This is part of our Business Entertaining 2008 special report.
See: Songwriting team Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, whose oeuvre spans nearly 50 years and includes such hits as “On Broadway,” created an original score for Mask, which makes its world premiere at the Pasadena Playhouse from March 7 to April 13.
Drink: Listen to live ensembles perform what many argue is America’s first original art form—jazz—at Red White Bluezz every Thursday to Saturday night. For those who can’t make it to performance nights, opt for a food-and-wine-pairing course taught by the restaurant’s certified sommelier and executive chef.
Unwind: Explore the Huntington Botanical Gardens’ new three-plus-acre Chinese garden. Scholars and artisans from China created the Suzhou-style landscape, which includes teahouses and hand-carved bridges.