Hips And Hair

26 Apr 19
UPROXX

The Best and Worst of NJPW’s Road to Wrestling Dontaku shows this week, featuring a 6-man championship match and an anniversary gone wrong.

26 Apr 19
Tajanae Stanley

I love to dance I been dancing since I was a little girl. Dancing is my passion I am experience in many different types of dance Hip hop ,praise dance , and drill team. I love dancing in front of an audience even tho before I go on I always get butterflies in my stomach. […]

26 Apr 19
Kyle Campbell

Her oily eyes glared down the barrel of a Remington Rolling block rifle. The scope danced across the coming fork in the trail as the arrival of two watchful men on horseback got Cassidy O’Connor’s attention. As they got closer she beamed through the scope, scanning the leading riders crinkled face. A cigar dangled out […]

26 Apr 19
tickle by shaina

Sew it begins Some time in early 2009 I bought a second hand Brother NS10 sewing machine on eBay. This was my first time engaging in a bidding war. Thank goodness I figured out the maximum bidding options so that I won in the last ten seconds! Sorry, other bidder. I was living on my […]

26 Apr 19
RU in?

Lily “What are we going to do?” Monica whispered. Hunter looked from the left to the right and then looked to me as if I had the answers.   “Maybe we could make a noise to distract them downstairs or something,” I whispered, but I really didn’t want to repeat the process of killing many […]

26 Apr 19
Hi-Top Table Athletics

While fact may often be stranger than fiction, myth is almost always more intriguing than truth. Anthony Kim, the golfer who has gone from phenom to legend to ghost was spotted in the wild this week having a lazy brunch at a West Hollywood hotspot on a lazy afternoon on a lazy April day. His […]

26 Apr 19
Infinitude

I found this cool site called Wattpad that lets you release your story in pieces or all at once. Similar to a blog and I suppose you can do that with any platform but this site specializes in this kind of thing. So I decided to chuck my first few thousand words on there and […]

26 Apr 19
Daily News
    Calico Winds perform a classical program at Glendale Noon Concerts on May 1. (Photo courtesy of Gary Silk)   There’s always something fascinating to do in the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles area. Here is a sampling of entertainments this week and also save-the-date events to put on your calendar.   EVENTS   Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood: Take the tour and view the special “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” costume exhibit (costumes by Colleen Atwood) from the 2018 movie, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. daily. The costume exhibit is part of the “Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts” exhibit. Tickets online $69; $59 ages 8-12; add $3 to each ticket at the door (if available). Check website for tour schedules and other options. Parking at 3400 Warner Blvd., Burbank. (Tour site, 3400 W. Riverside Drive, Burbank.) 818-977-8687. www.wbstudiotour.com Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival: A free concert kicks off the event, 5-9 p.m. April 26 (bring a blanket or low-back chair for seating). Learn more about current environmental issues and how individuals can make a difference plus explore the Green Car Show, a Zero Waste zone on waste reduction, speakers and entertainment, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. April 27; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. April 28. Free admission. Hosted by Community Environment Council. Alameda Park, 1400 Santa Barbara St. sbearthday.org Circus Vargas’ The Greatest of Ease: Acrobats, aerialists, clowns, contortionists, jugglers and motorcycle performers. Show runs 7:30 p.m. April 26; 1, 4 and 7:30 p.m. April 27; noon, 3 and 6:30 p.m. April 28; 6:30 p.m. April 29; 7 p.m. May 1-2; dates through May 13. Tickets $25 and up; check website for children and seniors ticket prices. Westfield Promenade, 6100 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Woodland Hills. www.circusvargas.com Cirque du Soleil – Amaluna: A challenging love story, loosely based on Shakespeare’s “The Tempest,” myths and legends, that celebrates feminine perspectives, 8 p.m. April 26. Show runs 4:30 and 8 p.m. April 27; 4:30 p.m. April 28; 8 p.m. April 30; dates through May 26. Tickets $49 and up (varies by date). 250 S. Harbor Blvd., San Pedro. cirk.me/2UDbu1N LA Sanitation’s Earth Day Celebration: Event includes conservation exhibitors and workshops, customer service assistance, vehicle exhibits, plant and tree give-away (while supplies last), entertainment and a children’s zone, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. April 27. Guest celebrities and speakers include: Green Girl Saves the World, Councilwoman Nury Martinez (Council District 6), DJ Jorge Nesta, the band Selenamos, TaikoProject, Michelle Trujillo (weekday weather anchor at Telemundo 52) and Enrique C. Zalidvar (LA Sanitation executive director and general manager). Woodley Park, 6350 Woodley Ave., Van Nuys. www.lacitysan.org Simi Valley Time Warp 1969 at Strathearn Historical Park and Museum: Dress in “groovy” garb, bring a picnic lunch, enjoy a live band, view classic cars, fashion and vintage photos, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. April 27. Free admission. 137 Strathearn Place, Simi Valley. 805-526-6453. www.simihistory.com Topanga Vintage Market: 8 a.m.-3 p.m. April 28. Admission $4; free for ages 11 and younger. Pierce College, use entrance at Mason Avenue from Victory Boulevard, Woodland Hills. 310-422-1844. www.topangavintagemarket.com Bike Ride with Los Angles City Councilmember Bob Blumenfield: Join the community in a 10-mile ride, 9-12:45 p.m. April 28. Children age 17 and younger must wear a bike helmet. Riders will be escorted by Los Angeles Police Department officers. Reservations requested. Meet at 19040 Vanowen St., Reseda. 818-774-4330. blumenfield.lacity.org/ride2019 Skirball Cultural Center’s Puppet Festival: Classic and new stories told by a variety of puppets, large and small, plus a workshop on making shadow puppets, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 28. Check website for performer schedules. Admission $15; $12 seniors and full time students; $10 ages 2-12. 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. 310-440-4500. skirball.org Chatsworth Historical Society Garden Festival: Event includes arts and crafts demonstrations, garden club information booths, bake sale, tours of the 1911 homestead cottage and rose garden, and exhibits in the Virginia Watson Chatsworth Museum, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. April 28. Tea, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. ($12). Admission $5; $1 children. Shuttle from the Chatsworth Train Station, 10038 Old Depot Plaza Road (park at the north end of the depot). Homestead Acre in Chatsworth Park South, 10385 Shadow Oak Drive. 818-882-5614. Email: chatsworthhistory@gmail.com. www.chatsworthhistory.com 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. www.saintfrancisdesalesschool.com/festival.php Quilting in the Valley Quilt Show: Valley Quiltmakers Guild presents the event 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. www.quiltinginthevalleyshow.com Feathers, Flippers and Fur Picnic: California Wildlife Center presents the fundraiser 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 children. Proceeds benefit the center that gives emergency wildlife care, medical treatment and rehabilitation for injured, orphaned or sick California native animals. King Gillette Ranch, 26800 Mulhaolland Highway, Calabasas. cawildlife.org 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 also includes a bake sale, silent auctions and vendors. Rancho San Antonio Boys Town, 21000 Plummer St., Chatsworth. 818-360-9025. Email: yesterdayschevys@gmail.com. classicchevysofsocal.com 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 trophies for this option). Event also 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: moccshowinfo@att.net. Registration, with PayPal entry fee, online: www.mustangownersofca.org  VegFest Los Angeles: International vegan food booths and food trucks, cooking demonstrations, speakers on embracing 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 and other perks; check website for deadlines and day of event cost). Also, pet adoptions. Woodley Park, 6004-6076 Woodley Ave., Van Nuys. vegfestla.org Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Gala at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library: Astronaut Buzz Aldrin appearance, dinner and Apollo XI memorabilia silent auction, July 13. Tickets $1,000; $2,000. Reservations required. 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley. 321-430-1550. roadtoapollo50th.com/50thgala   ART   Olga Kaczmar: One-woman show “Horses, Cats, People Paintings” opens 10 a.m.-7 p.m. May 1. 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. www.canyontheatre.org; olga-kaczmar.fineartamerica.com Cal State Northridge Art Galleries: “Graduate Exhibition: Master of Arts and Master of Fine Arts.” Reception and graduate 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. www.csun.edu/artgalleries   ONGOING ART   Fahey/Klein Gallery: “Nick Brandt: This Empty World.” Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Exhibit runs through April 27. 148 N. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles. 323-934-2250. www.faheykleingallery.com Luz Art: “Wayne Forte: Parables & Prophecies: A Visual Epistle.” Gallery hours: noon-6 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday; and by appointment (305-310-0446). Exhibit runs through April 27. 8373 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles. 323-452-9118. Email: info@luzart.com. www.luzart.com Santa Clarita Artists Association Gallery: “Wild Country and Cow Folk,” group show. Gallery hours: 4-7 p.m. Friday; 2-8 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Exhibit runs through April 28. 22508 Sixth St., Newhall. www.santaclaritaartists.org Phillip Timper: “Three Offerings,” oil paintings and mixed media. Gallery hours: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday; and by appointment through April 28. Unitarian Universalist Community Church of Santa Monica, 1260 18th St. Email: assistant@uusm.org. 310-829-5436, Ext. 102. Bonny Butler: “Dreaming in Color.” Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday; 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday-Sunday (the Santa Clarita Artists Association exhibits at the theater; closed 2-3 p.m. during business hours). Exhibit runs through April 29. Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 Main St., Newhall. www.bonnybutler.com World of Wonder Productions: “Michael Fazakerley: Nightbirds.” Gallery hours: noon-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Exhibit runs through May 2. 6650 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles. 323-603-6300. La Galería Gitana: “Women: A Celebration of La Femme,” group show. Gallery hours: noon-6 p.m. Tuesday; noon-4 p.m. Wednesday; by appointment. Exhibit runs through May 3. 120 N. Maclay Ave., San Fernando. 818-898-7708. www.galeriagitana.com 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. www.fabrikprojects.com 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. coreyhelfordgallery.com Studio Channel Islands Arts Center: “The Illusionists,” group 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. www.studiochannelislands.org 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. zentopia.showclix.com 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. www.kohngallery.com 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. leicagalleryla.com/current-exhibitions 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: jbarber@santa-clarita.com. www.skyepoet.com/home-gallery.html 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: gallery800@gmail.com. adg.org/events/#gallery-800 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. descansogardens.org 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. www.brandlibrary.org 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. bit.ly/2IX5jQ2   BOOKS   Loubna Hassanieh: Signs “Where Will My Heart Beat?” 2 p.m. April 27. Barnes & Noble, 731 N. San Fernando Blvd., Burbank. 818-558-1383. bit.ly/2XwRCtY Scott Tracy Griffin: The Museum of the San Fernando Valley presents a discussion on the centennial of Tarzan and the Tarzana Ranch, 7 p.m. April 27. Admission $10; book will be for sale and book signing (follows presentation). San Fernando Valley Arts & Cultural Center, 18312 Oxnard St., Tarzana. 818-697-5525. www.sfvacc.org Michael Levitin: Reads from and signs “Disposable Man,” 5 p.m. April 28. Wende Museum, 10808 Culver Blvd., Culver City. 310-216-1600. www.michaellevitin.com; www.wendemuseum.org Julian Lennon: Signs “Love the Earth,” the third, and final, in his trilogy of children’s books, 7 p.m. April 30. Wristband. Barnes & Noble, 189 The Grove Drive, Los Angeles. 323-525-0270. bit.ly/2GyLI4P 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. www.autobooks-aerobooks.com 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. www.yallwest.com 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: theatrewest@theatrewest.org. theatrewest.org Ira Resnick: Presents and signs “The Seventies: A Photographic Journey,” 7 p.m. May 8. Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 310-659-3110. www.booksoup.com 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. www.lapl.org/branches/sherman-oaks   COMEDY   Kevin & Bean’s April Foolishness: The KROQ (106.7 FM) duo host an evening of comedy by Felipe Esparza, Greg Fitzsimmons, Eddie Ifft, Jamie Lee, Adam Ray and Ray Romano, 8 p.m. April 26. Tickets $30 and up. Proceeds benefit the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund and Cedars-Sinai’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Microsoft Theater, 777 Chick Hearn Court, Los Angeles. kroq.radio.com 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. www.civicartsplaza.com   DANCE   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. bit.ly/2VNfyJ3   MOVIES   Artemis Women in Action Film Festival: Screenings, all of which feature women as central character, April 26-28. Check the website for films and schedule. Tickets $15; $70-$185 passes. Monica Film Center, 1332 Second St., Santa Monica. www.artemisfilmfestival.com Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival: International festival with documentaries, features and shorts, May 2-10. Opening night film “Yellow Rose” (2019), 7 p.m. May 2 ($60, includes party; Aratani Theatre, 244 S. San Pedro St., Los Angeles). Check website for schedule and venues. Tickets $15; $14 seniors and students. vcmedia.org/festival 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. www.fathomevents.com   MUSEUM   Annenberg Space for Photography: April 26: “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. www.annenbergphotospace.org Ararat-Eskijian Museum/Sheen Chapel: April 28: Christina Maranci, professor of Armenian arts and architecture at Tufts University, discusses “An Introduction to the Art of Armenia,” 4 p.m. April 28. Free admission/donation. 15105 Mission Hills Road, Mission Hills. 747-500-7585. ararat-eskijian-museum.com The Getty Center: April 30: “The Wondrous Cosmos in Medieval Manuscripts,” through July 21. Ongoing: “Pontormo: Miraculous Encounters,” and “Spectacular Mysteries: Renaissance Drawings Revealed,” through April 28. 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. www.getty.edu 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. www.lacma.org 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; reservations required). Ongoing: “Electric Revolution,” the history of and current designs of custom-built and manufacturer electric motorcycles, through Jan. 19. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. Admission $16 ages 18-61; $14 ages 62 and older; $11 ages 4-17. 6060 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. 323-930-2277. www.petersen.org; www.petersen.org/hollywood   ONGOING MUSEUM   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. lamoth.org 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. themuseumsfvnow.org Natural History Museum: “Antarctic Dinosaurs,” through Jan. 5. Ongoing: “Art of the Jewel: The Crevoshay Collection,” art and science behind the jewelry designed 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. www.nhm.org 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. Admission $29; $26 ages 62 and older; $22 ages 11-17; $19 ages 3-10. 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley. 805-577-4066. www.reaganfoundation.org 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 $12; $9 seniors; $7 ages 2-12. 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. 310-440-4500. skirball.org   MUSIC   Christian McBride Big Band: 8 p.m. April 26. Tickets $34 and up. The Soraya at Cal State Northridge, 18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge. 818-677-3000. www.christianmcbride.com; thesoraya.org Brooke Josephson: 9:15 p.m. April 26. Minimum age 21. Tickets $10. Whiskey A Go Go, 8901 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 310-652-4202. www.brookejosephson.com; www.whiskyagogo.com/site/events Burbank Chorale – Fly Me to the Moon: Director Mikhail Shtangrud leads the chorale in classical and popular songs, 7:30 p.m. April 27. Tickets $15 in advance; $20; $15 seniors and ages 11 and younger. American Lutheran Church, 755 N. Whitnall Highway, Burbank. 818-759-9177. www.burbankchorale.org VEM Ensemble: Armenian classical music, 7:30 p.m. April 27. Tickets $20. Reservations. Abril Bookstore, 415 E. Broadway, Glendale. 818-243-4112. www.itsmyseat.com/abrilbooks San Fernando Valley Male Chorus – Thanks for the Music!: Director Matthew Park leads the chorus in Broadway and popular music, 3 p.m. April 28. Tickets $18. Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 23838 Kittridge St., West Hills. 818-888-8345. Email: buckeyepb@socal.rr.com Perturbator: 7:30 p.m. April 29. Doors open, 7 p.m. All ages. Tickets $25-$30. Regent Theater, 448 S. Main St., Los Angeles. www.perturbator.com; www.spacelandpresents.com/events/regent-theater-dlta Glendale Noon Concerts: Calico Winds perform music by Bernstein, Copland, Irving Fine and Denes Agay, 12:10-12:40 p.m. May 1. Glendale City Church, 610 E. California Ave., Glendale. 818-244-7241. Email: glendalesda@gmail.com. glendalenoonconcerts.blogspot.com; calicowinds.com/# Hayes Carll: 8 p.m. May 3. Tickets $22 in advance; $25. Troubadour, 9081 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood. www.hayescarll.com; bit.ly/2XIj0p7 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. www.hearnowmusicfestival.com  Walter Fox Singers: 7:30 p.m. May 4. Tickets $30; preferred seats $40. First United Methodist Church, 1008 11th St., Santa Monica. 800-838-3006. www.verdichorus.org/ Las Cafeteras: 8 p.m. May 4. Tickets $30 and up. The Soraya at Cal State Northridge, 18111 Nordhoff St. 818-677-3000. thesoraya.org 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. thesoraya.org Cactus Blossoms: 8 p.m. May 4. Tickets $17 in advance; $20. Troubadour, 9081 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood. www.thecactusblossoms.com; www.troubadour.com Le Salon de Musiques: Chamber music with selections by 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. www.lesalondemusiques.com Bayonne: 8 p.m. May 7. Minimum age 18. Tickets $12 in advance; $15. The Echo, 1822 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles. www.bayonnemusic.com; bit.ly/2KYlMFd   MUSIC VENUES   Walt Disney Concert Hall: Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts the Los Angeles Philharmonic in a program of music by Debussy, Donatoni, Ravel and Respighi, 8 p.m. April 26-27 and 2 p.m. April 28 ($20 and up); Members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic perform “Chamber Music for Strings,” 8 p.m. April 30 ($20 and up); Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts the Los Angeles Philharmonic, with pianist Emanuel Ax and vocalist Nora Fischer, in a program of music by Andriessen, Beethoven and Mozart, 8 p.m. May 2 ($20 and up). 111 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles. www.laphil.com Ford Theatres: The Spring Quartet (Jack DeJohnette, Leo Genovese, Joe Lovano, Esperanza Spalding), 8 p.m. April 27. Tickets $35 and up. 2580 Cahuenga Blvd. E., Los Angeles. 323-461-3673. www.fordtheatres.org The Canyon-Agoura Hills: The Fab Four: The Ultimate Tribute, 9 p.m. April 28 ($38); Too $hort, 9 p.m. May 3 ($34). Ticket price listed is standing room only; table tickets require dinner purchase. Check website for opening acts, dinner options and reservations. 28912 Roadside Drive. 888-645-5006. www.wheremusicmeetsthesoul.com 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. www.civicartsplaza.com 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. www.staplescenter.com   THEATER   Be More Chill: The sci-fi musical comedy by Joe Iconis and Joe Tracz, opens 7 p.m. April 26. Show runs 7 p.m. April 27 and 7 p.m. May 2-4. 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. bit.ly/2Ur05Sr 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, opens 8 p.m. April 26. Show runs 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. through May 5. Tickets $25; $20 seniors; $15 students. Performing Arts Mainstage at Pierce College, 6201 Winnetka Ave., Woodland Hills. 818-719-6488. www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3626517 A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline: A musical by Dean Regan about the country singer, opens 8 p.m. April 26. Show runs 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday through May 19. Tickets $28; $24 ages 60 and older and students; $20 ages 12 and younger. Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, 3050 Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. 805-583-7900. www.simi-arts.org Fiddler on the Roof: The 1964 Broadway musical by Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick and Joseph Stein, based on “Tevye and His Daughters” by Sholem Aleichem, 8 p.m. April 26. Minimum suggested age 8. No children age 4 and younger. Show runs 2 and 8 p.m. April 27; 1 and 6:30 p.m. April 28; 8 p.m. May 1-3; 2 and 8 p.m. May 4; 1 and 6:30 p.m. May 5. Tickets $48 and up. Pantages Theatre, 6233 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. Theatre, 323-468-1770. 800-982-2787. www.hollywoodpantages.com 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,” opens 7 p.m. April 27. Show runs 7 p.m. April 28, May 4-5 and 11. Harter Hall, 21338 Dumetz Road, Woodland Hills. Tickets $25. 818-835-0612. workingatcshp.brownpapertickets.com 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) previews 8 p.m. April 27; 2 p.m. April 28. Opens, 8 p.m. May 3. Show runs 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday through May 26. Tickets for previews $15 online and $20 at the door; $20 online and $25 at the door upon opening. Atwater Village Theatre, 3269 Casitas Ave., Los Angeles. www.estlosangeles.org/2019-one-acts Lemur Mom: A solo show written and performed by Megan Dolan about a mom with a unique child, 3 p.m. April 28. Tickets $25; reserved seat $33. Whitefire Theatre, 13500 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks. www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3570240 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. www.theatrewest.org   ONGOING THEATER   Famous: A play by Michael Leoni about the price of celebrity. Mature content. No late seating. Show runs 8 p.m. April 26-27; 7 p.m. April 28. Tickets $20-$50. The 11:11, 1107 N. Kings Road, West Hollywood. 323-378-6969. www.famoustheplay.com The Root Beer Bandits – A Rootin’ Tootin’ Wild West Musicale: A musical by Joseph Leo Bwarie, Rachael Lawrence and Lori Marshall, 7 p.m. April 26; 2 and 7 p.m. April 27; 1 p.m. April 28. Tickets $22; $20 ages 11 and younger. Garry Marshall Theatre, 4252 W. Riverside Drive, Burbank. 818-955-8101. www.garrymarshalltheatre.org Brushes – A Comedy of Hairs: A play by Cathy Hamilton and Carol Starr Schneider about the relationship women have with their hair. Show runs 8 p.m. Saturday through May 4. Tickets $30. Whitefire Theatre, 13500 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks. brushes.brownpapertickets.com 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. Show runs 2 p.m. Saturday; 7 p.m. Sunday through 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. www.thegrouprep.com The Secret of the Chimneys: The Group Rep presents the mystery by Agatha Christie about a man caught up in an international conspiracy. Show runs 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday through May 5. Tickets $25; $20 seniors and students. Lonny Chapman Theatre, 10900 Burbank Blvd., North Hollywood. 818-763-5990. www.thegrouprep.com Steel Magnolias: The play by Robert Harling about six women bonding over friendship and loss. Minimum age 13. Show runs 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday through May 5. Tickets $35. Actors Co-op David Schall Theatre on the campus of First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood, 1760 N. Gower St., Hollywood. 323-462-8460. www.actorsco-op.org Working 2020: The Actor’s Gym presents a play created and written by Bobby Moresco and members of the Actor’s Gym about what work means to people in different circumstances. Minimum age 16. Show runs 8 p.m. Friday through May 10. Tickets $25. Whitefire Theatre, 13500 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks. 818-687-8559. whitefiretheatre.com 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. www.roadtheatre.org Bar Mitzvah Boy: West Coast Jewish Theatre presents a new play by Mark Leiren-Young about an older man seeking faith through his bar mitzvah ceremony and 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. www.wcjt.org Sister Act the Musical: The play by Douglas Carter Beane, Alan Menken, Glenn Slater, Bill and Cheri Steinkellner, based on the 1992 movie. Show runs 8 p.m. Friday; 2 and 8 p.m. 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. www.casa0101.org Diana of Dobson’s: Antaeus Theatre Co. presents the 1908 romantic comedy by Cicely Hamilton, 8 p.m. April 20. Show runs 8 p.m. April 26-27; 2 p.m. April 28; 8 p.m. April 29; dates through June 3. Tickets $35. Kiki and David Gindler Performance Arts Center, 110 E. Broadway, Glendale. 818-506-1983. antaeus.org/shows/diana-of-dobsons 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. www.magicmondayla.com   Submit calendar listings at least two weeks in advance to holly.andres@dailynews.com. 818-713-3708. [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-tag”]
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