Calendar of Events
Published: Sunday May 27, 2012
June 3, 1 PM, Fresno. Armenian Theological Students' Aid, Inc. will salute the Yervant, Rose, and Hovannes Levonian Educational Fund at a celebration luncheon at the Fellowship Hall of historic Pilgrim Armenian Congregational Church, 3673 North First Street at Garland Avenue in Fresno. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students and tables of eight are available. Proceeds benefit the global graduate scholarship programs of the Fresno-based nonprofit corporation. More information may be obtained by calling (559) 323-5502, (559) 260-3357, or (559) 593-1576. ATSA works in partnership with the New Jersey-based Armenian Missionary Association of America, the Glendale-based Armenian Evangelical Union of North America, and the Beirut-based Union of Armenian Evangelical Churches of the Near East. The June 3 luncheon will feature Canadian cuisine prepared by Chef Hrant Darakjian and his culinary team, vocal music by Vera Darakjian and Lena Agulian, and remarks by Talbot Seminary student David Azizian.
June 6, 13, 20 and 27, Los Angeles. Singer-songwriter and acoustic guitar player Melineh Kurdian will perform at the legendary Genghis Cohen located at 740 N. Fairfax, Los Angeles 90046. Performing with folk-rock musician with Armenian roots will be her co-writer Steve Krugman. Also joining Kurdian are percussionist Mona Tavakoli, who just finished touring with Jason Mraz, and multi-instrumentalist Meghan Toohey, well known for her work with the Folk group The Weepies. Performances will be at 8 PM on June 6, 20 and 27 and 9 PM on June 13. For info visit http://www.melinehkurdian.com/.
June 7, 10 AM, Toluca Lake. Westside Ararat Guild presents "Game Day 2012" at the Lakeside Gold Club, 4500 West Lakeside Drive, Toluca Lake. Coffee will be available, then the card games begin, followed by lunch. Join us for games or come for lunch and socializing. Donation $40. For information and reservations contact Louise Arklin at (818) 368-3263.
June 10, 5 PM, Long Beach. The tenth installment of the famed "DioNicEss" food & drink pairing series is coming to Long Beach's celebrated Beachwood BBQ & Brewing (210 E 3rd St, Long Beach). Tickets must be purchased in advance at http://www.itsmyseat.com/events/820216.html; admission is $80 per person, all-inclusive, with proceeds benefitting the Real Medicine Foundation initiative in Armenia. Inquiries can be directed to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 12, 7:30 PM, Glendale. The Glendale Public Library (222 East Harvard Street) will host a screening of a documentary "From Ararat to Europe" followed by a discussion with the author Arsen Hakobyan; the film is about historical Armenian influences on European culture. Entrance if free. Organized by People 4 People foundation, for information call 323-620-0321 or visit http://www.pfpfoundation.org/.
June 19, 7 PM, Burbank. California Supreme Court Justice Hon. Judge Armand Arabian will present his book "From Gravel to Gavel" at the Western Diocese of the Armenian Church (3325 N. Glenoaks Blvd. Burbank, CA 91504). For information email email@example.com or call (818) 558-7474.
June 22, 8 PM, Pasadena. Artists for Kids in association with the Consulate General of the Republic of Armenia present, "A Night at the Opera" staring world-renowned soprano Hasmik Papian. All proceeds will go to charity and tickets range from $50 to $125 seats. At the Ambassador Auditorium (131 St. John Ave. in Pasadena). For information and tickets call 818.808.8222 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 22, 8 PM, Encino. Mediterranean Soiree at Alcazar (17239 Ventura Boulevard Encino, CA 91316, Tel: (818) 789-0991) featuring live entertainment by international singer Vatche, full menu of Lebanese food delicacies will support the Real Medicine Foundation's humanitarian work in rural Armenia. A fun evening with dancing, entertainment, live auction and other surprises costs $65.00 per person. For more information contact Nairy Ghazourian at email@example.com.
June 27, 7 PM, Glendale. Margaret Ajemian Ahnert, author of "The Knock at the Door: A Journey Through the Darkness of the Armenian Genocide," will speak about her book at the Glendale Central Library Auditorium, 222 East Harvard Street. Admission is free. Contact Elizabeth Grigorian at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (818) 548-3288.