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,” 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Non-impact chair exercises for those 55 and older start at 11 a.m.
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.
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’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.
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.
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.
Explore six private gardens in Pasadena, San Marino, and South Pasadena, open for self-guided tours to benefit the Garden Conservancy, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Highlights include entertaining spaces, Scandinavian, Japanese, Mediterranean, Craftsman and Prairie styles, a Boston ivy-covered wall enclosing a formal rose parterre, gardens complementing the C.F. Paxton House and a “Coniston Castle,” and plenty of Southern California style citrus and other edibles. No reservations required; rain or shine. Admission is $7 per garden; children 12 & under free. Begin at the La Casita del Arroyo Garden, 177 South Arroyo Boulevard, Pasadena for maps and discounted tickets, beginning at 9:30 a.m. For More Information: See www.opendaysprogram.org or call The Garden Conservancy toll-free weekdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST, 1-888-842-2442.
The center’s annual art auction features paintings, drawings, photography, mixed media, limited edition prints, ceramics, one-of-a-kind, hand-painted tote bags created by the center’s Imagine Studio teaching artists, vintage movie posters, a collection of rare and eclectic vinyl records and other items, created by artists from Los Angeles. It runs from 1 to 5 p.m. Admission is free. Sales benefit the center’s free art enrichment programs for the community, and for the Eagle Rock Valley Historical Society.
The Silent Sundays film series features the silent film classic “The Cameraman” (1928) starring Buster Keaton at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 and up.
Vocalist Mayita Dinos performs jazz standards from the Great American Songbook, and Spanish songs from her childhood in Puerto Rico, performing with the Rich Eames Trio, starting at 7 p.m. Picnicking is permitted. Tickets are $20, available at eventbrite.com/d/ca/-los-angeles/events/.
Christina Lynch discusses and signs “The Italian Party” at 7 p.m.
A Carnegie Astronomy Lecture Series presentation features Joseph Masiero, NASA/JPL scientist, discussing “You Can’t Make a Solar System without Breaking a Few Asteroids: The Tale of Asteroid Families,” exploring how the asteroid families in our solar system are the last remnants of massive collisions that occurred as the Sun and planets were being formed. The event starts at 7 p.m. with a musical performance by students of the Colburn School, followed by the lecture. Free, but reservations are required. Call (626) 304-0250 or visit obs.carnegiescience.edu for information.
Historian Paul Ayers presents a program on once-popular lost trails of the Altadena foothills, with vintage photographs included, as he shares his research methods, starting at 7:30 p.m. Free.
The spring term of the Masters Series explores international cultures in theater, led by theater director Beverly Olevin, from 2 to 4 p.m., continuing Tuesdays through May 1. Tuesday’s program explores comedies influenced by culture, as Olevin discusses the British Drawing Room comedies, compared with the unique comedies of Russia, from 2 to 4 p.m. Cost is $15 per session.