Events


Going Out with a POPS

Going Out with a POPS

This Saturday is both the last Pasadena POPS show of the summer season, and the last ever conducted by Rachael Worby. Her exit music will consist of movie tunes from The Way We Were, Funny Girl, The Little Mermaid (sung by the voice of Ariel herself, Jodi Benson), The Wizard of Oz, and, of course, [...]

The Pasadena Greek Fest

The Pasadena Greek Fest

What is it about Greece? Some people say it is, or was, a paradise of willful innocence, radiant with the charm of the archaic. We’re not quite as romantic as all that, though we do like Greek Weddings. And we love Greek food, which makes this weekend’s Pasadena Greek Fest a tempting outing indeed. Santa [...]

Vaudeville at the Alex

Vaudeville at the Alex

“Variety Show” just doesn’t mean what it used to. SNL has been terrible for years. Stewart and Colbert and Conan are good, but their shows are much more focused than, say, Laugh-In—and even that show had a tonal unity that one would not find in real, old-fashioned vaudeville. Though long gone, its lack is still [...]

Cocktails & Hilarious Victorian Pseudo-Medicine

Cocktails & Hilarious Victorian Pseudo-Medicine

A winning combination, we think: imbibe your favorite alcoholic beverage while enjoying tales of the crazy things fin de siècle types did to their bodies in the name of medicine. Cultural historian Walter Nelson will lead this salon, the second of four with the aim of exploring Victorian/Edwardian Pasadena (as preserved by the Pasadena Museum [...]

Sue Monk Kidd & Kid at All Saints

Sue Monk Kidd & Kid at All Saints

Sue Monk Kidd wrote The Secret Life of Bees, which is that movie with Dakota Fanning, and before that a book which is more about people than bees. Despite the misleading title, it has sold six million copies. Besides making a book, Sue Monk Kidd also made a daughter, Ann Kidd, now Ann Kidd Taylor, [...]

Japanese Music and Dance at the Norton Simon

Japanese Music and Dance at the Norton Simon

To be precise, it’s the music and dance of Edo, which refers, among other things, to a period in Japanese history, the historical name of Tokyo, and a race in Star Trek. Since this is a concert of traditional Japanese music, we’re guessing it’s those first two definitions to which the title refers. Putting on [...]

Fashion’s Night Out

Fashion’s Night Out

Fashion’s Night Out is an international cultural event. Put together by Vogue, the Council of Fashion Designers of America, and other couture merchants, it began one year ago in New York (where else?) and is spreading this year to Australia, Britain, China, France, Germany, Greece, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Taiwan, and Turkey. [...]

James Ellroy at Vroman’s

James Ellroy at Vroman’s

James Ellroy, the “Demon Dog of American crime fiction,” the self-proclaimed “greatest crime novelist who ever lived” (“to the crime novel what Beethoven is to music!”) has a new one out, a memoir, The Hilliker Curse, exploring his own troubled past: his parents’ divorce, his mother’s murder, drug abuse, depression—a regular Thursday evening at Vroman’s, [...]

Dan Cole Trio at redwhite+bluezz

Dan Cole Trio at redwhite+bluezz

As his bio makes clear, Daniel Cole is a musical jack of all trades. Currently the director of Commercial Music Studies at PCC, Dan has worked as a church organist, scored films and commercials, played guitar for Burt Bacharach, and, most entertainingly, for 500 performances of CATS. As a local (besides his PCC gig, he [...]

Grüp Shö at the End of the World

Grüp Shö at the End of the World

Hometown Pasadena really likes the Gallery at the End of the World, way up on North Lake. Hometown Pasadena also really likes Lynne McDaniel, who paints good. Ipso facto, Hometown Pasadena really really likes that Lynne is the featured artist at this weekend’s GatEotW show. It’s on the calendar simply as “Art Bender weekend,” which [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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