Events


Tracy Newman at the Coffee Gallery

Tracy Newman at the Coffee Gallery

…and The Reinforcements, which is a good name for a backing band. And Shelby, Tieg, and Tara, who are not a backing band at all, but another band entirely, and are sharing Sunday evening, the 23rd, with Tracy Newman and The Reinforcements, for an evening of folk as only the Coffee Gallery Backstage can provide. […]

Red Hen Press (!) at Vroman’s

Red Hen Press (!) at Vroman’s

As attentive readers are probably aware, yours truly works a day job at Red Hen Press, a non-profit, independent publisher of fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction. Mostly I try to refrain from shameless plugs in this here space, but our fall titles were just released, which is really exciting, and to celebrate we’re having a […]

Lives of the Civil War at the Huntington

Lives of the Civil War at the Huntington

It’s easy to forget how much stuff goes on at the Huntington: art and design stuff, botanical stuff, historical stuff. And Tai Chi! All this stuff is pretty cool, and there’s a lot of it going on on any given day, but our eye has just been caught by a conference on the Civil War […]

A Weekend for Your Soul

A Weekend for Your Soul

Are you in need of a soul-nurturing weekend? Louise Hay and Hay House are hosting I Can Do It, a conference this Friday through Sunday at the Pasadena Convention Center. Louise Hay founded this conference four years ago as a place for like-minded people to gather, commune and heal. It intends to revitalize, re-charge and […]

Jane Lynch at Vroman’s

Jane Lynch at Vroman’s

Jane Lynch wrote a book. She’s probably best known for Glee these days, and has been getting an absolute ton of work for the past few years—Party Down is a recent favorite—and, jeez, Best in Show was ten years ago? And now she has a book. And this is probably the wrong thing to say […]

All The Great Books (abridged)

All The Great Books (abridged)

The Reduced Shakespeare Company made a name for itself by performing all 37 of Shakespeare’s plays… in 97 minutes! How can this be done, you ask? Hilariously, according to the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times and the theatre-goers of London, who made it that city’s longest-running comedy to date. Radi Os it is […]

How to Write a Story on a Mac

How to Write a Story on a Mac

If the biggest hurdle in your pursuit of the Great American Novel is keeping all your brilliant thoughts organized, and you are a Mac user, then this event is for you. SGVMUG—the San Gabriel Valley Macintosh Users Group—is turning its next monthly meeting at the library into a demonstration, for creative writers, of Storyist, a […]

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 […]

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