The star this weekend is once again Pasadena. Head to ArtNight on Friday and enjoy a free evening of art, music and entertainment. Twelve of Pasadena’s most prominent arts and cultural institutions will open their doors from 6 to 10 p.m. ArtNight also features pop-up galleries, paint-spewing army ducks and food trucks, including ice cream sandwich truck Cool Haus (try the balsamic fig & mascarpone ice cream with an oatmeal cookie, weird but delicious!). Free shuttles will loop the area throughout the evening with stops at each venue, and a bike tour is available as well. Show your valid Metro ticket or pass at participating venues and receive special discounts, including 10 percent off store merchandise at the Pasadena Museum of California Art or 10 percent off exhibition catalogs at the Armory Center for the Arts. (Metro Gold Line to Memorial Park Station, depending on which venue you’d like to visit first different buses will serve your needs, check Metro Trip Planner.)
If you’re into acoustic music, visit the Last Bookstore in downtown Los Angeles on Saturday. String Theory, an all day acoustic music event, starts at 11 a.m. The event features musicians and dancers who put on a unique show using invented instruments and large-scale performance installations. Over 30 artists and special guests will be taking the stage. (Metro Red Line to Pershing Square Station, walk east on 5th St. to Spring St. Metro Bus Lines 16, 55, 62 to 5th/Spring.)
It’s been a pretty cold week by Angeleno standards, but it’s supposed to warm up this weekend. This is good news for those who believe in weather forecasts and want to get out and about.
If you haven’t gone to see “Three Year Swim Club” yet, you should! The play, put on by East West Players at the David Henry Hwang Theatre, has been getting great reviews. “Three Year Swim Club” is inspired by the true life story of Soichi Sakamoto, an assistant coach of the U.S. Olympic Swim Team from 1952 to 1956. The Friday night showing starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are available online or can be purchased two hours before show time at the box office. Check the website for pricing and see if you qualify for any discounts. (Metro Gold Line to Little Tokyo/Arts District Station, Metro Bus Lines 30, 42 to Judge John Aiso/1st St. The theatre is at 120 Judge John Aiso.) Continue reading →
Here’s the description of this photo from Holland in the Netherlands on Flickr:
Bus stop Rietwijkeroordweg, which is situated on the northeastern side of Bosrandweg (road, N231), right on the border between Aalsmeer and Amstelveen municipalities. The poster advertises the state lottery’s 30 million end-of-year prize.
Nice Instagram photo taken in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The tilt-shift effect works pretty well, although not as toy-like as some train photos I’ve seen on Flickr. Check out the tilt-shift miniature fakes group in Flickr — especially this pic.