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    This page lists concerts by date for all cities in Orange County, Los Angeles County and other locations.  You may view the schedules by scrolling down the page or by clicking a date on the calendar from the "Concerts By Date" page. Click here to return to the "Concerts by Date" calendar, and click here to go to "Concerts By City."

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Photograph "Tahoe Montage" 2004 Dirk Yuricich

SUNDAY AUGUST 28

ALISO VIEJO - SUMMER CONCERT SERIES. Open Wide (Classic Rock 50s - 90s - Last concert of season). Concerts are every other week from 5 - 6:30 at the Grand Park Amphitheater (Town Center area). Information: (949) 362-5890 or http://www.cityofalisoviejo.com/

CULVER CITY - FIESTA LA BALLONA. Part two of weekend celebration. Main stage acts from noon - 5 p.m. include: at noon - Sangoma (World/Family); at 1:15 - Tom Nolan Band (R&B); at 2:45 - Rockit Scientists; at 3:45 - Joel Penner Sextet (Standards/Jazz); and at 5 p.m.: Mother Jones Band (Rock 'n Roll/Jam Band). Also performances on community stage from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Rides, carnival games, etc. for fee at event. Information: (310) 253-5762, http://www.fiestaballona.org/ or http://www.ci.culver-city.ca.us/

DANA POINT - SUMMER CONCERT SERIES. Rich Hardesty (Last concert of season). Concerts take place on Sundays from 4:30 - 6 p.m. at Pines Park, 34941 Camino Capistrano. Information: (949) 248-3530 or http://www.danapoint.org/

HUNTINGTON BEACH - PIER PLAZA SUMMER SUNDAY CONCERT SERIES. Conjunto Jardin (Son Jarocho). Live music in the amphitheater at the Huntington Beach Pier (Pacific Coast Highway/Main). Concerts start at 1 p.m. and last until about 3 p.m. Information: (714) 536-5486 or http://www.hbvisit.com/.

LOS ANGELES (DOWNTOWN) - GRAND PERFORMANCES. - Hsiao Hsi Yuan Puppet Theater at 3 p.m. The summer series includes weekend evening performances, several Friday noon concerts, and some Sunday afternoon matinees for children and their families. All shows are at California Plaza in downtown Los Angeles on Grand Street next to the Museum of Contemporary Art. Information: For weekly schedule updates, call (213) 687-2159 or visit http://www.grandperformances.org/.

LOS ANGELES (MUSEUM DISTRICT) - "SUNDAYS LIVE" CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES. Ruslan Birykov (cello) and Mary Au (piano) perform Beethoven, Debussy and Shostakovich. Concerts are at 6 p.m. in the Leo S. Bing Theater, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd. They are also broadcast live on KMZT-FM, 105.1 K-MOZART. Information: (213) 473-0625, (213) 473-8493 or http://www.sundayslive.org/.

LOS ANGELES (WEST) - GETTY MUSEUM GARDEN CONCERTS FOR KIDS. Jose-Luis Orozco (Bi-lingual children's recording artist and author). No reservations are required for the Getty Garden Concerts. All performances take place in the Central Garden at 4 p.m. Parking at the Getty is $7. Information: (310) 440-7300 or http://www.getty.edu/.

MANHATTAN BEACH - SUMMER CONCERT SERIES. BackBeat (Beatles Tribute - Last concert of season). Concerts are on Sundays from 5 - 7 p.m. in Polliwog Park, Manhattan Beach Blvd./Redondo Ave. Information: (310) 802-5406 or http://www.ci.manhattan-beach.ca.us/

MARINA DEL REY - FISHERMAN'S VILLAGE WEEKEND CONCERTS. Erik Byak Project. Concerts are every Saturday and Sunday from 2 - 5 p.m. at Fisherman's Village, 13755 Fiji Way. Free parking for the first two hours, no purchase necessary. (Request validation at any store.) Information: (310) 823-5411 or visit http://www.beaches.co.la.ca.us/.

NEWPORT BEACH - CITY OF NEWPORT BEACH SUMMER CONCERT SERIES. Kahuna Cowboys Jugband. Concert is at 5 p.m. at Irvine Terrace Park, Seadrift/Evita. Information: (949) 644-3211 x2156 or http://www.city.newport-beach.ca.us/

PASADENA - LEVITT PAVILION SUMMER CONCERTS. Lao Tizer (Contemporary Jazz). Performances take place every Wednesday through Sunday from June 29 - September 4. Wednesday night is Children's Night, Thursday is World Rhythms, Friday is Dance Beat, Saturday is Latin, and Sunday is Jazz. Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday concerts begin at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday concerts begin at 8 p.m. All concerts are in the Levitt Pavilion in Memorial Park, corner of Walnut and Raymond (off the Fair Oaks exit from the 210 Freeway. Information: (626) 683-3230 or http://www.levittpavilionpasadena.org/

YORBA LINDA - NIXON LIBRARY FAMILY CONCERT SERIES. "Cinnamon Haze" - Rock music of the Nixon years. All performances (unless otherwise indicated) are at 2 p.m. at the Nixon Library, Yorba Linda Boulevard near Imperial Highway. Information: (714) 993-5075 or http://www.nixonlibrary.org/, click Family Concert Schedule.

Photograph "Walled City of Dubrovnik, Croatia" 2001 Dirk Yuricich

MONDAY AUGUST 29

WHITTIER - CENTRAL PARK SUMMER CONCERTS. Chico (A Little Bit of Everything). All performances begin at 7 p.m. in Central Park, 6532 Friends Avenue (Washington/Bailey). Information: (562) 464-3430 or http://www.cityofwhittier.org/.

TUESDAY AUGUST 30

LOS ANGELES (DOWNTOWN) - PERSHING SQUARE SUMMER CONCERTS. California Jammin' (Radio Hits). Concerts take place on Tuesday and Thursday from noon - 2 p.m. in Pershing Square (Olive/5th), and on every third Sunday. Tuesdays are Tribute Tuesdays and Sundays are Salsa Sundays. Information: (213) 847-4970 or visit www.laparks.org/pershingsquare/concerts.htm.

REDONDO BEACH - REDONDO PIER SUMMER CONCERT SERIES. Harold Payne and Friends (Original Pop). Concerts are every Tuesday and Saturday from 6 - 8 p.m. at the Redondo Beach Pier. Information: www.redondopier.com/ or www.redondo.org/

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 31

BUENA PARK - SUMMER CONCERT SERIES: "SUNSET SERENADES". The Branscombe Richmond Show (Country/Rock/R&B - Last concert of season). Concerts take place on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. at Buena Park Downtown (Mall), 8308 on the Mall, La Palma/Dale. Information: (714) 503-5000 or http://www.buenaparkdowntown.com/

CHINO HILLS - SUMMER CONCERT SERIES. Ravelers (Rock - Last concert of season). All performances take place at 6:45 p.m. at Crossroads Park, Chino Hills Parkway and Eucalyptus Ave. Information: (909) 364-2700 or http://www.chinohills.org/

PASADENA - LEVITT PAVILION SUMMER CONCERTS. Bob Baker Marionettes. Performances take place every Wednesday through Sunday from June 29 - September 4. Wednesday night is Children's Night, Thursday is World Rhythms, Friday is Dance Beat, Saturday is Latin, and Sunday is Jazz. Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday concerts begin at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday concerts begin at 8 p.m. All concerts are in the Levitt Pavilion in Memorial Park, corner of Walnut and Raymond (off the Fair Oaks exit from the 210 Freeway. Information: (626) 683-3230 or http://www.levittpavilionpasadena.org/

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 1

BELLFLOWER - SUMMER STREETFEST 2005. Cold Duck (Pop/R&B). Concerts, farmers market and vendors from 6 - 9 p.m. on Bellflower Boulevard between Flower and Oak. Information: (562) 804-1424 x2552 or http://www.bellflower.org/

CULVER CITY - SUMMER SUNSET MUSIC FESTIVAL. Odara (Afro-Cuban). Concerts begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday nights at the Culver City City Hall courtyard, 9770 Culver Boulevard (at Duquesne). Information: (310) 253-5762, http://www.culvercitymusic.org/ or http://www.ci.culver-city.ca.us/

FULLERTON - DOWNTOWN FARMERS MARKET. Route 66 (Rock). Live music from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Also beer garden, kids activities and more. Market is on Wilshire Avenue between Harbor Blvd. and Pomona. Information: (714) 738-6545 or www.ci.fullerton.ca.us/museum

LOS ANGELES (DOWNTOWN) - PERSHING SQUARE SUMMER CONCERTS. Just Off Turner (Alternative) from noon - 2 p.m. All shows are in Pershing Square (Olive/5th). Information: (213) 847-4970 or www.laparks.org/pershingsquare/concerts.htm

PASADENA - LEVITT PAVILLION SUMMER CONCERTS. String Planet 5 (Classical/World Beat). Performances take place every Wednesday - Sunday through Sept. 4. Thursday performances begin at 7 p.m. All concerts are in the Levitt Pavilion in Memorial Park, corner of Walnut and Raymond (near the Fair Oaks exit from the 210 Fwy). Information: (626) 683-3230 or http://www.levittpavilionpasadena.org/

SANTA MONICA - TWILIGHT DANCE CONCERT SERIES. Shonen Knife (Alternative) and The Knack (Rock/Pop). Concerts are from 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. at the Santa Monica Pier (Ocean/Colorado). Information: (310) 458-8900, http://www.twilightdance.org/ or http://www.santamonicapier.org/

Photograph "Moatkeeper's House - Northern Jutland, Denmark" 2003 Dirk Yuricich

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 2

CERRITOS - FRIDAY CONCERTS IN THE PLAZA. Three Blind Mice (Jazz). Performance begins at 6 p.m. in the Liberty Park Plaza, 19211 Studebaker Road. Information: (562) 916-8565 or http://www.ci.cerritos.ca.us/

LOS ANGELES (MUSEUM DISTRICT) - FRIDAY NIGHT JAZZ AT LACMA. Art Davis Quintet. Performance is from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. in the outdoor Times Mirror Central Court of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Boulevard. Information: (323) 857-6000 or http://www.lacma.org/

ORANGE - ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL STREET FAIR. Features four blocks of live music, international food vendors, craft booths and children's activities. Friday hours are from 5 - 10 p.m. in the area around the Orange Circle (Chapman/Glassell). Event can be very crowded and comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Information: http://www.orangestreetfair.com/

PASADENA - LEVITT PAVILLION SUMMER CONCERTS. Kenny Sara and the Sounds of New Orleans (Jazz/Cajun/Zydeco/R&B). Performances take place every Wednesday - Sunday through Sept. 4. Friday performances begin at 8 p.m. All concerts are in the Levitt Pavilion in Memorial Park, corner of Walnut and Raymond (near the Fair Oaks exit from the 210 Fwy). Information: (626) 683-3230 or http://www.levittpavilionpasadena.org/

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 3

COSTA MESA - FESTIVAL OF CHILDREN AT SOUTH COAST PLAZA. Opening day of 4th annual month-long celebration showcasing children's charities and featuring live performances, arts and crafts activities and more. Today: Opening ceremonies with performances by Kodi Lee and the Hi-Tops, Irish and Folklorico dance, Southland Opera, Razzle Bam Boom's "200 Years of American Music" and more. Events take place in the Carousel and Jewel Courts of South Coast Plaza, Bristol Street at the 405 Freeway between noon and 5 p.m. See website for full schedule of events and activities. Information: (714) 438-3286, http://www.festivalofchildren.org/, or http://www.south-coast-plaza.com/.

HERMOSA BEACH - LABOR DAY FIESTA HERMOSA. Arts and crafts, cantina, two stages of live music and beer and wine garden each day of Labor Day weekend. Fiesta is from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. at Pier/Hermosa Avenues; Pier Avenue stage is at Pier/Strand, and Beer Garden stage is at 11th Street/Beach Drive. See website for full entertainment schedule. Free parking at Northrop Grumman lot and Mira Costa High School with shuttles. Information: (310) 376-0951 or http://www.fiestahermosa.com/

LOS ANGELES (DOWNTOWN) - DRUM DOWNTOWN!. Drum circles (an informal music-making experience) will be held on September 3 from 10 - 11:30 a.m. at the Music Center Plaza, Grand Avenue between First and Temple Streets. Hand drums, shakers, tambourines and other percussion instruments will be provided, and those attending are also welcome to bring their own. Information: (213) 972-3660 or http://www.musiccenter.org/

MARINA DEL REY - FISHERMAN'S VILLAGE WEEKEND CONCERTS. Bobby Griffin and Friends (Blues). Concerts are every Saturday and Sunday from 2 - 5 p.m. at Fisherman's Village, 13755 Fiji Way. Free parking for the first two hours, no purchase necessary. (Request validation at any store.) Information: (310) 823-5411 or visit http://www.beaches.co.la.ca.us/.

ORANGE - ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL STREET FAIR. Features four blocks of live music, international food vendors, craft booths and children's activities. Saturday hours are from 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. in the area around the Orange Circle (Chapman/Glassell). Event can be very crowded and comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Information: http://www.orangestreetfair.com/

PASADENA - LEVITT PAVILLION SUMMER CONCERTS. Octavio Figueroa (Peruvian Salsa). Performances take place every Wednesday - Sunday through Sept. 4. Saturday performances begin at 8 p.m. All concerts are in the Levitt Pavilion in Memorial Park, corner of Walnut and Raymond (near the Fair Oaks exit from the 210 Fwy). Information: (626) 683-3230 or http://www.levittpavilionpasadena.org/

REDONDO BEACH - REDONDO PIER SUMMER CONCERT SERIES. Jimbo Ross and the Bodacious Blues Band (Blues). Concerts are every Tuesday and Saturday from 6 - 8 p.m. at the Redondo Beach Pier. Information: http://www.redondopier.com/ or http://www.redondo.org/

Photograph "Yellow Field - Essex, England" 2004 Dirk Yuricich

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 4

COSTA MESA - FESTIVAL OF CHILDREN AT SOUTH COAST PLAZA. Fourth annual month-long celebration showcasing children's charities and featuring live performances, arts and crafts activities and more. Today: Polynesian dancers, Anaheim and Festival Ballet, vocal performance by Marleena Coulston of the Braille Institute, Evren Ozan on Native American flute. Events take place in the Carousel and Jewel Courts of South Coast Plaza, Bristol Street at the 405 Freeway, between 11:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. See website for full schedule of events and activities. Information: (714) 438-3286, http://www.festivalofchildren.org/, or http://www.south-coast-plaza.com/.

HERMOSA BEACH - LABOR DAY FIESTA HERMOSA. Arts and crafts, cantina, two stages of live music and beer and wine garden each day of Labor Day weekend. Fiesta is from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. at Pier/Hermosa Avenues; Pier Avenue stage is at Pier/Strand, and Beer Garden stage is at 11th Street/Beach Drive. See website for full entertainment schedule. Free parking at Northrop Grumman lot and Mira Costa High School with shuttles. Information: (310) 376-0951 or http://www.fiestahermosa.com/

HUNTINGTON BEACH - SURFIN' SUNDAYS CONCERT SERIES. Chum. Performance is from 1 - 3 p.m. in the parking lot behind the Surfing Museum, 411 Olive Street. Information: (714) 960-3483, http://www.surfingmuseum.org/ or http://www.hbvisit.com/

LOS ANGELES (MUSEUM DISTRICT) - "SUNDAYS LIVE" CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES. Endre Balogh, Steven Gordon and Genevieve Lee, piano trio. Concert is at 6 p.m. at the Leo S. Bing Theater of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., and is broadcast live on KMZT-FM 105.1 K-MOZART. Information: (323) 857-6234 or http://www.sundayslive.org/

MANHATTAN BEACH - MANHATTAN BEACH SUMMER CONCERT SERIES. Upstream (Reggae - last concert of season). Performance is from 5 - 7 p.m. in Polliwog Park (Manhattan Beach Blvd/Peck). Information: (310) 802-5400 or http://www.ci.manhattan-beach.ca.us/

MARINA DEL REY - FISHERMAN'S VILLAGE WEEKEND CONCERTS. Michael Raye Soul). Concerts are every Saturday and Sunday from 2 - 5 p.m. at Fisherman's Village, 13755 Fiji Way. Free parking for the first two hours, no purchase necessary. (Request validation at any store.) Information: (310) 823-5411 or visit http://www.beaches.co.la.ca.us/.

ORANGE - ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL STREET FAIR. Features four blocks of live music, international food vendors, craft booths and children's activities. Sunday hours are from 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. in the area around the Orange Circle (Chapman/Glassell). Event can be very crowded and comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Information: http://www.orangestreetfair.com/

PASADENA - LEVITT PAVILLION SUMMER CONCERTS. noJazz (Experimental Jazz - last concert of season). Performances take place every Wednesday - Sunday through Sept. 4. Sunday performances begin at 7 p.m. All concerts are in the Levitt Pavilion in Memorial Park, corner of Walnut and Raymond (near the Fair Oaks exit from the 210 Fwy). Information: (626) 683-3230 or http://www.levittpavilionpasadena.org/

REDONDO BEACH - REDONDO PIER SUMMER CONCERT SERIES. Swing Shift (Country Swing). Labor Day weekend concerts are from 6 - 8 p.m. at the Redondo Beach Pier. Information: http://www.redondopier.com/ or http://www.redondo.org/

YORBA LINDA - NIXON LIBRARY FAMILY CONCERT SERIES. Double concert. At 2 p.m., Chamber Music by violinist Paul Manaster, oboist Diane Manaster, pianist Jason Bradely, hornist James Taylor, flutist Marilyn Ruga, and trombonist/composer Ron Minor, all Pacific Symphony players. At 3:30 p.m., Music of the Magi with a program of "Broadway's Golden Oldies." Performances are at the Nixon Library, Yorba Linda Boulevard near Imperial Highway. Information: (714) 993-5075 or http://www.nixonlibrary.org/, click Family Concert Schedule

MONDAY SEPTEMBER 5

HERMOSA BEACH - LABOR DAY FIESTA HERMOSA. Arts and crafts, cantina, two stages of live music and beer and wine garden each day of Labor Day weekend. Fiesta is from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. at Pier/Hermosa Avenues; Pier Avenue stage is at Pier/Strand, and Beer Garden stage is at 11th Street/Beach Drive. See website for full entertainment schedule. Free parking at Northrop Grumman lot and Mira Costa High School with shuttles. Information: (310) 376-0951 or http://www.fiestahermosa.com/

REDONDO BEACH - REDONDO PIER SUMMER CONCERT SERIES. Lisa Haley and the Zydecats (Zydeco - last concert of season). Labor Day weekend concerts are from 6 - 8 p.m. at the Redondo Beach Pier. Information: http://www.redondopier.com/ or http://www.redondo.org/

YORBA LINDA - NIXON LIBRARY FAMILY CONCERT SERIES. Orange Empire Chorus (Barbershop) (* This concert has been on the Library's free concert schedule for some time. However, on this day it is a free concert with the purchase of regular admission only.*). Performance is at the Nixon Library, Yorba Linda Boulevard at Imperial Highway, at 2 p.m. Information: (714) 993-5075 or http://www.nixonlibrary.org/, click Family Concert Schedule

TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 6

LOS ANGELES (DOWNTOWN) - PERSHING SQUARE SUMMER CONCERTS. Dr. Wu (Steely Dan tribute) from noon - 2 p.m. All shows are in Pershing Square (Olive/5th). Information: (213) 847-4970 or www.laparks.org/pershingsquare/concerts.htm

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Photograph "Lamps on the Charles Bridge - Prague, Czech Republic" 2004 Dirk Yuricich

WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 7

LOS ANGELES (DOWNTOWN) - MIDDAY ORGAN RECITAL AT OUR LADY OF ANGELS CATHEDRAL. Free half-hour organ recital at 12:45 p.m. Cathedral address is 555 W. Temple Street (near the 101 Freeway). Information: (213) 680-5200 or http://www.olacathedral.org/

PASADENA - PASADENA PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH MUSIC AT NOON CONCERTS. Joe Lo, piccolo and Larry Steen, guitar. 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.ppc.net/music/noonconcerts.html

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 8

BELLFLOWER - SUMMER STREETFEST 2005. The Answer (Classic Rock - last concert of season). Concerts, farmers market and vendors from 6 - 9 p.m. on Bellflower Boulevard between Flower and Oak. Information: (562) 804-1424 x2552 or http://www.bellflower.org/

CULVER CITY - SUMMER SUNSET MUSIC FESTIVAL. Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys (Cajun - last concert of season). Concerts begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday nights at the Culver City City Hall courtyard, 9770 Culver Boulevard (at Duquesne). Information: (310) 253-5762, http://www.culvercitymusic.org/ or http://www.ci.culver-city.ca.us/

FULLERTON - DOWNTOWN FARMERS MARKET. The Split (Rock/Blues). Live music from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Also beer garden, kids activities and more. Market is on Wilshire Avenue between Harbor Blvd. and Pomona. Information: (714) 738-6545 or www.ci.fullerton.ca.us/museum

LOS ANGELES (DOWNTOWN) - PERSHING SQUARE SUMMER CONCERTS. Bonne Musique Zydeco from noon - 2 p.m. All shows are in Pershing Square (Olive/5th). Information: (213) 847-4970 or www.laparks.org/pershingsquare/concerts.htm

LOS ANGELES (U.S.C. VICINITY) - NFL OPENING KICKOFF CONCERT. Multi-platinum recording artists Good Charlotte and 17-year-old pop singer Rihanna will join Maroon 5 and Kanye West for a free concert at the site of the NFL's first Super Bowl - the Los Angeles Coliseum - as a part of the NFL Opening Kickoff presented by Sprint. There will also be video footage from the Rolling Stones "A Bigger Bang" world tour. The concert will take place outside the Coliseum. Gates will open at 2:30 p.m. and music and festivities will run through 6 p.m. Also participating will be 24 NFL greats including Marcus Allen and pro football Hall-of-Famers plus the USC Marching Band. Information: www.nfl.com/kickoff

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 9

BREA - BREA JAZZ FESTIVAL. Every Friday and Saturday in September from 7 - 11 p.m. Today: Opening night with Jennifer York. Concerts are on Birch Street in Downtown Brea at Brea Boulevard (one block north of Imperial Highway). Seating provided or bring a lawn chair. Information: 1-877-BREA-FUN or http://www.breadowntown.com/

LONG BEACH - SHARK LAGOON NIGHTS AT THE AQUARIUM OF THE PACIFIC. Artists TBA. 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; food/drinks for purchase. Aquarium address is 100 Aquarium Way. Information: (562) 590-3100 or http://www.aquariumofthepacific.org/

LOS ANGELES (DOWNTOWN) - GRAND PERFORMANCES. noJazz (Contemporary Jazz) at noon. All shows are at California Plaza in downtown Los Angeles on Grand Street next to the Museum of Contemporary Art. Information: (213) 687-2159 or http://www.grandperformances.org/

LOS ANGELES (MUSEUM DISTRICT) - FRIDAY NIGHT JAZZ AT LACMA. Lanny Morgan Sextet. Performance is from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. in the outdoor Times Mirror Central Court of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Boulevard. Information: (323) 857-6000 or http://www.lacma.org/

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 10

BREA - BREA JAZZ FESTIVAL. Every Friday and Saturday in September from 7 - 11 p.m. Today: 9-11 Tribute from 7 - 8 followed by The Pete Escovedo Orchestra. Concerts are on Birch Street in Downtown Brea at Brea Boulevard (one block north of Imperial Highway). Seating provided or bring a lawn chair. Information: 1-877-BREA-FUN or http://www.breadowntown.com/

COSTA MESA - FESTIVAL OF CHILDREN AT SOUTH COAST PLAZA. Fourth annual month-long celebration showcasing children's charities and featuring live performances, arts and crafts activities and more. Today: Ballet Pacifica, Opera Pacific Conservatory, Bob Baker Marionettes and more. Events take place in the Carousel and Jewel Courts of South Coast Plaza, Bristol Street at the 405 Freeway, between noon - 5 p.m. See website for full schedule of events and activities. Information: (714) 438-3286, http://www.festivalofchildren.org/, or http://www.south-coast-plaza.com/.

CYPRESS - SUMMER CONCERT SERIES. The Cypress "POPS" Orchestra presents "Great American Picnic" (last concert of season). Performance is at 6 p.m. on the Cypress Civic Center Green, Orange Avenue at Grindlay. Information: (714) 229-6780 or http://www.ci.cypress.ca.us/

DANA POINT HARBOR - TALLSHIPS FESTIVAL. The Ocean Institute celebrates its 21th year hosting the largest gathering of tallships on the West Coast. The festival will feature an array of family activities including live music, art shows, living history demonstrations and food vendors. Also maritime displays and presentations, Polynesian dancers, interactive pirate encampment and cannon battles. Grass Park activities, Chantey concerts, arts and crafts show, pirate and living history encampments and vendor areas are free. Fees for entry to Ocean Education Center, tallship tours and cruises range from about $7 - $50. Full information and schedules on website. Information: (949) 496-2274, http://www.tallshipsfestival.com/ or http://www.danapointharbor.com/

HUNTINGTON BEACH - SENIOR SATURDAY COMMUNITY FESTIVAL. Hosted by the Huntington Beach Council on Aging, the event features live music and over 60 sponsor booths with information, products and services. Activities are from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Pier Plaza at the Huntington Beach Pier, Pacific Coast Highway/Main Street. Information: (714) 536-9387 or http://www.hbvisit.com/

LOS ANGELES (WEST) - SATURDAY AFTERNOON CONCERTS AT THE SKIRBALL CULTURAL CENTER'S CAFE Z. Angelo Metz's Brazilian Ensemble (Brazilian Jazz). Concert is from noon - 2 p.m. in Cafe Z. No reservations are necessary. The Skirball Cultural Center is located at 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd. off the 405 Freeway at Skirball Center Drive. Information: (310) 440-4500 or http://www.skirball.org/

MARINA DEL REY - FISHERMAN'S VILLAGE WEEKEND CONCERTS. Eric Vincent and the Diamond Cutters (Neil Diamond Tribute). Concerts are every Saturday and Sunday from 2 - 5 p.m. at Fisherman's Village, 13755 Fiji Way. Free parking for the first two hours, no purchase necessary. (Request validation at any store.) Information: (310) 823-5411 or visit http://www.beaches.co.la.ca.us/.

Photograph "Sand Harbor - Lake Tahoe, Nevada" 2004 Dirk Yuricich

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 11

CERRITOS - PATRIOTS DAY REMEMBRANCE CEREMONY AND PATRIOTIC CONCERT. The City of Cerritos will host a special Remembrance Ceremony and Patriotic Concert in honor of the victims and heroes involved in the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. The event will take place at the Cerritos Civic Center, 18125 Bloomfield, from about 4:45 - 6 p.m. There will be a short musical prelude at 4:45 p.m., the ceremony, and a 30 - 40 minute concert. Information: (562) 865-8101 or http://www.ci.cerritos.ca.us/

COSTA MESA - FESTIVAL OF CHILDREN AT SOUTH COAST PLAZA. Fourth annual month-long celebration showcasing children's charities and featuring live performances, arts and crafts activities and more. Today: Gwendolyn and the Good Time Gang, Ballet Pacifica, Irish dance, All-American Boys Chorus and more. Events take place in the Carousel and Jewel Courts of South Coast Plaza, Bristol Street at the 405 Freeway, between noon - 5 p.m. See website for full schedule of events and activities. Information: (714) 438-3286, http://www.festivalofchildren.org/, or http://www.south-coast-plaza.com/.

DANA POINT HARBOR - TALLSHIPS FESTIVAL. Continues from Saturday, Sept. 10. See Sept. 10 for full details. Information: (949) 496-2271, http://www.tallshipsfestival.com/ or http://www.danapointharbor.com/

IRVINE - SEPTEMBER SUNDAY CONCERT SERIES. The Fab Four (Beatles). Concert is from 5 - 6:30 p.m. at Col. Bill Barber Marine Corps Memorial Park, Barranca Pkwy/Harvard. Information: (949) 724-6606 or http://www.ci.irvine.ca.us/

LAGUNA NIGUEL - SEPTEMBER 11 MEMORIAL EVENT. The City of Laguna Niguel will hold a commemorative event to honor those who lost their lives in the 9-11 terrorist attacks and recognize the efforts of the police and fire departments. The event will take place in the Crown Vally Community Park amphitheater, 29751 Crown Valley Parkway, at 5 p.m. Information: (949) 425-5100 or http://www.ci.laguna-niguel.ca.us/

LAKEWOOD - LAKEWOOD 4th ANNUAL PATRIOT DAY CONCERT. Concert is from 4 - 6:30 p.m. at Del Valle Park, 5939 Henrilee at Woodruff. "American Rhapsody" will feature the American Winds Concert Band conducted by Larry Curtis. The evening's music will be familiar patriotic tunes and American classics. Information: (562) 866-9771 or http://www.lakewoodcity.org/

LOS ANGELES (MUSEUM DISTRICT) - "SUNDAYS LIVE" CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES. Bing Wang, violin, and Joanne Pearce Martin, piano, perform Barber and Debussy. Concert is at 6 p.m. at the Leo S. Bing Theater of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., and is broadcast live on KMZT-FM 105.1 K-MOZART. Information: (323) 857-6234 or http://www.sundayslive.org/

MARINA DEL REY - FISHERMAN'S VILLAGE WEEKEND CONCERTS. Swing Syndicate (Swing). Concerts are every Saturday and Sunday from 2 - 5 p.m. at Fisherman's Village, 13755 Fiji Way. Free parking for the first two hours, no purchase necessary. (Request validation at any store.) Information: (310) 823-5411 or visit http://www.beaches.co.la.ca.us/.

NEWPORT BEACH - SUNDAY MUSICALE AT THE NEWPORT BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY. "Till We Meet Again" with Mignonne Profant. Her concert will feature the music of 1914 - 1919 with classics such as "I Love a Piano," "You Made Me Love You," as well as treasures long forgotten. Performance is at 3 p.m. at the library, 1000 Avocado Avenue. Information: (949) 717-3800 or http://www.newportbeachlibrary.org/

WESTMINSTER - DIA DE LA FAMILIA (DAY OF THE FAMILY). Folklorico dancers, bands, food vendors and more. Event takes place from 1 - 5 p.m. at Sigler Park, 7200 Plaza Street. Information: (714) 895-2860 or http://www.ci.westminster.ca.us/

YORBA LINDA - NIXON LIBRARY FAMILY CONCERT SERIES. 9/11 Commemoration at 1:30 p.m.; Riverside Concert Band at 2:30 p.m. Programs are at the Nixon Library, Yorba Linda Boulevard near Imperial Highway. Information: (714) 993-5075 or http://www.nixonlibrary.org/, click Family Concert Schedule

MONDAY SEPTEMBER 12

LOS ANGELES (U.S.C. CAMPUS) - U.S.C. THORNTON SCHOOL OF MUSIC PERFORMANCES. Pamela Goldsmith, viola and Bryan Pezzone, piano. Music by Bach, Beethoven, Dahl and Bacewicz. Concert is in the Alfred Newman Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. Information: (213) 740-2584 or www.usc.edu/music

TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 13

LOS ANGELES (DOWNTOWN) - PERSHING SQUARE SUMMER CONCERTS. Dina D'Allesandro (Acoustic) from noon - 2 p.m. All shows are in Pershing Square (Olive/5th). Information: (213) 847-4970 or www.laparks.org/pershingsquare/concerts.htm

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WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 14

LONG BEACH - EL DORADO NATURE CENTER SUMMER CONCERTS. Cultural Rhythms series continues with a Mexican Independence Day celebration. Doors open at 6:30, concert is from 7 - 8 p.m. at the El Dorado Nature Center, 7550 E. Spring Street. Bring low-back lawn chairs or blankets and an earth-friendly picnic dinner. The center requests no styrofoam use, please. Information: (562) 570-1745, http://www.lbparks.org/, or www.longbeach.gov/park/facilities/parks/el_dorado_regional_park.asp

LOS ANGELES (DOWNTOWN) - MIDDAY ORGAN RECITAL AT OUR LADY OF ANGELS CATHEDRAL. Free half-hour organ recital at 12:45 p.m. Cathedral address is 555 W. Temple Street (near the 101 Freeway). Information: (213) 680-5200 or http://www.olacathedral.org/

PASADENA - PASADENA PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH MUSIC AT NOON CONCERTS. Ty Woodward, organist. 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.ppc.net/music/noonconcerts.html

Photograph "The Matterhorn Has Landed - Zermatt, Switzerland" 2003 Dirk Yuricich

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 15

FULLERTON - DOWNTOWN FARMERS MARKET. Fit 2 B Tied (Country). Live music from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Also beer garden, kids activities and more. Market is on Wilshire Avenue between Harbor Blvd. and Pomona. Information: (714) 738-6545 or www.ci.fullerton.ca.us/museum

LOS ANGELES (DOWNTOWN) - PERSHING SQUARE SUMMER CONCERTS. Bob Malone (Blues) from noon - 2 p.m. All shows are in Pershing Square (Olive/5th). Information: (213) 847-4970 or www.laparks.org/pershingsquare/concerts.htm

NEWPORT BEACH - ORANGE CRUSH AT THE ORANGE COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART. Monthly after-hours party at the museum features live jazz in conjunction with Villa America. Tonight: Organ jazz by the Joe Bagg Trio (organ/guitar/drums). Event is from 6 - 9 p.m. at the Orange County Museum of Art, 850 San Clemente Drive. Also gallery tours and refreshments. Information: (949) 759-1122 or http://www.ocma.net/

ORANGE - SUMMER BLUES MUSIC SERIES.. The Mama's Boys (Blues). Concert is from 6:30 - 8 p.m. at Irvine Regional Park, 1 Irvine Park Road (off Jamboree Rd. just north of Chapman). Concert is free, but parking is $3. Information: (714) 973-6835 or (714) 229-0643

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 16

BREA - BREA JAZZ FESTIVAL. Every Friday and Saturday in September from 7 - 11 p.m. Today: Annie Sellick. Concerts are on Birch Street in Downtown Brea at Brea Boulevard (one block north of Imperial Highway). Seating provided or bring a lawn chair. Information: 1-877-BREA-FUN or http://www.breadowntown.com/

FULLERTON - CSUF CONCERT UNDER THE STARS. The 22nd annual Concert Under the Stars will take place at 7:30 on the lawn north of the Titan Gymnasium on the California State University Fullerton campus. Evening is a catered/ticketed event, but members of the public are welcome to bring lawn chairs and watch the show from the open lawn spaces. Evening of Broadway show tunes by CSUF alumni and theater/dance students. The CSUF campus is located on State College Blvd. between Nutwood and Yorba Linda Boulevard. Information: (714) 278-2586 or http://www.fullerton.edu/

LONG BEACH - SHARK LAGOON NIGHTS AT THE AQUARIUM OF THE PACIFIC. Artists TBA. 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; food/drinks for purchase. Aquarium address is 100 Aquarium Way. Information: (562) 590-3100 or http://www.aquariumofthepacific.org/

LOS ANGELES (DOWNTOWN) - L.A. MUSIC CENTER DANCE DOWNTOWN. Get out your dancing shoes and come to the Music Center Plaza (Grand Avenue) for dancing in the moonlight. Tonight: Swing with Flattop Tom and His Jump Cats. Dance to live music from 7:15 - 10 p.m. Dance lessons at 6:30 p.m. Food and beverages available for purchase. Information: (213) 972-3660 or http://www.musiccenter.org/

LOS ANGELES (DOWNTOWN) - GRAND PERFORMANCES. Mariachi Divas (All-Female Mariachi) at noon. All shows are at California Plaza in downtown Los Angeles on Grand Street next to the Museum of Contemporary Art. Information: (213) 687-2159 or http://www.grandperformances.org/

LOS ANGELES (DOWNTOWN) - MEXICAN INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION ON OLVERA STREET. Events include music, art, film, food, exhibits, festivities and other cultural activities for the entire family. Hours are Friday noon - 10 p.m., Saturday noon - 10 p.m. and Sunday noon - 9 p.m. Information: (213) 485-8372 or http://www.olvera-street.com/

LOS ANGELES (MUSEUM DISTRICT) - FRIDAY NIGHT JAZZ AT LACMA. Sara Leib Quartet. Performance is from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. in the outdoor Times Mirror Central Court of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Boulevard. Information: (323) 857-6000 or http://www.lacma.org/

LOS ANGELES (WEST) - FRIDAY NIGHTS AT THE GETTY. Kamau Daaood and David Ornette Cherry. Poet Daaood and musician Cherry collaborate on an evening of spirited poetry and eclectic musical soundscapes both acoustic and electronic. Performance is in the Harold M. Williams Auditorium of the Getty Center at 7:30 p.m. Performance is free, but reservations are required. Limit of four seats per reservation. Parking at the Getty is $7. Information: (310) 440-7300 or http://www.getty.edu/

SANTA FE SPRINGS - 38TH ANNUAL FIESTAS PATRIAS. Events take place from 6 - 11 p.m. at the Neighborhood Center, 9255 Pioneer Boulevard. Live entertainment and activities include authentic Mexican food vendors, early California folk art workshops, Mexico's Golden Age film festival and more. Also performance by the Chico Band from 8:30 - 11 p.m. Information: http://www.santafesprings.org/

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 17

BREA - BREA JAZZ FESTIVAL. Every Friday and Saturday in September from 7 - 11 p.m. Today: Susie Hansen Latin Band. Concerts are on Birch Street in Downtown Brea at Brea Boulevard (one block north of Imperial Highway). Seating provided or bring a lawn chair. Information: 1-877-BREA-FUN or http://www.breadowntown.com/

COSTA MESA - FESTIVAL OF CHILDREN AT SOUTH COAST PLAZA. Fourth annual month-long celebration showcasing children's charities and featuring live performances, arts and crafts activities and more. Today: Puppets and Players Little Theater and more. Events take place in the Carousel and Jewel Courts of South Coast Plaza, Bristol Street at the 405 Freeway, between noon - 5 p.m. See website for full schedule of events and activities. Information: (714) 438-3286, http://www.festivalofchildren.org/, or http://www.south-coast-plaza.com/.

FULLERTON - ROLLING HILLS FAMILY FUN FEST. Event is from 2 - 8 p.m. at Rolling Hills Elementary School on Rolling Hills Drive. Features mini-golf tournament, face painting, games, arts and crafts, Kids Zone, community booths, food vendors and more. Live music by Jonathan Salazar from 4 - 5 p.m. and The Southland band from 6 - 7:30 p.m. Information: (714) 447-7795.

LOS ANGELES (DOWNTOWN) - MEXICAN INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION ON OLVERA STREET. Events include music, art, film, food, exhibits, festivities and other cultural activities for the entire family. Hours are Friday noon - 10 p.m., Saturday noon - 10 p.m. and Sunday noon - 9 p.m. Information: (213) 485-8372 or http://www.olvera-street.com/

LOS ANGELES (WEST) - SATURDAY AFTERNOON CONCERTS AT THE SKIRBALL CULTURAL CENTER'S CAFE Z. Dos Vientos (Flamenco). The performance will be followed by a free screening of the movie "I'll Sing for You." (See website for details.) Concert is from noon - 2 p.m. in Cafe Z. No reservations are necessary. The Skirball Cultural Center is located at 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd. off the 405 Freeway at Skirball Center Drive. Information: (310) 440-4500 or http://www.skirball.org/

MARINA DEL REY - FISHERMAN'S VILLAGE WEEKEND CONCERTS. Monica Burnett (Soft Rock). Concerts are every Saturday and Sunday from 2 - 5 p.m. at Fisherman's Village, 13755 Fiji Way. Free parking for the first two hours, no purchase necessary. (Request validation at any store.) Information: (310) 823-5411 or visit http://www.beaches.co.la.ca.us/.

NORWALK - 16TH OF SEPTEMBER (MEXICAN INDEPENDENCE DAY) CELEBRATION. Fiesta takes place from 1 - 7 p.m. on the Norwalk Civic Center lawn, 12700 Norwalk Boulevard. Includes Arco Iris Art Gallery, children's play area, games, contests, food vendors, music by the Susie Hansen Latin Band and more. Program will include the presentation of Miss 16th of September and Court and the reading of El Grito. Information: (562) 929-5544 or http://www.ci.norwalk.ca.us/

SANTA ANA - FIESTA OF THE AMERICAS/FIESTAS PATRIAS. The festival celebrates the independence of several Latin American countries and Mexican Independence Day. Event is from 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. in a six-block area of 4th Street from French to Broadway. Includes continuous entertainment on the main stage, carnival, arts and crafts booths, food vendors and more. Information: (310) 914-0015, (310) 914-1933, http://www.fiestasoftheamericas.com/, or http://www.fiestaspatriascalifornia.com/

SANTA FE SPRINGS - 38TH ANNUAL FIESTAS PATRIAS. Events take place from 3 - 11 p.m. at the Neighborhood Center, 9255 Pioneer Boulevard. Live entertainment and activities include authentic Mexican food vendors, early California folk art workshops, Mexico's Golden Age film festival and more. Also performance by the Little Joe y La Familia from 8 - 11 p.m. Information: http://www.santafesprings.org/

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Photograph "Sunflowers at Hochosterwitz - Klagenfurt, Austria" 2003 Dirk Yuricich

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 18

COSTA MESA - FESTIVAL OF CHILDREN AT SOUTH COAST PLAZA. Fourth annual month-long celebration showcasing children's charities and featuring live performances, arts and crafts activities and more. Today: Polish folk dance, Rhythmo Mariachi Kids, youth talent showcase, Korean music and dance and more. Events take place in the Carousel and Jewel Courts of South Coast Plaza, Bristol Street at the 405 Freeway, between noon - 5 p.m. See website for full schedule of events and activities. Information: (714) 438-3286, http://www.festivalofchildren.org/, or http://www.south-coast-plaza.com/.

HUNTINGTON BEACH - SURFIN' SUNDAYS CONCERT SERIES. Hot Rod Trio. Performance is from 1 - 3 p.m. in the parking lot behind the Surfing Museum, 411 Olive Street. Information: (714) 960-3483 or http://www.surfingmuseum.org/

IRVINE - SEPTEMBER SUNDAY CONCERT SERIES. Dishwalla (Rock) with opening band Cadillac. Concert is from 5 - 6:30 p.m. at the Irvine Civic Center, Harvard/Alton. Information: (949) 724-6606 or http://www.ci.irvine.ca.us/

LOS ANGELES (DOWNTOWN) - PERSHING SQUARE SUMMER CONCERTS. Salsa Sunday with Son Cobano (Salsa Cubana) from 3 - 5 p.m. All performances are in Pershing Square (Olive/5th). Information: (213) 847-4970 or www.laparks.org/pershingsquare/concerts.htm

LOS ANGELES(DOWNTOWN) - MEXICAN INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION ON OLVERA STREET. Events include music, art, film, food, exhibits, festivities and other cultural activities for the entire family. Hours are Friday noon - 10 p.m., Saturday noon - 10 p.m. and Sunday noon - 9 p.m. Information: (213) 485-8372 or http://www.olvera-street.com/

LOS ANGELES (MUSEUM DISTRICT) - "SUNDAYS LIVE" CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES. Members of Chamber Music Palisades. Concert is at 6 p.m. at the Leo S. Bing Theater of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., and is broadcast live on KMZT-FM 105.1 K-MOZART. Information: (323) 857-6234 or http://www.sundayslive.org/

LOS ANGELES (U.S.C. CAMPUS) - U.S.C. THORNTON SCHOOL OF MUSIC PERFORMANCES. Wind Ensembles, H. Robert Reynolds, principal conductor, and Sharon Lavery, resident conductor. "Mostly American" music by Piston, Milhaud, and faculty composer Morton Lauridsen. Concert is in Bovard Auditorium at 4 p.m. Information: (213) 740-2584 or www.usc.edu/music

MANHATTAN BEACH - MANHATTAN BEACH ARTS FESTIVAL. Event takes place from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Manhattan Beach Blvd. between Highland and Valley. Event is geared toward children and families and includes musical performances, dance instruction, street performers, art workshops and food vendors. Information: (310) 802-5440, (310) 802-5407 or http://www.ci.manhattan-beach.ca.us/

MARINA DEL REY - FISHERMAN'S VILLAGE WEEKEND CONCERTS. Sullivan Hall Band (R&B). Concerts are every Saturday and Sunday from 2 - 5 p.m. at Fisherman's Village, 13755 Fiji Way. Free parking for the first two hours, no purchase necessary. (Request validation at any store.) Information: (310) 823-5411 or visit http://www.beaches.co.la.ca.us/.

NEWPORT BEACH - SUMMER CONCERT SERIES. Moonlight Express (Big Band). Concert begins at 5 p.m. at Bob Henry Park, Dover/16th Street. Information: (949) 644-3211 x2156 or http://www.city.newport-beach.ca.us/

NORTH HOLLYWOOD - WORLD FESTIVAL OF SACRED MUSIC EVENT. Hun Lakorn Lek Puppet Theater Troupe of Thailand. In an afternoon of Thai culture, artistic director Sakorn Yangkhiawsod, consecrated by the Thai Royal Family as National Artist in Performance Art, leads the only troupe in Thailand that performs this intricate and elegant art form. The puppeteers are classically-trained Khon dancers who work together in perfect unison on stage to produce the incredibly lifelike human movements and personality of each puppet. Also classical dance and music from the temple's music and dance troupes led by Kungwan Kurdpon. Event takes place beginning at 4 p.m. at Wat Thai, 12909 Cantara Street, North Hollywood. Information: (818) 997-9657, http://www.festivalofsacredmusic.org/ or http://www.watthaiusa.org/

SANTA ANA - FIESTA OF THE AMERICAS/FIESTAS PATRIAS. The festival celebrates the independence of several Latin American countries and Mexican Independence Day. Event is from 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. in a six-block area of 4th Street from French to Broadway. Includes continuous entertainment on the main stage, carnival, arts and crafts booths, food vendors and more. Information: (310) 914-0015, (310) 914-1933, http://www.fiestasoftheamericas.com/, or http://www.fiestaspatriascalifornia.com/

YORBA LINDA - NIXON LIBRARY FAMILY CONCERT SERIES. Mark Palmer, Bass/Baritone. Performance is at 2 p.m. at the Nixon Library, Yorba Linda Boulevard near Imperial Highway. Information: (714) 993-5075 or http://www.nixonlibrary.org/, click Family Concert Schedule

MONDAY SEPTEMBER 19

There are no performances scheduled on this date.

TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 20

LOS ANGELES (DOWNTOWN) - PERSHING SQUARE SUMMER CONCERTS. Elissa Lala (Jazz) from noon - 2 p.m. All performances are in Pershing Square (Olive/5th). Information: (213) 847-4970 or www.laparks.org/pershingsquare/concerts.htm

WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 21

LOS ANGELES (DOWNTOWN) - MIDDAY ORGAN RECITAL AT OUR LADY OF ANGELS CATHEDRAL. Free half-hour organ recital at 12:45 p.m. Cathedral address is 555 W. Temple Street (near the 101 Freeway). Information: (213) 680-5200 or http://www.olacathedral.org/

PASADENA - PASADENA PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH MUSIC AT NOON CONCERTS. Horn Quartet. 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.ppc.net/music/noonconcerts.html

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO - SUMMER CONCERT SERIES. Rockit Scientists (50s/60s Oldies - last concert of season). Performance is at 6 p.m. at Historic Town Center Park, 31806 El Camino Real. Information: (949) 493-5911 or http://www.sanjuancapistrano.org/

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 22

FULLERTON - DOWNTOWN FARMERS MARKET. Upstream (Reggae). Live music from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Also beer garden, kids activities and more. Market is on Wilshire Avenue between Harbor Blvd. and Pomona. Information: (714) 738-6545 or www.ci.fullerton.ca.us/museum

LOS ANGELES (DOWNTOWN) - PERSHING SQUARE SUMMER CONCERTS. Groove & Soul Orchestra (Funk/Soul) from noon - 2 p.m. All shows are in Pershing Square (Olive/5th). Information: (213) 847-4970 or www.laparks.org/pershingsquare/concerts.htm

LOS ANGELES (KOREATOWN) - 32ND ANNUAL L.A. KOREAN FESTIVAL. Opening day of festival. The Festival takes place over four days at Seoul International Park, 3250 San Marino (near Normandie/Olympic). This year's theme is "Celebration of Excellence." Schedule varies from day to day but includes market fair, world culture/stage performances and more. Also carnival games and rides (for fee). In addition to commemorating the 100th year of Korean immigration, the festival is a means for people to come together, share cultures and get a better understanding of their fellow neighbors. Hours are 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. See website for full schedule and details. Information: (213) 487-9696 or www.lakoreanfestival.com/

Photograph "Roof Tiles, Obidos, Portugal" 2003 Dirk Yuricich

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 23

BREA - BREA JAZZ FESTIVAL. Every Friday and Saturday in September from 7 - 11 p.m. Today: Richard Smith. Concerts are on Birch Street in Downtown Brea at Brea Boulevard (one block north of Imperial Highway). Seating provided or bring a lawn chair. Information: 1-877-BREA-FUN or http://www.breadowntown.com/

BUENA PARK - ST. PIUS V CHURCH FALL FESTIVAL. The Vaqueros will play from 7:30 - 10:30 p.m. at the festival. Address is 7691 Orangethorpe. Also rides/games/food vendors (fee) etc. Information: (714) 522-2193 or http://www.stpius5.org/

LOS ANGELES (DOWNTOWN) - GRAND PERFORMANCES. I See Hawks in L.A. (Country) at noon. All shows are at California Plaza in downtown Los Angeles on Grand Street next to the Museum of Contemporary Art. Information: (213) 687-2159 or http://www.grandperformances.org/

LOS ANGELES (KOREATOWN) - 32ND ANNUAL L.A. KOREAN FESTIVAL. The Festival takes place over four days at Seoul International Park, 3250 San Marino (near Normandie/Olympic). This year's theme is "Celebration of Excellence." Schedule varies from day to day but includes market fair, world culture/stage performances and more. Today: 3rd World Culture Talent Show. Also carnival games and rides (for fee). In addition to commemorating the 100th year of Korean immigration, the festival is a means for people to come together, share cultures and get a better understanding of their fellow neighbors. Hours are 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. See website for full schedule and details. Information: (213) 487-9696 or www.lakoreanfestival.com/

LOS ANGELES/HOLLYWOOD - WORLD FESTIVAL OF SACRED MUSIC EVENT. An evening of Kirtan at the Self-Realization Fellowship Hollywood Temple. The Self Realization Fellowship warmly welcomes the public to experience the spiritually uplifting power of Kirtan - devotional chanting in a peaceful setting. The SRF monastic order leads a participatory journey into the mystical sound of kirtans in English, Sanskrit, Hindi and Bengali, accompanied by harmonium, tabla, cymbals, tanpura and bells. Founded in 1942, the Hollywood Temple was one of the principal places where Paramahansa Yogananda led his services and is now considered a place of pilgrimage for devotees of the Self-Realization Fellowship. Information: (323) 661-8006. (323) 225-2471, http://www.festivalofsacredmusic.org/ or http://www.yogananda-srf.org/

LOS ANGELES (MUSEUM DISTRICT) - FRIDAY NIGHT JAZZ AT LACMA. Don Preston Quartet. Performance is from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. in the outdoor Times Mirror Central Court of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Boulevard. Information: (323) 857-6000 or http://www.lacma.org/

LOS ANGELES (U.S.C. CAMPUS) - U.S.C. THORNTON SCHOOL OF MUSIC PERFORMANCES. Dennis Trembly, double bass, Midori, violin, and Kevin Fitz-Gerald, piano. Dedicated to the memory of David Walker. Concert is in the Alfred Newman Recital Hall at 8 p.m. Information: (213) 740-2584 or www.usc.edu/music

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 24

BELLFLOWER - 1ST ANNUAL APPLE HARVEST FESTIVAL. The Bellflower Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the city's first annual Apple Harvest Festival from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in downtown Bellflower along Bellflower Boulevard. The event features apple baking contests for pies or cobblers, and for preserves, jam or butter. There will also be a pie eating contest, beer garden, food booths, vendors and crafts. Peter Tilden of KZLA Radio will serve as the event emcee from 1 - 3 p.m., and music will be provided by Dave Storm and the Thunder Creek Band. Information: (562) 867-1744 or http://www.bellflowerchamber.com/

BELLFLOWER - MUSIC ON THE PLAZA - Caravana (Latin/Pop). Summer concert series is in Town Center Plaza every fourth Saturday of the month from 7 - 9 p.m. Town Center Plaza is off Bellflower Boulevard between Oak and Belmont. Bring lawn chairs. Information: (562) 804-1424 x2268 or http://www.bellflower.org/

BREA - BREA JAZZ FESTIVAL. Every Friday and Saturday in September from 7 - 11 p.m. Today: Brian Bromberg. Concerts are on Birch Street in Downtown Brea at Brea Boulevard (one block north of Imperial Highway). Seating provided or bring a lawn chair. Information: 1-877-BREA-FUN or http://www.breadowntown.com/

BUENA PARK - ST. PIUS V CHURCH FALL FESTIVAL. From 4:30 - 6:30: Ballet Folklorico Puro Corazon and the Witcher Brothers, and from 7:30 - 10:30 p.m.: Raymond Michael (Elvis tribute). Church/festival address is 7691 Orangethorpe. Also rides/games/food vendors (fee) etc. Information: (714) 522-2193 or http://www.stpius5.org/

COSTA MESA - FESTIVAL OF CHILDREN AT SOUTH COAST PLAZA. Fourth annual month-long celebration showcasing children's charities and featuring live performances, arts and crafts activities and more. Today: Folklorico dancers, Polynesian dancers, OCHSA Opera Conservatory, Johnny Mercer Braille Institute Children's Chorus and more. Events take place in the Carousel and Jewel Courts of South Coast Plaza, Bristol Street at the 405 Freeway, between noon - 5 p.m. See website for full schedule of events and activities. Information: (714) 438-3286, http://www.festivalofchildren.org/, or http://www.south-coast-plaza.com/.

LOS ANGELES - WORLD FESTIVAL OF SACRED MUSIC EVENT. Alchemy Handbell Ensemble. A family afternoon of hands-on workshops and a concert of "hands on bells." The Alchemy Handbell Ensemble, led by Boude Moore, returns to perform in the newly-renovated Barnsdall Gallery Theater. The ringing of bronze-cast bells tuned to different pitches offers intricate melodic patterns and tones reminiscent of the sweet pure sounds of English church tower bells. The event provides an opportunity to participate in demonstrations at the Junior Arts Center with the Alchemy Handbell Ensemble in the afternoon as well as visit the Municipal Art Gallery exhibits. The full performance in the Gallery Theater will take place at 7 p.m. Student workshops will be held at 3:45, 4:30 and 5:15 p.m. All events are in the Barnsdall Junior Arts Center Gallery and Gallery Theater, 4800 Hollywood Boulevard. Information: (323) 644-6275, (323) 644-6295, or http://www.festivalofsacredmusic.org/

LOS ANGELES - WORLD FESTIVAL OF SACRED MUSIC EVENT. Mystical Persian Music and Soulful African American Spirituals from the Lian Ensemble and the Gwen Wyatt Chorale. The program of the Lian Ensemble features original work and improvisations that draw on Persian classical music, Sufi poetry and postmodern jazz. The multi-ethnic Gwen Wyatt Chorale excels in its interpretations of traditional spirituals and contemporary gospel music of jubilation and liberation. The performance is at 4 p.m. at the Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2230 W. Jefferson Boulevard. Information: (323) 292-9227 x2, http://www.festivalofsacredmusic.org/, http://www.gwenwyattchorale.com/, or http://www.lianrecords.com/

LOS ANGELES - WORLD FESTIVAL OF SACRED MUSIC EVENT. Watts Tower Day of the Drum Festival. The 24th Annual Day of the Drum Festival is dedicated to the traditional role of drumming in human societies and features an adventurous and virtuosic repertoire from African, Asian, Native American, South American, Caribbean and European drummers. The event takes place at the Watts Tower Arts Center, 1727 E. 107th Street, from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Information: (213) 847-4646, http://www.festivalofsacredmusic.org/ or www.culturela.org/events/index.html

LOS ANGELES (DOWNTOWN) - WORLD CITY PERFORMANCE SERIES. - The family performance series returns with Geri Keams and the Git-Hoan Dancers. Storyteller Keams honors her Native American tradition of remembering and carrying on the ancient tribal stories, chants, and legends. Git-Hoan Dancers use hand-carved masks, headdresses and skin and wood drums to illuminate the Pacific Northwest traditions of the Tsimshian. This month's World City is part of the World Festival of Sacred Music. World City concerts are performances celebrating the diversity of cultural traditions in Los Angeles. Shows are at 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. in the outdoor W.M. Keck Foundation Children's Amphitheater at the Walt Disney Concert Hall (2nd/Grand). Information: (213) 250-ARTS or www.musiccenter.org/education.

LOS ANGELES (KOREATOWN) - 32ND ANNUAL L.A. KOREAN FESTIVAL. The Festival takes place over four days at Seoul International Park, 3250 San Marino (near Normandie/Olympic). This year's theme is "Celebration of Excellence." Schedule varies from day to day but includes market fair, world culture/stage performances and more. Today: Korean parade at 3 p.m. Also carnival games and rides (for fee). In addition to commemorating the 100th year of Korean immigration, the festival is a means for people to come together, share cultures and get a better understanding of their fellow neighbors. Hours are 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. See website for full schedule and details. Information: (213) 487-9696 or www.lakoreanfestival.com/

LOS ANGELES (WEST) - SATURDAY AFTERNOON CONCERTS AT THE SKIRBALL CULTURAL CENTER'S CAFE Z. Nativa (Argentine Folk). Concert is from noon - 2 p.m. in Cafe Z. No reservations are necessary. The Skirball Cultural Center is located at 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd. off the 405 Freeway at Skirball Center Drive. Information: (310) 440-4500 or http://www.skirball.org/

MARINA DEL REY - FISHERMAN'S VILLAGE WEEKEND CONCERTS. Chris Glik (Tropical Jazz). Concerts are every Saturday and Sunday from 2 - 5 p.m. at Fisherman's Village, 13755 Fiji Way. Free parking for the first two hours, no purchase necessary. (Request validation at any store.) Information: (310) 823-5411 or visit http://www.beaches.co.la.ca.us/.

MISSION VIEJO - ST. KILIAN CHURCH OKTOBERFEST. Afternoon karaoke and the Max Bishop Big Band beginning at 6:30 p.m. Festival is at 26872 Estanciero Drive (near Marguerite). Also booths/games/food vendors (for fee), etc. Information: (949) 586-4440 or http://www.stkilianchurch.org/

Photograph "Fuji Sunset - Outside Tokyo, Japan" 2004 Dirk Yuricich

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 25

BUENA PARK - ST. PIUS V CHURCH FALL FESTIVAL. From 12:30 - 1:30 El Shaddai, from 2:30 - 5:30 Los Principes del Ritmo, and from 6:30 - 8:30 Kid Ramos. Church/festival address is 7691 Orangethorpe. Also rides/games/food vendors (fee) etc. Information: (714) 522-2193 or http://www.stpius5.org/

COSTA MESA - FESTIVAL OF CHILDREN AT SOUTH COAST PLAZA. Fourth annual month-long celebration showcasing children's charities and featuring live performances, arts and crafts activities and more. Today: OCHSA Kids Next Door, KidSingers, Polynesian dancers, Festival Ballet, .comm Dancers, and closing ceremonies with Kodi Lee and the Hi-Tops. Events take place in the Carousel and Jewel Courts of South Coast Plaza, Bristol Street at the 405 Freeway, between noon - 5 p.m. See website for full schedule of events and activities. Information: (714) 438-3286, http://www.festivalofchildren.org/, or http://www.south-coast-plaza.com/.

HUNTINGTON BEACH - SURFIN' SUNDAYS CONCERT SERIES. Goofyfoots. Performance is from 1 - 3 p.m. in the parking lot behind the Surfing Museum, 411 Olive Street. Information: (714) 960-3483 or http://www.surfingmuseum.org/

IRVINE - SEPTEMBER SUNDAY CONCERT SERIES. The Fenians (Irish). Concert is from 5 - 6:30 p.m. at the Col. Bill Barber Marine Corps Memorial Park at the Irvine Civic Center, Harvard/Alton. Information: (949) 724-6606 or http://www.ci.irvine.ca.us/

LOS ANGELES - WORLD FESTIVAL OF SACRED MUSIC EVENT. Simon Rodia Watts Towers Jazz Festival. The 29th Annual Simon Rodia Watts Towers Jazz Festival is a celebration of jazz - one of America's most sacred traditions. With music from gospel and blues to Latin jazz and avant garde, the festival musicians join forces to present a program that explores the heritage and vitality of this enduring art form. The festival will take place from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. at the Watts Towers Art Center, 1727 E. 107th Street. Information: (213) 847-4646, http://www.festivalofsacredmusic.org/ or www.culturela.org/events/index.html

LOS ANGELES (KOREATOWN) - 32ND ANNUAL L.A. KOREAN FESTIVAL. The Festival takes place over four days at Seoul International Park, 3250 San Marino (near Normandie/Olympic). This year's theme is "Celebration of Excellence." Schedule varies from day to day but includes market fair, world culture/stage performances and more. Today: Closing day. Also carnival games and rides (for fee). In addition to commemorating the 100th year of Korean immigration, the festival is a means for people to come together, share cultures and get a better understanding of their fellow neighbors. Hours are 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. See website for full schedule and details. Information: (213) 487-9696 or www.lakoreanfestival.com/

LOS ANGELES (MUSEUM DISTRICT) - "SUNDAYS LIVE" CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES. Pianist Maria Lomazov performs John Rogers, Beethoven and Chopin. Concert is at 6 p.m. at the Leo S. Bing Theater of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., and is broadcast live on KMZT-FM 105.1 K-MOZART. Information: (323) 857-6234 or http://www.sundayslive.org/

LOS ANGELES (U.S.C. CAMPUS) - U.S.C. THORNTON SCHOOL OF MUSIC PERFORMANCES. Brian Head, guitar, Paula Fehrenbach, cello, and Mark Menzies, violin. Concert is in the Alfred Newman Recital Hall at 7 p.m. Information: (213) 740-2584 or www.usc.edu/music

MARINA DEL REY - FISHERMAN'S VILLAGE WEEKEND CONCERTS. Bonne Musique Zydeco. Concerts are every Saturday and Sunday from 2 - 5 p.m. at Fisherman's Village, 13755 Fiji Way. Free parking for the first two hours, no purchase necessary. (Request validation at any store.) Information: (310) 823-5411 or visit http://www.beaches.co.la.ca.us/.

MISSION VIEJO - ST. KILIAN CHURCH OKTOBERFEST. Vitae (Praise/Worship/Rock) from 1 - 4 p.m., and classic rock featuring David Wells and Brandon DeVar from 5 - 8 p.m. Festival is at 26872 Estanciero Drive (near Marguerite). Also booths/games/food vendors (for fee), etc. Information: (949) 586-4440 or http://www.stkilianchurch.org/

ORANGE - BACH CONTATA VESPERS CONCERT. Bach Contata Vespers Concert by the Jubilate Choir, St. John's 60-adult choir, and soprano Nona Watson. Concert is at 4 p.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church, 185 S. Center Street. Information: (714) 288-4400

SEAL BEACH - 9TH ANNUAL KITE FESTIVAL. World champion kite flyers, gigantic single line kites, kite ballet, kite building for kids, world famous Japanese kite artists, music, prizes and more. Brief taiko drumming presentations at 1 and 3 p.m. Events are from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the Seal Beach Pier. Photos from last year's event may be viewed at http://www.kiteclub.org/. Information: (562) 596-7661 or http://www.upupandawaykites.com/

VENICE - 22ND ANNUAL ABBOT KINNEY FESTIVAL. Arts and crafts, two stages of live music, family activities, food vendors and more. Event takes place from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. on Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Venice. See website for entertainment schedule, details. Information: (310) 396-3772 or http://www.abbotkinney.org/

YORBA LINDA - NIXON LIBRARY FAMILY CONCERT SERIES. Concert pianists Young Sook Park and Sylvia Park. Performance is at 2 p.m. at the Nixon Library, Yorba Linda Boulevard near Imperial Highway. Information: (714) 993-5075 or http://www.nixonlibrary.org/, click Family Concert Schedule

MONDAY SEPTEMBER 26

There are no performances scheduled on this date.

TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 27

LOS ANGELES (DOWNTOWN) - PERSHING SQUARE SUMMER CONCERTS. Dalton Grant (Modern Rock) from noon - 2 p.m. All shows are in Pershing Square (Olive/5th). Information: (213) 847-4970 or www.laparks.org/pershingsquare/concerts.htm

LOS ANGELES (U.S.C. CAMPUS) - U.S.C. THORNTON SCHOOL OF MUSIC PERFORMANCES. Peter Marsh, violin, Daniel Rothmuller, cello, and Kevin Fitz-Gerald, piano. Music by Mozart, Prokofiev and Brahms. Concert is in the Alfred Newman Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. Information: (213) 740-2584 or www.usc.edu/music

Photograph "Coconut Trees - Koh Samui, Thailand" 2003 Dirk Yuricich

WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 28

LA HABRA - SIGHTS AND SOUNDS OF INDIA. Program of music, dance and food of India. Performance presented by the Cultural Education Program of the National Honors Society of Diamond Bar High School. Program is at 4 p.m. at the La Habra Library, 221 East La Habra Boulevard. Information: (714) 526-7728, (562) 964-0078 or http://www.ocpl.org/

LOS ANGELES (DOWNTOWN) - MIDDAY ORGAN RECITAL AT OUR LADY OF ANGELS CATHEDRAL. Free half-hour organ recital at 12:45 p.m. Cathedral address is 555 W. Temple Street (near the 101 Freeway). Information: (213) 680-5200 or http://www.olacathedral.org/

PASADENA - PASADENA PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH MUSIC AT NOON CONCERTS. Quatracelli Cello Quartet. 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.ppc.net/music/noonconcerts.html

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 29

FULLERTON - DOWNTOWN FARMERS MARKET. Soundbytes and The Offenders. Live music from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. (Market is open an additional hour for hurricane relief donations). Also beer garden, kids activities and more. Market is on Wilshire Avenue between Harbor Blvd. and Pomona. Information: (714) 738-6545 or www.ci.fullerton.ca.us/museum

IRVINE - UCI 40TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT. In celebration of the 40th anniversary of UCI, the University, along with the City of Irvine, will host a concert in Aldrich Park at the center of campus featuring The Fabulous Thunderbirds. Festivities begin at 5 p.m. University and city officials will make comments at 6 p.m., and the concert will begin at 6:30 p.m. Admission and parking on campus after 4 p.m. are free. Information: (949) 824-5252 or http://www.uci.edu/

LOS ANGELES (DOWNTOWN) - PERSHING SQUARE SUMMER CONCERTS. Soda and his Million Piece Band (New Swing - last concert of season) from noon - 2 p.m. All shows are in Pershing Square (Olive/5th). Information: (213) 847-4970 or www.laparks.org/pershingsquare/concerts.htm

LOS ANGELES - WORLD FESTIVAL OF SACRED MUSIC EVENT. Of Melodies Old: New Works by the APPEX Ensemble. Recasting traditional melodies and rhythms into new sounds and textures, and adapting musical styles in a joyful collaboration that speaks of collapsing boundaries and exploring new frontiers, the event features internationally renowned artists from Asia and the United States. Artists performing include: Abhijit Banerjee, table maestro from India, I Dewa Putu Berata, master Indonesian percussionist from Bali, Kenny Endo, taiko drummer from Hawaii, Kyaw Kyaw Naing, leading exponent of the pat waing (circle drum) of Burma, Qi-Chao Liu, Chinese wind instrumentalist from Los Angeles, and Emiko Susilo, world-class vocalist from Bali/USA. The event will take place from 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. in the Japanese American Museum Plaza, 369 East First Street (corner of First and Central Avenue). Information: (213) 625-0414, http://www.festivalofsacredmusic.org/ or http://www.janm.org/

LOS ANGELES (U.S.C. CAMPUS) - U.S.C. THORNTON SCHOOL OF MUSIC PERFORMANCES. Frank Potenza, guitar, and Shelly Berg, piano. Selections from their new release. Concert is in the Alfred Newman Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. Information: (213) 740-2584 or www.usc.edu/music

Photograph "The Seine River at Midnight - Paris, France" 2002 Dirk Yuricich

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 30

BREA - BREA JAZZ FESTIVAL. Every Friday and Saturday in September from 7 - 11 p.m. Today: California State University Fullerton Big Band Ensemble and Jazz Combos. Concerts are on Birch Street in Downtown Brea at Brea Boulevard (one block north of Imperial Highway). Seating provided or bring a lawn chair. Information: 1-877-BREA-FUN or http://www.breadowntown.com/

CERRITOS - UKULELE FESTIVAL OPENING NIGHT CONCERT. Friday night is Ukulele Club Night. Come and support your favorite ukulele club as they play in a free concert from 5:30 - 9 p.m. at the Cerritos Park East Community Center, 13234 E. 16th Street (between Carmenita and Shoemaker). Information: (562) 407-2611, (714) 826-9204, http://www.ukulelefestival.org/ or http://www.ci.cerritos.ca.us/

FULLERTON - ST. JULIANA CHURCH PARISH FIESTA. The Fenians (Irish). Concert is from 7 - 10 p.m. Festival is at 1320 N. Acacia. Also rides/games/food vendors (for fee), etc. Information: (714) 879-1965 or http://www.stjulianachurch.org/

HUNTINGTON BEACH - STS. SIMON AND JUDE CHURCH FALL FESTIVAL. The Tijuana Dogs will play from 7 - 10 p.m. at the festival. Address is 20444 Magnolia (at Indianapolis). Also rides/games/food vendors (fee) etc. Information: (714) 962-3333 or http://www.ssj.org/

LONG BEACH - SHARK LAGOON NIGHTS AT THE AQUARIUM OF THE PACIFIC. Artists TBA. 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; food/drinks for purchase. Aquarium address is 100 Aquarium Way. Information: (562) 590-3100 or http://www.aquariumofthepacific.org/

LOS ANGELES (DOWNTOWN) - GRAND PERFORMANCES. Orchestre Surreal at noon. All shows are at California Plaza in downtown Los Angeles on Grand Street next to the Museum of Contemporary Art. Information: (213) 687-2159 or http://www.grandperformances.org/

LOS ANGELES (DOWNTOWN) - L.A. MUSIC CENTER DANCE DOWNTOWN. Get out your dancing shoes and come to the Music Center Plaza (Grand Avenue) for dancing in the moonlight. Zydeco/Cajun with Bennie and the Swampgators. Dance to live music from 7:15 - 10 p.m. Dance lessons at 6:30 p.m. Food and beverages available for purchase. Information: (213) 972-3660 or http://www.musiccenter.org/

LOS ANGELES (MUSEUM DISTRICT) - FRIDAY NIGHT JAZZ AT LACMA. Bennie Maupin Quartet. Performance is from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. in the outdoor Times Mirror Central Court of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Boulevard. Information: (323) 857-6000 or http://www.lacma.org/

LOS ANGELES (WEST) - FRIDAY NIGHTS AT THE GETTY. Maria Gillespie, choreographer and artistic director of Los Angeles-based dance company Oni Dance, premieres her newest work Bandits. A suite of dances, Bandits investigates how individuals influence, inspire and challenge one another. Performance is in the Harold M. Williams Auditorium of the Getty Center at 7:30 p.m. Performance is free, but reservations are required. Limit of four seats per reservation. Parking at the Getty is $7. Information: (310) 440-7300 or http://www.getty.edu/

TUSTIN - TUSTIN TILLER DAYS. Annual community festival/carnival has been a regular event since 1957 and provides the community with a way to celebrate Orange County's agricultural heritage. Event features two stages of entertainment, community/vendor booths, carnival rides/games (for fee), and more. Friday hours are 4 - 11 p.m. See website for full entertainment schedule. Event is at Columbus Tustin Park (Irvine/Prospect). Information: (714) 573-3326 or http://www.tustintillerdays.org/

SATURDAY OCTOBER 1

BREA - BREA JAZZ FESTIVAL. Every Friday and Saturday in September from 7 - 11 p.m. Today: Derek Bordeaux. Concerts are on Birch Street in Downtown Brea at Brea Boulevard (one block north of Imperial Highway). Seating provided or bring a lawn chair. Information: 1-877-BREA-FUN or http://www.breadowntown.com/

FULLERTON - ST. JULIANA CHURCH PARISH FIESTA. Two Fifths (Rock and Roll) play from 3 - 5 p.m., and the Doo Wah Riders (Country) play from 7 - 10 p.m. Festival is at 1320 N. Acacia. Also rides/games/food vendors (for fee), etc. Information: (714) 879-1965 or http://www.stjulianachurch.org/

HACIENDA HEIGHTS - WORLD FESTIVAL OF SACRED MUSIC EVENT. Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Choir and the Agape International Choir. The 165-member Agape International Choir joins the forty monastics of the Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Choir in their sanctuary at the Hsi Lai Temple. The Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Choir celebrates the pristine sound of Buddhist chanting, and the Agape Choir performs songs written by Music Director Dr. Rickie Byars-Beckwith and the Spiritual Director of Agape International Spiritual Center, Rev. Dr. Michael Bernard Beckwith. The event takes place from 4 - 6 p.m. at the Lo Guang Shan Hsi Lai Temple in Hacienda Heights, 3456 South Glenmark Drive. Please call and make reservations. Information: (626) 961-9697 or http://www.festivalofsacredmusic.org/

HUNTINGTON BEACH - STS. SIMON AND JUDE CHURCH FALL FESTIVAL. The Fenians (Irish) will play from 7 - 10 p.m. at the festival. Address is 20444 Magnolia (at Indianapolis). Also rides/games/food vendors (fee) etc. Information: (714) 962-3333 or http://www.ssj.org/

LA MIRADA - ANNUAL CELEBRATION IN THE PARK. Annual turn-of-the-century Victorian-themed fair celebrates the city's heritage. The event will be held at Neff Park (San Cristobal Dr./San Esteban Dr.) from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Includes historic demonstrations (quilting, woodworking, lace making, etc.), Red Wagon parade, victorian tea garden, antique car show, pony rides and more. Entertainment includes a puppet show, mime performer, swing dancers and the Dapper Dans Barbershop Quartet. Information: (562) 943-7277 or http://www.cityoflamirada.org/

LOS ANGELES (WEST) - SATURDAY AFTERNOON CONCERTS AT THE SKIRBALL CULTURAL CENTER'S CAFE Z. Los Angeles Choro Ensemble (Brazilian Acoustic). Concert is from noon - 2 p.m. in Cafe Z. No reservations are necessary. The Skirball Cultural Center is located at 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd. off the 405 Freeway at Skirball Center Drive. Information: (310) 440-4500 or http://www.skirball.org/

SANTA MONICA - WORLD FESTIVAL OF SACRED MUSIC EVENT. World Jewish Music Fest. The Madison Performance Series kicks off its 7th season of free community concerts with a festival of World Jewish Music. This event celebrates the rich and varied sounds of Jewish artistry. The afternoon's performers include Stefani Valadez (Ladino), Klezmer Craze trio under the direction of Russian clarinetist Leo Chelyapov, traditional Jewish folk dancing, and a classical trio performing new and established work. The event takes place beginning at noon at the Santa Monica Pier. Information: (310) 434-3431, http://www.festivalofsacredmusic.org/ or www.smc.edu/madison

TUSTIN - TUSTIN TILLER DAYS. Annual community festival/carnival has been a regular event since 1957 and provides the community with a way to celebrate Orange County's agricultural heritage. Event features two stages of entertainment, community/vendor booths, carnival rides/games (for fee), and more. Parade is on Saturday morning at 10 a.m. Parade route: begins at Main/Pacific, heads down Main to "C" to 1st Street, then on 1st Street to Columbus Tustin Park. Saturday hours are 10 a.m. - 11 p.m. See website for entertainment schedule. Event is at Columbus Tustin Park (Irvine/Prospect). Information: (714) 573-3326 or http://www.tustintillerdays.org/

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