Author: Joe Piasecki

Roots rocker James Intveld visits Arcadia Blues Club Saturday

James Intveld, whose rootsy style has been a popular draw for many years, returns to Arcadia Blues Club Saturday The LA-based singer, songwriter and guitarist traces his love for music to his childhood, when he grew up listening and singing along to his parents’ recordings of diverse artists that included Hank Williams, Sr., Dean Martin, Lefty Frizell and Elvis. He parlayed that early taste of music into early involvement into the cow punk movement of the 1980s, when he played some of the same clubs as Dwight Yoakam and Rosie Flores. His rockabilly style has propelled him into a...

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At 70, comedy icon Cheech Marin revisits his intoxicating journey from South Central to superstardom

On the cover of his just-published memoir “Cheech Is Not My Real Name … But Don’t Call Me Chong,” comedy and pot culture icon Robert Anthony Marin is smashing a piñata caricature of his old stoner stage persona — the hapless Mexican hippy with an oversized mustache exploding in a shower of lollipops, Chiclets and big fat doobies. The live-action Cheech, now 70, has a lot less hair but a lot more joy on his face. Dave’s not here, man. “It’s just to break out of that stereotypical image or thought of what I can or can’t do in...

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Oct
18
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all-day Gus’s Beer Dinner with Craftsman @ Gus's Barbeque
Gus’s Beer Dinner with Craftsman @ Gus's Barbeque
Oct 18 all-day
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Join us for a Craftsman Beer Dinner with Brewmaster Mark Jilg. Your ticket will include a five-course dinner curated by Gus’s BBQ, paired with five Craftsman beers. Mark Jilg will educate us on tasting notes,[...]
9:00 am Medicare Resource Fair at Pasade... @ Pasadena Senior Center
Medicare Resource Fair at Pasade... @ Pasadena Senior Center
Oct 18 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
The Center hosts a Medicare resource fair, offering information on the program, related issues and upcoming changes for 2018, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free; no reservations required, but the first 50 people to[...]
1:00 pm Free Film at Central Library @ Pasadena Public Library Central Branch
Free Film at Central Library @ Pasadena Public Library Central Branch
Oct 18 @ 1:00 pm
Free films screen at 1 p.m. Wednesdays. October films celebrate science fiction. Wednesday’s film is “Outland” (1981).
Oct
19
Thu
9:30 am Gardening Talk at the Arboretum @ Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden
Gardening Talk at the Arboretum @ Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden
Oct 19 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
A gardening talk features Matt-Dell Tufenkian discussing invasion biology, a scientific discipline studying the human transport and introduction of species throughout the world and their health, economic and environmental impacts, from 9:30 a.m. to noon.[...]
10:00 am Shingles Discussion at Pasadena ... @ Pasadena Senior Center
Shingles Discussion at Pasadena ... @ Pasadena Senior Center
Oct 19 @ 10:00 am
Learn about the long-term effects of shingles and what you can do to reduce your risk, starting at 10 a.m.

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