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May’s Two-Day Literary Festival LitFest Pasadena is Canceled

Janet Fitch, Lisa See and Nina Revoyr panel; Photo by Brian Biery, 2019 Under the recommendation of the CDC, the upcoming LitFest Pasadena, scheduled for May 16-17, 2020, is canceled. “As we move forward, organizers are discussing future programming as conditions subside.” LitFest Pasadena, the second-largest literary festival in Southern California, was to hold its 9th annual free community event, featuring 200 authors and 50…

Celebrate Pasadena’s One City, One Story Community Conversation with Lara Prescott, Author of the 2020 Selection “The Secrets We Kept”

To celebrate the 18th year of Pasadena’s One City, One Story community reading project, the public is invited to a conversation with Lara Prescott, author of this year’s selected novel “The Secrets We Kept”, Thursday,…

Pasadena Symphony Announces 2020-21 Classics Season

From Top clockwise: Dylana Jenson, Terrence Wilson, Aubree Oliverson, Valentina Lisitsa, Andrew Tyson, Chee Yun (Click on image to enlarge). Photo courtesy: Pasadena Symphony & Pops David Lockington. Photo courtesy Pasadena Symphony & Pops Music…

Former Black Panther Party Members Will Speak On the “Misunderstood History” of the Black Panther Movement

On Tuesday, February 25, beginning at 3:30 p.m. Black Panther Party members Henry “Hank” Jones and Gene Washington will speak on what they feel is the misunderstood history of the Black Panther movement and the…

Enjoy a Fat Tuesday Feast at Bacchus’ Kitchen

Click on image to enlarge Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler! Chef Claud Beltran will channel his New Orleans side when he creates a feast for Mardi Gras’ Fat Tuesday, February 25, from 5:00 – 10:00…

African American Baseball History Expert Brings Storied Legends and Lore of the Negro Leagues to Pasadena

Satchel Paige and Dizzy Dean In celebration of Black History Month and the Negro Leagues Centennial, the Baseball Reliquary, the Institute for Baseball Studies, and…

Pasadena Black History Parade and Festival’s Red Black and Green Gala Lets the Good Times Roll

The good times will roll as The Red Black and Green Honors Masquerade Gala will feature the flavors of New Orleans at 6 p.m. to…

You, Too, Can Join the Fabled White Suiters Who Stage the Rose Parade

With the sweet smell of success scenting the air as heavily as flowers, Pasadena’s Tournament of Roses is already planning next year’s parade and looking…

William Shakespeare’s “The Winter’s Tale” Comes To A Noise Within

Photo by Daniel Reichert A Noise Within (ANW), California’s acclaimed classic repertory theatre company, is proud to present William Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale, directed by…

NASA/JPL Engineer Tom Nolan kicks Off YWCA Pasadena’s “Hands on with an Expert” Series

On Tuesday, October 1st, the YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley began its “Hands on with an Expert Series” with Tom Nolan, Instrument and Operations Engineer for NASA/JPL. Nolan gave the girls in the YWCA’s Girls Empowerment After- School Program an inside look at the Artemis Mission, NASA’s first all-female mission to the moon and fielded questions about climate change, space exploration, and his career. He finished the workshop by leading the girls in a competition to create a paper structure out of one piece of paper that held the most weight. The girls had a great time figuring out what structures would…

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