Events


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 […]

MLK Day at Kidspace

MLK Day at Kidspace

Kidspace has a big day planned to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday. It’s packed the roster with performers, activities and music, including: — African folktales told by professional storyteller Michael McCarty at 11 a.m. — Quilt making all day in the garden — A children’s drum circle at noon — Stories by […]

Armory Opening

Armory Opening

Three shows debut at the Armory Center for the Arts this weekend, and to celebrate the occasion the art school and museum/gallery is hosting an opening on Saturday evening. The first show, Rauschenberg at Gemini, focuses on the many prints made by Robert Rauschenberg at Gemini G.E.L. in Los Angeles. Over his 35 works of […]

Guided Hikes in Rubio Canyon

Guided Hikes in Rubio Canyon

The Arroyo & Foothills Conservancy (formerly the Altadena Foothills Conservancy) recently acquired a bit of land in Rubio Canyon, which they are putting to immediate use with a series of Saturday hikes led by knowledgeable guides, including Michele Zack. The hikes end at the Canyon’s waterfalls, which are lovely, especially after the recent rains. If […]

A Noise Within Godot

A Noise Within Godot

For the third consecutive year, A Noise Within, everybody’s favorite SoCal classic repertory company, is reprising its production of Beckett’s Waiting for Godot, everybody’s favorite play about silence and nothingness. Critically lauded (like just about everything ANW does), the production is running for just eight days, starting this Saturday, so scoop up your tickets now. […]

Off-Ramp: The Radio Show

Off-Ramp: The Radio Show

Forgive the self-promotion, but we must report that Colleen Dunn Bates, editor of EAT: Los Angeles and Hometown Pasadena, will be on John Rabe’s show Off-Ramp on KPCC this weekend, talking a little about the new 2010 edition of EAT: Los Angeles, but more about the hows and whys of what we eat. Off-Ramp, a […]