This week's featured events
Jack White: The celebrated musician, record producer and actor who got his start fronting the White Stripes supports his latest triumph -- the bluesy rocker "Blunderbuss," which also happens to be White's solo debut. He performs songs from the new album Friday and Saturday at the Shrine Auditorium, 665 W. Jefferson Blvd., Los Angeles. Showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets: $55-$85. To purchase, go to www.ticketmaster.com or call 800-745-3000.
Norah Jones: Wounded lovers. Not-so-veiled threats. "Happy Pills." That's the stuff of "Little Broken Hearts," the versatile pop singer's latest album. It brings her to the Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N. Highland Ave., for the first time since 2004. Showtime is 8 p.m. Friday. Tickets: $11-$162. Go to www.hollywoodbowl.com or call 323-850-2000 for more information.
Neil Diamond: Hot August Night 40th Anniversary: In 1972, one of Diamond's 10 sold-out shows at the Greek Theatre was captured for the live double album "Hot August Night." That album was hugely successful and helped define the singer's sound and performance style. On Saturday, the pop icon commemorates those "Hot August Night" shows and the album they produced with the first in a series of engagements at the Greek, 2700 N. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles. Showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets: $49-$250. To purchase or for information on additional dates, go to www.ticketmaster.com or call 800-745-3000.
Pacific Ballet Dance Theatre: "Dance in the USA" is an original ballet of interpretations to decades of music styles, 8:30 p.m. Aug. 17. Tickets $15-$35; $12 students and children 12 and under; $65 VIP. Ford Amphitheatre, 2580 Cahuenga Blvd. East, Hollywood. 323-461-3673. www.FordTheatres.org
Reventon: Featuring Cafe Tacuba, Julieta Venegas, Beto Cuevas, Enanitos Verdes and more, 6 p.m. Friday. Tickets $19.95-$186.30. Staples Center, 1111 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles. 800-745-3000. www.ticketmaster.com
Toby Keith: 7 p.m. Friday. Tickets $25.25-$70.75. San Manuel Amphitheater, 2575 Glen Helen Parkway, San Bernardino. 909-880-6500. www.livenation.com
Iron Maiden: 7:30 p.m. Friday. Tickets $25-$129.50. Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, 8808 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine. 949-855-8095. www.livenation.com
Tom Russell: Singer-songwriter performs with Thad Beckman, 8 p.m. Friday. Tickets $22. Beckman Institute, auditorium, 400 S. Wilson Ave., Pasadena. 626-395-4652. www.folkmusic.caltech.edu; www.tomrussell.com
James Durbin and Stefano Langone of "American Idol": Langone, 8 and Durbin, 9:15 p.m. Friday. 5 Towers on Universal CityWalk, 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City. 818-622-4455. www.citywalkhollywood.com
Cheryl Bentyne's and City of Hope's All Star Jazz Benefit: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tickets $30-$35. Catalina Bar & Grill, 6725 W. Sunset Blvd., Hollywood. 323-466-2210. www.ticketweb.com.
City of San Fernando Saturday Night Jazzed and Motivated Sessions -- Contra-tiempo: Rueda/Salsa, 6-8 p.m. Saturday. Free. Lawn seating. Recreation Park, 208 Park Ave. 818-898-1290.
Concerts in Central Park -- The Durell Coleman Band: Classic Motown and contemporary R&B, 7 p.m. Saturday. Free. 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road, Santa Clarita. 661-250-3787. www.santa-clarita.com
Kathleen Wilhoite: 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday. Tickets $15-$50. Vitello's Jazz and Supper Club, 4349 Tujunga Ave., Studio City. 818-769-0905. www.ticketweb.com
The Summer Music Festival: Starring Maze featuring Frankie Beverely, Patti Labelle, The O'Jays and Tank, 7:15 p.m. Saturday. Tickets $35.75-$150.75. Gibson Amphitheatre at Universal CityWalk, 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City. 818-777-3931, 818-622-4440. www.livenation.com
American Rock & Roll: Tribute acts perform the greatest hits of the Eagles, Creedence Clearwater Revival and America, 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets $39-$59. Janet & Ray Scherr Forum at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. 800-745-3000. www.ticketmaster.com
Enrique Iglesias & Jennifer Lopez: 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets $29.50-$199.50. Honda Center, 2695 E. Katella Ave., Anaheim. 800-745-3000. www.ticketmaster.com
Red Hot Chili Peppers: 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets $39.50-$59.50. Staples Center, 1111 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles. 800-745-3000. www.ticketmaster.com
Ruth Bruegger and Joanna Exrin: The violinist and pianist, respectively, perform classical, light classical and jazz, 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets $15. Pierce College, recital room 3400, 6201 Winnetka Ave., Woodland Hills. 818-347-4807.
Starlight Concert Series -- Wanted: Jon Bon Jovi tribute band, 8 p.m. Saturday. Lawn seating. Gates open, 6 p.m. Admission $5 for age 13 and older; free for 12 and under; $10 VIP. Palmdale Amphitheater, 2723 Rancho Vista Blvd. 661-267-5611. www.cityofpalmdale.org/ starlights
Liza Minnelli: Confessions concert, 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets $14-$164. Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N. Highland Ave. 323-850-2000. www.hollywoodbowl.com
Helen Reddy: 9 p.m. Saturday. Tickets $38.50. The Canyon Club, 28912 Roadside Drive, Agoura Hills. 800-745-3000. www.ticketmaster.com
Peter Alsop's Kids Koncerts -- David Tobocman: 11 a.m. Sunday. Tickets $9. Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga. 310-455-3723. www.theatricum.com
Music at William S. Hart Park: Gospel, inspirational and praise, 1 p.m. Sunday. Free.24151 Newhall Ave., Newhall. 661-259-1750.
Carmen on Broadway: With Sandra Rubalcava, Christopher Bengochea, Cedric Berry and the California Philharmonic Chorale, 1 p.m. Sunday. Tickets $25-$100. Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles. 800-745-3000. www.ticketmaster.com
The Service Dogs: Rock and roll from the 1980s-1990s, 3-5 p.m. Sunday. Free. Peter Strauss Ranch, 30000 Mulholland Highway (at Troutdale Drive), Agoura. 805-370-2301.
Carolyn Wonderland: Texas and Southern blues, 5 p.m. Sunday. Lawn seating. Conejo Community Park Amphitheater, 1175 Hendrix Ave., Thousand Oaks. 805-381-1247.
Gardens of the World Jazz Concerts -- Pat Longo's Hollywood Big Band: 5-6:30 p.m. Sunday. Lawn seating. 2001 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. 805-557-1135. www.gardensoftheworld.org
Valley Cultural Center's Concerts on the Green -- Arrival from Sweden: The music of ABBA and a performance by Marina V, 6 p.m. Sunday. Free. Warner Center Park, 5800 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Woodland Hills. 818-704-1358. www.valleycultural.org
City of San Fernando Concerts in the Park -- Mariachi Tesoro de San Fernando: Student musicians from the City of San Fernando Mariachi Master Apprentice Program, 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Free. Lawn seating. Recreation Park, 208 Park Ave. 818-898-1290.
Julie Celebrates Los Angeles Arrangers: 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets $10-$50. Vitello's Jazz and Supper Club, 4349 Tujunga Ave., Studio City. 818-769-0905. www.ticketweb.com
Lauren White and Quinn Johnson Trio: With Kieber Jorge, 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets $20. Catalina Bar & Grill, 6725 W. Sunset Blvd., Hollywood. 323-466-2210. www.ticketweb.com
Los Angeles Philharmonic: Gustavo Dudamel conducts Verdi's "Rigoletto," 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets $11-$162. Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N. Highland Ave. www.hollywoodbowl.com. 323-850-2000.
Andrew Bird: 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets $29.50-$45. Greek Theatre, 2700 N. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles. 800-745-3000. www.ticketmaster.com
United Sounds of Africa: 8 p.m. Sunday. Tickets $39.50. House of Blues Sunset Strip, 8430 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 323-848-5100. www.livenation.com
Tennis: With J. Thoven, 8 p.m. Sunday. Tickets $20. El Rey Theatre, 5515 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. 800-745-3000. www.ticketmaster.com
Lonesome River Band at Bluegrass at the Ford: 8 p.m. Sunday. Tickets $30; $20 students; $12 children 12 and under. Ford Amphitheatre, 2580 Cahuenga Blvd. East, Hollywood. 323-461-3673. www.FordTheatres.org
KISS and Motley Crue: 7 p.m. Tuesday. Tickets $9.55-$151. Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, 8808 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine. 949-855-8095. www.livenation.com
Wine, Jazz and Moonlight at Hollywood & Highland Center -- Western Standard Time: 7-9 p.m. Tuesday. Central Courtyard, Hollywood Boulevard between Highland Avenue and Orange Drive, Hollywood. 323-467- 6412. www.hollywoodandhighland. com
Teachers Rock: With Dierks Bentley, Josh Groban and fun., 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Tickets $25-$100. Nokia Theatre, 777 Chick Hearn Court, Los Angeles. 800-745-2000. www.ticketmaster.com
Los Angeles Philharmonic: Conductor Gustavo Dudamel and vocalist Juan Luis Guerra, 8 p.m. Tuesday. Tickets $1-$133. Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N. Highland Ave. 323-850-2000. www.hollywoodbowl.com
Alabama Shakes: 8 p.m. Tuesday. Tickets $25. The Fonda Theatre, 6126 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. 800-745-3000. www.ticketmaster.com
Regina Spektor: 8 p.m. Tuesday. Tickets $43-$58.50. Greek Theatre, 2700 N. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles. 800-745-3000. www.ticketmaster.com
Dead Can Dance: 8:15 p.m. Tuesday. Tickets $34.50-$99.50. Gibson Amphitheatre at Universal CityWalk, 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City. 818-777-3931, 818-622-4440. www.livenation.com
Wayne Linsey: 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. Tickets $10. Catalina Bar & Grill, 6725 W. Sunset Blvd., Hollywood. 323-466-2210. www.ticketweb.com
Victor de Almeida and Harout Senekeremian: Performance of "The Rite of Spring" by Stravinsky, 12:10-12:40 p.m. Wednesday. Free. First Baptist Church of Glendale, 209 N. Louise St. www.glendalenoonconcerts. blogspot.com
Joe Cocker and Huey Lewis and the News: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Tickets $40-$90. Greek Theatre, 2700 N. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles. 800-745-3000. www.ticketmaster.com
Yes: 7:45 p.m. Wednesday. Tickets $47.35-$148.50. Gibson Amphitheatre at Universal CityWalk, 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City. 818-777-3931, 818-622-4440. www.livenation.com
Ruben Blades: With Eddie Palmieri and His Orchestra and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, 8 p.m. Wednesday. Tickets $1-$134. Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N. Highland Ave. 323-850-2000. www.hollywoodbowl.com
Chris Farmer's Tribute to the Beach Boys: 8 p.m. Wednesday. Tickets $25; $23 seniors and students; $20 children 12 and under. Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, 3050 E. Los Angeles Ave. 805-583-7900. www.simi-arts.org
Russell Ferrante Trio: 8 and 9:30 p.m. Wednesday. Tickets $15-$50. Vitello's Jazz and Supper Club, 4349 Tujunga Ave., Studio City. 818-769-0905. www.ticketweb.com
Terence Blanchard Quartet: 8:30 and 10:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. Tickets $22-$25. Catalina Bar & Grill, 6725 W. Sunset Blvd., Hollywood. 323-466-2210. www.ticketweb.com
Sunset Strip Music Festival: Featuring Marilyn Manson, Bad Religion, Black label Society, De La Soul and more, 6 p.m. Thursday, continues through Aug. 18. Tickets $250 for a 3-day pass. Sunset Boulevard, between San Vicente and Doheny Drive, West Hollywood. www.ticketweb.com
Summer Jazz Concerts at Descanso Gardens -- Betty Bryant: Pianist-singer, 6 p.m. Thursday. Lawn seating; picnic allowed for the concert series. Free with garden admission $8; $6 seniors and students; $3 children 5-12. 1418 Descanso Drive, La Ca ada Flintridge. 818-949-4200.
Enrique Iglesias & Jennifer Lopez: 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Tickets $29.50-$250. Staples Center, 1111 S. Figuera St., Los Angeles. 800-745-3000. www.ticketmaster.com
Los Angeles Philharmonic: Gustavo Dudamel conducts Ginastera and Copland, 8 p.m. Thursday. Tickets $1-$133. Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N. Highland Ave. 323-850-2000. www.hollywoodbowl.com
Chris Standring Group: 8 p.m. Thursday. Tickets $20-$50. Vitello's Jazz and Supper Club, 4349 Tujunga Ave., Studio City. 818-769-0905. www.ticketweb.com
De Temps Antan: Past and present Quebecois tunes, 8 p.m. Thursday. Doors open, 7 p.m. Free. Parking $10. Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. 310-440-4500. www.skirball.org
Summer Playwrights Festival at The Road Theatre Company: New plays: "Windfall" by Scooter Pietsch, 8 p.m. Friday (Gallery) and "Petty Harbor" by Martyna Majork, 8 p.m. Friday (Theater); "The Dunes" by Craig Pospisil, 2 p.m. (Theater); "A World of Their Own" by Stephen Metcalfe, 8 p.m. Saturday (Gallery) and "Tell Us of the Night" by Keith Huff, 8 p.m. Saturday (Theater); "Megacosm" by Brett Neveu, 2 p.m. Sunday; "Find Her" by Meagan Bernabe, "Irish Coffee" by Elizabeth Sampson, "Natural Disasters" by Stacy Sims and "A Traditional Wedding" by Mo Gaffney, 7 p.m. Sunday (Gallery) and "A Number of People" by Emilie Beck, 7 p.m. Sunday (Theater). Admission $15. Historic Lankershim Arts Center, 5108 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood. www.roadtheatre.org
Blame It on Beckett: A play by John Morogiello about behind-the-scenes at a nonprofit theatre, preview 8 p.m. Friday. Show runs 8 p.m. Thursday-Friday; 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday through Sept. 2. Tickets $20-$42. The Colony Theatre, 555 N. Third St., Burbank. 818-558-7000, Ext. 15. www.ColonyTheatre.org
The Frog Prince of Spamalot: A frog takes a journey to fulfill his dream, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday and Saturdays through Sept. 8. Tickets $12; $8 children. West Valley Playhouse, 7242 Owensmouth Ave., Canoga Park. 818-884-1907. www.wvplayhouse.com
War Bride: SkyPilot Theatre Company presents a play by Samantha Macher about a Japanese wife married to an American soldier in 1945, opens 8 p.m. Saturday. Show runs 8 p.m. Saturday; 7 p.m. Sunday through Sept. 16. Tickets $20. T.U. Studios, 10943 Camarillo St., North Hollywood. 800-838-3006. www.skypilottheatre.com
ClassicsFest at The Antaeus Company: Staged readings of plays through Aug. 27. "King John" by William Shakespeare, 7 p.m. Sunday-Monday. Donation $10. 5112 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood. 818-506- 1983. www.Antaeus.org
A Midsummer Night's Dream: Shakespeare's comedy, 8 p.m. Thursday. Play runs various dates through Sept. 30. Tickets $20, $33; $18, $25 seniors 60 and older; students $15, $20; $10 children 7-12. Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga. 310-455-3723. www.theatricum.com
The Blue Iris: A play by Athol Fugard about memories and secrets of an employee and her employer, previews Aug. 18-23; opens 8 p.m. Aug. 24. Show runs various dates through Sept. 16. Tickets $15 previews. The Fountain Theatre, 5060 Fountain Ave., Los Angeles. 323-663-1525. www.FountainTheatre.com
The Sound of Music: Canyon Theatre Guild's Santa Clarita Regional Theatre presents the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets $12-$29. Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road. 661-799-2702. www.canyontheatre.org
Mental Creatures: Jay Jacobson presents nine lives in his one-man show with songs, 8 p.m. Friday. Show runs 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday through Aug. 18. Tickets $20. Lounge Theatre 2, 6201 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood. 323-960-7738. www.plays411.com
Komitas: A play with songs by Lilly Thomassian about the life of Komitas Vardapet, a musician and Armenian folk music collector. Show runs 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 6 p.m. Sunday through Aug. 19. Tickets $25; $20 seniors and students. Circle X Theatre at Atwater Village Theatre, 3269 Casitas Ave., Los Angeles. 818-551-1234. www.itsmyseat.com/komitas
Fiddler on the Roof: The musical by Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick and Joseph Stein about Tevye, his family in the village of Anatevka and changing traditions. Show runs 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday through Aug. 26. Tickets $28; $25 seniors and students. West Valley Playhouse, 7242 Owensmouth Ave., Canoga Park. 818-884-1907.
Macbeth: Shakespeare's tragedy. Show runs 8 p.m. Thursday-Friday; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday through Aug. 26. Tickets $30 Thursday-Friday; $34 Saturday-Sunday. The Antaeus Company, 5112 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood. 818- 506-1983. www.Antaeus.org
The Music Man: Actors' Repertory Theatre of Simi presents the Meredith Willson musical. Show runs 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday through Aug. 26. Tickets $22; $18 seniors and students; $16 children 12 and under. Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, 3050 Los Angeles Ave. 805-583-7900. www.simi-arts.org
Farm Boy: A play adapted by Daniel Buckroyd from the novel by Michael Morpurgo and sequel to "War Horse." Show runs 8 p.m. Thursday-Friday; 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday through Aug. 26. Tickets $30; $25 seniors; $20 students. The Matrix Theatre, 7657 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles. 800-838-3006. www.brownpapertickets.com
I, Caligula -- An Insanity Musical: New play by Kai Cofer and Cody T. Gillette about patients in a mental asylum who try to put on a play. Show runs 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday through Aug. 26. Admission $24; $17 seniors and students. Secret Rose Theatre, 11246 Magnolia Blvd., North Hollywood. 323-822-7898. www.icaligulathemusical.com
The Marvelous Wonderettes: A musical by Roger Bean with popular hits from the 1950s-1960s. Show runs 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday through Aug. 31. Tickets $17; $15 seniors and students. Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 Main St., Newhall. 661-799-2702. www.canyontheatre.org
Measure for Measure: Shakespeare's comedy reset in the 1960s, 4 p.m. Saturday; 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Show runs various dates through Sept. 1. Tickets $20, $33; $18, $25 seniors 60 and older; $15, $20 students; $10 children 7-12. Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga. 310-455-3723. www.theatricum.com
A Ring in Brooklyn: A musical by Eric Dodson and Alan Ross Fleishman about love. Show runs 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday through Sept. 2. Tickets $30. Academy for New Musical Theatre, 5628 Vineland Ave., North Hollywood. 818-506-8500. www.anmt.org
All My Sons: DreamHouse Theater Company presents the play by Arthur Miller about a man confronted by his past decisions. Show runs 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 7 p.m. Sunday through Sept. 2. Tickets $25. Jet Theatre, 5126 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood. www.dreamhousetheater.com
The Paris Letter: The Group Rep presents a drama by Jon Robin Baitz about a man whose affairs get exposed. Contains nudity; recommended for mature audience. Show runs 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday through Sept. 2; added performance 8 p.m. Aug. 22. Tickets $15-$22. Lonny Chapman Theatre, 10900 Burbank Blvd., North Hollywood. 818-763-5990. www.thegrouprep.com
The Women of Lockerbie: A play by Deborah Brevoort about an American mother's search for her son's remains in Scotland after the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103, 8 p.m. Saturday; 3:30 p.m. Sunday. Show runs various dates through Sept. 29. Tickets $20, $33; $15, $20 seniors 60 and older and students; $10 children 5-11. Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga. 310-455-3723. www.theatricum.com
Heartbreak House: A comedy by George Bernard Shaw about a young woman who decides to marry for money not love, 8 p.m. Friday. Play runs various dates through Sept. 30. Tickets $20, $33; $15, $20 seniors 60 and older and students; $10 children 7-12. Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga. 310-455-3723. www.theatricum.com
Santa Clarita Artists' Association Meet the Artists reception, 6-9 p.m. Friday. Westfield Valencia, The Gallery, 24251 Town Center Drive. 661-244-7689. www.santaclaritaartists.org
Creative Arts Center Gallery fundraiser: Silent auction, today through Aug. 24. Reception, 7-9 p.m. Friday. Gallery hours: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. 1100 W. Clark Ave., Burbank. 818-238-5397.
Allied Artists of the Santa Monica Mountains and Seashore paint-out: Bring your own art supplies and lunch, 9:30 a.m. Saturday. Look for a red flag. Solstice Canyon, 3500 Corral Canyon Road, Malibu. 310-383-1374; 310-339-8396. www.allied-artists.com
Donna Geist Buch and Lisa Goldfarb -- The New Girls: Abstracts and landscapes with a twist, respectively. Reception, 4-7 p.m. Saturday. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Exhibit runs through Sept. 11. Sunday. Topanga Canyon Gallery, Pine Tree Circle, 120 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga. 310-455-7909. www. topangacanyongallery.com
Canoga Park Summertime Artrageous Artwalk: Art displays, entertainment and food trucks, 6-10 p.m. Thursday. Begin the walk at 7227 Owensmouth Ave. www.1111acc.org
Artist call for Art About Agriculture exhibit to be held Nov. 10-March 17 at venues in Ventura County. Check website for entry rules. www. santapaulaartmuseum.org
Yin Yang Summer: Group show, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily through Oct. 8. Reception, 4-6 p.m. Aug. 18. Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. 805-381-2747. www.conejoarts.org
Russian and Ukrainian Impression: Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Exhibit runs through Aug. 18. Silvana Gallery of Fine Arts & Crafts, 1731 W. Glenoaks Blvd., Glendale. 818-662-7070. www.silvanagallery.com
Abstract: Expressing Ideas and Emotions through Color and Line: Group show with Renee Amitai, Miriam Ancis, Margaret W. Gallegos and Joan Tucker. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday. Exhibit runs through Aug. 26. Platt and Borstein Galleries at the American Jewish University, 15600 Mulholland Drive, Bel Air. 310-476-9777, Ext. 201.
The Nature of Things: Group show by nine contemporary Los Angeles artists. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Exhibit runs through Sept. 1. Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Bergamot Station Arts Center, 2525 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica. 310-829-3300. www. ruthbachofnergallery.com
Robert F. Boyle and Boris Leven -- Two Friends, Two Artists: Watercolors from the production designers. Gallery hours: 2-8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 2-6 p.m. Sunday. Exhibit runs through Sept. 8. Gallery 800, Lankershim Arts Center, 5108 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood. 818-762-9995. www.gallery800.com
Ted Dayton -- Beauty Is a Bridge: Black-and-white photos of the bridges of Santa Clarita Valley. Mall hours: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. Exhibit, at the east end of the mall and above the carousel, runs through Sept. 15. Share of proceeds goes to Single Mothers Outreach of Santa Clarita. Westfield Valencia Town Center, 24201 W. Valencia Blvd. 661-287-9050.
Elizabeth Patterson -- Rainscapes: Drawings. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. Exhibit runs through Sept. 15. Louis Stern Fine Arts, 9002 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood. 310-276-0147. www.louissternfinearts.com
Western Salon at California Lutheran University: Paintings and sculpture from the Eubanks family and artwork on loan from the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday- Friday; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and by appointment. Exhibit runs through Sept. 15. William Rolland Gallery of Fine Art inside the William Rolland Stadium on the campus, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. 805-493-3697.
Steven Garcia: Paintings from the Tongva-Gabrielino airbrush artist. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Exhibit runs through Sept. 22. Satwiwa Native American Indian Culture Center, 4126 W. Potrero Road, Newbury Park. 805-375-1930; 805-370-2301.
Who Shot Rock & Roll: Group show from more than 100 photographers capturing the history of rock music. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Wednesday-Friday. Closed Monday-Tuesday. Free admission. Exhibit runs through Oct. 7. Annenberg Space for Photography, 2000 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles. 213-403-3000. www.annenbergspacefor photography.org
Sunland-Tujunga Lions Club Watermelon Festival: Celebration of watermelon with carving contests, including seed spitting and demonstrations, arts and crafts marketplace, carnival games and rides, 5-11 today; noon-11:30 p.m. Saturday; noon-10:30 p.m. Admission $5. Sunland Park Recreation Center, 8651 Foothill Blvd., Sunland. 818-353-4554 lionswatermelonfestival.com
Nisei Week Japanese Festival: Celebration of Japanese culture with a Tanabata Festival, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday (Japanese American National Museum, plaza, 100 N. Central Ave., Los Angeles). Parade, 5 p.m. Sunday. Parade begins in Little Tokyo at Central Avenue and Second Street, east on Second to San Pedro Street, north on San Pedro to First Street, east on First to Central, south on Central. www.niseiweek.org
Ecuadorian Festival and Parade: Celebration of Ecuadorian culture with arts and crafts, food, music, noon-6 p.m. Sunday. Parade, 11 a.m., begins on Broadway and Eighth Street, north on Broadway to Temple Street to Main Street and ends at Olvera Street, Los Angeles. www.experiencela.com
Moon walk at the Prime Desert Woodland Preserve: Jeremy Amarant leads the walk and discusses the summer night sky, 8 p.m. Saturday. Fee $2. 43201 35th St. West, Lancaster. 661-723-6077.
Children's Festival of the Arts at Paramount Pictures: Hollywood Arts Council presents art workshops, dance, music and puppet performances and wandering Looney Tunes characters available for photo opportunities, noon-4:30 p.m. Sunday. Free. Enter at the Broxton Gate. 5555 Melrose Ave., Hollywood. 323-871-2787. www.hollywoodartscouncil.org
San Fernando Valley Genealogical Society meeting: Gena Philabert Ortega discusses "Elusive Genealogy Sources," 7:30 p.m. Aug. 17. Donation. Chatsworth Train Station, community room, 10038 Old Depot Road. 818-349-0878.
Wings Over Camarillo Air Show: Aerial demonstrations and ground aircraft displays, noon-4:30 p.m. Aug. 18-19. Admission $15; free for under 12. Camarillo Airport, from the Ventura Freeway use the South Las Posas Road exit, to Pleasant Valley Road, right to Airport Way. 805-419-3530. www.WingsOverCamarillo. com
Ventura County Fair: Craft, farm and home exhibits, entertainment, fireworks, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. today; 10 a.m. Saturday-Sunday. Grandstand entertainment: Boyz II Men and En Vogue, 7:30 p.m. Friday; Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association Rodeo, 2 and 7 p.m. Admission $12 for age 13 and older; $9 seniors 62 and older and ages 6-12. Seaside Park, 10 W. Harbor Blvd., Ventura. 805-648-3376. www.venturacountyfair.org
Orange County Fair: Check website for musical headliners. Hours: noon-midnight today; 10 a.m.-midnight Saturday-Sunday. Admission $11; $8 seniors 60 and older; $6 ages 6-12. Parking $7. 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa. 714-708-1500. www.ocfair.com
Angel City's Hollywood Scarlets vs. San Diego's Starlets: Roller derby games, 5:30 p.m. with new players; 6:30 p.m. headliners Aug. 19. Doors open, 5 p.m. Tickets $15; $10 for children under age 10; $25 VIP. Veterans Memorial Complex, 4117 Overland Ave., Culver City. www.angelcityderbygirls.com
Autry National Center: Opening: "California's Designing Women -- 1896-1986," today through Jan. 6. Ongoing: "The Marks We Make: Western Panoramas by Karen Halverson," through Sept. 9. Hours in July-August: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday- Wednesday; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. Closed Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Admission $10; $6 seniors age 60 and over and students; $4 for 3-12. 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles. 323-667-2000. www.theautry.org
The Getty Center: Closing: "Heaven, Hell and Dying Well: Images of Death in the Middle Ages," through Sunday. Ongoing: "Portraits of Renown: Photography and the Cult of Celebrity," through Aug. 26 and "Herb Ritts: L.A. Style," through Sept. 2. "Gustav Klimt: The Magic of Line," through Sept. 23. "In Focus: Picturing Landscape," through Oct. 7. "Drama and Devotion: Heemskerck's Ecce Homo Altarpiece from Warsaw," through Jan. 13. Hours: 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday and Sunday; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday-Saturday through Sept. 21. Closed Mondays and major holidays. Free admission. Parking $15. 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles. 310-440-7300. www.getty.edu
Pacific Asia Museum: Closing: "Masterpieces of Tsukioka Yoshitoshi," through Sunday. Ongoing: "Kimono in the 20th Century," through March 10. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday. Closed on major holidays. Admission $9; $7 seniors and students; free for age 11 and under. 46 N. Los Robles Ave., Pasadena. 626-449-2742. www.pacificasiamuseum.org
American Museum of Ceramic Art: Ongoing: "Wit and Wisdom: Patti Warashina," through Sept. 29. Hours: noon-5 p.m. Wednesday- Saturday. Admission $5; $4 seniors and students; free for children 12 and under. 399 N. Garey Ave., Pomona. 909-865-3146. www.ceramicmuseum.org
Bolton Hall Museum: Ongoing: "The Story of John and Ida McGroarty," through October. Free admission. Hours: 1-4 p.m. Tuesday and Sunday. 10110 Commerce Ave., Tujunga. 818-352-3420. www.littlelandershistorical society.org
California African American Museum: Ongoing: "Promises of Freedom: Selections form the Arthur Primas Collection," through Sept. 2. "Lois Mailou Jones -- A Life in Vibrant Color," through Sept. 16. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Free admission. 600 State Drive in Exposition Park, Los Angeles. 213-744-7432. www.caamuseum.org
California Heritage Museum: Ongoing: "Gotta Dance! The Art of the Dance Movie Poster," through Sept. 30. Hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday. 2612 Main St., Santa Monica. 310-392-8537. www. californiaheritagemuseum.org
California Oil Museum: Ongoing: "The British Are Coming: Vintage British Bikes," through Sept. 30. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday. Admission $4; $3 seniors; $1 students 6-17. 1001 E. Main St., Santa Paula. 805-933-0076, Ext. 291. www.oilmuseum.net
California Science Center: Ongoing: "Cleopatra: The Search for the Last Queen of Egypt," through Dec. 31 ($19.75 ages 18-59; $16.75 seniors 60 and older and ages 13-17; $12.75 ages 4-12). Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. Free admission to permanent exhibitions. 700 Exposition Park Drive, Los Angeles. 323-724-3623. www.californiasciencecenter. org
Carnegie Art Museum: Ongoing: "David Gallup: Beneath the Surface, A Closer Look at Our Oceans," paintings, through Aug. 19. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Closed on major holidays. Admission $3; $2 seniors and students; $1 children over age 6. 424 S. C St., Oxnard. 805-385-8157. www.carnegieam.org
Craft and Folk Art Museum: Ongoing: "Baseball: The All-American Game" and "Ehren Tool: Production or Destruction," through Sept. 9. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; noon-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Closed Mondays and major holidays. Admission $7; $5 seniors and students; free for children under 12. 5814 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. 323-937-4230. www.cafam.org
Fowler Museum at UCLA: Ongoing: "Curious Creatures from Mexican Popular Arts," through Nov. 28. Hours: noon- 5 p.m. Wednesday- Sunday; noon-8 p.m. Thursday. Parking $10 in Lot 4. Free admission. North Campus, enter from Sunset Boulevard at Westwood Plaza, turn left into the pay-by-space area of the lot. 310-825-4361. www.fowler.ucla.edu
Griffith Observatory: Summer hours through Sept. 4: noon-10 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Closed Monday. Free admission; charge for planetarium shows. 2800 E. Observatory Road, Los Angeles. 213-473-0800. www.griffithobs.org
Hammer Museum: Ongoing: "Made in L.A. 2012," through Sept. 2. Hours: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday and Friday-Saturday; 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Closed Thanksgiving; Christmas; New Year's Day. Admission $10; $5 seniors 65 and older; free for 17 and under; free on Thursdays. 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. 310-443-7000. www.hammer.ucla.edu
William S. Hart Ranch and Museum: Ongoing: "Taking to the Skies: Famous Aviators at the Hart," through September. Hours: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday-Friday and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Closed on major holidays. Free admission. 24151 Newhall Ave., Newhall. 661-254-4584. www.hartmuseum.org
Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens: Ongoing: "Roger Medearis: His Regionalism," through Sept. 17. Hours: Noon-4:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday-Friday; 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Closed Tuesday and major holidays. Admission $15; $12 seniors 65 and older; $10 students 12-18; $6 ages 5-11 on weekdays; $20; $15 seniors; $10 students; $6 ages 5-11 on weekends and Monday holidays. 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino. 626-405-2100. www.huntington.org
Japanese American National Museum: Ongoing: "Folding Paper -- The Infinite Possibilities of Origami," through Aug. 26. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday- Wednesday, Friday-Sunday; noon-8 p.m. Thursday. Closed Mondays and major holidays. Admission $9; $5 seniors 62 and older and students 6-17. 369 E. First St., Los Angeles. 213-625-0414. www.janm.org
Los Angeles County Museum of Art: Upcoming: "Drawing Surrealism," Oct. 21-Jan. 6. Hours: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; noon-8 p.m. Monday-Tuesday and Thursday; noon-9 p.m. Friday. Closed Wednesdays. Admission $15; $10 seniors 62 and older and students 18 and over with ID; free for 17 and under. 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. 323-857-6010. www.lacma.org
Natural History Museum: Ongoing: "The Butterfly Pavilion," through Sept. 3 ($3; $2 seniors and students; $1 children 5-12). Hours: 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily except New Year's Day, July 4, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Admission $12; $9 seniors 62 and students; $8 ages 13-17; $5 children 5-12. 900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles. 213-763-3466. www.nhm.org
Weird on Top: Improvisational comedy, 8 p.m. Thursday. Admission $10. Eclectic Company Theatre, 5312 Laurel Canyon Blvd., North Hollywood. 818-508-3003. www. eclecticcompanytheatre.org
Big! World! Fun! series -- Jung Im Lee Korean Dance Academy, Hikari Taiko and Yen Yen Dance Group: Celebration of traditional dance and music of Korea and China and Japanese drumming, for ages 4-10 and their families, 10 a.m. Saturday. Preshow activities, 9 a.m. Admission $5; free for children. Parking $1. Ford Amphitheatre, 2580 Cahuenga Blvd. East, Hollywood. 323-461-3673. www.FordTheatres.org