Community Events Calendar
EVENT
Love You Madly - A Portrait of Duke Ellington
DESCRIPTION
Archival recordings, magazine articles, concert posters, original photographs, and a significant discography related to jazz pioneer and prolific master composer Duke Ellingtons life and career. Gallery Hours are Tuesday-Saturday 12Noon-5pm. An opening concert on Saturday, March 7 from 3:00-6:00p.m. will feature music performed live by Marcus Miller Freedom Jazz Movement, paying tribute to Duke with a special focus on his work with Max Roach and Charles Mingus on the 1963 release, Money Jungle.

The materials exhibited will chronicle Duke Ellingtons rise to fame through swing in the Cotton Club and big band era as an inventive arranger and charismatic band leader, as well as his grassroots love for blues and experimental jazz. His open philosophies towards jazz as American Music beyond category, rooted in African tradition, influenced younger generations of genre expanders including John Coltrane, Charles Mingus, and Max Roach as well as ongoing relationships with orchestra members saxophonists Otto Hardwick and Johnny Hodges, as well as alliances with contemporaries such as Dizzy Gillespie and Billy Strayhorn. Items presented are entirely from the collection of Alden Kimbrough, and also include items collected by his father Jack Kimbrough, who built a personal relationship with Duke, inviting him to perform in Southern California, including some of his first performances in San Diego.

The life and work of Duke Ellington is this years focus for The William Grant Still Arts Centers Annual African-American Composers Series. Now in its seventh year, the exhibition series celebrates the life and work of African-American composers each spring. Combining community archives with original artwork and music education, past exhibitions in the series have included I Got My Pride: The Blues Tales of Leadbelly (2014), Arkestry of the Cosmos: The Universe Language of Sun Ra (2013), Deeds Not Words: The Life and Work of Max Roach and Abbey Lincoln (2012), A New Day: Nina Simone (2011) and The High Priest of Bop: The Jazz Odyssey of Thelonious Monk (2010).

The music of Duke Ellington is also being presented in conjunction with DCAs African-American Heritage Music Education Program.

ADDITIONAL INFO
wgsac.wordpress.com or 323.734.1165
DATE
Saturday, March 07, 2015

END DATE
Saturday, June 06, 2015
LOCATION
William Grant Still Arts Center
2520 S. West View Street
Los Angeles, CA 90016
directions
EVENT
Melissa Morgan at The Fenix
DESCRIPTION
Melissa Morgan - vocals
Ken French - piano
Doug Miller - bass
Leon Joyce Jr - drums

ADDITIONAL INFO
http://www.fenixlive.com/show/melissa-morgan/
DATE
Sunday, April 05, 2015

START TIME
6:30pm

END TIME
9:30pm
LOCATION
The Fenix
919 Fourth Street
San Rafael, CA 94901
directions
EVENT
Natalie Hanna Mendoza Sings Jazz
DESCRIPTION
Natalie Hanna Mendoza sings jazz standards at her junior recital. Free admission, Free Reshments at reception following performance. Please RSVP https://www.eventbrite.com/e/natalie-hanna-mendoza-sings-jazz-tickets-16138823656?aff=eac2

ADDITIONAL INFO
Nataliehannamendoza.com
DATE
Saturday, April 11, 2015

START TIME
9:00pm

END TIME
10:00pm
LOCATION
CSULB Gerald R. Daniel Recital Hall
1250 N. Bellflower
Long Beach, CA 90840
directions
EVENT
Varimezov Family Band/ Moira Smiley & VOCO
DESCRIPTION
Fill your soul with the radiant power of Bulgarian vocals & avant garde American folk harmonies

The human voice is at the core of Bulgarian folklore passed on from generation to generation through the centuries. At the apex of this tradition are world class artists- Ivan and Tzvetanka Varimezov with daughters Radka and Tanya. They share the program with high voltage, folk-delicious yet contemporary Appalachian harmonies by moira smiley & VOCO quartet- named America's top a cappella group for their feisty mix of pop, folk and world music.


ADDITIONAL INFO
http://www.festivalofsacredmusic.org/event/varimezov-family-band-moira-smiley-voco/
DATE
Saturday, April 18, 2015

START TIME
7:00pm

END TIME
9:00pm
LOCATION
Aratani Theatre
244 San Pedro st
Los Angeles, CA 90012
directions
EVENT
"Stardust Nights" PBS SoCaL 2015 Gala
DESCRIPTION
The theme for PBS SoCal's gala this year is Stardust Nights, celebrating the station's service to the community. The event will honor the leadership and legacy of PBS SoCal's retiring CEO, Mel Rogers, and the Heroes of the station, whose support a decade ago kept PBS SoCal alive during a difficult time. Guests will travel in time to celebrate the iconic era of Las Vegas with gaming tables, regalement, dancing, live entertainment courtesy of JT & Friends, and a Rat Pack after party.

Honorees: Mel Rogers, PBS SoCal Heroes, the 2014 PBS SoCaL Community Champions.

Host: Antiques Roadshow's Mark L. Walberg

Musical guests: JT & Friends

PRICE: $500 (Individual Ticket)


ADDITIONAL INFO
http://www.pbssocal.org/arts-life/events/2015gala/
DATE
Saturday, April 18, 2015

START TIME
5:30pm
LOCATION
Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa
21500 Pacific Coast Highway
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
directions
EVENT
Alphonze Mouzon JAZZ in Newport Beach
DESCRIPTION
ALPHONZE AND HIS ALL STAR BAND PLAYING IN NEWPORT BEACH!
DINNER, A WORLD CLASS SHOW AND MORE !

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/alphonse-mouzon-jazz-in-newport-beach-tickets-15949737093



ADDITIONAL INFO
323 825 9785
DATE
Saturday, April 18, 2015

START TIME
8:00pm

END TIME
11:00pm
LOCATION
BALBOA INN AND RESORT
105 MAIN STREET
NEWPORT BEACH, CA 92660
directions
EVENT
Jared & The Mill with Wartime Recitals
DESCRIPTION
KNITTING FACTORY PRESENTS
Jared & The Mill
Wartime Recitals

Wednesday, Apr 22, 2015 7:30 PM PDT (7:00 PM Doors)
The Federal Underground, Long Beach, CA

ADDITIONAL INFO
http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=5714575&pl=federal&REFID=lbfed
DATE
Wednesday, April 22, 2015

END DATE
Thursday, April 23, 2015

START TIME
7:30pm

END TIME
12:00am
LOCATION
The Federal Underground
102 Pine Avenue Long Beach, CA 90802
Long Beach, CA 90802
directions
EVENT
Mercy House 25th Anniversary Living with Heart Gala
DESCRIPTION
Mercy House, one of Southern California's premier advocates of the homeless, announced its 25th Anniversary Gala, Living with Heart, will be held at the Fairmont, Newport Beach Hotel on Saturday, April 25, 2015.

This year's fundraiser will focus on the accomplishments that the agency has achieved over the past 25 years and the lives along the way that have been transformed. This includes providing 65,000 homeless and at-risk individuals with housing and supportive services across Orange and San Bernardino Counties.


ADDITIONAL INFO
http://www.2015mercyhousegala.tk/
DATE
Saturday, April 25, 2015

START TIME
5:00pm
LOCATION
Fairmont Hotel-Newport Beach
4500 MacArthur Blvd
Newport Beach, CA 92660
directions
EVENT
International Jazz Day JaZzabration
DESCRIPTION
Come and join us as our International Jazz Honorees celebrate and Jam at the Jay Jackson Jazz Presents All Pro Jam

RSVP are strongly recommended

Please call Linda Morgan
562-762-6441

ADDITIONAL INFO
562-762-6441
DATE
Thursday, April 30, 2015

START TIME
8:00pm

END TIME
11:00pm
LOCATION
H.O.M.E House Of Music & Entertainment
430 N. Camden Ave.
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
directions
EVENT
Annual Villager Awards
DESCRIPTION
This is the second ANNUAL VILLAGER AWARDS, a nonprofit charitable fundraiser, in which persons from various realms of life are recognized not only for their personal and professional success but also for "Lifting Others as They Climbed!" Hear Their Strategies. Enjoy great fellowship and networking; good food and drinks, music, and The Village P.r.o.j.e.c.t.s.

Award recipients past and present bring stories that inspire all of us to continue to "Lift as we Climb!" and they introduce us to diverse strategies for making a difference.

The 2015 list includes Dr. Synthia SAINT JAMES, Manuelita Brown, Jacob Foko, Laverne Duncan, Historic Watts Facebook Page, Dr. Anna McDonald, Carla Yarbrough, Calista Kelly, Sharon and David McLucas' Forgotten Images Traveling Museum, Dr. Diedre Walton RN, Dr. Minnie Douglas, Joyce Oneko, Irma Hagans-Cooper, John Brown, Carolyn Kennedy, Dr. Wayne Downey, Marcus Tyson, Ernie Bridges, Ken Hill, Virgie Wade, Roberta Jenkins and Dr. Matthew Jenkins, Bobbie Smith, Ron Hasson, Bobby McDonald, Tjuana "Tia" Walker, Dr.Thelma Day, and Carolyn Smith-Watts.

See www.villageprojects.net for more information about The Village P.r.o.j.e.c.t.s

ADDITIONAL INFO
www.villagerawards.brownpapertickets.com 562-895-9205 , villageprojects@aol.com
DATE
Friday, May 01, 2015

START TIME
6:00pm

END TIME
11:00pm
LOCATION
Long Beach Hilton Hotel and Executive Meeting Center
701 East Ocean Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90706
directions
EVENT
Stories to Save Lives
DESCRIPTION
Shine a light on the stories of so many Americans affected by Esophageal Cancer by rappelling down 24 stories of a shimmering hotel!

This event invites people of all ages, including adventure seekers, those with connections to Esophageal Cancer, media personalities and celebrities, to make an impact on the fight against this deadly disease in an extraordinary way.

Everyone going over the edge will receive their own fundraising web page, experience a training session on event day and be photographed while descending from the roof to the ground floor pool deckin honor of someone surviving, battling or lost to Esophageal Cancer.

Adding to the fun, the Landing Zone celebration area will offer a party atmosphere with music, refreshments, sponsor booths, ground adventures such as a rock climbing wall, and more!

To register, support a participant or receive more information about volunteer or sponsorship opportunities, visit www.storiestosavelives.org, email info@ECAN.org or call 410-358- ECAN (3226).

Proceeds will support ECAN (Esophageal Cancer Action Network), whose mission is to save lives by increasing awareness about the link between heartburn and cancer, promoting early detection and supporting medical innovation to prevent, detect, treat and cure Esophageal Cancer. This national non-profit organization is led by a board of directors of top physicians, business leaders and families that have been touched by esophageal cancer. For more information, visit www.ECAN.org.

ADDITIONAL INFO
http://www.storiestosavelives.org
DATE
Saturday, May 02, 2015

START TIME
9:00am

END TIME
5:00pm
LOCATION
Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City
555 Universal Hollywood Dr.
Universal City, CA 91608
directions
EVENT
8th Annual Cal Poly Pomona, Southern CA Auction and Tasting
DESCRIPTION
A Day of Wine, Beer , Food Jazz and Charity

The Cal Poly Pomona's Events & Special Projects Office is hosting its 8th annual Southern California Auction & Tasting. Savor a day of wine and roses at the 2015 Southern California Tasting & Auction at Cal Poly Pomona's Rose Garden on Sunday, May 3. Featuring tantalizing creations from executive chefs, delightful wines, craft-beer tastings, a fast-paced live auction of unique items, a silent auction and live jazz performances throughout the day. The event benefits the 21,000 students at Cal Poly Pomona and enrich academic programs and opportunities.

ADDITIONAL INFO
www.polytaste.com
DATE
Sunday, May 03, 2015

START TIME
1:00pm

END TIME
4:00pm
LOCATION
Cal Poly Pomona, Rose Garden
3801 West Temple Ave.
Pomona , CA
directions
EVENT
Fiesta Charity Spetacular
DESCRIPTION
CALENDAR LISTING
Fiesta Charity Spectacular 2015
Presented by Asman & Associates, LLC

WHAT:

Fiesta Charity Horse Show and Spectacular, presented by Asman & Associates, LLC, is dedicated to raising awareness and much needed funds for Cancer Research and helping support our Military.

Fiesta Charity Spectacular will once again be held on Saturday, May 9th. The Charity Horse Show runs from Thursday May 7-Sunday, May 10, 2015. The Spectacular features an enchanting Broadway Style Equestrian and Musical spectacular. This performance is a dazzling display of inimitable magnificence, elegance, and agility of Spanish and other Horse breeds, highlighted with music and dance. The evening will also include a wonderful variety of celebrities, vendors, foods, silent auction and raffle. Fiesta, now in its 17th year continues to show the important role it plays in integrating communities by honoring horses, music and people steeped in rich history and tradition.

The Fiesta Charity Horseshow will once again have horses competing during the day from Wednesday, May 6 to Sunday, May 10 (Western Dressage, Andalusian, Friesian, Lusitano, Paso Fino, Peruvian Paso, P.R.E., Plantation Walking Horses, Saddlebred, Working Equitation and Open Classes) in a horse show competition that is free during the day to the public.

WHY:

To bring much needed awareness and funds for Cancer Research in order to help find a cure for this disease and give people long living lives, and to honor our Military Families on this Mothers Day Weekend. Many local and national organizations have benefitted from funds raised through Fiesta including USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and Childrens Hospital Los Angeles. Fiesta brings together the special healing power of horses and people.

WHEN:

Spectacular Saturday, May 9, 2015
Gates open and festivities begin at 3:00 PM
Evening Show begins at 5:30 PM
Multi-breed Horse show May 6-May 10
Featuring: Andalusian, Friesian, Lusitano, Paso Fino, Peruvian Paso, P.R.E., Plantation Walking Horses, Saddlebred, Working Equitation, Western Dressage and Open Classes with more to be added.

WHERE:

Los Angeles Equestrian Center, 480 Riverside Drive, Burbank, CA 91506

TICKETS FOR SATURDAY NIGHT:
Reserved Box Seats: $25
Adult General Admission: $15
Children/Seniors (5-12/65 & over): $10
Children 4 & under: FREE
*$5.00 Parking Service Fee

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Visit www.fiestaspanishhorse.org or call 818-842-8444
Sponsorship & Advertising Opportunities Available
Coordinated by: Asman & Associates, LLC


ADDITIONAL INFO
818-842-8444
DATE
Thursday, May 07, 2015

END DATE
Sunday, May 10, 2015

START TIME
5:30pm

END TIME
8:00pm
LOCATION
Los Angeles Equestrian Center
480 Riverside Dr
Burbank, CA 91506
directions
EVENT
FARE National Food Allergy Conference
DESCRIPTION
Join the country's leading food allergy experts and varied members of the food allergy community for a weekend of world-class programming hosted by Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE). The FARE National Food Allergy Conference will be held May 16-17, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Long Beach in Long Beach, CA. This unique opportunity gathers individuals and families managing food allergies, caregivers, school staff, health care professionals, and others interested in the field to learn about advances in food allergy research and advocacy, best practices and practical skills for living well with food allergies, and much more. Both full conference and single-day registrations will be available. Visit http://www.foodallergy.org/conference for complete details.

ADDITIONAL INFO
http://www.foodallergy.org/conference
DATE
Saturday, May 16, 2015

END DATE
Sunday, May 17, 2015
LOCATION
Hyatt Regency Long Beach
200 South Pine Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90802
directions
EVENT
Singing Makes Us Happy
DESCRIPTION
Circle City Chorale (C3) and the newly-formed Circle City Children's Choir (C4) are all set for their springshow coming up Saturday and Sunday, May 16 (2pm and 7pm) and 17 (4pm). C3 will be performing a variety of different pieces from jazz to madrigals. This will be an experience sure to get you on your feet and bring a smile to your face. So come join us in song! For tickets and more information, please see our website!

ADDITIONAL INFO
www.CircleCityChorale.org
DATE
Saturday, May 16, 2015

END DATE
Sunday, May 17, 2015
LOCATION

1907 W. Ontario Ave
Corona, CA 92882
directions
EVENT
Relay For Life of Long Beach
DESCRIPTION
The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is the world's largest and most impactful fundraising event to end cancer. It unites communities across the globe to celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and take action to finish the fight once and for all. Today, with the support of thousands of volunteers like you, the American Cancer Society is helping save more than 400 lives a day. And we won't stop until we finish the fight against cancer! Please join us!

ADDITIONAL INFO
http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR/RelayForLife/RFLCY15CA?pg=entry&fr_id=68586
DATE
Saturday, June 06, 2015

START TIME
9:00am
LOCATION
Millikan High School
2800 Snowden Ave
Long Beach, CA
directions
EVENT
22nd VILLAGE RUNNER 4TH OF JULY 5K presented by UCLA HEALTH
DESCRIPTION
Celebrate our country's independence with the 22nd Village Runner 4th of July 5K presented by Ucla Health, a long-time tradition in the South Bay! It is a 5K Run and Community Walk featuring a Red, White, and Blue costume contest as well as cash prizes for the winners.
The 5K begins at 8am in Riviera Village, Redondo Beach. At 9:30am, kids will race each other in a Firecracker Dash.
Charity beneficiaries include after-school programs and athletic programs at South Bay-area high schools.
For more information, and to register for the race, go to www.villagerunner.com

ADDITIONAL INFO
http://www.villagerunner.com/
DATE
Saturday, July 04, 2015

START TIME
8:00am

END TIME
12:00pm
LOCATION
Village Runner
1811 S. Catalina Ave.
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
directions
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