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Orson's Shadow is an expansion of Austin Pendleton's drama that first ran a few years back at the Black Dahlia Theater and is now at the Pasadena Playhouse. It's a behind the scenes look at life in the theatre and the intermingling lives of some legendary folk, like Orson Welles, Laurence Olivier, Joan Plowright, Vivien Leigh, and drama critic Kenneth Tynan. We're told the set--a theater-within-the-theater--is stunning.

7:00 p.m. // Pasadena Playhouse // 39 S. El Molino Ave, Pasadena // $25-$55

Watch talented dancers stomp away the winter doldrums to spicy Flamenco beats.
Forever Flamenco includes dancers Vanessa Acosta, Clara Catalina and Mizuho Sato, singer Cristobal Osorio and guitarist Jose Tanaka. When it gets to the end, the audience can get up and do some steps of their own. Work it out!

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8:00 p.m. // Fountain Theater // 5060 Fountain Ave. // $23-$30

Ladies, that Dooney & Burke bag you're clutching actually comes with a history--or at least the world of the purse does. The Pasadena Museum of History has a show on called The Purse & the Person, which came "from a private collection of over 3,000 purses and accessories." The show has "eight exhibition vignettes [which] examine iconic women of the 20th century" and includes purses galore.

Noon-5:00 p.m. // Pasadena Museum of History // 470 W. Walnut Street, Pasadena // $5 general; $4 students, seniors; children (under 12) free

Noel ILL, Jenny Mollen, and Jessica Garrison are among the many gals showcasing their work in the Girly Group Show, which runs up until mid-month at Silver Lake's popular Ghettogloss.

12-5 p.m. // Ghettogloss// 2380 Glendale Blvd, Silver Lake // FREE

1940s-style LA-based Cowboy & Western music group Riders of the Purple Sage, led by Cody Bryant, are playing tonight in Altadena. "Every show proves the magic of the Los Angeles cowboy sound is as powerful today as it was back when they shared the screen with Roy Rogers, Dale Evans and the ever charismatic Monte Hale." Call venue for ticket pricing and availability: (626) 398-7917

7:00 p.m. // The Coffee Gallery Backstage // 2029 N. Lake Ave., Altadena //Call for tickets

Photo of Flamenco Dancer and Guitarist in Spain by soylentgreen23 via Flickr

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