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Aug
16
Fri
A Midsummer Night’s Dream @ Descanso Gardens
Aug 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Ensemble Shakespeare Theater returns to Descanso for a fully immersive theater production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Bring your running shoes, as this experience will have you chasing through the Gardens to follow fighting lovers, dancing fairies, and a bewildered donkey, on an adventure filled with laughter and love.

$25 members, $35 non-members. Join us on August 16, 17, 23 or 24. Reservations required, register online here.

Please note that this program is non-refundable.

 

Aug
17
Sat
A Midsummer Night’s Dream @ Descanso Gardens
Aug 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Ensemble Shakespeare Theater returns to Descanso for a fully immersive theater production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Bring your running shoes, as this experience will have you chasing through the Gardens to follow fighting lovers, dancing fairies, and a bewildered donkey, on an adventure filled with laughter and love.

$25 members, $35 non-members. Join us on August 16, 17, 23 or 24. Reservations required, register online here.

Please note that this program is non-refundable.

 

Aug
18
Sun
Drop-in Art with Carole Kim @ Descanso Gardens
Aug 18 @ 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
23
Fri
A Midsummer Night’s Dream @ Descanso Gardens
Aug 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Ensemble Shakespeare Theater returns to Descanso for a fully immersive theater production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Bring your running shoes, as this experience will have you chasing through the Gardens to follow fighting lovers, dancing fairies, and a bewildered donkey, on an adventure filled with laughter and love.

$25 members, $35 non-members. Join us on August 16, 17, 23 or 24. Reservations required, register online here.

Please note that this program is non-refundable.

 

Aug
24
Sat
A Midsummer Night’s Dream @ Descanso Gardens
Aug 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Ensemble Shakespeare Theater returns to Descanso for a fully immersive theater production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Bring your running shoes, as this experience will have you chasing through the Gardens to follow fighting lovers, dancing fairies, and a bewildered donkey, on an adventure filled with laughter and love.

$25 members, $35 non-members. Join us on August 16, 17, 23 or 24. Reservations required, register online here.

Please note that this program is non-refundable.

 

Aug
25
Sun
Drop-in Art with Carole Kim @ Descanso Gardens
Aug 25 @ 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.

 

Oct
5
Sat
Painting Nature @ Descanso Gardens
Oct 5 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join artist R. Jay Ewing for a six-week watercolor class for beginning and intermediate students. $90 members, $120 nonmembers. Meets from 10am to noon on six Saturdays, October 5 through November 9. Students will be emailed a materials list after registration.

Advance registration required. Register online here, in person at the Descanso Gardens Visitor Center or by phone at (818) 949-7980.

Please note that this program is non-refundable.

Oct
6
Sun
Urban Forager Book Signing @ Descanso Gardens
Oct 6 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Join Urban Forager author Elisa Callow from 2:30–3:30pm on October 6 and November 3 in Van de Kamp Hall for a tasting and book signing. Books will be available for purchase.

 

Oct
12
Sat
Japanese Garden Celebration @ Descanso Gardens
Oct 12 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Celebrate Japanese art and culture at this annual celebration set in our Japanese Garden. Activities included in the price of regular admission.

Ikebana Display | 9am – 5pm
View examples of ikebana, the art of flower arranging, from the Sogetsu School of Ikebana.

Taiko Drummers | 11:30am & 1:30pm
Kishin Daiko drummers perform heart-pounding feats of percussion.

Crafting | 10am – 1pm
Create your own work of art inspired by the Japanese Garden.

Photo © Martha Benedict

Oct
13
Sun
Japanese Garden Celebration @ Descanso Gardens
Oct 13 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Celebrate Japanese art and culture at this annual celebration set in our Japanese Garden. Activities included in the price of regular admission.

Ikebana Display | 9am – 5pm
View examples of ikebana, the art of flower arranging, from the Sogetsu School of Ikebana.

Taiko Drummers | 11:30am & 1:30pm
Kishin Daiko drummers perform heart-pounding feats of percussion.

Crafting | 10am – 1pm
Create your own work of art inspired by the Japanese Garden.

Photo © Martha Benedict