Calendar of Events
Published: Friday August 10, 2012
August 12, Granite City, Ill. Assumption of the Holy Mother of God, Blessing of the Grapes and indoor picnic following the Divine Liturgy at St. Gregory the Illuminator Church, Granite City. Tasty shish kebab and chicken kebab dinners will be sold. Armenian breads and pastries along with other delicacies will be for sale. Armenian dancing and activities for children of all ages. Free admission.
August 22, 6 PM, Highland Park, Ill. Marta Aznavoorian performs on piano with Wolfgang Schmidt on cello as part of Ravinia Festival held in Bennett Gordon Hall, at 200 Ravinia Park Road, Highland Park, IL. Tickets are $10 for Gordon Hall, but there is no lawn seating for this performance. For details visit http://www.ravinia.org/.
August 26, noon-6:30 PM, Evanston, Ill. St. James Church of Evanston, IL, will host its annual "Taste of Armenia" festival on on Clark Street, between Benson and Sherman avenues in downtown Evanston. The festival offers a leisurely afternoon of delicious Armenian cooking, music, and great company. For info link to http://www.tasteofarmenia.org/.
August 10-19, Los Angeles. A theatrical play "Komitas" written by Lilly Thomassian in collaboration with Lory Tatoulian and directed by Pavel Cerny will be performed at Atwater Village Theatre at 3269 Casitas Ave., Los Angeles with performances through August 19, show times Thu-Sat at 8 PM, Su - 6 PM. Tickets: $25; gala night $50; preview $10. For tickets call 818-551-1234, go to itsmyseat.com/komitas and for more info visit facebook.com/KomitasThePlay.
August 17, 8:30 PM, Los Angeles. Pacific Ballet Dance Theatre Company, including Ruzzana Avetisyan and Ani Hovhannisian from Glendale; and Tina Yedgarian and Rena Gharibyan from Burbank, along with dancers from Asia, Russia and Spain, will performs as part of the ‘Dance in the USA' program at the Ford Amphitheatre at 2580 Cahuenga Blvd. East, in Hollywood. Tickets start at $15-$35 and $12 for full-time students with ID and children 12 and under. VIP packages start at $65 and include premium seating and a pre-performance reception. For tickets go to http://www.fordtheatres.org/ or (323) 461-3673. For groups of 8 or more, call (323) 769-2147. Visit http://www.pacificballetdancetheatre.org/ for more info.
September 8, Oakland. The Armenian International Women's Association (AIWA)'s San Francisco chapter will meet at St. Vartan Armenian Church Hall in Oakland, California; the event will focus on programs in Armenia undertaken in cooperation with The Paros Foundation. Sponsors of the event will gain special recognition for their businesses and organizations and are encouraged to contact AIWA SF President Gaiane Khachatrian at firstname.lastname@example.org, and/or AIWA executive committee members Laura Dirtadian at email@example.com, and Suzanna Khachatrian at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more info visit http://aiwainternational.org/
September 15, 7 PM, Glendale. The Armenian Church Youth Organization of the Western Diocese (ACYO-WD) is producing a new musical titled "Polors Nuyn Hyen Enk," meaning "We are all Armenian," written and directed by Arpi Nakashian, presented in a one-night engagement at the Beyond The Stars Place in Glendale, California. General admission tickets are $25 with general admission preferred at $35. Reserved seating is available for $40. For tickets and information, visit http://www.acyo-wd.org/ or call (714) 292-7149.