Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, May 3-10



Cirque du Soleil’s Amaluna runs through May 26 under their big top tent in front of the USS Iowa on the waterfront in San Pedro. (Photo by Scott Varley/Daily Breeze/SCNG)

There’s always something fascinating to perform in the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles area. Here’s a sampling of entertainments this week and also save-the-date events.


St. Francis de Sales School Festival: The 25th annual event includes entertainment, fireworks, food, games, rides and live and silent auctions, 6-11 May 3; noon-11 p.m. May 4; noon-7:30 p.m. May 5. Free admission. 13368 Valleyheart Drive, Sherman Oaks.

Quilting in the Valley Quilt Show: Valley Quiltmakers Guild presents the function that includes exhibits of quilts, craft boutique and vendors, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 4; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 5. Live auction, 6-9 p.m. May 4. Airtel Plaza Hotel, 7277 Valjean Ave., Van Nuys.

Feathers, Flippers and Fur Picnic: California Wildlife Center presents the design that includes a silent auction, vegetarian cuisine, DJ Lucas, comedy magician Jimmy H, guided meditations by Draza Jansky, live music by Wild Ride and wine tasting (age 21 and over only), 2-5 p.m. May 4. Tickets $75; $25 kids. Proceeds benefit the center that provides emergency wildlife care, medical treatment and rehabilitation for injured, orphaned or sick California native creatures. King Gillette Ranch, 26800 Mulhaolland Highway, Calabasas.

Classic Chevys of Southern California Car Club’s Classic Car Show: The 37th annual display of cars from 1900-2019, 7 a.m.-3 p.m. May 5. Register your car in advance on the website ($35). Free admission for spectators. Rancho San Antonio Boys Town sells a barbecue lunch. Event includes a bake sale, silent auctions and vendors. Rancho San Antonio Boys Town, 21000 Plummer St., Chatsworth. 818-360-9025. Email: [email protected].

Mustangs & Ford Car Show: The Mustang Owners Club of California hold the event, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. May 5. Entry fee per car to be judged, $40 (first -third trophies in 86 classes); $10 per car for display only (no judging and no prizes for this choice ). Event includes “Horseshoes for Cancer,” 50/50 drawing and a raffle. Check-in for cars, 7:30-9:30 a.m. Warner Park, 5800 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Woodland Hills. 661-295-5255. Email: [email protected]. Registration, with PayPal entry fee, online: 

VegFest Los Angeles: International vegan food booths and food trucks, cooking demonstrations, speakers on adopting a vegan lifestyle, entertainment and exhibitors, 10:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. May 5. Check website for schedule of speakers. Free admission; also, fast pass supporter tickets $30 and up (faster service in lines along with other perks; check website for deadlines and day of event cost). Pet adoptions. Woodley Park, 6004-6076 Woodley Ave., Van Nuys.

So Cal Folk Fest: Cultural dance and music performances, noon-6 p.m. May 5. Countries include: Bosnia Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Ukraine. Admission $20; $10 students with ID; free for ages 12 and younger. Food available for purchase. Ukrainian Cultural Center, 4315 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles.;

Community Commemoration of the Holocaust — Who Will Speak for Us? A Story of Perseverance: The Burbank Human Relations Council presents a program with guest speaker Joseph Alexander who survived 12 concentration camps, 7:15 p.m. May 7. American Lutheran Church, 755 N. Whitnall Highway, Burbank. 818-860-2472. Email: [email protected]

Warner Center Grateful Hearts: The 13th annual lunch time event to thank and support local first responders Los Angeles Fire Department Battalion 17 (Stations 72, 73, 84, 93,104,105 and 106) and Los Angeles Police Department Topanga Community Police Station, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. May 10. Event includes a live auction, photo booth and entertainment. Lunch tickets (“fire bucks”), $20, may be purchased online. Event is held on Oxnard Street between Owensmouth Avenue and Topanga Canyon Boulevard, Woodland Hills. 818-347-4737.

Horological Society of New York Education Classes: Four-hour course to disassemble and reassemble a complete ETA 6497 watch motion, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. or 2:30-6:30 p.m. May 11. No previous experience required. Cost $500. Reservations required. Classes held at F.P. Journe Los Angeles, 8608 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood.

Mobile Memory Lab for Pacoima with the Los Angeles Public Library: Residents of Pacoima have an chance to have their vintage Los Angeles-related diaries, maps, letters, paintings and photos digitized and added to the library’s digital collection (, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. May 11. Also, Pacoima Oral History Day, 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. June 15. Call or visit the reference desk to create a reservation for either activities. Pacoima Branch Library, 13605 Van Nuys Blvd. 818-899-5203. Information on the digital scanning:; information on the oral history:


Circus Vargas’ The Greatest of Ease: Acrobats, aerialists, clowns, contortionists, jugglers and motorcycle performers. Show runs 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. May 3; 1, 4 and 7:30 p.m. May 4; 12:30, 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. May 5; 6:30 p.m. May 6; 7 p.m. May 8-9; dates through May 13. Tickets $25 and up; check website for kids and seniors ticket prices. Westfield Promenade, 6100 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Woodland Hills.

Cirque du Soleil — Amaluna: A challenging love story based on Shakespeare’s “The Tempest,” legends and myths, that celebrates perspectives. Show runs 8 p.m. May 3; 4:30 and 8 pm May 4; 8 p.m. May 7 and 9-10; 4:30 and 8 pm May 11; dates through May 26. Tickets $49 and up (varies by date). 250 S. Harbor Blvd., San Pedro.

Warner Bros.. Studio Tour Hollywood: Take the tour and see the special “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” costume exhibition (costumes by Colleen Atwood) in the 2018 movie, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. daily. The exhibit is part of the “Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts” display. Tickets online $69; $59 ages 8-12; add $3 to each ticket at the door (if available). Check website for other options and tour schedules. Parking at 3400 Warner Blvd., Burbank. (Tour site, 3400 W. Riverside Drive, Burbank.) 818-977-8687.

Apollo 11 Anniversary Gala at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library: Astronaut Buzz Aldrin appearance, dinner and Apollo XI memorabilia auction, July 13. Tickets $1,000; $2,000. Reservations required. 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley. 321-430-1550.


Embed Gallery: Grand opening of the gallery with “Network! ,” group show with artists local to the San Fernando Valley, Simi Valley and Thousand Oaks. Hours, 6-10 p.m. May 3. The gallery is within Toolbox LA, 9410 Owensmouth Ave., Chatsworth.;

Santa Clarita Artists Association Gallery: “Wanderlust,” team show. Opening reception 6-9 p.m. May 3. Gallery hours: 5-8 p.m. Friday; 2-8 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Exhibit runs through June 30. 22508 Sixth St., Newhall.

Cal State Northridge Art Galleries: “Graduate Exhibition: Master of Arts and Master of Fine Arts. ” Reception and grad open studios, 4-7 p.m. May 4. Gallery hours: noon-4 p.m. Monday-Wednesday and Friday-Saturday; noon-8 p.m. Thursday. Exhibit runs through May 25. Use parking lots D6 or E6. Art and Design Center on the CSUN campus, on North University Drive between Etiwanda and Lindley avenues. 818-677-2156.

San Fernando Valley Arts & Cultural Center: “Call of the Wild,” team show. Reception, 5-7 p.m. May 4. Also, the Susan Krebs Trio plays a jazz program, 3:30-4:45 p.m. May 4. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Exhibit runs through May 25. 18312 Oxnard St., Tarzana. 818-697-5525.

Sunland-Tujunga Art Association: Member Kathy Tollman provides a stained glass demonstration, 7 p.m. May 9. La Crescenta Spiritual Center, 4845 Dunsmore Ave., La Crescenta. 818-736-7492.


Fabrick Projects: “Amadea Bailey: Expressions. ” Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday. Exhibit runs through May 4. 2636 S. La Cienga Blvd., Los Angeles. 310-730-6074.

Corey Helford Gallery: “Josie Morway: The Remediators. ” Gallery hours: noon-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Exhibit runs through May 11. 571 S. Anderson St., Los Angeles. 310-287-2340.

Studio Channel Islands Arts Center: “The Illusionists,” team show. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Exhibit runs through May 18. SCI Blackboard Gallery, 2222 E. Ventura Blvd., Camarillo. 805-383-1368.

Zentopia: Debi Cable’s immersive art in a 3D experience. Hours: 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Wednesday; 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday. Exhibit runs through May 19. Tickets $22. 2927 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles.

Kohn Gallery: “Jarvis Boyland: On Hold” and “Heidi Hahn: Burn Out in Shredded Heaven. ” Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. Exhibits run through May 23. 1227 N. Highland Ave., Los Angeles. 323-461-3311.

Leica Gallery Los Angeles: “From Hell to Hollywood,” photography by Nick Ut. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday; noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Exhibit runs through June 3. 8783 Beverly Blvd., West Hollywood. 424-777-0341.

Old Town Newhall Library: City of Santa Clarita presents “Skye Amber Sweet – Embracing Growth. ” Hours: 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Exhibit runs through June 4. Community room at the library, 24500 Main St. 661-259-0750. Email Jeff Barber: [email protected]

Art Directors Guild Gallery 800: “Let Shape Color Form: A Tribute to Stan Johnson. ” Gallery hours: noon-8 p.m. Thursday-Friday; 2-8 p.m. Saturday; 2-6 p.m. Sunday. Exhibit runs through June 8. 5108 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood. Abra, 818-763-8052. Email: [email protected].

Sturt Haaga Gallery at Descanso Gardens: “Unusual Views,” group show. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily. Exhibit runs through June 9. Gardens admission $9; $6 seniors and students; $4 ages 5-12. 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge. 818-949-4200.

Brand Library & Art Center: “Sway,” group show by Debbie Carlson, Chenhung Chen, Gina Herrera, Echo Lew, Snezana Petrovic, Linda Sue Price and A.M. Rousseau. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Exhibit runs through June 14. 1601 W. Mountain St., Glendale. 818-548-2051.

ReflectSpace Gallery at Glendale Central Library: “Threshold Armenian Passages,” group show by Sophia Gasparian, Kaloust and Gegam Kacherian. Gallery hours: 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Saturday; noon-6 p.m. Sunday. Exhibit runs through June 16. 222 E. Harvard St. 818-548-2021.

Olga Kaczmar: One-woman show “Horses, Cats, People Paintings. ” Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday; 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday-Sunday. Exhibit runs through June 30. Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 Main St., Newhall. 661-799-2702.; olga-kaczmar.


YALLWEST — Young Adult Book Festival: Books for sale, book signings and panel discussions, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. May 4. Free admission. Fee for keynote speaker events. Santa Monica High School, 601 Pico Blvd..

Tim Considine: Signs “Twice Around the Clock –The Yanks at Le Mans,” 10 a.m.-2 p.m. May 4. Autobooks-Aerobooks, 2900 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank. 818-845-0707.

Los Angeles Poet Laureate Robin Coste Lewis: Reads from her book “Voyage of the Sable Venus,” 2 p.m. May 4. Books will be available for purchase and signing . Memorial Branch Library, 4625 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles. 323-938-2732.

Michael De Feo: Signs “Michael De Feo: Flowers,” 4-6 p.m. May 4. Hennessey + Ingalls Bookstore, 300 S. Santa Fe Ave., Los Angeles. 213-437-2130.

K. Kevyne Baar: Members of Theatre West and Baar present selected readings from “Broadway and the Blacklist,” 7 p.m. May 5. Donation $10. Book will be available for purchase and signing. Reservations. 3333 Cahuenga Blvd.. W., Los Angeles. 323-851-7977. Email: [email protected].

Ira Resnick: Presents and hints “The Seventies: A Photographic Journey,” 7 p.m. May 8. Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 310-659-3110.

Sherman Oaks Friends of the Library used book sale: 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. May 11. 14245 Moorpark St. 818-205-9716.


Bill Engvall: 7:30 p.m. May 9. Tickets $46 and up. Kavli Theatre at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd. 805-449-2787.

Black Women in Comedy Festival: Live shows: 4-6, 6-8, 8-10 p.m. May 18. Check website for schedule. Tickets $5 per display; $25 pass. Tao Comedy Studio, 131 S. Western Ave., Los Angeles. 562-326-0751.


Ballet Folklórico Universidad De Colima: 8 p.m. May 3. Tickets $34-$79. The Soraya at Cal State Northridge, 18111 Nordhoff St. 818-677-3000.


Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival: International festival with documentaries, features and shorts, May 3-10. Check website for venues and schedule. Tickets $15; $14 seniors and students.

Fathom Events present Batman movies: “Batman” (1989), 1 and 4 p.m. May 4; “Batman Returns” (1992), 4 and 7 p.m. May 6; “Batman Forever” (1995), 1 and 4 p.m. May 12; “Batman & Robin” (1997), 4 and 7 p.m. May 14. Check website for venues.


Los Angeles County Museum of Art: May 5: “Isaac Julien: Playtime,” through Aug. 11 and “Frank Stella: Selections from the Permanent Collection,” through Sept. 2. Ongoing: Feb. 3: “Power of Pattern: Central Asian Ikats from the David and Elizabeth Reisbord Collection,” through July 28. “The Jeweled Isle: Art from Sri Lanka,” through June 23. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Admission $20; $16 ages 65 and older and students; free for ages 17 and younger. 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. 323-857-6000.

Petersen Automotive Museum: May 5: “Hollywood Dream Machines: Vehicles of Science Fiction and Fantasy,” through March 15, 2020 (check website for information for preview night May 4; cocktail attire, $75; bookings required). Ongoing: “Electric Revolution,” the history of and current designs of custom-built and manufacturer electrical motorcycles, through Jan. 19. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. Admission ages 18-61; $14 ages 62 and older ages 4-17. 6060 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. 323-930-2277.;


Annenberg Space for Photography: New: “Contact High: A Visual History of Hip-Hop,” through Aug. 18. Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday. Free admission. 2000 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles. 213-403-3000.

The Getty Center: New: “The Wondrous Cosmos in Medieval Manuscripts,” through July 21. Hours: 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and Sunday; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday. Free admission. Parking $15; $10 after 3 p.m. Getty Center Drive at North Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. 310-440-7300.

Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust: “Women at the Frontline of Mass Violence Worldwide,” through Aug. 11. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. 100 The Grove Drive, Los Angeles. 323-651-3704.

Museum of the San Fernando Valley: “Powerhouse Women of the San Fernando Valley. ” Hours: 1-5 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; noon-4 p.m. Saturday. Free admission. 18860 Nordhoff St., Northridge. 818-347-9665.

Natural History Museum: “Antarctic Dinosaurs,” through Jan. 5. Ongoing: “Art of the Jewel: The Crevoshay Collection,” science and art behind the jewelry made by Paula Crevoshay, through May 12. Hours: 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily (except closed on Jan. 1, July 4, Thanksgiving and Christmas). Admission $14; $11 ages 62 and older and students; $6 online; $15; $12 ages 62 and older and students; $7 ages 3-12 (at the door). 900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles. 213-763-3466.

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum: “Reagan and Thatcher: The Friendship That Changed the World,” through June 2. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Entry $29; $26 ages 62 and older; $22 ages 11-17; $19 ages 3-10. 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley. 805-577-4066.

Skirball Cultural Center: “Black Is Beautiful: The Photography of Kwame Brathwaite,” through Sept. 1. Hours: noon-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Admission $9 seniors ages 2-12. 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. 310-440-4500.


Hayes Carll: 8 p.m. May 3. Tickets $22 in advance; $25. Troubadour, 9081 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood.;

Hear Now Festival of New Music: Laurent Cuniot conducts the French ensemble TM+ in a program of music by William Kraft, Thea Musgrave, Joseph Pereira, Kay Rhie and Alan Shockley, 8 p.m. May 3. Tickets $35; $10 students. Zipper Concert Hall, 200 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles. 323-226-0316. 

Walter Fox Singers: 7:30 p.m. May 4. Tickets $30 seats $40. First United Methodist Church, 1008 11th St., Santa Monica. 800-838-3006.

Las Cafeteras: 8 p.m. May 4. Tickets $30 and up. The Soraya at Cal State Northridge, 18111 Nordhoff St. 818-677-3000.

Fiesta con Sonia de Los Santos: 3 p.m. May 4. Tickets $33. The Soraya at Cal State Northridge, 18111 Nordhoff St. 818-677-3000.

Cactus Blossoms: 8 p.m. May 4. Tickets $17 in advance; $20. Troubadour, 9081 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood.;

Valley Jazz Club: The club celebrates its 50th anniversary with the Terry Cano Band and the Night Blooming Jazzmen, noon-5 p.m. May 5. Tickets $10. Elks Lodge, 20925 Osborne St., Canoga Park. 818-388-5018.

Le Salon de Musiques: Chamber music with selections from Dvorak and Grieg, 4 p.m. May 5. Tickets $85; $45 students (includes a high tea buffet by Patina and champagne). Reservations required. Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, fifth floor, 135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles. 310-498-0257.

Michael Chapdelaine: Fingerstyle and classical guitarist, 7:30 p.m. May 5. Tickets $29; $27 seniors and students. Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, 3050 Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. 805-583-7900.;

Bayonne: 8 p.m. May 7. Minimum age 18. Tickets $12 in advance; $15. The Echo, 1822 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles.;

Bell-Isserlis-Denk Trio: Violinist Joshua Bell, pianist Jeremy Denk and cellist Steven Isserlis perform a program of Mendelssohn, Ravel and Shostakovich, 8 p.m. May 8. Tickets $44 and up. The Soraya at Cal State Northridge, 18111 Nordhoff St. 818-677-3000.

Vijay Iyer Sextet: 8 p.m. May 10. Tickets $44; $66. The Soraya at Cal State Northridge, 18111 Nordhoff St. 818-677-3000.


The Canyon-Agoura Hills: Too $hort, 9 p.m. May 3 ($34). Ticket cost is standing room only; table tickets demand dinner purchase. Check website for dinner options opening functions and reservations. 28912 Roadside Drive. 888-645-5006.

Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza: Live from Laurel Canyon – Songs and Stories of American Folk Rock, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. May 4 ($49, Scherr Forum Theatre); New West Symphony presents “Russian Troika” program, 7:30 p.m. May 4 ($34 and up, Kavli Theatre); Celtic Women, 3 p.m. May 5 ($44 and up, Kavli); 4U-The Music of Prince with Symphony, 8 p.m. May 12 ($35-$150, Kavli); Keb’ Mo’, 7 p.m. May 19 ($41-$61, Kavli). 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd. 805-449-2787.

Staples Center: Backstreet Boys, 8 p.m. Aug. 3 ($44.50 and up); Carrie Underwood, 7 p.m. Sept. 12 ($49.50 and up). 1111 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles.


Moving On — The 2019 One Acts: Five short plays by Los Angeles playwrights (Christine Hamilton-Schmidt, Ken Levine, Sophia Lewis, Jennie Webb, Ashley Rose Wellman), opens 8 p.m. May 3. Show runs 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday through May 26. Tickets $ and $20 online 25. Atwater Village Theatre, 3269 Casitas Ave., Los Angeles.

You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown: Glendale Community College Theatre Arts Department presents an updated version of the 1967 musical by Clark Gesner, with Additional material by Andrew Lippa and Michael Mayer, according to Charles M. Schulz’s comic strip “Peanuts,” 8 p.m. May 3. Show runs 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday through May 12. Tickets $20; $15 seniors and students. Auditorium Mainstage at Glendale Community College, 1500 N. Verdugo Road.;

And Then There Were None: The mystery play by Agatha Christie, opens 8 p.m. May 4. Recommended for ages 12 and older. Show runs 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday through May 26. Tickets $23; $20 seniors and students. Morgan-Wixson Theatre, 2627 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. 310-828-7519.

The Long Gravel Road: A play written and performed by Abbot Alexander, opens 8 p.m. May 4. Show runs 8 p.m. Saturday through June 1. Tickets $25. Theatre West, 3333 Cahuenga Blvd.. W., Los Angeles. 323-851-7977.

Chavez Ravine: Culture Clash plays a documentary-style screwball comedy about the Los Angeles neighborhood that became the home of Dodger Stadium, 8 p.m. May 9. Show runs 8 pm Thursday-Friday; 2 and 8 pm Saturday through May 18. Tickets $10; $20; $7 for 2 p.m. Saturday performance. Arts, Media and Performance Theater at Los Angeles Mission College, 13356 Eldridge Ave., Sylmar.

Sexy Flashin’: A musical comedy by Gina Jourard and Tom Pergola, opens 8 p.m. May 9. Show runs 8 p.m. May 10-11; 2 p.m. May 12; 8 p.m. May 16-19; 2 p.m. May 19. Tickets $37.50. Odyssey Theatre Ensemble, 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles.


Be More Chill: The sci-fi musical comedy by Joe Iconis and Joe Tracz, 7 p.m. May 3-4. Rated PG13. Tickets $12 and $8 students in advance; $15 and $10 students at the door; $20 premium seats. ArTES Magnet, Cesar Chavez Learning Academies, 1001 Arroyo St., San Fernando.

Brushes — A Comedy of Hairs: A play by Cathy Hamilton and Carol Starr Schneider about the relationship women have with their hair, 8 p.m. May 4. Tickets $30. Whitefire Theatre, 13500 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks.

Fiddler on the Roof: The 1964 Broadway musical by Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick and Joseph Stein, according to “Tevye and His Daughters” by Sholem Aleichem, 8 p.m. May 3; 2 and 8 p.m. May 4; 1 and 6:30 p.m. May 5. Minimum suggested age . No kids age 4 and younger. Tickets $48 and up. Pantages Theatre, 6233 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. Theatre, 323-468-1770. 800-982-2787.

In the Heights: The Tony Award winning Broadway play by Quiara Alegría Hudes and Lin-Manuel Miranda about New York City neighbors struggling with the meaning of home, 8 p.m. May 3-4; 2 p.m. May 5. Tickets $25 seniors; $15 students. Performing Arts Mainstage at Pierce College, 6201 Winnetka Ave., Woodland Hills. 818-719-6488.

The Group Rep: Presents two one-act plays: “Let Me Hear You Whisper” by Paul Zindel and “The Strangest Kind of Romance” by Tennessee Williams, 2 p.m. May 4; 7 p.m. May 5. Tickets $20; $15 seniors and students. Upstairs at the Group Rep at the Lonny Chapman Theatre, 10900 Burbank Blvd., North Hollywood. 818-763-5990.

The Secret of the Chimneys: The Group Rep presents the mystery by Agatha Christie about a man caught up in an international conspiracy, 8 p.m. May 3-4; 2 p.m. May 5. Tickets $25; $20 seniors and students. Lonny Chapman Theatre, 10900 Burbank Blvd., North Hollywood. 818-763-5990.

Steel Magnolias: The play by Robert Harling about six women bonding over friendship and loss, 8 p.m. May 3-4; 2:30 p.m.  May 5. Minimum age 13. Tickets $35. Celebrities Co-op David Schall Theatre on the campus of First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood, 1760 N. Gower St., Hollywood. 323-462-8460.

Working 2020: The Actor’s Gym presents a play created and composed by Bobby Moresco and members of the Actor’s Gym for what work means to people in different conditions. Minimum age 16. Show runs 8 pm Friday through May 10. Tickets $25. Whitefire Theatre, 13500 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks. 818-687-8559.

Friends with Guns: A dark comedy by Stephanie Alison Walker about gun ownership attitudes. Show runs 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday through May 11. Tickets $34; pay-what-you-can on Sundays. Road Theatre on Magnolia, in the NoHo Arts Colony, 10747 Magnolia Blvd., North Hollywood. 818-761-8838.

Working the Musical: Charles Stewart Howard Playhouse presents the play by Nina Faso and Stephen Schwartz with updated music by Lin-Manuel Miranda and original play favorites by Craig Carnelia, Schwartz and James Taylor, based on Studs Terkel’s book “Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do. ” Show runs 7 p.m. May 4-5 and 11. Harter Hall, 21338 Dumetz Road, Woodland Hills. Tickets $25. 818-835-0612.

Bar Mitzvah Boy: West Coast Jewish Theatre presents a new play by Mark Leiren-Young about an older guy seeking religion through his bar mitzvah ceremony along with his rabbi needing to retain her beliefs. Show runs 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday through May 12. Tickets $35. Miles Memorial Playhouse, 1130 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica. 323-821-2449.

A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline: A musical by Dean Regan about the country singer. Show runs 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday through May 19. Tickets $28; students and $24 ages 60 and older; $20 ages 12 and younger. Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, 3050 Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. 805-583-7900.

Sister Act the Musical: The play by Douglas Carter Beane, Alan Menken, Glenn Slater, Bill and Cheri Steinkellner, according to the 1992 movie. Show runs 8 pm Friday; 2 and 8 pm Saturday; 4 p.m. Sunday through May 19. Tickets $50; $40 seniors and students. CASA 0101 Theater, 2102 E. First St., Boyle Heights. 323-263-7684.

Diana of Dobson’s: Antaeus Theatre Co. presents the 1908 romantic comedy by Cicely Hamilton. Show runs 8 p.m. May 3-4; 2 p.m. May 5; 8 p.m. May 6; dates through June 3. Tickets $35. Kiki and David Gindler Performance Arts Center, 110 E. Broadway, Glendale. 818-506-1983.

Albie Selznick’s Magic Monday: Selznick hosts a line-up of magicians every week, 8 p.m. Monday through Aug. 30. Pre-show entertainment, 7:30 p.m. Tickets $40. Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 Fourth St., Santa Monica. 310-586-1166.

Submit calendar listings at least two weeks ahead of [email protected]. 818-713-3708.

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