Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, May 6-13

Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, May 6-13

The Getty Villa Museum in Pacific Palisades reopened on Wednesday, April 21, 2021. (Photo by Dean Musgrove, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

 

EVENTS

 

California Trout’s Trout Camp Gala – 50th Anniversary Celebration:The event is shown online with live entertainment and celebrates taking action for California’s fish, people and water, 6:30 p.m. May 7. The group’s online auction runs through 8 p.m. May 7. Free to attend the online gala but registration is required here: caltrout.org/trout-camp-gala. Email: Tracey Diaz at tdiaz@caltrout.org. 415-392-8887, Ext. 103. Read about the conservation nonprofit here: caltrout.org

I’m Feeling…Mental Health Faith presented by the Asian Pacific Health Corps at UCLA: Event includes mental health consultations, meditation and mindfulness workshops and an Asian cultural panel, 2-5 p.m. May 8. Appointment for a consultation: bit.ly/3b3i7Ap. Email: aphc.hf@gmail.com. Find the Zoom links and more information here: bit.ly/3ufaI8K

Mariachi Divas – Mother’s Day Virtual Serenade: Vallarta Supermarkets present the performance by the Grammy Award-winning group, 9 a.m. May 9 (and a re-broadcast on May 10). Watch on Instagram here: bit.ly/3h8AwQ2 or on Facebook here: bit.ly/33bkXz8. vallartasupermarkets.com/en

MOMentum Place – Online Celebration of Mother’s Day: Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum presents actor Lexi Pearl hosting an afternoon of aerial performances and a salute to mothers, 2 p.m. May 9. Tickets $35. Register in advance for the Zoom presentation here: theatricum.com/momentum-place

We Rise – A Celebration of Wellbeing for May’s Mental Health Awareness Month: A variety of activities and information related to mental health, through May 31. Offerings include “Get Lit Poetry Contest,” “Love Letters in Light,” messages to be seen lit up on the exteriors at selected Los Angeles County Public Libraries (www.lovelettersinlight.la/), neighborhood pop-ups, online presentations and “Art Rise” (that opens May 7). Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health information, resources and services: dmh.lacounty.gov. Details on the month of May events here: werise.la

Russian Arts and Culture Festival: The City of West Hollywood presents the 20th annual event online through May. Check Facebook here: www.facebook.com/groups/RuFest, and website here: www.weho.org/community/events-in-the-city/russian-arts-and-culture-week for presentations.

Pasadena Heritage Spring Home Tours: Recorded tours of two house each on two dates. Arroyo de Rey, a 1979 modern home by Conrad Buff & Don Hensman, and the Mosely House, a 1999 house designed by Don Hensman, May 30. The Lansing Beach House, a 1927 house designed by David Witmer and Loyall Watson, and a home to be named later, June 27. Tickets $18 (one day); $50 (all three days). Purchase tickets here: bit.ly/3sCmF6G (a link will be sent for viewing). www.pasadenaheritage.org

 

ONGOING

 

Virtual Spring Craft and Gift Fair – Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center: Purchase items and support the center’s “Share the Arts Program,” through June 30. Vendors may still apply ($20 for a virtual table; application request and questions to Betsy at blastort@simivalley.org or 805-583-7905). www.svvac.org

 

ART

 

Picturistik: A walk-through, multi-sensory art installation experience, opens 11 a.m.-8 p.m. May 8. Featured artists: Raul Gonzalez, Eliakim and @kimstaaah. Tickets $29.99 ages 11 and older; $14.99 ages 4-10. Purchase a timed ticket in advance (no cash entry at the door). Burbank Town Center, 201 E. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank. picturistik.com

Maddox Gallery: “Mikael B.: Flow State.” Gallery hours; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Exhibit runs through May 31. 8811 Beverly Blvd., West Hollywood. 424-303-7664. www.maddoxgallery.com

San Fernando Valley Arts & Cultural Center:David Ruggeri: Call of the Wild.” The virtual exhibit runs through May 31. Email: info@sfvacc.org. sfvacc.org/events/call-of-the-wild

Thinkspace Projects: “Millo: At the Crack of Dawn” (Gallery One) and “Mando Marie: Tell Me All About It” (Gallery Two). Gallery hours: noon-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Exhibits run through May 22. 4217 W. Jefferson Blvd., Los Angeles. 310-558-3375. thinkspaceprojects.com

ONGOING ART

 

Corey Helford Gallery: “Fifteen Years Anniversary Group Exhibition” (main gallery) and “Bao Pham and Redd Walitzki” (Gallery 2). Gallery hours: noon-6 p.m. Thursday-Saturday (12 people at a time; masks and social distancing required; check the website for updates on hours). Exhibits run through May 15. 571 S. Anderson St., Los Angeles. 310-287-2340. Email: jch@coreyhelfordgallery.com. coreyhelfordgallery.com

Topanga Canyon Art Gallery: “From the Eyes to the Hand: Farideh Azad and Donna Geist Buch.” Gallery hours: noon-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; and by appointment. Exhibit runs through May 16. 120 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga. 424-326-6429. www.topangacanyongallery.com

Kohn Gallery: “Chiffon Thomas: Antithesis,” figurative artwork using collage, drawing, hand embroidered mixed media painting and sculpture. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday (timed reservations are required). Exhibit runs through May 21. 1227 N. Highland Ave., Los Angeles. 323-461-3311. Email: livia@kohngallery.com. www.kohngallery.com

Regen Projects: “Liz Larner: As Stars and Seas Entwine” (bit.ly/3lRGRjw) and “Make-Shift-Future,” a group show curated by Elliott Hundley (bit.ly/2Pr5vLo). Gallery hours: by appointment only, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday (www.regenprojects.com/reservations). Exhibit runs through May 22. 6750 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles. 310-276-5424. www.regenprojects.com

William Turner Gallery: “CrossCurrents,” group show with new art by Casper Brindle, Alex Couwenberg, Shingo Francis, Jimi Gleason, Peter Lodato, Andy Moses, Nellie King Solomon, Jennifer Wolf. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Exhibit runs through May 22. 2525 Michigan Ave., E-1, Santa Monica. 310-453-0909. www.williamturnergallery.com

Galerie XII: “Mona Kuhn: Works,” an art photography retrospective. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday; and by appointment (masks required in the gallery). Exhibit runs through May 29. Bergamot Station Arts Center, 2525 Michigan Ave., Suite B2, Santa Monica. 424-252-9004. www.galeriexii.com/EN/

BuildingBridges Art Exchange: “Cristian Castro: RobotiX: Intersections of Art & Technology.” Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Exhibit runs through June 5. Reservations for opening and other days by email or phone. 2525 Michigan Ave., Unit F2, Santa Monica. 323-893-3924. Email: buildingbridgesax@gmail.com. www.buildingbridgesartexchange.org/upcoming

Hauser & Wirth: “Amy Sherald. The Great American Fact.” Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday with a timed appointment only. Exhibit runs through June 6. 901 E. Third St., Los Angeles. 213-943-1620. bit.ly/38LFk9e

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. rollandgallery.callutheran.edu/2021/02/01/escapism-senior-art-exhibit-2021/

 

BOOKS

 

Vroman’s Bookstore: Paolina Milana discusses “Committed: A Memoir of Madness in the Family,” with journalist Brenda Gazzar, 6 p.m. May 6 (bit.ly/3aJFa3l). Nicholas Schmidle discusses “Test Gods” Virgin Galactic and the Making of a Modern Astronaut,” 6 p.m. May 7 (bit.ly/3uiLBC8). Ronald C. White discusses “Lincoln in Private: What His Most Personal Reflections Tell Us About Our Greatest President,” 6 p.m. May 10 (bit.ly/3b2acUd). Register in advance for all online Crowdcast events. 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. 626-449-5320. www.vromansbookstore.com

Chevalier’s Books: Morgan Matson discusses “Take Me Home Tonight,” 7 p.m. May 6 (purchase a signed copy of the book through the bookstore; bit.ly/3dXJX36). Ronald Brownstein discusses “Rock Me on the Water: 1974 The Year Los Angeles Transformed Movies, Music, Television and Politics,” 6 p.m. May 10 (purchased a book through the bookstore for a signed bookplate; bit.ly/3nM8R93). Ronald C. White discusses “Lincoln in Private: What His Most Personal Reflections Tell Us About Our Greatest President,” 7 p.m. May 11 (bit.ly/3eXW7s5). Register in advance for the online book talks. The bookstore is open, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. 126 N. Larchmont Blvd., Los Angeles. 323-465-1334. www.chevaliersbooks.com

Book Soup: Grace Miceli discusses “How to Deal: With Fear, Failure and Other Daily Dreads,” 6 p.m. May 7 (bit.ly/3n6KzWN). Jean Hanff Korelitz discusses “The Plot,” 6 p.m. May 11 (bit.ly/3gKcuL1). Sugar Rodgers discusses “They Better Call Me Sugar: My Journey from the Hood to the Hardwood,” 6 p.m. May 13 (bit.ly/3vmaOeW). 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

Autobooks-Aerobooks: Rich Truesdell and Mark Fletcher sign “1970 Maximum Muscle: The Pinnacle of Muscle Car Power,” 10 a.m.-2 p.m. May 8. 2900 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank. 818-845-0707. www.autobooks-aerobooks.com

Diesel, A Bookstore: George Henderson discusses “Blind Joe Death’s America: John Fahey, the Blues and Writing White Discontent,” 6:30 p.m. May 10 (www.crowdcast.io/e/george-henderson-in/register). Ursula Pike discusses “An Indian Among Los Indígenas: A Native Travel Memoir,” 6:30 p.m. May 13 (www.crowdcast.io/e/ursula-pike-in/register). Register in advance for all online Crowdcast events. 225 26th St., Santa Monica. 310-576-9960. www.dieselbookstore.com/brentwood

 

CHARITY

 

Burbank Animal Shelter: View cats, dogs and other animals up for adoption online and make an adoption appointment. 818-238-3340. www.burbankpd.org/programs/animal-shelter

Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association’s Walk for the Wild: A fundraiser to save wildlife around the world with a fun physical fitness challenge to support the Los Angeles Zoo and the nonprofit GLAZA’s programs to support the zoo, through May 21. Minimum age 13. Registration fee $45; $65 (both levels include a tee shirt). Fundraising goal begins at $150. Register as an individual or as a team here and details on how the fundraiser works here: www.lazoo.org/walkforthewild

 

DANCE

 

Louise Reichlin & Dancers/Los Angeles Choreographers & Dancers: A narrated production of “The Patchwork Girl of Oz,” based on the L. Frank Baum novel, through May 12. Free. Watch on Vimeo: vimeo.com/showcase/thepatchworkgirlofoz. lachoreographersanddancers.org

 

DINING

 

Eureka!: Mother’s Day prix fixe special menu (starts at $30) and a Mommy’s on a Break cocktail ($12), May 7-10. Reservations. 6250 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Woodland Hills. eurekarestaurantgroup.com

Morton’s The Steakhouse: Dine-in or pick-up Mother’s day dinners, May 7-9. Reservations. 6250 Canoga Ave., Woodland Hills. 818-703-7272. bit.ly/3nNknAT

Theía: The Greek-inspired restaurant offers a three-course, prix fixe Mother’s Day brunch, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. May 9. Reservations. 323-591-0059. 8048 W. Third St., Los Angeles. www.theia-la.com

The Front Yard at The Garland: A Mother’s Day three-course meal, noon-8 p.m. May 9. Reservations. 4222 Vineland Ave., North Hollywood. 818-255-7290. www.thefrontyardla.com

 

DISCUSSION

 

Booking the Cooks – Literature and Gastronomy: Author-historian Ronald W. Tobin, Ph.D, discusses the topic at a meeting of the Culinary Historians of Southern California, 10:30 a.m May 8. Free. Register in advance for the Zoom meeting here: bit.ly/3vEJZTo. www.chsocal.org

Caltech Live! – Last Laugh with Elaina Newport: A talk with a founding member-writer-performer of Capitol Steps, a comedy troupe that focused on political satire — and has now disbanded after 39 years of “putting the MOCK in democracy — with Michael Alexander, public programming director at Caltech, and Sarah A. Spitz, a former KCRW radio producer, 5 p.m. May 8. Free but a reservation is required. events.caltech.edu/lastlaugh

Jose Clemente Orozco: Art and cultural history lecturer Gregorio Luke discusses the Mexican artist’s work including the “Man in Flames” in the Hospicio Cabañas in Guadalajara, Mexico, 6-8 p.m. May 8. Tickets $9.58. Check here to purchase tickets for the Zoom presentation: bit.ly/33bREfK

What Is the Meaning of Life? –  CaltechLive! Behind the Book Authors Series and Zócalo Public Square: A talk by author Sir Paul Nurse (“What Is Life?”) and author Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz (“The Dance of Life,” with co-author Roger Highfield) discuss the topic, noon May 10. Free. Register in advance here: www.zocalopublicsquare.org/event/what-meaning-life

Live Talks Los Angeles: Niall Ferguson discusses “Doom: The Politics of Catastrophe,” 6 p.m. May 11 ($40, includes the book with a signed bookplate; register at bit.ly/3vtcKm3). Neil Gaiman discusses two novellas “The Monarch of the Glen” and “Black Dog,” 6 p.m. May 13 ($30-$220; see the registration page for books; register here: bit.ly/3vn4bZH). More upcoming Live Talks Los Angeles: livetalksla.org/events/upcoming-events

Santa Clarita Artists Association: Artist-teacher Christina Ramos, from Golden Art Products, discusses and demonstrates painting products, 6:30 p.m. May 17. Complete the registration form by May 13: bit.ly/3nOSyrT. A Zoom link will be sent. Ramos is an instructor at Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art. www.santaclaritaartists.org

 

MOVIES

 

T-Bird Gang: The comedy duo Trace Beaulieu and Frank Conniff (from Mystery Science Theater, and known as “The Mads”) riff on the 1959 movie, 5 p.m. May 11. Tickets $10. Register in advance here: bit.ly/2S9GMgc. A private YouTube link will be emailed to purchasers one hour before showtime. A portion of proceeds goes to the Friends in Need Food Shelf in Minnesota.

Latin American Cinemateca of Los Angeles: A virtual screening of “Verbena trágica (Block Party)” (1939, United States), 4 p.m. May 13 (in Spanish with English subtitles). The screening, followed by a discussion, is co-presented by the UCLA Film & Television Archive. Free. Register to watch here: www.eventbrite.com/e/verbena-tragica-registration-151231801389

 

MUSEUM

 

Museums that have been closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic are announcing reopening dates. Most museums are requiring timed-ticket entry and purchased in advance only (no tickets sold onsite). Check the website for tickets and safety requirements.

 

Craft Contemporary: Reopens May 9: Current exhibits include “Making Time,” group show from artists who have had solo exhibits at the museum over the past 10 years, and “Tomoshibi: Glass Works by Kazuki Takizawa.” Museum hours in May: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday-Sunday. A timed-entry ticket is recommended. Admission $9; $7 seniors, students and ages 9 and younger. 5814 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. www.cafam.org

The Getty Villa: Open: See Greek and Roman antiquities and gardens. Special exhibits: “Mesopotamia: Civilization Begins,” through Aug. 16, and “Assyria: Palace Art of Ancient Iraq,” through Sept. 5, 2022. Closed on Tuesdays. Free, but an advance, timed-entry ticket is required: www.getty.edu/visit/covid-safety. Parking, $20, purchase in advance is advised (www.getty.edu/visit/villa/parking-and-transportation). 17985 Pacific Coast Highway, Pacific Palisades. 310-440-7300. getty.edu

Forest Lawn Museum – Glendale: New: “Judson Studios: Stained Glass from Gothic to Street Style,” through Sept. 12. Exhibit includes stained glass artwork, preparatory drawings, archival photographs and watercolors plus some of Forest Lawn-Glendale’s own stained glass collection. Free. Send an email requesting a reservation in advance to museum@forestlawn.com (include your name, number of people in hour group, time and date when you would like to visit; a reply will be sent). The exhibit only allows for 15 people per half-hour and walk-ups may be turned away due to capacity. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday. 1712 S. Glendale Blvd., Glendale. 323-340-4782. www.forestlawn.com

Petersen Automotive Museum: May 30: “Japanese Car Cruise-In,” 8-11 a.m. (tickets $20 and up; reservations in advance required here: bit.ly/3gXFsr6). “The Aesthetic of Motoring: 90 Years of Pininfarina,” highlights the Italian car design firm and coachbuilder on their anniversary year, through Dec. 5. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday. 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

 

ONGOING MUSEUM

 

Autry Museum of the American West: “When I Remember I See Red: American Indian Art and Activism in California,” through Nov. 15 (more on exhibitions here: bit.ly/2PlNZZ8). Purchase timed-tickets in advance (theautry.org/visit). 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles. 323-667-2000. theautry.org

California African American Museum: “Sula Bermúdez-Silverman: Neither Fish, Flesh, Nor Fowl,” through May 2; “Nikita Gale: Private Dancer,” through May 9; “Men of Change: Power. Triumph. Truth.” through May 30; “Sanctuary: Recent Acquisitions to the Permanent Collection,” through July 21; “Enunciated Life,” through Aug. 15. Free admission but reservations are now required in advance. Check the museum’s Facebook for updates (bit.ly/3oq0tLa). 600 State Drive (in Exposition Park), Los Angeles. 213-744-2084. caamuseum.org

California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks: “Defining Beauty,” the museum’s third annual international juried exhibit with mixed media, paintings and video artwork (art from Zara Monet Feeney, Sungjae Lee and Francene Levinson), and “Jonathan Michael Castillo: Car Culture.” Both exhibits run through Aug. 8. Hours: noon-6 p.m. Friday-Sunday. Admission free; donation $6. 350 W. Hillcrest Drive, second level, Thousand Oaks. 805-405-5240. Email: info@cmato.org. www.cmato.org

California Science Center: “PERNiCiEM” The Endangered Species Connection,” a companion Lego brick sculptures exhibit to Nathan Sawaya’s “The Art of the Brick,” with photography by Dean West (included in the latter’s ticket). Timed-ticket entry is required. The center recommends making reservations online in advance. Admission is free to the center but there is a charge for special exhibits. Current special exhibit: “The Art of the Brick,” sculptures made with Lego bricks by artist Nathan Sawaya. The IMAX Theater is open with the screenings of “Hubble” and “Under the Sea” (admission fee for movies). 700 Exposition Park Drive, Los Angeles. californiasciencecenter.org

Japanese American National Museum: Two special exhibits: “Transcendients: Heroes at Borders,”  contemporary art by Taiji Terasaki, and “Under a Mushroom Cloud: Hiroshima, Nagasaki and the Atomic Bomb,” plus the permanent exhibit “Common Ground: The Heart of Community.” Current hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Sunday (last entry at 4 p.m.). Tickets must be purchased in advance and by time (free admission for a limited time but timed in advance applies; janm.org/tickets). 100 N. Central Ave., Los Angeles. 213-625-0414. janm.org

Los Angeles County Museum of Art: 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

LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes: Special exhibits include “Carlos Almaraz: Evolution of Form,” through June 30 and “afroLAinidad: Mi Casa, My City.” Check the website for a selection on online programs. Hours: noon-4 p.m. Thursday-Sunday. Admission is by timed-tickets and purchased online. 501 N. Main St., Los Angeles. 213-542-6259. www.lapca.org

Mullin Automotive Museum: Hours: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday-Sunday. Timed-tickets must be purchased in advance ($16; $14 ages 65 and older and ages 13-17; $10 ages 3-12. 1421 Emerson Ave., Oxnard. Email: info@mullinautomotivemuseum.com. mullinautomotivemuseum.com

Natural History Museum Los Angeles County: “Rise Up LA: A Century of Votes for Women” and “Spiky, Hairy, Shiny: Insects of L.A.” The museum now requires timed-tickets purchased in advance and online only. The museum’s Gem Vault remains closed at this time. Ongoing: The Butterfly Pavilion opens with timed-tickets bought in advance (limited tickets available for all dates), through Sept. 6 (pavilion tickets, $6, here: bit.ly/3l1eT47). 900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles. nhmlac.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. Saturday-Sunday (choose other dates from the drop-down menu). Admission $15 and up. Temperatures will be taken before entry. Masks are required. Hangar door remains open. The museum is located at 7900 Balboa Blvd., Hangar C3 and C4, entrance is on Stagg Street, Van Nuys. bit.ly/3kWHgjx; valleyrelicsmuseum.org

Wende Museum of the Cold War: The museum is open by reservation only, Friday-Sunday in May (read the conditions and rules and make a reservation here: wendemuseum.org/about-us/visit). Two virtual exhibits: “Transformations: Living Room – > Flea Market – > Museum – > Art” and “See Thy Neighbor: Stern Photographers Thomas Hoepker and Harald Schmitt in the GDR.” The museum has a collection of Cold War art, artifacts, films and other materials from 1945-1991 Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union. Online items to explore include a coloring book, artwork, oral histories, music and historical videos. 10808 Culver Blvd., Culver City. 310-216-1600. Online content: wendemuseum.org/content/wendeonline. wendemuseum.org

 

MUSIC

 

MusiKaravan: A series of short films that follow classical music violinists Etienne Gara and YuEun Gemma Kim — founders of Delirium Musicum — as they perform music around California, May 6. Presented by the Soraya at Cal State University Northridge. Watch on Vimeo here: bit.ly/3gXx4b6. www.thesoraya.org/musikaravan

Naia – The Spirit of Hoyo Negro: Los Angeles Master Chorale presents an original oratorio written and performed by students at Van Nuys High School, 10 a.m. May 7. Watch from here: on Facebook: www.facebook.com/LAMasterChorale/ or here: lamasterchorale.org/oratorio-project

Dorothea: UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance presents a multi-media concert with music by Ted Hearne and poetry by Dorothea Lasky, 7 p.m. May 15. Free. Register to watch here: online.cap.ucla.edu/videos/dorothea

Dayglow: The Austin, Texas-based singer-songwriter, 8 p.m. Sept. 15. Opening act, Arlie. Doors open, 7 p.m. Tickets $25. Fonda Theatre, 6126 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles 323-464-6269. www.fondatheatre.com/events/detail/400168

 

THEATER

 

Ugly Lies the Bone: A play by Lindsey Ferrentino about a newly discharged soldier who deals with physical and emotional scars by taking part in a virtual realty video game therapy, 7:30 p.m. May 6. Minimum age: 16. Show also runs 7:30 p.m. May 7 and 2 p.m. May 8. Free but register in advance here: bit.ly/32bDJWS. The play is presented online by Pepperdine University’s Fine Arts Division. arts.pepperdine.edu

Slow Food: International City Theatre present a play by Wendy MacLeod about a couple whose marriage may not survive an anniversary celebration at a Greek restaurant in Palm Springs, May 6-16 (on demand Thursday-Sunday only). Tickets $30. ictlongbeach.org/2021-season/

Astrologically Screwed and Other Psychic Revelations: Whitefire Theatre presents a play written and performed by Pam Levin about guardian angels, fear, love, predictions and self-fulfilling prophecies, 7 p.m. May 7. Tickets $15.99 (bit.ly/32TA9k9). 818-687-8559. www.whitefiretheatre.com

Tell Him It’s Jackie: A play written, produced and directed by Tom Dugan with a solo performance by Kait Haire as the late first lady Jackie Kennedy, 8 p.m. May 7-8. Show also runs May 14-15 and 28-29. Bring a blanket for seating. Donation $20. Make a reservation for the outdoor performance in Woodland Hills. Email for reservation and location: dbptickets@gmail.com

The Normal Heart: A virtual reading of Larry Kramer’s play about the rise of HIV/AIDS in the 1980s in New York City, 5 p.m. May 8. The Tony Award-winning play has an all-star cast (see the website for performers). Tickets $10-$100. The reading is presented by ONE Archives Foundation — the oldest active LGBTQ organization in the United States. Funds raised go to the foundation’s LGBTQ educational programs. www.onearchives.org/normalheart

Magical Musical Mystery Follies – A Virtual Experience: West Coast Jewish Theatre presents an evening of stand-up comedy, magic, music and song, 7 p.m. May 8. Tickets $39. Purchase and register in advance here: www.wcjt.org (a link to Vimeo will be sent). 323-821-2449. www.facebook.com/WestCoastJewishTheatre

Theatre Forty’s Spring Seminar Series: Readings and discussions of contemporary plays. “Lobby Hero” by Kenneth Lonergan about a security guard embroiled in a murder, 7 p.m. May 10. Free, but a donation is welcome (theatre40.org). Request the Zoom link by email to macqueenm1@aol.com or call 213-385-5515.

Mr. Simpson: Theatre Forty presents a reading of a new play by Stephen Maitland-Lewis about Ernest Simpson and his plans for a tell-all story about his ex-wife Wallis Simpson, the Duchess of Windsor, 7 p.m. May 12. Free, but a donation is welcome (theatre40.org). Use this link to watch: bit.ly/3unXSVN

The Medium Was Rare: Sherman Oaks Friends of the Library presents a murder mystery radio hour by Get Away with Murder Theater Co., 6:15 p.m. May 17. Register in advance for the Zoom link: bit.ly/3nO6p1F. The play is co-presented with Friends of the North Hollywood Library.

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

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