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Happening in Alhambra
August 9 – Alhambra Summer Serenade with June Kuramoto and Friends from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Alhambra Park Bandshell (500 N. Palm Ave). There will be a “Kendo” martial arts demonstration and a performance by The Tailo Center of Los Angeles. Free.
August 13 – Alhambra Dodger Night. Free dodger caps. Get tickets half price ($15) at the Civic Center Library). Dodgers play the New York Mets at 7:10 p.m.
August 14 and 15 – $1 Summer Movie Express. “Arthur Christmas” on Aug 14 and “The Smurfs” on Aug 15. First come first served. Alhambra Renaissance Theater (1 E. Main St.) both days at 10 a.m. For information call (626) 300-8312.
Happening in Arcadia
August 9 – LAST DAY to purchase tickets to the Musical Education Presentation “Jules Styne and Sammy Cahn” at the Arcadia Community Center (365 Campus Drive) to be held August 13 at 1:30 p.m. Lecture given by Larry Maurer, musical historian for Timeless Melodies Foundation for Education. $3. More information at (626) 574-5113.
August 9 – Kid’s Night Out at the Arcadia Community Center from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. for children ages 4 and above. Cost is $15 per child and includes snacks, beverages and activities. Pre-registration is mandatory and a $2 fee is applicable. Call (626) 574-5113 or visit 375 Campus Drive.
August 10 – Adult workshop “Scrapbooking: A history of memories and mementos” from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Gilb Museum of Arcadia Heritage (380 W. Huntington Dr.). Learn about the history of scrapbookng and how to preserve your memories. Bring photographs and other times you wish to put on a scrapbook page.
August 10 – Pasadena Symphony-POPS at Arboretum (301 N. Baldwin Ave.) at 7:30 p.m. Relive the sights and sounds of The Beatles with the Classical Mystery Tour featuring four musicians who will perform classic Beatles tunes. Tickets at www.pasadenasymphony-pops.org
August 10 – Cal Phil presents “Rodgers, Hammerstein & Gershwin” with Broadway sensations Kristi Holden & James Barbour plus pianist Bryan Pezzone at the Santa Anita Race Track at 7 p.m. See www.calphil.org
August 12 – Workshop for senior citizens “Personal safety during extreme heat” from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Community Center (365 Campus Drive). Free. To register call (626) 574-5130.
August 14 – Annual End of Summer Carnival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Eisenhower Memorial Park (corner of 2nd and Colorado). Theme is a tribute to Dr. Seuss. Music, raffles, costume contest, caricature artist, and more. Bring a picnic lunch or enjoy a snack from the Green Eggs and Ham Snack Bar. More information at (626) 574-5113.
August 15 – The Answer (classic rock) concert from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the lawn between City Hall and the Police Department at 240 W. Huntington Drive. Free.
Happening in Azusa
August 10 – Bicycling on the Road 3-hour workshop from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free. Participants must be over 18. Class members will receive a free helmet, bike lights and safety manual. Register and request information at email@example.com
August 14 – Knitting 101 with Linh Luong of Volunteers of America of Los Angeles. All skills welcomed. Size 10 needles and yarn needed. Workshop from noon to 1 p.m. at the Library (729 N. Dalton Ave.) Free.
August 14 – Low cost vaccination/microchip and licensing clinic for dogs and cats at Veterans Freedom Park (213 E. Foothill Blvd) from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
August 15 – “Cold Duck” concert at 320 N. Orange Place from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Free.
August 15 – Luau Dinner and Dance at the Senior Center (740 N. Dalton Ave.) from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. $12 dinner and dance (if purchased by Aug. 12) or $6 dance only at the door.
Happening in City of Industry
August 14 – Professional speedway motorcycle racing at the Industry Hills Expo Center (16200 Temple Ave) between 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Admission is $10. Seniors and juniors $5. Parking is $3 and motorcycles park for free. More information at www.industryracing.com
Happening in Glendale
August 10 – CSULA Graduate Choral Conducting Recital at the Seventh -day Adventist Church (610 E. California Ave) from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
August 13 – Teen Substance and Alcohol Abuse Education at St. Mary’s Church (500 S. Central Avenue) at 7 p.m. Free.
Happening in Los Angeles
Now through September 8 – The Calumet Gallery (1135 N. Highland Ave in Hollywood) opens the fine art photography exhibit “The Los Angeles River Flows” by photographer Ding Kalis. The exhibit is of nineteen black and white images of the Los Angeles River at its tributary, the Arroyo Seco in South Pasadena, and ends with an aerial image of the river emptying into the Pacific Ocean.
August 10 – Pianist Chuchito Valdes at LACMA (5905 Wilshire Blvd) from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Outdoors. Bring a picnic. Free.
August 11 – Cal Phil presents “Rodgers, Hammerstein & Gershwin” with Broadway sensations Kristi Holden & James Barbour plus pianist Bryan Pezzone at the Walt Disney Concert Hall at 2 p.m. See www.calphil.org
August 11 – Yari More Latin Band at Pershing Square (532 South Olive St) in downtown from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Free.
August 14 – Natalie Cole and Cuban pianist Chucho Valdes at the Hollywood Bowl. Cole will share songs from her first Spanish language album “Natalie Cole en Espanol.” Valdes will join her onstage to revisit a classic song recorded by their legendary fathers. For tickets call (877) 686-5366 or visit www.hollywoodbowl.com
August 15 – Johnny Polanco y su Conjunto Amistad (salsa) at The Autry National Center (4700 Western Heritage Way at Griffith Park) from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. $10 adults / $6 students / $4 children 3 to 12. See www.theautry.org
Happening in Monrovia
August 11 – Blackstar (country music) at the Library Park (321 S. Myrtle Ave) from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Free.
August 13 – Free information session by Capistrano Connections Academy about its online program from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Courtyard Monrovia (700 W. Huntington Drive). Capistrano is a tuition free K-12 virtual public school for youngsters who live in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, and San Diego counties.
Happening in Pasadena
August 9 and 10 – Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” at Caltech Alumni House Gardens (345 S. Hill Ave) at 7:30 p.m. $10 admission / $5 for students with ID. See www.explicit.caltech.edu
August 10 – The 14th annual Pasadena International Antiquarian Book, Print, Photo and Paper Fair at the Pasadena Center – Exhibit Hall A (300 East Green St.) from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Exhibitors will display and sell rare and modern books, prints, posters, photographs, etc. Cost is $5 to $8. See www.bustamante-shows.com
August 10 – Live music on the Vroman’s Stage (695 East Colorado Blvd.) by Mikey Sabatella and Jon Williams at 4 p.m. Free.
August 10 = Kan Wakan (up and coming Silverlake based band) with special guest Sun Rai concert at One Colorado Courtyard (24 East Union Street) at 8 p.m. Free.
August 11 – The 25th annual Michael Bryant Free Haircut day at Robinson Park (1081 N. Fair Oaks Ave) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free haircut for boys and a free hairstyle for girls of school age. It is a tribute to Pasadena barber Michael Bryant. Organizers will give away 300 free backpacks with school supplies to early comers.
August 14 – Free play reading at A Noise Within (3352 East Foothill Blvd) at 7 p.m. “Long Day’s Journey Into Night” by Eugene O’Neill, directed by William Dennis Hunt. Reservations requested (626) 356-3121.
August 15 – Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) at the Pasadena Senior Center (85 East Holly St.) at 10 a.m. See www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org
Happening in Sierra Madre
Now through September 7 – The Adventures of Tom Sawyer at the Sierra Madre Playhouse. See www.sierramadreplayhouse.org
August 11 – Gem City Jazz Cats (Big Band) concert at Memorial Park Bandshell (222 W. Sierra Madre Blvd) from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Free.
Happening in South Pasadena
August 13 – Blood drive at the corner of Hope Street and Mound Avenue from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Huntington Hospital Bloodmobile will be parked there taking walk-ins, or appointments can be made at (626) 676-6881. Donors will receive coupons to Gus’s BBQ, Mamma’s Brick Oven Pizza and Pasta, Baskin Robbins, or Canoe House.
Happening in Temple City
August 13 – Teen program “Learn a simple way to plant herbs” at 5 p.m. at the Library (5939 Golden West Ave).
August 15 – Experience the city’s Foodie Scene at Dining Under the Stars “Anchors Away” from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m at Live Oak Park. Tickets are $20 available at Live Oak Park Annex (10144 Bogue St.). Over 15 local restaurants and bakeries will offer samples while The Hodads will offer live entertainment.
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