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“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 [...]

Gary V the Wine Guy at Vroman’s

Gary V the Wine Guy at Vroman’s

Expect a crowd at Vroman’s on Thursday night, when Gary Veynerchuk will appear to speak and sign his new book, Crush It. But if you’re an oenophile hoping to chat about Calatayud wines, this won’t be the event for you — although Veynerchuk is famous for the online videos of his hyperactive, regular-guy wine discussions, [...]

Racial Justice Breakfast

Racial Justice Breakfast

We’re looking forward to joining Ann Erdman, the city of Pasadena’s public information officer, at her table for the Women for Racial Justice breakfast on Monday, sponsored by the YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley. It’s part of the Y’s Bridge Builder series, designed to strengthen community. We’ll also be gathering to honor Marge Wyatt, a former Pasadena [...]

Do Good & Eat Free at New Stonefire

Do Good & Eat Free at New Stonefire

Stonefire Grill, a small restaurant chain started by a couple of self-described soccer moms from Valencia, opens in East Pasadena this weekend, and the kickoff is a an unusual fundraiser that promises to be a big hit. For those who make reservations in advance, dinner on Saturday night will be completely free — diners will [...]

Richard III at a Noise Within

Richard III at a Noise Within

A Noise Within, the classical repertory theater company that’s long been based in Glendale (but is moving to Pasadena next year), has kicked off the new season with a production of Shakespeare’s Richard III. Directed by the company’s co-artistic director, Geoff Elliott, the production hews to the classic standards; it’s set in 1483 and chronicles [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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