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CONCERT LISTINGS BY DATE - JANUARY 2022


     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. Most of the events listed are offered to the general public free of charge. Events in clubs, bookstores, cafes and other similar venues covered elsewhere generally are not included. 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.

     What's coming in January? January and February generally are the two quietest months of the year and are likely to be so again in 2022. This month's events usually include celebrations for the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday and the start of the Asian Lunar New Year. However, given the current Covid situation and with recent event cancellations, it is uncertain if all events or concerts originally slated for January will be taking place. In the Fall/Winter/Spring, the site usually is updated on the first and third Thursdays of the month. Updates this month will be on Jan. 6 and 20 and/or as needed. Don't forget to check the site's Facebook and Twitter pages for the most recent updates, the latest news and additional information too! If you would still like to view the last full extended Summer edition of the site (2019), with the theme "O-Gan and the Herons 2," it can be reached via links on the Site Book page or by going directly to www.dorothyswebsite.org/2019index.html.



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SATURDAY JANUARY 1

LOS ANGELES (DOWNTOWN AND VICINITY) - NEW YEAR'S CELEBRATION IN LITTLE TOKYO. This year's event will include an Oomisoka (New Year's Eve) Festival from noon - 7 p.m. and an Oshogatsu (New Year's Day) Festival on January 1. Events and performances will take place in two locations: Weller Court shopping center (Second Street/San Pedro Street) and the Japanese Village Plaza (between First and Second Street near Central Avenue). There will be Taiko drummers, lion dances, Japanese folk music and dance, kimono fashion shows, martial arts demonstrations and more. PLEASE NOTE: THE INFORMATION CURRENTLY POSTED INDICATES UPDATES WILL BE POSTED ON THE EVENTS AND THAT ALL SCHEDULES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. CHECK CLOSER TO THE DATE OF THE EVENT FOR THE MOST CURRENT INFORMATION. Information: www.japanese-city.com.

MARINA DEL REY - FISHERMAN'S VILLAGE CONCERT SERIES. Friends (R&B). Outdoor performances are from 1 - 4 p.m. 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.

PASADENA - 133RD ANNUAL ROSE PARADE. The 133rd Annual Rose Parade will kick off at 8 a.m. along Orange Grove and Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena. This year's theme is "Dream, Believe, Achieve." Grand Marshal for this year's parade is LeVar Burton. Information: (626) 449-4100 or www.tournamentofroses.com.

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SUNDAY JANUARY 2

HUNTINGTON BEACH - PERFORMANCES AT PACIFIC CITY. Live music on the Ocean Deck with Scott Garrepy (Guitar/Vocals) from 1 - 3 p.m. Unless otherwise noted, performances take place on the Ocean Deck. Pacific City is located at 21010 Pacific Coast Highway. Information: www.gopacificcity.com, events.

LOS ANGELES (MID-WILSHIRE/MUSEUM DISTRICT) - "SUNDAYS LIVE" CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES IS NOW CLASSICAL SUNDAYS AT SIX. - NEW SERIES, CLASSICAL SUNDAYS AT SIX. Offered twice a month on the 1st and 3rd Sundays at 6 p.m. by Great Music at Saint James, Classical Sundays at Six will feature chamber, orchestral, and solo artists from Southern California and around the globe streaming and on demand. Tickets will be required to attend when in-person concerts are presented; see website for reservation links and details. Upcoming performances will be: January 2 - Tomasz Golka, violin, Thomas Lowenheim, cello and Neal Stulberg, piano, performing works by Brahms and Coleridge-Taylor, January 16 - William Kanengiser, guitar, February 6 - Crossroads School Chamber Orchestra, directed by Alesander Treger, and February 20 - Bassoonist Judith Farmer and friends performingm music by Mozart, Gernot Wolfgang and Devienne. Information: www.greatmusicla.org.org, www.eventbrite.com/o/saint-james-church-7241360161 or https://stjla.org/greatmusic.

MONDAY JANUARY 3

Limited information for January. Please check the "Concerts By City" page later this month or Facebook for the most up-to-date news and information.

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TUESDAY JANUARY 4

HUNTINGTON BEACH - 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.hbdowntown.com.

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WEDNESDAY JANUARY 5

GLENDALE - "MUSIC AT NOON" CONCERTS. STREAMING ON FACEBOOK/YOU TUBE. USE LINKS ON WEB PAGE. 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: January 5 - A program to celebrate the winter season wtih Alexander Knecht, violin, and Brendan White, piano and January 19 - Duo Recital with Ruth Kasckow, flute, and Bryan Pezzone, piano, featuring music by Piazzolla and Copland. Information: (818) 244-7241, www.glendalenoonconcerts.blogspot.com or www.glendalecitychurch.org.

PASADENA - PASADENA PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH MUSIC AT NOON CONCERTS. - ONLINE SERIES. No program information at this time. Concerts will stream at noon on the PPC YouTube and Facebook pages, and they are open to the public. The church is in Downtown Pasadena at the corner of Colorado and Madison. See website for viewing links. Information: (626) 793-2191 or www.ppcmusic.org.

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THURSDAY JANUARY 6

ANAHEIM - PERFORMANCES AT THE PACKING HOUSE. DJ Lanz mixing live from 6 - 9 p.m. 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 and Saturday (unless otherwise noted). The Anaheim Packing District is located at 440 S. Anaheim Boulevard. Information: www.anaheimpackingdistrict.com.

ANAHEIM - DOWNTOWN ANAHEIM FARMERS MARKET. Farmers Market hours are 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. but with no bands/entertainment. 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.

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FRIDAY JANUARY 7

ANAHEIM - PERFORMANCES AT THE PACKING HOUSE. The MoonJays (Rock/Soul) from 7 - 9 p.m. 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 and Saturday (unless otherwise noted). The Anaheim Packing District is located at 440 S. Anaheim Boulevard. Information: www.anaheimpackingdistrict.com.

COSTA MESA - METRO POINTE ENTERTAINMENT SERIES. Heart-N-Soul (Classic Pop/R&B/Dance). 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.

LA PUENTE - 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: January 7 - Rhythm Jukeboxx, January 14 - Larry Sedillo Band, January 21 - Suave the Band and January 28 - Aventura. Information: (562) 375-0888, www.lapuentelive.com or www.facebook.com/lapuentelive.

TORRANCE - 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 Part I of a Recital in Two Parts with cellist Clive Greensmith and pianist Steven Vanhauwaert. CHECK TO CONFIRM IF THIS WILL BE A STREAMED CONCERT OR A LIVE CONCERT WITH AUDIENCE. Information: (310) 316-5573 or www.palosverdes.com/classicalcrossroads.

SATURDAY JANUARY 8

ANAHEIM - PERFORMANCES AT THE PACKING HOUSE. The Standards (Jazz) from 7 - 9 p.m., also Marissa Luca (Acoustic, at MAKE) from 6 - 8 p.m. 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 and Saturday (unless otherwise noted). The Anaheim Packing District is located at 440 S. Anaheim Boulevard. Information: www.anaheimpackingdistrict.com.

COSTA MESA - METRO POINTE ENTERTAINMENT SERIES. Renown Muzic (Pop/R&B/Dance). 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.

COSTA MESA - SEGERSTROM CENTER FOR THE ARTS/ARGYROS PLAZA EVENTS. Dia de los Reyes. Dia de los Reyes commemorates the arrival of the Three Kings. Spend the afternoon celebrating wtih live mariachi, flamenco and other performances on the Argyros Plaza, plus storytelling, art activities and prizes. The program will take place from 1 - 4 p.m., and all patrons must have a ticket for entry. Entry is on a first-come basis, and attendees should bring lawn chairs since no seating will be provided. The Segerstrom Center for the Arts is located at 600 Town Center Drive. Information: (714) 556-2787 or www.scfta.org.

HUNTINGTON BEACH - PERFORMANCES AT PACIFIC CITY. Live music on the Ocean Deck with David Rosales from 1 - 3 p.m. Unless otherwise noted, performances take place on the Ocean Deck. Pacific City is located at 21010 Pacific Coast Highway. Information: www.gopacificcity.com, events.

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SUNDAY JANUARY 9

HUNTINGTON BEACH - PERFORMANCES AT PACIFIC CITY. Live music on the Ocean Deck with Jake Hitt (Singer/Songwriter) from 1 - 3 p.m. Unless otherwise noted, performances take place on the Ocean Deck. Pacific City is located at 21010 Pacific Coast Highway. Information: www.gopacificcity.com, events.

LOS ANGELES (DOWNTOWN AND VICINITY) - 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 be at 6 p.m. (with a solemn evensong at 4:30 p.m. with the Choir of Saint James) and will feature organist Alcee Chriss. Saint James in the City Anglican/Episcopal church is located at 3903 Wilshire Boulevard. Information: (213) 388-3417 or www.stjla.org.

SANTA ANA - FAMILY FESTIVALS AT THE BOWERS MUSEUM. The Bowers Museum presents Family Festivals including live music and dance performances, arts and crafts and other activities. This month's festival will be a Festival of Chocolate from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. in the museum courtyard. There will be music and dance performances from the North and South American lands of chocolate, chocolate tasting and art activities. The Bowers Museum is located at 2002 N. Main Street. Information: (714) 567-3600 or www.bowers.org.

TORRANCE - CLASSICAL CROSSROADS CONCERTS: SECOND SUNDAYS AT TWO. Classical Crossroads concerts usually are held at 2 p.m. at the First Lutheran Church of Torrance, 2900 W. Carson Street (on the south side of Carson just east of Maple). Today's concert will feature Part II of a Recital in Two Parts with cellist Clive Greensmith and pianist Steven Vanhauwaert. CHECK TO CONFIRM IF THIS WILL BE A STREAMED CONCERT OR A LIVE CONCERT WITH AUDIENCE. Information: (310) 316-5573 or www.palosverdes.com/classicalcrossroads.

YORBA LINDA - NIXON LIBRARY PROGRAMS. Celebrating President Nixon's Birthday. In honor of President Nixon's birthday, there will be free admission to the Library all day, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. At 11 a.m. there will be a formal wreath-laying ceremony at the President's memorial site. The program will include keynote remarks by Rear Admiral Robert C. Nowakowski, patriotic musical performances by the Navy Band Southwest, and the formal Presentation of Colors. The event is presented at no charge, but guests are encouraged to RSVP using the link on the Nixon Foundation website. Information: (714) 993-5075, (714) 993-3393 or www.nixonfoundation.org.

MONDAY JANUARY 10

Limited information for January. Please check the "Concerts By City" page later this month or Facebook for the most up-to-date news and information.

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TUESDAY JANUARY 11

HUNTINGTON BEACH - 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.hbdowntown.com.

LOS ANGELES (DOWNTOWN AND VICINITY) - USC "VISIONS AND VOICES" SERIES PROGRAMS East LA Taiko Live! Led by Maceo Hernandez and Fredo Ortiz, East LA Taiko infuses the raw, driving style with Latin roots, Afro-Cuban rhythms and ska punk beats, creating an eclectic blend of music from around the world. The performance will take place at 5 p.m. in the Queens Courtyard. Programs take place in a variety of locations on the USC campus, and most are open to the public. All programs require reservations which can be made using the links on the event page. To enter the USC campus, guests must show proof of full vaccination or a negative Covid test taken within 72 hours of accessing campus. A photo ID is required, and all visitors must complete Trojan Check, USC's daily wellness assessment, on the day of their visit. Masks are required at all indoor events. Information: (213) 740-0483 or http://visionsandvoices.usc.edu.

WEDNESDAY JANUARY 12

PASADENA - PASADENA PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH MUSIC AT NOON CONCERTS. - ONLINE SERIES. No program this week. Concerts will stream at noon on the PPC YouTube and Facebook pages, and they are open to the public. The church is in Downtown Pasadena at the corner of Colorado and Madison. See website for viewing links. Information: (626) 793-2191 or www.ppcmusic.org.

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THURSDAY JANUARY 13

ANAHEIM - DOWNTOWN ANAHEIM FARMERS MARKET. Farmers Market hours are 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. but with no bands/entertainment. 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.

LOS ANGELES (DOWNTOWN AND VICINITY) - PERFORMANCES AT THE COLBURN SCHOOL Performance Forum. Conservatory of Music students perform solo and chamber works in the weekly recital series at 11:30 a.m. from Zipper Hall. The performance will be livestreamed.. The Colburn School is located at 200 South Grand across from the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Information: (213) 621-2200 or www.colburnschool.edu.

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FRIDAY JANUARY 14

ANAHEIM - PERFORMANCES AT THE PACKING HOUSE. David Spitzfaden Trio (Jazz) from 7 - 9 p.m. 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 and Saturday (unless otherwise noted). The Anaheim Packing District is located at 440 S. Anaheim Boulevard. Information: www.anaheimpackingdistrict.com.

COSTA MESA - METRO POINTE ENTERTAINMENT SERIES. Caravana (Rhythmic Latin/R&B/Dance). 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.

LA PUENTE - 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: January 7 - Rhythm Jukeboxx, January 14 - Larry Sedillo Band, January 21 - Suave the Band and January 28 - Aventura. Information: (562) 375-0888, www.lapuentelive.com or www.facebook.com/lapuentelive.

SAN PEDRO/WILMINGTON - SOUTH BAY CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY CONCERTS. The Lyris Quartet (Alyssa Park, violin, Shalini Vijayan, violin, Luke Maurer, viola, and Timothy Loo, cello) will perform music by Mozart, Caroline Shaw, Prokofiev and Jessie Montgomery. The program will take place at 8 p.m. at Los Angeles Harbor College Music Recital Hall, 111 Figueroa Place in Wilmington. Program notes for the concert are available on the website; see website also for Covid-related audience policies and for directions to the campus. Information: (310) 376-2169, www.sbcms.net or www.palosverdes.com/sbcms.

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SATURDAY JANUARY 15

ANAHEIM - PERFORMANCES AT THE PACKING HOUSE. Joker's Hand from 7 - 9 p.m. 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 and Saturday (unless otherwise noted). The Anaheim Packing District is located at 440 S. Anaheim Boulevard. Information: www.anaheimpackingdistrict.com.

COSTA MESA - METRO POINTE ENTERTAINMENT SERIES. Jumpin' Joz (Jumpin' Jive Swing). 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.

HUNTINGTON BEACH - PERFORMANCES AT PACIFIC CITY. Live music on the Ocean Deck with Dylan Galvin from 1 - 3 p.m. Unless otherwise noted, performances take place on the Ocean Deck. Pacific City is located at 21010 Pacific Coast Highway. Information: www.gopacificcity.com, events.

IRVINE - UC IRVINE MUSIC DEPARTMENT PERFORMANCES. Listen to the Motion Festival. The Gassmann Electronic Music Series will present the festival featuring works by ICIT PhD students using the MUGIC motion sensor developed by Mari Kimura. Renowned percussionist and University of Toronto Professor Aiyun Huang will be a featured guest performer. The program will take place at 8 p.m. in the Experimental Media Performance Lab (xMPL) on the UCI campus. See campus website for directions and current parking fees. Information: (949) 824-6615 or www.arts.uci.edu.

LONG BEACH - 34TH ANNUAL MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. PARADE AND CELEBRATION. The Martin Luther King Jr. Parade takes place along Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue from Anaheim Street to Martin Luther King Jr. Park, 1950 Lemon Avenue. The parade will begin at 10 a.m. Following the parade from noon - 5 p.m. there is a festival at the park including a main stage with multicultural performances, a health and wellness area, a youth area, food and merchandise vendors and information booths. Information: (562) 570-6816, www.longbeach.gov/district6 or www.longbeach.gov/mlkparade.

PASADENA - THIRD @ FIRST PRESENTED BY FUMC PASADENA. Joy of Chamber Music encore performance. The concert will take place from 4 - 5 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Pasadena, 500 E. Colorado Boulevard and also will be livestreamed. Use links on the concert website for access. Information: www.thirdatfirst.org or www.fumcpasadena.org.

SANTA MONICA - SANTA MONICA SYMPHONY. Annual MLK Day Concert with guest conductor Gary Pratt and piano soloist Leonard Hayes. The program will include Price: Piano Concerto in One Movement, Dvorak: Symphony No. 9 "New World," and Traditional: We Shall Overcome. The concert will take place at 2 p.m. at the John Adams Middle School Performing Arts Center, 1630 Pearl Street. Street parking in the area is available. Tickets must be reserved using the links on the Symphony website. All Covid-related protocols will be in effect. Information: (310) 395-6330 or www.smsymphony.org.

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SUNDAY JANUARY 16

ANAHEIM - PERFORMANCES AT THE PACKING HOUSE. Aris Weathersby (Soul) from 1 - 3 p.m., also Benny Blakemore (Acoustic. at MAKE) from 6 - 8 p.m. 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 and Saturday (unless otherwise noted). The Anaheim Packing District is located at 440 S. Anaheim Boulevard. Information: www.anaheimpackingdistrict.com.

HUNTINGTON BEACH - PERFORMANCES AT PACIFIC CITY. Live music on the Ocean Deck with Tiffany Dennis (Singer/Songwriter/Keyboardist) from 1 - 3 p.m. Unless otherwise noted, performances take place on the Ocean Deck. Pacific City is located at 21010 Pacific Coast Highway. Information: www.gopacificcity.com, events.

LOS ANGELES (MID-WILSHIRE/MUSEUM DISTRICT) - "SUNDAYS LIVE" CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES IS NOW CLASSICAL SUNDAYS AT SIX. - NEW SERIES, CLASSICAL SUNDAYS AT SIX. Offered twice a month on the 1st and 3rd Sundays at 6 p.m. by Great Music at Saint James, Classical Sundays at Six will feature chamber, orchestral, and solo artists from Southern California and around the globe streaming and on demand. Tickets will be required to attend when in-person concerts are presented; see website for reservation links and details. Upcoming performances will be: January 2 - Tomasz Golka, violin, Thomas Lowenheim, cello and Neal Stulberg, piano, performing works by Brahms and Coleridge-Taylor, January 16 - William Kanengiser, guitar, February 6 - Crossroads School Chamber Orchestra, directed by Alesander Treger, and February 20 - Bassoonist Judith Farmer and friends performingm music by Mozart, Gernot Wolfgang and Devienne. Information: www.greatmusicla.org.org, www.eventbrite.com/o/saint-james-church-7241360161 or https://stjla.org/greatmusic.

LOS ANGELES (WEST) - HERB ALPERT SCHOOL OF MUSIC PERFORMANCES. Chamber Music as Community Engagement with Decoda, Affiliate Ensemble of Carnegie Hall. After a weekend of workshops with student chamber music groups, Decoda will present their works-in-progress at an informal workshop performance for the public. The program will take place at 7 p.m. in Lani Hall. UCLA School of Music performances and events for the time being will be presented both live and online. Use links on the event calendar page, and see website for Covid-related attendance policies. Information: (310) 825-5947, (310) 825-8381 or www.schoolofmusic.ucla.edu.

PALOS VERDES - SOUTH BAY CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY CONCERTS. South Bay Chamber Music Society Concerts. The Lyris Quartet (Alyssa Park, violin, Shalini Vijayan, violin, Luke Maurer, viola, and Timothy Loo, cello) will perform music by Mozart, Caroline Shaw, Prokofiev and Jessie Montgomery. The concert will take place at 3 p.m. at the Pacific Unitarian Church, 5621 Montemalga in Rancho Palos Verdes. Program notes for the concert are available on the website; see website also for Covid-related audience policies and for directions. Information: (310) 376-2169, www.sbcms.net or www.palosverdes.com/sbcms.

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MONDAY JANUARY 17

ANAHEIM - PERFORMANCES AT THE PACKING HOUSE. MLK Jr. Day music from DJ Santosha from 6 - 9 p.m. 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 and Saturday (unless otherwise noted). The Anaheim Packing District is located at 440 S. Anaheim Boulevard. Information: www.anaheimpackingdistrict.com.

CERRITOS - DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY CEREMONY. The ceremony celebrating American civil rights leader and 1964 Nobel Peace Prize winner Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will take place at 10 a.m. in the Sierra Room at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts, 12700 Center Court Drive. The event will include comments by City Council members and musical performances. Information: (562) 865-8101 or www.cerritos.us.

LOS ANGELES (SOUTH AND EAST) - KINGDOM DAY PARADE. The 37th Annual Kingdom Day Parade celebrates the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The parade travels along MLK Boulevard from Western to Crenshaw and continues on Crenshaw to Leimert Park. The parade begins at 11 a.m. and is televised from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Information: (323) 939-3683 or www.kingdomdayparade.org.

TUESDAY JANUARY 18

HUNTINGTON BEACH - 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.hbdowntown.com.

WEDNESDAY JANUARY 19

GLENDALE - "MUSIC AT NOON" CONCERTS. STREAMING ON FACEBOOK/YOU TUBE. USE LINKS ON WEB PAGE. 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: January 5 - A program to celebrate the winter season wtih Alexander Knecht, violin, and Brendan White, piano and January 19 - Duo Recital with Ruth Kasckow, flute, and Bryan Pezzone, piano, featuring music by Piazzolla and Copland. Information: (818) 244-7241, www.glendalenoonconcerts.blogspot.com or www.glendalecitychurch.org.

PASADENA - PASADENA PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH MUSIC AT NOON CONCERTS. - ONLINE SERIES. Pianist Junko Ueno Garrett. Concerts will stream at noon on the PPC YouTube and Facebook pages, and they are open to the public. The church is in Downtown Pasadena at the corner of Colorado and Madison. See website for viewing links. Information: (626) 793-2191 or www.ppcmusic.org.

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THURSDAY JANUARY 20

ANAHEIM - DOWNTOWN ANAHEIM FARMERS MARKET. Farmers Market hours are 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. but with no bands/entertainment. 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.

LOS ANGELES (DOWNTOWN AND VICINITY) - PERFORMANCES AT THE COLBURN SCHOOL Performance Forum. Conservatory of Music students perform solo and chamber works in the weekly recital series at 11:30 a.m. from Zipper Hall. The performance will be livestreamed.. The Colburn School is located at 200 South Grand across from the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Information: (213) 621-2200 or www.colburnschool.edu.

RIVERSIDE - UCR ARTS/CULVER CENTER PROGRAMS. Outpost Concert Series - HUB New Music. HUB New Music - a chamber group composed of clarinet, violin and cello - is forging new pathways in 21st-century repertoire. The program will take place at 7 p.m. at the Culver Center for the Arts, 3824 Main Street in Downtown Riverside. Information: (951) 827-4787 or http://uciarts.ucr.edu.

FRIDAY JANUARY 21

ANAHEIM - PERFORMANCES AT THE PACKING HOUSE. Jazz Conspiracy (Jazz) from 7 - 9 p.m. 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 and Saturday (unless otherwise noted). The Anaheim Packing District is located at 440 S. Anaheim Boulevard. Information: www.anaheimpackingdistrict.com.

COSTA MESA - METRO POINTE ENTERTAINMENT SERIES. Ohio Trio Plus (Motown/R&B/Dance). 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.

LA PUENTE - 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: January 7 - Rhythm Jukeboxx, January 14 - Larry Sedillo Band, January 21 - Suave the Band and January 28 - Aventura. Information: (562) 375-0888, www.lapuentelive.com or www.facebook.com/lapuentelive.

LOS ANGELES (DOWNTOWN AND VICINITY) - USC "VISIONS AND VOICES" SERIES PROGRAMS PROGRAM POSTPONED TO DATE TBA John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask - The Origin of Love: The Songs and Stories of Hedwig. The smash off-Broadway musical that became a feature film and hit Broadway show is now a full glam rock concert experience. Co-creators Mitchell and Trask will share stories and songs from the groundbreaking rock musical, accompanied by the original Tits of Clay Broadway band. The program will take place at 8 p.m. in Bovard Auditorium. All programs require reservations which can be made using the links on the event page. To enter the USC campus, guests must show proof of full vaccination or a negative Covid test taken within 72 hours of accessing campus. A photo ID is required, and all visitors must complete Trojan Check, USC's daily wellness assessment, on the day of their visit. Masks are required at all indoor events. Information: (213) 740-0483 or http://visionsandvoices.usc.edu.

LOS ANGELES (DOWNTOWN AND VICINITY) - LA PLAZA DE CULTURA Y ARTES PROGRAMS. ONLINE ONLY. Reflections and Views Through Song with Edule: Artist, Musician, Songwriter and Poet. Eddika Edule Organista Moctezuma was born in Boyle Heights of Mexican descent, and she was brought up in various parts of the U.S. and Mexico. She has been the front woman of the LA-based group El Haru Kuroi and also Yanga. Since 2020 she has been expanding on her career as a solo artist using her middle name, Edule, as her artist name. The program will take place at 7 p.m. on Zoom or live on Facebook. Register for Zoom link. Information: www.lapca.org or www.facebook.com/laplazala.

PASADENA - PASADENA COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA. POSTPONED UNTIL MARCH. The Pasadena Community Orchestra will present a concert at 8 p.m. in the Auditorium at Pasadena High School, 2925 E. Sierra Madre Boulevard. Tickets are not required but all Covid-related protocols will be in place. The Orchestra will perform as separate groups of instruments in works for small ensembles. There will be a brief intermission between each group. See website for full program details. Information: www.pcomusic.org.

PASADENA - USC "VISIONS AND VOICES" SERIES PROGRAMS. CHANGED TO ONLINE PROGRAM Art, Identity and Power: An Eveningwith MC Rocky Rivera and muralist Audrey Chan. San Francisco rapper and activist Rocky Rivera, Los Angeles-based artist and educator Audrey Chan and USC professor and poet Adrian De Leon will present a conversation about social justice, feminism, and using art to empower diasporic communities. The discussion will lead up to a performance by Rivera. Reservations are required. The program will take place at 7 p.m. at the USC Pacific Asia Museum, 46 North Los Robles. Information: (213) 740-0483, http://visionsandvoices.usc.edu or http://pacificasiamuseum.usc.edu.

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SATURDAY JANUARY 22

ANAHEIM - PERFORMANCES AT THE PACKING HOUSE. Brother Yusef (Blues) from 7 - 9 p.m., also Soul Shine Road (Acoustic, at MAKE) from 6 - 8 p.m. 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 and Saturday (unless otherwise noted). The Anaheim Packing District is located at 440 S. Anaheim Boulevard. Information: www.anaheimpackingdistrict.com.

COSTA MESA - METRO POINTE ENTERTAINMENT SERIES. Shades of Blue (Diverse Blues). 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.

HUNTINGTON BEACH - PERFORMANCES AT PACIFIC CITY. Live music on the Ocean Deck with Hannah Claire (Singer/Songwriter) from 1 - 3 p.m. Unless otherwise noted, performances take place on the Ocean Deck. Pacific City is located at 21010 Pacific Coast Highway. Information: www.gopacificcity.com, events.

LOS ANGELES (DOWNTOWN AND VICINITY) - USC "VISIONS AND VOICES" SERIES PROGRAMS PROGRAM POSTPONED TO DATE TBA John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask - The Origin of Love: The Songs and Stories of Hedwig. The smash off-Broadway musical that became a feature film and hit Broadway show is now a full glam rock concert experience. Co-creators Mitchell and Trask will share stories and songs from the groundbreaking rock musical, accompanied by the original Tits of Clay Broadway band. The program will take place at 8 p.m. in Bovard Auditorium. All programs require reservations which can be made using the links on the event page. To enter the USC campus, guests must show proof of full vaccination or a negative Covid test taken within 72 hours of accessing campus. A photo ID is required, and all visitors must complete Trojan Check, USC's daily wellness assessment, on the day of their visit. Masks are required at all indoor events. Information: (213) 740-0483 or http://visionsandvoices.usc.edu.

LOS ANGELES (DOWNTOWN AND VICINITY) - PERFORMANCES AT THE COLBURN SCHOOL PROGRAMS CANCELLED Music Academy Young Artist Performance. The program will take place at 5 p.m. in Thayer Hall and will be livestreamed. Also at 7 p.m. in Zipper Hall, Community School Winter String Concert. The Community School's String Ensemble and String Orchestra will present their winter performance. The Colburn School is located at 200 South Grand across from the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Information: (213) 621-2200 or www.colburnschool.edu.

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SUNDAY JANUARY 23

HUNTINGTON BEACH - PERFORMANCES AT PACIFIC CITY. Live music on the Ocean Deck with Tom Norman from 1 - 3 p.m. Unless otherwise noted, performances take place on the Ocean Deck. Pacific City is located at 21010 Pacific Coast Highway. Information: www.gopacificcity.com, events.

LONG BEACH - MUSIC AT THE POINT CONCERT SERIES. Concerts return to Grace First Presbyterian Church, with registration not required. Today's performance will be by classical guitar duo Duo SF. The concert will take place at 3 p.m., and Grace First Presbyterian Church is located at 3955 N. Studebaker Road. Information: (562) 420-3393 or www.gracefirst.org/concert-series.

LOS ANGELES (DOWNTOWN AND VICINITY) - PERFORMANCES AT THE COLBURN SCHOOL PROGRAM CANCELLED Community School Double Bass Concert. Led by Dr. David H. Young, double bass students from the Community School perform repertoire composed and arranged for the instrument. The program will take place at 1 p.m. in Thayer Hall. The Colburn School is located at 200 South Grand across from the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Information: (213) 621-2200 or www.colburnschool.edu.

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MONDAY JANUARY 24

ONTARIO - ONTARIO/CHAFFEY COMMUNITY SHOW BAND. "The Green, Green Grass of Home," a program of folk and country music favorites. The Ontario/Chaffey Community Show Band concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Gardiner Spring Auditorium at Chaffey High School, 1245 North Euclid Avenue at 4th Street. Information: (909) 395-2020, www.showband.net or www.ci.ontario.ca.us.

TUESDAY JANUARY 25

HUNTINGTON BEACH - 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.hbdowntown.com.

LOS ANGELES (DOWNTOWN AND VICINITY) - USC "VISIONS AND VOICES" SERIES PROGRAMS PROGRAM POSTPONED TO DATE TBA The Soldier's Tale. Igor Stravinsky's "The Soldier's Tale" is a timeless work of musical theater that examines the human struggle to live in balance. In this reimagining of the original Russo-French parable, the new production brings together theatrical performance, dance and imagery with Stravinsky's iconic score. The performance will be preceded by a talk with the director, producer, conductor and special guests. The program will take place at 6 p.m in Bing Theatre. All programs require reservations which can be made using the links on the event page. To enter the USC campus, guests must show proof of full vaccination or a negative Covid test taken within 72 hours of accessing campus. A photo ID is required, and all visitors must complete Trojan Check, USC's daily wellness assessment, on the day of their visit. Masks are required at all indoor events. Information: (213) 740-0483 or http://visionsandvoices.usc.edu.

WEST HOLLYWOOD - WEHO SOUNDS. VIRTUAL CONCERT SERIES. The City of West Hollywood's Arts Division will be presenting an online concert series on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. through February. Artists will be: January 25 - The Bandit and The Queen (Country/Americana), February 8 - Gregory Allsion (Modern Classical/Americana) and February 22 - Charged Particles (Funky Latin Jazz). View the concerts via the website link for an Eventbrite RSVP. Information: www.weho.org/community/arts-and-culture/music/weho-sounds or https://wehosounds-banditandqueen.eventbrite.com.

WEDNESDAY JANUARY 26

IRVINE - UC IRVINE MUSIC DEPARTMENT PERFORMANCES. ONLINE ONLY Centennial: 100 Years pf Charles Mingus. The celebration of the life and music of Charles Mingus will take place online from 5 - 7:15 p.m. Participants will include Eric Mingus, son of Charles Mingus, Kei Akagi, UCI Director of Jazz Studies and former member of the Miles Davis band, and many others, with special guest Jack Walrath, legendary trumpeter with a lengthy history of performing and recording with Charles Mingus. RSVP required via event page. Information: (949) 824-6615, music.arts.uci.edu or www.arts.uci.edu.

PASADENA - PASADENA PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH MUSIC AT NOON CONCERTS. - ONLINE SERIES. The Riner Scivally Trio (Riner Scivally, guitar, Ed Czach, piano, and Blake White, bass). Concerts will stream at noon on the PPC YouTube and Facebook pages, and they are open to the public. The church is in Downtown Pasadena at the corner of Colorado and Madison. See website for viewing links. Information: (626) 793-2191 or www.ppcmusic.org.

THURSDAY JANUARY 27

ANAHEIM - DOWNTOWN ANAHEIM FARMERS MARKET. Farmers Market hours are 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. but with no bands/entertainment. 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.

LOS ANGELES (DOWNTOWN AND VICINITY) - PERFORMANCES AT THE COLBURN SCHOOL Performance Forum. Conservatory of Music students perform solo and chamber works in the weekly recital series at 11:30 a.m. from Zipper Hall. The performance will be livestreamed.. The Colburn School is located at 200 South Grand across from the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Information: (213) 621-2200 or www.colburnschool.edu.

LOS ANGELES (DOWNTOWN AND VICINITY) - PERFORMANCES AT THE COLBURN SCHOOL PROGRAM POSTPONED TO LATER DATE TBA. Next Up Series Concert: Celestial Suite, Combining Astronomy and Music. "Celestial Suite" explores the work of five astronomers. Set against visuals from real astronomical images, each movement features narrator Kyle Kremer drawing connections between music and science. Following the performance, the audience is invited to join Kyle for an informal Q&A and telescope viewing of the night sky. The program will take place at 7 p.m. in Thayer Hall. Reservations are required for this program. The Colburn School is located at 200 South Grand across from the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Information: (213) 621-2200 or www.colburnschool.edu.

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FRIDAY JANUARY 28

ANAHEIM - PERFORMANCES AT THE PACKING HOUSE. U.S. 99 (Rock & Roll) from 7 - 9 p.m. 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 and Saturday (unless otherwise noted). The Anaheim Packing District is located at 440 S. Anaheim Boulevard. Information: www.anaheimpackingdistrict.com.

COSTA MESA - METRO POINTE ENTERTAINMENT SERIES. Chain Reaction (R&B/Dance/Motown). 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.

LA PUENTE - 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: January 7 - Rhythm Jukeboxx, January 14 - Larry Sedillo Band, January 21 - Suave the Band and January 28 - Aventura. Information: (562) 375-0888, www.lapuentelive.com or www.facebook.com/lapuentelive.

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SATURDAY JANUARY 29

ANAHEIM - PERFORMANCES AT THE PACKING HOUSE. Cafe Flamenco (Jazz) from 7 - 9 p.m., also Benny Blakemore (Acoustic, at MAKE) from 6 - 8 p.m. 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 and Saturday (unless otherwise noted). The Anaheim Packing District is located at 440 S. Anaheim Boulevard. Information: www.anaheimpackingdistrict.com.

COSTA MESA - METRO POINTE ENTERTAINMENT SERIES. Brooke Ramel Trio (Contemporary Classics). 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.

HUNTINGTON BEACH - PERFORMANCES AT PACIFIC CITY. Live music on the Ocean Deck with Matt Hurray (Surf Rock) from 1 - 3 p.m. Unless otherwise noted, performances take place on the Ocean Deck. Pacific City is located at 21010 Pacific Coast Highway. Information: www.gopacificcity.com, events.

LOS ANGELES (DOWNTOWN AND VICINITY) - PERFORMANCES AT THE COLBURN SCHOOL PROGRAM POSTPONED TO LATER DATE TBA. Faculty Recital: Katherine Vincent, viola. The program will take place at 7 p.m. in Thayer Hall and will feature works by Berio, Crockett and others. The Colburn School is located at 200 South Grand across from the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Information: (213) 621-2200 or www.colburnschool.edu.

RIVERSIDE - RIVERSIDE LUNAR NEW YEAR FESTIVAL. The Riverside Lunar New Year Festival takes place in downtown Riverside at Mission Inn Avenue/Lemon Street. The festival will take place from 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. on Sunday and will include an artisan marketplace, activities for children, food vendors and a variety of cultural arts performances and demonstrations. This year celebrates the Year of the Tiger. Information: www.pananaevents.com or www.eventbrite.com/e/2022-riverside-lunar-festival-jan-29-30-tickets-181236422017.

SUNDAY JANUARY 30

FULLERTON - FULLERTON FRIENDS OF MUSIC CONCERT SERIES. The Busch Trio: Omri Epstein, piano, Mathleu Van Bellen, violin, and Ori Epstein, cello, performing works by Mozart, Brahms and Ravel. Concerts will take place at 3:30 p.m. at the Wilshire Avenue Community Church, 212 E. Wilshire Avenue. Parking is free. For audience safety, face masks and proof of vaccination will be required. Please arrive early in order to have your vaccine information checked. Information: (714) 526-5310, (562) 691-7437 or www.fullertonfriendsofmusic.org.

HUNTINGTON BEACH - PERFORMANCES AT PACIFIC CITY. Live music on the Ocean Deck with Gina Roode from 1 - 3 p.m. Unless otherwise noted, performances take place on the Ocean Deck. Pacific City is located at 21010 Pacific Coast Highway. Information: www.gopacificcity.com, events.

LOS ANGELES (DOWNTOWN AND VICINITY) - PERFORMANCES AT THE COLBURN SCHOOL LIVESTREAM ONLY. Music Academy Young Artist Performance. The program will take place at 5 p.m. in Thayer Hall and will be livestreamed. The Colburn School is located at 200 South Grand across from the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Information: (213) 621-2200 or www.colburnschool.edu.

RIVERSIDE - RIVERSIDE LUNAR NEW YEAR FESTIVAL. The Riverside Lunar New Year Festival takes place in downtown Riverside at Mission Inn Avenue/Lemon Street. The festival will take place from 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. on Sunday and will include an artisan marketplace, activities for children, food vendors and a variety of cultural arts performances and demonstrations. This year celebrates the Year of the Tiger. Information: www.pananaevents.com or www.eventbrite.com/e/2022-riverside-lunar-festival-jan-29-30-tickets-181236422017.

MONDAY JANUARY 31

Limited information for January. Please check the "Concerts By City" page later this month or Facebook for the most up-to-date news and information.

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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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