blue13 dance company, under the artistic direction of Achinta S. McDaniel, is returning to the Ford Amphitheatre for their fourth appearance at the venue in the world premiere of Into The Bollywoods, to be presented on Friday and Saturday, July 22 and 23 at 8:30 p.m.
The show is an Indian dance and music fairytale filled with magical beans, princes charming, wicked witches and a Bollywood-dancing world of intertwined tales inspired by classics like Jai (Jack) and the Beanstalk, Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, Rapunzel, Hansel & Gretel and more. The show will feature original music by composer Tej Gill.
For tickets, call the Ford Amphitheatre box office at (323) 461-3573 or buy online at For further information on blue13 dance company, visit
Ford Amphitheatre; 2580 Cahuenga Blvd., East; Hollywood


On Thursday, July 28 ASTER – Assisting Seniors Through Enhanced Resources – will have its next Speaker Series for Seniors event. This event will focus on preventing seniors from being taken advantage of by financial scams, mail and door-to-door fraud. Detective Zaun from Glendale Police Department is scheduled to speak. In addition, L.A. County Fire will speak about seniors and how they in particular can be prepared for an emergency.
ASTER meets at 4:30 p.m. in the La Crescenta Library community room, 2809 La Crescenta Ave., La Crescenta.

The African Violet Society of Montrose will meet at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 27 at Descanso Gardens. Visitors and Guests are always welcome.
Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge

The Glendale Latino Assn. is hosting its July mixer on Wednesday, July 27 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at New Moon Restaurant, 2138 Verdugo Blvd. The cost is $10 for members; $15 for non-members.


Music on the Main, the summer jazz series at Descanso Gardens, continues Thursdays through Aug. 25 with a different jazz artist every week. The Summer Family Series runs Tuesdays through Aug. 2 and features concerts, plays and an Elizabethan festival. For these two series, visitors are encouraged to bring blankets and picnics (normally not allowed in the Gardens) and settle back to savor the music.
Kristin Korb, a fan favorite from last summer, returns for a jazz concert on Thursday, July 28. Take a trip back in time with an Elizabethan Festival on Tuesday, Aug. 2. Both performances begin at 5:30 p.m.
Kristin Korb is a bassist and vocalist, whose sound epitomizes “California cool” jazz. She studied bass with jazz icon Ray Brown. Her trio includes Llew Matthews and Steve Barnes. When not touring, she shares her love of the bass with her students at the University of Southern California and Azusa Pacific University.
Descanso Gardens is open extended hours from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays through Aug. 25. The Camellia Lounge, featuring signature cocktails and light food fare, is open from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays through Aug. 25. Enjoy signature cocktails, beverages, snacks and fabulous appetizers prepared by Patina.
Performances are free with Gardens admissions: $8 adults, $6 senior/students, $3 children 5-12, free 4 and younger. No reciprocal gardens admissions after 4:30 p.m. For more information, call (818) 949-4200 or visit


Byrd Songs, a concert inspired by the iconic musical theatre and pop music posters of graphic artist David Edward Byrd, takes place at the Brand Library and Art Center through July 22 at 7 p.m.
Stephen Sondheim. Stephen Schwartz. Johnny Mercer. The Rolling Stones. Jimi Hendrix: These are just a selection of the musical theater and rock ‘n’ roll greats that David Byrd has illustrated for over the years. Daniel Faltus, musical director and pianist for the Byrd Songs concert, will bring the posters to life with the help of soprano Karen Benjamin and tenor Peter Nathan Foltz. They will be performing songs from popular music, the Great American Songbook and Broadway, including works by Stephen Sondheim (“Follies”), Stephen Schwartz (“Godspell”), Cole Porter, Harold Arlen (“The Wizard of Oz”), Richard Rodgers (“Carousel,” “The King & I”), and Johnny Mercer. Byrd Songs is a musical celebration being held in conjunction with The Byrd Show: 40 Years of Art & Design, the first West Coast retrospective of the renowned artist and graphic designer’s career.
Brand Library Art Galleries, 1601 W. Mountain St., Glendale


On Sunday, Aug. 7 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., Flintridge Bookstore and Coffeehouse welcomes David Mayes to present the poetry and life of his father, Richard Inskip Mayes. David will read from “Zero Tolerance Factor and Other Poems,” a compilation spanning 30 years. This selection offers a time portal into a Mexico of 40 years ago and the tumultuous times from the late 1950s to the 1980s, seen through the romantic and curious eyes of a young Princeton educated beat poet.
Richard Inskip Mayes was a poet from Metuchen, moonlighting as an English Lit professor in Chicago.  After developing his Beat sensibility over drinks with Allen Ginsberg at the San Remo Room in New York City in the late 1950s, Mayes later packed up his young family to move to San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico.
Mayes’ collection of poems in “Zero Tolerance illustrated with his photographs, is both a record of his years in San Miguel, as well as his reactions to the Vietnam War, baseball, dancing girls, fist-fights, cars, academia and comely bar-maids.
In addition to the poetry, David shares stories and photographs of his early life in Mexico with his father and family.
For more information about reading, call (818) 790-0717.
Flintridge Bookstore and Coffeehouse is located at 1010 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada Flintridge, at the intersection of Foothill Blvd. and the Angeles Crest Highway.


Mountview presents Dr. Mazaheri as its guest speaker the next Senior Health Lecture Series on Thursday, July 28 at 1 p.m. Dr. Mazaheri will speak on anti-aging and wellness with good digestive health. Included will be understanding symptoms of GERD and how to relieve symptoms, improve health and wellness and prevent colorectal cancer.
Mountview Retirement Community, 2640 Honolulu Ave., Montrose

Pasadena Child Development Associates and the Armory Center for the Arts will partner this summer to provide a series of art classes adapted for children with special needs. Each class will be structured to meet the individual needs of the children in that class. Classes will be held at the PCDA facility at 620 N. Lake Avenue in Pasadena. For more information on this summer art experience or learn more about PCDA’s services for children and families, contact (626) 793-7350 or visit the website at