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Jun
9
Thu
Tonalism: Day
Jun 9 @ 10:00 am

June 9–10 // Thursday–Friday: 10am–5pm
June 11–12 // Saturday–Sunday: 10am–4pm

Experience Tonalism (in Space) from dublab at Descanso for four days this June. With immersive surround sound installations in different areas of the garden, Tonalism invites participants to enjoy ambient music and consider sound as a way to reflect, meditate and connect with our surroundings and environment.

Free with admission, no advance registration required

Main Lawn:

  • Meditative music brings a new sound element to this garden space
  • Visitors are invited to explore The Centering Center’s woven pavilion – a social space for interaction and reflection
  • Storytelling Workshop with Tina Orduno Calderon on Thursday, June 9 from 11am–noon
    • Tina will share stories and songs with guests at Descanso Gardens as well as speak about the revival of the Tongva language and the fluidity of culture which is integrally connected to language and place
  • Soundbaths on Thursday and Friday, June 9 and 10 from 5–6:30pm
    • Immerse yourself in the sounds of crystal bowls under the oaks
  • Four Quadrant Induction Meditation by Marcos Lutyens on Sunday, June 12 from 11am–noon
    • A guided meditation exploring internal, sensory, social and environmental realms as they relate to the inner self and to the intent of the Centering Center Pavilion

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Rose Garden
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  • Quadraphonic soundscapes and other compositions
Jun
10
Fri
Tonalism: Day
Jun 10 @ 10:00 am

June 9–10 // Thursday–Friday: 10am–5pm
June 11–12 // Saturday–Sunday: 10am–4pm

Experience Tonalism (in Space) from dublab at Descanso for four days this June. With immersive surround sound installations in different areas of the garden, Tonalism invites participants to enjoy ambient music and consider sound as a way to reflect, meditate and connect with our surroundings and environment.

Free with admission, no advance registration required

Main Lawn:

  • Meditative music brings a new sound element to this garden space
  • Visitors are invited to explore The Centering Center’s woven pavilion – a social space for interaction and reflection
  • Storytelling Workshop with Tina Orduno Calderon on Thursday, June 9 from 11am–noon
    • Tina will share stories and songs with guests at Descanso Gardens as well as speak about the revival of the Tongva language and the fluidity of culture which is integrally connected to language and place
  • Soundbaths on Thursday and Friday, June 9 and 10 from 5–6:30pm
    • Immerse yourself in the sounds of crystal bowls under the oaks
  • Four Quadrant Induction Meditation by Marcos Lutyens on Sunday, June 12 from 11am–noon
    • A guided meditation exploring internal, sensory, social and environmental realms as they relate to the inner self and to the intent of the Centering Center Pavilion

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Rose Garden
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  • Quadraphonic soundscapes and other compositions
Jun
11
Sat
Tonalism: Day
Jun 11 @ 10:00 am

June 9–10 // Thursday–Friday: 10am–5pm
June 11–12 // Saturday–Sunday: 10am–4pm

Experience Tonalism (in Space) from dublab at Descanso for four days this June. With immersive surround sound installations in different areas of the garden, Tonalism invites participants to enjoy ambient music and consider sound as a way to reflect, meditate and connect with our surroundings and environment.

Free with admission, no advance registration required

Main Lawn:

  • Meditative music brings a new sound element to this garden space
  • Visitors are invited to explore The Centering Center’s woven pavilion – a social space for interaction and reflection
  • Storytelling Workshop with Tina Orduno Calderon on Thursday, June 9 from 11am–noon
    • Tina will share stories and songs with guests at Descanso Gardens as well as speak about the revival of the Tongva language and the fluidity of culture which is integrally connected to language and place
  • Soundbaths on Thursday and Friday, June 9 and 10 from 5–6:30pm
    • Immerse yourself in the sounds of crystal bowls under the oaks
  • Four Quadrant Induction Meditation by Marcos Lutyens on Sunday, June 12 from 11am–noon
    • A guided meditation exploring internal, sensory, social and environmental realms as they relate to the inner self and to the intent of the Centering Center Pavilion

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Rose Garden
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  • Quadraphonic soundscapes and other compositions
Tonalism: Night
Jun 11 @ 6:00 pm – Jun 12 @ 1:00 am

June 11 // Saturday: 6pm–1am 

Advance tickets required, $20 members/$25 non-members. Click here to purchase tickets.

Tonalism (in Space) culminates in a late night, ambient music happening inspired by La Monte Young’s Dream House as well as the work of musicians and composers such as Terry Riley, John Cage, and Yoko Ono. The event features live DJ sets, visual elements, and the opportunity to be in the garden as night falls.

Visitors are encouraged to bring pillows, cushions, and sleeping bags to lay down, listen and watch for an extended period of time.

Jun
12
Sun
Tonalism: Day
Jun 12 @ 10:00 am

June 9–10 // Thursday–Friday: 10am–5pm
June 11–12 // Saturday–Sunday: 10am–4pm

Experience Tonalism (in Space) from dublab at Descanso for four days this June. With immersive surround sound installations in different areas of the garden, Tonalism invites participants to enjoy ambient music and consider sound as a way to reflect, meditate and connect with our surroundings and environment.

Free with admission, no advance registration required

Main Lawn:

  • Meditative music brings a new sound element to this garden space
  • Visitors are invited to explore The Centering Center’s woven pavilion – a social space for interaction and reflection
  • Storytelling Workshop with Tina Orduno Calderon on Thursday, June 9 from 11am–noon
    • Tina will share stories and songs with guests at Descanso Gardens as well as speak about the revival of the Tongva language and the fluidity of culture which is integrally connected to language and place
  • Soundbaths on Thursday and Friday, June 9 and 10 from 5–6:30pm
    • Immerse yourself in the sounds of crystal bowls under the oaks
  • Four Quadrant Induction Meditation by Marcos Lutyens on Sunday, June 12 from 11am–noon
    • A guided meditation exploring internal, sensory, social and environmental realms as they relate to the inner self and to the intent of the Centering Center Pavilion

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Rose Garden
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  • Quadraphonic soundscapes and other compositions
Jun
16
Thu
{SOLD OUT} Quick Location Sketching @ Descanso Gardens
Jun 16 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
This class is sold out

Join artist Virginia Hein for a sketch walk through the gardens on Thursday, June 16. This class is designed as an introduction to quick location sketching and each participant is given a small panorama sketchbook and waterproof pen (included in class price). Bring a spirit of curiosity, play and experimentation.

$35 for members/$40 for non-members. Advance registration required.

Image: © Virginia Hein

Jun
26
Sun
Summer Bird Walk @ Descanso Gardens
Jun 26 @ 8:00 am

Come join this guided monthly walk for birders of all levels. Bring binoculars!

Free with membership, no registration required.

Members only

Jul
2
Sat
Family Plus Summer Celebration @ Descanso Gardens
Jul 2 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Exclusively for Descanso Gardens members at the Family Plus level and higher! Save the date for the Family Plus Summer Celebration on July 2, featuring entertainment, activities, free Enchanted Railroad rides, and more.

Advance registration required, register here.

This is an invitation event for members at the Family Plus level and higher. Interested in upgrading your membership? Contact the Development Office at (818) 952-4391, or click here to join.

MEMBERS ONLY

 

Jul
8
Fri
{SOLD OUT} Into the Woods @ Descanso Gardens
Jul 8 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

This night of Into the Woods is sold out


Descanso is thrilled to present Pacific Opera Project (POP)’s production of Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods coming July 8–10 and 15–17. What better place to stage Into the Woods than the actual woods of one of Southern California’s premier outdoor spaces, Descanso Gardens!
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Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods takes everyone’s favorite fairytale characters and brings them together for an accessible, timeless, and relevant piece. Don’t miss POP Opera’s surprising staging and fun surprises throughout.


Ticketing information
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Please note that this night of Into the Woods is sold out

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July 8–10: 7:30–10pm
July 15–17: 7:30–10pm
Main Lawn
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About Into the Woods
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The Tony Award-winning book and score follow a baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King’s Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch’s curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone’s wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results.

Jul
9
Sat
{SOLD OUT} Into the Woods @ Descanso Gardens
Jul 9 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

This night of Into the Woods is sold out


Descanso is thrilled to present Pacific Opera Project (POP)’s production of Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods coming July 8–10 and 15–17. What better place to stage Into the Woods than the actual woods of one of Southern California’s premier outdoor spaces, Descanso Gardens!
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Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods takes everyone’s favorite fairytale characters and brings them together for an accessible, timeless, and relevant piece. Don’t miss POP Opera’s surprising staging and fun surprises throughout.


Ticketing information
.

Please note that this night of Into the Woods is sold out

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July 8–10: 7:30–10pm
July 15–17: 7:30–10pm
Main Lawn
.

About Into the Woods
.

The Tony Award-winning book and score follow a baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King’s Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch’s curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone’s wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results.