Things to do in the San Gabriel/Whittier Valley, June 2-9 – San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Garden chairs? Check. Dance shoes? On. Summer concerts in the park begin. This week’s lineup includes Cold Duck, June 5, 7 p.m., at “Frontier Days Carnival” at St. Louise de Marillac Church, 1720 E. Covina Blvd., Covina (; and also, at 7 p.m. on June 9, at Dean L. Shively Park, 1402 Lerma Road, South El Monte (626-579-2043; details here:;

Celebrate Pride Month: Pasadena Mayor Victor M. Gordo and the Pasadena City Council were scheduled to raise the Progress Pride flag June 1 at City Hall, 100 N. Garfield Ave., to kick off a month of in-person and virtual events , including book discussions. and workshops marking LGBTQ Pride Month. Check out the deals from the link here: For more information, 626-744-4755.

Vroman Library: James Lee Burke discusses “Every Cloak Rolled in Blood,” 3:00 p.m. June 2 (on Crowdcast; subscribe here: Vroman Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. 626-449-5320.

Uncle Vania: Pasadena Playhouse presents the Los Angeles premiere of Richard Nelson, Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky’s translation of Anton Chekhov’s play, at 8 p.m. June 2. The show takes place at 8 p.m. on June 3; 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. June 4; 8 p.m. from June 8 to 10; dates until June 26. Tickets $34 and up. 39 S. El Molino Ave., Pasadena. 626-356-7529.

Foodie Land Los Angeles: Multicultural food and drink, games and shows, 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. June 3; 1pm-10pm June 4-5. Buy admission in advance (times are staggered). No tickets are sold at the door. Admission $5. Rose Bowl, 1001 Rose Bowl Drive, Pasadena. Details:

Pasadena Audubon Society: “Birds, everything revolves around feathers”, for ages 5 to 8, 1 p.m. on June 4. Read “Feathers, Not Just for Flying” by Melissa Stewart, see a collection of feathers, and examine feathers under a microscope. Register by email with the names and ages of the participants: [email protected] Pasadena Audubon’s new “Bird Watching Guide to the Greater Pasadena Area” will be available for purchase. Vroman Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. 626-449-5320.

One Colorado Concert Series: Cayucas performs June 4 at 8 p.m. at One Colorado Courtyard, 41 Hugus Alley, Pasadena. There will be a pop-up bar. Admission to shows for all ages is free. Upcoming concerts: Robert DeLong, June 18; DJ Sophenom, July 2; Juicy Pear, July 23; De Lux on August 6 and a special guest on August 20. One Colorado Courtyard, 41 Hugus Alley, Pasadena.

Celebrate Wonder Bread Years: Jerry Seinfeld called Pat Hazell “funny sniffling milk”. See for yourself and catch “The Wonder Bread Years,” at 2 p.m. June 5. Hazell is a Tonight Show veteran and one of the “five funniest people in America,” according to Showtime. His one-man show tackles everything from Kool-Aid Stands, the Kids’ Table, the Ice Cream Truck Chase to Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots, Jiffy Pop and yes, Wonder Bread. Tickets $38; $33 60 and over; $19 students (milk not included). Haugh Performing Arts Center, 1000 E. Foothill Blvd., Glendora. 626-963-9411.

Whittier Public Library: Children’s librarians hold outdoor storytimes from 10:30 to 11 a.m. on Thursdays in June. The June 9 story hour takes place at Broadway Park, 12816 Broadway Road, Whittier. Storytime on June 16 will be held at Leffingwell Park, 10537 Santa Gertrudes Ave., Whittier. Registration is not compulsory. Just bring a blanket to sit on. For more information, 562-567-9950.

Pasadena Senior Center Ice Cream Social: Music on the Patio features pianist Bob Lipson and vocalist Don Snyder, June 9 at 2 p.m. Register in advance. Pasadena Senior Center, 85 E. Holly St., Pasadena. 626-795-4331.

Temple Beth David 75th Anniversary Gala: The event begins with a Havdalah service, followed by dancing, music and dinner, June 11 at 5:30 p.m. Tickets $75. Reservations required. 9677 Longden Avenue, Temple City. For more information,

Jouyssance Early Music Ensemble: Music program 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 ID Also, a post-concert reception to benefit $75. Buy your tickets in advance. Attendees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and wear a mask inside the church. Calvary Presbyterian Church, 1050 Fremont Ave., South Pasadena. 213-533-9922.

The [email protected] Concert Series at the First United Methodist Church in 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 more information on [email protected] concerts, For more information on events at First UMC,

Volunteer reading tutors wanted: The Whittier Area Literacy Council invites members of the community to volunteer to tutor children who are struggling with reading. Tutors are also needed for adult readers. Summer training sessions begin at the end of July at Whittier Council offices. No previous teaching experience is necessary and all materials are provided. Tutors must be at least 18 years old and able to commit two hours per week for one year. For more information, call Francine at 562-698-6598.

Pasadena Tournament of Roses Golf Classic: The inaugural tournament, 7 a.m. on September 12 (registration registration and breakfast, followed by the shotgun start, 8 a.m.). The event ends inside Rose Bowl Stadium with a chance to throw your final shot on the turf where the Rose Bowl has been played for over 100 years. Plan ahead and save the date; online registration open until September 9th. Brookside Golf Course, 1133 Rosemont Ave., Pasadena. For more information, 626-449-4100.

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