* Joe Rogan Comedy Show: Friday & Saturday, April 29-30
Fan favorite Joe Rogan will bring his outspoken, edgy and opinionated stand-up to the Ice House Comedy Club stage. Don’t miss this show! Purchase tickets at icehousecomedy.com.
Ice House Comedy Club: N. Mentor Ave., Pasadena
* The Golden Dragon: April 29 – June 5
Catch The Southern California Premiere of The Golden Dragon by Roland Schimmelpfennig, translated by David Tushingham, directed by Michael Michetti at the Boston Court, with previews April 29 – May 7. What starts out as a simple toothache evolves into a dizzying chain of events as a group of disparate people, played by a cast of five who assume many roles indiscriminate of age, gender, and race, struggle to make connections in an increasingly isolated world. At the center of the story is a Thai/Chinese/Vietnamese restaurant, The Golden Dragon, where a young Chinese man suffering from an oversensitive incisor sparks a whacked and weird series of interconnected stories. Tickets available at bostoncourt.com.
Boston Court: 70 N. Mentor Ave., Pasadena
* Independent Bookstore Day: Saturday, April 30
Join the party as Vroman’s Bookstore celebrates Indie Bookstore day! Don’t miss exclusive merch, crafts, and signings by Cynthis D’Aprix Sweeney and Cameron Diaz. Find the full schedule of activities and events at vromansbookstore.com
Vroman’s Bookstore: 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena
* Tea Lovers Festival – 10 Years of Tea: Sunday, May 1 from 3-5:30pm
In celebration of ten years of “spreading the love of tea through education and diverse cultural experiences”, the Tea Lovers Festival brings to life some of the contents of their upcoming retrospective book. This program includes traditional Japanese Tea Ceremonies, live music by Tsugaru shamisen player Mike Penny, as well as a talk/presentation by Kulov, the founder and creative director of the Tea Lovers Festival, who will give insights into the history of the festival over the past decade. Purchase your ticket at pacificasiamuseum.org.
USC Pacific Asia Museum: 46 N. Los Robles Ave., Pasadena