It’s not to late to make plans for celebrating Valentine’s Day!
TONIGHT!!! MERCY & THE MERKETTES @ Big Mama’s Rib Shack in Altadena, 6:30 – 9pm. 1453 N. Lake Ave. Delicious Soul Food and wonderful Soul Music! www.bigmamas-ribshack.com www.mercyandthemerkettes.com
TUES. 2/15 – “JC & Friends Songwriter Serenade” @ MATT DENNY’S ALEHOUSE & RESTAURANT IN ARCADIA, 7 – 9:30pm. 145 E. Huntington Dr., between 1st & 2nd Aves. 626-462-0250. Full bar & kitchen, all ages. A weekly acoustic show of songwriters playing original songs, either as a solo or duo act, outside on the covered, heated patio. This week’s artists: Trish Lester, Chad Watson & Pam Loe. http://www.jchyke.com/
TUES. 2/15 – “TUESDAY NIGHT TRIVIA” @ CAFE 322 with QUIZMASTER DEANNA, 7pm*. $2 per person to play, up to 4 on a team, CASH or gift certificates to the top 3 teams. Fun and educational! 322 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. 626-836-5414. *Note earlier start time, with LIVE MUSIC immeditately following…. from NEW ASTROTURF, 8:30ish. Hillbilly Hippie Rock, Folk and Classis Country.
WED. 2/16 – LISA FINNIE & JOHN PALMER re-duet @ RED CARPET WINE & SPIRITS IN GLENDALE, 7-8pm. 400 E. Glenoaks Blvd. Indoor delights including music by yours truly and John, and three-option tastings via the in-house Enomatics in the Red Carpet Wine Bar. Outdoor temptations available just outside courtesy of Vizzi Food Truck.
“WEDNESDAY NIGHT PLATTER PARTY” @ THE BUCCANEER, 9pm. Bring your favorite vinyl records and play an entire side on the house turntable, commercial free! 70 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. 626-355-9045. No cover, full bar, friendly service!
THURS. 2/17 – COW BOP @ VIVA CANTINA IN BURBANK, 8pm. 900 W. Riverside Dr., next to the L.A. Equestrian Center. Full bar & great Mexican food. Cowboy Jazz/Country Swing.
THURS. 2/17 – LISA FINNIE & FRIENDS @ CAFE 322 IN SIERRA MADRE, 8 – 11pm. Full bar & great Italian food! 322 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. 626-836-5414. Country/Jazzy Folk, and always quality musicians.
THURS. 2/17 – BARRY “BIG B” BRENNER @ FIREFLY BISTRO IN SOUTH PASADENA, 6 – 9pm, every Thursday. 1009 El Centro. 626-441-2443. Burgers, Brews & BLUES. http://www.bigbbrenner.com/
FRI. 2/18 – THE MELLOW D’z (Dave Osti & Deanna Cogan) at Cafe 322 in Sierra Madre, 5:30 – 7:30pm. 322 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. 626-836-5414. Great happy hour discounts on food and drinks from 4:30-6:30. Acoustic Rock faves.
FRI. 2/18 – FRIENDS OF THE SIERRA MADRE LIBRARY’S ANNUAL WINE & CUISINE TASTING @ THE VILLA del SOL d’ORO on the Alverno Campus, 7 – 9:30pm. $60 Main Event; $80 Premiere – includes extras and earlier admittance. Tickets available now at the Library, Bottle Shop, Savor the Flavor, etc. Restaurant and winery samplings, auctions, magicians, live music from STEVE & STEVE, and more.
FRI. 2/18 – MERCY & THE MERKETTES DANCE PARTY @ CAFE 322 IN SIERRA MADRE, 9pm – Midnite. 322 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. 626-836-5414. Full bar and great Italian food. R&B, Disco, Motown, Rock, Blues.
SAT. 2/19 – DREAD ZEPPELIN @ T. BOYLE’S TAVERN IN PASADENA, with opening act THE GAS MOGULS, featuring Lance Cosgrove, Dave Shelton and Ben Rushing – reuniting their old band from the late 70’s. 37 N. Catalina Ave., just N. of Colorado Blvd. (formerly Toe’s Tavern and the Hanlebars) $10 in advance, $15 at the door. www.thegasmoguls.com
SUN. 2/20 – BARRY “BIG B” BRENNER @ FIREFLY BISTRO IN SOUTH PASADENA, 11am – 2pm, every Sunday. 1009 El Centro. 626-441-2443. BLUES brunch under a big breezy tent. http://www.bigbbrenner.com/
SUN. 2/20 – “OPERA TO BROADWAY” VOCAL PERFORMANCES @ CAFE 322 IN SIERRA MADRE, 7-10pm. 322 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. 626-836-5414. Full bar and great Italian food. Every Sunday evening. Get there early – they pack ’em in!
TUES. 2/22 – “TUESDAY NIGHT TRIVIA” @ CAFE 322 with QUIZMASTER DEANNA, 7pm*. $2 per person to play, up to 4 on a team, CASH or gift certificates to the top 3 teams. Fun and educational! 322 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. 626-836-5414. *Note earlier start time, with LIVE MUSIC immeditately following for MARIO’S BIRTHDAY PARTY!!! THE ECHO PARK HOT CLUB (Parisian Gypsy Jazz) then an improvised Rock and Roll freakout featuring, Mario and family and friends.
FRI. 2/25 – DIRTY DAVE & THE DYNAMITES @ CLUBHOUSE 66 IN GLENDORA, 9pm. 1200 E. Route 66. 626-914-0066. Full bar & kitchen. No cover. Dave, Dave & Moyes crankin’ out some awesome Blues/Rock.
SAT. 2/26 – SURFIN’ WITH ELVIS @ OCENA VIEW BISTRO IN MONTROSE, 9pm. (sort of the pared-down version of Longboard Ranch, with Doug Appleton & friends.) 3826 Ocean View Blvd. (818) 248-2722. Full bar and kitchen. www.ovbistro.com
SUN. 2/27 – “OPERA TO BROADWAY” VOCAL PERFORMANCES @ CAFE 322 IN SIERRA MADRE, 7-10pm. 322 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. 626-836-5414. Full bar and great Italian food. Every Sunday evening. Get there early – they pack ’em in!
PLANNING AHEAD DEPT:
THURS. 3/17 – ST. PADDY’S DAY PARTY @ CAFE 322 IN SIERRA MADRE, featuring THE MELLOW Dz, SNOTTY SCOTTY & THE HANKIES, and FATSO JETSON (I think) details to come…
THURS. 3/17 – ST. PADDY’S DAY PARTY with GROOVY LEMON PIE @ T. BOYLE’S TAVERN IN PASADENA, 9pm. 37 N. Catalina Ave., just N. of Colorado Blvd. (formerly Toe’s Tavern and the Hanlebars) www.glpie.com
SUN. 3/20 – ANNUAL WISTARIA FESTIVAL IN DOWNTOWN SIERRA MADRE – tons of live music and purple blossoms!
*****NOW ACCEPTING ENTRIES FOR THE 2011 DOO DAH PARADE! Parade Day is Saturday, April 30th, 11:00am in East Pasadena. Be part of one of the most colorful and unique experiences around! Go to: pasadenadoodahparade.info — and under “Entry Form” sign up now! Queen tryouts will be held on Sat. 4/2 at the American Legion.
Please remember to call and verify all info. before making plans. Everything is subject to change. This is show biz, after all…
Hope to see you out & about,