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CONCERT LISTINGS BY CITY - NOVEMBER 2017

The listings on the site are for free concerts and music-related events in Orange County, parts of Los Angeles County, and parts of the Inland Empire. This page lists concerts/events by the city in which they are taking place. Not all cities covered on the site will be listed each month; only names for cities in which there are events during the month are included below. Please remember that although every attempt is made to bring you the most current concert information, all schedules are subject to change. It is recommended that you confirm any performance you wish to attend.

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     What's coming this November? As hard as it may seem to believe, we're stepping out from 100-degree temperatures directly into holiday programs and events. In addition to symphony and school performances, November is filled with holiday perfomances. The month begins with Dia de los Muertos programs, continues with Veterans Day tributes and remembrances, and finishes with a host of tree lightings and special holiday celebrations. As always, the music at the events listed is free (though the food vendors, rides and other activities found at most of the festivals and fairs are not). In the Fall/Winter/Spring, updates move from Sunday to Thursday nights, and this month's updates will take place on November 2, 9 and 16. The 2017 summer version of the site still is available for viewing by going to www.dorothyswebsite.org/2017index.html. Also, for those interested in seeing other past summer versions of the site, links are available on the site book preview page.

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ALHAMBRA

November 11 - Alhambra Veterans Day Observance. The city's Veterans Day Ceremony, also presented by the American Legion, will take place at 11 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial in Alhambra Park, corner of Palm Avenue and Alhambra Road. The day will begin with a continental breakfast served at 10 a.m. and a performance by the Pete Jacobs Band's Wartime Radio Singers (1940s/Swing), and the women, reminscent of the Andrews Sisters, also will sing the National Anthem at the start of the ceremony. Additional music will be performed by the Mighty Moors Alhambra High School Marching Band. The ceremony will include the Presentation of Colors, comments from City and American Legion Post officials, and recognition of veterans in attendance. Information: (626) 570-3242 or www.cityofalhambra.org.

November 19 - Alhambra Performing Arts Center Programs. The Alhambra Performing Arts Center will present a tribute to Glen Campbell performed by singer, songwriter and recording artist Mark Carter. 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 bizwind@yahoo.com.

November 25 - Downtown Alhambra Tree Lighting Ceremony. Kick off the holidays with the tree lighting celebration from 5:30 - 9 p.m. Santa will arrive on a fire truck at 6 p.m. and will be available for free digital photos afterwards. There also will be holiday entertainment by students from the Poprock Academy and complimentary refreshments (while supplies last). The event will take place at Renaissance Plaza in downtown Alhambra, Main/Garfield. Donations for the Spark of Love toy drive will be accepted during the program. Information: (626) 282-5767 or www.downtownalhambra.com.

ALTADENA

November 11 - Second Saturdays at the Altadena Library. The Tone Brothers. The program will 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 from the Ale House, and a variety of food and dessert offerings available for purchase from local restaurants. Information: (626) 798-0833 or www.altadenalibrary.org.

November 18 - Crown City Symphony. The Crown City Symphony, conducted by Dr. Paul Sherman, will present two weekend concerts. On November 18, the performance will take place at 2 p.m. at the Altadena Community Church, 943 E. Altadena Drive, and on November 19 the performance will take place at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Pasadena, 75 N. Marengo. The program for both concerts will include Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 5, with violinist Jeanine Wynton, and Tchaikovsky: Mozartiana. Concerts are about one hour long. Information: (626) 797-1994 or www.crowncitysymphony.org.

ANAHEIM AND ANAHEIM HILLS

November 18 - 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.

December 2 - 23rd Annual Nutcracker Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony and Holiday Village. The event will take place from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. at Center Street Promenade and Lemon Street (south of Lincoln and east of Harbor Blvd). There will be free holiday craft activities for children and a family music show, snow play (bring mittens and boots) and children's train rides from 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., international food vendors and shopping from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., free pictures with Santa from 2 - 4:30 p.m. (one per family, line may cut off at 4 p.m.), and the lighting of the tree from 6 - 6:45 p.m. Information: (714) 956-3586 or www.downtownanaheim.com.

Performances at The Packing House - Weekly performances at the Packing House on the mezzanine stage vary. 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.

  • November 3 - Mike Eldred (Blues) from 7 - 9 p.m.

  • November 4 - Big Papa and the TCB (Swing) from 1 - 3 p.m. and Amanda Castro (Jazz) from 7 - 9 p.m.

  • November 5 - Darden Sisters (Western Swing) from 1 - 3 p.m.

  • November 9 - Deep Fried Bubble Gum (Country) from 1 - 3 p.m. and Strands of Rope (R&B) from 7 - 9 p.m.

  • November 10 - Cafe Flamenco from 7 - 9 p.m.

  • November 11 - Soul Tribe (Soul) from 1 - 3 p.m., and Christopher Brothers (Rock) and M Ohs (Rock) from 7 - 9 p.m.

  • November 12 - Big City Hillbillies from 1 - 3 p.m.

  • November 17 - Abby Girl and the Real Deal (Rockabilly) from 7 - 9 p.m.

  • November 18 - Poncho and Lefty Blues from 1 - 3 p.m., and Tandem Unicycle from 7 - 9 p.m.

  • November 19 - Michelle Mangione Trio (Jazz) from 1 - 3 p.m.

  • November 24 - Classic Jazz Quartet from 7 - 9 p.m.

  • November 25 - Nicki Bove (Soul) from 1 - 3 p.m., and The Honeydrops and Wildwood Dreamers (Rockabilly) from 7 - 9 p.m.

  • November 26 - Jabe Amato (One-Man Show) from 1 - 3 p.m.

  • December 1 - Artists TBA

  • December 2 - Artists TBA

  • December 3 - Artists TBA

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.

ARCADIA

December 2 - Holiday Snow Festival. The Holiday Snow Festival will take place from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. (rain or shine) at the Arcadia Community Center, 365 Campus Drive, with free parking and shuttle service from the Centennial Way entrance to Santa Anita race track beginning at 8 a.m. There will be holiday entertainment, crafts, trolley train rides, sled runs and snow play areas, and food will be available for purchase from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Information: (626) 574-5113 or www.arcadiaca.gov.

ARTESIA

November 9 - Veterans Day Celebration. The Veterans Day program will take place from 5:30 - 7 p.m. at Artesia Park, 18750 Clarkdale Avenue. The ceremony to honor and thank Veterans will begin at 5:30 p.m., and there will be military displays, information booths, a flag-folding ceremony and more. Information: (562) 865-6262, www.cityofartesia.us or www.facebook.com/cityofartesia.

November 29 - Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony. The Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place from 5 - 8 p.m. at Artesia Park, 18750 Clarkdale Avenue. Following the tree lighting, youth choir and dance groups will perform holiday medleys. Hot cocoa and cookies will be available while supplies last. Information: (562) 865-6262, www.cityofartesia.us or www.facebook.com/cityofartesia.

AZUSA

December 3 and 4 - Azusa Winter Family Fiesta Holiday Boutique and Christmas Tree Lighting. The family fiesta holiday boutique will take place from noon - 4 p.m. on December 3 on the Azusa City Hall lawn, 213 E. Foothill Boulevard. There will be crafts and other vendors, activities for children, entertainment . Santa will be and pictures with Santa. The tree lighting ceremony will take place the following day, December 4, from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at the same location. Monday entertainment will be provided by students from Azusa Unified School District music programs. Information: (626) 812-5280 or www.ci.azusa.ca.us.

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.

  • October 30 - Chamber Music Series #2. The concert is the second of four showcasing students from the School of Music, and it will feature diverse ensembles, including piano, string, and woodwind instruments, performing music by Brahms, Schubert, Dvorak, Mahler and others. The program will take place from 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. in Munson Chapel.

  • November 3 - APU Symphony Orchestra: Fantastic Journeys. The Symphony will explore two vibrant and very different depictions of geographical locations: Charles Ives' "Central Park in the Dark," and Mendelssohn's "Scottish Symphony." There also will be a performance of Hindemith's "Der Schwanendreher" with Young Artist Competition winner violist Daniel Mendes. The program will take place from 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. in Munson Chapel.

  • November 6 - Guitar Department Recital. The concert will feature solo and ensemble guitar music in both classical and commercial styles performed by undergraduate and graduate students plus alumni of the APU guitar program. The program will take place from 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. in Munson Chapel.

  • November 7 - Faculty Artists Concert. School of Music faculty members will perform masterpieces of chamber music, including Dvorak's Quintet No. in A Major, Op. 81. The program will take place from 7:30 - 9 p.m. in Munson Chapel.

  • November 11 - APU Symphony Orchestra and Masterworks Chorale: Messiah. The program will take place off campus from 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Glendale, 209 N. Louise Street.

  • November 13 - Jazz Combos Night. An evening of small group jazz featuring unique arrangements of jazz standards, newer works and student compositions. The program will take place from 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. in Munson Chapel.

  • November 14 - Chamber Music Series Concert No. 3 (of a series of four concerts). The concert will feature various ensembles consisting of strings, piano, woodwind and others. The ensembles will perform pieces by Mozart, Debussy, Schubert, Rachmaninoff and other composers, and it will take place from 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. in Munson Chapel.

  • November 15 - Percussion Ensemble: Night of Percussion, directed by Bill Schlitt. The APU Percussion Ensemble will perform traditional and contemporary compositions for percussion. The program will take place from 8 - 10 p.m. in Munson Chapel.

  • November 16 - Gospel Choir Concert. The concert will take place from 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. in Munson Chapel.

  • November 18 - America Liszt Society Southern California Chapter Mini Piano Festival. The one-day mini-festival will include a combination of student and faculty performances, master classes and private lessons open to APU piano students as well as the Los Angeles music community at large. Events will take place from 10 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. in Munson Chapel.

  • November 19 - APU Wind Ensemble and Sierra Wind Symphony Concert: Synergy. The APU Wind Ensemble, conducted by Dr. John Burdett, and the Sierra Wind Symphony of Citrus College, directed by Bill Hoehne, will share a concert of inspiring music from the wind band repertoire. The program will take place off campus from 2 - 4 p.m. in the Haugh Performing Arts Center at Citrus College, 1000 W. Foothill Boulevard in Glendora

  • November 29 - Chamber Music Series Concert No. 4. The final concert of the four-concert series will feature a variety of ensembles performing works by Bach, Mendelssohn, Shostakovich, Piazzolla and others. The program will take place from 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. in Munson Chapel.

BALDWIN PARK

November 4 - Baldwin Park 61st Anniversary Parade. "Building Community Through Diversity." The 61st Anniversary Parade will take place beginning at 9:45 a.m. along Baldwin Park Boulevard between Olive Street and Ramona Boulevard. There will be community groups, floats and bands. Grand Marshal for the parade is Yarel Ramos, Univsion news anchor. The 61st Anniversary carnival will take place Nov. 2 - 5 at Morgan Park and will feature mechanical rides, games and food booths (fee). Information: (626) 813-5245 x317 or www.baldwinpark.com.

November 11 - 25th Annual Veterans Day Celebration. The City of Baldwin Park will honor all Veterans in the community during a special ceremony beginning at 1 p.m. A live demonstration by the Golden Stars Skydiving Team is scheduled for the event which will take place in Morgan Park, 4100 Baldwin Park Boulevard. All veterans are encouraged to dress in uniform. Information: (626) 813-5245 x268 or www.baldwinpark.com.

November 30 - Tree Lighting Ceremony. The City of Baldwin Park celebrates the holidays with the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony. The program will take place beginning at 6 p.m. in the Esther Snyder Community Center Gym, 4100 Baldwin Park Boulevard. There will be musical entertainment by various community organizations and high school choirs, and the event will conclude with the tree lighting and an appearance by Santa. Information: (626) 813-5245 x317 or www.baldwinpark.com.

BELLFLOWER

December 1 - Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. The city's annual tree lighting ceremony will take place beginning at 6:30 p.m. in Friendship Square (Bellflower Boulevard at Belmont Street). There will be holiday entertainment, Santa, refreshments, a rink for roller skating and scooters (helmet required), four snow sledding slides and arts and holiday crafts. Information: (562) 804-1424 x2261 or www.bellflower.org.

BEVERLY HILLS

November 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. This month's program will be African dance, a union of music, dance and traditions of West Africa, accompanied by live drummers. In addition to the regular program, today's event will include the Story Pirates, celebrating the words and ideas of the kids of LA, at 2:30 p.m. Information: (310) 746-4000 or www.thewallis.org.

November 16 - Beverly Hills "BOLD Holidays" Lighting Celebration. The City of Beverly Hills and the Rodeo Drive Committee invite the public to kick of the holiday season at the Holiday Lighting Celebration on the 200 block of Rodeo Drive. The event will begin at 5 p.m. hosted by Vanessa Lachey and featuring entertainment by Robin Thicke. The evening will culminate with fireworks, and food trucks will be available for food purchases. BOLD Holidays will continue throughout the holiday season with light displays and a variety of entertainment on Friday and Saturday nights. Information: (800) 345-2210 or www.lovebeverlyhills.com.

Weekly, Sundays - Music at the Beverly Hills Farmers Market. The Beverly Hills Farmers Market takes place Sundays from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. in the 9300 block of Civic Center Drive. There is music at the market from 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. November artists: November 5 - Christopher Watson, November 12 - La Tourette Jazz Quintet, November 19 - East of Lincoln, and November 26 - Josh Cohen. December artists TBA. Information: (310) 285-6830 or www.beverlyhills.org, go to exploring and Farmers Market.

BREA

November 11 - City of Brea Veterans Day Ceremony. The ceremony honors all the men and women who have selflessly served our country. It will take place from 10 - 10:45 a.m., rain or shine, at the Brea War Memorial, Brea Civic and Cultural Center, 1 Civic Center Circle. There will be an honor guard, music, and a time of remembrance. Please plan to arrive early as seating and parking are limited. Information: (714) 990-7600 or www.cityofbrea.net.

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BUENA PARK

November 1 and 15 - Live Band Karaoke Sing-Off at The Source . Sing-Off is a free live band karaoke tournament for all who love to sing which takes place every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month from 6 - 8 p.m. The winner from each round will advance to the Sing-Off finals in December. The event takes place at The Source OC, 6940 Beach Boulevard (corner of Beach and Orangethorpe). Those wishing to participate must send their name plus the title and artist of the song they wish to sing in advance to info@thesourceoc.com. Information: (714) 521-8858 or www.thesourceoc.com.

December 2 - Candy Caneland and Craft Faire. The 47th Annual Candy Caneland and Craft Faire will take place from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Ehlers Event Center, 8150 Knott Avenue. There will be snow slides, game booths, jump houses, a petting zoo, raffles, food and craft vendors, a kids' craft area, live performances and a visit from Santa. Parking is limited but there will be a free shuttle from the Peak Park Pool, 7225 El Dorado Drive. Information: (714) 236-3860 or www.buenapark.com.

CARSON

November 18 - Santa's Holiday Fest at the Southbay Pavilion. Celebrate Santa's arrival at the Southbay Pavilion with a special party starting at 9 a.m. There will be holiday entertainment, games, prizes, activities, and a chance to meet Santa as he arrives on a big fire truck. There will be a snow party as well. The event will take place in the parking lot closest to the food cour, and the Southbay Pavilion is located at 20700 South Avalon. Information: (310) 366-6629 or www.southbaypavilion.com.

CERRITOS

October 31 - Halloween Festival. The City of Cerritos, in conjunction with the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation, will present a Halloween Festival from 5 - 9 p.m. at Knabe Community Regional Park, 19700 Bloomfield. There will be costume parade, entertainment and game booths for participants of all ages; food and rides also will be available for a nominal fee. Information: (562) 916-1254 or www.cerritos.us.

November 9 - Performances at the Cerritos Public Library. Baroque and Beyond Music Concert. Violinist Paul Stein and pianist Valentina Wen-Ting Huang will present an evening of classical music illustrating the influence of Baroque on classical repertoire. The concert will include music by Bach, Debussy and Grieg. The program 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."

November 11 - City of Cerritos Veterans Day Ceremony. The community is invited to attend the City of Cerritos' Veterans Day Ceremony in honor of those who have defended our nation's freedom by serving in the United States Armed Forces. The event will take place at 10 a.m., with a 9:45 a.m. musical prelude by the All-American Boys Chorus, at the Civic Center near the Veterans Memorial, 18125 Bloomfield Avenue. Parking will be available at the Civic Center. The program will include patriotic music, comments from the City Council, and patriotic crafts for children. Information: (562) 865-8101 or www.cerritos.us.

November 20 - Christmas Tree Lighting Event. Celebrate the holiday season with family and friends from 5 - 7 p.m. at the tree lighting ceremony at the Cerritos Civic Center, 18125 Bloomfield Avenue. There will be holiday entertainment by local music groups, caroling, crafts, and photo opportunities with Santa after the 6 p.m. tree lighting (bring your own camera). Information: (562) 865-8101 or www.cerritos.us.

CHINO HILLS

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.

  • November 4 - Whiskey Hayride (Country) from 5 - 8 p.m.

  • November 11 - The Fab 8 (Acoustic Beatles) from 5 - 8 p.m.

  • November 12 - Morning Star Performing Arts (Youth) from 2 - 4 p.m.

  • November 17 - Annual Tree Lighting and Santa's Arrival from 6 - 8 p.m. Santa will arrive by fire truck and light the 35-foot tree, and guests can experience the wonder of a magical music snow shop.

  • November 18 - Bullet Proof from 5 - 8 p.m.

  • November 25 - TTT Brand (Country) from 5 - 8 p.m.

CITY OF COMMERCE

November 11 - Citadel Outlets 16th Annual Tree Lighting Concert. The Citadel Outlets kick off the holidays with the lighting of the center's tree and a holiday concert. The event will take place from 5 - 7 p.m., and there will be performances by Forever in Your Mind, John Lindahl and the All-American Boys Chorus. The event will conclude with the lighting of the tree at 7 p.m. The Citadel Outlets are located off the 5 Freeway at 100 Citadel Drive. Information: (323) 888-1724 or www.citadeloutlets.com.

CLAREMONT

November 26 - Claremont Symphony Orchestra. Robert Sage, conductor and music director. The program will include Mozart: Clarinet Concerto K. 622, with guest clarinet soloist Gary Bovyer, and Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6, Op. 74 "Pathetique." The performance 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.

December 1 - Holiday Promenade and Tree Lighting. The Claremont Holiday Promenade will take place from 5 - 8 p.m. at a variety of locations throughout Claremont Village. The tree lighting ceremony will take place at 6 p.m. at Claremont Depot (1st Street/Harvard), with entertainment beginning at 5 p.m. There also will be strolling carolers throughout the Village, visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus at City Hall (2nd Street/Harvard), and entertainment. Information: (909) 399-5490, www.thevillageclaremont.com or www.ci.claremont.ca.us.

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

  • November 3 - Trio Lykos (Rachel V. Huang, violin, Roger Lebow, cello, and Gayle Blankenburg, piano) perform Beethoven: Piano Trio in B-flat Major, Op. 97 "Archduke"

  • November 10 - Stephen Klein, tuba, and Jennie Jung, piano, perform tuba concertos by Bernard Heiden and Robert Spillman

  • November 17 - Quartet Euphoria (Rachel V. Huang and Jonathan Wright, violins, Cynthia R. Fogg, viola, and Tom Flaherty, cello) perform Beethoven: String Quartet Op. 59, No. 2

  • December 1 - New Zealand piano music by Jack Body, Ross Harris, John Psathas and others performed by Hao Huang, piano, and Jian Liu, piano

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.

  • November 3 - Pomona College: Japanese Festival Sounds. Johnn Mori (original taiko drummer of Hiroshima), Danny Yamamoto (percussion/taiko drums) and George Abe (taiko/yokobue Japanese flute/shakuhachi) will present a special concert at 4:30 p.m. in Lyman Hall, Thatcher Music Building, 340 N. College Avenue.

  • November 5 - Harvey Mudd College: HMC Concert Series. The Los Angeles Clarinet Choir, an ensemble of 15 clarinetists performing music from around the world. The program will take place at 7 p.m. in the Shanahan Center, Harvey Mudd College, 320 East Foothill Boulevard. Phone: (909) 621-8022.

  • November 7, 16 and 30 - Scripps College: Student Recitals. Performances by students from the Scripps music department will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Boone Recital Hall, Scripps College Performing Arts Center, 241 E. 10th Street.

  • November 10 and 29 - Pomona College: Student Recitals. Performances by students will take place at 4 p.m. on Nov. 10 and 7 p.m. on Nov. 29 in Lyman Hall, Thatcher Music Building, 340 N. College Avenue.

  • November 10 and 12 - Pomona College: Pomona College Band, conducted by Graydon Beeks, with guest chanteyman Gibb Schreffler. Programs will take place on Friday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. in Bridges Hall of Music, 150 E. 4th Street.

  • November 12 - Harvey Mudd College: HMC Concert Series presents Lou Harrison - A Birthday Tribute. The HMC American Gamelan will perform a variety of works in honor of composer Lou Harrison's centennial. The program will take place at 7 p.m. in the Shanahan Center, Harvey Mudd College, 320 East Foothill Boulevard. Phone: (909) 621-8022.

  • November 17 and 19 - Pomona College: Pomona College Orchestra, conducted by Eric Lindholm, with guest pianist Boris Berman. Programs will take place on Friday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. in Bridges Hall of Music, 150 E. 4th Street.

  • November 18 - Pomona College: Berman Plays Brahms, with pianist Boris Berman. The concert will take place at 8 p.m. in Bridges Hall of Music, 150 E. 4th Street.

  • November 18 and 19 - Scripps College: The Claremont Concert Choir, conducted by Charles W. Kamm, with John Gilmour, piano. The "Choral Landscapes" program will include music by Monteverdi, Fanny Mendelssohn, Eric Whitacre and others. Performances will take place on Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. in Garrison Theater, 241 E. 10th Street.

  • November 19 - Harvey Mudd College: HMC Concert Series Bill Evans Tribute Concert. Guest performers Dave Thompson, Tim Miller and Alan Winkel pay tribute to the jazz legend. The program will take place at 7 p.m. in the Shanahan Center, Harvey Mudd College, 320 East Foothill Boulevard. There also will be a screening of the film "Bill Evans, Times Remembered" at 4 p.m. Phone: (909) 621-8022.

  • November 21 - Pomona College: Pomona College Jazz Ensemble, conducted by Barb Catlin. The program will take place at 4:30 p.m. in Lyman Hall, Thatcher Music Building, 340 N. College Avenue.

  • November 27 - Pomona College: Pomona College West African Music Ensemble, directed by Nani Agbell. The program will take place at 8 p.m. in Lyman Hall, Thatcher Music Building, 340 N. College Avenue.

  • December 1 and 3 - Pomona College: Pomona College Choir, with visiting conductor David Rentz. Performances will take place at 8 p.m. on Friday and at 3 p.m. on Sunday in Bridges Hall of Music, 150 E. 4th Street.

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COLTON

November 11 - Veterans Day Celebration. The city's Veterans Day Celebration will begin with a prayer ceremony at 8 a.m. at Veterans Park, 292 East O Street. Following that there will be a parade at 9:30 a.m. heading north on La Cadena Drive beginning at O Street and ending at E Street. The Veterans Day Ceremony will take place following the parade at Fleming Park, 252 N. La Cadena Drive, and a reception will take place beginning at noon with Veteran autographs at the Colton Women's Club, 295 N. 7th Street. The day will conclude with open houses from 2 - 9 p.m. at the American Legion, Post 155, 1401 Veterans Way, and at Veterans of Foreign Wars, 1789 N. 8th Street. Information: (909) 213-3730, www.coltonca.gov or www.ci.colton.ca.us.

November 30 - Colton Tree Lighting Ceremony. The City of Colton tree lighting ceremony will take place from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at the Colton Civic Center/City Hall, 650 N. La Cadena. The celebration will include the tree lighting on the front lawn of City Hall, entertainment and a visit from Santa. Information: (909) 370-6153, www.coltonca.gov or www.ci.colton.ca.us.

CORONA

November 18 - Dos Lagos Tree Lighting Ceremony and Santa Arrival. The day will begin at 10 a.m. with a free holiday movie in the Dos Lagos Luxury Theatres. Activities will continue in the plaza from 4 - 7 p.m. Holiday performances and the tree lighting ceremony will begin at 5 p.m., and Santa will be available for photos from 6 - 8 p.m. following the ceremony. The Shops at Dos Lagos are located at 2780 Cabot Drive. Information: (951) 277-7601 or www.shopdoslagos.com.

COSTA MESA

November 11 - Veterans + Labor: Orange County Veterans Day Community Celebration. The event is a free Veterans Day community celebration to say thank you to our veterans with live music by the Swing Cats band with dancers and a Pacific Symphony Brass Quintet, a complimentary lunch, and veterans organizations on hand offering services and information for veterans as well as free health screenings. The celebration will take place from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Orange County Fair and Event Center, 88 Fair Drive. Enter via gates 3 or 4 for free parking. See the OC Fair website for additional information. Information: (714) 835-3355, www.veteransandlabor.com or www.ocfair.com.

November 12 - Pacific Symphony Youth Ensemble Performances. Two performances. At 1 p.m., Pacific Symphony Youth Wind Ensemble (PSYWE) Fall Concert, with music director Gregory Whitmore. The program will include Wagner: Huldingungsmarsch, Jacob: William Byrd Suite, Sousa: President Garfield's Inauguration March, Grainger: The Power of Rome in the Christian Heart, with Kristen Lawrence, organ, and other works. At 7 p.m., The Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra (PYSO), conducted by Roger Kalia. The program will include Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture, Wintory: Journey Suite, and Stravinsky: Firebird (1919). Both programs will take place in the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive. Concerts are free, but tickets are required. Additional information, ticket links and program notes are available on the website. Information: (714) 755-5799, (714) 755-5788, www.pacificsymphony.org, go to "Education" and "PS Youth Ensembles" and "PSYE Concerts and Tickets," or www.scfta.org.

November 16 - South Coast Plaza Tree Lighting Ceremony. Enjoy live holiday entertainment by the Orange County High School of the Arts, Santa's arrival and the lighting of the tree in Town Center Park at the Westin Hotel, 686 Anton (across Bristol from South Coast Plaza). The program begins at 6 p.m. Seating is available but usually fills quickly, so an early arrival is recommended, and there usually is entertainment prior to the main program. No RSVP required, and complimentary refreshments will be served. If seating is full (and it always is), there is some grass area for standing, grass seating or lawn chairs. Information: (714) 435-2000, (800) 782-8888 or www.southcoastplaza.com, go to calendar

November 19 - Pacific Symphony Youth Ensemble Performances. Pacific Symphony Santiago Strings (PSSS), conducted by Irene Kroesen, with the Prelude Chamber Strings, conducted by Helen Weed. The program will include works by Bach, Prokofiev, Rimsky-Korsakov and Balmages. The concert will take place at 1 p.m. in the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive. The performance is free but tickets are required. Additional information and program notes are available on the website. Information: (714) 755-5799, (714) 755-5788, www.pacificsymphony.org, go to "Education" and "PS Youth Ensembles" and "PSYE Concerts and Tickets," or www.scfta.org.

Sunday Sounds at The Camp. - Sunday Sounds concerts take place from noon - 2 p.m. on Sundays at The Camp, 2937 Bristol. November artists: November 5 - Caitlin Murphy, November 12 - Ryan Heflin, November 19 - Mikael Pederson, and November 26 - Bridgette Blank. Information: (714) 966-6661 or www.thecampsite.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.

  • November 3 - Chain Reaction (R&B/Dance/Motown)

  • November 4 - Blues Racket Band (Pop/R&B/Dance)

  • November 10 - The Honeybees (Classic Pop/Dance)

  • November 11 - Ohio Trio Plus (Motown/R&B/Dance)

  • November 17 - The Intenders (Classic Pop-Rock/Dance)

  • November 18 - Jumpin' Joz (Jumpin' Jive Swing)

  • November 24 - Caroling Connection (Strolling Carolers) from 1 - 4 p.m., Santa Claus from 1 - 4 p.m. with photos from 2 - 4 p.m. by Nordstrom Rack (bring your own camera), Gary Gould (Holiday Saxophone from 1 - 4 p.m., and Panjive Quartet (Steel Drum and Holiday) from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.

  • November 25 - Caroling Connection (Strolling Carolers) from 1 - 4 p.m., Santa Claus from 1 - 4 p.m. with photos from 2 - 4 p.m. by Nordstrom Rack (bring your own camera), Alan Lightner (Holiday Steel Drum) from 1 - 4 p.m., and Shades of Blues (Diverse Blues/Holiday) from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.

  • December 1 - Artists TBA

  • December 2 - Artists TBA

COVINA

November 18 - Tree Lighting Event. The city's Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place at 6 p.m. at Heritage Plaza Park, 400 N. Citrus Avenue. The event will include holiday performances and photos with Santa (bring your own camera). Information: (626) 384-5340 or www.covinaca.gov.

December 2 - 67th Annual Covina Christmas Parade. "A Christmas Wish." The parade will begin at 6:30 p.m. at Badillo Street and Citrus, travel west on Badillo to Hollenbeck Avenue, and turn south on Hollenbeck Avenue to Puente Street. There will be bands, floats, decorated novelties and a variety of local groups participating in the parade. Parking is available on city streets and at the Metrolink structure at 559 N. Citrus. Information: (626) 384-5340 or www.covinaca.gov.

Music at the Covina Farmers Market. The Covina Farmers Market is open every Friday night from 5 - 9 p.m. at Heritage Plaza, 400 N. Citrus Avenue (at San Bernardino). Bands play from about 5:30 - 8:45 p.m. Information: (626) 241-2017 or www.covinafarmersmarket.com.

  • November 2017 - No information at this time

DOWNEY

November 28 - Community Folk Music Jam. At this folk music jam, the participants sit in a circle formation with their acoustic instruments. Facilitators ensure a continuum of activity throughout the jam; guests and other non-musician visitors may sit outside the circle as space permits. The folk music jam will take place from 6 - 8:45 p.m. at the BJR Community and Senior Center, 7810 Quill Drive. Information: (562) 904-7223, www.downeyca.org or http://www.folkjam.org.

EAGLE ROCK

November 12 - 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.

EL SEGUNDO

November 18 - El Segundo Concerts in the Library Series Pacific Swingline (Vocal Jazz). Pacific Swingline is a vocal ensemble consisting of two sopranos, one alto, one tenor and one bass, and the singers are all members of the Los Angeles Master Chorale. They will present a concert of vocal music from the 1930s, 40s and 50s. The concert will take place at 2 p.m. in the Friends of the Library Room at the El Segundo Public Library, 111 West Mariposa at Main Street. Information: (310) 524-2728 or www.elsegundo.org, go to library calendar.

December 2 - Centennial Tree Lighting. The El Segundo Centennial Tree Lighting event will take place at Library Park. There will be activities and entertainment during the day, and the tree lighting will take place at 5:30 p.m. Additional details TBA. Information: (310) 524-2700, www.esrec.org or www.elsegundo.org.

FONTANA

November 2 - Fontana Arts Programs. Dia de Los Muertos Celebration. The celebration of the Mexican holiday honoring deceased loved ones will take place from 4 - 7 p.m. in the Steelworker's Auditorium, 8437 Sierra Avenue. There will be performances by Trio Ellas and Aztec dancers, plus art activities and sugar skull painting. The first 75 people to register for the event online and check in at the event will receive a free Fontana Arts bag. Information: (909) 349-6979, http://arts.fontana.org or www.fontana.org, go to "Community Services" and events.

November 11 - Fontana Veterans Day Ceremony. The City of Fontana, in partnership with local veterans groups, will present the annual Veterans Day Ceremony at 11 a.m. in the Fontana Memorial Rose Garden, adjacent to the Art Depot Gallery, 16830 Spring Street. The event will include guest speakers, performances from local high school bands and their Jr. ROTC programs, and student winners from Veterans Day-related art and essay contests. Information: (909) 350-6520 or www.fontana.org.

November 29 - Fontana Tree Lighting Ceremony. The city's Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place from 6 - 8 p.m. at the Fontana City Hall, 8353 Sierra Avenue. The family-friendly event will include live entertainment, refreshments, and a surprise visit from a friend from the North Pole. Information: (909) 350-6520 or www.fontana.org.

FOUNTAIN VALLEY

December 2 - Fountain Valley Annual Tree Lighting 2017. The annual Tree Lighting event will take place from 4:30 - 8 p.m. at the Fountain Valley Recreation Center and Sports Park, 16400 Brookhurst Street (near Heil). The program will include performances by community groups, food available for purchase, games, photo opportunities with Santa (bring your own camera), and a fireworks show. Donations for the Spark of Love toy drive also will be accepted at the event. Information: (714) 839-8611 or www.fountainvalley.org.

FULLERTON

November 5 - Dia De Los Muertos Fiesta at the Muckenthaler Center. The Muckenthaler will celebrate the Mexican Day of the Dead with an afternoon of arts and crafts, traditional altars, art workshops, food vendors, live music and regional dance groups. Entertainment will include classical Latin guitarist Joseph Yashar, the Rockabillys, Corona Dance Comopany, Conjunto Tenocelomeh Son Jarocho and others. The event will take place outdoors from noon - 4 p.m. at the Muckenthaler Cultural Center, 1201 W. Malvern Avenue (near Euclid). Information: (714) 738-6595 or www.themuck.org.

November 11 - Veteran's Day Parade and Ceremony. Due to construction in Hillcrest Park, this year's Veteran's day ceremony will take place in the Fullerton College Quad, 321 E. Chapman Ave. The parade will begin at 10:20 a.m. at the Downtown Plaza (Wilshire/Pomona) and continue north on Harbor Boulevard to Chapman, then continue east on Chapman to Fullerton College. The ceremony will follow the parade at 11 a.m. at Fullerton College. All veterans are welcome to march in the parade, and those wishing to march should be at the Fullerton Museum Plaza no later than 10 a.m. and must be able to march in regular cadence for approximately three-quarters of a mile. Information: (714) 871-2412, (714) 738-6317 or www.cityoffullerton.com.

November 12 - Fullerton Friends of Music Concert Series. WindSync. The Houston-based wind quintet will perform a program featuring works by Offenbach, Holst, Mozart, Bach, Stravinsky and others, including "Johnny B. Goode" by Chuck Berry. The concert will take place at 3:30 p.m. at Temple Beth Tikvah, 1600 N. Acacia Avenue (this year's concerts will not take place at Sunny Hills High School). Information: (714) 526-5310, (562) 691-7437 or www.fullertonfriendsofmusic.com.

Fullerton Farmers Market - Live music Thursdays from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. The market is on Wilshire Avenue between Pomona and Harbor Boulevard. Also beginning at 4 p.m. food vendors, arts and crafts vendors, beer and wine garden, kids' rides and more. Information: (714) 738-6545 or www.cityoffullerton.com.

  • November 2 - Bubba and the Big Bad Blues (last night of market for 2017)

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. Information: (657) 278-3371 or www.arts.fullerton.edu.

  • October 31 - Tuesday Recital Series. The hour program is presented from 1 - 2 p.m. in the Recital Hall at the Clayes Performing Arts Center by students from the School of Music.

  • November 28 - Tuesday Recital Series. The hour program is presented from 1 - 2 p.m. in the Recital Hall at the Clayes Performing Arts Center by students from the School of Music.

GLENDALE

November 1 and November 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: November 1 - Calico Winds and November 15 - Jacqueline Suzuki, violin, and Brendan White, piano, perform works by Handel, Prokofiev, and Debussy-Heifetz. Information: (818) 244-7241, www.fbcglendale.net or www.glendalenoonconcerts.blogspot.com.

November 16 - Americana at Brand Christmaas Tree Lighting. The Americana at Brand Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place from 7 - 9 p.m., with the tree lighting at 7:30 p.m. The event will include music, the arrival of Santa, the lighting of the tree and a fireworks finale. To ensure the safety of all guests, security screenings will be conducted at all entry points. Americana at Brand is located at 889 Americana Way (Brand/Harvard). Information: (818) 637-8982 or www.americanaatbrand.com, go to events.

December 2 - Montrose-Glendale Christmas Parade. The Montrose-Glendale Christmas Parade will kick off at 6 p.m. from Honolulu Avenue/Rosemont Avenue and will continue east on Honolulu Avenue toward Verdugo Road. The center of the parade is at Honolulu Avenue and Ocean View Boulevard. There will be local dignitaries, school bands, celebrities and Santa Claus (usually in his Glendale PD helicopter). Information: (818) 970-0976, (818) 528-6060 or www.montrosechristmasparade.com.

GLENDORA

November 17 - Holiday Stroll and Tree Lighting. Join the community for the holiday stroll and tree lighting in the Village area from 6 - 9 p.m. The tree lighting will take place at 6:30 p.m. in the Bus Plaza in the Village. Visitors will also be able to stroll through Village shops, have a picture taken with Santa and enjoy performances by local singing groups. Information: (626) 914-2357 or www.ci.glendora.ca.us.

HOLLYWOOD/HOLLYWOOD HILLS

November 11 - 57th Annual Veterans Day Ceremony at Forest Lawn. Forest Lawn’s 57th Annual Veterans Day program will be held from 11:00 a.m. - noon at Forest Lawn-Hollywood Hills. The event will feature patriotic music, static military displays, souvenirs, the Golden Stars Skydiving Team and more. Forest Lawn - Hollywood Hills is located at 6300 Forest Lawn Drive. Information: (800) 204-3131 or www.forestlawn.com.

November 26 - The Hollywood Christmas Parade. The Hollywood Christmas Parade will begin at 5 p.m. at Hollywood Boulevard and Orange, travel east on Hollywood Boulevard to Vine, south on Vine to Sunset Boulevard, and west on Sunset back to Orange. The parade features television, film and stage celebrities, bands, floats and Santa Claus. The parade route can be accessed from Metro stations; early arrival by car is advised to avoid traffic and freeway off-ramp closures. This year's Grand Marshal is Dr. Oz. Information: 1-866-PARADE1, (866) 727-2331 or www.thehollywoodchristmasparade.org.

HUNTINGTON BEACH

November 11 - Veterans Day Ceremony. The Huntington Beach Veterans Day Ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. at Pier Plaza (Pacific Coast Highway at Main Street). The program will include patriotic music, remarks by city officials and a keynote speech. Information: www.huntingtonbeachca.gov or www.surfcityusa.com, go to "events."

November 19 - Miracle on Main Street. The Huntington Beach "Miracle on Main Street" tree lighting and holiday celebration will take place from 2 - 7 p.m. along Main Street. The tree lighting will take place at 6 p.m., and there also will be free hot cocoa and treats, a holiday craft fair, and photos with Santa Claus. Full schedule of day's events will be posted soon at the website listed. Information: www.hbdowntown.com or www.hbdowntown.com/miracle-on-main-st2.html.

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. Unless otherwise noted, performances take place from 1 - 3 p.m. in the amphitheater outside the Century Theaters. The Bella Terra Center's address is 7777 Edinger Avenue. Information: (714) 897-2534 or www.bellaterra-hb.com.

  • November 4 - David Rosales and his Band of Scoundrels

  • November 5 - Michael SG (Singer/Guitarist)

  • November 11 - Robert Simon (Nuevo Flamenco/Jazz)

  • November 12 - Taji (Singer/Songwriter)

  • November 18 - Annual Tree Lighting from 6 - 7 p.m. The event will include a holiday musical performance by hop hop violinist Josh Vietti and friends, a holiday sing-along, hot chocolate provided by Whole Foods Market, and complimentary jingle bells and Santa hats for the first 400 guests. The evening will culminate with the arrival of Santa to light the tree amidst a magical snowfall.

  • November 19 - Joe Shashaty (Smooth Jazz)

  • November 25 - Black Friday events. There will be live music in three locations from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., plus caffenation stations sponsored by Peets Coffee and Euro Cafe. Craft stations and photo ops with the Grinch from 1 - 3 p.m. Music includes Josh Vietti (Hip Hop/Pop Violin) from 1 - 3 p.m.

  • November 26 - Sebastian Sidi (Pop/Classical Piano)

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IRVINE

November 11 - Veterans Day Ceremony. The City of Irvine Veterans Day ceremony will take place from 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at Colonel Bill Barber Marine Corps Memorial Park, 4 Civic Center Plaza. The special ceremony will pay tribute to our nation's troops, past and present. Information: (949) 724-6606 or www.cityofirvine.org.

December 3 - Winter Wonderland and Joyful Jingles Holiday Concert. The City will celebrate winter from 3 - 7 p.m. at the Irvine Civic Center, Alton/Harvard. There will be games, crafts, music, entertainment and food vendors. The program will include the annual Joyful Jingles holiday concert and a visit from Santa Claus. At 5 p.m. there will be a festive tree lighting and "snow" falling over the plaza. Information: (949) 724-6606, www.cityofirvine.org/specialevents or www.cityofirvine.org.

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.

  • November 2 - Claire Trevor School of the Arts Annual Open House from 5:30 - 8 p.m. The event will include performances which showcase the talents of students and faculty. There will be art exhibitions, concerts, dance performances, and more in locations throughout the Arts Campus. See website for additional details.

  • November 11 - Choral Music at UCI will present Ellen Reid's "dreams of the new world," a major new work commissioned by the Los Angeles Master Chorale. The work, which features a 14-member professional instrumental ensemble and five vocal soloists, will premiere in 2018 at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. The program will take place at 8 p.m. in Winifred Smith Hall.

  • November 15 - UCI Small Jazz Groups. The undergraduate Jazz program will present its quarterly concert showcasing small group student ensembles directed by UCI jazz faculty. The program will take place at 8 p.m. in Winifred Smith Hall.

  • November 17 - Gassmann Electronic Music Series presents In Memoriam: Jean-Claude Risset. Composer and computer music pioneer Risset, who passed away last year, will be commemorated with performances of his music, a discussion of the significance of his work, and the premiere of a composition in his honor by UCI professor violinist Mari Kimura. The program will take place at 8 p.m. in Winifred Smith Hall.

  • November 27 - UCI Wind Ensemble, directed by Kevin McKeown. The Ensemble will perform traditional and contemporary works written specifically for the wind band genre. The program will take place at 8 p.m. in Winifred Smith Hall.

  • November 29 - UCI Jazz Orchestra Fall Concert. The Jazz Orchestra's fall concert will include a mix of American jazz classics along with original compositions by Dr. Bobby Rodriguez featuring some of UCI's jazz faculty. The program will take place at 8 p.m. in Winifred Smith Hall.

LA HABRA

November 26 - La Habra Tamale Festival. The La Habra Tamale Festival will take place from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. at the La Habra Community Center, 101 W. La Habra Boulevard (at Euclid). There will be live entertainment, a children's area, vendor booths, a holiday boutique, and tamale, salsa and other contests. Information: (562) 383-4200 or www.lahabracity.com.

LA MIRADA

November 1, 6, and 15 - Biola University Performances. On November 1 at 7 p.m., Composition Majors Concert featuring new works composed by Conservatory students and performed by Conservatory soloists and ensembles. On November 6 at 7:30 p.m., Chamber Music Recital featuring strings and other performance majors in small ensembles. On November 15 at 7:30 p.m., Percussion Ensemble Concert directed by Matt Ordaz. Performances will take place in the Crowell Music Building, Lansing Recital Hall. Information: (562) 944-0351, x5952, http://ccca.biola.edu/events, http://www.biola.edu/music or www.biola.edu.

November 6 - Salute to Veterans. The special Veterans Day Observance will be held from 6 - 8 p.m. at the La Mirada Theater for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd near Rosecrans, to honor veterans and those currently serving in the military. The event will include a reception with military memorabilia exhibits, veterans' resources and information booths. The reception will be followed by a patriotic ceremony. Information: (562) 943-7277, www.cityoflamirada.org or www.lamiradatheater.com.

November 19 - La Mirada Symphony. The program for the first concert of the season, "Old and New," will include Mozart: Overture to "The Abduction from the Seraglio," Fernandez: Concerto for Oboe and Strings, with guest soloist Francisco Castillo, oboe, and Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 in E flat Major. The concert will take place at 3 p.m. at the La Mirada Theater, 14900 La Mirada Boulevard with a pre-concert discussion. Under the symphony's new policy, (free) tickets are required and may be reserved in advance, though shows were listed online as sold out last year. Check with the La Mirada Theater box office about stand-by lines/seating for the concerts. 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://academics.biola.edu/music/events or www.biola.edu.

  • November 1 - Symphonic Winds Youth Concert, directed by Robert G. Feller, for youth in area schools

  • November 15 - John Barcellona, Native American flute, and Wendy Caldwell, piano

  • November 29 - Jenny Park, piano: "Lift High the Cross" Reformation Commemoration

LA PUENTE

November 11 - Salute to Veterans. The City of La Puente will host a special program honoring La Puente's veterans - active duty, reservist and retired. The program will take place at 9 a.m. at La Puente City Hall, 15900 E. Main Street. For additional information, contact the La Puente Community Center at the phone number listed. Information: (626) 855-1560 or www.lapuente.org.

December 1 - Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremony. The parade will begin at the La Puente Community Center at 5:30 p.m. and then travel down Glendora Avenue to Main Street through Old Town Puente ending at City Hall. The parade will include local floats, marching bands, community groups and others. Following the parade, festivities will continue with a street fair and the tree lighting ceremony at City Hall, 15900 E. Main Street. Festivities will continue through 10 p.m. Information: (626) 855-1560 or www.lapuente.org.

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: November 3 - no information listed; November 10 - market closed; November 17 - Suave the Band, and November 24 and December 1 - market closed. Information: (562) 375-0888, www.lapuentelive.com or www.facebook.com/lapuentelive.

LA VERNE

November 25 - Cruisin' La Verne Holiday Car Show and Spark of Love Toy Drive. The Holiday Car Show and Spark of Love Toy Drive will take place from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. in Old Town La Verne at 3rd and D Streets. There will be a variety of cars, music, visits with Santa and more. Donations will be accepted at the event for the Spark of Love Toy Drive. Information: (909) 596-8706, (626) 386-5306 or www.ci.la-verne.ca.us.

December 2 - Holiday Open House in Old Town La Verne. The Holiday Open House in Old Town La Verne will take place from 9 a.m. -1 p.m. in conjunction with the farmers market. Santa will be available for photos, and there will be performances by local school groups. The tree lighting ceremony will take place later in the day at 5 p.m. in Mainiero Square at the corner of "D" and 3rd Streets. Information: (909) 596-8700 or www.ci.la-verne.ca.us.

LAKE FOREST

November 11 - Veterans Day Observance. The Lake Forest Veterans Day Observance program will take place at 11 a.m. at the El Toro Memorial Park, 25751 Trabuco Road. There will be speakers, patriotic music, historical displays, color guards, and more. Information: (949) 951-8244 or www.lakeforestca.gov.

LONG BEACH

November 4 - Festival of Flight. The Festival of Flight features food trucks, static aircraft and vehicle displays, a beer garden and entertainment. The event will take place from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Long Beach Airport, 3590 E. Wardlow Road. Free parking is available on the corner of E. Wardlow Road and Globemaster Way. Information: www.lgb.org/information/festival_of_flight.asp or http://www.facebook.com/events/329677037494779.

November 4 - Long Beach Dia De Los Muertos Celebration. Grammy Award-winning group La Santa Cecilia will headline the celebration which will take place from 5 - 11 p.m. in Downtown Long Beach on Pine Avenue between 4th and 6th Streets. The event will include a main stage, a Kids and Family Fun Zone, Food Fiesta and vendor village. Starting at 5 p.m. there will be cultural performaces including folklorico and Aztec dancers, mariachi groups and others, leading to the main concert at 8 p.m. There also will be traditional altars created by artists and community groups. Information: www.visitlongbeach.com, go to calendar.

November 11 - Long Beach Veterans Day Parade. The annual parade will begin at 10 a.m. at Harding/Atlantic Avenue. The parade travels south on Atlantic to 56th Street, then loops back going north on Atlantic. The parade also will be followed by a ceremony following the parade at the new Veterans Valor Plaza at Houghton Park and festival until 3 p.m. See more information/maps of area on parade website. Information: (562) 422-6669 or www.lbveteransdayparade.com.

November 24 - 4th Fridays at the Pike Outlets. Fourth Fridays is a monthly outdoor marketplace with over 80 vendors, food trucks, local art and live music. The event takes place from 5 - 10 p.m. at The Pike Outlets, 95 S. Pine Avenue. Information: (562) 432-8325 or http://www.visitlongbeach.com, calendar, or www.urbanhivemarket.com.

December 2 - Belmont Shore Christmas Parade. The 35th Annual Belmont Shore Christmas parade will take place from 6 - 9 p.m. along a 15-block stretch of 2nd Street in Belmont Shore from Livingston Avenue to Bayshore Avenue. This year's theme is "Christmas in Paradise." There will be more than 100 entries, and an appearance by St. Nick! Road closure begin early, so please allow time for parking and arriving at the event. Alcoholic beverages are not allowed on the street during the parade. Information: (562) 434-3066 or http://www.belmontshore.org.

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.aquariumofthepacific.org.

  • November 3 - Ronny and the Classics (50s/60/Classics)

  • November 10 - No Shark Lagoon Nights tonight.

  • November 17 - The Tydes (Surf)

  • November 24 - Bossa Pacifica (Brazilian/Latin Jazz)

  • December 1 - Ronny and the Classics (50s/60/Classics)

LOS ALAMITOS

December 2 - Winter Wonderland at the Plaza. The Los Alamitos Area Chamber of Commerce and the City of Los Alamitos will present the Winter Wonderland at the Plaza from 4 - 7:30 p.m. at St. Isidore Historical Plaza, 10961 Reagan Street. There will be a Santa's village, musical entertainment, free snow play, a Christmas tree lighting ceremony and refreshments. Donations of canned foods will be accepted at the event to be given to local charities; attendees are asked to bring three cans of food if possible. Information: (562) 431-3538 or www.cityoflosalamitos.org.

LOS ANGELES - DOWNTOWN AND VICINITY

October 30- November 2 - Dia De Los Muertos Festival on Olvera Street. The annual Dia De Los Muertos celebration at the El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument/Olvera Street will take place through November 2. Novenario Processions will be held each evening beginning at 7 p.m.; entertainment will begin at 5 p.m. on weekdays and be all day long on weekends. Before each candlelight procession there will be ceremonial cleansings and blessings. Following the procession there will be free pan de muerto (sweet bread) and champurrado (Mexican hot beverage). Community altars will be on display as well. Festival days will be November 1 and 2 from 4 - 8 p.m. with live entertainment, traditional dancers, face painting and family activities. Information: (213) 485-6855, www.elpueblo.lacity.org or www.olveraevents.com.

November 1 - Acoustic Caffeine from Arts Brookfield. Enjoy acoustic music and coffee the first Wednesday of the month from 8 - 9:15 a.m. at the Gas Company Tower main lobby, 555 W. 5th Street (near Pershing Square). Performances will feature students of the Colburn School. Information: http://artsbrookfield.com.

November 2 - Dia De Los Muertos Festival. The Dia De Los Muertos Festival will take place from 6 - 10 p.m. in the 24th Street Theatre (1117 West 24th Street) area on 24th Street between Hoover and Magnolia. There will be a variety of performances, crafts, food vendors, face painting, altar decoration and more. This year's entertainment will include The Space Sanchos, Louie Cruz Beltran, Ballet Folklorico Sol de Fuego, Danza Azteca Huitzilophochtli, La Catrina Guapachosa on stilts (Ismael Ramirez), and the Compania Tierra Blanca Arts Center. Information: (213) 745-6516 or www.24thstreet.org/dia-de-los-muertos.

November 2 - Lake Avenue Church Goldline Concert Series. The Goldline Concert Series of Pasadena's Lake Avenue Church takes music out into the community this month with a concert from 12:05 - 12:40 p.m. at Union Station. The concert will feature guest jazz pianist Steve Bartkoski and a combo in a program of jazz, gospel and blues. Information: (626) 844-4721 or www.lakeave.org.

November 2 and 30 - 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 performances will be "String Chamber Music," hosted by Clive Greensmith, on November 2, and "If It Ain't Baroque . . ." hosted by Ian Pritchard, on November 30. The performances will begin at 6 p.m. in Thayer Hall and will be followed by a post-concert reception. Reservations are requried - click "our online box office for performances and events is open" on the first web page listed. The Colburn School is located at 200 South Grand across from the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Information: (213) 621-2200, www.colburnschool.edu/events/event-tickets or www.colburnschool.edu.

November 4 - Grand Ave Arts All Access. The event will take place from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. in arts institutions along Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles. There will be programs in Grand Park, The Music Center and Music Center Plaza, Walt Disney Concert Hall, film screenings at Redcat, and a variety of other activities at the Broad Museum, MOCA and the Colburn School. See additional details on website. Information: www.grandavearts.tumblr.com.

November 12 - 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 Colin Andrews. Saint James in the City Anglican/Episcopal church is located at 3903 Wilshire Boulevard. Information: (213) 388-3417 or www.saintjamesla.org.

November 15 - Acoustic Caffeine from Arts Brookfield. Enjoy acoustic music with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and coffee every 3rd Wednesday from 1 - 2 p.m. at Figueroa at Wilshire, 601 S. Figueroa, 6th Street lobby. Coffee will be provided by Two Guns Espresso. Information: http://artsbrookfield.com.

November 17 - Jazz at Union Station. Metro Art presents the Phil Ranelin Jazz Ensemble. The Ensemble is a multi-generational jazz ensemble formed in 1996 by trombonist/composer/arranger Phil Ranelin. The rush hour jazz concert will take place from 4 - 6 p.m. in the Union Station Waiting Room. Tickets/reservations are not required. Information: http://www.unionstationla.com.

November 27 - LA County Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. Ring in the holidays with the official lighting of LA County's Christmas Tree in Grand Park. There will be favorite holiday music performed by chamber music ensemble Brass Pacifica and a performance by the Antelope Valley Master Chorale with choir director David Newby and students from Antelope Valley College. Complimentary hot chocolate will be available while supplies last. The program will take place from 5 - 6 p.m. at the Grand Park Fountain Overlook near Grand Avenue. Information: (213) 972-8080 or www.grandparkla.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.

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.

  • October 30 - USC Thornton Jazz Orchestra: Celebrating Ella. Bob Mintzer will lead the USC Thornton Jazz Orchestra in a celebration honoring Ella Fitzgerald's 100th birthday. The program will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Carson Center.

  • November 1 - Student Performance Series: Strings Showcase. The program will take place at 6:30 p.m. in the MacDonald Recital Hall.

  • November 2 - Jazz Night featuring the Jazz Honors Combo in the ongoing series featuring USC Thornton student jazz ensembles. The program will take place at 7 p.m. in the Ground Zero Performance Cafe.

  • November 5 - Three programs. At 3 and 7 p.m. in the Alfred Newman Recital Hall - Composition Showcases. The USC Thornton Composition program will present two concerts showcasing new solo, chamber and vocal works by student composers. Also, at 7:30 p.m. in the United University Church, the USC Collegium Workshop presents The LLibre Vermell de Montserrat. Adam Knight Gilbert will lead the USC Collegium Workshop in a concert of Iberian music from the 13th, 14th and 15th centuries.

  • November 6 - USC Thornton Percussion Ensemble: The Journey. Joseph Pereira, Thornton faculty member and principal timpanist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, will lead the Percussion Ensemble in a program of works by living composers. The concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Alfred Newman Recital Hall.

  • November 8 - Student Performance Series: Chamber Music Showcase. The program will take place at 6:30 p.m. in the MacDonald Recital Hall.

  • November 9 - New Jazz Showcase. The Division of Contemporary Music will present an evening showcasing the new jazz sound evolving at USC Thornton. The program will feature original tunes written, arranged and performed by students, and it will take place at 7 p.m. in the Ground Zero Performance Cafe.

  • November 10 - USC Thornton Chamber Orchestra: Shotakovich 9. The Chamber Orchestra will present a program that will include Shostakovich's 9th Symphony and other works. The program will take place at 7:30 p.m. in Bovard Auditorium.

  • November 13 - ALAJE: Afro-Latin American Jazz Ensemble, led by Aaron Serfaty. The ALAJE will present an evening of jazz standards reinvented with a focus on the rhythmic traditions of Brazil and Cuba. The program will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Carson Center.

  • November 15 - Student Performance Series: Strings Showcase. The program will take place at 6:30 p.m. in the MacDonald Recital Hall.

  • November 15 - Thornton Edge, led by Donald Crockett. Thornton's new music group will present a program of classic works for large ensemble from the late second and early third millennium. The program will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Alfred Newman Recital Hall.

  • November 15, 17 and 19 - USC Thornton Opera presents George Frideric Handel's opera "Alcina." Performances will take place on Wednesday and Friday at 8 p.m. and on Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Bing Theater. PLEASE NOTE: These performances are free for USC students, faculty and staff only. Ticketed admission for everyone else.

  • November 16 - Jazz Night featuring Non-Major Combos in the ongoing series featuring USC Thornton student jazz ensembles. The program will take place at 7 p.m. in the Ground Zero Performance Cafe.

  • November 27, 28 and 29 - Chamber Music Festival. Students from the Classical Performance and Composition Divison will present three days of chamber music in the Alfred Newman Recital Hall. Programs will be: Nov. 27 - Winds and Percussion, led by Kristy Morrell, at 4:30 p.m.; Nov. 28 - Vocal Arts, led by Lisa Sylvester, at 5:30 p.m., and Strings, led by Karen Dreyfus at 7:30 p.m.; and Nov. 29 - Strings, led by Karen Dreyfus, at 5 and 7:30 p.m.

  • November 29, December 1 and 2 - Popular Music Showcases. On Nov. 29, First-Year Showcase at 8 p.m. at Tommy's Place. On Dec. 1, Second-Year Showcase at 8 p.m. and on Dec. 2, Third-Year Showcase at 7:30 p.m. These two programs will take place in the Carson Center.

  • November 30 - Jazz Night featuring CreSCendo in the ongoing series featuring USC Thornton student jazz ensembles. The program will take place at 7 p.m. in the Ground Zero Performance Cafe.

  • November 30 - Classical Guitar Program Recital. Students of the Classical Guitar department will present an evening of chamber music for guitar. The program will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Alfred Newman Recital Hall.

  • December 1 - USC Baroque Sinfonia: Noels d'autrefois. Rotem Gilbert will lead the Baroque Sinfonia in music of the French Baroque featuring works by Marc Antoine Charpentier and Jean Baptiste Lully. The program will take place at 8 p.m. in the Alfred Newman Recital Hall.

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.

  • November 3 - Faculty Recital: Peter Lloyd, double bass. Lloyd will perfom works by Mozart, Brahms and Edgar Meyer. The program will take place at 8 p.m. in Thayer Hall.

  • November 3, 10 and 17 - Friday Night Recitals at 7 and 8:15 p.m. in Mayman Hall. CSPA students recommended by faculty perform repertoire at intermediate through advanced levels in front of a faculty jury.

  • November 10 - Faculty Recital: Martin Beaver. Beaver, violin professor and co-director of the string chamber music program will perform works by Prokofiev, Beethoven and Strauss. He will be joined by faculty members Fabio Bidini, piano, and Clive Greensmith, cello. The program will take place at 8 p.m. in Thayer Hall.

  • November 11 and 18 - Music Academy Young Artist Performances. The program will take place at 5 p.m. in Thayer Hall.

  • November 15 - Ad Lib! Conservatory of Music students invite audiences to stay for the whole show or just drop in for their favorite piece in this casual performance series. The program will take place at 5:30 p.m. in Thayer Hall.

  • November 17 - Colburn Contemporary Ensemble: Film Before Music, Music Before Film. The program will take place at 8 p.m. in Thayer Hall or Zipper Hall.

  • November 19 - Two performances. At 3 p.m., the Colburn Chamber Orchestra, led by Maxim Eshkenazy, and at 7 p.m., the Colburn Youth Orchestra, also led by Maxim Eshkenazy. Both programs will take place in Zipper Hall.

  • November 20 - Chamber Forum at 1 p.m. in Thayer Hall. Young artists from the Conservatory of Music perform chamber works. All Chamber Forum programs are subject to change.

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LOS ANGELES - MUSEUM DISTRICT AND MID-WILSHIRE AREA

November 12 - A California Christmas at The Grove. The Grove Christmas celebration is presented by Citi. The holiday showcase will begin with a pre-show at 7 p.m. followed by a 60-minute live show at 7:30 p.m.. The evening will feature star-studded entertainment for the whole family, including music, the season's first snowfall, the lighting of the Christmas tree, the arrival of Santa Claus, and a fireworks finale. The Grove is located at 189 The Grove Drive next to the Los Angeles Farmers Market. To ensure the safety of all guests, security screenings will be conducted at all entry points to the event. Information: (323) 900-8080 or www.thegrovela.com.

Jazz at LACMA - Concerts are from 6 - 8 p.m. in the BP Grand Entrance of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wishire Boulevard. Information: (323) 857-6000, (323) 857-6115 or www.lacma.org.

  • November 3 - No information listed.

  • November 10 - Henry "The Skipper" Franklin

  • November 17 - Sharon Marie Cline

  • November 24 - Kim Richmond and Kimberly Ford "Herbie Hancock/Joni Mitchell Project" (also final night for the 2017 season)

"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.

  • November 5 - Cellist Clive Greensmith and Pianist John Blacklow

  • November 12 - Pianist Inna Faliks

  • November 19 - Young Musicians Foundation Debut Orchestra, Yuga Cohler, Lawrence N. Field Conductor-in-Residence

  • November 26 - Cellist Andrew Shulman and pianist Fabio Bidini

  • December 3 - Colburn Youth Orchestra conducted by Maxim Eshkenazy

LOS ANGELES - SOUTH AND EAST

November 4 - Self Help Graphics and Arts Dia de los Muertos Celebration. Self Help Graphics will present its annual Dia de los Muertos celebration from 5 - 11 p.m. at Felicitas and Gonzalo Mendez High School, 1200 Plaza Del Sol (directly across from Self Help Graphics and Art). The evening will include a traditional ceremonial blessing, food and craft vendors, children's art workshops and musical performances. Please note: there is limited on-site parking, but the location is accessible from the Pico/Aliso Goldline Metro station. The annual procession will begin at the Mariachi Plaza Kiosko at 4:30 p.m. Those interested in participating should meet at 4 p.m. Information: (323) 881-6444 or www.selfhelpgraphics.com.

LOS ANGELES - WEST

November 1, 8 and 15 - Fowler Out Loud at the UCLA Fowler Museum. Programs will be: November 1 - Mariachi de Uclatlan, November 8 - UCLA Music of China Ensemble, and November 15 - Mindful Music (Musical performances created for wellness and healing). All programs will take place at 6 p.m. at the Fowler Museum on the UCLA campus. Information: (310) 825-4361 or www.fowler.ucla.edu.

November 2 - UCLA Hammer Museum Programs. Latinas Out Loud: Ayer Es Hoy (Yesterday is Today). The program will celebrate the richness of Latin American sounds past and present with Sotomayor (Electronic), Sin Color (Indie Pop/Bossa Nova/Cumbia/Disco) and the Chulita Vinyl Club. The program will take place beginning at 7:30 p.m in the courtyard at the UCLA Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Boulevard. See website listing for certain restrictions and parking information; purses/bags larger than 12"x6"x12" will not be allowed. Information: (310) 443-7000 or www.hammer.ucla.edu.

November 5 - UCLA Fowler Museum Family Jam. Celebrate Brazil's artistic culture and heritage with Viver Brasil. View the current Axe Bahie exhibition, create your own musical instruments and learn to Samba. The program wil take place from 1 - 4 p.m. at the Fowler Museum on the UCLA campus. Information: (310) 825-4361 or www.fowler.ucla.edu.

November 11 - Saturday Nights at the Getty. Saturday Nights at the Getty presents Maria Volonte: Blue Tango Project. Blue Tango Project is a groundbreaking collaboration between Argentine-born Latin Grammy nominee Maria Volonte and California harmonica player Kevin Carrel Footer. The program will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Harold M. Williams auditorium at the Getty Center. Parking is $15 or $10 after 3 p.m. (subject to availability). Information: (310) 440-7300 or www.getty.edu.

November 29 - UCLA School of Music Performances. Duo Pianos: A Jazz Piano Studio Recital. UCLA's jazz piano students from Tamir Hendelman's studio will perform in a special 2-piano program also featuring piano and bass duets and solo performances. The program will take place at 8 p.m. in the Jan Popper Theater in the Schoenberg Music Building, 445 Charles E. Young Drive East. Information: (310) 206-3033 or www.schoolofmusic.ucla.edu.

December 3 - Palisades Symphony. Joel B. Lish, conductor and director. The J.S. Bach "Christmas Oratorio" concert also will include the Brentwood-Palisades Chorale directed by Susan S. Rosenstein. The concert will take place in Mercer Hall at 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.

MANHATTAN BEACH

November 11 - 20th Annual Veterans Day Multi-Generation Event. The city's annual Veterans Day commemoration will take place beginning at 11 a.m. at the Veterans Monument on Veterans Parkway (Valley Drive at 15th Street). There will be music by the Hyperion Outfall Serenaders, various remarks by local groups and officials, and a Presentation of Colors. Following the ceremony there will be a reception with live entertainment and light refreshments at the Joslyn Community Center Ocean Banquet Hall. Information: (310) 802-5448, (310) 802-5404 or www.citymb.info.

November 15 - Holiday Open House and Pier Lighting. Festivities for the Holiday Open House in downtown Manhattan Beach and the annual Pier Lighting will begin at 5 p.m. The pier lighting ceremony will include live entertainment by local groups. At 7:15 p.m. the mayor will flip the switch and illuminate the Manhattan Beach Pier with holiday lights. There will be carolers and strolling musicians throughout downtown until 9 p.m. Information: www.citymb.info or www.downtownmanhattanbeach.com.

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MARINA DEL REY (AND VICINITY)

Fisherman's Village Concert Series. - Outdoor performances are from 1 - 4 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: (310) 305-9545 or www.visitmarinadelrey.com.

  • November 4 - U.S. 99 (Rock/Blues)

  • November 5 - Elements (R&B/Funk)

  • November 11 - IZMSKZM (Reggae)

  • November 12 - Susie Hansen Latin Band (Latin Jazz/Salsa)

  • November 18 - Jimbo Ross and the Bodacious Blues Band (Blues)

  • November 19 - Floyd and the Flyboys (Funk/Soul/Blues)

  • November 25 - Charangoa (Salsa/Latin Jazz)

  • November 26 - 2AZZ1 (Jazz/Funk)

MISSION VIEJO

November 11 - Veterans Day Observance. The Mission Viejo Veterans Day ceremony will take place from 2 - 5 p.m. in the Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center, 24932 Veterans Way. The program will include a recognition ceremony, color guard, the playing of "Taps," a keynote speech and more. The program will be followed by a reception in the Center along with the chance to meet representatives from Veterans service organizations. Information: (949) 470-3061 or www.cityofmissionviejo.org.

MONTEREY PARK

November 20 and 29 - East LA College Music Department Programs. On November 20 at noon, the Elixir Piano Trio (Fang Fang Xu, cello, Samvel Chilingarian, violin, and Lucy Nargizyan, piano) will present a concert of works by Glinka, Schumann, Khachaturian and Piazzolla. On November 29 from noon - 1 p.m., Student Recitals featuring students from the Applied Music Program. Performances take place in the S2 Recital Hall, and the campus is located at 1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez. Information: (323) 265-8894 or www.elac.edu/academics/departments/music.

December 1 - Holiday Snow Village. The Holiday Snow Village event will include a tree lighting, snow sled runs, 18 tons of snow, holiday music and pictures with Santa. The program will take place beginning at 6 p.m. in the Barnes Park Amphitheater, 350 S. McPherrin Avenue. Santa will arrive at 6 p.m. for the tree lighting, and following that there will be holiday music performed by local school groups, two sled runs and a 900 square foot snow play area. There also will be refreshments and a chance to take a photo with Santa. Closed-toe shoes required for snow play. Information: (626) 307-1388 or www.montereyparkca.gov.

NEWPORT BEACH

November 17 and 18 - Fashion Island Tree Lighting Ceremony. Celebrate the beginning of the holiday season at the annual Fashion Island event. The outdoor presentation and musical performance in the Bloomingdale's courtyard will take place at 6 p.m. both nights. The event will be hosted by Mario Lopez and KOST 103.5 FM's Ellen K and also will include a 25-minute live musical show by the Young Americans, Santa and "snowfall." Following performances and Santa's arrival will be the lighting of the Christmas tree. Parking can be difficult to find immediately prior to the show, and it is recommended that you arrive early. Information: (949) 721-2000 or www.shopfashionisland.com.

November 19 - Sunday Musicale at the Newport Beach Public Library. Duo Deak de Castera, husband and wife duo Zachary Deak, piano, and Virginie d'Avezac de Castera, viola. The concert 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.

December 2 - Crystal Cove "Deck the Cove" Tree Lighting Ceremony and Holiday Bazaar. The Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place on the sand at the Crystal Cove Historic District off of Pacific Coast Highway. The day will begin at 10 a.m. with a holiday bazaar and art sale. Santa will arrive at 4 p.m. and the tree lighting ceremony will begin around sunset, at about 5 p.m. Complimentary hot chocolate, apple cider and goodies will be provided by the Beachcomber Cafe, and parking will be available at the Los Trancos parking lot. Parking is $5 per hour or $15 for the day. A shuttle also will be available for a nominal fee. Information: (949) 376-6200, www.crystalcovebeachcottages.com, go to Crystal Cove Alliance, or www.crystalcovealliance.org.

December 3 - Corona Del Mar Christmas Walk. The Corona Del Mar Christmas Walk and Festival will take place on Pacific Coast Highway in the Village of Corona Del Mar from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. There will be entertainment including local groups, high school bands and other bands, children's entertainment, a beer and wine garden at Bandera's lower parking lot, merchandise and food vendors, games and prizes, carolers, a Fireman's Grill BBQ and more. Activities center around the Bandera's parking lot at 3201 E. Pacific Coast Highway. Donations also will be accepted for the "Toys for Tots" Toy Drive. Information: (949) 673-4050 or www.cdmchamber.com.

NORWALK

October 31 - Norwalk Halloween Festival - A Spirited Event! The Halloween Festival will take place from 6 - 9 p.m. on the Norwalk City Hall Lawn, 12700 Norwalk Boulevard. There will be food and game booths, a 7 p.m. costume contest (arrive 15 minutes early), music, crafts and more. The event also provides a safe alternative for door-to-door trick-or-treating for children. Information: (562) 929-5702 or www.ci.norwalk.ca.us.

December 2 - 2017 Snowfest and Tree Lighting Ceremony. The 2016 Snowfest and Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place from noon - 8 p.m. on the Norwalk Civic Center Lawn, 12700 Norwalk Boulevard. There will be real snow for snow play (bring mittens/gloves), two giant snow slides, games, crafts, face painting and more. Snow play will be from noon - 5 p.m.; stage entertainment will take place througout the day from noon - 6 p.m. prior to the tree lighting ceremony. The tree lighting ceremony will take place at 6 p.m., and Santa will be available for visits from 6:15 - 8 p.m. along with additional stage entertainment Information: (652) 929-5702 or www.norwalkca.gov.

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.

  • November 7 - Choir Exchange Concert at 7 p.m. in the Burnight Center Theater

  • November 14 - Band Exchange Concert at 7 p.m. in the Burnight Center Theater

ONTARIO

November 13 - Ontario/Chaffey Community Show Band. "Veterans - Our National Treasure." The Ontario/Chaffey Community Show Band concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. outdoors at the Ontario Town Square Bandshell in Downtown Ontario, 224 N. Euclid Street. Complimentary Starbucks coffee and cookies beginning at 7 p.m. (while supplies last). Information: (909) 395-2020, www.showband.net or www.ci.ontario.ca.us.

December 1 and 2- Christmas on Euclid Experience. This year's events will take place in December, and events will center around Ontario Town Square, 224 N. Euclid. Information: (909) 261-3230, www.ontariotownsquare.org, www.christmasoneuclid.com or www.ci.ontario.ca.us.

  • December 1 - Tree Lighting Ceremony and Celebration from 6 - 10 p.m. The evening will include the tree lightinig ceremony, food vendors, photos with Santa (bring your own camera), and the screening of the movies "Saving Santa" and The Smurfs "A Christmas Carol."

  • December 2 - The traditional Christmas on Euclid Craft Fair and holiday activities will take place from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on the median of Euclid Avenue and in Ontario Town Square. There also will be food vendors, games and live entertainment.

ORANGE

November 11 - Veterans Day Tribute. The community is invited to honor veterans and current military in a special tribute program including patriotic music and inspirational speeches. The program will take place at 2 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial at Depot Park, 100 N. Atchison Street. Information: (714) 744-7278 or www.cityoforange.org.

December 3 - Tree Lighting Ceremony and Candlelight Choir Procession. Festivities will begin at 3:30 p.m. with activities for children and non-profit food and novelty booths (fee) in the Old Town Orange Plaza (traffic circle area) at Chapman/Glassell. The official tree lighting program and candlelight procession will begin at 5:15 p.m. Sing along to traditional carols of the season with a candlelight procession and the Orange Community Master Chorale led by Michael Short. The event can be very crowded, and early arrival for the ceremony is recommended. Some seating is available. In the event of rain, call the phone number listed for further information. Information: (714) 744-7278 or www.cityoforange.org.

Chapman University College of Performing Arts Events. Unless otherwise noted, programs take place in the Salmon Recital Hall. The Chapman University campus is located at N. Glassell Street/E. Palm Avenue. Information: (714) 997-6871 or www.chapman.edu/music, go to "calendar of events."

  • November 15 - 2017-18 Instrumental and Vocal Competition at 7 p.m. The annual competition for the Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music is held by the Chapman Orchestra

  • November 16 - Saxophone Ensemble, directed by Gary Matsuura, at 8 p.m. The Ensemble performs an eclectic mix of classical and jazz repertoire.

  • November 28 - Chapman Percussion Ensemble, directed by Nicholas Terry, at 8 p.m. The Ensemble will present an evening of dynamic percussion music.

  • November 30 - New Music Ensemble, directed by Sean Heim, at 8 p.m. The New Music Ensemble presents works by current composition majors and works from some of the major composers of the last 50 years. Instrumental and vocal faculty members, along with guest artists, often participate in the ensemble.

  • December 1 - Keyboard Collaborative Arts Recital, directed by Louise Thomas, at 8 p.m. The recital will include student performances of solo and collaborative piano repertoire.

  • December 2 - Three programs. At 2 and 5 p.m., Instrumental Chamber Music, directed by Grace Fong, Robert Becker and Christopher J. Nicholas. The program will include students performing in piano, string and woodwind quintets, quartets, trios and brass ensembles. The winds and brass program will be at 2 p.m. and strings and piano at 5 p.m. Also at 8 p.m., student pianists in recital, directed by Janice Park.

  • December 3 - Two programs. At 5 p.m., the Early Music Ensemble, directed by Bruce Bales, will present music from the reign of Charles V. The program will include works by Josquin, Morales, Cabezon and others. At 8 p.m., the Chapman Guitar Ensemble directed by Jeff Cogan.

PALOS VERDES

December 3 - South Bay Chamber Music Society Concerts. The Lyris Quartet (Alyssa Park, violin, Shalini Vijayan, violin, Luke Maurer, viola and Timothy Loo, cello). The concert will feature music by Childs, Ravel and Brahms, and it 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.

PASADENA

November 7 - Tuesday Musicale at the Pasadena Public Library. Tuesday Musicale monthly recitals include voice, piano solo, instrumental and chamber music performances. The performances will take place at 12:30 p.m. in the Donald Wright Auditorium of the Pasadena Central Library, 285 E. Walnut. Information: (626) 398-0658, www.ci.pasadena.ca.us/library or www.tuesdaymusicale.org.

November 10 - Pasadena Community Orchestra. The Pasadena Community Orchestra, conducted by Bethany Pfleuger, will present their opening concert of the season at 8 p.m. at the First Church of the Nazarene, 3700 E. Sierra Madre Boulevard. The program will include Copland: Fanfare for the Common Man, Haydn: Symphony No. 100, Brahms: Tragic Oveture, and Dukas: Sorcerer's Apprentice. Information: (626) 445-6708 or www.pcomusic.org.

November 11 - Burbank Philharmonic Orchestra. Steve Kerstein, music director and conductor. The 28th Season Gala Opening Concert will take place at 8 p.m. at the Ambassador Auditorium, 131 South St. John Avenue. The program will include Beethoven: Coriolan Overture, Op. 62, conducted by Michael Stanley, Vieuxtemps: Violin Concerto No. 5, Op. 37, with violin soloist Aubree Oliverson, and Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4 "Italian," Op. 90. Parking at the Ambassador Auditorium is $10. Information: (818) 771-7888 or www.burbankphilharmonic.org.

November 19 - Crown City Symphony. The Crown City Symphony, conducted by Dr. Paul Sherman, will present two weekend concerts. On November 18, the performance will take place at 2 p.m. at the Altadena Community Church, 943 E. Altadena Drive, and on November 19 the performance will take place at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Pasadena, 75 N. Marengo. The program for both concerts will include Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 5, with violinist Jeanine Wynton, and Tchaikovsky: Mozartiana. Concerts are about one hour long. Information: (626) 797-1994 or www.crowncitysymphony.org.

November 19 - Pasadena Doo Dah Parade. Pasadena's non-Rose Parade, the annual Doo Dah Parade, will take place starting at 11 a.m. on E. Colorado Boulevard between Altadena Drive and San Gabriel Boulevard. There is plenty of parking in the area, and the nearest Metro stop is the Sierra Madre Villa stop. See website for additional details. Information: (626) 590-7596 or www.pasadenadoodahparade.info.

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.

  • November 1 - Catherine del Russo, oboist, and Mark Robson, pianist

  • November 8 - Pianist John Robilette

  • November 15 - Cellist Choi Kyung-Eun

  • November 22 - No concert today

  • November 29 - Pianist Sung Chang

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.

  • November 3 and 4 - Caltech-Occidental Wind Orchestra, Dr. Glenn D. Price, conductor. The Caltech-Occidental Wind Orchestra, featuring flute soloist Hye Sung Choe, will perform a John Williams 85th Birthday Tribute Concert both evenings. Concerts will include music from Star Wars, Harry Potter, Schindler's List and other works. Performances will take place on Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. in Ramo Auditorium on the Caltech campus.

  • November 18 - Caltech Glee Club, Nancy Sulahian, director. The concert will take place at 8 p.m. in Ramo Auditorium on the Caltech campus.

  • November 18 and 19 - Caltech Orchestra, Allen Robert Gross, conductor, with guest piano soloist Mark Robson. The program will include Smetana: Overture to The Bartered Bride, Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 25 in C Major, K. 503, Gabriela Lena Frank: Elegia Andina, and Berlioz: The Judges of the Secret Court Overture. Concerts will take place on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at 3:30 p.m. in Ramo Auditorium on the Caltech campus.

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PLACENTIA

November 11 - 29th Annual Veterans Day Observance Ceremony. The Ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. at the Placentia Civic Center (Kraemer/Chapman). The program will include guest speakers, patriotic music, and names being added to the city's Veterans Monument. Information: (714) 993-8141 or www.placentia.org.

RANCHO CUCAMONGA

November 10 - Holiday Tree Lighting at Victoria Gardens. The holiday tree will be lit, Santa will arrive, and there will be magical snowfall and fireworks in an event from 7 - 8 p.m. at the Victoria Gardens shopping center, 12505 N. Main. This event is standing room only, and in order to maximize space in Town Square, blankets and chairs will not be allowed. Information: (909) 463-2830 or www.victoriagardensie.com.

November 11 - Founders Day Community Parade and Veterans Day Celebration. The Founders Day parade will take place at the Foothill Crossings Center, corner of Day Creek and Foothill Boulevard. The parade will begin at 9 a.m. and make its way to the Rancho Cucamonga Epicenter. The parade will include school and community groups, bands, businesses and equestrian units, and public parking is available at the Epicenter parking lot G (east side of Rochester). Also, following the parage there will be a Veterans Day Celebration taking place at Central Park, 11200 Base Line Road. Beginning at 10:55 a.m. there will be a brief ceremony, followed by a Family Fun Zone, BBQ, wreath-laying ceremony and flag retirement. Information: (909) 477-2760, (909) 919-2658 or www.rcpark.com.

REDLANDS

November 12 - Redlands Community Orchestra. James Benanti, conductor. The program will include Bernstein: Three Dance Episodes from "On the Town," Corbin Foster: Snoqualmie Falls (World Premiere), and Howard Hanson: Symphony No. 2 in D-flat Major, Op. 30, W45 "Romantic." The concert will take place at 3 p.m. at the Redlands High School Clock Auditorium, 840 E. Citrus Avenue. Tickets are not required. Information: (909) 747-9726 or www.redlandsco.org.

December 2 - Redlands Christmas Parade. "The Hope and Joy of Christmas." The parade will take place at 6 p.m. in downtown Redlands. The parade will begin on Brookside at Citrus/Eureka in downtown Redlands, travel east on Citrus to 8th Street and on to State Street, east on State Street to Orange, and south on Orange to Citrus, and from Citrus back to Eureka/Brookside. In case of rain, the parade will be held on December 9. Information: (909) 798-7548 or www.redlands-events.com.

December 3 - Tree Lighting at Kimberly Crest. The annual tree lighting ceremony at Kimberly Crest will take place at 6 p.m. There will be complimentary cider and ginger cookies and photos with Santa. After the ceremony, tours of the 1st floor of Kimberly Crest will be available for $5. Kimberly Crest is located about two miles south of downtown Redlands at 1325 Prospect Drive off Highland Avenue (not Fountain). Parking is available on Highland, but bring a flashlight for the walk. Information: (909) 792-2111 or www.kimberlycrest.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.

  • November 2 - University Orchestra, directed by Co Boi Nguyen. The University of Redlands Orchestra will be performing the orchestra masterpiece Scheherazade by Rimsky-Korsakov. This will be the first performance of this work by the student orchestra. The concert will take place at 8 p.m. in Memorial Chapel.

  • November 5 - Feast of Lights Vigil. The Vigil celebration, introduced in 1974, serves as a prelude to The Feast of Lights, a nationally-recognized Christmas celebration presented by the Redlands School of Music. Underscored by choral meditations and acclamations, the Candle Lighting Ceremony proclaims through scripture and ancient text the coming of the Messiah. The program will take place at 7:30 p.m. in Memorial Chapel.

  • November 10 - Choral Concert, directed by Dr. Joseph Modica and Dr. Nicholle Andrews. The concert will feature music on the theme of "War and Peace." The program will take place at 8 p.m. in Memorial Chapel.

RIVERSIDE

November 4 - Riverside Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) Celebration. The Riverside Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) celebration will take place from 1 - 10 p.m. in downtown Riverside and at White Park, located between University Avenue and 14th Street. There will be four stages of entertainment, Aztec and folklorico dancing, traditional altar displays, music, activities for children, authentic Mexican food for purchase, merchandise vendors and more. See website for full entertainment line-up. Information: (951) 784-3111, www.riversidedayofthedead.com or www.riversideca.gov, events calendar.

November 11 - Veterans Day Celebration at Historic Flabob Airport. The event will take place from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Flabob Airport, 4130 Mennes Avenue in Jurupa Valley (Riverside). There will be aircraft displays and a car show, live musical entertainment, an honor ceremony and presentation of the colors, activities for children, food and merchandise vendors and more. Admission is free; may be a fee for some activities. See directions on website. Information: (951) 683-2309 or www.flabob.org.

November 15 - UCR Culver Center Programs. Outpost Concert Series - A/B Duo (Percussionist Christopher G. Jones and flutist Meerenai Shim). The program will take place from 7 - 9 p.m. at the Culver Center for the Arts, 3824 Main Street in Downtown Riverside. Reservations may be made via the event listings on the Culver Center website. Information: (951) 827-4787 or http://culvercenter.ucr.edu.

November 24 - Switch-On Ceremony and Opening Night for the Festival of Lights. A holiday musical performance and opening ceremonies precede the start of the annual Festival of Lights at the Historic Mission Inn in downtown Riverside. Activities in the downtown area will begin at noon, and performances and presentations leading to the switch-on of the lights will begin at 4:30 p.m. at Mission Inn/Orange Avenue. Carolers, a holiday ice rink (fee) and other activities and entertainment will take place around the Mission Inn and downtown plaza from 6 - 10 p.m. Also, the annual Festival of Trees is a short walk away in the Riverside Convention Center, 3637 Fifth Street, from 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Early arrival is recommended to find the best viewing area. Information: (951) 683-7100, (951) 826-5586, www.riversideca.gov/fol, www.riverside-chamber.com or www.riversideca.gov. For Festival of Trees information, go to www.rcrmcfoundation.org.

SAN CLEMENTE

November 4 - Veterans Day Ceremony and Marine Corps Birthday. The community and all veterans are invited to the San Clemente Veterans Ceremony and Marine Corps Birthday program. The event will take place at 2 p.m. at Park Semper Fi, Pier Bowl at the San Clemente Pier. There will be a number of speakers, music by the 5th Marine Quintet and the dedication of the 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines Insignia Plaque. Information: (949) 498-4958, www.marinemonument.com or www.san-clemente.org.

December 2 - Puttin' on the Glitz. Puttin' on the Glitz is an evening of holiday cheer and a city tradition presented by the San Clemente Downtown Business Association. There will be live entertainment by a variety of groups along the street, visits with Santa, and downtown shops will stay open late. The event will take place from 5 - 10 p.m. along Avenida Del Mar in downtown San Clemente. Information: (949) 218-5378 or www.villagesanclemente.org.

December 2 - Santa's Village by the Sea and Christmas at The Casa. The Santa's Village program will take place from 5 - 8 p.m. at the San Clemente Community Center, 100 N. Calle Seville. There will be snow hill sledding, holiday games, cookie decorating, an outdoor movie, live holiday music, and visits with Santa (bring a camera for pictures). The city's tree lighting ceremony will take place at 5 p.m. From 5 - 7:30 p.m. Casa Romantica, 415 Avenida Granada, will host Christmas at The Casa. The event will include holiday decorations, a visit from Santa, holiday entertainment, crafts for children, and light refreshments. There will be a shuttle available between San Clemente High School and Avenida del Mar from 2 - 10 p.m. Information: (949) 361-8264 or http://www.san-clemente.org (City of San Clemente), and (949) 498-2139 or www.casaromantica.org (Casa Romantica).

SAN DIMAS

November 11 - Veterans Day Celebration. San Dimas H.E.R.O.E.S. (Helping Establish a Remembrance of Every Serviceperson) invites the public to celebrate our veterans on Veterans Day. The ceremony will take place at 4 p.m. at Freedom Park, corner of San Dimas Avenue and Commercial Street. Information: (909) 677-9557, www.sandimasheroes.org or www.cityofsandimas.com.

SAN MARINO

November 4 - Huntington Library and Gardens Programs. Human Nature: Sonic Botany. Experimental composer, sonic architect and performance artist Guillermo Galindo will present a work inspired by the "Visual Voyages" exhibition, with a special appearance by artist Amber Stucke. The performance is part of USC Annenber's Musical Interventions, a series of public events organized for the Getty intiative Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA by music historian Josh Kun. The program will take place from noon - 1 p.m. in the Rose Hills Garden Court of the Huntington Library and Gardens, 1151 Oxford Road. Reservations are not required. Information: (626) 405-2100 or www.huntington.org.

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO

December 2 - Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration and Holiday Festivities. San Juan Capistrano's holiday events will take place from 4- 9 p.m. at a variety of locations around Historic Town Center Park, 31852 El Camino Real, and the downtown area. The tree lighting ceremony and performances will take place at Historic Town Center Park. Musical performances by local groups will begin at 4:15 p.m., and the official tree lighting will take place at 5:30 p.m. Following the ceremony there will be free photos with Santa (one per family) in the Los Rios Historic District, a live nativity scene, strolling entertainment and much more. See website for full schedule of events and activities. Military personnel with ID also will receive free admission to Mission San Juan Capistrano during the evening. Information: (949) 493-5911 or www.sanjuancapistrano.org.

SAN PEDRO/WILMINGTON AREA

November 11 - Veterans Day Festival. The Veterans Day Festival will take place from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Battleship Iowa, 250 South Harbor Drive in San Pedro. The event will include the first Veterans Day Music Festival, a sailors bar and more. The opening ceremony will take place at 10 a.m., and activities will begin at 11 a.m. Tours of the battleship will be free for veterans and current service members; the general public may receive reduced admission of $11 to tour the battleship when accompanying a veteran. Paid parking is available at Swinford Street/Harbor Boulevard, and some free parking is available on city streets within walking distance. Information: (877) 446-9261, www.pacificbattleship.com or www.portoflosangeles.org.

December 1 - South Bay Chamber Music Society Concerts. The Lyris Quartet (Alyssa Park, violin, Shalini Vijayan, violin, Luke Maurer, viola and Timothy Loo, cello). The concert will feature music by Childs, Ravel and Brahms, and it 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.

SANTA ANA

November 4 - Noche de Altares. Santa Ana's annual Dia de los Muertos celebration is presented by El Centro Cultural de Mexico. The event will take place from 1 - 10 p.m. at Fourth Street (Calle Quatro) and Birch in the downtown Santa Ana area. There will be ongoing entertainment, merchandise and food vendors, and art and altar displays. Information: www.nochedealtares.org or www.facebook.com/elcentrocultural.

November 5 - 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 is a Dia de Los Muertos (Mexican Day of the Dead) Festival. The festival will include performances by Joel Aceves (Classical Guitar/Traditional Mexican Songs), Mariachi Kids, Raices de Mexico Ballet Folklorico, El Santo Golpe (Son Jarocho/Cumbia), and Xipe Totec Danza Azteca. 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.

November 18 - 5th Annual Plaza Navidena and Tree Lighting. Santa Ana's tree lighting ceremony and holiday celebration will take place from 5 - 8 p.m. at Plaza Calle Cuatro, corner of Fourth and French Streets. There will be the tree lighting ceremony, live mariachi and other entertainment, refreshments and more. Information: www.facebook.com/santaanaPRCSA or www.santa-ana.org/parks/upcomingevents.

December 2 - UC Irvine Music Department Performances. UCI Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Dr. Stephen Tucker. Six years ago the UCI Symphony Orchestra "adopted" the Santa Ana High School Symphony Orchestra in a partnership increasing access to arts resources and cultivating young artists. The UCI Symphony will present a full concert open to the public at 7 p.m. in the Bill Medley Auditorium of Santa Ana High School, 520 W. Walnut. Information: (949) 824-6615 or www.arts.uci.edu.

December 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 is a Winter Solstice Festival of Guitars featuring guitar music from around the world. 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.

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SANTA FE SPRINGS

November 4 and 5 - Pow Wow at Heritage Park. The annual Pow Wow wil celebrate Native American life through dances, songs and food. Exhibitors also will be on hand to offer Native American-made products such as jewelry, clothing, blankets and pottery. The event will take place on Saturday from 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. at Heritage Park, 12100 Mora Drive. Pets are not allowed. Information: (562) 946-6476 or www.santafesprings.org.

SANTA MONICA

November 4 - Dia de los Muertos at Woodlawn Cemetery. The community is invited to the traditional celebration of life and death which will take place from noon - 3 p.m. at Woodlawn Cemetery, 1847 14th Street. The family-friendly event celebrates the cycle of life and the remembrance of ancestors with altars, music and dance performances, a slide show honoring lost loved ones, food trucks and a communal memory wall. Free parking will be available at the Santa Monica College lot located on the south side of Pico Boulevard between 16th and 17th Streets. There also will be a free bike valet. Information: (310) 458-8688 or www.smgov.net/dia.

December 3 - Santa Monica Symphony. Guido Lamell, conductor and music director. The program for the Winter Holiday Concert will include Rossini: La Gazza Ladra (The Thieving Magpie), Korngold: Violin Concerto in D Major, with violin soloist Annelle Gregory, and Sibelius: Symphony No. 1 in E minor, Op. 39. The concert will take place at 7 p.m. in Barnum Hall, Santa Monica High School, 600 Olympic Boulevard. There also will be a pre-concert lecture by composer Russell Steinberg from 6 - 6:30 p.m. Information: (310) 395-6330 or www.smsymphony.org.

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

  • November 15 - Soundwaves Concert: Eric Barber's Magneticism. Saxophonist/composer Barber balances compositions with improvisation and will perform with Cathlene Pineda (piano), David Tranchina (bass), and Tina Raymond (drums). The program will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the MLK Jr. Auditorium.

  • November 18 - Voices of Our City Choir. The Choir, founded by Steph Johnson, features singers experiencing homelessness in San Diego. A discussion with Johnson and choir members will follow the performance. The program will take place at noon in the MLK Jr. Auditorium.

SEAL BEACH

November 25 - Seal Beach Tree Lighting Ceremony. Kick off the holiday season in Seal Beach at the Tree Lighting Ceremony. Events, activities, and performances will take place at Eisenhower Park at the Seal Beach Pier beginning at 4 p.m. See Seal Beach Chamber of Commerce website closer to date for further information. Information: (562) 799-0179, www.sealbeachchamber.org or www.facebook.com/sealbeachchamber.

December 1- Seal Beach Holiday Parade. The annual parade begins at 7 p.m. on Main Street at the foot of the Seal Beach Pier and continues up Main Street to Pacific Coast Highway. The traditional holiday parade will feature a variety of community groups, marching bands, equestrian units and more. Information: (562) 537-3955, www.sealbeachlions.com, www.sealbeachchamber.com or www.sealbeachca.gov.

TEMECULA

November 11 - Patriotic Salute to Veterans. The City of Temecula will present a special salute to veterans in conjunction with the Temecula Valley Symphony. The program will include the presentation of military banners and a selection of Broadway and patriotic music performed by the Symphony. The program will take place from 6 - 9 p.m. at the Temecula Civic Center, 41000 Main Street. Information: (951) 694-6444, 1-888-TEMECULA, www.cityoftemecula.org, or www.temeculaca.gov.

November 27 - 20th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. The festive holiday season begins with the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony which will take place at 7 p.m. at the Temecula Duck Pond, 28250 Ynez Road. There will be complimentary treats and a performance by the Resonate! vocal group prior to the tree lighting. Information: (951) 694-6480, www.cityoftemecula.org or www.temeculaca.gov.

December 1 - Santa's Electric Light Parade. The 25th Annual Santa's Electric Light Parade will take place in Old Town from 7 - 9 p.m. beginning at Del Rio and Jefferson. This year's theme is "25 Years of Christmas Pride." The parade will include bands, equestrian units, floats, and local dignitaries and community/school groups. Information: (951) 694-6480, www.temeculaevents.org or www.cityoftemecula.org.

TEMPLE CITY

November 11 - Veterans Day Celebration. The Temple City Veterans Day Celebration will take place from 10:30 a.m. - noon at Temple City Park, 9701 Las Tunas Drive. There will be the presentation of Colors, live entertainment and a vintage aircraft flyover. A free lunch will be provided after the program. Information: (626) 656-7321 or www.templecity.us.

TORRANCE

November 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 Hausmann Quartet (Issac Allen and Bram Goldstein, violins, Angela Choong, viola, and Alex Greenbaum, cello). Information: (310) 316-5573 or www.palosverdes.com/classicalcrossroads.

November 3 - Beach Cities Symphony Orchestra. Barry Brisk, conductor and music director. The Beach Cities Symphony opens the 2017-2018 season with a concert 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 "19th Century Masters" concert will include Schubert: Rosamunde Overture, Tchaikovsky: Sleeping Beauty Suite, and Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 with piano soloist Mark Rickman. There also is a pre-concert lecture in the main auditorium starting at 7:15 p.m. No reservations or tickets are required; check website for current parking information. Information: (310) 379-9725, (310) 539-4649 or www.beachcitiessymphony.org.

November 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 3:00 p.m. and will feature two musicians from the USC Thornton School: violinist Annelle Gregory and cellist Benjamin Lash. Information: (310) 316-5573 or www.palosverdes.com/classicalcrossroads.

December 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 Celeste (Kevin Kwan Loucks, piano, Iryna Krechkovsky, violin, and Ross Gasworth, cello). Information: (310) 316-5573 or www.palosverdes.com/classicalcrossroads.

UPLAND

November 11 - Upland Veterans Day Remembrance Ceremony. The Upland Veterans Day ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. in Uplands Veterans Plaza, 460 N. Euclid Avenue (at Arrow Highway). The ceremony will be followed by food and a live band. Information: (951) 990-4595, www.facebook.com/uplandveteransmonumentproject or www.uvmp.org.

WEST HOLLYWOOD

October 31 - West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval. The 2017 West Hollywood Costume Carnaval will take place from 6 - 11 p.m. along Santa Monica Boulevard between Doheny and La Cienega. There will be six stages of entertainment, and the event usually attracts thousands of revelers. Please note: Although the event is open to all, this is generally considered to be an adult Halloween event. Information: (323) 848-6503 or www.weho.org.

November 4 - soundSpark Children's Concerts. soundSpark is a monthly music series for children featuring solo and duo performances by emerging artists. The concert will feature an artist TBA. Check website for most current schedules. Programs take place at noon in the Children's Theater at the West Hollywood Library, 625 N. San Vincente Boulevard. Two hours validated parking is available in the West Hollywood Park parking structure. Information: (323) 960-5723, www.sassas.org or www.weho.org/arts.

November 11 - City of West Hollywood Veterans Day Ceremony. The West Hollywood Veterans Day program will take place at 11 a.m. at the Sal Guarriello Veterans Memorial located on the corner of Santa Monica Boulevard and Holloway Drive. This year's program will focus on transgender individuals in the military. In the event of rain, the ceremony will be moved to the West Hollywood City Hall. Information: (323) 848-6479 or www.weho.org.

November 18 and 19, December 2 and 3 - Colibri: 10th Annual Instrumental and Vocal Music Competition for Young Performers. Unity in Diversity Arts Foundation, with support from the City of West Hollywood's WeHo Arts program, will present the 10th annual competition for young performers. The instrumental competition will take place on November 18 and 19, and the vocal competition will be held on December 2 and 3. The program begins at 11 a.m. each day and will take place in Fiesta Hall at Plummer Park, 7377 Santa Monica Boulevard. Information: (323) 848-7988, http://uidarts.org or www.weho.org.

WHITTIER

December 2 - 25th Anniversary Uptown Whittier Holiday Sonata. The Uptown Whittier Holiday Sonata will take place in Uptown Whittier on Greenleaf Avenue and Philadelphia Street from 4 - 9 p.m. The traditional evening activity throughout the Uptown business district will feature horse-drawn carriage rides, a Santa's Village area for the kids and pictures with Santa, and musical entertainment. There also will be holiday open houses are area shops. Information: (562) 696-2662 or www.whittieruptown.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. Parking on campus is $3. Information: (562) 908-3492 or www.riohondo.edu.

  • November 2 - [Words + Images + Music] - The celebration of Dia de los Muertos will be a collaboration between the students of the Creative Writing Club, Photography classes and Electronic Music III. The pre-reception at 6:30 p.m. will feature the Workman Mill Industrial Orchestra performing Terry Riley's "In C," and the main program will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Rio Hondo College library foyer.

  • November 21 - Frank and Friends. Rio Hondo guitar professor Frank Accardo and friends will present a program of music from a variety of genres at 7:30 p.m.

  • November 28 - Workman Mill Industrial Orchestra. The unique ensemble features a diverse collection of instruments with music that is arranged specifically for each instrument. The "spectal patterns" program will take place from 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. and will include music by Bach, Barber, Part, Satie and others.

  • November 30 - Ariel Ramirez's "Misa Criolla" performed by the RHC Concert and Chamber Choir. The fall choir concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. and will include guest soloists, the Arroyo High School Chamber Singers, and a performance of Haydn's "Te Deum."

YORBA LINDA

November 11 - Veterans Day at the Nixon Library. The patriotic celebration will begin with a ceremony at 11 a.m. including speeches, a formal presentation of Colors, and patriotic music. An advance RSVP is requested via Eventbrite, and admission to the museum is sold separately. The Nixon Library is located at 18001 Yorba Linda Boulevard near Imperial Highway. Information: (714) 993-5075, (714) 993-3393 or www.nixonfoundation.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. Information: (714) 993-5075, (714) 993-3393 or www.nixonfoundation.org.

  • November 5 - Orange County Wind Ensemble, Andy Palamino, manager

  • November 12 - Grace Notes Vocal Ensemble, Misako Griffin, director. Also at 11 a.m. in the East Room, the Placentia Symphonic Band will present a program of patriotic favorites.

  • November 19 - Concert Pianist Darrin Blumfield

  • November 26 - Handel's Messiah Sing-A-Long in the East Room, performances at 10 a.m. and noon.

  • December 3 - Artists TBA

YUCAIPA

November 10 - Veterans Day Ceremony. In partnership with the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7347, the City of Yucaipa invites the public to honor and celebrate those who have fought and those who continue to fight for our freedom. The Ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. at Yucaipa Community Park, 34900 Oak Glen Road. Information: (909) 797-2489 or www.yucaipa.org.

November 25 - Yucaipa Winterfest. The Yucaipa Winterfest will take place from 3 - 9 p.m. in Historic Uptown Yucaipa. Admission and entertainment are free, but wristbands will be sold for some activities in the Kids Zone. There will be a tree lighting, snow zone, food and merchandise vendors, a beer garden (21 and over only) next to the main stage, live entertainment and more. Information: (909) 790-7460, www.yucaipachamber.org or www.yucaipa.org.

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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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