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San Marino Motor Classic Runs Up For Charity – Pasadena Star News

San Marino Motor Classic Runs Up For Charity - Pasadena Star News

Car enthusiasts are a tribe in themselves.

I’m told that Southern California leads the country in the luxury car market. A record number of them came to the 11th Annual San Marino Motor Classic (SMMC) on August 27-28.

More than 600 guests attended the sixth annual Symphony of Cars gala Saturday night, under the stars in Lacy Park.

And, on Sunday, about 5,000 more million-dollar cars viewed, including a 1957 Alfa Romeo and a 1922 Zepplin from Maybach, the winners of the Best in Show.

In just over 10 years, this exhibit of fantastic flivvers has grown to rival the venerable Concours d’Elegance in Pebble Beach.

A 1925 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost rolls across the stage at the San Marino Motor Classic Gala at Lacy Park in San Marino on Aug. 27, 2022. (Photo by Keith Durflinger, contributing photographer)
A 1925 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost rolls across the stage at the San Marino Motor Classic Gala at Lacy Park in San Marino on Aug. 27, 2022. (Photo by Keith Durflinger, contributing photographer)

Aaron Weiss of San Marino, co-founder and president of SMMC – he owns 32 vintage cars – reports that proceeds from the event will be donated to the Pasadena Humane Society, Cancer Support Community Pasadena, San Marino Rotary Foundation, Give Mentor-Love Foundation and the Rose Bowl Aquatic Center.

Fiery car collector Jay Leno was spotted on Sunday. Among the locals featured at the gala Saturday were Valerie and Aaron Weiss and family, Paul Rusnak, Brenda and Bill Galloway, Liz and Dennis Kneier, Benida and Art Sbicca, Avery and Andy Barth, Kathryn Barger, Pauli Moran and Jim Barger, John Incontro, Joe Tseng, Rob Feidler, Geneva and Chuck Thornton, Sarah Rogers and RobertKrappman, Joe Conzonire, Julie and Steve Russell, Karen and Clark Linstone, Gary Carr, Nancy and Al Plamann, Karen and Barry Meguiar, Raylene and Bruce Meyer and Leslie and John Milliken.

SHORTLY:

TODAY: Artists at Play has teamed up with A Noise Within’s ‘Noise Now’ to present a free reading of ‘Marabella’, Boni B. Alvarez’ modern adaptation of Euripedes’ ‘Medea’. A NoiseWithin Theater, Pasadena. 7:30 pm

TUESDAY: The Burbank Chorale is entering its 102nd season with rehearsals for its annual Holiday Concert. St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Glendale. The Chorale is actively looking for several new members during the first three weeks of the fall season. For information, visit burbankchorale.com.

THURSDAY: Center Theater Group presents Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical, “Oklahoma.” The Ahmanson Theater in the Music Center. Performances continue until October 16.

FRIDAY: Los Angeles premiere of Martyna Majok’s ‘Sanctuary City’. PasadenaPlayhouse. Performances will continue through October 9.

SATURDAY: LA Opera opens its 37th season with Donizetti’s ‘Lucia de Lammermoor’, conducted by Lina Gonzalez-Granados in her debut as Resident Conductor. Performances will continue at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion through October 9.

SUNDAY: The South Pasadena Preservation Foundation’s Irving Gill Gala, garden lunch, teacher-led tours, and a live and silent auction at the 1911 Miltimore House. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. sppreservation.org/irving-gill/.

SUNDAY: The 24th Annual Wiggle Waggle Walk to Benefit the Pasadena Humane Society. 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Brookside Park, Pasadena.

SEPT. 21: Center Theater Group presents “The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe.” The Mark Taper Forum at the Music Center. Performances will continue through October 23.

SEPT. 29: USC Visions & Voices in collaboration with USC Kaufman School of Dance presents the West Coast premiere of Monica Bill Barnes & Company: The Running Show, a hybrid dance theater piece that blurs the line between dancers and sports heroes. BovardAuditorium on the USC campus in downtown Los Angeles. 7 p.m.

SEPT. 29: The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts and Writers Bloc presents an evening with author Anthony Doerr, discussing his recent book, “Cloud CuckooLand,” The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Beverly Hills. 7:30 pm

OCT. 1: Gooden Center’s 60th Anniversary Gala Celebration. The gambling house in Pasadena.

OCT. 1: The world premiere of “Motown: Celebrating The Music, The Magic, The Love.” The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Beverly Hills.

OCT. 6: USC Trojan Affiliates features Monica Yamada, who talks about AccessoryDwelling Units, its benefits and new regulations. Mijares Restaurant, [email protected]

OCT. 7: Ballet Hispanico celebrates its 50th anniversary with “Noche de Oro”. The WallisAnnenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Beverly Hills.

OCT. 9: ‘Sunday Funday’, a range of free, family-friendly dance, music and theater experiences. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, BeverlyHills.

OCT. 13: Mambo Kings and Camile Zamora present ‘Havana Nights’. The WallisAnnenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Beverly Hills.

OCT. 15: Pasadena’s Ronald McDonald House presents “Under the Tuscan Sun,” the 18-year Shine Gala, honoring Bank of America and the Felton Family. Annandale Golf Club, Pasadena. rmhcsc.org/shinegala.

OCT. 15: The Boys and Girls Club of Pasadena hosts its annual Black Tie and BurgersGala, “Back to the 80s,” in honor of the club’s 85th anniversary. Centennial Square in Pasadena City Hall. blacktie22.givesmart.com

OCT. 15: ‘Phoenix’, Stewart Goodyear’s Wallis debut piano concerto. The WallisAnnenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Beverly Hills.

OCT. 15: Pacific Chorale opens the 2022-23 season with Durufle’s “Requiem” and JocelynHagens “The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci.”‘ Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, Costa Mesa.

OCT. 16: Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra presents Beethoven’s Symphony Number 9 in D Minor and the West Coast Premiere of Shelley Washington’s “Both”. Alex Theatre, Glendale. 19:00

OCT. 16: A Noise Within continues its fall season with August Wilson’s “Radio Golf”. Performances continue at Pasadena’s A Noise Within Theater through November 13.

OCT. 21: ‘Body Traffic’, a contemporary dance performance. The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Beverly Hills.

OCT. 22: Opening of the downtown Grand Park “Dia de los Muertos”, a public art installation honoring the traditions of Angelenos’ Day of Remembrance. 5:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. through November 2.

OCT. 22: LA Opera presents the West Coast premiere of “Omar” by Rhiannon Giddens and Michael Abels. Performances will continue at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion through November 13.

OCT. 23: An evening with author John Irving. The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Beverly Hills.

OCT. 27: “Falling Out of Time”, the musical adaptation of David Grossman’s novel by composer Osvaldo Golijov. The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Beverly Hills.

NOV. 1: An evening with Reza Aslan. The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Beverly Hills.

NOV. 3: First Century Families presents its 84th Annual Luncheon. The California Club, downtown Los Angeles.

NOV. 3: Lillias White with Seth Rudetsky, host and pianist. The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Beverly Hills.

NOV. 5: The Methodist Hospital Foundation will honor Paul Rusnak at its 33rd annual Crystal Ball. The proceeds will support the purchase of the Da Vinci Surgical Robotic System for the hospital. Pasadena Convention Center.

Nov 6: Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra presents “Echoes of Austria” with works by Barber, Ligetti, Schubert and Brahms. Zipper Hall, The Colburn School in downtown Los Angeles.

NOV. 13: ‘Sunday Funday’, two free, family-friendly dance, music and theater experiences. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Beverly Hills.

NOV. 19: Soprano Angel Blue makes her LA Opera debut in Puccini’s “Tosca”, conducted by Ukrainian conductor Oksana Lyniv. Performances will continue at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion through December 10.

NOV. 22: “Invincible – The Musical” with the music of Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo. The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Beverly Hills. Performances will continue through December 17.

December 11: Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra presents the world premiere of Juan PabloContreras’ “Lucha Libre!”, a tribute to Mexican masked wrestling, and Dvorak’s Violin Concerto in A minor. Ambassador Auditorium, Pasadena. 8 pm

DEC. 3 and DEC. 7: Pacific Chorale presents “Carols by Candlelight.” Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic Church, Newport Beach. 8 pm

DEC. 18: Pacific Chorale presents ‘Tis the Season’. Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Costa Mesa. at 5 p.m.

DEC. 19: Pacific Chorale presents ‘Tis the Season’. Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Costa Mesa, at 7:30 PM

* Attending indoor arts and entertainment events during the COVID-19 pandemic carries risks. Remember to follow the rules prescribed by the CDC and local health [email protected]