Upcoming at UUVerdugo

This Sunday, May 26

Sunday Service: Go the F to Church!
Minister: Rev KC Slack



In an increasingly disconnected and lonely world, Rev. KC makes a case for the importance and possibilities of spiritual and yes, even religious, community. Special guest vocalist Dr. Melanie Davis joins Rev. KC and accompanist Britta for the service.


10:30 a.m.

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Sunday, June 2

Sunday Service: Flower Ceremony
Minister: Rev. KC Slack

As June begins, we partake in a late-Spring UU tradition: the Flower Ceremony. Bring flowers to bless and share (we'll have some too!) as we celebrate the beauty and diversity of our earth and our human community. 


10:30 a.m.

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Saturday, June 15

The Verdugo HUUT! Presents: Once More Into the Breach!
Are we going to war again? Have we ever left? Our celebrated Hootenanny in the Hills draws performers and fans from the neighborhood and all over Los Angeles. This month's theme is Once More Into the Breach!—an evening of songs, readings, and related performance about war, which has proven fertile ground for all kinds of art (probably because of the blood). Whether you're for or agin' war, this month's HUUT will be filled as per usual with strong performances, good coffee, and fun surprises.

Sunday, June 23

Sunday Service: The Song of Isaac
Guest Speaker: Marty Barrett


The late, great Canadian troubadour Leonard Cohen penned one of the world's most evocative protest ballads, "The Song of Isaac," that set a high bar for a country's decision to go to war. A scholar and poet, Cohen drew the tune from the old Coventry Carol, which in turn was written about the Biblical Slaughter of the Innocents. We see how Cohen mixed "Old" Testament themes with some from the Gospels to write a Vietnam-era protest song that still resonates--if we let it--today.


10:30 a.m.

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Sunday, June 30

Sunday Service: Words for Joy
Guest Speaker: Mary Madill

We all know words can have an emotional impact.  Different languages have words (such as “verklempt”) for emotions that are not described specifically in English.  Let’s share words—English and more--that bring joy and love into our lives. 


10:30 a.m.

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May 18 at 7 p.m.: I Gave My Love A [Redacted]


Our 16th Verdugo HUUT! takes a dark, exciting, and (hopeful?) turn as we devote the evening to music, comedy, and other performance about breaking up. Whether you are happily coupled, tripled, or quadrupled, mournful about the loss of that imperfect someone, or guardedly relieved that that's over, join us for an exuberant evening of songs, stories, and snacks as we tackle this subject in the HUUT's inimitable style. Featuring HUUT favorites Art Stucco, Carol McArthur, Mitchell Schaffer, and Fogelfoot.

Recommended donation: $10

The Verdugo HUUT! is a family-oriented show for audience members 12 and up.

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Each month UUVerdugo hosts a great selection of L.A.-area musicians, comedians, writers, and storytellers for our curated "Hootenanny in the Hills": The Verdugo HUUT!

This most-ages show (we recommend 12 and up) features all the friendly and familiar aspects of the Greenwich Village "hoots" of the 1960s that introduced the world to Bob Dylan, Phil Ochs, Joan Baez, and Judy Collins, and that have been captured in movies like "Inside Llewyn Davis" and TV's "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel."

But our HUUT! goes one better: we have low-cost snacks, the occasional Powerpoint presentation, and the best urn-based coffee on either side of the Foothill freeway.

Past shows have included "Your Valentine Is Wrong," "Reassurance And/Or Despair," "Whiskey in the Jar And Other Vices," and "Tape from California." Gracing the stage of our acoustically-lovely 100-seat sanctuary have been Lisa Finnie, Art Stucco, Jon Raymond Fisher, Mitchell Schaffer, Ric Taylor, Carrie Wade, Ben and Lisa Marie Deily (Varsity Drag), Non Duo, Jordan Kurtzman, Julie Perkins, Gabriela Gonzalez, Marisol Barrett, Jan Davidson, Faded Echo, Daily Cry (John Crye and Bill Daly), Fogelfoot, Josh Lewis, Alex Acevedo, Ken Lasaine, Michelle Gardner, Tom Bishel, Marisol Barrett, Carleen Carney, Raspin Stuwart, Phil Ward, Stand Easy, David Kaufman, and Gregory Ivan Smith.

For press or performer inquiries, please contact host Marty Barrett.