As a Pasadena resident, you want to be involved with your City. Here are four things you can do this week to support it.
Attend the State of the City 2015Address – Mayor Bogaard, City Council members and other City leaders will gather for the annual State of the City Address this Thursday, Jan. 15, at the Pasadena Playhouse (39 S. El Molino Ave). The program will start at 7 p.m. This will be the last address from Mayor Bogaard so he is expected to reflect on his 16 years as Pasadena’s public servant. The event is free of charge and everyone is welcome.
Take a tree survey – The Pasadena Department of Public Works is hoping to get your opinion about the importance of our urban forest. Your cooperation will help the Department develop an Urban Forest Management Plan and to set goals for the management of the trees in the City. Click here to take the survey.
THE BARBER OF SEVILLE – This is the story about a passionate young Count that wants an innocent girl who is jealously secluded by her guardian for his own marital intentions. It is an adaptation by Lance Davis of the original French comedy that inspired Rossini’s famous opera. It is presented by the Parson’s Nose Theater at the Lineage Performing Arts Center (89 South Fair Oaks) Sat. Jan. 17 at 7 p.m. and Sun. Jan. 18 at 3 p.m. It is a rehearsed stage reading, omitting props and set pieces. Both performances are “Pay What You Will” but reservations are recommended at http://www.parsonsnose.com or by calling (626) 403 7667. This event is best for ages 11 and up.
Pasadena Symphony concert – Principal Guest Conductor Nicholas McGegan will explore the genius of Brahms Symphony No. 2 and of mother-daughter pianists Mihyang and Esther Keel as they perform Poulenc’s jazzy “Concerto for Two Pianos” on Sat. Jan. 17 at 2 p.m. and again at 8 p.m. at the Ambassador Auditorium (131 South St. John Avenue). Tickets are $35, available at http://www.pasadenasymphonypops.org or by calling (626) 793-7172. A pre-concert discussion with the director will begin one hour before curtain and is open to all ticket holders.
Pasadena offers many great things to do; there’s no time to be bored!
Photo: THE BARBER OF SEVILLE – magnoliabox.com