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Border Radio Returns to the Coffee Gallery

Border Radio Returns to the Coffee Gallery

Border Radio is an acoustic bluegrass/folk outfit that’s been stomping around Los Angeles off and on since the year 2000. They reunited just last year after a hiatus of many moons to play the one and only Coffee Gallery, and then sadly had their holiday spectacular there cancelled due to Altadena’s notorious wind-related power outage. But […]

Tea Obreht (The Tiger’s Wife) at Vroman’s

Tea Obreht (The Tiger’s Wife) at Vroman’s

The Tiger’s Wife was one of the best reviewed books of 2011, a commercial and critical success that garnered effusive praise from pretty much everybody, including Vroman’s head book buyer. Its author, a young whippersnapper (born in ’85) from Belgrade by the name of Tea Obreht, will be at Vroman’s not this Wednesday but the […]

The Second Annual Cartoon Hall of Fame Big Screen Event!

That’s not even the whole title. The whole title, strictly speaking, is: “Alex Film Society Presents: The Second Annual Cartoon Hall of Fame Big Screen Event!” If someone had a sense of humor, it would be: “Alex Film Society Presents: The Second Annual Cartoon Hall of Fame Big Screen Event, Presented by the Alex Film […]

The Arboretum is Reopening!

The Arboretum is Reopening!

Like most things in the SGV, the Arboretum was hit hard by the recent wind disaster–325 trees were knocked down, and 700 more were damaged. They had to close down for a while. But they’ll be reopening the day after Christmas, just in time for a post-holiday stroll through one of LA’s scenic treasures.   […]

The Artist Studio at One Colorado

Perhaps the most interesting storefront in OneColoradoPlazacan be found at 24 Smith Alley. More often than not, you can’t buy anything there. It’s The Artist Studio, a collaboration with the Armory that turns the showroom at 24 Smith Alley into an interactive space. Through the rest of the year (!) the artist-in-residence is David P. […]

O’Neill’s Desire Under the Elms at A Noise Within

O’Neill’s Desire Under the Elms at A Noise Within

A Noise Within, the acclaimed classical theater repertory company, just moved into their new home in East Pasadena. They’re following up their first production in the new digs, Twelfth Night, with an even funnier play: Eugene O’Neill’s Desire Under the Elms, a hysterical take on the greed, isolation, and estrangement of “the American family,” which […]

A Christmas Carol with Parson’s Nose

A Christmas Carol with Parson’s Nose

In the Spirit of Christmas, Parson’s Nose is presenting three (3!) “pay what you will” performances of their one hour (“and a bit”) version of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.” As always, the adaptation is by the Parson’s Nose Artistic Director, Lance Davis, and is suitable for the whole family. A wintry evening of wine, […]

Gay Men’s Chorus of LA Holiday Spectacular

Gay Men’s Chorus of LA Holiday Spectacular

The Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles (GMCLA) does an annual holiday show—a spectacular*—called “Naughty & Nice,” featuring about twenty winter tunes both traditional (“Joyful, Joyful”) and… humorous (“Hanukah in Santa Monica”). Joining them this year is Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Melissa Manchester. (She was also in Sweeney Todd with Kelsey Grammer at the Ahmanson once […]

Home for the Holidays with the PMC

Home for the Holidays with the PMC

We’re limiting ourselves to but one holiday-themed event this week, and it’s a good one. The Pasadena Master Chorale, we should all know by now, does fine work. This time around, the concert will be mostly a cappella holiday favorites—from “Coventry Carol” to “Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening.” Concluding the festivities will be […]

PLAY/ground, Boston Court’s New Play Festival

PLAY/ground, Boston Court’s New Play Festival

What is there to say about Boston Court that hasn’t already been said? A lot, no doubt, but that won’t stop us from heaping on the same old praise, which we must imagine they are sick to death of hearing (isn’t that always the way with praise). Anyway, it’s time again for PLAY/ground, their annual […]

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