Life and Arts

Glendale area events: An aerial photography exhibit is on display at the Forest Lawn Museum

An aerial photograph of Millennium Park in Chicago by photographer Chen Ming is among other aerial photographs as well as videos on display in the “The Elevated Eye” exhibit at Forest Lawn Museum.
(Courtesy of 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.

Community college to host business lecture

A lectured titled “The Entrepreneurial Mindset with Entrepreneurial Leadership Educator” will be presented at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 14, in the Glendale Community College auditorium, 1500 N. Verdugo Road.

Guest speaker Gary Schoeniger will also hold a meet-and-greet outside the auditorium from 11 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. The lecture is free and open to students and the general public.


For more information, visit

Organization to host forum on student hunger

Soroptimist International of Glendale will present “Hunger: the Hidden Crisis on Our College Campuses” from 7 to 8:15 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 14, in the auditorium at the Downtown Glendale Central Library, 222 E. Harvard St., Glendale.

The forum will feature guest speakers Albert Hernandez, Ellen Oppenberg and a panel of the community college’s students. State Sen. Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge) is scheduled to attend. The forum is free and open to the public.

For more information, call (818) 378-2382, email, or visit

Shopping center to host tree-lighting ceremony

The annual tree-lighting ceremony at the Americana at Brand, 889 Americana Way, Glendale, will be held from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 14.


Along with lighting the tree, there will also be fireworks and an appearance by Santa Claus. This event is free and open to the public.

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Community pool to host swimming party

An event called “Happy Thankswimming Party” will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 15, at the Pacific Community Pool, 509 S. Pacific Ave., Glendale.

The event will feature pool games, arts and crafts, a photo station and a treasure hunt. The winners of the games will receive Thanksgiving-themed prizes.

For more information, call (818) 937-7433 or visit

Community services and parks department hosts “Birds of Prey” lecture

A lecture about the “Birds of Prey” will be presented from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 15, at Deukmejian Wilderness Park, 3429 Markridge Road, Glendale.

This free event will feature lecturer and wildlife biologist Jane Gao, who will talk about predatory birds in the area. There is limited seating for the lecture, and the event requires an RSVP.

For more information, visit To RSVP for the event, call (818) 548-3795.

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.

For more information, visit

Historical museum foundation to host event with family-friendly activities

The Lanterman Historical Museum Foundation will host a free family event from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 17, at the Lanterman House and Visiting Center, 4420 Encinas Drive, La Cañada Flintridge.

Along with a free tour of the house, visitors can also help decorate the Lanterman House’s Christmas tree by creating custom gingerbread-inspired ornaments. Paula Scott, a baker from Jane’s Cakes, will demonstrate gingerbread-house decorating techniques.

The event will also feature mini exhibits of the Lanterman family’s holiday traditions and the history of gingerbread.


For more information, visit

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

Concert to feature musical trio

The Glendale Noon Concerts will present a musical performance from 12:10 to 12:40 on Wednesday, Nov. 20, in the sanctuary at Glendale City Church, 610 E. California Ave., Glendale.

The free concert will feature the Aviara Trio, which is made up of violinist Robert Schumitzky, cellist Erin Breene and pianist Ines Irawati. The trio will perform Johannes Brahms’ “Piano Trio No. 2 in C Major” and Astor Piazzolla’s “Oblivion.”

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

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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