2008 Events
Event : Mission San Fernando del Rey
Date : 10 February 2008
Time : 3:00 PM 
Join the La Senora caravan to this Mission whose lands were first given to by the Spanish Crown as a land grant to Francisco Reyes, 3rd Mayor of Los Angeles and great, great, grandfather to our historian, Ernest Marquez. This Spanish land grant, known as Encino, encompassed the entire San Fernando Valley. Today's concert will provide a glimpse of early Mission social entertainment including instruments played there in the 1800s and a typical opera of the time. E-mail lasenora@earthlink.net for tickets. 
Event : Frida Kahlo: Lecture Nori Green
Date : 24 February 2008
Time : 12:00 PM 
Gather round Artist, Nori Green on this Winter Afternoon in the Salon as she reads from the Private Letters of Mexican Artist - Frida Kahlo.
Event : Concert for Patrons - Sierra Madre
Date : 2 March 2008
Time : 2:00 PM 
Patron Level Members join La Senora's caravan to this beautiful historical setting in Sierra Madre. Please contact lasenora@earthlink.net for reservations and information. Tickets Limited
Event : USMCHA Meeting
Date : 5 March 2008
Time : 8:00 PM 
USMCHA Meeting meeting to build neighborhood committees and Block Captains. Come prepared to Volunteer your Time!
Event : Concert for Patrons - Doheny Mansion
Date : 8 March 2008
Time : 8:00 PM 
Patron Level Members contact lasenora@earthlink.net for tickets to this renowned piano trio. Tickets very Limited.
Event : Docent Training Workshop
Date : 19 March 2008
Time : 3:00 PM
Volunteer to be trained as one of La Senora's Docents. Today's Workshop covers the gardens and exterior structures including a brief overview of the Chapel, Day Stable and Kiln Building.
Event : Cabaret Supper
Date : 28 March 2008
Time : 7::00 PM 
The 1930's music of artists who composed on the piano during former hacienda resident Anita Loos' famous Salons of the 30's.
Event : Introduction to Membership Event
Date : 29 March 2008
Time : 7:00 PM 
La Senora Patrons Colleen and Rob Woods are giving this Cabaret Supper to introduce their friends to membership at La Senora
Event : Pasqual Marquez Cemetery
Date : 6 April 2008
Time : 8::00 AM - 5:00 PM 
Today we will begin the process of discovery of the exact locations of the 35 family members known to have been buried in this small family cemetery. San Lorenzo Street is named after the statue in the niche of the Cemetery wall.
Event : Chamber Music Group Auditions
Date : 11 April 2008
Time : 10:00 PM 
La Senora Staff are joining today in a citywide combined set of Auditions to choose Chamber Music Groups for presentation to our Members during our 2008 Season
Event : Concert for Patrons - Tamaya
Date : 13 April 2008
Time : 5:00 PM 
Join our Patrons' Caravan as the La Catrina Trio dazzles our senses at the remarkable Tamaya venue. E-mail lasenora@earthlink.net for Patron Members Reserverations.
Event : Cinco de Mayo Fiesta
Date : 4 May 2008
Time : 2:00 PM 
Join La Senora's Neighborhood Celebration of Cinco de Mayo. Crafts, games and historical stories for the Children Tortilla and Carnitas making demonstrations. Fun for the whole family.
Crafts - G. Molsbarger
Decorations - R. Relfe
Cooking Demos - M, & Y. Landes
Event : UCLA - Mildred Mathias Garden Tour
Date : 5 May 2008
Time : 10:00 AM 
This event in La Senora's botanical gardens is a tour given for the members and docents of the Mildred E. Mathias Garden Center at UCLA.
Event : Adrienne Albert - Composer
Date : 6 May 2008
Time : 8::00 PM
   World Premiere of Adrienne's new work, "Americana for Flute(s) and Strings" will be performed by outstanding musicians, Susan Greenberg, flute with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Sara Parkins, violin, a member of the Eclipse Quartet, Evan Wilson, former principal violist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Antonio Lysy, cello, teacher of cello at UCLA.
Chamber Music Palisades
   The program includes works by Schoenfeld, Bridge and Elgar with other outstanding members of the Los Angeles Musicians community including Delores Stevens, pianist extraordinaire and member of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Tereza Stanislav, violinist, Nina Etuhov, violin and Alan Chapman, moderator. 
   E-mail lasenora@earthlink for directions and tickets. Adrienne is La Senora's new Composer in Residence! Welcome her music!
Event : Haynes Foundation Grant Awarded by HSSC
Date : 15 May 2008
Time : May 15, 2008 
La Senora's Intern, Paulina Ayres, UCLA Masters degree program student has been awarded a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation to pursue historical research on La Senora's archives .
Event : Canyon School Days - 80 years ago
Date : 23 May 2008
Time : 1:00 PM 
La Senora's Historian, Ernest Marquez, the great grandson of the two ranchers who were awarded the 1839 Mexican Land Grant Rancho Boca de Santa Monica will address three class of 4th graders in the auditorium of Canyon School today. The children will be treated to recollections of what it was like to grow up in the Canyon when the creek still flowed for children to play in and all six grades were taught by one teacher who instilled in them values and morals along with the ABCs.
Event : Interns' Graduation Party
Date : 14 June 2008
Time : 2:00 PM 
La Senora salutes its graduating Intern!
This event is for Interns and Patrol Level Members Only.
Event : So. California Genealogical Society Workshop
Date : 27 June 2008
Time : 9:00 am 
Join La Senora Members attending portions of this 3-day conference. This morning's event is a 3 hour workshop.
Event : 1930's Photographer to the Stars: George Hurrell
Date : 28 June 2008
Time : 4:30 PM 
Private tour and reception given by the curator of the Lights! Camera! Glamour! Photography of George Hurrell exhibit at the Heritage Museum.
   Lights! Camera! Glamour! 
   The photography of George Hurrell, 1930’s Photographer to the Stars. La Senora has arranged a private tour to be given by the Curator of the George Hurrell Exhibit at The Heritage Museum in Santa Monica. Hurrell "shot some of the world’s most beautiful and intriguing personalities, creating the template for the Hollywood glamour portrait."
   This will be a very special treat for anyone who has ever felt entranced by the beauty and glamour of 1930s Movie Star photography.
   Tickets for La Senora members (and members of other local historical organizations) are discounted to $20 including the Curator’s lecture, the documentary film (not to be missed!) and the reception with refreshments between tours.
Phone: 310 454 0706
E-mail: lasenora@earthlink.net
Mail to: 560 E. Channel Road
Santa Monica, CA 90402
Event : Viva Intermezzo
Date : 29 June 2008
Time : 03:00 PM Sunday June 29th 
Combining chamber music with classic film in Inaugural Performance of THE NEW IVY CHAMBER ENSEMBLE presenting works by Eccles, Pachelbel & Vivaldi plus Debussy and Bach from "Silver Screen Tribute to Lyle Wheeler". Refreshments follow concert. Program resumes with screening of Art Director/Oscar Winner Lyle Wheeler's 1939 Classic Film "INTERMEZZO" starring Ingrid Bergman.
Event : Neighborhood 4th at La Senora
Date : 4 July 2008
Time : 3:00 PM 
Members of La Senora's neighborhood are invited for the 56th annual swim party in the LSRI pool after the Dryad/East Channel Road Softball game. No reservation required. Bring a towel and a smile.
Event :  Historical Homes Tour 
Date : 6 July 2008
Time : All Day 
This small invitational event given by invitation from a La Senora Patron will include a tour of historic homes built in the era of La Senora's Hacienda. A discussion of the architecture of each will be held. This Event was oversubscribed before it was finished being planned. But we will do similar events in the future for our Patron Level members
Event :  Historical Homes Tour 
Date : 6 July 2008
Time : All Day 
This small invitational event given by invitation from a La Senora Patron will include a tour of historic homes built in the era of La Senora's Hacienda. A discussion of the architecture of each will be held. This Event was oversubscribed before it was finished being planned. But we will do similar events in the future for our Patron Level members
Event : Storytelling Hour: Tales of Early California
Date : 12 July 2008
Time : 2:00 PM 
Prior to the first in our series of concerts to introduce children to musical instruments, we have schedule a quiet time hour of storytelling by our Historian Ernie Marquez who has mezmerizing stories of Early California. Today's lecture will talk about daily life on an 1839 Mexican Rancho.
Parents are asked to give children a handful of small coins with which to make their donations for admission. $1 for children under age 5; $2 for children up to age 10. We ask that the child personally place the coins into the donation box as part of our program to teach the young about donating to their communities' cultural and charitable activities. The handful of coins seems like 'a lot' of money to the young child.
Event : Children's Concert - Musical Adventures
Date : 12 July 2008
Time : 3:00 PM 
Tickets $10 Children; $15 over age 12 are available via RSVP lasenora@earthlink.netNote: This is an "off-site" performance. You will be given the site with your ticket confirmation. Space is limited, so reserve early.
Tickets Adults $15; Children $10 Contact: lasenora@earthlink.net or 310 454 0706 for reservations.
   "Rudolfo Learns to Mambo" is the theme of the second in this new series of musicals written especially for the children of our audiences -- Yes, we are grooming the next generation to love music and performance art.   
   In these interactive concerts, the children are introduced to specific instruments of the orchestra, and are shown the many different ways in which they can be played.  Following the story line created for each concert, the children pick the musical approaches the instruments will use.
   Rudolfo is a Mexican Poppy living in the Hacienda gardens.  As his listens to the Latin music and watchs the people dancing, he sways to the music.  
   One day he notices the children of the Hacienda being taught to Mambo.  Rudolfo really, really, really wants to learn to Mambo.  But he has a problem.  Flowers have no legs!  But nothing will deter Rudolfo.  He turns to his friends the Lady Bugs and the Winds and the Rain and ---- Rudolfo learns to dance the Mambo with their help. The next time you are in a garden, do you notice the bugs and the wind and the rain helping your flowers to dance too?
Event : The Mystery of Malibu Tile
Date : 13 July 2008
Time : 2:00 PM 
Cristi Walden, Docent of the Adamson Rindge House State Landmark and Board Member of the Malibu Historical Society is back again, by popular demand, presenting this acclaimed lecture. The materials she brings in addition to her beautiful slides take you back into the era of the peak of tile making in California and the marvelous story of a woman who built her own railroad to stave off Highway 1 crossing her property.
   Malibu Potteries was not the only source responsible for bringing California tile into the homes and public buildings of Southern California during the early half of the twentieth century, but it may be the most famous – due in some part to the fascinating story of the famous Adamson/Rindge family of Rancho Malibu. Join us as Cristi Walden of the Malibu Lagoon Museum shares samples of vintage Malibu tiles, and hear the story of the Malibu Potteries from its founding in 1926 by May Rindge to its sad demise.
   Cristi Walden is a Board Member of the Malibu Lagoon Museum and serves as a Docent for its Adamson/Rindge House. She was the Guest Curator of "California Tile: The Golden Era" at the California Heritage Museum. Cristi will bring the Rindge Family history to life and explore the artistry of Malibu Tiles.
RSVP:  events@lasenora.org  if you need additional information
For Tickets please click on the event in our OnlineStore 
Suggested Donation: $20
* If you don’t have e-mail, Phone is 310 454 0706
Event : The Heart of Spain
Date : 13 July 2008
Time : 4:00 PM 
La Senora brings together three outstanding soloists to present a colorful Spanish influenced 
Program. Guest Artists Meghan Turner and Axel Schmitt will present works arranged for Trumpet with Piano accompaniment including 'Sin tu Amor' (Without Your Love) by Miguel Sandoval, Manuel de Falla's "Tus Ojillos Negros (Your Dark Eyes)" and 'Piece en forme de Habanera' by Maurice Ravel. Axel Schmitt will also perform the virtuosic Rhapsodie Espagnole by Franz Liszt. Guitarist and Vocalist Chelsea Green, will add shades of early Latin works to the trio's program with Heitor Villa-Lobos'Preludes 1 and 3, Paco Pena's "Rumba: Herenca Latina" and works by Spanish Renaissance composers Luis de Narvaez and Alfonso Mudarra. 
Sponsored by Babs & Barry Rubens
   This Concert Advisory Panel Retreat & Concert hosted by Pasadena Pops is Full. For information on serving on LSRIs advisory panels for concerts, education, or historical research please contact info@lasenora.org detailing your field of interest/skills.
Event : Once Upon a Summertime - Tango Trio 
Date : 9 August 2008
Time : 8:00 PM 
Join us in this celebration of Summer with an evening of Vintage Tango. The title of the concert is taken from a haunting song programmed as part of a mini-set of French cabaret Jazz numbers, which will also include Legrand's "The Windmills of Your Mind". The French material is the perfect complement to vintage Argentinean tango segueing into the tangos by Astor Piazzola. Mezzo Nicole Werner joins the trio adding jazz vocals to the evening.
Event : Tribute to Lyle Wheeler
Date : 21 September 2008
Time : 4:00 PM - 10 PM 
American Cinematique is presenting a Forever Hollywood look at the work of Art Director Lyle Wheeler. La Senora will have a Theater Party attending the screening of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer accompanied by a discussion of this early collaboration of Wheeler and Menzies with participation of Wheeler's son Brooke, the family historian.
Event : Archives Fest
Date : 25 October 2008
Time : 10 am - 4 pm 
Join the Archivists of LA to find collections of information on everything about our City and the people who created it. Interested in your genealogy? Want to know who has old films, photos, documents? This is the place.
Please note - The Archives Fest has MOVED TO A NEW LOCATION this year.
Davidson Center on the USC Campus.
Event : HolidayandMalibu Tile
Date : 19 December 2008
Time : 6:00 PM 
Join La Senora for this Docent led tour of Adamson Rindge House decorated for the Holidays. Park Admission and Tour costs $15; optional user-pay group dinner after the tour at the delighteful, newly opened Malibu Pier Cafe. Our favorite Malibu Tile Docent Cristi Walden will lead this event.