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Opening Day @ PMCA on Saturday, August 19, 12:00 – 5:00 pm
Join the PMCA as they proudly unveil their three new exhibitions to the general public. See impressionist and modernist landscapes paired with the liturgical designs by one of California’s most significant artists in E. Charlton Fortune: The Colorful Spirit; vibrant Cuban film posters that create understanding about the role of film, culture, art, and politics in Cuba and California in Hollywood in Havana: Five Decades of Cuban Posters Promoting U.S. Films; and retro icons of classic Los Angeles by native Angeleno and one of the country’s foremost reduction linocut artists in LA Redux: Reduction Linocuts by Dave Lefner. Free event.
Pasadena Museum of California Art: 490 E. Union St., Pasadena
Ruoheng Li in Discussion @ Walt Girdner on Saturday, August 19, 7:00 pm
Artist, Ruoheng Li invites you to an artist’s discussion about Global Politics in Visual Arts. Her work is currently exhibiting at Walt Girdner gallery. They will have an Exhibition Closing Reception on September 1st from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Join for both nights as you look in depth at the ways in which politics play a role in Ruoheng Li’s works. Free event.
Walt Girder Photo Studio & Gallery: 27 S. El Molino Ave., Pasadena
Heather McDonald @ Ice House on Saturday, August 19, 8:00 pm
Besides performing stand up comedy, Heather McDonald was a full-time writer and story producer on the E! Channel’s top rated show – Chelsea Lately. She has also appeared on Gotham Comedy Live, RuPaul’s Drag Race, The Wendy Williams Show and more. Tickets: $20
Ice House Comedy Club: 24 N. Mentor Ave., Pasadena
Murales Rebeldes @ Vroman’s on Sunday, August 20, 4:00 pm
Chicana/Chicano muralists took to the streets – with their art – creating works that expressed cultural pride, embodied political activism, and challenged the status quo. On walls of city buildings, housing projects, schools, and other community structures, they painted their interpretations of Chicana/o heritage and identity. Panelists: ¡Murales Rebeldes! contributors, Erin M Curtis & Jessica Hough, along with Muralists Barbara Carrasco & David Botello. Free event.
Vroman’s Bookstore: 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena
Summer Jazz Concert Series @ Playhouse District on Sunday, August 20, 5:00 – 7:00 pm
The Playhouse District Association presents the 14th annual free Summer Jazz Concert Series happening every Sunday beginning July 9 until August 27. The concerts take place on the Vroman’s Courtyard Stage located directly behind Vroman’s Bookstore in Pasadena. This week’s musical act will be Kira and the Major 3. Free event.
Vroman’s Courtyard Stage: 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena