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This page lists concerts for all cities in Los Angeles County by city name. Click on the appropriate section of the alphabet for the city you are looking for, or continue scrolling down the page. 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.
Downtown Alhambra Rocks on Saturday Night. Enjoy music every Saturday night from 6 - 10 p.m. on the Rick's Main Street Stage, 132 W. Main Street. Concerts are presented by Marini Music and Rick's. Information: (626) 289-0241.
There are no listings for Altadena at this time.
Moonlight and Melodies on the Promenade - The Pasadena Ballroom Dance Association will be presenting a fall series of music and dancing on Friday nights from 6 - 9 p.m. at the Promenade at the Westfield Santa Anita Mall, 400 S. Baldwin Avenue. There will be a wood floor for dancing, a different style of music each week, and half-hour dance lessons at 6:30 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. Information: (626) 799-5689 or http://pasadenaballroomdance.com/other-pbda-productions, or http://pasadenaballroomdance.com and go to "Special Events."
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September 30 - L.A. County Arts Free Concerts in Public Places. The Hodads (Pop/Rock). The concert will take place from 6 - 8 p.m. at Valleydale Park, 5525 N. Lark Ellen Avenue. Information: (323) 260-3402 or www.lacountyarts.org, go to public/special events.
Azusa Pacific University Performances - Performances take place in a variety of locations on the Azusa Pacific University campus. See individual events for location and performance times. The campus is located at 901 E. Alosta Avenue. Information: (626) 815-3848, (800) 219-9920 or www.apu.edu/music.
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Bellflower Street Fest - Bellflower Street Fest returns with live music on Friday nights through October. The event will take place from 6 - 9 p.m. on Laurel Street in downtown Bellflower. There will also be food vendors, games, raffles and face painting. Information: (562) 867-1744, (562) 263-3663 or www.bellflowerchamber.com.
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Weekly, Sundays - Music at the Beverly Hills Farmers Market. The Beverly Hills Farmers Market takes place Sundays from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. in the 9300 block of Civic Center Drive. There is music at the market from 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. September musical entertainment includes: JoJo Alves on Sept. 4, the Masanga Marimba Ensembles (African) on Sept. 11, Thiago on Sept. 18 and the Panache Orchestra on Sept. 25. October Artists TBA. Information: (310) 285-6830 or www.beverlyhills.org, go to "Attractions."
September 11 - 9/11 Memorial Dedication and Ceremony. The City of Beverly Hills will host a dedication ceremony and unveiling of the 9/11 Monument/Memorial Project from 4 - 6 p.m. The program will take place from 4 - 6 p.m. in the Beverly Hills Memorial Garden at Rexford Drive/Burton Way. Due to the event, Rexford Drive will be closed off from Burton Way to the public parking structure. Access to the parking structure will be available from Santa Monica Boulevard. Information: www.beverlyhills.org/911memorial or www.beverlyhills.org.
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September 2 - Friday Night Concerts in Liberty Park Plaza. Rosewood Acoustic Harmonics. Concerts take place beginning at 6:30 p.m. in Liberty Park Plaza, 19211 Studebaker Road. Information: (562) 916-1254, (562) 916-8565 or www.cerritos.us.
September 11 - Patriot Day 10th Anniversary Evening of Remembrance. Cerritos residents and community members are invited to attend the special Evening of Remembrance and Candelight Memorial to be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Cerritos Civic Center. The evening will begin with a patriotic music prelude performed by the Cerritos Community College Band at 6:15 p.m. The event will be held in honor of the victims and heroes of 9/11 and will include performances by local choral groups and bands, a formal ceremony with the City Council, a candlelight memorial and a moment of silence. In addition, since September is "National Preparedness Month," volunteers from the city's Community Emergency Response Team and Volunteers on Patrol will offer information to help residents prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters. Information: (562) 916-1254 or www.cerritos.us.
Heritage Park Summer Concerts. - Concerts are from 7 - 8:30 p.m. on the Island Stage at Heritage Park, 18600 Bloomfield Avenue. Information: (562) 916-1254, (562) 916-8570, www.cerritos.us or www.ci.cerritos.ca.us
September 10 and 11 - Ticket to the Twenties Festival at the Homestead Museum. The festival celebrates the Roaring '20s with two days of dance demonstrations and lessons with the Hollywood Hotshots, silent film screenings with musical accompaniment by Michael Mortilla, ukulele sing-alongs and lessons, Mah-Jongg tutorials, historic house tours, crafts, music, games, vintage automobiles and food vendors. On Saturday there also will be music by Dean Mora and His Modern Rhythmists with emcee Maxwell De Mille, and Janet Klein and her Parlor Boys, plus fashion shows coordinated by costumer Natalie Meyer. On Sunday there will be music by Ian Whitcomb and His Dance Band and the Night Blooming Jazzmen, plus a fashion show by the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles and Chuck Kovac portraying Will Rogers. 1920s dress is encouraged, bring blankets or lawn chairs for the outdoor concerts, and Prohibition will be strictly enforced. No pets allowed. The Homestead Museum is located at 15415 East Don Julian Road (one mile north of the 60 Fwy. at the Hacienda Boulevard exit). Information: (626) 968-8492 or www.homesteadmuseum.org.
September 17 - Celebrate Claremont 91711. The date is 9/17/11, and in honor of the Claremont zip code 91711, there will be special events and celebrations taking place throughout the Village and other locations within Claremont throughout the day. Activities will include art and memorabilia exhibits, tours, open studios, a car show, storytelling, an art festival for kids, musical performances and more. Performances will include Goldenboy from 1 - 4 p.m. in the Village Square/Public Plaza, The Uncalled For at Rhino Records from 2 - 4 p.m., The Dogs (Classic Rock) at Claremont Depot from 6 - 8 p.m. See website for schedule and location listings. Information: (909) 626-1147, www.thevillageclaremont.com, www.celebrate91711.com or www.ci.claremont.ca.us.
September 25 - CCSM Summer Chamber Music Series. Jazz and More. The program will feature guitarist Seth Greenberg, flutist Lea Appleton, pianist Barbara Durost and percussionist Scott Smith with the music of Claude Bolling and others. Concerts are held in the Andre Watts Recital Hall at the Claremont Community School of Music, 951 West Foothill Boulevard. Information: (909) 624-3012 or www.claremontmusic.org.
Claremont Monday Night Concert Series - Concerts are from 7:30 - 9 p.m. at Memorial Park, 840 N. Indian Hill Boulevard. No dogs or alcohol allowed in park. Information: (909) 399-5490 or www.ci.claremont.ca.us.
Claremont Friday Nights Live - The Friday night concert series returns through October to locations in Claremont Village. Regular performances are from 6 - 9 p.m. in the Public Plaza, 101 North Indian Hill Boulevard, City Hall, 225 W. Second Street, the Packing House, 532 W. 1st Street, and at the Chamber of Commerce, 205 Yale at Second Street. Seating is not provided, but lawn chairs are welcome. Information: (909) 624-1681, www.claremontchamber.org or www.ci.claremont.ca.us.
Performances at the Claremont Colleges - The following performances are presented by Pomona College and Scripps College of the Claremont Colleges. Performance locations are listed with the concerts and are in Balch Auditorium, 1030 Columbia at 10th Street, Garrison Theater, 241 E. 10th Street, or Bridges Hall of Music, 150 E. 4th Street (unless otherwise noted). Information: Pomona College - (909) 607-2671, (909) 621-8155 or www.www.pomona.edu/academics/departments/music; Scripps College - (909) 607-3266 or www.scrippscollege.edu; also www.collegescalendar.org
Friday Noon Concert Series - The Friday Noon Concert Series is sponsored by the Departments of Music at Pomona and Scripps Colleges. Performances take place at 12:15 p.m. in Balch Auditorium, Scripps College, 1030 Columbia Avenue. Information: (909) 607-3266, www.music.pomona.edu or www.collegescalendar.org
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September 24 - Covina Swing Band Festival. The Covina Concert Band presents the third annual Covina Swing Band Festival. The festival will include six live swing bands performing between 3 and 9 p.m. Performances will be: Covina Concert Band Swing Band at 3 p.m., The Harmony Sisters at 4 p.m., the Riverside Swing Ensemble at 5 p.m., Palminteri and the Big Band at 6 p.m., Music Masters at 7 p.m. and the LAPD Swing Band at 8 p.m. The event will take place at the Covina Park bandshell, Badillo/4th Street. There will be dancing, and food will be available for purchase. Information: (626) 332-0020 or www.covinaconcertband.org.
October 1 - Thunderfest Car Show and Music Festival. The 2011 Thunderfest and Music Festival will take place from 1 - 8 p.m. along and around Citrus Avenue in downtown Covina. Thunderfest features over 200 vintage and custom street rods and over 50 NHRA race cars. The Music Festival will include on four outdoor and several indoor stages. Bands appearing will include Cold Duck, Chico's Bail Bonds, Reno Jones, Suave the Band, Rusty Venture and many others. See website for full concert line-up. There will also be a business expo, food and drink vendors and more. Information: (626) 384-5340 or www.covinaca.gov.
Live Music at the Covina Farmers Market. The Covina Farmers Market is open every Friday night from 5 - 9 p.m. in the Clippinger Parking Lot across from Civic Center Park, Citrus Avenue/San Bernardino Road. Bands play from about 5:30 - 8:45 p.m. Information: (626) 241-2017 or www.covinafarmersmarket.com.
September 21 - Downtown Culver City "Summer in the City." The Downtown Culver City "Summer in the City" takes place every third Wednesday of the month from 5 - 9 p.m. The event will include live music under the stars, plus a chance to shop and sample from one-of-a-kind boutiques and view art at gallery openings. The event will also will feature special offers from businesses throughout the downtown area, as well as outdoor entertainment and other activities. See website for location information/participating businesses and galleries and musical guests. Two hours free parking. Information: www.downtownculvercity.com.
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September 27 - Community Folk Music Jam. At this folk music jam, the participants sit in a circle formation with their acoustic instruments. Facilitators ensure a continuum of activity throughout the jam; guests and other non-musician visitors may sit outside the circle as space permits. The folk music jam will take place from 6 - 8:45 p.m. at the BJR Community and Senior Center, 7810 Quill Drive. Information: (562) 904-7223, www.downeyca.org or http://www.folkjam.org.
September 24 - Salute to Route 66 Parade and Picnic The Salute to Route 66 parade will begin at 10 a.m. along Huntington Drive between Cotter and Mt. Olive in Duarte and will feature antique and classic cars, marching bands, equestrian units and local community groups. This year's theme is "Get Your Groove on Route 66," and the Grand Marshal is NBC's Chuck Henry. Following the parade from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. there will be a picnic in Royal Oaks Park 2627 Royal Oaks Drive. The picnic will include food, game and display booths, a car show, an arts and crafts show, entertainment and other activities. Information: (626) 357-7931, www.duarteroute66parade.com or www.accessduarte.com.
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September 17 - El Segundo Concerts in the Library Series Bandidos de Amor (Noveau Flamenco). "Nouveau Flamenco" is a unique style of music quietly brewing in the clubs and cafes around Southern California and the South Miami Beach area which is influenced by European and South American Rumba styles. The performance will take place at 2 p.m. in the Friends of the Library Room at the El Segundo Public Library, 111 West Mariposa at Main Street. Information: (310) 524-2728 or www.eslib.org.
September 24 - 35th Annual Richmond Street Fair. The Richmond Street Fair will take place from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. in downtown El Segundo on Richmond, Grand and Franklin Avenues. The five-block area will include entertainment, music and dancing, plus carnival rides and attractions (fee) a beer and wine garden and more. Information: (562) 449-9299 or www.richmondstreetfair.com.
August 31 - Brand Library Performances. Glendale Community College Jazz Combo. The Glendale Community College Jazz Combo will perform a concert of soulful jazz, sambas and hard bop at 6:30 p.m. outdoors on the steps of Brand Library. Picnics are welcome. The Brand Library and Art Center is located at 1601 West Mountain Street. Information: (818) 548-2051 or www.brandlibrary.org/brand_music_events.asp.
September 7 and 21 - First Baptist Church "Music at Noon" Concerts. The First Baptist Church invites the public to a free half-hour concert on the first and third Wednesdays of each month. The concerts will take place from 12:10 p.m. to 12:40 p.m. in the Sanctuary at the First Baptist Church, 209 N. Louise Street. On September 7, bassoon recital with Allen Savedoff. On September 21 - The Kewa Ensemble presents music by Gershwin, Stravinsky and others. Information: (818) 242-2113, www.fbcglendale.net or www.glendalenoonconcerts.blogspot.com.
September 22 - Bossa Nova at Brand. Summer may be ending, but not before Matt Catingub and the Glendale Pops Orchestra bring the cool, rhythmic sounds of Brazilian music to The Americana at Brand with Bossa Nova on Brand. Special guest artists and musicians will join the Glendale Pops Orchestra as they celebrate the Bossa Nova and the Samba. The performance will take place at 8 p.m. on The Green, and Bossa Nova on Brand is a part of the Glendale Pops Orchestras Free Concerts at The Americana at Brand Series. Space on The Green is limited and available on a first come, first serve basis. Blankets are welcome, but no chairs please. Americana at Brand is located at Brand/Harvard. Information: (818) 637-8982, www.americanatbrand.com or www.glendalearts.org.
October 1 - Azusa Pacific University Performances Azusa Pacific University Symphony Orchestra presents "Haydn and the Americas." Christopher Russell, conductor, with Jon Wallace, narrator, and Marek Szpakiewicz, cello. The APU Symphony Orchestra will open its season with a program of works by Haydn alongside works from North and South America composed in 1942. The program will include Hadyn: Cello Concerto, featuring cellist Marek Szpakiewicz, Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras #7, and APU President Jon R. Wallace narrating Aaron Copland's Lincoln Portrait. The program will take place at 8 p.m. in the Haugh Performing Arts Center of Citrus College, Citrus Ave/Foothill Blvd. Information: (626) 815-3848, (800) 219-9920 or www.apu.edu/music.
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September 3, 4 and 5 - Labor Day Fiesta Hermosa. - Arts and crafts, 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 main stage is at Pier/Strand, and Beer Garden Stage is at 11th Street/Beach Drive. See website for full schedule and details. Free parking at Northrop Grumman lot and free shuttle all day, or park at Mira Costa High School and take free Wave shuttle bus. Information: (310) 376-0951, www.fiestahermosa.com or www.hbchamber.net.
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September 16 - L.A. County Arts Free Concerts in Public Places. Conjunto Los Pochos (Latin). The performance will take place from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Hollywood Senior Multipurpose Center, 1360 N. St. Andrews Place. Information: (323) 957-3900 or www.lacountyarts.org, go to public/special events.
September 18 - Thai Cultural Day. The celebration of Thai Culture will take place from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. at Barnsdall Park, 4800 Hollywood Boulevard. There will be Thai music, dance and dramatic performances, fruit and vegetable carving, Thai kickboxing demonstrations, a costume contest and children's activities. Parking is limited. Information: (310) 650-1531, (310) 827-2910 or www.thaiculturalcenter.org.
September 22 - Quebec in Hollywood: Fashion and Opera. Quebec in Hollywood will be a 45-minute presentation of the spring and summer 2012 collections from six of Montreal's most acclaimed designers. The event will take place from 6:45 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. in the Central Courtyard at Hollywood and Highland. The fashion show will be set against a backdrop of live performances by Opera de Montreal. Interweaving fashion, progressive house sounds, modern opera, pop video art and contemporary stage costume design, Fashion and Opera explores a mixed landscape of sights, sounds and urban sensations from the world's second largest French-speaking city. Information: www.hollywoodandhighland.com.
September 24 and 25 - Eisteddfodau: Welsh Festival of the Arts. Eisteddfodau (eye-SETH-vod-eye) have been held in Wales since at least the 12th century. The tradition continues with open competitions in Welsh and Welsh American art, poetry, voice, comedy, storytelling and film. Free events will take place on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. at Barnsdall Art Park in Hollywood, 4800 Hollywood Boulevard. There will be an outdoor marketplace featuring vendors, crafts, Welsh corgis, traditional and contemporary entertainment by groups like Wake the Bard (Celtic) and Sexbomb (Tom Jones Tribute), and authentic Welsh food and drink available for purchase. Information: (323) 384-2429 or www.aravenabovepress.com.
Select Mondays through September 19 - Monday Night J.A.M. (Jazzed and Motivated) Sessions at the Ford Theaters. The free interactive J.A.M. Sessions, guided by 2011 Ford season artists, offer a variety of Monday night sessions centered around movement, music and drumming. Programs begin at 7 p.m. and are open to everyone, from the completely inexperienced to amateurs and professionals. September sessions are: September 12 - Art and Music with String Theory, and September 19 - Samoan and Tahitian Rhythms and Dance. Reservations recommended; fee for reserving online but no fee for reserving by telephone. See website for full schedules. The Ford Theaters are located at 2580 Cahuenga Blvd. East. Information: (323) 461-3673 or http://www.fordtheaters.org.
Live Music at 5 Towers on Universal Citywalk. Universal CityWalk presents live music at 5 Towers on Friday and Saturday nights through the end of September. Admission to CityWalk is free, but there is a fee for parking. Information: (818) 622-4455, (818) 622-1111, www.citywalkhollywood.com or www.citywalk.com.
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Noon Concerts at Biola University. This long-standing, mid-day concert series tradition presents guest artists and university faculty and students. It brings to the campus and the community a special opportunity to hear outstanding performances from a variety of artists. All performances are from 12:30 - 1 p.m. in Crowell Hall on the Biola University Campus. Campus address is 13800 Biola Drive. See website for directions. Information: (562) 903-4892 http://academics.biola.edu/music/events or www.biola.edu, click academics, undergraduate, and go to the Music Department link, or go to events.
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September 11 - La Verne University Performances. "Music Meditation - A Decade After." The solo piano concert presented by Reed Gratz will be a 40-minute musical meditation and a period of reflection on the decade since the 9/11 tragedy. The 40-minute musical meditation period will take place at 6 p.m. in the Ann and Steve Morgan Auditorium on the La Verne University campus and will be followed by a reception. Information: http://sites.laverne.edu/music/concert-series or www.laverne.edu, go to the Music Department.
La Verne 2011 Concerts in the Park. Concerts are at 6:30 p.m. at Heritage Park, 5001 Via De Mansion (at Wheeler). Information: (909) 593-2862, (909) 596-8700, www.laverneheritage.org or www.ci.la-verne.ca.us.
September 11 - Lakewood Patriot Day Concert - The annual concert and program will be held from 6 - 8 p.m. in Del Valle Park, 5939 Henrilee Street at Woodruff. The evening will begin at 6 p.m. with a concert of patriotic music by Brian Lynn Jones and the Misfit Cowboys. Featured speakers will include L.A. County Fire Chief Daryl L. Osby, and there will be a memorial candle lighting and moment of silence to pay tribute those lost their lives in the terrorist attacks of 9/11, as well as the men and women of the nation's armed forces and public safety agencies. Light dinner items and snacks will be available for purchase, and dogs and alcohol are prohibited in the park. Information: (562) 866-9771 x2408 or www.lakewoodcity.org.
September 3, 4, and 5 - Long Beach Greek Festival. The 62nd Annual Long Beach Greek Festival will take place from noon - 9 p.m. at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church, 5761 E. Colorado Street. There will be Greek food and drink sales, Greek music by The Olympians, dance performances and lessons, a full carnival, specialty shops, tours of the church and Greek cooking classes. Parking is available at Cal State Long Beach, and a free shuttle will be available to the Festival. There is free admission on Monday from noon - 5 p.m. and every day for firemen, police and members of the military. Regular admission is $3; however, a flyer with a coupon for free admission on all days is available on the Greek Festival website. Information: (562) 494-8929 or www.lbgreekfest.org.
September 10 - Latin American Parade and Festival. The 3rd Annual Latin American Parade and Festival presented by Wal-Mart will take place in Downtown Long Beach from 3 - 9 p.m. The parade will take place at 3 p.m. on Pine Avenue and will be followed by a festival in a new location at 4th Street/Promenade. The festival will take place until 9 p.m. and include live music, family activities, authentic Latin American cuisine for purchase and a vendor fair. Information: (562) 436-4259, www.dlba.org or www.downtownlongbeach.org.
September 24 - Good Neighbor Festival and Picnic. The 5th District Good Neighbor Festival will take place from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. at Good Neighbor Park, 2800 Studebaker Road. There will be a variety of booths with local information, games and contests, and a performance by the Elm Street Band (Classic Rock). Information: (562) 570-6932 or www.lbparks.org.
Every Friday - Just After Noon Music. The First Congregational Church presents weekly concerts from 12:10 - 12:40 p.m. The church is located at 241 Cedar Avenue. Information: (562) 436-2256 or http://www.firstchurchlb.org.
"Out to Lunch" Concerts. The Downtown Long Beach Associates will host Friday lunchtime concerts from noon - 2 p.m. at Promenade Square Park at 1st Street and The Promenade. Some local restaurants will also be offering "Lunch-To-Go" specials. Information: (562) 436-4259, www.dlba.org or www.downtownlongbeach.org.
Shoreline Village Summer Seaside Concerts. Performances take place in the pavillion at Shoreline Village, 429 Shoreline Village Drive. Performances are Saturdays from 2 - 5 p.m. and 6 - 9 p.m., and Sundays from 2 - 5 p.m. (unless otherwise noted). Information: (562) 435-2668 or www.shorelinevillage.com.
Long Beach Towne Center Concerts. Performances at the Long Beach Towne Center take place in the Promenade area on Friday and Saturday nights at 6 and 8 p.m. The Long Beach Towne Center is located on Carson Street at the 605 Freeway. Information: www.longbeachtownecenter.net.
Shark Lagoon Nights at the Aquarium of the Pacific. Shark Lagoon Nights lets all ages enjoy live music while observing the sharks at Harbor Terrace. Please note: The Aquarium itself is not open during this time. Only the Shark Lagoon and restaurant/gift shop areas are open for the evening from 6 - 9 p.m.; music is from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Admission is free and food/drinks are available for purchase. Aquarium address is 100 Aquarium Way. Information: (562) 590-3100 x0, or www.aquariumofthepacific.org.
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August 31 - BHCP Live! at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza. BHCP Live! will feature a performance at 7 p.m. by Kelly Price hosted by Cedric the Entertainer. The event area will open at 5:30 p.m., and seating will be on a first-come basis. Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza is located at 3650 W. Martin Luther King Boulevard. Information: (323) 290-6636 or www.crenshawplaza.com.
September 3 - Drum Downtown. Did you know that drumming can help relieve stress? The public is welcome to Drum Downtown to drum and make music in-the-moment in this outdoor event on the Music Center plaza. Drums and other percussion instruments are provided; the event is from 10 - 11:30 a.m. Today's event is Tones and Drums: Pitches + Percussion = FUN! The Music Center is located at 135 N. Grand Avenue. Information: (213) 972-3660, (213) 972-7211 or www.musiccenter.org.
September 3, 4 and 5 - Leimert Park Village African Art and Music Festival. The African Art and Music Festival will take place from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. daily at a variety of locations in Leimert Park Village between 43rd Place and 43rd Street/Homeland on Degnan Boulevard. There will be live music, free activities for children and teens, an arts and crafts show, an international food court and more. See website for schedule of events and locations. Information: (310) 431-7964 or www.leimertparkfestival.blogspot.com.
September 3, 4 and 5 - Black Music and Arts Festival. The festival will take place from 10:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. daily at Rancho Cienega Park next to Dorsey High School, 5001 Rodeo Road. The festival is sponsored by Shabazz Events and Promotions and 102.3 KJLH Radio and will include a variety of drumming, stepping, spoken work and music performances, and more. Admission is free before 11:30 a.m. only, otherwise there is a ticket fee for admission. Information: (323) 730-1669 or www.khljradio.com, go to "Radio Free Events."
September 4 - Target Sundays at the California African American Museum. "Caribbean Fete." The program will include a variety of calypso, punta, soca, salsa and reggae performances. The Target Sundays program is from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the California African American Museum, 600 State Drive in Exposition Park. The Museum opens at 11 a.m., and the live program will begin at 1 p.m. Parking is available at Figueroa and 39th Streets for $8 per vehicle. Information: (213) 744-2132 or www.caamuseum.org.
September 4 - Los Angeles City Birthday Celebration on Olvera Street. The event celebrates the founding of Los Angeles. There will be a morning ceremony at 10 a.m., cutting of the city birthday cake, and entertainment from about noon - 2 p.m. Events take place at the El Pueblo Historical Monument (Olvera Street), downtown Los Angeles across from Union Station. Information: (213) 485-8372, www.olvera-street.com or www.lacity.org/birthday.
September 4 - Salvadoran Independence Parade. The Salvadoran Independence parade will take place beginning at 10 a.m. from Van Ness to Vermont and Santa Monica Boulevard. The parade will celebrate 200 years of independence. Information: (323) 578-3885, (323) 667-2124 or www.defisal.org.
September 9 - Dance Downtown. Put on your dancing shoes and dance under the stars from 6:30 - 10 p.m. in the Music Center Plaza (Grand between First and Temple). Tonight's dance is Samba. Beginning dance lessons at 6:30 p.m. and throughout the evening; dancing to live music or DJs from 7:15 - 10 p.m. Dance floor is provided with space available on a first come, first served basis. Information: (213) 972-3660, (213) 972-7211 or www.musiccenter.org.
September 11 - 9/11 Remembrance Event. The Angeles Chorale, in conjunction with the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels Choir, will host an afternoon of remembrance on the 10th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. The event will take place at 4:30 p.m. at Our Lady of the Angels Cathedral, 555 W. Temple Street. Information: (213) 680-5200 or www.olacathedral.org.
September 15, 17 and 18 - Mexican Independence Day Celebrations on Olvera Street. The celebration of Mexico's independence will take place on September 15 from 6 - 10 p.m. with the reading of El Grito and entertainment. The Fiestas Patrias celebration will take place from 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. on September 17 and 18. There will be both popular and traditional entertainment, cultural activities, historical displays, food vendors and more. Events take place at the El Pueblo Historical Monument (Olvera Street), downtown Los Angeles across from Union Station. Information: (213) 485-8372, (213) 625-7074 or www.olvera-street.com.
September 17 - Chinatown Mid-Autumn Moon Festival. The Chinatown Mid-Autumn Moon Festival will take place from 5:30 - 10 p.m. at Chinatown Central Plaza, 943 - 951 N. Broadway. There will be a variety of cultural performances and other activities. Information: (213) 680-0243 or www.chinatownla.com.
September 17 and 18 - Central American Independence Parade and Festival. The Central American Independence Festival will take place from 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. both days in the area around MacArthur Park. The main stage for entertainment will be located at Wilshire/Alvarado. The Central American Independence Parade will take place on Sunday from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. from Pico/Vermont to Park View/7th. Information: (323) 632-2380 or www.cofeca.org.
September 22 - Colburn School Performances. Conservatory Performance Forum in Thayer Hall at 11 a.m. Performances by Conservatory student soloists and chamber ensembles. The Colburn School is located at 200 South Grand across from the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Information: (213) 621-2200 or www.colburnschool.edu.
September 22 - 25 - Los Angeles Korean Festival. The festival will be held from September 22 - 25 at Seoul International Park in Koreatown, 3250 San Marino Street between Normandie and Ardmore. There will be a Korean Expo, cultural performances, carnival games and attractions (fee), international merchandise and food vendors, parade on Saturday and more. Admission and entertainment are free. Stage performances and carnival opening hours vary; check website for schedules. Information: (213) 487-9696 or www.lakoreanfestival.com.
September 24 - Occidental College Performances. Junko Ueno Garrett, piano. The program will include J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988, and the erformance will take place at 7:30 p.m. in Bird Studio on the Occidental College campus. See website for campus directions. Information: (323) 259-2785, http://college.oxy.edu/music/concerts-and-events or www.oxy.edu.
September 24 and 25 - Cherry Blossom Festival in the Fall. Event was rescheduled from April due to the tsunami in Japan. The event celebrates spring, cherry blossoms and Japanese culture in two days of entertainment, vendors, children's activities and more. The Festival will take place Saturday from 10:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. and Sunday from 10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. in the streets of and around Little Tokyo (San Pedro between 1st and 3rd Streets). There will be ongoing entertainment and cultural presentations on a main stage, cultural crafts for children, a Hawaiian village, cultural pavilion, martial arts demonstrations, a beer and sake garden, vendors and more. See website for full schedule of events and activities. Information: (626) 683-8243 or www.cherryblossomfestivalsocal.org.
September 25 - "Grand Performances" Programs. Composer/Singer Galeet Dardashti. Galeet Dardashti will perform Monajat (fervent prayer), an evening of Middle Eastern musical poetry sung during the month preceding the Jewish New Year as a means of spiritual reflection and spiritual preparation. Dardashti reinvents Persian melodies and Hebrew texts with electronic soundscapes and video projections. The program will take place at 8 p.m. in Watercourt at California Plaza, 300 - 350 S. Grand Avenue. Information: (213) 687-2159 or www.grandperformances.org.
September 27 - USC "Visions and Voices" Series Signature Event. An Evening of Poetry and Music with Dana Gioia. The USC "Visions and Voices" series welcomes internationally-acclaimed and award-winning poet Dana Gioia in an evening featurong Gioia in conversation with University Professor Kevin Starr to illuminate Gioia’s unique and influential career. Readings by Gioia and musical performances will be interspersed throughout the evening. Special guest artists will include Grammy-nominated baritone Rod Gilfry and renowned composer Morten Lauridsen. The event will take place at 7 p.m. in Bovard Auditorium on the USC campus, and reservations are required. Reservation links are available on the Visions and Voices website. Information: (213) 740-6786 or www.usc.edu/visionsandvoices.
October 2 - Target Sundays at the California African American Museum. "All Jazzed Up," celebrating the musical tradition of jazz. The Target Sundays program is from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the California African American Museum, 600 State Drive in Exposition Park. The Museum opens at 11 a.m., and the live program will begin at 1 p.m. Parking is available at Figueroa and 39th Streets for $8 per vehicle. Information: (213) 744-2132 or www.caamuseum.org.
October 2 - Southeast Symphony. Anthony Parnther, guest conductor, with Andrew Brady, bassoonist. The program for the first concert of the season will include music by Mozart, Shostakovich and Tchaikovski, plus West Coast premieres of works by John Wineglass and Dr. Marian L. Harrison. The concert will take place at 3 p.m. at Trinity Baptist Church, 2040 West Jefferson Boulevard. Information: (310) 673-SESA (7372) or www.southeastsymphony.org.
Select Wednesdays - Midday Organ Recital at Our Lady of Angels Cathedral. Free half-hour organ recitals at 12:45 p.m. on most Wednesdays. (See date calendars to confirm concerts or call venue.) Cathedral address is 555 W. Temple. Information: (213) 680-5200 or http://www.olacathedral.org
Every Thursday - Noontime Organ Recital at FCCLA. The First Congregational Church of Los Angeles, 540 S. Commonwealth at 6th, offers weekly half-hour organ concerts on Thursdays beginning at 12:10 p.m. Concerts are open to the public. Information: (213) 385-1345 or http://www.fccla.org.
Levitt Pavilion Los Angeles - The Levitt Pavilion in MacArthur Park returns for the summer with concerts Thursday through Sunday nights. Performances begin at 7 p.m., and children's concert performances begin on Sundays at 4 p.m. The Levitt Pavilion at MacArthur Park is located in the northwest corner of the park near the intersection of West 6th Street and S. Park View Street (just west of downtown Los Angeles). Information: (213) 384-5701 or www.levittla.org.
USC Thornton School of Music Performances - Performances take place in a variety of locations on the USC campus (see individual performances). All concerts are free and open to the public (exceptions are noted). In addition to the performances listed below, Music at Noon concerts (classical soloists and chamber ensembles) take place every Wednesday at noon in the United University Church on the USC campus. Information: (213) 740-2584 or www.usc.edu/music.
Los Angeles City College Noontime Concerts. The Concert Series is a one-unit class with performances open to visitors and guests from campus and the community. All performances take place from 12:10 p.m. - 1:10 p.m. Due to current work being done in Claussen Hall, this semester's concerts will take place in Da Vinci Hall Room 302 (band room). Not food or drink is allowed, and no one will be admitted after 12:10 p.m. Campus address is 855 N. Vermont. Information: (323) 953-4000 x2880 or www.lacitycollege.edu.
September 10 - 2011 Brazilian Day in Los Angeles. The Consulate General of Brazil invites the public to the 2010 "Brazilian Day in L.A." and Brazilian Street Carnaval. The event will take place from noon - 6 p.m. at Hancock Paek/the La Brea Tar Pits, 5801 Wilshire Boulevard. The event celebrates Brazilian culture, and there will be Brazilian cuisine (fee), Brazilian music and dance performances, vendor booths, activities for children, a Rio-style parade at 3 p.m. and more. Information: (323) 651-2664 x219, www.brazilian-consulate.org or www.braziliandayla.org.
Jazz at LACMA - Concerts are from 6 - 8 p.m. in the BP Grand Entrance of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wishire Boulevard. Admission to the museum's regular (non-ticketed) exhibits is also on a pay-as-you-wish basis after 5 p.m. Information: (323) 857-6000, (323) 857-6115 or www.lacma.org.
Latin Sounds Concert Series at LACMA - The Latin Sounds series presents performances of a variety of style of Latin music. The outdoor concerts are from 5 - 7 p.m. in the Hancock Park area of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wishire Boulevard. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and picnics. Admission to the museum's regular (non-ticketed) exhibits is also on a pay-as-you-wish basis after 5 p.m. Information: (323) 857-6000, (323) 857-6115 or www.lacma.org.
"Sundays Live" Chamber Music Series - Concerts are at 6 p.m. at the Leo S. Bing
Theater of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd. Visit the Sundays Live website to find other ways of listening to the concerts, including LACMA's streaming audio of
the performances. Admission to the museum's regular exhibits is also on a pay-as-you-wish basis after 5 p.m. Information: (323) 857-6234,
www.sundayslive.org or www.lacma.org.
September 4 - Members of the Salastina Music Society with baritone Rod Gilfry September 11 - Endre Balogh (violin), Steven Gordon (viola) and Dennis Karmazyn (cello) perform works by Mozart and Dohnanyi September 18 - Pianist Mark Robson performs operatic transcriptions of Franz Liszt September 25 - Mack McCray, piano, and Jean-Michael Fonteneau, cello October 2 - Los Angeles Electric 8 Guitar Ensemble
September 4 - Members of the Salastina Music Society with baritone Rod Gilfry
September 11 - Endre Balogh (violin), Steven Gordon (viola) and Dennis Karmazyn (cello) perform works by Mozart and Dohnanyi
September 18 - Pianist Mark Robson performs operatic transcriptions of Franz Liszt
September 25 - Mack McCray, piano, and Jean-Michael Fonteneau, cello
October 2 - Los Angeles Electric 8 Guitar Ensemble
Los Angeles Farmers Market Summer Concerts. - Thursday Night Jazz Series and Friday Night Music Concerts take place from 7 - 9 p.m. on the West Patio of the Los Angeles Farmers Market, 6333 W. 3rd at Fairfax. Information: (323) 933-9211 or www.farmersmarketla.com.
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September 3 - East LA Summer ArtsFest 2011. The event takes place the first Saturday of every month at the East Los Angeles Civic Center/Belevedere Lakeside Amphitheater, 4801 E. Third Street. There will be a Art Walk from 4 - 7 p.m. followed by interactive dance or drumming sessions at 7 p.m., performances and more. This month: Louie Cruz Beltran (Latin Jazz) at 5 p.m. and Drumming to the Beat Jam Session at 7 p.m. Also, Gregorio Luke, expert on Latin American and Mexican Art and Culture will present Murals Under the Stars from 8:30 - 9:30 p.m. Information: (323) 260-2360, www.parks.lacounty.gov or www.lacountyarts.org.
September 24 and 25 - Simon Rodia Day of the Drum Festival and Watts Towers Jazz Festival The Day of the Drum festival featuring drumming in a variety of styles from a number of countries will take place on Saturday from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. The Watts Towers Jazz Festival features performances from both established and emerging artists from the area and will take place on Sunday from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Both events will take place at the Watts Towers Arts Center, 1727 E. 107th Street in Watts. There is easy access to the facility from the Metro Blue Line. Information: (213) 847-4646 or www.wattstowers.org.
October 1 - East LA Summer ArtsFest 2011. The event takes place the first Saturday of every month at the East Los Angeles Civic Center/Belevedere Lakeside Amphitheater, 4801 E. Third Street. There will be a Art Walk from 4 - 7 p.m. followed by interactive dance or drumming sessions at 7 p.m., performances and more. This month: Susie Hansen (Latin Jazz/Salsa) at 5 p.m. and Dancing to the Rhythm Jam Session at 7 p.m., salsa with Contra Tiempo. Information: (323) 260-2360, www.parks.lacounty.gov or www.lacountyarts.org.
September 10 - Saturday Nights at the Getty. Saturday Nights at the Getty returns with Dark Blushing, an evening of poetry, music and art. Poets will be presenting new works inspired by the exhibit "Luminous Paper: British Watercolors and Drawings." The poets will be accompanied by the music of Portland artist Timmy Straw, whose work combines classical training on piano and strings with electronic beats and loops. Marilyn Manson will make a special appearance reading the poetry of William Blake, and other celebrity appearances are expected. The evening will be hosted by actress and author Amber Tamblyn and poet Mindy Nettifee. Reservations are required and can be made on the Getty website; limit of four tickets per person. Parking at the Getty is free after 5 p.m. Information: (310) 440-7300 or www.getty.edu.
September 17 - Saturdays of the 405 at the Getty Center. Saturdays of the 405 will include DJs and band performances, and gallery viewings in a casual atmosphere from 6 - 9 p.m. Performances take place in the Museum Courtyard at the Getty Center. Reservations are not required. This month's performance will be by Surfer Blood (Indie Rock), a band that met as Ivy League astrophysics majors and recorded their debut album in their dorm room. There will also be Spotlight After Dark gallery tours at 6 and 7 p.m. Parking at the Getty is free after 5 p.m. Information: (310) 440-7300 or www.getty.edu.
September 22 - "Fowler Out Loud" at the UCLA Fowler Museum. "Fowler Out Loud" opens the season with Latin fusion band Fusionando. The band draws from various Latin American genres with reinterpretations of traditional boleros, cha chas and jazz. The program will take place at 6 p.m. in the courtyard of the Fowler Museum on the UCLA campus. See campus website for directions. Information: (310) 825-4361 or www.fowler.ucla.edu.
West LA Civic Center Summer Concert Series. Concerts take place from 7 - 10 p.m. on Wednesdays at the West LA Civic Center Bandshell, 1645 Corinth Avenue. There is free parking at the facility, and food will be available for purchase. Information: (310) 281-6116 or www.wlanc.com.
Jazz in the Courtyard at Westfield Century City - Westfield Century City will present Jazz in Center Court Wednesday nights at 6 p.m. through September 15. Westfield Century City is located at 10250 Santa Monica Boulevard. See website for directions and parking information. Information: (310) 277-3898 or www.westfield.com/centurycity
Dancing on the Terrace at Westfield Century City - Westfield Century City will present Dancing on the Terrace Wednesday nights at 6:30 p.m. through October 12. Events will include dance lessons and live music. Westfield Century City is located at 10250 Santa Monica Boulevard. See website for directions and parking information. Information: (310) 277-3898 or www.westfield.com/centurycity
September 10 - Previews Concerts at Trinity Lutheran Church. "The Previews" 10th Anniversary Season Opening Concert with pianist Karine Poghosyan, CSUN graduate and member of the music faculty at the Manhattan School of Music. The performance will take place at 2 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1340 Eleventh Street. Information: (310) 937-7275 or www.palosverdes.com/tlcmusic.
September 11 - 9/11 Ten Year Anniversary Commemoration. The City of Manhattan Beach will host a ceremony to remember and reflect upon the events which took place on September 11, 2001. The ceremony will take place at 8 a.m. at the City's 9/11 memorial, corner of 15th Street and Valley Drive. Information: (310) 802-5186 or www.citymb.info.
October 1 and 2 - Manhattan Beach Hometown Fair. The Hometown Fair will take place on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Joslyn Center (near downtown Manhattan Beach on Valley Drive between 15th Street and Blanche Drive), Live Oak Park and Dorsey Field. The event will include two stages of entertainment, a community showcase, "kid country," arts and crafts, a free speech area, games and more. Entertainment over the two days will be ongoing from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Full schedule is available on the Fair website. Information: (310) 546-5219 or www.mbfair.org.
Manhattan Beach 2011 Summer Concert Series - Concerts are on Sundays from 5 - 7 p.m. in Polliwog Park, Manhattan Beach Blvd./Redondo Ave. Information: (310) 802-5406, (310) 802-5000, www.citymb.info or http://www.ci.manhattan-beach.ca.us.
Fisherman's Village Concert Series. - Outdoor performances are from 2 - 5 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday at Fisherman's Village, 13755 Fiji Way, weather permitting. Parking is available for two hours with validation. Information: (310) 305-9545, visitor information, or www.visitmarinadelrey.com.
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September 17 - L.A. County Arts Free Concerts in Public Places. Nick Kello and Friends (World/Brazilian). The performance will take place from 3 - 5:30 p.m. at the Pasadena Central Public Library, 285 Walnut Street. Information: www.lacountyarts.org, go to public/special events.
September 24 - Pasadena Symphony and Pops Music Under the Stars. The Pasadena Symphony and Pops, Larry Blank, conductor, will present a special community concert at 7:30 p.m. in front of Pasadena City Hall (Centennial Square). This year's concert will celebrate great American musical icons with vocalists Lisa Vroman, Christina Saffran, Norman Large and the Donald Brinegar Singers, and the musicians of the Pasadena Symphony and POPS. The site will open for picnics at 5:30 p.m. Information: www.pasadenasymphony-pops.org, go to concerts and tickets, special concerts, or www.cityofpasadena.net.
September 24 - Colburn School Orchestra Performance. This year the Colburn Orchestra, with Music Director Yehuda Gilad, will be presenting a series of five free concerts. The first concert of the series will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Ambassador Auditorium, 131 S. St. John Avenue. Tickets are free, but reservations are required and can be made via the Colburn School website listed. Program TBA. Information: (213) 621-2200, www.colburnschool.edu/colburnorchestra or http://theambassadorauditorium.org.
Pasadena Presbyterian Church Music at Noon Concerts. - Concerts take place at
12:10 in the church sanctuary and are open to the public. The church is in Downtown Pasadena at the corner of Colorado and Madison.
Information: (626) 793-2191 or www.ppc.net/music/noonconcerts.html.
August 7 - Michael Sellers, piano August 14 - Michael Chapdelaine, guitar August 21 - Paul Stein, violin, Roger Lebow, cello and Louise King, piano August 28 - Sean O'Neal, organ
August 7 - Michael Sellers, piano
August 14 - Michael Chapdelaine, guitar
August 21 - Paul Stein, violin, Roger Lebow, cello and Louise King, piano
August 28 - Sean O'Neal, organ
Pasadena Senior Center Concerts in the Park. - Concerts take place on Tuesday nights from 6 - 7 in Levitt Pavilion (Memorial Park Bandshell), corner of Walnut and Raymond. Information: (626) 795-4331 or www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org.
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Pomona Concert Band Summer Concerts. Concerts are held on Thursdays at 8 p.m. in Ganesha Park, 1575 N. White Avenue, at the G. Stan Selby Bandshell. Parking and admission are free. See website for program information for individual concerts. Information: (909) 620-2321, www.pomonaconcertband.com or www.ci.pomona.ca.us.
September 10 - L.A. County Arts Free Concerts in Public Places. Braziliando (Brazilian/Latin). The performance will take place from 2 - 4 p.m. at the Hacienda Heights Library, 16010 La Monde Street. Information: (626) 968-9356 or www.lacountyarts.org, go to public/special events.
Redondo Beach Pier Summer Concerts Concerts are Thursdays and Saturdays at the Redondo Beach Pier from 6 to 8 p.m. Bring a beach chair or blanket. Information: www.redondopier.com
September 11 - 9/11 Memorial Dedication and Ceremony. The City of Rosemead will commemorate the lives of the nearly 3,000 people who died on September 11 with the unveiling of "REFLECT," a public sculpture that incorporates a beam from the World Trade Center. The sculpture will be unveiled to the community during Rosemead's annual September 11 Remembrance Ceremony. The guest speaker will be Kevin Danni, a World Trade Center survivor. Following the ceremony, the community will have an opportunity to meet the artist. The program will take place at noon at Rosemead City Hall, 8838 E. Valley Boulevard. Information: (626) 569-2160 or www.cityofrosemead.org.
October 1 and 2 - 44th Annual Western Days. The Western Days celebration begins with a community parade along W. Bonita and San Dimas Avenue at 10 a.m. on Saturday and also includes continuous live entertainment, rides and activities for children (fee), an arts and crafts fair, an intertribal pow-wow, business expo, cowboy re-enactments and more. Events and activities take place in downtown San Dimas from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Sunday. Information: (909) 592-3818, www.sandimaschamber.com or www.cityofsandimas.com.
September 2, 3 and 4 - La Fiesta de San Gabriel. La Fiesta de San Gabriel at Mission San Gabriel is hosted by the San Gabriel Mission Parish. The event celebrates the founding of Mission San Gabriel Archangel and includes contests, entertainment, rides and food vendors. Hours are 6 - midnight on Friday, noon - midnight on Saturday, and noon - midnight on Sunday. The festival will conclude on Sunday evening with a special concert by the group Tierra at 9 p.m. The San Gabriel Mission is located at 428 S. Mission Drive. Information: (626) 457-3035, (626) 457-3034 or www.sangabrielmission.net.
September 23, 24 and 25 - Tri Art Festival. The three-day festival showcases the arts in San Pedro. There will be ongoing dance and music performances, and art exhibits and more. The event will take place from 6 - 9 p.m Friday and noon - 10 p.m. Satuday and Sunday at Ports O'Call Village, 1199 Nagoya Way. Entertainment schedules are available on website. Information: (310) 831-0168 or www.triartfestival.com.
Summer Concerts on the Waterfront. Concerts are Thursdays from 7 - 9 p.m. at the Gateway Plaza/Fanfare Fountain near the Cruise Ship Terminal Entrance. Free parking is available at Harbor Boulevard and Swinford Street. Bring lawn chairs. Information: (310) SEA-PORT or www.portoflosangeles.org.
September 16 - Fiestas Patrias Celebration. The 44th Annual Fiestas Patrias celebrating Mexico's independence from Spain will take place from 6 - 11 p.m. at Town Center Hall Plaza at the Santa Fe Springs Civic Center, 11740 E. Telegraph Road. There will be live mariachi music and other bands, folklorico dancers, and Mexican food booths (fee). The evening will begin with the traditional "grito." Information: (562) 863-4896, (562) 692-0261, or www.santafesprings.org.
September 24 - Santa Monica Public Library Performances. Los Angeles Flute Orchestra. The flute orchestra will perform classical favorites by Debussy and Bach plus new works from local composers using the entire flute family from piccolo flute to contrabass flute, as well as unique ethnic flutes. The performance will take place at 1 p.m. in the library's MLK Jr. Auditorium, 601 Santa Monica Boulevard. Tickets are available one hour prior to the performance on a first-come basis. Information: (310) 458-8600 or www.smpl.org.
October 1 - World Festival of Sacred Music. Opening Ceremonies: Honoring the Sea. The opening ceremonies for the World Festival of Sacred Music, a festival which take place in the Los Angeles area once every three years, will take place from 3 - 7 p.m. beginning at Santa Monica Beach, Dorothy Green Park. Over four hundred artists will launch the festival in a procession and performances at the water's edge honoring the sea. Groups participating will include the Agape International Choir, Kinnara Taiko, Halau Keali'i O Nalani with Halau O Lilinoe, Swing Brazil Tribe with Viver Brazil, and others. In the late afternoon, each group will spread across the beach for individual performances. For a full description of the event, see the Festival website. It is requested that participants wear white or aqua and be prepared to sit in the sand without blankets or chairs. Information: (310) 825-0507 or www.festivalofsacredmusic.org.
Live Music at the Sunday Farmers Market. The Sunday Farmers Market takes place from
9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Main Street/Ocean Park. Music is from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Information: (310) 458-8712, (310) 458-8411,
September 4 - Masanga Marimba Ensemble September 11 - Malarkey September 18 - The Icy Hot Club September 25 - Jazz Mammals October 2 - The Shoo Flies
September 4 - Masanga Marimba Ensemble
September 11 - Malarkey
September 18 - The Icy Hot Club
September 25 - Jazz Mammals
October 2 - The Shoo Flies
Santa Monica Pier/Twilight Dance Summer Concerts - Concerts are on Thursdays from 7 - 10 p.m. at the Santa Monica Pier, Ocean Boulevard at Colorado. Information: (310) 458-8900 or www.santamonicapier.org
Santa Monica Pier/Wake Up With the Waves Children's Concerts - The Santa Monica Pier will be presenting children's concerts from 9 - 11 a.m. on the pier on Saturdays through October 29. The interactive concerts for young children include a variety of singing, dancing, music and movement plus special guest appearances by Inky and other guests. Information: (310) 458-8900 or www.santamonicapier.org
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South El Monte Concerts Under the Stars - Performances take place every other Thursday from 6 - 9 p.m. on the Shively School Front Lawn, 1431 Central Avenue. Seating is not provided, so bring blankets or lawn chairs. Information: (626) 448-0131 or www.soelmonte.org.
September 1 - L.A. County Arts Free Concerts in Public Places. Brazil Brasil (Brazilian). The performance will take place from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the South Pasaden Public Library, 1100 Oxley Street. Information: (310) 741-7650 or www.lacountyarts.org, go to public/special events.
September 20 - South Pasadena Library Children's Programs. MEXIKA: Sounds of Ancient Mexico. Musician Martin Espino will present MEXIKA, an interactive program featuring audience sing-alongs to simple ancient melodies while he performs on native percussion instruments such as turtle shells, water drums, drums, rainsticks, rattles, log drums, and more. The program will take place from 7:15 - 8 p.m. in the Community Room of the South Pasaden Public Library, 1115 El Centro Street. Information: (626) 403-7358 or www.cityofsouthpasadena.us/library.
Temple City Concerts in the Park. Concerts are from 7 - 9 p.m. in the Temple City Park Peforming Arts Pavilion, 9701 Las Tunas Drive. Pre-concert activities begin at 6:30 p.m. Information: (626) 285-2171 x2328 or www.templecity.us
October 1 - 18th Annual Gardena Heritage Festival. The City of Gardena Heritage Festival will take place from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Gardena Civic Center, 1700 West 162nd Street. There will be entertainment, including a performance by the Bonedaddys from 12:30 - 2 p.m., a children's area, arts and crafts, community information booths and more. Information: (310) 217-9537 or www.ci.gardena.ca.us.
September 25 - Abbot Kinney Festival - Arts and crafts, multiple performances stages (live music/other), a Family Courtyard, food vendors/food trucks, two beer gardens, artisan vendors and more. The event will take place from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. on Abbot Kinney Boulevard between Venice Boulevard and Main Street. See website for complete entertainment and activity schedules. Information: (310) 396-3772 or www.abbotkinney.org.
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September 24 - sound. at Kings Road Park Pavilion. John Schneider's "Just Guitars." Just Guitars is a program designed for adapted guitars and voice by internationally recognized guitarist and composer John Schneider. Consisting of works by renowned composers Lou Harrison, Terry Riley and Ben Johnston, as well as two works composed by Schneider (memorials for Harrison and the composer James Tenney), this program will unite several works composed specifically for Scheinder’s re-fretted National Steel Guitar tuned using just intonation. The program will take place at 5 p.m. at the Kings Road Park Pavilion, 1000 North Kings Road. Information: (323) 960-5723 or www.sassas.org.
September 25 - Rio Hondo Symphony. Kimo Furumoto, conductor. "Heroes." The program for the opening concert of the season will include Rossini: The William Tell Overture, Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 1, with guest pianist Alison Edwards, and Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 "Eroica." The concert is at 3 p.m. in the Vic Lopez Auditorium of Whittier High School, 12417 E. Philadelphia Street. Information: (562) 698-8626 or www.riohondosymphony.org.
L.A. County Arts Commission Free Concerts in Public Places/Whittier Area. Concerts are each in different parks at the times listed. Phone number included is contact information
number for that particular concert. Concerts are the L.A. County area in the Whittier vicinity. Information: www.lacountyarts.org
September 1 - The Hodads (Pop/Rock) at Amelia Mayberry Park, 13201 E. Meyer Road, from 6 - 8 p.m. Phone: (323) 260-3402.
September 1 - The Hodads (Pop/Rock) at Amelia Mayberry Park, 13201 E. Meyer Road, from 6 - 8 p.m. Phone: (323) 260-3402.
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