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Summer Nights, L.A. Opera, & CA Phil

Summer Nights, L.A. Opera, & CA Phil

We’ve got music coming out our ears. This past weekend Pasadena was swarming with pedestrians hunting for the 150 free concerts that made up Make Music Pasadena. We could hear the music and fans during the silences as we sat in the intimate surroundings of the First United Methodist Church on Colorado Boulevard enjoying an [...]

Visiting The Gooden School

Visiting The Gooden School

It could be the neighbor’s house next door. How lovely. How charming and inviting. Then we notice that the grounds hold several “houses” and a few buildings, and even spill across the street tucked between a church and the pastor’s home. At this point, we realize we have arrived. This is The Gooden School. We [...]

Michael Feinstein Leads the Pasadena Pops

Michael Feinstein Leads the Pasadena Pops

To be named successor to the late Marvin Hamlisch of the Pasadena Symphony and Pops seems to have come as a surprise to “singer, pianist, and renowned interpreter of the American Songbook” Michael Feinstein. He also sees it as an honor. His inaugural season begins this Saturday, June 1st. This “musical grab bag” of an [...]

Being Julia! Mezzo-Soprano Julia Metzler

Being Julia! Mezzo-Soprano Julia Metzler

  Pasadena Pro Musica celebrates the return of the prodigiously talented mezzo-soprano Julia Metzler to Southern California by featuring her in Benjamin Britten’s Cabaret Songs and Henry Purcell’s Orpheus Britannicus. The program will include the chorus performing Britten’s Lift Boy, I Lov’d a Lass, Choral Dances from Gloriana, Rejoice in the Lamb, and Hymn to St. Cecilia. Accompanists will [...]

A Literary Brunch at Pasadena Museum of History

A Literary Brunch at Pasadena Museum of History

Hungry for some good stories? The Pasadena Writing Project and members of its Memoir Writing Workshop will be reading tales this Saturday, June 1st at the Pasadena Museum of History. This is a free event and will be followed by a reception with refreshments. Readers include photographer and textile designer Louise J. Wannier of Louis [...]

Fundraisers, Meal Packaging & Yarn Bombing

Fundraisers, Meal Packaging & Yarn Bombing

  Villa Esperanza goes “glamping” for its fundraiser this year, Saturday, June 1st. “Camp Blue & White” will be in the backyard of a residence in La Cañada Flintridge with Mistress of Ceremonies Colleen Williams and Fritz Coleman as the evening’s auctioneer. Join Villa in the great outdoors for a stylish camping experience. For more [...]

ANW: One-Night Readings, Classes and Internships

ANW: One-Night Readings, Classes and Internships

“Words Within” at A Noise Within - Wednesdays, one-night-only readings, 7 p.m. Free, reservations requested. June 12th: The Heiress by Ruth and Augustus Goetz, based on the 1880 Henry James novel Washington Square. The Heiress, directed by Robertson Dean, is the story of New York society, wealth, and a daughter’s struggle for her father’s love as [...]

Patricia Krebs at Flintridge Books

Patricia Krebs at Flintridge Books

The wonderfully creative illustrator, puppeteer, singer, songwriter, and author Patricia Krebs will be having a special story time and craft activity this Saturday, June 1st at Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse. Multimedia artist Patricia Krebs was raised in Argentina and has lived in La Crescenta since 2005. Her bilingual book, Wings & Roots/Ala y Raices, was [...]

Claud & Co. Eatery

Claud & Co. Eatery

Noir Food & Wine. Claud & Co. Catering. Why another endeavor? Why Claud & Co. Eatery? “Because I’m crazy,” Chef Claud Beltran replies matter-of-factly. He smiles. “It was either that or make it into a storage room for the catering company. So, why not?” We ask more questions. He answers easily, looks relaxed, not making [...]

The Huntington: From Microclimates to Needlework

The Huntington: From Microclimates to Needlework

Small Fruit for the Backyard Gardener, Thurs., June 13th, 2:30 p.m.: Dan Robinson, owner of Calscape Growers, discusses how to create microclimates in the garden to better sustain fruiting plants such as blackberries, strawberries, and blueberries. A plant sale follows the program. Ahmanson Room, Botanical Center. Free; no reservations required. Fiber Arts Demonstrations, Sat., June 15th, [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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