Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, Sept. 9-16

 

Flags honoring people killed in the attacks on September 11, 2001 at Pepperdine University’s Alumni Park, 24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA, Monday, September 8, 2020. The university honors those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001, with its annual Waves of Flags display. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

 

 

Here is a sampling of things to do in-person and online in the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles area, Sept. 9-16

 

EVENTS

 

Circus Vargas: “Mr. V’s Big Top Dream” is the theme. Hours: 7 p.m. Sept. 9; 4 and 7:30 p.m. Sept. 10; 1, 4 and 7:30 p.m. Sept. 11; 12:30, 3:30 and 7 p.m. Sept. 12; 6:30 p.m. Sept. 13. Tickets $28-$70 ages 11-59; $23-$65 ages 60 and older; $18-$60 ages 2-10. Stonewood Center, 251 Stonewood St., Downey. 877-468-3861. circusvargas.com/

Music Center’s Dance DTLA: Have fun learning new dance steps during “Bollywood Night,” 7-11 p.m. Sept. 10. An expert dance dance instructor provides the free dance lesson and DJs spin the tunes. No dancing experience required. Food and beverages will be available for purchase (no outside food or drink allowed). A free art workshop will also be offered. Masks are required on the dance floor. Jerry Moss Plaza at the Music Center, 135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles. www.musiccenter.org/dancedtla

Pepperdine University – Waves of Flags and 9/11 Service of Remembrance: The 14th annual display of flags, both American and foreign, honors and remembers the 2,977 victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. The flags are on display, Sept. 9-26.

The public may also attend the university’s 9/11 programs

Silent Tribute and Remembrance, with wreath-laying, 5:30-7 a.m. (Thomas E. Burnett Jr. Heroes Garden)
Tribute to Victims, all 2,977 victims’ names on scrolling displays (Alumni Park)
Chaplain’s Prayer Service, 9 a.m. (Amphitheatre)
Honoring the Heroes of 9/11, a ceremony with actor-philanthropist Gary Sinese, 2-3 p.m. (Alumni Park)

Alumni Park, 24255 Pacific Coast Highway (corner of Malibu Canyon Road), Malibu. 310-506-4448. www.pepperdine.edu/waves-of-flags

Ventura Art and Street Painting Festival: View artist-created chalk art and shop for handcrafted handbags, jewelry, paintings, photography, pottery and other items, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 11-12. Free admission. Ventura Harbor Village, 1583 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura. 805-302-4371. Details here: bit.ly/3yVJsO0. venturaartfestival.com

Ronald Regan Presidential Library: A “Commemoration of the 20th Anniversary of 9/11” program with live music by the Air National Guard Band of the West Coast, 5:30 p.m. Sept. 11, followed by remarks by retired New York Police Department officer Marc Manfro and keynote speaker Col. (retired) David Sutherland, co-founder and chairman of the Center for Military and Veterans Community Services, 6 p.m. The event includes an Honor Guard and the playing of Taps. The museum’s special exhibit “FBI – From Al Capone to Al-Qaeda” includes a gallery devoted to Sept. 11 (charge to view this temporary exhibit; www.reaganlibrary.com/fbi). The library is located at 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley. Covid-19 rules and to make a reservation for the 9/11 program here: bit.ly/3kj22dH

Beverly Hills 9/11 Memorial Garden: An in-person and online observance, 5:30 p.m. Sept. 11 (watch here: bit.ly/3BkuWRu). The garden is open, 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m. daily and is located on the grounds of the Beverly Hills Fire Department, 445 N. Rexford Drive (northwest corner of Rexford and South Santa Monica Boulevard). www.facebook.com/BeverlyHills911Memorial/

Los Angeles Beautification Team’s 9/11 Remembrance Gathering: LABT planted 83 trees in June 2002 in memory of California residents who were killed on Sept. 11. The group has gathered every year since at the memorial plaque for a remembrance. This year, the event includes a 20th anniversary tree planting, candle lighting and poetry readings, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Sept. 11. North Hollywood Park, South, 11430 Chandler Blvd. (at Magnolia Boulevard), North Hollywood. Email: [email protected] 323-962-2163. www.myvalleyvillage.com/event/9-11-20th-anniversary-remembrance-ceremony

Never Forget – A Tribute to the Victims, Families and All First Responders of 9/11: A virtual memorial event, 7 p.m. Sept. 11. Watch on lafdheroes.com. Contact Carrie Konjoyan, 818-406-8013. www.911socal.com

Vegan Oktoberfest: Event includes craft beers, vegan food vendors, live entertainment, Oktoberfest dress contest and a stein-holding contest, 1-5 p.m. Oct. 16. Food vendors will serve at least one German/European menu item. Minimum age: 21 and older only. Tickets not sold at the door. Tickets $50; $20 for non-drinker; $70 for VIP (includes one-hour earlier admission from noon-1 p.m.; German beer specials; access to the VIP lounge). LA Center Studios, 450 S. Bixel St., Los Angeles. veganoktoberfest.com

 

ONGOING EVENT

 

Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit: The walk-through digital art exhibit with well-known works of Vincent van Gogh, through Jan. 2. The exhibit was conceived and designed by Massimiliano Siccardi and the soundtrack by Luca Longobardi. Tickets $39.99 and up for adults; $29.99 children (tickets have added fees; price depends on peak and off-peak times and dates). Viewer discretion: sequences of bright flashing lights. The exhibit is at the former Amoeba Music building, 6400 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood. www.vangoghla.com

 

ART

 

Laurie Morgan: A solo exhibit “Castles, Cottages and Countrysides.” Artist reception, 1-4 p.m. Sept. 11. Hours: FastFrame’s business hours, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Exhibit runs through Sept. 30. Gallery wall at FastFrame, 24204 Valencia Blvd., Santa Clarita. www.lauriemorgan.biz

William Turner Gallery: “Casper Brindler: Light/Glyphs,” opening reception 4-8 p.m. Sept. 11. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Exhibit runs through Nov. 5. 2525 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica. 310-453-0909. www.williamturnergallery.com

Topanga Canyon Gallery: “Peter Kagan: Life and Limb,” photography. Opening reception, 5-9 p.m. Sept. 11. Artist talk, 4 p.m. Sept. 18. Gallery hours: noon-5 p.m. Friday-Sunday; and by appointment. Exhibit runs through Sept. 25. Also, the gallery will close after this exhibit and re-open in October at 137 S. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga. The gallery is at 120 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga. 310-455-7909. www.topangacanyongallery.com

Brand 49 – Brand Associates’ National Juried Exhibition of Works on Paper: Brand Associates and the Brand Library & Art Center present an exhibition of 125 art pieces curated from more than 1,200 national submissions by Marvella Muro, from Self Help Graphics and Art in Los Angeles. Opening reception, 7-9 p.m. Sept. 11. Art work is available for sale; portion of sales goes to Brand Associates that supports free cultural events during the year. The catalog is also for sale. Exhibit is open during library hours: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Sunday. Exhibit runs through Oct. 29. Brand Library & Art Center, 1601 W. Mountain St., Glendale. 818-548-2051. Email: [email protected] Facebook: bit.ly/3hffM8H. www.brandlibrary.org; associatesofbrand.org

 

ONGOING ART

 

William Rolland Gallery of Fine Art at California Lutheran University: “Escapism: Senior Art Exhibit 2021,” a virtual exhibit of art from graduating art majors at the university. Exhibit runs through Sept. 23. The university is in Thousand Oaks. rollandgallery.callutheran.edu/2021/02/01/escapism-senior-art-exhibit-2021/

Santa Clarita Artists Association Gallery: “Within These Walls,” group show that is nature-oriented including gardens, still life and interior spaces. Artists: Susan Contreras, Mike Farrell, Ramon Flores, Lynda Frautnick, Mardilan Georgio, Patty Haft, Tony Hanna, Laurie Morgan, Deborah Paulsen, Rene Smoller, Chrystal Walker. Gallery hours: 5-8 p.m. Friday; noon-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Exhibit runs through Sept. 26. 22508 Sixth St., Newhall. 661-732-0630. www.santaclaritaartists.org

Jewish Artists Initiative of Southern California: A virtual exhibit “Beginnings with No Endings: Hope and Optimism.”  View the exhibit here: https://jaisocal.org (best on desktop computer or download the Exhibbit.com app for phone or tablet). View through Sept. 30.

Moments of Zen: An in-person exhibit from 31 artists has opened at the First Floor Gallery at the City of Santa Clarita’s City Hall. View the exhibit during business hours: 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday (closed on Sept. 6). Exhibit is also available to view online on Artsteps link here: bit.ly/3AoYIo3. Exhibit runs through Oct. 1. Santa Clarita City Hall, 23920 Valencia Blvd. Email Sydney Adam at [email protected] More information on the arts in Santa Clarita: santaclaritaarts.com

Nicodim Gallery:Devin B. Johnson: My Heart Cries, I Set Out an Offering for You,” paintings. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Exhibit runs through Oct. 16. 1700 S. Santa Fe Ave., Los Angeles. 213-265-7166. Email: [email protected] bit.ly/3Dtf94Z

 

BOOKS

 

CalTechLive! – Behind the Book Authors Series: Cindy Weinstein discusses “Finding the Right Words: A Story of Literature, Grief and the Brain,” with co-author Dr. Bruce L. Miller, 5 p.m. Sept. 9. Register in advance for the online discussion: bit.ly/3A2MlhG.

Vroman’s Bookstore: Prisca Dorcas Mojica Rodriguez discusses “For Brown Girls with Sharp Edges and Tender Hearts – A Love Letter to Women of Color,” 6 p.m. Sept. 9 (bit.ly/3DhS5Wx). Jarrett Adams discusses “Redeeming Justice: From Defendant to Defender, My Fight for Equity on Both Sides of a Broken System,” 6 p.m. Sept. 13 (bit.ly/3yVD8pN). Maria Amparo Escandón discusses “L.A. Weather,” 6 p.m. Sept. 14 (bit.ly/3trSUHK). T.C. Boyle discusses “Talk to Me,” 4 p.m. Sept. 18 (bit.ly/3hb0jGE). Register in advance for the online Crowdcast events through the links. 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. 626-449-5320. www.vromansbookstore.com

Book Soup: Achy Obejas discusses “Boomerang/Bumerán,” a bilingual poetry collection, 6 p.m. Sept. 10 (bit.ly/38T3EWc). Daniel Barban Levin discusses “Slonim Woods 9,” 6 p.m. Sept. 13 (bit.ly/2XaKysp). Qian Julie Wang discusses her memoir “Beautiful Country,” 6 p.m. Sept. 14 (ticketed event; check the link for how to reserve a spot for the online event and to order books to be picked up at the store or mailed; bit.ly/3trAzL9). Jennifer Otter Bickerdike discusses “You Are Beautiful and You Are Alone: The Biography of Nico,” 6 p.m. Sept. 17 (bit.ly/3l6iy15). Register in advance for the Crowdcast live streaming talks through the links. Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 310-659-3110. www.booksoup.com

Dark Delicacies: Lisa Morton and Leslie S. Klinger, editors of “Weird Women – Volume 2: 1840-1925,” sign the book, 3 p.m. Sept. 12 (may order in advance for shipping or pick-up; bit.ly/3zddJsJ). 822 N. Hollywood Way, Burbank. 818-556-6660. www.darkdel.com

Skylight Books: Tom Haviv discusses “A Flag of No Nation,” 6 p.m. Sept. 12 (bit.ly/3hfLuCD). Steve De Jamatt discusses “Grace for Grace: Stories,” 7:30 p.m. Sept. 13 (in person). Dan O’Brien discusses two books, “A Story That Happens: On Playwriting, Childhood and Other Traumas” and “Our Cancers,” 4 p.m. Sept. 14 (bit.ly/3zRjRqS). Register in advance for the online Crowdcast events. 1818 N. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles. 323-660-1175. www.skylightbooks.com

Diesel, a Booktore: Rebecca Donner discusses “All the Frequent Troubles of Our Day: The True Story of the American Woman at the Heart of the German Resistance to Hitler,” in-person at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 17. 225 26th St., Santa Monica. 310-576-9960. bit.ly/3tqnqBR

 

 

CHARITY

 

Clear the Shelters – A NBC4/KNBC and Telemundo 52/KVEA Campaign: The annual event that focuses on pet adoptions at shelters and a donation drive through Sept. 19. Online monetary donations go to food, supplies and medical care for shelter animals (fundraising partner is Greater Good Charities; donate to a rescue group or to a shelter here: bit.ly/3DhyMwH). Subaru is the local sponsor and Hill’s Pet Nutrition is the nation sponsor for the campaign. More details and an interactive map for designated shelters: nbcla.com/cleartheshelters or telemundo52.com/desocuparlosalbergues

 

COMEDY

 

L.A. Connection Comedy Theatre: Schedule for Saturdays: comedy improv for kids by teens, 5 p.m.; Rookie improv, 6 p.m.; JV improv, 7 p.m.; “2001 An Improv Oydssey” veteran improv team, 8 p.m.; “Stranger Than Fiction” veteran improv team, 9 p.m., (these teams alternate with the two other veteran improv teams: “Consensual Emu,” 8 p.m.; “Less Than Flattering,” 9 p.m.; see planned monthly schedule here: laconnectioncomedy.com/163-2). Tickets per show, $10. 3435 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank. 818-784-1868, Ext. 2. laconnectioncomedy.com

Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood – The Scared Scriptless Tour: The duo, known from “Whose Line Is it Anyway?” perform improvisational comedy, 7 and 9:30 p.m. Sept. 24. Tickets $40-$70 (on sale now). Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts, Smothers Theatre, at Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu. 310-506-4522. arts.pepperdine.edu/events

 

DISCUSSION

 

Culinary Historians of Southern California: Author-curator Barbara Haber gives an illustrated lecture  10:30 a.m. Sept. 11. Free. Register in advance for the Zoom meeting (reservations close 24-hours before meeting): bit.ly/3gM60La. Email: [email protected] www.chsocal.org

Celebrating 200 Years of Mexico: Art and cultural history lecturer Gregorio Luke discusses the topic, 6-8 p.m. Sept. 11. Tickets $9.58. Check here to purchase tickets for the Zoom presentation: bit.ly/3hbbVJK

Children’s Bureau – Resource Parents Online Orientations: Learn how to help children in the foster care system by becoming a resource parent or how to become adoptive parents with a talk by a Children’s Bureau team member and a foster parent, 4-5 p.m. Sept. 16. Request the Zoom live meeting link or a learn-at-your-own-pace online presentation, by sending an email to [email protected] 800-730-3933. Learn more about the nonprofit that was established in 1904 here: all4kids.org

Alzheimer’s Disease – Virtual Information for Caregivers and Family of People with Alzheimer’s: Sun Valley Branch Library teams up with Alzheimer’s LA to present a three-part series beginning with “Keeping Your Brain Healthy,” 5:30 p.m. Sept. 23. Upcoming: “Behaviors and Alzheimer’s,” Oct. 19; “Making Home Safe,” Nov. 2. Request the Zoom meeting link by email to Esther Barrera at [email protected] (put “Alzheimer’s series” in the subject line).

 

MOVIES

 

Dances With Films – Los Angeles: Check out indie documentaries, features, shorts, TV and web pilots, through Sept. 12.  Check the website for films and schedule. Tickets $20. TCL Chinese 6 Theatres, 6925 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. danceswithfilms.com

Hola México Film Festival: The festival kicks off with “Perdida” (2019), 7 p.m. Sept. 17 (opening night and party; minimum age 21; $50; the venue for opening, and closing, nights is LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes, 501 N. Main St., Los Angeles). The festival runs through Sept. 25. Check the website for films, schedule and tickets. Most films will be screened at Regal Cinemas at LA Live, 1000 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles. www.holamexicoff.com

Date Night Drive-in and Car Show at Paramount Ranch: A screening of “Grease” (1978), sundown Sept. 18. The event is a fundraiser to rebuild the structures at the former movie set that were destroyed in the Woolsey fire. Earlier at the event, view restored 1950s cars, 4:30 p.m. Also, learn about the plans to restore the movie set at the ranch, 5:15 or 6 p.m. (free) and take a walking tour with movie historian Mike Malone, 5:30 or 6:16 p.m. (free). Movie $35 (purchase in advance; no sale at the door). 2903 Cornell Road, Agoura HIlls. Details about the event and to purchase tickets: bit.ly/3fvlOkP

 

MUSEUM

 

California African American Museum: Special exhibit: “LaToya Ruby Frazier: The Last Cruze,” through March 20. The exhibit included photography, a video and an architectural installation about the effects of the closure of the General Motors factory in Lordstown, Ohio. Ongoing special exhibits: “April Bey: Atlantica, The Gilda Region” through Jan. 17; “Sanford Biggers: Codeswitch,” quilt-based artwork, through Jan. 23. “Rights and Rituals: The Making of African American Debutante Culture,” through Feb. 27. 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

Japan House Los Angeles: Sept. 18: “WAVE – New Currents in Japanese Graphic Arts,” art from 55 contemporary Japanese artists that was used for animation, books, comics, magazines, posters and other media, through Nov. 28. Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. Free admission. The museum is closed Sept. 9-10 for exhibit installation; also, partially closed Sept. 11-17. The museum is at Hollywood & Highland, 6801 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. 800-516-0565. See an overview here: bit.ly/3heth8E. www.japanhouse.jp/losangeles

Craft in America: Special exhibit: “Pinatas: The High Art of Celebration,” through Dec. 4. Hours: noon-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Admission is free. 8415 W. Third St., Los Angeles. 323-951-0610. www.craftinamerica.org/center; www.craftinamerica.org/exhibition/pinatas-the-high-art-of-celebration

Academy Museum of Motion Pictures: Sept. 30: Timed advance admission tickets are available for the museum that explores the art and science of movies and movie-making. The museum opens on Sept. 30. Exhibits include: “Stories of Cinema,” “Backdrop: An Invisible Art,” “The Path to Cinema: Highlights from the Richard Balzer Collection,” a temporary exhibit of objects created by Hayao Miyazaki, the co-founder of Studio Ghibli and “The Oscars Experience.” Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday-Thursday; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Admission $25; $19 ages 62 and older; $15 students; free for ages 17 and younger; $15 extra for “The Oscars Experience.” 6067 Wilshire Blvd. (corner of Fairfax Avenue), Los Angeles. 323-930-3000. academymuseum.org

 

ONGOING MUSEUM

 

Bolton Hall Museum: Special exhibit: “Tujunga’s Mid-Century Modern Homes,” through January. The museum is operated by the Little Landers Historical Society. Potential volunteers for the museum or to assist the society are encouraged to apply. Hours: 1-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. 10110 Commerce Ave., Tujunga. 818-352-3420. www.facebook.com/boltonhallmuseum; www.boltonhall.org

The Getty Center: Special exhibits: “Paolo Veneziano – Art and Devotion in 14th-Century Venice,” through Oct. 3; “Transcending Time: The Medieval Book of Hours,” through Feb. 20. Ongoing: “In Focus: Protest,” photography on the subject, through Oct. 10. “Mario Giacomelli: Figure/Ground,” photography, and “The Expanded Landscape,” photography from 1990 to today, through Oct. 10. See European art up to 1900, the gardens, modern architecture and scenic views. Hours: 10 a.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

Holocaust Museum LA: Special exhibit: USC Shoah Foundation’s “Dimensions in Testimony,” a virtual and interactive conversation with Holocaust survivor Renee Firestone. Advance reservations are required. 100 S. The Grove Drive, Los Angeles. 323-661-3704. www.holocaustmuseumla.org

Japanese American National Museum: Special exhibit: “Miné Okubo’s Masterpiece: The Art of Citizen 13660,” original drawings from Okubo’s 1946 graphic memoir of incarceration in Japanese American internment camps during World War II, through Feb. 20 (www.janm.org/exhibits/mine-okubo-masterpiece). Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday; closed on national holidays. Admission: $16; $7 ages 62 and older and children; free for ages 5 and younger (timed tickets required). 100 N. Central Ave., Los Angeles. 213-625-0414. Facebook: www.facebook.com/jamuseum. janm.org

Los Angeles County Museum of Art: Special exhibit: “Acting Out: Cabinet Cards and the Making of Modern Photography, 1870-1900,” through Nov. 7. Tickets must be purchased in advance (no ticket sales at the museum). Plan your visit information here: bit.ly/2P3c7iR. 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. 323-857-6010. www.lacma.org

Petersen Automotive Museum: Special exhibits: “Pole Position: The Juan Gonzalez Formula 1 Collection,” through June 5. “The Aesthetic of Motoring: 90 Years of Pininfarina,” highlights the Italian car design firm and coach-builder on their anniversary year, through July 17. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Admission $16; $14 ages 62 and older; $11 ages 4-17. All tickets must be purchased in advance. Check website for health and safety guideline for museum visits. 6060 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. 323-930-2277. www.petersen.org

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum: Special exhibit: “FBI: From Al Capone to Al Qaeda,” through Jan. 9. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily. Admission: $29.95; $26.95 ages 62 and older; $22.95 ages 11-17; $19.95 ages 3-10; purchasing tickets in advance is recommended but not required (bit.ly/3f1Aecr). 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley. www.reaganfoundation.org

Valley Relics Museum: Take a trip down San Fernando Valley memory lane with an “Open Air Museum Experience,” 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 11-12 (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. bit.ly/3kWHgjx; www.facebook.com/valleyrelics; valleyrelicsmuseum.org

 

MUSIC

 

The Canyon: The Fabba Show, a tribute to Abba, 8 p.m. Sept. 10 ($24.50 and up). Doors open, 6 p.m. Purchase of a table ticket requires purchase of dinner (must arrive by 7 p.m.). Two drink minimum for all. 28912 Roadside Drive, Agoura Hills. 888-645-5006. wheremusicmeetsthesoul.com/canyon-agoura-hills/

Dayglow: The Austin, Texas-based singer-songwriter, 8 p.m. Sept. 15-16. Opening act, Arlie. Doors open, 7 p.m. Tickets $60 and up. Fonda Theatre, 6126 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles 323-464-6269. www.fondatheatre.com/events

Vintage Trouble and Lady Blackbird: 8 p.m. Sept. 16. Tickets $35 and up. Directions and parking information here: bit.ly/3l9DeVW. The Ford, 2580 Cahuenga Blvd., E., Los Angeles. Concert details and tickets here: bit.ly/3newt81. The Ford’s calendar season here: bit.ly/3hfmSKn

Brand Library Plaza Series: ROAMies, 7-8:30 p.m. Sept. 17. Bring a blanket or a low-back chair for seating on grassy hillside. No intermission. Upcoming: Reckless Night Ensemble, Sept. 24. Brand Library & Art Center, 1601 W. Mountain St., Glendale. www.glendaleartsandculture.org/brandplazaseries

Jake Shimabukuro: A master of the ukulele performs, 8 p.m. Sept. 21-22. Tickets $25-$55. Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts, Smothers Theatre, at Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu. 310-506-4522. arts.pepperdine.edu/events

Chris Isaak: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 22. Tickets $42 and up (bit.ly/3qRXBcN). Bank of America Performing Arts Center, Kavli Theatre, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. 805-449-2787. www.bapacthousandoaks.com

Boz Scaggs: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 23. Tickets $57 and up (bit.ly/3l6qGQM). Bank of America Performing Arts Center, Kavli Theatre, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. 805-449-2787. www.bapacthousandoaks.com

Chris Hillman: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 24-25. Tickets $50 (bit.ly/3zI5HIc). Bank of America Performing Arts Center, Scherr Forum Theatre, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. 805-449-2787. www.bapacthousandoaks.com

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith and Julianna Barwick: 8 p.m. Sept. 25. Tickets $32 and up. Directions and parking information here: bit.ly/3l9DeVW. The Ford, 2580 Cahuenga Blvd., E., Los Angeles. Details and purchse tickets here: bit.ly/3nejYcA. The Ford’s calendar season here: bit.ly/3hfmSKn

Get the Led Out: The Led Zeppelin tribute band performs, 8 p.m. Oct. 1. Tickets $19 and up. Bank of America Performing Arts Center, Kavli Theatre, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. www.bapacthousandoaks.com

Jim Ward: 9 p.m. Oct. 2. Opening act, Emily Davis. Doors open, 8 p.m. Tickets $18. Troubadour, 9081 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood. bit.ly/3CNVXhQ

Dan Navarro: 8 p.m. Oct. 2. Tickets $20. McCabes, 3101 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. 310-828-4497. www.mccabes.com

JD Souther: The singer-songwriter performs, 8 p.m. Oct. 7. Tickets $20-$45. Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts, Smothers Theatre, at Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu. 310-506-4522. arts.pepperdine.edu/events

Croce Plays Croce: A.J. Croce, son of the late Jim Croce, performs his father’s songs, 8 p.m. Oct. 22. Tickets $25-$50. Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts, Smothers Theatre, at Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu. 310-506-4522. arts.pepperdine.edu/events

George Thorogood and the Destroyers: The “Good to Be Bad Tour: 45 Years of Rock,” 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10. Tickets $43 and up. Bank of America Performing Arts Center, Kavli Theatre, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. www.bapacthousandoaks.com

 

THEATER

 

Julius Caesar: William Shakespeare’s play. Show runs, 4 p.m. Sept. 12; 7:30 p.m. Sept. 19; 4 p.m. Sept. 26; other dates through Oct. 30. Tickets $26, $42, $60; $15 or $25 ages 65 and older; $10 ages 5-15. Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga. 310-455-3723. www.facebook.com/theatricum. theatricum.com

The Last, Best Small Town: A play by John Guerra about two neighboring families, one Latinx and one white, whose lives entwine. Show runs 7:30 p.m. Sept. 11, 18 and 25; other dates through Nov. 6. Tickets $26, $42, $60; $15 or $25 ages 65 and older; $10 ages 5-15. Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga. 310-455-3723. www.facebook.com/theatricum. theatricum.com

A Midsummer Night’s Dream: William Shakespeare’s comedy. Show runs, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 12; 4 p.m. Sept. 19; 7:30 p.m. Sept. 26; other dates through Nov. 7. Tickets $26, $42, $60; $15 or $25 ages 65 and older; $10 ages 5-15. Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga. 310-455-3723. www.facebook.com/theatricum. theatricum.com

American Theatre Guild – Broadway Is Back in Thousand Oaks Series: “An Officer and a Gentleman” begins the season, Nov. 11-14. Check out other plays, pre-sale and season tickets on the website. Bank of America Performing Arts Center, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. 805-449-2787. americantheatreguild.com/thousandoaks

Hair: The 1967 musical with book and lyrics by James Rado and Gerome Ragni and music by Galt MacDermot, previews 3 and 8 p.m. Dec. 4, and other dates through Dec. 11. Check the website for show schedule. Opening night, Dec. 12. Tickets for previews, $31 and up. El Portal Theater, Debbie Reynolds MainStage, 5269 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood. 818-508-4200. elportaltheatre.com

 

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