Prime Picks | Pasadena Weekly https://www.pasadenaweekly.com Greater Pasadena's Free News and Entertainment Weekly Fri, 17 Aug 2018 20:56:41 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 https://i1.wp.com/www.pasadenaweekly.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/cropped-jgpw-512-px-copy.png?fit=32%2C32&ssl=1 Prime Picks | Pasadena Weekly https://www.pasadenaweekly.com 32 32 136211528 Ken Jeong is riding a wave of good fortune as he co-stars in ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ and prepares for his Netflix special at the Ice House https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/08/16/ken-jeong-is-riding-a-wave-of-good-fortune-as-he-co-stars-in-crazy-rich-asians-and-prepares-for-his-netflix-special-at-the-ice-house/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/08/16/ken-jeong-is-riding-a-wave-of-good-fortune-as-he-co-stars-in-crazy-rich-asians-and-prepares-for-his-netflix-special-at-the-ice-house/#respond Thu, 16 Aug 2018 13:00:39 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=105657 Ken Jeong has been living a double life — as both a physician and a standup comedian — for more than 20 years. After focusing on his booming acting career for the past nine years since “The Hangover” catapulted him to stardom with his role as the eccentric gangster Mr. Chow, he is bringing both halves […]

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Writer Leslie Schwartz recounts her harrowing DUI incarceration in ‘The Lost Chapters’ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/08/09/writer-leslie-schwartz-recounts-her-harrowing-dui-incarceration-in-the-lost-chapters/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/08/09/writer-leslie-schwartz-recounts-her-harrowing-dui-incarceration-in-the-lost-chapters/#respond Thu, 09 Aug 2018 13:00:22 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=105481 Leslie Schwartz was a successful writer and novelist who had managed to maintain sobriety from alcohol for over a decade before falling back into 414 days of self-described “blackout drinking.” It was only after she was arrested for DUI and battery of an officer in 2014 that she managed to get sober again, only to […]

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Ronnie Spector and the Ronettes perform at The Rose on Saturday https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/08/02/ronnie-spector-and-the-ronettes-perform-at-the-rose-on-saturday/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/08/02/ronnie-spector-and-the-ronettes-perform-at-the-rose-on-saturday/#respond Thu, 02 Aug 2018 13:00:33 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=105312 Ronnie Spector is a rock and roll survivor in more ways than one. After attaining stardom as the lead singer of the vocal group the Ronettes from 1965 to 1969, she married producer Phil Spector. From 1968 to 1974 she found herself living in a hellish relationship in which she was forced to endure years […]

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Pasadena Film Tour offers insights into 30 local film and TV locations on Saturday https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/07/26/pasadena-film-tour-offers-insights-into-30-local-film-and-tv-locations-on-saturday/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/07/26/pasadena-film-tour-offers-insights-into-30-local-film-and-tv-locations-on-saturday/#respond Thu, 26 Jul 2018 13:00:24 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=105192 Pasadena has been the home of countless TV and film locations, with the historic Gamble House serving as the eccentric Doc Brown’s home in “Back to the Future” and the Bat Cave from the 1960s TV series “Batman” also hidden within the area. This weekend, local film expert Jared Cowen will team with the area […]

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The Baseball Reliquary celebrates two decades of goofy homages to baseball Sunday at the Pasadena Central Library https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/07/19/the-baseball-reliquary-celebrates-two-decades-of-goofy-homages-to-baseball-sunday-at-the-pasadena-central-library/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/07/19/the-baseball-reliquary-celebrates-two-decades-of-goofy-homages-to-baseball-sunday-at-the-pasadena-central-library/#respond Thu, 19 Jul 2018 13:00:18 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=105015 For the past two decades, Terry Cannon has been honoring some of the most colorful (and occasionally historic) figures from the world of baseball by inducting them in the Baseball Reliquary’s Shrine of the Eternals. The often-humorous alternative to the Baseball Hall of Fame will celebrate its 20th anniversary at 2 p.m. Sunday with an […]

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Altadena-based country singer and ‘Music Mom’ blogger Eileen Carey opens for Rita Coolidge Saturday at The Rose https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/07/12/altadena-based-country-singer-and-music-mom-blogger-eileen-carey-opens-for-rita-coolidge-saturday-at-the-rose/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/07/12/altadena-based-country-singer-and-music-mom-blogger-eileen-carey-opens-for-rita-coolidge-saturday-at-the-rose/#respond Thu, 12 Jul 2018 13:00:54 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=104824 Eileen Carey has spent her adult life balancing being one of the most respected singer-songwriters on country music’s independent circuit and maintaining a successful home life as a wife and mother to two now-adult children. Now, the longtime Altadena resident has combined the wisdom gained from those two aspects of her life to create the […]

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Antaeus Theatre Company follows one town’s romantic travails in ‘Three Days in the Country’ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/07/05/antaeus-theatre-company-follows-one-towns-romantic-travails-in-three-days-in-the-country/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/07/05/antaeus-theatre-company-follows-one-towns-romantic-travails-in-three-days-in-the-country/#respond Thu, 05 Jul 2018 13:00:22 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=104667 The Antaeus Theatre Company has built a strong reputation on the Los Angeles theater scene for creating innovative twists on classic plays. That approach is amply evident in their latest production, “Three Days in the Country,” which marks the West Coast debut of playwright Patrick Marber’s adaptation of Ivan Turgenev’s classic comedy “A Month in […]

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Americafest is just one of the family-friendly options available on America’s birthday https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/06/28/americafest-is-just-one-of-the-family-friendly-options-available-on-americas-birthday/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/06/28/americafest-is-just-one-of-the-family-friendly-options-available-on-americas-birthday/#respond Thu, 28 Jun 2018 13:00:01 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=104448 The Fourth of July is always an explosive time for family fun in the Pasadena area, but not just because of the fireworks lighting the skies. As always, towns throughout the San Gabriel Valley are going all-out to create a fun-filled celebration of our nation’s birthday, and we’re here to provide you a handy guide […]

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Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles takes fans on a journey through gay cinematic history at the Alex Theatre https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/06/21/gay-mens-chorus-of-los-angeles-takes-fans-on-a-journey-through-gay-cinematic-history-at-the-alex-theatre/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/06/21/gay-mens-chorus-of-los-angeles-takes-fans-on-a-journey-through-gay-cinematic-history-at-the-alex-theatre/#respond Thu, 21 Jun 2018 13:00:59 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=104293 The Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles has been bringing spectacular musical events to the Alex Theatre for years, but this weekend the ensemble may have come up with its most wildly entertaining show yet. “The Pink Carpet: LGBTQ & The Silver Screen” traces the journey of the gay community throughout cinema history, with special […]

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The 26th Annual Pasadena Chalk Festival offers celestial additions to this year’s artworks https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/06/14/the-26th-annual-pasadena-chalk-festival-offers-celestial-additions-to-this-years-artworks/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/06/14/the-26th-annual-pasadena-chalk-festival-offers-celestial-additions-to-this-years-artworks/#respond Thu, 14 Jun 2018 13:00:49 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=104164 For the past 25 years, the stunning artworks found at the Pasadena Chalk Festival have kept attendees’ eyes focused squarely on the sidewalks below them. But this year, the world’s largest street art event will send both the visitors’ and artists’ minds soaring to the skies, as it embraces Pasadena’s recent designation as “the city […]

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