Apr
18
Wed
“Belleville” at the Pasadena Playhouse @ Pasadena Playhouse
Apr 18 @ 8:00 pm – May 13 @ 2:00 pm

An Alfred Hitchcock-style thriller, “Belleville” opens and continues through May 13, written by Pulitzer Prize finalist and Obie Award winner Amy Herzog. The story focuses on young Americans Zack and Abby, who appear to be a perfect couple, with a perfect ex-patriot life in Paris. They live in a funky, bohemian apartment in up-and-coming Belleville, they have a stable marriage, and Zack is on a noble mission with Doctors Without Borders fighting pediatric AIDS. However, Abby finds Zack at home one day when he’s supposed to be at work. Their marriage starts to show signs of stress as an ordinary night turns into a modern-day thriller. “Belleville” stars Drama Desk nominee Anna Camp and Tony Award nominee Thomas Sadoski. Jenna Worsham directs. The production opens at 8 p.m. Wednesday and continues at 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets start at $25.

Apr
19
Thu
“Native Son” at Antaeus Theatre Company @ Antaeus Theatre Company
Apr 19 @ 8:00 pm – Jun 3 @ 8:00 pm

The company presents “Native Son,” adapted from the book by Richard Wright, the story of Bigger Thomas, from an impoverished African-American family in Chicago in the 1940s. He tries to find a place for himself in a world where prejudice has shut him out. It opens at 8 p.m., continuing through June 3. Tickets are $34 for opening night and Friday, $30 and $34 thereafter.

Apr
20
Fri
Talk and Book Signing by the Author of the Mas Aria Mystery Series, Naomi Hirahara @ Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden
Apr 20 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Talk and Book Signing by the Author of the Mas Aria Mystery Series, Naomi Hirahara @ Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden | Pasadena | California | United States

A special evening with the Edgar Award-winning author, Naomi Hirahara. Reception and talk followed by a book signing of her recently released, Hiroshima Boy. The $25 admission includes the book. Reservations are required and may be made on the Programs and Reservations page of the website at: japanesegardenpasadena.com.

“The Immigrant” at the Sierra Madre Playhouse @ Sierra Madre Playhouse
Apr 20 @ 8:00 pm – May 26 @ 8:00 pm

“The Immigrant,” a play by Mark Harelik is set in rural, central Texas in 1909, as a young, Russian-Jewish immigrant settles in a small town, banana cart in tow, after having escaped from pogroms in his homeland. He is only able to speak Yiddish, and finds himself alone in a staunchly Christian community, where he is offered shelter by a local couple. Religion meets religion, culture meets culture, fear meets fear and love meets love, and over the next 30 years, he makes a home and raises a family. The play opens at 8 p.m. and continues at 8 p.m. Fridays, 2:30 and 8 p.m. Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays through May 26. Tickets are $40 general public, $36 for seniors and $25 for youth 22 and younger.

Apr
21
Sat
Art on Palm @ Arlington Garden
Apr 21 all-day

The event features local artists presenting distinctive work, including ceramics, collage, digital art, glass, leather, metals, mixed media, photography, pastels, pencil, textiles, watercolors and exotic woods, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. A minimum donation of $2 is requested, benefiting the Creative Arts Group and Arlington Garden.

Color Festival @ SPUSD Parking Lot
Apr 21 all-day
Color Festival @ SPUSD Parking Lot |  |  |

NEW DATE — Join us on April 21 to celebrate Spring with a burst of color! A family-friendly event, in the spirit of the India Holi Festival celebrating the coming of Spring, that brings together our local communities and families to celebrate with food, music, dancing & fun.
When: April 21, 2018
Time: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Where: SPUSD School District – 1020 El Centro Street, South Pasadena
Entrance Fee: $5.00. The powder is additional with a variety of prices to fit all.

David Rosenboom and Lewis Klahr: Battle Hymn for Insurgent Arts @ REDCAT
Apr 21 all-day

“Wake up, the world’s on fire!” – Lawrence Ferlinghetti
REDCAT, CalArts’ downtown center for contemporary arts, presents David Rosenboom and Lewis Klahr on Saturday April 21, 2018 at 8:30 pm.
This assemblage of aesthetico-political music for contemplation and empowerment features post-genre sounds for vigilance against the commodification of ignorance and the barbarization of democracy. Rosenboom and his team perform with instruments, electronics, and voices and add prescient, prophetic lines by socio-political seers: Ferlinghetti, Foucault, Pythagoras via Ovid, Sun-tzu, Mark Twain, and others. Evocative, virtuosic music is interlaced with images by Lewis Klahr, whose uniquely idiosyncratic films use found images to explore the intersection of memory and history.
Performed by a virtuoso ensemble of collaborators: Matt Barbier, trombone; Nicolás Bejarano, trumpet; Swapan Chaudhuri, pakhawaja; Gene Coye, drums; Meltem Ege, speaker/vocalist; Allen Fogle, horn; Alphonso Johnson, electric bass; Miranda Kahn, actor; Molly Pease, singer; David Rosenboom, Yamaha Disklavier(™)/piano, algorithmic instruments, and electronics; Aaron Smith, trumpet; Luke Storm, tuba; Jake Vossler, electric guitar.
“With my burnt hand, I write on the nature of fire.” – Flaubert
“From time to time, an artist’s eternal aesthetic investigations into the evolution of humanity in the universe can encounter detours when it is necessary to search for light in times of great divisions. Far from obfuscating the ongoing aesthetic agenda, however, such detours can serve as a key informants. The irresistible impulse is to not look away, and to reach for the values of equality, tolerance, and access, while simultaneously trying to avoid causing harm in reaching for the non-absolute of perfection in practice. From time to time, I have engaged in making “musical interventions”—exploring ways to confront the forces of division with music. Over time, a collection of pieces with socio-political content resulted. They emerged from contemplating the perplexing, pluri-perspective character of what could be a principled “aesthetic regime” of political order. How could such a regime arise and be nurtured from within the natural “flesh” of society and “the ungraspable identity of the people that makes democracy an enigma” (ref. M. Merleau-Ponty and M. Plot)?
In this performance a selection of these pieces, some very recent, some from the past, are knitted together in what is intended to be a seamless whole felt as a single gesture. The lucky emergence of Lewis Klahr as a collaborating ally and a brilliant Virtuoso Ensemble of Collaborators has fueled this endeavor.” —David Rosenboom, 2018
Program Order
Musical Intervention (1979) reverses the totalitarian usurpation of a people’s music with electronics that strum the acoustic spectrum of the dark militarization of a previously lyrical Chilean national song following the tragic 1973 coup d’état. Hymn of Change (1978) is a slow, jazzy gospel waltz about the nature of change, here arranged for brass quintet with words of Pythagoras via Ovid delivered by an actor. The Right Measure of Opposites(1968 & 2017) is an algorithmic expansion of a movement from the twelve-movement work for piano Bell Solaris—the Sun rings like a bell emanating subtle portents of change—incorporating lines from Mark Twain’s “War Prayer” in a duet for Disklavier with electronics and actor. Lewis Klahr’s film Jesus Was Invitro incorporates Rosenboom’s early noise construction Music for Analog Computers (1968) and Musical Intervention (1982) a music box-electronic distortion of “The Internationale.” Earth Encomium (2017) is a solo for piano/Disklavier, electronics, and field recordings, with delicate natural sounds placed in 3D-spatialized, harmonic orbits for a stressed planet, emboldened with a few lines from Sun-tzu’s Art of War.

In Battle Hymn of Insurgent Arts (2018, world premiere) a brass quintet with electric rhythm section and electrified singer deliver a new setting of Mark Twain’s little-known rewrite (ca. 1900) of lyrics for the Battle Hymn of the Republic (Brought Down to Date). Lewis Klahr has made a new silent film for this collaboration, Out of Truth (Don’t Motto), to be premiered with a composition performed by a piano/pakhawaja (Indian drum)/guitar trio. The event will conclude with the rousing wake-up call, Fanfare for (R)Evolution Arts (2017). The entire Virtuoso Ensemble of Collaborators, with sizzling vocalist, will deliver a rousing, enabling call-to-action, quoting prescient lines from Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s Poetry as Insurgent Art.
Artist Bios:
David Rosenboom (b. 1947) is a composer, performer, interdisciplinary artist, author and educator known as a pioneer in American experimental music. During his long career, he has explored ideas about the spontaneous evolution of musical forms, languages for improvisation, new techniques in scoring for ensembles, multi-disciplinary composition and performance, cross-cultural collaborations, performance art and literature, interactive multi-media and new instrument technologies, generative algorithmic systems, art-science research and philosophy, and extended musical interface with the human nervous system. He holds the Richard Seaver Distinguished Chair in Music at California Institute of the Arts, where he has been Dean of The Herb Alpert School of Music since 1990 and serves as a board member of the Center for New Performance. He taught at Mills College from 1979 to 1990, where he held the Darius Milhaud Chair and was Professor of Music, Head of the Music Department, and Director of the Center for Contemporary Music. In the 1970s he was founding faculty and a professor in the Music Department at York University in Toronto. He studied at the University of Illinois in the 1960s with Salvatore Martirano, Lejaren Hiller, Kenneth Gaburo, Gordon Binkerd, Paul Rolland, Jack McKenzie, Soulima Stravinsky and others and was later awarded the George A. Miller Professorship as a visiting artist there. He has also taught or held positions in the Center for Creative and Performing Arts at the State University of New York at Buffalo, at Bard College, Simon Fraser University, San Francisco Art Institute, California College of Arts and Crafts, Center for Advanced Musical Studies at Chosen Vale and Ionian University in Greece. His work is widely presented around the world. Recent highlights have included a fifty-year retrospective of his music presented in a series of performances at the new Whitney Museum of American Art in New York (2015), a six-month exhibition of his work with brainwave music at Centre Pompidou-Metz in France (2015–2016), a four-month exhibition of his work in computer music at Whitechapel Gallery in London (2015–2016), a retrospective of his music for piano(s) at Tokyo Opera City Recital Hall (2016), the premiere of his Nothingness is Unstable, a work for electronics, acoustic sources and 3-dimensional sound diffusion at ISSUE Project Room in Brooklyn (2017), and numerous publications, recordings, festival performances and keynote speeches at international conferences. Following his retrospective at the Whitney Museum, he was lauded in The New York Times as an “avatar of experimental music.” Rosenboom is a Yamaha Artist. Website: http://www.davidrosenboom.com

Lewis Klahr

Lewis Klahr is a Los Angeles-based collage artist who uses found images and sound to explore the intersection of memory and history and create uniquely idiosyncratic films. Klahr’s films have screened extensively in the United States, Europe and Asia—in venues such as New York’s Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Biennial, the New York Film Festival, the Toronto International Film Festival, the Hong Kong International Film Festival, The Tate Modern, the Pompidou Center, REDCAT and the LA County Museum of Art.
In May of 2010 The Wexner Center for the Arts presented a 5-program retrospective of Klahr’s films. In March 2013 his digital films received a weekend retrospective at the Museum of the Moving Image that was accompanied by an 8-page profile/interview in Artforum. His film “Wednesday Morning Two A.M.” was awarded a Tiger Award for Best Short Film at the 2010 International Film Festival at Rotterdam. His epic cutout animation “The Pharaoh’s Belt” received a special citation for experimental work from the National Society of Film Critics in 1994. Klahr’s feature-length film “The Pettifogger” was selected as one of the best films of 2012 by Artforum magazine. He has also received commissions from European arts organizations such as the Gronnegard Theater in Copenhagen (“Lulu”) and the Rotterdam International Film Festival (“Two Minutes to Zero”). Klahr’s work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and Collecion Inelcom as well as various private collections.

Klahr’s feature-length series “Sixty Six” premiered in December 2015 at MoMA in a sold out screening. It was included on the NY Times critic Manohla Dargis’ 10 Best Films of the year list. Throughout 2016 and 2017 it toured extensively in the U.S., Europe and Asia in film festivals, cinemas and museums.
Klahr was The Wexner Center for the Arts 2010 Media Arts Residency Award Winner, the 2013 Brakhage Vision Award winner, a 1992 Guggenheim Fellow and has also received funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, the NY State Council of the Arts, Creative Artists Public service, the Jerome Foundation and Creative Capital.
“Above all, Klahr’s great subject is time, which certainly explains the exquisitely melancholy tone that pervades his work. He traffics in modes that are pitched just beyond the realm of reason. Somewhere between waking and sleeping, we can find that wavelength and achieve understanding—only to have it slip away as we enter one state or the other. Klahr’s films and videos provide a rare opportunity for us to engage with a liminal state of consciousness with our alert mind and to reach those “infrathin” moments that Proust describes as existing outside of time.” —Chris Stults, Assistant Curator Film/Video, Wexner Center for the Arts from “Collective Unconscious”, an article in Film Comment, May/June 2010.
Saturday April 21, 2018
8:30 pm

https://www.redcat.org/event/david-rosenboom-and-lewis-klahr-battle-hymn-insurgent-arts
$25 – General Audience
$20 – REDCAT Members/Students
$12 – CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff
Call the REDCAT box office to purchase at 213-237-2800.

Earth Day Celebration! Succulent Planting Party @ Ten Thousand Villages Pasadena
Apr 21 all-day
Earth Day Celebration! Succulent Planting Party @ Ten Thousand Villages Pasadena |  |  |

We would love to invite you to our succulent planting event on Saturday April 21st!

When you purchase a Ten Thousand Villages handcrafted, fair trade mug, cup or container, we will provide a succulent and potting soil to turn it into a customized gift! Give it to a loved one or make it the perfect addition to brighten up your home.

Ten Thousand Villages Pasadena’s commitment to the environment is evident through the purchase of products made with sustainable materials. Respect for the environment is one of the tenants of fair trade and key to our mission.

For information about Ten Thousand Villages or the Earth Day Celebration, please contact (626) 229-9892 with any questions.

See you at our event!
Your Ten Thousand Villages Pasadena Family

* while supplies last

Tour the Historic Brand Library & Art Center @ Brand Library & Art Center
Apr 21 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
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Sign up for the next tour of historic Brand Library!

Renowned international tour guide, Joemy Wilson, author of “Coming Up on Your Left: A Tour Guide’s Guidebook,” will share the fascinating story of the Brand Family and “Miradero” the historic family home that is now Brand Library.

Joemy will also share information about the renovation and historic restoration that took place between 2012 and 2014.

Meet at the top of the stairs on the west side of the building and wear comfortable shoes!

RSVP to info@brandlibrary.org or call 818-548-2051.

Tour generously sponsored and organized by Brand Associates.

Computer Pals at La Pintoresca Library @ Pasadena Public Library, La Pintoresca Branch
Apr 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Computer Pals invites guests of all ages to learn basic computer skills, create an email account and how to use software for various projects, from 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Shambhala Meditation Center Presentation @ Shambhala Meditation Center
Apr 21 @ 10:00 am

The Center presents “Sitting Down While Locked Up: Meditation in LA County Jails,” featuring Kate Summers and John MacAdams discussing their work as Buddhist chaplains and meditation instructors in the LA County Sheriff’s Department jail system, starting at 10 a.m. Cost is $15 and $20.

Chair Exercises at San Rafael Library @ Pasadena Public Library, San Rafael Branch
Apr 21 @ 11:00 am

Non-impact chair exercises for those 55 and older start at 11 a.m.

YOU ARE MEANT TO SING! 10 Steps to Unlock Your Inner Voice @ ONE LIFE YOGA
Apr 21 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
YOU ARE MEANT TO SING! 10 Steps to Unlock Your Inner Voice @ ONE LIFE YOGA |  |  |

YOU ARE MEANT TO SING! 10 Steps to Unlock Your Inner Voice
Singing | Movement | Meditation
Saturday, April 21st || 12:00pm

Connect with your voice, home of the throat chakra, through singing, toning, meditation and movement.

Your singing voice is meant to be heard!
Do you sing in the shower while being too afraid to share your voice with others? Do you long to be in touch with that part of yourself that loves to sing and use your voice?

If you miss having the confidence to sing and would like to ready yourself to unleash your inner voice to the outer world, now is the time.

Connecting with your vocal essence will open doors in every area of your life, and your voice is ready to be shared.

Join us for an introduction to her 10-step process for transforming your voice and learning how to harness your personal power muscles to sing.

Discover the reasons why you have been too silent and overcome them as you acquire tools for using vocal expression to heal yourself. And most importantly, reconnect with a wellspring of inner joy through singing.

This workshop will involve movement, breathing, toning and most importantly, SINGING!

Helane Anderson is the author of YOU ARE MEANT TO SING! 10 Steps to Unlock Your Inner Voice.
Helane is an Inner Voice Coach, Singer and Sound Healer helping people use their singing voices to communicate their message and connect with the deepest parts of themselves. She is also a trained classical pianist and singer with extensive experience in the classical music industry as an administrator. She has held Artistic Programming positions at both the Los Angeles Philharmonic and St. Paul Chamber Orchestra and served as Director of Composers & Repertoire at renowned classical music publisher Boosey & Hawkes. After spending many years in the music industry while continuing to work as a performing arts consultant, Helane decided it was time to give back. She eventually reconnected with her voice through an extensive healing journey though building a healing practice with massage therapy, craniosacral therapy, shamanism, yoga teacher training and sound healing, and eventually created YOU WERE MEANT TO SING!, a program that gets people to connect with their inner voices, sing and themselves share with the world!

We will be in our Calm|unity Room. Please check in through our Lobby entrance! We have a private Parking lot available behind our studio leading to our lobby entrance door. Parking lot is accessible by entering off Washington Ave. between Holliston and Hill.

Doors open at 11:30am. Arrive Early to settle in and enjoy our beautiful studio space, take a tour, ask questions, check out our regular schedule and other workshops. If you are brand new, we ask you arrive a minimum of 20 minutes before start time so we can meet and greet and register you!

Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 on the day for members. $30 for non-members.

Day of event tickets are not guaranteed, so we recommend booking early — members, best pricing always guaranteed by enrolling through the One Life Yoga app!

Email us with any questions at: connect@onelifeyoga.com

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Guided Tour at Norton Simon @ Norton Simon Museum
Apr 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

A guided tour visits works featuring impressions of nature, from 1 to 2 p.m. included in museum admission of $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, free for members, students and those 18 and younger.

Brand Associates Music Series – String Harmonies @ Brand Library & Art Center
Apr 21 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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The fantastic trio String Harmonies consists of Antranik Kizirian-Oud, Yervand Kalajian-Violin and Vik Momjian-Bass. They play traditional Armenian folk, classical music, jazz and world music. Sponsored by the Brand Associates and admission is free. A reception will follow the concert.

First United Methodist Church of Pasadena Concert @ First United Methodist Church of Pasadena
Apr 21 @ 4:00 pm

A free chamber music concert features LA Philharmonic members, clarinetist Michele Zukovsky, violinist Lyndon Johnston and cellist David Garrett, plus pianist Junko Ueno Garrett performing works by Zemlinsky and Brahms, starting at 4 p.m.

Cancer Support Community Angel Gala @ Annandale Golf Club
Apr 21 @ 6:30 pm

Cancer Support Community’s annual fundraiser features a reception, dinner, entertainment and a silent and live auction, starting at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $250 each. Proceeds benefit Cancer Support Community’s free programs for cancer patients.

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra Concert @ Alex Theatre
Apr 21 @ 8:00 pm

A LACO orchestral concert, “Beethoven” features works by the composer, along with pieces by Mozart and the US premiere of Dai Fujikura’s “Secret Forest” at 8 p.m., repeating at 7 p.m. Sunday at UCLA’s Royce Hall. Karina Canellakis conducts. Featured pianist is David Fray. Tickets start at $27.

m-pact Concert @ Caltech's Beckman Auditorium
Apr 21 @ 8:00 pm

Pop-jazz a cappella group m-pact performs its sophisticated sound, whose accessible appeal has made it a hit ensemble worldwide in the realm of vocal music. The concert starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 to $42.

The Caltech Orchestra, directed by Allen Robert Gross, features pianist Youngjoon Choi on Saturday and Sunday, April 21 & 22 in Ramo Auditorium @ Ramo Auditorium, California Institute of Technology
Apr 21 @ 8:00 pm
The Caltech Orchestra, directed by Allen Robert Gross, features pianist Youngjoon Choi on Saturday and Sunday, April 21 & 22 in Ramo Auditorium @ Ramo Auditorium, California Institute of Technology |  |  |

The Caltech Orchestra, directed by Allen Robert Gross, will feature pianist Youngjoon Choi in Ramo Auditorium. This event will take place on Saturday, April 21 at 8pm and on Sunday, April 22 at 3:30 pm. The program will include Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5. Both concerts will have the same program.

Youngjoon Choi is the second winner of this year’s Student Concerto Competition to be featured in our concerts. Youngjoon is a fourth year graduate student in physics. After winning both a national piano competition and International Physics Olympiad in his youth, he chose to be a scientist and received his BS in physics and astronomy from Seoul National University. At Caltech, he is trying to build a platform for quantum computing experimentally with Nadj-Perge group.

Admission is free and no tickets are required. For more information, please call 626-395-3295.