Tonalism: Night
Jun 11 @ 6:00 pm – Jun 12 @ 1:00 am

June 11 // Saturday: 6pm–1am 

Advance tickets required, $20 members/$25 non-members. Click here to purchase tickets.

Tonalism (in Space) culminates in a late night, ambient music happening inspired by La Monte Young’s Dream House as well as the work of musicians and composers such as Terry Riley, John Cage, and Yoko Ono. The event features live DJ sets, visual elements, and the opportunity to be in the garden as night falls.

Visitors are encouraged to bring pillows, cushions, and sleeping bags to lay down, listen and watch for an extended period of time.

Tonalism: Day
Jun 12 @ 10:00 am

June 9–10 // Thursday–Friday: 10am–5pm
June 11–12 // Saturday–Sunday: 10am–4pm

Experience Tonalism (in Space) from dublab at Descanso for four days this June. With immersive surround sound installations in different areas of the garden, Tonalism invites participants to enjoy ambient music and consider sound as a way to reflect, meditate and connect with our surroundings and environment.

Free with admission, no advance registration required

  • Main Lawn:
    • Meditative music brings a new sound element to this garden space
    • Visitors are invited to explore The Centering Center’s woven pavilion – a social space for interaction and reflection
    • Soundbaths on Thursday and Friday, June 9 and 10 from 5–6:30pm
  • Rose Garden:
    • Quadraphonic soundscapes and other compositions
Summer Bird Walk @ Descanso Gardens
Jun 26 @ 8:00 am

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

Free with membership, no registration required.

Members only

Into the Woods @ Descanso Gardens
Jul 8 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Descanso is thrilled to present Pacific Opera Project (POP)’s production of Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods coming July 8–10 and 15–17. What better place to stage Into the Woods than the actual woods of one of Southern California’s premier outdoor spaces, Descanso Gardens!
Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods takes everyone’s favorite fairytale characters and brings them together for an accessible, timeless, and relevant piece. Don’t miss POP Opera’s surprising staging and fun surprises throughout.

Ticketing information

General seating: $25 members/$30 non-members
General seating is located on the Main Lawn and is not assigned


Please note that premium seating for Into the Woods is sold out

July 8–10: 7:30–10pm
July 15–17: 7:30–10pm
Main Lawn

About Into the Woods

The Tony Award-winning book and score follow a baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King’s Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch’s curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone’s wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results.