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Mar
5
Thu
Huntington U: Milton’s Shakespeare @ The Huntington, Munger Research Center
Mar 5 @ 10:00 am – Apr 9 @ 12:00 pm

Thursdays, March 5-April 9 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Professor Heidi Brayman of the University of California, Riverside, leads a seminar centered on Milton’s epic “Paradise Lost”, putting it in conversation with Shakespeares plays, especially “Hamlet.” This six-week, college-level course includes lectures, discussions, and independent reading, but there are no papers to write and no final test. Class is held in the Seaver Classroom 3 of the Munger Research Center. Visit any admission window for directions to the Munger Research Center for check-in at 9:45 a.m. Registration is not available day of the event. To be added to a wait list, call 626-405-3457. Refunds require 5-day cancellation notification.

Apr
2
Thu
Free Day – April 2, 2020 at THE HUNTINGTON – Morning Entry @ The Huntington Library
Apr 2 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Huntington is a research and educational center set amidst 120 acres of breathtaking gardens. Art galleries and a library showcase magnificent collections of paintings, sculptures, rare books, manuscripts, and decorative arts. Amenities include five dining venues and an extensive gift shop. Afternoon Entry tickets are good for arrival between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Limit 5 tickets per household.

Free Day – April 2, 2020 at THE HUNTINGTON – Afternoon Entry @ The Huntington Library
Apr 2 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Huntington is a research and educational center set amidst 120 acres of breathtaking gardens. Art galleries and a library showcase magnificent collections of paintings, sculptures, rare books, manuscripts, and decorative arts. Amenities include five dining venues and an extensive gift shop. Afternoon Entry tickets are good for arrival between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Limit 5 tickets per household.

Apr
3
Fri
HistoryCon @ The Pasadena Civic Auditorium and Convention Center
Apr 3 @ 7:00 am – 7:00 am

Sponsor: HistoryConFor more information call: 626-793-2122Or click here: www.visitpasadena.com/events/historycon/History in the Making – HistoryCon is a three-day event that features exclusive panels and Q&As with the stars from the History shows. There will be interactive exhibits and inspiring conversations with historians, authors and experts and an expansive marketplace. Special Guests: Rick Harrison, Corey Harrison,Danielle Colby, Doug Marcaida, J. Neilson, Danny Koker, Kevin Mack, Giorgio A. Tsoukalos and more! Complete List. For more information and to purchase tickets, go to the above link.

SYMPATHY JONES @ David Memorial Auditorium
Apr 3 @ 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Sympathy Jones dreams of being a super secret agent, but she’s stuck as a secretary…until, one day, a confidential file is accidentally left on her desk. When she discovers that the file contains information about a plot to overthrow the government, Sympathy seizes her chance for adventure and fame. But she soon realizes that trying to save the world against impossible odds is not nearly as glamorous as she thought it would be, and she certainly can’t do it alone. This delightful, 1960s-era musical is full of humor, self-discovery, and heart-pounding action.

Chamber Music Concert: Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra @ The Huntington Library
Apr 3 @ 7:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Sponsor: The Huntington, Los Angeles Chamber OrchestraFor more information call: 626-405-2100Or click here: www.huntington.org/events/chamber-music-concert-los-angeles-chamber-orchestra-apr-3The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra brings their In Focus: Beethoven + Schumann program to The Huntington. Featuring Margaret Batjer (curator), Andrew von Oeyen (piano), and Sarah Gibson (composer & piano). Program includes: Beethoven Piano Trio; Sarah Gibson New work for piano and string quartet (LACO-Commissioned World Premiere); Schumann Piano Quintet. Huntington Members may take 10% off concert ticket purchases by entering code HUNTING10. LACO ticket holders for this evening’s performance can get 2-for-1 admission to The Huntington during regular public hours on Apr. 3 by showing their concert ticket at Admissions. To purchase tickets, go to the above link.

Mach 33: Burst @ Pasadena Playhouse
Apr 3 @ 7:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Sponsor: Caltech and Pasadena PlayhouseFor more information call: 626-356-7529 Or click here: my.pasadenaplayhouse.org/2001/2002MACH 33 offers stories that capture our imagination and ignite your curiosity while fostering compelling conversations about the scientific, mathematical, and technological. Staged readings feature the work of new, unpublished Los Angeles-area and Caltech/JPL playwrights. Hosted by the Pasadena Playhouse, the MACH 33 Festival readings are produced by Caltech Theater and performed by casts including Caltech students, faculty, staff, and other members of the Caltech/JPL/Huntington Library community. All readings are followed by post-show discussions with the playwrights. MACH 33: The Festival of New Science-Driven Plays at Caltech is a project of Caltech Theater. Under the direction of Brian Brophy, MACH 33 has grown out of a passion for bringing together science and art at Caltech.

Mark Robson Honors Beethoven @ Boston Court Pasadena
Apr 3 @ 8:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Sponsor: Boston Court PasadenaFor more information call: 626-683-6801Or click here: bostoncourtpasadena.org/events/mark-robson-honors-beethoven/Renowned pianist Mark Robson pays tribute to the monument of Beethoven’s piano literature by playing the Diabelli Variations. MARK ROBSON has been hailed by the Los Angeles Times as a pianist with “one of the great techniques,” “an inquiring mind” and a performer capable of evoking an “exquisite engulfing pastel haze,” and he continues to impress with his multifaceted career as a soloist, chamber musician, and teacher. Mr. Robson is equally comfortable in styles ranging from early music played on the harpsichord and organ to the great Romantic repertoire and beyond to contemporary piano works demanding theatrical participation from the performer. As a collaborative artist with singers and instrumentalists, he commands the respect of his peers in both the recital and chamber settings. To purchase tickets, go to the above link.

Apr
4
Sat
Reducing Stress Through Meditation with Doug Frankel @ Crowell Public Library
Apr 4 @ 11:00 am – 11:00 am

Sponsor: Crowell Public LibraryFor more information call: 626-300-0777Or click here: www.CrowellPublicLibrary.orgLong-time meditator Doug Frankel will discuss the extraordinary effect of meditation in reducing stress when he comes to Crowell Library on Saturday, April 4th at 11:00 a.m. Participants will learn how to improve concentration and enhance clarity of thought and mental equilibrium. Doug will present a simple, time-tested and effective meditation technique. There will be a short meditation sitting as well. Meditation can bring about a sense of calm and balance that benefits both emotional and physical well-being, which in turn will impact overall health and reduce stress. It is easy to learn and can have many lasting and beneficial effects. And the benefits don’t end when the session ends. According to the Mayo Clinic* spending even a few minutes in meditation can restore calm and inner peace. Anyone can practice meditation. It’s simple and inexpensive, and it doesn’t require any special equipment. One can practice meditation anywhere… Douglas Frankel is the founder and president of an innovative marketing and media company and has been in the broadcast business for over 25 years. He became interested in meditation while attending UCLA, and began studying meditation over 30 years ago. He has given a plethora of workshops on this topic all over the country.

Apr
5
Sun
Adult Neighborhood Tennis-LWP @ Lake Waterford Park
Apr 5 – May 9 all-day