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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

Sep
8
Thu
{SOLD OUT} “What You Will” by Ensemble Shakespeare Theater @ Descanso Gardens
Sep 8 @ 6:00 pm
“What You Will” is sold out. In the event of rain, “What You Will” will be moved to Van de Kamp Hall near the Visitor Center.

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.

 

 

Sep
9
Fri
{SOLD OUT} “What You Will” by Ensemble Shakespeare Theater @ Descanso Gardens
Sep 9 @ 6:00 pm
“What You Will” is sold out. In the event of rain, “What You Will” will be moved to Van de Kamp Hall near the Visitor Center.

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.

 

 

Sep
10
Sat
{SOLD OUT} “What You Will” by Ensemble Shakespeare Theater @ Descanso Gardens
Sep 10 @ 6:00 pm
“What You Will” is sold out. In the event of rain, “What You Will” will be moved to Van de Kamp Hall near the Visitor Center.

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.

 

 

Sep
11
Sun
{SOLD OUT} “What You Will” by Ensemble Shakespeare Theater @ Descanso Gardens
Sep 11 @ 6:00 pm
“What You Will” is sold out. In the event of rain, “What You Will” will be moved to Van de Kamp Hall near the Visitor Center.

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.

 

 

Sep
25
Sun
Member Bird Walk @ Descanso Gardens
Sep 25 @ 8:00 am

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

Keep your bird count tallied on the updated and now downloadable Descanso Bird Checklist.

MEMBERS ONLY

{SOLD OUT} Papermaking Workshop @ Descanso Gardens
Sep 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
This workshop is sold out

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.

{SOLD OUT} Papermaking Workshop @ Descanso Gardens
Sep 25 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
This workshop is sold out

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. 

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.

Oct
2
Sun
Ikebana Display in the Japanese Garden @ Descanso Gardens
Oct 2 @ 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.