FREE FLICK The Pasadena Senior Center presents free Friday movie matinees at 1 p.m. Fridays at 85 E. Holly St., Pasadena. Friday’s film is “Victoria and Abdul” (2017), the story of an unlikely friendship between Queen Victoria and a young Indian clerk named Abdul Karim, starring Judi Dench and Ali Fazal. Call (626) 795-4331 or visit pasadenaseniorcenter.org. ROMANTIC PIANO The free concert “Romance on Piano” features pianist Junko Ueno Garrett performing works by Schumann, Liszt, Brahms and Chopin at 4 p.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church of Pasadena, 500 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. Visit fumcpasadena.org. DRUNKEN HISTORY Chris...Read More
Author: John Sollenberger
THURSDAY 2/8/18 South Pasadena Library Comedy Night features comedian Don Friesen, star of the Showtime comedy special “Ask Your Mom” starting at 7 p.m. in the library’s Community Room, 1115 El Centro St. Appropriate for all ages. Free. No reservations required. Call (626) 403-7350 or visit southpasadenaca.gov/library. FRIDAY 2/9/18 Comics Rachel Mac and Amy Silverberg host the monthly Bitchface Comedy Night featuring comedians Kate Willett, Andrew Newman, Tre Stewart, MK Paulsen and Blair Socci starting at 8 p.m. with live music by White Church followed by comedy at 8:30 p.m. at Jones Coffee Roasters, 693 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena....Read More
If you can’t be with the one you love — but even better if you can — love the one you’re with during the Pasadena Ballroom Dance Association’s Valentine’s Day Dance Party Saturday night hosted by Jonathan Stout’s Swing Orchestra. Stout is a busy bandleader, fronting several configurations, including the Campus Five, the Rhythm Busters, the Grand Slam Sextet, Jonathan Stout’s Swing Orchestra and a number of others. He also is a member of the Bonebrake Syncopators, led by DJ Bonebrake of the late, great band X. In his own bands, the band leader and guitarist specializes in pre-bebop...Read More
ROCK AND ROLL Steel Rod plays classic and modern rock covers at 10 p.m. Friday at Kings Row Gastropub, 20 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. No cover. Call (626) 793-3010 or visit kingsrowpub.com. JAZZ AND DRINKS Gretje Angell performs jazz at 7 p.m. Friday at Edwin Mills by Equator, 22 Mills Place, Pasadena. No cover. Call (626) 564-8656 or visit edwinmills.com. ALL-AMERICAN PASTIME The Baseball Reliquary presents “Desert Diamonds behind Barbed Wire” by Kerry Yo Nakagawa, a film looking at the influence of baseball on Japanese-Americans held in internment camps during World War II, screening at 2 p.m. Saturday at...Read More
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