Events


Pasadena Babalon: The World of Jack Parsons

Pasadena Babalon: The World of Jack Parsons

This weekend and next bring another fun theatrical production from Brian Brophy and the fine thespians of Caltech’s TACIT, this time about the whack job who co-founded JPL: Jack Parsons. Supposedly acknowledged by Wernher von Braun as the father of America’s space program, Parsons pioneered the use of solid fuel and helped develop jet-assisted takeoff (JATO) units [...]

Chinese New Year Family Festival at The Huntington

Chinese New Year Family Festival at The Huntington

The Year of the Tiger will soon be upon us once again — that’s right, this weekend the lunar (i.e. Chinese) new year is upon us. Traditionally, this auspicious occasion is celebrated with tiger maulings for one and all. If getting clawed at by large felines is not your thing, the Huntington is having a [...]

Greg “Eternity Soup” Critser at Vroman’s

Greg “Eternity Soup” Critser at Vroman’s

Greg Critser, friend of Hometown Pasadena and author of Eternity Soup: Inside the Quest to End Aging, will be at Vroman’s this week to sign and discuss his latest book. Named for a 16th-century Renaissance man’s health food concoction, Eternity Soup chronicles modern anti-aging science and medicine, now a multibillion dollar industry. HP’s very own [...]

Les Ballets Trockadero at Caltech

Les Ballets Trockadero at Caltech

To the untrained eye, ballet can appear comical: highly trained athletes in funny clothes prancing around a stage to music without a dance groove. Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo prove that it can appear comical to the trained eye as well. Since 1974, the all-male Trocks have been lovingly spoofing some of ballet’s greatest [...]

Janet Klein for Valentines

Janet Klein for Valentines

We can think of few better ways to make your Valentine’s heart go pitter-pat than to take him or her to the Coffee Gallery on Valentine’s night to see Janet Klein & Her Parlor Boys, who perform “Obscure, Naughty and Lovely Tunes of the 1910s, ’20s and ’30s.” Led by acclaimed Altadena music historian and [...]

The Return of Theatre Americana

The Return of Theatre Americana

Once upon a time, in a tough economic climate, a Democratic president and a Democratic congress spent lots of money on government programs that created jobs for all sorts of people, including ne’er-do-wells like artists, writers, actors and directors. Among those ne’er-do-wells to take a government handout was a bunch of boho types in Altadena, [...]

Little Rock Nine Author Speaks

Little Rock Nine Author Speaks

Dr. Terrence Roberts is one of the Little Rock Nine, the nine African-American students who volunteered to attend Little Rock Central High School in 1957 in the wake of Brown v. Board of Education. After Little Rock’s high schools were closed the following school year, Roberts completed his senior year at Los Angeles High School. [...]

Westridge Summer Opportunities Fair

Westridge Summer Opportunities Fair

School may have just returned to session, but that doesn’t mean it’s too early to start thinking about what your kids are going to do this summer. Westridge’s fair brings together exhibitors from more than 100 camps and programs for kids in elementary and high school, with offerings in academic and cultural enrichment, outdoor adventure, [...]

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 [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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