Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, March 15-22


Meow Meow and Thomas Lauderdale perform on March 21 at the Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever. (Courtesy photo by Preston Thalindroma)

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.


Pioneer Cemetery tours: San Fernando Valley Historical Society docents discuss the property, the second oldest cemetery in the San Fernando Valley, 9 a.m.-noon March 16. 14451 Bledsoe St., Sylmar. 818-365-7810.

St. Patrick’s Day Community March and Celebration in Canoga Park: Follow True Thomas the Storyteller, bagpipers and community leaders on a sidewalk march on Sherman Way to the Canoga Park Farmer’s Market stage on Owensmouth Avenue, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. March 16. Meet in front of the Madrid Theatre, 21622 Sherman Way, Canoga Park. 818-346-7480. Email:

Andrés Pico Adobe: San Fernando Valley Historical Society docents give tours, 1-4 p.m. March 17, and also 10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 18. 10940 Sepulveda Blvd., Mission Hills. 818-365-7810.

Butterfly Pavilion at the Natural History Museum: An outdoor pavilion with more than 25 butterfly species opens March 17 and runs through Sept. 2. Hours: 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily except July 4. Admission to the pavilion and the museum $18; $15 ages 62 and older and ages 13-17; $10 ages 3-12. 900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles. 213-763-3466.

Live Talks Los Angeles: Two upcoming events: Gretchen Rubin discusses her book “Outer Order, Inner Calm: Declutter and Organize to Make Room for More Happiness,” 8 p.m. March 20 ($20; $30 includes book; $40 reserved seat and book). And, Meb Keflezghi discusses his memoir “26 Marathons: What I’ve Learned About Faith, Identity, Running and Life from Each Marathon I’ve Run,” 8 p.m. March 21 ($20; $43 includes book; $53 reserved seat and book; $95 reception from 6:30-7:30 p.m., reserved seat and book). Check website for other talks by actors, artists, business leaders, chefs, musicians and scientists. Both lectures at Ann and Jerry Moss Theatre at New Roads School, Herb Alpert Educational Village, 3131 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica.

Clippers SciFest SoCal: The basketball team joins the USA Science and Engineering Festival for a family event with activities, live demonstrations and interactive exhibits using science, technology, engineering and math, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. March 23. Free with registration on website: Los Angeles Convention Center, 1201 S. Figueroa St.

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