will be able to sit back and sip a drink while enjoying appetizers
from a euro-fusion menu. The lounge will also feature the latest
music from Europe, complemented by a dance floor surrounded by plasma
screen televisions with state-of-the-art sound and lighting.
Live music will be played beginning at 8 p.m. Wednesdays and
Thursdays and a disc jockey will play an eclectic range of dance
music beginning at 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. The cover charge
will range from $10 to $20. The cover on Friday is $20. The Cove is
at 300 Harvey Drive in Glendale. An upscale casual dress code will be
The Musical Theatre Guild is producing the musical "Dear World" in
the second of a series of concert-staged readings at 7:30 p.m. Monday
at The Alex Theatre.
Jerry Herman's rarely produced musical is based on Jean Giradoux's
"The Madwoman of Chaillot."
"Dear World," with text by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee,
tells the tale of a wise old woman who saves the Earth from greedy
oil barons, all the while sheltering a pair of young lovers.
Tickets are $35 and can be reserved by calling 243-2539.
Descanso Gardens will honor the Far East during the Japanese
Garden Festival Saturday and Sunday. Throughout the weekend, guests
will see traditional dances, taiko drummers, origami and suiseki art.
Tours of the Japanese Garden and miniature tea plantation, origami
workshops and tea service will be available.
Kishin Daiko, a multiethnic group of adults and children, will
perform the taiko drum concert at 1 p.m. Saturday. Since ancient
times, taiko drums have been used to drive away evil spirits, to
imitate the sound of thunder as a prayer for rain and to celebrate
bountiful harvests.Japanese dancers from the school of Madam Fujima
Kansuma will perform traditional dances at 1 p.m. Sunday.
Tours of the Japanese Garden and Tea Plantation will be led by
staff and volunteer guides at 10 a.m. both Saturday and Sunday. The
Japanese Garden Festival is celebrated each year to honor the culture
and contributions of the Japanese American community to Descanso,
where the Japanese Garden is designed to incorporate compatible