— Friday, Feb. 9, at 7:30 p.m. Tanja Diezman and Tobias Gremmier, co-founders of the German graphic design company pReview Digital Design, will present various design applications — from mobile phone interfaces, TV and Web design to LED billboards and media events — in their presentation titled "Dynamic Design." All Toyota Lectures are open and free to the public. Art Center College of Design, Los Angeles Times Media Center Hillside Campus, 1700 Lida Street, Pasadena.
Toyota Lecture, Dynamic Design
— Friday, Feb. 10 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The La Crescenta Woman's Club is accepting donations of new or used items for their annual rummage sale. Donations can be dropped off at the clubhouse at 4004 La Crescenta Ave. on Friday, Feb. 9 or for pick up, call Gloria Lee at 248-9454. The sale is at the clubhouse and will feature a variety of items including books, Christmas decorations, clothing, furnishings, household items, jewelry, small appliances and toys. All are invited to check out their "bounteous bazaar" from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 10, at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the Alex Theatre. This is the first color film Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn appeared in together. Sparks and words fly when love and automation collide in 20th Century Fox's classic office-romantic comedy. When efficiency expert Richard Sumner (Spencer Tracy) is hired to install an electronic brain in the Reference Dept. headed by walking encyclopedia Barbara "Bunny" Watson (Katharine Hepburn), the day-to-day routine is anything but ordinary. Also shown will be a classic cartoon and short subjects including a 1956 Warner-Pathe Newsreel and "Vesuvius Express" in CinemaScope and color. Presented by the Alex Film Society, a non-profit arts organization dedicated to the preservation and presentation of classic movies as they were meant to be seen, on the big screen. Tickets $9.50 general admission, $8 seniors and kids, $7 Film Society members at box office, 216 N. Brand Blvd. Glendale, by phone at 243-2539, or at www.alexfilmsociety.org
Desk Set —
— Monday, Feb.12, at 6:30 p.m. Fred Hyatt, a speaker from the LA Opera Speakers Bureau, will present a talk on "Tannhauser," Wagner's most voluptuous opera. Future talks include "Behind the Scenes" on March 12, "Porgy and Bess" on April 16, and "Luisa Fernanda" on May 14. The La Cañada Flintridge Library (County of Los Angeles Public Library) is located at 4545 Oakwood Avenue, La Cañada Flintridge 790-3330.
— Through March 24. Featuring the works of Montana ceramist Rudy Autio, which were created from 1980 to the present, this exhibition emphasizes the importance of Autios application of figurative images to his three-dimensional sculptural vessels. A small number of works on paper and an informative video will also be included in the exhibit. American Museum of Ceramic Art, 340 S. Garey Ave., Pomona. Open Wed.-Sat., 12-5 p.m. and the second Saturday of each month until 9 p.m., or by appointment. Admission: adults $3; seniors and students $2; members and children 12 yrs. or under are admitted free. For information call (909) 865-3146,or visit www.ceramicmuseum.org.
Rudy Autio, "In the Round"
— Through April 29. At the Pasadena Museum of History, 470 W. Walnut St., Pasadena. Hours: Noon -5 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays. Suggested donation: $5; children under 12 free Information. (626) 577.1660, ext. 10 and online at www.pasadenahistory.org
Who Was Sam? The Art of Sam Hyde Harris
— Feb. 3 through March 10 Group art exhibition featuring works by artists, Anoka Faruqee, Mike McMillin, John Pearson, Rebecca Ripple and more. GCC Art Gallery, Library Building. Admission is free. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from Noon to 6 p.m. Call 240-1000, ext. 5663 For information or visit www.glendale.edu/artgallery.
Another February Skies
— Don Jose Verdugo Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will meet Friday, Feb. 2, at 10:45 a.m. in a private home. Barbara Rogers will speak on "Mardi Gras" For further information about DAR membership or the meeting location call 241-9665.
— Thursday, Feb. 8 at 11 a.m. The Cabrini Literary Guild will hold its next meeting on Feb. 8 at Oakmont Country Club in Glendale. Discussions will center on the Guild's upcoming fundraiser to be held on March 3 at Oakmont. The February program will feature Al Lampkin, who will entertain with comedy and magic. Lunch served at noon, with program to follow at 1 p.m. For information and reservations, call 323-257-9873.
Cabrini Literary Guild
— Thursday, Feb. 15, at 7 p.m. The next meeting of the Burbank African Violet Society will be at Magnolia Park United Methodist Church, 2828 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank. Wayne Walker from Descanso Gardens will be presenting a program on the culture and care of camellias, including pruning and fertilizing. Guests are always welcome to attend meetings. For more information, contact Carroll McCarroll at (323) 663-0973.
African Violet Society
Edvard Grieg, His Life and Music — Friday, Feb. 9, 7:30 p.m. Knut Eric Jensen, Norwegian pianist, presents "Edvard Grieg, His Life and Music" at Salem Lutheran Church, Glendale. Donation at the door, $10. Sponsored by Edvard Grieg Lodge, Sons of Norway, Glendale. For further information call 249-8102.
— Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays through Feb. 24. Greenwaycourt Theatre in Hollywood. Lisa Richards and Stephen Mendillo lead the cast, under the direction of Salome Jens. For tickets and further information, call (323) 655-7679, ext. 100, and visit the website, www.greenwayarts.org
"Bad Hurt on Cedar Street,"
The Price — Jan. 26 through Feb. 4 Eight performances of Arthur Miller's classic opens at A Noise Within located at 234 S. Brand Blvd., Glendale. For performance schedule and ticket information contact the box office at 240-0910 ext. 1.
— Feb. 1 through 25. Based on true stories of struggle, hope, and triumph, the show is part A Chorus Line and part Bring in 'Da Noise, Bring in 'Da Funk," an inside view driven by dance, music, and spoken word, of the diverse lives and stories of The Groovaloos. Intimate Theatre, Luckman Fine Arts Complex, Cal State L.A., 5151 State University Drive, L.A. Tickets: $45, through the Luckman Box Office, (323) 343-6600 Info: www.luckmanarts.org
Razzmatazz — Saturday, Feb. 3, 7 p.m. Jazz with Torch Songs and other favorites at St. George's, will be provided by 'Razzmatazz', featuring Jan Abell, vocalist, Steve Fry, keyboard, Pete Lippman, drums, and Pete Peterson, trumpet. Tickets, suggested donation of $25 per person. St. George's Episcopal Church, 4467 Commonwealth Ave., LCF. For more information, call Connie at (310) 963-1480.
Dancing Through the Ages — Sunday, Feb. 11, 3 p.m. Presented by Lineage Dance. Pasadena Civic Auditorium, 300 E. Green St., Pasadena. Tickets $25 adults/$15 students & seniors. Tickets available at box office, (626) 449-7360; through Ticketmaster.com; or charge by phone at (213) 480-3232.
— Sunday, Feb. 11 at 3 p.m. "Songs of Romance," featuring Brahms' Neue Liebeslieder, Op. 65, Lauridsen's Les Chansons des Roses, along with Elizabethan Madrigals. $50 (at table) or $30 (chair) per concert or $200 and $300 for tables of four and six, respectively. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. for cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and Maestro Vener's "Talks With the Maestro." Romanesque Room, Green Hotel, 50 E. Green St., Pasadena. Learn more about Cal Phil Music, Martinis and The Maestro series by calling (626) 300-8200 or visiting www.calphil.org.
Cal Phil Music, Martinis and The Maestro
Celebrate Dance 2007 — Saturday, March 3 at 8 p.m. Presenting eight companies celebrating diversity in ballet, jazz, modern, traditional and contemporary idioms in one program -- Impresaria. Jamie Nichols brings to Glendale's historic Alex Theatre a bevy of gifted artists.. Alex Theatre, 216 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale. Tickets $16.50-$31.50 Box office 243.2539 or www.AlexTheatre.org
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