CHOICE EVENTS FOR THE WEEK OF 05.08–05.15
By John Sollenberger 05/08/2014
Spacefest VI at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, 300 E. Green St., Pasadena, features appearances by former astronauts, expert speakers, vendors selling space-related items and other activities from 1 to 7 p.m. today, 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Daily tickets are $25 in advance, $35 at the door or $60 for the weekend. Visit spacefest.info/VI for tickets and information.
Boston Court Performing Arts Center’s Music @ Boston Court, 70 N. Mentor Ave., Pasadena, presents The USC Collaborative with “The New and the Newer: The Sequel,” with USC graduate students performing world premiers created by students in vocal performance, writing and composition, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 general admission, $5 for students and seniors. Call (626) 683-6883 or visit bostoncourt.com.
The Glendale POPS Orchestra at the Alex Theatre, 216 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale, presents “Hidden Treasures,” featuring singer and pianist Carol Welsman in an evening of swing, Latin, R&B and pop, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $35 and $55. Call (818) 243-2539 or visit alextheatre.org.
The bicycling advocacy group Cyclists Inciting Change thru Live Exchange (CICLE) hosts Bike Week Pasadena, a weeklong series of events advocating bicycling as an alternative form of transportation. It starts with Bike Ed Day, with free presentations on traffic safety and bicycle maintenance at 10 a.m. at Incycle, 175 S. Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena. Call (323) 509-4905 or visit cicle.org.
A Noise Within, 3352 E. Foothill Blvd., Pasadena, presents its fundraiser featuring comedian and NBC4 weatherman Fritz Coleman’s “An Evening with Fritz Coleman: Baby Boomer Support Group” in which he explores the funny side of getting older at 8 p.m. Tickets are $40. Call (626) 356-3100 or visit anoisewithin.org.
Mario T. Garcia discusses and signs “Latino Generation: Voices of the New America,” featuring the stories of 13 young, first-generation college students, at 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. Call (626) 449-5320 or visit vromansbookstore.com.
CICLE Bike Week continues with Women on Bikes Night, as women meet at 6:30 p.m. at Pasadena’s Memorial Park, located at the corner of Raymond Avenue and Holly Street, and ride to Pasadena Cyclery, 1670 E. Walnut St., Pasadena for a women-focused cycling safety clinic. Free. Call (323) 509-4905 or visit cicle.org.
The Carrie Hamilton Theatre at the Pasadena Playhouse, 39 S. El Molino Ave., reopens with two shows. Singer and comedian Amy G. performs “Entershamement,” featuring her physical, musical, standup and improvisational comedy. Joe Orrach performs “In My Corner,” an autobiographical tale of a Puerto Rican/Italian kid growing up dominated by his violent, ex-boxer father. Call (626) 356-7529 or visit pasadenaplayhouse.org.