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Broadway for Kids at Levitt

Broadway for Kids at Levitt

One night a week of Levitt Pavilion’s free summer concert series is devoted to the little ones who walk amongst us. No, not Oompa Loompas, but children. We’ll be spotlighting these weekly offerings in this space all summer long, so keep your eyes peeled—you never know where the next Raffi might come from. Theatre 360, [...]

Free Mulch!

Free Mulch!

Mulch is a versatile substance. Most people think of its many uses in the garden: moisture retention, reduced erosion, suppressed weed growth and a staggered supply of nutrients. However, mulch can be used for all sorts of other things. Many playgrounds use rubber mulch as a safer surface alternative to gravel and broken glass. Some [...]

Arcadia in Sierra Madre

Arcadia in Sierra Madre

English playwright Tom Stoppard has made a career out of writing absurdist tragicomedies, full of mistaken identities, epigrammatic dialogue, predetermined chaos and other metaphysical, metatheatrical mischiefs. He would approve then, probably, of the Sierra Madre Playhouse’s latest production: his Tony Award-winning Arcadia. It’s not so much about the San Gabriel Valley city of 60,000 as [...]

Jazz at Descanso

Jazz at Descanso

Every Thursday until August 12, some of L.A.’s finest jazz musicians will grace Descanso Gardens for “The Evolution of American Jazz,” a seriously ambitious name for a concert series. In an unusual bout of permissiveness, Descanso is allowing outside food to be brought in for these shows—picnic suppers. Take advantage, if only so you can [...]

Earl Okin and the Oxford Belles

Earl Okin and the Oxford Belles

Earl Okin has been around for a while. He recorded his first single in 1967—at Abbey Road. He’s opened for an eclectic bunch of acts: Jean-Luc Ponty, Van Morrison and, in 1979, Wings. He’s skilled at performing jazz, and bossa nova—and standup comedy. What’s his show like? Who knows! [YouTube knows – ed.] The evening’s [...]

Rhythm Child at Levitt

Rhythm Child at Levitt

One night a week of Levitt Pavilion’s free summer concert series is devoted to the little ones who walk amongst us. No, not Gimli son of Glóin, but children. We’ll be spotlighting these weekly offerings in this space all summer long, so keep your eyes peeled—you never know who the next Raffi might be. Appearing [...]

The Golden Poppy Awards

The Golden Poppy Awards

Every year, Altadena Heritage throws an awards ceremony honoring the finest in Altadena gardening—the coveted Golden Poppy. The focus this year is on sustainability. Prize winners will be those green (figuratively) gardens that “give” to the street without a big green (literally) lawn sucking down water like it was going out of style. Which it [...]

When Hair Is More Than Hair

When Hair Is More Than Hair

Last Thursday, the teachers and students of Willard Elementary School cut off their hair for Locks of Love, a great nonprofit that takes donated hair—10 inches at a time—and makes wigs for children suffering from medical hair loss. The mission: “return a sense of self, confidence and normalcy to children suffering from hair loss by [...]

The Levitt is Open

The Levitt is Open

Music is everywhere. The latest movement to grace the summer soundscape is the beginning of the Levitt Pavilion’s free concert series, which starts this Wednesday with puppets. That’s for kids, though—at least it’s supposed to be. The “grown-up” entertainment begins Thursday with Dan Navarro & Stonehoney, a folk/country/rock outfit with a great reputation for live [...]

Cal Phil at the Arboretum—with Brian McKnight!

Cal Phil at the Arboretum—with Brian McKnight!

The California Philharmonic is kicking of its 2010 summer season—code-named Festival on the Green—this Saturday, with a crowd-pleasing program of rousing orchestral numbers: Rhapsody in Blue, Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, Copland’s Appalachian Spring and Lincoln Portrait and a medley of Sousa marches. Good stuff. Oh, and did we mention Brian McKnight? That guy who’s been nominated [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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