The doo-wop a cappella group the Alley Cats will perform their holiday show “Jingle Bell Rock” on Saturday, Dec. 2, at 8 p.m. in Caltech’s Beckman Auditorium.
With their tight, four-part harmony and delightful antics, the Alley Cats are a blend of 1950s and 1960s hits coupled with comedy. They have been Jay Leno’s opening act for the past seven years. They have opened for Jerry Seinfeld and Joan Rivers, and have appeared on numerous television shows for NBC, CBS and PBS.
The Alley Cats also won second place in an A Cappella Competition in Moscow, Russia, in early May this year.
Tickets to this performance are priced at $42, $37 and $32; youth (high school age and younger): $10. Tickets can be purchased at the Caltech Ticket Office on the campus of Caltech at 1200 E. California Blvd. in Pasadena. Beckman Auditorium is located at 332 South Michigan Ave. For information, call (626) 395-4652.
The La Salle High School varsity girls’ volleyball team advanced to the CIF Southern Section Division 3 championship match against a familiar foe in Chatsworth Sierra Canyon. The Lancers had swept their opponent earlier in the season and hoped for the same outcome, but an inspired Trailblazers team avoided history repeating itself by defeating No. 1-seeded La Salle in four sets, 25-21, 25-16, 18-25, 25-17, at Cerritos College in Norwalk last Saturday.
“It was the same,” said La Salle head coach Tiare Tuitama, who guided the program to CIF-SS titles in 2012 and 2013. “I think our lineup was a little bit of the same. We did watch film on them, and it wasn’t anything that they had change. It was just kind of who brought it today. You got to show up on the day that it counts.”
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With the holidays around the corner, Guide Dogs of America is urging Pasadena area residents to scratch an itch — the puppy itch, that is.
The nonprofit, which provides guide dogs to blind and visually impaired people across the U.S. and Canada free of charge, has several litters of puppies that will need to be placed with foster families through December and early January.
Foster families will raise the 8-week-old puppy for 18 months, socializing it as much as possible, and then return it to the Guide Dogs of America headquarters in Sylmar, where it will continue its education for six months to become a highly trained guide dog. At the end of its graduation, it will be placed with its new owner.
“If you ever dreamt of a puppy for Christmas, now is your chance to realize that dream while doing something meaningful for another person,” said Stephanie Colman, GDA’s puppy program coordinator, noting that they hope to place 60 guide dogs this year.
Fostering puppy owner and Pasadena resident Gwen Whitson said she highly recommends the experience.
Whitson adopted her yellow Labrador, Serenity, last December, and has since been on a running, nonstop puppy-training marathon. In her short life, Serenity has visited the Hollywood Bowl, a Dodgers game, Sunday church and countless other places. With a constant wagging tail and urge to smooch whatever her snout sniffs, Serenity’s silky blond coat and calm amber eyes have filled the puppy void in the Whitson’s lives.
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The Pasadena-Foothills Association of Realtors Charitable Foundation will host its largest charity event of the year — its 26th annual Wreath Auction, “A Night in Tinseltown,” on Friday evening, Dec. 1. The charity auction and dinner begins at 6 p.m. at the Altadena Town & Country Club.
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The Pasadena Salvation Army’s annual Red Kettle Kickoff Breakfast, one of the organization’s biggest fundraisers of the year, will be held on Friday morning, Nov. 17, in the UCLA football team’s locker room at the Rose Bowl. The unique location ties into the theme, given the UCLA-USC crosstown rivalry game will be held the following day.
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The restaurant of tomorrow is here today at Twohey’s Tavern, from Greg Mallis and Tanya and Jim Christos, the three family members that have kept the original Twohey’s name alive at the iconic 75-year-old Twohey’s Restaurant in Alhambra, which is a piece of Los Angeles history from the era of the Historic Route 66. With a tantalizing menu that playfully calls back to the classic All-American diner, Twohey’s Tavern officially opened its doors in Pasadena on Nov. 7.
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Lake Avenue Church will sponsor a Veterans Salute and Tribute Show on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 17-19, in the church’s Family Life Center, room 300.
The show will feature USO-style performances honoring military veterans will feature a variety of acts spanning three decades, from Bob Hope, Ella Fitzgerald, the Andrew Sisters, swing dancers, and excerpts from 1940s radio shows. The show will culminate on Sunday, Nov. 19, with a gourmet luncheon and show to honor veterans.
Showtimes are Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday at 1:30 p.m. A veterans’ luncheon follows at 2:30 p.m. with a special veterans’ show.
On Sunday, veterans and one guest may attend the luncheon and show for free. Tickets are available until Nov. 16 at the website lakeave.org. Search using keyword: veteranshow. Lake Avenue Church is located at 393 N. Lake Ave. in Pasadena.
USC Trojan Affiliates, a philanthropic and social women’s group of the university, invites alumni and friends to attend the upcoming Holiday Boutique and meeting on Thursday, Nov. 30, at the San Gabriel Country Club in San Gabriel.
Social no host bar and boutique runs from 4-7 p.m., with a dinner, entertainment and meeting at 7 p.m. The SoCal Vocals are back by popular demand.
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One Arroyo Day, showcasing the opportunity to discover the natural beauty and cultural history of Pasadena’s beloved Arroyo Seco, will be held this Saturday, Nov. 18. The event, headquartered at 360 N. Arroyo Blvd., is from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
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