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My Year at the Moulin Rouge

My Year at the Moulin Rouge

After the phone call, Cliff Simon got a one-way ticket from South Africa to Paris and spent the next year dancing at the Moulin Rouge. One moment, after which his “life was changed forever.” On August 14, Simon and his co-author Loren Stephens read from Paris Nights: My Year at the Moulin Rouge, followed by […]

End of Summer at the Levitt Pavilion

End of Summer at the Levitt Pavilion

We hope you’ve been enjoying another summer of free concerts at Pasadena’s Levitt Pavilion. This Saturday, Dustbowl Revival gets the crowd up on its feet to dance and stomp. On site food trucks on Saturday: Lobsta Truck, Mary Sue’s Homemade Eats, Erva Yerba Mate, and Nomad Ice Pops. A “kid zone” is set up for […]

Rooftop Cinema Series Summer 2017

Rooftop Cinema Series Summer 2017

This Saturday, its time for an 80s flashback with a young Tom Cruise, a slim Val Kilmer, and Anthony Edwards creating the memorable “Goose.” People are welcome to arrive at the South Lake Business Association‘s Rooftop Cinema Series with a picnic and beach chairs (no blankets allowed anymore) as early as 6 p.m., though food and beverages are available […]

Shout, Sister, Shout!

Shout, Sister, Shout!

Bob Dylan remarked that Sister Rosetta Tharpe was “a powerful force of nature, a guitar playing, singing evangelist.” Through August 20, Tracy Nicole Chapman portrays Sister Tharpe in a production directed by Randy Johnson who received a 2014 Tony Award nomination for his production of A Night with Janis Joplin. Chapman has portrayed Shenzi in […]

Charcuterie, Anyone?

Charcuterie, Anyone?

A “proper” charcuterie and cheese plate. Who knew? Patina 2nd Level Sommelier Alexandre Oliver leads an “intimate cooking class experience” teaching how to prepare a proper charcuterie and cheese plate on August 9. Additionally, appropriate wine pairings will be revealed. Will Oliver suggest aged or firm cheeses? Soft, crumbly, and creamy? Some folks put their foot […]

For the Love of Woodworking

For the Love of Woodworking

Professionals from Rockler Woodworking & Hardware want to teach you how to turn a branch into a handle for your barbecue spatula. The Arboretum hosts a 4-class series demonstrating the techniques and methods for working with wood. Rockler is the presenting sponsor of the Arboretum’s “Forces of Nature II” exhibit with works of art created […]

The Ash Girl

The Ash Girl

This is not your ordinary Cinderella story. The lead character in The Ash Girl, a play by Timberlake Wertenbaker, is called Ashgirl, appropriately enough. Besides her stepsisters and stepmother (simply called “Mother”), the Seven Deadly Sins are part of the cast with names such as Slothworm, Gluttontoad, Pridefly, Sadness, and Greedmonkey. Other participants are Otter, Mouse, […]

Politicon 2017

Politicon 2017

Whether your right or left, conservative or liberal on July 29 and 30 at Politicon, the “unconventional political convention,” there are folks you won’t want to miss. For President Trump fans, go listen to his new White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci while people with a definitive leftist bent will make a beeline to hear Rob […]

Pickwick Vintage

Pickwick Vintage

If you’re an enthusiast of vintage clothing, jewelry, and other accessories, we suggest you drive beyond Pasadena and out past San Gabriel Valley limits to attend the Pickwick Vintage Show at Pickwick Gardens in Burbank on July 30. Over 65 booths offer a smorgasbord of goodies including textiles, design, and “inspiration.” Shop an assortment of […]

New: Garden Meditation

New: Garden Meditation

The Arboretum brings positive vibes to the work week with a new class: Garden Meditation. “Welcome to Hump Day at the Arboretum!” The idea is to ease the stress of the first part of the week and get ready to face the second part of the week with a “lunch hour revival session.” In an […]

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