Accordion and sax hit high notes

Nick Ariondo (right)

Back by popular demand, classical composer and accordionist Nick Ariondo entertained more than 100 attendees at the most recent classical Kaleidoscope concert Wednesday, Nov. 19, presented by the Arcadia Public Library Foundation. The personable Ariondo offered amusing and informative anecdotes about many of the 12 numbers he played, ranging from concertos by such disprate composers as Vivaldi and  Artie Shaw to a Benny Goodman finale … [Read more...]

Three Dog Night, Four Tops Jan. 10


The Arcadia Performing Arts Center has landed 1970s super group Three Dog Night and 1960s popular Motown band The Four Tops for its first two shows of the 2015 season on Jan. 10 and Feb. 21, respectively. The rest of the winter/spring season features three more exciting acts, Big Voodoo Daddy (March 27), The Muppet Movie Sing-Along (May 16), and Dick Fox Doo Wop Extravaganza (June 6). Subscriptions and single tickets go on sale November 19, … [Read more...]

50% VIP price for AHS play


Once again Arcadia's Best readers may get a 50% discount on the purchase of VIP tickets to the upcoming Arcadia Stage high school student production of "Alice in Wonderland" Nov. 20-22 at the new Performing Arts Center. There are still a limited number of VIP tickets remaining but they are nearly sold out for the final performance at 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22. So hurry to get your $30 VIP tickets for only $15 courtesy of Arcadia's Best and enjoy … [Read more...]

AHS play Nov 20-22: Alice Wonderland


Arcadia High School is presenting its annual fall production at the Performing Arts Center Nov. 20-22. See details on flier and text summary below... For its fall play November 20-22, 2014, Arcadia Stage is proud to present a magical, modern-day version of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland, based on Eva Le Gallienne's and Florida Friebus' co-adaptation for Broadway. In this classic story, Alice ventures through a strange and curious … [Read more...]

Breeders’ Cup tickets on sale

arcadia breeders cup logo

Tickets to The Breeders' Cup are now on sale to the general public for the 31st running of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, Friday, October 31 and Saturday, November 1. This year marks the eighth time that Santa Anita Park will host the Breeders’ Cup, and the unprecedented third consecutive year at the same venue. Fans can purchase Breeders’ Cup tickets online here or by calling toll-free at 877-721-7671. Due to strong demand during the … [Read more...]

Taste Arcadia: Pre-sale now


The Arcadia Chamber of Commerce's annual Taste of Arcadia and Business Showcase at the Taste will return on Monday, Sept. 22 at the Los Angeles County Arboretum, 301 N. Baldwin Avenue. Pre-sale Taste of Arcadia tickets are on sale now here through June 30 at $40 for members of the Arcadia Chamber, and $50 for non-members. Beginning July 1, prices will be $70 (Chamber members get a $20 discount - $50 for Chamber members as of July 1) until … [Read more...]

Concerts in park schedule


The Arcadia Recreation and Community Services Department proudly announces the Summer Concert Series for 2014! The City of Arcadia’s FREE summer series of concerts are held on Thursday evenings from 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. on the lawn between City Hall and the Police Department (240 West Huntington Drive). Bring the kids out to participate in the FREE fun zone, featuring games, crafts, and activities each week, as well as The Surfer Taco Food … [Read more...]