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Pasadena Pro Musica: Baroque Advent Cantatas

Pasadena Pro Musica: Baroque Advent Cantatas

Christmas seems to bring out the Baroque in Pasadena Pro Musica, a chorus and orchestra committed to the performance of “distinguished yet less frequently-performed masterpieces.” Last year’s Christmas concert featured two composers we’d never heard of. This year’s show—a program of four sacred Advent cantatas—has only one name new to us: Dietrich Buxtehude, whose Kommst [...]

Caltech Nature Doc: Earth Story

Caltech Nature Doc: Earth Story

Caltech loves to screen films that have as their theme “the science behind the beauty and wonder of nature.” Caltech loves to screen these films and then to have lay people discuss them—moderated, of course, by a grad student (T.A.?). If this is your bag (and why wouldn’t it be? This stuff is incredibly interesting, [...]

Indelibly Inky Chickens

Indelibly Inky Chickens

On the last Tuesday of every month (except December), POP Champagne & Dessert Bar hosts Indelible Ink, a performing arts series with a reliably interesting mix of poets, storytellers, musicians, and a variety act of some kind (most memorable: an opera-singing magician who sang the Figaro whilst escaping from a straitjacket). The next show—Tuesday the [...]

Christopher Burgan Trio at the Coffee Gallery

Christopher Burgan Trio at the Coffee Gallery

Chris Burgan should be a familiar face by now to Coffee Gallery regulars.  He’s got his trio, which plays a wide variety of musical styles (and with more than three instruments!). And since 1998, he’s been the lead guitarist of We Five, who were nominated for a Grammy in 1965. Jerry Burgan is the only [...]

The Summoning of Every Parson’s Nose (with Food!)

The Summoning of Every Parson’s Nose (with Food!)

The mission of the wonderfully named Parson’s Nose Productions is to introduce “classic theater to family audiences,” through original one-hour adaptations of dramatic masterpieces. These staged readings are designed to be both smart enough for grownups and boisterous enough for kids, though this week’s play is maybe a little heavy for the single digit set. [...]

North by Northeast

North by Northeast

Ah, November in Northeast Los Angeles: mosaic-hued black walnut trees, emboldened coyotes, the Arroyo Arts Collective 18th Annual Discovery Tour.

NELA: where decay meets death meets drawing (and more).

This year’s pre-Thanksgiving art extravaganza has been dubbed “North by Northeast,” perhaps to firmly establish the geographic identity of the art-centric area that, after 100+ years of unflagging, creative activity, has suddenly been discovered by international publications such as The New York Times and the Financial Times of London.

It’s good to be an overnight success.

Blood & Dumplings: A Crime Bus Tour

Blood & Dumplings: A Crime Bus Tour

Once upon a time, as a college student, I put together a walking tour for a New York guidebook that covered many of the city’s famous deaths. It is in a similar spirit, I’ll venture, that the odd gentlemen of Esotouric have put together a bus tour of some of the San Gabriel Valley’s more [...]

Cookbook Exchange at the Altadena Urban Farmers Market

Cookbook Exchange at the Altadena Urban Farmers Market

It turns out Altadena, to the surprise of almost no-one, is full of backyard farmers—especially backyard chicken farmers. Last month, these industrious suburban homesteaders gathered at the Zane Grey Estate to sell their produce at an “underground” (because held on private land) farmers’ market. We didn’t write about it then because we didn’t want to [...]

A Phoenix Risen: Uptown Downtown at the Pasadena Playhouse

A Phoenix Risen: Uptown Downtown at the Pasadena Playhouse

The Playhouse was always going to survive—you can’t have a Playhouse District without a Playhouse, right? Right: the grand reopening was a month ago, with Ed Asner in FDR. Their second show is another one-performer piece: Uptown Downtown, in which the Tony-winning Leslie Uggams musically recounts her winding road to success, from Sing Along with [...]

Lian Dolan at Vroman’s

Lian Dolan at Vroman’s

Helen of Pasadena came out last week. Have you bought it yet? No? Waiting for the right moment? How about this Sunday, when author Lian Dolan will be appearing at Vroman’s to discuss, sign, and otherwise be fabulous. Even if you have a copy already, come by and get it signed by Pasadena’s very own [...]

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Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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