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Ensemble Shakes: Hamlet

Ensemble Shakes: Hamlet

“Horatio, Hamlet’s friend, is finally ready to tell his story.” Shakespeare’s Hamlet has been adapted by Brian White and and The Ensemble Shakespeare Theater‘s Artistic Director Brian Elerding direct this journey as Horatio “watches his friend deal with grief, madness, family, revenge, and… a substance abuse issue.” Lineage Performing Arts Center presents “Ensemble Shakes” and its […]

ANW: Entertaining Courage

ANW: Entertaining Courage

“Entertaining Courage” is the theme of A Noise Within’s 2017-18 Repertory Theatre Season. What’s behind this choice? Let’s hear from ANW’s Producing Artistic Directors Geoff Elliott and Julia Rodriguez-Elliott… There is no doubt that our 2017–2018 season was influenced by current events. We are living in unprecedented times in which most of us, regardless of […]

Reconstructions & No Restraint

Reconstructions & No Restraint

Two artists who have works currently on exhibit at the Irvine Fine Arts Center’s ALL MEDIA exhibit (read story here), also have work at current and upcoming local shows… Currently: Holly Boruck’s Surrogate Gallery Projects presents its next exhibit “Reconstructions” at Charles White Gallery at Eliot Arts Magnet School, 2184 Lake Ave., Pasadena. Gallery hours: […]

Of Those Barren Fields without Culture

Of Those Barren Fields without Culture

Gerda Govine Ituarte is one of our favorite local poets and as she is always involved and participating in fascinating events, we trust her word… From “As We Speak” by Gerda Govine Ituarte, August 9, 2017, Pasadena Journal: Tijuana-based artist, writer and professor Roberto Rosique has written a groundbreaking book, De aquellos páramos sin cultura…Tres […]

Poetry Circus 2017

Poetry Circus 2017

Celebrating the 97th anniversary of the 19th amendment—prohibiting the states and the federal government from denying the right to vote to citizens of the United States on the basis of sex— The Poetry Circus presents “Ladies Night” on August 26. Griffith Park’s lovely merry-go-round is the venue for Poetry Circus. Not only are free merry-go-round rides on the menu, […]

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 […]

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