Yay! Summer is here, and that means the outdoor music venues are tuning up. The peacocks are vocalizing with the Pasadena Pops orchestra in their new home at the Los Angeles Arboretum in Arcadia with programs in July, August and September; Music at the L.A. Zoo hosts shows July 13 and 27; and the Levitt Pavilion Pasadena has begun its 10th season and goes weekly through Aug. 26. The granddaddy of them all, the Hollywood Bowl, has already begun to enchant music lovers with weekly concerts under the stars.
I’ll tell you more about all of these events in future issues, so stay dialed in, music lovers.
Speaking of the zoo, the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Assn., with La Cañadan Connie Morgan at its helm, just held its spectacular “Beastly Ball.” John Lewis, who is also a foothills resident, is director of the Los Angeles Zoo.
This was the 42nd Beastly Ball, an event that seems to grow in popularity each year and is touted as the best summer happening in L.A. This year attendees raised $1,120,000 for zoo exhibits, plant and animal species conservation and education and community outreach programs.