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Baby & Kidz Expo

Baby & Kidz Expo

A petting zoo, Sponge Bob and Dora, balloon animals, a basketball toss, a football toss, and bounce houses galore. Small trains, big trains, electric animal rides. Snow cones, Wii, karate demonstrations with audience participation, and even a diaper derby race. One kid even said, “This is better than Disneyland.” It’s “The Parent, Baby, Toddler & [...]

Cheeseburger, Cheeseburger: Thanks, Lionel!

Cheeseburger, Cheeseburger:  Thanks, Lionel!

From January 12th to 17th, Pasadena salutes Lionel Sternberger for his mastery, insight, pioneering innovation and daring in placing a piece of cheese atop a hamburger for the first time in recorded culinary history at his father’s roadside stand, the Rite Spot at 1500 West Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena. Legend has it that the teenaged [...]

Ignite! The Art of Sustainability

Ignite! The Art of Sustainability

What role may museums play when it comes to “building healthy communities, both human and nature”? A statewide dialogue ensued between contemporary artists and museum leaders, environmentalists, scientists, and “community stakeholders.” Thirteen of California’s foremost environmental artists collaborate to communicate a heightened connection to their natural surroundings through rich imagery using a variety of media [...]

A Franco-Flemish Twelfth Night

A Franco-Flemish Twelfth Night

Since the 1960s, Jouyssance and its parent organization, the Foundation of the Neo-Renaissance, have been dedicated to performing both familiar and obscure repertoire of the 14th through mid 17th centuries. Although primarily a vocal ensemble, Jouyssance often features performances and accompaniments by period instruments. Sunday, January 12th, Jouyssance will continue its legacy of early music [...]

125th Rose Parade

125th Rose Parade

Forty-five floats, six rose princesses, a queen named Ana, and an icon named Scully. It’s time for the 125th Rose Parade, Wednesday, January 1st at 8 a.m. Cal Poly, La Cañada, Sierra Madre, and South Pasadena will have local, self-built floats reflecting this year’s “Dreams Come True” theme. The local cities of Alhambra and Glendale will [...]

Goya’s Rare Prints

Goya’s Rare Prints

From royal portraiture to scenes in a bullring, Spanish artist Francisco de Goya y Lucientes infused his keen vision of the observed world with his own creative impulses. This delicate dance is visible throughout Goya’s incredible output of prints. While the majority were published posthumously, Unflinching Vision: Goya’s Rare Prints presents a selection of works that Goya [...]

Bon à Tirer ❘ Good to Go

Bon à Tirer ❘ Good to Go

“In my mind, lithography has been linked to the great white whooping crane,” wrote painter and printmaker June Wayne in a 1990 essay. “In all the world there were only 36 cranes left, and in the United States there were no master printers able to work with the creative spectrum of our artists. The artist-lithographers, like [...]

Wonder of Dinosaurs

Wonder of Dinosaurs

Wonder of Dinosaurs states that it is “America’s largest traveling dinosaur exhibition featuring over 100 museum quality robotic and static dinosaurs.” Each pre-historic display places together the dinosaurs as they have been found around the world with detailed information on their origins, their size, and other scientific information. Besides the exhibits, there will also be things [...]

Snow Days! (at Kidspace)

Snow Days! (at Kidspace)

It may be Southern California, but how about building an igloo? Maybe a little ice fishing? And is it possible to resist an activity called “Ice Painting: Messy Moments”? Kidspace is hosting its 6th annual Snow Days on December 26th through 30th. Besides snow zones where kids may make snow angels and build snow folks, [...]

Greene & Greene in Arroyo Terrace

Greene & Greene in Arroyo Terrace

Take a break from the holiday ruckus this Saturday and allow yourself to be led on a guided tour through “the elegant Greene and Greene-designed portals and gates of Westmoreland Place.” Also on the tour in this historic Arroyo Terrace neighborhood is nine Greene and Greene houses, “as well as works of other noted architects [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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