Glendale Community College is hosting several events in December that are open to the public.
On Friday, Dec. 2, is a screening of “Race to Nowhere,” a documentary directed by Vicki Abeles and Jessica Congdon about the emphasis on testing in education and the resulting pressures on kids and parents. Screening will be followed by a panel discussion with parents and educators. Kreider Hall at 4 p.m. Free and open to all.
Also on Friday is an applied music recital that features instrumentalists and vocalists from the applied music program. Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free. Call (818) 240-1000, ext. 5829 for information.
On Saturday, Dec. 3 decorative and functional pieces made by students in stoneware, porcelain, majolica, raku and more will be for sale at the annual ceramics sale. Proceeds from the sale help fund equipment and supplies for the ceramics program. Student Center Conference, room 212 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Open to the public. Call (818) 240-1000, ext. 3059 for information.
Also on Saturday is “Spontaneous Fantasia, The Omnicentric Universe,” a real-time animation created live for the full-dome digital theater by Technical Academy Award winner J-Walt, a programmer, artist and composer. GCC Planetarium at 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at the door. For ticket information, visit http://www.spontaneousfantasia.com/glendale/.
For some music, on Saturday there is a concert featuring College Choir, Chamber Singers and Opera Vignettes with Jayne Campbell, director. The groups will perform choral works and opera excerpts. Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $7 general and $5 for students and seniors. Call (818) 240-1000, ext. 5660 for information.
On Sunday, Dec. 4 there is a performance by the Glendale College Community Orchestra concert conducted by Beth Pflueger. Auditorium at 3 p.m. Admission is $7 general and $5 for students and seniors. Call (818) 240-1000, ext. 5829 for info.
On Tuesday, Dec. 6 a chamber music recital features students from the chamber music class. Auditorium, room 211 at 4 p.m. Admission is free. Call (818) 240-1000, ext. 5829 for information.