Monthly Archives: August 2023

BETYE SAAR: Drifting Toward Twilight | Debuts at The Huntington November 11, 2023

Renowned American artist Betye Saar’s large-scale work Drifting Toward Twilight—commissioned by The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens—will go on view Nov. 11,...

“Our Dear Dead Drug Lord” at Kirk Douglas Theatre

Electricity was in the air on opening night of “Our Dear Dead Drug Lord” at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday....

Excessive Heat Warning in Effect

Excessive heat warning is in effect in Los Angeles County until 8pm PDT on Tuesday August 29, 2023. Affected areas include the cities of...
PHOTO: Jeff Lorch | The South Pasadenan | The interior of Pasadena Playhouse, the State Theater of California.

PASADENA PLAYHOUSE Presents 2023-2024 Season

Producing Artistic Director Danny Feldman announces the five mainstage productions for the 2023/2024 season, plus a new holiday tradition for Pasadena Playhouse, the recipient...

The Dinosaur Farm is Back!

To the great relief of children and families in South Pasadena and beyond, our beloved toy store, The Dinosaur Farm, is officially OPEN! After...

SPHS Football | Tigers Dominate Against Maywood

It wasn't even close, from the opening whistle to the final gun, as South Pasadena High's football team throttled visiting Maywood CES 68-6 Thursday...

Neil Patrick Harris Guest Stars in “Peter Pan Goes Wrong” | Ahmanson Theatre

Broadway’s “Peter Pan Goes Wrong” is thrilled to welcome Tony Awardy® -winner Neil Patrick Harris, who follows Bradley Whitford (through August 27) and Daniel...

South Pasadenan Mitchell Eisen Honored with Cal State LA’s Outstanding Professor Award

Mitchell Eisen, a professor of psychology in the College of Natural and Social Sciences at Cal State LA, was recognized for excellence in teaching...

SPPD Weekly Crime Summary | August 15 – 21, 2023

The Weekly Crime Summary is a list of reported auto thefts, burglaries, robberies and other activities occurring in the City of South Pasadena. An alert...

IAMA Theatre Announces 23/24 Season

IAMA Theatre Company, (as in "I am a theatre company) L.A.’s premier theater company dedicated to the development and production of new plays, has...

Walking in Space | World Premiere at Theatre West

Leo Tolstoy once said that all happy families are alike — but each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. Sometimes they’re both....

SPTOR Yard Sale Fundraiser Great Success

South Pasadena Tournament of Roses Committee held a giant yard sale as part of fundraising efforts surrounding the city's self-built float that will head...

Hubbard Street Dance to Launch 21st Season of Gloria Kaufman Presents Dance

The Music Center launches its 21st season of Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center with the return of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago,...

SCHOOLS OPEN MONDAY | South Pasadena Schools Are on Regular Schedule Monday

From the SPUSD Superintendent: Dear SPUSD Students, Employees, and Families, I am writing to confirm that South Pasadena Unified schools will be open and operating their...

SPHS FOOTBALL | Tigers Hang on for Season Opening Win

In a game marred by penalties and turnovers, South Pasadena hung on to win its season opener against visiting Schurr 27-22. It appeared to be...

Earthquake Felt in South Pasadena | Sunday 2:41pm

A 5.05 earthquake in the mountains above Ventura, near Ojai, was detected by the CalTech system Sunday about 2:41pm. A quick, but strong jolt was...
PHOTO: NASA | Satellite image of Hurricane Hilary predawn August 18. The eye of the storm was about 400 miles off the coast of Baja California.

State of Emergency Announced | Hurricane Hilary Approaches California

Hurricane Hilary, currently a powerful Category 4 storm, is expected to make landfall in Southern California over the weekend and into early next week,...

VONS | South Pasadena Store Set to Close in September

Marking the end of an era, it was announced the VONS store on Fair Oaks Avenue in South Pasadena will be closing in early...

PHIL SHIN | South Pasadenan Spotlight

South Pasadenan, Phil Shin, is about to celebrate a very special anniversary by running in the Leadville 100, a 100-mile trek through the rugged...

PTA Council | A Message From Saida Staudenmaier

Welcome to the 2023-2024 School Year. It is my honor to be your PTA Council President. At PTA Council, we serve to provide support...

SPUSD | Two Marengo Elementary Teachers Receive Outstanding Educator Awards

On Thursday, August 10, 2023, California Assemblymember Mike Fong presented the inaugural Outstanding Educator Awards to 17 local teachers including two from South Pasadena...

Kirk Douglas Theatre | Presents “Our Dear Dead Drug Lord” August 20 – September...

PRODUCED IN ASSOCIATION WITH IAMA THEATRE COMPANY Tickets and information available at CenterTheatreGroup.org Named a New York Times Critics Pick, “Our Dear Dead Drug Lord” by...

The Music Center Mourns the Passing of A&M Records Co-Founder Jerry Moss

Today, Rachel S. Moore, president and CEO of The Music Center, issued the following statement: “The Music Center mourns the loss of Jerry Moss, co-founder...

LA Ballet | Open Children’s Audition for The Nutcracker 2023

Los Angeles Ballet is pleased to announce a special audition event for classically trained children in the Los Angeles area for a chance to join the cast...

Introducing Boston Court’s New Executive Director, Manuel Prieto

MEDIA RELEASE After an extensive nationwide search, we are excited to announce Manuel "Manny" Prieto as Boston Court Pasadena’s new Executive Director. He joins Artistic Director Jessica...

Geffen Playhouse | “Every Brilliant Thing” Begins Rehearsals 

Rehearsals have begun for Geffen Playhouse’s production of Every Brilliant Thing, written by Olivier Award–nominated playwright Duncan Macmillan (Lungs; People, Places, and Things) with Drama Desk Award, Lucille...

SPUSD | 2023 All-Hands Gathering

On Monday, August 14, 2023 all hands within the South Pasadena Unified School District came together to kickoff the 2023-2024 school year in Anderson Auditorium. This...
PHOTO: Rebecca Ward | The South Pasadenan | Juniper Chao (violin) and William Hubbard (piano) playing Sonata in G Major by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in the Carriage House at South Pasadena Arts & Music Academy.

South Pasadena Arts and Music Academy | $10 Music Lesson Week

It’s time again for one of South Pasadena Arts and Music Academy's favorite promotions, $10 Lesson Week! Try out a private lesson or group...
The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Hurricane Hilary, located less than 400 miles south-southwest of the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula.

Tropical Storm Watch Issued as Hurricane Hilary Approaches Southern California

Southern California is bracing for a significant weather event as a powerful storm system makes its way toward the region. Residents of South Pasadena,...

EVENT Saturday at Pavilions | Hatch Chile Roast and Farmer’s Market

Looking for a great family event this weekend in South Pasadena? You are in for a treat! Our own local South Pasadena Pavilions is...
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