Pasadena has gone dog (and cat) big to attend NBC4’s eighth annual NBC4 and Telemundo 52’s month-long “Clear The Shelters” build and fundraiser that waives fees for all dogs, cats, and critters.
Adoptions include spay/neuter services, microchips, and age-appropriate vaccinations. Since its inception in 2015, the national initiative has resulted in more than 700,000 pets finding new homes.
Since 2016, the Pasadena Humane Society (PHS) has participated in Clear The Shelters by organizing one free day. This year’s Clear The Shelters is making online donations through fundraising partners for major charities and the Animal Rescue website.
They cover all transaction fees and direct all donations to shelters and rescues for those in need. Virtual pet adoptions are back by partnering with WeRescue, which enables the public to locate adoptable pets in their area, submit adoption requests and ask questions directly to shelters.
On August 20, I teamed up with KNBC4 News Anchor Colleen Williams and PHS President/CEO Dia DuVernet, and in just four hours, we watched 13 dogs, 44 cats, a rabbit, a guinea pig and a hamster leave PHS for new homes. And what a good day it was!
The campaign runs through Wednesday. For more information visit ClearThe Shelters.com.
Ondine Schwartz, chair of the 2021/22 Gifts and Grants Commission in Pasadena, reports that $500,000 has been awarded to 55 nonprofit organizations and schools throughout the San Gabriel Valley and the greater Los Angeles area.
Since 1948, the organization has contributed more than $24 million toward music education, scholarships, concerts, and music therapy, while continuing to support La Philharmonic and its educational programs.
coming:September 9: The Pacific Opera Project presents a 1950s-inspired production of Donizetti’s “The Elixir of Love.” El Portal Theatre, North Hollywood. Offers run until September 18th. pacificoperaproject.com.September 13: The Burbank Chorale kicks off its 102nd season with rehearsals for its annual holiday party. St Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Glendale. The choir is actively looking for diverse new members during the first three weeks of the fall season. For information, visit burbankchorale.com.September 15: The Center Theater Group presents the classic music of Rodgers and Hammerstein, “Oklahoma.” Ahmanson Theater in the Music Center. Offers run until October 16th.September 17: LA Opera opened its 37th season with Donizetti’s “Lucia de Lammermoor” led by Lina Gonzalez Granados in her debut as resident lead. Shows run in the Dorothy Chandler Suite through October 9.
September 18: Irving Gill Gala of the South Pasadena Preservation Foundation is a park lunch, lecture-led tour and a live and silent auction of the 1911 Miltimore House. From 11 am to 5 pm sppreservation.org/irving-gill/.
September 18: 24th Annual Waggle Walk for Pasadena HumaneSociety. 8-11 a.m. Brookside Park, Pasadena.
September 21: The Center Theater Group presents “The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe”. Forum Mark Taper in Music Center. Offers run until October 23.
October 1st: Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of Godin Center. Gamble House in Pasadena.
October 1st: “An evening with Motown.” Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Beverly Hills.
October 7: Ballet Hispanico celebrates its fiftieth anniversary with the song Noche de Oro. WallisAnnenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Beverly Hills.
October 9: “Sunday Funday,” a series of free family-friendly dance, music and theater experiences. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Beverly Hills.
October 13: Mambo Kings and Camile Zamora presenting “Havana Nights”. WallisAnnenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Beverly Hills.
October 15: The Ronald MacDonald House in Pasadena presents the Shine Gala to honor Bank of America and the Felton family. Annandale Golf Club, Pasadena.
October 15: The Pasadena Boys and Girls Club is hosting an annual Black Tie and Burger party to celebrate the club’s 85th anniversary.
October 15: “Phoenix”, Wallis’ first piano concert by Stuart Goodyear. WallisAnnenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Beverly Hills.
October 15: The Pacific Chorale opened its 2022-23 season with Durufle’s song “Requiem” and JocelynHagen’s The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci. Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, Costa Mesa.
October 16: Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra performs Beethoven’s 9th Symphony at the minor screening and premiere of “Both” by Shelley Washington. Alex Theatre, Glendale 7 p.m.
October 16: A Noise Inside continues the fall season with August Wilson “Radio Golf”. Performances at Pasadena’s A Noise Inside Theater run through November 13.October 21: “Body Traffic” is a contemporary dance show. Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Beverly Hills.
October 22: LA Opera presents the West Coast premiere of “Omar,” directed by Rhiannon Giddensand Michael Abels. Shows run in the Dorothy Chandler Suite until November 13.
October 23: An Evening with Author John Irving. Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Beverly Hills.
October 27: “Falling Out of Time”, composer Osvaldo Golijov’s musical adaptation of DavidGrossman’s novel. Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Beverly Hills.
November 1st: An evening with Reza Aslan. Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Beverly Hills.
November 3: Lilias White with Seth Rudetsky, host and pianist. Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Beverly Hills.
November 5The Methodist Hospital Foundation will honor Paul Rusnak at its 33rd Annual Crystal Ball. The proceeds will support the purchase of the hospital’s da Vinci robotic surgical system. Pasadena Convention Center.
November 6: The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra presents “Echoes of Austria” featuring works by Barber, Leggety, Schubert and Brahms. Zipper Hall, Colburn School in downtown Los Angeles.
November 13: “Sunday Funday”, two free dance, music and theater experiences suitable for the family. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Beverly Hills.
November 19: Soprano Angel Blue makes her LA Opera debut in Puccini’s “Tosca” led by Ukrainian conductor Oksana Lenev. Shows continue at the Dorothy Chandler Suite on December 10.
November 22: “Invincible – The Musician” Featuring Music by Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo, Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Beverly Hills. Shows continue December 17th.
* Attending indoor arts and entertainment events during the COVID-19 pandemic carries risksAt this time, please remember to abide by the rules set by the CDC and your local healthofficials.
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