Life and Arts

Glendale area events: Noon concert to feature solo violinist

Violinist Dimitry Olevsky
(Courtesy of Glendale Noon Concerts)

The Glendale Noon Concerts will host a musical performance from 12:10 to 12:40 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 6, in the sanctuary at the Glendale City Church, 610 E. California Ave., Glendale.

The free concert will feature violinist Dimitry Olevsky, performing “Partita in D minor” by J.S. Bach.

For more information, email, call (818) 244-7241 or visit

An aerial photography exhibit is on display at the Forest Lawn Museum

An exhibit called “The Elevated Eye: Aerial Photography Past and Present” will be on display through March 8 at the Forest Lawn Museum, 1712 S. Glendale Ave., Glendale.


The exhibit features aerial photography works from the 19th century into the 21st century. Both photos and videos are featured in the exhibit.

For more information, visit or call (888) 204-3131.

A virtual-reality Halloween experience takes visitors to past World’s Fair

A virtual-reality experience called “Nicodemus: Demon of Evanishment” continues through Nov. 8 at the Glendale Galleria, 1164 Galleria Way, Glendale.

The event lets participants explore the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair, when “something sinister was brought into the world.” Tickets cost $19.95.


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Committee to host a community breakfast

The Glendale Give Thanks Committee will host a prayer breakfast at 7 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 7, in Glendale Civic Auditorium, 1401 N. Verdugo Road, Glendale.

This event will feature guest speaker Archbishop Honovan Derderian, primate of the Western Diocese of the Armenian Church of America. The Hoover High School orchestra is scheduled to perform.

For more information or to RSVP, which is required, visit

YMCA to host 29th annual prayer breakfast

The YMCA of the Foothills will host a prayer breakfast at 7 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 7, at the Crescenta-Cañada Family YMCA, 1930 Foothill Blvd, La Cañada Flintridge.

The event will feature keynote speaker Peggy Grande. Proceeds from the breakfast will go toward the Y’s chaplain services program.

The doors will open at 6:30 a.m. Advance tickets are available at the YMCA for $30. Tickets will also be available at the door for $35.

For more information, visit To register for the event, email


YWCA to host third annual female leadership event

YWCA Glendale will host a female-leadership event called “EmpowHER” from 9:30 a.m. to noon on Thursday, Nov. 7, in the auditorium at the Glendale Central Library, 222 E. Harvard St., Glendale.

The event will feature Erin Loos Cutraro speaking on the topic “Leverage your Strengths: Female Leadership Brunch and Learn.” Student tickets are available for $20 and advance tickets are available for a discount online at $45. The cost is $50 at the door on the day of the event.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit

County Park to host Veteran’s Day ceremony

A Veteran’s Day ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 11, at Two Strike Park, 5107 Rosemont Ave., La Crescenta.

The ceremony is sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1614, American Legion Post 288, Crescenta Valley High School Air Force JROTC and Boy Scout troop 288. The event is to honor all veterans and active duty military members. The event will also celebrate the 100th anniversary of service by the American Legion.

For more information, call (818) 384-5761.

Chamber Orchestra to showcase premiere in 2 performances

The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra will perform at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16, at the Alex Theatre, 216 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale, with another performance at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 17, at UCLA’s Royce Hall, 340 Royce Drive, Los Angeles.

Both performances will feature new music director Jaime Martín conducting the premiere of “Dark with Excessive Bright” for double bass and strings by Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra’s artist-in-residence Missy Mazzoli. The performances will also feature principal bassist David Grossman.


Works by Ravel, Stravinsky and Prokofiev will also be included in the program.

Tickets for the performances start at $28. They can be ordered through the chamber orchestra’s website at or by calling (213) 622-7001.

Pre-concert talks will be held one hour before the performances and are free for all who purchase a ticket.

An exhibit called “Fragmented Futures: Afghanistan 100 Years Later” will be on display from Nov. 16 through Jan. 12 at the ReflectSpace Gallery in the Downtown Central Library, 222 E. Harvard St., Glendale.

The exhibit will feature works of art, music and film. It is co-sponsored by the Afghan American Artists & Writers Assn.

From 5 to 7 p.m. on opening night, there will be musical performances and readings. There will also be a closing panel discussion featuring Mariam Ghani’s long-term project called “What We Left Unfinished” and Fazila Amiri’s short film titled “Unknown Artist” from 4 to 6 p.m. on Jan. 12.

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Teahouse to host discussion on nature, spirit and culture

The Shoseian Teahouse will host a discussion from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 17, in Brand Park, 1601 W. Mountain St., Glendale.

Shinto priest Rev. Tsuyuki and Native American Elder Alan Salazar will discuss nature, the spirit in all things and their thoughts on culture. A $20 donation per person is requested. Those interested in attending the discussion must RSVP by Nov. 14.

For more information or to RSVP, email

Salvation Army to host fundraising breakfast

The Glendale Salvation Army will host its red-kettle kickoff breakfast at 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 21, at the Salvation Army Community Center, 320 W. Windsor Road, Glendale.

Tickets for the event can be purchased at

For more information, email

Organization to host second annual gala

The Armenian American Museum will hold a gala at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 8, at the Beverly Hilton, 9876 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills.

The gala is an event to support the museum, which is slated to be built in Central Park in Glendale. There are a limited number of tickets available, and the deadline to RSVP is Nov. 8.

For more information, call (818) 644-2073 or email

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