Pasadena Weekly https://www.pasadenaweekly.com Greater Pasadena's Free News and Entertainment Weekly Thu, 24 May 2018 20:16:07 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.6 https://i1.wp.com/www.pasadenaweekly.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/cropped-jgpw-512-px-copy.png?fit=32%2C32&ssl=1 Pasadena Weekly https://www.pasadenaweekly.com 32 32 136211528 8 DAYS – 05.24.18 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/05/24/8-days-05-24-18/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/05/24/8-days-05-24-18/#respond Thu, 24 May 2018 13:00:58 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=103712 THURSDAY 5/24/18 “Off My Head” features Houston native, author and storyteller Ty Fance performing his often funny and sometimes poignant authentic personal stories starting at 7:30 p.m. at Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N. Lake Ave., Altadena. France will be joined by storytellers Dylan Brody, S. Pearl Sharp, Beverly Mickins, Suzanne Lowe Weerts, Ellen Switkes and […]

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Questions abound as voters are asked to change city and school election schedules, approve pot sales and a pot tax, and decide state county offices in June 5 primary https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/05/24/questions-abound-as-voters-are-asked-to-change-city-and-school-election-schedules-approve-pot-sales-and-a-pot-tax-and-decide-state-county-offices-in-june-5-primary/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/05/24/questions-abound-as-voters-are-asked-to-change-city-and-school-election-schedules-approve-pot-sales-and-a-pot-tax-and-decide-state-county-offices-in-june-5-primary/#respond Thu, 24 May 2018 13:00:57 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=103714 Local officials are not sure what would happen if a controversial ballot initiative forcing the city to change its election schedule fails at the polls two weeks from now. Measure AA would force the city to move local City Council elections from March and April of odd-numbered years to June and November in even-numbered years […]

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Bulletin Board – News & Notes From Our Community https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/05/24/bulletin-board-news-notes-from-our-community-4/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/05/24/bulletin-board-news-notes-from-our-community-4/#respond Thu, 24 May 2018 13:00:51 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=103731 Vital Voters League of Women Voters-Pasadena Area completes high school voter registration drive The League of Women Voters – Pasadena Area has announced the successful conclusion of its Youth Voter Registration Project. A group of 35 volunteers staffed over 75 positions at Duarte, Monrovia, Blair, Pasadena, Rose City, and Marshall high schools, Pasadena City College […]

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Live Music – 05.24.18 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/05/24/live-music-05-24-18/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/05/24/live-music-05-24-18/#respond Thu, 24 May 2018 13:00:50 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=103728 Thursday May. 24 through Wednesday  May. 30 Please note: Deadline for Calendar submissions is noon.  Wednesday of the week before the issue publishes.   PASADENA, SOUTH PASADENA & ALTADENA 1881 Bar 1881 E. Washington Blvd., Pasadena (626) 314-2077 facebook.com/1881bar Fridays—Live jazz Saturdays—Gypsie jazz Wednesdays—Reggae The Blue Guitar Arroyo Seco Golf Course 1055 Lohman Lane, South […]

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‘Her Portmanteau,’ Mfoniso Udofia’s play about mothers, daughters, immigration and identity, gets its West Coast premiere at Boston Court Pasadena this week https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/05/24/her-portmanteau-mfoniso-udofias-play-about-mothers-daughters-immigration-and-identity-gets-its-west-coast-premiere-at-boston-court-pasadena-this-week/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/05/24/her-portmanteau-mfoniso-udofias-play-about-mothers-daughters-immigration-and-identity-gets-its-west-coast-premiere-at-boston-court-pasadena-this-week/#respond Thu, 24 May 2018 13:00:47 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=103702 It’s a revealing sign of the times that both Boston Court Pasadena and the Pasadena Playhouse are premiering immigrant-themed productions this week. But the two plays move in very different directions.. Strong women and the sacrifices they make propel “Her Portmanteau,” which is receiving its West Coast premiere at Boston Court Pasadena and is part […]

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Local firefighters decry proposed budget cuts https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/05/24/local-firefighters-decry-proposed-budget-cuts/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/05/24/local-firefighters-decry-proposed-budget-cuts/#respond Thu, 24 May 2018 13:00:46 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=103721 Officials with the Pasadena firefighters union on Monday warned that budget cuts to the Fire Department could put local firefighters in danger. “We are already at the bone,” said Scott Austin, president of Firefighters Local 809. “We are now talking about the safety of firefighters and safety of the community. Budget holes of the city […]

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TRAX – 05.24.18 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/05/24/trax-05-24-18/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/05/24/trax-05-24-18/#respond Thu, 24 May 2018 13:00:45 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=103723 BROWNOUT, Fear of a Brown Planet (Fat Beats):***½ The Texas Latin-funk-soul ensemble’s sixth album is an inspired instrumental channeling of Public Enemy’s 1990 classic “Fear of a Black Planet,” its bold brass, bass and squiggly synths evoking rather than literally translating their source material as well as funk and soul boundary pushers like James Brown and […]

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Glendale’s Jacob Roman plays a triumphant hometown show as Elvis Saturday at the Alex Theatre https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/05/24/glendales-jacob-roman-plays-a-triumphant-hometown-show-as-elvis-saturday-at-the-alex-theatre/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/05/24/glendales-jacob-roman-plays-a-triumphant-hometown-show-as-elvis-saturday-at-the-alex-theatre/#respond Thu, 24 May 2018 13:00:42 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=103719 Ask most 9-year-old boys what they want to be when they grow up and they might be expected to say “fireman,” “policeman” or “president.” But lifelong Glendale resident Jacob Roman’s dream was a little bit different: He wanted to grow up to be Elvis Presley, and he’s started a thriving career as an Elvis tribute […]

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Get Your Own – 05.24.18 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/05/24/get-your-own-05-24-18/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/05/24/get-your-own-05-24-18/#respond Thu, 24 May 2018 13:00:36 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=103704 PRIDE In recognition of LGBTQ Pride Month, Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse, 1010 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada Flintridge, hosts poetry and prose reading moderated by Tobi Harper, founder and editor of Quill and deputy director of Red Hen Press, with Martha K. Davis, Josh Gershick, Dan Lopez and Brandi Spaethe, starting at 7 p.m. tonight, May […]

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As of Monday, 1,082 days after the war in Afghanistan ended … https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/05/24/as-of-monday-1082-days-after-the-war-in-afghanistan-ended/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/05/24/as-of-monday-1082-days-after-the-war-in-afghanistan-ended/#respond Thu, 24 May 2018 13:00:31 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=103729 2,224 American military service members (0 more than last week) were reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press. 26 pro-government forces were killed in a surprise attack by ISIS insurgents on Tuesday, according to CNN. 5 ISIS members were killed in the attack. 1 region was retaken by Syrian forces. […]

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