and up). 2301 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood.

Brand Summer Music Series: Outdoor concerts. Tres Souls, 7 p.m. Aug. 5. Upcoming: Z. Lupetin’s Patio Club, Aug. 12; Dave Stuckey and the Hot House Gang, Aug. 26; Eva and the Vagabond Tales, Sept. 9; Os Zagueiros, Sept. 16. Bring a blanket or low-back chair for seating. Brand Library and Art Center, (grassy hillsides of Brand Park behind the library) 1601 W. Mountain St., Glendale.

Bank of American Performing Arts Center: Firefall, Pablo Cruise and Pure Prairie League, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 5 ($42 and up); Colbie Caillat, 8 p.m. Aug. 26 ($47 and up); Elvis Costello and the Imposters, with Nick Lowe and Los Straitjackets, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 28 ($49.50 and up); Kansas, 8 p.m. Sept. 15 ($51 and up); Benise – Spanish Nights, 8 p.m. Sept. 30 ($37 and up); Belinda Carlisle, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 3 ($42 and up). All concerts are in the Kavli Theatre, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd. 805-449-2787.

The Ford: Kamasi Washington, 8 p.m. Aug. 5 ($59 and up). Located at 2580 Cahuenga Blvd. E., Los Angeles (information on directions and where to park: Schedule, details and tickets:

Starlight Bowl: The Fab Four, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 6 ($15); the Fabba Show, a tribute to Abba, and Hot August Nights, a tribute to Neil Diamond, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 13 ($15); Thomas Anders with Modern Talking band, Sandra, and DJ BPM, 7 p.m. Aug. 21 ($75 and up;; Ramon Ayala y Sus Bravos Del Norte, 7 p.m. Aug. 26 ($35 and up) and 7 p.m. Aug. 27 ($40 and up); Beth Hart, 7 p.m. Sept. 3 ($59 and up); Mariachi Vargas De Tecalitlán, with Alicia Villareal and band, 7 p.m. Sept. 4 ($45 and up), 7 p.m. Sept. 4. 1249 Lockheed Drive, Burbank. 818-238-5397.

NoHo Summer Nights: Beach St. A GoGo, a tribute to the Groovy Sounds of the 60s, with Tina Mathieu, 7 p.m. Aug. 6. Upcoming:  Valley Opera and Performing Arts, with George Sarah, Aug. 13. Concerts are presented by Valley Cultural Foundation and Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Krekorian’s office. Free concerts. Parking available, 11455 Magnolia Blvd., other lots around the park and street. North Hollywood Recreation Center, next to the North Hollywood Regional Branch Library (5211 Tujunga Ave.). 818-704-1358.

City of Santa Clarita Concerts in the Park: Dreaming of You, a tribute to Selena, 7 p.m. Aug. 6. Upcoming: Yachty by Nature, Aug. 13; Twisted Gypsy, a tribute to Fleetwood Mac, Aug. 20; Boogie Knights, disco, Aug. 27. Central Park, 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road, fields 7 and 8, Santa Clarita. 661-250-3787.

Concerts at Warner Park – Valley Cultural Foundation: The Tribe’s “One-Hit Wonders,” with Sonja Midtune, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Aug. 7. Upcoming: Billy Nation, a tribute to Billy Joel, with the band Silver, Aug. 14; Queen Nation, a tribute to the band Queen, with Black Sage Burn, Aug. 21; Kalimba, the spirit of Earth, Wind & Fire, with Resonance 9, Aug. 28. New artists perform before headliner, 5:30-6:15 p.m. Bring your own blanket or low-back chair for seating. Series runs through Aug. 28. Warner Park, 5800 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Woodland Hills. 818-888-0822.;

The Garland’s Songs of Summer concert: LoveStoned, 7 p.m. Aug. 11. Minimum age: 21. No pets or outside food or drinks allowed. Tickets $10. Upcoming: FM Station, Sept. 29. Beverly Park outdoor venue at the Garland, 4222 Vineland Ave., North Hollywood. Details and to purchase tickets:

Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles – A Salute to Sondheim: The concert, with special guest John Holiday, includes a sampling Broadway hit songs by the late Stephen Sondheim, 7 p.m. Aug. 13 and 2 p.m. Aug. 14. Tickets $30 and up. Use parking structure 5 (340 Royce Drive, Westwood). Royce Hall at UCLA, 10745 Dickson Court, Westwood. Details and to purchase tickets:




Enlisted: A new comedy by Drew Anthony and Juston Graber about an Army unit before, during and after deployment, opens 8 p.m. Aug. 5. Show runs 3 and 8 p.m. Aug. 6; 2 and 7 p.m. Aug. 7. Tickets $45; $59; $89 ( El Portal Theatre, 5269 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood. 818-508-4200.

Versatile: A play written and performed by Kevin Neighbors about being a mixed-Black gay male and navigating life, 8 p.m. Aug. 6; 3 p.m. Aug. 7. Minimum age: 14. Tickets $35 in advance; $40 at the door ( Theatre West, 3333 Cahuenga Blvd. W., Los Angeles. 323-851-7977.

New Works Summer Festival – The Group Rep: A staged reading of “Surviving Frank Lloyd Wright – The Tumultuous Creation of Hollyhock House” by Tom Lazarus, 8 p.m. Aug. 7-8. Free admission. The festival continues on various dates through Sept. 7.  Lonny Chapman Theatre, main stage, 10900 Burbank Blvd., North Hollywood. 818-763-5990.

Another Gin Game: Theatre 40 presents a staged reading of a new play by Gary Kaskel about show business entertainers who gossip about their past, present and future, with Donté Ashon Green, Ruta Lee and Hal Linden, 8 p.m. Aug. 9. Tickets $25. Reuben Cordova Theatre at Beverly Hills High School, 241 S. Morena Drive. 310-364-3606. Details:

Normal Noises: The Group Rep presents six short comedy plays by Clara Rodriguez, opening 8 p.m. Aug. 11. Show runs 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday through Sept. 10. Tickets $25; $20 seniors and students. Upstairs at the Group Rep – Lonny Chapman Theatre, 10900 Burbank Blvd., North Hollywood (no wheelchair accessible). 818-763-5990.

Murder on the Newhall Express: A spinoff parody inspired by Agatha Christie’s “Murder on the Orient Express,” open 8 p.m. Aug. 12. Show runs 8 p.m. Aug. 13-14; 19-20; 2 p.m. Aug. 21; 26-27; and 2 p.m. Aug. 28. Tickets $15. The MAIN, 24266 Main St., Newhall. Details and to purchase tickets:




Clownfish: A dark comedy by Amy Dellagiarino about a woman and the stigma of mental illness. Show runs 8 p.m. Aug. 4-6. Tickets $25; seniors and students $20. Theatre of NOTE, 1517 N. Cahuenga Blvd., Hollywood.

Macbeth: The Kingsmen Shakespeare Co. presents Shakespeare’s tragedy. Show runs 8 p.m. Aug. 5-7. Festival grounds open 5:30 p.m. for picnicking and entertainment. Tickets $25; $20 ages 62 and older; $15 for students with ID; free for ages 17 and younger. Check website for lawn box reservations and requirements; $90-$110. Guidelines for attending and parking: California Lutheran University, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. 805-493-3452.

The Metromaniacs: A comedy by David Ives, based on the 1738 French farce “La Metromanie” by Alexis Piron, about people in love with poetry. Show runs 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; through Aug. 21. Tickets $35. Theatre 40 in the Reuben Cordova Theatre on the Beverly Hills High School campus, 241 S. Moreno Drive. 310-364-0535.

Oliver!: The musical by Lionel Bart, based on the novel by Charles Dickens, takes on a “steampunk” look, 8 p.m. Aug. 6. Show runs 2 p.m. Aug. 7; 8 p.m. Aug. 13; 2 p.m. Aug. 14; other dates through Aug. 27. Tickets $23; $19 ages 62 and older and ages 17 and younger. Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 Main St., Newhall. 661-799-2701.

Moulin Rouge! The Musical: The musical, the book written by John Logan and based on the Baz Lurhmann’s 2001 film, with key songs from the film plus hit songs since the film was released. Show runs 8 p.m. Aug. 4-5; 2 and 8 p.m. Aug. 6; 1 and 6:30 p.m. Aug. 7; other dates through Sept. 4. Tickets $39 and up. Pantages Theatre, 6233 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood.

If I Forget: A play by Steven Levenson about a Jewish family whose family secrets and resentments are revealed amid a clash between responsibility and new beginnings. Show runs 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday (except no show on Aug. 14); 8 p.m. Mondays in August. Show runs through Sept. 10. Tickets $40; $45 premium seat; $35 ages 65 and older (regular seats only); $25 students with ID. Fountain Theatre, 5060 Fountain Ave., Los Angeles. 323-663-1525.

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Divorce: A new comedy written by Jeff Gould about three couples who share stories about their marriages while waiting on a mediator to arrive. Show runs 8 p.m. Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday; through Sept. 11. Tickets $45. Two Roads Theatre, 4348 Tujunga Ave., Studio City. 818-448-2550.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream: William Shakespeare’s comedy, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 1. Show runs 6 p.m. Sept. 5; other dates through Oct. 1. Tickets $26, $42, $60; $15 or $25 ages 65 and older and students; $10 ages 5-15 ( Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga. 310-455-3723.

The West Side Waltz: The play by Ernest Thompson, newly revised, about a pianist, a would-be actor and next-door neighbor, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 6. Show runs 7:30 p.m. Aug. 12; dates through Oct. 1. Tickets $26, $42, $60; $15 or $25 ages 65 and older and students; $10 ages 5-15 ( Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga. 310-455-3723.

The Merry Wives of Windsor: William Shakespeare’s comedy re-set in a 1950s small American town, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 7. Show runs 7:30 p.m. Aug. 13; other dates through Oct. 2. Tickets $26, $42, $60; $15 or $25 ages 65 and older and students; $10 ages 5-15 ( Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga. 310-455-3723.

Trouble the Water: A world premiere of a play based on the novel by Rebecca Dwight Bruff, adapted by Ellen Geer, about Robert Smalls, a man who escaped slavery during the Civil War by leading a daring escape onboard a Confederate ship, and who later became a businessman, politician and member of the United State House of Representatives, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 5. Show runs 7:30 p.m. Aug. 14, 20 and 26; other dates through Oct. 2. Tickets $26, $42, $60; $15 or $25 ages 65 and older and students; $10 ages 5-15 ( Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga. 310-455-3723.


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Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, Aug. 4-11