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Self-Guided Tours, the Arts, and You

Self-Guided Tours, the Arts, and You

Hard times, like the ones we’re in now, are often extra hard for artists, who are usually among the last professional communities to find any evidence of “recovery” in their pockets — which is why the Arroyo Arts Collective’s 17th annual self-guided tour of artists’ studios and homes has been dubbed “The Recovery Discovery Tour.” On [...]

Andre Agassi (!) at Vroman’s

Andre Agassi (!) at Vroman’s

From lion-maned bad boy to bald and beloved tennis icon, Andre Agassi has had quite the journey — which you can read about in his highly anticipated new book, Open: An Autobiography. And after you buy the book, you can get it signed by Andre himself on Thursday at Vroman’s. But only if you bought [...]

Architecture, Community and Hair, Oh My!

Architecture, Community and Hair, Oh My!

And oh, what hair! Pictured here with coiffure ablaze is Léon Krier, architect, theorist, urban planner and anti-modernist — the last of which isn’t necessarily, you know, a bad thing. In Krier’s case, it entails advocating for the traditional “European” city model, i.e., the pre-automotive city, complete with walkable neighborhoods, a variety of job types [...]

A Farce Within

A Farce Within

A Noise Within, Southern California’s only classical repertory company (indeed, one of only a handful of repertory companies left in the country), is going a bit “meta” with its next production. The play — Noises Off, Michael Frayn’s 1982 British “farce from behind” — is a play within (that’s pun number two, scorekeepers) a play, [...]

Theatrical Robots at Caltech

Theatrical Robots at Caltech

True story: The word robot comes from the Czech word robota, which means “labor,” specifically forced labor, of the kind a serf would do. The word made its first appearance in 1921, in a play called R.U.R. (Rossum’s Universal Robots) by Karel Čapek, whose brother, Josef, coined the term. The play is all about fun [...]

Arroyo Food Co-op

Arroyo Food Co-op

After a year or so of planning, the Arroyo Food Co-op is now moving full-steam ahead toward its goal of establishing a nonprofit community grocery store in the Pasadena/Altadena/Eagle Rock area. Its first community-wide social event is on Saturday at the Yoga House, and to inspire the curious to attend, a series of five yoga [...]

Beethoven Sings

Beethoven Sings

More often than not, performances of Beethoven predominately feature his instrumental work — which makes Pasadena Pro Musica’s upcoming concert of Beethoven choral pieces a rare opportunity to hear, live, an oft-neglected part of his corpus. The program, entitled Immortal Beloved, consists of the Missa in C, the Concert Aria: “Ah, perfido!” featuring solo soprano [...]

Going Native, Plant-wise

Going Native, Plant-wise

If you haven’t firmed up your weekend plans yet, try to work in a drive to Claremont. This pretty college town offers a darling downtown village, handsome residential architecture and landscaping for the Looky Lou in you. And it’s also home to the gardeners’ heaven, the wonderful Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, a living laboratory [...]

Deep Space in Old Town

Deep Space in Old Town

Nothing less than the origins of the universe will be explored this weekend at One Colorado, as part of the 2009 Arts & Ideas Festival: Origins, a biennial collaboration between the city’s arts and science communities. You might not think a Saturday stroll around Old Town would help you answer such questions as “How Did [...]

David Plouffe (!) at All Saints via Vroman’s

David Plouffe (!) at All Saints via Vroman’s

David Plouffe: former campaign-manager to the King of America, and something of a king in his own right. The man Obama called “the unsung hero of this campaign” in his acceptance speech has been pretty well sung since then. And pretty well paid, too, including a reported seven-figure book deal for the just-published The Audacity [...]

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Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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