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Tuesday, September 30

Red Hen at Boston Court

Boston Court Performing Arts Center

70 North Mentor Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91106

7:00pm to 9:30pm

Come to our special reading featuring Ron Carlson, Aimee Bender, and Ron Koertge!

Ron Carlson is the author of five story collections and six novels, including Return to Oakpine and The Signal. His fiction has appeared in Harper’s, The New Yorker, Playboy, GQ, Best American Short Stories, and The O. Henry Prize Stories. His book of poems, Room Service: Poems, Meditations, Outcries, & Remarks, was published by Red Hen Press in 2012. His book on writing, Ron Carlson Writes a Story, is taught widely. He is the director of the writing program at the University of California at Irvine and lives in Huntington Beach, California.

Aimee Bender is the author of The Girl in the Flammable Skirt (a NY Times Notable Book), An Invisible Sign of My Own (an L.A. Times pick of the year), Willful Creatures nominated by The Believer as one of the best books of the year, and The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake. Her short fiction has been published in Granta, GQ, Harper’s, Tin House, McSweeney’s, The Paris Review, and many more places, as well as heard on PRI’s This American Life and Selected Shorts. She’s received two Pushcart prizes, and was nominated for the TipTree award in 2005, and the Shirley Jackson short story award in 2010. Her fiction has been translated into ten languages. She currently lives in Los Angeles, where she teaches creative writing at USC.

Ron Koertge teaches at Hamline University in their low-residency MFA program for Children’s Writing. His new book is Sex World, his first collection of short, short fiction. His recent books of poetry include Fever (Red Hen Press, 2007), Indigo (Red Hen Press, 2009), Lies, Knives, and Girls in Red Dresses (Candlewick Press, 2012), and The Ogre’s Wife (Red Hen Press, 2013). Koertge also writes fiction for teenagers, including many novels and novels-in-verse: The Brimstone Journals, Stoner & Spaz, Strays, Shakespeare Bats Cleanup, Shakespeare Makes the Playoffs, and Coaltown Jesus. All were honored by the American Library Association, and two received PEN awards. He is the recipient of grants from the NEA and the California Arts Council and has poems in two volumes of Best American Poetry. He lives in South Pasadena, California.

Boston Court Performing Arts Center
70 North Mentor Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91106

General admission $10
PSA members, students & seniors $5

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Wednesday, October 1

music in the chinese garden

Huntington Library

1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, 91108


(OCT. 1) Has it been a while since you’ve taken the kids to the Huntington Garden?  Fall is the perfect time, when it’s warm enough to let the kids splash in the Children’s Garden (don’t forget the change of clothes – they will get drenched!), yet not too hot to walk around (carrying tired kids, or pushing heavy strollers).  And Wednesday is the perfect day, when there is Traditional Chinese music in the Garden of Flowing Fragrance.  Seriously, don’t you feel more relaxed just saying that?

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Thursday, October 2

Friday, October 3

Lauren Oliver discusses and signs Rooms

Vroman's Bookstore

695 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101


When Richard Walker dies, his estranged family convenes at the dilapidated country house he left behind. However, the Walker family is not alone in the home: Alice and Sandra, the resident ghosts, are forever tied to this home. They share their past experiences and remember the time when they, too, were living, although the human inhabitants cannot hear them. When a new ghost appears, Trenton, Richard Walker's teenage son, begins speaking to her, and earthly and supernatural words collide with unexpected results.


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Poolside W/ Friends // PASADENA CA

The Terrace

443 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, 91101

8:00pm to 2:30am


The L.A.-by-way-of-Denmark-and-San Francisco duo of Filip Nikolic and Jeffrey Paradise make music called "daytime disco," meaning they use many of discos well-known tropes like funky basslines, four-on-the-floor rhythms, Latin percussion, and glittery choruses, but it's a more relaxed and peaceful sound they produce.

Their Dj sets are well known for entrancing crowds with these laid-back disco grooves. Expect tons of bubbling synths, interlocking guitars, and dusty percussion fills; then mix them all together into a tropical cocktail that will knock you into a coma after your first few sips.

Musically they can take you on a journey where Steely Dan is remixed by Larry Levan; Donna Summer is drunk on cough syrup, and Neil Young's "Harvest Moon" is gently plucked from the country and gets you slow dancing to a beautiful end-of-the-night jam. Throughout the night this duo can also turn up the heat, with pumping basslines, spunky - midtempo electric boogie, and songs that sounds something like the Eagles jamming with Chic.

Dirty Dave, Heavy Flavor, Nineteen Eightyfour, Roane +MORE!

21+ // RSVP FOR ENTRY // $10 BEFORE 10:00PM



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Saturday, October 4

Renowned Silhouette Artist Karl Johnson at Pottery Barn Kids in Pasadena!

Pottery Barn Kids

511 S. Lake Avenue, Pasadena, 91101

10:00am to 5:00pm

Karl will be creating hand cut silhouette portraits by appointment at Pottery Barn Kids in Pasadena. Each portrait is a one-of-a-kind, original work of art. Karl simply looks at each subject and within minutes cuts out their exact likeness in shadow creating a keepsake you will treasure forever. All ages are welcome, even the squirmy ones! Please call the store to reserve your appointment!
Karl's work has been featured in over 30 magazines including The O List in Oprah Magazine, People, and Elle Decor. He also has a large celebrity following and has created silhouettes for Reese Witherspoon, Drew Barrymore, Jennifer Garner, Jennifer Lopez, Secretary of State John Kerry, Tom Cruise and many more. His art work is also currently carried by Restoration Hardware Baby & Child and specialty children's boutiques.

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