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Art on Palm, 12th Chapter

Art on Palm, 12th Chapter

This is the twelfth year that the one-day-only event Art on Palm will offer all comers a chance to stroll down one of Altadena’s prettiest streets on a beautiful day — and shop. Artwork shown by 30 artists from around Southern California, including ceramics, painting, jewelry, woodwork, glass and  photography, will be available (Mother’s and [...]

Flipping Pancakes, Tossing Bikes, Saving Trails

Flipping Pancakes, Tossing Bikes, Saving Trails

On Sunday morning, head for the Mt. Wilson Bicycling Association’s Save the Trail pancake breakfast and fundraiser at the top of Lake Avenue in Altadena. Held at the Cobb Estate (the trailhead for Mt. Lowe trail), this is the 21st annual fundraiser held by the group, which is dedicated to the responsible use of trails [...]

Shakespeare’s Richard II at Oxy

Shakespeare’s Richard II at Oxy

Richard II is the most elusive of Shakespeare’s history plays. It retells the strange story of the dissolution of the reign of King Richard and the ascendance of his cousin, Henry Bolingbroke, to the English throne (which triggered decades of civil war and the Tudor ascent to power). Peculiar twists of profound and elusive private [...]

The Playboy Within

The Playboy Within

Geoff Elliott, co-founder and co-artistic director of A Noise Within, directs the company’s final play of the season, John M. Synge’s The Playboy of the Western World.  The once-controversial play sparked riots during and after its debut in Dublin in 1907, was booed in New York four years later, and resulted in the arrest of [...]

Shumei Arts Youth Concert

Shumei Arts Youth Concert

Every year or so, the Shumei Arts Council puts on the Clyde Montgomery Concert, featuring the rising stars of Los Angeles classical music, in this case the cream of the chamber music crop from the Colburn School and USC’s Thornton School of Music. The program of Shostakovich, Mozart, Mendelssohn, Donizetti, and Paladilhe will also include [...]

Anne Lamott at Caltech

Anne Lamott at Caltech

Anne Lamott has chronicled, laughed at, and succumbed to boomer/outsider angst for the last couple of decades. Through her best-selling nonfiction memoirs (Grace, Eventually; Plan B; Operating Instructions) we feel that we know her: outspoken and frank, a possessor of a wicked wit and hidden backbone, a woman tested by all kinds of travails, from [...]

Sam Francis in Context

Sam Francis in Context

Abstract Expressionist paintings are the kind of things that need to be seen to be believed — as in, before you see one up close and personal, it’s hard to believe that anyone could care about something that a toddler could paint. And then you see one, a big Pollock, say, and it clicks: “Oh.” [...]

A Night of Noir at Vroman’s

A Night of Noir at Vroman’s

Some of the best, darkest writers in our neck of the woods are gathering at Vroman’s on Friday to celebrate the best in noir fiction, L.A. (and O.C.) style. Following on the tremendous success of Los Angeles Noir, the 2007 book edited by bestselling mystery writer (and Glendale resident) Denise Hamilton, Akashic Books is back [...]

Cowboys and Indians: An Alternate History

Cowboys and Indians: An Alternate History

The West was won with blood and guns. Or was it? Well, probably yes. I saw Dances with Wolves, though, and sometimes cowboys and Indians did get along. How often? Find out at an upcoming lecture at the Huntington by Stephen Aron, a UCLA history professor and the executive director of the Autry Institute for [...]

Awake and Sing! in Glendale

Awake and Sing! in Glendale

Chronicling one wrenching year in the life of a family during the depths of the Great Depression, Cilfford Odets’ classic Awake and Sing! has just opened in repertory at Glendale’s A Noise Within. Awake and Sing! is set among the economic ravages of 1930s New York that threaten to destroy the tenuous ties that bind [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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