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Thursday, July 2

Mindful Awareness

Hammer Museum

10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024


Mindful Awareness is the moment-by-moment process of actively and openly observing one’s physical, mental, and emotional experiences. Mindfulness has scientific support as a means to reduce stress, improve attention, boost the immune system, reduce emotional reactivity, and promote a general sense of health and well-being.

The free weekly drop-in sessions take place in the comfortable seats of the Billy Wilder Theater and are open to all who are interested in learning how to live more presently in life. No special clothing is required, and participants are welcome to stay for 5 minutes or enjoy the entire 30-minute session.

Sessions are led by instructors from the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center. Visit www.marc.ucla.edu to learn more about the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center.

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Redondo Pier

100 Fisherman's Wharf, Redondo Beach, 90277


South Bay’s Biggest Free Summer Concert Series Returns to Redondo Pier
For over 20 years, the Redondo Pier Association has sponsored the biggest free summer concert series in the South Bay of Los Angeles. Summer of Music featuring more than 20 bands, returns on Thursday, July 2, 2015 and continues every Thursday and Saturday through Saturday, September 5, 2015. This year, two concerts have been added at a second location* on July 4 and September 5, 2015, to open and close out the Summer of Music festival. The all-ages free live music shows are open to the public and the main stage is located at the end of the historical Redondo Beach Pier over the water. Blankets or low-backed beach chairs are encouraged. A variety of food and beverages are available for take-out to enjoy during the concerts at over 30 restaurants on the Redondo Beach Pier, International Boardwalk and Redondo Beach Marina. July 2 – September 5, 2015

Thursday, 7/2/15, 6-8pm Woodie & The Longboards (Beach Boys Tribute)
Saturday, 7/4/15, 3-5pm Rewind (Classic Hits)
Satuday, 7/4/15, 6-8pm That Cover Band (60’s - 90’s)
Saturday, 7/4/15, 4-6pm* BackTracks (Classic Rock)
Thursday, 7/9/15, 6-8pm Retrofit (80’s & 90’s)
Saturday, 7/11/15, 6-8pm Johnny Polanco y Su Amistad Conjunto (Salsa)
Thursday, 7/16/15, 6-8pm Jack Dani 90’s Rock Revue (90’s Rock)
Saturday, 7/18/15, 6-8pm 562nd United States Air Force Band (Orchestra)
Thursday, 7/23/15, 6-8pm JB & The Big Riders (Country)
Saturday, 7/25/15, 6-8pm Danny Dean & The Rockabilly Rebels
Thursday, 7/30/15, 6-8pm Elwood Moon (Classic Rock)
Saturday, 8/1/15, 6-8pm The Vignatis (Gypsy Rock)
Thursday, 8/6/15, 6-8pm Alarma (World/Alternative Rock)
Saturday, 8/8/15, 6-8pm 1969 (Classic Rock)
Thursday, 8/13/15, 6-8pm Feed the Kitty (Rock)
Saturday, 8/15/15, 6-8pm In Contempt (Soul)
Thursday, 8/20/15, 6-8pm King Chris (Funk)
Saturday, 8/22/15, 6-8pm Amber Foxx (Rockabilly)
Thursday, 8/27/15, 6-8pm Clive Farrington (80’s New Wave)
Saturday, 8/29/15, 6-8pm Brady Harris Band (Beatlesque Pop Rock)
Thursday, 9/3/15, 6-8pm Angelou Music LA (Americana/Soul)
Saturday, 9/5/15, 4-6pm* Chico’s Bail Bonds Blues Band (Blues)*
Saturday, 9/5/15, 6-8pm West Swell (Reggae)

*Concerts on 7/4/15, 4-6pm and 9/5/15, 4-6pm will take place at the Octagon lot where the Pier meets the International Boardwalk (below Kincaid’s). All pier events are weather permitting. Concert schedule is subject to change. For immediate updates, visit twitter.com/redondopier

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Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz and Aoife O’Donovan - I'M WITH HER


366 N. La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048


Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz and Aoife O’Donovan - I'M WITH HER
Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz and Aoife O’Donovan - I'M WITH HER
All mainstays of the acoustic, folk and roots music world, Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz and Aoife O’Donovan crossed paths many times throughout their careers. So it comes as no surprise that, after an impromptu performance at the 2014 Telluride Bluegrass Festival, all the pieces fell into place for these three acclaimed musicians to collaborate. Watkins, Jarosz and O’Donovan’s first performance will be at 2015’s Celtic Connections Festival in Scotland, an event at which they have each performed individually.

Sara Watkins is a singer-songwriter and fiddler from California. She debuted in 1989 as fiddler and founding member of the progressive bluegrass group Nickel Creek along with her brother Sean and mandolinist Chris Thile. In addition to singing and playing fiddle, she also plays ukulele and guitar, and played percussion while touring with The Decemberists. She has two solo albums, Sara Watkins and Sun Midnight Sun on Nonesuch Records. In addition to touring on her own, she just completed a Nickel Creek reunion tour in celebration of the band’s first release in seven years, A Dotted Line. Sara and Sean Watkins also produce the Watkins Family Hour, a monthly residency and podcast at the Los Angeles venue Largo, featuring an eclectic group of guest musicians, comedy and more.

Sarah Jarosz is a multi-Grammy nominated singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who hails from just outside of Austin, TX and makes her home in New York City. Now 24-years-old, she graduated in 2013 from New England Conservatory in the same month that she completed Build Me Up From Bones, her third album for Sugar Hill Records following 2009’s debut Song Up In Her Head and 2011’s Follow Me Down. Jarosz, who fits comfortably where contemporary folk, Americana and roots music intersect, has long been embraced for the depth and maturity of her songwriting, her pure and nuanced vocals, and her instrumental mastery— switching between octave mandolin, banjo, guitar and mandolin as the songs dictate. Build Me Up From Bones garnered two Grammy nominations and made NPR’s Top Ten Folk and Americana albums for 2013. It was also nominated for the Americana Music Association’s Album of the Year. She has appeared on Conan, Austin City Limits, A Prairie Home Companion and the BBC Series The Transatlantic Sessions.

Boston born Aoife O’Donovan is known for her ethereal vocals and substantive songwriting. After graduating from New England Conservatory, O’Donovan hit the road as the lead singer and principal songwriter/song-finder of Crooked Still, which grew into one of the world’s most acclaimed progressive string groups over the ensuing decade. The stunning versatility and appeal of her voice brought her to the attention of some of the most eminent names in music and led to collaborations across a wide variety of genres with everyone from Alison Krauss to Dave Douglas and regular appearances on A Prairie Home Companion, along with a role as vocalist on the Grammy-winning Goat Rodeo Sessions alongside Chris Thile, Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer and Stuart Duncan. In 2012, the now Brooklyn-based musician went to Portland, OR to fulfill her dream of recording an album with celebrated producer Tucker Martine (My Morning Jacket, The Decemberists). Rich in tender vocals and unexpected textures, the resulting solo debut album, Fossils, bears the remarkable fruits of their creative partnership.

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