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Across Connections: An Explosive Evening of Modern Dance

Across Connections: An Explosive Evening of Modern Dance

The Pennington Dance Group is an LA-based modern dance company headquartered right here in Pasadena. PDG’s namesame and artistic director, John Pennington, spent 14 years with the Bella Lewitzky Dance Company, which is a big deal. Pennington is teaming up with another Lewitzky disciple, Yolande Yorke-Edgell and the Yorke Dance Project. Together, they’re presenting a […]

What is a Letter? At the Huntington

What is a Letter? At the Huntington

A nice break from the onslaught of Holiday programming: since the late 19th century, there has been a steady stream of complaints about the disappearing art of letter-writing. First it was postcards (though these can be plenty communicative), and now it’s email. Still, are things really that different? If we’re parsing this event description correctly, […]

LA Children’s Chorus Winter Concert

LA Children’s Chorus Winter Concert

The Los Angeles Children’s Chorus, you may or may not know, is generally considered to be one of the premiere children’s choirs. In the world. Lucky for us, they play a lot right here in Pasadena, like their Winter Concert, which you can see this Sunday, the 4th, or next Sunday, the 11th. They’re playing […]

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 […]

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