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Cultural Events LA: July 10-12

Phil Ranelin Sextet Fri July 10. 6 pm BP Grand Entrance Free, no reservations LACMA. 5905 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90036 (323) 857-6119 http://www.lacma.org/ Two Guitars and Two Centuries: Odeum Guitar Duo: Robert Wetzel and Fred Benedetti Friday, July 10, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m Program includes: Albinoni, Rameau, Weiss, Albéniz, Vivaldi, Scarlatti, J. S. Bach & Torelli. Norton Simon Museum. 411 W Colorado Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91105. (626) 449-6840 www.nortonsimon.org Sordid and Sacred: The Beggars in Rembrandt’s Etchings Opening this Sunday July 12- August 23 Bowers Museum. 2002 North Main St. Santa Ana, CA 92706. (714) 567.3600 http://www.bowers.org

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Cultural Events LA: July 4th

William Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream Opens July 4th Directed by Melora Marshall Saturdays at 4 pm: July 4, 11, 18* Thursdays at 8 pm: August 6, 13, 20, 27 Monday at 6:30 pm: September 7 (Labor Day) *Prologue (pre-show discussion): Saturday, July 18 at 3:00 pm (included in ticket price) The Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum. 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd. Topanga CA  90290 (310) 455-3723 or  www.theatricum.com Luis Conte and Cuba L.A. Sat, July 4th 5 pm Dorothy Collins Brown Amphitheater . LACMA 5905 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90036 (323) 857-6119 http://www.lacma.org/

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Cultural Events LA: June 26-28

Friday Night Jazz Sweet Baby J’ai.  Fri. June 26th 6 pm Free. No reservations. BP Grand Entrance LACMA. 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, California 90036. (323) 857.6115 http://www.lacma.org/ BY GEORGE! George Gershwin, George F. Handel Cal Phil Festival on the Green Sat. June 27. Arboretum, Arcadia 7:30 p.m Sun. June 28.Walt Disney Concert Hall. 2:00 pm. 626.300.8200 http://www.calphil.org/ David Mamet’s Oleanna Starring Bill Pullman and Julia Stiles Fri. June 26 8:00 pm Sat. June 27 2:30 pm & 8:00 pm Sun, June 28 1:00 pm &6:30 pm Mark Taper Forum. 135 N. Grand Ave Los Angeles, CA 90012 (213) 628-2772 http://www.centertheatregroup.org/

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Cultural Events LA: June 19-21

Friday Night Jazz Peter Sprague String “Consort” Friday June 19th 6 pm BP Grand Entrance.  Free No reservations LACMA. 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, California 90036. (323) 857.6115 http://www.lacma.org/   Photo by Leticia Marie Sanchez           Saturdays Off the 405. Music by Chairlift, DJ Frosty, and DJ Ale Sat. June 20 6 pm – 9 pm Museum Courtyard, Getty Center. 1200 Getty Center Drive Los Angeles, CA 90049  (310) 440-7300 Free http://www.getty.edu/   Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest June 17-21 Wed., Thurs., & Fri. at 8PM, Sat. at 2:30 PM,  Sun. at 4PM. LA Theater Works. Skirball Cultural Center. 2701 North Sepulveda Blvd., LA, CA,90049. (310) 827-0889  www.latw.org

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Cultural Events LA June 12-14

Unveiling A Masterpiece Fri. June 12. 7:00 p.m.  California String Quartet performs in the Museum’s 18th-Century Gallery. Ernst von Dohnanyi’s String Quartet No. 2, Op.15, Josef Haydn’s String Quartet Op. 76 No. 2, Quinten Norton Simon. 411 W. Colorado Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91105. 626.449.6840 http://www.nortonsimon.org/ William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar Directed by Ellen Geer June 6 through September 26 Saturdays at 8 pm: June 6,13, 20 Saturdays at 4 pm: June 27; August 29*; September 12, 19, Sundays at 7:30 pm: July 5, 12, 19, 26; August 2, 9, 16, 23; September 6 The Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum. 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd. Topanga CA  90290 (310) 455-3723 or www.theatricum.com Audience members are advised to bring cushions for bench seating.   Temptation and Salvation: The Psalms of King David French, British, German, Flemish, Italian, and Armenian Medieval Illuminated Manuscripts June 9-August 16 The

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Cultural Events LA: June 5-June 7

Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 Friday June 5th. 8:00 P.M Sat Jun 6. 8:00P.M Orange County Performing Arts Center 600 Town Center Dr. Costa Mesa, CA. 714-556-2787. http://www.ocpac.org            June 7th- Music Under The Stars Free concert for the community Featuring the Pasadena Pops.  Pasadena City Hall 5:30 Pre-Concert: Theater 360 and performers from the Rose City Ballroom. 7:00 Concert: The program includes pieces from Louis Armstrong and John Williams as well as an 80-voice choir including members from the Hollywood Master Chorale, the Burbank Chorale, and the St. Francis De Sales Chorale. Pasadena City Hall.100 N. Garfield Ave. Pasadena, CA  91109. Bring chairs or blankets www.pasadenasymphony-pops.org Andrea Bocelli Sunday, June 7, 7:30 PM.  Hollywood Bowl 2301 North Highland Ave. Hollywood, CA 9006 (323) 850.2000 http://www.hollywoodbowl.com/

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This weekend in LA: Cultural Events May 29-31st

A Model for Matisse (2006) Fri May 29 7:00 p.m. Norton Simon Museum. 411 W Colorado Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91105. (626) 449-6840 Illustrious 20th-century artist Henri Matisse forms a rapport with French Dominican nun Sister Jacques-Marie, the inspiration behind his last creation, the Chapelle du Rosaire (Chapel of the Rosary) in Vence, France. Barbara Freed, Professor of French and Applied Linguistics at Carnegie Mellon, directed this documentary film. 67 minutes. www.nortonsimon.org Willam Shakespeare’s Cymbeline Opens May 31 Sundays at 3:30 pm May 31 through September 27 Directed by Ellen Geer. The Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum*1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd. Topanga CA, 90290 (310) 455-3723 or www.theatricum.com *The Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum is an outdoor amphitheater. Audience members are advised to dress casually (warmly for evenings) and bring cushions for bench seating. Snacks are available at the Hamlet Hut, and picnickers

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Cultural Events LA: May 20-24

La Traviata  by Giuseppe Verdi Opening Night Thur. May 21. 7:30 p.m. LA Opera. 135 North Grand Ave. LA, CA 90012. (213) 972-8001 www.losangelesopera.com         La Sylphide Los Angeles Ballet Thordal Christensen and Colleen Neary, Artistic Directors; Freud Playhouse, UCLA: Sat. May 23: 7:30 p.m; Sun. May 24th 2 pm; 405 Hilgard Ave.,Westwood Alex Theatre Glendale; Sat. May 30, 7:30 p.m 216 North Brand Blvd. Glendale, CA 91203 For more information call: 310.477.7411 www.losangelesballet.org                 Samuel Johnson: Literary Giant of the 18th Century Opens May 23 Library, West Hall. The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens 1151 Oxford Road San Marino, CA  91108 626.405.2100 http://www.huntington.org/                                                       

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Cultural Events Los Angeles: weekend of May 16th-17th

Da Camera Society: Presenters of Chamber Music in Historic Sites Sat. May 16 8 pm Doheny Mansion. 8 Chester Place, LA, CA, 90007. Colorado String Quartet. Mozart, Oboe Quartet in F, K. 370; Samuel Barber, Quartet in b, Op. 11;  L. Boccherini, Oboe Quintet in C, Op. 45, No. 1; F. Schubert, Quartet in d, D. 810, “Death and the Maiden.” http://www.dacamera.org/ 213.477. 2929   Life of Galileo by Bertolt Brecht Theater Arts at Caltech Sun, May 17: 7:00 PM Performances will be held outdoors at the Gates Patio, on the North side of Building #26 California Institute of Technology. 332 South Michigan Ave.,Pasadena, CA (626) 395-4652 http://events.caltech.edu/   On the Enlightened Path: Jain Art from India Norton Simon Museum of Art. 411 W. Colorado Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91105 (626)449.6840 http://www.nortonsimon.org/

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Cultural Events LA: May 9th and 10th

MOCA Fresh Silent Auction. The museum’s popular biennial fundraising event features over 250 artworks by established and emerging artists from all over the world. All proceeds support MOCA’s contemporary art programming. Sat. May 9th.  7–11pm Food, Drinks, and Music. DJ Rashida. The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA. 152 North Central Ave. LA, CA 90013 For information about tickets, call 213. 633. 5381 http://www.moca.org/  Cameron Carpenter Sun. May 10, 4:00 PM Hollywood United Methodist Church. 6817 Franklin Avenue, Hollywood, CA 90028 http://www.cameroncarpenter.com/           The Colburn Chamber Orchestra 
Sun. May 10th 6 pm Ronald Leonard, conductor, performs Geminiani: Concerto Grosso in C minor, Opus. 2, No. 2, Copland: Two Pieces for String Orchestra and Hoedown from Rodeo, Bartok: Rumanian Folk Dances, and Glasunov: Suite for Strings. Bing Theater | Free, no reservations LACMA. 5905 Wilshire Blvd. L.A., CA 90036 http://www.lacma.org/    

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