The Pasadena Showcase House of Design


The Pasadena Showcase House of Design, one of the oldest, largest and most successful house and garden tours in the country, is now in its 52nd year. This year, the tour is taking place at a Mission Revival estate that pervades a sense of early California style. “Thought” to be designed by American architect Myron Hunt for restaurateur Leon C. Riggs, and once known as Dryborough Hall, this elegant home has maintained a good state of preservation since it was built in 1918.

The main residence boasts 16,000 square feet and is complemented by a 2,032 square foot guest house. Situated on a 2-acre property, the estate includes mature trees, an outdoor barbecue area, pool and spa, and several gardens. Another essential part of Showcase is visiting The Shops at Showcase and dining at The Restaurant, (this year, it’s called The Berkshire) or grabbing a drink at the Saffron Lounge.

Tickets cost between $35-$45 and can be ordered by mail, online at or by calling 714-442-3872. Complimentary parking and shuttle service from the Pasadena Rose Bowl, Lot 1 unless otherwise noted.

DATES:  April 17 – May 15, 2016, except Mondays.

Come out for the Pasadena Candidate Forum!

Screen Shot 2016-05-02 at 12.52.49 PMIn order to support and assist the voters of LA County, Arts for LA will hold Candidate Forums to facilitate respectful and issue-based conversations on topics that are important to voters.

For the June 7 Board of Supervisors election for the 5th District, Arts for LA is partnering with Pasadena Arts Council and A Noise Within to present a Candidate Forum in Pasadena.

Make sure your voice is heard and RSVP today!

Wednesday, May 18, at 7 pm
A Noise Within Theatre

3352 E Foothill Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91107

All candidates will be invited to participate, and Arts for LA will survey all candidates for the Fourth and Fifth Districts as part of their Arts & Culture Candidate Surveys and publish the answers online.

Click here for more information.

Monte Vista Projects: Greg Curtis’ Event October Horizon


Monte Vista Projects
5442 Monte Vista St.
Los Angeles, California 90043

May 7 – May 29

Opening Reception Saturday May 7, 6 – 10pm
Closing Reception Sunday May 29, 3 – 7pm

Greg Curtis’ exhibition Event October Horizon at Monte Vista Projects is an installation of framed chromogenic prints wherein the mechanics of the camera lens itself are the sole object. With a camera pointed at a black backdrop in the artist’s studio, a light was pointed into various lenses to produce and record isolated lens flares. The resulting images are at once diminutive and expansive: portraits of the camera’s own machinations presented as vast extraterrestrial events. The images are paired with identically sized black monochromatic chromogenic prints that contain no information from the camera, pointing to the spaces between still images that construct cinematic sequences. The installed panorama consists of self-reflexive operations made with the fundamental apparatus of the entertainment industry, isolating and foregrounding what is usually considered at best an aesthetic flourish, and at worst an error on the part of the photographer.

Kewa Civic Concerts: Don Rader Jazz Quartet

Rades-and-Gary-3aDon Rader Jazz Quartet at the Free Edendale Up Close Concerts

The American Somgbook
Don Rader – trumpet
Gary Solt – guitar
John Belzaguy – bass
Timm Boatman – drums

June 4, 2016 at Noon-1pm

Edendale Branch Library (LAPL)
2011 W. Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90026

More info here.

Piano Summer Intensive

PSI_148We at Piano Summer Intensive (PSI) are super excited to host another fun packed session for your budding young pianists. Piano Summer Intensive is a 5-day camp that serves to enrich your child’s music education in an interactive and supportive peer group environment. We provide valuable opportunities & experiences including:

  • Daily private lessons by our Teaching Artists and Artist-in-Residence
  • Daily scheduled practice times (individual & guided)
  • Daily performances for peers, as well as in Masterclass settings
  • Ensemble playing (from 4 to 6 hands!)
  • Games and group activities
  • Final performance in our Concert Showcase

June 13-17, 2016 from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

South Pasadena Music Center and Conservatory
1509 Mission Street
South Pasadena, California 91030

More info here.