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Old Pasadena Film Festival 2012, Week One

Old Pasadena Film Festival 2012, Week One
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Every year, the folks of Old Pasadena Management screen (mostly) good movies three days a week for four weeks in One Colorado Plaza, Distant Lands bookstore, and Central Park. Those four weeks begin this week! Thursday at 8:30 in One Colorado it’s Tim Burton’s Batman, Friday it’s Serendipity, and Saturday it’s The Miracle Worker. Also on Friday, at Distant Lands, […]

Muriel Anderson at the Coffee Gallery Backstage

Muriel Anderson at the Coffee Gallery Backstage

Muriel Anderson is the only woman to win the Fingerstyle Championship Title. Muriel Anderson can play folk, classical, jazz, bluegrass, and international music with startling ease. The astronauts (it’s always “the astronauts,” you know?) took Muriel’s music into space. Woody Allen used a Muriel Anderson toon in Vicky Cristina Barcelona. Muriel, it goes without saying, is a […]

Wigging Out: Elaborate Coiffures in French Portraiture

Wigging Out: Elaborate Coiffures in French Portraiture

This event is only twenty-five minutes, but it sounds so dang awesome that how can we not feature it? We can’t not. And so we are: a twenty-five minute lecture on crazy hairdos in French paintings. Nothing more, nothing less: “Elaborate Coiffures in French Portraiture.” The words make us tingle a little. Coiffure. Giggle. The […]

This Week at the Levitt: Locos Por Juana

This Week at the Levitt: Locos Por Juana

It’s Levitt time: six weeks of free concerts, Wednesday through Sunday, in good old Memorial Park. As we do every year, we’ll be spotlighting one show a week for the duration. Because, you know, we’re curators. Our pick this week is Locos Por Juana, a Miami-based Afro-Caribbean jam band known for their on-stage dynamism. They’ve also been nominated […]

UK Folk Duo Litha at Caltech

UK Folk Duo Litha at Caltech

Summer is not exactly a bumping time on the Caltech public events schedule: there’s just the one. Just that one, however, looks pretty interesting: Aaron Jones and Claire Mann, a pair of English musicians who play mostly in Scotland. Aaron is best known as a member of the Old Blind Dogs, which we are told is an […]

KNOWLEDGES at Mount Wilson Observatory

KNOWLEDGES at Mount Wilson Observatory

Knowledge is a familiarity with something. KNOWLEDGES is a big art show at Mount Wilson Observatory happening this weekend, bringing together 30 contemporary LA artists whose work trades in ideas that the Observatory manifests on a regular basis: astronomy, discovery, space exploration, optics, cosmology, and the site itself and its influence on the cultural landscape […]

Pasadena’s 126th Birthday at the PMH

Pasadena’s 126th Birthday at the PMH

Every year, the Pasadena Museum of history celebrates Pasadena’s birthday in a program called Pasadena Now and Then. The city is partnering with a bunch of folks to present festivities in six categories: Arts, Neighborhoods, Sports, Technology, Transportation, and Water. Appearing will be mystery writers Naomi Hirahara and Dianne Emley, past and present Olympians of […]

PMC Does Rachmaninoff’s All-Night Vigil

PMC Does Rachmaninoff’s All-Night Vigil

“All Night” has a beautiful history in music. For example: “You Shook Me All Night Long.” Rachmaninoff’s “All-Night Vigil” (op. 37) is a lot like that. It’s an intense choral work, an hour long, in fifteen movements, sung without instruments. It’s based largely on Russian Orthodox chants, just like the AC/DC classic. And just like […]

Boston Court Fundraiser!

Boston Court Fundraiser!

Boston Court is, by now, in our minds, a beloved Pasadena Institution. They do good, important work. And they know how to throw a party. They’re throwing one this Saturday, for instance: Backstage Bacchanalia @ Boston Court. It’s in their parking lot, which is spacious and pretty nice as far as parking lots go, and […]

Drawing Marathon; It’s a Monster

Drawing Marathon; It’s a Monster

One day. Four one-hour shifts. Twenty-five artists. It’s the Monster Drawing Rally. Held at the Armory and established by Outpost for Contemporary Art, you can enjoy a cold one provided by the local Craftsman Brewing Company, loosen your limbs dancing to a live DJ, and satiate your appetite with purchases from the many food trucks […]

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