When/Where: Friday, February 17, 6 p.m., Panorama High School Auditorium, 8015 Van Nuys Blvd., Panorama City
Why Go: CHAMPS Charter High School of the Arts presents a screening of A Better Life, followed by a Q & A with director Chris Weitz. Actor Demián Bichiris is a current Oscar nominee for his performance as a gardener in East L.A. who tries to give his son the opportunities he never had, all the while struggling to keep him away from immigration agents and gangs. All proceeds benefit CHAMPS Charter High School of the Arts.
When/Where: Friday, 6 p.m.-11:30 p.m.Canyon Club, 28912 Roadside Drive, Agoura Hills
Why Go: Ottmar is a five-time Grammy nominee. Since 1990, Ottmar Liebert has released a total of 25 albums including live releases, Christmas CDs, 15 CDs of original music, a DVD and remixes. He has received 38 Gold and Platinum certifications in the USA as well as certifications in Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. His debut album sold double-platinum and has become one of the best-selling guitar albums of all time.
When/Where: Friday, February 17, 6:30pm -8:30 p.m.(Upper Las Virgenes Open Space Preserve) North of US-101 and West of Valley Circle Blvd., West Hills.
Why Go: Join local astronomer, volunteer naturalist Pat, on a moderate ½-mile hike to the viewing platform to see solar system. All programs meet at the Victory Blvd. entrance trailhead.
Pricing: Admission free; parking $3. Click here for directions.
When/Where: Saturday, February 18, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Habitat for Humanity 1803 1st Street, San Fernando.
Why Go: Bring in your old blinds. For every blind brought in for recycling JT Blinds will donate $1.00 to Habitat for Humanity. For more information and questions regarding the EZ Choice recycling program, please contact Ivan Kinkennon or Steve Tristan at (800) 732-6162 or (818) 361-2300. www.JTBlinds.com
When/Where: Tuesday-Saturday, 8 p.m., Sundays at 3 p.m. J.E.T. Studios, 5126 Lankershim Boulevard, NoHo
Why Go: BANANAS! A Day in the Life of Josephine Baker is an award-winning, one-woman tour-de-force play based on the extraordinary life of international star and civil rights freedom fighter, Josephine Baker. Drama, comedy, and music recount Baker’s “rise from the slums of East St. Louis to the grand stages of Europe.”
Pricing: Admission: $30; Seniors/Students: $20; Groups 10+: $25.
When/Where: Through March 18, Autry National Center, 4700 Western Heritage Way, Griffith Park.
Why Go: The Autry National Center's Masters of the American West Fine Art Exhibition and Sale is considered the country's most important Western art show. Each year, more than 75 nationally recognized, contemporary Western artists challenge themselves to create and exhibit their very best work. Stylistically and thematically diverse, their works represent the extraordinary range of subject matter that contemporary, historic, and mythic Western experiences inspire.
Pricing: Exhibition Free With Museum Admission