Rock in Spanish
Two of Mexico’s most popular rock en español bands, Elefante and Inspector, are on tour together and will bring their music to Southern California this weekend. Tonight they will offer a concert at Giggles Nightclub (215 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale) and will continue to the area in the coming days, in Bakersfield on February 3 and in Oxnard on February 5. They will then continue through various cities across the country, including Chicago, Virginia, New York and New Jersey. Today’s concert is at 9 pm. Tickets $40 to $70. Reports rockerosla.com.
The Marca MP band, which performs banda and mariachi music, will offer a concert at the Toyota arena (4000 Ontario Center, Ontario), where it will perform the songs that have made it popular, including “El güero”, the song they performed together with the Firm Group. They will also play the compositions of their EP “Flores”, which they premiered in 2020. Friday 8 p.m. Tickets $25 to $50. Reports toyota-arena.com.
Charlie Zaa, who a few decades ago was a sensation with his interpretation of classic boleros, returns to Los Angeles to offer a concert at the Stevens Steak and Seafood House restaurant (5332 Stevens Pl., Commerce). The Colombian interpreter will sing pieces from “Sentimiento” and “Un Segundo Sentimiento”, his best-known albums. He will also perform songs from “Celebration”, his most recent album, which was released in 2017. Saturday 8 p.m. Tickets $60. Reports stevenssteakhouse.com.
The Catalina Museum for Art & History (217 Metropole Ave., Avalon) wants to inspire the new generation of museum visitors and to do so invites the whole family to its Family Free Day, in which attendees can enjoy the collection of this place as well as the special exhibitions. An art project for families is also offered in the Hinchliffe Family Atrium from 11 am to 3 pm. Up to two adults can enter for free when accompanying a visitor age 17 or younger. Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Reports catalinamuseum.org.
As part of the Seniors Free program, the San Diego Zoo Safari Park (15500 San Pasqual Valley Rd., Escondido) offers free admission to everyone 65 and older. Visitors will be able to explore the 1,800 acres in which this park is home to major conservation projects. It gives shelter to more than 3,600 animals and more than 300 species. It also has a botanical collection of more than 1.75 million plants. The promotion is available from February 1 to 28. Open every day from 9 am to 5 pm. Reports sdzsafaripark.org.
Banksy in LA
Banksy: Genius or Vandal, the exhibition dedicated to the famous and enigmatic British artist, is now available in Building D of a Los Angeles location (10113 Jefferson Blvd., Culver City). The show includes 80 genuine pieces and certified works of art. The pieces belong to private collectors from around the world, and the experience is a guided tour through the artist’s career. Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; closed on Tuesdays. Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. For all ages. Tickets from $16.90. It ends in April. Reports feverup.com.
Dinosaurs in ‘live’
Tyrannosaurs Rex, Ankylosaurs, Pachycephalosaurs, Velociraptors and Gorgosaurs are among the species visitors can see at Dinos Alive, a dinosaur exhibit featuring life-size animated replicas of these creatures. The immersive experience, which takes place at a venue in Los Angeles County (1345 N. Montebello Blvd., Montebello), allows you to walk alongside these immense beings that roamed the Earth millions of years ago. It includes more than 80 moving specimens, a virtual aquarium, virtual reality experience and an interactive space where children can play paleontologists. Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturdays 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sundays 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tickets from $20; free under 3 years. Reports feverup.com.