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Sixth Annual Pasadena International Film Festival Is Here

The sixth edition of the Pasadena International Film Festival (PIFF) returns to the Playhouse District March 13-21, 2019, presenting more than 130 films from 15 countries during its nine-day run at Pasadena’s Laemmle Playhouse 7 theater. Q&As, panels, a Filmmakers Lounge, and a Great Gatsby-themed closing night award ceremony are also planned. Expected guests include actors Melora Hardin to receive the “Career Inspiration Award”, Bruce…

A Piano Man Cometh to the Hotel Constance, As Bacchus Live Hits the Road

Ehud Asherie “Swing and Stride” master Ehud Asherie will please the earbuds of listeners at the Hotel Constance as Chef Claud Beltran treats their taste buds. The Bacchus LIVE series will, in a sense, be…

BTS Announces Additional Stadium Stops to their World Tour Under the Extended Title ‘Love Yourself: Speak Yourself’

Following a record-breaking 2018, BTS is further cementing their position as the biggest pop act on the planet as they announce their BTS World Tour ‘Love Yourself: Speak Yourself’, with a line-up of eight stadiums…

Sam Peckinpah’s Influential 1969 Film ‘The Wild Bunch’ Screens at Laemmle’s Playhouse 7

Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena will be presenting the 50th anniversary screening of Sam Peckinpah’s influential 1969 film “The Wild Bunch” with special guests scheduled to appear on Tuesday, February 26, 7 p.m. A report by Cinema…

LARK to Take On Challenge of Brahm’s “Promise”

The LARK Musical Society will present the three-part work, “Promise of Hope,” by Johannes Brahms March 2, at the Ambassador Auditorium. Maestro Vatsche Barsoumian will lead the performance of three classical masterpieces: “Schicksalslied (Song of…

Wednesday, February 20

Lunafest Film Series Focuses on Women’s Stories

Luna Fest at the Pasadena Public Library will offer a series of short films made by women, for women, about women. Lunafest is the brainchild…

Thursday, February 21

Local Legislators Representing San Gabriel Mountain Foothill Communities to Host Wildfire Town Hall

Legislators representing communities at risk of wildfires along the San Gabriel Foothills from La Crecenta to Upland will host a Wildfire Town Hall in Pasadena…

Saturday, February 23

Hillsides Annual Gala Tickets on Sale Now

Left to right: Gala co-chairs Bill Eichler, Pam Mahon, and Edison Barbosa Tickets are available for Heart of Brazil, Hillsides annual gala, to be held on…

Saturday, February 23

Villa Esperanza Guild Hosts Its 21st Annual Day of Thoroughbred Racing

Guild Members Linda Matsuno-Parmenter, Judi Moore, Guild President Diana Gamble   The Villa Esperanza Guild will hold its 21st annual Day of Thoroughbred Racing to…

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RAGTIME Extends at Pasadena Playhouse through March 9

Ragtime Ensemble, Photo by Nick Agro Pasadena Playhouse, the State Theater of California is extending its an all new version of Ragtime: The Musical through Saturday March 9. With strong critical acclaim and audience reviews, performances have already been selling out. Six more performances have been added March 5-9. Ragtime, Sarah and Coalhouse (Bryce Charles, Clifton Duncan), Photo by Jenny Graham This production marks the return of Ragtime to Los Angeles more than two decades after its premiere at the Shubert Theatre. With 21 actors and a 16-piece orchestra, this is one of the most ambitious productions in the Playhouse’s…

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