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Pasadena Master Chorale: Season Finale

Pasadena Master Chorale: Season Finale

It’s hard to believe the PMC has only had three seasons—they seem like a much older institution—but three seasons is all, the most recent of which comes to a verdant conclusion this weekend with “The Green Concert,” a program of pieces that pay tribute to the Earth and attend to our experience of the natural [...]

Lisa See at Vroman’s

Lisa See at Vroman’s

What is there to say about Lisa See that hasn’t already been said? A great deal, probably, like the fact that she’s got a new book out, and will be reading from it and signing it at Vroman’s this Thursday. The book is Dreams of Joy, a sequel to Shanghai Girls, the 2009 novel which [...]

Laughter Yoga

Laughter Yoga

We’re not entirely sure what Laughter Yoga is, except that it’s an international social moment with local chapters—Laughter Clubs—all over the place, and that you can do it standing, sitting, with a mat, without a mat, and wearing anything you damn well please. If the video on this page is any indication, it seems to [...]

Hindu-Buddhist Sculpture Lecture at the Norton Simon

Hindu-Buddhist Sculpture Lecture at the Norton Simon

The title almost says it all here. It leaves out the rather important fact that space is limited—no more than twenty-five people at a time can share in the esoteric knowledge being disseminated by the Norton Simon’s crack team of curators (sign up at the Information Desk at least 15 minutes before the start time [...]

Conjunto Los Pochos at the Coffee Gallery

Conjunto Los Pochos at the Coffee Gallery

When I was six or seven years old, Santa Claus brought my father an accordion for Christmas. He took it up in earnest, practicing long into the night. After he gave up trying to get better (which was quickly), he continued playing for a while, primarily out of a desire to irritate his family. Don’t [...]

Street Art at the PMCA

Street Art at the PMCA

Between Banksy’s recent visits and MOCA’s new exhibit, graffiti is sort of a thing right now in the Los Angeles art world. The ever-delightful PMCA is getting in on the action with their own graffiti exhibit, Street Cred: Graffiti Art from Concrete to Canvas. Unlike the MOCA show, the PMCA’s exhibit focuses on the graffiti [...]

Francophilia at Boston Court with Sandra Tsing Loh and Mark Robson

Francophilia at Boston Court with Sandra Tsing Loh and Mark Robson

It is hard to know precisely of what this event will consist. There will be music, we’ll wager—it’s called “Pianologues”—and probably some humorous rhetoric concerning the French and their foibles, and, it seems, an extended discussion of Babar, the industrious elephant king. Aside from biographical information, the entire description is as follows: “I AWOKE SUDDENLY, [...]

Modern Works: A (Non-Residential) Architectural Tour

Modern Works: A (Non-Residential) Architectural Tour

It’s that time of year again: home tour season. Really there are home and architectural tours all year round because after all this is Southern California and why not walk through strangers’ homes in any month you please, but there do seem to be a lot more of them around now, as spring slips into [...]

Le Reading with Les Figues at the PMCA

Le Reading with Les Figues at the PMCA

Rojelio Cabral, Comfortably Numb A, 2008, acrylic and aerosol on paper, 6.5’ x 11.5’, now showing at the PMCA. Les Figues Press is Los Angeles’s most prominent avant-garde publishing outfit. They put out plenty of cool books by cool people. They also do stuff with artists (as opposed to writers, though this is a distinction [...]

At the Huntington: Annoying: The Book

At the Huntington: Annoying: The Book

NPR’s Joe Palca gets annoyed easily. He was so annoyed by Washington, DC in early 2009 that he decided to spend the summer at the Huntington, as the science writer in residence (he is a past president of the National Association of Science Writers). Then he wrote a book about it. It’s called Annoying: The [...]

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