Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, April 8-15 – Daily News


Mid-century pop culture expert Charles Phoenix presents a virtual slide show “Catalinaland” about the landmarks and lore of Catalina Island. (File photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG)


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



Eat. Drink. Give. – A Virtual Dinner Party with Chef Wolfgang Puck: Children’s Bureau and Ernst & Young LLP, presenting sponsor), offer the event to bring awareness to Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month. Host Billy Harris (a former “Iron Chef” judge) and musical guest Marc Cohn entertain on the Zoom meet-up that includes a cooking demonstration by Puck, 6:30 p.m. April 17. Tickets $50 for viewing only; $500 includes ingredients and instructions for a four-course meal, cocktails and a bottle of wine for two (extra fee for delivery with 30 miles of Hollywood; or pick-up option in Hollywood). Tickets must be purchased by April 8. Information on the meal and to register here: Information about Children’s Bureau here:

Spring Plant Sale Online at the Huntington: This year the plant sale is online only with curbside pick-up by appointment. Plants include, berries, camellias, roses, succulents and fruit trees. Sale runs during April. Check the link for the no-contact rules on picking up plants you’ve bought. 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino.

Catalinaland: Catalina Island Museum and mid-century pop culture expert Charles Phoenix present a virtual slide show on landmarks and stories about the island — the S.S. Avalon, the 1929 Casino, the glass bottom boat, flying fish, Catalina Pottery, souvenirs, and the Wrigley family — 6 p.m. April 10. Tickets $25; $40 (this includes a raffle chance). Purchase tickets and watch on YouTube:

Luminex – Dialogues of Light: See digital art on a self-guided outdoor walk, 7:30-11:30 p.m. April 10 (one night only). Curated by NOW Art Foundation and by artists: Luciana Abait, Refik Anadol, the Art Department, Nancy Baker Cahill, Carole Kim, Sara Rara, Akiko Yamashita. Free. No reservations or tickets required. Masks must be worn at all times. Use the QR code to access the map audio messages from the artists (use earbuds to listen). Allow about 45 minutes to see all five sites. Locations: Site one, 421 W. Pico Blvd.; site two, 1154 S. Olive St.; site three, 420 W. 11th St.; site four, 1066 S. Hope St.; site five, 1025 Flower St., Los Angeles. Parking/transportation suggestions on the website.

Universal Studios Hollywood: Tickets go on sale — for California residents only — on April 8. The theme park is scheduled to reopen on April 16. New ride: “The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash!” Some rides and attractions will open at later dates. More information and to purchase tickets here: 100…

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