April/May 2016 Calendar of Events

Places to go, things to do in Southern California

3/30 Green Living Workshops

Free Green Living Workshops by LADWP and Sustainable Works! Interactive, meet once a week for 3 consecutive weeks. 3/30, 4/6 & 4/13, 7-8:30pm, Valley Beth Shalom, 15739 Ventura Blvd. Encino 91436. Also 4/21, 4/28, 5/5, 7-8:30pm. Belmont Village Westwood, 10475 Wilshire Blvd. LA 90024. Register at www.sustainableworks.eventbrite.com

4/9 Indian Classical Dance

L.A. siblings Mythili Prakash/Aditya Prakash Ensemble perform Bharata Natyam, an expression of devotion, beauty and grace. A project of the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center and World Festival of Sacred Music, 7pm, Aratani Theatre, Little Tokyo.

4/16 Quail Springs Permaculture Farm Tour

Quail Springs Permaculture Tour April 16
Quail Springs Permaculture Tour April 16

A full-day tour of our animal and garden systems + unique earthen homes. 10am–4pm, $40 includes an organic buffet lunch. Bring the family; under 12 free! Just 2 1/2 hours from LA via beautiful Maricopa Highway. Email farmtour@quailsprings.org, mention this listing for a free potted plant. 805.886.7239, www.quailsprings.org

4/16 Yogananda’s Guide to True Happiness

Learn to be happy through Paramhansa Yogananda’s revolutionary teachings, including an experiential guided meditation and healing prayer for world peace and harmony. 7–9pm,The Olympic Collection, 11301 Olympic Blvd. #204, LA 90064. $20, or call or email for free tickets! 310.396.9900. narayan@anandala.org, www.anandala.org

4/16 Restoration & Cleanup
Earth Day 2016 provides an opportunity to do something meaningful for our planet and our communities. Work on much-needed projects that help improve our parks. Over the past 17 years 81,670 participants have built bridges, split rail fences and boardwalks, conducted river, lake and beach cleanups, restored trails and habitats with native plants, and installed recycling bins and irrigation systems. Sign up at www.calparks.org/

4/16 Pranic Healing

Learn to use prana (energy) to boost vitality, increase rate of healing, remove stress and intensify your spiritual connection. Santa Monica, 4/16–17 and 5/28–29. 888.470.5656, www. pranichealing.com/events

4/21 Sound Healing Group

Free group meets third Thursday of every month. Includes discussion of sound principles, demonstration, toning, Q & A and fun! 7pm. Also 5/19. RSVP to 323.656.6337 or www.wayneperry.com

4/21 Green Living Workshops

Free Green Living Workshops by LADWP and Sustainable Works! Interactive, meet once a week for 3 consecutive weeks. 4/21, 4/28, 5/5, 7-8:30pm. Belmont Village Westwood, 10475 Wilshire Blvd. LA 90024. Register at www.sustainableworks.eventbrite.com

4/22 Grand Park Earth Day
E-waste drop off, energy efficiency & water conservation displays, sustainable landscaping, yoga + boot camp  9:15 / 9:45 / 10:15 / 11:00 (15-20 min sessions), electric vehicle demos, healthy lifestyle vendors. Free trees available if you live or own property within the City of Los Angeles. Grand Park, The Music Center and DWP, 200 N Grand Ave., LA 90012

5/1 VegFest

BrynCohn-Skin, May 6–7
BrynCohn-Skin, May 6–7

Annual vegan fest in Woodley Park, with booths, bands and animal adoptions. http://vegfestla.org/home/

5/6 Bryn Cohn + Artists

A homecoming (Cohn is an LA native) evening of dance, theater, original music and scenic design. Known for risk-taking and emotional performances, the company will premiere HOME and West Coast debut Skin. Their tour will include a large educational component of teaching at UCSB, CalArts, Pepperdine, arts high schools and programs, and low-income charter schools. 5/6–7, LA Theatre Center.

Lazuli Bunting - Bird Day LA - May 7
Lazuli Bunting – Bird Day LA – May 7

5/7 Bird Day LA

A super fun, de-centralized all-day celebration of birds all over LA County (see story pg. 14). And if you can’t make it to one of these events, don’t worry, you can just step outside anywhere and see something beautiful with feathers and wings dashing by. www.birdla.org

 

5/21 Satsang with Swami Premodaya

Swami Premodaya - Mondays & Saturdays
Swami Premodaya – Mondays & Saturdays

During this spiritual meeting, Swami Premodaya shares keen insights for better living and conducts deep de-conditioning work. In person in Reseda and also online. Every Saturday at 10–11:30am and every Monday at 7pm. No charge, by donation. 310.497.1899.

5/25 Lightning in a Bottle

California’s premier boutique music and arts festival blending music, art, wellness and sustainability. Memorial Day Weekend 5/25–30 at Lake San Antonio recreation area in central California. http://www.lightninginabottle.org

5/26 Earth Magic Certification

Expand your healing and intuitive powers with the Earth Magic Certification Program with Dr. Steven Farmer. Begins 5/26 at Awakenings in Laguna Hills. Contact info@earthmagic.net for more info.

5/28 Caminos y Canciones

Grammy Award-winning siblings Gabriel & Martha Gonzalez from Quetzal band and Claudia Gonzalez-Miranda from CAVA band. A project of the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center and World Festival of Sacred Music. 7pm, Aratani Theatre, Little Tokyo.

6/11 Dance Camera West

An African Walk - Dance Camera West - June 11
An African Walk – Dance Camera West – June 11

15th Annual Dance Media Film Festival fostering and promoting the art of dance and dance on film from around the globe with more than 35 films. Screenings and programs at MOCA, Royce Hall, Fowler Museum and Glorya Kaufman Dance Theater. 6/11 and 6/16–19.

Calendar listings are available starting at $50 for 35 words. Please call 310.425.3056 or email us to be included in our June/July Healing Connections issue. You must be listed in the print issue in order to be included in this calendar listing.

 

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