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Included in this section, one will find programs that focus on the arts- performing arts, fine arts culinary arts, etc. 

Please note that this listing includes programs for all ages- be sure to check the ages served for the listing that you are interested in.

    • Skirball Cultural Center Presents: Paul Simon: Words & Music

    • Location: City;Valleys
    • Address: 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd Los Angeles, CA
    • Date: Thursday, July 27, 2017
    • Description: April 27–September 3, 2017 Making its only West Coast stop at the Skirball, Paul Simon: Words & Music—a tra ...read moreApril 27–September 3, 2017 Making its only West Coast stop at the Skirball, Paul Simon: Words & Music—a traveling exhibition organized by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum—illustrates how the legendary artist’s music has reflected social and cultural ideals. Based on exclusive interviews with the artist, the show will walk visitors through Paul Simon’s life and music and illuminate his creative process. On view will be instruments, records, sheet music, handwritten lyrics, photography, costumes, and stage maquettes, as well as listening stations and performance footage spanning Simon’s six-decade career. Exclusively for the Los Angeles presentation, Paul Simon: Words & Music will include additional artifacts from Simon’s private archive and a newly created music lab developed by the Skirball in cooperation with Roland Corporation. Details about the exhibition to be announced in the coming months! read less
    • Skirball Cultural Center Presents: Sunset Concerts

    • Address: 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd Los Angeles, CA
    • Date: Thursday, July 27, 2017
    • Description: This year’s Sunset Concerts once again showcase eclectic music, singing, and dancing in a stunning, one-of-a-kind ...read moreThis year’s Sunset Concerts once again showcase eclectic music, singing, and dancing in a stunning, one-of-a-kind hillside setting. Reinterpreting traditional roots music from America and around the globe, these established and emerging artists will draw music fans from across greater Los Angeles. Arrive early to dine, shop, and view the exhibitions! Beginning at 5:30 p.m., enjoy grab-and-go light fare and full bar service from Zeidler’s Cart. Stop by Audrey’s Museum Store, open until 8:00 p.m. And be sure to check out the exhibition Paul Simon: Words & Music, FREE and open until 10:00 p.m. Schedule: American Tune Featuring Sean Watkins & Friends: A Singer-Songwriter Celebration of Paul Simon (July 27); Ibibio Sound Machine (August 3); Delgres (August 10); Daymé Arocena (August 17); David Buchbinder’s Odessa/Havana (August 24); and Betsayda Machado y La Parranda El Clavo (August 31). All concerts begin at 8:00 p.m. FREE | RSVP requested | Parking is $10 per car (cash only) Doors to the concert venue open at 6:30 p.m. Admission and seating on a first-come, first-served basis read less
    • Valley Beth Shalom's ECLC Fine Arts Academy

    • Address: 15739 Ventura Blvd. Encino, CA
    • Age Group: 4-6 grades
    • Days School meets: Tuesdays and Sundays
    • Contact Email: kloventhal@vbs.org
    • Contact Phone: (818) 530-4046
    • Description: The Etz Chaim Learning Center offers a Fine Arts Academy which serves as an alternative to traditional Jewish learni ...read moreThe Etz Chaim Learning Center offers a Fine Arts Academy which serves as an alternative to traditional Jewish learning for students in grades 4-6. This innovative program provides students with a Jewish and Hebrew learning experience through Fine Arts using painting, sculpting, pottery, sketching, photography and more. Each year culminates with an art gallery. This class satisfies all ECLC requirements. For more information please contact Keri Loventhal, ECLC Director, 818-530-4046 read less
    • VBS Etz Chaim Learning Center Presents: The Performing Arts Academy

    • Address: 15739 Ventura Blvd. Encino, CA
    • Age Group: 3rd - 5th grades
    • Contact Email: kloventhal@vbs.org
    • Contact Phone: (818) 788-3584
    • Description: The Performing Arts Academy - An Alternative Jewish Educational Experience. For grades 3rd - 5th. From October-June. ...read moreThe Performing Arts Academy - An Alternative Jewish Educational Experience. For grades 3rd - 5th. From October-June. Tuesdays 4:00PM-6:15PM and Sundays from 9:30AM-11:45AM. Artists, Actors, Writers, Singers, Dancers, and all those who love Theatre Arts. Act, Sing and Dance! Explore Judaism in a meaningful way through the lens of the arts, performance and theatre. Work with professional Actors, Musical Directors, and Dance Choreographers. Put on a show for family, friends, and other invited guest (Fall – January 31, 2016 at 2:00PM and Spring – May 22, 2016 at 2:00PM). Expand knowledge of Jewish history and culture, as well as extra B’nai Mitzvah skills building. Participation in this program will satisfy Etz Chaim Learning Center B’nai Mitzvah requirements. For more information please contact the Etz Chaim Learning Center Address: 15739 Ventura Blvd, Encino. * Website: www.facebook.com/etzchaimlearningcenter Contact Email:kloventhal@vbs.org Contact Phone:(818) 530-4046 read less
    • Wise Afterschool Enrichment

    • Location: City;Valleys
    • Address: 15500 Stephen S. Wise Dr. Los Angeles, CA
    • Age Group: K-6th grades
    • Contact Email: cye@wisela.org
    • Contact Phone: (310) 889-2345
    • Description: NEW at Wise! We are proud to offer after-school enrichment for preschool through grade 6. Wise students, as well as ...read moreNEW at Wise! We are proud to offer after-school enrichment for preschool through grade 6. Wise students, as well as our local community, are welcome to explore our many activities in a safe, supportive, and fun environment. Parents will love the new extended hours and homework club option every day! Registration opens August 25. Contact us at 310.889.2345 or e-mail us at cye@wisela.org. Classes: Basketball (K-3): In this fun and active class, students will learn basic basketball skills and scrimmage. It is a fun and active way to improve hand-eye coordination, communications skills and self-esteem! Taught by the skillful Coach Marc Iadanza from Parker-Anderson Enrichment. Chess (K-6): *NEW DAY* Learning and playing chess is a fun way to increase concentration, build memory and sequencing skills and enhance problem solving/math skills. Students will learn the fundamentals of chess and basic strategies. Taught by Chess Wizards. Gardening (K-6): Do you like working with plants and animals? Do you want to know how to grow your own fruits and vegetables and eat what you grow? Do you want to help butterflies and other animals live on campus? This is the club for you! Taught by the new Science teacher, Mrs Coatney! Hip Hop (K-6): *NEW DAY* With exciting dance steps and challenging combinations, children learn to control and coordinate their bodies while working together to produce entertaining dances. Taught by the talented Miss. Cina, who has been working in the CYE afterschool programs and Camp Wise programs teaching hip hop for the past year. Homework Club (K-6): Homework Club provides a place after school where students can unwind from a long day, eat a snack and spend time finishing their homework. Students will work on their homework with friends or individually while supervised by CYE staff. Homework help provided by CYE staff. Also, open to Kindergarteners who need to stay later! Drop-ins are accepted by phone or online purchase before 1pm that day. Pick-up is at carpool at 5pm. Keyboarding (Grades 3-5 only): This class is specially designed for students who have basic skills and need to practice typing to develop speed and accuracy. Each student will be on their own level, but receive guidance and support from the instructor. Taught by the new science teacher, Mrs. Coatney! Kindergarten Extended (K only): Kindergarteners can stay an extra hour any day to play on the kindergarten yard with CYE staff until 3:30pm pick-up. Registration by semester preferred, but drop-ins are accepted by phone or online purchase before 1pm that day. Students are taken to regular carpool at 3:30pm. They must be signed out. Lego Workshop (K Only): Learn basic building techniques and explore your creativity in the technology innovation lab with lego robotics kits. Taught by the pioneering Judy Hoffman, who also teaches technology at Wise School and supervises Lego Robotics teams for grades 1-6. Martial Arts (K-6): Students will learn the fundamentals of martial arts with an emphasis on discipline, safety, and fun. Classes are designed for fun, learning new skills, and to becoming knowledgeable not in the art of self-defense, but in the lessons of life. Taught by the sweet Master Bella, from Lions TKD. Minecraft (K-6): *NEW* Learn Minecraft building techniques, details of command blocks, and some basic computer programming. Kids learn strategy, team building, and cooperation skills while playing Minecraft in a fun, safe, and supervised environment! Taught by Parker Anderson Enrichment. Rhythm and Math (K Only): *NEW * Students learn how to understand and master musical rhythm in a group setting while playing on beautiful hand-percussion instruments like djembe, cajon, bongos, shakers, and darbuka. We use a visualization system called The Rhythm Compass™ (taught at UCLA and UCD) that makes understanding rhythmic relationships fun and easy. The mathematics of rhythm are counting and cardinality, operations, ratios, and algebraic thinking. Taught by the talented Trey Macias from Sound Formation, Inc. an outstanding music educator that has trained in our unique method. Soccer (K-6): Taught by Soccer Shots, the leader in youth soccer development for children ages 2-8 by teaching principles and life skills like confidence, respect, honest, and teamwork though their high-energy, quality soccer program. Stretch-N-Grow (K Only): *NEW*: Students will learn to warm-up and stretch, moving to music, learning movement and coordination skills using a lot of props (e.g., tunnels, balance beams, cones, various balls, etc.) and playing games, while getting increasingly fit. Taught by Five-Star Enrichment Address: 15500 Stephen S. Wise Dr., Los Angeles, Website: http://www.wisela.org/enrichment/ read less