Monthly Archives: January 2024

Fifth-Graders Ready to Descend Upon South Pasadena High School Stage

By Todd Edwards “It feels good being bad,” is not necessarily a sentence any adult wants to hear from a 10 year old. However, for Christopher...
PHOTO: Matthew Murphy | The South Pasadenan | Alex Edelman in "Just For Us" at Mark Taper Forum through November 26, 2023.

Alex Edelman’s “Just For Us” | A Jewish Comedian Walks into a White Nationalist...

UPDATE: Just For Us returns for 7 performances as part of the Spring 2024 CTG:FWD Programming - March 26 to 31, 2024. Tickets now...

Stephen Sondheim’s ‘Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street’ gets unique A Noise...

Diabolical comedy, stunning terror, razor-sharp wit and extraordinary, soaring music. A Noise Within presents Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, the dark,...
PHOTO: provided by Friends of the Library | The South Pasadenan | The Fiato String Quartet.

Restoration Concert at South Pasadena Library February 11, 2024

The Fiato Quartet will be featured at the Restoration concert on Sunday, February 11, 2024 at 4:00 p.m.  The program will include the Haydn...
PHOTO: Provided by DeepMix Productions | The South Pasadenan | Sweet Niece and Double Batch Daddy will appear at Wine & Song at Lost Parrot Cafe on January 31, 2024.

Wine & Song | Sweet Niece and Double Batch Daddy at Lost Parrot Cafe

If you haven't been to see Wine & Song at Lost Parrot Cafe, you should make a date on your calendar to get over...
PHOTO: Alisa Hayashida | The South Pasadenan | Physical therapist and author, Chantal Donnelly, discusses her book "Settled - How to Find Calm in a Stress-Inducing World" at Vroman's Bookstore in Pasadena.

Chantal Donnelly Signs Her New Book at Vroman’s Local Authors Day

Vroman’s Bookstore was bustling and busy on Sunday January 28, as I arrived for a local authors event. Perhaps that is typical for a...
PHOTO: South Pasadena Unified School District | The South Pasadenan | Various student groups, administrators, and counselors from SPHS visited SPMS to share information about high school clubs and classes with 8th graders.

SPHS Roadshow Delights Middle School Students

SPUSD’s spring semester is fully underway, and students are beginning to think about transitioning to the next school year. As part of an introduction...
PHOTO: Boston Court Pasadena Production | The South Pasadenan | Carolyn Ratteray in "Both And"

“BOTH AND (A Play About Laughing While Black)” at The Wallis | In Conversation...

“Both And (A Play About Laughing While Black)” had its World Premiere at Boston Court Theatre in Pasadena in May of 2022. It was...
PHOTO: Jeff Lorch | The South Pasadenan | Kate Berlant in KATE at Pasadena Playhouse.

A Powerhouse Kate Berlant is KATE at Pasadena Playhouse

Going to see KATE at Pasadena Playhouse, I went in pretty blind. I was not familiar with Kate Berlant’s work. I only knew she...

UPDATED: Person Stabbed at El Pollo Loco on Fair Oaks

This is a false report that was phoned into to the South Pasadena Police by a locally known vagrant person.  There was no stabbing...

Restoration Concert at South Pasadena Library | January 28, 2024

The Restoration Concert on Sunday, January 28, 2024 at 4:00 p.m. will feature a trio: flutist Susan Greenberg, clarinetist Michele Zukovsky, and pianist Pierre...
PHOTO: Henk Friezer | The South Pasadenan | Tigers vs. Titans January 2024

Titans Topple Tigers | Girls Soccer

In a crucial match for the South Pasadena Lady Tigers versus league leading San Marino, the Tigers were outplayed in a 3-0 shutout loss....

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

UPDATE: $10 Lesson Week extended to February 3! It’s time again for one of South Pasadena Arts and Music Academy‘s favorite promotions, $10 Lesson Week! For...

World Premiere of “Black Cypress Bayou” coming to Geffen Playhouse Feb 7 – March...

Geffen Playhouse announced the full cast for its world premiere of Black Cypress Bayou, written by Kristen Adele Calhoun (HBO’s Sula, BLKNWS) and directed...
PHOTO: Bill Glazier | The South Pasadenan | South Pasadena Tournament of Roses 2024 parade float: winner of the 'Founder Award'.

2025 Rose Parade | Deadline Nears for City’s Float Design Concepts

The South Pasadena Tournament of Roses Committee is accepting ideas for its next float that will roll down Pasadena’s Colorado Boulevard in the 2025...

Coffee with the Mayor | January 25, 2024

Media Release South Pasadena (Calif.) – The City of South Pasadena is excited to invite the community to a special event, "Coffee with the Mayor," featuring...
PHOTO: Saalika Khan | The South Pasadenan | SPAMA students Lindsay Zhu and Marcus Neely play at Boston Court Pasadena.

South Pasadena Arts & Music Academy | $10 Lesson Event and What’s New and...

At a recent recital held at the beautiful concert space at Boston Court Pasadena, students of South Pasadena Arts & Music Academy could be...
PHOTO: Alisa Hayashida | The South Pasadenan | Author Chantal Donnelly with her new book "Settled - How to Find Calm in a Stress-Inducing World".

Chantal Donnelly | In Conversation with the Author of the New Book “Settled –...

On a recent sunny winter day, local author Chantal Donnelly looks peaceful and energized as she recounts an “aha” moment several years ago. Donnelly studied...

Suspect Arrested for Felony Eluding and Identity Theft

South Pasadena (Calif.) – On Thursday, January 11, 2024, at approximately 02:00 a.m., a South Pasadena police officer on routine patrol saw two vehicles engaged...

Arrest of Male Suspect for Indecent Exposure and Annoyance of a Child Under 18

SPPD Media Release South Pasadena (Calif.) - On January 16, 2024, the South Pasadena Police Department arrested a male suspect in connection with indecent exposure...

Wine & Song at Lost Parrot Cafe | Wednesdays 7pm

Join Brad and the gang for Wine & Song during their current residency at Lost Parrot Cafe in South Pasadena. "I met Sam Robbins...
PHOTO: Samantha Shiroishi | The South Pasadenan | Members of the Sylvers group gathered with volunteers who built and decorated South Pasadena’s float outside the South Pasadena City Council chambers.

South Pasadena Rose Float Builders Recognized by City Council

And the beat goes on for the South Pasadena Tournament of Roses Committee (SPTOR), which continues to reap recognition in wake of its award-winning...
PHOTO: Helen Maybanks | The South Pasadenan | The cast of "Message in a Bottle"

Message in a Bottle | Hollywood Pantages

Broadway in Hollywood, Sadler’s Wells, and Universal Music UK are pleased to announce that the Hollywood Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles will host the...

Winter Formal | SPHS Masquerade Ball set for February 3

A long-standing tradition at South Pasadena High School, the Winter Ball is something that has become the "must do" of the winter season. SPHS...

Hal Linden and Sally Struthers Star in “The Journal of Adam and Eve”

Two of America’s favorite actors – Hal Linden and Sally Struthers – star in the world premiere of a new play – “The Journal...
PHOTO: provided by South Pasadena Pack 7 Cub Scouts | The South Pasadenan | Pack 7 Cub Scouts ready to serve up some delicious pancakes.

Cub Scout Pack 7 Pancake Breakfast February 3

South Pasadena Cub Scout Pack 7 is hosting its Annual Pancake Breakfast on Feb 3, 2024 and the community is invited to an All...
PHOTO: Caterina Mercante | The South Pasadenan | Jana Souza and the cast of Cabaret at Lineage Performing Arts Center in Pasadena.

A Visionary CABARET at Lineage

While Lineage centers most of its work on original pieces, every time they have done a Broadway musical they have hit it out of...
PHOTO: provided by SPARC | The South Pasadenan | The work of Max Yust.

LANDLINES | Works by Artist Max Yust at SPARC Gallery

The South Pasadena Arts Council (SPARC) presents “Landlines,” an exhibition of imagined worlds in a series of hand-drawn maps by fine artist Max Yust,...
PHOTO: provided by Lineage PAC | The South Pasadena | The cast of Cabaret at Lineage Performing Arts Center.

CABARET Kicks Off Lineage Performing Arts Center Season 25

The Lineage Performing Arts Center is bringing the Tony award-winning musical Cabaret to Pasadena audiences from January 12th-20th. This daring production takes the book and...

Wine & Song at Lost Parrot Cafe | Wednesdays 7pm

Peridot is a Los Angeles-based Americana/folk-pop duo comprised of songwriters Trevor Jarvis and Hillary Reynolds. The pair has been writing and performing together for...
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