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Loteria III

Loteria III

Once again, Cactus Gallery calls on its artists to imagine and interpret. To celebrate the 12th birthday of Sandra Mastroianni’s Cactus Gallery, she asked for “modern interpretations of the iconic ‘Don Clemente Gallo‘ Loteria deck. “This year, in addition to the original 54 images, we will be introducing a second, lesser known set of Loteria […]

Arroyo Seco Music Festival

Arroyo Seco Music Festival

Tom Petty, Weezer, Mumford & Sons. Need we say more? Not really. Though we will. This inaugural Arroyo Seco Weekend is scheduled for June 24 and 25, and is promoted by Goldenvoice, the folks behind Coachella (so watch out). We can’t quite picture how it will be set up as the location is stated only as the […]

TFK Community Dinner

TFK Community Dinner

True Food Kitchen is trying something new. On March 23, TFK will host its first Spring Community Dinner. The idea is to create “an intimate, focused setting where the menu is served family-style and Executive Chef Philip Norsetter provides ample background, detail, and information. A wine pairing will accompany each course. True Food Kitchen focuses on […]

Poppy Super BOOM

Poppy Super BOOM

We are grateful to Ralph DeFelice of DayTripsLA for more stunning photography. Ralph and his kids found a “poppy super BOOM,” as he calls it, in Walker Canyon, Lake Elsinore. This year’s California poppy boom may be found about 62+ miles south of us, down along the I-15 between Alberhill and Lake Elsinore. Though the […]

“Modern Works” Spring Home Tour

“Modern Works” Spring Home Tour

Pasadena Heritage is embracing the modern world. Well, modern architecture that is, and modern meaning post 1945. (We are talking about our heritage here.) The houses on the Pasadena Heritage Spring Home Tour, on March 26, spans from “hyper-contemporary” to experimental and from “Mid-Century post-and-beam to late modern glass-and-steel wonders.” This is a drive-yourself tour. You […]

Light Through the Apertures

Light Through the Apertures

    Light Through the Apertures Want to enjoy your travel?… pack little of your belongings Want to enjoy life?… keep to a minimum your yearnings We foolishly think that the foothold of earth is quite strong Haven’t we ever experienced slipping on a marble floor? Don’t take this mortal life so seriously… dear partner […]

Gumbo y Sopa

Gumbo y Sopa

It is said, “many ingredients go into soup.” And so it is that many ingredients make up the vast array of cultures we enjoy all around us in Southern California. Clazzical Notes was founded by Jerri Price-Gaines to illustrate through music and discussion “how seemingly dissimilar ethnic groups share a common humanity.” Clazzical Notes’ inaugural […]

Seeds of Transformation Garden Party

Seeds of Transformation Garden Party

Great food in an outstanding location is a lure for charity-goers and the Pasadena Community Gardens Conservancy has nailed it for this year’s Seeds of Transformation benefit. On April 29, Chef Bruce Kalman of the highly praised Union Restaurant provides guests with a buffet of northern Italian cuisine. Union’s spaghetti “must be some of the best in […]

Land Really Is the Best Art—Andy Warhol

Land Really Is the Best Art—Andy Warhol

Ralph DeFelice of Day Trips LA hasn’t written up a whole trip rundown, but they’re good teases—to get off our duff and chomp around out in this big, wide, beautiful world… —or as Andy Warhol put it,   “Land really is the best art.”       Death Valley National Park…     Just 45 […]

Collective Rage: A Play in 5 Boops

Collective Rage: A Play in 5 Boops

Here’s a hook: In Collective Rage, five different Bettys collide at the intersection of anger, sex, and “thea-tah.” Broadway World calls Jen Silverman’s play—now in production at The Theatre @ Boston Court, through March 19—as “a perfect balance between the really absurd and the absurdly real.” Well now, doesn’t that fit our times? The Washington […]

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