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626 Night Market

626 Night Market
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Jonny Hwang, remembering the night markets in Asia, especially the Shilin Night Market in Taipei, created 626 Night Market. It’s the fourth season of night markets with July 3rd-5th being held at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia. An “epic” laser extravaganza and DJ set will be held on July 4th. The original and largest Asian-themed […]

Celebrating Our Independence 2015

Celebrating Our Independence 2015

Our country’s day of Independence is here. How will you celebrate? Here’s a rundown of offerings: Rose Bowl: the big daddy event in the area, this year’s America Fest will have Liverpool Legends “the ultimate Beatles cover band experience,” motorcycle stuntmen, and a screening of Despicable Me 2, and PyroSpectaculars by Souza. Saturday, July 4th […]

Thursday Night Block Party

Thursday Night Block Party

Every Thursday evening, now through August 27th, the Pasadena Playhouse District hosts the 5th Annual Block Party. The Playhouse and Monopole Wine invite folks to an evening of wine tasting, cocktails, two food trucks, and coffee along El Molino Avenue just south of Colorado Boulevard—including Zona Rosa Caffe for live music. This Thursday, July 2nd, […]

Famous Selfies

Famous Selfies

Artists are as mesmerized with themselves as they are with the people and world around them. Maybe even more so. Oftentimes, artists have as many questions about themselves and who they are as they do about the world around them and their art. So much in their immediate world fascinates them; to the point that […]

Through a Carvellas Eye

Through a Carvellas Eye

Artist Kate Carvellas creates assemblages and paints. We are in awe of her productivity. And, she has an intriguing eye…                         ~~~     Kate Carvellas, in her own words: I am a self-taught artist who lives and creates in Pasadena, CA.  In 2004, […]

Shiv

Shiv

Lord Shiva is readily known as a Hindu deity, as Shiva the destroyer, “the dissolving force in life.” But Shiva dissolves in order to create, since death is the medium for rebirth into a new life. So the opposites of life and death, and creation and destruction both reside in his character. (Hinduism) On July […]

These Carnations Defy Language

These Carnations Defy Language

“Accept the challenge things offer to language. These carnations, for instance, defy language. I won’t rest till I have drawn together a few words that will compel anyone reading or hearing them to say: this has to do with something like a carnation.” (Francis Ponge) The poetic words above were written on precious paper during […]

M. D.’s Florist Comes to South Pas

M. D.’s Florist Comes to South Pas

It’s small and cozy, traditional and also reflective of our California flora. M. D.’s Florist, which has had a home in Arcadia for some time has recently opened a second location in South Pasadena. And it’s right next to Cookies & Cream—ice cream sandwiches with housemade cookies (chocolate chip and red velvet) and specialty ice […]

Disaster Preparedness: Do You Have a Ham?

Disaster Preparedness: Do You Have a Ham?

Thanks to the Pasadena Radio Club (W6KA) for the following information… When the 7.8 magnitude earthquake devastated parts of Nepal on April 25th, Amateur Radio provided communication for responders working in remote regions and served to help locate missing people and report casualties. That spirit of public service is why members of the Pasadena Radio […]

Urban Nature Fest

Urban Nature Fest

  It’s a 2-day celebration of nature—nature surviving and thriving in the big city. It’s the the inaugural “L. A. Urban Nature Fest” sponsored by LADWP and the Natural Museum of History on June 27th and 28th. Coyotes cross Sunset Boulevard. Lizards scale manzanitas. P-22, Los Angeles’ resident mountain lion, explores Griffith Park. Vaux’s swifts […]

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