Weekend Altadena: From Irish Tunes to Icy Wines

What have you got planned for the weekend?

There are just a few precious weeks left to the unofficial summer season, so take advantage of the still-long days and plan something fun for your weekend. Here’s a list of some of the best the area has to offer. Enjoy!



Where/When: Altadena Public Library, Friday, 3:30 p.m.

Why Go: The Altadena Library presents this screening of Soul Surfer, the story of the teenaged surfer Bethany Hamilton who lost her arm to a shark, yet beat the odds to return to the sport as a champion. Rated PG. Run time is approximately 106 minutes.

Pricing: Free.



Where/When: The Coffee Gallery, Friday, 8 p.m.

Why Go: The Coffee Gallery Backstage presents a night of music featuring performances by Joey Abarta--a force on the traditional Irish bagpipes--and The Ivy Leaf--a traditional Irish quartet comprised of Armand Aromin, Dan Accardi, Caroline O'Shea and Lindsay Straw.

Pricing: $15.



Where/When: Webster’s Fine Stationers, Saturday, 4-7 p.m.

Why Go: Anne Bannon and Michael Holland of OddBallGrape.com will be on hand to explain the differences between four types of white wine and to suggest ways to pair them with food. Both wine and food samples will be available.

Pricing: Free.



Where/When: Farnsworth Park, Saturday, 7 p.m.

Why Go: Head on out to the park and get ready for a night of great rock ‘n’ roll, performed by The Mixx. Don’t forget your blanket or lawn chairs and a picnic to round out the evening.

Pricing: Free.



Where/When: Sierra Madre Playhouse, Sunday, 7:30 p.m.

Why Go: Check out this special performance of A.R. Gurney's Love Letters, the story of two people who know each other from childhood but maintain a relationship over the course of their lives through letters. This one-night only production features Bob and Sandra Hakman on stage.

Pricing: Adults: $20, Seniors, Students: $17, Children 12 and under: $12.


Have we missed out on something fun in the neighborhood? Please feel free to let us know of anything coming up that we should include on the calendar. Just share your ideas in our comment box below.


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