Playhouse District Weekend Highlights

Posted May 19th, 2017

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LitFest Pasadena @ Playhouse District on Saturday & Sunday, May 20-21, All Day

LitFest will unfold again on the sidewalks and in the storefronts, corridors and unique venues of the highly walkable Playhouse District. Vroman’s Bookstore and the Pasadena Playhouse will serve as anchor points, as the festival continues its legacy of featuring Pulitzer Prize winners, L.A.’s most diverse and exciting authors, and eclectic discussion panels. Click here for a full list and schedule of the many events happening throughout the weekend.

Various locations throughout the Playhouse District, Pasadena

In Dialogue: Printmaking in California @ PMCA on Saturday, May 20, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Join the Pasadena Museum of California Art in the South Gallery for a seated conversation about Gustave Baumann in California. Susan Futterman, curator of the exhibition, and Gala Chamberlain, Director of The Annex Galleries and author of Baumann’s forthcoming catalogue raisonné will discuss Baumann’s unique process and influential presence in California.

Pasadena Museum of California Art: 490 E. Union St., Pasadena

Third@First Concert @ FUMC on Saturday, May 20, 4:00 – 6:00 pm

Tango, Soul and Passion! Music by Piazzolla, Hisaishi, Sakamoto, Bolcom and Liebermann. Junko Ueno Garrett, pianist.

First United Methodist Church:  500 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena

Kevin Eichorst Reception @ Surrogate Gallery on Saturday, May 20, 6:00 – 10:00 pm

Exhibition: The House Protects the Dreamer. The mission of Surrogate Gallery Projects (SGP) is to give voice to underrepresented artists and curators, inspire youth participation in the arts and to facilitate partnerships between unoccupied commercial spaces in the Pasadena area, creating exhibitions and projects that serve and energize community participation in the arts.

Surrogate Gallery: 686 E. Union St. Unit 1, Pasadena

Cabaret Night @ Women’s City Club on Saturday, May 20, 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Head over to the Women’s City Club of Pasadena for their “Blinn House Cabaret Night” featuring Pamela Clay, performing her popular “Edith Piaf and More!” Tribute. Tickets: $30

Women’s City Club of Pasadena: 160 N. Oakland Ave., Pasadena

Cool Beans Comedy @ Ice House on Sunday, May 21, 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Every audience member receives Jelly Beans, and has the chance to Win Prizes, such as a $25 Visa Gift Card and Warner Bros. VIP Tour passes!

Ice House Comedy: 24 N. Mentor Ave., Pasadena