Events


Heavier Than Boston Court

Heavier Than Boston Court

I don’t believe we’ve ever done a post on Boston Court without gushing about what a wonderful addition it is to the cultural life of Pasadena. If we did, it was clearly an oversight. They take a lot of risks, which is one way of saying they do a lot of new plays, like last [...]

Graffiti Lecture at the PMCA

Graffiti Lecture at the PMCA

We’ve already covered “Street Cred,” the Graffiti exhibit at the PMCA, which runs until September 4th. What we have not covered is this Thursday’s lecture by Jim Prigoff (what a name), who has been documenting urban murals and aerosol art for the better part of four decades (his book is Spraycan Art). He’ll be talking [...]

Sunday Dancing at Lineage

The Lineage Performing Arts Center is a self-described hub for cultural events of all sorts—music, theater, musical theater, film screenings, etc—but their first love is dance. The LPAC, after all, is operated by the Lineage Dance Company, a contemporary troupe that does lots of original programming. If you’re a modern dance fan and have missed [...]

Anais Mitchell at the Levitt

Every week, there are several musical acts playing at the Levitt that are worthy of a recommendation. Even in weeks when we’re only highlighting one artist, like this week, there are probably others worth checking out. We won’t mention them, because then we wouldn’t exactly be highlighting anybody, now would we (but check the full [...]

Free Concerts in Farnsworth Park

Free Concerts in Farnsworth Park

Altadena’s free Concerts in the Park series kicks off its 15th year this Saturday with a little something from the old country: the Irish Volunteers and the Irish Pride Dancers. “The Irish Volunteers” isn’t exactly the snappiest name for a folk-rock band—it doesn’t really sound like a band at all—but a band they are, a [...]

Art Opening(s) at Avenue 50 Studio

Art Opening(s) at Avenue 50 Studio

We don’t cover enough art openings. Not that there’s a quota. Sometimes you just know. So, we’re covering this one, or these two, really, both at the Avenue 50 Studio in Highland Park, an arts organization and gallery space with a focus on Chicano culture: “Glass Gourd Mosaic,” curated by Howard Swerdloff (of the Howeeduzzit [...]

Souhail Kaspar at the Levitt

Souhail Kaspar at the Levitt

Every week, there are several musical acts playing at the Levitt that are worthy of a recommendation. Even in weeks when we’re only highlighting one artist, like this week, there are probably others worth checking out. We won’t mention them, because then we wouldn’t exactly be highlighting anybody, now would we? This week the honor [...]

Thaddeus Russell and his Renegade History of the US, at Vroman’s

First, there was the history of the United States. Then, there was A People’s History of the United States. Now, there is A Renegade History of the United States, by a man with a name almost as iconoclastic-sounding as Zinn: Thaddeus Russell, who was fired from a gig at Barnard for (he claims) teaching his [...]

The Old Pasadena Film Festival, 2011

Now in its fourth year, the Old Pasadena Film Festival is four weekends of good, free movies, ranging in vintage from 1944 (National Velvet, July 22nd) to 1995 (Clueless, this Thursday!). Nearly all the screenings are at One Colorado, with a grand total of two (2) at Central Park. All screenings start at 8:00 p.m. [...]

The Playhouse Twist

The Playhouse Twist

It’s a simple inevitability in this day and age: everything that can be turned into a musical, eventually, will. Exhibit A: Spider-Man. Exhibit B: The Book of Mormon. Exhibit C: Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist, or Twist, which starts preview showings at the Pasadena Playhouse tomorrow. It moves the Dickens story to New Orleans in 1928, [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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