Novelist Chirstopher Isherwood Will be Topic of Cultural Thursdays Event Presented by Pasadena Senior Center
Author and playwright Christopher Isherwood, whose semi-autobiographical novel “Goodbye to Berlin” inspired the musical “Cabaret,” will be the topic of a special Cultural Thursdays event presented by the Pasadena Senior Center via Zoom on Thursday, March 16 at 2 p.m.
Sara S. Hodson, curator emeritus for the Huntington Library, will lead the presentation titled “Christopher Isherwood and the California Dream.”
Born in England in 1904, Isherwood emigrated to the U.S. in 1939 and lived in Southern California until his death in 1986. He spent some time in Berlin beginning in 1929, which prompted the two novels – including “Goodbye to Berlin” – that comprised his “Berlin Stories.” After his move to California, he recognized the state as a land of opportunity – a place where, as a gay man, he could escape the strictures of his native Britain and find personal and spiritual fulfillment.
This event is free for members of the Pasadena Senior Center and only $5 for nonmembers. To register or for more information, visit www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org and click on Lectures and Classes, then Informational Lectures or call (626) 795-4331. Everyone who registers will receive an email link to join the Zoom discussion.
In addition to online classes, onsite events and other activities, members and nonmembers of the Pasadena Senior Center are encouraged to visit the website regularly for a quarterly online magazine, free food delivery for older adults in need, COVID updates specifically for older adults and more.
The center is an independent, donor-supported nonprofit organization that has served older adults for more than 60 years. Beginning Monday, Mar. 6, extended spring and summer hours will be Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon. Rooms are sanitized after each use. Masks are optional.