Tag: Arts and Entertainment

Arcadia Stage’s Unforgettable Production of ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’
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Arcadia Stage’s Unforgettable Production of ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’

By AUSD Digital Communications Intern Sarah Wang All 1,163 seats in the Arcadia Performing Arts Center (PAC) were completely filled for the second performance of Arcadia High School’s fall production of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.” Surrounded by a sea of theater-goers, children, parents, students, and faculty were spotted with tickets in hand, eagerly waiting…

What’s New for the Holidays at Santa Anita Park?
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What’s New for the Holidays at Santa Anita Park?

By Alex Cordero If you are thinking about doing something different this year for the holidays you must visit the Santa Anita Park Winterfest in the City of Arcadia. The park has completely renovated and converted the infield area into an incredible holiday festival. Winterfest is open to the public Thursday through Sunday and is…

GSV Pasadena Presents Holiday on Green Street
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GSV Pasadena Presents Holiday on Green Street

Landmark District, Green Street Village (GSV), will host its Holiday on Green Street event on Dec. 6 from 6 until 9 p.m. GSV is located on East Green Street, just east of Lake Avenue and the South Lake Shopping District of Pasadena between Mentor and Wilson. The Holiday on Green Street event will offer a…

Museum Offers Unique Look into Arcadia’s Past
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Museum Offers Unique Look into Arcadia’s Past

By Galen Patterson On a sunny Saturday afternoon in late November, Dr. Dana Hicks, curator of the Gilb Museum, invited Arcadia Weekly on a behind-the-scenes tour of museum grounds. Visitors enter the building and are immediately met by a lotus-shaped fountain. The old metal sculpture stands near the wall, stripped of its former glory as…

Johnny Schaefer’s New CD ‘Finlandia Brasileria’ Sounds of a Bossa Nova Christmas
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Johnny Schaefer’s New CD ‘Finlandia Brasileria’ Sounds of a Bossa Nova Christmas

With lush melodies and Brazilian rhythms, this is a holiday song like no other Johnny Schaefer has combined his two loves, music and Christmas to release another highly acclaimed Christmas song. Titled “Finlandia Brasileria,” Johnny penned a serene Christmas lyric to the melody “Finlandia” by Jean Sibelius. Produced by Stephan Oberhoff, (Heartbeat Brazil) fresh from…

Santa Anita Opens Inaugural Winterfest
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Santa Anita Opens Inaugural Winterfest

Winterfest runs through Dec. 23 By Susan Motander The infield at Santa Anita Race Track has been transformed into a winter wonderland the track is calling Winterfest. It has all the great touches that make a winter event truly wonderful: an ice rink with real ice, Santa on his throne, a giant snow globe visitors can…

Visit Bali and Beyond With Arcadia’s Gilb Museum
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Visit Bali and Beyond With Arcadia’s Gilb Museum

Take a break from Arcadia’s Annual Snow Festival and enjoy a special program of traditional Balinese shadow puppet storytelling at the Lauber Museum Education Center on Dec. 1 at 10 and 11:30 a.m. Tickets are required and there is limited seating for this unique event. Free tickets will be available at the Gilb Museum of…

Packages Now Available for Santa Anita’s Inaugural Winterfest
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Packages Now Available for Santa Anita’s Inaugural Winterfest

Online packages are available now for Santa Anita’s first-ever Winterfest, which will bring a veritable winter wonderland to the track’s spacious infield area. Offerings will include ice skating (on real ice), a Christmas tree lot, Santa’s Village (including a chance to meet Santa himself), Christmas carolers, horse-drawn carriage rides, pony rides, a petting zoo, giant…

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