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Tuesday Suppers & Modern America

Tuesday Suppers & Modern America

Chef Claud Beltran may be behind the counter whisking a sauce at The Eatery, popping in to his newest endeavor Bacchus Kitchen, or be on location cooking and supervising a meal for hundreds of guests at the many benefits he supports, such as The Feast at Baldwin Ranch benefitting the Arboretum’s youth programs or his […]

Farnsworth Free Concerts

Farnsworth Free Concerts

Much of the beauty of summer is being and “doing” outdoors. As Southern Californians, the outdoors is available to us almost every single day, but summer does provoke a feeling all its own. One of the elements that makes summer summer is concerts in the park. The 20th Annual Summer Concert Series at Farnsworth Park in Altadena […]

Anglo/Irish Lit Chat with Anne Perry & Patricia Mahon

Anglo/Irish Lit Chat with Anne Perry & Patricia Mahon

From fantasy and the young adult genre to Christmas novellas and a World War I series—let alone her Thomas Pitt and William Monk historical murder and mystery series—one has to admire bestselling author Anne Perry’s prolificacy. To date, she’s written close to one hundred books, story collections, and novellas in less than forty years. Patricia Mahon has been […]

It’s Time for Poker!

It’s Time for Poker!

Content thanks to Cancer Support Community Pasadena. The 6th Annual Poker Bowl Tournament will be held on Friday, June 24th at Flying A Garage. Over 150 guests are expected to attend and play Texas Hold ‘Em and Blackjack surrounded by a private collection of antique and restored automobiles, owned by car collectors Valerie and Aaron […]

24th Annual Pasadena Chalk Festival

24th Annual Pasadena Chalk Festival

Over 600 artists take to chalk to create over 200 chalk festivals at the annual Pasadena Chalk Festival. The art of street painting is centuries old. In fact, it goes back to the 16th century when soldiers returning from battle gave homage to the Madonna in front of local churches. Consequently, the name Madonnari or […]

2016 Art on Palm

2016 Art on Palm

One of the art events we love to attend is the biannual Art on Palm held down the hill in a secluded nook called Wildwood Park. It’s small, intimate, and full of arts and crafts from painters, tile makers, and ceramicists to jewelers, weavers, and clothing designers. It’s hard to choose what humorous tile we […]

8 Works, 2 Takes: A Room to Create

8 Works, 2 Takes: A Room to Create

Nancy Evans Dance Theatre: This is the dance that makes you think, makes you stop and wonder about what you value and how you want to be in the world. Evans’ musicianship (as seen in others pieces as well) is embedded in her craft. Music, dance and expression all as one. —Beth Megill, dance instructor/choreographer, […]

Colors Divine

Colors Divine

  Karol Franks. Karol Franks Photography. No more need be said. Enjoy.                         View more photography by Karol Franks in Hometown Pasadena’s Photo Op: “Iconic Pasadena” “Winter to Spring” “Karol Franks Photography” “Waters Here & There” “Temecula Balloon Festival” “Lavender Festival” “Colored Skies, Public Art […]

Chroma Critters

Chroma Critters

Elif Savas, Mary Kelly, Simone Vitucci and Erika Walczak are the foursome behind CHROMA, which strives to create “musical adventures” for kids. On June 7  at the Altadena Library, members will perform their latest show Critters. Critters includes excerpts from Johann Strauss, Phillip Strauss, Henry Mancini, Pink Floyd, Igor Stravinsky, and Erik Satie performed by an […]

Open Studios: Daarina Abdus-Samad

Open Studios: Daarina Abdus-Samad

In these days leading up to the next Open Studios Gallery Tour, June 4-5, we’re pleased to feature Daarina Abdus-Samad—ceramic, mosaic, and jewelry artist. Daarina has been a teacher in the Pasadena Unified School District for 20 years. She has teaching credentials in single subject and art education, and a Masters in Design-Based Learning curriculum […]

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