Beauty and Beast May 9-10


Southern California’s premiere professional ballet company, Inland Pacific Ballet (IPB), celebrating its 20th season, presents Beauty and the Beast, a breathtaking full-length ballet based on the time-honored fairy tale at the Arcadia Performing Arts Center at 2 p.m. on May 9 and 10. Tickets, starting at $34 with senior/child/group discounts are available online at A creative interpretation of this universal story of inner … [Read more...]

Everyone a Daddy-O at Arts Center


There must have been 1,000 feet tapping for 90-minutes along with an equal number of pairs of hands clapping along with sing-along chants of Hi-De-Ho and Go Daddy-O Friday night (March 27, 2015) at the Big Bad Voodoo Daddy concert at the Arcadia Performing Arts Center. Although the crowd was mixed with locals who never heard of the group that originated in Ventura in 1993 and out-of-towners who drove notable distances just to see the … [Read more...]

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy March 27


UPDATE: March 27 FOOD TRUCKS OPEN AT 6PM Tacos ... Sliders .. Salads Seating Available on the Shady Side of the Building We look forward to seeing you tonight at the Arcadia Performing Arts Center for the Big Bad Voodoo Daddy concert! We invite you to enjoy dinner before the show. The food trucks listed below will be serving a delicious array of salads, sliders, sandwiches, tacos and burritos with seating on the shady side of the building … [Read more...]

50% VIP offer for AHS Hairspray


Arcadia Stage, the award winning theatre department of Arcadia High School, is offering SPECIAL 50% OFF VIP TICKETS to Arcadia’s Best readers and their families and friends (only $15) - offer ends March 13 -- for their spring production of... a light-hearted musical piled high with laughter, romance, and bouffant hair styles! Order tickets online by clicking here -- to get the VIP 50% discount, be sure to click on "Enter Promotional Code … [Read more...]

Matt Denny’s golf classic May 11


Matt Denny’s Ale House's 12th Annual “Bob Mac” Classic Golf Tournament is scheduled for Monday, May 11, 2015, at Santa Anita Golf Course. The tournament supports The American Red Cross Arcadia Chapter and The Foothill Unity Center. Tee time is a 7 a.m., shotgun start. The price is $140.00 per player, including green fees, cart, range balls, and an after-golf lunch buffet with a few refreshments at Matt Denny’s Ale House. Sponsor … [Read more...]

Santa Anita 75th Seabiscuit party


Update Feb. 27: Due to threat of rain, this event has been postponed indefintely. In celebration of the 75th anniversary of the mighty Seabiscuit’s win in the 1940 Santa Anita Handicap, Santa Anita Park has announced that it will host a post race screening of the 2003 blockbuster hit movie “Seabiscuit” following the races on Saturday, Feb. 28. The film, which was shot at the Santa Anita track and went on to be nominated for seven Academy … [Read more...]

Derby owner invests heavily in eatery


Updated Feb. 19, 2015 Dustin Nicolarsen, owner of The Derby, is so excited and confident about the future of his restaurant that he exercised the option to purchase the property last year, put $100,000 into a remodel of the patio in time for last year's Breeders' Cup, put $50,000 into a masonry twin-sided fireplace, and just spent $40,000 on a sprinkler system. "I didn't dump all this money into The Derby just to sell it," Nicolarsen told … [Read more...]

Four Tops Feb. 21


Arcadia Performing Arts Foundation continues its 2015 Season with The Four Tops on Saturday, February 21 at 8 p.m. The Four Tops is one of soul’s most legendary groups and shaped the Motown sound, as we know it. (Arcadia Chamber of Commerce members get up to $20 off selected seats during a 24-Hour Flash sale Tuesday, Feb. 17. Click here for information.) The Four Tops has had over 15, top 20 singles in the U.S. including “Baby I Need Your … [Read more...]