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Two New Galleries in One

Two New Galleries in One

Sharing a wall with Space Arts Center and within the same block as Rue de Mimo, Marz, and Camille DePredini is a gallery which exists because “chance and opportunity collide in perfect harmony.” Or so says art collector Dr. Michael Burgess who has partnered with artist Laurie Hendricks in a recently opened, shared space in South Pasadena. [...]

Music & Art at Hsi Lai

Music & Art at Hsi Lai

Practicing compassion through music and art. That is the “about” listed for the Hsi Lai Temple located in the southern-most part of San Gabriel Valley, in Hacienda Heights. Saturday, June 21st, Hsi Lai Temple is holding its first music and arts festival. Soulful and alternative Lotus Band will be performing, as will the folk-pop duo [...]

Interlocking Sculptures

Interlocking Sculptures

The forms and images are abstract, yet evoke the living form, reminiscent of plants and the human body. This is the basic definition of biomorphic. Biomorphism is “an art movement that began in the 20th century. Isamu Noguchi was a Japanese American artist, landscape architect, sculptor, and set designer. “In 1947, Noguchi…joined with George Nelson, [...]

“Blaggs Occasional Flea Market Style Sidewalk Sale”

“Blaggs Occasional Flea Market Style Sidewalk Sale”

“Blaggs Occasional Flea Market Style Sidewalk Sale” is what local artist and thingmaker Dave Lovejoy calls it… Folks often ask where I get my materials – here’s one such place: Blaggs Occasional Flea Market Style Sidewalk Sale. In the Arts District of Highland Park, this event features antiques, collectibles, vintage items, art work, curiosities, and [...]

Pasadena Police Showing Off Some Classic Cars

Pasadena Police Showing Off Some Classic Cars

Ever caught a ride in a helicopter? The chance to take a ride-along in a police helicopter is on auction at the Pasadena Police Classic Car Show being held on Green Street, adjacent to the Chalk Festival on Sunday, June 15th. Hear live music, visit food booths, invest in raffle prizes, and meander the rows of old [...]

Chalkland for Kids

Chalkland for Kids

It’s time once again to experience Pasadena’s world recording holding Chalk Festival, and this year kids may express their creative side in Kid’s Chalkland, where they may also make Father’s Day cards for dad (which is Sunday, June 15th, in case this “holiday” is relevant to your life and the date slipped your mind, as it does [...]

Repair at Pas. Humane Society

Repair at Pas. Humane Society

Tinkers and tailors, experts and the hobbyist. Repair Cafe. Do you have a faulty toaster or a blender that screeches instead of purées? Have a favorite necklace that’s broken clasp keeps it trapped despondently in your jewelry box? Do you grumble when you have to cut tomatoes, sawing back and forth with a dull knife on the fruit’s resistant [...]

2014 Pasadena Chalk Festival

2014 Pasadena Chalk Festival

The event made their way into the Guinness World Record™ in 2010 as the largest street painting festival in the world. It attracts 600 artists and more than 120,000 folks will view works of art in chalk over Father’s Day weekend, June 14th-15th. Last year, Jem-Arlou Somo created Kissing Couple (right, partial) and won Best in [...]

National Donut (Not Doughnut) Day

National Donut (Not Doughnut) Day

In 1917 young Helen Purviance, an ensign in the Salvation Army, was sent to France to work with the American First Division. Putting her Hoosier ingenuity to work, she and a fellow officer, Ensign Margaret Sheldon, patted the first dough into shape by hand, but soon employed an ordinary wine bottle as a rolling pin. [...]

A Grill Apron for Dad

A Grill Apron for Dad

Yes, Orchard Supply Hardware is a chain, but we like the idea: make a personalized grill apron for Pops in honor of Father’s Day. Orchard in Pasadena and South Pasadena are inviting kids to come in, choose from a grab bag of markers, and create an apron that shouts, “He’s my dad and I love [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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