This Sunday, get a rare view of some classic cars on the Grand Lawn of the Ambassador Auditorium in Pasadena. “Barn Finds” include a 1929 Hudson towing a 1932 trailer (the country’s first patented travel trailer), as well as a 1941 Willy’s 100 point car, an award-winning 1958 Edsel restoration, and a 1959 Corvette 283/245 4, 4-speed. “From muscle motors to touring cars, this is an amazing gathering of over 35 really fine automobiles,” notes Doug Huse, the event organizer.
Award-Winning American Car Classics at Show
Sunday, July 7th, noon-3 p.m.
Ambassador Auditorium, Grand Lawn
131 St. John Ave., Pasadena 91105
Parking is free on St. John Ave., south of Green St.
For more info, call 626.794.1199
If you’re not into car collections, how about candy wrappers? Darlene Lacey, curator of The Candy Wrapper Museum, will be the first featured collector of Allendale Branch Library’s “Collectors in Conversation” series.
Candy has a special place in our hearts and memories, but its wrappers were designed to be thrown away. As a teenager, Lacey saw the value of these bits of trash and began collecting them. She created the Candy Wrapper Museum featuring wrappers dating back to the 1920s, where wrappers could be enjoyed as art, nostalgia, and humor.
Lacey will also be signing her book Classic Candy: America’s Favorite Sweets, 1950-80, which explores the history, urban legends, and memorable advertising during this “golden age” of American candy.
Collectors in Conversation: Darlene Lacey, The Candy Wrapper Museum
Saturday, July 6th, 2 p.m.
Allendale Branch Library, 1130 S. Marengo Ave., Pasadena 91106
For more info, visit CityofPasadena.net or call 626.744.7260
Apollo wants to offer a gift. Of course, because he’s a god, we know there will be consequences—strings attached. In Euripides’ Alcestis, when King Admetus accepts the gift of immortality from Apollo in thanks for the king’s hospitality, the scales must be balanced with someone else taking Death’s hand. Let the machinations begin!
The Theatre @ Boston Court collaborates with Critical Mass Performance Group with an adaptation of Alcestis written and directed by Nancy Keystone. “Hilarious, heartbreaking, highly stylized and physical as only Keystone and Critical Mass can be, this piece freshly investigates the nature of sacrifice, death, and the overpowering will to live.”
Thursday-Sat, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 2 p.m.; through July 28th
The Theatre at Boston Court
Tickets: $34; senior, student, and group discounts available
70 Mentor Ave., one block north of Colorado Blvd., Pasadena
For more info, visit BostonCourt.org or call 626.683.6883