Ray Romano Live
Reprise Theatre Company presents Ray Romano Live for one performance only on Tuesday, June 7 at 8 p.m., at Royce Hall on the campus of UCLA. Ticket sales from Ray Romano Live support Reprise’s mission to produce musical theatre of the highest artistic quality and to make this art form accessible to new audiences through education and outreach programs.
For tickets, please call the UCLA Central Ticket Office at (310) 825-2101 or visit www.reprise.org.
Register now for 5-man all-passing flag football leagues in San Fernando Valley, So. Pasadena and Van Nuys/Balboa Park (also Santa Fe Springs). Evenings and weekend leagues begin in June. Inter-league playoffs with neighboring counties. Call toll free to (877) 846-3178 or visit TopGunFlagFootball.com. Must be 18+ to play. Referees needed.
A $1,000 grand prize is being offered in a contest sponsored by the Christian Poets Guild. The contest is free to enter and open to poets of any age. Fifty prizes totaling more than $5,000 will be awarded.
Poems of 21 lines or fewer on any subject and in any style will be judged by guild contest director Dr. Jeremy Carnegie. “We love encouraging poets,” he says. “We trust this contest will produce exciting results.”
Entries must be received by June 30, and may be submitted by mail to Free Poetry Contest, 7221 Dunbarton, Horn Lake, Miss. 38637 or at www.freecontest.com.
Empty Bowl Fundraiser
The Empty Bowl Fundraiser is set for Sunday, June 5, any time between 12:30–3:30 p.m., at the St. Finbar Community Center located at 2110 W. Olive Ave. in Burbank. The event will benefit Family Promise of East San Fernando Valley (FP-ESFV) in their efforts to provide safe shelter, meals and support to homeless families.
The Empty Bowl premise is simple: independent potters, arts associations and other groups within the community create handcrafted ceramic bowls. Guests purchase tickets, which entitles them to a bowl in which is served a simple meal of soup with bread and dessert donated by area restaurants. They take their selected bowl home with them as a symbol of the hunger and uncertainty homeless families face daily.
Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for children under 12. All money raised will further Family Promise of East San Fernando Valley’s mission of assisting situationally homeless families. For tickets or more information, visit www.FamilyPromiseESFV.org, email tickets@FamilyPromiseESFV.org or call (747) 333-6081.
On Wednesday, June 1, at 6:30 p.m. the Glendale City College Jazz Combo will be performing in concert on the steps of Brand Library. They will be performing soulful jazz, sambas and hard bop by Charles Mingus, Antonio Carlos Jobim and Miles Davis. Admission is free. For more information on this concert, visit www.brandlibrary.org/brand_music_events.asp or call (818) 548-2051. Brand Library is located in northwestern Glendale at 1601 W. Mountain St.
The Byrd Show
The Brand Library Art Galleries is proud to present The Byrd Show: 40 Years of Art & Design, the first West Coast retrospective of renowned artist and graphic designer David Edward Byrd’s career. The exhibit will run from June 11—July 22, with the opening reception on Saturday, June 11, from 6—9 p.m. With a career spanning more than four decades, David’s work is firmly entrenched as part of our visual culture. The selection of the rock ‘n roll and musical theater greats that David Byrd has worked with over the years is a veritable who’s who, including The Rolling Stones, The Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix, Stephen Sondheim and Andrew Lloyd Webber. Come see his exhibit at the Brand Library Art Galleries (location, phone number and Web site above under “Jazz Concert”).
String Quartet Concert
Nominated for the 2004 most outstanding chamber music group by the Los Angeles Weekly, the California String Quartet is one of the most dynamic and exciting chamber music ensembles in the United States. The program includes the Quartet in E-flat, op. 12 by Mendelssohn and the String Quartet in G Minor by English composer Frank Bridge.
The concert is on Sunday, June 5, at 5 p.m. at All Saints’ Church located at 504 N. Camden Dr. at Santa Monica Blvd. in Beverly Hills. Suggested adult donations are $20; students/seniors are $10; tickets available at the door.
For further information, call (310) 275-0123 ext. 112 or visit www.allsaintsbh.org.