Events


Erin Go Border Radio

Erin Go Border Radio

The San Gabriel Valley’s great hometown roots-Americana band, Border Radio, took a few years off from performing, and we’re happy to announce that they’re back — and are doing a St. Patrick’s Day show at Heritage Wine Company in Old Town. Besides their trademark folk, western swing and bluegrass, Kelly, Mike, Mark and Robert will […]

Textiles on the Edge

Textiles on the Edge

Up-and-coming South Pasadena Gallery SPACE launches its tenth show this weekend with an opening for Textiles on the Edge, a collection of textile-based works by ten local artists, including Karen Green, Lilian Montalvo-Hardy, Joan Weinzette and Melanie Ciccone. They all offer twists on the conventions of traditional textile arts. The gallery is walking distance from […]

Blogger’s Potluck

Blogger’s Potluck

Yes, it’s true, there now appear to be more bloggers in this town than there are white suiters. And most of them will be gathering for the second annual SGV Blogger’s Potluck at Farnsworth Park in Altadena on Saturday. If you’re a blogger, an aspiring blogger or a blog reader, bring a potluck contribution and […]

Caltech Goes Blue(grass)

Caltech Goes Blue(grass)

The Caltech Folk Music Society continues to showcase the finest grass there is: Bluegrass! This time it’s Chris Stuart and Backcountry, a talented multigenerational outfit. Stuart, the lead singer and rhythm guitarist, was nominated the 2009 Songwriter of the Year by the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music in America (or SPBGMA for … […]

Jodi Picoult at All Saints by way of Vroman’s

Jodi Picoult at All Saints by way of Vroman’s

Jodi Picoult writes books. Maybe you’ve heard of her? There are 14 million copies of them out there, two of which — Nineteen Minutes and Change of Heart — debuted at #1 on the New York Times Best Seller list. Obviously, though, her best work is that five-issue stint she did on Wonder Woman, which has […]

Father Greg Boyle at Vroman’s

Father Greg Boyle at Vroman’s

For more than 20 years, Father Greg Boyle has been executive director of what is now recognized as the largest gang intervention program in the country: Homebody Industries. Founded as an extension of his work as pastor of Dolores Mission in Boyle Heights (no relation), Homeboy provides at-risk youth and former gang members with real […]

Activist, Musician, Physician: Women Who Inspire

Activist, Musician, Physician: Women Who Inspire

Making a difference in countless lives around the globe, the three women being honored at the Women of the World Awards on the afternoon of Saturday, March 13 bring compassion, ingenuity, energy and vision to their work. Organizers hope that those who come to hear and honor the stories of these outstanding women will be […]

Tales of an Urban Indian

Tales of an Urban Indian

Now in its tenth season, Native Voices at the Autry brings the West Coast premiere of the hit one-man show Tales of an Urban Indian to Glendale beginning Thursday, March 11. Canadian triple threat (comedian/playwright/actor) Darrell Dennis, a member of the Shuswap tribe, portrays a contemporary urban Indian making his sometimes hilarious, sometimes sad, always […]

Books & Grilled Cheese, Oh Boy!

Books & Grilled Cheese, Oh Boy!

You may think you know the best Thai market in Hollywood, noodle house in San Gabriel, wine shop in the Valley, and French restaurant in Culver City, but even the most diehard foodie doesn’t know it all. Hence the arrival of the book EAT: Los Angeles 2010: The Food Lover’s Guide to Los Angeles. Created […]

Ladysmith Black Mambazo at Caltech

Ladysmith Black Mambazo at Caltech

What do you get when you mix the intricacies of South African musical traditions with the sounds of gospel? You get a fragment of what Ladysmith Black Mambazo has to offer. At it for 50 years now, Ladysmith are the world’s preeminent isicathamiya practitioners. So successful were they in their native South Africa that they […]