Prime Picks | Pasadena Weekly https://www.pasadenaweekly.com Greater Pasadena's Free News and Entertainment Weekly Sat, 17 Feb 2018 01:28:06 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.4 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 Comic writer Laurie Kilmartin reads and signs her book ‘Dead People Suck’ at Vroman’s Tuesday https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/02/15/comic-writer-laurie-kilmartin-reads-signs-book-dead-people-suck-vromans-tuesday-2/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/02/15/comic-writer-laurie-kilmartin-reads-signs-book-dead-people-suck-vromans-tuesday-2/#respond Thu, 15 Feb 2018 14:10:27 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=101371 There are normally five stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. But Laurie Kilmartin has discovered a sixth: laughter.    A standup comedy star and longtime writer for the late-night show “Conan” on TBS, Kilmartin has processed her own dad’s death in recent years via both a standup special called “45 Jokes About […]

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Singer Peter Yarrow brings six decades of folk classics to Caltech Saturday https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/02/08/singer-peter-yarrow-brings-six-decades-folk-classics-caltech-saturday/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/02/08/singer-peter-yarrow-brings-six-decades-folk-classics-caltech-saturday/#respond Thu, 08 Feb 2018 14:00:37 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=101143 Peter Yarrow has been playing concerts since 1961, first with the legendary folk music trio Peter, Paul and Mary and presently as a solo artist in dozens of shows nationwide each year. While he is pleased to have seen plenty of progressive reforms instituted in America throughout his six-decade career, he remains ever vigilant due […]

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Comedian Don Friesen performs to a hometown crowd next Thursday at the South Pasadena Public Library https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/02/01/comedian-don-friesen-performs-hometown-crowd-next-thursday-south-pasadena-public-library/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/02/01/comedian-don-friesen-performs-hometown-crowd-next-thursday-south-pasadena-public-library/#respond Thu, 01 Feb 2018 14:00:35 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=100940 Libraries are normally regarded as staid and quiet places where students go to study, homeless people sleep and book buffs explore new realms of literature. But the South Pasadena Public Library has been breaking that mold for years thanks to the adventurous events bookings of its head librarian Steve Fjeldsted, who has brought in movie […]

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Dodgers announcer Joe Davis talks about taking over for Vin Scully and his passion for broadcasting at South Pasadena Public Library Monday https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/01/25/dodgers-announcer-joe-davis-talks-taking-vin-scully-passion-broadcasting-south-pasadena-public-library-monday/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/01/25/dodgers-announcer-joe-davis-talks-taking-vin-scully-passion-broadcasting-south-pasadena-public-library-monday/#respond Thu, 25 Jan 2018 14:00:46 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=100791 Joe Davis stepped into some mighty big shoes last year when he succeeded legendary Los Angeles Dodgers play-by-play commentator Vin Scully. It was a job that he eased into after filling the position for the team’s away games in 2016, and fans quickly embraced him as he proved to have a facility for telling great […]

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The Pasadena Playhouse transforms ‘The Pirates of Penzance’ into an audience-interactive beach party https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/01/18/pasadena-playhouse-transforms-pirates-penzance-audience-interactive-beach-party/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/01/18/pasadena-playhouse-transforms-pirates-penzance-audience-interactive-beach-party/#respond Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:00:28 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=100655 While winter weather never really rears its ugly head in Pasadena, it’s easy to dream of the summer beach season even amid the somewhat chilly temperatures of January. Yet the Pasadena Playhouse is about to help set the mood for summer magic with its new production of “The Pirates of Penzance,” which stages the classic […]

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Ken Davis recounts four decades of amazing stories from LA broadcasting next Thursday at Vromans https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/01/11/ken-davis-recounts-four-decades-of-amazing-stories-from-la-broadcasting-next-thursday-at-vromans/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/01/11/ken-davis-recounts-four-decades-of-amazing-stories-from-la-broadcasting-next-thursday-at-vromans/#respond Thu, 11 Jan 2018 14:15:18 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=100496 Having spent more than four decades as an on-air reporter, anchorman and producer on some of the top Los Angeles and national news programs, Ken Davis had an inside look at some of the most historic moments imaginable. But his off-air stories— including spending a night on the town with Walter Cronkite, having a private […]

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Channel 4 weatherman Fritz Coleman keeps finding new ways to make aging funny in ‘Defying Gravity’ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/01/04/channel-4-weatherman-fritz-coleman-keeps-finding-new-ways-to-make-aging-funny-in-defying-gravity/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/01/04/channel-4-weatherman-fritz-coleman-keeps-finding-new-ways-to-make-aging-funny-in-defying-gravity/#respond Thu, 04 Jan 2018 14:00:48 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=100353 As the weeknight weatherman for KNBC Channel 4, Fritz Coleman has been alerting Angelenos to the latest weather forecasts and news for the past 33 years. Yet he’s also maintained a thriving side career as a stand-up comedian, appearing monthly at the Ice House with a string of one-man shows that have packed the house […]

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Dave Wakeling leads the English Beat through frantic fun Sunday at The Rose https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2017/12/28/dave-wakeling-leads-the-english-beat-through-frantic-fun-sunday-at-the-rose/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2017/12/28/dave-wakeling-leads-the-english-beat-through-frantic-fun-sunday-at-the-rose/#respond Thu, 28 Dec 2017 14:15:46 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=100165 In 1978, Dave Wakeling and the English Beat helped introduce the world to the 2 Tone label sound of second wave ska bands. The movement — which also included Madness of “Our House” fame and The Specials — was a nod to the fact that musicians of various ethnic groups in working-class Birmingham, England felt […]

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The 58th Annual LA County Holiday Celebration has something for everyone Sunday https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2017/12/21/the-58th-annual-la-county-holiday-celebration-has-something-for-everyone-sunday/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2017/12/21/the-58th-annual-la-county-holiday-celebration-has-something-for-everyone-sunday/#respond Thu, 21 Dec 2017 14:15:42 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=100032 Los Angeles County is filled with hundreds of ethnicities, with each celebrating the holiday season in its own special way. For the past 58 years, the annual LA County Holiday Celebration has brought together the cultural diaspora of the area together for an extremely entertaining afternoon that also serves as a good excuse to get […]

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The Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles brings its annual holiday magic to the Alex Theatre https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2017/12/14/the-gay-mens-chorus-of-los-angeles-brings-its-annual-holiday-magic-to-the-alex-theatre/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2017/12/14/the-gay-mens-chorus-of-los-angeles-brings-its-annual-holiday-magic-to-the-alex-theatre/#respond Thu, 14 Dec 2017 14:15:57 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=99900 The Pasadena area has numerous unique holiday traditions, ranging from visiting the lights along Christmas Tree Lane in Altadena to enjoying the Pasadena Symphony’s annual Holiday Candlelight Concert at All Saints Church. The Alex Theatre in Glendale hosts perhaps the most colorful event of all when it brings the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles […]

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