Jul
12
Thu
Antaeus Theater Company’s “Three Days in the Country @ Antaeus Theater Company
Jul 12 @ 8:00 pm – Aug 26 @ 2:00 pm

“Three Days in the Country” is Patrick Marber’s passionate and comedic update oft he Turgenev classic, “A Month in the Country.” In the new version, a handsome new tutor brings reckless, romantic desire to an eccentric household, and over a three day period, all learn lessons in love. The production opens at 8 p.m. Thursday and continues at 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Aug. 26. Tickets are $30 to $34.

Aug
16
Thu
“Man of La Mancha” at A Noise Within @ A Noise Within
Aug 16 @ 7:30 pm – Sep 9 @ 2:00 pm

The company presents the musical “Man of La Mancha” by playwright Dale Wasserman, based on “Don Quixote” by Cervantes, a story-within-a -story about a man who is imprisoned during the Spanish Inquisition, and acts out stories for the other inmates. Julia Rodriguez-Elliott directs. It opens at 7:30 p.m. and continues through Sept. 9. Tickets are $25 and up. Visit the website for the full schedule.

Aug
20
Mon
Pasadena Senior Center Summer Concert Series @ Pasadena Senior Center
Aug 20 @ 6:00 pm

The Center’s free summer concert series features Lisa Haley and the Zydekats at 6 p.m.

Mastering the Fear of Cancer at Cancer Support Community @ Cancer Support Community
Aug 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Dr. Shani Fox discusses how cancer patients can master their fear of the disease, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Free, but call for reservations.

“Kalamazoo” at Sierra Madre Playhouse @ Sierra Madre Playhouse
Aug 20 @ 7:00 pm

A free, staged reading of the romantic comedy “Kalamazoo” by Michelle Kholos Brooks and Kelly Younger starts at 7 p.m., the story of Peg and Irv, two quirky but endearing baby boomers venturing into the world of modern dating. No reservations are required.

India Discussion at Distant Lands @ Distant Lands
Aug 20 @ 7:30 pm

Explorer Pierre Odier discusses Gujarat, India at 7:30 p.m. Free, but call to RSVP.

Aug
21
Tue
Book Signing at Vroman’s @ Vroman's Bookstore
Aug 21 @ 7:00 pm

John Larison discusses and signs “Whiskey When We’re Dry” at 7 p.m.

Aug
22
Wed
Wine and Song Singer/Songwriter Series @ Arroyo Seco Golf Course
Aug 22 @ 7:00 pm

Brad Colerick’s weekly singer-songwriter series features the Sweet Potatoes and Buddy Mondlock at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 general admission, $15 for table seating, available on the website.

Aug
23
Thu
Artist Talk with Joshua Hagler and Ignacio Valero @ Brand Library & Art Center
Aug 23 all-day
Artist Talk with Joshua Hagler and Ignacio Valero @ Brand Library & Art Center |  |  |

Join Brand Library & Art Center for an Artist Talk with Joshua Hagler. This event is free to attend. Refreshments will be served.

About the Moderator:
Ignacio Valero is a current associate professor of humanities and sciences at CCA. He has also taught at UC Berkeley, the University of Madrid, University of the Andes, and Xavier University of Colombia. Ignacio was formerly with the International Center for Environmental Education and the United Nations environment and development programs UNEP and UNDP. He was a senior associate with the Colombian Science Foundation, deputy director of Colombia’s Environmental Protection Agency, and a member of the presidential advisory council for the writing of the new Colombian constitution. He continues to present work and lecture internationally.

About the Artist:
Joshua Hagler has exhibited in galleries and museums in North and South America, Europe, and Australia. He is a columnist for Venison Magazine and a recipient of numerous awards and residencies. In the summer of 2017, he was awarded a spot at MICA’s Alfred and Trafford Klots Program for Artists in Brittany, France. A solo exhibition at the Roswell Museum and Art Center in New Mexico is planned for November of this year.

On view at Brand:
In the Skylight Gallery:
Joshua Hagler – The River Lethe
In the Atrium Gallery:
Elizabeth Dorbad – Itinerant Architectures.

Since 2006, Joshua Hagler’s work has responded to religious fundamentalism in America, the history of Westward Expansion, notions of progress and exploration, mythology, and the poetics of theoretical physics. This current body of work draws inspiration from Lethe, the Greek mythological river of forgetting. It was said that one drinks from Lethe before being reborn, losing most or all memory of the past. German philosopher, Heidegger interpreted Lethe not as a simple accident of forgetting, but as a “concealment of being.” The task for Heidegger was “unconcealment,” in turn Hagler sets to uncover personal truths by examining America’s cultural amnesia and psychological repression.The works comprising The River Lethe were made over a two year period beginning in Los Angeles and ending at the Roswell Artist in Residence Program in New Mexico.

Elizabeth Dorbad’s on-going, global series Itinerant Architectures makes use of mobile home trailers as subject matter, material and symbol. The nomadic structures are of course found throughout the world, but in the woods and junkyards of California the use of these vehicles as buildings takes on particular associations evoking thoughts of frontierism, Western expansion, and civilization on the fringe of wilderness. The site-specific works, architectural interventions and sculpture rendered from architectural refuse point away from the built world and back toward the wilderness: iconic, heroic and untamed. Initiated in 2012, Itinerant Architectures has had iterations in Memphis, Baltimore, San Francisco, Oakland, Badger, Berlin, Kassel, New York and Los Angeles.

End-of-Life Planning Discussion at Pasadena Senior Center @ Pasadena Senior Center
Aug 23 @ 10:00 am

Forest Lawn presents information on end-of-life planning, so that surviving loved ones can maneuver through emotional and financial hurdles presented by death, starting at 10 a.m. Free.

Music on the Green Summer Concert Series @ The Alhambra
Aug 23 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

The free concert series continues with rock and country by Jonathan Horton from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Book Signing at Vroman’s @ Vroman's Bookstore
Aug 23 @ 6:30 pm

Pablo Cartaya, in conversation with Lilliam Rivera discusses and signs “Marcus Vega Doesn’t Speak Spanish” at 6:30 p.m.

Artist Talk with Joshua Hagler and Ignacio Valero @ Brand Library & Art Center
Aug 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Artist Talk with Joshua Hagler and Ignacio Valero @ Brand Library & Art Center |  |  |

Join Brand Library & Art Center for an Artist Talk with Joshua Hagler. This event is free to attend. Refreshments will be served.

About the Moderator:
Ignacio Valero is a current associate professor of humanities and sciences at CCA. He has also taught at UC Berkeley, the University of Madrid, University of the Andes, and Xavier University of Colombia. Ignacio was formerly with the International Center for Environmental Education and the United Nations environment and development programs UNEP and UNDP. He was a senior associate with the Colombian Science Foundation, deputy director of Colombia’s Environmental Protection Agency, and a member of the presidential advisory council for the writing of the new Colombian constitution. He continues to present work and lecture internationally.

About the Artist:
Joshua Hagler has exhibited in galleries and museums in North and South America, Europe, and Australia. He is a columnist for Venison Magazine and a recipient of numerous awards and residencies. In the summer of 2017, he was awarded a spot at MICA’s Alfred and Trafford Klots Program for Artists in Brittany, France. A solo exhibition at the Roswell Museum and Art Center in New Mexico is planned for November of this year.

On view at Brand:
In the Skylight Gallery:
Joshua Hagler – The River Lethe
In the Atrium Gallery:
Elizabeth Dorbad – Itinerant Architectures.

Since 2006, Joshua Hagler’s work has responded to religious fundamentalism in America, the history of Westward Expansion, notions of progress and exploration, mythology, and the poetics of theoretical physics. This current body of work draws inspiration from Lethe, the Greek mythological river of forgetting. It was said that one drinks from Lethe before being reborn, losing most or all memory of the past. German philosopher, Heidegger interpreted Lethe not as a simple accident of forgetting, but as a “concealment of being.” The task for Heidegger was “unconcealment,” in turn Hagler sets to uncover personal truths by examining America’s cultural amnesia and psychological repression.The works comprising The River Lethe were made over a two year period beginning in Los Angeles and ending at the Roswell Artist in Residence Program in New Mexico.

Elizabeth Dorbad’s on-going, global series Itinerant Architectures makes use of mobile home trailers as subject matter, material and symbol. The nomadic structures are of course found throughout the world, but in the woods and junkyards of California the use of these vehicles as buildings takes on particular associations evoking thoughts of frontierism, Western expansion, and civilization on the fringe of wilderness. The site-specific works, architectural interventions and sculpture rendered from architectural refuse point away from the built world and back toward the wilderness: iconic, heroic and untamed. Initiated in 2012, Itinerant Architectures has had iterations in Memphis, Baltimore, San Francisco, Oakland, Badger, Berlin, Kassel, New York and Los Angeles.

Joshua Hagler Discussion at Brand Library and Art Center @ Brand Library & Art Center
Aug 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Artist Joshua Hagler, whose painting exhibition “The River Lethe” is currently on view at the library discusses his current work with lecturer Ignacio Valero at 7 p.m. Free.

Live Music at One Colorado @ One Colorado
Aug 23 @ 7:00 pm

One Colorado’s free summer music series features vocalist and songwriter Korey Dane at 7 p.m.

Jazz at the Blue Guitar @ Arroyo Seco Golf Course
Aug 23 @ 7:30 pm

The club at Arroyo Seco Golf Course presents the Jon Mayer Trio at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 general admission, $15 for table seating, available on the website.

Peter Harper Performs at Noor @ Noor
Aug 23 @ 9:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Singer/songwriter Peter Harper launches his monthly residency tonight at Noor, performing one Thursday a month through December. He combines genres into his original music, inspired by 1950s and ‘60s soul and classic 1960s and ‘70s songwriters. It runs from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $8. Visit eventbrite.com/e/peter-harper-at-the-noor-tickets-48434104711.

Aug
24
Fri
Plaza Series | Marc Berger & Ride @ Brand Library & Art Center
Aug 24 all-day
Plaza Series | Marc Berger & Ride @ Brand Library & Art Center |  |  |

Marc has performed at Austin’s South X Southwest Music Festival, and the Kerrville and Falcon Ridge Folk Festivals and has opened shows for Bob Dylan and other national acts. His song “The Last One” was a staple of Richie Havens’ concerts. His current release, RIDE, is a collection of songs all having to do with the romance of the American West. It’s gotten national airplay and terrific reviews and STARBUCKS has licensed it for worldwide in-store airplay. He’s currently working on a new roots rock project with Tony Garnier, Dylan’s longtime bandleader and bassist. Eric Ambel (Joan Jett, Steve Earle, The Del-Lords) is producing. See Marc’s website http://marcbergermusic.com/. Admission is free.

Free Film, MUSE/IQUE Discussion at Pasadena Senior Center @ Pasadena Senior Center
Aug 24 @ 1:00 pm

Free film matinees screen at 1 p.m. on select Fridays. Friday’s film is “Downsizing” (2017). MUSE/IQUE artists discuss the upcoming final concert of the summer series, “US/Routes” starting at 3:30 p.m. The first 16 people to sign up for the discussion receve complimentary tickets for the orchestra’s Saturday concert at the Huntington.

Classic Car Night at Lake Avenue Church @ Lake Avenue Church
Aug 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Classic Car Night features vintage, classic and exotic cars and newer model sports cars, live music and burgers from 6 to 8 p.m. Admission is free, but donations are accepted to cover the cost of food.