ARTS & CULTURE SECTION


“Roaring 20s” Poetry Night for Teenagers at Pasadena Central Library

Local teenagers will bring their self-written poems and share it to their families and guests during the Pasadena Public Library’s “Roaring 20s” poetry night on Thursday, April 24, at 6:00 p.m. The visitors may come in wearing Roaring 20’s costumes and accessories. Themed decor, headbands and bow ties will be provided by the organizers. “I’ve ...


USC Pacific Asia Museum Presents ‘A New Way Forward: Japanese Hanga of the 20th Century’

The last quarter of the 19th century brought profound changes in Japan as it transformed from a feudal society into a modern nation. Japanese artists went through equally fundamental changes as new theories were introduced from the other side of the world through books, magazines and increased travel by both Japanese and Westerners. In the ...


College Students Get Discounts, Free Admission, Exclusive Tours at Norton Simon Museum

Norton Simon Museum will hold a one-night event exclusive for college students giving them the chance to meet artists, explore their favorite exhibits and get food discounts on Friday, April 25, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The museum’s annual College Night includes exclusive tours and gallery talks that feature behind-the-scene information about various paintings and ...


Caltech’s 14th Annual Jazz Festival to Take Place at Gates Annex Patio on Caltech Campus

The Caltech Jazz Bands, directed by Barb Catlin, present their 14th Annual Jazz Festival featuring the Caltech Monday Night Jazz Ensemble directed by Barb Catlin. Also on the program is the Nick Broten Group, Pasadena City College Jazz ensemble directed by Andrea Baker Wilkerson and Lounge-O-Rama. This event will take place on Saturday, April 26th ...


Today: Local High School Students to Perform Broadway-Style “Ovations” Musical

A cast composed of over 100 students ages 5 to 18 years old from different local schools will stage Broadway-style musical theater revue “Ovations” in Blair High School’s amphitheater from Thursday, April 24, to Saturday, April 26. The performers range from sixth to 12th grade and are currently enrolled in Blair High School, Willard Elementary ...


Pasadena Art Alliance Will Throw ArtRageous Saturday, Supporting Contemporary Arts

Pasadena Art Alliance will hold its Seventeenth Biennial Art Auction ARTrageous Art Auction 2014 this Saturday evening at 6:30 p.m. at a downtown Los Angeles private club. The evening promises to brim with wonderful contemporary art: paintings, drawings, sculptures, photographs, performances and more, over a hundred works of art generously donated by many of Southern ...


Pasadena City College’s Piano Concert Covers 18th, 19th, 20th Centuries Music

Pasadena City College Center for the Arts will stage its Piano Accompanying and Ensembles Concert on Saturday, April 26, at 8:00 p.m., presenting original music written in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. Piano Department Chair Phillip Young will direct the ensembles composed of students who attended piano ensemble and accompanying classes at Pasadena City ...


Earth Day’s Art Day Too at Metro

Artists who use fruits as their medium will lead Metro Gold Line’s public art tour on Saturday, April 26, coinciding with the celebration of Earth Day. David Burns and Austin Young, who collaborated to create the art initiative called Fallen Fruit, will lead the three-hour tour beginning at 11:00 a.m. “We are excited to offer ...


JPL Hubble Exhibit at National Air and Space Museum

The image from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope shows the most famous of all planetary nebulae: the Ring Nebula (M57). In this October 1998 image taken with the Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2, the telescope looked down a barrel of gas cast off by a dying star thousands of years ago. Two instruments that played ...


NASA Finds Drought May Take Toll on Congo Rainforest

A view of the entire African rainforest area (green) transitions into a view of the region included in the Nature study, primarily in the Congo forest (mostly brown). The study area represents intact areas in the Congo rainforest where satellite data are high quality. Credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio A new analysis ...


Athens vs. Sparta War Portrayed with Sensual, Hilarious Slant at PCC Play

The war between Athens and Sparta has been depicted in both theater and film dozens of times, but Aristophanes’ “Lysistrata” is one of the few, if not the only one, which portrays it in the light of sex and comedy. Pasadena City College Center for the Arts will stage Germaine Greer and Phil Willmott’s adaptation ...


Pasadena Playhouse Stages Improvised, Unscripted Play Inspired by Shakespeare

The theater group known for its improvised plays has gone to Pasadena Playhouse to stage till “Shakespeare Unscripted,” a performance inspired by the classical artist’s Italianate romantic comedies. Impro Theater’s play pays tribute to Shakespeare’s work such as “Much Ado About Nothing,” “Twelfth Night,” “The Taming of the Shrew” and “Two Gentlemen of Verona,” among ...


Travel to Nature Settings Through Music

Visit mountains, seashores, forests and other relaxing places outside the city through music written and composed in nature settings. The Pasadena Conservatory of Music’s Travel Music history class will feature scores of composers created in beautiful settings, some of which were written for friends, others for future performances, and quite a few just for the ...


Taste Bungalow Heaven’s Hospitality Through Its Signature Cookies During 25th Annual Tour

  The tour of the historic Bungalow Heaven in central-northeast Pasadena will not only give its visitors a peek to the Arts and Crafts-era homes, but also to a friendly neighborhood known for their homemade cookies that symbolizes their hospitality to the guests. Pasadena’s first landmark district will open eight of its homes to the ...