Friends In Deed returns for its annual fundraiser, Jazz on the Green, on Wednesday, Sept. 27, at Castle Green in Pasadena. From 5:30-8:30 p.m., guests will experience the smooth sounds of jazz. There will also be a silent auction.
Friends In Deed, an interfaith nonprofit organization, meets many needs of the most vulnerable residents of greater Pasadena — homeless and at-risk individuals including women and children. Continue reading “Friends In Deed’s ‘Jazz on the Green’ Concert Sept. 27”
Edina Lekovic, director of policy and programming at Muslim Public Affairs Council, will be the keynote speaker for the 15th annual Women for Racial Justice Breakfast, the YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley recently announced.
The event will be from 7-9 a.m. Monday, Oct. 23, at the Pasadena Hilton Hotel, located at 168 S. Los Robles Ave. in Pasadena. Continue reading “YWCA’s Women for Racial Justice Breakfast is Oct. 23”
Farming and the men and women who feed the world will take center stage at Beyond Hunger: West Meets East, a new event benefiting the nonprofit organization Heifer International. The event, hosted by Heifer and sponsored by NBC Universal, seeks to bring awareness to the development organization’s work to end hunger and poverty around the world. A contingent of Pasadena-area residents is involved with the event. Continue reading “Beyond Hunger: West Meets East to Benefit Heifer International Oct. 1”
Fernando Malvar-Ruiz, internationally regarded choral conductor, clinician and educator, has been named the next artistic director of Los Angeles Children’s Chorus, one of the world’s foremost children’s choirs noted for its striking bel canto sound, announced Cheryl Scheidemantle, LACC chair. He assumes the post next summer on Aug. 1.
Malvar-Ruiz served from 2004 to July 2017 as music director of American Boychoir. His tenure was highlighted by some 200 performances annually and appearances with the New York Philharmonic, Berlin Philharmonic, London Symphony Orchestra and Vienna Philharmonic, among others. He has worked with conductors Pierre Boulez, Mstislav Rostropovich and Michael Tilson Thomas and artists ranging from cellist Yo-Yo Ma and pop legends Beyoncé Knowles and Josh Groban to opera singers Kathleen Battle and Jessye Norman. He conducted the choir on six recordings and served as the music director on the 2014 film “Boychoir,” inspired by the choir. Continue reading “L.A. Children’s Chorus Names New Artistic Director”
The Los Angeles Zoo will be the site of Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services’ 9th annual Celebrating Children fundraiser. In addition to raising funds for youth development activities to help the boys who reside at the organization’s El Nido Campus, guests at the Oct. 7 family-friendly event will enjoy exploring the zoo after-hours at this private affair. This year’s dinner event, presented by PricewaterhouseCoopers, is from 6-10 p.m. The public can purchase tickets to the event, which includes an opportunity to meet some of the youth whose lives have been changed by the services they have received at El Nido. There also will be carousel rides, a silent auction, special gifts and giveaways. Continue reading “Hathaway-Sycamores Hosts Fundraiser at L.A. Zoo”
The acclaimed Los Angeles Children’s Chorus Concert Choir and Chamber Singers will perform Friday, Sept. 29, at St. Andrew Church in Pasadena in the 23rd annual “Bach to Broadway” Concert. The event begins at 7:30 p.m.
Also performing will be a group of 23 professional choristers from the Los Robles Master Chorale under the artistic direction of Lesley Leighton, the former associate conductor of the Los Angeles Master Chorale. Continue reading “‘Bach to Broadway’ Concert to Help Restore St. Andrew Church”
AbilityFirst will hold its 43rd annual Festival of Fall Gourmet Food and Wine Event from 4-7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15, on the grounds of the majestic and historic Laurabelle A. Robinson estate in Pasadena.
Jeff Michael, co-host of “This Morning on CBS-2,” will emcee the event and Lauren Potter, best known for her role as Becky on the hit TV show “Glee,” will serve as honorary chair. Continue reading “AbilityFirst Festival of Fall is Scheduled for Oct. 15”
The Ice House Comedy Club will welcome Tim Allen for one show only on Friday, Oct. 13, at 8 p.m.
Best known for his iconic roles in “Toy Story,” “Santa Clause,” “Wild Hogs,” “Galaxy Quest” and many more, Allen has reached an international level of superstardom.
Allen honed his talents as a stand-up comic throughout the ’80s, providing a lead-in to his highly successful ABC television series “Home Improvement,” where he garnered a Golden Globe Award, an Emmy nomination and was honored with the People’s Choice Award for favorite male performer in a television series for eight years in a row. Continue reading “Tim Allen Headlines at Ice House Oct. 13”