Events


Matisse's Amours

Matisse's Amours

On Wednesday, assistant curator Leah Lehmbeck of the Norton Simon is leading a tour of the current show, Matisse’s Amours: Illustrations of Pierre de Ronsard’s Love Poems. During the tour you’ll learn how and why Matisse’s work — including the lithographs in this show — changed the course of art. Wednesday, May 27 3 p.m. [...]

All About Harper Lee

All About Harper Lee

Harper Lee has written only one book in her 83 years, but it was enough for a lifetime — To Kill a Mockingbird is arguably one of the all-time great American novels. Lee has led a fascinating life as far out of sight as possible, but now Kerry Madden, the L.A.-based author of several children’s [...]

Jamie Woolf at Vroman's

Jamie Woolf at Vroman's

On Saturday friend of Hometown Pasadena Lian Dolan teams up with Vroman’s to host an entertaining afternoon with parenting expert Jamie Woolf. Woolf’s new book, Mom-in-Chief, explores how to use wisdom from the workplace to save your family from chaos. And since Dolan is the author of the Chaos Chronicles blog, she’s the perfect person to [...]

Historic Highlands Home Tour

Historic Highlands Home Tour

This Sunday brings the annual Historic Highlands home tour in north Pasadena. Showcasing homes and gardens on New York Avenue, Lexington, Holliston and more, the tours benefits the neighborhood beautification fund as well as local libraries and schools. The homes are all within walking distance, the perfect route for an afternoon stroll. Explore the houses, [...]

Race to Mt. Wilson

Race to Mt. Wilson

The historic Mt. Wilson Trail Race will be held this weekend in Sierra Madre. It is the second oldest race in California, with its first race being held in 1908 – nine men ran seven miles, took a 30-minute break, and then ran back down. Since then, the numbers have grown, with 300 racers each [...]

Maya Angelou Speaks in Pasadena

Maya Angelou Speaks in Pasadena

On Tuesday poet, author, actor and producer Maya Angelou will speak at the Pasadena Civic, part of the newly renovated Pasadena Center. One of the most popular speakers in the country, Angelou is the author of many books, including I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. Tickets are on sale at the box office — and [...]

Party on North Lake

Party on North Lake

Altadenans will get a chance to celebrate their community this evening (Friday) from 4 to 9 at an open house sponsored by the newly formed Altadena Arts Coalition, comprising business owners on and around North Lake. Galleries, cafés and shops from New York Drive to Altadena Drive will be open late (as Petrea from Pasadena [...]

Life of Galileo

Life of Galileo

This month Theater Arts at Caltech present Bertolt Brecht’s Life of Galileo. Tackling the conflict between dogmatism and scientific evidence, Brecht’s play takes place during the latter period of Galileo’s life, when the great philosopher was being persecuted by the Roman Catholic Church for the promulgation of his scientific discoveries. The production is directed by [...]

Los Angeles Children's Chorus

Los Angeles Children's Chorus

This weekend the Pasadena Presbyterian Church will be hosting the Los Angeles Children’s Chorus. To finish off their 23rd season, LACC will be performing Suite: Alice Through a Looking-Glass by Paul Gibson. Based on the poetry of Lewis Carroll, the children will sing The Walrus and the Carpenter, Beneath a Sunny Sky and Jabberwocky. It [...]

South Pasadena Music & Art Fest

South Pasadena Music & Art Fest

A new venture sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, the South Pasadena Eclectic Music Festival and Art Walk arrives this weekend, and it is just the type of thing we need right about now. Filled with free live music at three festival areas, exhibitions in nine art galleries and open houses at many shops, the [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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