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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)

The Reduced Shakespeare Company has made a name for itself by performing all 37 of Shakespeare’s plays… in 97 minutes! How can this be done, you ask? Hilariously, according to the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times and the theatre-goers of London, who made it that city’s longest-running comedy to date. Radi Os this [...]

Ian Whitcomb at Vroman’s

Ian Whitcomb at Vroman’s

Ian Whitcomb, Altadena’s ukelele/accordion stylist, Tin Pan Alley expert and songwriter extraordinaire, has kept a daily journal of his adventures in Los Angeles since 1972. A born raconteur, with a well-educated Englishman’s command of the mother tongue and a biting wit, Whitcomb sees all, tells all, and makes it incredibly, wryly funny. The Huntington Library [...]

What French Women Know

What French Women Know

One of life’s greatest mysteries: What do French women know that makes them so much cooler than everybody else? According to Debra Ollivier, author of the Los Angeles Times bestseller What French Women Know: About Love, Sex, and Other Matters of the Heart and Mind, it has nothing to do with food, or fashion, or [...]

Brahms, Bartok and a New Guy

Brahms, Bartok and a New Guy

Pacific Serenades, one of the longest-performing ensembles west of the Rio Grande, kicks off its 24th season this weekend with a program called “To Youth! To Wisdom!”, which brings together the old, the kind of old/kind of new, and the totally brand new. The old is Brahms’ String Quintet #1 in F Major; the fence-sitter is [...]

Party with the Pinot

Party with the Pinot

If you like Pinot Noir the way we like Pinot Noir, then you’re going to want to take part in one of the events happening shortly as part of the second annual Pasadena Pinot Fest. Unfortunately, you can’t take part in the first, a winemaker’s dinner tonight (Sunday), because it’s sold out. But the Friday-night [...]

State of the City

State of the City

Another year, another speech… but this is one that’s sure to be both engaging and important. On Thursday evening Mayor Bill Bogaard and team are putting on a show to present the 2010 State of the City. The first half hour will be devoted to mingling and checking out tables touting various services and programs [...]

Mandolin and Slap-Bass Virtuosos at the Coffee Gallery

Mandolin and Slap-Bass Virtuosos at the Coffee Gallery

If you’re into the mandolin, then you probably already know the name Evan J. Marshall. He’s kind of a big deal: “one of the greatest mandolin virtuosos ever,” “the Michael Jordan of the mandolin,” “one of the few great musicians of our time,” and so on. He’s a master of both technique and interpretation. And [...]

The Art of Romance — and Food

The Art of Romance — and Food

For 23 years, the Folk Tree has heralded Valentine’s Day with a Hearts & Flowers art exhibition, which runs from late January to late February. Love is always the theme; this year’s show will feature works by some 50 artists (including Esau Andrade, Kina Clay, Sumi Foley, Sandra Gallegos and Kathi Oshima): jewelry, ceramics, mixed [...]

Toying with Science at Caltech

Toying with Science at Caltech

If you ever wanted to be on Bill Nye the Science Guy‘s show but never got the chance, Garry Krinsky‘s upcoming performance at Caltech might be a fair approximation. Except with juggling, singing, dancing and, uh… mime (which I actually quite enjoy). The performance, called “Toying with Science,” looks to be a vaudeville-meets-science-lecture kind of [...]

Night with a Cheese Nerd

Night with a Cheese Nerd

Tired of the same old gouda? Ready to move beyond brie? Then head to Vroman’s Bookstore on Friday evening for a guided cheese tasting by Alex Brown of South Pasadena’s Nicole’s. A multiple grilled-cheese contest champion, Alex calls himself a “certifiable cheese nerd,” and he doesn’t do the usual food-pairing thing. Instead you’ll learn, as [...]

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Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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