Levitt Pavilion Pasadena’s free summer concert series continues with children’s music by Steve Songs at 7 p.m. at Memorial Park, corner of Walnut Street and Raymond Avenue, Pasadena. Call (626) 683-3230 or visit levittpavilionpasadena.org. The free Old Pasadena Summer Cinema Series features “A Good Year” (2006) at 8 p.m. at Distant Lands, 20 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena, and “Hugo” (2011) at 8:30 p.m. at One Colorado, 41 Hugus Alley, Pasadena. Screenings continue through July 29 at various venues. For more information, call (626) 356-9725 or visit oldpasadena.org. A Norton Simon Museum concert features the Odeum Guitar Duo performing Spanish...Read More
Author: John Sollenberger
Americana songwriting legend, composer and singer Jimmy Webb is responsible for some of the most notable hits of the late 20th century. Among many claims to fame, Webb wrote such hits as “By the Time I Get to Phoenix,” “Galveston” and “Wichita Lineman,” popularized by Glen Campbell, “Up, Up and Away,” and the soaring masterpiece, “MacArthur Park,” which became a hit for Richard Harris in the late 1960s. In fact, in 2013 he performed that iconic tune at Levitt Pavilion in MacArthur Park during the annual concert series there. Concert organizers actually presented him with a cake covered with...Read More
Thackery and company have gained a reputation over the years as being one of the hardest working blues rock bands in America. The shows have been characterized as true crowd pleasers, as guitarist Thackery blasts out rocking riffs that leave audiences in awe. The formula has led the group to gigs at packed houses and festivals nationwide. Thackery was a co-founder of the band the Nighthawks. He departed the group in 1987, went solo and has proven to be a true road warrior, playing more than 300 shows a year. The guitarist took influences from some of the greats...Read More
THURSDAY 7.13.17 The Alex Film Society presents “Cool Hand Luke” starring Paul Newman at 7:30 p.m. at the Alex Theatre, 216 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale. Co-stars Morgan Woodward and Lou Antonio are scheduled to appear and share stories about filming of the classic movie. Tickets are $16 general admission, $12 for seniors, students and kids, $11 for members. Visit alexfilmsociety.org. FRIDAY 7.14.17 Bitchface Comedy Night at Jones Coffee Roasters, 693 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena, hosted by comics Rachel Mac and Amy Silverberg, features Dulce Sloan, Emily Heller, Quincy Jones, Brendan Scannell and Brad Wenzel, starting with live music by...Read More
DYNAMIC DUO The First United Methodist Church of Pasadena’s Third at First Concert Series concludes with the Belrose Duo, featuring cellist David Garrett and pianist Junko Ueno Garret performing works by Edvard Grieg, John Williams, Alberto Ginastera and Astor Piazzolla at 4 p.m. Saturday at 500 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. Free; a voluntary offering will be taken. Visit fumcpasadena.org. SATURDAY SWING The Sheriff’s Support Group of Altadena Summer Concert Series features big band music by Down Beat Express at 7 p.m. Saturday in Farnsworth Park, 568 E. Mount Curve Ave., Altadena. Free. Call (626) 798-6335 or visit altadenasheriffs.org. SUNDAY...Read More
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