July 26, 2021, 9:50 pm

Alisa Hayashida

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.

Arts Are Essential | What’s Happening Around Town July 16 – 22

LA Phil at the Hollywood Bowl presents “Pictures at an Exhibition” Tuesday July 20 at 8pm. Former Dudamel Fellow Tianyi Lu leads a blazing program that includes Mussorgsky’s unforgettable “Pictures at an Exhibition”—in Ravel’s...

Arts Are Essential | What We’re Checking Out July 9 – 16

A new uniquely enveloping outdoor soundwalk through Los Angeles State Historic Park, “32 Acres” will be offered July 14 through September 29, 2021, at no cost through a free app in the Apple and...

Arts Are Essential | July 2 – 9, 2021

The Hollywood Bowl is back and will be kicking off the summer with their 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular! Celebrate good times, and Independence Day, with the ultimate hitmakers, Kool & The Gang! The...

Arts Are Essential | June 25 – July 2, 2021

As we look forward to Independence Day on July 4, The Metropolitan Opera is showcasing some of the great American composers whose operas have appeared on the Met stage. On Monday, June 28, Nico...

Arts are Essential | What’s Up 6/18-6/25

Here's what's happening in the arts, be sure to support local arts and culture and enjoy as the state reopens! SPARC Gallery reopens with "BREATH", an exhibition of works by artist Mark Billy. “Breath,” a solo...

Arts Are Essential | Arts & Culture June 11 – 18

Paul Taylor Dance Company returns to The Music Center as part of the performing arts center’s “Dance at Dusk” outdoor performance series. The company’s return includes live performances on Jerry Moss Plaza featuring the...

SPHS Drama’s Bold & Unique Film Production of MacBeth

As this unique school year came to a close, with students once again roaming the hallways and various traditions coming back, including an in person graduation ceremony, South Pasadena High School Drama Department premiered...

Arts Are Essential | What’s Happening in Arts & Entertainment May 28 – June...

Live performances return to The Music Center for the first time in 14 months! Leading the way for the reopening of the performing arts complex, The Music Center launches its new outdoor dance series, Dance at...

Arts Are Essential | What’s Happening in Arts & Entertainment May 21 – 28

South Pasadena High School’s drama department will offer a free, fully produced movie version of Shakespeare's “Macbeth”, streaming online on May 22. The extraordinary production of one of Shakespeare’s most popular works is packed...

Arts Are Essential | What’s Happening in Arts & Entertainment May 14 – 21

A Noise Within will release its second high-quality film of a stage production this spring: “Alice in Wonderland”, remounting the beloved production from Spring 2020—written by Eva Le Gallienne and Florida Friebus and originally...
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