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Taking the Initiative with the League of Women Voters

Taking the Initiative with the League of Women Voters

Among the many potentially preposterous things about democracy, as practiced in the great state of California, is the initiative process, whereby any sufficiently large group of crackpots, or, more insidiously, well-funded special interest types, can get anything they damn well please on the ballot. The League of Women Voters Pasadena Area are hosting a forum [...]

Love Never Fails: Edouard and Luvena Vysekal at the PMCA

Love Never Fails: Edouard and Luvena Vysekal at the PMCA

Edouard and Luvena Vysekal arrived in Los Angeles in 1914. Within a few years, they were fixtures in the LA art scene, regularly exhibiting with the California Art Club and the California Progressive Group. In a fairly conservative artistic climate, they (practically) made the case for modernism, and opened the door to a more experimental [...]

A Noise Within Debuts in Pasadena with Twelfth Night

A Noise Within Debuts in Pasadena with Twelfth Night

At long last, Southern California’s most celebrated classical repertory theatre company, A Noise Within, is raising the curtain on its brand new Pasadena location, just in time for the start of its 20th season. Their first production, which opens this Saturday and runs through December 16th, is Twelfth Night, or What You Will, Shakespeare’s gender-bending [...]

Rebels in Paradise at the Offramp

Rebels in Paradise at the Offramp

Hunter Drohojowska-Philp has a hell of a name. She also wrote a hell of a book, Rebels in Paradise: The Los Angeles Art Scene and the 1960s, which chronicles LA’s emergence as an international force in visual art in the late 50s and early 60s. It came out from Henry Holt in July, and has [...]

Tracy Newman at the Coffee Gallery

Tracy Newman at the Coffee Gallery

…and The Reinforcements, which is a good name for a backing band. And Shelby, Tieg, and Tara, who are not a backing band at all, but another band entirely, and are sharing Sunday evening, the 23rd, with Tracy Newman and The Reinforcements, for an evening of folk as only the Coffee Gallery Backstage can provide. [...]

Red Hen Press (!) at Vroman’s

Red Hen Press (!) at Vroman’s

As attentive readers are probably aware, yours truly works a day job at Red Hen Press, a non-profit, independent publisher of fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction. Mostly I try to refrain from shameless plugs in this here space, but our fall titles were just released, which is really exciting, and to celebrate we’re having a [...]

Lives of the Civil War at the Huntington

Lives of the Civil War at the Huntington

It’s easy to forget how much stuff goes on at the Huntington: art and design stuff, botanical stuff, historical stuff. And Tai Chi! All this stuff is pretty cool, and there’s a lot of it going on on any given day, but our eye has just been caught by a conference on the Civil War [...]

Jane Lynch at Vroman’s

Jane Lynch at Vroman’s

Jane Lynch wrote a book. She’s probably best known for Glee these days, and has been getting an absolute ton of work for the past few years—Party Down is a recent favorite—and, jeez, Best in Show was ten years ago? And now she has a book. And this is probably the wrong thing to say [...]

All The Great Books (abridged)

All The Great Books (abridged)

The Reduced Shakespeare Company made a name for itself by performing all 37 of Shakespeare’s plays… in 97 minutes! How can this be done, you ask? Hilariously, according to the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times and the theatre-goers of London, who made it that city’s longest-running comedy to date. Radi Os it is [...]

How to Write a Story on a Mac

How to Write a Story on a Mac

If the biggest hurdle in your pursuit of the Great American Novel is keeping all your brilliant thoughts organized, and you are a Mac user, then this event is for you. SGVMUG—the San Gabriel Valley Macintosh Users Group—is turning its next monthly meeting at the library into a demonstration, for creative writers, of Storyist, a [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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