Events


Sublime Schubert!

Sublime Schubert!

Upcoming concert of the week: Saturday, March 1st, 7:30 p.m. “The brilliant, young Armenian mezzo soprano, Garineh Avakian, sings music of Schumann and Poulenc, accompanied by the sensitive pianism of Vika Simonian.” Cost:  $20. Franz Schubert was born on January 31st, 1797. Because of this, Pasadena Schubertiade schedules their concerts in the months immediately following. On […]

Digital Bookmobile Coming to Pasadena

Digital Bookmobile Coming to Pasadena

Browse ebooks on business and finance like Blink by Malcolm Gladwell or Empty Mansions by Bill Dedman. A variety of non-fiction will be on hand, such as Heads in Beds and Barefoot in Paris; or Barbara Kingsolver’s biography Animal, Vegetable, Miracle and Russell Freedman’s Lincoln:  A Photobiography. Ebooks and audio books on the law, technology and computer primers, […]

Annie Jacobsen’s Operation Paperclip

Annie Jacobsen’s Operation Paperclip

What does it say about a country or even a world that in the midst of defeating a great evil, the priority is not justice or morality, but preserving its brain trust? In August 1945, President Truman agreed to the execution of Operation Paperclip—recruiting German scientists so that America would benefit from their knowledge and […]

Spirit & Stone

Spirit & Stone

Artist and designer Louise Wannier states, “I am fascinated by observing patterns, noticing how light interacts with both nature and our dynamic urban landscapes.…Lately I have become captivated by the presence of abstract patterns within both natural and manmade objects and structures, and noticing that some can be revisited whilst others are only present in […]

Hearts by Vibiana at Zona Rosa

Hearts by Vibiana at Zona Rosa

Hearts, jazz bossa nova acoustic guitar, munchies, and “a lively bunch of amistades” (friends). So says artist Vibiana Aparicio-Chamberlin in regard to her art exhibit that has its opening reception Wednesday, February 12th at Zona Rosa Coffee in Pasadena. Valentine art, candy kisses, and Mexican coffee. Valentine-making for kids of all ages. “Buy art for […]

Beethoven’s 5th & 9th

Beethoven’s 5th & 9th

“We shall never make head or tale of the Ninth Symphony until we treat it as a law unto itself.” (D.F. Tovey, 1925). A Rhode Island newspaper was quoted in The Orchestra (London, 1868), stating that the orchestral part “appeared to be made up of the strange, the ludicrous, the abrupt, the ferocious, and the […]

Camellia Fest 2014

Camellia Fest 2014

Celebrate the camellia, which brightens gray winter days with its colorful blossoms.  Descanso Gardens’ annual Camellia Festival arrives this weekend, February 8th-9th with fairy tours of an enchanted forest, tea time (Camellia sinensis) with Chado Tea, Brad King of the So Cal Camellia society sharing information about camellia cultivation and care, a traditional Japanese tea […]

Family Winemakers & PinotFest 2014

Family Winemakers & PinotFest 2014

Family Winemakers returns for its 11th tasting of small, family-owned wineries from Mendocino to Temecula. Traditionally open to trade and wine media, this year the event welcomes consumers. An special lounge called iSip is specially ticketed for those people who want to taste wine from 25 different wineries, retailing for $75 or more a bottle. Designated […]

Geneva Lewis of Pasadena Pops Makes Debut

Geneva Lewis of Pasadena Pops Makes Debut

Geneva Lewis began with the Pasadena Symphony and Pops as a violinist at the age of eleven. Now that she’s won first-prize in numerous competitions, performed with local symphonies, as well as at the Mozarteum in Salzburg and atCarnegie Hall, and she has reached the mature age of fifteen, Geneva is headed to the Yehudi […]

Now It’s America’s Turn

Now It’s America’s Turn

 ‘Cause the free wind is blowin’ through your hair And the days surround your daylight there Seasons crying no despair Alligator lizards int he air, in the air Ventura Highway in the sunshine Where the days are longer The nights are stronger than moonshine We’re gonna go, I know Remember these lines? Gerry Beckley, Dewey […]