The Gabe-approved Pasadena concert series

Thanks to AirTalk with Larry Mantle producer Karen Fritsche for sending this our way:


"[I ran] into this guy – Gabe – at Starbucks. He was just sitting there in his purple sombrero, clutching his horn and dishing. Gabe's advice? Check out the free music concerts this summer in Pasadena. 'Music is just falling out of the sky.' "

So take Gabe's advice and head to Memorial Park in Old Pasadena for the free concerts that the Levitt Pavilion Pasadena is hosting this summer. 


Jazz, Rock, Classical, R&B, and more make up the calendar of 50 concerts. The series begins June 18 (this Saturday) with Make Music Pasadena and continues every Wednesday through Sunday from June 22 until August 28.


(Images: Karen Fritsche, Levitt Pavilion Pasadena)


34th Occasional Pasadena Doo Dah Parade this Saturday!

Head down to East Pasadena this Saturday, as the 34th Occasional Pasadena Doo Dah Parade kicks off on Colorado Blvd. at 11am!

From their website: "Known as the twisted sister of the conventional Rose Parade, the Occasional Pasadena Doo Dah Parade began as a grassroots event in 1978 to gain national attention for its eccentric and, often, irreverent satire. The parade which has spawned numerous off-beat replicants across the country was named by Readers Digest as 'America's Best Parade,' and was recently featured in the book 50 Places You Must Visit Before You Die!"

"Comprising this year's visual fare will be such wildly diverse entries as a fleet of motorized 'Kinetic Pastry Science Mobile Muffins,' 'Songbird & His Ocarinas,' a humongous robotic spitting cat named 'Boo-Boo Kitty,' oddly-attired sound inventors known as 'The Highland Park Thursday Evening Gentlemen's Society Circuit Bending Marching Band & Ladies' Auxiliary,' and the crowd favorite 'Disco Drill Team,' real American Bandstanders. Yes, another Doo Dah is here to help you forget your humdrum existence."