{SOLD OUT} “What You Will” by Ensemble Shakespeare Theater @ Descanso Gardens
Sep 18 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Tickets are sold out for the Sept. 18 performance of What You Will

Join us on September 16, 17 or 18 for a performance of What You Will by the Ensemble Shakespeare Theater in the Amphitheater off the Main Lawn.

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.



Japanese Garden Ikebana Display @ Descanso Gardens
Oct 2 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Enjoy the beauty of the Japanese Garden with large-scale ikebana pieces created by artist Kaz Kitajima, on display from October 2–24. 

Included in the price of admission, no reservations required.

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

Please note that Sketching with Color is sold out.

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

$90 members, $110 nonmembers. Class meets in the Rose Pavilion on Oct. 9, 16, 23 and 30 from 9am to noon. Advance registration required.

Image: © Virginia Hein

{SOLD OUT} Papel Picado Workshop with Self Help Graphics @ Descanso Gardens
Oct 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

This class is sold out. Click here to register for the Stencil Screenprinting Workshop with Self Help Graphics.

Learn the traditional art of papel picado with Self Help Graphics & Art on October 17. Self Help Graphics’ teaching artists will guide participants through creating a papel picado scene, cutting elaborate designs into pieces of delicate tissue paper.

$37 members, $42 non-members. Meets in the Rose Pavilion. Advance registration required.

This workshop is suitable for adults and children older than 4. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

About Self Help Graphics & Art

Self Help Graphics is dedicated to the production, interpretation and distribution of prints and other art media by Chicana/o and Latinx artists. Their multidisciplinary and intergenerational programs promote artistic excellence and empower the community by providing access to space, tools, training and capital.