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Cultural Christmas: This Weekend in LA Dec 20th-21st

‘Twas the Week Before Christmas Walt Disney Concert Hall. Sat. Dec 20, 2:00 PM. Sun Dec. 21, 7:00 PM http://www.laphil.com/ 111 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012 The Kirov Ballet presents The Nutcracker Sat. Dec. 20. 2:00 p.m & 7:30 p.m. Dorothy Chandler. 135 North Grand Avenue. LA, CA. 90012. (213)972.7211. http://www.musiccenter.org Holidays at the Rancho 2008 Gala Dinner Show Sat. September 20. 5:30: Reception by Candlelight (Luminarias) in the ruins of the Old Coach House 7:00 P.M Dinner Show, featuring Special Guest J. Michael Walker, Artist/Author presenting excerpts from “All the Saints of the City of Angels” with Elizabeth Waldo’s new soundscape. New Mission Theater. 9015 Wilbur Avenue. (corner of Nordhoff and Wilbur) Northridge, CA. 91324. Valet Parking. Reservations Required. For more information, see: http://theguide.latimes.com/profiles/6048/reviews/5804

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This Weekend in LA: Dec. 13th and 14th

This week’s Cultural Cocktail involves a splash of Marimba, two shots of Magnificat, and a dose of Rembrandt- Enjoy!   Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra Marimba  Sat. Dec 13; 8 pm. Alex Theatre. 216 North Brand Boulevard. Glendale, CA 91203  Sun. Dec 14; 7 pm. Royce Hall; UCLA.340 Royce Drive LA, CA 90095 Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. Jeffrey Kahane, conductor. Makoto Nakura. Marimba. R. STRAUSS Serenade for Winds; PIERRE JALBERT Concerto for Marimba and Orchestra (US premiere); HAYDN Symphony No. 31 in D major 213 622 7001  http://www.laco.org/    Season of Joy: Magnificat & More Angeles Chorale Sat. Dec. 13. 8PM. First United Methodist Church, 500 East Colorado Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91101.  John Rutter, Magnificat; Arvo Part, Magnificat; Conrad Susa, Carols and Lullabies: Christmas in the Southwest; Carol of the Bells; Betelehemu; Still-Still-Still; and many more.. 818.591.1735   http://www.angeleschorale.org/    Rembrandt in Southern California: A Virtual Guide.  Southern California is the center of the

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Cultural Events: Los Angeles, Dec 6th and 7th

  “The Cherry Tree: Medieval English Carols and American Christmas Tunes.” Anonymous 4; Pre-Concert Lecture: 3:30 Concert: 4:30.  Sun. Dec. 7. St. James Episcopal Church. 393 Wilshire Blvd LA, CA 90010. 213. 388. 3417    http://dacamera.org   Holiday Wonders: Christmas Around the World Sat. Dec 6th. 3:00 P.M Los Angeles Master Chorale Walt Disney Concert Hall. 111 S. Grand Ave. LA, CA 213.972. 7282 http://lamc.org/    “Here Comes Santa Claus” Sun. Dec 7. Noon – 4 p.m Autry National Center From the Autry National Center Website:  “ It’s holiday time, and Santa is back at the Autry! Bring the camera and the kids for a family sing-along of Gene Autry’s beloved classic tune, and see Santa himself decked out in his finest Western wear.”  4700 Western Heritage Way. LA, CA, 90027. 323.667.2000  http://www.autrynationalcenter.org/

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Cultural Events LA: November 22-24

 Opera Scenes Presented by the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music Nov. 22, 8pm Nov. 23, 4pm Gerald R. Daniel Recital Hall. 1250 Bellflower Blvd. Long Beach, CA, 90840  Mozart: The Magic Flute & The Abduction from the Seraglio; Rossini: La Cenerentola & The Barber of Seville Britten: The Turn of the Screw & A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Richard Strauss: Ariadne auf Naxos And a scene from Professor Carolyn Bremer’s new cyberpunk opera Laughing out Loud! Tickets: $15/10 (students with valid ID) Online purchase: www.csulb.edu/coleconservatory Ticket Office Direct Line: 562-985-7000. Tickets may also be purchased at the door.  Carmen at LA Opera Nov 22: 7:30 p.m 135 North Grand Ave. LA, CA 90012  213. 972. 7219 http://www.laopera.com/      Harmonia Baroque Players Sun. Nov 23. 4 pm Peninsula Community Church 5640 W. Crestridge Rd. Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275 Program: Scarlatti: Concerto in A minor; Corelli: Sonata in G minor for Violin

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This week in Los Angeles Nov. 14th-16th

This week’s Cultural Cocktail Hour involves a blend of competition, mystery, and invention- enjoy!  52nd Metropolitan Opera National Council (MONC) – Western Regional Finals Saturday, Nov 15. 1:00p.m. Tickets $29 each at www.usctickets.com Or call 213.740.4672. Bovard Auditorium. University of Southern California. 3551 Trousdale Pkwy,Los Angeles, CA 90089. (213) 740.4211  The Metropolitan National Council Auditions unearths raw talent across the nation with the goal of bestowing exceptionally talented singers with the opportunity to compete on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera in New York. During the Regional Finals at Bovard Auditorium, young opera singers will compete to win a trip to the National Semi-Finals concert held in New York. The Metropolitan Orchestra accompanies the eventual Grand Finals Concert at the Met, which is broadcast nationwide on the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. The National Council has provided awards to many of the world’s

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This weekend in LA: Cultural Events Nov 8th and 9th

 Dibner Hall of the History of Science opens at the Huntington. From Ptolemy and Copernicus to Galileo and Newton this exhibit presents revolutionary ideas that changed the world. The Huntington.1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, CA 91108. (626)405.2100 http://www.huntington.org/  Midori and Harth-Bedoya Sat. Nov 8th. 8:00 p.m Sunday Nov 9th 2:00 p.m  Walt Disney Concert Hall. 111 South Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90012. 323.850.2000. Featured Artists: Los Angeles Philharmonic, Miguel Harth-Bedoya, conductor, Midori, Violin. Program: Copland: Appalachian Spring Suite, Britten, Violin Concerto, Revueltas, La noche de los mayas     Harmonia Baroque Players Sun. Nov. 9, 4:00 p.m. Concordia University: Good Shepherd Chapel 1530 Concordia West. Irvine, CA 92612 http://www.cui.edu/ Program: Scarlatti: Concerto in A minor ; Corelli: Sonata in G minor for Violin and Archlute Telemann: Trio Sonata in C minor for Recorder, Oboe and Basso Handel: Sonata in F major

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This weekend in LA: Halloween Weekend 2008, Oct 31-Nov 1st

Imbibe a Cultural Cocktail this Halloween! Halloween in Hades; UCLA Hammer Museum; 7-11 p.m      This Halloween party includes a costume contest, a spooky screening in the Billy Wilder Theater as well as musical performances by the groups Discount Cruise to Hell, Hecuba, and We Are the World. According to the Hammer website, “The ghoulish music, ghastly dancers, and gruesome visuals that descend upon the Hammer Courtyard will have you shrieking with horror.” Hammer Museum. 10899 Wilshire Blvd. LA, CA, 90024. 310.443.7000     MUSE COSTUME BALL at LACMA Editor’s Caveat: Although most individual tickets are sold out, one can purchase a Halloween membership to LACMA which comes with two Costume Ball tickets. Call 323 857-6010 for information.   From the LACMA website:  “Ghoul meets glamour at the fifth anniversary of the Muse Costume Ball as we walk down the blood red carpet on

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This Weekend in LA, Oct. 24-26

VANITY FAIR PORTRAITS : Photographs 1913–2008. Opens Oct. 26th Hammer Building. LACMA. 5905 Wilshire Blvd. LA, CA 90036.(323) 857-6000 http://www.lacma.org/        NightSpot by Twyla Tharp & Elvis Costello Fri. Oct. 24 & Sat Oct 25 7:30 P.M Sun. Oct. 26. 2:00 P.M Music Center. 135 North Grand Ave. LA, CA 90012 213.972.7211

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October Master Calendar of Events Los Angeles

Editor’s Note: As your cultural correspondent will be on a different continent this month, here are October’s activities in advance. Weekend of October 4-5 Da Camera Society Sat. Oct 4 8pm Doheny Mansion 8 Chester Place, LA, CA, 90007 Richard Stoltzman, Clarinet; Menahem Pressler, Piano Schubert, Sonatina in D, D. 384; Berg, Four Pieces, Op. 5; Brahms Sonata in F, Op. 120/1 http://www.dacamera.org/        Darwin’s Garden: An Evolutionary Adventure Opening Sat. Oct. 4th The Huntington.1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, CA 91108. (626)405.2100 http://www.huntington.org/    Lecture: American Wartime Propaganda Sat. Oct 4th. 4 p.m. Norton Simon. 411 W. Colorado Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91105. (626) 449.6840 http://www.nortonsimon.org/   Weekend of October 11-12  Tradition as Innovation in African Art Ahmanson Building, Plaza Level LACMA. 5905 Wilshire Blvd. LA, CA 90036. (323) 857-6000 http://www.lacma.org/               Madama Butterfly Fri. Oct.

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This Weekend in LA: September 26-27

Lecture: Rodin: The Back Story Sat. Sept 27 2:00-3:00 p.m Norton Simon Museum of Art. 411 W. Colorado Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91105 (626).449.6840 http://www.nortonsimon.org/       The Janis Mann Quartet Fri Sept 26: 6pm LACMA. 5905 Wilshire Blvd. LA, All the Saints of the City of Angels by J. Michael Walker (Closing October 5th) Autry National Center. 4700 Western Heritage Way. LA, CA, 90027 (323) 667.2000 http://www.allthesaints.com/ http://allthesaintsofla.blogspot.com/ If you have not already, please read full review: http://culturalcocktailhour.wordpress.com/2008/06/24/the-best-exhibit-in-los-angeles-hands-down/

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