Author: John Sollenberger

Get Your Own – 09.21.17

NEW LITERARY TALENT The Pasadena Museum of California Art, 490 E. Union St., Pasadena, offers free admission from 5 to 8 p.m. tonight with a free program by Red Hen Press featuring some of Southern California’s most talented Latino writers reading from their works from 6 to 7 p.m. No RSVP required. Call (626) 568-3665 or visit    BASEBALL BUZZ The Baseball Reliquary hosts the panel discussion “Baseball: A Global Pastime” at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Arcadia Public Library, 20 W. Duarte Road, Arcadia, featuring former Major Leaguer Roger Repoz, author and historian Byron Motley and former...

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Adrianna Marie and her Groove Cutters cast a spell on Arcadia Blues Club Friday

Her voice is natural, full of blues and R&B expression, and her style has class reminiscent of greats including Dinah Washington, Little Esther, Billie Holiday and others. Whatever the song, Adrianna Marie, who appears Friday at Arcadia Blues Club with her band the Groove Cutters, does it justice — and then some. Those stellar qualities, along with her grooving band, are responsible for taking nominations in 2014 for the Blues Music Award’s Best New Artist Debut and that same year the Blues Blast Music Award in the same category. The acclaimed singer casts a musical spell over her audiences,...

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8 Days – Choice events for the week of 09.21–09.28

THURSDAY 9.21.17 The Blue Guitar at Arroyo Seco Golf Course, 1055 Lohman Lane, South Pasadena, features the Mark Goldenberg Trio at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $15 for table seating, $10 general admission. Visit FRIDAY 9.22.17 The Sierra Madre Playhouse, 87 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre, presents “’Til Death Do Us Part: Late Nite Catechism,” a sequel to the hit comedy, “Late Nite Catechism,” starring Aubrey Manning. Manning’s character “Sister” offers hilarious lessons on the sacraments of marriage and last rites and includes her own version of “The Newlywed Game.” It opens at 8 p.m. Friday and continues...

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Pablo Cruise will find a way into The Rose Friday Night

Date night Friday is an appropriate time for Pablo Cruise to play at The Rose. Their hits, including “Watcha Gonna Do When She Says Goodbye” and “Love Will Find A Way” were perfect romantic fare when the band was in its heyday back in the mid and late 1970s. It was in 1975 that Pablo Cruise hit the scene nationally with its first album on A&M Records, simply titled “Pablo Cruise.” While no one in the band is actually named Pablo Cruise, the group picked the name because “Pablo” represents an honest, down-to-Earth individual, and “Cruise” depicts the fictional...

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Live Music – Thursday Sep. 21 through Wednesday Sep. 27

PASADENA, SOUTH PASADENA & ALTADENA The Blue Guitar Arroyo Seco Golf Course 1055 Lohman Lane, South Pasadena Thursday—Mark Goldenberg Trio The Boulevard Bar 3199 E. Foothill Blvd., Pasadena (626) 356-9304 Fridays—Drag performances hosted by Tia Wanna every Friday Cabrera’s Mexican Cuisine 655 N. Lake Ave., Pasadena (626) 795-0230 Thursdays—Live jazz Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays—Karaoke Coffee Gallery Backstage 2029 N. Lake Ave., Altadena (626) 798-6236 Thursday—Roadhouse Series Glen Campbell tribute w/Patrick Carrico, Susan Sheller, Levi Petree, Coyote Moon, Neil Rosengarden and Chris Moshos Friday—The Ed Treeo; Maurice Tani Saturday—Ukulele Magic Jazz Trio Der Wolfskopf 72 N. Fair...

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Upcoming Events

4:30 pm Tween Writing Workshop at Centra... @ Pasadena Public Library Central Branch
Tween Writing Workshop at Centra... @ Pasadena Public Library Central Branch
Sep 22 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Elana K. Arnold, author of “The Question of Miracles” and “A Boy Called Bat” discusses stories from her life and how they have informed her fiction, in a workshop for tweens ages 9 to 12,[...]
5:00 pm An Evening of Wine, Cheese and P... @ Pasadena Senior Center
An Evening of Wine, Cheese and P... @ Pasadena Senior Center
Sep 22 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
An evening of wine, cheese and painting runs from 5 to 7:30 p.m., starting with a wine and cheese reception, followed by painting artworks on canvas to take home. No experience is required, and staff[...]
6:30 pm Dual Crossroads Crystal Wrapping... @ Dual Crossroads
Dual Crossroads Crystal Wrapping... @ Dual Crossroads
Sep 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
The metaphysical gift shop presents a crystal wrapping workshop, inviting guests to learn about the magical, healing properties of crystals, how to wrap them and to learn how to turn one into a necklace to[...]
7:00 pm Book Signing at Vroman’s @ Vroman's Bookstore
Book Signing at Vroman’s @ Vroman's Bookstore
Sep 22 @ 7:00 pm
Marie Lu discusses and signs “Warcross” at 7 p.m.
9:00 am Pasadena Early Learning City Lau... @ Brookside Park
Pasadena Early Learning City Lau... @ Brookside Park
Sep 23 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
The City of Pasadena Fire, Human Services and Recreation, Police, Public Health and Public Library Departments host the launch of Pasadena as an Early Learning City, a free community event where families and the public[...]

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