Author: John Sollenberger

Folk scene originals Happy Traum and son Adam Traum team up at Coffee Gallery Backstage

The father-and-son team of Happy and Adam Traum, appearing Friday night at Coffee Gallery Backstage, brings a wealth of stellar guitar chops to the stage. The elder Traum is a legendary musician, part of the original Greenwich Village folk scene of the 1960s, and an early disciple of the blues great Brownie McGhee. He recorded and performed with various early folk legends, including Bob Dylan, John Sebastian, Levon Helm, Pete Seeger and other historic masters of the form. He left an indelible mark on the early folk revival, performing at clubs, concert halls and festivals in the US and...

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Live Music – Thursday Feb. 15 through Wednesday Feb. 21

PASADENA, SOUTH PASADENA & ALTADENA The Blue Guitar Arroyo Seco Golf Course 1055 Lohman Lane, South Pasadena blueguitar.club Thursday—Louie Cruz Beltran & His Latin Jazz Band The Boulevard Bar 3199 E. Foothill Blvd., Pasadena (626) 356-9304 blvdbar.com Fridays—Drag performances hosted by Tia Wanna every Friday Cabrera’s Mexican Cuisine 655 N. Lake Ave., Pasadena (626) 795-0230 cabreras.com Thursdays—Live jazz Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays—Karaoke Coffee Gallery Backstage 2029 N. Lake Ave., Altadena (626) 798-6236 coffeegallery.com Thursday—String Fever Friday—Happy & Adam Traum Saturday—Marlo Wells Sunday—Matinee w/Déjà Vu Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Tribute; evening show w/McMains & Friends Der Wolfskopf 72 N. Fair...

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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 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....

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THIS WEEK’S COVER

Upcoming Events

Feb
25
Sun
10:15 am Film Critic, Jazz Vespers at All... @ All Saints Church
Film Critic, Jazz Vespers at All... @ All Saints Church
Feb 25 @ 10:15 am
Los Angeles Times film critic Kenneth Turan offers his annual pre-Academy Awards look at what’s hot and what’s not in recent film festivals and the race for the Oscars at 10:15 in the Rector’s Forum.[...]
1:00 pm Castle Green Wedding and Event O... @ Castle Green
Castle Green Wedding and Event O... @ Castle Green
Feb 25 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Couples-to-be can shop for wedding-related goods and services, including caterers, deejays, florists, coordinators and bakeries, from 1 to 4 p.m. Tickets are $10. Visit brownpapertickets.com/event/ /3232486 for tickets.
1:00 pm Sierra Madre Playhouse Event @ Sierra Madre Elementary School
Sierra Madre Playhouse Event @ Sierra Madre Elementary School
Feb 25 @ 1:00 pm
In conjunction with the current production of “Nothing Is the Same,” the Playhouse presents a free family event, a tour of the school’s Japanese Goodwill Garden, plus tea and Japanese tea snacks available for purchase,[...]
4:00 pm Book Signings at Vroman’s @ Vroman's Bookstore
Book Signings at Vroman’s @ Vroman's Bookstore
Feb 25 @ 4:00 pm
Local Author Day features Chiqeeta Jameson, author of “Don’t Sell, Let Them Buy: Master the Sales Conversation and Guide Your Customers to a Successful Outcome…Every Time,” Colette Barris, author of “Claretta Street” and Belinda Busteed[...]
4:00 pm Performances à la Carte @ Neighborhood Unitarian Universalist Church
Performances à la Carte @ Neighborhood Unitarian Universalist Church
Feb 25 @ 4:00 pm
Performances à la Carte and Girls on the Run Los Angeles present the performance, “The Innas, Ettas, Annas & Donnas of Mozart’s Operas” is an afternoon of concert arias and duets featuring a variety of[...]

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