Sep
26
Tue
“Our Town” at Pasadena Playhouse @ Pasadena Playhouse
Sep 26 @ 8:41 pm – Oct 22 @ 7:00 pm

Actress Jane Kaczmarek (“Malcolm in the Middle”) stars in Deaf West Theatre’s production of Thornton Wilder’s classic, “Our Town,” with performances starting at 8 p.m. Tuesday. It tells the story of the fictional town of Grover’s Corners between 1901 and 1913, told through the everyday lives of its citizens. Wilder used theatrical devices including setting the play in the actual theater where it’s being performed, and Kaczmarek’s main character is the stage manager, who directly addresses the audience. The cast includes both hearing and deaf actors. Performances continue at 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 22. An additional 7 p.m. performance is scheduled for Oct. 22. Tickets are $25 to $92.

Sep
28
Thu
Unbound Productions’ Wicked Lit @ Moutain View Mausoleum and Cemetery
Sep 28 @ 7:30 pm – Nov 11 @ 7:30 pm

The company’s annual production of Wicked Lit presents a preview at 7:30 p.m. The series features adaptations of Ambrose Bierce’s “The Damned Thing,” “Thoths’s Labyrinth,” inspired by the Egyptian legend “The Book of Thoth,” “The Open Door,” from the short story by Margaret Oliphant and “Liliom,” inspired by the play by Ferenc Molnár. Tickets for tonight’s preview are $40. Regular performances open at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $45 to $100. Wicked Lit continues through Nov. 11.

With Love and a Major Organ @ Boston Court Performing Arts Center
Sep 28 @ 8:00 pm – Nov 5 @ 12:00 am

written by Julia Lederer
directed by Jessica Kubzansky
September 28 – November 05, 2017
“Julia Lederer has crafted a quirky comedy about how anti-social the modern world has become.” —NOW Toronto
A young woman falls in love with a total stranger she meets on the subway. After giving the man her actual beating heart, he disappears­—leading this unlikely heroine on a quest to retrieve her heart, accidentally cracking open those of others she meets along the way. Whimsical, quirky, and wildly original, the play pushes on the ever stranger phenomenon of physical human interaction in the age of technology. Why is it that we are ever more connected and yet we have never felt more alone? With Love and a Major Organ is an eccentric, edgy comedy about what it costs to give your heart away, and what happens when you discover you actually have one.

Illuminations
* Friday, October 6 at 8PM—Postshow Illuminations on playwriting with With Love playwright, Julia Lederer (preview performance)
* Sunday, October 8 at 2PM—Postshow illuminations on playwriting with With Love playwright, Julia Lederer
* Sunday, October 15 at 2PM—Postshow illuminations on acting with the With Love cast
* Thursday, October 19 at 8PM—Postshow illuminations on acting with the With Love cast
* Sunday, October 22 at 1:15PM—Preshow illuminations on theme with Dr. Christina Scott (Love Languages)
* Thursday, October 26 at 8PM—Postshow illuminations on design with the With Love designers
* Sunday, October 29 at 1:15PM—Preshow illuminations on theme with Tim Patterson (Virtual Therapy)
* Thursday, November 2 at 8PM—Postshow illuminations on directing with With Love director, Jessica Kubzansky
* Friday, November 3 at 8PM—Postshow Illuminations on playwriting with With Love playwright, Julia Lederer (preview performance)

Oct
7
Sat
Tiffany Favrile Glass: Masterworks from the Collection of Stanley and Dolores Sirott @ The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
Oct 7 2017 – Feb 26 2018 all-day
Tiffany Favrile Glass: Masterworks from the Collection of Stanley and Dolores Sirott @ The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens |  |  |

Thirty-two exquisite glass vases designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany, on loan from a private collection, will be showcased in an exhibition opening this fall at The Huntington. While Tiffany is famous for many types of glass, including stained glass windows, the exhibition focuses exclusively on Tiffany’s Favrile vases. These lustrous vessels, known for their innovative forms and colors, are among the most exquisite examples of Art Nouveau-inspired decorative art created in this country. The exhibition will survey the full range of Tiffany’s Favrile glass vase production, from experimental pieces made in the 1890s to the widely-admired peacock vases produced in the early years of the 20th century. The works are on loan from the collection of Stanley and Dolores Sirott, one of the most significant private collections of Tiffany Favrile glass in the United States.

Oct
18
Wed
Gus’s Beer Dinner with Craftsman @ Gus's Barbeque
Oct 18 all-day
Gus's Beer Dinner with Craftsman @ Gus's Barbeque |  |  |

Join us for a Craftsman Beer Dinner with Brewmaster Mark Jilg. Your ticket will include a five-course dinner curated by Gus’s BBQ, paired with five Craftsman beers. Mark Jilg will educate us on tasting notes, style, history and more of every beer.

Seating will be limited. Purchasing advance tickets is advised.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/craftsman-beer-dinner-guss-bbq-tickets-38298181893

HungerU Tour @ Caltech-Advocating For Food Security! @ California Institute of Technology
Oct 18 all-day
HungerU Tour @ Caltech-Advocating For Food Security! @ California Institute of Technology |  |  |

HungerU Fall 2017 Tour Projected to Reach More Than 1 Million on Global Agriculture and Food Security Issues

Pasadena, CA (Oct. 18, 2017)—HungerU, an initiative of the Farm Journal Foundation, will be making a stop at California Institute of Technology on it’s 10 week hunger awareness tour. HungerU is an educational and advocacy platform designed to engage next-generation populations on global agriculture and food security issues. During the two-month tour, HungerU will make 16 stops across four states and is projected to reach more than 1 million participants.

Since its launch in 2013, HungerU has visited more than 130 college and university campuses in more than 40 states. HungerU has built a strong constituency base by educating students through the mobile exhibit experience and an active social media community with more than 250,000 members engaging with our initiative.

“HungerU is a vibrant, growing community of future consumers, voters and policymakers who want to make purposeful change in our world,” explained Tricia Beal, CEO, Farm Journal Foundation. “Social media is at the heart of the HungerU experience; it is the way our next-generation constituents communicate, learn and mobilize at critical policy moments.”

The 2017 tour engagements include: CIC Cortex, the Minnesota State Fair, the Academy of Agriculture and Science, Concordia University St. Paul, the University of Minnesota, Macalester College, the University of California-Davis, the University of California-Berkeley, the University of California-San Francisco, Santa Clara University,
the University of California-Riverside, University of California-Los Angeles, Fresno State, Pomona College, California Institute of Technology and the National FFA Convention & Expo.

At each tour stop, HungerU partners with mission-aligned organizations to amplify impact and engage a diverse group of stakeholders. Partners include FFA, 4-H, Alliance to End Hunger, Campus Kitchens and more than a dozen other local partners and student organizations. The HungerU model leverages a multi-channel approach for impact, which includes a mobile learning exhibit, guest lectures, farm-level learning journeys, volunteer engagements and a social media community.

HungerU amplifies impact through technology and partnership. The centerpiece of the digital experience is the HungerU Challenge (www.HungerUChallenge.com). Through this mobile app, participants are introduced to agriculture and food security issues via an interactive quiz. Participants can connect directly to their national- level policymakers and advocate for their point of view on agriculture and food security issues.

Sponsoring organizations include the National Corn Growers Association, Growmark and Farm Journal Media.

  Follow HungerU on Social Media: Twitter  Facebook  Instagram

About Farm Journal Foundation (www.farmersfeedingtheworld.org)

Medicare Resource Fair at Pasadena Senior Center @ Pasadena Senior Center
Oct 18 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Center hosts a Medicare resource fair, offering information on the program, related issues and upcoming changes for 2018, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free; no reservations required, but the first 50 people to call and register receive a free box lunch.

Jonathan Flaksman Solo Cello Recital/ Free Admission Glendale Noon Concerts @ Glendale City Church
Oct 18 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
Jonathan Flaksman Solo Cello Recital/ Free Admission Glendale Noon Concerts @ Glendale City Church |  |  |

On Wednesday October18, 2017 at 12:10-12:40 pm
the Free Admission Glendale Noon Concerts will feature
cellist Jonathan Flaksman will perform works by
Bach, Flaksman and Ysaye
at the Sanctuary of Glendale City Church,
610 E. California Ave. (at Isabel St), Glendale, CA 91206.
For more information, email glendalesda@gmail.com
or call (818) 244- 7241.

Free Film at Central Library @ Pasadena Public Library Central Branch
Oct 18 @ 1:00 pm

Free films screen at 1 p.m. Wednesdays. October films celebrate science fiction. Wednesday’s film is “Outland” (1981).

La Cañada Flintridge Public Library Book Sale @ La Cañada Flintridge Public Library
Oct 18 @ 2:00 pm – Oct 21 @ 3:00 pm

The Friends of the Library hosts a book sale featuring thousands of books for all interests and in all categories, most for $2 each or less, from 2 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 19, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 20 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 21.

Curator Tour: Visual Voyages @ The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
Oct 18 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Curator Tour: Visual Voyages @ The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens |  |  |

Join exhibition co-curator Daniela Bleichmar for a private tour of this fall’s major exhibition, “Visual Voyages: Images of Latin American Nature from Columbus to Darwin.” On view in the Boone Gallery, the show part of the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA initiative. Members: $15. Non-Members: $20.

Wine & Song featuring Sugar Still and Gary Stockdale @ The Blue Guitar
Oct 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:45 pm

2-time Emmy-nominated composer Gary Stockdale has done it all in the music world — from film and TV to musicals and live performances. An original member of the Brian Setzer Orchestra, he is also a wonderful and witty songwriter. Gary has a new CD just completed entitled “Keep Letting Go” from which he’ll be performing songs. Sugar Still are conservatory-trained violinist/vocalist Sarah Blick and acclaimed roots singer-songwriter Charlie Cheney. They perform lively, poignant originals and contemporary covers filled with rocking guitar riffs, swinging blue violin, and beautiful vocal harmonies reminiscent of It’s a Beautiful Day, Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys, Civil Wars, and Jefferson Airplane.

Oct
19
Thu
Gardening Talk at the Arboretum @ Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden
Oct 19 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

A gardening talk features Matt-Dell Tufenkian discussing invasion biology, a scientific discipline studying the human transport and introduction of species throughout the world and their health, economic and environmental impacts, from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Cost is $25.

Shingles Discussion at Pasadena Senior Center @ Pasadena Senior Center
Oct 19 @ 10:00 am

Learn about the long-term effects of shingles and what you can do to reduce your risk, starting at 10 a.m.

Reverse Engineering Day for Kids! @ Altadena Library District - Main Library
Oct 19 @ 3:30 pm

Have you ever wondered what the inside of a speaker, or a clock, or a keyboard looks like? Do you like building things? Do you like destroying things? Join us at the library for our Reverse Engineering Day! We’ll provide the tools and the electronics– you bring the grit and the curiosity. For elementary students and their families. Please note: this program is not suitable for children under age 5.

If you have any questions or require special accommodation, or you would like to donate old/broken electronics to this program, please contact the Children’s Desk at childrens@altadenalibrary.org or at 626-798-0833 x 108.

Robot Design for Kids at Hastings Library @ Pasadena Public Library, Hastings Branch
Oct 19 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Kids ages 8 to 18 are invited to MATHMania Robotics Freeze Tag Soccer, as young engineers build a robot to meet the new challenge of Freeze Tag Soccer, from 4 to 7 p.m. Call to sign up.

PMCA 1234: Free Third Thursday Evening (& Then Some) @ Pasadena Museum of California Art
Oct 19 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
PMCA 1234: Free Third Thursday Evening (& Then Some) @ Pasadena Museum of California Art |  |  |

Enjoy free admission, extended hours, and a free program:

“Looking Out” • 6:00pm-7:30pm

CalArts SPRAWL presents “Looking Out,” which includes artistic collaborations through readings, performances, and discussions led by CalArts students and alumni. The evening connects members of different creative communities, including artists from local university art programs.

Presented as part of our PMCA 1234 monthly programming.
NO RSVP REQUIRED.

Complementary and Natural Therapies at Cancer Support Community @ Cancer Support Community
Oct 19 @ 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm

A program exploring the use of complementary and natural therapies for cancer patients runs from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. tonight, Nov. 16 and Dec. 21. Free, but call for reservations.

Documentary Screening at Central Library @ Pasadena Public Library Central Branch
Oct 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:45 pm

The documentary “Visual Futurist: The Art & Life of Syd Mead,” directed by Joaquin Montalvan, explores Mead’s life and career, screening from 6 to 8:45 p.m.

Fireside Chat with Clair Slattery of Speechless’ Principal LX Designer @ Supply Frame
Oct 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Fireside Chat with Clair Slattery of Speechless' Principal LX Designer @ Supply Frame  |  |  |

At this Special Connect Week Fireside Chat we will discuss The 3 Ps of Impactful Pitching: Preparation, Performance & Positivity. The conversation will be followed by Q&A and hands-on learning experience where everyone can get involved.