Events


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, [...]

Barbara Morrison at the Levitt

Barbara Morrison at the Levitt

Last year, the Levitt Pavilion’s free summer concert series was called “Free Music Under the Stars.” This year, it just seems to be called “Free Summer Concert Series,” which is a perfectly fine name, if a bit utilitarian. What’s in a name, though, as long as there is music? And there will be music: fifty [...]

Festival of the Arts at Theatre Americana

Festival of the Arts at Theatre Americana

Last year, Theatre Americana returned to Altadena after a ten year absence. With their New Deal origins, they’re a community theater in the best sense: by the people, for the people, happily ever after, amen. Their next event is this Saturday, a “Festival of the Arts” featuring lots of music, singing, dancing, lyric theater, regular [...]

The 2011 Pasadena Chalk Festival

The 2011 Pasadena Chalk Festival

The merry band of funky do-gooders known as the Light Bringer Project put on all manner of arts events throughout the year, but none—with the possible exception of the Doo Dah Parade—are as big and wonderful as the Pasadena Chalk Festival, which every year brings six hundred (600!) artists to the Paseo Colorado to cover [...]

At Vroman’s: Making It; or, How to Not Be a Consumer

At Vroman’s: Making It; or, How to Not Be a Consumer

Urban homesteading, despite the recent trademark kerfuffle, is a broad movement with practitioners all over the world. Among those practitioners are Kelly Coyne and Erik Knutzen, Silver Lake residents and authors of The Urban Homestead, a handy guide to growing stuff for city dwellers. They’ve followed this well-received volume up with Making It: Radical Home [...]

Music! Birthday! Pasadena! Fireworks!

Music! Birthday! Pasadena! Fireworks!

Unless you are well connected in the centenarian community, it is unlikely that you know anybody as old as the city of Pasadena, which is turning 125 this year. Among the many celebratory events is the Pasadena POPS’ first summer concert of the season, the Fireworks POPS Spectacular, which will have fireworks set to music, [...]

Roy Zimmerman at the Coffee Gallery

Roy Zimmerman at the Coffee Gallery

Roy Zimmerman is a singer, songwriter, and political satirist. The tagline on his website is “Funny Songs about Ignorance, War and Greed,” which is a pretty good tagline aside from that missing Oxford comma. He’s popular on the YouTube, where his videos have accumulated a few million page views (then again, so has this). He’s [...]

The San Marino Motor Classic

San Marino, one might reasonably assume, has more than its fair share of beautiful classic cars. Per capita. So does Pasadena, if the recent Old Town Ferrari Show is any indication (not that all Ferraris are classics, but you know what we mean). Even if you’re not what is known in the culture as a [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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