Twilight Friday horse races start May 22


Santa Anita Park has announced a series of six twilight racing cards dubbed “4 O’clock Fridays,” featuring a 4 p.m. first post time each Friday beginning May 22, through the month of June. All Santa Anita Thoroughbreds Club members will receive free General Admission and the track will also present a “Totally 80s” concert series, hosted by K-EARTH 101 radio after the races, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in Sirona’s Sports Bar. In addition to live … [Read more...]

AHS Pops Concert May 19-20, Arboretum

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In the tradition of outdoor concerts at the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanical Garden, Arcadia High School is proud to present its 57th annual Pops Concerts under the stars at 6 p.m. May 19 and 20. Come listen to the nationally renowned Arcadia High School bands and orchestras in one of Arcadia's most beautiful locations, the Wedding Garden. Gates adjacent to Ayres Hall will open at 5 p.m. Dessert and drinks will be available for sale. … [Read more...]

Doo Wop Extravaganza at APAC June 6

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Arcadia Performing Arts Foundation concludes its 2015 Season with Dick Fox’s Doo Wop Extravaganza at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 6. The show is a celebration of Doo-wop, the iconic sound that caused a sensation in the 1950s and early 1960s. The program features Lou Christie (“Lightin’ Strikes,” “The Gypsy Cried”); The Fleetwoods (“Come Softly To Me,” “Mr. Blue”); David Somerville, lead singer of The Diamonds (“Little Darlin’," “Why Do Fools Fall in … [Read more...]

Muppet Sing-Along May 16


Arcadia Performing Arts Foundation continues its 2015 Season with Heather Henson’s Sing-A-Long with The Muppet Movie at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 16. Join the fun as the IBEX Puppetry Sing-A-Long crew, including Heather Henson, brings elements of the film to life for the audience via puppetry, kiting, and shadow acting. Children and adults alike are urged to yell out famous lines, blow bubbles, dance in the aisles, and of course, sing along with the … [Read more...]

Historical Society skit May 28


The Arcadia Historical Society will present its third skit in recent months at the General member dinner meeting on May 28 featuring volunteer Society board members playing characters portraying a time in American hsitory as written by Society Vice President Carol Libby. The program at Prince Erik Hall at 2607 S. Santa Anita Avenue (behind Arcadia Congregational Church) will begin at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 28. with a short meeting agenda … [Read more...]

Kentucky Derby at Santa Anita


Kentucky Derby fans can join the biggest Derby party west of Kentucky at Santa Anita Park on Saturday, May 2, a day filled with world-class racing, hat contests, mint juleps and live racing. Festivities include an Infield Beer-fest with live music from Seedless and a party in the Premium Gallop Out in the Club House East. Purchase a Trackside Package for a prime seat and your first drink in a commemorative cup featuring Santa Anita Derby … [Read more...]

Arcadian stars in “Love Arcadia”


Anthony Ma says he was born (1988) and raised in Arcadia. He has had a recurring role in this season's hit TV series "Scandal" and this week he is the romantic lead in a movie playing in the Los Angeles Asia Pacific Film Festival called "Love Arcadia." In only its second film festival so far, the film made its debut tonight (Wednesday, April 27) at the Downtown Independent in front of a nearly full house of about 200 enthusiastic attendees. (It … [Read more...]