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Pacific Serenades Kicks Off Its 26th Season

Pacific Serenades Kicks Off Its 26th Season
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…this Sunday at the Neighborhood Unitarian Universalist Church, which is a good place to kick things off. In the program are Beethoven’s String Quartet in D Major (Op. 18, No. 3), Ravel’s Sonata for Violin and Cello, and a new piece by Laura Karpman called “Different Lanes for string quartet and iPad.” The program is […]

A Tribute to Julia Morgan, Architect

A Tribute to Julia Morgan, Architect

Not everyone gets to have their profession follow their name, set off by that cool comma, and have it both look and sound good. Julia Morgan, Architect is such a person (Sam Spade, Private Eye is another, and he’s not even real). Julia Morgan, Architect was California’s first licensed woman architect. She built Hearst Castle […]

Connie Rice at Vroman’s

Connie Rice at Vroman’s

If you’re a young whippersnapper like me, maybe the first you heard of Connie Rice was on KCRW earlier this week, talking about suing the LAPD into reform and meeting child assassins in housing projects. If you’re not a whippersnapper, and you’ve paid attention to the recent history of law enforcement and civil rights in […]

Pasadena PinotFest Grand Kickoff Dinner

Pasadena PinotFest Grand Kickoff Dinner

We spent a lot of time trying to come up with a wine joke to make this event go down easier, but really, it doesn’t need one. Furthermore, wine isn’t funny. Especially pinot. It’s serious. PinotFest, which kicks off this Saturday and runs through February 11th, is deadly serious. The Kickoff Dinner is a six-course […]

KPCC: Relationships in the Age of Social Media

KPCC: Relationships in the Age of Social Media

Relationships are hard. Does social media make them harder? A panel this week at KPCC’s community event space, the Crawford Famiyl Forum, explores just that: “the rules of romantic (dis)engagement in the blog/vlog/Facebook/Twitter era.” A confusing subject indeed, and one that the three panelists will shed some light on for you baffled lovers gazing longingly […]

Feng Shui Workshop at the San Marino Library

Feng Shui Workshop at the San Marino Library

A new year is as good a time as any to try out all those exotic interior design philosophies you’ve been meaning to. Not that Feng Shui is “exotic” these days. Nevertheless, if you’re looking to learn, here’s a good opportunity: a free workshop at San Marino’s Crowell Public Library this Saturday. Master Jenny Liu […]

A Noise With-off Would Sound as Sweet

A Noise With-off Would Sound as Sweet

If you love a good laugh, if you love theater, if you are an connoisseur of comedy and want to get in on a great night of all of the above, get thee to A Noise Within for their annual production of Noises Off, a riotous English farce that sends up theatrical conventions while astonishing […]

Border Radio Returns to the Coffee Gallery

Border Radio Returns to the Coffee Gallery

Border Radio is an acoustic bluegrass/folk outfit that’s been stomping around Los Angeles off and on since the year 2000. They reunited just last year after a hiatus of many moons to play the one and only Coffee Gallery, and then sadly had their holiday spectacular there cancelled due to Altadena’s notorious wind-related power outage. But […]

Tea Obreht (The Tiger’s Wife) at Vroman’s

Tea Obreht (The Tiger’s Wife) at Vroman’s

The Tiger’s Wife was one of the best reviewed books of 2011, a commercial and critical success that garnered effusive praise from pretty much everybody, including Vroman’s head book buyer. Its author, a young whippersnapper (born in ’85) from Belgrade by the name of Tea Obreht, will be at Vroman’s not this Wednesday but the […]

The Second Annual Cartoon Hall of Fame Big Screen Event!

That’s not even the whole title. The whole title, strictly speaking, is: “Alex Film Society Presents: The Second Annual Cartoon Hall of Fame Big Screen Event!” If someone had a sense of humor, it would be: “Alex Film Society Presents: The Second Annual Cartoon Hall of Fame Big Screen Event, Presented by the Alex Film […]

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