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Hot House at the Playhouse: Big Money

Hot House at the Playhouse: Big Money

In a deep underground chamber of the Pasadena Playhouse is the Carrie Hamilton Theatre, which hosts, by day, performances of mind control experiments, and, by night, free readings of new, sometimes experimental, plays. The series is called Hot House at the Playhouse, and is designed to give playwrights access to the staff and resources of [...]

Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra Plays Bach

Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra Plays Bach

His songs and organ works, to be precise. But not all of them. To be even more precise, Musica Angelica, one of So Cal’s premier Baroque ensembles, will perform 1) the Schemelli songs and arias, 2) the Toccata and Fugue in d minor, 3) the Passacaglia in c minor for Organ, BMV582, and 4), Prelude [...]

PMC Hosts the CGC

PMC Hosts the CGC

Or, in real words, the Pasadena Master Chorale will be hosting the Cornell Glee Club this Sunday. The PMC will open with performances of the “Introit” and “Kyrie” from Mozart’s Requiem (the PMC is all about the Requiem this month, it seems), to be followed by the CGC and their multi-cultural choral repertoire: American folk [...]

Wendy and Wendy at Vroman’s and Vroman’s

Wendy and Wendy at Vroman’s and Vroman’s

This is actually two readings in one (post). The first is this Friday, when Wendy Mogel, author of the beloved parenting manual The Blessing of a Skinned Knee, discusses and signs her latest, The Blessing of a B Minus­: Using Jewish Teachings to Raise Resilient Teenagers. You don’t have to be of the chosen people [...]

PCC Flea Market Moved to Next Sunday

PCC Flea Market Moved to Next Sunday

Like everything else in town, the PCC Flea Market was displaced by the Rose Festivities. Ordinarily held the first Sunday of every month, the Market has been moved to next Sunday, the 9th. It’s an earthly paradise for record collectors, supposedly one of the best record swaps in Southern California. For everybody else, there’s everything [...]

“Life of Mozart” with the Pasadena Master Chorale

“Life of Mozart” with the Pasadena Master Chorale

Mozart died before finishing his Requiem, one of those ironies that meet at the intersection of the personal and the historical and are ripe for good storytelling. This story well get a more documentary telling this Saturday, as the Pasadena Master Chorale performs portions of the Requiem (only those Mozart himself wrote) interwoven with readings [...]

Sunday Cassoulet at Vertical

Sunday Cassoulet at Vertical

If you follow the Pasadena restaurant scene, you probably know by now that Laurent Quenioux, currently of Bistro LQ and formerly of Bistro K, has taken over the kitchen at yet another bistro: Vertical. Quenioux is something of a wild man in the kitchen—eel sliders, anyone?—so it will be interesting to see how much autonomy [...]

New Year’s Day Hike Up Echo Mountain

New Year’s Day Hike Up Echo Mountain

If you don’t feel like starting the New Year sitting on your butt, consider this morning hike up historic Echo Mountain, which will be led by Bill Joyce and Elizabeth Pomeroy. Pomeroy is an English professor at PCC and the author of several books with a regional focus, including John Muir: A Naturalist in Southern [...]

Showcase of Floats

Showcase of Floats

If you are one of the many who are not inclined to actually wake up to watch the Rose Parade, but still want to see the floats, and perhaps even walk around them, here’s what you need to know: As usual, floats can be seen at the end of the parade route on Sierra Madre [...]

Viewing Stones at the Huntington (Limited Time Only)

Viewing Stones at the Huntington (Limited Time Only)

What are viewing stones, you ask? Well, when you get right down to it, they’re nice looking rocks, with beauty and/or subtlety of marking, shape, or color. And for the week immediately after Christmas, nearly 150 specimens will be on display, for free, at the Huntington (which has extended hours that week), courtesy of the [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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