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SPMS Spring Musical FOOTLOOSE this Weekend

Join South Pasadena Middle School students as they kick off their shoes and perform in the Spring Musical production, "Footloose," on April 25-28. The SPMS Spring Musical is offered as an Afterschool program by...
PHOTO: provided by CB Richards | The South Pasadenan | High school track and field athletes on the starting line for the 1600m race at the 2024 Tiger Invitational at South Pasadena High School.

SPHS Hosts 2024 Tiger Invitational

On April 5, 2024, more than 197 schools from across the country and one school from Canada participated in the 2024 Tiger Invitational held at South Pasadena High School. Student athletes from schools in Oregon,...
PHOTO: Todd Edwards | The South Pasadenan | South Pasadena Middle School drama students celebrate a first-place victory at the 2024 DTASC Shakespeare Festival. 

SPMS Drama Students Earn First Place Overall at DTASC 2024

On April 20, 2024, the Drama Teachers’ Association of Southern California (DTASC) held its Shakespeare Festival Competition in Valencia, Calif. SPMS drama students earned a large number of first place awards at the festival...

SPHS Students Explore Various Jobs During Second Annual Career Fair

This week during lunch on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, SPHS students are experiencing the second annual Career Fair, a special event co-hosted by the SPHS Counseling Department and the SPHS PTSA. Professionals across a variety...

SPHS Tiger Newspaper Wins Gold Medal Award

Tiger Newspaper has received a Gold Medal award from the prestigious Columbia Scholastic Press Association for all work completed throughout the 2022-2023 school year. This honor is awarded by Columbia University and a panel of...
PHOTO: Provided by SPUSD : SPHS Tiger Newspaper, Zoe Chen | The South Pasadenan | SPHS students celebrate earning awards in art and writing.

SPHS Students Earn 134 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

This month, South Pasadena High School (SPHS) students earned 134 regional awards in the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards Competition. The Awards recognize student achievement in the visual and literary arts, including architecture, painting,...
PHOTO: provided by Mike Parkinson | SPHS distance relay teams pictured with Coach Mike Parkinson at Mt. Sac. l-r: Adam Ruiz, Peter Dickinson, Michael Scarince, Keeran Murray, Mia Holden, Abby Errington, Saidbh Byrne, Rose Vandevelde, Coach Mike Parkinson.

SPHS Track | Three New School Records set at Mt. Sac

On Friday night (April 19, 2024), in the top ranked boys invitational 4 x 800, a 44 year old record set by Coach Parkinson himself was beat by .13 seconds, highlighted by Keeran Murray’s...

Jelly’s Last Jam comes to Pasadena Playhouse

Danny Feldman, Producing Artistic Director of Pasadena Playhouse, the State Theater of California and recipient of the 2023 Regional Theatre Tony Award, announces casting for its new production of the Tony Award winning musical...
PHOTO: provided by SPUSD | The South Pasadenan | South Pasadena Unified students experienced a partial solar eclipse on April 8, 2024.

SPUSD Students View Historic Partial Eclipse

Students, faculty, staff, and administration viewed a partial solar eclipse on Monday, April 8, 2024. All SPUSD schools celebrated the partial eclipse in different ways. The middle school’s science department shared the science behind the...
PHOTO: Daniel Reichert | The South Pasadenan | Trisha Miller as Polish acrobat & pilot Lina Szczepanowska in George Bernard Shaw’s wildy subversive “Misalliance” at A Noise Within.

Shaw’s ‘Misalliance’ is subversive, wild fun at A Noise Within

Eight marriage proposals and a plane crash, all in one afternoon. A Noise Within closes out its 2023-24 “Balancing Act” season with George Bernard Shaw’s high-flying comedy, Misalliance. Guillermo Cienfuegos (last season’s Much Ado About Nothing)...

Wine & Song at Lost Parrot Cafe featuring Michael McNevin, Kray Van Kirk and...

South Pasadena's Wine & Song host, Brad Colerick, returns home this Wednesday April 17 at 7pm after doing some shows in Utah, Colorado and Arizona. He also attended a screening of Lost Bird at...

The Body’s Midnight | IAMA & Boston Court team up to present World Premiere...

The IAMA Theatre Company and Boston Court Pasadena have joined forces to present a poetic and surprising new play about the complicated, ridiculous, awe-inspiring trajectory of life. Boston Court artistic director Jessica Kubzansky directs the world premiere of The Body’s Midnight by Tira...

SPARC Gallery Finds New Home

MEDIA RELEASE South Pasadena, CA, April 12, 2024: Come celebrate a milestone in the growth of the South Pasadena Arts Council (SPARC) with a “sneak peek” opening of SPARC’s new headquarters at Fremont Centre Properties,...

MEAN GIRLS Jr on its way to Young Stars Theatre

Don’t want to end up in the Burn Book? Better head to Young Stars Theatre for their super fun production of “Mean Girls Jr.”! You’ll walk out humming the catchy songs and quoting the...

BRIGHT STAR coming to South Pasadena High School

The South Pasadena High School Drama program is excited to announce their upcoming production of the bluegrass-influenced, Tony-nominated musical "Bright Star". Written by comedian Steve Martin (SNL, Only Murders in the Building) and Grammy-winning singer-songwriter...
PHOTO: TJ Ramirez, courtesy of East West Players | The South Pasadenan | Sylvia Kwan and Gerard Joseph star in the world premiere of Kairos at East West Players.

KAIROS | World Premiere at East West Players

East West Players (EWP), one of the nation’s oldest theaters of color and the largest producer of Asian American theatrical works, presents Kairos, by Lisa Sanaye Dring and directed by Jesca Prudencio. East West...
PHOTO: provided by Friends of the South Pasadena Library | AlmaNova Duo will perform at the April 7 Restoration Concert at South Pasadena Library.

Restoration Concert April 7 Features AlmaNova Duo, Connie Kupka and David Speltz

A special Restoration concert is lined up for Sunday, April 7, 2024, at 4:00 p.m. featuring the AlmaNova Duo (flute & guitar) and Speltz & Kupka (cello and violin). The program includes music by...
PHOTO: Evan Zimmerman for MurphyMade | The South Pasadenan | Katerina McCrimmon as Fanny Brice in the National Tour of Funny Girl.

Hello Gorgeous! FUNNY GIRL Lands at the Ahmanson April 2-28

FUNNY GIRL, the sensational musical comedy revival, is coming to the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles for a limited four-week engagement from Tuesday, April 2 to Sunday, April 28, 2024. The press opening is...
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11th Annual Pasadena International Film Festival Set for April 4-11, 2024

The eleventh edition of the Pasadena International Film Festival (PIFF) returns to the NoHo Arts District April 4-11, 2024, presenting more than 130 films from 10 countries during its eight-day run at Laemmle NoHo...

Wine & Song at Lost Parrot Cafe | Lisa Sanders & David Plenn &...

David Plenn will host Wine & Song this Wednesday, March 27 at 7pm at Lost Parrot Cafe in South Pasadena. This week features Lisa Sanders and David Plenn along with special guests Ed Tree,...
PHOTO: South Pasadena City Council Meeting Live Feed | SPEF President Emilia Aldana giving public comment March 20, 2024 about how the PartiGras event benefits the city, residents, businesses, parents, and students.

SPEF | Editorial: PartiGras Event in The Crosshairs of The City Council

The City of South Pasadena is now operating with a structural deficit, re-confirmed by finance reports given at the last City Council meeting by what is now the 7th contracted finance consultant: NHA Advisors. ...

“Winnie The Pooh, Kids” | Spring Break Theatre Camp at YST

Join Young Stars Theatre in making a fun “Winnie the Pooh” story come to life on stage in just one week! For anyone ages 6-18, YST’s Spring Break Camp consists of five camp days...

A Noise Within continues commitment to August Wilson’s ‘American Century Cycle’ with ‘King Hedley II’

A Noise Within continues its commitment to August Wilson’s “American Century Cycle” with a new production of King Hedley II. Gregg T. Daniel, who has previously directed A Noise Within productions of Wilson’s Gem of the Ocean, Seven Guitars and Radio...
finance: South Pasadena City Council Live Feed | Finance Commission February 21st Special Joint Meeting addressing the City Manager's Mid-Year report

City Finance Issues: Editorial | Mid-Year Report by City Manager Falls Far Short of...

With high hopes of a new and improved city manager's office operation after the hiring of Arminé Chaparyan, there are several areas of concern that have surfaced over the last 24 months. The most...
PHOTO: provided by SPMS PTSA | The South Pasadenan | Parents and staff perform on the SPMS stage for THE FOLLIES.

THE FOLLIES Slay at South Pasadena Middle School

As middle school students might say… THE FOLLIES TOTALLY SLAYED! The South Pasadena Middle School community came out in force on Saturday March 9th to support this wonderfully silly, long-standing tradition in its 18th...

Brad Colerick Live at Jeweled Universe | Saturday March 16

Local troubadour, Brad Colerick, is back, live, at Jeweled Universe, where he continues his month long residency this Saturday March 16. Join Colerick for a fun evening in the heart of the Mission District of...
PHOTO: provided by Chris Herrin | The South Pasadenan | From left to right: Emilio Lois, Paige Tang, and Sam Whitman display their 2024 Speech and Debate awards.

SPHS Speech and Debate Team Members Qualify for State Competition

On Saturday, March 2, 2024, 12 SPHS students competed in the State Qualifiers for the Southern California Debate League at La Cañada High School. Three students qualified for next month’s State Championship for the...

Lana Parilla and Carlos Gomez lead the World Premiere of ONE OF THE GOOD...

Pasadena Playhouse, the official State Theater of California and recipient of the 2023 Regional Theatre Tony Award, presents the world premiere of Gloria Calderón Kellett’s One of the Good Ones, a new comedy from...

whimsies | Works by Anne E Muller at SPARC Gallery

The South Pasadena Arts Council (SPARC) presents “whimsies,” a series of works by artist Anne E Muller, opening to the public at the SPARC Gallery on Saturday, March 16, 2024, with a reception from...

Kiwanis Club of South Pasadena Celebrates 100 years

The Kiwanis Club of South Pasadena invites the community to celebrate their 100 years of service to the youth of South Pasadena. There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony to kick off the event...
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