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Creating a Bug Hotel

Creating a Bug Hotel

Bugs can make us scream, , yelp, yip (sounds like “Yeep!”), and jump faster than we ever imagined we could. Then again, bugs often draw us closer—with their colors, their behavior, and their tenacity. On Saturday, June 28th, Kidspace welcomes children ages 5 to 11 to participate in a “Bug Hotel” workshop. A bug hotel is […]

Dog Days of Summer

Dog Days of Summer

In Greek mythology, Canis Major represented about six different dogs, as far as we can count. From being the dog Laelaps, which was a gift from Zeus to Europa, or the hound of Procris (Diana’s nymph), or the canine given by Aurora to Cephalus, “so famed for its speed that Zeus elevated it to the sky” […]

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 […]

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