Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, Feb. 13-20

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Nicolas Party’s ‘Portrait with Mushrooms’ is part of the artist’s exhibit “Sottobosco” at Hauser and Wirth Los Angeles. (Photo by Adam Reich/courtesy of the Nicolas Party and Hauser and Wirth)

 

Here is a sampling of upcoming events and ongoing entertainments that you may have missed in the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles area.

 

EVENTS

 

Best Friends Valentine’s Day Adoptions: Cats and dogs ready for new homes with a fee-waived adoption, noon-8 p.m. Feb. 14-16. Best Friends Lifesaving Center, 15321 Brand Blvd., Mission Hills. 818-643-3989. bestfriends.org/la

Gem Faire in Santa Barbara: International gem and jewelry dealers show and sell bead strands, crystals, loose gem stones, finished jewelry and jewelry supplies, noon-6 p.m. Feb. 14; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Feb. 15; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 16. Jewelry cleaning, repair and ring sizing available. Admission $7 (good for all three days). Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real. 503-252-8300 or email: [email protected] www.gemfaire.com

Grand Park’s Lovers Rock – A Reggae Valentine’s Day: Event includes DJ Linafornia, photo booth and food trucks, 7-11 p.m. Feb. 14. Park furniture is on a first come, first served basis. Olive Court and the Arthur J. Will Memorial Fountain (between Grand Avenue and Hill Street), 200 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles. grandparkla.org

Bianchi Planetarium at Cal State Northridge: “Winter Sky,” constellations and planets visible in winter, 7:30, and “The Stargazer,” 8:30 p.m. Feb. 14. Minimum age: 8. Tickets $6 for one show; $10 for both. Parking in Lot G4. Adjacent to Citrus Hall on campus, 18111 Nordhoff St. For show, 818-677-5601. For tickets, 818-677-2488. bit.ly/2U1aanO

Pioneer Cemetery tour: Docents from the San Fernando Valley Historical Society discuss the second oldest cemetery in the San Fernando Valley, 9 a.m.-noon Feb. 15. 14451 Bledsoe St., Sylmar. 818-365-7810. www.sfvhs.com; www.facebook.com/sfvhs

Oakridge Estate tour: 10 a.m. Feb. 15. Advanced reservation required. 18650 Devonshire St., Northridge. 818-739-0292. www.theoakridgeestate.org/visit

South Bay Quilters Guild Quilt Show and Merchant Mall: Display of art, modern and traditional quilts plus vendors, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 15-16. Auction of quilts, 1 p.m. Feb. 16. No strollers or rolling carts. Admission $10 for both both days (coupon good for $1 off from the guild’s website). Torrance Cultural Arts Center, 3330 Civic Center Drive. www.southbayquiltersguild.org; bit.ly/38XTLVj

Built for Health – How Sunlight Influenced Architecture in California: Lyra Kilston, author of “Sun Seekers: The Cure of California,” discusses the topic, 2 p.m. Feb. 15. Lecture is sponsored by Lanterman House, a historic house museum in La Cañada Flintridge (open for docent tours, 1-4 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and the first and third Sunday of the month; 4420 Encinas Drive). La Cañada Flintridge Library, meeting room, 4545 Oakwood Ave. 818-790-1421. www.lantermanhouse.org 

Fifty Shades of Wildlife – Wildlife Learning Center: A presentation on love and mating in the animal world, 5-6:30 p.m. Feb. 15. Minimum age 21. Admission $40; $75 couples (includes snacks and wine). Reservations required. 16027 Yarnell St., Sylmar. www.wildlifelearningcenter.org

A Celebration of Love: Reception, 6 p.m., followed by a program that includes comedy, music and spoken word, 7 p.m. Feb. 15. Keynote speaker is author and a …read more

Source:: Los Angeles Daily News

      

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