Live Entertainment in Pasadena Rocks


Inside the Pasadena Civic Auditorium

In addition to having world-class museums, neighborhoods and architecture, Pasadena also has world class live entertainment venues.  Here is a quick list of the top venues in Pasadena.

Ambassador Auditorium  – The Ambassador Auditorium was build by the former Worldwide Church of God, and sits on it’s beautiful campus.   This auditorium showcases a variety of music and symphonic performances by local, national and international orchestras.

Beckman Auditorium – Sometimes referred to as the “wedding-cake building” on the Caltech campus, this auditorium offers a gateway to world-class scientists, artists, speakers as well as a a wide-variety of performing arts entertainment.

Boston Court Theater  – A performing arts center showcases theater and musical acts.

Ice House Comedy Club – This professional comedy club showcases top-of-line comedians and has a restaurant and full-bar on site.  Be prepared to laugh, and laugh, and laugh.

A Noise Within – “One of the nation’s premier classical repertory company.” – The Huffington Post.  This new-to-Pasadena theater company always puts on a thought-provoking and imaginative show.

Pasadena Civic Auditorium – Built in 1932, this historic 2,997-seat auditorium is one of the most revered performance halls in the nation.  Today, it is the proud home of the Distinguished Speaker Series and NAACP Image Awards, among many other live events.

Pasadena Playhouse – A historic professional theater showing world premiere dramas and musicals, that often make their way to Broadway.

Rose Bowl Stadium – Of course, home to the Rose Bowl football games, this famous stadium is home to the UCLA Bruins, the Los Angeles soccer team Galaxy and houses many rock concerts and live events.

Top-Ten Day Trips from The Bungalow #2 – The Beach

Venice beach at sunset
Venice beach at sunset

Here’s the second installment of the Top-Ten Day Trips from The Bungalow

With August upon us and September coming up, I’m thinking head for the beach.  September can be the hottest month in Southern California, so for anyone visiting this time of year, a trip to the beach can a perfect way to cool down and enjoy some sun, sand, and surf.

There are many great beaches to choose from, but the closest, and easiest to park, as well as most well known is Santa Monica beach and adjacent Venice Beach (aka Muscle Beach).

This wide stretch of sand is easy to get to, and although you will have to pay for parking, you’re nearly guaranteed a spot just steps from the life guard towers.    Take the foot path – or bike path – down a ways you enter the wild and crazy Venice Beach, known for all sorts of stuff (for lack of better word.)  And, if you head north, you’ll hit the Santa Monica pier and Pacific Park.  Truly, there is something for everyone at this beach.  Just bring your sunscreen!