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Inaugural “Intersection” Festival

Inaugural “Intersection” Festival

Our gratitude to Lyd and Mo of Lyd & Mo Photography for sharing their experiences and photographs of the inaugural “Intersection” Playhouse District Festival…   On the last Saturday of a hot summer in August, we celebrated with music & art at the block of Colorado & El Molino. It’s a free end-of-the summer street […]

Luna Lotus Jewels

Luna Lotus Jewels

Karina Barrero is a Pasadena resident and owner of Luna Lotus Jewels. She exhibits at such social events as the West Elm Pop-Up and the Urban Air Market in Los Angeles. Barrero mentions on her site that as a child she didn’t have a lot of funds to spend on clothing and jewelry. So, she […]

Collaborate PASadena

Collaborate PASadena

Collaborate PASadena invites one and all to come together at the lovely and renovated La Casita del Arroyo to hear from specialists who want to assist neighborhoods to be “caring, safe, and fun places to live.” Come share you own stories about your neighborhood, its strength and weaknesses, and learn from others about their experiences […]

Wine Walk

Wine Walk

The Playhouse District invites you to swirl, sip, and stroll once again during it’s fall Wine Walk event on September 16. An evening of wine tasting begins at 4 p.m. and continues until 7 o’clock. Get to know the district by roaming the local venues and tasting wine. Options for fortifying cuisine are numerous in […]

Cyndi Bemel Photography at Jones Coffee

Cyndi Bemel Photography at Jones Coffee

South Pasadena resident, world traveler, and photographer Cyndi Bemel exhibits some of her images at Jones Coffee through the month of September. Storytelling is at the cornerstone of what inspires me. My long-time passion for photography started with my first Kodak instamatic 110 camera. Since then, my camera has been my trusty companion reflecting the […]

Historic Marguerita Lane

Historic Marguerita Lane

Thanks to Sarah Emery Bunn at Walking Pasadena and Diana Britt, respectively, for a couple of photos and local history (via Pasadena Heritage) about historic Marguerita Lane… Retired dentist Alexander Schutt (family was Canadian immigrants, first to Wisconsin, then North Dakota) proposed the lane as a group of Spanish Colonial Revival studio houses, an artists […]

Of Those Barren Fields without Culture

Of Those Barren Fields without Culture

Gerda Govine Ituarte is one of our favorite local poets and as she is always involved and participating in fascinating events, we trust her word… From “As We Speak” by Gerda Govine Ituarte, August 9, 2017, Pasadena Journal: Tijuana-based artist, writer and professor Roberto Rosique has written a groundbreaking book, De aquellos páramos sin cultura…Tres […]

Sounds of the End of Summer

Sounds of the End of Summer

Summer is coming to a close, yet the music of summer still makes itself heard. Here are some of the live musical events this weekend, August 26-27… Saturday, August 26: 3-6 p.m.: Summertime Square Dance Special Bring a partner or come solo, it’s time to learn the Do-Si-Do, Roll Aways, and Half Sashays at One Colorado’s […]

Ways to Paint a Woman

Ways to Paint a Woman

  Ways to Paint a Woman   after a portrait by Ali-Al Ameri Sometimes only color can speak for the heart. Sometimes you must paint it yellow— listen with the eyes: honeycomb and maize, golden rainflowers. Transform with your softest brush the way Lorca’s bathing girl liquefies into water – half a head in fire, sun […]

Buff Up Your Cooking Skills

Buff Up Your Cooking Skills

What’s not to love about a three hour class where one learns the art of making pasta—and wine tasting’s included? Chef Michelle Hohman’s Urban Kitchen in South Pasadena continues with its intimate, hands-on cooking classes. Take a look and see if you can resist the temptation… Click class link for details, dates, and sign up. August […]

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