Events


The Photos of Helen Lukens Gaut at the Pasadena Museum of History

The Photos of Helen Lukens Gaut at the Pasadena Museum of History

Helen Lukens Gaut lived from 1872 to 1955. She was a successful photojournalist, with pub credits in a many magazines, including at least one that’s still kicking today—Cosmopolitan. She drove herself around California in the 1910s and 1920s taking pictures and writing about her travels, before seemingly giving this career up for private musical pursuits. […]

The Most Dangerous Women in America—Then and Now

The Most Dangerous Women in America—Then and Now

Women won the right to vote in California one hundred years ago, nine years before the passage of the 19th amendment. To celebrate Women’s Equality Day, the League of Women Voters Pasadena and PCC are putting on a show by Amy Simon: She’s History: The Most Dangerous Women in America, Then and Now. Simon’s play […]

The Dinosaur Within at Boston Court

The Dinosaur Within at Boston Court

Descriptive text is scant for The Dinosaur Within, the next new play to hit Boston Court (previews this week, West Coast premiere this Saturday), but the evidence suggests there will not be any dinosaurs on stage. There will, however be dinosaur footprints, or at least talk about them: the disappearance of a set of footprints […]

Butch Hancock at the Coffee Gallery

Butch Hancock at the Coffee Gallery

Butch Hancock. What a name, right? It might give “New Art of the Orange Crate Label” a run for its money. Two halves of two classic American names, run together in the person of “a raspy-voiced West Texas mystic,” as Rolling Stone has called him. Word has it that he’s equal parts romantic balladeer and […]

New Art of the Orange Crate Label

New Art of the Orange Crate Label

Sounds kind of like a cult, doesn’t it? But no, it’s a solo art show of new citrus crate label paintings by Dennis Ziemienski. The series, you may have already gathered, draws inspiration from California’s old-timey citrus crate labels, which are quite striking. Ziemienski’s works are large-scale oil on linens—fine art reinterpretations of classic American […]

Ebène Quartet; Coleman Chamber Music at Caltech

Ebène Quartet; Coleman Chamber Music at Caltech

Every year since 1965, the Coleman Chamber Concert Series brings six outstanding ensembles to Caltech. The first Coleman concert of the season, this Sunday, features an up and coming French group, the Ebène Quartet, who are, according to London’s Daily Telegraph, “a gifted young string quartet with something urgent and individual to communicate.” The Strad […]

Denise Hamilton (Damage Control) at Vroman’s

Denise Hamilton (Damage Control) at Vroman’s

The early word is quite good on Denise Hamilton’s latest, Damage Control, a mystery about a spin doctor (do people still call them that?), Maggie Silver, who is hired to manage the PR crisis of Senator Henry Paxton, whose young lady aide has been offed, and who just so happens to be the father of […]

The Devil’s Hike

The Devil’s Hike

Well, not the devil’s hike, but a hike to the Devil’s Gate, which is not a supernatural portal of any kind but rather a dam, which, as far as we know, is not (wait for it) damned (our sincere apologies). You’re all of course familiar with the Devil’s Gate Dam, which is visible from the […]

The PhD Movie, at Caltech

The PhD Movie, at Caltech

Academia: a rarefied and often ridiculous realm. Among the many chroniclers of the foibles of the ivory tower is Dr. Jorge Cham, who has been writing his comic, Piled Higher and Deeper, since he was a Robotics PhD candidate at Stanford way back in 1997. The PhD Movie is based on Dr. Cham’s comic strip, […]

South Street Premieres

South Street Premieres

Not only is the Pasadena Playhouse back, but it’s more ambitious than ever—it’s launching its second original musical in six months. This one is called South Street, and it’s a musical comedy set on Philadelphia’s South Street. The music and lyrics are by songwriter Richard Addrisi (best known for the Association hit “Never My Love”), […]