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Dionne Warwick Benefit Concert for Levitt Pavilion

Dionne Warwick Benefit Concert for Levitt Pavilion

Every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday night, from June 23rd to August 29th, there is free live music at Levitt Pavilion in Pasadena’s Memorial Park. That’s a lot of music. Who pays for all this music, you ask? If Napster taught us anything, it’s that music is free. Except when it’s not, like at the [...]

Young Artists Night

Young Artists Night

Founded to help young musicians navigate the murky waters of being a young musician, the Young Musicians Project helps young musicians learn the music business through workshops and professional mentorships. They also put on shows, periodically, like the one this Friday at the South Pasadena Music Center, featuring singer-songwriter Chyla Anderson, jazz-folk singer Christine Donaldson and the [...]

Castle Green Spring Tour

Castle Green Spring Tour

Tim Burton lived there. Charles White had his studio in the cupola of the bridge. Marcel Duchamp lived there—he had a fountain installed in his apartment*. Now, other people live there: designers, musicians, artists, collectors, tinkers, tailors, soldiers, spies. You can live at the Castle Green, too, for a boatload of money. Or you can [...]

Family Movie Nights at the Rose Bowl

Family Movie Nights at the Rose Bowl

Perhaps as part of the ongoing pro-renovation PR campaign, or perhaps because the powers that be at the Rose Bowl Operating Company love children, the Bowl’s Jumbotrons will be showing family-friendly films all summer long — a sanitary, local alternative to the debauchery over at Hollywood Forever. The full movie schedule isn’t up yet, but [...]

Bike Week Pasadena

Bike Week Pasadena

Bicycles are coming back in a big way. Bike enthusiasts are organizing, in fact. Those extremists probably don’t have anything to do, however, with Pasadena’s upcoming Bike Week: three days of events celebrating the bicycle in all its glory. Highlights include: The Pasadena Crosstown Ride, Bicycle Film Night, Family and Bikes Day, and so on. [...]

Iris in Wonderland with Vox Femina

Iris in Wonderland with Vox Femina

What do Alice in Wonderland, the Voice of Woman and a beautiful Altadena estate have in common? Ordinarily, nothing. This Sunday, however, the acclaimed Los Angeles women’s choir Vox Femina will be singing in the gardens of that beautiful Altadena estate, while guests enjoy a buffet, tea, coffee and champagne straight from the Mad Hatter’s Tea [...]

Free Music Under the Stars

Free Music Under the Stars

Orchestral music is one of those things that’s never as cheap as you think it should be. Sure, it often requires dozens of performers with advanced training, expensive equipment, and other costly things, but it’s not like it’s Rock (Me Amadeus).… anyway. Every year, the Pasadena POPS puts on a free concert in front of [...]

The (Free) Rose Bowl Stadium Games

The (Free) Rose Bowl Stadium Games

The elusive Rose Bowl. You see it all the time. You drive past it on your way to Glendale. Sure, you can bike around it, or play soccer on the surrounding fields. But have you ever been… inside? Maybe you have, but I sure haven’t. But that can change, this very Sunday. Here’s how: The [...]

JPL Open House 2010

JPL Open House 2010

JPL has quite an interesting history. The more outrageous episodes, however, will probably not be on display at this weekend’s open house. Instead, visitors will be treated to exhibits and demonstrations of the lab’s ongoing research into space exploration, time travel, and ALIENS. Mostly the space exploring, though. There will be fun things for kids [...]

How Birds Can Save the World

How Birds Can Save the World

Those devoted nature enthusiasts at the Pasadena Audubon Society have a treat planned for their next general meeting: a visit from Dr. John Fitzpatrick, the director of the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology. Dr. Fitzpatrick’s illustrated lecture will examine the vital role birds play in the conservation of biological diversity, and in international diplomacy. Canaries in [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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