Things to do – online and in-person – in the San Fernando Valley, LA area.

Happy Fourth of July! In the photo, participants wear patriotic attire for the annual neighborhood Fourth of July parade in Agoura Hills, Monday, July 4, 2022. (Photo by Andy Holzman, Contributing Photographer)
Happy Fourth of July! In the photo, participants wear patriotic attire for the annual neighborhood Fourth of July parade in Agoura Hills, Monday, July 4, 2022. (Photo by Andy Holzman, Contributing Photographer)

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Here is a sampling of things to do in the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles area, June 29 to July 6.

  • Music Center’s Dance DTLA: Have fun learning new dance steps when expert dance instructors provide dance lessons and DJs spin the tunes, 7-11 p.m. on Fridays through Aug. 18. Salsa, 7-11 p.m. June 30. Lessons are free. No dancing experience required. Food and beverages will be available for purchase (no outside food or drink allowed). Upcoming: West African Dance, July 7; Reggaetón, July 14; Country Line Dancing, July 21; Samba, July 28; Afro-Cuban Rumba and Cuban Rhythems, Aug. 4; Disco, Aug. 11; Bollywood, Aug. 18. Check the website for instructors and DJs. Dances are subject to change. Jerry Moss Plaza at the Music Center, 135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles.
  • Fourth of July Family Parade: Parade line-up, 9:30 a.m. July 4 (coffee and donuts for purchase from LA Donut truck, 8 a.m.); parade begins 9:45 a.m. from 4415 Lakeview Canyon Road, Westlake Village. The low-key parade, with red, white and blue decorated people, bicycles, strollers and wagons (no motorized vehicles), proceeds on Agoura Road to Berniece Bennett Park, 31800 Village Center Drive, Westlake Village. Activities and food trucks (Dog Gone It and Kona Ice) at the park, 10 a.m.-noon. 818-706-1613. Flyer details:
  • Sunland-Tujunga 4th of July Day Parade: Sunland-Tujunga Rotary Club presents the annual parade with the theme, “Sunland-Tujunga the Beautiful,” 10 a.m. Route: Foothill Boulevard at Summitrose Street, west on Foothill to Sunland Boulevard.
  • July Fourth Parade: Valley Village Homeowners Association presents a neighborhood parade with red, white and blue homemade floats and displays and marching bands, 10 a.m.-noon. Parade begins on Addison Street (going west), right on Ben Avenue, right on Otsego Street, crossing Colfax Avenue and continuing on Otsego to Irvine Avenue, right on Irvine, left on Hesby Street to Westpark Drive, ending at Valley Village Park (
  • Independence Day flag raising at Fort Moore Pioneer Memorial: Commemoration of the first July 4 flag raising in Los Angeles, in 1847, with a reenactment ceremony that includes a musket salute, 10 a.m. July 4. The monument is on the west side of North Hill Street and facing the city center, 451 N. Hill St., Los Angeles. Email: [email protected]
  • Fourth of July Celebration at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library: Event includes craft activities, old-fashioned lawn and picnic games, patriotic music, presidential bingo and special appearances and talks by presidents (look-alikes), 10 a.m.-3 p.m. July 4. Special events: JB and the Big Circle Riders, 10 a.m.-noon; Todd Zimmermann reads from his book “Oliver Doodle Dandy,” 10:30 a.m.; an unveiling of a statue of Sally Ride, PhD, the first American women to fly in space, noon; a concert by the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department Band, 1 p.m. Free for outdoor activities. Admission is charged for the museum, Air Force One and the special exhibit “Auschwitz — Not long ago. Not far away”: purchase tickets in advance recommended ($29.95; $26.95 ages 62 and older; $22.95 ages 11-17; details on the special exhibit and tickets: Location, 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley. 800-410-8354. Flyer with details:
  • Fourth of July Ventura Street Fair and Children’s Pushem Pullem Parade: The Rotary Club of East Ventura sponsors the event with the theme “Celebration by the Sea 2023,” 10 a.m. July 4. The Children’s Pushem Pullem Parade, with decorated bicycles and wagons, begins at 10 a.m. (assemble as early as 9 a.m. at Cemetery Memorial Park, Crimea and Main streets; no application or reservation to participate; no motorized vehicles allowed). Route: westbound on Main Street. The Street Fair includes arts and crafts vendors, live entertainment, classic car show and food trucks, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (on Main Street from Chestnut Street to Mission Park area). Check website for musical acts and map.

July 1

  • Hollywood Forever Cemetery: Screening of “Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure” (1985), 9 p.m. July 1, followed by fireworks. Gates open for picnicking or food purchases, 7:15 p.m. Also, DJ sets before the film. Tickets $45. Check website for parking options and fees. Location, T6000 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood.
  • Fireworks Celebration and Concert – Palmdale: Event opens at 6 p.m. July 1. Concert by the Platinum Groove, 8 p.m. Fireworks, around 9 p.m. Tickets $5; free for ages 11 and younger. This is a cash-free event; only credit cards accepted. Bring a blanket or lawn chair for seating. Check the website for parking ideas; limited on-site parking. Palmdale Amphitheater, 2723 Rancho Vista Blvd.
  • Red, White and Lights – Laser Show Fourth of July Celebration – San Fernando: Event includes music by Full Clip, a Ninja Nation Obstacle Course, a pie-eating contest, carnival games, arts and crafts, artisan and food trucks vendors, 6-9:30 p.m. July 1. Downtown San Fernando Mall on San Fernando Road, between Brand and San Fernando Mission boulevards, San Fernando. 818-898-1290.

July 1-4

  • Six Flags Magic Mountain July 4th Fireworks Celebration: The theme park’s fireworks show, 9 p.m. July 1-4. Park hours: 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m. July 1-4. Best viewing areas for the fireworks show: Full Throttle Plaza and Main Gate Plaza). Admission $75 (in advance online; see options for passes and other add-ons; parking $40/$45/$50. Location, 26101 Magic Mountain Parkway, Valencia.

July 2-4

  • July 4th Fireworks Spectacular at the Hollywood Bowl: The Beach Boys perform, with Thomas Wilkins conducting the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, and with special guest John Stamos, 7:30 p.m. July 2-4. Gates open, 5:30 p.m. Tickets $39 and up. 2301 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood. 323-850-2000.
  • Celebration of Independence Drone Light Show and Festival – Lake View Terrace: Los Angeles City Councilmember Monica Rodriguez’s office (District-7) presents the event that includes entertainment by Queen Nation, a tribute to the band Queen, children’s activities, resource booths, food and vendors, 5-9 p.m. July 2. Free admission. Hansen Dam Recreation Area, soccer fields, 11658 Foothill Blvd. 818-485-0600; 818-756-8409; 818-352-3287. Details:

July 3

  • Third of July Fireworks Extravaganza – Moorpark: Gates open and activities and games begin, 4 p.m. July 3. Concerts at 5 (the band Radio Royalty) and at 7:30 p.m. (Electric Vinyl). Flag presentation, 7 p.m. Fireworks, 9 p.m. Bring a blanket or low-back lawn chair and picnic dinner. Food court. Admission, $8, in advance (free for babies under one year); $10 at the door (cash only). Limited parking at the park; $5 for parking (must be purchased in advance and also, everyone in vehicle must have tickets purchased in advance). Arroyo Vista Community Park, 4550 Tierra Rejada Road, Moorpark. 805-517-6300. Details about the event, rules to follow and parking here:

July 4

  • Starlight Bowl – Burbank: A concert with Hollywood U2 and the Rising, a Bruce Springsteen tribute band, 6:30 p.m. July 4. Tickets: lower area, $28; upper area, $23 (grass area and box seats sold out). Parking $10 (cash only). Parking lot opens, 4:30 p.m. Gates open, 5:30 p.m. Location, 1249 Lockheed View Drive, Burbank. 818-238-5300. Details and to purchase tickets in advance here:
  • City of Calabasas 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular: Gates open, 5 p.m. July 4; Family Fun Zone with arts and crafts, a DJ, games, stilt walkers, 5-8:30 p.m.; concert and dance party with the Suffragettes, 7:15 p.m.; fireworks, 9 p.m. Bring your own blanket or low-back chair. Limited stand seating and temporary chairs on a first come-first seated basis. Bring your own picnic/snacks or purchase items from food trucks. Admission $12 in advance (no ticket sales at the door). Check website for parking suggestions, prohibited items including no alcohol, no glass bottles and no seeds; and other rules. Calabasas High School, football field, 22855 Mulholland Highway. 818-880-6461.
  • City of Camarillo Fourth of July Fireworks Show: Fireworks, 9 p.m. July 4 (listen to musical soundtrack on KBBY-95.1 or online at; 30-second delay for streaming). Free admission. Watch from parking lots at Camarillo Premium Outlets (740 E. Ventura Blvd.) or surrounding area. Parking is first come, first served.
  • A Star Spangled Fourth of July Fireworks Celebration – Crescenta Valley Fireworks Association: The 16th event includes music by the Mary Dyer band and food trucks. Limited bleacher seating. Bring a blanket or chairs for seating (no stakes allowed). Water-only on the football field. Gates open, 4 p.m. July 4. Fireworks show, 9 p.m. Tickets in advance $9; $10 at the gate. Check the Facebook posting for locations to purchase tickets in advance. Spectators will also be able to watch from areas around Crescenta Valley High School, 2900 Community Ave. Entrance to the field, in the 4200 block of Ramsdell Avenue. 818-275-4959. Details and updates:
  • Fourth of July Extravaganza – Lancaster: The City of Lancaster present the event that includes a free-style motocross show, family activities and food vendors, 5-10 p.m. July 4. Antelope Valley Fair and Event Center, 2551 W. Ave., H, Lancaster.
  • Gloria Molina Grand Park’s 4th of July Block Party: The event includes interactive, multi-media art works, music on two stages with DJs and singers, dancing and food vendors, 4-9:30 p.m. July 4. Drone light show over the Music Center Plaza. Location, 200 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles. 213-972-8080.
  • LA Dodgers vs Pittsburgh Pirates: Game, 6:10 p.m., followed by a fireworks show, July 4. Tickets $33 and up. Prepaid parking $25 and up. Dodger Stadium, 1000 Vin Scully Ave., Los Angeles.
  • Marina del Rey’s Fourth of July Fireworks: The fireworks display will be launched from a barge off of the Marina’s south jetty, 9 p.m. July 4. Viewing areas include Burton Chace Park, 13650 Mindanao Way and Fisherman’s Village, 13755 Fiji Way (synchronized music at both locations). Check website for harbor side dinner and parking tips. Also, check cruising options here: Many surrounding roads close at 1 p.m. Fireworks are visible from Dockweiler Beach, Playa Vista and Venice Pier. Flyer:
  • Fireworks by the Sea – Channel Islands Harbor: 9 p.m. July 4. Check the website for daytime activities at the harbor. Location, 3900 Pelican Way, Oxnard. 805-973-5950. Updates on Facebook: Details:
  • Palisades Fireworks Spectacular: Gates open, 6 p.m. and fireworks, 9 p.m. July 4. Bring a blanket to sit on the field. Bleacher and stadium seats available for seating. No coolers, food or drinks allowed inside the field. There will be food trucks onsite; see the facts here: Tickets $10; free for ages 6 and younger (however, all must have a ticket for admission including children and babies). No cash ticket sales at the door. Purchase tickets and parking ($25) in advance on the website (no ticket sales at the gate). Gates close at 8:45 p.m. (no admittance after that time even if you have a tickets; no refunds). Palisades Charter High School, baseball field, 15777 Bowdoin St., Pacific Palisades. More Pacific Palisades July 4 activities ( Details, rules, parking information and to purchase tickets:
  • LA Galaxy vs Los Angeles Football Club – Pasadena: Game, 7:30 p.m. July 4. Fireworks after the game. Tickets $35 and up. Rose Bowl, 1001 Rose Bowl Drive, Pasadena.
  • Kaboom! Fireworks Spectacular – Pomona: Event includes free style motocross, monster trucks, Quad Wars and music. Doors open, 4 p.m. July 4. Fireworks, 9 p.m. Tickets in advance online $25; $30 reserved box seat; at the gate on July 4 $35; $50 reserved box seat. Parking $17. Use Gate 17 for parking (credit card only). Credit card only for admission and alcohol sales; some food stands may accept cash. Fairplex, 1101 W. McKinley Drive, Pomona. Tickets:
  • Fourth of July Spectacular at Shepherd Church – Porter Ranch: Fireworks, about 9 p.m. July 4. No tailgating. Use parking areas around the church. Location, 19700 Rinaldi St., Porter Ranch. 818-831-9333.
  • John Olguin July 4th Spectacular: A private party with a barbecue and viewing at the Cabrillo Beach Youth Waterfront Sports Center. Tickets $75; $25 ages 16 and younger. Purchase tickets on Eventbrite, or at the Corner Store (1118 W. 37th St.; 310-832-2424) or at San Pedro Chamber of Commerce (390 W. Seventh St.; 310-832-7272). Fireworks, 9 p.m. July 4. Fireworks may be viewed from Cabrillo Beach (3720 Stephen M. White Drive) or higher points in San Pedro including Angels Gate Park (3601 Gaffey St.). Cabrillo Beach Boosters: Eventbrite ticket link:
  • Fourth of July Celebration – Santa Barbara: Event includes DJ and live music at the West Beach bandstand beginning at noon (sponsored by the PARC Foundation). Fireworks, 9 p.m. West Beach (West Cabrillo Boulevard and State Street). 805-897-1962.
  • Star Spangled Rock & Country Jam & Fireworks  Extravaganza – Simi Valley: Event includes music, a kid’s fun zone, beer and wine garden, food booths and arts and crafts vendors. Doors open, 3 p.m. July 4. Fireworks, 9 p.m. Free admission; VIP admission, $100 and $45 ages 12 and younger (includes barbecue dinner, dessert, shaded seating near the stage and other perks; more information and to purchase here: Entertainment by the Mod Squad, Forever Rod and Justin Honsinger; music begins at 3:15 p.m.; details here: Bring a blanket or lawn chair for seating. Event is sponsored by Kiwanis Club of Simi Valley, the City of Simi Valley, Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District and Adventist Health Simi Valley. Parking: Simi Valley Metrolink Station, 5050 E. Los Angeles Ave., or Simi Valley High School, 5400 Cochran St. Location, Rancho Santa Susana Community Park, 5005 E. Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. 805-587-5100. Flyer:
  • Universal Studios Hollywood: The theme park will have a fireworks display around 9 p.m. July 4. Park hours: 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Admission $144 July 4 with online purchase; check the website for other ticket prices including Universal Express for bypassing general queue at most rides and shows. Parking $30 and up ($10 after 5 p.m.); see other parking option fees on the website. Location: 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City. General information, 800-864-8377. Admission, 866-258-6546.
  • City of Santa Clarita’s Spirit of America Fireworks Show: View the display around 9:15 p.m. July 4. Fireworks will be launched near the Westfield Valencia Town Center, 24201 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Listen to synchronized music from KHTS-98.1 FM or 1220 AM radio. 661-250-3787.
  • Fireworks Spectacular – Thousand Oaks: Conejo Recreation & Park District and the City of Thousand Oaks present fireworks, 9 p.m. Listen to synchronized music from KHAY-100.7 FM radio. Viewing spots include: Janss Marketplace, Hillcrest Drive and Moorpark Road (; bring folding chairs and arrive early to ensure access to the shopping center’s rooftop event area; distribution of the free wristbands, required to enter the roof top event area, begins at 5 p.m. at the event booth, near the main fountain at Janss Marketplace). The Oaks, 350 W. Hillcrest Drive (details on viewing here: 805-495-6471.
  • Ventura Rotary 4th of July Fireworks and Family Picnic: The event includes live entertainment, children’s activities and food trucks, gates open 5 p.m. July 4. Fireworks, around 9 p.m. Tickets $10 ages 13 and older; $5 ages 4-12; a family-of-four admission is $28, only available as pre-sale on the website. Cash-only at the gate. Bring your own blanket for seating and picnic items. No alcohol, no glass, no pets, no smoking (see other rules on the website). Ventura College Athletic Fields, 4667 Telegraph Road, Ventura. Details and to purchase admission:
  • Fireworks Spectacular – Westlake Village: Event includes activities, music and food trucks, 5 p.m. July 4. Fireworks, 9 p.m. Fireworks can be seen from the area surrounding Westlake Village Golf Course and at Calvary Community Church (5495 Via Rocas, Westlake Village; gates open 6 p.m.; bring blanket or chair; food trucks; There is no parking on-site at the golf course; only drop-offs; follow signage for free, off-site parking off of Lakeview Canyon and Townsgate roads. Westlake Village Golf Course, 4812 Lakeview Canyon Road. 818-706-1613.
  • Councilman Bob Blumenfield’s July 4th Extravaganza – Woodland Hills: Concert with Beach Street a Go Go, arts and craft vendors and food vendors, 6 p.m. July 4. Fireworks, around 9 p.m. Free admission, or reserved seats (with or without parking) are donations to Valley Cultural Foundation. Reserved seat, $20; reserved seat and parking, $35; VIP backstage seating and parking, $100. Check website for parking tips and security rules. Warner Park, 5800 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Woodland Hills. 818-704-1358.
  • World of Barbie: Visit Barbie’s Dreamhouse and Camper Van and view exhibits of dolls and accessories from more than six decades, through Sept. 4. Hours vary by date and tickets are by timed admission. Admission $40.50 ages 13 and older; $31.50 ages 1-12. Santa Monica Place, 395 Santa Monica Place.
  • Artist Co-Op 7: “Color Out Loud,” a virtual exhibit presented by 12 local artists, July 1-31. The exhibit is co-presented by the San Fernando Valley Arts and Cultural Center ( Click here to view the exhibit:
  • ReflectSpace Gallery at Glendale Central Library: “Erre (Marcos Ramirez): It’s Clever, But Is it Art?” Gallery hours: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 1-6 p.m. Sunday. Exhibit runs through July 23. Location, 222 E. Harvard St. 818-548-2021.
  • L.A. Louver: “The Flower Show,” a group show with more than 50 artists interpreting flowers in their art. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday (summer hours). Exhibit runs through Sept. 1. Location, 45 N. Venice Blvd., Venice. 310-822-4955. Details:
  • Thinkspace Projects: “Reen Barrera: Emotional Meat” (Gallery I); “Sarah Joncas: Upon Another Shore” (Gallery II); “Spime: Fish Out of Filtered Water” (Gallery III); “Benzilla: Alter Ego” (Gallery IV); “Cody Jimenez: New Works” (Doghouse Gallery); “Michael Gates: New Works” (Viewing Room). Opening reception, 6-10 p.m. July 8. Gallery hours: noon-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Exhibits run through July 29. Location, 4207 W. Jefferson Blvd., Los Angeles. 310-558-3375. Email: [email protected]
  • William Grant Still Arts Center: “African American Composers’ Series: Bullerengue and Beyond — Learning the Palenques of the South West Caribbean Through Sound.” The exhibit also includes examples of Caribbean pico culture, hand-painted speaker stacks that are used to blast music out to the community. Artists: Carolyn Castano, Stephanie Christopher-White, Brian B+Cross, Gabriela Natalia Demattia. Gallery hours: noon-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Exhibit runs through July. Location, 2520 S. West View Ave., Los Angeles. 323-734-1165. Email: [email protected]
  • Corey Helford Gallery: “Adrian Cox: The Brush and the Torch” (Main Gallery). Also, “Four of Hearts,” a group show with Kelogsloops, Robert Palacios, Yuka Sakuma, Tarntara Sudadung (Gallery 3). Gallery hours: noon-6 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; and by appointment. Exhibits run through July 8. Location, 571 S. Anderson St., Los Angeles. 310-287-2340.
  • Nonaka-Hill Gallery, Highland: “Kenzi Shiokava.” Gallery hours: noon-7 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Exhibit runs through July 15. Location, 720 N. Highland Ave., Los Angeles. 323-450-9409.
  • Lowell Ryan Projects: “Ally Rae Peeples: Crowd Surfing.” Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; and by appointment. Exhibit runs through July 29. Location, 4619 W. Washington Blvd., Los Angeles. 323-413-2584. Email: [email protected]
  • Galerie Lakaye: “Mexico: Where Art Rules,” a group exhibition of nine artists from Mexico City and Oaxaca. Gallery hours: by appointment. Exhibit runs through Aug. 5. Location, 1550 N. Curson Ave., Los Angeles. 323-528-4076. Email: [email protected]
  • Kohn Gallery: “Martha Alf: Opposites and Contradictions.” Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday. Exhibit runs through Aug. 5. Location, 1227 N. Highland Ave., Los Angeles. 323-461-3311.
  • Zibby’s Bookshop: Susan Goldman Rubin discusses “The Women Who Built Hollywood: 12 Trailblazers in Front and Behind the Camera,” 6 p.m. June 29 (register in advance to attend). Karin Tanabe discusses “The Sunset Crowd,” 2 p.m. July 9. Check the website for registering to attend events. Location, 1113 Montana Ave., Santa Monica. 424-387-1744.
  • Book Soup: Erik J. Brown discusses “Lose You to Find Me,” 7 p.m. July 5. Artem Mozcovey discusses “Spring in Siberia,” 7 p.m. July 6. Maya Williams discusses a poetry collection “Judas & Suicide,” 7 p.m. July 7. Holly Knight discusses “I Am the Warrior: My Crazy Life Writing the Hits and Rocking the MTV Eighties,” 7 p.m. July 10. Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 310-659-3110.
  • Vroman’s Bookstore: Melani Sie discusses “Milk and Mocha,” 7 p.m. July 6. Jeri Westerson discusses “The Isolated Séance,” 7 p.m. July 7. Kemi Ashing-Giwa discusses “The Splinter in the Sky,” 7 p.m. July 11. Elizabeth L. Silver discusses “The Majority,” 7 p.m. July 12. Sujata Massey discusses “The Mistress of Bhatia House,” 7 p.m. July 14. Location, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. 626-449-5320. Location, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. 626-449-5320.
  • Diesel Bookstore: Nasim Alikhani discusses and signs “Sofreh: A Contemporary Approach to Classic Persian Cuisine,” 6:30 p.m. July 11. Scott C. Johnson discusses “The Con Queen of Hollywood: The Hunt for an Evil Genius,” 6:30 p.m. July 12. For reserved seating, purchase one copy of the book in advance on the event tabs on the website pages. Location, 225 26th St., Santa Monica. 310-576-9960.
  • Volunteers Cleaning Communities: Join the group for clean-up projects in the San Fernando Valley. Find a list of upcoming projects, and also how to make a donation for clean-up supplies,
  • Tujunga Monday Night Bingo with Knights of Columbus: The organization holds the game night that generates funds for local charities. Early bird games, 6:30 p.m., and regular games at 7:30 p.m. Bingo games are set for multiple Monday dates. Buy-in $15. Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, auditorium, 7144 Apperson St., Tujunga. Details on Eventbrite:
  • Valley Relics Museum: New hours: Take a trip down San Fernando Valley memory lane, 5-10 p.m. June 30; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. July 1-2 (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:
  • Autry Museum of the American West: New: “Imagined Wests,” how Southern California tells stories about the West through the museum’s collection of objects including art, clothing, pop culture and toys ( Museum hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Admission $14; $10 ages 60 and older, ages 13-18 and students with ID; $6 ages 3-12. Location, 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles.
  • Academy Museum of Motion Pictures: Ongoing special exhibit: “Regeneration: Black Cinema 1898-1971,” through July 16. 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.
  • African American Firefighter Museum: Artifacts, fire apparatus, pictures and stories about African American Los Angeles firefighters. Hours: 1-4 p.m. Sunday. Donation. 1401 S. Central Ave., Los Angeles. 213-744-1730.
  • Bolton Hall Museum: Ongoing special exhibit: “Wish You Were Here – Postcards Sent from Sunland-Tujunga,” through Oct. 8. Hours: 1-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Free admission, but a $3 donation is appreciated. Bolton Hall Museum, 10110 Commerce Ave., Tujunga. 818-352-3420. Email: [email protected]
  • California African American Museum: Closed for facilities upgrades through Aug. 5. Check website for special programming. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Free admission. Parking $15 before 5 p.m.; $18 after 5 p.m. (in the blue structure parking lot; entrance to the blue structure is on Figueroa Boulevard at 39th Street.). Location, 600 State Drive, Los Angeles (in Exposition Park). 213-744-7432. and
  • California Science Center: Ongoing special exhibit: “Maya: The Exhibition,” with artifacts from the ancient Maya of Mexico and Central America. Also, “Mystery of the Maya” IMAX film (see admission for film alone or in combination with the exhibit). Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Admission is free to the center but there is a charge for special exhibits. Admission to “Maya: The Exhibition” is $21.95 ages 18-64; $19.95 ages 65 and older and ages 13-17; $14.95 ages 3-12 ( Location, 700 Exposition Park Drive, Los Angeles.
  • Descanso Gardens: Hours: 9 a.m.-7 p.m. daily. The gallery is open, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission $15; $11 ages 65 and older and student with valid ID; $5 ages 5-12. Location, 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintidge. 818-949-4200.
  • Discovery Cube Los Angeles: Ongoing special exhibit: “Festival of STEM,” through Sept. 4. Hands-on exhibits make science fun for children. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday-Sunday. Admission $15.95 ages 15 and up; $13.95 ages 3-14. Location, 11800 Foothill Blvd., Sylmar.
  • Forest Lawn Museum – Glendale: Ongoing special exhibit: “Grand Views: The Immersive World of Panoramas,” through Sept. 10. The exhibit is in partnership with the Velaslavasay Panorama in Los Angeles ( Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Free admission. Location, 1712 S. Glendale Ave.
  • Fowler Museum at UCLA: Ongoing special exhibit: “Myrlande Constant: The Work of Radiance,” through Aug. 27. 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). Location, 308 Charles E. Young Drive N., Westwood.
  • The Getty Center: Ongoing special exhibits: “Play and Pastimes in the Middle Ages,” in medieval manuscripts, through Aug. 6. “Beyond the Light: Identity and Place in 19th Century Danish Art,” through Aug. 20. “Pastel Portraits: Drawn from Life?” through Sept. 17. 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.
  • The Getty Villa: Ongoing special exhibit: “The Gold Emperor from Aventicum,” through Jan. 29 ( Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Monday. Free admission, but a timed-entry reservation is required. Parking $20. Location, 17985 Pacific Coast Highway, Pacific Palisades.
  • Grammy Museum: Ongoing special exhibits: “The Power of Song – A Songwriters Hall of Fame Exhibit,” through Sept. 4 ( “Shakira, Shakira: The Grammy Museum Experience,” through winter 2024. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday-Friday and Sunday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday. Admission $18; $15 ages 65 and older; $12 ages 5-17 and college students with ID. Location, 800 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles. 213-725-5700.
  • Holocaust Museum LA: Ongoing special exhibit: “Sweet Home Sweet: A Story of Survival, Memory and Returns,” photographs in the Galicia Museum in Krakow, Poland, that were taken by Richard Ores depicting his family and friends life in Krakow before World War II and in the Krakow Ghetto during the Holocaust. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Admission $15; $10 ages 65 and older; free for ages 17 and younger. Free admission on Sunday. Admission is by timed admission ticket. Location, 100 The Grove Drive, Los Angeles. 323-651-3704. Email: [email protected]
  • Italian American Museum Los Angeles: Ongoing special exhibit: “A Real Boy: The Many Lives of Pinocchio,” through Oct. 16. Hours: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Admission free; donations requested. Location, 644 N. Main St., Los Angeles. 213-485-8432.
  • Japan House Los Angeles: Ongoing special exhibit: “Symbiosis: Living Island,” gallery visitors get a look at a tiny Japanese island, Inujima, to see how art projects there have helped to revitalize the sparsely populated island; through July 5. Hours: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Friday; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Free admission. The museum is at Ovation Hollywood, 6801 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. 800-516-0565.
  • Japanese American National Museum: Ongoing special exhibit: “Don’t Fence Me In: Coming of Age in America’s Concentration Camps,” through Oct. 1 ( Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday; closed on national holidays. Admission: $16; $7 ages 62 and older and children; free for ages 5 and younger (timed advance tickets required; no walk-ins). Location, 100 N. Central Ave., Los Angeles. 213-625-0414. Facebook:
  • Lancaster Museum of Art and History: Ongoing special exhibits: “Sages” and “Orly Cogan: Threads of Entanglement,” through Aug. 20. Hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday-Friday; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Location, 665 W. Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster. 661-723-6250.
  • Los Angeles County Museum of Art: Ongoing special exhibits: “Coded: Art Enters the Computer Age, 1952-1982,” through July 2. “Sam Francis and Japan: Emptiness Overflowing, through July 16. “Pressing Politics: Revolutionary Graphics from Mexico and Germany,” through July 22. “Afro-Atlantic Histories,” with six sections including Maps and Margins, Enslavements and Emancipations, Everyday Lives, Rites and Rhythms, Portraits, Resistances and Activism, through Sept. 10, 2023 (the touring exhibit originated in Brazil).”Light, Space, Surface: Selections from LACMA’s Collection,” through Oct. 1. 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). Location, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. 323-857-6010.
  • LA Plaza Cocina: The museum is dedicated to Mexican food and cuisine. The museum has a teaching kitchen and a store with culinary-related ingredients, cookbooks, decorative items and utensils used in making Mexican cuisine. Hours: noon-5 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday). Free admission. The museum is part of LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes. Location, 555 N. Spring St., Los Angeles. 323-397-8365. Email: [email protected]
  • LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes: Ongoing special exhibit: “Gloria Molina: Community Champion,” through Aug. 15. Hours: noon-5 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday. Free admission. Location, 501 N. Main St., Los Angeles.
  • Museum of Contemporary Art: Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday and Friday; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Admission is free but an advance online timed-entry ticket is required. Special exhibits are $18; $10 seniors and students; free for ages 11 and younger. Locations: the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, 152 N. Central Ave., Los Angeles; MOCA Grand Avenue, 250 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles. 213-633-5351.
  • Museum of the San Fernando Valley: 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.
  • Natural History Museum Los Angeles County: Ongoing special exhibit: The “Butterfly Pavilion” in an open-air netted enclosure, through Aug. 13. (timed admission, $8, with a general museum admission; 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. Location, 900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles.
  • Petersen Automotive Museum: Ongoing special exhibits: “Inside Tesla – Supercharging the Electric Revolution,” prototypes of Tesla vehicles, historical perspective and design study, through Oct. 22. “We Are Porsche.” “Arsham Auto Motive,” life-sized vehicle sculptures and posters ( Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Admission $19.95; $17.95 ages 62 and older; $12.95 ages 12-17; $10.95 ages 4-11. Location, 6060 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. 323-930-2277.
  • Rancho Camulos Museum: Rancho Camulos is the only National Historic Landmark in Ventura County. Throughout the year, 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. Location, 5146 E. Telegraph Road. 805-521-1501. Email: [email protected]
  • Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum: Ongoing special exhibit: “Auschwitz — Not long ago. Not far away.” Minimum age recommendation: 12. Purchase tickets in advance ($29.95; $26.95 ages 62 and older; $22.95 ages 11-17; details on the exhibit and tickets: This special exhibit is currently scheduled to run through Aug. 13. Regular museum hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily.  Location, 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley.
  • Santa Monica History Museum: Ongoing special exhibit: “Coming Out West: LGBTQ+ Elders Share Their Stories,” through Dec. 17. Hours: 3-8 p.m. Thursday; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Sunday. Admission $5; free for ages 11 and younger. Location, 1350 Seventh St., Santa Monica. 310-395-2290.
  • Skirball Cultural Center: Ongoing special exhibits: “Blacklist: The Hollywood Red Scare,” an original exhibition created by and on loan from the Jewish Museum Milwaukee; through Sept. 3 (admission is considered special admission price; “Peter Krasnow: Breathing Joy and Light,” through Sept. 3 (included in admission price with “Blacklist: The Hollywood Red Scare.”). “Chloë Bass: Wayfinding,” an outdoor exhibit with sculptures, through Sept. 3. Hours: noon-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Closed for Jewish and national holidays ( Admission is by advance time-entry ticket for special exhibits, including “Noah’s Ark at the Skirball,” ($18; $15 seniors and students with ID; $13 ages 2-12; regular admission $12; $9 seniors and students; $7 ages 2-12; Location, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. 310-440-4500.
  • Wende Museum of the Cold War: Ongoing special exhibit: “Vietnam in Transition, 1976-Present” and “David Bowie in the Soviet Union,” both exhibits through Oct. 22. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Sunday ( Free admission. Location, 10808 Culver Blvd., Culver City. 310-216-1600. 310-216-1600. Email: [email protected]
  • Santa Clarita Concert Band – An Independence Day Concert: The band, directed by Tim Durand, performs patriotic and other music,  at 6 p.m. July 1. Free admission, but donations appreciated. The band is a member of the Association of Concert Bands. Concert is held at Freedom’s Way Baptist Church, 28355 Sloan Canyon Road, Santa Clarita.
  • Santa Clarita Concert Band – An Independence Day Concert: The band, directed by Tim Durand, performs patriotic and other music, 6 p.m. July 2. Free admission, but donations appreciated. The band is a member of the Association of Concert Bands. Concert is held at Bridge Bible Fellowship, 18644 Sherman Way, Reseda. 818-776-1500.
  • Concerts at Warner Park – Valley Cultural Foundation: Beach St. a Go Go perform at Bob Blumenfield’s July 4th Extravaganza fireworks show (event parking opens at 3:30 p.m. for this date), 5:30 p.m. July 4. Upcoming: This Was It, a tribute to the music of Michael Jackson, with emerging artist Malik “the Freq” Moore, July 9; the Remotes, a television theme song tribute band, with emerging artist Leslie Pereira and the Lazy Heroes, July 16. Emerging artists perform before headliner, 5:30-6:15 p.m. Free (bring your own blanket or low-back chair for seating); $15 VIP seat; $25 VIP seat and paid parking. Series runs through Aug. 27. See the website for parking information. Warner Park, 5800 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Woodland Hills. 818-888-0822.
  • Summer of Paris Chamber Music Festival: The New Hollywood String Quartet and Da Camera Society present the festival, July 6-9. Check the website for schedule. Tickets $40 and up (purchase here, Doheny Mansion, 10 Chester Place, Los Angeles.
  • Grand Performances at California Plaza: Viver Brasil and DJ Muñeka, 6 p.m. July 8. Concerts are scheduled, 6-10 p.m. on Saturdays through Aug. 26. Also, 6 p.m. Friday Poetry Nights: “LA Stories,” July 28; “Black Voices,” Aug. 25. Free admission. RSVP on the Eventbrite tab on the website. Location, 350 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles.
  • Jimmy Webb: 7:30 p.m. July 9. Tickets $50. Entree or two-item minimum is required besides show ticket ( Catalina Jazz Club, 6725 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood. 323-466-2210.
  • Vonda Shepard: The two-time Emmy Award winning actress and songwriter performs music from her album “Red Light, Green Light,” July 13. Cover for dinner and show reservation $45 minimum (see available times on the website); cover for bar $25 minimum (see the website). Herb Alpert’s Vibrato Grill and Jazz, 2930 Beverly Glen Circle, Bel Air. 310-474-9400. Reservations and details:
  • Will the Real Me Please Stand Up?: A new play by Alexandra Ryan about the search for your real self, 7 p.m. June 29. Minimum age: 15. Tickets $15. Play is part of the Hollywood Fringe Festival. Stephanie Feury Studio Theatre, 5636 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles.
  • Hitchcock Lane: A new play by dancer-choreographer-playwright-lyricist Soda Persi about the personalities and life issues of neighbors, 8:30 p.m. July 1. Music by Michael Van Bodegom-Smith. Minimum age: 13. Tickets $20. Play is part of the Hollywood Fringe Festival. Studio/Stage, main space, 520 Western Ave., Los Angeles.
  • Runaway Rue: A new musical, with puppets, written by Angela Parrisha and Stacey Weingarten about a dog who finds out she’s moving across country to Hollywood, 7 p.m. July 8 and 3 p.m. July 9. The family-friendly play is geared for ages 4-10. Tickets $15.
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream: William Shakespeare’s play. Show runs 3:30 p.m. July 2; dates through Sept. 21. Tickets: upper tier, $30; $20 seniors and students; $15 ages 5-15; lower tier, assigned seating $48; $35 seniors and students; $15 ages 5-15; also, $60 premium seating. Parking $10 in the lot; along Topanga Canyon Boulevard. Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga. 310-455-3723.
  • Macbeth: William Shakespeare’s play. Show runs 7:30 p.m. July 2; dates through Sep. 23. Tickets: upper tier, $30; $20 seniors and students; $15 ages 5-15; lower tier, assigned seating $48; $35 seniors and students; $15 ages 5-15; also, $60 premium seating. Parking $10 in the lot; along Topanga Canyon Boulevard. Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga. 310-455-3723.
  • Queen Margaret’s Version of Shakespeare’s War of the Roses: The play by William Shakespeare. Show runs 7:30 p.m July 1, 8, 16, 23 and 30; dates through Oct. 1. Tickets: upper tier, $30; $20 seniors and students; $15 ages 5-15; lower tier, assigned seating $48; $35 seniors and students; $15 ages 5-15; also, $60 premium seating. Parking $10 in the lot; along Topanga Canyon Boulevard. Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga. 310-455-3723. Details:
  • A Perfect Ganesh: The play by Terrence McNally about travelers in India, opening night 7:30 p.m. July 15. Show runs 7:30 p.m. July 22 and 29; dates through Oct. 7. Tickets: upper tier, $30; $20 seniors and students; $15 ages 5-15; lower tier, assigned seating $48; $35 seniors and students; $15 ages 5-15; also, $60 premium seating. Parking $10 in the lot; along Topanga Canyon Boulevard. Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga. 310-455-3723.
  • Back Porch: A play by Eric Anderson about the effects that a 1955 Hollywood movie shoot — “Picnic” — has on a family living in a Kansas town. Show runs 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 4 p.m. Sunday; through July 9. Tickets $25. Victory Theatre Center, 3326 W. Victory Blvd., Burbank. 818-533-1611.
  • Morning’s at Seven: The Group Rep presents a play by Paul Osborn, set in 1928 about sisters questioning how their life has turned out and how could they make a change for the better. Show runs 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; through July 16. Tickets $35; $30 for seniors and students. Lonny Chapman Theatre, main stage, 10900 Burbank Blvd., North Hollywood. 818-763-5990.

Submit calendar listings at least two weeks in advance to [email protected]. 818-713-3708.

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