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Sounds of the End of Summer

Aug 21, 2017

Summer is coming to a close, yet the music of summer still makes itself heard.

Here are some of the live musical events this weekend, August 26-27…

Saturday, August 26:

3-6 p.m.: Summertime Square Dance Special
Bring a partner or come solo, it’s time to learn the Do-Si-Do, Roll Aways, and Half Sashays at One Colorado’s hoedown.

One Colorado Courtyard
Cost: $10
For details, visit OneColorado.com/events

4-10 p.m.: The Playhouse District’s “Intersection” Festival
An end of summer street party with live music, food and drink vendors, craft activities, and PMCA’s community art mural.

Madison & Oak Knoll Avenues, Pasadena
Cost: Free event, though monies needed to purchase food and beverages.
For details, visit PMCAonline.org/intersection-festival

 

 

5 p.m.: BRADFEST with Kal David & Little Silver Hearts
Kal David’s “soul-baring voice and blazing guitar” mixes with Miss Lauri Bono’s “sassy, soulful vocals.”

Food available for purchase at Arroyo Seco Grill. Miniature golf and other family games on site, as well as workshops in which to participate.

Arroyo Seco Golf Course, 1055 Lohman Lane, South Pasadena 91030
Cost: $20-$65
For tickets, visit deepmix.thundertix.com
For info, call 1323.769.3500

 

Kal David; photo from Kal David Facebook page.

 

5-6 p.m.: Altadena Reprise
Pianist and composer Richard Sears brings his septet to the Norton Simon to reprise his Altadena Suite, commissioned by the LA Jazz Society in 2013 to honor legendary jazz drummer Albert “Tootie” Heath (photo, top right).

Tootie has played with the likes of Miles Davis, John Coltrane, and Thelonius Monk. He’s also been a longtime Altadena resident. The septet features Tootie Heath and trumpet player Ralph Alessi. Besides the Altadena Suite, new music has been composed for the occasion.

Norton Simon Museum, 411 W. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena 91105
Event is free with museum admission
Cost: $14, adults; $9, seniors; free for children 18 & under, students, active military
For more details, visit NortonSimon.org/Altadena-Reprise
Or call 1.626.449.6840

 

Albert “Tootie” Heath and Richard Sears.

 

7 p.m.: Nowhere Man at Farnsworth Park
The Shefiff’s Support Group of Altadena once again produces a summer concert series and this is the last event for the season. Nowhere Man plays the Beatles, and so much more.

Farnsworth Park, 568 E. Mt. Curve Ave., Altadena
Cost: Free event
For more details, visit the 2017 Concert Series on Facebook

7:30-9:30 p.m.: MUSE/IQUE’s “Glowtown”
This summer, Motown is the capital of American music. From the Latin roots of rhythm, to the rousing gospel and spirituals that moved our souls, from the jubilance of jazz, to the mega hits of Detroit. This is Motown presented in a timeless context paired with the breakthrough sounds of the ages. This is the intertwined story of how music changed America.

Caltech Beckman Mall Lawn, 332 S. Michigan Ave., Pasadena
Cost: $25-$120; purchase tickets here
For more info, visit MUSE-IQUE.com/showinfo
Or call 1.626.539.7085

 

Rocky Dawuni.

 

8 p.m.: Rocky Dawuni at Levitt Pavilion
Grammy nominee and humanitarian activist Rocky Dawuni brings his “infectious grooves and dance-inducing anthems” to Memorial Park. Dawuni has shared the stage with none other than Stevie Wonder, Bono, Peter Gabriel, and John Legend. He has performed at The Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. and the Los Angeles Hollywood Bowl.

Festival begins at 6:30 p.m.; the side stage performance begins at 7 p.m.

Memorial Park, 85 E. Holly, Pasadena 91103
Cost: Free event
For more details, visit LevittPavilionPasadena.org/Rocky-Dawuni

 

The Marvelous Wonkettes.

 

8 p.m.: The Marvelous Wonderettes
Thanks to its popularity, The Marvelous Wondrettes performance run has been extended until September 17. In this musical comedy, the year is 1958 and the location is the Springfield High School prom. Golden oldies sung include “Mr. Sandman,” “It’s in His Kiss,” and “It’s My Party.”

Sierra Madre Playhouse, 87 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre 91024
Tickets: $25-$35; purchase here
For more details, visit SierraMadrePlayhouse.org/showinfo
Or call 1.626.355.4318

 

Kirsten Edkins.

 

7-10 p.m.: Kirsten Edkins Quintet at The Old Mill

It’s the final summer concert at the Old Mill with Kirsten Edkins Quintet playing jazz on the Pomegranate Patio. As a young alto saxophone player, Kirsten was inspired by Cannonball Adderley, Charlie Parker, and Kenny Garrett. Later on and inspired by tenor greats like John Coltrane, Rich Perry, Joe Henderson, and Eddie Harris, Edkins developed her voice on tenor as well. A graduate of the Eastman School of Music, New York, Kirsten studied saxophone with Walt Weiskopf and renown saxophone educator, Ray Ricker.

No host bar is available before the concert and at intermission and you may view the current show from the California Art Club on display inside of El Molino Viejo. The concert begins at 8 p.m.

The Old Mill, 1120 Old Mill Rd., San Marino 91108
Cost: $24, in advance; $30 at the door; purchase at BrownPaperTickets
For more info, visit event Facebook page
Or call 1.626.449.5458
The Old Mill Foundation at Old-Mill.org

 

The Old Mill.

 

Sunday, August 12:

2:30 p.m.: The Marvelous Wonkettes
Thanks to its popularity, The Marvelous Wondrettes performance run has been extended until September 17. In this musical comedy, the year is 1958 and the location is the Springfield High School prom. Golden oldies sung include “Mr. Sandman,” “It’s in His Kiss,” and “It’s My Party.”

Sierra Madre Playhouse, 87 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre 91024
Tickets: $25-$35; purchase here
For more details, visit SierraMadrePlayhouse.org/showinfo
Or call 1.626.355.4318

 

Jasmine Tommaso.

 

5-7 p.m.: Summer Jazz with Jasmine Tommaso
The Jasmine Tommaso Quartet with Joe Bagg, Lorenzo Grassi, and Christian Euman play in Vroman’s Courtyard, the finale of the Pasadena Summer Jazz Concert Series.

Vroman’s Courtyard, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena
Cost: Free event
PlayhouseDistrict.org
Or call 1.626.744.0340

6-8 p.m.: Hot August Night Neil Diamond Tribute
We haven’t quite reached our true hot August nights, thankfully, but it’s still time to enjoy a Hot August Night Neil Diamond Tribute! Fill the picnic basket, grab a blanket, set out a lawn chair, and enjoy your Sunday evening.

La Cañada Memorial Park, 1301 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada Flintridge
Cost: Free event
For more info, visit City of La Cañada Flintridge at LCF.CA.gov/music-in-the-park
Or call 1.818.790.8880

 

 

 




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