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May
18
Sat
SOLD OUT // Night Garden: Science Quest @ Descanso Gardens
May 18 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Please note that Night Garden: Science Quest is sold out.

Discover how scientists explore the world around us– from whats in your backyard to what’s happening in outer space. Learn about space exploration from JPL and Carnegie Observatories, talk to experts from San Fernando Valley Audubon Society, and find out more about the pollinators that help make our garden bloom. Grab dinner and a drink, enjoy the sunset, and wander the gardens as the Flashdance DJs spin all-vinyl sets of tunes.

$5 members; $15 nonmembers. Advance tickets required.

Rose Garden

JPL Display | 5:30–8:30pm
Talk to scientists from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and learn about space exploration.

Planetarium Shows *limited space available | 5:40, 6:10, 6:40, 7:10, 7:40 & 8:10pm
Experience Carnegie Observatories‘ inflatable planetarium. Timed tickets available at the Rose Garden Pavilion beginning at 5:30. Participants must be able to sit on the ground for 20 minutes. Space extremely limited and is first-come, first-served.

Astronomy Talks | 6:30, 7 & 7:30pm
Learn about gravitational wave astronomy with Carnegie Observatories scientist, Dr. Philip Cowperthwaite.

Patina Concession Stand | 5:30–8pm
Food and drinks available for purchase.

Promenade

Bee Discovery Display | 5:30–8:30pm
Learn about the relationship between flowers and bees at this interactive display created by Descanso’s Native Garden Horticulturist, Layla Valenzuela.

Microscopes and Magnifiers Station | 5:30–8:30pm
Try out these scientific tools to get a closer look at nature.

Oak Grove

The Weaving Project | 5:30–7:30pm
Explore connections between art and our natural world. Together with artist Ben Allanoff, weave a community sculpture using sticks and natural materials. Stop by after 7:30 to view the finished project.

Flash Dance DJs | 5:30–8:15pm
The Flash Dance DJs spin an all vinyl set under the oaks.

San Fernando Valley Audubon Society | 5:30–7:30pm
Chat with experts from the Audubon Society and learn all about the birds that call Southern California home.

Patina Concession Stand | 5:30–8pm
Food and drinks available for purchase.

 

Jun
6
Thu
{SOLD OUT} Music on the Main: Louie Cruz Beltran @ Descanso Gardens
Jun 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Please note that tickets are sold out.

Our Music on the Main series opens with Louie Cruz Beltran, blending Afro Cuban rhythms with soaring vocals, pop, jazz, R&B and Latin influencesAdvance tickets required.

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

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.

 

Jun
13
Thu
{SOLD OUT} Music on the Main: The Katie Thiroux Trio @ Descanso Gardens
Jun 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Please note that tickets are sold out.

Music on the Main continues with The Katie Thiroux Trio, offering in-the-moment jazz that draws upon the rich history of the music, from swing to bebop and beyond. 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.

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.

Jun
18
Tue
{SOLD OUT} World Rhythms: Mariachi Divas @ Descanso Gardens
Jun 18 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Please note that tickets are sold out.

World Rhythms opens with Grammy Award-winning Mariachi Divas performing on the Main Lawn. 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.

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.

Jun
19
Wed
Summer Songs @ Descanso Gardens
Jun 19 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Relax in the beauty of the Rose Garden as the The Flashdance DJs spin all-vinyl sets of tunes. Enjoy a cold beer and wander through Descanso as the sun sets. Advance tickets required. 

Descanso Gardens members can reserve tickets beginning June 3. Tickets will be released to the public on June 6. 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.

Jun
20
Thu
{SOLD OUT} Music on the Main: Yuko Mabuchi @ Descanso Gardens
Jun 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Please note that tickets are sold out.

Music on the Main continues with sensational and captivating pianist Yuko MabuchiAdvance tickets required.

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

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.

Jun
25
Tue
{SOLD OUT} World Rhythms: Angel City Chorale @ Descanso Gardens
Jun 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Please note that tickets are sold out.

World Rhythms continues with an exhilarating, passionate performance by the Angel City ChoraleAdvance tickets required.

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

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.

Photo © Danny Moloshok

Jun
26
Wed
Summer Songs @ Descanso Gardens
Jun 26 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Relax in the beauty of the Rose Garden as the The Flashdance DJs spin all-vinyl sets of tunes. Enjoy a cold beer and wander through Descanso as the sun sets. Advance tickets required. 

Descanso Gardens members can reserve tickets beginning June 3. Tickets will be released to the public on June 6. 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.

Jun
27
Thu
{SOLD OUT} Music on the Main: Mon David @ Descanso Gardens
Jun 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Please note that tickets are sold out.

Music on the Main continues with award-winning jazz vocalist, composer, arranger, musician, poet and visual artist Mon David. 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.

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
2
Tue
World Rhythms: California Feetwarmers @ Descanso Gardens
Jul 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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

World Rhythms continues with California Feetwarmers, masters of ragtime, Dixieland blues and early swingAdvance tickets required.

Descanso Gardens members can reserve tickets beginning June 17. Tickets will be released to the public on June 20. 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.