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A Celtic Christmas at Caltech

A Celtic Christmas at Caltech

Somewhere in the remote reaches of western Ireland, there’s a house, the Rambling House, where the locals gather every year, once a year, before Christmas, to sing and dance and tell stories. The house is in the parish of Teampall an Ghleannain, which is the birthplace of Tomaseen Foley, who has recreated those nights at [...]

Border Radio Back at the Coffee Gallery

Border Radio Back at 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. Now they’re back again to play what is being billed as “their annual holiday show,” which, [...]

The Spa Less Traveled at Vroman’s

The Spa Less Traveled at Vroman’s

The Spa Less Traveled: Discovering Ethnic Los Angeles, One Massage at a Time is the first and only guide to the uncharted world of ethnic spas in Los Angeles. Authors Gail Herndon and Brenda Goldstein spent five years visiting hundreds of spas and massage therapy centers—Chinese spas, Thai spas, Korean spas, Russian spas, Martian spas. [...]

The 19th Annual Arroyo Arts Collective Discovery Tour

The 19th Annual Arroyo Arts Collective Discovery Tour

Last year it was “North by Northeast.” Two years ago it was the “Recovery Discovery Tour.” This year—its 19th—the Arroyo Arts Collective Discovery Tour has no snappy name, but we still expect it to be a great event. This Sunday, more than 100 artists and artisans in Highland Park, Eagle Rock, Mount Washington, and environs [...]

l’Arrivée du Beaujolais Nouveau

l’Arrivée du Beaujolais Nouveau

Fairly sure the title literally means “the arrival of the new Beaujolais,” Beaujolais being a French AOC known for light-bodied reds with relatively high acidity*. “l’Arrivée du Beaujolais Nouveau,” it turns out, is an international marketing event. Our favorite Francophiles, the Alliance Française de Pasadena, are having a wine tasting at Monopole this Friday to [...]

The Perilous Streets of Pasadena, Round Two

The Perilous Streets of Pasadena, Round Two

The mission of the wonderfully named Parson’s Nose Productions is to introduce “classic theater to family audiences,” through original one-hour adaptations of dramatic masterpieces. These staged readings are designed to be both smart enough for grownups and boisterous enough for kids. They used to put on shows at Jameson Brown Coffee Roasters, but moved a [...]

Karen Karbo on Georgia O’Keeffe at Vroman’s

Karen Karbo on Georgia O’Keeffe at Vroman’s

Georgia O’Keeffe. All those flowers, all those skulls. A great American artist. And, in Karen Karbo’s new book, a model, maybe, for living as a woman today. How Georgia Became O’Keeffe: Lessons on the Art of Living is a non-traditional biography; each chapter is built around a facet of life that concerns women of all [...]

Because What’s More Exciting Than a Lute Concert?

Because What’s More Exciting Than a Lute Concert?

Nothing, that’s what. Fun fact: The trade term for lute players is not the bisyllabic “lutist,” as one (read: I) might expect, but the slightly more exotic “lutenist.” What a difference that ‘n’ makes. Anyway. Musica Angelica is having a concert this Saturday called “In Memory of the Masters – The Bigger Picture,” a tribute [...]

Proof: SoCal Printmaking at the Norton Simon

Proof: SoCal Printmaking at the Norton Simon

If you are at all cognizant of the arts in the greater Los Angeles Area, you have likely been made aware, repeatedly, of Pacific Standard Time, the pan Angeleno (“Pangeleno?”) celebration of the birth of the L.A. art scene. Sixty cultural institutions are participating, which is a lot, as cultural institutions are generally an unruly [...]

Blues for an Alabama Sky at the Playhouse

Blues for an Alabama Sky at the Playhouse

Everybody loves the Harlem Renaissance. Very few people, possibly zero, harbor any affection whatsoever for the Great Depression. The stories of both have, of course, been told often. Blues for an Alabama Sky, showing at the Pasadena Playhouse until November 27th, is a story of their overlap. Set in the summer of 1930, Blues follows [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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