Happening in Alhambra
June 20 – 2014 CAUSE (Center for Asian Americans United for Self Empowerment)’s Leadership Academy Kickoff Luncheon at Almansor Court (700 S. Almansor St.) from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Join elected officials, community leaders, local press and families welcome the 23rd class of Leadership Academy Interns. Lunch will be provided. RSVP to (626) 356-9838.
June 21 – Concert of Andalusian dance, music and song featuring flamenco dancer Inesita backed by two flamenco guitarists and a singer. Location: 1850 West Hellman Ave. Cost $10. From 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
June 25 – Astrobiology discussion with Dr. Mike Malaska (member of the Planetary Society) at the Library (101 S. First St.) from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. He will discuss the latest developments in the ongoing search for life in other planets. Free.
Happening in Arcadia
Now – Prepurchase tickets to Taste of Arcadia that will be held in September at the Arboretum . Until June 30 tickets are $40 for members of the Arcadia Chamber of Commerce and $50 for non-members. At the door they will be $60 and $75 respectively. Tickets available at www.ArcadiaCAChamber.org
June 21 – Trip to the Hollywood Bowl for opening night leaves Arcadia County Park at 6 p.m. and returns at 11:30 p.m. Tickets are $43 on sale at the Community Center. Call (626) 574-5113 for more information.
June 24 – Fall prevention and balance workshop at the Community Center (365 Campus Drive) at 1:30 p.m. Free. Given by podiatrist Dr. Natsuko Saito. He will discuss important issues for seniors such as balance, mobility, foot wear and problems.
Happening in Azusa
June 21 – “How to start an edible garden” workshop at the Azusa Library Auditorium at 1 p.m. presented by Ana Paludi, a Master Gardener with the LA County. Free.
June 24 – Drought Forum at the Senior Center (740 N. Dalton) at 6:45 p.m. Learn more about how to conserve water and get answers about the drought danger. Refreshments included. Free. RSVP to Betty Gallardo at (626) 812-5061.
Happening in Baldwin Park
June 20 – San Gabriel Valley Comic Expo event at the Arts and Recreation Center (14403-B East Pacific Ave.) from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Vendors, workshops, and more. All ages. No charge.
June 23 – Summer Fun Craft day at the Arts and Recreation Center (14403-B East Pacific Ave.) from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Free.
June 26 – Business access to capital workshop sponsored by TELACU and the San Gabriel Economic Partnership at Baldwin Park City Hall the ARC Building (14403 Pacific Ave.) from 9 a.m. to noon. $15 admission. RSVP to Sonia Gonzalez at (323) 832-5477.
Happening in Burbank
June 20 – The Burbank Community Theater presents “The Sound of Music” with a cast of over 70 actors and a live 27-piece orchestra at Luther Middle School (3700 Jeffries Ave.) from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tickets start at $15. Seewww.BurbankCommunityTheater.org
June 21 – Community Open House at the Regional Intermodal Transportation Center at Bob Hope Airport from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Refreshments provided. For more information call (818) 840-8840 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
June 21 – An evening with Martin Short and the Glendale Pops at the Alex Theatre (216 N. Brand Blvd) from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tickets start at $25. Seewww.AlexTheatre.org
Happening in Duarte
June 21 – Community coffee with Assemblymember Roger Hernandez at the County Library (1301 Buena Vista St.) from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Coffee and other refreshments will be provided. RSVP at [email protected] or (626) 960-4457.
Happening in El Monte
June 21 – Shuttles start riding to the beach every Saturday through August 16. Shuttles will pick up passengers at 11 a.m. at the Trolley Station (3650 Center Ave) to go to Huntington Beach. Shuttles will drive back at 6 p.m. Tickets are $6 round trip and are on sale at the Trolley Station.
June 21 – Family Bilingual Storytime in English and Chinese at Norwood Library at 11 a.m. Free.
June 24 – Shuttles start riding to the beach every Tuesday through August 12. Shuttles will pick up passengers at noon at the Trolley Station (3650 Center Ave) to go to Huntington Beach. Shuttles will drive back at 6 p.m. Tickets are $6 round trip and are on sale at the Trolley Station.
Happening in Glendale
June 20 – Glendale Humane Society’s 90th anniversary celebration at PIRCH Glendale Galleria (101 S. Brand Blvd) from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. $90/person includes wine and whiskey tasting, live music, psychic readings, photo booth, caricaturist, and more. All the money goes to support Glendale Humane. All ages. See www.GlendaleHumane.org
June 21 – The Campbell Center (formerly known as the Glendale Association for the Retarded) will host a Walk-A-Thon from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. to raise funds. Walk will start at the Police Department (131 North Isabel) to the Campbell Center (6512 San Fernando Road) totaling 3.19 miles. To learn more visit www.TheCampbell.org or call (818) 242-2434.
June 25 – Free self defense class for women and girls 12 and above at the Glendale Community College, Student Center Conference Room (SC212) (1500 N. Verdugo Rd.) from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Free parking at Lot C Structure levels 1 and 2.
Happening in La Canada
June 22 – The Midnight Mission, commemorating its 100th year, holds its 5k/10k run/walk in Oak Grove Park (4440 Oak Park Drive) starting at 8 a.m. All ages. $35 for adults/$20 for kids. See www.MidnightMission.org
June 26 – Dave Tull, jazz drummer, performs at Descanso Gardens (1418 Descanso Drive) at 6 p.m. Tickets $9; senior/students $6.
June 28 – Barbecue and tractor rides at the Lutheran Church of the Foothills (1700 Foothill Blvd) from noon to 3 p.m. Family day. Cowboy attire optional. Free.
Happening in Los Angeles
June 20 to 26 – Concerts at MacArthur Park (corner of the park near the intersection of West 6th Street and S. Park View Street). On June 20 Incendio (flamenco) at 8 p.m.; June 21 Sergio Mendoza y la Orkesta (mambo) at 8 p.m.; June 22 Funky Punks (chidren’s circus clowns) at 6:30 p.m.; and June 26 Very be Careful (cumbia) at 8 p.m. Free.
June 21 – Shakespeare’s “All’s Well that Ends Well” starts at the Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum (1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd) at 8 p.m. Seewww.theatricum.com
June 21 – Opening night at the Hollywood Bowl with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Pink Martini, Carol Burnett, and more. See www.LAPhil.com
June 22 – KCRW’s World Festival at the Hollywood Bowl with Janelle Monae, Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 and Roman Gianarthur. R&B, soul, hip-hop, funk and more. See www.LAPhil.com
Happening in Monterey Park
June 22 – Special visual lecture presentation featuring author/photographer Robert Landau as he presents images from his new book Rock N Roll Billboards of the Sunset Strip at 2 p.m. in the Library’s Friends Room. Free.
June 26 – Townhall meeting at Langley Senior Center (400 W. Emerson Ave.) from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Meeting is meant to give residents the chance to speak with elected officials regarding City services, economic development projects, park improvements, and more.
Happening in Pasadena
June 20 to 26 – Concerts at the Levitt Pavilion at Memorial Park (85 E. Holly St.). June 20 Marley’s Ghost (bluegrass) at 8 p.m.; June 21 Afro Funke (Latin/Afrobeat) at 8 p.m.; June 23 Lao Tizer (smooth jazz) at 7 p.m.; and June 26 Janiva Magness (blues) at 8 p.m. Free.
June 21 – Couples married at the Church of the Angels, on Avenue 64, are invited to renew their wedding vows at 2 p.m. as the church celebrates 125 years of weddings. If you were married at this church contact[email protected] or email Rebecca Woods at[email protected]
June 21 – Art inspiring Exhibition “Eye for an I” at Lineage Performing Arts Center (89 S. Fair Oaks Ave.) at 7 p.m. Gala includes live music, dance, films, photography, and live poetry readings. $17 at the door.
June 21 – Orchestral pop outfit Kan Wakan at One Colorado (41 Hugus Alley) with an opening set by KCRW DJ Marion Hodges at 7:30 p.m. Free.
June 26 – Career fair at the Sheraton Pasadena Hotel (303 Cordova St.) from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Free street parking. $11 valet. Bring 10 to 15 resumes. dress business professional. Job opportunities include inside sales reps, retain managers, customer service, human resources, and much more. Seewww.HireLive.com
Happening in Rosemead
June 25 – Low cost pet vaccination and microchip clinic at Zapopan Park (8301 E. Garvey Ave) from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Happening in San Gabriel
June 21 – San Gabriel Mission “Blessing of the Cars” car show. Free admission to spectators. $25 to enter car or truck into the show. Seewww.sangabrielmission.org or call (626) 457-3035 ext. 249.
June 26 – Louie Cruz Beltran (Latin Jazz) and Arte Flamenco World Dance at the San Gabriel Mission Playhouse (320 South Mission Drive) from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Outdoors. Bring chairs or blankets. Free.
Happening in Sierra Madre
June 20 – Join the Sierra Madre Chorale as they celebrate their 20th anniversary with a concert at the Sierra Madre United Methodist Church (695 W. Sierra Madre Blvd) at 7:30 p.m. The concert will repeat on Sunday June 22 at 5 p.m. Donation $12 at the door. Children under 12 are free.
June 20 – “Monsters University” screens at 8 p.m. at the Memorial Park Bandshell (222 W. Sierra Madre Blvd). Free. Bring chairs or blankets.
June 22 – “Invitation to Murder” at the Sierra Madre Playhouse (87 W. Sierra Madre Blvd) at 7 p.m. One-night-only event. Interactive musical murder mystery. Tickets $20. See www.sierramadreplayhouse.org or call (626) 355-4318.
June 22 – Rex Merriweather (Big Band) at the Memorial Park Bandshell (222 W. Sierra Madre Blvd) at 6:30 p.m. Bring blankets, chairs. Refreshments will be available for purchase.
Happening in Temple City
June 25 – Tom Nolan Band (soul, blues, jazz, R&B) at Temple City Park (9701 Las Tunas Dr.) from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Free.