Monthly Archives: July 2023

National Night Out | Fun & More at Orange Grove Park

The City of South Pasadena is holding its National Night Out event, bringing together residents, law enforcement, and community members for an evening of...

The Huntington | The 320-Year-Old Japanese Heritage Shōya House to Open Oct. 21

The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens will offer visitors a unique opportunity to see a restored residential compound from 18th-century rural Japan....
PHOTO: The Blue Guitar | The South Pasadenan | Singer/songwriters Maria Taylor and Noah Zacharin

Wine & Song at Lost Parrot Cafe

This week's Wine & Song will be guest hosted by David Plenn and will feature Maria Taylor and Noah Zacharin with special guest Sophie...
PHOTO: Haoyuan Ren | The South Pasadenan | Artistic and Music Director of MUSE/IQUE, Rachael Worby, pictured with conductor, Brandon Victor Dixon.

MUSE/IQUE | Bernstein at Heart: Learning is Living 

MUSE/IQUE continues its yearlong concert series, MUSIC = POWER with BERNSTEIN AT HEART: Learning is Living on Thursday, August 3 at 7:30 pm at The Huntington Library...

Les Misérables Returns to Hollywood Pantages and Segerstrom Center for the Arts

Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed production of Alain Boublil and ClaudeMichel Schönberg’s Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, LES MISÉRABLES, will play six weeks in Los Angeles at...

SPPD Weekly Crime Summary | July 18 – 24, 2023

(Hundred block given in place of exact address) The Weekly Crime Summary is a list of reported auto thefts, burglaries, robberies and other activities occurring...

SPUSD Seeks Drama/Theater Arts Teacher

South Pasadena Unified School District is seeking a Career Technical Education (CTE) teacher, who has worked or is currently working in the theater/acting industry,...

A Noise Within Presents Toni Morrison’s ‘The Bluest Eye’

Three young Black girls in 1940s Ohio strive to make sense of love, sisterhood, abuse and hate. A Noise Within opens its 2023-24 “Balancing Act”...

Pasadena Tournament of Roses Foundation Golf Classic 2023

The Pasadena Tournament of Roses® Foundation is excited to host the Second Annual Golf Classic presented by J.P. Morgan Private Bank on Friday, September...

The El Capitan Theatre Hosts “Haunted Mansion” Fan Event

Disney’s “Haunted Mansion” tickets are now on sale at El Capitan Theatre including two fan event screamings. Guests can take a photo at a Doom...

Center Theatre Group Announces Eclectic New Season for 2023-2024

Center Theatre Group’s incoming Artistic Director Snehal Desai, Managing Director / CEO Meghan Pressman, join with Producing Director Douglas C. Baker, to announce upcoming...
PHOTO: Henk Friezer | The South Pasadenan | Community members shop at a prior South Pasadena Tournament of Roses Yard Sale in the War Memorial Building.

South Pasadena Tournament of Roses Self-built Float | Summer Yard Sale

A two-day yard sale will be held Friday Aug. 11 and Saturday Aug. 12 at the War Memorial Building to raise funds for South...
PHOTO: Provided by NAI Capital | 625 Fair Oaks South Pasadena

LEASED | 18,370 sq/ft Office Space at 625 Fair Oaks South Pasadena

NAI Capital Media Release: NAI Capital Commercial is pleased to announce the successful completion of an 18,370 square foot office lease at 625 Fair Oaks...

Wine & Song at Lost Parrot Cafe

The Tall Men Group (Marty Axelrod, Severin Browne, John Stowers, and Ed Tree) came together over a decade ago at the invitation of late...

Ahmanson Theatre | Peter Pan Goes Wrong

Following a limited Broadway engagement, Mischief’s international comedy sensation “Peter Pan Goes Wrong” will fly to Los Angeles this summer for its West Coast...

The Actors’ Gang | Much Ado About Pooh

The Actors’ Gang gift to area families are free performances of a new production – Much Ado About Pooh, a 45 minute mash-up playing...

Neighborhood Watch Newsletter July 2023

Distraction Thefts We continue to see various types of distraction thefts occur where the thieves target wallets and cell phones. Distraction thefts usually involve...

Arboretum | POPS Conductor Michael Feinstein Puts Down the Baton

Principal POPS Conductor Michael Feinstein puts down the conducting baton and picks up the microphone for one night only to sing a full concert devoted...

The Huntington Gardens | Twilight Garden Strolls

GET TICKETS HERE When Sunday, July 23 | 4:30–8 p.m. Friday, August 4 | 4:30–8 p.m. Sunday, August 13 | 4:30–7:30 p.m. Sunday, August 20...

Sierra Madre Playhouse | World Premiere of “The Right Is Ours!”

The Right Is Ours! is about the extraordinary friendship of two women, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony, whose efforts spurred the creation of the...

“Art for the People: WPA-Era Paintings from the Dijkstra Collection” Coming to The Huntington

The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens will present “Art for the People: WPA-Era Paintings from the Dijkstra Collection,” an exhibition of 19...

SSL: One-night Comedy Event

Katsy Chappell hosts a big diverse line-up of stars from the worlds of comedy, storytelling and music. The roster includes: Special guest Bobby Collins...
PHOTO: Fire at Arroyo Park South Pasadena 7-22-2023 | Social Media Screenshot

FIRE IN THE ARROYO South Pasadena | Large Brush Fires Next to Baseball/Soccer...

A large brush fire erupted Saturday afternoon in South Pasadena's Arroyo Park with flames reaching over 100 feet into the air. Firefighters from multiple...
PHOTO: Alisa Hayashida | The South Pasadenan | Young Stars Theatre Artistic Directors, Miranda Miller and Gloria Bennett in the courtyard of Fremont Centre Theatre in South Pasadena.

Young Stars Theatre | Catching up with Local Youth Theatre Company, YST

Our readers will remember the sudden passing last spring of Young Stars Theatre co-founder, Jack Bennett, during his run as Harold Hill in YST’s...
PHOTO: Craig Schwartz | The South Pasadenan | From L to R: Liz Larsen, Zachary Prince, Daya Curley, Adina Verson, and Sarah Stiles in the world premiere of "A Transparent Musical" at Mark Taper Forum May 23 through June 25, 2023.

A Transparent Musical marks first Amazon Series brought to the Stage

For the first time, Amazon Studios has debuted an original series on stage with A Transparent Musical. The musical began performances at Mark Taper Forum in...
PHOTO: Peter Hurley | The South Pasadenan | Broadway singer and actor Norm Lewis.

Norm Lewis Talks Sondheim & Hollywood Bowl

Los Angeles audiences have been blessed these past few months with multiple sightings of multi-talented, multi-hyphenated actor and performer, Norm Lewis. Known for being...
PHOTO: provided by Daniel Hanne | The South Pasadenan | Danielle Hanne

Danielle Marie Hanne | March 8, 1969 – July 5, 2023

Danielle Marie Hanne, South Pasadena High Class of 1987, died July 5th following a brief illness.  She is survived by parents Daniel and Elaine...
PHOTO: provided by Noelle Fong | The South Pasadenan | Noelle Fong will serve as the new principal at Marengo Elementary School in South Pasadena.

New Principal at Marengo Elementary School

South Pasadena Unified School District (SPUSD) has hired Noelle Fong to serve as the new principal of Marengo Elementary School. Fong has served in public...

MISSING PERSON | Parent & Hiker Colin Walker – South Pasadena

Serious concerns are mounting in our community as South Pasadena resident, Colin Brian Walker, remains missing following a hiking trip he undertook on July...

UPDATED: HOT WEATHER WARNING | Excessive Heat Warning in Effect

7-20-2023 UPDATE: ...HEAT ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM PDT SATURDAY. EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH NOW IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING... The...
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