Playhouse District Weekend Highlights

Posted August 18th, 2017

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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

Playhouse District Weekend Highlights

Posted August 11th, 2017

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Antoinette Portis Signs “Now” @ Vroman’s on Saturday, August 12, 11:00 am

Follow a little girl as she takes you on a tour through all of her favorite things, from the holes she digs to the hugs she gives in Now, a clever and poignant picture book by award-winning artist Antoinette Portis. Free event.

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

Pebble Beach Shawl Knit Along @ Wollhaus on Saturday, August 12, 3:00 – 5:00 pm

Pebble Beach Shawl is a light crescent shaped accessory, perfect for keeping off chilly sea breezes while at the beach. The shawl is knit with one or two skeins of luxury yarn – in a different weight for each size, and is the perfect travel and holiday knitting project.  Instructions are written in a percentage checklist style. Stop by Wollhaus to see two versions:  One in Metalico a silk/alpaca blend and one in Brooklyn Tweed’s Vale. Free event.

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

Colin Kane @ Ice House on Saturday, August 12, 8:00 pm

Known for his in-your-face style of insult comedy and off-the-cuff crowd work, Kane has described his comedy as an unlikely blend of piercing bite and authentic heart, an R-rated act tackling sex, relationships, race… and everyone who is brave enough to sit in the front row. Tickets: $20

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

Summer Jazz Concert Series @ Playhouse District on Sunday, August 13, 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 Little Brazil.  Free event.

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

Playhouse District Weekend Highlights

Posted August 4th, 2017

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Pathway Opening Reception @ Walt Girdner, August 5, 6:00 – 9:00 pm

“Ruoheng Li: Pathway” a solo exhibition, the most comprehensive selective work by artist Ruoheng Li, which embraces the multi-cultural experiences of globalization. Exhibition runs from 8/5/17 – 8/26/17. Free event.

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

Sizzlin’ Summer Music @ Women’s City Club, August 5, 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Don’t miss this intimate performance with Charlo Crossley Fortier and Company that will blow you away! Charlo is an epic performer and will dazzle you as you slip away into reveries and memories while listening to the hottest love songs in the heat of a summer night! Featuring Charlo Crossley Fortier, broadway star and performer in Academy Award-Winning Documentary, “Twenty Feet From Stardom.” In Partnership with Social Arts. RSVP (626) 796-0560 / moc.b1503358641ulcyt1503358641icsne1503358641mow@e1503358641ar1503358641. This event is for WCC Members, their guests, and prospective members, who are encouraged to attend up to three events before joining in order to sample the benefits of membership. Tickets:  $25 Members/$30 Non-members (Includes Lite Snacks and No-host Bar Available)

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

JB Smoove @ Ice House on Saturday, August 5, 8:00 pm

Born in Plymouth, North Carolina and raised in Mount Vernon, NY, Smoove is a gifted writer, comedian and actor, who continues to entertain audiences all over the world with his unique brand of comedic funk. His breakout role on “Curb Your Enthusiasm” as Leon has firmly planted him as one of the best comedic actors today. Tickets: $40

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

Jonathan Grasse @ The Battery on Saturday, August 5, 8:00 pm

Live music at The Battery Books & Music! Featuring solo guitarist and effects musician Jonathan Grasse. Free event.

The Battery Books & Music: 26 S. Los Robles Ave., Pasadena

Colorwork and Steeking @ Wollhaus on Sunday, August 6, 4:30 – 6:30 pm

This is a two part class: Aug 6: Learn stranded colorwork techniques. Aug 20:  Cut (steek) cozy and pick up stitches for the handle opening. Fun! You’ll learn: All skills needed for stranded colorwork and steeking: knit with 2 colors at one time, knit a 2-color rib, handle long floats, knit and cut a steek, bind-off with an icord. Level: Intermediate.  Must know how to knit in the round using double points or 2 circular needles and must have used small size needles. Wollhaus provides: Yarn for one cozy (9 colors) and two 2-hour workshops. Materials List: Size US 2 needles (DPNs or two size 2 circular needles),  tapestry needle, small crochet hook (C or D), and sharp scissors (may bring your own). Cost: $75

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

Summer Jazz Concert Series @ Playhouse District on Sunday, August 6, 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 Tony Inzalaco.  Free event.

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

Playhouse District Weekend Highlights

Posted July 28th, 2017

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Carriage House Treasures @ Women’s City Club, July 29, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Let the Treasure Hunt Begin! Clothes, jewelry, shoes, purses, games, toys, baby and children’s items, housewares, books, sports and office equipment, pottery, china, unique gifts, treasures, and more!  Proceeds go to support the Women’s City Club and Women Against Trafficking.

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

New Play Reading Festival @ Boston Court on Saturday, July 29, 11:30 am

Boston Court’s New Play Reading Festival presents readings of exciting new works in progress that are in keeping with Boston Court’s mission, which urges artists to fearlessly and passionately pursue their unique voice and vision. Play selection encompasses a wide variety of genres, with a special emphasis on works, which are inherently theatrical, textually rich, and visually arresting. Tickets are FREE and reservations are strongly recommended. You can reserve your tickets online or by calling the Box Office at (626) 683-6801. This Saturdays play will be “Cricket Woman Mother Earth (or) A Nasty Comeuppance.” Free event.

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

Ian Bagg @ Ice House on Saturday, July 29, 8:00 pm

Ian Bagg started his comedy career in his native country, Canada.  He has had 2 half-hour specials, “Comedy Central Presents” and HBO’s “A Comics Climb” and has been featured in 2 seasons of “Gabriel Iglesias Presents Stand-Up Revolution” on Comedy Central. His latest one-hour special, “Ian Bagg: Getting to F**king Know You” aired on Showtime. In 2015, Ian was a fan favorite and placed in the Top 5 on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing.” He is currently on a 70+ date national tour with the Top 5 Last Comic Standing finalists. Tickets: $20

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

Local Author Day @ Vroman’s on Sunday, July 30, 4:00 pm

Brad Lemack discusses and signs The New Business of Acting: How to Build a Career in a Changing Landscape and Deborah Nelson discusses and signs The Last Portrait: A Psalm for Monique.

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

Summer Jazz Concert Series @ Playhouse District on Sunday, July 23, 5:00 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 the Danny Green Trio.  Free event.

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

Playhouse District Weekend Highlights

Posted July 21st, 2017

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New Play Reading Festival @ Boston Court on Saturday, July 22, 11:00 am, 2:30 pm, & 5:00 pm

Boston Court’s New Play Reading Festival presents readings of exciting new works in progress that are in keeping with Boston Court’s mission, which urges artists to fearlessly and passionately pursue their unique voice and vision. Play selection encompasses a wide variety of genres, with a special emphasis on works, which are inherently theatrical, textually rich, and visually arresting. Tickets are FREE and reservations are strongly recommended. You can reserve your tickets online or by calling the Box Office at (626) 683-6801. “Hitler’s Tasters” at 11:00 am, “The Floating World” at 2:30 pm, and “Sweet Maladies” at 5:00 pm. Free event.

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

Seasonal Cooking Class @ Roy’s on Saturday, July 22, 11:30 am

Roy’s expert chefs invite you to embrace summer and all its flavorful offerings. For one day only, join Roy’s local chefs at an exclusive cooking demonstration. Watch and learn how to prepare three creative courses, all of which you will get to enjoy alongside their chefs in a private luncheon. Guests will also receive a $20 Dining Card to enjoy during a future visit. Space is extremely limited — call now to make your reservation. Tickets: $45

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

Children’s Workshop-Printmaking @ PMCA on Saturday, July 22, 2:00 pm

Inspired by the prints in Gustave Baumann in California, carve an eraser stamp, then use it to create a printed ink design. This workshop begins with a family-friendly spotlight tour of Gustave Baumann’s woodcut prints. Drop-ins and all ages welcome! Caregivers must accompany children. NO RSVP REQUIRED. Free for PMCA members. Free with admission. Children 12 and under are always free! Free event.

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

Jerry Rocha @ Ice House on Saturday, July 22, 8:00 pm

Jerry Rocha is one of the most brutally honest comedians in the industry today. His tell-it-like-it-is, no holds barred comedy grabs the attention of anyone who hears him. This Dallas, Texas native has been paying his dues since his teenage years and has performed all over the country.  With his ability to find humor in every subject, including himself, Jerry proves that he is truly one of the funniest comics out there. Tickets: $20

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

Ink Extravaganza @ Vroman’s on Sunday, July 23, 1:00 pm

Try out Vroman’s “extravagant” assortment of artistic and fountain pen inks. Stop by for fun with dip pens and inks of many colors as you break out of that blue-black bubble into the wide rainbow world of thier wonderful inks! Enjoy light refreshments while sampling inks, testing out quality pen and paper choices, expanding your artistic skills with demonstrations by Calligrapher Sujey Iribe, and immersing yourself in the beauty and pleasure of far-reaching fine writing collections. Free event.

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

Summer Jazz Concert Series @ Playhouse District on Sunday, July 23, 5:00 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 the Michael Haggins Band.  Free event.

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

Metro Bike Share in the Playhouse District

Posted July 20th, 2017

The Playhouse District was lucky enough to receive 7 stations within the district limits.  What is Metro Bike Share?

The Metro Bike Share system features hundreds of  bikes available 24/7, 365 days a year in Downtown Los Angeles and Pasadena, and coming soon to the Port of LA and Venice. Metro Bike Share offers convenient round-the-clock access to a fleet of bicycles for short trips and to get to transit on your schedule. Metro Bike Share is an additional public transportation option for Angelenos and visitors to get around. It is fast, fun and affordable!

The Metro Bike Share station network provides about twice as many bike parking spaces — also referred to as “dock points” — as there are bikes. This maximizes available bike share parking when you arrive to your destination station. You can see real-time bike and dock availability on the app and online station map.

If you already have a Metro TAP card, you can register it and purchase a Monthly or Flex pass. If you don’t have a TAP card, purchase a pass and they will mail you a shiny new Metro Bike Share registered TAP card.

Metro Bike Share is the fast, easy, and fun way to ride, anytime. Get a bike from any Metro Bike Share station, go for a ride, and give it back at any station. It’s easy — just like riding a bike!

Metro Bike Share station locations in the Playhouse District are:

S. Oakland Ave. and E. Union St.

N. Madison Ave. and E. Walnut St.

S. Madison Ave. and El Dorado St.

N. Oakland Ave. and E. Colorado Blvd.

N. Lake Ave. and Locust St.

N. Lake Ave. and E. Union St.

N. Catalina Ave. and E. Colorado Blvd.

Playhouse District Weekend Highlights

Posted July 14th, 2017

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National Bridal Sale Day @ La Soie on Saturday, July 15, All Day

Exciting news! Mark your calendars, all of La Soie boutiques are participating in the National Bridal Sale Day on Saturday, July 15th. They will be offering exclusive deals on gowns as well as offering up to 50% off some of their discontinued samples to be purchased off the rack!

La Soie: 650 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena

Annual Clearance Sale @ Vroman’s on Saturday & Sunday, July 15-16, All Day

Deeply discounted sticker prices of up to 75% off + an additional 40% off the sticker price when you check out at the register = crazy bargains on thousands of select book and gift items!! And it’s air-conditioned!

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

Charity Ride @ Basecamp Fitness on Saturday, July 15, 8:00 am

The charity ride will benefit The Michael J. Fox foundation which is dedicated to finding a cure for Parkinson’s disease through an aggressively funded research agenda and to ensure the development of improved therapies for those living with Parkinson’s today.  Basecamp Fitness will donate $1 for every mile ridden in class on Saturday – All Basecamp friends, family and guests are welcome to participate!!  Free event.

Basecamp Fitness: 38 S. El Molino Ave., Pasadena

Third @ First @ FUMC on Saturday, July 15, 4:00 pm

Music for Cello and Piano: Past and Present performed by The Belrose Duo: David Garrett, cello and Junko Ueno Garrett, piano.  Free event.

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

Michael Yo @ Ice House on Saturday, July 15, 8:00 pm

Michael Yo is a Stand-up Comedian, Actor, and TV Host known for his work on E!’s Chelsea Lately, is a regular on The Talk, The Wendy Williams Show and The Today Show. This self-proclaimed “Half-Black Brother with a Korean Mother” has also appeared on E! News, Kourtney & Khloe Take Miami and his own show, Yo on E!. Michael is currently a co-host on CBS’s The Insider. Tickets: $17.50

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

DuoFest @ Boston Court on Saturday, July 15, 8:00 pm

Closing Night! For the first time, Boston Court re-imagines its summer music series as a week-long festival, featuring collaborations from some of LA’s most exciting contemporary performers.  Each evening will feature two or more artists, performing separately and together, showcasing new or rarely performed work.  DuoFest celebrates collaboration in unexpected and adventurous ways, like only Boston Court can.  Tickets: $30

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

Champagne Brunch @ University Club on Sunday, July 16, 11:00 am

RSVP: 626.793.5157 – moc.a1503358641nedas1503358641apbul1503358641cytis1503358641revin1503358641u@kse1503358641dtnor1503358641F1503358641. Tickets: $35

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

Summer Jazz Concert Series @ Playhouse District on Sunday, July 9, 5:00 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 DMQ.  Free event.

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

New in the Playhouse District

Posted July 13th, 2017

See what’s new in the neighborhood…

Trejo’s Cantina
37 S. El Molino Ave.
Contemporary taqueria with California-inspired expansive menu of Mexican fare.

LAVISH
746 E. Colorado Blvd.
A women’s fashion boutique, geared towards comfort and elegance.

Dr. Robbin Cafe & Bistro
630 E. Colorado Blvd.
Restaurant specializing in dishes that are organic and healthy. Dishes are carefully prepared using only the choicest and freshest natural ingredients, without sugar, butter, or artificial flavors.

CHALK Preschool
700 E. Green St.
Preschool offering 2, 3 or 5 full or half-day programs for children ages 2-6.

Playhouse District Weekend Highlights

Posted July 7th, 2017

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Second Saturday Spotlight Talk @ PMCA on Saturday, July 8, 2:00 pm

A PMCA docent leads an engaging and insightful 20–minute discussion about a work of art currently on view in the Main Gallery exhibition –  The Golden Twenties: Portraits and Figure Paintings by Joseph Kleitsch. Note: Spotlight Talks meet near the exhibition title wall. Free with admission.

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

Fragments of the Past @ Walt Girdner on Saturday, July 8, 6:00 pm

The Walt Girdner Photo Studio and Gallery is proud to showcase their next artist, Juliet Lai with an opening night celebration and reception.  Her argyrotype images bring back remnants of elegant history of days gone by.  Seeking out forgotten locations throughout Europe, Juliet Lai captured and preserved them from the destruction of time through her images.  Free event.

Walt Girdner Photo Studio and Gallery: 27 S. El Molino Blvd., Pasadena

Spanish Boys’ Choir @ PPC on Saturday, July 8, 7:00 pm

Escolania de Montserrat, Spain’s premier boy choir founded in the Catalonia region in the 13th century, will be making its highly anticipated Southern California debut in a free concert at the Pasadena Presbyterian Church. The Pasadena appearance is the final stop of this second U.S. tour.  Tickets to the performance on July 8 are free. For tickets and additional information, visit www.lachildrenschorus.org or call (626) 793-4231. Free event.

Pasadena Presbyterian Church: 585 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena

DuoFest @ Boston Court on Saturday, July 8, 8:00 pm

Introducing DuoFest! For the first time, Boston Court re-imagines its summer music series as a week-long festival, featuring collaborations from some of LA’s most exciting contemporary performers.  Each evening will feature two or more artists, performing separately and together, showcasing new or rarely performed work.  DuoFest celebrates collaboration in unexpected and adventurous ways, like only Boston Court can.  DuoFest will run July 8 to July 15.  Tickets: $30

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

Poet’s Night @ The Battery on Sunday, July 9, 2:00 pm

Readings featuring poets Robbi Nester, Mary Torregrossa and Sonia Greenfield. Free event.

The Battery Books & Music: 26 S. Los Robles Ave., Pasadena

Drag Queen Story Hour @ Vroman’s on Sunday, July 9, 3:00 pm

Drag Queen Story Hour is a storytime event for children of all ages! Los Angeles’ most glittering, magical drag queens read quirky and progressive children’s books, followed by a simple craft. Featuring Valora von Tease and hosted by Michelle Tea.  Free event.

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

Summer Jazz Concert Series @ Playhouse District on Sunday, July 9, 5:00 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 the Elliott Caine Quintet.  Free event.

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

FREE Music in the Playhouse District

Posted July 5th, 2017

For the next two weeks, the Playhouse District will be full of free musical events for the community to enjoy. From the continuing regular, weekly music events to concert series, the Playhouse District is the place to be for free, top-notch music!

Music at Noon at Pasadena Presbyterian Church: 

Every Wednesday you can catch a free concert at PPC from 12:10 to 12:40 pm.  The style of music and type of musicians ranges from classical to contemporary and is a great and different way to enjoy your lunch break. Next week’s (July 12) performer will be pianist Junko Ueno.

Pasadena Presbyterian Church: 585 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena

Thursday Night Music at Zona Rosa Caffé:

Zona Rosa Caffé has already begun its 23rd season of Thursday Night Music.  The performances are outside every Thursday night from 8:00 to 11:00 pm and will conclude in late November.  VJ and visual projections by Juxli – Subsuelo, plus, FOOD TRUCKS!  This week’s (July 6) performers are Gonzo and next week’s (July 13) will be Coffee Pot.

Zona Rosa Caffé: 15 S. El Molino Ave., Pasadena

Free Shows at The Battery:

The Battery Books & Music hosts many different kinds of events on a monthly basis, and this month is no different.  Along with poetry reading and storytelling events, The Battery will be hosting two nights of free music on Friday nights at 8:00 pm.  This week’s (July 7) performers are Sound Underground – an explorative, acoustic chamber jazz band.  Next week’s (July 14) performers are the electronic jazz group, the Ted Taforo Quintet and progressive jazz musician Logan Hone.

The Battery Books & Music: 26 S. Los Robles Ave., Pasadena

Spanish Boys’ Choir at Pasadena Presbyterian Church:

Escolania de Montserrat, Spain’s premier boy choir founded in the Catalonia region in the 13th century, will be making its highly anticipated Southern California debut in a free concert at the Pasadena Presbyterian Church.  The Pasadena appearance is the final stop of this second U.S. tour.  Tickets to the performance on July 8, at 7:00 pm are free. For tickets and additional information, visit www.lachildrenschorus.org or call (626) 793-4231.

Pasadena Presbyterian Church: 585 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena

Playhouse District Summer Jazz Concert Series:

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 Stage located directly behind Vroman’s Bookstore in Pasadena. This week’s (July 9) band is the Elliot Caine Quintet and next week’s (July 16) will be DMQ.  For more info, visit www.playhousedistrict.org.

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

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