Events


Offramp: The Gallery

Offramp: The Gallery

Slowly growing in stature and following, Pasadena’s Offramp Gallery has a double-header opening this Sunday afternoon. The event celebrates the opening of  shows by two artists: Stare, a video installation by Joey Santarromana, and two shows by Erika Suderburg: Some Small Groups 1974-2009, assemblages of one-inch-square photographic prints, and Landscape for il Sassetta, a video [...]

Caltech Clean Tech Seminar

Caltech Clean Tech Seminar

Any aspiring clean-tech entrepreneurs out there? If so, next Saturday’s Caltech-sponsored forum on the subject is a must-attend. California, it turns out, attracts a majority (as in over 50%) of U.S. clean tech investment, and is way ahead of its Union siblings in enacting forward-thinking energy-efficiency standards (these two things are maybe related?). So if [...]

Night Hikes to Henninger Flats

Night Hikes to Henninger Flats

Supposedly, nature is good for you. Maybe, maybe not. But it’s certainly pleasant, often verging on beautiful. We could all use a little more nature. So what better way to start off the new year than with a twice-monthly night hike up to Henninger Flats, a small hanging basin about three miles up the Mt. [...]

Picture Yourself at the Norton Simon

Picture Yourself at the Norton Simon

Here’s a worthwhile family event that has not a thing to do with Christmas: On Sunday the Norton Simon is offering a free family-hour activity as part of its Stories in the Afternoon series. Called Look at Me, the program is tied to the new show of portraiture anchored by Jean-August-Dominique Ingres’s Comtesse d’Haussonville. Young artists [...]

Old Town Video Art Installation

Old Town Video Art Installation

There’s no time like the holidays for… environmentally themed public video art installations? Absolutely, say Alex Kritselis and Joey Forsyte, the masterminds behind “Don’t Blow It/A Rising Tide.” Kritselis and Forsyte have placed 13 projectors, pointing at 13 glass windows and doors, throughout One Colorado Plaza. The videos, which are supposed to be exquisitely beautiful, [...]

Pasadena Heritage Bus Tour

Pasadena Heritage Bus Tour

The fine folks at Pasadena Heritage have put together a two-hour bus tour of the city’s historic sights, just in time for the annual wave of Bowl and Parade tourists. Stops include the Arroyo Seco, Old Pasadena and several “architecturally distinguished” residential neighborhoods. The tour will be led, of course, by expert docents, so even [...]

Santa on Deck

Santa on Deck

Santa’s a busy guy right now, and yet somehow he’s finding time to visit with children in Old Town Pasadena. On Christmas eve you’ll find him in the Old Colorado courtyard, where there’s also an impressive tree and, quite often, live music. And even though he’s not officially there this week until Christmas eve, we [...]

A Baroque Christmas with PPM

A Baroque Christmas with PPM

The marketplace for Christmas concerts is extremely competitive, and fairly redundant, as many shows fill out their programs with the same old popular selections one hears every year. If you want to hear something you’ve never heard before, consider Pasadena Pro Musica’s holiday choral concert on Sunday. PPM is dedicated to bringing audiences “less frequently [...]

Christmas Cinema, Playhouse District Style

Christmas Cinema, Playhouse District Style

The Playhouse District Association is getting in on the holiday spirit with a free (that is, $0) screening of The Polar Express, the film adaptation of the beloved children’s Christmas story; the movie is known mostly for making people uncomfortable. In addition to a free show, attendees will be feted with holiday treats and surprises [...]

The Nutcracker Swings!

The Nutcracker Swings!

And boy does it ever. Christmas is a musical holiday, maybe the most musical of all. It’s been celebrated in many genres, from rock (Trans-Siberian Orchestra, anyone?) to techno, to, of course, classical. There’s something about jazz, though, that makes for a really special holiday feeling. If you want to share in that feeling, and [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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