Social Calendar

first_img Pasadena Museum of History’s Contemporary History Maker Awards Dinner honoring Ann Hassett and Bob Niemack; Ellen and Harvey Knell; Sally and Phil Swan; and Regina and Ian Whitcomb. 6:30 p.m. Twin Palms Restaurant, Old Pasadena. $125. (626)577-1660, Ext. 11. Aviva Family and Children’s Services presents its annual “Triumph of the Spirit Awards Gala.” Honorees include actress Suzanne Somers; Aviva board member Michael A. Sherman and Jade Mills of Coldwell Banker, Beverly Hills. 6p.m. Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel, Beverly Hills. $375. (323) 904-4400. THURSDAY American premiere of “Lansky,” starring Mike Burstyn, a new play based on the true story of mob boss Meyer Lansky’s futile attempts to become an Israeli citizen. 8 p.m. Odyssey Theatre, 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd., West Los Angeles. $35-$55. (310) 477-2055. JUNE 15 Annual Book Fair. 6 to 9 p.m. Neighborhood Church, Ross Chapel, 310 N. Orange Grove Blvd., Pasadena. $5. Sale continues on June 16 to 17, free admission. (818)242-5775. JUNE 16 The Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association’s 37th Annual Beastly Ball. 6 p.m. The Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens, Griffith Park. $1,000. (323) 644-4701. “Tonight at 11”, Witty weatherman Fritz Coleman’s look at what goes on behind broadcast news. 7:30 p.m. Additional performances on June 17, 23 and 24 at 7:30p.m. The Grove Theatre, 276 Ninth St., Upland. $25. (909)920-4343. JUNE 21 A Summer Solstice Celebration marking the merger of Episcopal Home Communities and The Scripps Home. 6 to 9p.m. The Scripps Kensington, 1428 S. Marengo Ave., Alhambra. $100. (626) 281-3776. JUNE 22 Opening Night at the Hollywood Bowl featuring the eighth annual Hall of Fame Concert to benefit Music Matters. (213)972-3051. JUNE 23 The 44th Annual Evening with Star Chefs to benefit Rosemary Children’s Services. 6 p.m. Santa Anita Park, Arcadia. $125. (626) 844-3033. JUNE 26 Los Angeles Public Television Station, KCET, will honor Diane and Bob Trujillo, chairman and president of BP America, with its annual Visionary Award. 6 p.m. Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel, Beverly Hills. $1,000. (323) 953-5429.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SUNDAY The 10th Annual Placido Domingo Awards Dinner sponsored by Hispanics for L.A. Opera will honor director Emilio Sagi and Vinyl Technology Inc. following the 2 p.m. performance of “Luisa Fernanda.” Grand Hall, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. $300. (213)972-7338. WEDNESDAY center_img TODAY California Institute of Technology’s 113th Annual Commencement and Inauguration of Jean-Lou Chameau as the eighth President of Caltech. 10 a.m. The Caltech campus, Pasadena. Young & Healthy celebrates its 17th year serving the health needs of Pasadena’s children by honoring board member Matthew White with the J. Donald Thomas Award. 6p.m. A private home in Pasadena. SATURDAY Women In Action Educational Fund presents its 34th annual Jackie Robinson Merit Awards honoring graduating students from Pasadena High Schools. 11:30 a.m. Brookside Country Club. $35. (626)585-3833.last_img read more