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"Nights of the Jack" walk-through experience of Halloween lights and jack o' lanterns runs through Oct. 31 at King Gillette Ranch In Calabasas. (Photo courtesy of "Nights of the Jack")
“Nights of the Jack” walk-through experience of Halloween lights and jack o’ lanterns runs through Oct. 31 at King Gillette Ranch In Calabasas. (Photo courtesy of “Nights of the Jack”)

 

Here is a sampling of things to do in the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles area, Oct. 27-Nov. 3.

 

EVENTS

 

Dine LA: The special dining event runs Oct. 27-28 at participating restaurants in Los Angeles County. Set menus range from $15-$65+ for lunch or dinner at participating restaurants. Beverages, tax and tip are extra. Reservations are strongly advised. Narrow dining choice by cuisine, neighborhood and price. Ask for the Dine LA menu. www.discoverlosangeles.com/dinela

Hollywood Forever’s Día y Noche de los Muertos: Tickets are on-sale now for the two separate time slots for the “Day of the Dead” observance with the 2022 theme “Mayahuel – The Maguey Goddess,” 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 29, and 5 p.m.-midnight Oct. 29. Event includes altar displays, arts and crafts, entertainment and food trucks. Tickets $35 and up for early hours; $55 and up for the evening hours (these are in-advance prices: bit.ly/3cCMDFp). Hollywood Forever Cemetery, 6000 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood. www.ladayofthedead.com/event-info/

Día de los Muertos – Forest Lawn-Glendale: The celebration includes folkloric dance and mariachi music, Bob Baker Marionette performance, community ofrendas (altars), art works depicting la calavera catrina and alebrijes (spirit animals), live Catrinas and arts and crafts, 2-4 p.m. Oct. 30. Free admission. The event is also streaming on Facebook (www.facebook.com/ForestLawn). Location, 1712 S. Glendale Ave., Glendale. forestlawn.com/all-events/

Ventura County Farm Day: Learn about agriculture and farming — including alpacas, antique farm equipment, honey and organics — in Ventura County, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 5. This year’s theme “Meet All the Hands that Feed You.” Free to attend (some event locations require a registration in advance). 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. venturacountyfarmday.com

Main Street Canoga Park’s Día de los Muertos Family Festival: The theme for the 22nd event is “The Color of Life — Honoring the Four Directions” and includes a display of ofrendas (altars), arts and crafts, Aztec dancers, live music, a car show and food trucks, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 6. Free admission. Sherman Way between Canoga Avenue and Topanga Canyon Boulevard. 818-346-7480. www.mainstreetcanogapark.la

San Fernando Valley Veterans Day Parade: Military veterans from any United States branch are invited to sign up to participate in the 19th annual parade (fill out the application and turn it in by Nov. 4: www.sfvveteransdayparade.com). The parade begins, 11:11 a.m. Nov. 11. Grand marshal: United States Army Master Sgt. Charles O. Green, who served from 1976-2002 and is currently the site manager for the Sepulveda VA Ambulatory Care Center. The parade is dedicated to the late Alfred Anthony Flores Jr. who urged his father Fred Flores to found a Veterans Day parade in the San Fernando Valley. Route: Laurel Canyon and San Fernando Mission boulevards (in Mission Hills), south on Laurel Canyon to Paxton Street in Pacoima. A carnival will be held, 2-10 p.m. Nov. 11-13 (Ritchie Valens Recreation Center, 10736 Laurel Canyon Blvd., Pacoima). Fred Flores, 818-645-5699 or email, fred.flores29@gmail.com. www.sfvveteransdayparade.com

 

HALLOWEEN

 

Carved – Descanso Gardens: Walk-through display of thousands of carved pumpkins, a pumpkin house, a hay maze and pumpkin-carving artists giving sculpting demonstrations, through Oct. 31. Hours: 6 p.m. and other time slots. Admission $38 (must be purchased in advance). 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge. 818-949-4200. descansogardens.org

Bones Gulch Haunted Attraction: A walk-through, old west ghost town theme with a scare zone, haunt maze and entertainment. Minimum age: 10. Event runs 6-10 p.m. Oct. 29. Also, a child-friendly trick-or-treat event, noon-4 p.m. Oct. 30 (this one is free). The “haunt” is a fundraiser for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Museum. Admission $20. Jack Bones Equestrian Center, 26983 Tapia Canyon Road, Castaic. Email: bonesgulch@gmail.com. www.bonesgulch.com

Halloween Horror Nights – Universal Studios Hollywood: Event includes eight haunted houses, the “Terror Tram,” three “Sinister Scare Zones” and the “Jabbawockeez” show, 7 p.m. Minimum recommended age: 13. No costumes, masks or face paint allowed. Event dates: Oct. 27-31. Directions and parking fees: bit.ly/3S1oUy0. Tickets $72-$102 (purchase here: bit.ly/3eXGxQC). 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City. www.universalstudioshollywood.com/hhn/en/us/things-to-do

Haunt O’ Ween: Experiential Supply Co. presents the walk-through event with games and rides, performances and trick-or-treating. Event runs 4-10 p.m. on selected dates in October. Admission is by timed tickets. Admission $44; $70 VIP. Location, 6100 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Woodland Hills. www.facebook.com/Hauntoween. hauntoween.com/los-angeles/

Los Angeles Haunted Hayride: Scare zones include the “Haunted Hayride,” “Town Square of Midnight Falls,” “Midnight Mortuary,” “Laughterhouse,” “Trick or Treat” and the “Monte Revolta Show.” Minimum age recommended: 13. Hours: 7 p.m. start time to 10:45 p.m. (timed admission for all dates). Dates: Oct. 28-31. Admission $29.99 (hayride only); $39.99 all attractions; $54.99 VIP (shorter wait time); $109.99 Platinum (no wait). Check the website for rules. Facts section: bit.ly/3BU0QGL. Old Zoo area at Griffith Park, 4730 Crystal Springs Drive. Los Angeles. www.facebook.com/LaHauntedHayride. www.losangeleshauntedhayride.com

Reign of Terror Haunted House: Walk-through scares, 7-11 p.m. Oct. 27-31 and Nov. 4-5. Minimum age: 13. Hours: 7-10 p.m. Oct. 27 and 30-31; 7-11 p.m. Oct. 28-29; “Lights Off!” 7-11 p.m. Nov. 5 (a glow stick will be provided for this walk-through; $30 or $55). Tickets $30; $35 on Oct. 29 (immediate access, $55 immediate access on certain dates); $60 immediate access on Oct. 29 (purchase tickets online or cash-only at the ticket booth). Details and rules: rothauntedhouse.com/faq. Janss Marketplace, 225 N. Moorpark Road (across from the parking structure), Thousand Oaks. www.facebook.com/ROThauntedhouse; rothauntedhouse.com

 

ONGOING EVENTS

 

Boo at the Zoo: The Los Angeles Zoo presents special activities and presentations, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily in October. Check the website link for the special daily animal feedings and the events on the weekends. Also, “Trick-or-Treat Weekend,” Oct. 29-30. Admission $22 ages 13-61; $19 ages 62 and older; $17 ages 2-12 (advanced online reservations required). 5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles. 323-644-4269. Details and to purchase tickets: bit.ly/3fb4KmR

Forneris Farms Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch: Corn maze, tractor-pulled train ride and pumpkin patch open. Hours for the maze and train ride, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; 1-5 p.m. Monday and Friday (through Oct. 31). Corn Maze rules: fornerisfarms.com/corn-maze. Allow at least two hours for corn maze and train ride. Admission $20 (includes corn maze, train ride and pick-a-pumpkin with a train stop). Pumpkin patch entry, $5. Cash-only event. No strollers, wagons or wheelchairs allowed inside the maze. No picnics (small snacks and drinks are OK; see farm rules). No smoking or e-cigarettes. No pets. The pumpkin patch and farm market are open, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. 15200 Rinaldi St., Mission Hills. 818-730-7707. www.fornerisfarms.com

Fall Harvest Festival at Underwood Family Farms: Event, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday (admission $14; at the gate only). Admission on festival weekends is by online ticket purchase only (there are three time slots; no walk-ins will be allowed on weekends). Theme weekend, “All About Pumpkins,” 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 29-30. Weekend tickets $22/$26. The farm market hours, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. 3370 Sunset Valley Road, Moorpark. 805-529-3690. Check out the schedule, what’s included in admission; some special activities also require a ticket; purchasing admission: underwoodfamilyfarms.com

Nights of the Jack: The Halloween event includes hand-carved, illuminated jack-o-lanterns set in theme installations on an almost one-mile walking trail, live carving demonstrations, a souvenir shop, food trucks and, for ages 21 and older, the “Spookeasy” a full bar. Hours: 6-10 p.m. Oct. 27-31. Admission is by timed ticket only. No tickets sold at the door. No refunds. Parking pass $9.99 (required in order to park on the grounds). Admission prices $29.99 on weekdays; $39.99 Fridays and Sundays; $44.99 Saturdays; there is also a VIP “any time” price (purchase here: bit.ly/3BGHaXH). King Gillette Ranch, 26800 Mulholland Highway, Calabasas. www.nightsofthejack.com

Main Street Canoga Park Farmers Market: 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Oct. 29, and other Saturdays. Owensmouth Avenue between Sherman Way and Wyandotte Street. www.coastalpacificmarkets.com

Tujunga Monday Night Bingo with Knights of Columbus: The organization starts up the game night that generates funds for local charities. Early bird games, 6:30 p.m., and regular games at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 31. Bingo games are set for multiple Monday dates. Buy in $15. Our Lady of Lourdes, auditorium, 7144 Apperson St., Tujunga. Details on Eventbrite: bit.ly/3S22nkb

 

ART

 

Topanga Canyon Gallery: “Mark Estes: Color by Numbers,” light sculptures. Opening reception, 4-7 p.m. Oct. 28. Gallery hours: 1-7 p.m. Friday; noon-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday (call to confirm hours). Exhibit runs through Nov. 20. 137 S. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga. 310-455-7909. www.facebook.com/topangacanyongallery. www.topangacanyongallery.com

L.A. GOAL Art Show – Inside Out Productions Art Studio: “Peace by Piece,” artwork from adults with developmental disabilities, 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Oct. 29. Location, 4911 Overland Ave., Culver City. www.insideoutproductions.com/events

Ewkuks Gallery: “Mister Toledo: Semillas.” A solo exhibit by the artist, also known as Daniel Toledo, with an opening reception, 6-10 p.m. Oct. 29. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Exhibit runs through Nov. 21. Location, 527 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles. 323-452-0029. ewkuks.com. Artist’s Instagram: bit.ly/3f62Cgy. www.mistertoledo.com/

Corey Helford Gallery: “Brandi Milne: Everything I Ever Was” (Main Gallery) and “Nicoletta Ceccoli: Handle With Care” (Gallery 3). Opening reception, 7-11 p.m. Oct. 29. Gallery hours: noon-6 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. Exhibits run through Dec. 3. 571 S. Anderson St., Los Angeles. 310-287-2340. coreyhelfordgallery.com/shows/corey-helford/year:2022. coreyhelfordgallery.com

Thinkspace Projects: “Brian M. Viveros: Mania” (Gallery I); “Abigail Goldman: Instincts and Indulgences” (Gallery II); “Motelseven: Waiting for Atlantis” (Gallery III); “Huntz Liu: Dissolution” (Gallery IV). Opening reception, 6-11 p.m. Oct. 29. Gallery hours: noon-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Exhibits run through Nov. 19. Location, 4217 W. Jefferson Blvd., Los Angeles. 310-558-3375. Email: contact@thinkspaceprojects.com. thinkspaceprojects.com

 

ONGOING ART

 

Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center: “Not of the Hands, But of the Heart,” a group show by 15 photographers, many of whom studied at Moorpark Community College with John M. Grzywacz-Gray, retired professor emeritus from the college’s photography department, plus Grzywacz-Gray’s own photography art. Gallery hours: noon-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Exhibit runs through Nov. 6. Location, upper gallery at the center, 3050 Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. 805-583-7900. www.facebook.com/SVCAC3050

Launch Gallery: “Paperwork from the Soul,” paper artistry by Marthe Aponte, Lorraine Bubar, Bianca Leven, Leigh Salgado. Gallery hours: noon-6 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. Exhibit runs through Nov. 12. 170 S. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles. 323-899-1363. launchla.org/

Lowell Ryan Projects: “Michael Harnish: Shangri-La,” new paintings by the Southern California-based artist. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; and by appointment. Exhibit runs through Nov. 12. 4619 W. Washington Blvd., Los Angeles. 323-413-2584. Email: info@lowellryanprojects.com. www.lowellryanprojects.com; www.facebook.com/lowellryanprojects

Santa Clarita Artists Association Gallery: “Inside Out,” a group show inspired by dreams, emotions or the inside of animals, plants and things. Artists: Tobi Beck, Lynda Frautnick, Mardi Georgio, Meryl Goudey, Cathy Michelle Isaacs, Olga Kaczmar, Nadiya Littlewarrior, Meressa Naftulin, Dody Rogers, Rene Smoller, Felicia Tausig, Betsy Thatt, Chrystal Walker. Gallery hours: 4-7 p.m. Friday; 1-7 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Exhibit runs through Nov. 20. 22508 Sixth St., Newhall. www.santaclaritaartists.org

Nicodim Gallery: “Simphiwe Ndzube: Isithunywa so Moya – A Messenger of the Spirit.” Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Exhibit runs through Dec. 3. The exhibit is upstairs at the gallery, 1700 S. Santa Fe. Ave., Unit 451, Los Angeles. 213-265-7166. Email: info@nicodimgallery.com. www.nicodimgallery.com

William Turner Gallery: “Jimi Gleason: Prima Materia.” Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Exhibit runs through Dec. 3. 2525 Michigan Ave., Site E-1, Santa Monica. 310-453-0909. Email: info@williamturnergallery.com. www.williamturnergallery.com

Brand Library & Art Center: The “50th Annual National Juried Exhibition of Works on Paper,” with art from 85 artists. Hours: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Exhibit runs through Dec. 30. 1601 W. Mountain St., Glendale. 818-548-2051. www.brandlibrary.org

Artist Co-Op 7: “Windows of Our Minds,” group show on the natural world by local artists Rosemary Altshuler, Adria Becker, Selina Cheng, Karen Alpert Entous, Denise Yarfitz-Pierre. Hours: 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday (closed on Saturday-Sunday). Exhibit runs through March 27, 2023. Encino Terrace Lobby Gallery, 15821 Ventura Blvd., Encino. www.co-op7.org

 

BOOKS

 

Skylight Books: Ethan Chatagnier discusses “Singer Distance,” 7 p.m. Oct. 27; André Naffis-Sahely discusses “High Desert,” 7:30 p.m. Oct. 28; Toni Ann Johnson discusses “Light Skin Gone to Waste: Stories,” 5 p.m. Oct. 29; Kathryn Savage discusses “Groundglass,” 5 p.m. Oct. 30. The bookstore is located at 1818 N. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles. 323-660-1175. www.skylightbooks.com

Book Soup: Trixie Mattel and Katya sign “Working Girls Guide to Professional Womanhood,” 6 p.m. Oct. 29 (reservations required, $28 plus fees; includes the book: bit.ly/3MDnaZQ); Joanna Margaret discusses “The Bequest,” 7 p.m. Nov. 1; Olivia Harrison discusses “Came the Lightening – Twenty Poems for George,” 7 p.m. Nov. 2; Brian O’Hare discusses “Surrender,” 7 p.m. Nov. 3; Greg Graffin discusses his memoir “Punk Paradox,” 2 p.m. Nov. 6. The bookstore is located at 8818 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 310-659-3110. www.booksoup.com

Vroman’s Bookstore: Jemele Hill discusses “Up Hill: A Memoir,” 7 p.m. Nov. 1;  Steve Lopez discuses “Independence Day: What I Learned about Retirement from Some Who’ve Done It and Some Who Never Will,” 7 p.m. Nov. 2; Margo Price discusses “Maybe We’ll Make It,” 7 p.m. Nov. 3. The “Fierce Reads Fall Tour” brings Judy I. Lin (“A Venom Dark and Sweet”) and Joan He (“Strike the Zither”) to discuss their latest young adult books, 7 p.m. Nov. 4. Robert Crais discusses “Racing the Light,” 4 p.m. Nov. 5. The bookstore is located at 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. 626-449-5320. vromansbookstore.com

Village Well Books and Coffee: Young adult authors Jennifer Lynn Alvarez (“Friends Like These”) and Alexa Donne (“Pretty Dead Queens”) discuss their latest thrillers, 7 p.m. Nov. 3. Location, 9900 Culver Blvd., Culver City. 424-298-8951. villagewell.com/

Leimert Park Village Book Fair – Virtual Event: The event is hosted by Jasmine Sanders, co-host of the nationally syndicated “D.L. Hughley Radio Show” (KBLA Talk 1580),10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 5. Check the website for authors and schedule: www.leimertparkbookfair.com. Updates on Facebook: www.facebook.com/LeimertParkBF. Register to attend online: bit.ly/3gPftUM

 

DANCE

 

The Hip Hop Nutcracker: A contemporary dance set to Tchaikovsky’s music and choreographed by Jennifer Weber, 7 p.m. Nov. 16. Tickets $36.13 and up. Dolby Theatre, 6801 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. Details and to purchase tickets: bit.ly/3ST49VH

American Contemporary Ballet: “The Nutcracker,” opens 8 p.m. Nov. 25. Show runs 2 and 5 p.m. Nov. 26-27; 8 p.m. Dec. 1-2; 2 and 5 p.m. Dec. 3-4; other dates through Dec. 24. Tickets $65-$140. Two California Plaza, 28th floor, 350 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles. acbdances.com

Los Angeles Ballet: “The Nutcracker,” 6 p.m. Dec. 3; 2 p.m. Dec. 4. Tickets $34.20 and up. Alex Theatre, 216 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale. 818-243-2539. losangelesballet.org; alextheatre.org/events

Los Angeles Ballet: “The Nutcracker,” 8 p.m. Dec. 16; noon and 5 p.m. Dec. 17-18. Tickets $38 and up. Royce Hall at UCLA, 10745 Dickson Court, Westwood. losangelesballet.org; bit.ly/37h7xlP

Los Angeles Ballet: “The Nutcracker,” with the Los Angeles Ballet Orchestra, 2 p.m. Dec. 22; 2 and 8 p.m. Dec. 23; noon Dec. 24; 2 p.m. Dec. 26. Tickets $50 and up. Dolby Theatre, 6801 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. Details and to purchase tickets: bit.ly/3CLOwcV

 

DISCUSSION

 

San Fernando Valley Historical Society: Daisy Herrera discusses “The History of Pico Court – Sweet and Sour,” 7 p.m. Oct. 27. The talk is about the housing complex for workers who worked in the citrus groves next to the local Sunset packing house. The meeting is held outdoors. Free admission/donations appreciated. Meeting at Andrés Pico Adobe, 10940 Sepulveda Blvd., Mission Hills (enter the parking lot from Brand Boulevard at the junction of Sepulveda Boulevard). Voicemail, 818-365-7810. www.sfvhs.com. www.facebook.com/sfvhs

 

FUNDRAISER

 

Walk to End Alzheimer’s: The Alzheimer’s Association holds the event to create awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research to find a cure. Registration or check-in, 6 a.m. (registration is required). Opening ceremony, 7 a.m., followed by the walk, 7:30 a.m. Nov. 5. No registration fee. Fundraising goal $100 (donations of any amount, and by non-walkers, accepted on the website). Location is at the Los Angeles Zoo, 5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles. Ashley Maldonado, 213-451-3934. alz.org/walk

IBD Strong’s V’IBD Benefit Concert to Fight Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis: Fundraiser concert and silent auction for pediatric IBD research and IBD Strong’s supportive programs, 5 p.m. Nov. 5. Tickets $200; $100 youth; (includes food and beverages). reservations required in advance. Concert is held outdoors at a Calabasas location (address provided upon purchase of ticket). www.facebook.com/IBDstrong. ibdstrong.org/vibd-benefit-concert-2022/

Saugus High School Marching Centurions: The school’s band and color guard have been invited to participate in the 2023 Memorial Day parade in Washington D.C. and are currently fundraising for the trip.

The group has created a podcast, launched first on Sept. 15, with a new episode to be released every two weeks thereafter until Thanksgiving. The podcast will include students reflections on what the group has experienced during the past number of years (wildfires, school shooting, Covid-19 pandemic and remote learning and the return to competitions) and how they got to be invited to perform in the parade. Each download of the podcast supports the group and raises funds so they can march in the parade. The podcast is available on Castro, Amazon Music, Apple Podcasts, Overcast, Podcast Addict and Spotify. Details on the podcast here: www.saugusband.com/podcast. Donations may also be made here: www.saugusband.com/donate

 

MOVIES

 

Spooky Silents – A Silent Film Halloween: A screening of “Nosferatu” with live music by the Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27. Tickets $42 (bit.ly/3SGPBIh). Bank of American Performing Arts Center, Kavli Theatre, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. 805-449-2787. www.peacherineragtime.com. bapacthousandoaks.com

Hocus-Focus Film Festival – Alex Theatre: Seven films will be screened: “Donnie Darko” (2001), 7 and 10 p.m. Oct. 28. “Hellboy” (2004), 1 p.m. Oct. 29; “The Sixth Sense” (1999), 4 p.m. Oct. 29; “The Shining” (1980), 7 p.m. Oct. 29. “Beetlejuice” (1988), 1 p.m. Oct. 30; “The Omen” (1976), 4 p.m. Oct. 30; “A Nightmare on Elm Street” (1984), 7 p.m. Oct. 30. Tickets $19; $14 ages 60 and older. Location, 216 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale. 818-254-8456. thealexpictureshow.com

 

MUSEUM

 

Los Angeles County Museum of Art: Oct. 29: “Pressing Politics: Revolutionary Graphics from Mexico and Germany,” through July 22. Ongoing special exhibits: “Archive of the World: Art and Imagination in Spanish America, 1500-1800,” through Oct. 30. “Objects of Desire: Photography and the Language of Advertising,” through Dec. 18. “Scandinavian Design and the United States, 1890-1980,” through Feb. 5. “The Space Between: The Modern in Korean Art,” through Feb. 19. Plan your visit information here: bit.ly/2P3c7iR. 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. www.lacma.org

Museum of the San Fernando Valley: Oct. 29: Author Ted Faye gives a talk on stories of the Death Valley Gold Rush, 2 p.m. (free/$10 donation). Ongoing special exhibit: “Ritchie Valens” exhibit. 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. themuseumsfvnow.org/

Japanese American National Museum: Oct. 30: “Kokoro Craft Show” with vendors selling apparel, art, bronze sculptures, ceramics, food, gift items, jewelry, origami, shibori, stationery and totes, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., with a taiko performance at 12:30 p.m. (free for the craft show; admission for museum; bit.ly/3FlMNwP). Ongoing special exhibits: “BeHere/1942: A New Lens on the Japanese American Incarceration,” photographs by Dorothea Lange and Russell Lee, with the exhibit created by Masaki Fujihata, through Jan. 8. “Sutra and Bible — Faith and the Japanese American World War II Incarceration,” through Feb. 19. 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: www.facebook.com/jamuseum. janm.org

Valley Relics Museum: Oct. 30: “Halloween Haunt” with Halloween-theme exhibits, movies and giveaways, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Also, a power-point presentation on Jack Kevan, make-up artist and designer at Universal Studios. Also, on Oct. 30, “Masters of Make-Up Effects – A Century of Practical Magic,” a power-point presentation by Academy Award winner make-up artist Howard Berger and booksigning, 3-5 p.m. (admission to the talk, access to the museum and the book, $35; valleyrelicsmuseum.org/event/masters-of-make-up-effects/). Museum information: Take a trip down San Fernando Valley memory lane, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 29 (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: bit.ly/3kWHgjx; www.facebook.com/valleyrelics; valleyrelicsmuseum.org

The Getty Villa: New: “Nubia: Jewels of Ancient Sudan,” through April 3. 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. www.getty.edu/visit/villa/

 

ONGOING MUSEUM

 

Academy Museum of Motion Pictures: Ongoing special exhibit: “Regeneration: Black Cinema 1898-1971,” through April 9. Check the website for related films to this exhibit and tickets. Timed advance admission tickets are available 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. academymuseum.org

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; theautry.org/exhibitions/dress-codes). 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. theautry.org

California African American Museum: Ongoing special exhibit: “For Race and Country: Buffalo Soldiers in California,” through Oct. 30 (details: bit.ly/3KbciR3). 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 (bit.ly/3oq0tLa). 600 State Drive (in Exposition Park), Los Angeles. 213-744-2084. caamuseum.org

California Science Center: 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. 700 Exposition Park Drive, Los Angeles. californiasciencecenter.org

Craft in America Center: Ongoing special exhibit: “Ceramic Beacon: Joan Takayama-Ogawa,” through Dec. 3. Hours: noon-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. 8415 W. Third St., Los Angeles. 323-951-0610. www.craftinamerica.org

Discovery Cube Los Angeles: Ongoing special exhibit: “Thomas & Friends: Explore the Rails,” an interactive exhibit from the Minnesota Children’s Museum, through Jan. 16. 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 3-14. 11800 Foothill Blvd., Sylmar. www.facebook.com/TheDiscoveryCube. www.discoverycube.org

Forest Lawn Museum at Forest Lawn-Glendale: Ongoing special exhibit: “Bob Baker Marionette Theater: 60 years of Joy & Wonder.” Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Exhibit runs through March 19. 1712 S. Glendale Ave., Glendale. 323-340-4782. forestlawn.com/exhibits-and-community-events/museum/

Fowler Museum at UCLA: Ongoing special exhibits: “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. https://fowler.ucla.edu/

The Getty Center: Ongoing special exhibits: “Cy Twombly: Making Past Present,” through Oct. 30. “Reinventing the Americas: Construct. Erase. Repeat.,” through Jan. 8. “Visualizing the Virgin Mary,” illuminated manuscripts, through Jan. 8. “Dutch Drawings from a Collector’s Cabinet,” 17th century drawings, through Jan. 15. “Eighteenth Century Pastels,” through Feb. 26. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Free admission but a timed-ticket admission is required for now (bit.ly/2SbTzys). Parking $20 (www.getty.edu/visit/center/parking-and-transportation). Getty Center Drive at North Sepulveda Boulevard, Los Angeles. 310-440-7300. www.getty.edu

Grammy Museum: 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. grammymuseum.org

Hammer Museum: Ongoing special exhibits: “Refik Anadol — Machine Hallucinations: Nature Dreams,” through Nov. 8; “Picasso Cut Papers,” through Dec. 31. “Bob Thompson: This House Is Mine,” through Jan. 8; “Joan Didion: What She Means,” through Jan. 22. Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Museum admission is free. 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. 310-443-7000. Email: info@hammer.ucla.edu. hammer.ucla.edu

Holocaust Museum LA: Ongoing special exhibit: “9/11 Sculptures – Vignettes of Emotion by A. Thomas Schomberg.” Hours: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Wednesday and Friday-Saturday; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday. Admission $15; $10 ages 65 and older; free for students with ID. Free admission on Sunday and Tuesday. Admission is by timed admission ticket. 100 The Grove Drive, Los Angeles. 323-651-3704. Email: info@hmla.org. www.holocaustmuseumla.org

Italian American Museum Los Angeles: Hours: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Admission free; donations requested. 644 N. Main St., Los Angeles. 213-485-8432. www.iamla.org

Japan House Los Angeles: Ongoing special exhibit: “Life Cycles: A Bamboo Exploration” by bamboo artist Tanabe Chikuunsai IV, through Jan. 15. Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. Free admission. The museum is at Ovation Hollywood, 6801 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. 800-516-0565. www.japanhouse.jp/losangeles

LA Plaza Cocina: 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: cocina@lapc.org. lapca.org/

LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes: Ongoing special exhibit: “Arte para la Gente — The Collected Works of Margaret Garcia,” through June 11. Hours: noon-5 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday. Free admission. Location, 501 N. Main St., Los Angeles. www.lapca.org

Natural History Museum Los Angeles County: Ongoing special exhibits: “Spider Pavilion” is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (advance reservations are recommended; $8; runs through Nov. 27). “L.A. Underwater: The Prehistoric Sea Beneath Us,” an immersive exhibit that includes fossils from ancient marine life in the Los Angeles region. 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. nhmlac.org

Petersen Automotive Museum: Ongoing special exhibits: “Hypercars: The Allure of the Extreme, Part II.” “Andy Warhol: Cars — Works from the Mercedes-Benz Art Collection” (www.petersen.org/warhol). “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. www.petersen.org

Rancho Camulos Museum: The museum is open for tours, 1, 2, and 3 p.m. on Sundays. Donation $5; $3 for children. 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. 5146 E. Telegraph Road. 805-521-1501. Email: info@ranchocamulos.org. ranchocamulos.org

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum: Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Admission: $16; $13 ages 62 and older; $9 ages 11-17; $6 ages 3-10 (through Nov. 10; increase in admission for “An American Christmas Story,” Nov. 11-Jan. 8). Purchasing admission in advance is recommended but not required (bit.ly/3f1Aecr). 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley. www.reaganfoundation.org

Santa Barbara Museum of Art: Ongoing special exhibit: “The Architecture of Collage: Marshall Brown,” through Jan. 7. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday and Friday-Sunday; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday. Admission varies (www.sbma.net/visit/planyourtrip). 1130 State St., Santa Barbara. 805-963-4364. www.sbma.net

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. www.santamonicahistory.org

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

Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art at Pepperdine University: Ongoing special exhibit: “To Bough and To Bend,” exhibition of trees by 30 artists and the ecological issues that the art brings up, through March 26. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Free admission. 24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu. 310-506-4851. Details: bit.ly/3B20jmD

Wende Museum of the Cold War: The museum is closed until Nov. 13 for installation of new exhibit, “(De) constructing Ideology: The Cultural Revolution and Beyond,” that will run through March 12 (make a reservation to attend the 11 a.m.-5 p.m. opening day: bit.ly/3NgEqVd). Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Sunday (wendemuseum.org/about-us/visit). Free admission. 10808 Culver Blvd., Culver City. 310-216-1600. 310-216-1600. Email: visit@wendemuseum.org. wendemuseum.org

 

MUSIC

 

Hollywood Bowl: Danny Elfman, with Boy Harsher, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 28-29 ($59.50 and up); The Who Hits Back! 2022 Tour, with Mike Campbell & the Dirty Knobs, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 1 ($27 and up); Zac Brown Band, 7 p.m. Nov. 4 ($55 and up); the Smashing Pumpkins, Jane’s Addiction, with Poppy, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 19 ($92 and up). 2301 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood. www.hollywoodbowl.com/

The Canyon: The Fabba Show, a tribute to Abba, Oct. 28 ($20); Led Zepagain, a tribute to Led Zeppelin, with Pigs in Zen, Nov. 4 ($36); Mirage, a tribute to Fleetwood Mac, Nov. 5 ($20). All show begin at 8 p.m. 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. wheremusicmeetsthesoul.com/canyon-agoura-hills/

San Fernando Valley Master Chorale: The “Grand Finale Encore” concert with music from Broadway shows and opera classics, 3 p.m. Oct. 29. Special guests: San Fernando Valley Youth Chorus. Tickets $25.20; $21.25 seniors and students (both ticket types have a service fee). Location, First Presbyterian Church of Encino, 4963 Balboa Blvd., Encino. www.sfvmc.com

The Soraya: Soweto Gospel Choir, 3 p.m. Oct. 29 ($36 and up); Israel Philharmonic, conducted by Lahav Shani, 8 p.m. Nov. 5 ($95 and up); An Acoustic Evening with Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt,” 8 p.m. Nov. 9 ($46 and up); Concierto para Dolores: A Musical Tribute to Dolores Huerta, 7 p.m. Nov. 13 ($39 and up). The Soraya at CSUN, 18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge. 818-677-3000. www.thesoraya.org

Bank of American Performing Arts Center: Dave Mason, 8 p.m. Oct. 29 ($56; Kavli Theatre); Hasta La Muerte – A Day of the Dead Show with music by Las Cefeteras plus dance, folklore and theater, 7 p.m. Oct. 30 ($32 and $42); Belinda Carlisle, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 3 ($42 and up; Kavli); Jeff Beck and Johnny Depp, with Max Gomez, 8 p.m. Nov. 5 ($95 and up); Kerry Irish Productions’ An Irish Christmas, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 21-22 ($50 and up; Scherr Forum); Straight No Chaser, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 28 ($32 and up). 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. 805-449-2787. bapacthousandoaks.com/

Basiani – The State Ensemble of Georgian Folk Singing: The Broadstage presents the male acapella group in concert, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 4. Tickets $45; $65; $75. First Presbyterian Church of Santa Monica, 1220 Second St. 310-434-3200. The ensemble’s website: basiani.ge. broadstage.org/performances/2022-23/classical/basiani

Kimo Williams: Performs music from his new album “Lei of Hawai’i,” 4 p.m. Nov. 6. Tickets $30 (theater seating); $40 cocktail seats (must purchase two tickets). El Portal Theatre, 5269 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood. 818-508-4200. elportaltheatre.com.  elportaltheatre.com/kimowilliams.html

San Fernando Valley Symphony Orchestra: Program includes music by Beethoven, Pablo de Sarasate, Tomaso Vitale and Carl Maria von Weber, 8 p.m. Nov. 19. Tickets $20. El Portal Theatre, 5269 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood. 818-508-4200. elportaltheatre.com/orchestra.html

Walt Disney Concert Hall: Holiday Sing-Along, 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Dec. 3 ($36 and up); A Chanticleer Christmas, 8 p.m. Dec. 13 ($41 and up); New Year’s Eve with the Roots, 7 and 10:30 p.m. Dec. 31 (tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Sept. 22). 111 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles. 323-850-2000. laphil.com

LA3C: Tickets for the music, art and food festival (Los Angeles, the Capital of Culture and Creativity) are on sale now. Minimum age: 21. Entertainers: Megan Thee Stallion, Dec. 10 and Maluma, Dec. 11; Seventeen and Snoop Dogg are scheduled as well. Hours: 1-10 p.m. Dec. 10; noon-9 p.m. Dec. 11. Tickets: $179; $239 weekend pass; $579 VIP pass. (bit.ly/3DvOWVX). Los Angeles Historic State Park, 1245 N. Spring St., Los Angeles. la3c.com

David Arkenstone and Friends: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 22. Tickets $35; $55. El Portal Theatre, 5269 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood. 818-508-4200. elportaltheatre.com/davidarkenstone.html

 

THEATER

 

Eisenhower – This Piece of Ground: A new, solo-person play written by Richard Hellesen about president and World War II general Dwight D. Eisenhower and performed by John Rubinstein, preview 8 p.m. Oct. 27. Opens 8 p.m. Oct. 28. Show runs 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; through Nov. 20. Tickets $25 preview; $40; $30 seniors, students and military veterans. Theatre West, 3333 Cahuenga Blvd. W., Los Angeles. 323-851-4839. theatrewest.org/on-stage/2022/eisenhower-this-piece-of-ground

Little Red Riding Hood: Theatre West’s Storybook Theatre presents a musical retelling of the fairy tale with book, lyrics and music by Lloyd J. Schwartz, 1 p.m. Oct. 29. Show runs 1 p.m. Saturday through Jan. 28. No shows on Dec. 24 and 31. Tickets $15. Theatre West, 3333 Cahuenga Blvd. W., Los Angeles. 323-851-7977. www.theatrewest.org

 

ONGOING THEATER

 

Beau Jest: A romantic comedy by James Sherman about a woman who invents a boyfriend, 8 p.m. Oct. 28 and 2 p.m. Oct. 29. Tickets $19; $17 ages 62 and older; $15 students. Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 Main St., Newhall. 661-799-2702. www.canyontheatre.org/beaujest

Southern Fried Funeral: A comedy by J. Dietz Osborne and Nate Eppler about a family coping with issues after a death in the family, 8 p.m. Oct. 29 and 2 p.m. Oct. 30. Tickets $19; $17 ages 62 and older; $15 students. Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 Main St., Newhall. 661-799-2702. www.canyontheatre.org/southernfriedfuneral

Family-friendly Urban Death Tour of Terror: Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre Group presents a haunted maze and a spooky theater show, 7 p.m. Oct. 29-31. Minimum age: 8. Tickets $20 in advance online; $25 at the door (bit.ly/3DOkqXv). Location, 4850 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood. www.zombiejoes.com

Cindy and The Disco Ball – The Musical: A 1976 re-imagining of “Cinderella,” by Joseph Leo Bwarie, Rachael Lawrence and Lori Marshall. Show runs 7 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Sunday; through Nov. 6. Tickets $40. Garry Marshall Theatre, 4252 W. Riverside Drive, Burbank. 818-955-8101. www.garrymarshalltheatre.org

The Atheist Mother: The Write Act Repertory presents a new play by Willard Manus about Madalyn Murray O’Hair’s fight to ban prayer in public schools. Minimum age: 12. Show runs 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; through Nov. 13. Tickets $25; $20 seniors. Cash only for tickets at the box office, pr purchase online. The BrickHouse Theatre, 10950 Peachgrove St., North Hollywood. www.writeactrep.org/los-angeles.html; www.brownpapertickets.com/event/5573882

Daddy Issues: A comedy set in the 1980s by David Goldyn about a gay man who is trying to please his parents. Show runs 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 5 p.m. Sunday through Nov. 13. Tickets $35; $50 VIP (first row). Dorie Theatre @ The Complex, 6476 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood. 800-595-4849. daddyissuestheplay.com

Driver’s Seat: A solo play written and performed by Ellie Brelis about a young woman going through mental health issues, obsessive-compulsive disorder and coming out as queer. Minimum age: mature audience. Show runs 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday; through Nov. 13. Tickets $25. Theatre Arts Complex, Emerson Theatre, 5112 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood. www.onstage411.com/driversseat

David Carlo – Modern Parlor Magic: The magician performs illusions and mind-reading in an interactive performance inspired by parlor shows from the Victorian age, 8 p.m. Oct. 28-29. Minimum age: 12. Dates: November 4-5, 11-12, 18-19 and 25-26. Tickets $70-$99 (feverup.com/m/103802). Millenium Biltmore Hotel, 506 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles. www.modernparlormagic.com/

According to the Chorus: A play by Arlene Hutton about women in the chorus of a 1980s Broadway show and an issue with the wardrobe department. Show runs 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; through Dec. 11. Tickets $39; $15 seniors and students; pay-as-you-are-able on Sundays. The Road Theatre, 10747 Magnolia Blvd., North Hollywood. 818-761-8838. roadtheatre.org

 

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