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CONCERT LISTINGS BY CITY - OCTOBER 2018


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. 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 October? The fall begins with the start of the season for several symphonies, new college/university performances, local festivals and special events for Dia de Los Muertos. 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). The 2018 summer version of the site still is available for viewing by going to www.dorothyswebsite.org/2018index.html. Also, for those interested in seeing other past summer versions of the site, links are available on the site book preview page.

FACEBOOK/TWITTER POSTS are included in the space below so that visitors may view both the listings and most recent updates all on one page!



ALHAMBRA

October 27 - Alhambra Performing Arts Center Programs. The Alhambra Performing Arts Center will present acclaimed Spanish dancer Inesita and her Flamenco ensemble in a program of Flamenco music and dance. 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.

ALTADENA

October 13 - Second Saturdays at the Altadena Library. Upstream (Caribbean/Reggae). The concert will feature a variety of Reggae, Calypso, Soca and Steel Drum music. 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.

ANAHEIM AND ANAHEIM HILLS

October 27 - Anaheim Fall Festival and Halloween Parade. The Anaheim Fall Festival will take place in downtown Anaheim at the Center Street Promenade (between Harbor Boulevard and Anaheim Boulevard). Activities will take place from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. with live entertainment, game booths, a craft fair, community entertainment booths and a haunted house. The annual Halloween parade will begin at 6 p.m. at West/Broadway, travel on Broadway to Harbor, turn left on Harbor, right on Center Street, and right on Anaheim Blvd, ending again at Broadway. Information: (714) 999-3456, www.anaheimfallfestival.org, www.anaheimhalloweenparade.org or www.anaheim.net.

Performances at The Packing House - Weekly performances at the Packing House on the mezzanine stage vary, and additional peformances take place in the location(s) noted. The Packing House weekly performances take place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday (unless otherwise noted). The Anaheim Packing District is located at 440 S. Anaheim Boulevard. Weekly schedules (when available) will still be posted on this site's Facebook page for updates/changes. Information: www.anaheimpackingdistrict.com.

  • October 5 - Amanda Castro (Jazz/Swing) from 7 - 9 p.m.

  • October 6 - Poncho and Lefty Blues from 1 - 3 p.m.; also Danny and the Daytrippers (Rock 'n Roll) and JP and Benny B (Acoustic Rock,at MAKE) from 7 - 9 p.m. The Anaheim Brewery also will host Oktoberfest Week 1 from 5 - 10 p.m.

  • October 7 - Wildwood Dreamers (Rockabilly) from 1 - 3 p.m.

  • October 11 - Jim Becker (Acoustic Rock) from 7 - 9 p.m.

  • October 12 - Jeff West and the Witwoods (Rockabilly) from 7 - 9 p.m.

  • October 13 - Cafe Flamenco (Jazz) from 1 - 3 p.m.; also The Honeydrops (Jazz/Swing) and Aris Weathersby Trio (Indie/Pop, at MAKE) from 7 - 9 p.m. The Anaheim Brewery also will host Oktoberfest Week 2 from 5 - 10 p.m.

  • October 14 - Classic Jazz Trio from 1 - 3 p.m.

  • October 17 - MAKE Mic Night from 7 - 9 p.m. Sign up starts at 6:30 p.m.

  • October 19 - The Deluxe Bros (Rockabilly) from 7 - 9 p.m.; also Jim Becker (Acoustic, at MAKE) from 7 - 9 p.m.

  • October 20 - Darden Sisters (Western Swing) from 1 - 3 p.m.; also Altar Billies (Rockabilly) and Tandem Unicycle (Indie, at MAKE) from 7 - 9 p.m.

  • October 21 - Michelle Mangione (Rock) from 1 - 3 p.m.

  • October 25 - Jim Becker (Acoustic Rock) from 7 - 9 p.m.

  • October 26 - Surfabilly Cats (Rockabilly) from 7 - 9 p.m.

  • October 27 - Soul Tribe (R&B) from 1 - 3 p.m.; also Abby Girl and the Real Deal and Jim Becker (Acoustic Rock, at MAKE) from 7 - 9 p.m.

  • October 28 - Living Cover Duo (Classic Rock) from 1 - 3 p.m.

  • October 31 - Trick or Treat Yourself from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. with safe trick-or-treating and live music.

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.

ARTESIA

October 6 - Artesia International Street Fair and Diversity Festival. The Artesia International Street Fair and Diversity Festival will take place from 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. on Pioneer Boulevard between 183rd and 187th Streets. There will be multicultural entertainment on two stages, live bands, a beer garden, kids' zone, food and merchandise vendors, arts and crafts activities and more. Schedule and shuttle information available on website. Free ride wristbands to the first 200 children ages 5 - 12. Information: (562) 865-6262, www.cityofartesia.us, www.cityofartesia.us/index.aspx?NID=282 or www.facebook.com/cityofartesia.

AZUSA

October 12, 13 and 14 - Azusa Golden Days. The Azusa Golden Days carnival will take place at Memorial Park, 320 Orange Place. Friday hours are 5 - 10 p.m., Saturday noon - 10 p.m, and Sunday 2 - 10 p.m. There will be carnival rides, games and food vendors (fee) plus live musical entertainment. Friday entertainment will include the Balance Band from 8 - 10 p.m., Saturday entertainment will include the Como la Flor Band (Selena Tribute) from 8 - 10 p.m., and Sunday entertainment will include mariachi groups from 4 - 9:30 p.m. The Golden Days Parade will take place on Saturday morning beginning at 10 a.m. at on Foothill Boulevard and San Gabriel Avenue, continue on San Gabriel to 2nd Street, and then go up Angeleno Ave. to Memorial Park. Information: (626) 812-5280, www.ci.azusa.ca.us or www.facebook.com/cityofazusa.

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 1 - "Vibrant Virtuosity." The APU Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Christopher Russell, will present their first concert of the season from 7 - 9 p.m. off campus at the Ambassador Auditorium in Pasadena, 131 S. St. John Avenue. The program will be a joint performance with Maranatha High School, and the program will include works by Christopher Rouse, Stravinsky, Scriabin, Prokofiev and Enescu.

  • October 1 - Faculty Showcase: Bill Cantos, David Joyce, Sara Lieb, Teryn Carter and Aretha Scruggs. The commercial voice faculty member will present a program accompanied by an all-star faculty band. The program will take place from 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. in the Munson Chapel.

  • October 6 - APU Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band: "Musical Images." The concert will include works exploring imagery and meaning from both sight and sound. The program will take place from 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. in Munson Chapel.

  • October 10 - Chamber Music Series #1. The concert will be a showcase of students from the School of Music featuring music for ensembles, including piano, strings and woodwind instruments. The program will take place from 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. in the Munson Chapel.

  • October 20 - Faculty Artists Concert in Memory of the 2011 Earthquake and Tsunami in Northern Japan. APU cello faculty member Marek Szpakiewicz will perform with guest pianist Jiayi Shi. A reception will follow the recital and donations are appreciated. The program will take place from 7 - 9 p.m. in Munson Chapel.

  • October 24 - House of Worship. The evening of worship, community and music will feature new songs written by APU students and a performance by gospel singer and songwriter Nia Allen. The program will take place from 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. in Munson Chapel.

  • October 31 - Chamber Music Series Concert #2. The concert will showcase students performing music by Brahms, Dvorak, Tchaikovsky, Piazzolla and others in string quartets, piano trios and a piano quintet. The program will take place from 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. in Munson Chapel.

  • November 1 - All Saints' Day Concert "We Have a Hope." The University Choir will present a concert celebrating All Saints' Day and the hope found in Christian faith with music by John Rutter, William Schumann, Daniel Gawthrop, Eric Whitacre and others. The program will take place from 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. in Munson Chapel.

  • November 3 - "Once Upon a Time." The APU Chamber Singers will present a concert highlighting fantasy, nostalgia and whimsy, including In Windsor Forest, a cantata by Ralph Vaughan Willams. The program will take place from 8 - 10 p.m. in Munson Chapel.

  • November 4 - The APU Wind Ensemble and the Air National Guard Band of the West, conducted by Dr. Vu Nguyen. The two groups will present a concert featuring new works from the wind band repertoire and historically significant compositions influenced by the military band movement of the 20th centry. The program will take place off campus from 3 - 5:30 p.m. in San Dimas at the Bonita Center for the Arts, 822 W. Covina Boulevard.

BEVERLY HILLS

October 20 and 21 - Beverly Hills Art Show. The Beverly Hills Art Show takes place from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. both days. Artists exhibit their works outdoors in the grassy area of Beverly Gardens Park along Santa Monica Boulevard between Rodeo and Rexford Drives. There is also a variety of musical entertainment, food vendors and more. Information: (310) 285-6830 or www.beverlyhills.org, go to "Exploring.".

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BUENA PARK

October 19, 20 and 21 - Silverado Days. Hours are Friday 5 p.m. - midnight, Saturday 10 a.m. - midnight (with the carnival from 1 - 11 p.m.), and Sunday from 8 a.m. - 10 p.m. (with the carnival from 1 p.m. - 10 p.m.). The event takes place at William Peak Park, 7225 El Dorado Drive and includes carnival rides, games and food vendors (fee) plus a variety of stage entertainment and contests, a chili cookoff and other activities. Variety of contests and entertainment daily - see website for full entertainment and community contest schedule. Friday entertainment will include the Hi-Tops and Big City Swing Committee (Swing); Saturday entertainment will include the Buena Park Community Chorus, Sweetwater Creek Band, West Coast Pops Orchestra and Aquarius (60s); and Sunday entertainment will include Steel Parade (Steel Drum/Calypso) and Raymond Michael (Elvis Tribute). Information: (714) 236-3860, www.silveradodays.com or www.buenapark.com.

BURBANK

October 20 - Burbank Beer Festival and Street Fair. The Burbank Beer Festival and Street Fair will take place in downtown Burbank from noon - 7:30 p.m. Street Fair hours are noon - 7:30 p.m., and admission and entertainment are free. Beer tasting sessions require a ticket purchase and will take place from noon - 3 p.m. and 4 - 7 p.m. See website for map and additional details/restrictions. Must by 21 to enter beer areas. Information: (805) 628-9588 or www.burbankbeerfestival.com.

CARSON

October 23 - Festival of New and Improvised Music at CSU Dominguez Hills. The Festival of New and Improvised Music will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the University Theater on the CSUDH campus, 1000 East Victoria Street. Additional details TBA. Information: (310) 243-3543 or www.csudh.edu/music/events.

CERRITOS

October 18 - Performances at the Cerritos Public Library. "History of Blues in America." Music historian and guitarist Joey Leone, along with accompanying musicians, will present a program detailing the history, influence and impact of American blues music through songs and stories. 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."

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.

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.

  • October 6 - JB and the BC Riders (Country/Rockabilly) from 5 - 8 p.m.

  • October 7 - Morning Star Performing Arts (Youth) from 2 - 4:30 p.m.

  • October 12 - Whiskey Hayride (Country) from 5 - 8 p.m.

  • October 20 - Dudes Got Blues from 5 - 8 p.m.

  • October 27 - The Fab 8 (Acoustic Beatles) from 5 - 8 p.m.

  • October 28 - World of Music (Youth) from 2 - 4:30 p.m.

  • November 3 - JB and the BC Riders (Country/Rockabilly) from 5 - 8 p.m.

CITY OF INDUSTRY

October 6 and 7 - Ticket to the Twenties Festival at the Homestead Museum. The festival celebrates the Roaring '20s with two days of dance demonstrations and lessons, silent film screenings, ukuleles, Mah-Jongg tutorials, historic house tours, crafts, music, games, vintage cars and bikes, merchandise and food vendors and more from 3 - 7 p.m. (both days). See schedule on website; different entertainment and some events on Saturday and Sunday. The Workman and Temple Family Homestead Museum is located at 15415 East Don Julian Road (one mile north of the 60 Fwy. at the Hacienda Boulevard exit). In the event of rain, the festival will be cancelled. Information: (626) 968-8492 or www.homesteadmuseum.org.

CLAREMONT

October 21 - Claremont Symphony Orchestra. Robert Sage, conductor and music director. The program will include Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet, Ravel: Piano Concerto in G Major with guest pianist Maria Perez, and Beethoven: Symphony No. 8 in F Major, Op. 93. 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.

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

  • October 5 - Instrumental Fantasies on Operatic Arias with the Mei Duo: Rachel V. Huang, violin, and Hao Huang, piano

  • October 12 - Music by Bach and Vivaldi with Maggie Parkins, cello, Genevieve Feiwen Lee, harpsichord. Please note: This concert will be held in Lyman Hall at Pomona College, 340 N. College Avenue.

  • October 26 - Trio Lykos (Rachel V. Huang, violin, Roger Lebow, cello, and Gayle Blankenburg, piano) will perform Villa-Lobos, Piano Trio No. 3

  • November 2 - Music by Rachmaninoff and Saint-Saens performed by Kyungmi Kim, piano, and Tatiana Thibodeaux, piano. Please note: This concert will be held in Lyman Hall at Pomona College, 340 N. College Avenue.

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.

  • October 7 - Pomona College: Chamber Music Extravaganza, including music by Babcock, Beethoven, Broughton, Carlevaro, and others. The program will take place at 3 p.m. in Bridges Hall of Music, 150 E. 4th Street

  • October 12 and 14 - Pomona College: Pomona College Orchestra, conducted by Eric Lindholm. The program will include music by Bernstein, Copland and Musgrave, and performances will take place on Friday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. in Bridges Hall of Music, 150 E. 4th Street

  • October 17 and 31 - Pomona College: Student Recitals. Programs take place at 8:15 p.m. in Lyman Hall, Thatcher Music Building, 340 N. College Avenue

  • October 27 and 28 - Scripps College: The Claremont Concert Orchestra, conducted by David Cubek with soloist Daphne Guo, violin. The concert will include works by Brahms: Violin Concerto in D Major and Variations on a Theme by Haydn. Programs will take place on Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. in Garrison Theater, 241 East 10th Street.

  • October 28 and 29 - Pomona College: London Handel Players at Pomona College. Programs will be: on October 28 at 3 p.m., "To Play Before the King." The concert will include music by Bach, Couperin, Handel, Scarlatti and others. On October 29 at 4:15 p.m., a lecture and demonstration of French baroque dance. Both programs will take place in Bridges Hall of Music, 150 E. 4th Street

  • October 30 - Scripps College: Student Recitals. Programs take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Boone Recital Hall, 241 E. 10th Street.

  • November 4 - Scripps College: Bessie Barlett Frankel Chamber Music Festival presents the Mirari Brass Quintet (Stephanie Frye, tuba, Alex Noppe, trumpet, Sarah Paradis, trombone, Jessie Thoman, horn, and Matt Vangjel, trumpet). The program will take place on Sunday at 2 p.m. in Garrison Theater, 241 East 10th Street.

Claremont Friday Nights Live - The Friday night concert series continues through October at locations in Claremont Village. Regular performances are from 6 - 9 p.m. in the Public Plaza (PP), 101 North Indian Hill Boulevard, Shelton Park, Bonita/Harvard (SP), City Hall Council Chambers, 225 Second Street (CH), and at the Chamber of Commerce, 205 Yale at Second Street (CC). Seating is not provided, but lawn chairs are welcome. Information: (909) 624-1681, www.claremontchamber.org or www.ci.claremont.ca.us.

  • October 5 - Silverados (Country Rock, PP), Hank's Cadillac (Country, SP), Mike's Guitar World (CC), and Technopagan (Originals, CH)

  • October 12 - Claremont Voodoo Society (Folk/Blues, PP), Mick Rhodes and the Hard 8 (Rock, SP), Larry and Rhonda Jackson/Small Town Magic (Folk/Blues, CC), 40AMP Fuse (Rock, CH).

  • October 19 - Dynamite Dawson (Soft Rock, PP), Pride of Cucamonga (Rock, SP), Ana Maria de la Cruz (Originals, Folk/Blues, CC), and Honeybuckets (Blues, CH).

  • October 26 - Fab 8 (Beatles, PP), Squeakin' Wheels (Folk, SP), Tropical Marimba (CC), and Isabella Blue featuring Alexandria Noelle (Originals/Covers, CH).

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COSTA MESA

October 5 and 6 - Costa Mesa ArtVenture 2018. ArtVenture 2018 will take place on Friday from 5 - 9 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts/Renee and Henry Segerstronm Concert Hall, 600 Town Center Drive. There will be a juried art show with the work of 125+ artists, entertainment, including music and theatrical performances, and more. Friday night will include an opening reception and awards presentation; Saturday will include a variety of hands-on demonstrations. See website for event schedule and parking information. Information: www.artventurecm.com or www.facebook.com/artventure.

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.

  • October 5 - 2AZZ1 (Urban Contempo/R&B)

  • October 6 - Chain Reaction (R&B/Dance/Motown)

  • October 12 - Renown Muzic (Motown/R&B/Dance)

  • October 13 - The Honeybees (Harmonies: 60s to Current)

  • October 19 - Panjive (Steel Drum)

  • October 20 - Jumpin' Joz (Jumpin' Jive Swing)

  • October 26 - Ohio Trio Plus (Motown/R&B/Dance)

  • October 27 - Blues Racket Band (Pop/R&B/Dance)

  • November 2 - Caravana (Latin/Rhythmic R&B/Dance)

  • November 3 - Roadhouse (Classic Rock)

Segerstrom Center the Arts/Argyros Plaza Events. The Segerstrom Center for the Arts will present a variety of programs outdoors in the Argyros Plaza. Unless otherwise noted, all performances last approximately one hour. The Segerstrom Center for the Arts is located at 600 Town Center Drive. Information: (714) 556-2787 or www.scfta.org.

  • October 6 - All Abilities Celebration at 10 a.m. The event will include art workshops, balloon artists, live performances and a resource fair.

  • October 9 and 10 - Devan M (Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist) at 6:15 p.m.

  • October 11 and 12 - Maria Shafer Quartet (Jazz) at 6:15 p.m.

  • October 14 - Sophia Dion (Pop/Rock, of The Voice) at 5:15 p.m.

  • October 27 - Argyros Plaza First Anniversary Celebration from 3 - 7 p.m. The event will include a salsa dance party, dance performances, storytelling, face painting, a giant inflatable maze and more.

  • November 4 - Ceasar Martinez Quartet (Jazz) at 5:45 p.m.

COVINA

October 13 - Covina Thunderfest. The 2018 Thunderfest will take place from 4 p.m. - 9 p.m. along and around Citrus Avenue in downtown Covina. Thunderfest features classic street rods, NHRA dragsters and race cars, plus music on multiple stages and venues throughout the downtown area. There will also be a business expo, food truck court, beer and wine garden and more. Information: (626) 380-8204, (888) 573-6622 or www.covinaca.gov.

October 28 - Dia de los Muertos Celebration. Covina's Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Celebration will take place from noon - 4 p.m. at Forest Lawn Covina Hills, 21300 Via Verde Drive. There will be arts and crafts vendors, a performance by the Mariachi Divas at 1 p.m., kids' crafts, an altar display and more. For those interested, there will be a religious service as part of the event at 2:30 p.m. Information: (626) 384-5340 or www.covinaca.gov; also www.forestlawn.com.

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.

  • October 5 - Paul Cavin

  • October 12 - The Fink Band

  • October 19 - Psycho Punks

  • October 26 - Bring Your Own Blues

CULVER CITY

October 6 - Culver City Art Walk and Roll. The Culver City Art Walk and Roll will take place from 2 - 6 p.m. in the area centering on Washington Boulevard between McManus and Caroline Avenue. There will be two stages of live music, two beer gardens, 75 vendor booths, a kids' zone with slide and chalk art, open galleries in the Arts District, and more. See map and additional details on website. Information: (310) 838-8378, www.culvercityartsdistrict.com or www.facebook.com/culvercityartsdistrict.

October 21 - sound. at the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook. SASSAS will present a concert by Anna Homler, Odeya Nini and Laura Steenberge. The program will take place at 4 p.m. at the Baldwin Hills scenic overlook, 6300 Hetzler Road. Street parking is available on Jefferson, with a steep climb to the top of the overlook. Limited parking is available at the top for $6. Information: www.sassas.org.

DOWNEY

October 23 - 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

October 14 and November 4 - 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 MONTE

October 20 - 24th Annual Emily Ishigaki Children's Day Parade and Harvest Festival. The Children's Day Parade and Harvest Festival celebrate youth from local school districts by providing them a forum to showcase their talents. Beginning at 10:15 a.m. at Valley Mall, the parade will travel south on Tyler Avenue until it reaches Arceo Park. Following the parade there will be a Harvest Festival at Arceo Park until 1:30 p.m. The festival will include performances by parade participants, rides, a petting zoo, food booths, and more. Information: (626) 580-2001 or www.elmonteca.gov.

October 20 - El Monte Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Family Festival. The El Monte Dia de Los Muertos Celebration will take place from noon - 5 p.m. at the Valley Mall (between Santa Anita Avenue and Tyler Avenue). There will be entertainment, including mariachis and ballet folklorico performances, bouncers, a children's area, a health and wellness fair, vendors, raffles and more. Information: (626) 443-0180 or www.elmonteca.gov.

EL SEGUNDO

October 20 - El Segundo Concerts in the Library Series Today will not be a regular concert, but there will be live music performances throughout the day at the library's 2018 Author Fair. El Segundo by the Sea is a festival of authors, books, poetry music and more which will take place from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the El Segundo Public Library, 111 West Mariposa at Main Street. The Author Fair will include author panels, a cooking demonstration, live music, activities for children and more. Information: (310) 524-2728, www.elsegundo.org, go to library calendar, or www.eslib.org.

FONTANA

October 6 - Fontana Arts Programs. La Gran Fiesta. The Hispanic Heritage Celebration will take place from 5 - 9 p.m. at the Miller Park Amphitheater, 17004 Arrow Boulevard. There will be a variety of performances, including a concert by the Como La Flor Band (Selena Tribute), arts activities, vendors and more. Information: (909) 349-6979, http://arts.fontana.org or www.fontana.org, go to "Community Services" and events.

FULLERTON

October 19, 20 and 21 - St. Mary's Fest. The Festival will take place on Friday from 5 - 11 p.m., Saturday from noon - 11 p.m. and Sunday from noon - 9 p.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 300 W. Commonwealth Avenue. There will be carnival rides, games and food vendors (fee); admission and entertainment are free. Entertainment schedule TBA. A full schedule should be available soon on the website listed. Information: (714) 525-2500 or www.saintmarysfullerton.org.

October 28 - Fullerton Friends of Music Concert Series. Music from Copland House. Music from Copland House is the resident ensembl at Aaron Copland's National Historic Landmark home in New York, now restored as a creative center for American music. The American music ensemble includes Alexander Fiterstein, clarinet, Curtis Macomber, violin, Alexis Gerlach, cello, and Michael Boriskin, piano. This season's concerts will take place at 3 p.m. in the Wilshire Auditorium on the Fullerton College campus, 315 East Wilshire Avenue. Information: (714) 526-5310, (562) 691-7437 or www.fullertonfriendsofmusic.com.

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.

  • October 4 - Showkillers (Rock and Reggae)

  • October 11 - Superlark (Rock 'n Roll)

  • October 18 - Bubba and the Big Bad Blues (Blues)

  • October 25 - Soundbytes (Variety)

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 11 - Jazz Small Groups, directed by Francisco Torres, Bill Cunliffe and Paul Kriebich. The program will take place from 8 - 10 p.m. in CPAC 119.

  • October 27 - Festival of Men's Voices: Festival Concert. The program will take place at 5 p.m. in the Meng Concert Hall.

  • October 30 - Tuesday Recital Series, directed by Bongshin Ko. The program of music performed by students from the School of Music will take place from 1 - 2 p.m. in the Recital Hall.

GARDENA

October 6 - Heritage Festival and Street Fair. The Gardena Heritage Festival and Street Fair will take place from 9 a.m. 3 p.m. at the Gardena Civic Center and Nakaoka Community Center, 1670 W. 162nd Street. The event will include retail/craft booths, a free arts and crafts area for kids, entertainment by Opa Opa (Salsa), and carnival games and activities (fee). Information: (310) 217-9537 or www.ci.gardena.ca.us.

GLENDALE

October 3 and 17 - "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: October 3 - Maksim Velichkin, solo cello works by Los Angeles composers, and October 17 - Oboe Recital with Robert Walker, oboe, and Brendan White, piano. Information: (818) 244-7241, www.glendalenoonconcerts.blogspot.com or www.glendalecitychurch.org.

October 20 - Glendale Fall Festival. The Glendale Fall Festival also will include a celebration of the 15th anniversary of the Pacific Community Center and Branch Library. The event will take place from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Pacific Community Center and Park, 501 South Pacific Avenue. There will be a petting zoo, pony rides, food vendors, games, arts and crafts, face painting, msuic, a pumpkin patch with pumpkins available for purchase, carnival games and the Glendale Rocks! climbing wall. Information: (818) 548-4098 or www.glendaleca.gov.

HOLLYWOOD

October 20 - Sunstock Solar Festival. The solar-powered music and arts festival block party will take place from 3 - 11 p.m. on Gramercy Place between Hollywood and Franklin. There will be food trucks, a beer garden, art installations and music by Cayucas, The Epilogues, Trapdoor, Social Karmic, Kinney, Top Shelf Brass Band, El Manana, Valley Hush and One High Five. Information: www.sunstocksolarfestival.com.

HUNTINGTON BEACH

October 20 - Glendale Fall Festival. The Glendale Fall Festival also will include a celebration of the 15th anniversary of the Pacific Community Center and Branch Library. The event will take place from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Pacific Community Center and Park, 501 South Pacific Avenue. There will be a petting zoo, pony rides, food vendors, games, arts and crafts, face painting, msuic, a pumpkin patch with pumpkins available for purchase, carnival games and the Glendale Rocks! climbing wall. Information: (818) 548-4098 or www.glendaleca.gov.

October 5, 6, and 7 - St. Simon and Jude Annual Fall Festival. Festival hours are Friday from 5 - 11 p.m., Saturday from noon - 11 p.m. and Sunday from 11 - 9 p.m. Event includes carnival rides, games and food vendors (fee). Admission and entertainment are free. Musical entertainment will include: Friday - Close E'Nuff at 5 p.m. and The Fenians (Irish) at 7 p.m., Saturday - Tijuana Dogs (Rock) at 7 p.m., and Sunday - Kids' Talent Show at 12:30 p.m. and Mark Easterday and the 40 oz. Band at 5 p.m. Church/festival address is 20444 Magnolia. Information: (714) 962-3333 or www.ssj.org.

October 12, 13 and 14 - St. Bonaventure Parish Annual Fall Festival. Festival hours are 5 - 10 p.m. Friday, noon - 10 p.m. Saturday and 11:30 a.m. - 9 p.m. Sunday. Event includes carnival rides, games and food vendors (fee). Admission and entertainment are free. Musical entertainment will be: Friday - dance and other groups from 2 - 5:30 p.m., Music Factory (Rock) from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m., and Redneck Rodeo (Country) from 7 - 10 p.m.; Saturday - Paul and the Bolts (Rockabilly) at 12:30 p.m. Whiskey Tango (Rock) at 5:30 p.m. and The Pac Men (80s) from 6:30 - 9:45 p.m.; and Sunday - Mariachi at 11 a.m., The Breakaways (Surf) at 1 p.m., Barefoot Jackson (Southern Rock) from 3 - 5 p.m., and the H.E. Band (Classic Rock/Current Hits) at 6 p.m. The church is located at 16400 Springdale Street. Information: (714) 846-3359 or www.saintbonaventureparish.org.

Wednesdays and Thursdays through October 28 - Free Admission to Oktoberfest at Old World. Oktoberfest at Old World in Huntington Beach offers free admission and entertainment on Wednesdays and Thursdays through October (fee for food, beer, etc., and fee for entry on other nights). Oktoberfest features authentic German food, imported German beers, German bands, festivities, competitions, games and more. Old World is located at 7561 Center Avenue near Bella Terra. Information: (714) 895-8029, www.oldworld.ws or www.oldworld.ws/oktoberfest-orange-county.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. - Music in the Amphitheater. Performances take place at the times listed 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.

  • October 19 - Third Fridays program from 6 - 9 p.m. with live music, a beer/wine garden, restaurant tastings and more. Event is located in the Fountain Amphitheater

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HUNTINGTON PARK

October 5, 6 and 7 - Sabor de Mexico Lindo Downtown Festival. The event will take place over several blocks on Pacific Boulevard. The event celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month. There will be carnival games, rides, food vendors and commercial and arts/crafts booths (fee), cultural exhibits, live entertainment on two stages, contests and more. Hours are Friday from 5 - 10:30 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. - 10:30 p.m. There also will be commercial/sponsor booths, arts, crafts and cultural exhibits, a petting zoo, foods from around the world. Information: (323) 585-1155 or www.hpchamber.org.

LA HABRA

October 7 - Our Lady of Guadalupe's La Fiesta. The fiesta will take place from 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe church, 900 W. La Habra Boulevard near Idaho. There will be carnival games, rides and food vendors (fee), plus entertainment including Banda Chonense and the Los Mulligans Cover Band. See website for entertainment schedule. Information: (562) 691-0533 or www.olglahabra.org.

LA MIRADA

October 17 - Performances at Biola University. Film Composer's Concert. The concert will showcase works for film written by the Conservatory's composition majors. Those in attendance will see the movies, many of which were produced on Biola's campus by Department of Cinema and Media Arts students, and be able to meet the film composers before and after the concert. The program will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Marshburn-Mayers Auditorium. Campus address is 13800 Biola Drive. See website for directions. Information: (562) 903-4892, www.biola.edu/music or www.biola.edu.

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, www.biola.edu/music or www.biola.edu.

  • October 24 - Marlin Owen, cello, Robert G. Feller, trumpet, Manami Kawamura, piano, and Jeri Lee Owen, piano

  • November 1 - Spooktacular Music at Noon

LA PUENTE

Fridays in September - 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: October 5 - Latin Soul Connection, October 12 - Banda Impacto Jalisco, October 19 - Suave the Band, October 26 - Rhythm Jukeboxx, and November 2 - Aguilas de la Sierra. Information: (562) 375-0888, www.lapuentelive.com or www.facebook.com/lapuentelive.

LONG BEACH

October 9 and 10 - Carpenter Center "Arts for Life" Programs. On October 9, Bob Cole Conservatory of Music, CSULB, Showcase Concert. The concert will showcase performances by classical and jazz students at the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music. The concert will take place at 8 p.m. at the Carpenter Center on the CSULB campus, and further details are available on the Carpenter Arts website. On October 10 - Bob Cole Conservatory of Music Concert Series. The BCCM Orchestra will perform music by Mozart, Beethoven, and Smetana, and the program will tae place at 8 p.m. in the Carpenter Center. Reservations are required, and tickets for both concerts may be reserved online on the Carpenter Cente website. Information: (562) 985-7000 or www.carpenterarts.org, go to "Arts for Life."

October 13 and 14, 20 and 21, and 27 and 28 - Long Beach Open Studio Tour. The Long Beach Open Studio tour offers the opportunity to see the latest work and studios of Long Beach artists. The free, self-guided studio tour begins and ends at any point. Hours are noon - 5 p.m. This year artist studios west of Cherry Avenue will be open the first weekend (Oct. 13/14), artist studios east of Cherry Avenue will be open the second weekend (Oct. 20/21), and studios of those artists wishing to open for a second time will do so on the third weekend (Oct. 27/28). Live music and special event listings are included under the "Music & Special Events" section of the website; see website for additional details and map/brochure. Information: www.lbopenstudiotour.com.

October 18 - Live After 5 at The Loop. The Loop (southeast corner of Pine and Ocean in downtown) is the hub for Live After 5, a free monthly event held every third Thursday of the month. The event includes live music, a free trolley and food sales from local restaurants. The October event is a Live After 5 Spooktacular at The Loop and at the West Gateway from 5 - 9 p.m. See website for bands and additional information. This month's event also will include trick-or-treating and gift card raffles. Information: www.liveafterfive.org or www.theloopdtlb.com

October 27 - Long Beach Zombie Walk presented by Shoreline Village. Join Shoreline Village for an all-day celebration of all things undead from 2 - 10 p.m., including vendors, ghoulish music, spooky performers and a ghoulish walk/shuffle down Rainbow Harbor. Check website for final details before attending. Shoreline Village is located at 401-435 Shoreline Village Drive. Information: (562) 435-2668 or www.shorelinevillage.com.

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.

  • October 5 - Ronny and the Classics (50s/60/Classics)

  • October 12 - No Shark Lagoon nights tonight.

  • October 19 - The Tydes (Surf)

  • October 26 - No Shark Lagoon Nights tonight.

  • November 2 - Artists TBA

LOS ANGELES - DOWNTOWN AND VICINITY

October 4 - 7 - 45th Annual Los Angeles Korean Festival. The 45th Annual Korean Festival will take place on Thursday from 3 - 10 p.m., and Friday through Sunday from 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. at Seoul International Park, 3250 San Marino Street. This year's theme is "Togetherness LA." The event includes ongoing entertainment and K-Pop performances, cultural exhibits and performances, a marketplace/vendors, a Korean parade down Olympic Boulevard and more. See schedule on website. Information: (213) 487-9696 or www.lakoreanfestival.org.

October 6 and 10 - City Beats. The lunchtime concerts curated by Anthony Valadez will take place every second Wednesday of the month through October from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Gas Company Tower, 555 W. 5th Street near the Pershing Square Metro Stop. DJ set with Anthony Valadez at 11:30 a.m., followed by a performance by up-and-coming musicians at noon. On October 6, X GCT, and on October 10: Singer/Songwriter Nick Walker. Information: http://artsbrookfield.com.

October 7 - Feria de Los Moles. Mole is a culinary specialty of Mexico, and there are more than a dozen different types of mole, which the festival celebrates. The event will take place from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.. in Grand Park across from the LA City Hall. Admission and entertainment are free; fee for food tastings. Information: (213) 972-8080, www.feriadelosmoles.com or www.grandparkla.org.

October 8 - Grand Park Programs. Indigenous Peoples Day. Events will take place from 7 a.m. (beginning with a sunrise ceremony at 1st/Main Street) and throughout the day, concluding with a concert from 5:45 - 8 p.m. by Mitch O'Farrell and LACCNAIC, the Black Eyed Peas and Redbone on the Spring Street Main stage. During the day there will be speeches, panel discussions, film screenings, art exhibits and more. Also additional performance on the main stage from 1 - 4:45 p.m. on the Hill Street Stage at Grand Park. See full schedule of events on the first website listed. Information: (213) 972-8080, www.cd13.lacity.org/news/indigenous-people-day-schedules-activities or www.grandparkla.org.

October 19 - Very Special Arts Festival. The Very Special Arts Festival celebrates the artistic achievements of students with all levels of abilities. The festival will take place at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, with street closure on Grand Avenue between 1st and 2nd Streets, from 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. The event will feature performances, visual and performing arts workshops, and a student art exhibit. Online registration is required. Information: (213) 972-3305 or www.musiccenter.org.

October 19 - LA Plaza de Cultura Y Artes Programs. Documentaries at LA Plaza will present "Chavela," a film which chronicles the life of pioneering singer Chavela Vargas. The evening will open with music by Voz Bohemia, and the co-producer and co-director of the film, Daresha Kyi, will be the guest speaker. The program will take place at 6 p.m. at LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes, 501 North Main Street. Information: (888) 488-8083 or www.lapca.org.

October 23 - USC Visions and Voices Series Events. Let All Voices be Heard: Celebrating Diversity in Classical Music. The Los Angeles Orchestra Fellowship, a program designed to increase diversity in classical music, welcomed its first class this fall. To celebrate its launch, the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO), Street Symphony, and the USC Thornton School of Music will present a wide-reaching performance and panel discussion. The program will include music by Mozart, Ben Shirley, Shostakovich and Brahms, and it will take place at 7 p.m. in the Alfred Newman Recital Hall. Reservations are required and may be made on the Visions and Voices website. Information: (213) 740-0483 or www.usc.edu/visionsandvoices.

October 24 - Acoustic Caffeine. Acoustic Caffeine concerts take place every 4th Wednesday of the month from 1 - 2 p.m. in the Bank of America plaza, 333 S. Hope Street. The concerts will feature musicians from the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO). Complimentary coffee will be provided by Starbucks. Information: http://artsbrookfield.com.

October 27 - Grand Park Programs. Noche de Ofrenda at Grand Park. Grand Park will partner with Self Help Graphics and Art and Lore Media and Arts to present a traditional Noche de Ofrenda ceremony honoring the dead and featuring a prayer led by the local indigenous community. In addition there will be traditional dancers as well as Los Angeles-based poets and musicians, and the event kicks off the official unveiling of the Dia de los Muertos altars and art installations. The program will take place from 7 - 9 p.m. on the Grand Park performance lawn between Grand and Hill. Information: (213) 972-8080 or www.grandparkla.org.

October 28 - LA Plaza de Cultura Y Artes Programs. Dia de los Muertos Family Day. The dead will come to life at LA Plaza through performances that pay homage to the dead through music and dance. Families also will be able to participate in arts, garden and culinary workshops. The program will take place from noon - 4 p.m. at LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes, 501 North Main Street. Also at 6 p.m. there will be a screening of the Disney/Pixar film Coco. Information: (888) 488-8083 or www.lapca.org.

November 1 - Chinatown After Dark. Chinatown After Dark programs take place on the first Thursday of the month at the Far East Plaza, 727 N. Broadway. The event features an opportunity for innovative chefs to test out new menu items and pop-up concepts. There also are a variety of musical performances and other merchant incentives. Information: www.chinatownla.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. See website closer to date of event for information on this year's performances. Information: (213) 745-6516 or www.24thstreet.org/dia-de-los-muertos.

November 3 - Grand Ave Arts All Access. The event will take place from 11 a.m. - 4 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: http://grandavearts.tumblr.com.

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 1 - Jazz Night featuring the USC Thornton Jazz Orchestra. The USC Thornton Jazz Orchestra, led by music director Bob Mintzer, will present an evening of music from the 1940s featuring guest vocalist and Thornton faculty member Sara Gazarek. The program will take place at 7 p.m. in the Carson Center.

  • October 2 - Thornton Edge. Donald Crockett will lead the Thornton Edge new music ensemble in a program featuring music from Europe. The performance will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Alfred Newman Recital Hall.

  • October 3 - Two programs. At 5 p.m. in the Ramo Recital Hall, Music @ Rush Hour - Mozart, Mendelssohn and more. A quartet of USC Thornton strings students will present an hour of music followed by a complimentary reception. At 6:30 p.m. in the MacDonald Recital Hall, Strings Showcase: PPP+: Paganini, Popper, Piatti and more. Strings students will perform virtuosic solo works and other showpieces.

  • October 5 - USC Thornton Wind Ensemble. H. Robert Reynolds and Sharon Lavery will lead the Wind Ensemble in a musical journey from the 19th century through today featuring music by Dvorak, Mahler, Stravinsky and others. The program will take place at 7:30 p.m. in Bovard Auditorium.

  • October 5 - USC Thornton Baroque Sinfonia: Fiori Musicali. Rotem Gilbert will lead the USC Thornton Baroque Sinfonia will explore the musical flowers of 17th century Italy. The program will take place at 8 p.m. in the Alfred Newman Recital Hall.

  • October 8 - Jazz Night: USC Thornton Concert Jazz Orchestra performs music from "West Side Story." Jason Goldman will lead the orchestra in an evening of music from Leonard Bernstein's West Side Story arranged by students, alumni and faculty. The program will take place at 7 p.m. in the Carson Center.

  • October 10 - Two programs. Popular Music: First-Year Showcase. The program will take place at 8 p.m. at Tommy's Place. Also at 5 p.m. in the Ramo Recital Hall, Music at Rush Hour with the USC Brass Ensemble. The program will showcase the wide range of music for brass and percussion ranging from Tomasi to Bjork and beyond.

  • October 12 - USC Thornton Symphony: Concerto Night. Guest conductor Andres Cardenes will lead the Concerto Night, showcasing outstanding student and graduate soloists. The program will take place at 7:30 p.m. in Bovard Auditorium.

  • October 12 - Popular Music: Second-Year Showcase. Sean Holt will lead second-year students in the showcase focusing on stylistic nuance, groove and ensemble technique. The program will take place at 8 p.m. in the Carson Center.

  • October 14 - Paderewski Lecture-Recital. The Polish Music Center celebrates 100 years of Polish independence with a collaborative lecture performance of music composed between World Wars I and II. The concert will feature the USC Thornton Chamber Singers, the Quadrophonic String Quartet and guest lecturer Lisa Cooper Vest. The program will take place at 7 p.m. in the Alfred Newman Recital Hall. Seating is on a first-come basis and RSVPs are not available.

  • October 15 - Jazz Night: ALAJE. The USC Thornton Afro-Latin American Jazz Ensemble, led by Aaron Serfaty, will headline this ongoing series featuring USC Thornton student jazz ensembles. The program will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Carson Center.

  • October 17 - Two programs. At 5 p.m. in the Ramo Recital Hall, Music at Rush Hour presents Lisztomania Part I. Students from the keyboard studies program will present the first of three-part concert series dedicated to the music of Franz Liszt. Also at 6:30 p.m. in the MacDonald Recital Hall, Strings Showcase: Studio Showcase.

  • October 18 - Jazz Duos: Voice and Guitar. Students from the USC Thornton Vocal Jazz and Studio Guitar departments will present a showcase of duo performances featuring singers and guitarists.

  • October 19 - USC Thornton Chamber Singers and Concert Choir: Radiant Dawn. The concert will include music exemplifying peace in the face of oppression and the transition between night and day. The program will feature works from the classical repertoire of Mozart and Monteverdi, music by Thornton faculty member Ted Hearne, and a collaborative commission by Stacey V. Gibbs and Shawn Kirchner. AN RSVP IS REQUIRED FOR THIS CONCERT BY EMAIL TO USCHORAL@USC.EDU OR (213) 821-5756. The program will take place at 8 p.m. in the Alfred Newman Recital Hall.

  • October 2018 - More information coming soon!

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.

  • October 4, 11 and 18 - Perfomance Forum. Young artists from the Conservatory of Music perform solo and chamber works in a collegial environment on Thursdays at 11:30 on Thayer Hall. The events are subject to change up to 24 hours in advance so visit website the day of the event to confirm that it is taking place.

  • October 5 - Faculty Recital: Noah Meites and Jordan Nelson. The program of music by the two faculty members will be performed by Conservatory students and HOCKET, a duo of pianists Sara Gibson and Thomas Kotcheff. The program will take place at 7:30 p.m. in Thayer Hall.

  • October 5, 12 and 19 - Friday Night Recital at 7:30 in Mayman Hall on October 5 and at 7 and 8:15 p.m. on October 12 and 19. CSPA students recommended by faculty perform repertoire at intermediate through advanced levels in front of a faculty jury.

  • October 6 and 20 - Music Academy Young Artist Performances. Music Academy students show the depth and breadth of their training in this recital series. The program will take place at 5 p.m. in Thayer Hall.

  • October 7 - Two events. At 11 a.m in Thayer Hall, guest violin and piano recital - Lupin and Agus. Canadian violinist Mark Lupin and Ayke Agus, official accompanist to Jascha Heifetz's master classes, make a rare appearance to celebrate his legacy. Also at 3 p.m. in Thayer Hall Faculty Recital: The Rosetti Piano Trio (Henry Gronnier, violin, Vardan Gasparyan, cello, and Rina Dokshitsky, piano. The group will be performing Beethoven piano trios.

  • October 8 and 15 - Chamber Forum. Young artists from the Conservatory of Music perform chamber works at 1 p.m. in Thayer Hall. These programs are subject to change up to 24 hours in advance; check events page the day of the program to confirm.

  • October 13 - Community School Faculty Showcase. The program will take place at 6 p.m. in Zipper Hall.

  • October 2018 - More information coming soon!

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LOS ANGELES - MUSEUM DISTRICT AND MID-WILSHIRE AREA

October 13 and 14 - Fall Festival at the Los Angeles Farmers Market. The Fall Festival at the Farmers Market will include ongoing entertainment on Saturday from 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. and and on Sunday from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Saturday bands will include the San Fernando Valley Banjo Band, Earthworm Ensesmble, The Devil's Box String Band, Dave Stuckey and the 4 Hoot Owls, the Stardust Ramblers and Abby Girl and the Real Deal. Sunday music will include Jazz 'N Banjos, The Magic of Pop Haydn, Merle Jagger, The Deltaz, The Miners and the Walking Phoenixes. Also on both days there will be workshops and demonstrations, plus a petting zoo, pumpkin patch, strolling performers, contests and more. See website for full schedule. The Farmers Market is located at 6333 W. Third Street. Information: (323) 933-9211 or www.farmersmarketla.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.

  • October 5 - Angel City Jazz Festival featuring the Azar Lawrence Experience

  • October 12 - Josh Nelson Band

  • October 19 - Jon Mayer Trio

  • October 26 - Judy Wexler

  • November 2 - Artists TBA

"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.

  • October 7 - Pianist Petronel Malan

  • October 14 - Pianist Angie Zhang

  • October 21 - Capitol Ensemble

  • October 28 - American Youth Symphony AYS Principals Chamber Ensemble with Concertmaster Gallia Kastner

  • November 4 - Artists TBA

LOS ANGELES - SOUTH AND EAST

October 20 - Taste of Soul Festival. The Taste of Soul Festival will take place from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. on Crenshaw Boulevard between Stocker Street and Rodeo Road. There will be soul food and other food vendors, a children's area, merchandise vendors, art displays, a beer garden and live music on multiple stages. Artists appearing will include En Vogue, Macy Gray, Sister Sledge and Jody Watley, a StarQuest singing competition and more. See website for full entertainment schedules and other information. Information: (323) 299-3800, www.tasteofsoulla.org or www.lasentinel.net.

November 2 - Self Help Graphics and Arts Dia de los Muertos Celebration. Self Help Graphics will present its annual Dia de los Muertos celebration from 5 - 10 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 5:30 p.m. Those interested in participating should meet at 5 p.m. Information: (323) 881-6444 or www.selfhelpgraphics.com.

LOS ANGELES - WEST

October 14 - Getty Center Programs. Introduction to Fluxus. In a co-presentation with the LA Philharmonic, leading Fluxus scholar Natilee Harren will use the Getty's extensive archives of Fluxus-related ephemera to present the movement in its historical context. Then, Christopher Rountree and members of the LA Philharmonic will perform from original Fluxus scores. The program will be followed by an outdoor participatory workshop with Rebekah Heller of the International Contemporary Ensemble designed around the music of Pauline Oliveras. The program will begin at 2 p.m. in the Getty Center Museum Lecture Hall. Parking is $15 or $10 after 3 p.m. (subject to availability). Information: (310) 440-7300 or www.getty.edu.

October 17, 24 and 31 - Fowler Out Loud at the UCLA Fowler Museum. On October 17, Kune Do, on October 24 - Joseph Aleshaiker, and on October 31 - Mariachi de Uclatlan. All programs will take place at 6 p.m. in the courtyard at the Fowler Museum on the UCLA campus. Information: (310) 825-4361 or www.fowler.ucla.edu.

October 21 - Palisades Symphony. Joel B. Lish, conductor and director. The program will include Beethoven: Leonora Overture #3, Haydn: Trumpet Concerto with soloist David Washburn, and Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5. 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

October 6 and 7 - Manhattan Beach Hometown Fair. The Hometown Fair will take place on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Valley Drive between 15th and 21st Streets as well as at the Joslyn Center (near downtown Manhattan Beach on Valley Drive between 15th Street and Blanche Drive), Live Oak Park, Veterans Park and Dorsey Field. There will be live music on two stages, a beer and wine garden, and a wide variety of activities and contests. See full schedule on the Fair website. Information: (310) 546-5219, www.mbfair.org or www.citymb.info.

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MARINA DEL REY (AND VICINITY)

October 27 and 28 - Marina Spooktacular. The Marina Spooktacular will take place Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. at Burton Chase Park. Events will include costume contests, an Aztec Dance Jam Session on Saturday exploring the music, choreography and poetry of the ancient Mesoamerican culture, food vendors, pumpkin carving, ballet folklorico performances, DJs and more. See schedule and event list on website closer to date of event. Admission is free but a liability waiver (all ages) may be required to attend. Information: (310) 305-9545, http://marinadelrey.lacounty.gov or www.visitmarinadelrey.com.

Fisherman's Village Concert Series. - Outdoor performances are from 2 - 5 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday (1 - 4 p.m. beginning in November) at Fisherman's Village, 13755 Fiji Way, weather permitting. Free parking is available for two hours with validation. Information: (310) 305-9545 or www.visitmarinadelrey.com.

  • October 6 - Jimbo Ross and the Bodacious Blues Band

  • October 7 - Susie Hansen Latin Band (Latin Jazz/Salsa)

  • October 13 - Charangoa (Salsa)

  • October 14 - Brasil Brazil (Bossa Nova/Samba)

  • October 20 - Soul Brothers (R&B)

  • October 21 - Floyd and the Flyboys (R&B/Funk)

  • October 27 - Friends (R&B)

  • October 28 - 2AZZ1 (Jazz/Funk)

  • November 3 - Artists TBA

  • November 4 - Artists TBA

NEWPORT BEACH

October 13 - 15th Anniversary Newport Beach Art in the Park. Art in the Park will take place from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Newport Beach Civic Center Green, 100 Civic Center Drive (off Avocado). More than 100 artists and artisans will be displaying and selling original works, and there also will be music and food vendors. Information: www.newportbeachartinthepark.com or www.newportbeachca.gov.

October 21 - Sunday Musicale at the Newport Beach Public Library. Piano and Guitar Duo: Bessmeltseva and Nogueira. Concert pianist Ekaterina Bessmeltseva and Brazilian guitarist Hugo Nogueira will present a repertoire of 19th century music originally written for classical guitar and piano, including music from composers Mauro Giuliani, Ferdinando Carulli and Anton Diabelli. 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.

NORWALK

October 20 - Arturo Sanchez Sr. Halloween Parade. The 35th Annual Arturo Sanchez Sr. Halloween Parade will begin at 11 a.m. at the corner of Norwalk Boulevard and Mapledale Street and will conclude at Hermosillo Park, 11959 162nd Street. There will be marching bands from throughout the southland, as well as ghosts and goblins of all kinds. A costume contest will be conducted at the corner of Norwalk Boulevard and Mapledale Street beginning at 9:15 a.m., and pre-registration is not required. Information: (562) 929-5702, www.ci.norwalk.ca.us or www.norwalk.org.

October 31 - Norwalk Halloween Festival - The Scarecrow's Harvest. 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, www.ci.norwalk.ca.us or www.norwalk.org.

ONTARIO

October 13 - Ontario Fall Fest presented by the Ontario Convention Center. The Fall Festival will take place from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. at Ontario Town Square. There will be live music by The Trip (Rock/Covers), food and merchandise vendors, a petting zoo, zip line and inflatables, and arts and crafts activities for children. Ontario Town Square is in downtown Ontario in the area bounded by Euclid Street, Lemon Avenue, and "C" and "B" Streets. Information: (909) 937-3000 or www.ontariotownsquare.org.

October 15 - Ontario/Chaffey Community Show Band. "A Touch of Salsa." The Ontario/Chaffey Community Show Band concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Merton Hill Auditorium, Chaffey High School, 1245 North Euclid Avenue at 4th Street. Information: (909) 395-2020, www.showband.net or www.ci.ontario.ca.us.

ORANGE

October 3, 7 and 28 - St. John's Concert Series. Three concerts this month. From noon - 12:30 on October 3, monthly Midweek Organ Concert. On October 7 at 7 p.m., Bach Cantata Vespers Concert - Nach dir, Herr, verlangt mich (BWV 150). Cantata 150, based on Psalm 25, is an early Bach cantata. It will be performed by the Cathedral Singers, soloists and orchestra, directed by William J. Heide. On October 28 at 4 p.m., St. John's will host the Gary Bonner Singers, a 60-voice choir directed by Dr. Gary Bonner. All concerts will take place in the sanctuary at St. John's Lutheran Church of Orange, 185 S. Center Street. Information: (714) 288-44431 or www.stjohnsorange.org.

PALOS VERDES

October 28 - South Bay Chamber Music Society Concerts. Rina Dokshitsky, piano, and Henry Gronnier, violin. The duo will perform music by Bach, Beethoven and Frank. The concert will take place at 3 p.m. at the Pacific Unitarian Church, 5621 Montemalga in Rancho Palos Verdes. Information: (310) 376-2169 or www.palosverdes.com/sbcms.

PASADENA

October 2 - 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.

October 4 - Goldline Concert Series at Lake Avenue Church. The Goldline Concert Series takes place the first Thursday of every month from 12:05 - 12:40 p.m. at Lake Avenue Church, 393 N. Lake Avenue. Information: (626) 844-4721 or www.lakeave.org.

October 6 - Pasadena Presbyterian Church Friends of Music Concerts. Delirium Musicum. The conductorless chamber orchestra returns after last year's performance in the Friends of Music series. The program will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the church sanctuary and is 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.

October 12 and 13 - Pasadena ArtNight and ArtWalk 2018. The Pasadena weekend events include: On October 12 from 6 - 10 p.m. is the Pasadena ArtNight. Nineteen cultural institutions open the doors to the public, and shuttles will be available to take visitors to and from destinations. Also on October 13 from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m is the Playhouse District ArtWalk. The open-air art fair and gallery walk will take place in the Playhouse District (Green Street/Madison Avenue). Information: (800) 307-7977, www.artnightpasadena.org, and www.playhousedistrict.org/calendar-of-events/artwalk..

November 1 - Goldline Concert Series at Lake Avenue Church. The Goldline Concert Series takes place the first Thursday of every month from 12:05 - 12:40 p.m. at Lake Avenue Church, 393 N. Lake Avenue. Today's perfomance will feature classical music performed by the Lake Avenue Chamber Symphony. Information: (626) 844-4721 or www.lakeave.org.

Pasadena Presbyterian Church Music at Noon Concerts. - Concerts take place at 12:10 in the church sanctuary and are open to the public. The church is in Downtown Pasadena at the corner of Colorado and Madison. Information: (626) 793-2191 or www.ppcmusic.org.

  • October 3 - Pianist Mark Robson

  • October 10 - The Wilder Trio: clarinet, basson and piano

  • October 17 - Clarinetist Margaret Thornhill and pianist Twyla Meyer

  • October 24 - Violinist Philip Vaiman and guitarist Kenton Youngstrom

  • October 31 - Pianist Makiko Hirata

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PLACENTIA

October 13 - 54th Heritage Festival and Parade. The Heritage Festival parade will begin at 9:15 a.m. and travels from Morse Avenue north on Kraemer to Tri-City Park (Kraemer south of Imperial Highway). The parade will feature over 200 entries including marching bands, community groups, VIPs and more. The festival in Kraemer Park, 2301 N. Kraemer, is open from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and will include a variety of activities, Chamber of Commerce Business Expo, craft fair, a car show with antique, custom, hot rod and classic cars on display, and vendors. There also will be a concert by the Darden Sisters (Western Swing) from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Information: (714) 993-8232, www.placentia.org or www.placentia.org/heritagefestival.

REDLANDS

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.

  • October 17 - Guest Artist Recital: Cecilio Perera, guitar. The program will take place in FLPH at 8 p.m.

  • October 20 - Studio Big Band, directed by Dr. David Scott. The Studio Big Band is a 20-piece jazz ensemble that brings back the sound of past greats such as Buddy Rich and the Glenn Miller Orchestra and the "newer" sounds of Gordon Goodwin, Bob Mintzer and others. The program will take place at 8 p.m. in the Casa Loma Room.

  • October 22 - Jazz Improvisation Ensemble, directed by Dr. Daniel Murphy. The program will take place at 8 p.m. in FLPH.

  • October 2018 - More information coming soon!

REDONDO BEACH

October 28 - Peninsula Symphony. Gary Berkson, music director. "Keyboard Klassiks." The program, with piano soloist Rufus Choi, will include Brahms: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in D Minor, Opus 15, and Mussorgsky (orch. Gorchakov): Pictures at an Exhibition. The concert will take place at 7 p.m. at Redondo Union High School, 222 North Pacific Coast Highway (between Diamond and Vincent). Information: (310) 544-0320 or www.pensym.org.

RIVERSIDE

October 10 - UCR Culver Center Programs. Outpost Concert Series - The B Band. The B Band is a new music project from composer and percussionist Ben Phelps, specializing in new electric chamber music. The program will take place from 7 - 8:30 p.m. at the Culver Center for the Arts, 3824 Main Street in Downtown Riverside. Information: (951) 827-4787 or http://culvercenter.ucr.edu.

ROSEMEAD

October 13 - Rosemead Fall Fiesta. The Rosemead Fall Fiesta will take place from 4 p.m. - 9 p.m. at Rosemead Park, 4343 Encinita Avenue. There will be games and food vendors (fee), live entertainment by community performers and the bands Soto (Latin/Funk/R&B) from 4 - 6 p.m. and Chico (Salsa/Cumbia/Funk/Oldies) from 7 - 9 p.m., art exhibits, children's activities, a Dia de los Muertos celebration and more. Admission and entertainment are free, but there may be a fee for some games and attractions. There also will be a screening of the movie Coco at 7 p.m. Information: (626) 569-2160 or www.cityofrosemead.org.

SAN BERNARDINO

October 12, 13 and 14 - San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Pow Wow. The San Manuel Pow Wow will take place Friday from 5 p.m. - midnight, Saturday from 11 a.m. - midnight and Sunday from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. on the campus of Cal State San Bernardino, University Parkway off the 215 Freeway. There will be Grand Entries at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 1 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The event will include Native American singers, dancers and drummers, arts, crafts and food vendors. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. Information: (909) 425-3450 or www.sanmanuel-nsn.gov.

SAN CLEMENTE

October 7 - San Clemente Seafest. Seafest features a Chowder Cook-off, an arts and crafts show, business expo, activities and face painting for children, demonstrations, entertainment, surf contest and more. The event will take place from 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the San Clemente Pier. Free parking and shuttle service is available from San Clemente High School, 700 Ave. Pico. Admission and entertainment are free; fee for chowder tastings. Information: (949) 492-1131 or www.scchamber.com.

SAN GABRIEL

October 4 - Dumplings and Beer Fest. The Dumplings and Beer Fest will take place beginning at 6 p.m. in the Mission District. Free admission and entertainment to the local twist on Oktoberfest; fee for craft beer tastings, dumplings and other food booths. The Mission Playhouse is located at 320 S. Mission Drive. Information: (626) 308-2868 or www.missionplayhouse.org.

SAN PEDRO/WILMINGTON AREA

October 26 - South Bay Chamber Music Society Concerts. Rina Dokshitsky, piano, and Henry Gronnier, violin. The duo will perform music by Bach, Beethoven and Frank. The concert will take place at 8 p.m. in the Los Angeles Harbor College Music Recital Hall, 111 Figueroa Place in Wilmington. See website for directions to the campus. Information: (310) 376-2169, www.palosverdes.com/sbcms or www.lahc.cc.ca.us.

October 28 - San Pedro Dia de los Muertos Festival. The San Pedro Dia de los Muertos Festival will take place from 3 - 9 p.m. at 398 West 6th Street (between 6th/Centre and 6th/Pacific). The celebration will include performances on two stages. Main stage entertainment will include Salt Petal (South American Rhythms/Indie Pop), the Mariachi Divas (All-Female Mariachi) and Kotolan (Latin/Pop). There also will be an altar exhibition and competition, art activities for children, and food vendors. Information: (310) 832-2183, www.sanpedrodayofthedead.com or www.sanpedrobid.com.

SANTA ANA

October 7 - Family Festival at the Bowers Museum. The Bowers Museum presents Family Festivals on the first Sunday of the month including live music and dance performances, arts and crafts and other activities from 11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Festivals take place in the Museum courtyard. This month's festival is an Italian Renaissance Festival complete with sword demonstrations, musical performances an interactive gallery experiences. 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.

October 13 - Viva La Vida 2018 Dia de los Muertos Celebration. Viva La Vida 2018 will take place from 1 - 10 p.m. in downtown Santa Ana at 4th Street (between French and Bush). Celebrate El Dia de los Muertos with traditional altars dedicated to loved ones, live music and other performances and more. Website doesn't appear to be updated, but there should be additional information on the Facebook page. Information: www.vivalavidasantaana.com or www.facebook.com/vivalavidasantaana.

November 4 - 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 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 Rhythmo Mariachi Kids, Raices de Mexico Ballet Folklorico, Trio Tres Souls, 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.

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SANTA MONICA

October 3 and 7 - Twilight on the Pier. Twilight on the Pier will take place from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. on Wednesdays for six weeks. The 2018 series will spotlight the best and brightest SoCal has to offer and unique artists from around the world. Each night of the series will be a pier-wide festival, complete with immersive art, food offerings, a beer and spirits garden, games and interactive activations along the Pier promenade. October concerts will be: October 3 - Afro Beat and R&B with Fela! The Concert, Tiffany Gouche, Twilight Drum Circle and DJ Nnamdi. October 7 finale concert will be South Asian Sounds with Red Baraat, Vidya Fox, DJ Rekha and Discostan. For the October 7 concert, venue opens at 4 p.m. and music starts at 5 p.m. Information: www.santamonicapier.org or www.santamonicapier.org/twilight.

October 20 - Santa Monica Symphony. Guido Lamell, music director and conductor. The program for the Symphony's season-opening concert will include Bernstein: Candide Overture, Kim: Violin Concerto No. 1 in B minor (U.S. premiere), with violin soloist Roman Kim, and Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4 in F minor. The concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. in Barnum Hall, Santa Monica High School, 600 Olympic Boulevard. Some street parking is available in the area, and parking is available for a flat rate of $5 at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium parking lot. 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

  • October 3 - Soundwaves Concert: Angel City Jazz Festival Young Artists Competition. Four groups of musicians under the age of 24 will be competing for a paid gig at the Angel City Jazz Festival and a scholarship to the UCSD Jazz Camp. The program will take place at 7 p.m. in the MLK Auditorium.

  • October 17 - Soundwaves Concert: Brightwork NewMusic. The acclaimed quintet (flute, clarinet, violin, cello and piano) will perform a set of modern and contemporary compositions. The program will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the MLK Auditorium.

  • October 30 - Screening of Nosferatu with live musical score. The Jack Curtis Dubowsky Ensemble will return for a Halloween silent movie screening with live score. The 1922 film is an unauthorized adaptation of Bram Stoker's vampire classic Dracula. The program will take place at 7 p.m. in the MLK Auditorium.

Live Music at the Sunday Farmers Market. The Sunday Farmers Market takes place from 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Main Street/Ocean Park. Music is from about 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Information: (310) 458-8712, (310) 458-8411, www.smgov.net/farmers_market/index.htm or www.farmersmarket.santa-monica.org.

  • October 7 - Artists TBA

  • October 14 - Idle Hands

  • October 21 - Artists TBA

  • October 28 - Jewels and Johnny Nation

  • November 4 - Artists TBA

SOUTH PASADENA

October 20 - Fall Arts Crawl. The Fall Arts Crawl will take place from 5 - 9 p.m. in the downtown South Pasadena area around Mission Street. The event highlights the city's unique business district and provides a showcase for local artist and musicians. Information: (626) 441-2339 or https://southpasadena.net.

TORRANCE

October 5 - Classical Crossroads Concerts: First Fridays at First! Classical Crossroads concerts are held at the First Lutheran Church of Torrance, 2900 W. Carson Street (on the south side of Carson just east of Maple). Today's concert, First Fridays at First!, will take place from 12:15 - 12:45 p.m. and will feature violinist Ken Aiso and collaborative pianist Valeria Morgovskaya. Information: (310) 316-5573 or www.palosverdes.com/classicalcrossroads.

October 20 - Classical Crossroads Concerts: The Interludes. Classical Crossroads concerts are held at the First Lutheran Church of Torrance, 2900 W. Carson Street (on the south side of Carson just east of Maple). Today's concert, The Interludes, will take place at 3:00 p.m. and will feature mezzo-soprano Michelle Rice and soprano Camila Lima. Information: (310) 316-5573 or www.palosverdes.com/classicalcrossroads.

October 26 - Beach Cities Symphony Orchestra. Barry Brisk, conductor and music director. The opening concert of Maestro Barry Brisk's farewell season will take place at 8 p.m. in Marsee Auditorium on the El Camino College Center for the Arts campus, 16007 Crenshaw Boulevard at Redondo Beach Boulevard. The program for the "Musical Variations" concert will include Joel Feigin: Festival Overture, Sibelius: Violin Concerto, with violin soloist Aubree Oliverson, and Elgar: Enigma Variations. There is a pre-concert lecture in the main auditorium starting at 7:30 p.m. No reservations or tickets are required, and see website for current parking fees. Information: (310) 379-9725, (310) 539-4649 or www.beachcitiessymphony.org.

November 2 - 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 (Isaac Allen and Bram Goldstein, violins, Angela Choong, viola, and Alex Greenbaum, cello) continuing its Haydn quartet cycle. Information: (310) 316-5573 or www.palosverdes.com/classicalcrossroads.

TUSTIN

October 5, 6 and 7 - Tustin Tiller Days. Tustin Tiller Days features carnival rides, games and food vendors (fee) and free admission and entertainment at 17522 Beneta Way. Friday hours are 4 - 11 p.m., Saturday hours are 11 a.m. - 11 p.m., and Sunday hours are 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. The annual Tiller Days Parade will take place Saturday morning at 10 a.m. around Old Town Tustin starting at Main/Pacific. Entertainment at Tiller Days will be on two stages: the community stage and main stage. Community stage acts will include a wide variety of youth/community groups performances throughout the day, and Main stage entertainment is listed below. See website for times/full schedule. Information: (714) 573-3326, www.tustinca.org or www.facebook.com/tustintillerdays.

  • October 5 - Community stage plus DJ Get Down from 4 - 5:30 p.m., Yard Sale (70s - current hits) from 6 - 8 p.m. and 80s All Starz (80s) from 9 - 11 p.m.

  • October 6 - Community stage plus King Salmon Band (Current Hits) from 3 - 5 p.m., Jasmine Fields (New Age Country) from 6 - 8 p.m., and The Stones (Rolling Stones Tribute) from 9 - 11 p.m.

  • October 7 - Community stage plus Griff Hamlin and The Circle (Blues) from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. and The Trip (Rock/Covers) from 6 - 8 p.m.

October 20 - Tustin Old Town Art Walk and Plein Air Contest. The 11th Annual Old Town Art Walk will take place from noon - 5 p.m. in the Old Town area of Tustin (Main Street/El Camino Real). There will be sidewalk artist spaces, a plein air contest, live music, kids' art, a photo contest, bus tours of historic Tustin and more. Information: (714) 573-3326 or www.tustinca.org.

WALNUT

October 13 - Walnut Family Festival and Parade. The city's annual family festival will take place from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. at Suzanne Park, 625 Suzanne Road. Events will also include a parade along La Puente Road between Lemon Avenue and Suzanne Road from 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. The festival at Suzanne Park highlights a variety of service clubs, youth organizations, arts, businesses and environmental services, and there will be a Business Expo, community booths and food available for purchase. Entertainment will be ongoing between 10:30 and 5 p.m. Information: (909) 598-5605 or www.ci.walnut.ca.us.

WEST HOLLYWOOD

October 6 - soundSpark Children's Concerts. soundSpark is a monthly music series for children featuring solo and duo performances by emerging artists. The concert will feature Alina Roitstein. 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.

October 31 - West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval. The 2018 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.

WHITTIER

October 14 - Uptown Whittier Dia de Los Muertos Art and Music Festival. The art and music festival celebrating Dia de los Muertos will take place from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. at 13100 Philadelphia Street in Uptown Whittier. There will be artist vendors, an altar contest and car show, and live music/entertainment throughout the day. Information: (562) 693-2844, www.casitadelpueblo.org or www.whittieruptown.org.

YORBA LINDA

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.

  • October 7 - Chamber Music directed by Doris Chiang

  • October 14 - Concert pianist Lisa Zecchini

  • October 21 - Concert/Disney violinist Drew Tretick

  • October 28 - Concert pianist Ann Patrick Green

  • November 4 - Piano/Sax Duet with Mary Au, piano, and Chika Inoue, saxophone

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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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