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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 [...]

The First Annual Couscous Festival

The First Annual Couscous Festival

When I was in the second grade I had a friend with a Buddhist mother who served him couscous as an after school snack. It had a funny name and looked a lot like rice but didn’t taste at all like rice, so I didn’t like it. Having long since outgrown this youthful prejudice, this [...]

Craftsman Weekend 2010

Craftsman Weekend 2010

Fall is in the air, heat be damned, which means it’s time for Pasadena to get all Craftsmany. It’s a mere two weeks until Pasadena Heritage‘s Craftsman Weekend, which attracts Arts & Crafts fans from all over the country. Because two of the many events over the three-day weekend are already sold out (both involving [...]

Movies at the Norton Simon

Movies at the Norton Simon

Everyday, the Norton Simon screens “The Art of Norton Simon” and “Sister Wendy at the Norton Simon” at least thirty-seven times. They have a really nice theater, the kind it would be really cool to see the new True Grit in. Since that’s unlikely to happen for a good 50 years or more, we’d happily [...]

Old Pasadena Cultural Dance Festival

Old Pasadena Cultural Dance Festival

It’s a busy weekend for the arts in Pasadena—indeed, it’s ArtWeekend. The big attraction is Friday’s ArtNight, what with all that free stuff. Don’t go too bananas on Friday, though, as Sunday has a festival of its own—the Old Pasadena Cultural Dance Festival: two locations, five hours, and thirteen troupes worth of bodies in motion. [...]

The Second Annual Pasadena Wine Festival

The Second Annual Pasadena Wine Festival

The Second Annual Pasadena Wine Festival is not in Pasadena at all, but in Arcadia, at the Los Angeles County Arboretum, a venue which is no stranger to large events. There will be roughly one wine for every acre—125 wines from around the globe to the Arboretum’s 127 acres (though we’re hoping they’re not, you [...]

John Cage’s First Visual Work at the Norton Simon

John Cage’s First Visual Work at the Norton Simon

It’s hard to overstate how awesome John Cage is. It’s so hard to overstate, in fact, that there’s a chance of gushing, which as a rule I don’t do. Cage broke a lot of rules, though—like the one that says music has to have notes, or that you shouldn’t put crap in a piano, or [...]

Border Radio at the Coffee Gallery

Border Radio at the Coffee Gallery

Ah, the Coffee Gallery, how we’ve missed you. And by missed you, we mean neglected you—not a mention since July! We’ve changed our ways, though—at least for this week—with a plug for this Saturday’s performance by Border Radio, an acoustic bluegrass/folk outfit that’s been stomping around Los Angeles off and on since the year 2000. [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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