Choice events for the week of 05.29–06.05
By John Sollenberger 05/29/2014
The public is welcome to attend an awards ceremony honoring police and fire personnel for their exemplary service from 1 to 3 p.m. at Ambassador Auditorium, 131 S. St. John Ave., Pasadena. Admission is free. Call (626) 744-7311 or visit cityofpasadena.net.
The Fremont Centre Theatre, 1000 Fremont Ave., South Pasadena, presents “Cold Tangerines: The Play,” a story following the lives of four female characters, all of whom represent different facets of playwright Shauna Niequist, opening at 8 p.m. and continuing at 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through June 29. Call (866) 811-4111 or visit fremontcentretheatre.com.
The dance company Herencia Flamenca performs thunderous, expressive flamenco dance at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Alex Theatre, 216 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale. Tickets are $35 to $55. Call (818) 243-2539 or visit alextheatre.org.
Armory Center for the Arts, 145 N. Raymond Ave., Pasadena, hosts the Monster Drawing Rally, featuring 100 artists drawing live to raise funds for arts collective Outpost for Contemporary Art, as guests view works being created to be sold for $75 each from 1 to 6 p.m. Admission is $10. Call (626) 792-5101 or visit armoryarts.org.
Distant Lands, 20 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena, presents Rail Europe Agent Susan Hickman with advice on how travelers can make the most of Eurail passes at 8:30 a.m. Admission is free, but call (626) 449-3220 to RSVP and visit distantlands.com for information.
“Stoneface” at the Pasadena Playhouse, 39 S. El Molino Ave., Pasadena, features French Stewart starring as Buster Keaton, opening with previews at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and June 5 and 6, and 4 and 8 p.m. June 7, with regular performances starting at 8 p.m. June 10 and continuing at 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, 4 and 8 p.m. Saturdays and 2 and 7 p.m. Sundays through June 29. Visit pasadenaplayhouse.org. Call (626) 356-7529.
Brad Colerick’s Wine and Song concert series at Firefly Bistro, 1009 El Centro St., South Pasadena, features Aaron Childs, Peter Lee Johnson, Natalie Gelman and special guest Ashleigh Flynn at 7 p.m. No cover. Call (626) 441-2443 or visit wineandsong.com.
Jazz saxophonist, singer, composer and arranger Grace Kelly performs at 8 p.m. at Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N. Lake Ave., Altadena. Tickets are $25. Call (626) 798-6236 for tickets and visit coffeegallery.com for information.