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Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA space, Dec. 29-Jan. 5 – Daily News

 

The Blue Shadows Mounted Drill Team perform at Equestfest, Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021, at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center. Equestfest is an annual event that showcases the Rose Parade equestrian units with performances. (Photo by Michael Owen Baker, contributing photographer)
Equestfest, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 30 at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center in Burbank (tickets have to be bought on-line). In the picture, the Blue Shadows Mounted Drill Team carry out at Equestfest, Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021, at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center. Equestfest is an annual occasion that showcases the Rose Parade equestrian models with performances. (Photo by Michael Owen Baker, contributing photographer)

 

Here is a sampling of issues to do in the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles space, Dec. 29 to Jan. 5.

 

EVENTS

 

Equestfest: Meet the horses and riders who will take part in the Jan. 2 Tournament of Roses Parade, stroll by the stables, discuss to equestrians, view shows, vendor courtroom and actions, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 30. The equestrian present, noon-2 p.m. Tickets $20; free for ages 5 and youthful; $45 VIP reserved seats. Tickets have to be bought on-line (no gross sales at the door). Purchase right here: tickets.sharpseating.com/p/tickets/events/equestfest. Parking $20 (pay on-site). Los Angeles Equestrian Center, 480 W. Riverside Drive, Burbank. tournamentofroses.com/event/equestfest/

Bandfest Presented by Remo: Three exhibits by bands marching in the Jan. 2 Tournament of Roses Parade, 2 p.m. Dec. 30, and  10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Dec. 31. Tickets $20; free for youngsters age 5 and youthful. Tickets have to be bought on-line (no gross sales at the door). Purchase right here: tickets.sharpseating.com/p/tickets11/bandfest-presented-by-remo. Parking in structure 4 off of Del Mar Avenue. (free parking on campus). Robinson Stadium at Pasadena City College, 1570 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. tournamentofroses.com/events-calendar/bandfest/

EVE at Universal Studios Hollywood: Party hubs with a unique music theme, a countdown to midnight and fireworks, 9 p.m. Dec. 31 to 2 a.m. Jan. 1. EVE is included in all park admissions on Dec. 31. Tickets $139; $299 “Universal Express” possibility (click on on the EVE tab for tickets for Dec. 31: bit.ly/3VVyiFs). Location, 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City. Details and to buy admission: bit.ly/3VX0IyN

Winter Wonderland at Wildlife Learning Center: Enjoy seeing the rescued animals, the vacation lights decorations plus youngsters might make an decoration at a craft desk and participate in a scavenger hunt, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Dec. 31-Jan. 1. Admission $18; $16 youngsters. Reservations, required, are by time. The Wildlife Learning Center has been giving, since 2007, “displaced, rescued, and zoo-born wild animals a home” (learn extra on the web site). Location, 16027 Yarnell St., Sylmar. 818-362-8711. www.wildlifelearningcenter.org

Jason Love’s New Year’s Eve Comedy Bash: 7 p.m. Dec. 31. Tickets $30. Bank of America Performing Arts Center, Scherr Forum Theatre, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. 805-449-2787. bapacthousandoaks.com

Grand Park’s NYELA: Ring in 2023 with music by DJs, dwell bands, artwork installations, dance performances and meals vehicles, 8 p.m. Dec. 31 to 12:30 a.m. Jan. 1. For the countdown to the new year, a 3-D lightshow projected onto Los Angeles City Hall, 11:55 p.m. Free. Rain doesn’t cancel. Check web site for what not to carry (together with alcohol, chairs and umbrellas; see extra guidelines right here: grandparkla.org/visit). Location: Grand Park (200 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles) to the Music Center Plaza 135 N. Grand Avenue). Updates: www.facebook.com/grandparklosangeles. Details on performers: grandparkla.org/event/grand-parks-nyela/

The Groundlings – New Year’s Eve Spectacular: Improv, dwell band, hors d’oeuvres, beer/wine and a champagne toast, 9 p.m. Dec. 31. Show begins, 10 p.m. Minimum age: 21. Must present a same-day Covid check for entry. Tickets $100 (consists of “happy hour”  earlier than the present and the champagne toast). Location, 7307 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood. 323-934-4747. groundlings.com/shows/new-years-eve-spectacular

The Millennium Biltmore Hotel’s LA Noir NYE Speakeasy: The occasion consists of dwell music and leisure, shows and excursions of the precise speakeasy tunnels, 8 p.m. Dec. 31 to 1:30 a.m. Jan. 1. Dress code: Nineteen Twenties or black tie. Tickets $99; $199 VIP. Location, 506 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles. Details and to buy tickets: bit.ly/3HTqdgs

Prohibition NYE: A “Roaring Twenties” theme New Year Eve’s occasion, 9 p.m. Dec. 31 to 2 a.m. Jan. 1, 2023. The DJ duo Neil Frances performs, together with jazz ensemble Lyndsay & the All-Nighters, and the burlesque troupe Concrete Entertainment. Minimum age: 21. Required dress code: formal, or Nineteen Twenties-inspired dress for girls (see web site). Event consists of open bar. Tickets $195; $3,000 for a VIP desk for 4. Reservations required. Union Station, 800 N. Alameda St., Los Angeles. www.facebook.com/ProhibitionNewYearsEve. www.prohibitionnye.com

134th Tournament of Roses Parade: 8 a.m. Jan. 2. Grandstand seats, $70 and up: tickets.sharpseating.com/tickets. Colorado Boulevard at Orange Grove Boulevard, Pasadena. Parade route: sharpseating.com/rose-parade-route. Details: tournamentofroses.com/event/rose-parade

Plant Camp 101 – Botany Edition: Ages 17 and older study plant anatomy and classification, soils, plant artwork and primary horticulture. Sessions, led by Naomi Volain, additionally embody nature walks. Sessions: Jan. 3-5; 10-12; 17-19 and 24-26. Hours: Sep 11 a.m. for every session. Fee $60 for every session, plus $10 for materials/provides per session. Registration required in advance. William S. Hart Park, 24151 Newhall Ave., Newhall. 661-259-1750. Details on making an account and a reservation for periods: bit.ly/3VtdtA7

Pasadena Bead and Design Show: Find designer equipment, vintage and handcrafted beads, hand-sewn clothes, jewellery findings, hand-printed materials, jewellery and jewelry-making workshops, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Jan. 6-7; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 8. Admission $8 on-line; $10 at the door. Hilton Pasadena, 168 S. Los Robles Ave. www.facebook.com/beadanddesign. www.beadanddesign.com

Oshogatsu Family Festival: A brand new year celebration, with a preview of the upcoming Year of the Rabbit, consists of craft actions (origami bunny face), calligraphy-dance efficiency, sweet sculpture demonstration by Shan Ichiyanagi, comedy improv by Cold Tofu (2 p.m.),  koto efficiency by Yuki Yasuda (11:30 a.m.), rice pounding demonstrations and memento photographs, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 8. Free admission. Japanese American National Museum, 100 N. Central Ave., Los Angeles. 213-625-0414. www.janm.org. Details and schedule: bit.ly/3V7tADm

 

ONGOING EVENTS

 

Dinosaurs in the Valley: An outside, immersive walk-through to see life-size and life-like animatronic dinosaurs, dates via Jan. 8. Sensory-friendly session is out there at 8 a.m. on Dec. 31, and in addition, Jan. 7. Admission is by timed-entry; have to be bought in advance on-line; daytime or nighttime choices. Admission $24.99 plus charges. Check the web site for info on extra actions for youngsters; extra price for every; to be bought at the venue. Parking $10 plus charges (while you buy admission). Frequently requested questions: bit.ly/3UXM61b. Pierce College, use parking zone entry at Victory Boulevard at Mason Avenue, Woodland Hills. www.dinosaursinthevalley.com/

Enchanted – Forest of Light at Descanso Gardens: An interactive one-mile walk-through show of lights together with an space of stained glass creations, via Jan. 8. Purchase a timed-ticket in advance on the web site (timeframe, 5:30-10 p.m.; no tickets offered at the door). Admission $38-$40 (youngsters below age two are free however should even have a ticket). 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge. www.descansogardens.org/programs-events/enchanted/

Grinchmas and Christmas in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Universal Studios Hollywood: Holiday enjoyable with “Grinchmas” (bit.ly/3V2XHfW) and on the streets of Hogsmeade (bit.ly/3i2N8Ld), via Jan. 1. Directions and parking charges: bit.ly/3S1oUy0. General admission on-line: $104, California resident; $109 non-California resident; examine the hyperlink for different admission choices and passes (buy right here: bit.ly/3i4yUcS). 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City. www.universalstudioshollywood.com

L.A. Zoo Lights – Animals Aglow: The self-guided strolling tour returns with dazzling wildlife lantern shows via completely different landscapes, runs numerous dates via Jan. 22. Hours: 6-10 p.m. Rain doesn’t cancel. Tickets $34/$39 ages 13 and older; $27/$32 ages 2-12 (increased admission is for premium nights; buying on-line is beneficial). Check the web site for particulars on “Family New Year’s Eve, 6 p.m. Dec. 31 ($100 for ages 18 and older; $75 ages 2-17; bit.ly/3EeQ4vU). Location, 5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles. www.lazoo.org/plan-your-visit/special-experiences/zoolights/

Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood: Take a tour of the working studio and revel in seeing particular sights together with units from  tv exhibits. Minimum age 5 (youngsters ages 4 and youthful usually are not allowed). Also, ages 18 and older should present a legitimate government-issued picture ID. Hours: 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Tickets needs to be bought in advance and on-line: $57 (for Southern California residents); $69 and $59 ages 5-11 (for non-Southern California residents). Parking, $15, at 3400 Warner Blvd., Burbank (observe the indicators for tour parking). 818-977-8687. 818-977-8687. www.wbstudiotour.com

 

ART

 

Gagosian:Jim Shaw: Thinking the Unthinkable,” opens Jan. 12. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Exhibit runs via Feb. 25. Location, 456 N. Camden Drive, Beverly Hills. 310-271-9400. Email: [email protected] (*5*)

Regen Projects: “Elliott Hundley: Echo” and “Sonia Gechtoff: Guardian of the Green,” opens Jan. 14. The latter exhibit is organized by the Bortolami Gallery and Andrew Kreps Gallery in New York City. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Exhibits run via Feb. 19. Location, 6750 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles. 310-276-5424. www.regenprojects.com

 

ONGOING ART

 

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

Lowell Ryan Projects: “Richard Dupont: Self Medication.” Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; and by appointment. Exhibit runs via Dec. 31. Location, 4619 W. Washington Blvd., Los Angeles. 323-413-2584. Email: [email protected] www.lowellryanprojects.com; www.facebook.com/lowellryanprojects

Thinkspace Projects: “Ben Tolman: Unmode” (Gallery I); “Hanna Lee Joshi: What Is it You Seek?” (Gallery II); “Nika Mtwana: Protagonist” (Gallery III); “Carl Cashman + Oscar Joyo: Hybrid” (Gallery IV). Gallery hours: noon-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Exhibits run via Dec. 31. Location, 4217 W. Jefferson Blvd., Los Angeles. 310-558-3375. Email: [email protected] thinkspaceprojects.com

Kohn Gallery: “Alia Ahmad: A Meadow…from a dream” and “Jinbin Chen: Returnees.” Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday. Exhibits run via Jan. 14. Location, 1227 N. Highland Ave., Los Angeles. 323-461-3311. kohngallery.com

Corey Helford Gallery: “The Last Unicorn: 40th Anniversary Group Exhibition” (Main Gallery). Gallery hours: noon-6 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; and by appointment. Exhibit runs via Jan. 21. Location, 571 S. Anderson St., Los Angeles. 310-287-2340. coreyhelfordgallery.com/shows/corey-helford/year:2022. coreyhelfordgallery.com. www.thelastunicorn40th.com/events/the-last-unicorn-corey-helford-gallery

Nicodim Gallery: “Samantha Joy Groff: True Riches.” Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Exhibit runs via Jan. 21. The exhibit is upstairs at the gallery, 1700 S. Santa Fe. Ave., Unit 451, Los Angeles. 213-265-7166. Email: [email protected] www.nicodimgallery.com

Nonaka-Hill: “Koichi Enomoto: Against the day.” Gallery hours: noon-7 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; and by appointment. Exhibit runs via Jan. 21. Location, 720 N. Highland Ave., Los Angeles. 323-450-9409. www.nonaka-hill.com

William Turner Gallery: “Alex Couwenberg: Superglide.” Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Exhibit runs via Feb. 11. Location, 2525 Michigan Ave., Site E-1, Santa Monica. 310-453-0909. Email: [email protected] www.williamturnergallery.com

Artist Co-Op 7: “Windows of Our Minds,” group present on the pure world by native 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 via March 27. Encino Terrace Lobby Gallery, 15821 Ventura Blvd., Encino. www.co-op7.org

 

BOOKS

 

Book Soup: Steven Rosen discusses and indicators “Tonechaser – Understanding Edward: My 26-Year Journey with Edward Van Halen,” 7 p.m. Jan. 9. Peter Blauner discusses his novel “Picture in the Sand,” 7 p.m. Jan. 10. Michael Wohl discusses his novel “In Herschel’s Wake,” 7 p.m. Jan. 11. Julie D. Summers discusses “Off My Knees, A True Story – From Skid Row to Sunset Boulevard,” 7 p.m. Jan. 13. Location, 8818 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 310-659-3110. www.booksoup.com

 

DISCUSSION

 

San Fernando Valley Chapter of the National Active Retired Federal Employees Association: Meet the group, in Chapter 61 of the affiliation, for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Jan. 4, adopted by a business meeting at 12:30 p.m. Lunch is on-your-own cost. Lulu’s Restaurant, 16900 Roscoe Blvd., Van Nuys. David Rittenberg, 818-901-8331.

Building Bridges — Civil Rights Then and Now: A panel dialogue on the civil rights alliance between Black and Jewish communities, 7 p.m. Jan. 10. The dialogue consists of Donzaleigh Abernathy, daughter of civil rights chief Ralph Abernathy. Arrive early for a mini-concert by Yale University’s Out of the Blue a cappella group, 6:30 p.m. Building Bridges is a cross-cultural collection at the museum. Reservations required on-line. Holocaust Museum LA, 100 The Grove Drive, Los Angeles. 323-651-3704. Details and to register: bit.ly/3jC1nrd

Founding Flintridge: The Little Landers Historical Society presents a documentary on the subject together with a chat by the filmmaker John Newcombe, 1 p.m. Jan. 14. Free admission. Bolton Hall Museum, 10110 Commerce Ave., Tujunga. 818-352-3420. Email: [email protected] www.facebook.com/boltonhallmuseum; www.boltonhall.org

 

 

MUSEUM

 

Before you go, examine for museum closures for New Year’s Eve and Day. Some museums are open on Jan. 1.

 

Academy Museum of Motion Pictures: Ongoing particular exhibit: “Regeneration: Black Cinema 1898-1971,” via April 9. Timed advance admission tickets can be found for the museum that explores the artwork and science of flicks 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 college students; free for ages 17 and youthful; $15 further for “The Oscars Experience.” Location, 6067 Wilshire Blvd. (nook of Fairfax Avenue), Los Angeles. 323-930-3000. academymuseum.org

Autry Museum of the American West: Ongoing particular exhibit: “Dress Codes,” a take a look at six style icons of Western type (cowboy boots, China Poblana dress, fringe jacket, blue denims, aloha shirt, plaid shirt; theautry.org/exhibitions/dress-codes). Exhibit runs via Jan. 8. Museum hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Admission $14; $10 ages 60 and older, ages 13-18 and college students with ID; $6 ages 3-12. Location, 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles. theautry.org

California African American Museum: 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). Location, 600 State Drive (in Exposition Park), Los Angeles. 213-744-2084. caamuseum.org

California Science Center: Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. day by day (timed tickets are required). Admission is free to the heart however there’s a cost for particular displays. Location, 700 Exposition Park Drive, Los Angeles. californiasciencecenter.org

Discovery Cube Los Angeles: “The Science of Gingerbread,” a show and a vacation expertise, via Jan. 1 (www.discoverycube.org/science-of-gingerbread). Ongoing particular exhibit: “Thomas & Friends: Explore the Rails,” an interactive exhibit from the Minnesota Children’s Museum, via Jan. 16. Ongoing: Hands-on displays make science enjoyable. 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. www.facebook.com/TheDiscoveryCube. www.discoverycube.org

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

Fowler Museum at UCLA: Ongoing particular displays: “At, Honor and Ridicule: Fante Asafo Flags from Southern Ghana,” via Feb. 12. “Visualizing Devotion: Jain Embroidered Shrine Hangings,” via March 26. Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday-Sunday. Free admission. Parking instructions: enter from Sunset Boulevard at Westwood Plaza, flip left into the pay-by-space space of Lot 4 (198 Westwood Plaza). Location, 308 Charles E. Young Drive N., Westwood. https://fowler.ucla.edu/

The Getty Center: Ongoing particular displays: “Reinventing the Americas: Construct. Erase. Repeat.,” via Jan. 8. “Visualizing the Virgin Mary,” illuminated manuscripts, via Jan. 8. “Dutch Drawings from a Collector’s Cabinet,” seventeenth century drawings, via Jan. 15. “Eighteenth Century Pastels,” via Feb. 26. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Free admission however 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

The Getty Villa: Ongoing particular exhibit: “Nubia: Jewels of Ancient Sudan,” via April 3. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Monday. Free admission, however a timed-entry reservation is required. Parking $20. Location, 17985 Pacific Coast Highway, Pacific Palisades. www.getty.edu/visit/villa/

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 school college students with ID. Location, 800 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles. 213-725-5700. grammymuseum.org

Hammer Museum: Ongoing particular displays: “Picasso Cut Papers,” via Dec. 31. “Bob Thompson: This House Is Mine,” via Jan. 8; “Joan Didion: What She Means,” via Jan. 22. “Hammer Projects presents “Eric-Paul Riege: Hólǫ́llUllUHIbI [duet],” the Diné artist’s set up of woven sculpture, efficiency and video, via Feb. 19 (bit.ly/3g5BsqC). Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Museum admission is free. Location, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. 310-443-7000. Email: [email protected] hammer.ucla.edu

Holocaust Museum LA: Ongoing particular 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 college kids with ID. Free admission on Sunday and Tuesday. Admission is by timed admission ticket. Location, 100 The Grove Drive, Los Angeles. 323-651-3704. Email: [email protected] www.holocaustmuseumla.org

Italian American Museum Los Angeles: Ongoing particular exhibit: “A Real Boy: The Many Lives of Pinocchio,” via 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. www.iamla.org

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

Japanese American National Museum: Ongoing particular displays: “BeHere/1942: A New Lens on the Japanese American Incarceration,” images by Dorothea Lange and Russell Lee, with the exhibit created by Masaki Fujihata, via Jan. 8. “Sutra and Bible — Faith and the Japanese American World War II Incarceration,” via Feb. 19. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday; closed on nationwide holidays. Admission: $16; $7 ages 62 and older and youngsters; free for ages 5 and youthful (timed advance tickets required; no walk-ins). Location, 100 N. Central Ave., Los Angeles. 213-625-0414. Facebook: www.facebook.com/jamuseum. janm.org

Los Angeles County Museum of Art: Ongoing particular displays: “Scandinavian Design and the United States, 1890-1980,” via Feb. 5. “The Space Between: The Modern in Korean Art,” via Feb. 19. “New Abstracts: Recent Acquisitions,” via May 29. “Another World: The Transcendental Painting Group, 1938-1945,” via June 19. “Pressing Politics: Revolutionary Graphics from Mexico and Germany,” via July 22. “Afro-Atlantic Histories,” with six sections together with Maps and Margins, Enslavements and Emancipations, Everyday Lives, Rites and Rhythms, Portraits, Resistances and Activism, via Sept. 10, 2023 (the touring exhibit originated in Brazil). Plan your go to info right here: bit.ly/2P3c7iR. Admission $20; $16 ages 65 and older and college students ages 18 and older with a legitimate ID, free for ages 17 and youthful (reserving/buying an advance, timed-entry on-line is beneficial). Location, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. 323-857-6010. www.lacma.org

LA Plaza Cocina: Ongoing particular exhibit: “The Legacy of Chocolate,” via April 30. The museum is devoted to Mexican meals and delicacies. The museum has a educating kitchen and a retailer with culinary-related elements, cookbooks, ornamental gadgets and utensils used in making Mexican delicacies. Hours: noon-5 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday). Free admission. The museum is a part of LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes. Location, 555 N. Spring St., Los Angeles. 323-397-8365. Email: [email protected] lapca.org/

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

Museum of the San Fernando Valley: Ongoing particular 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 nook of Nordhoff and Wilbur Avenue), Northridge. 818-347-9665. themuseumsfvnow.org/

Natural History Museum Los Angeles County: Ongoing particular exhibit: “L.A. Underwater: The Prehistoric Sea Beneath Us,” an immersive exhibit that features fossils from historical marine life in the Los Angeles area. Hours: 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Monday (closed on Tuesday). Admission $15; $12 seniors and college students with an ID; $7 ages 3-12. Location, 900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles. nhmlac.org

Petersen Automotive Museum: Ongoing particular displays: “Inside Tesla – Supercharging the Electric Revolution,” prototypes of Tesla automobiles, historic perspective and design examine. “Andy Warhol: Cars — Works from the Mercedes-Benz Art Collection, ” via Jan. 22 (www.petersen.org/warhol). “Electric Revolutionaries,” customized electrical bikes, via Feb. 26. “Hypercars: The Allure of the Extreme, Part II,” via May 14.  Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. day by day. Admission $19; $17 ages 62 and older; $12 ages 4-17. Location, 6060 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. 323-930-2277. www.petersen.org

Rancho Camulos Museum: The museum is open for excursions, 1, 2, and three p.m. on Sundays. Donation $5; $3 for youngsters. Directions: from the 5 Freeway, take the exit to Highway 126, journey 3.5 miles west of the Ventura County Line. The entrance is on the south aspect of the roadway. The museum is 2 miles east of Piru. Location, 5146 E. Telegraph Road. 805-521-1501. Email: [email protected] ranchocamulos.org

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum: Ongoing particular exhibit: “An American Christmas Story,” via Jan. 8. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. day by day. Admission: $24; $21 ages 62 and older; $17 ages 11-17; $14 ages 3-10. Purchasing admission in advance is beneficial however not required (bit.ly/3f1Aecr). Location, 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley. www.reaganfoundation.org

Santa Barbara Museum of Art: Ongoing particular exhibit: “The Architecture of Collage: Marshall Brown,” via 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). Location, 1130 State St., Santa Barbara. 805-963-4364. www.sbma.net

Santa Monica History Museum: Hours: 3-8 p.m. Thursday; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Sunday. Admission $5; free for ages 11 and youthful. Location, 1350 Seventh St., Santa Monica. 310-395-2290. www.santamonicahistory.org

Skirball Cultural Center: Ongoing particular displays: “Fabric of a Nation: American Quilt Stories from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston,” via March 12. Also, “Together for Good: Caron Tabb and the Quilting Corner” and Chloë Bass: Wayfaring.” Hours: noon-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Closed for Jewish and nationwide holidays (www.skirball.org/visit). Admission is by advance time-entry ticket for particular displays, together with “Noah’s Ark at the Skirball,” ($18; $15 seniors and college students with ID; $7 ages 2-12; www.skirball.org/visit). Location, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. 310-440-4500. skirball.org

Valley Relics Museum: Take a visit down San Fernando Valley reminiscence lane, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 7-8 (select different dates from the drop-down menu). Admission $15 and up. The museum is situated 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

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

Wende Museum of the Cold War: Ongoing particular exhibit: “(De) constructing Ideology: The Cultural Revolution and Beyond,” via March 12.  Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Sunday (wendemuseum.org/about-us/visit). Free admission. Location, 10808 Culver Blvd., Culver City. 310-216-1600. 310-216-1600. Email: go [email protected] wendemuseum.org

 

MUSIC

 

The Canyon: So Petty, a tribute to Tom Petty, with Zack Kirkorian, 8 p.m. Dec. 30 ($20); Queen Nation, a tribute to Queen, with Second Sight, 8 p.m. Dec. 31 ($20); New Year’s Eve Party with a DJ and dancing, 10 p.m. Dec. 31 ($20: bit.ly/3HCr8S1). Ticket worth listed is standing room solely; desk tickets require dinner buy. Check web site for different ticket costs, added ticket price, dinner choices and reservations. 28912 Roadside Drive, Agoura Hills. 888-645-5006. wheremusicmeetsthesoul.com/canyon-agoura-hills/

New Year’s Eve with the Roots: Two concert events, 7 ($119 and up) and 10:30 p.m. ($119 and up) on Dec. 31. Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles. 323-850-2000. laphil.com

New Year’s Eve at Feinstein’s at Vitello’s: Early NYE present with Andy Vargas (Santana) and bassist Benny Rietveld (Santana), 7 p.m. Dec. 31 (doorways open, 5:30 p.m.; $75 or $95 VIP seats), and in addition, Late NYE Show with Andy Vargas and Benny Rietveld, 10:30 p.m. (doorways open 9 p.m.; $95 or $125 VIP seats). Location, 4349 Tujunga Ave., Studio City. 818-769-0905. Details and to buy tickets: bit.ly/3Wpsyo3 and bit.ly/3C6KwDs

Salute to Vienna – New Year’s Concert: A celebration of music by Johann Strauss and his contemporaries, with dancers and singers and a full orchestra, 2:30 p.m. Jan. 2. The live performance is impressed by the Viennese New Year’s Concert custom. Minimum age: 5. Tickets $49 and up. Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles. 323-850-2000. musiccenter.org. www.salutetovienna.com/concerts/los-angeles

Glendale Noon Concerts – Online: Cellist Isaac Pastor-Chermak and pianist Miles Graber carry out Elliott Carter’s Cello Sonata, 12:10 p.m. Jan. 4. Free; donations welcome. 818-244-7241. Use the hyperlink to watch the live performance: glendalenoonconcerts.blogspot.com

Bank of America Performing Arts Center: R.E.S.P.E.C.T. – A Celebration of the Legendary Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 9 ($50 and up). REO Speedwagon, 7 p.m. Jan. 11 ($62 and up). Both concert events are in the Kavli Theatre, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. 805-449-2787. bapacthousandoaks.com

 

THEATER

 

Christmastime Origins: Four musical radio performs about the origins of well-known Christmas songs, written by Julio Martinez. Show runs 4 p.m. Saturday; 7 p.m. Sunday; via Jan. 15. Tickets $25; $20 seniors and college students. Mask-wearing required. Upstairs at the Group Rep, Lonny Chapman Theatre, 10900 Burbank Blvd., North Hollywood. 818-763-5990. thegrouprep.com/show/christmastime-origins-2022-23/

Piece of Mind: The Write Act Repertory presents a play by Emma Wood about two ladies who open an uncommon psychological well being remedy business, 7 p.m. Jan. 7. Show runs 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday; via Jan. 29. Tickets $25. Brickhouse Theatre, 10950 Peach Grove St., North Hollywood. pieceofmind.bpt.me/

 

ONGOING THEATER

 

Promises, Promises: The Group Rep presents the musical comedy written by Neil Simon and music by Burt Bacharach and Hal David, primarily based on the 1960 movie “The Apartment” by I.A.L. Diamond and Billy Wilder. Show runs 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; via Jan. 15. Tickets $40; $35 seniors and college students. Mask-wearing required. Lonny Chapman Theatre, essential stage, 10900 Burbank Blvd., North Hollywood. 818-763-5990. thegrouprep.com. thegrouprep.com/show/promises-promises/

Little Red Riding Hood: Theatre West’s Storybook Theatre presents a musical retelling of the fairy story with e book, lyrics and music by Lloyd J. Schwartz. Show runs 1 p.m. Saturday via Jan. 28. The present might be carried out in Spanish at 11 a.m. Jan. 21. No exhibits on Dec. 24 and 31. Tickets $15. Theatre West, 3333 Cahuenga Blvd. W., Los Angeles. 323-851-7977. www.theatrewest.org

 

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