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L.A. Vation – The World’s Greatest Tribute To U2

August 1

Imagine a rock and roll tribute show so realistic, it will overwhelm your senses of sight and sound. L.A. vation is that band and U2 its inspiration. L.A. vation: The World’s Greatest Tribute to U2 will energize the Pasadena Civic Auditorium Plaza with an unparalleled tribute to the band U2. Critics have claimed that the group is a “true U2 tribute band that accurately executes the music and the look of a real U2 concert.” L.A. vation derives its name from the song “Elevation,” from U2's 2000 album, “All That You Can't Leave Behind.”

7:45 p.m.; General admission $10, reserved table seats $20 and $30

Pasadena Civic Auditorium Plaza, 300 E. Green St.

Tickets may be purchased online at

Pasadena’s Antique Show And Sale

August 8-10

Quality dealers will fill the Pasadena Convention Center’s Exhibit Hall B with every type of antique imaginable, all on display and for sale. Select from a wide range of top quality antiques, fine art, furniture, heirloom jewelry, vintage time pieces, porcelains, bronzes, silver, art glass, crystal, folk art, quilts, rugs, linens and many other unique antique treasures. The seasoned enthusiast, beginning collector or just someone browsing should not miss this extraordinary opportunity to experience so many fine collections in one location.

Friday and Saturday 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Adults $8, Seniors 62 and older $5, Children 12 and younger free

Pasadena Convention Center, 300 E. Green St.

Golden State Open Judo Championships

August 15-16

USA Judo Southern California Junior Point Tournament

Registration and weigh ins will be held at the Pasadena Convention Center.

Friday, August 15

     -     Registration/Weigh in for Saturday’s events from 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, August 16

     -      7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Junior weigh in for declared point weight divisions (pre-reg only).

     -      7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Junior Novice registration and walk up.

     -      10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Seniors and Masters walk up registration and weigh in.



     -      Competitor may weigh in the morning of their event provide they are pre-registered and make their stated weight as noted on their registration form.

     -      If the competitor does not make weight, they are out of that particular division they pre-registered for. We will have the brackets prepared by that point in time for the tournament and cannot change the bracket posting in order to accommodate a missed weight.

     -      Coaches, make sure your players make their pre-registered weight if planning to weigh in at the tournament site the morning of their event.


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Tsai Chin In Concert

August 23

7:30 p.m.; Admission $68, $88, $98, $128, $198, $298

Pasadena Civic Auditorium, 300 E. Green St.

Tickets may be purchased through Ticketmaster at (800) 982-2787, via or at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium Box Office on Fridays from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Shreya Ghoshal Live

August 31

Shreya Ghoshal is an Indian playback singer who mainly sings in Hindi and Bengali films as well as in other Indian languages such as Assamese, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Nepali, Oriya, Punjabi, Telugu and Tamil. She has received numerous awards and nominations, including four National Film Awards for best playback singer, three State Film Awards, five Filmfare Awards (four for best playback singer), and seven Filmfare Awards South. She has established herself as a leading female playback singer in Indian cinema. Ghoshal’s career began when she won the Sa Re Ga Ma Pa contest. Her Bollywood playback singing career began with “Devdas,” for which she received a National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer, a Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer and a Filmfare RD Burman Award for New Music Talent. Since then she has received many other awards. Ghoshal was also honored by the state of Ohio, where Governor Ted Strickland declared June 26 as “Shreya Ghoshal Day.” She also was featured in Forbes’ list of the top 100 celebrities of India. She was declared the most popular artist on Saavn (an Indian music streaming service) in 2013, followed by Arijit Singh, A.R. Rahman Atif Aslam and Mohit Chauhan.

6 p.m.; Admission $49, $69, $79, $99, $150

Pasadena Civic Auditorium, 300 E. Green St.

Tickets may be purchased through Ticketmaster at (800) 982-2787, via or at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium Box Office on Fridays from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.