Events


Altadena Gets a Jump on Fireworks

Altadena Gets a Jump on Fireworks

The 4th comes early every year in Altadena, because the Altadena Town & Country Club sponsors a fireworks show a day or two before the actual holiday. This year it’s on Thursday, July 2nd. The good news is that even though ATCC is a private club, the firework show benefits everyone in the neighborhood. Just [...]

Dreamer Chandler at Vroman's

Dreamer Chandler at Vroman's

Photographer Harry Chandler (yes, one of those Chandlers) is coming to Vroman’s on Thursday night to talk about his new book, Dreamers in a Dream City (Angel City Press, $35). Built around his dramatic portraits, the book profiles 54 of L.A.’s most accomplished and colorful men and women, from Buffy Chandler to Angelyne, Hobie Alter [...]

Victoria Patterson at Vroman's

Victoria Patterson at Vroman's

South Pasadena writer Victoria Patterson, whose first book, Drift (Mariner Books, $12.95), has just been published to considerable acclaim, will read from the book and sign copies at Vroman’s on Tuesday evening. Drift is a collection of thirteen loosely linked short stories, all revolving around waitresses, students, skateboarders and fringe-dwellers in moneyed Newport Beach, where Patterson [...]

Brand Library Art Opening

Brand Library Art Opening

This Saturday brings an opening for a new show at the Brand Library Art Galleries of three local artists: Joyce Kohl of Altadena, Nancy Kyes of South Pasadena and Irena Rauliatitis of Glendale. Their styles are different — Kyes is a sculptor known for large, detailed assemblages, Raulinaitis is a printmaker, and Kohl is a [...]

San Marino Street Fest

San Marino Street Fest

The merchants of leafy, idyllic Mission Street have banded together to put on an event they’re calling a Summer Stroll, to take place all day Friday and Saturday. Most of the merchants located under the century-old carrotwood trees will be offering some sort of event, refreshment and/or sale prices. Highlights will include a balloon artist [...]

Thiebaud at the Norton Simon

Thiebaud at the Norton Simon

Wayne Thiebaud’s richly textured, vividly colorful paintings of food, especially cakes, are among the best-known works of 1960s and ’70s California painters. What are less known are his monochromatic prints of the same subject matter, but with its new show, the Norton Simon is aiming to broaden our understanding of Thiebaud’s range and work. Called [...]

Sligo Rags at the Coffee Gallery

Sligo Rags at the Coffee Gallery

Celtic folk-rockers Sligo Rags head north from their Orange County base to the cozy Coffee Gallery Backstage in Altadena for a concert on Friday, June 26. They’ll be performing songs from their new album, The Whiskey Never Lies, as well as favorites from their previous album. Expert instrumentalists and lively vocalists, the Rags weave jazz, [...]

Swinging at Heritage Square

Swinging at Heritage Square

On Tuesday Dennis Kay and the Pasadena City College Swing Band are putting on a free concert as part of the Concerts at the Square series at the Heritage Square Museum. Located just off the 110 Freeway south of Pasadena, Heritage Square is a remarkable museum-as-neighborhood, made up of restored and not-quite-restored homes and buildings [...]

Chalk Action

Chalk Action

This Father’s Day weekend brings the return of the Pasadena Chalk Festival to the Paseo. On Saturday and Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., some 600 artists (from all over Southern California and even the nation) will be filling almost every inch of the Paseo’s concrete promenades and open spaces with vivid chalked murals. [...]

Father-Daughter Book Signing

Father-Daughter Book Signing

Just in time for Father’s Day is an unusual book signing at Once Upon a Time in Montrose: Glendale resident Dan Pollock, author of the new crime thriller The Running Boy, will be signing books alongside his 14-year-old daughter, Jane Pollock, who has just published her first book, Titus and Otis and the Arctic Adventure, [...]

a

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

a

a

Camelot and Vine

Search