Earth Day Bike Ride
The Greater Toluca Lake Neighborhood Council and Councilmember Tom LaBonge will sponsor Earth Day activities at the Farmer’s Market on Sunday, April 17. Activities will include a petting zoo, bounce house, games for the kids, educational booths and prizes. The 2nd annual bike ride is for people 13 and up.
Please join the environmental affairs on April 17 starting at 10 a.m. in the Wells Fargo parking lot located at 10225 Riverside Dr. in Toluca Lake. For more information, please visit www.gtlnc.org.
All are welcome for the daily 9 a.m. meeting, a one hour literature reading with shares. The location is at 10641 Burbank Blvd., east of Cahuenga. For more information, contact Karen McGuire at (818) 749-3264.
The Brand Library Art Galleries is pleased to present Inside/Out, an exhibition featuring new work by four Southern California artists who are exploring the dichotomies of the human body, nature and the built environment and private thought and outward expression.
The exhibition is on view until April 15. Admission is free. For more information, call (818) 548-2051. The library is located at 1601 W. Mountain St. in Glendale. There is ample and free parking.
The Sherman Oaks Chamber proudly presents The Sherman Oaks Community Farmers’ Market every Saturday from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. located at Sepulveda Boulevard and Camarillo Street (North of the Sherman Oaks Galleria). The weekly event will include fresh organic fruits, vegetables, meats, delicious food to eat on-site and activities for the kids, including face painting and a huge slide. All this and more at the “Go To” certified Farmers’ Market in Sherman Oaks.
For information, please contact (818) 748-6131 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The San Fernando Valley Master Chorale and Orchestra, Terry Danne, Artistic Director, and Dr. Donald Caldwell, Assistant Conductor, present J.S. Bach’s St. Matthew Passion — sung in English — on Saturday, April 16, at Pierce College’s Theater on the Hill located at 6201 Winnetka Ave. in Woodland Hills at 8 p.m.
Considered by historians to be one of the finest works of its kind ever written, this oratorio for soloists, chorus and orchestra premiered 79 years after Bach’s death, under the auspices of Felix Mendelssohn, and Bach became recognized as the great creative genius that he was.
Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors and military and $10 for students. For information, call (818) 753-3306. To order online: www.brownpapertickets.com or call (800) 838-3006.
Vagina Monologues for a Cause
V-Day Monterey Park 2011 presents a bilingual benefit production of Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues, raising funds for the East Los Angeles Women’s Center. Performances are on Thursday, April 14 (English performance & ASL Interpreters), and Friday, April 15 (Spanish performance). Both nights begin with an Information Fair at 7 p.m. and the show begins at 8:00pm. The Vagina Monologues takes place at the Edison Performing Arts Center (on campus of East L.A. College) located at 1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez in Monterey Park. (Parking is free on the sixth level in the Cesar Chavez/School Side parking structure.)
Mature content is best suited for high school and older and will be at the parent’s discretion. Dialogue after the performance is encouraged. General Admission is $5 and ELAC students are $3. Donations or tickets can be purchased on-line at elawc.org or on campus in Rm G8 -119.
12th Annual Storytelling Festival
The Ojai Storytelling Festival will present its 12th annual celebration featuring seven of the nation’s best known tellers. The festival will be held in downtown Ojai at the Chaparral Grounds located at 414 E. Ojai Ave., May 5-8. Tellers for this year’s festival include Donald Davis, Dan Keding, Regi Carpenter, Jude Narita, Antonio Sacre and Billy Jonas. Attendees enjoy a variety of stories from many lands, including tales of suspense, humor, adventure, traditional folktales and original creations.
Tickets for individual events and weekend passes are available by phoning (805) 646-8907 or visiting www.ojaistoryfest.org.
Drama at Inish
California Artists Radio Theatre presents the satire Drama at Inish, written by on of Ireland’s most respected playwrights, Lennox Robinson. “One Summer, the Irish seaside town of Inish invites drama into their lives – with transforming and very funny results.” It’s a one-time-only performance on Aril 17 at 1:30 p.m. at the Beverly Garland Holiday Inn in the Little Theatre. The Little Theatre is located at 4222 N. Vineland Ave. in North Hollywood. Tickets are $10 for seniors and students, and $20 general admission. For reservations, call (213) 683-3422 or visit www.cartaudio.org.