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One City, One Story: Data Visualization

One City, One Story:  Data Visualization

Pasadena’s 2014 choice for One City, One Story is Robin Sloan’s Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore. It revolves around a young man who is out of work, begins to staff the midnight-to-8 shift at this fantastical bookstore, and ends up possibly dealing with immorality. Oh, and yes, there’s a secret code to break and an insider’s [...]

In Full Bloom

In Full Bloom

We’d say, “Spring is in the air” with Decscanso Garden‘s upcoming annual Cherry Blossom Festival, but the temperatures have felt like the heat of summer. Nonetheless, the weather “experts” are predicting a pleasant 68º-72º F, over the weekend, so plan your day accordingly as parking spaces are quickly claimed (plan to park off site and [...]

Romance & Grandeur on Home Tour

Romance & Grandeur on Home Tour

Lansing and Katherine Beach met in France during World War One. When they returned in 1927 to Pasadena, they built a Norman-style house “as a reminder of their courtship.” Beach House has recently become a designated landmark and will be one of four homes on Pasadena Heritage‘s “Remarkable Historic Homes” tour on March 30th. Included [...]

Opera Animata: Serving Extra Creepy

Opera Animata:  Serving Extra Creepy

He’s considered to be one of the greatest English composers. It is speculated that his first work was an ode for King Charles II in 1668. He was appointed organist of Westminster Abbey and in a five year span, he “supplied music for more than 40 plays.” His harmonies can be heard in The Who’s [...]

Summer Shakespeare at ANW

Summer Shakespeare at ANW

Whether it’s Macduff and Macbeth fighting ferociously, Tybalt challenging Mercutio, or Hamlet scuffling with Laertes and grabbing his poisoned rapier, Shakespeare reveled in a good fight scene. And that doesn’t include all the melodramatic murders and suicides. For kids who are lured by the thought of learning swordplay, A Noise Within offers its annual summer [...]

Volunteer with CASA

Volunteer with CASA

In this case, casa is not meant in the “mi casa es su casa” sense. But just as we consider our homes a place of refuge and a place to feel safe and secure, CASA L.A. is looking to provide a sense of safety and security to the segment of our society—children—who have been abandoned [...]

Eclectic Organ

Eclectic Organ

Sometimes we wonder how people can manage to do and be so many things within the constraints of a lifetime, let alone a 24-hour day. Organist Timothy Howard will be giving a free “eclectic recital of music from five centuries” on Saturday, March 15th, at Pasadena Presbyterian Church. He will be assisted by guest artists [...]

Altadena CERT

Altadena CERT

The Altadena’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) presents the third in a series of presentations on disaster preparedness on Thursday, March 13th. This free event is open to not only citizens of Altadena, but also the surrounding areas. “When all your phones go down, we want you to have the tools to communicate.” People are [...]

Norooz at Scottish Rite

Norooz at Scottish Rite

Coming “together to celebrate and promote Iranian arts and its culture along with the non-Iranian community.” To accomplish this goal, a traditional Iranian percussion performance will be led by Erfan Nazemzadeh with Flamenco guitarist Amir Mafakher accompanying him. The Djanbazian Dance Academy will perform and Iranian visual artists will exhibit their latest work. Examples of [...]

Evensong

Evensong

Evening Prayer, the public service that is celebrated in the late afternoon or evening, is also commonly known as Evensong, “especially (but not exclusively) when the office is rendered chorally.” (Evening Prayer) The women of the choir of St. Luke’s in Monrovia will perform its Seventh Annual Evensong for Women’s Voices on Sunday, March 16th. [...]

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