Editor’s Pick of the Week:
September 6, Pasadena POPS presents New York, New York at the Arboretum (301 N Baldwin Ave) at 7:30 p.m.
This is Michael Feinstein and the Pasadena POPS final concert of the summer! Grammy Award winner and multi-platinum recording artist Patti Austin, Liz Callaway (Anastasia & Cats) and Aaron Tveit (2012 film Les Misérables, Graceland, and Catch Me If You Can) capture the snap swagger and energy of the iconic city with Leonard Bernstein’s Candide, On the Town, West Side Story and Wonderful Town; Duke Ellington’s “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore,” “Don’t Mean a Thing,” “Im Beginning to See the Light,” “Satin Doll,” “Take the A Train,” plus gems by Stephen Sondheim (“Broadway Baby” & “What More Do I Need”), Cole Porter (“I Happen to Like New York”) and more. Call 626.793.7172 for more information. Ticket prices start at $20.
September 10 — Foreign Film Program – Internal Affairs – at Cay Mortenson Auditorium in Arcadia Public Library (20 W. Duarte Road) from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. An award-winning crime thriller. Free.
September 4 — 6th Annual Arcadia Juried Photography Exhibit at Gib Museum of Arcadia Heritage (380 West Huntington Drive) from 10:00 – 12:00 and 1:00 – 4:00 Tuesdays – Saturdays. Theme: “Abstract: What is That?” Free.
September 6 — The annual Arcadia Republicans B.B.Q. at the home of Honorable Peter and Jackie Amundson, 275 West Longden Avenue, Arcadia. The menu includes baby back ribs, and baked beans by our Master Chef Steve Johnson, plus salads, assorted dishes, soft drinks, beer & wine. The guest speaker will be Assemblyman Tim Donnelly and several candidates are invited guests. There will be raffles, baskets and handmade afghans. Tickets are $30 per person or $35 at the door. RSVP by phone at (626)447-3534 or email: ArcRepHdqt@aol.com.
September 9 — Moonlight Storytime at Azusa City Library (729 N Dalton Ave.) at 6 p.m. Children and their parents are invited to participate. Share love for books through stories, songs, and fingerplays in a group setting. (626) 612-5279 for information. Free.
September 10 — Cuentos Bilingues. A weekly bilingual Spanish language storytime Wednesday evenings at 6:00 p.m. for stories, crafts, and songs from Latin America. (626) 612-5279 for information. Free.
September 10 — City of El Monte & Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles Blood & Toy Drive at Executive Parking Lot– City Hall East 11333 Valley Blvd. from 7:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
September 9 — El Monte Small Business Seminar – “Strategies for Success in Today’s Economy” at Grace T Black Auditorium ( 3130 Tyler Ave.) from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Register online at www.boe.ca.gov/seminars or by calling 1-888-847-9652. Free.
September 5– Downtown Glendale Farmers’ Market at First Baptist Church parking lot (Maryland Avenue between California and Wilson) at 1:30 p.m. Free
September 2 — Glendale Arts POP UP Series. Free Latin Dance Classes at 100 W. Broadway from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Dances at Bloomingdale’s 2nd floor wing at Glendale Galleria. Four styles of dances adapted from Latin America will be taught by Sergio Leal, owner of Latin Dance Pro: merengue, salsa, bachata and cumbia. Solo and couple dancers of all ages and levels of experience are welcome. 818-246-6737. Free
August 30– Masters of Ukrainian Impressionism at Silvana Gallery and Ukrainian Cultural Center of Los Angeles (1731 West Glenoaks Blvd. Suite 200) from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. View evocative, breathtaking works of original paintings by renowned artists with prestigious backgrounds of Ukrainian Impressionisms.The exhibition is dedicated to the 23rd Anniversary of the Independence of Ukraine. (818) 662-7070. Free.
September 4 — Monrovia Family Festival at Myrtle Ave. (Along Myrtle Ave. between Olive & Lime) from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Vendors, farmers’ market, live music, kiddie rides and much, much more. Free.
September 5 — Live folk music concert at 412 at 412 S. Myrtle Ave. at 8 p.m. 626-357-1091 or soKattyWompus.com for information. Free.
September 5 — Farmers’ Market on 318 S. Ramona Ave.(next to city hall and in front of the library) from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Every Friday night the Monterey Park Certified Farmers Market features the freshest fruits, vegetables, flowers, nuts, honey, breads, hot food items, plus entertainment and surprises that make a great way to start the weekend.
Sept. 4 — 7 Comics for $7 All Star Comedy Show at the Ice House Comedy Club (24 N. Mentor Ave.) featuring seven great headliners at 8 p.m. Cost: $7.00 – $14.00
September 5 — Fun Family Flicks on Fridays Chicken Run at the One Colorado Courtyard (41 Hugus Alley) at 7:30 p.m. Bring the whole family for some terrific Friday night films in the Courtyard. Featuring Chicken Run (2000) rated G. Snacks served while they last. Free.
September 6 — Rooftop Cinema Night on South Lake Raiders of the Lost Ark at Pasadena Towers Parking Structure Rooftop (55 S. Lake Avenue) from 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Enjoy classics under the stars. Bring your own reclining beach chair for a comfortable seating experience. Beverages, snacks and food will be available for purchase. Free.
September 7 — PCC Flea Market at Pasadena City College Campus (1570 E. Colorado Blvd.) from 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Incredible browsing and the bargains. Find bargains from more than 500 vendors featuring antiques and collectibles, thousands of records, tools, clothes, toys, great food and more! Free (entrance).
September 7 — The Tempest by William Shakespeare at A Noise Within at 2:00 p.m. The Bard’s last work is a power play of passion and wills – as resonant now as it ever was, and even more relevant. Parent/child relationships take center stage as Deborah Strang embodies Prospero in a performance of rare courage. Set on an exotic isle and featuring Gatsby-esque costumes that spotlight the difference between privileged outsiders and the natural world, this fiery Tempest shows just how seductive revolution can be. Cost: $18.00 – $40.00.
September 7 — MUSE /IQUE Orchestra conducted by Rachael Worby presents EARTH/QUAKED: DANCE CHANGES THE WORLD with Savion Glover at Caltech’s Beckman Mall Lawn (1200 E California Blvd). The event opens at 5:30 for mingling and dining. Then at 7:30 starts the unleashing of an exhilarating, non-stop 90-minute adventure in tap dance and sound. Call 626-539-7085 for more information.
September 4 — Los Angeles County Fair (1101 West McKinley Ave., Fairplex). The Los Angeles County Fair celebrates its 92nd anniversary with food, attractions and entertainment for all ages. New this year is Luminasia, featuring giant Chinese lanterns fashioned in iconic landmarks (open 6 p.m. to closing; nominal fee); Hall of Heroes, which takes a look at the science behind superheroes; Grinding Gears, a Steampunk-themed nightclub; and The Farm, filled with animals and agri-tainment. Some familiar attractions are the carnival, featuring more than 70 thrilling rides; The Shopping Place; and craft beers and award-winning wines. Enjoy 23 nights of concerts and entertainment, and indulge in deep-fried everything! Hours vary.. Phone: (909)-623-3111 or log on to lacf.com, for more information.
September 5 — San Gabriel’s Farmers Market at Vincent Lugo Park (corner of Wells & Ramona Streets) from 4 pm to 8 pm. Free.
September 8 — EDI Media presents the Qing Ming Festival Symphony Concert at San Gabriel Mission Playhouse (320 S. Mission Drive). from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. (626) 856-3889 or www.channelge.com for information. Free
September 6 — RMS RIV VU at the Sierra Madre Playhouse (87 W Sierra Madre Blvd) at 8 p.m. A romantic comedy by Bob Randall, directed by Sherrie Lofton. Cost: $12 to $25.