Things to do in the San Gabriel Valley/Whittier, June 9-16

This post first appeared on San Gabriel Valley Tribune - El Monte on . You can read the original article here.

Find antiques and collectibles at the Rose Bowl Flea Market on June 12. In the file photo, the Rose Bowl in Pasadena on Friday, January 1, 2021. (Photo by Dean Musgrove, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

Here is a sampling of things to do in the San Gabriel Valley and Whittier areas, June 9-16.

Catch a concert at any of the free summer concerts in the park in the San Gabriel Valley. This week’s offerings include Cold Duck, 7-9 p.m. June 9 (at Dean L. Shively Park, next to South El Monte City Hall, 1402 Lerma Road, South El Monte. 626-579-2043. Details: www.coldduck.com/events; bit.ly/3z9Jq9e).

In La Verne, concerts will be from 6:30-8:30 p.m. every other Sunday starting with Surfs Up, a Beach Boys tribute band, June 12. Upcoming: Smokin’ Cobras with classic rock, June 26; Scott Bruce, an Elvis tribute, July 10; Brant Cotton and the Outliers perform country music, July 24; and Hard Days Night, a Beatles tribute, Aug. 7. 5001 Via de Mansion, La Verne. Details: bit.ly/3N8HBxg

A mid-week concert with Retro Blast and classic rock hits, 7-9 p.m. June 15. Upcoming: Salsa Caliente, June 22; 4Alarm Band perform Top 40 hits, June 28; the Ravelers with rock ‘n’ roll, July 6; the Silverados perform country hits, July 13; the Hodads, a Beach Boys tribute band, July 20; and Suave the Band with R&B, Latin and jazz, July 27. Civic Center Park, 245 E. Bonita Ave., San Dimas. 909-394-5230. Details: bit.ly/3GFXF7h

No Duh, a tribute to the band No Doubt, headlining “Pride Night,” 5-9 p.m. June 16. 11138 Valley Mall, El Monte. For more information, 626-580-2001. Email: [email protected] www.facebook.com/nodoubttribute/

The City of West Covina concert series begins with the band Cold Duck performing R&B, 6-9 p.m. June 22. A DJ starts the fun at 6 p.m., followed by the concert at 7 p.m. Upcoming: Country Nation, June 29; Electric Vinyl with classic rock, July 13; the Smokin’ Cobras present oldies hits, July 20; and Anything for Salinas, a Selena tribute band, July 27. Free admission. West Covina Civic Center, 1444 W. Garvey Avenue South. westcovina.org

In Glendora, Kings of Queen present their tribute to Queen, 6-8 p.m. June 26. Upcoming: the Los Angeles Sheriffs Concert Band, July 3; Night Owl, July 10; Doo Wah Riders, July 17; City Beat and the Main Street Horns, July 24; Taylor Made Tapestry, July 31; and U2 Experience, Aug. 7  Free admission. Larry R. Glenn Bandshell in the West Oak Grove area of Finkbiner Park, 160 N. Wabash Ave., Glendora. 626-914-8228. Details: bit.ly/3m07fs7

Get a sweet deal: Lemon Drop Cookie Shop is collecting canned goods for Shepherd’s Pantry through June. Donate any canned food item and get a bag of Mini-Delight cookies from the shop. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. 1740 E. Huntington Drive, Suite 304, Duarte. Information, 626-386-5980. lemondropcookieshop.com

Whittier Public Library: The children’s librarians play host to outdoor story times, 10:30-11 a.m. Thursdays in June. The June 9 story time is held at Broadway Park, 12816 Broadway Road, Whittier. The June 16 story time is at Leffingwell Park, 10537 Santa Gertrudes Ave., Whittier. Registration is not required. Just bring a blanket to sit on. For more information, 562-567-9950. whittierlibrary.org

Vroman’s Bookstore: Origami master Joel Stern presents “Storigami!” at 3 p.m. June 10 (event is part of “Rooted in Reading,” the bookstore’s summer reading program). Emily Levesque discusses “The Last Stargazers: The Enduring Story of Astronomy’s Vanishing Explorers,” 7 p.m. June 13. James Burrows discusses “Directed by James Burrows,” 4 p.m. June 18 (ticketed event, $10 for admission-only or $34 for admission and a book; plus fees for both; register in advance; event held at Pasadena Presbyterian Church, 585 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena). Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. 626-449-5320. vromansbookstore.com

AstroFest: Learn more about astronomy at the all-outdoor event with hands-on activities, demonstration, displays and solar telescopes, 2-8 p.m. June 11. Free admission. Pasadena Convention Center, 300 E. Green St. www.cityofastronomy.org/astrofest2022

Read beyond the beaten path: Pasadena Public Library’s summer reading program is chock full of special performances and programs. Programs include: Craig Woodson’s World Orchestra performing, 3 p.m. June 11 (Hastings Branch Library, 3325 E. Orange Grove Blvd., Pasadena). Bob Baker Marionette Theater presents “The Circus” at 7 p.m. June 13 on Zoom; and the Baila Baila band performing a bilingual concert for ages 18 months to 5 years and their caregivers, 10:30 a.m. June 14 (Lamanda Park Branch Library, 140 S. Altadena Drive). Check out the events from the calendar page and to register for Zoom links. For more information, send an email to Catherine Hany at [email protected] pasadenapubliclibrary.net 

Rose Bowl Flea Market: Find antiques, art, new and vintage items, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 12. Admission $12; $20 for early entry, 5-8:30 a.m. (exact cash only; no change; no credit cards for admission). Rose Bowl, 1001 Rose Bowl Drive, Pasadena. www.rgcshows.com/rose-bowl. Purchase tickets online: www.eventbrite.com/e/rose-bowl-flea-market-sunday-june-12th-tickets-272297789017

Meet and show: The sixth annual SoCal Z-Day unites Z enthusiasts to celebrate all things Z with the car show, drag racing, burn out box, vendors, music and food. Gates open, 9 a.m. June 12. Admission $25. Irwindale Speedway, 500 Speedway Drive, Irwindale.  For more information, socalz.net; irwindalespeedway.com/

A high note at 133: The choir at the historic Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Covina sings the Seabury Mass, during a special choral Mass in honor of the church’s 133rd anniversary, 10:15 a.m. June 12. The mass was written in 2014 to mark the relationship between the Scottish Episcopal Church and the Episcopal Church in the United States. The church is located at 100 N. Third Ave., Covina. 626-967-3939. Details for the Trinity Sunday bilingual service: www.facebook.com/groups/27282737905/events

What’s a Purity Raid?: In 1914, Long Beach police conducted a series of raids that led to the arrest of 31 men for “social vagrancy.” Their names and professions were listed in local papers and many paid fines or served time. One man committed suicide. Herbert Lowe, a local florist, fought the charges. Join Gennie Truelock, programs manager at the Workman and Temple Family Homestead Museum, discusses “The Long Beach Purity Raids of 1914,” 2-3:30 p.m. June 12. The lecture will be in-person and on Zoom. Free. Register for either in-person or Zoom here: bit.ly/3N8NAlU. Homestead Museum, 15415 E. Don Julian Road, City of Industry. 626-968-8492. homesteadmuseum.org

Jouyssance Early Music Ensemble: Program of music by Venetian masters Andrea Gabrieli, Giovanni Gabrieli, Claudio Monteverdi and other composers, 4 p.m. June 12. Tickets $25; $20 for seniors; free for students with I.D. Also, a post-concert reception fundraiser $75. Purchase tickets in advance. Attendees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and wear a mask while inside the church. Calvary Presbyterian Church, 1050 Fremont Ave., South Pasadena. 213-533-9922. jouyssance.org/current-season

Children have fun at vacation Bible school: New Heart Foursquare Church offers a free vacation bible school for ages 3-11 with the theme “Mystery Island,” from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday through Thursday, June 13-16. The event includes snacks and a 17-foot water slide on the last day. Register in advance. The church is located at 380 E. Covina Blvd., Covina. 626-332-1472.  newheart4you.com/events

Celebrate Pride Month – Book talk online: “Don’t You Dare: Uncovering Lost Love” by Gayla Turner tells the story of two women who fell in love more than 100 years ago and had to live in the background of society, 5 p.m. June 16. Minimum age: 18. Register in advance for the talk on Zoom (bit.ly/3H1VStj). The city of Pasadena has a month-long set of workshops and other celebrations marking LGBT Pride Month (for all ages unless noted). For more information, 626-744-4755. cityofpasadena.net

The [email protected] concert series at First United Methodist Church of Pasadena: Composer-musician Aaron Shows, organist at First United Methodist Church in Pasadena, performs at 4 p.m. June 18. Free admission. 500 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. For information about the [email protected] concerts, www.thirdatfirst.org. For information about events at First UMC, www.fumcpasadena.org

One Colorado’s Concert Series: Max Ellington and Robert DeLong, 8 p.m. June 18. Upcoming concerts: DJ Sophenom, 6-10 p.m. July 2; Juicy Pear (with an opening act tba), 8 p.m. July 23; the band De Lux (with an opening act tba), 8 p.m. Aug. 6; and a special guest, Aug. 20. Free admission. All ages, with parental discretion. One Colorado Courtyard, 41 Hugus Alley, Pasadena. onecolorado.com

Volunteer reading tutors needed: The Whittier Area Literacy Council invites community members to volunteer to tutor children who are behind in reading skills. Tutors are also needed for adult readers. Summer training sessions begin in late July at the council offices in Whittier. No prior teaching experience is needed and all materials are provided. Tutors must be at least 18 years old and able to commit two hours a week for a year. For more information, call Francine, 562-698-6598. walcread.org

Pasadena Tournament of Roses Golf Classic: The inaugural tournament, 7 a.m. Sept. 12 (registration check-in and breakfast, followed by shotgun start, 8 a.m.). The event concludes inside the Rose Bowl Stadium with a chance to drive your final shot onto the turf where the Rose Bowl has been played for more than 100 years. Plan ahead and save the date; online registration open until Sept. 9. Brookside Golf Course, 1133 Rosemont Ave., Pasadena. For more information, 626-449-4100. tournamentofroses.com/golfclassic

Ongoing events

Uncle Vanya: Pasadena Playhouse presents the Los Angeles premiere of the Richard Nelson, Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky translation of Anton Chekhov’s play. Show runs 8 p.m. June 9-10; dates through June 26. Tickets $34 and up. 39 S. El Molino Ave., Pasadena. 626-356-7529.  pasadenaplayhouse.org

Klimt – The Immersive Experience: View floor-to-ceiling, 360 degree digital projection of art by Gustav Klimt. Dates: June 9-10, 16-17 and 23-24. Hours vary. Event runs dates through June. Admission $36 and up; $19.90 and up for ages 4-12; also, a VIP admission available. 1345 N. Montebello Blvd., Montebello. klimtexpo.com/los-angeles/

Dinos Alive Exhibit – An Immersive Experience: For all ages who love finding out about dinosaurs. The experience runs various times: June 9-12; June 15-19; June 22-26; June 29-30. Event runs various dates through June. Timed tickets are required. Admission $20 and up. 1345 N. Montebello Blvd., Montebello. dinosalivelosangeles.com

Music in the Garden of Flowing Fragrance: Enjoy a solo musician’s performance, 1-3 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Chinese Garden at the Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens. Musicians may be performing on a dizi, erhu or a pipa. Concerts are free with admission (weekday admission: $25; $21 ages 65 and older and students; $13 ages 4-11). 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino. 626-405-2100. huntington.org

Tournament House tours: Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association opens its doors to the public for one-hour guided tours, 2 and 3 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 4. Learn the history of the house, formerly owned by William Wrigley Jr and wife Ada Wrigley, and discover interesting facts about the house and rose garden, the Rose Parade and Rose Bowl. Admission is free. Masks are required regardless of vaccination status. Reservations are not required. Location, 391 S. Orange Grove Ave., Pasadena. 626-449-4100. Email: [email protected] Details: bit.ly/3vEI2ZT

American Museum of Ceramic Art: Ongoing exhibits: “The Artists of Mettlach,” through July. “Peter Callas: An Enduring Legacy” and “50 Bowls, 50 States, 50 Woodfires,” both through July 24. Admission is by (suggested) timed reservations, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday-Sunday. Admission $14; $9 ages 62 and older; $7 students with ID; free for ages 11 and younger. 399 N. Garey Ave., Pomona. 909-865-3146. Email: [email protected] www.amoca.org

Benton Museum of Art Pomona College: Ongoing special exhibit: “Each Day Begins with the Sun Rising: Four Artists from Hiroshima” by Japanese contemporary artists, Megumi Fukuda, Taro Furukata, Genki Isayama and Kana Kou, explores the ongoing cultural, environmental and social issues that have endured since the World War II bombings by the United States on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The exhibit, the first for the artists in the United States, has come about through a partnership between Hiroshima City University and Pomona College. The exhibit runs through June 25. Museum hours: 2-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday (reservations are encouraged, but not required). The art museum is at 120 W. Bonita Ave., Claremont. 909-621-8283. Details here: bit.ly/3L1jS1t. pomona.edu/museum

Your (Un)Natural Garden at Descanso Gardens: See art installations by Adam Schwerner at the Sturt Haaga Gallery and the Boddy House and on the grounds of the gardens, through Jan. 8. Hours for the installations: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Free with Descanso Gardens admission, $15; $11 ages 65 and older and students with ID; $5 ages 5-12. Gardens hours: 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Friday; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge. 818-949-4200. www.descansogardens.org; www.descansogardens.org/unnaturalgarden

Duarte Historical Museum: A new exhibit on Route 66, from the collection of Richard Amadori of Duarte, is on display through June. Amadori is an amateur photographer and highway historian who has amassed authentic “Mother Road” items as well as contemporary memorabilia. Hours: 1-3 p.m. on the first and third Wednesdays of the month, and 1-4 p.m. Saturdays. Admission is free/donation. Encanto Park, 777 Encanto Parkway. 626-357-9419. www.ranchodeduarte.org

Monrovia Historical Museum: Explore the museum, 1-4 p.m. Thursday and Sunday. Docent-led tours are available. Free admission/donation. The museum is at 742 E. Lemon Ave., Monrovia. 626-357-9537. monroviahistoricalmuseum.org

Norton Simon Museum: Ongoing special exhibits: “Richard Hunt: Details,” lithographs created by the sculptor during his residency in 1965 at the Tamarind Lithography Workshop in Los Angeles, through July 4. “Alternate Realities: Altoon, Diebenkorn, Lobdell, Woelffer,” paintings created during the 1950s-1960s by the artists, through Aug. 22 (details: bit.ly/3ygSbxT). “Paul Gauguin’s ‘The Swineherd,’” 1888, on loan from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, through Nov. 14. Hours: noon-5 p.m. Monday and Thursday-Sunday. Admission $15; $12 ages 62 and older; free for ages 18 and younger and students with a valid ID. 411 W. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. 626 449-6840. nortonsimon.org

USC Pacific Asia Museum: Ongoing special exhibit: “Bali: Agency and Power in Southeast Asia,” through June 12. Explore the Sunkal Ceramics Gallery and the specific galleries for art of South and Southeast Asia, China, Himalaya, Pacific Island, Japan, Korea and Silk Road. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday. Admission is by advance timed purchase, $10; $7 ages 65 and older and students with valid ID; free for ages 17 and under. Also, free admission from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursdays and on the second Sunday of the month. 46 N. Los Robles Ave., Pasadena. 626-787-2680. pacificasiamuseum.usc.edu/

Send calendar items to Anissa V. Rivera at [email protected] Please send items at least three weeks before the event. Please list phone, email and/or website for additional information.