Events


It’s Thanks-mas Time Again

It’s Thanks-mas Time Again

Thanksgiving weekend is anon, which in retail land really means it’s Christmas season. So, not surprisingly, Old Pasadena is pulling out all the Christmas stops before you even have a chance to make morning-after turkey hash. The stores, of course, wlll be in full swing Friday morning, but Friday evening is when the formal fun [...]

Holiday Look In

Holiday Look In

Time’s approaching for the 42nd annual home tour to benefit the Pasadena Symphony, and this year is a doozy. On the itinerary is our favorite traditional Colonial in town, a Madison Heights beauty owned by a couple of Pasadena’s pre-eminent artists, as well as a fantasy bungalow island of cottages and bungalows on Bellefontaine owned [...]

Baby it’s a Musical!

Baby it’s a Musical!

Fans of musicals, 1960s R&B and girl groups take note: Newly opened at the Pasadena Playhouse is Baby It’s You, a brand-spanking-new piece of theater that may well be headed for Broadway. Baby is the story of the Shirelles, the first American girl group to have a number-one Billboard single, and of Florence Greenberg, the New [...]

Marla Frazee at Vroman’s

Marla Frazee at Vroman’s

Our favorite hometown children’s book illustrator and author, Marla Frazee, has a marvelous new book out, and she’ll be reading and signing it at Vroman’s on Saturday morning. The Altadena resident partnered with writer Liz Garton Scanlon to create All the World, a graceful, lyrical and gentle read-aloud picture book that celebrates how the whole [...]

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 [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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