A SELECTIVE PREVIEW OF UPCOMING EVENTS COMPILED BY JOHN SOLLENBERGER
An Annual Tradition
It’d Be Crumby to Miss Cookie Confab
Jan. 1 — The eyes of the world are on
Jan. 25 — Those
Pasadena as the
with a sweet tooth
2015 Rose Parade wends its way down
can get their ﬁll of
Colorado Boulevard, starting at 8 a.m. on
all things cookie during the L.A. Cookie
Orange Grove Boulevard and continu-
Con and Sweets Show at the Pasadena
ing 5½ miles east to the corner of Sierra
Convention Center. The event, from
Madre and Washington boulevards.
10 a.m. to 5 p.m., features hundreds of
This year’s rose queen is Madison Elaine
exhibitors touting the best baking prod-
Triplett. The grand marshal is Louis Zam-
ucts and tools, plus samples of pastries,
perini, former Olympian and World War II
sweets and snacks. Charity-baking and
prisoner of war, and the theme is “Inspir-
cookie-eating contests, celebrity chef
and author appearances, pastry-deco-
rating classes and other events are also included. A family lounge with live en-
Post-Parade Viewing Jan. 1, 2 and 3 — Get an up-close look at the floats after the parade at the corner of Sierra Madre and Washington boulevards. Viewing times are 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday, and 9 a.m.
tertainment, face painting, crafts and
NORTON SIMON HOSTS MANET MASTERPIECE
giveaways make this a family-friendly event. Tickets cost $21.
The Pasadena Convention Center is located at 300 E. Green St., Pasadena. Visit lacookiecon.com.
Les Miz Visits Glendale
to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday (senior
Jan. 30 and 31 —
citizens and disabled guests can also
Ongoing through March 2 — The Norton Simon Museum hosts the special installa-
The worldwide hit
come from 7 to 9 a.m.). Tickets cost
tion of Édouard Manet’s The Railway, the 1873 work that is a highlight of the National
musical Les Misé-
$10, available in advance through
Gallery of Art’s 19th-century collection. The piece features a young woman looking
Sharp Seating or at the venue.
out at viewers with cautious acceptance and a small puppy dozing in her lap, both
Glendale’s Alex Theatre for two nights.
Pasadena Park-and-Ride shuttles
surrounded by ferocious urban comings and goings.
Theatre Royale’s production of Victor
leave from Pasadena City College,
The Norton Simon Museum is located at 411 W. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. Call
Hugo’s epic story set in 19th-century
1570 E. Colorado Blvd.; the Rose Bowl
(626) 449-6840 or visit nortonsimon.org.
France is one of heartbreak, passion
Stadium, 1001 Rose Bowl Dr.; and the
and the resilient human spirit. Hit songs
Community Education Center, 3035 E. Foothill Blvd. Round-trip tickets cost $3, free for children 5 and younger.
Glendale Phil Birthday Concert
rables comes to
include “I Dreamed a Dream,” “Bring
Parson’s Nose Presents Shakespeare Classic Jan. 17 and 18 — Parson’s Nose The-
Call (626) 403-7667 or visit parsons-
Him Home,” “One Day More” and “On
My Own.” Showtimes are 8 p.m. both nights. Tickets cost $65 to $85.
Violinist, Vivaldi with Chamber Orchestra
Jan. 10 — The Glen-
ater presents Shakespeare’s The Barber
Jan. 24 — The Los
of Seville as one of its Reader’s Theater
productions, designed to introduce un-
Orchestra kicks off the
its ﬁfth anniversary
The Alex Theatre is located at 216 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale. Call (818) 2432539 or visit alextheatre.org.
familiar plays that focus on language
new year with a concert featuring master-
Jan 30 and 31
with a Positive Motions concert at the First
and character. The Barber of Seville is
ful violinist and Dallas Symphony Assistant
— KNBC-TV Chan-
Baptist Church of Glendale. The 7 p.m.
the story of an elderly physician who
Conductor Karina Canellakis. The 8 p.m.
nel 4 weatherman
performance features works by Mozart,
schemes to wed his ward, the beautiful
performance at Glendale’s Alex Theatre
Haydn, Copland, Honneger and Scott
Rosina, to gain her fortune. The plan
includes Vivaldi’s “La Tempesta di Mare”
moonlights as a comedian, takes the
Joplin. Rich Capparela serves as emcee,
stumbles when handsome Count
violin concerto, Finnish composer Peteris
stage at Burbank’s Flappers Comedy
while Ruslan Biryukov is featured cellist
Almaviva and his mischievous servant
Vasks’ “Lonely Angel,” John Adams’ “Shaker
Club at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
and Frank Fetta conducts. Tickets cost
Figaro enter the picture. Showtimes are
Loops” and Schubert’s Symphony No. 5.
Tickets cost $20.
$15 to $170.
7 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday.
The concert repeats at 7 p.m. Sunday at
Flappers Comedy Club and Restau-
UCLA’s Royce Hall. Ticket prices start at $25.
rant is located at 102 E. Magnolia St.,
Fritz Coleman, who
The First Baptist Church of Glendale is
Tickets have a pay-what-you-will price
located at 209 N. Louise St., Glendale.
range of $5 to $25.
The Alex Theatre is located at 216 N.
Burbank. Call (818) 845-9721 or visit
Call (323) 663-3601 or visit glendale-
Lineage Performing Arts Center is lo-
Brand Blvd., Glendale. Call (213) 622-
cated at 89 S. Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena.
7001 or visit laco.org.
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