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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 [...]

A SPECTRAL Happening at the Folly Bowl

A SPECTRAL Happening at the Folly Bowl

What do you get when you mix live video, poetry, harp, trombone, and various electronics? If you guessed “a Darren Aronofsky remake of The Music Man,” you would be wrong, though inventive. No, you get a Labor Day Weekend performance at the Folly Bowl, an outdoor amphitheater in the yard of a private Altadena home. [...]

Fusion Friday Finale

Fusion Friday Finale

Shame on us for neglecting to mention, until now, the Pacific Asia Museum’s Fusion Fridays series. So far, the Museum has celebrated the art and culture of India and Pakistan, Japan, and Thailand with special exhibitions, live music, dancing, gourmet food trucks, and a general air of sophisticated hobnobbery. This Friday’s focus is on China. [...]

This Week at the Levitt (The End!)

This Week at the Levitt (The End!)

Free Music Under the Stars comes to a close this week. It’s been a very musical summer and we’ll be sad to see it go, which it will, thankfully, with a bang and not a whimper. Thursday it’s Chuck Mead, a co-founder of the Grammy-nominated BR549, serious players in the blossoming alt-country scene of the [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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