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Cultural Events LA- Jan 20, 21, 22

The recipe for this weekend’s delicious Cultural Cocktail Hour includes: One Part classical music in a museum, Two Doses of Mozart and an award-winning young violinist, and a Splash of the brightest stars in the contemporary art world. Shaken, not stirred. Enjoy! The Italian Connection: An Evening of Piano Masterworks- Norton Simon Fri. Jan. 20 7:00 p.m. Thomas Pandolfi, pianist Program includes: Alessandro Marcello’s Oboe Concerto in D Minor, transcribed for solo piano by Earl Wild, four sonatas by Domenico Scarlatti, a nocturne by Ottorino Respighi, and Franz Liszt’s Dante Sonata Held in the 20th-century gallery. Stickers for ensured seating will be distributed starting at 6:00 p.m. 411 W. Colorado Boulevard Pasadena, CA 91105 626.449.6840 http://www.nortonsimon.org/ Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra presents Mozart (Mostly) Sat Jan 21- 8:00 p.m Alex Theater, Glendale; Sunday Jan 22 Royce Hall, UCLA- 7:00 p.m. Andrew Shulman, conductor. Nigel Armstrong, violin. Mozart

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Woody Allen to perform live in LA with his New Orleans Jazz band

Woody Allen and his New Orleans Jazz Band Thurs. Dec 29- Royce Hall- UCLA- 8pm For information on tickets, please visit: http://www.uclalive.org/calendar/event_detail.asp?id=204

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Cultural Events LA: Dec 9, Dec 10, Dec 11

Family Art Night: A Head of Fashion- Fri, December 9- Norton Simon Museum Of Art 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Visit Nicolas de Largillière’s Portrait of Lambert de Vermont, c. 1697, and craft a fancy paper wig. Program free (with Museum admission) Designed for families with children ages 4 to 10 .411 W. Colorado Boulevard Pasadena, CA 91105 626.449.6840 http://www.nortonsimon.org/     Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra Sat Dec 10 Alex Theatre. 216 North Brand Boulevard. Glendale, CA 91203 8 pm Sun, Dec 11 Royce Hall 7 pm UCLA.340 Royce Drive LA, CA 90095 Jeffrey Kahane, conductor; Ralph Kirshbaum, cello; RAVEL Le Tombeau de Couperin; TCHAIKOVSKY Variations on a Rococo Theme for Cello and Orchestra; THOMAS ADÈS Three Studies from Couperin; RESPIGHI Gli uccelli (The Birds) For information about tickets, please call: 213 622 7001 or visit: http://www.laco.org/     Free Concert at LACMA-

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Cultural Events LA: Dec 2, Dec 3, Dec 4

The Joffrey Ballet-Nutcracker Dorothy Chandler Pavillion Friday, Dec. 2-2:00 pm & 7:30 p.m; Sat Dec 3- 2:00&7:30 p.m; Sun. Dec 4th- 2:00 p.m. 135 North Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90012. (213) 972-7211 http://musiccenter.org/     Los Angeles Free Music Society Sat, Dec 3,7:30 p.m. Getty Center, Harold M. Williams Auditorium Free; reservations required. Call (310) 440-7300 or visit: http://www.getty.edu/museum/programs/performances/saturday_nights.html     Los Angeles Master Chorale- Sat. Dec. 3 & 10, 2 pm Holiday Wonders: Festival of Carols The program features holiday carols such as Joy to the World, The First Noel and Hark the Herald Angels Sing, as well as John Rutter’s three-movement Gloria sung by 62 members of the Chorale under Music Director Grant Gershon’s baton. Walt Disney Concert Hall. 111 South Grand Ave. LA, CA 90012. 213-972-7282 http://lamc.org/

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Cultural Cocktail LA- Thanksgiving weekend

Emanuel Ax will be performing three times this week in LA- so, don’t miss it!  Walt Disney Concert Hall- Nov 25th-Nov 27th Salonen conducts Beethoven and Hillborg Fri. Nov. 25th 8:00PM; Sat, Nov. 26th 8:00PM Sun. Nov. 27th 2:00PM  Emanuel Ax, piano. Hila Plitmann, soprano Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano .Los Angeles Master Chorale, Grant Gershon, music director. Beethoven: Leonore Overture No. 2; Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 2; Hillborg: Sirens (world premiere, LA Phil commission) Walt Disney Concert Hall. 111 South Grand Ave. LA, CA 90012. 323.850.2000 http://www.laphil.com/ Meet Glenda Bailey, Harper’s Bazaar editor-in-chief as she signs copies of her new book, Harper’s Bazaar’s Greatest Hits Sat. Nov. 26, 12pm – 2pm COACH Boutique, 327 North Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210 Harper’s Bazaar’s Greatest Hits is a celebration of fashion, a romp through a riotous and eventful decade, and a banquet

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Cultural Events LA- Nov 12th – Nov 13th

Charles Gounoud’s ROMEO ET JULIETTE Sat. Nov. 12th 7:30 p.m. LA OPERA 135 North Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90012 (213) 972-8001 http://www.laopera.com/       LA OPERA has created a fantastic behind-the-scenes video on their homepage. Be sure to watch.                                                                                                                                                                                    Lecture: A Meditation on the History of Los Angeles Art Thinking

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Cultural Events LA- Nov 5th and 6th

LA OPERA- Open house- Nov 5th- FREE 9:30 A.M- 5:00 P.M Highlights include: Question and Answer Sessions hosted by Placido Domingo and James Conlon, back stage tours, costume, prop, and wig presentations, performances for children, screenings of “LA Traviata” and more! Some advance reservations required. For more information, please visit: http://www.laopera.com/support/openhouse.aspx Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra- Nov 5th and 6th Bach: Brandenburg Concertos Sat. Nov 5th- 8pm Alex Theatre, Glendale;  Sun.Nov 6th- 7pm Royce Hall, UCLA Margaret Batjer, leader & violin Alex Theatre 216 North Brand Boulevard.Glendale, CA 91203. (818) 243 7700 Royce Hall. 340 Royce Dr. Westwood, CA 90095 For information on tickets, please visit: http://www.laco.org/             Lang Lang in Recital Sun. Nov 6th 7:30 p.m. Bach: Partita No. 1 in B-flat, BWV 825 Schubert: Sonata in B-flat, D. 960 Chopin: 12 Etudes, Op. 25

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Cultural Events LA- September 17th and 18th

This weekend’s Cultural Cocktail involves the opening weekend of opera season! Two doses of Russian romance and 1 dose of Mozart Mischief- enjoy! PIOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY’S EUGENE ONEGIN Opens Sat. Sept. 17. 7:30 p.m.  LA Opera. 135 North Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90012 (213) 972-8001 http://www.laopera.com/ ARIA WHITE NIGHT CELEBRATION with Emmy Rossum- Honorary ARIA Chair- Eugene Onegin After Party- Sat Sept 17th ARIA is LA Opera’s group for young professionals in their 20′s, 30′s, and 40′s with an interest in opera. ARIA tickets include a ticket to the opera performance and access to the After-Party, with Russian-inspired hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, entertainment, and dancing. For more on ARIA, including information on how to purchase tickets to Saturday’s party, please visit: http://www.losangelesopera.com/community/youngpro.aspx   WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART’S COSI FAN TUTTE Opens Sun. Sept. 18. 2:00 p.m. LA Opera. 135 North Grand Ave.

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Cultural Events LA labor day weekend- Sept. 1, Sept 5. Sept 6

This week’s Cultural Cocktail includes a dose of antiquity, a labor-free stroll through LACMA, and one of the world’s greatest violinists!  Trojan Women (after Euripides) at the Getty Villa 8:00 P.M. SITI Company, directed by Anne Bogart and adapted by Jocelyn Clarke. Previews Thursday–Saturday, September 1–3 Performances: Thursdays–Saturdays, September 8–October 1 Getty Villa, Outdoor Classical Theater. For more information call (310) 440-7300 or visit: http://www.getty.edu/ LACMA FREE Labor Day Monday, September 5th 12 pm *Free* day at the museum (all day) including a live performance. Tickets required*Does not include free admission to the Tim Burton exhibit or any specially ticketed exhibitions. LACMA• 5905 Wilshire Blvd. LA, CA http://www.lacma.org/ ITZHAK PERLMAN performs Beethoven Tuesday, Sept. 6, 8:00PM Hollywood Bowl. 2301 North Highland Avenue. Hollywood, CA 90068. Los Angeles Philharmonic. Itzhak Perlman, violin/conductor. Beethoven: Two Romances, Symphony No. 8 For more information, call (323).850.2000 or visit: http://www.hollywoodbowl.com/

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Cultural Events this weekend in LA: Aug 26, 27, 28

Noel Coward’s “Private Lives” Fri. Aug 26 (Opening Night) + Sat. Aug 27 8pm. Sun Aug 28 2pm. Directed by Luke Yankee. Featuring Jennice Butler, Wendy Cutler, Freddy Douglas, Caroline Kinsolving, Adam J. Smith. INTERNATIONAL CITY THEATRE Long Beach Performing Arts Center.300 East Ocean Blvd. Long Beach CA 90802 For information on tickets and show times,  For information on tickets and show times, please call (562) 436-4610 or visit: www.InternationalCityTheatre.org  Photo by: C. Delgado Saturdays off the 405- Getty Museum- party Sat, Aug. 27 6:00 Music: Charles Bradley and DJ Clifton Free Spotlight after Dark tours in the galleries at 6:00 and 7:00 p.m. Getty Center. 1200 Getty Center Drive. LA, CA. 90049. (310) 440-7300 http://www.getty.edu/ LACMA- Daniel Rothmuller (cello) and Bernadene Blaha (piano) Sun. August 28 6 pm Chopin: Sonata, Opus 65, and Brahms: Sonata in E minor, Opus 38 Bing Theater.  

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