ARTS | What We’re Checking Out Online This Week

PHOTO: Kidd Pivot/Electric Company Theatre production of "Bettrofenheit" choreographed by Crystal Pite

The Blue Guitar Podcast #5 is dedicated to Tim Fleming and features Karen Tobin, Nathan Jacques, Jude Johnstone, Hannah Connolly, Kate Copeland, Abby Posner, Sofia Talvik, and Little Silver Hearts. South Pasadena lost a great talent and friend this week and this podcast gathers those friends to celebrate him through music. Whether you were among those who had the privilege to hear him play over the years or not, this tribute is beautiful and certainly worth a listen.

Tim Fleming on steel guitar was a fixture at the Blue Guitar’s Wine & Song series

Ever wanted to go inside Frank Lloyd Wright’s iconic Fallingwater? Now’s your chance thanks to a new series of digital tours. The waterside home in Pennsylvania is among a dozen of Frank Lloyd Wright’s most iconic designs available to explore as part of the #WrightVirtualVisits initiative. The social media project is a collaboration between the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy, the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation and Unity Temple Restoration Foundation.

PHOTO: Jill Richards | Taliesin West by Frank Lloyd Wright

The participating organizations will swap a short video touring a different Wright-designed house on their social media channels at 12 pm CST every Thursday over the coming weeks. “It is precisely at this time, when so many are shut inside, that we need to experience beauty and inspiration”, said the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy. Hollyhock House, Taliesen West, Unity Temple, Emil Bach House, Fallingwater and The Westcott House are among those involved. Ebsworth Park, Gordon House, Graycliff, Martin House, Willey House and Samara are also participating in the initiative.

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PHOTO: Kidd Pivot/Electric Company Theatre production of “Bettrofenheit” choreographed by Crystal Pite

For our dance fans who enjoyed Nederlands Dance Theatre’s offering of Crystal Pite’s “The Statement” comes the choreographer’s masterpiece, “Betroffenheit”, a riveting, tender-hearted exploration of loss, isolation and survival in the aftermath of a life-altering tragedy. This dance-theatre hybrid has been acclaimed as the “best dance show of the 21st century by The Guardian and won the 2017 Olivier Award for Best New Dance Production. “Bettroffenheit” was recorded during its sold-out performances at Sadler’s Wells Theatre, London, in April 2017 and is available to view on Marquee.TV

National Theatre’s production of Twelfth Night starring Tamsin Greig

The National Theatre is streaming “Twelfth Night” through April 30. Make a date with Shakespeare’s whirlwind comedy of mistaken identity, featuring Tamsin Greig as a transformed Malvolia. A ship is wrecked on the rocks. Viola is washed ashore but her twin brother Sebastian is lost. Determined to survive on her own, she steps out to explore a new land. Where music is the food of love, and nobody is quite what they seem, anything proves possible. View at is streaming Tchaikovski’s no. 3 & no. 6 by the Orchestre de L’Opera de Paris conducted by Philippe Jordan. Available through May 3.

PHOTO: Robin Riggs | South Pasadena News | A jellyfish at Aquarium of the Pacific

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, numerous cultural institutions across Southern California are offering K-12 educational resources for families and teachers to utilize while they shelter at home. SoCal Museums has compiled dozens of new and compelling online educational opportunities for children of all ages, presented by more than thirty Southern California museums and cultural institutions. See our article here and the complete list is online

These resources reflect a range of subjects—from contemporary and historical art to science to fashion—and employ different learning modalities, from virtual instruction to activity books to storytelling. They are presented from institutions large and small across the region. See our article on for more detailed information on participating museums.

PHOTO: Jonathan Groff and Alfred Molina star in “RED”

Each week Center Theatre Group is streaming Scenes From The Vault, featuring full scenes recorded on their stages from past productions like Lackawanna Blues by Ruben Santiago-Hudson, and Red by John Logan, starring actors like Alfred Molina and Jonathan Groff. View them at

The City of South Pasadena has a fantastic resource page of dozens of links for arts and activities to check out at