Events


The French in Young America

The French in Young America

Looking to brush up on your history and your French at the same time? A lecture this Friday at the Alliance Française de Pasadena will help you with both. Lucien Laude, besides being a professor at USC’s Doheny Eye Institute and a patent holder on “NANOSCALE SURFACE ACTIVATION OF SILICONE VIA LASER PROCESSING,” has a [...]

NPR Quiz Show at the Pasadena Civic

NPR Quiz Show at the Pasadena Civic

What’s the capital city of Djibouti? If you answered “Djibouti,” and aren’t just a Djiboutian ex-pat, you might want to get yourself down to the Pasadena Civic this Thursday (Friday is sold out) to be a part of the live studio audience of Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!, NPR’s weekly hour-long quiz program. Hosted by [...]

New at the Norton Simon

New at the Norton Simon

Portraiture enthusiasts be advised: starting October 30th, the Norton Simon will be running an exhibition entitled Gaze: Portraiture After Ingres. Bringing together nearly 150 works from the permanent collection, the exhibition traces portraiture from its classical orthodoxy in the Paris Salon to its place in the radical oeuvres of Picasso, Duchamp and Warhol. A minor [...]

Folk-Rock Legends at The Coffee Gallery

Folk-Rock Legends at The Coffee Gallery

Their last two shows sold out. Their next two probably will as well — not that surprising in a 49-seat venue. So if you have any intention of seeing Barry McGuire and John York when they play the Coffee Gallery Backstage this weekend, you should probably make reservations post haste. McGuire’s “Trippin’ the ’60s” tour [...]

“America’s Greatest Quartet” at Caltech

“America’s Greatest Quartet” at Caltech

With eight Grammys, 20-plus albums and more than 30 years as an ensemble under their belt, the Emerson String Quartet is easily one of the best and most prestigious in the nation. And on Sunday November 1st, they’ll be performing at Caltech’s Beckman Auditorium — for the eighth time. The program, presented by the Coleman Chamber [...]

Old Town Does Halloween

Old Town Does Halloween

Looking to try a new trick-or-treat route this year? Tired of your kids getting all the goodies? The Old Pasadena Halloween celebration beckons. From 4 to 7 p.m. on Halloween, some 75 Old Town establishments will be participating in store-to-store trick-or-treating: free candy for costumed youth and discounts for the grownups, probably in the form [...]

The Battle to Save Mt. Wilson

The Battle to Save Mt. Wilson

Astronomers from around the world, not to mention all of us locals, watched as the Station Fire swept toward Mt. Wilson, threatening to destroy the historic and important observatory, not to mention a lot of L.A.’s communications infrastructure. Observatory superintendent (and astrophotographer) Dave Jurasevich was there to observe the battle, and he’s coming to the [...]

Poets in Pasadena

Poets in Pasadena

Poetry fans take note: the 3rd annual Festival of California Poets is happening in our own town this year, at the Pasadena Central Library. Three of California’s most esteemed poets will read works by what the Poetry Society of America calls “canonical” poets. The roster includes Laurel Ann Bogen on Eloise Klein Healy, B.H. Fairchild [...]

A Highbrow Weekend for Altadena Bohos

A Highbrow Weekend for Altadena Bohos

A lively bunch of Altadenans and Pasadenans, led by Altadena historian Michele Zack and her colleagues at Altadena Heritage, are bringing back the spirit of legendary Altadenans Jiyayr Zorthian and Gus Albrecht this weekend, and arts lovers won’t want to miss it. Fifty years after artist Zorthian and chemistry professor and musician Albrecht put on [...]

Pasadena History Goes Literary

Pasadena History Goes Literary

Something’s going on at the formerly sleepy Pasadena Museum of History — its roster of fall events is remarkably rich. If you’re a reader and/or a writer — and who isn’t at least one of those? — take note of two upcoming events with a literary bent. The first is a Chinese meal and discussion [...]

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Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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