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Kaleidoscope: Spin, Adorn & Alter

Kaleidoscope: Spin, Adorn & Alter

It’s rather dizzying on first glance, and completely mesmerizing. Artist Karen Hochman Brown is the current resident artist at the Arboretum and she will be demonstrating how she creates her art on June 4. Artist Karen Hochman Brown will demonstrate her techniques for creating the layered kaleidoscopic artworks in her current Reflections in the Garden […]

Daylilies, Ferns & Old, Weird Plants

Daylilies, Ferns & Old, Weird Plants

We welcome weird. Different. Old. Distinctive. Unique. Odd. How colorless the world would be without all that. If you are of the same ilk, then pull up your mobile calendar and set the date for the Arboretum’s annual Amazing Plants Tour. On June 11, Frank McDonough guides guests throughout the park (yes, it feels like a park […]

2016 LitFest Pasadena

2016 LitFest Pasadena

It’s the 5th LitFest Pasadena on June 4 with award-winning authors, panel discussions, Q&A, readings, prizes, and micro-narratives. And, it’s all free. The day begins at 10 a.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore then meanders around the Playhouse District to Zona Rosa Alley and the Playhouse’s Carrie Hamilton Theater. Jonathan Gold speaks and takes questions in regard […]

Till the Very End

Till the Very End

  “98 Year-Old Vet Dresses in Uniform One Last Time On Veteran’s Day, Dies Hours Later” —Huffington Post, November 2014 Master Sergeant Justus straightens his lapels at noon, salutes the nurse, and rests against his weary pillow. Colors swim in Master Sergeant dreams— blue of smoke, white of bone, red of sundered limbs. His leathered […]

Foggy

Foggy

What Ralph Defelice captures within the frame of his camera lens is ever-wondrous. The pictures he takes while outdoors with his children welcomes us, calling to us to come along, allowing us to witness the stunning power, beauty, and moods of nature. Take notice. Be inspired. Ralph DeFelice is creator of the blog Day Trips LA, where […]

Two Views of City Beautiful

Two Views of City Beautiful

The City Beautiful Movement had its first “large-scale elaboration” during the World’s Columbian Exposition in 1893 in Chicago. Remember the “White City”? Architects from the East Coast, along with sculptor Augustus Saint-Gardens, were hired by architect Daniel Turnham to build a ” model city of grand scale… with modern transport and no poverty visible.” In […]

8th Annual Rubber Ducky Races

8th Annual Rubber Ducky Races

Hundreds of kids. All with ducks. It’s time for the wackiest and quackiest of races, Kidspace Museum‘s Rubber Ducky Races, running from Saturday, May 28th straight through Memorial Day. To ensure ducky-fairness, all rubber duckies must be purchased from the Busy Bee store within Kidspace. Ducks may be decorated before heading to the starting line at Interpretive […]

Leah Knecht

Leah Knecht

Is it the directness we were attracted to? Yes, that’s part of it. Leah Knecht’s artwork, large and hung on the walls of her bungalow—one Open Studios tour many years ago—lured us to take a closer look, each and every one with an openness and expressiveness we couldn’t resist. Landmarks of our cities such as the Rialto […]

Still Looking for that Steinway, so Come for Dinner!

Still Looking for that Steinway, so Come for Dinner!

The St Luke’s Episcopal Church Choir will present its fourth annual fundraiser to help purchase a Steinway concert grand piano for the sanctuary on Saturday, May 21, at 5 p.m. Dinner will be served in Guild Hall at the church, 122 S. California Avenue at Foothill Boulevard in Monrovia. The show, directed by St. Luke […]

2016 Spring Garden Celebration & Golden Poppy Awards

2016 Spring Garden Celebration & Golden Poppy Awards

Join Altadena Heritage from 3 to 6 p.m. for an afternoon of festive food, luscious libations, mellow music, captivating conviviality… and, of course, AH’s 2016 Golden Poppy Awards, which honor Altadena residents whose water-wise street-oriented gardens enhance our neighborhoods. An added attraction will be docent-led tours of the new Waldorf School campus next door, featuring […]

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