Events


Casa Marengo & a Stairway to Heaven

Casa Marengo & a Stairway to Heaven

Val Echavarria is moving to the back. That is, this local artist has created her new studio space at the back of Avenue 50 Studio. Val is a multi-media artist who works in pastel, pencil, acrylics, and watercolor. She’s also a sculptor and done assemblage art and collage. She opens her studio doors this weekend… […]

Fenyes & Queen Anne for the Holidays

Fenyes & Queen Anne for the Holidays

We find holiday decorations hard to resist. Wreaths on front doors, faux candles in windows, sparkling lights in trees. We love getting off main roads to meander along side streets, checking our rear view mirror so we can putter along at 20 miles per hour, swinging our head left to right to catch sightings of […]

Twilight Zone: Holiday Edition, The Nutcracker, Turkey Lurkey & Unbound Christmas Carol – Holiday Theater Galore

Twilight Zone: Holiday Edition, The Nutcracker, Turkey Lurkey & Unbound Christmas Carol – Holiday Theater Galore

A Noise Within, Boston Court, Pasadena Playhouse. These are the bedrock of our local, professional theater. But in addition, we have several other avenues for theatrical experiences. Here are a few option for those pining to see stories told, live onstage… ● Twilight Zone Unscripted. This Special Holiday Edition “pays homage to Rod Sterling’s iconic […]

Holiday Snow, Artisanal L.A., Enchanted Handmade & Re-Assembled

Holiday Snow, Artisanal L.A., Enchanted Handmade & Re-Assembled

It’s holiday festival time. Take your pick or visit them all! Holiday Snow Festival, Arcadia, Saturday, Dec. 6th, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Arcadia Comm. Center, 365 Campus Drive. Dual sled runs and 2 snow play areas; entertainment by Elsa and Olaf from Frozen; the Grilled Cheese Truck for nom. Free parking and shuttle service. For more […]

North & South Lake for the Holidays

North & South Lake for the Holidays

Would you like to visit the North Pole, but just don’t have the time? Then make your way to North Lake Avenue in Altadena on Saturday, December 6th for the North Lake Pole Holiday Festival. (It won’t be anything like the North Pole, which is good since our Absolute Zero Parka is at the cleaners […]

High Spirits at The Tempest

High Spirits at The Tempest

A Noise Within’s production of The Tempest creates a world where animation triumphs over the static, where magic seems not only possible but essential, and where every action and reaction is imbued with life. From the first moments of the play, we see movement placed at the forefront, both as a visual style and narrative […]

Snow, Cocoa, Sing-Along, Santa & Leftover Cuties

Snow, Cocoa, Sing-Along, Santa & Leftover Cuties

Holly Street in Old Pasadena will receive 20 tons of snow for “Home for the Holidays,” to be held on November 28th, and just around the corner at One Colorado, a “Holiday Kick Off” party will include cookies, cocoa, and Santa photo bombing. Holly Street will have snow, Santa & Mrs. Claus, and holiday card […]

Jazz Zone Holiday Concert & Sing-along

Jazz Zone Holiday Concert & Sing-along

They’ve jammed at Perry’s Joint, at the Leimert Park Art Walk, and participated in a fundraiser for the Alkebu-Lan Cultural Center on Raymond Avenue in Pasadena. The Jazz Zone will bring their style and their holiday spirit to a concert and sing-along at the Altadena Library on December 5th. Jazz is considered by many “to […]

Small Biz Saturday

Small Biz Saturday

Yes, Small Business Saturday was begun be mega-multinational corporation American Express, but we do love the concept of buying locally and supporting our local artisans, entrepreneurs, and shopkeepers. Here are a few ideas for buying locally, especially during Small Business Saturday (SBS) on November 29th: Flintridge Bookstore and Coffeehouse is celebrating the day with artists […]

Quatuor Ebène

Quatuor Ebène

Four Frenchmen. Pierre Colombet, violin. Gabriel Le Magadure, violin. Mathieu Herzog, viola. Raphaël Merlin, violoncello. They are a string quartet. Quatuor Ebène. They’ve been described as charismatic, their playing as spellbinding. Alan Kozinn of the New York Times writes that Quatuor Ebène is “a string quartet that can easily morph into a jazz band.” Since […]