Hotsy Totsy, Bagpipes, and a Teen Dance Party

What have you got planned for the weekend?

There are just a few precious weeks left to the unofficial summer season, so take advantage of the still-long days and plan something fun for your weekend. Here’s a list of some of the best the area has to offer. Enjoy!



Where/When: Library Park, Friday, 7-9:30 p.m.

Why Go: Teens are invited to come out for an evening of fun and socializing, including a dance contest, art, ping pong, Wii and more.

Pricing: Free.



Where/When: The Coffee Gallery, Friday, 8 p.m.

Why Go: The Coffee Gallery Backstage presents a night of music featuring performances by Joey Abarta--a force on the traditional Irish bagpipes--and The Ivy Leaf--a traditional Irish quartet comprised of Armand Aromin, Dan Accardi, Caroline O'Shea and Lindsay Straw.

Pricing: $15.



Where/When: Monrovia Community Center, Saturday, 2-3:30 p.m.

Why Go: Father Gregory Boyle will be on hand to discuss his recent best-selling book: Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion and his work with the largest gang intervention program in the nation.

Pricing: Free.



Where/When: Library Park, Sunday, 7 p.m.

Why Go: Bring your picnic and a blanket out to the park and enjoy an evening of fun music in this performance from Hotsy Totsy.

Pricing: Free.



Where/When: Sierra Madre Playhouse, Sunday, 7:30 p.m.

Why Go: Check out this special performance of A.R. Gurney's Love Letters, the story of two people who know each other from childhood but maintain a relationship over the course of their lives through letters. This one-night only production features Bob and Sandra Hakman on stage.

Pricing: Adults: $20, Seniors, Students: $17, Children 12 and under: $12.


Have we missed out on something fun in the neighborhood? Please feel free to let us know of anything coming up that we should include on the calendar. Just share your ideas in our comment box below.


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