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Heavier Than Boston Court

Heavier Than Boston Court

I don’t believe we’ve ever done a post on Boston Court without gushing about what a wonderful addition it is to the cultural life of Pasadena. If we did, it was clearly an oversight. They take a lot of risks, which is one way of saying they do a lot of new plays, like last [...]

Graffiti Lecture at the PMCA

Graffiti Lecture at the PMCA

We’ve already covered “Street Cred,” the Graffiti exhibit at the PMCA, which runs until September 4th. What we have not covered is this Thursday’s lecture by Jim Prigoff (what a name), who has been documenting urban murals and aerosol art for the better part of four decades (his book is Spraycan Art). He’ll be talking [...]

Free Concerts in Farnsworth Park

Free Concerts in Farnsworth Park

Altadena’s free Concerts in the Park series kicks off its 15th year this Saturday with a little something from the old country: the Irish Volunteers and the Irish Pride Dancers. “The Irish Volunteers” isn’t exactly the snappiest name for a folk-rock band—it doesn’t really sound like a band at all—but a band they are, a [...]

Art Opening(s) at Avenue 50 Studio

Art Opening(s) at Avenue 50 Studio

We don’t cover enough art openings. Not that there’s a quota. Sometimes you just know. So, we’re covering this one, or these two, really, both at the Avenue 50 Studio in Highland Park, an arts organization and gallery space with a focus on Chicano culture: “Glass Gourd Mosaic,” curated by Howard Swerdloff (of the Howeeduzzit [...]

Souhail Kaspar at the Levitt

Souhail Kaspar at the Levitt

Every week, there are several musical acts playing at the Levitt that are worthy of a recommendation. Even in weeks when we’re only highlighting one artist, like this week, there are probably others worth checking out. We won’t mention them, because then we wouldn’t exactly be highlighting anybody, now would we? This week the honor [...]

Fire in the Sky 2011

Fire in the Sky 2011

Skies across the San Gabriel Valley will be full of color on Friday and Monday nights; here’s a roster of the most notable shows. Alhambra Almansor Park is home to a free fireworks show, scheduled for 9 p.m.; bring your picnic basket or buy your dinner from local youth-group food vendors, who will be on [...]

a/k/a, An American Bistro

a/k/a, An American Bistro

Can a restaurant that serves pork and beans, a pulled pork sandwich and a Reuben be called a bistro? What, in this day and age, is a bistro, anyway? Snark: a gastropub without much on tap. By that criterion alone, a/k/a is a bistro—only six droughts, though all come from respectable California craft breweries. Then [...]

The Playhouse Twist

The Playhouse Twist

It’s a simple inevitability in this day and age: everything that can be turned into a musical, eventually, will. Exhibit A: Spider-Man. Exhibit B: The Book of Mormon. Exhibit C: Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist, or Twist, which starts preview showings at the Pasadena Playhouse tomorrow. It moves the Dickens story to New Orleans in 1928, [...]

Barbara Morrison at the Levitt

Barbara Morrison at the Levitt

Last year, the Levitt Pavilion’s free summer concert series was called “Free Music Under the Stars.” This year, it just seems to be called “Free Summer Concert Series,” which is a perfectly fine name, if a bit utilitarian. What’s in a name, though, as long as there is music? And there will be music: fifty [...]

Festival of the Arts at Theatre Americana

Festival of the Arts at Theatre Americana

Last year, Theatre Americana returned to Altadena after a ten year absence. With their New Deal origins, they’re a community theater in the best sense: by the people, for the people, happily ever after, amen. Their next event is this Saturday, a “Festival of the Arts” featuring lots of music, singing, dancing, lyric theater, regular [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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