Author: John Sollenberger

8 Days – 04.19.18

THURSDAY 4/19/18 The Alex Film Society presents the 1940 film “The Great Dictator” starring Charlie Chaplin at 7:30 p.m. at the Alex Theatre, 216 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale. Tickets are $16 general admission, $12 for seniors, students and children, $11 for Society members. Call (818) 268-1616 or visit alexfilmsociety.org. FRIDAY 4/20/18 The Sierra Madre Playhouse, 87 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre, presents “The Immigrant,” a play by Mark Harelik about a Yiddish-speaking Russian-Jewish immigrant settling into a small town after having escaped from pogroms in his homeland. It opens at 8 p.m. and continues at 8 p.m. Fridays,...

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Wilson Phillips live up to their roots at The Rose

Wilson Phillips, set to perform Friday at The Rose, consists of Carnie and Wendy Wilson, daughters of songwriting ace Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys, and Chynna Phillips, daughter of folk-rock superstars John and Michelle Phillips of Mamas & the Papas fame. Regardless of who their parents are, Wilson Phillips has struck pay dirt all on their own over the past quarter-century, having sold more than 10 million records worldwide. Along the way, the sisters in song have grabbed the brass ring via three No. 1 singles on the Billboard Hot 100, and have scored a win for Billboard’s...

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GET YOUR OWN… 04.19.18

LINCOLN HISTORY Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S. Grant biographer Ronald White discusses Lincoln’s diary, notes he wrote on small scraps of paper that reveal new and surprising aspects of the president, starting at 7:30 p.m. tonight at the Huntington, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino. Free. No reservations required. Call (626) 405-2100 or visit huntington.org. RECENT HIT Free films screen at 1 p.m. Fridays at Pasadena Senior Center, 85 E. Holly St., Pasadena. Friday’s film is the 2017 hit, “Ladybird.” Call (626) 795-4331 or visit pasadenaseniorcenter.org. CLASSICAL FREEBIE The Caltech Orchestra, directed by Allen Robert Gross, performs works by Rachmaninoff...

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The Mighty Echoes celebrate doo wop at Coffee Gallery Backstage

Those in the mood for some great vocal harmonies might want to check out a Sunday evening show at Coffee Gallery Backstage featuring the Mighty Echoes. The a cappella, doo wop group formed in 1986, when founding members Harvey Shield and Charlie Davis were working together on a musical. They discovered their mutual love for group harmony singing, performed a few impromptu gigs, and the group took off, launching a career that continues to this day. The Mighty Echoes consists of members who bring strong performing histories, with experiences ranging from rock and theater to freelance work with star...

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Live Music – Thursday Apr. 19 through Wednesday Apr. 25

PASADENA, SOUTH PASADENA & ALTADENA 1881 Bar 1881 E. Washington Blvd., Pasadena (626) 314-2077 facebook.com/1881bar Fridays—Live jazz Saturdays—Gypsie jazz Wednesdays—Reggae The Blue Guitar Arroyo Seco Golf Course 1055 Lohman Lane, South Pasadena blueguitar.club Thursday—Greg Porée Group The Boulevard Bar 3199 E. Foothill Blvd., Pasadena (626) 356-9304 blvdbar.com Fridays—Drag performances hosted by Tia Wanna every Friday Cabrera’s Mexican Cuisine 655 N. Lake Ave., Pasadena (626) 795-0230 cabreras.com Thursdays—Live jazz Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays—Karaoke Coffee Gallery Backstage 2029 N. Lake Ave., Altadena (626) 798-6236 coffeegallery.com Thursday—David Harvey Presents Gary Stockdale, Ann-Marita Garsed, The Roswell Sisters and special guest Karen Rontowski Friday—Sourdough Slim...

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THIS WEEK’S COVER

Upcoming Events

Apr
20
Fri
8:00 pm “The Immigrant” at the Sierra Ma... @ Sierra Madre Playhouse
“The Immigrant” at the Sierra Ma... @ Sierra Madre Playhouse
Apr 20 @ 8:00 pm – May 26 @ 8:00 pm
“The Immigrant,” a play by Mark Harelik is set in rural, central Texas in 1909, as a young, Russian-Jewish immigrant settles in a small town, banana cart in tow, after having escaped from pogroms in[...]
Apr
23
Mon
7:00 pm Book Signing at Vroman’s @ Vroman's Bookstore
Book Signing at Vroman’s @ Vroman's Bookstore
Apr 23 @ 7:00 pm
Christina Lynch discusses and signs “The Italian Party” at 7 p.m.
7:00 pm Carnegie Astronomy Lecture Serie... @ The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens
Carnegie Astronomy Lecture Serie... @ The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens
Apr 23 @ 7:00 pm
A Carnegie Astronomy Lecture Series presentation features Joseph Masiero, NASA/JPL scientist, discussing “You Can’t Make a Solar System without Breaking a Few Asteroids: The Tale of Asteroid Families,” exploring how the asteroid families in our[...]
7:30 pm Altadena Historical Society Pres... @ Altadena Community Center
Altadena Historical Society Pres... @ Altadena Community Center
Apr 23 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Historian Paul Ayers presents a program on once-popular lost trails of the Altadena foothills, with vintage photographs included, as he shares his research methods, starting at 7:30 p.m. Free.
Apr
24
Tue
2:00 pm The Master’s Discussion Series a... @ Pasadena Senior Center
The Master’s Discussion Series a... @ Pasadena Senior Center
Apr 24 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The spring term of the Masters Series explores international cultures in theater, led by theater director Beverly Olevin, from 2 to 4 p.m., continuing Tuesdays through May 1. Tuesday’s program explores comedies influenced by culture,[...]

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