CONCERT LISTINGS BY CITY - APRIL 2019
What's coming in April? After the slowest start to the new year ever, the concert season will begin to pick up. April brings the start of Jazz at LACMA and the Fullerton Farmers Market, peak college/university performances, and a variety of festivals. Also, at the end of the month are first of many upcoming Cinco de Mayo celebrations. If there will be "April showers" this month, remember - especially in case of rain - all events should be confirmed prior to attending. In the Fall/Winter/Spring, the site usually is updated on the first and third Thursdays of the month. This month's updates will be on April 4 and 18. Don't forget to check the site's Facebook and Twitter pages for the most recent updates, the latest news and additional information too! If you would still like to view the 2018 Summer edition of the site, with the theme "O-Gan and the Herons," it can be reached via links on the Site Book page or by going directly to www.dorothyswebsite.org/2018index.html.
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April 28 - Alhambra Performing Arts Center Programs. The Alhambra Performing Arts Center, under the direction of artistic director Bill Yee, will present the first bluegrass concert of the series with the Miskey Mountain Boys. Members of the band, world-class musicians who have performed all over the world, include Michelle Lynskey, John W. Marshall, Evan J. Marshall, Alex Finazzo and Deborah Kollgaard. Alhambra Performing Arts center artistic director Bill Yee also is an award-winning Le Cordon Bleu-trained chef and owns the Alhambra Culinary School. Concerts are free but donations will help Chef Yee continue to provide free back-to-work culinary training for formerly homeless veterans. The program will take place at 7 p.m. in the Sage Granada Park United Methodist Church, 1850 W. Hellman Drive. Seating is limited and on a first-come basis, and light refreshments will be available. Information: (626) 230-5435 or e mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 4 - 18th Annual International Festival at Soka University. The 18th Annual International Festival will take place from 10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. (rain or shine) on the Soka University campus, 1 University Drive. There will be over 700 international musicians and dancers performing on four stages, over 250 non-profit, craft and business exhibitors, an international food court, art exhibitions, a children's play area, workshops, games and more. Admission is free, but parking on campus is $10 (cash only), so carpools are encouraged. The event is part of the OC Imagination Celebration; see campus website for directions. Full schedule will be available sometime in April. Information: (949) 480-4081, www.soka.edu, www.soka.edu/news_events/international-festival/default.aspx or www.sparkoc.com.
April 13 and May 11 - Second Saturdays at the Altadena Library. On April 13, Sangre Nueva (Salsa), and on May 11, The Leapin' Lizards (Rockabilly/Blues/Swing). Programs take place from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at the Altadena Main Library, 600 E. Mariposa. The concerts feature beer and wine available for purchase, and a variety of food and dessert offerings available for purchase from local restaurants. Information: (626) 798-0833 or www.altadenalibrary.org.
ANAHEIM AND ANAHEIM HILLS
April 13 - Proud to be Me: A Celebration of Chicano Culture. "Proud to be Me" is Anaheim's newest big event. The Center Street Promenade will transform into a family-friendly gathering place featuring car clubs, zoot suits, mariachis, dancers, fashion and more. The street festival will take place from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. in Downtown Anaheim, Center Street Promenade and Lemon Street (south of Lincoln and east of Harbor Blvd). Information: (714) 956-8936, www.muzeo.org or www.anaheim.net.
May 4 and 5 - Anaheim Cinco De Mayo Festival and Carnival. The annual Cinco De Mayo Festival entertainment takes place Saturday and Sunday at La Palma Park, 1151 La Palma Park Way at Harbor Boulevard. Rides/games also on May 2 and 3. Stage entertainment will take place Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. There also will be a Ballet Folklorico competition, plus carnival rides, food and merchandise vendors (fee). Overall carnival hours will be 5 - 10 p.m. on Thursday, 5 - 11 p.m. on Friday, 9 a.m. - 11 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. on Sunday. Information: (714) 581-6001, www.fiestaunited.org/cinco-de-mayo or www.anaheim.net.
May 11 - Anaheim ACE (Art Crawl Experience). The Art Crawl Experience is an art walk and arts festival which takes place from 6 - 10 p.m. in and around the Center Street Promenade (south of Lincoln east of Harbor Blvd). The event includes ongoing entertainment, food trucks, art exhibits and displays, open galleries, pop-up galleries and more. Information: (714) 956-3586 or www.downtownanaheim.com.
Performances at The Packing House - Weekly performances at the Packing House on the mezzanine stage vary, and additional peformances take place in the location(s) noted. The Packing House weekly performances take place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday (unless otherwise noted). The Anaheim Packing District is located at 440 S. Anaheim Boulevard. Weekly schedules (when available) will still be posted on this site's Facebook page for updates/changes. Information: www.anaheimpackingdistrict.com.
Weekly, Thursdays - Downtown Anaheim Farmers Market. Farmers Market hours are 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Bands and entertainment times vary. Check website for weekly schedules. The market is located at Center Street Promenade and Lemon Street (south of Lincoln and east of Harbor Blvd). Information: (714) 956-3586 or www.downtownanaheim.com.
Weekly, Saturdays and Sundays - Weekend Entertainment at the Anaheim Indoor Marketplace. Weekly entertainment takes place Saturdays and Sundays at the Anaheim Indoor Marketplace, 1440 S. Anaheim Boulevard. On Saturdays in La Placita: Ballet Folklorico from noon - 12:45 p.m., Show De Chenter from 1 - 3 p.m., and Banda from 4 - 6 p.m. On Sundays: in El Studio - Grupo from noon - 4 p.m., and in La Placita - Ballet Folklorico from 1 - 1:45 p.m., Mariachi and Norteno music from 2 - 4 p.m. and Karaoke from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. Information: (714) 999-0888 or www.anaheimindoormarketplace.com.
Courtyard Concerts - The Apple Valley Courtyard Concerts will take place on Thursdays from 6 - 8 p.m. in the courtyard at the Apple Valley Commons, Northwest corner of Dale Evans Parkway and Highway 18. Food will be available for purchase, and bring your own chair. Information: (760) 240-7000 x7071, www.applevalley.org or www.applevalleyevents.org.
April 23 - Classical Kaleidoscope Concerts at the Arcadia Public Library. Concerts take place at 7 p.m. in the Cay Mortenson Auditorium at the Arcadia Public Library, 20 West Duarte Road. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and seating is limited to the first 150 people. The program for this month's concert is TBA. Information: (626) 294-4808 or www.arcadiaca.gov/government/city-departments/library.
Azusa Pacific University Performances - Performances take place in a variety of locations on the Azusa Pacific University campus. See individual events for location and performance times. The campus is located at 901 E. Alosta Avenue. Information: (626) 812-3018 or www.apu.edu/music.
April 14 and May 12 - Dance Sundays at The Wallis. Outdoors @ The Wallis presents Dance Sundays with Debbie Allen and Friends. Programs take place from noon - 2 p.m. on the Promenade Terrace at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, 9390 N. Santa Monica Boulevard. Programs will be: April 14 - Flamenco. The class will be an introduction to basic Flamenco dance technique, and it is suggested that you wear shoes with a hard sole. On May 12 - Vogue (a stylized dance originating from the black and Latino LGBT community of New York City). Information: (310) 746-4000 or www.thewallis.org.
May 18 and 19 - Beverly Hills Art Show. The event takes place from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. both days. Nearly 250 artists exhibit their works outdoors in Beverly Hills in the grassy area of Beverly Gardens Park along Santa Monica Boulevard between Rodeo and Rexford Drives. There will also be musical entertainment and food available for purchase. Information: (310) 285-6830 or www.beverlyhills.org, go to "exploring."
April 27 and May 18 - Enlightenment Music Series. Concerts in the monthly series take place at 7:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Burbank, 521 East Olive Avenue. Artistic director of the series is Marina Manukian. The April 27 concert, "Remembrance," will be a special concert dedicated to the victims of the Armenian Genocide, Holocaust, Srebrenica Massacre and all mass atrocities throughout history. The program will include music by Khachaturian, Martinu, Rachmaninov, Baghdasaryan, Petrosyan and Satyan. Information: (818) 392-4449 or www.emusicseries.org.
April 26, 27 and 28 - Community Spring Festival. The City of Cerritos will host the three-day festival at the Cerritos Sports Complex, 19900 Bloomfield. Admission and entertainment are free. Entertainment on the main stage will feature local talent and professional acts. On Saturday there also will be fireworks at 8:30 p.m. Sunday's activities will include the community Spring dance recital at 4 p.m., and food trucks will be available for food purchases all weekend. Fee-based activities at the festival will include rides, games, vendors and other carnival attractions. Hours are Friday from 5 - 10 p.m., Saturday from 1 p.m. - 10 p.m., and Sunday from 1 p.m. - 9 p.m. Information: (562) 916-1254 or www.cerritos.us.
May 2 - Performances at the Cerritos Public Library. Los Sanchez Mariachi. Los Sanchez brings a family-based approach to mariachi music. This performance will feature different interpretations of mariachi and arrangements by Esbeyde Sanchez, eldest of the quartet. The program will take place at 6 p.m. in the library's Skyline Room. The library is located at the Cerritos Civic Center, 18025 Bloomfield Avenue. Information: (562) 916-1342 or www.cerritos.us, go to "Library."
Performances at the Shoppes at Chino Hills. The Shoppes at Chino Hills presents a variety of performances throughout the year. See individual concert dates for performance start times. Events (unless otherwise noted) take place in the Promenade at the Shoppes at Chino Hills, 13920 City Center Drive. Information: (866) 909-0305 or www.shoppesatchinohills.com.
CITY OF INDUSTRY
April 27 and 28 - Victorian Fair of the Far West at the Homestead Museum. The Homestead Museum is located on what was once the nearly 49,000-acre Rancho La Puente. The Victorian Fair of the West will celebrate all things Victorian, with live music, period dance demonstrations and lessons, fashion shows, high-wheel bike riding, historic house tours, contests, crafts, shopping and more, and food will be available for purchase. The fair will take place both days from 1 - 5 p.m. at the Homestead Museum, 15415 East Don Julian Road (one mile north of the 60 Fwy. off Hacienda Boulevard). Victorian Era attire is encouraged, and no pets allowed (only service animals). Information: (626) 968-8492 or www.homesteadmuseum.org.
May 5 - Claremont Symphony Orchestra. Ruth Charloff, conductor. The program will include Bach: Little Fugue for Orchestra in G Minor, Arr. by Lucien Cailliet, Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64, with guest violinist Sarah Thornblade, Berlioz: March and Royal Hunt and Storm from Les Troyens, and de Falla: The Three-Cornered Hat, Suite 2. The concert will take place at 3:30 p.m. in Bridges Hall of Music at the Claremont Colleges, 150 E. 4th Street at College Avenue. Information: www.claremontso.org.
Friday Noon Concert Series - The Friday Noon Concert Series is sponsored by the Departments of Music at Pomona and Scripps Colleges. Performances take place at 12:15 p.m. in Balch Auditorium, Scripps College, 1030 Columbia Avenue. Information: (909) 607-3266, www.pomona.edu/music-calendar, www.scrippscollege.edu, go to Music Department, or www.collegescalendar.org
Performances at the Claremont Colleges - The following performances are presented by Pomona College and Scripps College of the Claremont Colleges (unless otherwise noted). Performance locations are listed with the concerts and are in Balch Auditorium, 1030 Columbia at 10th Street, Garrison Theater, 241 E. 10th Street, Bridges Hall of Music, 150 E. 4th Street, or Lyman Hall, Thatcher Music Building, 340 N. College Avenue. Information: Pomona College - (909) 607-2671 or www.pomona.edu/music-calendar; Scripps College - (909) 607-3266 or www.scrippscollege.edu; also www.collegescalendar.org.
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April 8, 17 and 24 - Spring Concert Series at the Corona Public Library. Concerts will take place from 7 - 8 p.m. at the Corona Public Library, 650 S. Main Street, in the Frances A. Martinez Room. Artist will be: April 8 - Riamh (Traditional Irish and Folk Music), April 17 - Lee Zimmer (Acoustic Guitar), and April 24 - Bruce Dorcy and Beverly Reese Dorcy ("From Beethoven to Broadway"). Seating is on a first-come basis. Information: (951) 736-2381, www.coronaca.gov/government/departments/library or www.friendsofthecoronapubliclibrary.com.
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April 26 and May 24 - The Equilux Open Mic Night. The Equiliux Open Mic Night takes place every 4th Friday of the month from 6 - 9 p.m. at the Corona Public Library, 650 S. Main Street. Performances by adults 18+ may include acoustic music, spoken word, acapella, poetry, freestyle, performance art and/or comedy. Performances may be on any subject but must be appropriate for a broad audience. Artists may bring art pieces for display for the duration of the event. Light refreshments will be provided. Information: (951) 736-2381, www.coronaca.gov/government/departments/library or www.coronaca.gov.
May 4 - 48th Annual Cinco de Mayo Parade and Fiesta. The Cinco de Mayo Parade and Fiesta is a long-standing tradition in Corona. The celebration begins at 10 a.m. with a parade along Sixth Street from Merrill to Rimpau Avenue and City Park (930 E. Sixth Street). Following the parade the Fiesta will take place at City Park until 4 p.m. The Fiesta will include ongoing entertainment, food vendors, a Kid's Zone and more. In case of rain the event will be held on May 11. Information: (714) 502-4316, (951) 736-2241, www.coronacincodemayo.net or www.discovercorona.com.
April 13 and 14 - OC Dia Del Nino (Day of the Child). Dia del Nino/Day of the Child is a traditional family holiday celebrated in Mexico that honors children, celebrates their importance in society and promotes their well being. The theme for this year's festival is "A Celebration of the Americas," and the event is part of the OC Imagination Celebration. The event will take place Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the OC Fair and Event Center, Fair Drive at the 55 Freeway. There will be performances by a number of youth groups, plus headline performances by Colombian children's music singer Nathalia, kindie pop sensation Twinkle Time, and Grammy-nominated Latin music group Trio Ellas. There also will be free arts activities, community resource booths, circus workshops and more. See full schedule om website. Information: www.ocdiadelnino.org, www.eldiadelnino.org or www.sparkoc.com.
Metro Pointe Entertainment Series. - Performances take place Friday and Saturday evenings from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. at Metro Pointe at South Coast, 901 South Coast Drive. Stage is outdoors facing the restaurants. No lawn chairs. Information: (714) 481-5009 or www.metropointe.com.
Segerstrom Center the Arts/Argyros Plaza Events. The Segerstrom Center for the Arts will present a variety of programs outdoors in the Argyros Plaza. Unless otherwise noted, all performances last approximately one hour. The Segerstrom Center for the Arts is located at 600 Town Center Drive. Information: (714) 556-2787 or www.scfta.org.
April 5 - Music at the Wende. Music at the Wende is a new music series in which esteemed Southern California musical organizations present free concerts at the Wende Museum, with musical programs inspired by the Wende collection. Concerts are on the first Friday of the month, and performance reservations fill quickly. To join the waitlist, send an e-mail to email@example.com. The April performance, Piano Spheres - Vicky Ray: 21 Bricks, is currently waitlist only. Reservations for the May 4 performance (final concert of the season) open April 8. The Wende Museum is located at 10808 Culver Boulevard. See additional information on website. Information: (310) 216-1600 or www.wendemuseum.org.
May 4 - Music at the Wende. Music at the Wende is a new music series in which esteemed Southern California musical organizations present free concerts at the Wende Museum, with musical programs inspired by the Wende collection. The final concert of the season will be a Saturday concert. The SASSAS' sound, concert series will present the premiere of Carmina Escobar's "The Fundamental Impermanence of All Things" at 10 a.m. Reservations for the performance open April 8. The Wende Museum is located at 10808 Culver Boulevard. See additional information on website. Information: (310) 216-1600 or www.wendemuseum.org.
May 4 - Kontrapunktus Concert. Kontrapunktus (Latin for "Counterpoint") is a young and ethnically diverse group of musicians who have come together from all corners of the globe to perform for one common cause, which is to "mend divisions though the power and grace of classical music." The Neo-Baroque chamber orchesta seeks to reimagine classical music so as to enthrall a new generation of audiences. Today's concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. at the Culver City Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 11828 Washington Boulevard. The Il Barocco concert will celebrate the influence that composers such as Vivaldi, Corelli and others had on their German and English contemporaries such as Bach and Telemann. The group also will be performing new Baroque music from their composer-in-residence Mark Moya. Tickets may be reserved via the Kontrapunktus website. Information: www.kontrapunktus.com or www.culvercity.org.
May 7 - Family Jazz Hour. The Symphonic Jazz Orchestra, with Music Director Mitch Glickman, will present a sextet of top studio musicians from the orchestra to play a concert designed especially for students and their families. Symphonic Jazz is an innovative hybrid form of music blending the worlds of jazz and classical music. The concert will take place at 6:30 p.m. at Farragut Elementary School, 10820 Farragut Drive in Culver City. The concert is free but reservations are required. To make a reservation, visit the Symphonic Jazz Orchestra website listed. Information: (310) 876-8130, www.sjomusic.org or www.culvercity.org.
April 14 - soundShoppe. soundShoppe is a free monthly unstructured sound workshop/noise jam for experimental musicians and sound artists presented by SASSAS and the Center for the Arts Eagle Rock. Doors open at 12:30 p.m., and the event takes place from 1 - 4 p.m. at the Center for the Arts Eagle Rock, 2225 Colorado Boulevard. Tables and chairs are provided; participants are asked to bring their own audio cables, power cords, multiple boxes and amplification. Register using the link on the SASSAS website. Information: www.sassas.org, www.cfaer.org.
April 20 and May 18 - El Segundo Concerts in the Library Series On April 20, Sligo Rags. Sligo Rags is a two-time winner of the Orange County Music Award for Best Folk Band. The ensemble presents Celtic Folk with a bluegrass attitude, using fiddle, acoustic guitar, electric bass and percussion. On May 18, the Valley Baroque Ensemble (Flute/Cello/Violin Trio) will present a concert of music of the Italian and German Baroque era, with music by Bach, Vivaldi, Handel and others. Programs take place at 2 p.m. at the El Segundo Public Library, 111 West Mariposa Ave. Information: (310) 524-2728, www.elsegundo.org, go to library calendar, or www.eslib.org.
April 5 and May 3 - Fontana Car Show. This non-cruise event takes place on the first Friday of the month from 5 - 9 p.m. at the Fontana Civic Center, 8353 Sierra Avenue. The event includes pre-1979 classics, hot rods and muscle cars, imports and customs, low riders, specialty/exotics and motorcycles. There also will be live music, and upcoming bands will be Cold Duck (R&B/70s Top 40) on April 5 and HUGE on May 3. Information: (909) 349-6900 or www.fontana.org, go to "Community Services" and events.
April 28 - Fullerton Friends of Music Concert Series. Diderot String Quartet: Adriane Post, violin, Johanna Novom, violin, Kyle Miller, viola and Paul Dwyer, cello. The program will include Beethoven: String Quartet in F Major, Op. 1, No. 1, Haydn: String Quartet in C Major, Op. 20, No. 2, and Beethoven: String Quartet in F Major, Op. 59, No. 1 "Rasumovsky." The concert will take place at 3:30 p.m. at the Wilshire Auditorium, 315 E. Wilshire. Information: (714) 526-5310, (562) 691-7437 or www.fullertonfriendsofmusic.com.
Fullerton Farmers Market - The Fullerton Farmers Market season returns with live music from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. The market is on Wilshire Avenue between Pomona and Harbor Boulevard, and hours are 4 - 8:30 p.m. Also beginning at 4 p.m. food vendors, arts and crafts vendors, beer and wine garden, kids' korner and more. Information: (714) 738-6545 or www.cityoffullerton.com.
California State University Fullerton Performances. Performances take place in the locations listed on the CSUF campus, State College/Nutwood. See campus website for directions, and parking on campus is free on weekends. Please note: CSUF schedules now indicate that the performances listed here are subject to change. It is recommended that you call or check the CSUF website prior to attending. Information: (657) 278-3511 or http://arts.fullerton.edu.
March 30 - Music Animated at the Brand Library. Music Animated is a hands-on musical experience for families. In this program, local musicians and teachers make music come alive for participants ages 4 and older. This month's event will feature the Honolulu Avenue Strummers. After each program there also is a musical "petting zoo" where kids can try out instruments, including drums and percussion, keyboards, guitars, wind instruments and more. Children under age 9 must be accompanied by an adult. The program will take place from 10:30 a.m. - noon at the Brand Library, 1601 W. Mountain. Information: (818) 548-2051, www.brandlibrary.org or www.ci.glendale.ca.us, go to "library."
March 31 - Colburn School Collaboration Concert at the Alex Theater. The Colburn School's Community School of Performing Arts and the Trudl Zipper Dance Institute will present their seventh annual collaboration concert. The concert will bring together orchestra, choir, jazz and dance students in one production that spans the centuries. The program will include selections from Vivaldi: Magnificat, Tchaikovsky: The Sleeping Beauty, Verdi: Aida, and more. The concert is free, and seating is general admission. Tickets are not required. The concert will take place at 6 p.m. at the Alex Theater, 216 North Brand Boulevard. Information: (818) 243-2539, www.alextheatre.org or www.colburnschool.edu.
April 3 and 17, May 1 and 15 - "Music at Noon" Concerts. The free half-hour concerts on the first and third Wednesdays of each month take place from 12:10 p.m. to 12:40 p.m. at Glendale City Church, 610 E. California Avenue. This month's concerts will be: April 3 - Violinist Alexander Knecht and pianist Brendan White perform works by Faure and Stravinsky, and April 17 - Cellist Maksim Velichkin and pianist Brendan White perform Richard Strauss: Cello Sonata. May concerts will be: May 1- Calico Winds and May 15 - Ergo Musica with Adriana Zoppo (Viola d'amore). Information: (818) 244-7241, www.glendalenoonconcerts.blogspot.com or www.glendalecitychurch.org.
May 4 - Brand Library Associates Music Series. Concerts take place from 2 - 3:30 p.m. at the Brand Library and Arts Center, 1601 West Mountain Street, and a reception will follow each concert. The May concert will feature pianist Vicki Ray performing Daniel Lentz's "River of 1000 Streams" and other works. Information: (818) 548-2051, www.brandlibrary.org or www.ci.glendale.ca.us, go to "library."
April 14 and 23 - Azusa Pacific University Performances. On April 14, Symphony Orchestra and Masterworks Chorale Concert. The Masterworks Chorale and Symphony Orchestra will celebrate the 150th anniversary of Brahms' "A German Requiem, Op. 45," with a performance of the choral/orchestral work. Also on the program will be the West Coast premiere of Joseph Klein's "Against the gusts of blankrepose, a threshold that persists." The program will take place from 4 - 6 p.m. On April 23, No Cover will present their spring concert from 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. Both performances will take place at the Haugh Performing Arts Center at Citrus College, 1000 W. Foothill Boulevard. Information: (626) 812-3058 or www.apu.edu/music.
April 12 - 14 - Hawaiian Gardens 55th Anniversary Parade and Carnival. The Carnival will take place Friday from 5 - 10 p.m., Saturday from noon - 10 p.m. and Sunday from noon - 10 p.m. at the Fedde Sports Complex, 21409 Elaine Avenue. There will be carnival rides, games and vendors (fee), plus entertainment. Entertainment and admission are free. Entertainment will include: Friday - Talent show, Grupo Musical El Comienzo and the Soto Band, Saturday - jazz, The Ochoa Boyz, La Sirena y Orquesta Mar de Ashe (Latin/Salsa), Grupo Salvaje, La Sonora Dinamita and others, and Sunday - Mariachi Angeles de Pepe Martinez Jr., La Tequilera, Conjunto Diamante Negro, La Bandonona De Los Angeles and others. See schedule on website. The annual parade also will take place on April 13 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. The Grand Marshal will be Trinere, and check website for parade map. Information: (562) 608-4840 or < a href="http://www.hgcity.org" TARGET="_blank">www.hgcity.org.
HUNTINGTON BEACH/SUNSET BEACH
May 10, 11 and 12 - Sunset Beach Art Festival. The Sunset Beach Art Festival will take place on Friday at 6:30 p.m. (gallery artist awards program), and on Saturday from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. along the greenbelt between N. Pacific and S. Pacific from Broadway to 7th Street, community center and Firehouse Gallery. There will be works by more than 150 artists for sale, including paintings, jewelry and handmade clothing. The Community Center and Firehouse are on 12th Street, and there also will be entertainment and a juried exhibit there, plus the gallery artist awards program at 6:30 p.m. on Friday which is open to the public. Parking is available at Peter's Landing and the parking lot at the end of Warner with regular shuttles during the hours of the festival. Information: (562) 537-8295 or www.sunsetbeachartfestival.net.
Ongoing, Tuesday Nights - Surf City Nights. Surf City Nights, Orange County's largest weekly street fair and farmers market, takes place weekly from 5 - 9 p.m. throughout the year. The event includes over 100 vendors, family-friendly/live music street performances, and activities for children. The event takes place along Main Street in downtown Huntington Beach and The Strand on 5th. Check website for weekly entertainment information. Information: www.surfcitynights.com or www.hbdowntown.com.
Performances at Bella Terra. - Performances take place at the times listed in the newly-finished Green area. The Bella Terra Center's address is 7777 Edinger Avenue. Information: (714) 897-2534 or www.bellaterra-hb.com.
UC Irvine Music Department Performances. Unless otherwise noted, all performances take place in Winifred Smith Hall on the UCI campus. See campus website for directions and current parking fees. Information: (949) 824-6615 or www.arts.uci.edu.
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May 3, 4 and 5 - La Habra Spring Citrus Fair. The event will take place on Friday from 4 - 11 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. on La Habra Boulevard between Euclid and Cypress Streets, at El Centro Lions Park, and throughout the La Habra Civic Center area. A shuttle and additional parking usually is available at the Sonora and La Habra High School parking lots. There will be ongoing entertainment all weekend long with artists like the Adelaide Band (Selena Tribute), the 3am Band, Silk and Thunder (Taiko Drummers), and many others, educational exhibits, and carnival rides, games and vendors (fee). Check website for full schedules and entertainment information. Information: (562) 697-1704 or www.citrusfair.com.
April 7 - La Mirada Symphony. Alan Mautner, conductor. "20th Century Masterworks." The program will include Respighi: Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite No. 1, Copland: Appalachian Spring, Original Version, Ravel: Pavane for a Dead Princess, and Stravinsky: Puicinella Suite. The concert will take place at 3 p.m. at the La Mirada Theater, 14900 La Mirada Boulevard, with a pre-concert discussion at 2:15 p.m. PLEASE NOTE: Free tickets must be reserved online for the performance. Information: (714) 420-0262, (562) 941-5779, www.lamiradasymphony.com or www.lamiradatheatre.com.
April 10 and May 1 - Biola University Performances. On April 10 from 9:30 - 10:20 in the Chase Gymnasiam, Festival of Song. On May 1 at 7:30 p.m., Brass and Percussion Ensembles Concert, directed by Robert G. Feller and Matt Ordaz. The program will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Lansing Recital Hall, Crowell Music Building. Campus address is 13800 Biola Drive. See website for directions. Information: (562) 903-4892, www.biola.edu or www.biola.edu/music.
Noon Concerts at Biola University. This long-standing, mid-day concert series tradition presents guest artists and university faculty and students. It brings to the campus and the community a special opportunity to hear outstanding performances from a variety of artists. All performances are from 12:30 - 1 p.m. in Crowell Hall on the Biola University Campus. Campus address is 13800 Biola Drive. See website for directions. Information: (562) 903-4892, http://ccca.biola.edu/events, http://www.biola.edu/music/events or www.biola.edu.
Every Friday - La Puente Live. La Puente Live is an open-air market in downtown La Puente on Main Street. The event will take place from 6 - 10 p.m. every Friday and will include produce sales and live entertainment. Entertainment will be: March 29 - Low Key Band, April 5 - Latin Soul Connection, April 12 - Six Hot Live, April 19 - Suave, April 26 - LA Misfits, May 3 - Banda Impacto Jalisco, May 10 - Yankee Azteca, May 17 - Suave, May 24 - Aguilas de la Sierra, and May 31 - Aztlan Soul Band. Information: (562) 375-0888, www.lapuentelive.com or www.facebook.com/lapuentelive.
Laguna Beach Sunset Serenades and World Music Series - Performances will take place from 6:30 p.m. until sunset in the Rockpile Amphitheater at Heisler Park (Cliff Drive/Myrtle). Information: (949) 497-0722 or www.lagunabeachcity.net, go to "cultural arts."
March 30 - Native American Festival at Shoreline Village. The Native American Festival at Shoreline Village will take place from noon - 5 p.m. The festival highlights Native American dancing, drumming, flute music, singing and storytelling. There also will be artists, craft demonstrations, lodging displays and free activities for children. Shoreline Village is located at 401-435 Shoreline Village Drive on the waterfront. NOTE: At last check, the Shoreline Village website was down. Information: (562) 435-2668 or www.shorelinevillage.com.
April 11 - Thunder Thursday at the Pike Outlets. Thunder Thursday, the public festival that kicks off the Toyota Grand Prix, will take place from 6 - 10 p.m. at The Pike Outlets, 95 S. Pine Avenue. The event will include motorcycle stunt shows, pit stop competitions, live music and DJs, a car show, a beer garden and more. There also will be prizes and special merchant offers. Information: (562) 432-8325, www.thepikeoutlets.com or www.visitlongbeach.com.
April 18 - Live After 5 at The Loop. The Loop (southeast corner of Pine and Ocean in downtown) is the hub for Live After 5, a free monthly event held every third Thursday of the month. The event includes live music, a free trolley and food sales from local restaurants from 5 - 9 p.m. April event will feature several bands in conjunction with the Celebrate Downtown event (see below). See website for bands/entertainment/contests. Information: www.liveafterfive.org or www.theloopdtlb.com
April 18 - Celebrate Downtown. Celebrate Downtown will take place from 5 - 9 p.m. at At The Top, 201 South Pine Avenue. The annual event celebrates the activities/leadership of the Long Beach downtown area and hosts the Spirit of Downtown awards program. Music for the evening will be by the Jim Fisk Jazztet. RSVP required. 21+ only, cash bar and hosted appetizers. Reserve a spot on Eventbrite. Information: www.downtownlongbeach.org or www.eventbrite.com/e/celebrate-downtown-tickets-59608448474
April 27 - Beach Streets Long Beach. The Beach Streets Open Street event (for biking, walking, etc.) returns to Long Beach. This month's event will take place from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. along Pacific Avenue and Willow Street. A full map, hub locations and entertainment schedule will be available closer to the date of the event. Information: http://www.longbeach.gov/beachstreets.
Shark Lagoon Nights at the Aquarium of the Pacific. Shark Lagoon Nights lets all ages enjoy live music while observing the sharks at Harbor Terrace. Please note: The Aquarium itself is not open during this time. Only the Shark Lagoon and restaurant/gift shop areas are open for the evening from 6 - 9 p.m.; music is from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Admission is free and food/drinks are available for purchase. Aquarium address is 100 Aquarium Way. Information: (562) 590-3100 x0, or www.aquariumofpacific.org.
LOS ANGELES - DOWNTOWN AND VICINITY
March 31 - LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes Events. Family Day - Cesar Chavez Day. Learn about the fight for farm worker righs with a celebration of inspirational labor leader Cesar Chavez. There will be a speaker from the Cesar Chavez Foundation, Xipe Totec Aztec dancers, live music by The Lorenzo Martinez Band, and art, garden and culinary workshops. The program will take place from noon - 4 p.m. at LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes, 501 North Main Street. Information: (213) 542-6259, www.lapca.org or www.facebook.com/laplazala.
April 3 - Arts Brookfield Presents Uniquely LA. Uniquely LA will present unique experiences in unexpected places curated by local DJ, music mastermind and event producer Aaron Byrd. Today's performance will be by Theoudplayer (Andrew David Kzirian). Theoudplayer is an American musician of Armenian ancestry known for his mastery and innovative style of oud interpretation. The program will take place from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Wells Fargo Center/For Five Coffee, 333 S. Grand Avenue. Information: http://artsbrookfield.com, go to Los Angeles events.
April 6 - "Metro Art Presents" Union Station Performances. Metro Art Presents: DTLA Jazz Tracks at Union Station. In celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month, Metro Art has partnered with KJazz 88.1 FM to present Jazz Tracks at Union Station, an evening of free live jazz music showcasing the next generation of artists, headlined by acclaimed jazz trumpeter Christian Scott. The event will be hosted by KJazz personality, journalist and producer LeRoy Downs and will include four eclectic and contemporary jazz performances, a gallery space featuring photography from legendary jazz photographer Ave Pidas, an exhibition of jazz memorabilia, jazz merchandise, poetry and a jazz lounge. The event will take place from 4 - 9 p.m. in the Historic Ticket Hall at Union Station. Information: http://www.unionstationla.com, go to "happenings."
April 10 - Arts Brookfield Presents City Beats. City Beats takes place the 2nd Wednesday of the month from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Gas Company Tower, 555 W. 5th Street near the Pershing Square Metro stop. At 11:30 a.m. there will be a DJ set with Anthony Valadez, followed by a performance from noon - 1 p.m. by up-and-coming musicians in a wide variety of genres. This month's performance will be by The Steady 45s, reviving the spirit of 1960s Jamaican Ska and Rocksteady music. Information: http://artsbrookfield.com, go to Los Angeles events.
April 11 - USC Visions and Voices Series Event. Alice Smith: The Sound of Freedom. In honor of generations of women who have fought for humanity, equity and justice, Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Alice Smith will present an intimate performance in Bovard Auditorium on the USC campus. The concert will be held in honor of the 80th anniversary of Marian Anderson's historic concert on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. Reservations are required and can be made via the Visions and Voices website/event page. Parking on campus is $12. Information: www.usc.edu/visionsandvoices or http://visionsandvoices.usc.edu/events/listing.php?event_id=1300148.
April 13 and 14 - Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books is a two-day celebration of the written word and a major literary event. The Festival (lectures, panel discussions, performances, booths, demonstrations, displays, etc.) is free to the public and will take place on the USC campus. Saturday hours are 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Sunday hours are 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Each year one of the stages includes musical performances. The Los Angeles Times pull-out section with complete information and event listings is usually included in the Los Angeles Times on the Sunday prior to the event. See additional information for attendees on Festival website. Information: http://events.latimes.com/festivalofbooks or www.latimes.com.
April 14 - International Laureates Organ Series. The International Laureates Organ Series features distinguished organists from throughout the world performing on St. James in the City's David John Falconer Memorial Organ. Today's concert will take place at 6 p.m. (with a solemn evensong at 4:30 p.m. with the Choir of Saint James) and will feature organist Tom Mueller. The concert is presented by Friends of Great Music at Saint James with support from the Ahmanson Foundation. Saint James in the City Anglican/Episcopal church is located at 3903 Wilshire Boulevard. Information: (213) 388-3417 or www.stjla.org.
April 18 - Gibson Dunn Rush Hour Series at The Colburn School The Gibson Dunn Rush Hour series features the brightest stars of the future from the Conservatory of Music and Academy, including virtuoso soloists and various chamber music ensembles. This month's performance is "Spring Strings," with host Scott St. John. The performances will begin at 6 p.m. in Thayer Hall and will be followed by a post-concert reception. Reservations are required. The Colburn School is located at 200 South Grand across from the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Information: (213) 621-2200, www.colburnschool.edu/performances/season-overview/rush-hour or www.colburnschool.edu, go to events.
April 18, 25, May 2 - Grand Park Lunchtime Concerts. Lunch a la Park spring concerts will take place Thursdays from 12:15 - 1:15 p.m. on the Grand Park Performance Lawn between Grand and Hill. Concerts will feature a variety of youth artists from Los Angeles. Information: (213) 972-8080 or www.grandparkla.org.
April 20 - El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument/Olvera Street Programs. Blessing of the Animals. The centuries-old tradition of blessing animals on the day before Easter will take place from noon - 5 p.m. There will be a colorful procession led by the Archbishop of Los Angeles, entertainment and more. All pets are welcome. El Pueblo/Olvera Street is located in downtown LA across from Union Station. Information: (213) 485-8372, www.olveraevents.com or www.elpueblo.lacity.org.
April 24 - Angel City Jazz. Angel City Jazz with the Nick Mancini Quartet. Curated by Angel City Jazz, this series presents live jazz concerts by established and emerging LA jazz innovators. The performance will take place from noon - 1 p.m. in the Bank of America Plaza, 333 S. Hope Street. Information: http://artsbrookfield.com, go to events for Los Angeles.
April 26 - MOCA Teen Night 2019. The event will take place from 7 - 10 p.m. at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), 250 South Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles. The program includes free admission, art-making workshops, live musical performances, refreshments and an art show with work by teens. A signed waiver is required to participate and can be downloaded from the Museum website. Information: (213) 621-1745, www.moca.org/program/teen-night-2 or http://www.moca.org.
April 27 and 28 - Our L.A. Voices: Grand Park Pop-Up Arts and Culture Fest. Our LA Voices is a regional arts gathering which will focus on the diverse and powerful artistic talent in Los Angeles County. The free arts festival will feature short film, dance, music, spoken word and theater performances along with visual artwork by LA artists. The event will take place throughout Grand Park on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. See website for participating artists/performers. The 2019 festival theme is "Origin Stories." Also this year there will be a series of lunchtime workshops from noon - 1 p.m. on April 22 - 26. The free workshops will focus on creative practice and the business side of making art in LA. Registration is required and parking validation will be provided for atttendees. See website for workshop and parking information. Information: (213) 972-8080 or www.grandparkla.org.
April 28 - 30th Anniversary Fiesta Broadway. Billed as the largest Cinco De Mayo celebration in the country, the Fiesta Broadway will take place from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. in downtown Los Angeles in the 12-square-block area centering on Broadway between 5th and Temple, Grand Park and other side streets. The event features multiple stages of local and national entertainment (La Opinion usually publishes a pull-out section including the entertainment line-up the week before the event), food vendors, community and sponsor booths, children's activities and more. Information: (310) 914-0015 or www.allaccess-la.com.
May 1 - Arts Brookfield Presents Uniquely LA. Uniquely LA will present unique experiences in unexpected places curated by local DJ, music mastermind and event producer Aaron Byrd. Today's performance will be by LA singer-songwriter Mia Doi Todd. The program will take place from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Wells Fargo Center/For Five Coffee, 333 S. Grand Avenue. Information: http://artsbrookfield.com, go to Los Angeles events.
May 4 and 5 - El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument/Olvera Street Programs. Cinco de Mayo Celebration. The weekend festival will take place from 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. both days and will include popular and traditional music performances, exhibitor booths, cultural dancing and Mexican food available for purchase. El Pueblo/Olvera Street is located in downtown LA across from Union Station. Information: (213) 485-8372, www.olveraevents.com or www.elpueblo.lacity.org.
Select Wednesdays - Midday Organ Recital at Our Lady of Angels Cathedral. Free half-hour organ recitals at 12:45 p.m. (See date calendars to confirm concerts or call venue.) Cathedral address is 555 W. Temple. Information: (213) 680-5200 or http://www.olacathedral.org
Every Thursday - Noontime Organ Recital at FCCLA. The First Congregational Church of Los Angeles, 540 S. Commonwealth at 6th, offers weekly half-hour organ concerts on Thursdays beginning at 12:10 p.m. Concerts are open to the public. Information: (213) 385-1345 or http://www.fccla.org.
Sunday Nights - Grand Central Market Events. Sunday nights are Jazz Nights from 7 - 9 p.m. at the Grand Central Market, 317 S. Broadway, at the Hill Street Platform. Jazz artists will be: March 31 - Vignes Rooftop Revival. Information: (213) 624-2378 or http://www.grandcentralmarket.com.
USC Thornton School of Music Performances - Performances take place in a variety of locations on the USC campus (see individual performances). All concerts are free and open to the public (exceptions are noted). Parking on campus is $12. Information: (213) 740-2584, www.music.usc.edu or www.usc.edu/music.
Performances at The Colburn School - Performances are open to the public and are free of charge. See individual event information for time and location. The Colburn School is located at 200 South Grand across from the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Information: (213) 621-2200 or www.colburnschool.edu.
Los Angeles City College Evening Concerts. The Concert Series is open to visitors and guests from campus and the community. Unless otherwise noted, all concerts will take place in the Herb and Lani Alpert Recital Hall at 7 p.m. No food or drink is allowed. Campus address is 855 N. Vermont. Information: (323) 953-4000 x2880 or www.lacitycollege.edu/academic/departments/music/index.html.
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LOS ANGELES - MUSEUM DISTRICT AND MID-WILSHIRE AREA
April 27 - Kontrapunktus Concert. Kontrapunktus (Latin for "Counterpoint") is a young and ethnically diverse group of musicians who have come together from all corners of the globe to perform for one common cause, which is to "mend divisions though the power and grace of classical music." The Neo-Baroque chamber orchesta seeks to reimagine classical music so as to enthrall a new generation of audiences. Today's concert will take place at 8 p.m. at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, 1281 N. Fairfax Avenue. The Il Barocco concert will celebrate the influence that composers such as Vivaldi, Corelli and others had on their German and English contemporaries such as Bach and Telemann. The group also will be performing new Baroque music from their composer-in-residence Mark Moya. Tickets may be reserved via the Kontrapunktus website. Information: www.kontrapunktus.com.
Every Friday and Saturday - Live Music at EB's at the Los Angeles Farmers Market. EB's Beer and Wine Bar at the Los Angeles Farmers Market presents live music every Friday and Saturday night from 7 - 9 p.m. Friday nights are Rock and Roll Dance Party. Upcoming bands will be: April 5 - Desperate Measures (Tribute to Classic Rock), April 12 - Petty or Not (Tom Petty Tribute), April 19 - Rose and Pacific (New Psychedelic Rock) and April 26 - King Mersey (Tribute to British Rock). Saturday nights are Americana Ranch Party Nights. Upcoming bands will be: April 6 - Travis Daggett Trio, April 13 - Stardust Ramblers, April 20 - Gary Myrick and April 27 - Merle Jagger. The Farmers Market is located at 6333 W. Third Street (at Fairfax). Information: (323) 933-9211, www.farmersmarketla.com or www.facebook.com/ebsbar.
"Sundays Live" Chamber Music Series - Concerts are at 6 p.m. at the Leo S. Bing Theater of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd. Visit the Sundays Live website to find other ways of listening to the concerts, including LACMA's streaming audio of the performances. Information: (323) 857-6234, www.sundayslive.org or www.lacma.org.
Jazz at LACMA - Concerts are from 6 - 8 p.m. in the Smidt Welcome Plaza of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wishire Boulevard. Information: (323) 857-6000, (323) 857-6115 or www.lacma.org.
LOS ANGELES - SOUTH AND EAST
April 13 and 18 - Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza Programs. On April 13, Jazz Appreciation Month Concert. The concert will include performances by Black Nile, CoolNasty and Jazz Hands for Autism, all hosted by DJ Moonbaby. Performances will take place from 2 - 4 p.m. in the center court at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza, 3650 West Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Also on April 18, Just Jazz Pop-Up Concert Series. The concert will take place from 7 - 8:30 p.m. on the second level next to Macy's. Artists appearing will include Alaoki Peete, Jeffrey Conner, Greg Paul, Sam Barsh and Teodross Avery. Information: (323) 290-6636 or www.baldwinhillscrenshawplaza.com.
LOS ANGELES - WEST
April 3, 10, 17, 24 and May 1, 8, 15 and 22 - Fowler Out Loud at the UCLA Fowler Museum. Unless otherwise noted, performances will take place at 6 p.m. outdoors in the courtyard of the Fowler Museum on the UCLA campus. April performances will be: April 3 - Sahara Grim (Global Jazz), April 10 - Sanjana Deshmukh (Singer-Songwriter), April 17 - Taji Senior and Hemalatha Chivukula (Writer/Performer), and April 24 - Dashew Center Performances (International Student Showcase). May performances will be: May 1 - Giovanni Piacentini (Original Compositions for Solo Guitar and Electronics), May 8 - Pragathi Guruprasad (Indian-American Playback Singer), May 15 - Suburban (Rock) and May 22 - UCLA Taara and Naya Zamaana (Southeast Asian Dance and A Cappella). Information: (310) 825-4361 or www.fowler.ucla.edu.
April 6 - Getty Center Programs. Fluxus Festival: Violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja. The LA Phil returns to the Getty for another installment of its yearlong Fluxus Festival, celebrating the influential anti-establishment 1960s art movement. The concert will feature scores by Fluxus-affiliated artists John Cage, Alison Knowles, and La Monte Young performed by violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja. Kopatchinskaja recently served as music director of the Ojai Music Festival. The performance will take place at 4 p.m. in the Harold M. Williams Auditorium at the Getty Center. Check the Getty website for reservations and for current parking fees. Information: (310) 440-7300 or www.getty.edu.
April 7 - West Los Angeles Symphony. The West Los Angeles Symphony, guest conductor Jeffrey Schindler with violin soloist Blake Pouliot, will present a concert at 7 p.m. in Royce Hall on the UCLA campus. The program will include: Mendelssohn: Hebrides Overture (Fingal's Cave), Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E minor, and Mendelssohn: Symphony No 4 "Italian." Information: (310) 873-7777 or www.wlasymphony.com.
April 11 - UCLA Hammer Museum Programs. Poetry - David Baker. Baker will read from his just-published Swift: New and Selected Poems, as well as a suite of eco-poems. He will be joined for part of the evening by Gregory Uhlmann, a Los Angeles-based composer and guitarist who performs with jazz, fusison and classical groups. The program will take place at 7:30 p.m. Coffee and tea will be served and a book signing with the author will follow. The UCLA Hammer Museum is located at 10899 Wilshire Boulevard in Westwood. See website for food, bag check and photo policies. Information: (310) 443-7000 or www.hammer.ucla.edu.
April 12 - UCLA Programs. Music and Ecstasy: Celebrating A.J. Racy's 40 Years at UCLA. The two-day conference and concert series will celebrate UCLA Distinguished Professor A.J. Racy's four decades of teaching in the Department of Ethnomusicology at UCLA (see additional details on the Arts/Events page). There will be a concert as part of the conference at 8 p.m. on Friday in Schoenberg Hall. The program will feature original compositions by Racy and will include performances by UCLA faculty members, the UCLA Near East Ensemble and special guests. See additional details on website. Information: www.schoolofmusic.ucla.edu or http://schoolofmusic.ucla.edu/events.
April 19 - UCLA Hammer Museum Arts Party: Wasteland. The yearly gathering for college students from across Southern California will take place from 7 - 10 p.m. The event will include art workshops, music and after-hours access to the galleries. The UCLA Hammer Museum is located at 10899 Wilshire Boulevard in Westwood. See website for food, bag check and photo policies. Information: (310) 443-7000 or www.hammer.ucla.edu.
April 23 - UCLA Hammer Museum Programs. In Remembrance: Classical Music by Armenian Composers. Celebrate Armenia's rich musical history with performances of works by four of the greatest Armenian composers of the 20th century: Komitas Vardapet, Aram Khachaturian, Alan Hovhaness and Edward Mirzoian. Music will be performed by the UCLA VEM (Armenian Music) Ensemble, featuring mezzo-soprano Danielle Segen, the VEM String Quartet and special guest, Los Angeles-based composer Artashes Kartalyan. The program will take place at 7:30 p.m. and will be introduced by artistic director, violinist and UCLA music professor Movses Pogossian, on the eve of Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day. Free tickets are required and will be available at the box office one hour before the performance, one ticket per person. The UCLA Hammer Museum is located at 10899 Wilshire Boulevard in Westwood. Information: (310) 443-7000 or www.hammer.ucla.edu.
May 5 - Palisades Symphony. Joel B. Lish, conductor and director. The program will include a joint performance with the Brentwood-Palisades Chorale, directed by Susan S. Rosenstein. The concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. at the Palisades Methodist Church, 801 Via de la Paz in Pacific Palisades. Admission is free and reservations are not required. Information: (310) 454-8040 or www.palisadessymphony.org.
UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music Performances. Performances take place in a variety of locations on the UCLA campus. For most events, RSVP links are included on the website with the event information. Information: (310) 825-5947, (310) 825-8381 or www.schoolofmusic.ucla.edu.
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Fisherman's Village Concert Series. - Outdoor performances are from 2 - 5 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday at Fisherman's Village, 13755 Fiji Way, weather permitting. Free parking is available for two hours with validation. Information: (424) 526-7900 or www.visitmarinadelrey.com.
April 27 and 28 - 22nd Annual Monterey Park Cherry Blossom Festival. The Monterey Park Cherry Blossom Festival will take place from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. on Sunday. The event will provide a glimpse into Japanese culture through a variety of entertainment, exhibits, traditional Japanese music and dance performances, taiko drumming, martial arts demonstrations, a kimono fashion show, a tea ceremony, children's crafts and more. The festival will take place in Barnes Park, 350 S. McPherrin Avenue. Performance schedule and program should be available on the city website. Information: (626) 307-1390 or www.montereyparkca.gov.
April 7 - Newport Beach Public Library Programs. Sunday Musicale. Dale Fielder Quartet (Jazz). The Dale Fielder Quartet has been part of the jazz scene in Southern California for over 20 years. Fielder is a baritone sax player and a composer who plays his own original compositions. The quartet also includes Jane Getz on piano, Bill Markus on bass and Thomas White on drums. The program will take place from 3 - 4 p.m. in the Friends Meeting Room of the Newport Beach Public Library, 1000 Avocado Avenue. Information: (949) 717-3800 or www.newportbeachlibrary.org.
Cerritos College Music Department Performances. - See individual listings below for individual performance times and locations. All events take place on the Cerritos College campus, 11110 Alondra Boulevard. Information: (562) 860-2451 x2629 or www.cerritos.edu/music.
April 15 - Ontario/Chaffey Community Show Band. "Doo Wop Spectacular III." The Ontario/Chaffey Community Show Band concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Merton Hill Auditorium at Chaffey High School, Euclid Avenue at 5th Street. The concert also will include the vocal trio The Harmony Sisters and vocalist Jim Bonner. Complimentary coffee and cookies will be served in the lobby at 7 p.m. prior to the concert along with music by "The Woodwind Celebration." Information: (909) 395-2020, www.showband.net or www.ci.ontario.ca.us.
April 3 and 14, May 1 and 5 - St. John's Concert Series. From noon - 12:30 on April 3 and May 1, monthly Midweek Organ Concert. On April 14, Holy Week Concert "How Great Thou Art." The Jubilate Choir, soloists and the Festival Orchestra will present the Holy Week cantata "How Great Thou Art," composed by David T. Clydesdale. On May 5 - Cathedral Bells Handbell Concert, directed by Alex Guebert. All concerts will take place in the sanctuary at St. John's Lutheran Church of Orange, 185 S. Center Street. Information: (714) 288-44431 or www.stjohnsorange.org.
Chapman University College of Performing Arts Events. Programs are held in a variety of locations on the Chapman University campus. See individual event information for location and performance time. The Chapman University campus is located at N. Glassell Street/E. Palm Avenue. Information: (714) 997-6871, www.chapman.edu/music or www.chapman.edu/copa/calendar.
March 31 - South Bay Chamber Music Society Concerts. The Pacific Trio (Edith Orloff, piano, Roger Wilkie, violin, and John Walz, cello. The program will include piano trios by Mozart and Arensky and "Bergerettes" by Martinu. The concert will take place at 3 p.m. at the Pacific Unitarian Church, 5621 Montemalga in Rancho Palos Verdes. Information: (310) 376-2169 or www.palosverdes.com/sbcms.
April 28 - South Bay Chamber Music Society Concerts. Trio Ondine: Boglarka Kiss, flute, Alma Fernandez, viola and Alison Bjorkedal, harp. The program will include music by Ravel, Telemann, Debussy and others. The concert will take place at 3 p.m. at the Pacific Unitarian Church, 5621 Montemalga in Rancho Palos Verdes. Information: (310) 376-2169 or www.palosverdes.com/sbcms.
April 4 - Goldline Concert Series at Lake Avenue Church. The Goldline Concert Series takes place the first Thursday of every month from 12 - 12:45 p.m. at Lake Avenue Church, 393 N. Lake Avenue. Today's perfomance will feature Lake musicians performing a variety of music. Performances will include duo pianists Grace Chung and Somang Jeagal as well as flutist Sally Christopher and pianist Duane Funderburk. Information: (626) 844-4721 or www.lakeave.org.
April 19 - Pasadena Presbyterian Church Friends of Music Concert Series. 22nd Annual Good Friday Devotional Concert. The program will feature Felix Mendelssohn's towering oratorio "Elijah." The concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. at the Pasadena Presbyterian Church. The church is in downtown Pasadena at the corner of Colorado and Madison. Information: (626) 793-2191 or www.ppcmusic.org.
April 20 - Third @ First Concerts. Third @ First Concerts take place at 4 p.m. on the third Saturday of the month at the First United Methodist Church of Pasadena, 500 E. Colorado Boulevard. This month's concert is "Music for the Day Before Easter." The intimacy of the church's chapel will be the venue for a program featuring Pergolesi's Stabat Mater Dolorosa. Two soloists, accompanied by strings and organ, will offer this meditation on the suffering of Mary as she stands at the foot of the cross. Information: (626) 796-0157 or www.fumcpasadena.org.
April 28 - May 3 - One Colorado Happy Hour Week. For Happy Hour Week, One Colorado restaurants will have a little something extra with their existing Happy Hour offerings. There will be live music in the courtyard from 7 - 8:30 p.m. with entertainment by singer-songwriters. Artists performing will be: April 28 - Tom Freund, April 29 - Neon West, April 30 - Trivia Tuesday/No Music, May 1 - Nina Storey, May 2 - Malynda Hale and May 3 - Holland Greco. One Colorado is located at 41 Hugus Alley. Information: (626) 564-1066 or www.onecolorado.com.
May 2 - Goldline Concert Series at Lake Avenue Church. The Goldline Concert Series takes place the first Thursday of every month from 12 - 12:45 p.m. at Lake Avenue Church, 393 N. Lake Avenue. Today's perfomance will feature director/vocalist Eric Caramptan and friends in a program of popular Broadway songs. Information: (626) 844-4721 or www.lakeave.org.
May 11 - Pasadena Presbyterian Church Friends of Music Concert Series. /an'sambel/IV. The "King of Instruments" will take center stage as Pasadena Presbyterian Church's Aeolian-Skinner pipe organ will be heard in combination with other instruments. The concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. at the Pasadena Presbyterian Church. The church is in downtown Pasadena at the corner of Colorado and Madison. Information: (626) 793-2191 or www.ppcmusic.org.
Pasadena Presbyterian Church Music at Noon Concerts. - Concerts take place at 12:10 in the church sanctuary and are open to the public. The church is in Downtown Pasadena at the corner of Colorado and Madison. Information: (626) 793-2191 or www.ppcmusic.org.
Caltech Performances. Performances take place at the time listed in Ramo Auditorium on the Caltech campus. See website for campus directions. Information: (626) 395-3295, http://pva.caltech.edu or www.music-theater-art.caltech.edu.
April 6 - Bradford House Chamber Music Series. Con Fuoco: Airi Tamura-Enomoto, violin, Israel Lizarraga, violin, Joseph Kaye, viola, and Jordan Horwich, cello, with guest oboist Victoria Lee. The program will include music by Arnold Bax and Ravel. Concerts begin at 3 p.m. at the historic Bradford House, 136 Palm Circle. Please note: Fire Department regulations limit seating at the Bradford House. Doors will open at 2:30 p.m. and seating is on a first-come basis. Information: (714) 993-2470, www.thebradfordhouse.info or www.placentia.org.
University of Redlands Performances. - University of Redlands Music Department performances are held in the Memorial Chapel, the Frederick Loewe Performance Hall (FLPH), and/or the Casa Loma Room on the Redlands campus, 1200 E. Colton Avenue. See individual concerts below for performance location. Information: (909) 748-8700, www.redlands.edu/music or www.redlands.edu/artsatredlands.
April 7 and 28 - Peninsula Symphony. Gary Berkson, music director. On April 7, the Symphony will present the Edith Knox Performance Competition finals at 2 p.m. On April 28, the concert will be "Ethnic Roots," with viola soloist Brett Deubner. The program will include Copland: John Henry, Ralph Vaughn Wiliams: Fantasia on Greensleeves, Grieg: Norwegian Dances, Op. 35, Hindemith: Der Schwanendreher for Viola and Small Orchestra, and Arturo Marquez: Danzon No. 2. The concert will take place at 7 p.m. in the auditorium at Redondo Union High School, 222 Pacific Coast Highway in Redondo Beach. Information: (310) 544-0320 or www.pensym.org.
April 17 - UCR Culver Center Events. Outpost Concert Series. The Outpost Concert Series presents the Eclipse Quartet. The Eclipse Quartet is an ensemble dedicated to the music of the twentieth century and present day composers. The concert will take place from 7 - 8:30 p.m. at the Culver Center for the Arts at the UCR Arts Block in downtown Riverside. Information: (951) 827-4787, (951) 827-3245 or http://culvercenter.ucr.edu.
April 25 - UCR Culver Center Events. Encuentros/Encounters 2019: Encuentro Cubano Concert, presented by the Center for Iberian and Latin American Music, Walter A. Clark, director. This year's performance will feature Mezcla: The Sound of Cuban Pop Today. Under the direction of guitarist Pablo Menendez, Mezcla has been a part of the sound track of the Cuban music scene for the past thirty years. When at home in Cuba, they perform regularly at Havana's premier jazz club La Zorra y el Cuervo and at the annual Havana Jazz Festival. The concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. at the Culver Center for the Arts at the UCR Arts Block in downtown Riverside. Information: (951) 827-4787, (951) 827-3245 or http://culvercenter.ucr.edu.
March 29 - South Bay Chamber Music Society Concerts. The Pacific Trio (Edith Orloff, piano, Roger Wilkie, violin, and John Walz, cello. The program will include piano trios by Mozart and Arensky and "Bergerettes" by Martinu. The concert will take place at 8 p.m. in the Los Angeles Harbor College Music Recital Hall, 111 Figueroa Place in Wilmington. See website for directions to the campus. Information: (310) 376-2169, www.palosverdes.com/sbcms or www.lahc.cc.ca.us.
April 26 - South Bay Chamber Music Society Concerts. Trio Ondine: Boglarka Kiss, flute, Alma Fernandez, viola and Alison Bjorkedal, harp. The program will include music by Ravel, Telemann, Debussy and others. The concert will take place at 8 p.m. in the Los Angeles Harbor College Music Recital Hall, 111 Figueroa Place in Wilmington. See website for directions to the campus. Information: (310) 376-2169, www.palosverdes.com/sbcms or www.lahc.cc.ca.us.
April 7 - Family Festival at the Bowers Museum. The Bowers Museum presents Family Festivals on the first Sunday of the month including live music and dance performances, arts and crafts and other activities from 11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Festivals take place in the Museum courtyard. This month's festival will be a Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival. Please note: the festivals no longer include complimentary admission to the museum. The Bowers Museum is located at 2002 N. Main Street. Information: (714) 567-3600 or www.bowers.org.
April 11 - UCI/Santa Ana High School Symphony Orchestras Combined Concert. Six years ago, the UCI Symphony Orchestra, led by Maestro Stephen Tucker, adopted the Santa Ana High School Symphony Orchestra. The partnership was designed to build awareness of the University experience, increase access to arts resources, and cultivate young artists. The SAHS wind and string ensembles will perform and then the UCI and SAHS orchestras will combine for a side-by-side piece. The program will take place at 7 p.m. in the Bill Medley Auditorium at Santa Ana High School, 520 W. Walnut Street. Admission is free. Information: (949) 824-6615 or www.arts.uci.edu.
April 27 - Grand Central Art Center Programs. David Greenberger and Prime Lens will present a live program with selections from "It Happened to Me." Greenberger is a GCAC artist-in-residence best known for creating the long-running periodical The Duplex Planet. His current work focuses on conversations with Santa Ana's diverse elderly population. The program will be filmed for an upcoming documentary entitled Beyond the Duplex Planet. Members of Prime Lens are keyboardist Tyson Rogers. drummer Bob Stagner, and bassist Evan Lipson. The program will take place at 6 p.m. in the Bill Medley Auditorium at Santa Ana High School, 520 W. Walnut Street (doors will open at 5:30 p.m.). Information: (714) 567-7233 or www.grandcentralartcenter.com.
April 27 - 43rd Annual VSA (Very Special Arts) Festival. The festival celebrates the artistic accomplishments of people with disabilities through the visual and performing arts. There will be a variety of art displays and performances and more. Participatory workshops will be held throughout the lower level of Main Place Mall, 2800 N. Main Street, where participants, their siblings and the general public can make and take art projects. The event will take place from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Main Place Mall. Information: www.ocde.us/vsa/pages/default.aspx, www.artsoc.org or www.sparkoc.com.
SANTA FE SPRINGS
May 3 - SFS Art Fest. The Santa Fe Springs Art Fest 2019 will take place from 3 - 11 p.m. at the Clarke Estate, 10211 Pioneer Boulevard. There will be pop-up galleries, live stage entertainment, demonstrations, food vendors, chalk art displays and more. Information: www.artcrawlfest.com or www.santafesprings.org.
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April 10 and May 8 - Mid-Week Recital Series at the Santa Monica First United Methodist Church. On April 10, The Wilder Trio (clarinet/bassoon/piano), and on May 8 - organist David York. Concerts take place at 12:10 p.m. at the Santa Monica FUMC, 1008 11th Street. Information: (310) 393-8258 or www.santamonicaumc.org/mid-week-recital-series.
Santa Monica Public Library Performances - Programs take place in the MLK Jr. Auditorium of the main branch of the Santa Monica Public Library, 601 Santa Monica Boulevard (unless otherwise noted). See individual performance information for performance times. Information: (310) 458-8600 or www.smpl.org
Live Music at the Sunday Farmers Market. The Sunday Farmers Market takes place from 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at Heritage Square, 2640 Main Street. Music is from about 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Information: (310) 458-8712, (310) 458-8411, www.smgov.net/farmers_market/index.htm or www.farmersmarket.santa-monica.org.
May 4 and 5 - Sierra Madre Art Fair. Sierra Madre's 57th annual celebration of the arts will take place Saturday from 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sunday from 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. in Memorial Park, 222 West Sierra Madre Boulevard (at the Civic Center). There will be over 70 artists displaying their works, craft projects, food/drink vendors and live music throughout the day. The full entertaiment schedule should be available online. Information: (626) 355-7186, www.sierramadrelibraryfriends.org or www.cityofsierramadre.com.
April 27 - South Pasadena Eclectic Music Festival and Art Walk 2019. The Eclectic Music Festival and Art Walk will take place from 3 - 10 p.m. in a variety of locations in the downtown South Pasadena area. There will be more than 50 bands/musicians performing on multiple stages around town, plus open houses at art galleries and studios, most within a short walking distance. Check website for full schedule, and the event is easily accessible from the South Pasadena gold line station. Information: (626) 441-2339, www.theeclectic.rocks or www.southpasadena.net.
March 29 - Beach Cities Symphony Orchestra. Barry Brisk, conductor and music director, with guest clarinet soloist Bradley Cohen. The Beach Cities Symphony performance will take place at 8 p.m. in Marsee Auditorium on the El Camino College Center for the Arts campus, 16007 Crenshaw Boulevard at Redondo Beach Boulevard. The program for the "A Fond Farewell" concert will include Beethoven: Egmont Overture, Barry Brisk: Clarinet Concerto (World Premiere) and Dvorak: Symphony No. 7. There is also a pre-concert lecture in the main auditorium starting at 7:30 p.m. No reservations or tickets are required, and see website for current parking fees. Information: (310) 379-9725, (310) 539-4649 or www.beachcitiessymphony.org.
March 31 - Cherry Blossom Cultural Festival 2019. The Torrance Cherry Blossom Cultural Festival will take place from 11 a.m - 4 p.m. at Columbia Park, 4045 190th Street. There will be a variety of cultural performances, arts/crafts from local artisans and food for purchase. Bring a blanket and sit under the blossoming cherry trees. Information: (310) 618-2376 or www.facebook.com/torrancecherryblossom.
April 5 - Classical Crossroads Concerts: First Fridays at First! Classical Crossroads concerts are held at the First Lutheran Church of Torrance, 2900 W. Carson Street (on the south side of Carson just east of Maple). Today's concert, First Fridays at First!, will take place from 12:15 - 12:45 p.m. and will feature pianist Steven Vanhauwaert, grand prize winner of the Los Angeles International Liszt Competition and two-time winner of the Beverly Hills National Auditions. Information: (310) 316-5573 or www.palosverdes.com/classicalcrossroads.
April 13 and 14 - 46th Annual Bunka-Sai Japanese Cultural Festival. The festival will take place from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday at the Ken Miller Recreation Center, 3341 Torrance Boulevard (at Madrona). There will be cultural performances, Japanese food for purchase, craft activites, exhibits, demonstrations, workshops, activities for children and more. The program is presented by the Torrance Sister City Association, and a full schedule of events is available on their website. Information: (310) 618-2930, www.torrancesistercity.org or www.torranceca.gov.
April 20 - Classical Crossroads Concerts: The Interludes. Classical Crossroads concerts are held at the First Lutheran Church of Torrance, 2900 W. Carson Street (on the south side of Carson just east of Maple). Today's concert, The Interludes, will take place at 3 p.m. and will feature Micah Wright, clarinet/saxophone/piano, with friends Espen Nystog Aas, clarinet, Alen Hon, cello, and Hui Wu, piano. Information: (310) 316-5573 or www.palosverdes.com/classicalcrossroads.
May 3 - Classical Crossroads Concerts: First Fridays at First! Classical Crossroads concerts are held at the First Lutheran Church of Torrance, 2900 W. Carson Street (on the south side of Carson just east of Maple). Today's concert, First Fridays at First!, will take place from 12:15 - 12:45 p.m. and will feature the winner of the Peninsula Symphony's 2019 Knox Competition. Information: (310) 316-5573 or www.palosverdes.com/classicalcrossroads.
May 18 - Classical Crossroads Concerts: The Interludes. Classical Crossroads concerts are held at the First Lutheran Church of Torrance, 2900 W. Carson Street (on the south side of Carson just east of Maple). Today's concert, The Interludes, will take place at 3 p.m. and will feature prize-winning iPalpiti artists violist Adelya Shagidullina from Tatarstan and violinist Azer Damirov from Azerbajian. Information: (310) 316-5573 or www.palosverdes.com/classicalcrossroads.
May 24 - Beach Cities Symphony Orchestra. Barry Brisk, conductor and music director, with the MTAC "Artists of the Future" competition winners. The Beach Cities Symphony performance will take place at 8 p.m. in Marsee Auditorium on the El Camino College Center for the Arts campus, 16007 Crenshaw Boulevard at Redondo Beach Boulevard. Soloists and selections for the program TBA; the Symphony also will perform Berlioz: Romeo and Juliet - Festivities and Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio Espagnol. There is also a pre-concert lecture in the main auditorium starting at 7:30 p.m. No reservations or tickets are required, and see website for current parking fees. Information: (310) 379-9725, (310) 539-4649 or www.beachcitiessymphony.org.
April 26, 27 and 28 - Upland Lemon Festival. The Upland Lemon Festival will take place on Friday from 3 - 11 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. - 11 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. in Historic Downtown Upland on East 9th Street off Euclid. The event celebrates the city's citrus origins. There will be carnival rides, games and vendors (fee), a children's area with crafts, music and other entertainment, and more. Main stage bands will include: High Tide (Beach Boys Tribute) on Friday night, Upland's Got Talent Finals and Led Zepagain (Led Zeppelin Tribute) on Saturday night, and Queen Nation (Queen Tribute) on Sunday night, plus additional entertainment on a second stage. See website for entertainment schedule. Information: (909) 623-3111, http://fairplex.com/events/upland-lemon-festival or www.ci.upland.ca.us.
May 12 - Whittier Regional Symphony (formerly Rio Hondo Symphony). Kimo Furumoto, conductor. The Rio Hondo Symphony concludes its season with a "Mother's Day Hit Parade," all the best music from classical, jazz, Broadway and film featuring Kendall Harb (voice), 2018 Young Artist Competition Winner. The program will include music by Copland, Rossini, Verdi, Bernstein, Gershwin, Rodgers and others. The concert is at 3 p.m. in the Vic Lopez Auditorium of Whittier High School, 12417 E. Philadelphia Street. Information: (562) 698-8626 or www.riohondosymphony.org.
Rio Hondo College Cultural Events. Unless otherwise noted, performances take place in the Wray Theater on the Rio Hondo College campus. The Rio Hondo College address is 3600 Workman Mill Road. See campus website for directions and current parking fees. Information: (562) 908-3492 or www.riohondo.edu.
Nixon Library Family Concert Series - All performances (unless otherwise indicated) are at 2 p.m. at the Nixon Library, 18001 Yorba Linda Boulevard near Imperial Highway. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. Information: (714) 993-5075, (714) 993-3393 or www.nixonfoundation.org.
May 3 - 5 - Yucapia Music and Art Festival. The three-day festival will feature live bands, art displays, a carnival, food and merchandise vendors, a beer garden, kids' zone, flower show and more. The Festival will take place in the Historic Uptown area, 12062 California Street vicinity. Admission and entertainment are free; fee for rides, games, vendors, etc. The main music stage will be located outdoors at the new Yucaipa Performing Arts Center, and an additional stage will be located on Yucapia Boulevard at Bryant Street. See entertainment line-up on website. Information: www.yucaipa.org or www.yucaipa.org/recreation/city-events-festivals/yucaipa-music-arts-festival.
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ONE FINAL THOUGHT ON THE CONCERTS: All of the concerts in the listings are free to the general public, and there are some truly outstanding programs. However, many of the groups and organizations sponsoring these concerts incur substantial costs in bringing them to you year after year. Donations which allow them to continue their tradition of bringing quality music to the general public at no charge are appreciated.
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