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Friday, April 28, 2017

American Pickers to Film in California

Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and their team are excited to return to California! They plan to film episodes of the hit series AMERICAN PICKERS throughout the region in Spring 2017! AMERICAN PICKERS is a documentary...

Sierra Madre Playhouse received two Ovation Awards®

Sierra Madre Playhouse received two Ovation Awards® from the Los Angeles Stage Alliance earlier this week. The prestigious awards are among the most significant recognition's bestowed on Los Angeles-area theatre. Sierra Madre Playhouse’s winners include...

South Pasadena Represented in ‘La La Land’ Movie

A portion of “La La Land,” the winner of seven Golden Globes including best picture comedy or musical, was filmed in South Pasadena on August 18, 2015 at the historic Rialto Theater, along with...

Performance Adam & Rotem Gilbert Slated

Adam & Rotem Gilbert will present a mini-concert of Early Music for the Annual Meeting of the Friends of the South Pasadena Public Library at 7 p.m. on January 19 in the Community Room....

Exciting Culinary Delights at Huntington Gardens for Foodies Restaurant Review

A whole new era of dining is being ushered in at the beloved Huntington Gardens & Library. Long a destination for walks exploring their extensive, sumptuous gardens by young and old alike but few...

Screening of ‘Wait Until Dark’

An Author/Film Night with Matthew Arkin will be presented in the Library Community Room on Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 7 p.m. It will feature a presentation by author and actor Matthew Arkin and...

Umbrellas Add to Outdoor Decor at Monterey Hills School

SPHS art students recently painted outdoor umbrellas for Monterey Hills Elementary School.  Collaboration between the Monterey Hills Elementary School (MHS) PTA and SPHS art students resulted in several beautifully painted outdoor umbrellas, which are...

A Cinderella Christmas’ to End

“A Cinderella Christmas” plays through January 8, at the Pasadena Playhouse. Before every performance, all Playhouse guests and their families are invited to enjoy a  “Winter Wonderland” event in The Playhouse’s Engemann Family Courtyard free...

‘The Masterpiece’ Shot in South Pas

AUTHOR Greg Sestero of South Pasadena, center, collaborated with Tom Bissell in writing the 2013 award-winning book “The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside the Room, The Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made.”  The nonfiction memoir...

South Pasadena 2016 Rose Parade Float in Movie

The 2016 award-winning “Fishing Follies” South Pasadena Rose Parade float has found a new life in an upcoming Hallmark Channel movie entitled “A Rose for Christmas.” Earlier this year, the Hallmark Channel approached the Tournament...

Tournament of Roses Court Meet Cinderella at Playhouse

Continuing to keep a busy schedule this time of year, the 2017 Tournament of Roses Royal Court met Cinderella (Lauren Taylor) onstage recently at the Pasadena Playhouse. Quickly moving from place to place, the Tournament...

There’s Life in Live Music Scene in and Around South Pas

You don’t have to drive more than about five minutes to get to three cool, new, nearby music venues that have opened this year, giving the downtown L.A. scene a run for its money....

12 Acts of Christmas

The historic Rialto Theatre opened last Saturday for one night only as a special live holiday variety show was held for the whole family. Produced by Friends of the Rialto, the 12 act variety...

Pacific Dance Theatre’s The Nutcracker – A Christmas Tradition

It’s always a pleasure to see a performance at San Gabriel Mission Playhouse with it’s breathtaking, painted ceilings,Spanish lighting fixtures and architecture that transports you to another time. Add to that the exuberance of...

Young Musicians Perform at Library

The South Pasadena Library Community Room was packed early last week for a free performance by the award-winning, nationally acclaimed Los Angeles Children's Orchestra led by Susan Pascale. Guests and performers were encouraged to...

Art, Author and Music at SP Library

A very special art, author and music Night event was presented in the  South Pasadena Library Community Room last Friday night. Showcased were two new books: “Waiting for the Light” by South Pasadena residents,...

‘A Cinderella Christmas’ is Festive Fun for the Whole Family!

The Panto tradition is alive and kicking at Pasadena Playhouse as their fifth collaboration with Lythgoe Family Productions “A Cinderella Christmas” opened this weekend to raucous cheers and jeers! For the uninitiated, a “Panto”...

YST Celebrates One Year in South Pasadena

Young Stars Theatre is performing the 10th year of their original adaptation of the beloved “A Christmas Carol” as they celebrate their first anniversary of residency at Fremont Centre Theatre. And in more exciting...

‘A Christmas Carol’ Enchants at Noise Within

The enchantment begins the moment you enter the winter wonderland lobby, all white branches and lights; it’s the annual tradition of A Christmas Carol at A Noise Within and what a glorious reunion it...

An Inspiring Performance of Handel’s Glorious Messiah

Backed by talented soloists,  veteran musicians and a solid, local chorus, “Handel’s Messiah” energized an appreciative audience last Sunday at Calvary Presbyterian Church, leaving them singing, “Hallelujah!” The beloved holiday tradition of Handel’s celebrated...

LACHSA Perform Lively Show at MHS

The L.A. County High School for the Arts (LACHSA) vocal jazz ensemble performed a festive program for Monterey Hills Elementary School last Friday morning. This highly acclaimed group, including singers Anilee List, Jasmine Lee,...

These Kids Can Really ‘Rock’ It

Theatre 360 proudly presents the Los Angeles premiere of “School of Rock” opening this weekend.  Based on the 2003 movie, “School of Rock” follows Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star who decides to...

It’s a Beautiful ‘Our Town’ at South Pasadena High School

As patrons take their seats, an actor walks on stage to adjust a chair, pick up a prop and look about as the lights dim. He steps forward into the light and begins telling...

Pasadena Dance Theatre Presents ‘The Nutcracker’ in San Gabriel

PDT continues their beloved annual tradition of “The Nutcracker” for generations of families living in the San Gabriel Valley and beyond. In 2016, the holiday favorite is imbued with special meaning for the non-profit...

‘Our Town’ Opening This Weekend at South Pas High School

South Pasadena High School Drama students are thrilled to be performing what playwright Edward Albee called “the finest play ever written by an American” – Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town.” Constantly charming, often hilarious, and deeply...

Children’s Pajama Concert Dec. 6 in Community Room

Children and their families are invited to wear their pajamas and bring their favorite stuffed animals to the Pajama Concert on Tuesday, December 6, at 7:15 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. in the South Pasadena...

A Night to Celebrate Mijares’ 96th Year of Serving Guests

How would you celebrate your 96th birthday?  If you are Mijares Mexican Restaurant, you host a Tequila tasting extravaganza; pairing a specially created menu with a variety of Souza Tequilas.  Opened in 1920 by...

Santa Claus is Coming to South Pasadena

You better not cry, you better not pout, Santa is coming to town! Our annual Breakfast with Santa will be held on Saturday, December 10, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the War Memorial...

New Partnership Between Award-Winning Dance Company and World-Class Music Group

Pasadena’s Lineage Dance Company has a new partner in performance: Street Symphony. The musical super-group is a community of distinguished musicians who place musical performance and dialogue at the center of important social justice...

Pasadena Playhouse Tree Lighting Celebration

The Pasadena Playhouse (Sheldon Epps, Artistic Director and Danny Feldman, Producing Artistic Director) announced today that this year’s Panto at the Playhouse, Lythgoe Family Productions’ A CINDERELLA CHRISTMAS (opening Thursday, December 8, 2016) kicks...

Fall Performance of ‘Our Town’ Opens at South Pasadena High

After last fall’s successful production of “Witness for the Prosecution” and last spring’s soulful musical “Company”,  South Pasadena High School Drama Department will perform what playwright Edward Albee called “the finest play ever written...

Box Art II Project Coming to Street Corner Near You

You’ve seen the artistically transformed traffic signal boxes on corners along South Pasadena’s main streets. Ten more will soon be added. A fundraiser and auction held by the South Pasadena Arts Council (SPARC) last Sunday...

Cirque du Soleil Comes To Town With “TORUK”

Cirque du Soleil’s new adventure, TORUK, is visually spectacular storytelling that takes you on a journey to the world of Pandora in a way that only Cirque can do. It’s a bit of a...

The Holidays Are Coming! Enjoy A Little House Christmas at Sierra Madre Playhouse

The Ingalls family has moved from the big woods to their little house on the prairie in Kansas. The family of pioneers is looking forward to the coming Christmas holiday. Anticipation is building as...

The 39TH OCCASIONAL PASADENA DOO DAH PARADE

DOO DAH PARADE BRINGS LAUGHS IN BUCKETS The Occasional Pasadena Doo Dah Parade is set to celebrate 39 years of irreverent frolicking on the streets of Pasadena. The 2016 Parade takes place on Sunday, November 20th, stepping off at 11am in...

YST’s ‘Aladdin Jr.’ Dazzles at Fremont Centre Theatre

South Pasadena’s finest young thespians along with performers from all over the Southland are currently on stage at Fremont Centre Theatre in a dazzling production of “Aladdin Jr.” Once a year Young Stars Theatre...

Snap. Whistle. Pose.

Celebrating the opening weekend of Sierra Madre Playhouse’s holiday production of A Little House Christmas based on Laura Ingalls Wilder’s  Little House on the Prairie series of books, we are holding a crafty, old...

Nationally Acclaimed Director Samantha Cheng Presents “Honor and Duty: The Mississippi Delta Chinese” for...

A Library Film Night showcasing the extraordinary documentary “Honor and Duty: The Mississippi Delta Chinese” will be presented in the Community Room on Thursday, November 17 at 7:00 p.m.  The very special event will...

Veterans Day Night Living History Event at Library with Duffy Hudson

A remarkable Veterans Day Night Living History Event with Duffy Hudson performing as Audie Murphy, America’s most decorated military hero, will be presented in the beautiful, historic South Pasadena Public Library Community Room on...

‘Aladdin Jr.’ Opens Friday, Nov. 4, at Fremont Centre Theatre in South Pas

Performances, presented by Young Stars Theatre, are scheduled through November 20. Based on the iconic animated film, with an Academy Award-winning score by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, Disney's Aladdin JR. is sure...
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