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818 Hot Tips: Art workshop, swing lessons and Shakespeare

Viveka Devadas teaches a seven-week art workshop beginning at 11 a.m. today at the Joslyn Adult Center, 1301 W. Olive Ave., Burbank. The two-hour classes for those 55 and older include instruction with basic drawing, use of color pencils and pastels, watercolor painting techniques and more. Course fee is $25 or $10 with a BSAC card. Reservations: (818) 238-5353.

Free swing dance lessons begin at 6 p.m., and The High Street Band performs swing and jazz at 7p.m. on the AMC Walkway at San Fernando Boulevard and Palm Avenue in Burbank. Admission is free. Call (818) 238-5180.

Vanguard Repertory Company presents the La Cañada Flintridge Shakespeare Festival, with all performances at 8 p.m. Thursday through Sunday through July 31 at the outdoor Byrnes Amphitheater at Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, 440 Saint Katherine Drive, La Cañada Flintridge. The company will perform “After the Autumn,” an original adaptation of the effects of post-traumatic stress on the psyche and soul, and a short avant-garde piece, “Tragic Women,” combining text, movement and song. The company will also perform its original adaptation of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Tickets range from $12 to $38 and can be purchased at Call (818) 745-3327.