Life and Arts

Glendale area events: Art center to host musical trio

The Elixir musical trio will perform at the Brand Library & Art Center on Jan. 11. From left, cellist Fang Fang Xu, pianist Lucy Nargizyan and violinist Samvel Chilingarian.
(Brand Library & Art Center)

A musical performance will be presented at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 11, at the Brand Library, 1601 W. Mountain St., Glendale.

The free concert will feature a musical group made up of violinist Samvel Chilingarian, cellist Fang Fang Xu and pianist Lucy Nargizyan.

For more information, call (818) 548-2051 or visit

Glendale department to host volunteer event

The Glendale Community Services and Parks Department will host a volunteer cleanup event from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Jan. 11, at the Glendale Narrows Riverwalk, 300 Paula Ave., Glendale.

Volunteers participating will be responsible for weeding and maintaining the landscaped areas at the park as well as cleaning the bike trail.


No experience is needed, and individuals of all ages are welcome to join. An RSVP is needed for groups of 10 or larger.

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

Youth sports program to host volleyball championship day event

The One Glendale after-school youth sports program will hold a volleyball championship event from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Jan. 11, at the Pacific Community Center & Park, 501 South Pacific Ave., Glendale.

The consolation game will begin at 10 a.m. and the championship game will start at 11 a.m.

For more information, call (818) 937-7246 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.

Concert to feature cellist

The Glendale Noon Concerts will present a musical performance from 12:10 to 12:40 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 15, in the sanctuary at Glendale City Church, 610 E. California Ave., Glendale.

The performance will feature cellist Maksim Velichkin, performing solo works by Giovanni Gabrieli, Matthew Hetz, Scott Lasky and George N. Gianopoulos.

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

Organization to host community candidate forum

The Glendale chapter of the Armenian National Committee of America will host a forum for candidates running to Glendale City Council at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 15, at the Glendale Youth Center, 211 W. Chestnut St., Glendale.

Candidates expected to participate in the forum include Greg Astorian, Dan Brotman, Paula Devine, Vartan Gharpetian, Ardy Kassakhian and Leonard Manoukian.

For more information, visit

Art center to host string quartet

A musical performance will be presented at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25, at the Brand Library and Art Center, 1601 W. Mountain St., Glendale.

The performance will feature the Argus Quartet, which is made up of violinist Clara Kim, violinist Giancarlo Latta, viola player Maren Rothfritz and cellist Joann Whang.


For more information, call (818) 548-2051 or visit

Glendale program to host service day

An event called “Lend a Hand at Brand Service Day in Memory of Marc Stirdivant” will be held from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Jan. 25, in Brand Park, 1601 W. Mountain St., Glendale.

Volunteers will be responsible for trail maintenance and removing invasive plants.

Stirdivant, a former city of Glendale employee who helped bring in millions of grant dollars to support local park projects as well as being a longtime supporter of local trails and open space, passed away in August.

For more information, visit

Nonprofit organization to host free educational fair at hospital

The “Equipped for the Future” educational fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb.1, at USC–Verdugo Hills Hospital, 1812 Verdugo Blvd., Glendale.

The event, created by the nonprofit Asian Industry B2B, is for high school students, middle school students as well as students entering a skilled trade.

For more information, visit

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