“Bee-luther-hatchee” at Sierra Madre Playhouse @ Sierra Madre Playhouse
Jan 13 @ 8:00 pm – Feb 18 @ 8:00 pm

The play “Bee-luther-hatchee” by Thomas Gibbons opens at 8 p.m., the story of Shelita Burns, editor at a New York publishing house as she searches for Libby Price, an African-American woman who has spent years drifting around the US and has composed a prize-winning memoir, and Shelita is determined to find her and present the award. When she finds Price, she learns shocking facts about the author. The play continues at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays through Feb. 18. Tickets are $30 general admission, $27 for seniors, $20 for youth, $17 for children 12 and younger.

An Evening of Live Music & Art @ SugarMynt Gallery
Jan 19 all-day
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We will be playing host to folk singer/song writers, Jack Symes and Nat Lefkoff on Thursday January 19th from 5 – 7:30, during the
South Pasadena’s weekly farmers markert.

Join us for an evening of live music and art by defectivebarbie. Jack, a Pasadena native, and Nat, from Davis, CA, will be performing their calming folk originals with the backdrop off of the elegant and edgy watercolors of defectivebarbie.

New Year, New You, Low Vision Screenings at Pasadena Senior Center @ Pasadena Senior Center
Jan 19 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Learn small steps that can help you live a joyful life in 2017 in “New Year, New You,” presented by Shawn Herz of the Heritage Clinic at 10 a.m. Low vision screenings by the Braille Institute run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.. Call for reservations.

Free Third Thursday at Pasadena Museum of California Art @ Pasadena Museum of California Art
Jan 19 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Free Third Thursday means free admission from 5 to 8 p.m.

3 Keys to Manifesting the Career of Your Dreams! @ Collab&Play
Jan 19 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
3 Keys to Manifesting the Career of Your Dreams! @ Collab&Play |  |  |

Feeling unfulfilled in your job? Then this FREE workshop is for you! What would light your passions? What job would you love to wake up to every day? This is what we will begin to uncover in this interactive workshop.

You will walk away with:
1. Tools to help you clarify what type of career would bring you joy and passion

2. A plan of action to take you to the next step in creating the career of your dreams

Space is limited! Please RSVP by clicking the Eventbrite link below. We look forward to meeting you!

Noir Night Film Screening at Central Library @ Pasadena Public Library Central Branch
Jan 19 @ 6:00 pm

Phoef Sutton, author of the modern LA noir mysteries “Heart Attack and Vine” and “Crush” hosts Noir Night with a screening of the classic Phillip Marlowe noir film “The Long Goodbye,” based on the Raymond Chandler novel at 6 p.m. Sutton introduces the film and explains some of the labyrinth plot points and entertaining background to the film, which is rated R.

Friends of the South Pasadena Library Meeting and Concert @ South Pasadena Library Community Room
Jan 19 @ 7:00 pm

The library support group’s annual meeting features an early music concert with Adam and Rotem Gilbert performing early classical music on instruments including recorders, bagpipes and shawm, a Renaissance-era oboe starting at 7 p.m. Free.

“Whose Stories? Who Tells Them” Panel Discussion @ Pasadena City College Harbeson Hall
Jan 19 @ 7:00 pm

In conjunction with the Sierra Madre Playhouse production of “Bee-luther-hatchee,” the company presents a series of panel discussions on writers and diversity at 7 p.m. over five consecutive Thursdays at various local venues, today through Feb. 16. Discussions focus on challenges of creating authentic voices and the danger of cultural appropriation. Tonight’s discussion, “Journalism/Is It Our News?” features Mekahlo Medina of NBC4, Tasbeeh Hersbee, Associate Editor of “Good” and Daniela Gerson of CSUN’s Journalism Department, with moderator Xavier Higgs, photojournalist and President of National Association of Black Journalists.  Free.

Free Film, Health Fair at Pasadena Senior Center @ Pasadena Senior Center
Jan 20 @ 9:00 am

A free health fair includes glucose, blood pressure and hearing screenings, counseling and health and community resources from 9 to 11 a.m. Bring your list of medications, doctors and emergency contacts for a free ID card. Call (626) 685-6732 for information. Free movie matinees start at 1 p.m. Fridays. Friday’s film is “The King and I” (1956).

Neighborhood Church Weekend of Healing and Justice @ Neighborhood Unitarian Universalist Church
Jan 20 @ 6:30 pm – Jan 22 @ 3:00 pm

The church hosts a weekend of witness, justice and action in response to the upcoming presidential inauguration. The weekend includes a series of community-building, organizing and self-care activities to balance the anxiety gripping the nation. Saturday begins with breakfast, sign-making and community. Then, guests can go downtown together for the Women’s March LA. Alternatively, stay for a day of anti-oppression and anti-racism workshops, yoga, meditation, justice stations and art installations. Hours are from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Visit facebook.com/events/997161900388052/ for details.

Book Signing at Vroman’s @ Vroman's Bookstore
Jan 20 @ 6:57 pm

Emily McDowell discusses and signs “There Is No Good Card for This: What to Say and Do When Life is Scary, Awful and Unfair to People You Love” at 7 p.m.

NY Times Best-Selling Author James Van Praagh Book Signing in Pasadena @ ALEXANDRIA II BOOKSTORE
Jan 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
NY Times Best-Selling Author James Van Praagh Book Signing in Pasadena @ ALEXANDRIA II BOOKSTORE |  |  |

New Book From World’s Leading Medium Reveals the Secrets to Harnessing

the Most Powerful Force in the Universe …LOVE

World renowned spiritual medium James Van Praagh is a #1 New York Times best-selling author of over a dozen books including his debut title Talking to Heaven and soon to be released The Power of Love: Connecting to the Oneness (Hay House/Nov. 15, 2016/Hardcover).

A “survival evidence medium” with over 30 years of experience, Van Praagh provides evidential proof of life after death via highly detailed messages from the spiritual realm.

James regularly appears on national radio and television shows including OPRAH, LARRY KING LIVE, 48 HOURS, THE VIEW, and many more. He is also the creator and executive producer of CBS’s long-running series THE GHOST WHISPERER, starring Jennifer Love Hewitt, and hosted his own internationally syndicated TV show entitled BEYOND. James can be heard on his popular Hay House Radio Show Tuesdays at 11:00 am pacific, and his UBN Radio/TV Broadcast Spirit Speaks every Monday at 7:00 pm pacific. Recently he launched The James Van Praagh School of Mystical Arts, an online academy where students can explore a wide range of spiritual topics from mindfulness to mediumship. For more information please visit vanpraagh.com

“My Life’s Journey: An Evening with C.S. Lewis” @ Lake Avenue Church
Jan 20 @ 7:30 pm – Jan 29 @ 2:30 pm

“My Life’s Journey: An Evening with C.S. Lewis” features actor Phil Crowley in a one-man show set in 1963 as the British author hosts a group of American writers at his home outside of Oxford, at 7:30 p.m. Friday and 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and Jan. 27, 28 and 29. Free. A freewill offering will be taken.

Pasadena Opera Company @ A Noise Within
Jan 20 @ 8:00 pm – Jan 29 @ 3:00 pm

The company performs Mozart’s classic comedy “Cosi Fan Tutte” at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $35 to $100.

Family Concert, Financial Aid Workshop, the Homeric Project at Central Library @ Pasadena Public Library Central Branch
Jan 21 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

A family concert for all ages features folk songs from the 1960s and ‘70s with the Women on the Move Trio at 11 a.m. Dr. Gary Stickel, creator of the Homeric Project, designed to introduce children to classics such as “The Iliad” and “The Odyssey” discusses his work from 2 to 4 p.m. College-bound students can learn how to apply for financial aid at 2 p.m. Call Jane Gov at (626) 744-4246 or email jgov@cityofpasadena.net to sign up.

Guided Tour, Picasso Discussion at Norton Simon @ Norton Simon Museum
Jan 21 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

A guided tour visits the Picasso lithograph exhibition from 1 to 2 p.m. Susan Grace Galassi, Senior Curator of the Frick Collection discusses “Variation as an Artistic Process in Picasso’s Work” from 4 to 5 p.m. Both are free with museum admission of $12 for adults, $9 for seniors and free for members, students and those 18 and younger.

Practice ACT Test at Hastings Library @ Pasadena Public Library, Hastings Branch
Jan 21 @ 1:30 pm

College-bound students can take a free, practice ACT Test at 1:30 p.m. and receive scores, analysis and tips. Attendees should bring pencils, a calculator, water and a snack. Call to register.

An Homage to Julia Child at Allendale Library @ Pasadena Public Library, Allendale Branch
Jan 21 @ 2:00 pm

“An Homage to Julia Child” features Isabelle Camps-Campins in a demonstration of French cooking, preparing dishes from Child’s book, “Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume 2 at 2 p.m. The first 40 attendees receive a ticket to sample the dishes she prepares.

Lanterman House Author Talk @ La Cañada Flintridge Library
Jan 21 @ 2:00 pm

David Boule discusses his book “The Orange and the Dream of California” at 2 p.m. Free.

Pasadena Symphony Concert @ Ambassador Auditorium
Jan 21 @ 2:00 pm

The Symphony performs works by Handel and Bach at 2 and 8 p.m. Nicholas McGegan conducts. Featured performers are soprano Sherezade Panthaki and violinist William Hagen. Tickets are $35 and up.