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Celtic Caltech: Eileen Ivers plays the fiddle

Celtic Caltech: Eileen Ivers plays the fiddle

My father, despite being of Ashkenazi descent, is convinced he is Irish at heart. Why? The music (it really gets to him). Bagpipes are best, but fiddle is a close second. He was understandably overjoyed, then, to hear that Eileen Ivers will be playing Caltech this Friday. She’s the queen of the fiddle, the winner [...]

Expectations Within

Expectations Within

It is becoming increasingly hard to pun on A Noise Within, Southern California’s only classical theater repertory company. Their latest production is Great Expectations, which, yes, is Dickens, but has a powerful new stage adaptation by Neil Bartlett. There’s original music by Doug Newell—does that mean it’s a musical? Unclear. The original Dickens novel is [...]

Friends of the Gamble House: Lecture Series

Friends of the Gamble House: Lecture Series

True story: the Arts & Crafts movement began in Great Britain. Not only does Wikipedia say so, but so does Anne Mallek, the curator of the Gamble House and an historian of 19th-century British art. She’ll be discussing those origins this Saturday in the first lecture of the 2010/2011 Sidney D. Gamble lecture series. In [...]

Air Kissing (and a poetry workshop) at Vroman’s

Air Kissing (and a poetry workshop) at Vroman’s

Kim Dower is a wonderful human being. Her first collection of poems, Air Kissing on Mars, was just released by Red Hen Press (“the pimpest little press in the west”)* at the beginning of the month. She’s been on a whirlwind tour of LA lit venues, culminating this Saturday with a reading and free poetry [...]

Granta: Pakistan at Pacific Asia

Granta: Pakistan at Pacific Asia

The latest edition of the acclaimed literary quarterly Granta focuses on Pakistan, and in honor of this issue, Pasadena’s Pacific Asia Museum is hosting a free event: an interview and discussion with Granta editor John Freeman. He’ll talk about the the culture and literature of Pakistan, and the writers, poets and artists featured in the [...]

Rubio Canyon Hike

Rubio Canyon Hike

Help the Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy celebrate its recent land acquisition with a Saturday-morning hike in Rubio Canyon with author and historian Michele Zack as your guide. The author of Altadena: Between Wilderness & City and the new Southern California Story: Seeking the Better Life in Sierra Madre, Zack is full of great stories about the [...]

Lit by Fireflies at the Coffee Gallery

Lit by Fireflies at the Coffee Gallery

Though known mostly as a folk joint, the Coffee Gallery occasionally hosts jazz bands, too, such as this Friday’s performance by Lit by Fireflies, a quartet (sax, piano, bass, drums) with experience in everything from rock and pop to world music and electronica. They play original tunes as well as striking arrangements of songs from [...]

Caltech Primates

Caltech Primates

I had a roommate in college who majored in Ecology, Evolution, & Environmental Biology (E3B colloquially). One semester he took a class on primates, and spent weeks lecturing anyone who would listen about the differences between apes and monkeys. To his chagrin, I have retained almost nothing concerning this crucial zoological distinction. Luckily, I can [...]

Anne Akiko Meyers and the Pasadena Symphony at the Ambassador

Anne Akiko Meyers and the Pasadena Symphony at the Ambassador

The Pasadena Symphony’s inaugural performances of the 2010/11 Symphony Classics season will take place this Saturday not once but twice: a 2 p.m. matinee has been added to the regular 8 p.m. show. The program is downright nifty: Rossini’s Overture to La gazza ladra, Brahms’ Symphony No. 2, and Barber’s Violin Concerto, with renowned soloist [...]

A Blithe Spirit Within

A Blithe Spirit Within

The name of Southern California’s most acclaimed—indeed, only—classical theater repertory company, A Noise Within, makes for easy wordplaying, though some attempts are better than others. Our latest titular sally refers to ANW’s production of Noel Coward’s 1941 comedy, Blithe Spirit. Taking its name from a Shelly poem, the play depicts a “just for fun” séance [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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