CONCERT LISTINGS BY CITY - FEBRUARY 2019
What's coming in February? January and February usually are the two quietest months of the year. This month's special events will include Asian Lunar New Year celebrations and programs for Black History/African-American Heritage Month. Most college and university programs will be back to their regular schedules, and there are several symphony performances. In the Fall/Winter/Spring, the site usually is updated on the first and third Thursdays of the month. Updates this month will be on February 7 and 21. 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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WINTER CONCERT PAGE PHOTOS: At the end of January and in February, Lunar New Year celebrations will take place throughout Southern California. Chinese lanterns, such as the ones pictured above, will undoubtedly be part of many of those celebrations. This past holiday season, from October 26 - January 6, the Los Angeles Arboretum hosted the "Moonlight Forest," a Lantern Art Festival. However, in this festival, lanterns reflected three themes: Nature (with shimmering flowers, magnificent animals and figures from Chinese legends), Children's Garden, and Chinese Culture. Created by skilled artisans from China's Sichuan province, the lanterns were presented by the Arboretum in partnership with Tianyu Arts and Culture to celebrate the time-honored tradition of lantern art. Perhaps even Santa will be part of the celebration if they return again in 2019! Images of a few of the many lanterns which were placed throughout the Arboretum grounds and viewed at night are included on the concert pages.
February 9 - Alhambra Lunar New Year Festival. The 28th Annual Alhambra Lunar New Year Festival will take place from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. on Valley Boulevard between Garfield and Alamansor. There will be a street festival, cultural activities and performances, demonstrations, all-day stage entertainment and more. Information: (626) 568-1300, www.alhambralunarnewyear.com or www.alhambrachamber.com.
February 17 - Alhambra Performing Arts Center Programs. The Alhambra Performing Arts Center, under the direction of artistic director Bill Yee, will present singer Matt Barber and his Sinatra Nights show in which he performs many of Sinatra's popular hits. 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 email@example.com.
February 9 - Second Saturdays at the Altadena Library. JazzZone (Smooth Jazz/R&B). 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
February 2 - Orange County Black History Parade and Cultural Faire. The 2019 Orange County Black History Parade and Cultural Faire will take place from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. in Downtown Anaheim at the Center Street Promenade. The parade will take place from 10 a.m. - noon, and the cultural faire will continue after the parade until 4 p.m. The faire will include food and product vendors, information booths, a health village, youth village, college village and ongoing live entertainment. Information: (714) 543-4746, www.oc-hc.org or www.orangecountyheritagecouncil.
February 9 - 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.
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.
February 10 - 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. This month's program will be Break the Floor Hip Hop. Information: (310) 746-4000 or www.thewallis.org.
February 15 - Black History Month Celebration. The City of Carson will celebrate Black History Month in an event from 6 - 8 p.m. at the Millender-McDonald Community Center at Carson Main Hall, 801 E. Carson Street. The event will include music, dance and spoken word performances and more. Information: (310) 835-0212 x1467, (310) 952-1775, http://recreation.carson.ca.us or www.ci.carson.ca.us.
February 2 - Festival of Friendship. The City of Cerritos and the Let Freedom Ring Committee, in conjunction with the Los Cerritos Center, will present the 20th annual Festival of Friendship from noon - 4 p.m. at the Los Cerritos Center, South Street at the 605 Freeway. The Festival provides the community with an opportunity to learn about the city's diversity through a variety of cultural music and dance performances by local groups on two stages in the mall. Visit each stage during intermissions for a special commemorative gift. Information: (562) 916-1254, www.cerritos.us or www.shoploscerritos.com.
February 11 and 19 - Performances at the Cerritos Public Library. On February 11, Musical Travels Concert. Violinist Paul Stein and cellist/pianist Maksim Velichkin will perform elegant selections by Haydn, Michiels, and John Williams, plus "Meditation" from the opera "Thais" by Massenet. On February 19, West African kora concert. Sean Gaskell will give a performance and educational demonstration on the kora, an ancient 21-stringed harp from West Africa. The program will include both traditional songs and some of his own compositions. Both programs will take place from 7 - 8 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.
February 2 - Claremont Symphony Orchestra. Robert Sage, conductor and music director. Concert for Young People. The program will include Poulenc: The Story of Babar the Little Elephant, Mozart: Piano Concerto in A Major, K. 488, 1st movement, with piano soloist Alexis Cai, and Chaminade: Concertino, Op. 107, with flute soloist Charlotte Tu. The program will take place at 10:30 a.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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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.
February 1 - 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. The February 1 concert, "Civil Disobedience" presented by Hear Now, is already at capacity for reservations. To join the waitlist, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Reservations will open on February 2 for the March 1 concert. The March 1 concert, which will take place at the Mayme A. Clayton Library and Museum, will feature Kamau Daaood and A Band of Griots: Through Walls of Thought and Feeling. The Wende Museum is located at 10808 Culver Boulevard. Information: (310) 216-1600 or www.wendemuseum.org.
March 1 - 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. Reservations will open on February 2 for the March 1 concert. The March 1 concert, which will take place at the Mayme A. Clayton Library and Museum, will feature Kamau Daaood and A Band of Griots: Through Walls of Thought and Feeling. The Wende Museum is located at 10808 Culver Boulevard. See additional information on website. Information: (310) 216-1600 or www.wendemuseum.org.
March 2 and 3 (also March 9 and 10) - Dana Point Festival of Whales. The city's annual seaside event takes place over two weekends - March 2, 3, 9 and 10 (information on the 9th and 10th will be included with March listings). The festival celebrates the migration of the gray whale and other species with ocean-themed activities and events with an emphasis on education and environmental responsibility. Events are both free and fee-based. Check website for full schedule. Free activities on individual days include those listed below; ALL EVENTS ARE WEATHER-PERMITTING AND WILL NOT BE RESCHEDULED IN THE EVENT OF RAIN. Check website for updates in case of bad weather. Information: (888) 440-4309, (949) 496-1045 or www.festivalofwhales.com (and www.festivalofwhales.org). Also for certain events: (949) 248-3593 or www.danapoint.org (City of Dana Point), and (949) 923-2255 or www.danapointharbor.com (Dana Point Harbor).
February 10 - 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.
February 16 - El Segundo Concerts in the Library Series Sierra Highway. Sierra Highway is a California-based acoustic Americana band performing both contemporary and traditional music. With deep American roots in bluegrass, folk, Irish and country music, band members create balanced and rich harmonies. The program will 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.
February 9 - Fontana Arts Jazz Fest: A Black History Celebration. The City of Fontana will present its inaugural Jazz Fest: A Black History Celebration from 1 - 5 p.m. in the Miller Amphitheater, 17004 Arrow Boulevard. Bands appearing will include Kaiser Jazz Band, Brass Brothers, Uplifting Dance Academy and the Sons of Mystro. Bring your blankets, lawn chairs and picnics; seating is on a first-come basis. There also will be free interactive arts activities, a kid zone, and artist and food vendors. No pets, barbecues, skateboards, scooters, roller blades or smoking in the park. Information: (909) 349-6979, http://arts.fontana.org, or www.fontana.org.
February 17 - Fullerton Friends of Music Concert Series. Tempesta Di Mare Chamber Players: Gwyn Roberts, flute, Rebecca Harris, violin, Lisa Terry, viola da gamba, Richard Stone, theorbo, and Adam Pearl, harpsichord. The only American baroque music group to record for the prestigious British label Chandos will present Holiday in Paris: Telemann's musical vacation. This season's concerts will take place at 3 p.m. in the Wilshire Auditorium on the Fullerton College campus, 315 East Wilshire Avenue. Information: (714) 526-5310, (562) 691-7437 or www.fullertonfriendsofmusic.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) 278-3371 or www.arts.fullerton.edu.
February 6 and 20 - "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: February 6 - Catherine Del Russo oboe recital with pianist Mark Robson, and February 20 - violin recital with Johanna Krejci, violin, and Brendan White, piano. Information: (818) 244-7241, www.glendalenoonconcerts.blogspot.com or www.glendalecitychurch.org.
February 9 - 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 concerts. On February 9, the concert will feature the Lobo Ensemble: Catherine Del Russo, oboe, Jacqueline Suzuki, violin, and Jeness Johnson, cello. Program TBA. Upcoming performances in March will be March 9 - harpist Cristina Montes Mateo and March 23 - the Eclipse Quartet. Information: (818) 548-2051, www.brandlibrary.org or www.ci.glendale.ca.us, go to "library."
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 Pavilion Event Plaza. 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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February 13 - Biola University Performances. Composition Concert. Every year Biola Conservatory composition majors participate in the concert. The concert features selected compositions, in a variety of styles and genres, performed by Conservatory ensembles and soloists. The program will take place at 7 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.
February 24 - La Mirada Symphony. Alan Mautner, music director and conductor. The program for the "Old Masters Revisited" concert will include Handel: Water Music Suite, Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 1, and Haydn: Symphony No. 45 in F Sharp minor. 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. Under the symphony's new policy, (free) tickets are required and may be reserved in advance via the La Mirada Theater website. Check with the La Mirada Theater box office about stand-by lines/seating for the concerts in the event the concert is sold out. Information: (714) 420-0262, (562) 941-5779, www.lamiradasymphony.com or www.lamiradatheater.com.
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: February 1 - LA Misfits, February 8 - Suave (Latin), February 15 - Banda Impacto Jalisco, February 22 - Impulse Band, and March 1 - Rhythm Jukeboxx. Information: (562) 375-0888, www.lapuentelive.com or www.facebook.com/lapuentelive.
February 27 - Carpenter Arts Programs. Cal State Long Beach Bob Cole Conservatory of Music Orchestra concert. The program will include Mozart: Magic Flute Overture, with graduate conductor David Scott, Beethoven: Symphony No. 6, Smetana: Vysehrad (The High Castle, from Ma Vlast), and Smetana: Vltava (The Moldua) from Ma Vlast. The program will take place at 8 p.m. at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center, 6200 Atherton Street on the CSULB campus. Tickets are required and will be availble starting January 7. Information: (562) 985-7000 or www.carpenterarts.org, go to "Arts for Life."
March 2 - Rainbow Harbor/Shoreline Village Mardi Gras Celebration. Celebrate Mardi Gras at Shoreline Village and Rainbow Harbor from noon - 5 p.m. There will be a variety of performances and activities at the Shoreline Village stage, and the Mardi Gras parade will take place at 2 p.m. starting at the Aquarium of the Pacific along Rainbow Harbor. See website for additional information. Information: (562) 435-2668, www.longbeachmardigras.com or www.shorelinevillage.com.
March 3 - Carpenter Arts Programs. Symphonic Jazz Orchestra. Celebrate the 95th anniversary of George Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue" with the Symphonic Jazz Orchestra and pianist Bill Cunliffe. The program also will feature the world premiere of a newly-commissioned work by G. Patrick Gandy. The 68-member Symphonic Jazz Orchestra, conducted by Mitch Glickman, is the country's premiere ensemble uniquely dedicated to bridging the worlds of jazz and classical music. The concert will take place at 3 p.m. at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center, 6200 Atherton Street on the CSULB campus. Free tickets are required and will be availble starting January 7. Information: (562) 985-7000 or www.carpenterarts.org, go to "Arts for Life."
LOS ANGELES - DOWNTOWN AND VICINITY
January 31 - LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes Events. Los Lobos' Louie Perez in Conversation: Good Morning Atlan. Musician, artist, writer and member of Los Lobos Louie Perez will be part of a conversation and signing to celebrate the release of his new book "Good Morning, Aztlan: The Words, Pictures and Songs of Louie Perez." The event will end with an acoustic musical performance by Louie, Cesar Castro, Xochitl Flores and Raul Perez. The progrm will begin at 7 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.
February 1 and 14 - "Metro Art Presents" Union Station Performances. On February 1, the first rush hour concert of the year will take place from 4 - 6 p.m. in the Union Station waiting room. Josh Johnson, a Los Angeles-based saxophonist, multi-instrumentalist and composer will perform. On February 14, Metro Art presents a Union Station Kind of Love from 8 - 10 p.m. in the Ticketing Hall. The evening will begin at 8 p.m. with a 1960s Supremes-style dance follow along led by the Velettes. The evening also will include music by the St. Jukes as well as additional dance follow-alongs and dancing. Information: http://www.unionstationla.com, go to "happenings."
February 9 - Golden Dragon Parade and Chinese Lunar New Year Celebration in Chinatown. The 120th Golden Dragon Parade will take place on Saturday starting at 1 p.m. in Chinatown. The parade will begin at Hill Street/Ord, then continue on Hill Street to Bernard, then on Bernard to Broadway, finishing at Cesar Chavez. The Chinese Lunar New Year Festival will take place on Saturday from noon - 8 p.m. in Central Plaza, 943 - 951 N. Broadway. There will be a variety of cultural performances, artisan demonstrations, a culinary stage, food trucks and the LA Weekly live music stage. Information: (213) 680-0243, www.lagoldendragonparade.com, www.lachinesechamber.org or www.chinatownla.com.
February 10 - 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 Benjamin Straley. 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.saintjamesla.org.
February 28 - 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 "Feelin' Jazzed," with host and director Lee Secard and the Colburn Jazz Workshop. 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.
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.
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.
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LOS ANGELES - MUSEUM DISTRICT AND MID-WILSHIRE AREA
February 17, March 2, 3 and 5 - Lunar New Year and Mardi Gras at the Los Angeles Farmers Market. On February 17, celebrate the Lunar New Year from 2 - 5 p.m. Festivities will include Chinese Dragon and Lion Dances, K-Pop dance performancers, martial ats demonstrations and more. Celebrate Mardi Gras at the Los Angeles Farmers Market, 6333 W. Third Street, on March 2 and 3, and Fat Tuesday on March 5. Festivities will include New Orleans and Zydeco music, strolling parade bands, activities for children, bead-throwing and more. Additional information TBA. Information: (323) 933-9211 or www.farmersmarketla.com.
February 18 - Target Free Holiday Monday at LACMA. Visitors of all ages are invited to a free day at the museum on Presidents' Day. There will be bilingual tours and live music from WYO at 12:30 and 2:45 p.m. WYO is a rock band originating from Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and currently based in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles County Museum of Art is located at 5905 Wilshire Boulevard. Information: (323) 857-6010, www.lacma.org or www.lacma.org/event/target-free-holiday-monday-12.
"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.
LOS ANGELES - WEST
January 30 and February 6, 13, 20 and 27 - 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. Performances will be: January 30 - Old Corn Lickers (Bluegrass/Eclectic), February 6 - UCLA Balkan Ensemble, February 13 - Samantha Shen (Singer-Songwriter), February 20 - Trio Escarlata (Classical/Tango), and February 27 - UCLA Guitar Ensemble. Information: (310) 825-4361 or www.fowler.ucla.edu.
February 10 - Palisades Symphony. Joel B. Lish, conductor and director. The program will include Respighi: Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite #1, Dohnanyi: Konzertstuck for Cello and Orchestra, with cello soloist David Speltz, and Haydn: Symphony No. 104, "London." The concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. in Mercer Hall, Pacific Palisades High School, 15777 Bowdoin Street in Pacific Palisades. Admission is free and reservations are not required. Information: (310) 454-8040 or www.palisadessymphony.org.
February 14 - UCLA Hammer Museum Programs. Compose LA: Love Notes. Kaleidoscope, LA's conductorless orchestra, explores questions of humanity and race through a program of chamber music by acclaimed LA-based composers including Ted Hearne, Sarah Gibson, Billy Childs, Julia Adlophe, Juhi Bansal and Andrew Norman. The concert is part of Compose LA, a platform showcasing LA's leading contemporary composers, innovative music artists, thought-leaders and engaging music spaces. The concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. at the UCLA Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Boulevard. Free tickets are required and will be available at the box office beginning one hour prior to the performance, one ticket per person on a first-come basis. Information: (310) 443-7000 or www.hammer.ucla.edu.
February 16 and 17 - "Sounds of LA" at the Getty Center. "Sounds of LA" presents LADAMA. Sisters in song, rhythm and spirit, LADAMA is four musician-educators who harness music from their respective countries of origin - Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela and the United States. The create original songs using traditional and non-traditional instruments. Performances will take place on Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 4 p.m. in the Harold M. Williams Auditorium at the Getty Center. Reservations are required and can be made via the Getty website. Check site for current parking fees. Information: (310) 440-7300 or www.getty.edu.
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 1 - 4 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday (1 - 4 p.m. beginning in November) at Fisherman's Village, 13755 Fiji Way, weather permitting. Free parking is available for two hours with validation. Information: (310) 305-9545 or www.visitmarinadelrey.com.
February 24 - Newport Beach Public Library Programs. Sunday Musicale. Guitarists Brian Cross and Jesus Palominos will perform a repertoire of Latin American works from Argentina, Cuba, Mexico and Brazil. 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.
February 11 - Ontario/Chaffey Community Show Band. "That's Amore." 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. Complimentary coffee and cookies will be served in the lobby at 7 p.m. prior to the concert. Information: (909) 395-2020, www.showband.net or www.ci.ontario.ca.us.
February 6 and 24 - St. John's Concert Series. From noon - 12:30 on February 6, monthly Midweek Organ Concert. On February 24 at 7 p.m., organ concert featuring Charles Raasch. The performance will include Bach's organ masterwork the Clavier-Ubung III with contextual lectures by Baroque expert professor Dr. Tom Mueller. 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.
February 24 - South Bay Chamber Music Society Concerts. Joshua Ranz with the New Hollywood String Quartet (Joshua Ranz, clarinet, Tereza Stanislav, violin, Rafael Rishik, violin, Rob Brophy, viola, and Andrew Shulman, cello). The program will include music by Mozart, Schubert and Brahams. 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.
January 30 and 31 - Pasadena Public Library Programs. Concerts for Kids. Angie Donkin will present two programs of rhythmic music, dance and stories. The programs will take place at 10:30 a.m. on January 30 at the Santa Catalina Branch Library, 999 E. Washington, and on January 31 at the Linda Vista Branch library, 1281 Bryant Street. Also on January 31 at 10 a.m. at the Central Library, 285 E. Walnut Street, "Spelunkalicious! Concerrt for Kids." The Brian Waite Band will present "Spelunkalicious," their new show and CD. The program will include music, dances, activities and colorfully funky costumes. Information: (626) 744-4066 (Central Library), (626) 744-7278 (Linda Vista Branch), (626) 744-7272 (Santa Catalina Branch) or www.pasadenapubliclibrary.net.
February 1, 8, 15 and 22 - The Soul of Ragtime Concert Series. This February, in a partnership between the Pasadena Playhouse and Playhouse District Association, "The Soul of Ragtime" concerts featuring ragtime music and music rooted in the ragtime style will take place on Fridays from 6 - 8 p.m. Concerts will be in a different location each week. Performances will be: February 1 - The Michael Haggins Band in the Vroman's Bookstore courtyard, February 8 - Ragtime pianist John Reed-Torres at the Pasadena Playhouse, February 15 - The Vignes Rooftop Revival, with music rooted in the gypsy jazz of Django Reinhardt, in the Vroman's Bookstore courtyard, and February 22 - The Michael Haggins Band at the Pasadena Playhouse. See additional information and locations on website. Information: (626) 744-0340 or www.playhousedistrict.org.
February 3 - Lunar New Year Festival at the USC Pacific Asia Museum. Celebrate the Lunar New Year at the USC Pacific Asia Museum, 46 North Los Robles Avenue, from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Main stage performances will include a Lion Dance, martial arts presentation from the Northern Shaolin Kung Fu Association, classical musicians from the Pasadena Symphony, and a special delegation from the Zhejiang Conservatory of Music performing a variety of traditional and contemporary music and dance pieces. There also will be art activities, food trucks and a musical petting zoo. Other area activities celebrating the Lunar New Year will include free mahjong workshops in the courtyard at the Pasadena Playhouse from noon - 4 p.m. and Lunar New Year-themed storytime and crafts at Vroman's Bookstore from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Information: (626) 449-2742 or https://pacificasiamuseum.usc.edu; also www.playhousedistrict.org.
February 7 - 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 the Kairos Piano Trio, violinist Carrie Rehkopf, cellist John Michel and pianist Duane Funderburk, in a concert of classical and popular piano trio music. They will be joined by Dancers from Lake artists. Information: (626) 844-4721 or www.lakeave.org.
February 9 - Pasadena Presbyterian Church Friends of Music Concert Series. Brilliant Britten. Celebrate the compositional range and prowess of Benjamin Britten in a concert featuring the Friends of Music Orchestra, organist Timothy Howard and tenor Jonathan Mack. The program will include Britten's works "Simple Symphony" and "Serenade for Horn, Tenor and Strings," plus additional repertoire TBA. 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.
February 16 - 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 "Eternal Creation: Three Piano Sonata," featuring three Beethoven piano sonatas performed by pianist Junko Ueno Garrett. Information: (626) 796-0157 or www.fumcpasadena.org.
February 16 - 37th Annual Black History Parade and Festival. The parade begins at 10 a.m. at on Figueroa Street in Altadena and heads south on Fair Oaks Avenue to Robinson Park in Pasadena, 1081 N. Fair Oaks Avenue. After the parade there will be a festival on Hammond Street and the north side of Robinson Park from noon - 4 p.m. There will be live entertainment for children and adults, activities for children, free information booths, the Power 106 Street Team, food vendors and more. See the website listed for other Pasadena Black History Month programs as well. Information: (626) 744-7311, (626) 744-7333, www.cityofpasadena.net/human-services/news-announcements/black-history-celebrations-2019 or www.cityofpasadena.net.
February 16 - Pasadena Public Library Programs. Black History Month Celebration and Program. The event will take place from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the Central Library, 285 E. Walnut Street. There will be an art exhibit, documentary screening of "Bridging the Divide: Tom Bradley and the Politics of Race" at 11:30 p.m., presentations at 1 and 4 p.m., and dance and gospel music performances at 2:15 and 3 p.m. Information: (626) 744-4066 or www.pasadenapubliclibrary.net.
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://bands.caltech.edu or www.music-theater-art.caltech.edu.
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.
February 24 - Peninsula Symphony. Gary Berkson, music director, with guest soloist Cristina Montes Mateo, harp. "Big Works for Small Groups." The program will include Bach: Sinfonia in E-flat major for two orchestras, Opus 18, No. 1, Reinhold Gliere: Concerto for harp and Orchestra in E-flat major, Opus 74, Stravinsky: Eight Instrumental Miniatures, and Dvorak: Czech Suite, Opus 39. The concert will take place at 7 p.m. at Redondo Union High School, 222 North Pacific Coast Highway (between Diamond and Vincent). General admission begins at 6:45 p.m. See website for parking information. Information: (310) 544-0320 or www.pensym.org.
February 9 - Riverside Black History Parade, Expo and Car Show. The Riverside Black History Parade will take place in downtown Riverside. The parade will take place starting at 10 a.m. at Riverside City College (Magnolia/Terricina) and continue into downtown Riverside on Magnolia, the go on 10th Street to Main. The expo will take place on the downtown mall near Riverside City Hall, 3900 Main Street, from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. There will be a variety of entertainment, vendor booths and community information booths throughout the day. Information: (909) 213-5583, www.adcrfoundation.org or www.riversideca.gov.
February 13 and 20 - UCR Culver Center Events. On February 13, the UCR Chamber Singers will present VALENTINES!, a Valentine's Day concert from 7 - 8 p.m. On February 20, Outpost Concert Series featuring Nicholas Isherwood. Isherwood is one of the leading singers of early music and contemporary music in the world today. Read more on the Culver Center website. Isherwood's performance will take place from 7 - 8:30 p.m., and both shows will take place 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.
February 23 and 24 - Dickens Festival in Downtown Riverside. Celebrate the life and times of author Charles Dickens this weekend in downtown Riverside. Some events are ticketed but many are free. Events will include Celtic music, magic shows, and an array of entertainment suitable for Victorian times. See website for full schedule and further information. The festival will take place in venues on Main Street between University Avenue and 11th Street. Information: www.dickensfest.com.
February 10 - Black History Super Expo. The Black Chamber of Commerce will present the Black History Super Expo from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. at Court Street Square, 349 N. "E" Street. There will be ongoing entertainment, merchandise and food vendors, a kids zone and youth finance workshop, art exhibits, a fashion show, and electric vehicle test drives (must have valid driver's license and be over 18). Information: (844) 33-BCCIE, www.bccinlandempire.com or www.facebook.com/blackhistorysuperexpo.
February 16 - San Gabriel Lunar New Year Festival and Concert. The San Gabriel Lunar New Year Festival will take place from 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. in the San Gabriel Mission District around the San Gabriel Mission Playhouse, 320 South Mission Drive. The festival will include ongoing performances on the festival stage, a street food fair and food trucks, a crafts village, merchandise vendors, chalk art and Kinjaz Dojo dance tournaments and more. Also from 3 - 4 p.m. there will be a free concert by the Alan Chan Jazz Group and friends in the Mission Playhouse. The concert of original tunes and arrangements will celebrate the Year of the Pig. Information: (626) 308-2875, (626) 308-2865, www.sglunarnewyear.org, www.missionplayhouse.org or www.sangabrielcity.com.
SAN PEDRO/WILMINGTON AREA
February 22 - South Bay Chamber Music Society Concerts. Joshus Ranz with the New Hollywood String Quartet (Joshua Ranz, clarinet, Tereza Stanislav, violin, Rafael Rishik, violin, Rob Brophy, viola, and Andrew Shulman, cello). The program will include music by Mozart, Schubert and Brahams. 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.
February 3 - 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 Lunar New Year Festival. Welcome the Year of the Pig with lion, dragon and classical Asian dance, music performances and art projects. 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.
March 3 - 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 TBA. 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.
SANTA FE SPRINGS
February 1 - First Fridays at the Santa Fe Springs Library. Got Rhythm! The music and dance performance will feature Channing Cook-Holmes, tap dancer and drummer extraordinaire. He will present rhythm tap in its purest form with live instrumentation in a look at the origins of tap dance and the masters of the art. The program will take place from 7 - 8 p.m. at the Santa Fe Springs library, 11700 Telegraph Road at the Civic Center. Information: (562) 868-7738 or www.santafesprings.org, go to "library."
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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.
February 1 - 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 Beverly Hills National Audition winners: mezzo-soprano Katarzyna Sadej, violist Alma Lisa Fernandez, and pianist Basia Bochenek performing a program featuring Brahms "Viola Songs." Information: (310) 316-5573 or www.palosverdes.com/classicalcrossroads.
February 16 - 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 "Romantic Pairings - The Guitarist and the Soprano:" guitarist Aaron Haas and soprano Anastasia Malliaras and guitarist Jaxon Williams and soprano Laurel Irene. Information: (310) 316-5573 or www.palosverdes.com/classicalcrossroads.
March 1 - 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 Trio Ondine: Boglarka Kiss, Alma Lisa Fernandez and Alison Bjorkedal exploring repertoire for flute, viola and harp. Information: (310) 316-5573 or www.palosverdes.com/classicalcrossroads.
February 9 - Winter Sounds Concert. Zetz Klezmer Ensemble (World Music/Klezmer/Fusion). Winter Sounds Series concerts will take place at 5 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, 625 N. San Vincente Boulevard. Limited first-come seating will be available. RSVP available on Eventbrite. Information: (323) 848-6377, www.weho.org/community/arts-and-culture/music/winter-sounds-concert-series, www.weho.org, go to "arts," or https://wintersounds-feb2019.eventbrite.com.
February 9 - Little Saigon Tet Parade. The 2019 Tet Parade in Westminster will kick off at 9 a.m. on Bolsa Avenue, beginning at Magnolia and ending at Bushard. Some road closures in the area will begin at 6 a.m. The parade will last until about noon. Information: www.tetparade.org, www.facebook.com/lstetparade or www.westminster-ca.gov.
February 3 - Whittier Regional Symphony. The Rio Hondo Symphony is now the Whittier Regional Symphony, Kimo Furumoto, conductor. The program for this "Fame and Fortune" concert will include music by great composers who found fame as outsiders. Music will be Mozart: Overture to Don Giovanni, Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 2, with violin soloist Aubree Oliverson, 2018 Young Artist Competition winner, and Hayden: Symphony No. 104 "London." The concert will take place at 3 p.m. in the Vic Lopez Auditorium of Whittier High School, 12417 E. Philadelphia Street. Information: (562) 698-8626 or www.whittierregionalsymphony.org.
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. PLEASE NOTE: SCHEDULES HAVE BEEN AFFECTED BY THE RECENT GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN, and more are likely to be affected if the shutdown resumes. The information here is somewhate in a state of flux, and it is recommended you call or view the program information online prior to attending. Information: (714) 993-5075, (714) 993-3393 or www.nixonfoundation.org.
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