Ongoing: Sunday Bible Study with Michelle Klein, 10 a.m., Worship Service with Pastor John Klein, 11 a.m. Come to church this Sunday and be renewed. Topanga Christian Fellowship, 269 Old Topanga Canyon Road, Topanga, CA 90290, (310)455-1048, topangachristianfellowship.org.
Ongoing: Mondays 10-11 a.m., New Balance for Seniors with Kat High. Topanga Community Center. Exercise class to improve balance and strength led by physical and occupational therapist Kat High. $10 per class. email@example.com.
Ongoing: Sundays, 3 p.m. Learn Argentine Tango with Barbara Webb. Free classes. For more information: (Cell: (213) 448-8330; Home: (310) 455-2760. In private home.
Ongoing: Fourth Thursday, 12-3 p.m., Song Circle with Linnea Richards. Rise up Singing and Rise Again. In conjunction with SongMakers. All ages welcome. Topanga Community Center, 1440 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, CA 90290.
Ongoing. Art Classes with Velvet Marshall. Monday through Friday classes from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.; 1-3 p.m., Saturdays, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Using traditional artists techniques, students learn about all mediums. $30 per class ($180 per six, two-hour workshops) and is designed for the inexperienced and those who want to improve their skills. All materials are provided.
Musical Evenings Under the Oaks and Under the Stars. Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum presents four evenings of classical, contemporary and popular music on Theatricumâ€™s spectacular outdoor stage in Topanga. Tickets: $25.
â€˘ Friday, Sept. 8, at 7:30 p.m., The Music of Leonard Cohen. Celebrating one of the greatest songwriters of all time, Theatricum company members perform Leonard Cohenâ€™s seminal works, everything from â€śSuzanneâ€ť to â€śHallelujah,â€ť as well as some of his lesser-known compositions. Cohenâ€™s career spanned 15 albums and more than the 50 years Theatricum has been in business.
â€˘ Friday, Sept. 15, 7:30 p.m., A Midsummer Nightâ€™s Music. Classical music alternates with dramatic appearances by Theatricum company members to create a romantic, immersive and unforgettable evening under the Theatricum oaks. Arnold SchĂ¶nbergâ€™s â€śTransfigured Nightâ€ť and Felix Mendelssohnâ€™s legendary â€śOctetâ€ť will be performed by violinists Martin Chalifour, Christina Mok, Niv Ashkenazi and Veronika Manchur; violists Kellen McDaniel and Drew Alexander Forde; and cellists Andrew Shulman and Trevor Handy, alongside Shakespearean interludes by actors Jonathan Blandino, Taylor Jackson Ross and Christopher Glenn Gilstrap.
â€˘ Friday, Sept. 22 at 7:30 p.m., The Horizons of Time. An evening of contemporary classical masterworks with an interdisciplinary twist showcases composers Juri Seo (â€śRespiriâ€ť), George Crumb (â€śVoice of the Whaleâ€ť) and Olivier Messiaen (â€śQuartet for the End of Timeâ€ť). Featuring Berber Heerema and Mia Barcia-Colombo on cello; Nic Gerpe on piano; Maia Jasper White and Madeline Falcone on violin; Micah Wright on clarinet; Sarah Wass on flute; and dancer Colleen Hendricks.
â€˘ Friday, Sept. 29 at 7:30 p.m., HOL. Singer-songwriter Holly Gottlieb with Liz Bee, Courtney Preis and friends. Lyrics written on the road whilst soul searching across the USA: soul songs to feel, and to dance to. Appropriate for welcoming in the full moon in Aries.
For Tickets: (310) 455-3723 or theatricum.com. Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, CA 9029.
Sunday August 20, 2 p.m., Danny Paisley and The Southern Grass. Carrying on the legacy of Dannyâ€™s father, a true pioneer of the genre, these great musicians play â€śpowerful, unadorned, and intense traditional bluegrass.â€ť Danny Paisley has been named IBMA Male Vocalist of the Year three times, a rare achievement. NOTE: If you are not already on our email list, request an invitation at firstname.lastname@example.org. Guests are encouraged to support our concerts by a donation of $25 for the sole benefit of the artists on stage. As organizers of these events, we accept no compensation and cover all expenses.
Wednesday, August 23, â€śSing Out!â€ť 7 p.m., in person and online, Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum. An evening of music and social justice featuring singer/songwriter Tret Fure; singer/songwriter, lecturer and humorist Peter Alsop; and American folk music and activist duo Emmaâ€™s Revolution (Sandy O and Pat Humphries). The live performance on Theatricumâ€™s outdoor stage in Topanga will be streamed live for global access. All profits from donations and ticket sales will go to support the fight to end discrimination against LGBTQIA+ people. Stream online at theatricum.com. Tickets: $40-$20. Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., CA 9029.
Sunday, August 27, 7:30 p.m., A Concert of Arias. Palisades Symphony presents a concert of favorite arias sung by a group of outstanding soloists co-led by Music Director Joel Lish and Maestro Alan Medak. Admission is free; open seating. Palisades Lutheran Church, 15905 Sunset Blvd., Pacific Palisades, CA 900272; (323) 899-4218.