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Friday, August 14

Saturday, August 15

Capturing Grace - a special screening of the award winning documentary

Lineage Performing Arts Center

89 S. Fair Oaks Avenue, Pasadenaq, CA 91105


"Capturing Grace" tells the remarkable story of what happens when New York's legendary Mark Morris Dance Group joins forces with people with Parkinson's disease to stage a unique performance. Filmed over the course of a year, it's a story about the power of art and the enduring strength of the human spirit.

This special screening will bring awareness and help raise funds for the free, Healing Movement dance classes offered at the Lineage Performing Arts Center in Pasadena, CA for Dancing with Parkinson’s, Stroke Recovery, Dancing Through Cancer and Dancing with Down Syndrome.

The evening will commence with a live performance of the BACH CELLO SUITES by the Lineage Dance Company and a screening of the uplifting short film, MARY ANNE – a dance for camera that features Mary Anne Moses, a Pasadena resident who participates in the Lineage’s Dancing with Parkinson’s class.

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Encore Saxophone Quartet at the Old Mill

The Old Mill

1120 Old Mill Road, San Marino, 91108


The Encore Saxophone Quartet is one of Los Angeles' premier ensembles and they will be performing on the Old Mill's historic Pomegranate Patio surrounded by the Mill's beautiful pomegranate trees and lush gardens. Summer concerts at the Old Mill are intimate evenings of chamber music surrounded by the history of early California. In addition to enjoying the fine music, concertgoers are invited to view the original adobe building, learn about its history, and view the latest California Art Club exhibition: "California Cruising: Desert Ease and Coastal Breeze" in the Mill's gallery. Concert goers are urged to have dinner before they arrive,and enjoy a beverage at the no-host refreshment bar before the concert or during intermission. Chairs are provided and the musicians are only steps from the audience. the garden gates open at 7:00pm and music begins at 8:00pm.
The Encore Saxophone Quartet is among Los Angeles’ premier ensembles. Encore Saxophone’s Musicians include Douglas Masek, Soprano Saxophone, Ken Foerch, Alto Saxophone, David Brennan, Tenor Saxophone and Damon Zick, Baritone Saxophone. The tremendous range and versatility of the musicians will be illustrated all evening. Highlights of the program include classical pieces such as J. S. Bach’s “Little” Fugue in G minor, and Caryl Florio’s Quartette (Allegro de Concert); and a selection of more contemporary composers such as Astor Piazzolla, Pedro Iturralde and Nigel Wood. The second half will include selections from composers Harold Arlen, Richard Rodgers, and John Carisi with a medley of George Gershwin’s “Porgy and Bess” to conclude the concert. Tickets are $15 a seat with advance reservations, $20 at the door. To make reservations, please contact The Old Mill at (626) 449-5458. Or buy on line at: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1568658.

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Sunday, August 16

Lin Rountree Quartet

Levitt Pavilion Pasadena at Memorial Park

85 E. Holly St., Pasadena, CA


Soul Trumpeter Lin Rountree, an accomplished performer and recording artist, is a pioneer helping to frame the new sound of Soul-Jazz. Direct from the ‘new’ Detroit music factory, his playing has been described as soulful, funky, and sensual. Be it R&B/Soul or Groove Jazz, he has an innate ability to connect his music to his listeners.

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Monday, August 17

John D. Williams discusses and signs Word Nerd: Dispatches from the Games, Grammar, and Geek Underground

Vroman's Bookstore

695 E. Colorado, Pasadena, CA 91101


eginning his career on a lark as a freelance contributor to SCRABBLE News, John D. Williams fell down a rabbit hole inhabited by gamers, geeks, and the grammar police. For twenty-five years, as the executive director of the National SCRABBLE Association, Williams served as the official spokesperson for the game, and as the middleman between legions of fanatical word-game fans and the official brand. Now Word Nerd takes readers inside the byzantine, dog-eat-dog world of top tournament players, creating a piquant (seven-letter word, 68 points!) work that is part pop-cultural history, part anthropological study. Indeed, what Christopher Guest did for the world of dog shows in his film Best in Show, Williams does for the world of competitive word games in this funny and perfectly observed memoir.

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Saturday, September 5

Saturday, September 19