Playhouse District Weekend Highlights

Posted June 2nd, 2017

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Exhibition Walkthrough @ PMCA on Saturday, June 3, 4:00 pm

Exhibition Walkthrough: Extra-Ordinary. Look at the spaces in-between during a walkthrough with Interstitial curator John David O’Brien. This walkthrough highlights the way people see—and often overlook—the objects in their daily lives and explores the connections between still life, vanitas, abstraction, and the curatorial premise of the exhibition. Free with Admission

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

Hold These Truths @ Pasadena Playhouse on Saturday, June 3, 4:00 pm & 8:00 pm

Hold These Truths tells the inspirational true story of a civil rights hero who took his fight all the way to the Supreme Court. An exceptional evening of theatrical storytelling, Ryun Yu’s brilliant solo performance has captivated audiences and sold-out shows from coast-to-coast. Heartwarming and entertaining, don’t miss this powerful and moving story of Gordon Hirabayashi’s fight for freedom for all. Tickets start at $25.

Pasadena Playhouse: 39 S. El Molino Ave., Pasadena

Synchromy @ Boston Court on Saturday, June 3, 7:00 pm

Chamber music by Eve Beglarian, Nick Norton, Caroline L. Miller, Julia Wolfe, Dante De Silva, Thomas Kotcheff, Michael Gilbertson, and Anton Svetlicnhy, featuring violinist Alyssa Park, cellist Timothy Loo, and pianist Vicki Ray, with readings by actor Ray Ford. Join Synchromy before the show for a discussion about the process of programming new music concerts in Los Angeles with some of the composers and performers on tonight’s program. Talk begins at 7:15 pm. The performance begins at 8:00 pm.

Boston Court Performing Arts Center: 70 N. Mentor Ave., Pasadena

Tania Del Rio @ Vroman’s on Sunday, June 4, 4:00 pm

Tania Del Rio reads and signs copies of her new book Warren the 13th and the Whispering Woods. In the spirit of Edward Gorey and Tim Burton, this fast-paced and beautifully-designed sequel to Warren the 13th and the All-Seeing Eye is packed with nonstop action, adventure, and mystery for middle-grade readers. Those wishing to get books signed will be asked to purchase at least one copy of the author’s most recent title from Vroman’s.

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

Fritz Coleman @ Ice House on Sunday, June 4, 7:00 pm

Did you know that L.A.’s favorite TV weatherman is also a stand-up comic?  Fritz Coleman worked as a comedian and disc jockey for several years and as a radio personality in Buffalo, New York before heading to LA in 1980 to pursue stand-up full time. In 1982 he began work as weekend weatherman at KNBC, and he has been the weekday weatherman since 1984.   He still performs comedy regularly and has graced some of the city’s most famous stages.  The  L.A. Times has described him as an “affable headliner” and “a natural raconteur.”

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