Since 2003, Classic Albums Live has earned their reputation of painstakingly recreating, note for note, cut for cut some of rocks most legendary albums. Now, their group of astoundingly talented, handpicked musicians take the stage to perform in its entirety, The Jimi Hendrix Experiences Are You Experienced? Released in 1967, the album was an immediate critical and commercial success and has continued to be widely regarded by rock critics as one of the greatest, most influential debut albums ever released. With songs such as Purple Haze, Foxy Lady, Fire, Hey Joe, and The Wind Cries Mary, the album features Jimi Hendrixs innovative approach to songwriting and electric guitar playing which soon established a new direction in psychedelic and hard rock music.
2751 West Broadway, Los Angeles, 90041
8:00pm to 10:00pm
Brudestykke from the Sonderho Bridal Trilogy (Danish Traditional Dance)
String Quartet in G Minor, Op. 27 – E. Grieg
String Quartet No. 2 – A. Borodin
February 20 (Saturday) at 8:00pm.
Santa Cecilia Arts & Learning Center: 2751 West Broadway, Eagle Rock
In our “Northern Lights” concert, experience the mystery and beauty of music from Scandinavia and Russia. We’ll begin with a Danish traditional dance and follow with Grieg’s sensational quartet, which blends influences from Beethoven and Scandinavian folk. The program concludes with Borodin’s famous second quartet, a beautiful, lyrical work that is full of musical nuance and also served as the basis of the Tony-award winning musical, Kismet.
Tickets are $24, and may be purchased online or at the door. Get your tickets soon, though, as seating is limited and we do sell out. Our prior chamber concert this season sold out.
Wine and cheese reception at 7:30.
The Santa Cecilia Arts & Learning Center is our newly acquired space for arts performance, operated by the Santa Cecilia Orchestra of Los Angeles. Come early to explore the postmodern architecture and the serene grove that define our center!
We provide free and handicapped-accessible parking in front of our center, though space is limited; more parking is readily available in the immediately surrounding area.
2430 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91107
10:00am to 4:30pm
How can an agricultural method help create a wholesome and harmonious society? Shumei America hopes to answer that question when it hosts this year’s Natural Agriculture Conference at Shumei America National Center, 2430 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91107 on Sunday, February 21, from 10 am to 4:30 pm.. This year’s theme is: "Creating a Wholesome Community".
The free conference will be an all day event featuring expert panelists and participants from throughout North America and Asia. Among the participants are Alice Cunningham, Bernie Ehnes, Roy Gibbon, Don Lewis, Scott Park, and Harold Wilken. The distinguished horticulturist Dr. Diana Jerkins will facilitate. The conference will open with a welcome by Eugene Imai, Shumei America’s director. The event will include lectures, a Q&A Panel Discussion, a cooking demonstration, gardening workshop, display booths, and live music. There will be a Mini Market offering vegetables, bottled and packaged food products, baked goods, coffee, teas, and more. Also, books and Natural Agriculture reference materials will be available for purchase. Food will be ready for those wishing to have lunch at the Shumei Center. If a more formal setting is desired, there are plenty of eating venues nearby. There will be a raffle at 3:00 pm with prizes related to the practice of Natural Agriculture.
Enrollment for the cooking demonstration is limited. So, those who want to attend this presentation should register ahead of time.
Unlike most agricultural practices, Natural Agriculture involves the entire food community. Farmers and gardeners, distributors, and consumers are all participants in this innovative farming process. Because of Natural Agriculture’s inclusiveness this conference is open to all those interested in planting in home and community gardens, or even in pots on an urban patio. And those who simply enjoy cooking and eating and are concerned about sustainability and health are welcome as well.
The idea behind Natural Agriculture is simple. Food is grown using only pure soil, pure water, and sunlight. Seeds are gathered from the last harvest and planted in the next. Genetically modified seeds, along with industrial fertilizers, manure and insecticides, are never used. The condition of the soil is extremely important to this process of food cultivation. The earth underfoot is viewed as a living organism that adapts to the particular crop it supports. Natural Agriculture emphasizes the grower’s relationship with nature, with the understanding that plants and soil thrive when treated with love, gratitude, and respect. In return, according to Natural Agriculture philosophy, nature teaches the farmers and growers everything that is needed.
Natural Agriculture was first developed in Japan in the 1930s and its evolution is an ongoing process. Today it is practiced in Africa, Asia, Europe, South America, and throughout North America. Here in the USA, under the trade name of Wholesome Essence (also known by its acronym WE), a growing number of Natural Agriculture products are being made available to the public: pasta, olive oil, wine, rice, soy sauce, tea, wheat flour, and coffee among them. Although not yet a major method of food cultivation, Natural Agriculture’s practice is growing steadily and the method has adapted very well to a wide variety of terrains and climates.
Natural Agriculture has a social and cultural significance as well. In Zambia it has freed subsistence farmers from the onerous burden of being beholden to agribusiness for genetically altered seeds and synthetic, agricultural chemicals. By reintroducing heritage vegetables and the practice of seed collection, crops have proven to be remarkably drought resistant and farmers are beginning to live with a small amount of economic freedom. This in turn has restored the farmers’ faith in themselves and their future, and has given them hope in their own indigenous culture, which had almost been lost. For the industrialized, urban world, Natural Agriculture can reacquaint people with the natural rhythms and cycles of nature. It can help bring their lives into balance.
The event is free. Visitors may register at the reception table the day of the event. For more information and pre-registration please call 626-584-8841 between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday or by visiting www.naconf.org. Those who register ahead of time will receive a free raffle ticket. There is some parking available in the center’s garage and ample parking on the streets.
7001 Smith Road, Simi Valley, 93063
10:30am to 11:30am
At Corriganville Park, 7001 Smith Road, Simi Valley, CA 93063, join A Faery Hunt on an exciting interactive, gentle adventure. After jumping into Fairyland and meeting up with the faeries, the audience learns that the Faery Queen’s enchanted necklace is missing! Who could have taken it? All the faery folke immediately think it’s Noll the Troll – whenever anything goes wrong they always blame the Noll. But after a series of events – a duel with a Simurg – a half-man half bird – and a lot of fun, the audience helps the faery folk bring the faery light back to the Faery Queen. Many children come in costume. Wings, garlands, wands and wizard hats available there for $5-$10 for sale. Groups and birthday parties are welcome.
There is something for the whole family in this interactive original show. Groups and birthdays are welcome.
1404 Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica, 90401
11:00am to 1:00pm
SHINE Storytelling is gearing up for its popular annual event, "The Best of SHINE." SHINE staff and audience are now voting for their favorite stories from the 2015 season. The seven winners will perf...
6712 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028
Sunday February 21, 2016, 7:30 pm Los Angeles Filmforum presents The Festival of (In)appropriation #8 Curators Jaimie Baron and Greg Cohen in person! Whether you call it collage, compilation, found footage, dtournement, or recycled cinema, the incorporation of already existing media into new artworks is a practice that generates novel juxtapositions and new meanings and ideas, often in ways entirely unrelated to the intentions of the original makers. Such new works are, in other words, inappropriate. This act of (in)appropriation may even produce revelations about the relationship between past and present, here and there, intention and subversion, artist and critic, not to mention the "producer" and "consumer" of visual culture itself. Fortunately for our purposes, the past decade has witnessed the emergence of a wealth of new audiovisual elements available for appropriation into new works. In addition to official state and commercial archives, resources like vernacular collections, home movie repositories, and digital archives now also provide fascinating material to repurpose in ways that lend it new meaning and resonance. Founded in 2009 and curated by Jaimie Baron, Lauren Berliner, and Greg Cohen, the Festival of (In)appropriation is a yearly showcase of contemporary, short (20 minutes or less), audiovisual works that appropriate existing film, video, or other media and repurpose it in inappropriate and inventive ways.