Playhouse District Weekend Highlights

Posted June 9th, 2017

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Starting Point @ Wollhaus on Saturday, June 10, All Day

Join Wollhaus for the Joji Locatelli Mystery Shawl KAL. “We love Joji’s pattern and can’t wait to cast on!  In the quest to knit this beautiful wrap (stole), let’s have fun unveiling each clue while playing with color and texture.” Each week Joji will release a clue on Friday and participants will meet the following Saturdays May 13th through June 24th to work on wraps. Others can join anytime. Pattern available on Ravelry:  Starting Point

Wollhaus Artisan Yarn & Tools: 696 E. Colorado Blvd. Suite 2, Pasadena

Zen Shorts & Puppetry Workshop @ Pasadena Playhouse on Saturday, June 10, 10:00 am & 11:30 am

Performances begin for Zen Shorts! What happens when a Zen Master Panda bear moves next-door to a ten-year-old boy and his two siblings? Award-winning Rogue Artist Ensemble brings this delightful tale to life with over 30 fabulous puppets from around the globe, fantastical video projections and original songs. A summer treat for audiences of all ages. Performances are on Saturdays, Sundays, Mondays, and one Friday. Tickets: $25. After the show: Unlock your imagination and build your very own puppet inspired by Stillwater, the Zen-Master Panda in Zen Shorts. The puppet you build belongs to you – take it home and create your own Zen Shorts stories! This workshop is free of charge.

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

Second Saturday Spotlight Talk @ PMCA on Saturday, June 10, 2:00 pm

A PMCA docent leads an engaging and insightful 20–minute discussion about a work of art currently on view in our South Gallery exhibition Gustave Baumann in CaliforniaThis month’s focus: Five Progressive Proofs for Singing Trees by Gustave Baumann. Gustave Baumann in California gives an insider look into the printmaking process of one of America’s foremost color printmakers, Gustave Baumann. In these progressive proofs, the different layers of color and functions of the blocks are more readily apparent and legible than in the finished prints (also on view in the exhibition). Note: Spotlight Talks meet near the exhibition title wall. Free with Admission.

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

Afternoon with Bill Esparza @ Vroman’s on Saturday, June 10, 2:00 pm

Bill Esparza presents and signs L.A. Mexicano. The celebration of Mexican cooking that food lovers have been waiting for. Public Beer + Wine Shop from Long Beach and Chichenitza from Los Angeles, will be onsite serving appetizers and small bites. Ticket will include entry into the event, a copy of L.A. Mexicano and one tasting ticket for a free item from one of the visiting vendors. Books and tasting tickets will be distributed at the event. If interested in trying an item from more than one vendor, the item can be purchased from the vendors directly. Tickets: $35

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

Sun & Other Stars @ Walt Girdner Studio & Gallery on Saturday, June 10, 6:00 pm

New art exhibit showcasing the beautiful photographic landscapes of artist Julee Ung.  Opening Night and reception.

Walt Girdner Studio & Gallery: 27 S. El Molino Ave., Pasadena

Cool Beans Comedy @ Ice House on Sunday, June 11, 7:00 pm

Special PRIDE edition! 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! Featuring: Tone BellJulian McCulloughZainab JohnsonTim Murdock, and Matthew Moore.

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