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Jun
23
Thu
Music in the Gardens @ Descanso Gardens
Jun 23 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm

Enjoy live music from different performers for three days this summer in the garden. Included in the price of admission, no reservations required.

Please note that chairs, blankets, outside food, and picnics are not permitted.

Dates and times
June 22–24: 11–11:45am & 1–1:45pm
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Wednesday, June 22: Le Ballet Dembaya
West African Drum And Dance Ensemble 

Dembaya means “the dance of the family” in the Soussou language of Guinea, a tribute to their parents, elders, and ancestors—in their home, everyone is moving together to the beat The group’s West African percussion is inspired by the sounds of Guinea, Mali, Senegal, and Ivory Coast and African American culture.
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Thursday, June 23: Tres Souls 

LA’s beloved artists Rocio Mendoza, Roberto Carlos, and Jesus Martinez are joined by artist friends Ray Gudino and Ismael Pineda to serenade audiences with their special interpretations of “Bolero.” They relive the vintage sounds and songs of the 1940s–1960s, stylized during the Golden Era of Mexican Cinema.
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Friday, June 24: Quarteto Nuevo 

Quarteto Nuevo merges western classical, eastern European folk, Latin and jazz. Winners of two South Arts Jazz Road Tours grants, the ensemble has composed new movements for its Jazz Road Suite celebrating each state they visit! Quarteto Nuevo travels a musical journey that begins with Erik Satie and Heitor Villa-Lobos, and takes us to Chick Corea and original compositions.
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Le Ballet Dembaya
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Tres Souls 
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Quarteto Nuevo 

Jun
24
Fri
Music in the Gardens @ Descanso Gardens
Jun 24 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am

Enjoy live music from different performers for three days this summer in the garden. Included in the price of admission, no reservations required.

Please note that chairs, blankets, outside food, and picnics are not permitted.

Dates and times
June 22–24: 11–11:45am & 1–1:45pm
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Wednesday, June 22: Le Ballet Dembaya
West African Drum And Dance Ensemble 

Dembaya means “the dance of the family” in the Soussou language of Guinea, a tribute to their parents, elders, and ancestors—in their home, everyone is moving together to the beat The group’s West African percussion is inspired by the sounds of Guinea, Mali, Senegal, and Ivory Coast and African American culture.
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Thursday, June 23: Tres Souls 

LA’s beloved artists Rocio Mendoza, Roberto Carlos, and Jesus Martinez are joined by artist friends Ray Gudino and Ismael Pineda to serenade audiences with their special interpretations of “Bolero.” They relive the vintage sounds and songs of the 1940s–1960s, stylized during the Golden Era of Mexican Cinema.
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Friday, June 24: Quarteto Nuevo 

Quarteto Nuevo merges western classical, eastern European folk, Latin and jazz. Winners of two South Arts Jazz Road Tours grants, the ensemble has composed new movements for its Jazz Road Suite celebrating each state they visit! Quarteto Nuevo travels a musical journey that begins with Erik Satie and Heitor Villa-Lobos, and takes us to Chick Corea and original compositions.
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Le Ballet Dembaya
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Tres Souls 
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Quarteto Nuevo 

Music in the Gardens @ Descanso Gardens
Jun 24 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm

Enjoy live music from different performers for three days this summer in the garden. Included in the price of admission, no reservations required.

Please note that chairs, blankets, outside food, and picnics are not permitted.

Dates and times
June 22–24: 11–11:45am & 1–1:45pm
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Wednesday, June 22: Le Ballet Dembaya
West African Drum And Dance Ensemble 

Dembaya means “the dance of the family” in the Soussou language of Guinea, a tribute to their parents, elders, and ancestors—in their home, everyone is moving together to the beat The group’s West African percussion is inspired by the sounds of Guinea, Mali, Senegal, and Ivory Coast and African American culture.
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Thursday, June 23: Tres Souls 

LA’s beloved artists Rocio Mendoza, Roberto Carlos, and Jesus Martinez are joined by artist friends Ray Gudino and Ismael Pineda to serenade audiences with their special interpretations of “Bolero.” They relive the vintage sounds and songs of the 1940s–1960s, stylized during the Golden Era of Mexican Cinema.
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Friday, June 24: Quarteto Nuevo 

Quarteto Nuevo merges western classical, eastern European folk, Latin and jazz. Winners of two South Arts Jazz Road Tours grants, the ensemble has composed new movements for its Jazz Road Suite celebrating each state they visit! Quarteto Nuevo travels a musical journey that begins with Erik Satie and Heitor Villa-Lobos, and takes us to Chick Corea and original compositions.
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Le Ballet Dembaya
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Tres Souls 
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Quarteto Nuevo 

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
12
Tue
{SOLD OUT} Yoga @ Descanso Gardens
Jul 12 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

This yoga class is sold out


Join us for an eight-week yoga class with Barbara Wood in the Rose Pavilion every Tuesday from July 12–August 30 from 8:30–10am. Each class includes a 25-minute fitness walk and 60-minute yoga practice.

Members only, $116 per participant.

MEMBERS ONLY

Jul
13
Wed
Yoga @ Descanso Gardens
Jul 13 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Join us for an eight-week yoga class with Barbara Wood and Joyce Shuman in the Rose Pavilion every Wednesday evening from July 13–August 31 from 5–6:30pm. Each class includes a 25-minute fitness walk and 60-minute yoga practice.

Members only. $116 per participant, register here.

MEMBERS ONLY

Jul
15
Fri
{SOLD OUT} Yoga @ Descanso Gardens
Jul 15 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

This yoga class is sold out


Join us for an eight-week yoga class with Joyce Shuman in the Rose Pavilion every Friday from July 15–September 2 from 8:30–10am. Each class includes a 25-minute fitness walk and 60-minute yoga practice.

Members only, $116 per participant.

MEMBERS ONLY

Jul
21
Thu
{SOLD OUT} Quick Location Sketching @ Descanso Gardens
Jul 21 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

This class is sold out


Join artist Virginia Hein for a sketch walk through the gardens on Thursday, July 21. 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.

Image: © Virginia Hein

Aug
6
Sat
{SOLD OUT} Sketching with Color @ Descanso Gardens
Aug 6 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

This class is sold out


Join artist Virginia Hein for a four week series that focuses on exploring color to sketch the landscapes of Descanso. Bring a spirit of play and experimentation while learning to work confidently with color.

$90 members, $120 nonmembers. Class meets in the Rose Pavilion on August 6, 13, 20, and 27 from 9am to noon. Advance registration required.

Image: © Virginia Hein

Aug
13
Sat
{SOLD OUT} KCRW Summer Nights @ Descanso Gardens
Aug 13 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

KCRW Summer Nights is sold out


KCRW‘s Summer Nights is coming back to Descanso! Join us on August 13 from 6–10pm for music and a dance party under the stars with KCRW DJs Jeremy Sole and Anthony Valadez.

Tickets are free but must be booked in advance. Please note that tickets are sold out.
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Schedule:
6–7pm | Descanso Gardens open for exploration
7–8:30pm | KCRW DJ Jeremy Sole
8:30–10pm | KCRW DJ Anthony Valadez
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