The 5th Annual Edwardian Ball Los Angeles Returns to Hollywood

Longtime readers of the Curating Los Angeles blog will likely recall my previous posts about the Edwardian Ball, which returns to Los Angeles this weekend for the fifth time. A fantastical mashup of theater, circus, music, fashion and dance, the Edwardian Ball is a one of a kind event that celebrates the witty and macabre […]

The Edwardian Ball is Coming Back to Los Angeles

Since its inception 13 years ago, the Edwardian Ball has grown into a much-anticipated multi-media event that merges music, ballroom dancing, carnival games, acrobatics and fashion into “an elegant and whimsical extravaganza…” that celebrates the creative spirit of author / illustrator Edward Gorey (1925-2000). Founded in San Francisco by Rosin Coven and co-hosted by the Vau de Vire Society, the Edwardian Ball […]

Free Lunch-Hour Chamber Music Concerts at UCLA


The UCLA Center for 17th- & 18th-Century Studies is once again co-sponsoring the Henry J. Bruman Summer Chamber Music Festival. Held over a two-week period beginning next week, the festival will feature members of the iPalpiti Soloists and the Armadillo String Quartet in four free concerts at UCLA.

It’s Time to Make Music Los Angeles!


Every year on June 21st, the day of the summer solstice in the northern hemisphere, people in 460 cities in 110 countries celebrate music and community through a series of free, outdoor concerts and performances. These international events are based on and inspired by France’s Fête de la Musique, a national music festival inaugurated in 1982 by the French Ministry of Culture.

“Play Me, I’m Yours” Los Angeles!


It’s always fun coming across people playing music when and where you least expect it. Whether at a park, the beach, a street corner or some other location, music enlivens a space and brings people together. For those with the talent and inclination, it’s also a pleasure to spontaneously create music and share it with others.

Edwardian Ball Los Angeles — Gettin’ Gorey with it


It’s not often I attend the same event in different cities, but that’s exactly what I did earlier this year. In January, I transformed myself into an Edwardian cowboy of sorts and participated in the Edwardian World’s Faire and the Edwardian Ball, held on consecutive nights at the Regency Ballroom in San Francisco. The following month, I donned my costume again and took part in the Edwardian Ball Los Angeles, which combined many elements of the two Bay Area events into a single night of fun, fashion, music, theater, dancing and more.

Los Angeles Plays Host to the Piatigorsky International Cello Festival


In a few days Los Angeles will host the inaugural Piatigorsky International Cello Festival, organized by the USC Thornton School of Music and the LA Phil, in partnership with The Colburn School and the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. This unique event is a celebration of the legendary cellist Gregor Piatigorsky (1903 – 1976), who settled in Los Angeles during the final years of this life. It’s also a gathering of 22 of the world’s top cellists, who will come together for a series of chamber music performances, orchestral concerts, master classes and interactive events.