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Strolling Through the Garden

Strolling Through the Garden

“Conceived” in the 1930s, Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden was initially part of a larger property owned by Charles and Ellamae Storrier Stearns. The garden was inspired by their travels in Japan and was designed by Kinzuchi Fujii. The entire construction took seven years to complete. In 1949, the estate was sold to Gamelia Haddad Poulsen […]

Raising Dollars for Teachers’ Grants

Raising Dollars for Teachers’ Grants

Pasadena Educational Foundation (PEF) is hosting a TUGG benefit screening of GO PUBLIC on Wednesday, January 22nd. This screening is raising funds for PEF’s signature Teacher Grants program. Funding for the program was previously underwritten by banking institutions that no longer exist. All donations will be used to fund individual teacher grants for classroom projects and supplies. […]

It’s Time to Replenish Our Air Supply

It’s Time to Replenish Our Air Supply

“Here I am/The one that you love/Asking for another day/Understand that the one that you love/Loves you in so many ways.” British-born Graham Russell and Aussie Russell Hitchcock are back for your soft rocking pleasure. Having recorded 17 studio albums, which created eight Top Ten hits in the U.S. during the 1980s, and selling more than […]

Beginning Again

Beginning Again

The South Pasadena Music Center will be the location for the quarterly literary event called “Beginning Again” presented by Personal SPACE. This is an evening of “true stories told by local writers on a theme.” We are told the event usually sells out, so we encourage those interested to rsvp asap. Participating writers include Pasadena Magazine […]

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 […]

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