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Bart Edelman Reads from The Geographer’s Wife at Vroman’s

Bart Edelman Reads from The Geographer’s Wife at Vroman’s

Shameless plug alert: in another life (i.e. during the day), yours truly works for a certain independent literary publishing house that just so happens to be the publisher of the book referenced in the title of this here event listing. Don’t think of it as a shameless plug, though. Think of it as the sharing of first hand [...]

Caltech Chamber Music Folk Present Joint Concert

Caltech Chamber Music Folk Present Joint Concert

The world over, chamber music singers and chamber music ensembles continue to be segregated on a regular basis. It’s a terrible situation. But the good fight continues to be fought: Caltech, a brave institution if there ever was one, is putting on a joint concert of its Chamber Singers and its Chamber Ensembles. Scientists, the [...]

Tomorrow Today with PCC & PMCA

Tomorrow Today with PCC & PMCA

PMCA is a cool place. So is PCC. They have this in common. They also have in common an upcoming juried art exhibition, Tomorrow Today, which will show the work of current PCC art and design students at PMCA, from May 5th to May 20th. The opening reception is this Friday, May 4th, from 6 to [...]

Mojácar Flamenco at the Coffee Gallery Backstage

Mojácar Flamenco at the Coffee Gallery Backstage

There probably is such a thing as too much Flamenco, but in the same way as there is probably such a thing as too many cute pictures of kittens. Improbable, but possible. Aristotle liked his Flamenco, too, don’tcha know. He would urge you attend this weekend’s performance by Mojácar Flamenco at the Coffee Gallery. Though the [...]

The Eternal Transience of Cherry Blossoms at the Norton Simon

The Eternal Transience of Cherry Blossoms at the Norton Simon

Cherry blossoms are an oft recurring motif in Japanese artistic and material culture, showing up frequently in poetry, design, and everyone’s favorite Japanese art form: woodblock prints. For example, in that apotheosis of Japanese culture, The Last Samurai, Ken Watanabe’s character is forever seeking the perfect cherry blossom. If you would like to know more [...]

LA Children’s Chorus Open House

LA Children’s Chorus Open House

Do you have, or are you yourself, a youngster who is considering joining a choir? If so, you should consider attending the LA Children’s Chorus Open House this Saturday at Pasadena Presbyterian Church. You might want to attend even if you do not have or are not yourself a youngster who is considering joining a [...]

The California Shakespeare Ensemble at Descanso Gardens

The California Shakespeare Ensemble at Descanso Gardens

Our motto at Hometown-Pasadena: there’s no such thing as too much Shakespeare. Get your bardic fix this Saturday at Descanso Gardens, where the California Shakespeare Ensemble will be making their debut performance: a staged reading of Twelfth Night, which is, you know, a good funny play. The CSE strips everything down: no “fairy costumes,” as [...]

The LWVPA on Climate Change and Water

The LWVPA on Climate Change and Water

The League of Women Voters – Pasadena Area are frequent sponsors of free public forums on important contemporary issues. Their latest, this Sunday at All Saints, is on climate change and water. That’s a broad topic, obviously, but they’ve honed in on it some: climate change is affecting water supplies; to cope,California is constantly changing [...]

The Manzanar Fishing Club Comes to Pasadena

The Manzanar Fishing Club Comes to Pasadena

There are a lot of important stories to tell about Manzanar, one of the ten camps where Japanese-Americans were imprisoned during WWII. Here’s one not many people may know about: The Manzanar Fishing Club, a documentary about a group of inmates who snuck out of the camp at night to fish the streams of the [...]

Molière’s The Bungler at ANW

Molière’s The Bungler at ANW

Molière was a misanthrope. Or is that one of his plays? Yes, it’s a play. Molière was a satirist, then, right? Right. Anyway, he certainly wasn’t a bungler. That’s also the title of one of his plays, or an English translation of it, said translation having been performed by Richard Wilbur, who is a fine, [...]

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Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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