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Pasadena’s 126th Birthday at the PMH

Pasadena’s 126th Birthday at the PMH

Every year, the Pasadena Museum of history celebrates Pasadena’s birthday in a program called Pasadena Now and Then. The city is partnering with a bunch of folks to present festivities in six categories: Arts, Neighborhoods, Sports, Technology, Transportation, and Water. Appearing will be mystery writers Naomi Hirahara and Dianne Emley, past and present Olympians of [...]

PMC Does Rachmaninoff’s All-Night Vigil

PMC Does Rachmaninoff’s All-Night Vigil

“All Night” has a beautiful history in music. For example: “You Shook Me All Night Long.” Rachmaninoff’s “All-Night Vigil” (op. 37) is a lot like that. It’s an intense choral work, an hour long, in fifteen movements, sung without instruments. It’s based largely on Russian Orthodox chants, just like the AC/DC classic. And just like [...]

Boston Court Fundraiser!

Boston Court Fundraiser!

Boston Court is, by now, in our minds, a beloved Pasadena Institution. They do good, important work. And they know how to throw a party. They’re throwing one this Saturday, for instance: Backstage Bacchanalia @ Boston Court. It’s in their parking lot, which is spacious and pretty nice as far as parking lots go, and [...]

The PMCA is Ten Years Old!

The PMCA is Ten Years Old!

That’s older than some people I know (never mind whether or not ten-year-olds are people yet). To celebrate their anniversary, and to kick off their summer exhibitions, they’re having a party this Saturday from 7 – 9 p.m. First things first: there’ll be a (cash) bar. Few things compare to drinking in a museum. More [...]

The Byrds and Beyond at the Coffee Gallery Backstage

The Byrds and Beyond at the Coffee Gallery Backstage

John York played with The Byrds. And The Mamas and the Papas. And Dr. John. And a bunch of other great musicians. Because that’s what you do when you yourself are a great musician: you play with others like yourself. He’ll be playing the Coffee Gallery this Friday, along with Billy Darnell and Chad Watson, [...]

Co-Creator of The Daily Show at Vroman’s

Co-Creator of The Daily Show at Vroman’s

Have you ever heard of Lizz Winstead? Neither had I, until poking around the upcoming Vroman’s events and seeing that Mizz Winstead will be there this Thursday promoting her new essay collection, Lizz Free or Die, and that she’s a co-creator of The Daily Show. Poke around a little more and it turns out she was [...]

Nature in Asian Art at the Norton Simon

Nature in Asian Art at the Norton Simon

As long as there has been art, people have been drawing nature. It’s pretty, you know. The way different cultures over time have represented nature is the stuff of a million theses. And while you wouldn’t think one could cover something as broad as “the role of nature in Asian art” in an hour, that’s [...]

LitFest Pasadena this Saturday!

LitFest Pasadena this Saturday!

You’re going, right? You can read all about it here. We’ve been covering this one pretty extensively. We’re very involved. We think it’ll be good. You’ll enjoy it. You should go. Four Pulitzer winners, a grip of great panels and exhibitors, fun for kids, food trucks, authors, books, life. The only thing missing is puppets. See [...]

The Children, A World Premiere at Boston Court

The Children, A World Premiere at Boston Court

You guys know Medea, right? Not personally, but as a mythical figure and a Euripedes play? She kills her kids to spite her husband? That one. Okay, so imagine that a character from the play rescues the kids from their mother and accidentally time travels with them to modern-day Maine in the middle of a hurricane? That’s The Children, [...]

Bike Week Pasadena 2012!

Bike Week Pasadena 2012!

Do you have a bike? Do you ride it regularly, or have you been looking for a reason to ride it? You’ll probably be interested to know that next week, from the 14th to 19th, is the 6th Annual Bike Week Pasadena, co-sponsored by the City and C.I.C.L.E., a bike advocacy non-profit. There are six [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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