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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
3
Sat
Yoga for Balance @ Descanso Gardens
Sep 3 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
Registration opens Monday, August 15

Join us for a special pop-up yoga class led by Joyce Shuman on Saturday, September 3 from 8:30–10am in the Rose Garden. Rejuvenate your body and mind after a 25-minute garden walk and 60-minute yoga practice. Increase your awareness of your static and dynamic balance through yoga: movement, breath and mindfulness. Find your individual strengths and feel empowered to improve your balance.

Meets in the Rose Pavilion. $20 members, $25 non-members. Advance registration required, registration opens Monday, August 15.

About Joyce Shuman

Joyce Shuman teaches yoga for all bodies; to support with mindful breath and movement that benefits individual movement and yoga practice.

Sep
6
Tue
Yoga @ Descanso Gardens
Sep 6 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
Registration opens Monday, August 15

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, registration opens Monday, August 15.

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
Registration opens Monday, August 15

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, registration opens Monday, August 15.

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
Yoga for Bone Strength @ Descanso Gardens
Sep 10 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
Registration opens Monday, August 15

Join us for a special pop-up yoga class led by Barbara Wood on Saturday, September 10 from 8:30–10am in the Rose Garden. Rejuvenate your body and mind after a 25-minute garden walk and 60-minute yoga practice.

Yoga can slow down the natural decline of bone mass while simultaneously improving strength and balance. A daily yoga practice can improve your bone density as you learn proper alignment and what is safe to do.

Meets in the Rose Pavilion. $20 members, $25 non-members. Advance registration required, registration opens Monday, August 15.

About Barbara Wood

Certified as a Hatha Yoga instructor, Barbara‘s yoga style incorporates her background as a modern dancer, specifically Alignment Release Technique, and F.M. Alexander Technique. She trained under Dr. Loren Fishman, NY, and is certified as a Yoga for Osteoporosis and Yoga for Back Pain therapist. Her goal is that everyone should leave the class stronger and uplifted regardless of skill level. www.barbarawoodyoga.com

“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
Registration opens August 15

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, registration opens August 15.