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Around Town This Summer



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Shanghai Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China

September 23, 2016 8pm



The Pasadena Playhouse June 2 – June 26, 2016

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THE MADWOMAN IN THE VOLVO Written by and Starring Sandra Tsing Loh with Caroline Aaron and Shannon Holt Directed by Lisa Peterson

“Hilarious, comforting and enlightening.” – Booklist

One of the paper’s 100 Notable Books of 2014 – The New York Times

Triple M Generation—menopausal, middle-aged and a mother In the throes of her own mid-life change, Loh wrote an essay for the Atlantic Monthly, which later became the basis for her memoir, The Madwoman in the Volvo: My Year of Raging Hormones.

The memoir’s three-character stage adaptation is a bumper-car ride through mid-life madness, all sparked by an unlikely trip to Burning Man.

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Tickets are now on sale for The Beach Boys and special guests The Oak Ridge Boys in concert at the 24th Family Music Festival on Sunday, June 26, 2015 at the Arboretum. Tickets may be purchased online or at the Arboretum Gift Shop. The Festival is presented Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich, the Los Angeles County Department of Parks & Recreation and the Los Angeles Arboretum Foundation.

2016 POPS Summer Series LA ARBORETUM

First Ladies of Song | June 18, 2016 Music from Judy Garland, Rosemary Clooney & Peggy Lee Michael Feinstein, Principal Pops Conductor Tom and Erika Girardi Chair Lynn Roberts, soloist Cady Huffman, soloist Madelyn Baillio, soloist Music of Billy Joel | July 9, 2016 Michael Cavanaugh, Soloist Star of Broadway’s hit musical Moving Out Larry Blank, Conductor Sinatra Project Volume 2 | July 30, 2016 Michael Feinstein, Soloist Larry Blank, Conductor Cole Porter Night | August 20, 2016 Michael Feinstein, Principal Pops Conductor Tom and Erika Girardi Chair Catherine Russell, soloist Nick Ziobro, soloist A Salute to Warner Bros. | September 10, 2016 Michael Feinstein, Principal Pops Conductor Tom and Erika Girardi Chair Allyson Briggs, soloist Todd Murray, soloist


Relax, rejoice and revel in the extraordinary music that fills the air–and the hearts of thousands of eager music lovers–at Cal Phil’s acclaimed summer concert series. These concerts, held at historic Santa Anita Race Track, are the perfect way to spend a summer evening with family, friends, a world-class orchestra and the amazing Maestro Victor Vener.

At the concert, you’ll be nestled in Santa Anita Race Track’s lush infield meadow, enjoying not only great music, but a breathtaking unobstructed view of the San Gabriel Mountains. From this incomparable destination, the music will transport you to a place where music and memories come alive.

The second-to-none atmosphere enhances the experience allows you to enjoy the best in live music while you feast on your favorite gourmet food, whether purchased on site, or brought into the venue by yourself, while sitting under the stars–either at a festive table or your favorite spot on the lawn. There are a host of other amenities to enjoy, including live jazz performed during the pre-concert dining period, sipping a drink at the on-site bar and partaking in a variety of pre-concert family friendly activities.

Concerts begin at 7:30 • Gates open at 5:30 for dining & live jazz • Mingle with the artists after the show Come early and stay late!

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