Author: John Sollenberger

Live Music – Thursday May 25 through Wednesday May 31

PASADENA, SOUTH PASADENA & ALTADENA 1881 Bar 1881 E. Washington Blvd., Pasadena (626) 794-3068 Live entertainment on select nights of the week The Blue Guitar Arroyo Seco Golf Course 1055 Lohman Lane, South Pasadena Thursday—Leni Stern Band w/Adam Levy 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 Friday—John M w/Barrett Tagliarino & the Secret Gardeners Saturday—Janet Klein & Her...

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The Wailers bring back memories at The Rose Sunday

* Includes names of other band members. Back in the 1970s, The Wailers put reggae into the forefront of musical consciousness and helped elevate founding member Bob Marley to superstar status. After Marley’s death in 1981, members of the group went their separate ways, until a recent reunification. Now they’re back, spreading the gospel of island music Sunday at The Rose in Pasadena. The group formed in 1963 in Kingston, Jamaica, with Marley, Peter Tosh and Bunny Livingston at the base. Percussionist Alvin “Seeco” Patterson joined, leading to an audition at Studio One, which produced the band’s first hit...

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8 DAYS – Choice Events for the week of 05.25–06.01

\KW arts-8days-john25 \HED 8 Days \By John Sollenberger \T THURSDAY 05.25.17 The Celestial Awards of Excellence “Salute to Excellence” acknowledges the accomplishments of notable persons who are masters of their professions and outstanding contributors to society. Academy Award winner Louis Gossett, Jr. is honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Other honorees include Marla Gibbs, Glynn Turman and Kim Whitney. Obba Babatunde hosts, at 7 p.m. at the Alex Theatre, 216 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale. Tickets are $40. Call (818) 243-2539 or visit FRIDAY 05.26.17 The producers of the Eagle Rock Music Festival present ERMF Locals Night, with live...

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Prolific singer-songwriter Amanda McBroom performs at Boston Court

Amanda McBroom, a renowned singer and songwriter to the stars, will be performing Friday night at Boston Court Performing Arts Center. McBroom has won critical acclaim as one of the top cabaret singers performing today. However, it was her songwriting skills that initially landed her in the spotlight. She penned the hit song “The Rose” for the film of the same name, which Bette Midler turned into a mega-hit in 1979. Along with Midler, McBroom has written songs for a host of other top entertainers , including Leann Rimes, Barry Manilow, Judy Collins, Anne Murray, Harry Belafonte, Stephanie Mills...

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GET YOUR OWN – 05.25.17

JFK TRIBUTE In conjunction with the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum’s year-long centennial celebration of Kennedy, folk singer and music historian Ross Altman presents “Ask Not: JFK 100,” performing songs from 1941 to 1963 that provide the history and background of his presidency and service during World War II, starting at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Pasadena Public Library’s Allendale Branch, 1130 S. Marengo Ave., Pasadena. Call (626) 744-7260 or visit UKULELE BUZZ The Lanterman Historical Museum Foundation hosts the Summer Whites Picnic and Ukulele Rendezvous from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at 4420 Encinas Drive,...

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Upcoming Events

12:00 pm Lanterman Historical Museum Foun... @ Lanterman House
Lanterman Historical Museum Foun... @ Lanterman House
May 28 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Foundation hosts its annual Summer Whites Picnic and Ukulele Rendezvous from noon to 4 p.m. Guests are welcome to bring food and dine, admire the work of local artists and dance in the ballroom[...]
2:00 pm Stories in the Afternoon at Nort... @ Norton Simon Museum
Stories in the Afternoon at Nort... @ Norton Simon Museum
May 28 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Stories in the Afternoon features the story “The Big Orange Splot,” which motivates Mr. Plumbeam to paint the house of his dreams, as guests imagine and draw their idea of a dream house, from 2[...]
4:00 pm Book Signing at Vroman @ Vroman's Bookstore
Book Signing at Vroman @ Vroman's Bookstore
May 28 @ 4:00 pm
Local Author Day presents Patricia Benke discussing and signing “Qudeen the Magnificent” and Priscilla Rose discussing and signing “The Future Belongs to Those Who Dare” at 4 p.m.
2:00 pm Coloring at Pasadena Public Libr... @ Pasadena Public Library, Villa Parke Branch
Coloring at Pasadena Public Libr... @ Pasadena Public Library, Villa Parke Branch
May 30 @ 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Kids are invited to spent the afternoon coloring and check out books with stories commemorating those who died serving in our country’s armed forces, from 2 to 5:30 p.m.
9:00 am Pasadena Sales Career Fair @ Hilton Pasadena
Pasadena Sales Career Fair @ Hilton Pasadena
May 31 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Pasadena Sales Career Fair @ Hilton Pasadena | Pasadena | California | United States
Southern California Professional Career Event – Sales & Management Specific Here at HireLive, we take a personal approach when working with both companies looking to hire and candidates in search of a career change. Our[...]

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