Mar
20
Mon
Spring Session Performing Arts Classes @ Theatre 360
Mar 20 – Jun 3 all-day
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Theatre 360 Spring Session Performing Arts Classes

March 20-June 3
10 Week Session
No Classes April 10-15

We offer classes in singing, dancing, and acting. Classes take place Monday-Friday between 4-8:30pm and on Saturdays between 9:30am-1pm. For class details, visit www.theatre360.org/spring-classes/

For more information or to register, please call the Theatre 360 office at 626.577.5922 or email info@theatre360.org.

Mar
26
Sun
Man of La Mancha @ A Noise Within Theatre
Mar 26 – May 21 all-day
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Set in a prison, the story-within-a-story of Don Quixote’s musical misadventures – rife with love, chivalry, and of course, four-armed giants – unfurls into something more transcendent: a beacon of hope in a dire world. Dream the impossible dream with the wandering hidalgo in this quintessential tale about the resilience of the human spirit, and the power of storytelling when faced with insurmountable odds.

Original Production Staged by Albert Marre • Originally Produced by Albert W. Selden and Hal James • Original Orchestrations by Carlyle W. Hall, Sr.
Running Time: 1 hour and 40 minutes, without an intermission

Apr
7
Fri
“Maven of Modernism: Galka Scheyer” at Norton Simon @ Norton Simon Museum
Apr 7 @ 9:00 am – Sep 25 @ 5:00 pm

The museum presents the exhibition “Maven of Modernism: Galka Scheyer,” exploring the contributions of German-born art dealer, collector and educator. Scheyer (1889 — 1945) promoted the group of artists known as “The Blue Four,” which included Paul Klee, Wassily Kandinski, Lyonel Feininger and Alexei Jawlensky. Scheyer single-handedly cultivated a following for their brand of European modernism by arranging exhibitions, lectures and publications on their work, and negotiating sales on their behalf. The exhibition features exceptional examples of the Blue Four’s works from Scheyer’s personal collection, on view Friday through Sept. 25.

Apr
8
Sat
Art Exhibition “Allergies: The Flower Show” @ SugarMynt Gallery
Apr 8 – May 7 all-day
Art Exhibition "Allergies: The Flower Show" @ SugarMynt Gallery | South Pasadena | California | United States

ALLERGIES: THE FLOWER SHOW – APRIL 8TH – MAY 4TH AT SUGARMYNT GALLERY IN SOUTH PASADENA.

This is a flower show with a twist, the twist being none of the flowers are real. Stop and smell the artworks opening Saturday, April 8th, reception from 7pm – 10pm. SugarMynt will be showcasing a bouquet of artists in the season of sneezing. Come sniff our selection of artworks by Bonnie Lambert, Brenda Cibrian, Clovis Blackwell, Dany Paragouteva, Dani Manning, Douglas Alvarez, Kelley & Cricket, Lori Hutchison, Rob Grad, SaraRose, Shelley Kommers, Shula Arbel, Terri Berman.

Let this flower theme be your antihistamine! 😉

Octavia E. Butler Exhibition at the Huntington @ The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens
Apr 8 @ 9:00 am – Aug 7 @ 10:00 am

The exhibition “Octavia E. Butler: Telling My Stories” opens, featuring items from the late (1947 —2006) science fiction writer’s archives. Pasadena native Butler was the first science fiction writer to receive the prestigious Macarthur Genius Award and the first African-American woman to receive recognition in that genre. The collection includes her first short stories, written at age 12, to book contracts and programs from her speaking engagements. The exhibition continues through Aug. 7.

Apr
11
Tue
“The Originalist” at Pasadena Playhouse @ Pasadena Playhouse
Apr 11 @ 8:00 pm – May 7 @ 7:00 pm

The play “The Originalist” opens, the first of two spring productions focusing on democracy, constitutional law and what it means to be an American. The story, by John Strand and directed by Molly Smith, follows a bright, liberal law school graduate who clerks for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. The jurist proves to be both an infuriating intellectual sparring partner and, unexpectedly, also a mentor. The often funny and moving story packs a punch and serves as a timely reminder of the political divisions currently in play in this country. Performances are at 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, 4 and 8 p.m. Saturdays and 2 and 7 p.m. Sundays through May 7. Tickets are $25 to $115.

In order to encourage public dialog and discourse, free, post-show engagement activities are included after every performance.

Apr
23
Sun
2017 Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts @ 2017 Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts
Apr 23 – May 21 all-day
2017 Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts @ 2017 Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts | Pasadena | California | United States

This year’s Showcase House is a magnificent English Tudor Revival designed by the prominent architectural firm of Marston & Van Pelt and is featuring nine interior designers and six exterior designers from across the region. The 7,479 sf main residence features six bedrooms, four bathrooms and two half baths and is situated on a majestic two acre, park-like compound complete with pool.

Apr
27
Thu
AntigoneX at The Carrie Hamilton Theatre @ The Pasadena Playhouse
Apr 27 – Apr 29 all-day
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AntigoneX is a modern re-telling of the Antigone tragedy by Paula Cizmar. The city of Thebes is in ruins, with sounds of gunshots, police helicopters, and rebel troops echoing all around. Antigone alone defies the edict of King Creon and buries the body of her brother, Polynices. This ferocious play explores the struggle between tyrannical power and civil disobedience, between the forces of law and the bonds of family.

Thursday 6pm open dress; Friday 6pm; Saturday matinee 2pm; Saturday 6pm

Elementary Outdoor Crafts and Fun @ Altadena Library District
Apr 27 @ 3:30 pm

Thursdays at 3:30pm Outside at the Altadena Library

Come to the library and join us for outdoor crafts and fun! We’ll play with bubbles, plant a garden, and so much more. Be warned: you may get a little dirty or messy. For students in Kindergarten – 5th grade and their families.

Events will be rescheduled in case of rain.

If you have any questions or require special accommodation, please contact the Children’s Desk at 626-798-0833 x 108 or at childrens@altadenalibrary.org.

Thom Mayne Public Lecture @ Caltech (Cahill Center - Building 17)
Apr 27 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Thom Mayne Public Lecture @ Caltech (Cahill Center - Building 17) | Pasadena | California | United States

Building Science: Multiple Agendas
Thom Mayne, Architect and Design Director, Morphosis

Thom Mayne is one of the world’s leading architects. His honors include the Pritzker Prize (2005) and the AIA Gold Medal (2013). As one of the founders of the Southern California Institute of Architecture in 1972, there has always been a symbiotic relationship between Mayne’s teaching and practice. He is a tenured professor at UCLA Architecture and Urban Design and has held teaching positions around the world, including at Columbia, Yale, and the Harvard Graduate School of Design.

Morphosis designed the Cahill Center, which opened in 2009, to house Caltech’s top-ranked astronomy and astrophysics faculty and graduate students in a building dedicated to their needs. According to the firm’s website, the Cahill Center “is the result of a series of forces that collide to produce unique spaces of discovery…. As one moves through the space, formal fragments coalesce to reconstruct the interactions among light, architectural elements, and bodies as physical traces of the institution’s new ideas.”

Teen Writing Workshop, Pakistani Movie Night at Central Library @ Pasadena Public Library Central Branch
Apr 27 @ 6:00 pm

Teens who love writing are invited to an informal session to meet other teens, perform writing exercises, bounce ideas around and share their work at 6 p.m. Stories and poems produced during the session will be considered for the library’s Teen Zine. Pakistani Movie Night features a screening of “Gardaab” (2016), a story of an unlikely romance blossoming amidst violence, turf wars and ethnic and class divisions, starting at 6 p.m.

Book Signing at Vroman’s @ Vroman's Bookstore
Apr 27 @ 7:00 pm

Elizabeth Silver discusses and signs “The Tincture of Time: A Memoir of (Medical) Uncertainty” at 7 p.m.

Alex Film Society Film Screening @ Alex Theatre
Apr 27 @ 7:30 pm

The Alex Film Society presents the classic film “The Big Sleep” (1946), starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $16 general admission, $12 for seniors and students, $11 for Society members.

Jazz Night @ the Blue Guitar featuring Louie Beltran Band @ The Blue Guitar
Apr 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Louie Cruz Beltran is a charismatic entertainer, singer and master percussionist. His musical career was crafted upon the soulful sounds of his ethnic American background and flavored with contemporary R&B, Jazz, and Salsa as well as the Great American Songbook. Early in his career, Louie performed with great artists such as Ray Barretto, Mongo Santamaria, Tito Puente, Francisco Aguabella, and Jorge Claudio. Recently he has performed with legends Natalie Cole, Gladys Knight, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Poncho Sanchez and many other renowned artists. Louie will be joined by Carlos Vivas on keyboard, Ramon Banda on drums, Andrew Ford on bass, and Justin Janer on sax and flute.

Off My Head – a lasting storytelling experience @ The Coffee Gallery Backstage
Apr 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Off My Head - a lasting storytelling experience @ The Coffee Gallery Backstage |  |  |

Off My Head – a lasting storytelling experience
A show of real life, irreverent, funny, and heartfelt stories, told by experienced storytellers, that thrill, tickle and inspire.

Featuring:

Storyteller/ Author – Ty Fance

Storyteller/ Actor- Dan Tirman

Storyteller/ Director- Patricia Willson

Storyteller/ Writer – Vicki Juditz

Storyteller/ Writer – Marcielle Brandler

Ty Fance – performs at The Story Salon, The Altadena Coffee Gallery Backstage Theater, the Hollywood Improv and the Pasadena Ice House Comedy Club. Published book of ten autobiographical short stories entitled – “Off My Head and Over the Fence”.

Dan Tirman – has been telling stories in Los Angeles since 2001; sharing memories of his childhood in Long Island, NY, his formative years as as an actor on the east coast, his work as a college instructor to immigrants learning English, as well as his tales of intermittent show business employment in Hollywood and frequent “run-ins” with some of the late and great stars of yesteryear.

Pat Willson’s mission in life is to expose all her secrets quickly before she no longer remembers them. Pat is a writer, a director and a fanatastic storyteller.

Marcielle Brandler – Award-winning poet, Marcielle is a TV producer/filmmaker, seminar director, public speaker, and college professor. Her books The Breathing House: Imagist Poems, and Fun with Grammar. She appears in 2005-2012 Whos Who in the World. Marcielle’s humanitarian work raising money for many groups goes back to the eighties. Her website is www.marciellepresents.com and EnglishWithMarcielle.wordpress.com.She can be reached at marcielleb@hotmail.com.

Vicki Juditz – has performed stories from coast to coast,
has had her stories featured on the Moth Radio Hour and
KCRW’s UnFictional, and appeared in comic roles on
Everybody Loves Raymond and My Name is Earl.

“The Cherry Orchard” at Glendale Community College @ Glendale Community College
Apr 27 @ 8:00 pm – May 7 @ 2:00 pm

The Glendale Community College Theatre Arts Department stages the play “The Cherry Orchard” by Anton Chekhov, translated by Laurence Senelick and directed by Melissa Randel, opening at 8 p.m. tonight and continuing at 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday, May 5 and 6 and 2 p.m. May 7. Tickets are $15 general admission and $12 for students and seniors.

Apr
28
Fri
Assistance League of Pasadena Coffee @ Assistance League of Pasadena
Apr 28 @ 10:30 am

The philanthropic organization hosts a prospective member coffee at 10:30 a.m.

Washington Elementary STEM Magnet Read-A-Thon Fundraiser @ Washington Elementary STEM Magnet
Apr 28 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The school’s students and staff hold a Read-A-Thon fundraiser from noon to 2 p.m. as they seek personal sponsors to raise funds for classroom libraries and provide project supplies for the school’s students. Donations will be accepted starting Friday through May 11. To donate, visit the website, call Brianna Ceniseroz at extension 75064 or email ceniseroz.brianna@pusd.us.

Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards Gala @ Pasadena Civic Auditorium
Apr 28 @ 2:00 pm

In advance of Sunday’s 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards ceremony, a gala honors the more than 70 craft categories behind the shows that grace the daytime genre. It starts at 2 p.m. Dinner is included. Tickets are $400. Visit the website or email Audiences Unlimited at angela@audiencesunlimited.com for tickets.

Peter Pan Production at South Pasadena High School @ South Pasadena High School
Apr 28 @ 7:00 pm – Apr 30 @ 2:00 pm

The musical “Peter Pan” is staged at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday in the auditorium. Admission is $15 general, $10 for children younger than 12.