October 22, 2021, 6:02 pm

Alisa Hayashida

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Alisa Hayashida has been covering arts, culture, & events in the greater Pasadena Metro area and Los Angeles Metro area for the past seven years. She is a valuable arts advocate in South Pasadena, with an extensive background in theatre arts. She has been a proud South Pasadenan for over 25 years.

Opening Night of “A Recurrent Retreat” at SPARC Gallery

It was a full house with a constant flow of people coming through the Val Trimarchi exhibit opening at the SPARC Gallery Saturday evening. The exhibit, called “A Recurrent Retreat” features works by Trimarchi,...

“A Christmas Carol” Starring Bradley Whitford Coming To The Ahmanson Theatre

The five-time Tony Award-winning production of “A Christmas Carol” playing at the Center Theatre Group / Ahmanson Theatre from November 30, 2021 through January 1, 2022, has released a first look at Bradley Whitford in...

It’s Pumpkin Time!

Nothing signals the coming of Halloween like those big, beautiful pumpkins piling up on the corner of Fremont and Mission Street at our very own South Pasadena Pumpkin Patch! And after the year and...

OUR TOWN at Fremont Centre Theatre

A beautiful production of Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town” is now playing at Fremont Centre Theatre, a play that, as it turns out, is both classic and timely. I am familiar with this play having...

South Pasadena Fall Arts Crawl | Saturday October 16

The South Pasadena Arts Crawl this Saturday October 16 is shaping up to be a humdinger of a time with lively events happening all over town beginning at 4pm and winding down around 9pm....

My Fair Lady at The Dolby Theatre

The Lincoln Center Theater production of Lerner and Loewe’s “My Fair Lady” opened at The Dolby Theatre this week to a Los Angeles audience that was starving for live theatre after 18 months of...

Ensemble Shakespeare Theatre Brings Us Something New With “What You Will”

On a beautifully sunset-lit evening in Descanso Gardens, audience members were summoned down a pathway that led to a magical outdoor stage where they were encouraged by the players of Ensemble Shakespeare to cheer,...

AN ILIAD at A Noise Within

My first foray inside a theatre since the shutdown was to see the one person show “An Iliad”, an adaptation by Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare based on Homer’s “The Iliad”. There are things...

Square Up Comedy Show at Square Deal Barbershop in South Pasadena

Let's have a laugh, South Pas! Square Deal Barbershop is hosting a weekly comedy show in its outdoor space behind the shop featuring local stand-up comedians. The shows are Thursday evenings at 7pm and...

A Noise Within presents “AN ILIAD” | September 12 – October 3, 2021

A Noise Within, California’s acclaimed classic repertory theatre company, is back! As companies across the country begin to welcome audiences back into their theatres, ANW kicks off their 2021-2022 season with a production of...
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