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
Author: John Sollenberger
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
PASADENA, SOUTH PASADENA & ALTADENA The Blue Guitar Arroyo Seco Golf Course 1055 Lohman Lane, South Pasadena blueguitar.club Thursday—Silverlake Trio 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—The Notable Exceptions Friday—Coco Dolenz w/Alex Jules Saturday—Whiskey Sunday Sunday—Biffle & Shooster w/The Skidrow Society Orchestra Tuesday—Roy Zimmerman: ReZist Wednesday—String Fever Der Wolfskopf 72 N. Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena (626) 219-6054 derwolfskopf.com Fridays—“Night...Read More
THURSDAY 2/1/18 The Blue Guitar at Arroyo Seco Golf Course, 1055 Lohman Lane, South Pasadena, presents the Adam Miller Trio at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 general admission, $15 for table seating, available at blueguitar.club. FRIDAY 2/2/18 The Unicamp Brazilian Cello Ensemble performs at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Boston Court Performing Arts Center, 70 N. Mentor Ave., Pasadena, featuring the music of Villa-Lobos and other South American composers. Special guest Stephen Erdody performs Friday and Gloria Lum performs Saturday. Tickets are $30 general admission, $25 for seniors. Call (626) 683-6801 or visit bostoncourt.com. SATURDAY 2/3/18 The Caltech...Read More
Pasadena Ballroom Dance Association’s Saturday Swing Dances always offer top professional artists performing in an intimate setting, and this Saturday night is no exception, with Red Young and His Hot Horns getting feet moving. Although the name might not ring an immediate bell, music fans have heard the work of the pianist and organist from Texas on numerous big-name recordings. Young has performed and recoded with Dolly Parton, Joan Armatrading, Ray Benson, Eric Burdon, Janiva Magness, Kirk Fletcher and many others. His work has been performed on television shows including “Everybody Loves Raymond,” “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “The...Read More
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