Author: John Sollenberger

GET YOUR OWN – 02.15.18

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 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 DRUNKEN HISTORY Chris...

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8 DAYS – Choice Events for the week of 02.08–02.15

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 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....

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The Jonathan Stout Swing Orchestra loves to boogie for the Pasadena Ballroom Dance Association

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...

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GET YOUR OWN – 02.08.18

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 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 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...

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Upcoming Events

10:30 am NEA Big Read Project Activities ... @ Pasadena Public Library Central Branch
NEA Big Read Project Activities ... @ Pasadena Public Library Central Branch
Feb 17 @ 10:30 am
As part of the NEA’s Big Read Project, which highlights the book “When the Emperor was Divine” by Julie Otsuka, the library presents various activities, including a discussion by Megan Asaka of the US government’s[...]
11:00 am Zumba Class at Lamanda Park Library @ Pasadena Public Library, Lamanda Park Branch
Zumba Class at Lamanda Park Library @ Pasadena Public Library, Lamanda Park Branch
Feb 17 @ 11:00 am
A zumba class for all ages and skill levels starts at 11 a.m.
1:00 pm Guided Tour at Norton Simon @ Norton Simon Museum
Guided Tour at Norton Simon @ Norton Simon Museum
Feb 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
A guided tour visits works in the museum’s collections containing images of lovers, from 1 to 2 p.m., included in museum admission of $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, free for members, students and those[...]
2:00 pm Pasadena Symphony Concert @ Ambassador Auditorium
Pasadena Symphony Concert @ Ambassador Auditorium
Feb 17 @ 2:00 pm
The concert features Stravinsky’s “Firebird” suite, with performances at 2 and 8 p.m. David Lockington conducts, with featured cello soloist Inbal Segev. The concert also includes Dvorak’s “Cello Concerto,” and a new work by Dale[...]
4:00 pm Book Signing at Vroman’s @ Vroman's Bookstore
Book Signing at Vroman’s @ Vroman's Bookstore
Feb 17 @ 4:00 pm
Chris Finan discusses and signs “Drunks: An American History” at 4 p.m.

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