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Look! Up in the Sky! Bird? Plane? It’s AstroFest!

Friday is the 49th anniversary of the day Neil Armstrong and his Apollo 11 crew landed and walked on the moon and forever changed the way mankind would look at the night sky. Back on earth, in Pasadena, Friday is also the 60th anniversary of an astronomy organization comprised of some of the top minds in the field formed in 1958, in the wake of…

Norton Simon’s Popular Summer Concert Series Continues with Marlon Martinez and the Jazz Marlonius Quartet

From Top Clockwise: Marlon Martinez by Shayne Gray, Pianist Robert Thies, Absolute Focus by Bill Kennedy, The Odeum Guitar Duo by Ramona Trent. The Investigation of Perception: Ellsworth Kelly and Jazz Marlon Martinez and the…

Collected Stories at Sierra Madre Playhouse on July 23

July’s selection for the ongoing Off The Page series of free staged readings at Sierra Madre Playhouse is Collected Stories by Donald Margulies. This selection replaces the previously announced play, Wings. The conflict between the…

Relive the Beatles’ Greatest Hits with Classical Mystery Tour and The Pasadena Pops

Resident Pops Conductor, Larry Blank. Photo courtesy Pasadena Symphony & Pops The Pasadena POPS celebrates the best of The Beatles with Classical Mystery Tour on Saturday, August 4 at the Los Angeles County Arboretum. Back…

Pasadena Museum of History Presents Something Revealed; California Women’s Artists Emerge, 1860-1960

Pasadena Museum of History presents Something Revealed; California Women Artists Emerge, 1860-1960, an exhibition of over 250 works offering a new appreciation of the artists who defied gender and expectation in an era of inequality.…

Saturday, July 21

Michael Feinstein Puts Down the Baton Saturday, Picks Up the Mic to Sing Your Favorite Sixties Hits

Principal Pops Conductor Michael Feinstein puts down the conducting baton and picks up the microphone for one night only for Summer of Love on Saturday,…

Saturday, July 21

International Best-Selling Author Joshua Pollock Talks About “Heartfulness Way” in Pasadena on Saturday

Joshua Pollock via Facebook The Southern California Heartfulness group, Heartfulness Los Angeles is hosting a free event featuring author Joshua Pollock at the Ahiah Center…

Saturday, July 21

Enjoy the South Pasadena Library’s Summer Arts Crawl Event on Saturday

Goh Kurusawa A live concert performance by GOH (guitarist Goh Kurosawa) and an art exhibit by Pete Morris will be showcased in the Library Community…

Saturday, July 21

Angels Vocal Art’s Artistic Director, Kristof Van Grysperre Celebrates Leonard Bernstein’s 100th Birthday with Candide

In celebration of Leonard Bernstein’s 100th Anniversary, Angels Vocal Art presents Candide, conducted by Angels Vocal Art Artistic Director, Kristof Van Grysperre and directed by…

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A Conversation with Caltech’s Matt Thomson: How Do Cells Make Decisions?

Credit: Courtesy of Matt Thomson How do cells make decisions to divide, to differentiate, or to work together? For former physicist Matt Thomson, these questions drew him out of physics and into the study of computational biology. Thomson recently joined the Caltech faculty as an assistant professor of computational biology. We sat down with him to discuss his work and how he made the leap from physics into the world of the living. What is computational biology? It’s a lot of different things. For me, it’s really about building models of cells and cell behavior. Cells have a fascinating ability…

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