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Arcadia in Sierra Madre

Arcadia in Sierra Madre

English playwright Tom Stoppard has made a career out of writing absurdist tragicomedies, full of mistaken identities, epigrammatic dialogue, predetermined chaos and other metaphysical, metatheatrical mischiefs. He would approve then, probably, of the Sierra Madre Playhouse’s latest production: his Tony Award-winning Arcadia. It’s not so much about the San Gabriel Valley city of 60,000 as [...]

Jazz at Descanso

Jazz at Descanso

Every Thursday until August 12, some of L.A.’s finest jazz musicians will grace Descanso Gardens for “The Evolution of American Jazz,” a seriously ambitious name for a concert series. In an unusual bout of permissiveness, Descanso is allowing outside food to be brought in for these shows—picnic suppers. Take advantage, if only so you can [...]

Earl Okin and the Oxford Belles

Earl Okin and the Oxford Belles

Earl Okin has been around for a while. He recorded his first single in 1967—at Abbey Road. He’s opened for an eclectic bunch of acts: Jean-Luc Ponty, Van Morrison and, in 1979, Wings. He’s skilled at performing jazz, and bossa nova—and standup comedy. What’s his show like? Who knows! [YouTube knows – ed.] The evening’s [...]

Wine Tasting… and Stationery?

Wine Tasting… and Stationery?

That’s right, tonight brings a free wine tasting and educational talk at Webster’s Fine Stationers in Altadena, an event planned in partnership with neighboring (but separate) business Webster’s Liquors. Since the 4th is coming and summer is here, the focus is on wine and summer barbecues. Anne Louise Bannon and Michael Holland of OddBallGrape.com will [...]

The Levitt is Open

The Levitt is Open

Music is everywhere. The latest movement to grace the summer soundscape is the beginning of the Levitt Pavilion’s free concert series, which starts this Wednesday with puppets. That’s for kids, though—at least it’s supposed to be. The “grown-up” entertainment begins Thursday with Dan Navarro & Stonehoney, a folk/country/rock outfit with a great reputation for live [...]

Cal Phil at the Arboretum—with Brian McKnight!

Cal Phil at the Arboretum—with Brian McKnight!

The California Philharmonic is kicking of its 2010 summer season—code-named Festival on the Green—this Saturday, with a crowd-pleasing program of rousing orchestral numbers: Rhapsody in Blue, Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, Copland’s Appalachian Spring and Lincoln Portrait and a medley of Sousa marches. Good stuff. Oh, and did we mention Brian McKnight? That guy who’s been nominated [...]

Art Along the Gold Line

Art Along the Gold Line

The Gold Line Eastside extension turned 7 months old last week. The big story at the time was the brave new culinary world made easily accessible to SGV residents via public transportation. What has been less talked about is the potential bridging of the various artistic communities that make their home along the route—especially important [...]

Father’s Day PoPo Car Show

Father’s Day PoPo Car Show

Real men like cars. Ipso facto, the object of your Father’s Day celebrating will enjoy the Pasadena Police Department’s ninth annual classic car show. Roughly 100 hot rods and vintage rides will be on display, some from as far back as 1900. There will also be live music, a raffle, food booths and an auction [...]

The ’60s Revisited at Farnsworth Park

The ’60s Revisited at Farnsworth Park

The ’60s have never really gone away. Evidence: Theatre Americana’s third show of 2010, The 60s Revisited: A Musical Concert Under the Stars, a nostalgic memory down trip lane. Jerry Burgan of ’60s folk-rock quintet We Five will be playing, along with Debbie Burgan and Tholow Chan, and local guitarist and songwriter T.J. Smith will [...]

Chalk Happy

Chalk Happy

What do you get when you put 600 artists on their hands and knees for two days? Why, you get  the Pasadena Chalk Festival: 175 chalk murals all over Paseo Colorado, a mall in need of a little color if there ever was one. In addition to the pro and semi-pro art making, kids will [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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