"The Village" (in Chinese Mandarin and English subtitles), written by Stan Lai and Wei-zhong Wong and produced and performed by the Performance Workshop Taiwan. It is a tragicomedy recounting the story of the post-Civil War migrations between China the Mainland and Taiwan.
In 1949, Chiang Kai-shek and his government brought with them a tide of migrants in retreating across the water to Taiwan. These expatriates started new lives in shared tenement courtyards, dreaming of the day when they could finally return home. Over time, the endless conflicts among them caused by many different dialects, cuisines and pasts eventually bonded these homesick people together as a family. Their dream came true 40 years later when the closed connection of the Cross-Straits was reopened. Returning home with both joy and sorrow, these migrants experienced another emotional turmoil while reacquainting and re-losing their loved ones, now for the ambiguous relationship they had built with the two places both of which they had once called home.
"The Village" was performed 170 times throughout the Chinese-speaking territories since its premiere in 2008.
Saturday 7 p.m., Sunday 2 p.m.
Admission: $48, $68, $88, $108, $128, $168.
Pasadena Civic Auditorium, 300 E. Green Street.
Tickets may be purchased through Ticketmaster at (800) 982-2787, via thepasadenacivic.com or at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium Box Office on Fridays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. www.chineseticketbox.com
July 11-13: The "Original" Classic International Gem and Jewelry Show
The "Original" Classic International Gem and Jewelry Show is THE showplace marketplace for fine jewelry, loose gems, gold, silver, watches, rings, necklaces, earrings and the "hottest" trending fashion accessories.
The "Original" Classic International Gem and Jewelry Show is the first jewelry industry trade show that opened its doors to the public. With more than 100 shows a year in major cities across the country, the International Gem and Jewelry Show has stood the test of time and continues to grow new customers. Buy directly from diverse award winning designers from around the word, all under one roof.
Come and choose from a magnificent high quality selection that offers something for everyone at very deep discounts. At the International Gem and Jewelry Show, customers can be sure to count on exhibitors to provide an exciting, and ever changing selection of jewelry. You can also be assured that our jewelers represent quality craftsmanship, industry knowledge and trust.
Friday Noon - 6 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sunday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Admission: $8; Free admission to active military and veterans with current ID.
Children 8 and under are not permitted.
Pasadena Convention Center, 300 E. Green Street, www.intergem.com.
July 18: Led Zepplica - The Led Zeppelin Experience
The chemistry and magic of legendary super group Led Zeppelin will be recreated by tribute band Led Zepplica – The Led Zeppelin Experience (http://led-zepplica.com) on Friday, July 18.
Covering Zeppelin tunes since 1989, the hard-rocking performance will give fans a taste of one of the greatest and most iconic rock and blues bands ever.
Friday 7:30 p.m.
General admission: $10, reserved table seats $20 and $30.
Pasadena Civic Auditorium Plaza, 300 E. Green Street.
Tickets may be purchased online at www.thepasadenacivic.com.
July 23: Lailat Ul Qadr
Lailat al Qadr, also known as the "Night of Power" or the "Night of Destiny," commemorates the anniversary of when the first verses of the Koran (Qur'an) were revealed to the Islamic prophet Muhammad during the month of Ramadan.
Wednesday 6 - 11 p.m.
Pasadena Convention Center, 300 E. Green Street. www.icsconline.org.