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August 2016
Free

READY, SET, GO: STARTING OFF THE SCHOOL YEAR

August 16, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 pm

Our friends at the Johnson & Johnson Care with Pride Campaign are the proud sponsor for our August Webinar, "Ready, Set, Go: Starting Off the School Year" presented by Dr. Robin Fox. For many families, summer is magical. The schedule is looser, families might take vacations, children grow seemingly overnight. But as the summer comes to an end there may be anxiety about the start of a new school year. And for some of our families who have LGBTQ members…

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Free - $12

Nicholas LaGesse, Opera Singer: Family Amphitheater Performance

August 20, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N Sepulveda Blvd
Los Angeles , CA 90049 United States
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Opera is for everyone! Baritone performer Nicholas LaGesse fills the Skirball’s amphitheater with his astounding voice. Performing both locally and throughout the United States, LaGesse works closely with several opera companies. He appeared as Danilo in Pacific Opera Project’s production of The Merry Widow, and he helped create the role of Jameson in the critically acclaimed production ofHopscotch with The Industry, Los Angeles’s premier experimental opera company. LaGesse has been honored as a finalist in the Palm Springs Opera Guild…

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Free - $12

String Harmonies: Family Amphitheater Performances

August 21, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N Sepulveda Blvd
Los Angeles , CA 90049 United States
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Don’t miss the unique fusion of Armenian and Middle Eastern sounds brought to the Skirball by String Harmonies. Playing the oud, violin, bass, and various forms of percussion, the band marries the modern with the traditional. String Harmonies has performed at numerous notable venues around Los Angeles, including the historic Troubadour and the Ford Amphitheater, where they shared the stage with platinum-selling guitar virtuoso Pavlo. Attracting both music fans and aficionados of Armenian and Middle Eastern music alike, String Harmonies has…

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Free - $12

Pakaraguian Kulintang Ensemble

August 27, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N Sepulveda Blvd
Los Angeles , CA 90049 United States
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Explore traditional gong-chime music and dances from the southern Philippines with the Pakaraguian Kulintang Ensemble of Southern California. Formed in 2003 by UCLA Ethnomusicology and World Arts and Cultures alumni Bernard Ellorin, Mary Talusan, Eleanor Lipat-Chesler, Peter Paul De Guzman, and Nickki Martin, the Pakaraguian Kulintang Ensemble’s mission is to represent marginalized ethnic minorities with artistry, integrity, and respect. As artist-scholars, the members conduct regular fieldwork in the Philippines with native practitioners of music and dance from the Maguindanao, Maranao, Tausug,…

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Mad Science Mayhem

August 28, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Kidspace Children’s Museum, 480 N Arroyo Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91103 United States
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Pop! Fizz! Bang!  Let your inner genius go wild on this day of science and fun.   Get messy in the Slime Kitchen, take part in a Mad Science Laboratory and Dry Ice Experiments, and don't miss the Mad Science Mayhem Show in the Amphitheater at noon!

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Free - $12

Nathalia Palis: Family Amphitheater Performances

August 28, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N Sepulveda Blvd
Los Angeles , CA 90049 United States
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Nathalia Palis invites families to move and groove to an eclectic mix of bilingual sing-alongs, ranging in style from rock and cumbia to jazz and reggaeton. A native of Barranquilla, Colombia, Palis studied at Berklee College of Music in Boston and then relocated to Los Angeles to begin her career as a music therapist, educator, and performer. Since 2012, she has released two albums, From Here to There and Dream a Little (Sueña un Poquito). Palis has been a guest on Despierta America (Univision) and The Talk (CBS), and…

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September 2016
Free

Farmer Days

September 3, 2016 @ 8:00 am - September 5, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
Kidspace Children’s Museum, 480 N Arroyo Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91103 United States
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Welcome autumn and celebrate the harvest season! Create your own harmonica to play in the barnyard boogie, explore how worms help our food grow and meet our farm animal friends. Don’t forget to say hello to the critters in the petting zoo from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm each day. All activities are free with museum admission. On Saturday & Sunday, September 3 & 4, join us for a special Storks scavenger hunt along with special movie giveaways!

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Free - $12

On Ensemble: Family Amphitheater Performances

September 3, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N Sepulveda Blvd
Los Angeles , CA 90049 United States
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Be there as On Ensemble, one of the most respected ensembles in the taiko (Japanese drumming) world, performs at the Skirball. Led by childhood friends Shoji Kameda and Masato (Maz) Baba, On Ensemble fuses the powerful rhythms of taiko with a wide range of musical influences from jazz and rock to central Asian overtone singing. Their fearless musical exploration has expanded the artistic range of the taiko, taking these ancient instruments into new realms. Modern Drummermagazine calls On Ensemble “an…

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Free - $12

El Haru Kuroi: Family Amphitheater Performances

September 4, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N Sepulveda Blvd
Los Angeles , CA 90049 United States
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Wrap up this season of Family Amphitheater Performances with El Haru Kuroi. Natives of East Los Angeles, El Haru Kuroi perform music representative of their cultural upbringing, blending the styles of Mexican, South American, African, and American music. The trio, who met in middle school, have performed at festivals and venues throughout Los Angles, including First Fridays at the Natural History Museum, Levitt Pavillion in MacArthur Park, and at Union Station for the Metro Art Los Angeles concert series. They have…

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Free

The Hollow Trees Perform at Kidspace

September 18, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Kidspace Children’s Museum, 480 N Arroyo Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91103 United States
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Welcoming back a Kidspace favorite for a performance in the Stone Hollow Amphitheater. Celebrate the last few days of summer by singing and dancing to the festive, bluegrass sounds of The Hollow Trees.

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