Join thousands of people in a celebration of arts and culture as Pasadena Playhouse celebrates its centennial anniversary with a FREE block party on El Molino, in partnership with the Playhouse District Association. This family-friendly event features music, food, libations, guided tours, a kids’ zone, and much, much more. With interactive art and live performances from local arts organizations and community partners, the Playhouse Block Party will kick off the next 100 years in style!
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Throughout the day, guests can experience interactive and immersive activity booths and games created by community partners and local art organizations. These include Kidspace Children’s Museum, Armory for the Arts, Metaforyou, MUSE/IQUE, Pasadena Dance Theatre, Pasadena Museum of California Art, Pasadena Museum of History, Pasadena Public Library, Pasadena Symphony & POPS, Pasadena Walking Tours, Rogue Artists Ensemble, Shumel Arts Council, Side Street Projects, Sierra Madre Playhouse, Akabeko Project, Surrogate Gallery Projects, and USC Pacific Asia Museum. In addition, special guided tours of the Playhouse District and of the Playhouse itself will be available, including backstage access and production departments, rarely seen by the public.
Pasadena Playhouse Producing Artistic Director Danny Feldman said, “Our team has assembled all things Pasadena for our block party — live music and performances on two outdoor stages, interactive exhibits, food, libations, guided tours, and much, much more. Beginning at noon, families can enjoy activities in the Kids’ Zone centered around a stage erected in the Playhouse Courtyard. In late afternoon and early evening, the focus will shift to a “street party” feel with live music and bands, food, drink, and more fun.”
He continued, “We wouldn’t be here today without the support of our community. Since our founding in 1917 we have been fortunate to be supported by the people of Southern California, a community that truly values the power of theater. For our Centennial celebration we wanted to throw a free party for thousands of people to say thank you.”
Playhouse District Association Executive Director Brian Wallace said, “Our partnership with Pasadena Playhouse reflects what is great about our community – the drive to promote the Playhouse District as Pasadena’s home for arts and culture. We are excited to welcome everyone to enjoy what’s great about this area and hope the event encourages many repeat visits to all of our great destinations here.”