Playhouse District Weekend Highlights

Posted May 15th, 2017

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“Discovering Your Story” Writing Workshop @ Vroman’s on Saturday, May 13, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Whether you have a manuscript in progress or simply a vague idea of a story you’d like to write, you’re invited to join this ongoing, once a month three hour workshop to discover the possibilities of your story. Writing exercises from Barbara’s book, ‘Kicking in the Wall’ will help silence your inner critic and get you writing immediately, and you’ll also have the opportunity to read your work aloud for feedback. Fiction as well as memoir and personal essay will be explored. Enrollment is limited. See full class information HERE. Workshop price: $75

Vroman’s: 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena

Second Saturday – Spotlight Talk @ PMCA on Saturday, May 13, 2:00 – 5:00 pm

Spotlight Talks take place the second Saturday of every month at 2:00pm. A PMCA docent leads an engaging and insightful 20-minute discussion about a work of art currently on view in the Main Gallery exhibition InterstitialThis month’s focus: Stacks by Jeff Colson. Colson’s Stacks may look like teetering piles of paper assembled on an old filing cabinet, but this tromp l’oeil (“deceive the eye”) work is rendered in wood, paint, and shellac. Learn more about the work of this self-proclaimed “crackpot tinkerer” in this month’s Spotlight Talk. Note: Spotlight Talks meet near the exhibition title wall. Free Admission.

PMCA: 490 E. Union St., Pasadena

Mother’s Day Brunch @ Playhouse District on Sunday, May 14, 9:00 am

Many of the Playhouse District restaurants will not only be offering an amazing brunch on Mother’s Day, but most will also include a special treat for Mom.  Click the links below for full menus and details on the restaurants participating in celebrating this very special day.

El Portal Restaurant: 695 E. Green St., Pasadena

Maison Akira: 713 E. Green St., Pasadena

Roy’s Restuarant: 641 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena

University Club of Pasadena: 175 N. Oakland Ave., Pasadena

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

All-Star Mother’s Day Show @ Ice House on Sunday, May 14, 7:00 pm

Celebrate mom with magic and comedy at the Ice House – Featuring amazing comic/magician ED ALONZO, ventriloquist MICHAEL PAUL (Saturday Night Live, 27 Dresses), PETER BERMAN, LISA ALVARADO, BIL DWYER and more!

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