Calendar

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Jul
15
Mon
“Shine a Light” Public Opening @ Descanso Gardens
Jul 15 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Shine a Light begins its run in the Sturt Haaga Gallery from July 15 to October 27.

Jul
16
Tue
{SOLD OUT} World Rhythms: Briseyda Zárate @ Descanso Gardens
Jul 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Please note that tickets are sold out.

World Rhythms continues with Briseyda Zárate, an inspired and skilled flamenco dancer, choreographer, singer and master teacher. Advance tickets required.

Please note that tickets are limited to 6 per household; those reserving more than 6 tickets will have all additional tickets invalidated.

Not a member? Learn more or become a member here.

Bring a picnic or order a summer picnic box from Patina. Lawn chairs are allowed and lawn seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Jul
20
Sat
Urban Forager Book Signing @ Descanso Gardens
Jul 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join Urban Forager author Elisa Callow from 2–3pm on July 13 and 20 in Van de Kamp Hall for a tasting and book signing. Books will be available for purchase.

 

Jul
23
Tue
{SOLD OUT} World Rhythms: Dance India @ Descanso Gardens
Jul 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Please note that tickets are sold out.

Our World Rhythms series ends its run with Dance India, which includes special performances by Sharanya Mukhopadhyay Sekhri and Joya Kazi UnlimitedAdvance tickets required.

Please note that tickets are limited to 6 per household; those reserving more than 6 tickets will have all additional tickets invalidated.

Not a member? Learn more or become a member here.

Bring a picnic or order a summer picnic box from Patina. Lawn chairs are allowed and lawn seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

Jul
25
Thu
Gil Garcetti Photography @ Descanso Gardens
Jul 25 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Now through August 31, view photographer Gil Garcetti’s work from his new book, Protea – The Magic and the Mystery. Images are on display in the Boddy House.

You may know him as a former Los Angeles County district attorney (and father of current LA Mayor Eric Garcetti). The LA native is also an acclaimed, multifaceted photographer.

Jul
28
Sun
Gil Garcetti Talk & Book Signing @ Descanso Gardens
Jul 28 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Photographer Gil Garcetti and writer Larry Livingston will discuss their book, Protea – The Magic and the Mystery. Books will be available for purchase. No reservations required, space is limited. Seating is available on a first come-first served basis.

Aug
2
Fri
“La La Land” at Family Movie Night @ Descanso Gardens
Aug 2 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Exclusively for Descanso Gardens members at the Family Plus level and higher! Join us for La La Land on the big screen on Friday, August 2. A pianist and actress try to balance careers and blossoming love in this LA romance. Reservations 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.

 

Aug
4
Sun
Drop-in Art with Carole Kim @ Descanso Gardens
Aug 4 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Work with artist Carole Kim to make your own pieces of art with foraged material. All ages welcome. Meets in the studio of the Boddy House each Sunday this August from 1–3pm.

Carole Kim‘s exhibition, Shine a Light, is currently on view at the Sturt Haaga Gallery.

 

Aug
10
Sat
{SOLD OUT} Sketching with Color @ Descanso Gardens
Aug 10 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Please note that this class is sold out.

Join artist Virginia Hein for a four-week series beginning August 10 that focuses on exploring color to sketch the summer landscapes of Descanso. Bring a spirit of play and experimentation while learning to work confidently with color.

$90 members, $120 nonmembers. Meets August 10, 17, 24 & 31.

Please note that this program is non-refundable.

Image: © Virginia Hein

Aug
11
Sun
Drop-in Art with Carole Kim @ Descanso Gardens
Aug 11 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Work with artist Carole Kim to make your own pieces of art with foraged material. All ages welcome. Meets in the studio of the Boddy House each Sunday this August from 1–3pm.

Carole Kim‘s exhibition, Shine a Light, is currently on view at the Sturt Haaga Gallery.