Get in the groove this summer! Enjoy our summer line up of world music performances on two stages the third Thursday of the month from June–August. Included in the price of admission, no reservations required.
Please note that chairs, blankets, outside food, and picnics are not permitted.
Thursday, June 15
Rose Garden: 4–4:45pm & 5:15–6pm
Nevenka Folk Ensemble is a women’s chorus performing traditional Eastern European music. The multi-generational ensemble was formed in 1976 by women who shared a common interest in the complex harmonies and compelling rhythms of Balkan music.
Their repertoire includes songs from Albania, Armenia, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Macedonia, Russia, Ukraine, and from the Ladino Sephardic and Romani cultures.
Amphitheater: 5–5:45pm & 6:15–7pm
LA LA Brass Taking influences from New Orleans’ second line, hip hop, latin, pop, rock, and everything in between, their music embodies the ideal of collaboration and reinvents familiar genres and sounds. Led by tuba player Bobby Murray, they have been sharing their music since 2016, and built an eclectic group of talented musicians from a variety of different backgrounds.
With their music, they hope to inspire others to express themselves with confidence and vulnerability. LA LA aims to create a platform where everyone feels like they belong.
Meander through the Japanese Garden with the accompaniment of acoustic music during our extended summer hours. Enjoy a drink from the Tea House bar in this new twelve-week series.
The Camellia Lounge is open from 4:45–6:30pm, Fridays through Sundays from June 2- August 27*.
Entry to the Camellia Lounge is included with admission, no reservations required.
*Please note that there will be no music on June 9, July 14, and August 4, 5, 6, and 11.
Learn how to design unique plant palettes and maintenance schedules for your garden that provide support for our local wildlife. As we work to preserve and protect our local biodiversity, home gardens and urban landscapes are often underutilized spaces that can be turned into corridors that provide for the little creatures we so admire and depend on.
Students will come away with best practices and insights into observing your own local wildlife and easy steps to provide for them.
Meets on June 17. $30 members, $35 non-members. Advance registration required, register here.
Join us for a curator-led tour of the new gallery exhibit 0 Horizon: Art of the Forest Floor. Meets at the Sturt Haaga Gallery on June 17 at 11am and 2pm.
No registration required, free with admission.
About 0 Horizon: Art of the Forest Floor
0 Horizon: Art of the Forest Floor examines a wealth of subject matter that exists in the parasitological ecosystem of the forest floor. The coexistence of the parasite and the host helps to complete life cycles in some species and the coevolution of both. The exhibition will be installed to create an immersive environment containing works of all media that serves as a metaphor for the mutualism needed to contribute to the earth’s sustainability.
The works in the exhibition will depict nature’s underworld; a wondrous display of decay, slime, parasites, worms, beetles, mushrooms, roots, and the detritus of animals and humans.
0 Horizon: Art of the Forest Floor is open at the Sturt Haaga Gallery from June 17 through August 27, 10am–4pm daily. Entry to the Sturt Haaga Gallery is included with admission to Descanso Gardens, no reservations required.
0 Horizon: Art of the Forest Floor is funded in part by Heather and Paul Haaga.
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