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Aug
28
Sun
Summer Bird Walk @ Descanso Gardens
Aug 28 @ 8:00 am

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

Free with membership, no registration required.

Members only

Sep
6
Tue
Yoga @ Descanso Gardens
Sep 6 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

Join us for a four-week Tuesday yoga class with Barbara Wood in the Rose Pavilion on September 6, 13, 20, and 27 from 8:30–10am. Each class includes a 25-minute fitness walk and 60-minute yoga practice.

Members only. $58 per participant, register here.

MEMBERS ONLY

Sep
8
Thu
“What You Will” by Ensemble Shakespeare Theater @ Descanso Gardens
Sep 8 @ 5:30 pm

Join us on September 8, 9, 10, or 11 for a performance of What You Will by the Ensemble Shakespeare Theater at the Amphitheater off the Main Lawn. 


When was the last time you went to a Shakespeare show and didn’t know what to expect? Or were genuinely surprised by the ending? Or came out seeing life from a new perspective? What You Will is coming to Descanso Gardens to bring you a totally new and surprising experience of live theater.

In turns funny, inspiring, heartbreaking, satirical, profound, silly, literal, figurative, and above all honest, What You Will is a passionate and moving dose of humanity through Shakespeare.

This Shakespearean “un-play” is the result of the Ensemble’s favorite professional actors, writers, and improvisors creating mini-plays through the lens of their individual and diverse backgrounds, responding to and recontextualizing Shakespeare’s stories and words. The company breaks down the mystique of Shakespeare’s language and creates pieces for all audiences to enjoy.

$20 for members, $25 for non-members. Advance tickets required, click here to reserve your tickets.

 

 

Sep
9
Fri
Yoga @ Descanso Gardens
Sep 9 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

Join us for a four-week Friday yoga class with Joyce Shuman in the Rose Pavilion on September 9, 16, 23, and 30 from 8:30–10am. Each class includes a 25-minute fitness walk and 60-minute yoga practice.

Members only. $58 per participant, register here.

MEMBERS ONLY

“What You Will” by Ensemble Shakespeare Theater @ Descanso Gardens
Sep 9 @ 5:30 pm

Join us on September 8, 9, 10, or 11 for a performance of What You Will by the Ensemble Shakespeare Theater at the Amphitheater off the Main Lawn. 


When was the last time you went to a Shakespeare show and didn’t know what to expect? Or were genuinely surprised by the ending? Or came out seeing life from a new perspective? What You Will is coming to Descanso Gardens to bring you a totally new and surprising experience of live theater.

In turns funny, inspiring, heartbreaking, satirical, profound, silly, literal, figurative, and above all honest, What You Will is a passionate and moving dose of humanity through Shakespeare.

This Shakespearean “un-play” is the result of the Ensemble’s favorite professional actors, writers, and improvisors creating mini-plays through the lens of their individual and diverse backgrounds, responding to and recontextualizing Shakespeare’s stories and words. The company breaks down the mystique of Shakespeare’s language and creates pieces for all audiences to enjoy.

$20 for members, $25 for non-members. Advance tickets required, click here to reserve your tickets.

 

 

Sep
10
Sat
“What You Will” by Ensemble Shakespeare Theater @ Descanso Gardens
Sep 10 @ 5:30 pm

Join us on September 8, 9, 10, or 11 for a performance of What You Will by the Ensemble Shakespeare Theater at the Amphitheater off the Main Lawn. 


When was the last time you went to a Shakespeare show and didn’t know what to expect? Or were genuinely surprised by the ending? Or came out seeing life from a new perspective? What You Will is coming to Descanso Gardens to bring you a totally new and surprising experience of live theater.

In turns funny, inspiring, heartbreaking, satirical, profound, silly, literal, figurative, and above all honest, What You Will is a passionate and moving dose of humanity through Shakespeare.

This Shakespearean “un-play” is the result of the Ensemble’s favorite professional actors, writers, and improvisors creating mini-plays through the lens of their individual and diverse backgrounds, responding to and recontextualizing Shakespeare’s stories and words. The company breaks down the mystique of Shakespeare’s language and creates pieces for all audiences to enjoy.

$20 for members, $25 for non-members. Advance tickets required, click here to reserve your tickets.

 

 

Sep
11
Sun
“What You Will” by Ensemble Shakespeare Theater @ Descanso Gardens
Sep 11 @ 6:00 pm

Join us on September 8, 9, 10, or 11 for a performance of What You Will by the Ensemble Shakespeare Theater at the Amphitheater off the Main Lawn. 


When was the last time you went to a Shakespeare show and didn’t know what to expect? Or were genuinely surprised by the ending? Or came out seeing life from a new perspective? What You Will is coming to Descanso Gardens to bring you a totally new and surprising experience of live theater.

In turns funny, inspiring, heartbreaking, satirical, profound, silly, literal, figurative, and above all honest, What You Will is a passionate and moving dose of humanity through Shakespeare.

This Shakespearean “un-play” is the result of the Ensemble’s favorite professional actors, writers, and improvisers creating mini-plays through the lens of their individual and diverse backgrounds, responding to and recontextualizing Shakespeare’s stories and words. The company breaks down the mystique of Shakespeare’s language and creates pieces for all audiences to enjoy.

Doors open at 5:30pm. The show begins at 6pm.

$20 for members, $25 for non-members. Advance tickets required, click here to reserve your tickets.

 

 

Sep
25
Sun
Papermaking Workshop @ Descanso Gardens
Sep 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

In this hands-on workshop led by artist Leslie K. Gray, you will learn the exciting and ancient technique of paper-making.

Understand the basics of the making process and use a mix of recycled materials and nature’s tidbits to make beautiful, unique and functional sheets of your own paper.  All materials are provided, including a paper making frame set to take home.  All ages are welcome. Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult. This is a wet workshop, so please be prepared for splashes!

Meets on Sunday, September 25 at 10am and 2pm. $35 members, $40 nonmembers. Advance registration required, register here.

Papermaking Workshop @ Descanso Gardens
Sep 25 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

In this hands-on workshop led by artist Leslie K. Gray, you will learn the exciting and ancient technique of paper-making.

Understand the basics of the making process and use a mix of recycled materials and nature’s tidbits to make beautiful, unique and functional sheets of your own paper.  All materials are provided, including a paper making frame set to take home.  All ages are welcome. Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult. This is a wet workshop, so please be prepared for splashes!

Meets on Sunday, September 25 at 10am and 2pm. $35 members, $40 nonmembers. Advance registration required, register here.

Oct
1
Sat
Ikebana Display in the Japanese Garden @ Descanso Gardens
Oct 1 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Examples of ikebana, the art of flower arranging, from the Sogetsu School of Ikebana will be on display in the Japanese Garden.

Included in the price of admission, no reservations required.