Monthly Archives: August 2020
Aug 7 2020
Skirball Suppers & Skirball Stages: Gavin Turek and Ak Dan Gwang Chil – Virtual Concert @Skirball_LA

Celebrate global artistry and join us for this can’t-miss virtual concert event! Featuring Los Angeles native Gavin Turek and Ak Dan Gwang Chil (ADG7) of Seoul, South Korea, Skirball Stages invites you to enjoy an uplifting evening of modern music from stages near and far.

Known for her funky, soul-driven pop and commanding vocals, Gavin Turek takes the stage in the Skirball’s spectacular Taper Courtyard—a one-of-a-kind backdrop beloved by music fans across LA. Ethereal and crooning, Turek will give an intimate performance that harkens back to the very best of ’80s and ’90s R&B. Be swept off your feet as Turek stuns with new tracks and old favorites.

Halfway around the world, in a set specially filmed for Skirball Stages, ADG7 will captivate you with their energetic and playful performance. Described by The New York Times as a “giddy show band with all the trappings of K-pop,” this spirited nine-piece breathes new life into the sacred, shamanic, and secular gut (ritual music) and minyo (folk song) traditions of the Hwanghae-do region—now a part of North Korea.

More than a performance, this special will take you behind the scenes with the artists for a look at their musical processes, aspirations, and hopes for the future. In exclusive interviews, tune in as the artists reflect on the power of music to connect across cultures, honor generations past, and inspire perseverance during challenging times.

Can’t make the streaming event? No worries! Skirball Stages: Gavin Turek and Ak Dan Gwang Chil will be available to view on the Skirball’s YouTube channel through November 29, 2020.

Make it dinner and a show! Before settling in for showtime, swing by the Skirball campus to pick up a meal prepared by the Skirball’s culinary experts. Our take-home Skirball Suppers feature mouthwatering dishes inspired by Korean cuisine. View the prix-fixe menu and preorder starting August 4. Select recipes from the innovative August 29 menu will also be shared online for at-home preparation.


Skirball Suppers – Pickup

Enjoy this delicious 3-course dinner.

Heirloom cherry tomato and silken tofu salad with shiso leaf and sherry vinegar (V)

Choose one per person:
Soy-braised black cod with Korean radish, crown daisy leaf, and enoki mushroom garnish (GF)

King oyster mushroom and gochujang (red chili paste)-marinated tofu with braised collard greens (V)

Braised beef short-ribs in the sweet and savory style of galbi jjim

All Sides Included
Short-grain steamed rice (V)
Nappa cabbage kimchi and green bean kimchi (V)
Roasted local summer squash (V) (GF)
Sweet stir-fried Yukon gold potatoes (gamja bokkeum) (V)

Slice of strawberry green tea cheesecake with macerated strawberries (Vegan for each vegan entrée order)
Bag of “K-POP-corn”


  • Prepaid pickup for parties of 1 to 10


$42 per person
Pickup times are available from 5:30pm to 7:45pm leading up to the 8pm virtual concert. The availability of pickup times may vary as more orders are placed.
The those who RSVP will receive a link to the virtual online concert.  RSVP and receive content.

Aug 5 2020
Virtual Repair Cafe Sign-up Pasadena
Virtual Repair Cafe Sign-up
Thank you for your interest in our virtual Repair Cafe! We will host the Repair Cafe on Zoom on Saturday, 8/8, beginning at 12PM. Our first session begins at 12:15; please arrive at 12:00 for our welcome and to troubleshoot any minor tech issues.
Our virtual Repair Cafe has a different format than previous RCs. Rather than fixing individual items, our volunteers will demonstrate useful skills that you can follow along with at home.

We will have five 20-minute sessions with two different skill demonstrations per session. Please sign up for one skill demonstration per session so that we can predict how many people are interested in each session. The materials that are needed for each demonstration are listed below, if you want to follow along at home.

After signing up, you will receive an email with a link to our Zoom meeting; you will need to use the link to attend the meeting. We will send out the link on the evening of Friday, 8/7. Please make sure to sign up before then to make sure that you get the link!

Aug 3 2020
Pasadena National Night “In” Together Virtual Town Hall Meeting National Night “In” Together Tue, Aug 4, 2020 5PM

National Night “In” Together Virtual Town Hall Meeting

National Night “In” Together

Tue, Aug 4, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Join Chief of Police John E. Perez, Mayor Terry Tornek, City Manager Steve Mermell, and Interim Fire Chief Bryan Frieders for an evening of information and dialogue during this year’s National Night “In” on Tuesday, August 4th from 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.  This virtual town hall will highlight the community’s commitment to crime prevention and dedication to promoting a higher quality of life for all of our residents.


Join our police and fire chiefs, mayor and city manager for a virtual town hall event. Space is limited, so sign in early. The meeting will highlight our community’s commitment to crime prevention and our dedication to promoting a higher quality of life for all residents. Meeting URL: Webinar ID: 827 2684 0699 Dial-In option: (669) 900-6833

To join, visit, web access: 827 2684 0699. To join by phone, dial (669) 900-6833. 

Aug 1 2020
Watch Live: Crew Dragon Returns from Space Station


Crew Demo-2 Departure – Watching Now Crew Demo-2 Return Coast Phase –  Crew Demo-2 Splashdown –

On Saturday, May 30, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 launched Crew Dragon’s second demonstration (Demo-2) mission from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, and the next day Crew Dragon autonomously docked to the International Space Station. This test flight with NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley on board the Dragon spacecraft returned human spaceflight to the United States.

SpaceX and NASA are now targeting 7:34 p.m. EDT on Saturday, August 1 for Crew Dragon to autonomously undock from the Space Station, with the two astronauts aboard the spacecraft, and return to Earth.

Approximately 19 hours later, after jettisoning its trunk and re-entering Earth’s atmosphere, Dragon will splash down in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Florida at 2:41 p.m. EDT on Sunday, August 2.

The Demo-2 mission is the final major milestone for SpaceX’s human spaceflight system to be certified by NASA for operational crew missions to and from the International Space Station. Once the Demo-2 mission is complete, and the SpaceX and NASA teams have reviewed all the data for certification, NASA astronauts Victor Glover, Mike Hopkins, Shannon Walker, and JAXA astronaut Soichi Noguchi will fly on Dragon’s first six-month operational mission (Crew-1) targeted for late September.

Live launch coverage will begin at 5:15 p.m. EDT on Saturday, August 1 and continue through the targeted splashdown at 2:41 p.m. EDT on Sunday. To watch the webcast or to learn more about the mission, visit