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Toti O’Brien

Toti O’Brien
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This week we’re featuring another artist who will be participating in this spring’s Open Studios Tour, June 4-5. Toti O’Brien is a mixed media artist and has exhibited in solo and group shows in the U.S. and throughout Europe. Additionally, she’s illustrated two book and two memoirs. Her art work has been published in the […]

“A Walk in the Garden”

“A Walk in the Garden”

The Crown City Ringers hold a spring handbell concert this Mother’s Day at the Pasadena Presbyterian Church. It’s a family-friendly event and all mothers receive a complimentary bouquet. Crown City Ringers is a community handbell choir with members from professional musicians to handbell hobbyists, all committed to bringing “the art of handbell ringing to the […]

Tape, Glue, Staples! PopOok! in Pasadena

Tape, Glue, Staples! PopOok! in Pasadena

What’s a PopOok? We have no idea. We’ll let those in the know explain… In celebration of Free Comic Book Day 2016, the Allendale Branch Library hosts a discussion and signing with Hamo Bahnam, the creative force behind PopOok!. A semi-annual comic/music zine that showcases great talent from coast to coast and Canada, PopOok! has […]

Bingo for Choice at Angel City Brewery

Bingo for Choice at Angel City Brewery

It’s a night with Bingo Boy Jeffrey Bowman. He began producing some of the very first AIDS benefits in Los Angeles in the 1980s; events attended by the likes of Patty Duke, Lily Tomlin, Julie Brown, and Lily Shannon. Bowman will be joined at Angel City Brewery on May 21 by Calpernia or Porsha or William […]

World Labyrinth Day: Walk as One at 1

World Labyrinth Day: Walk as One at 1

The Labyrinth Society invites all of us to “walk as one at 1” as part of World Labyrinth Day. World Labyrinth Day. Who knew? Walking Pasadena invites everyone to walk the labyrinth at Arlington Garden on May 7, gathering at 1 p.m.. After traversing the labyrinth, everyone on hand will walk to  the Chartres-style labyrinth at Neighborhood […]

Beer, Brats ‘n Books

Beer, Brats ‘n Books

It’s the 3rd annual Beer, Brats and Books event at Central Library on May 7. Craft Beer Kings of El Monte, including Hanger 24 Craft Brewery will be providing a number of microbrews while Robin’s Wood Fire BBQ of Pasadena will be serving up the brats, salad and their famous garlic fries. Tasty dessert treats from Nothing Bundt […]

Laundry-to-Landscape Greywater Workshop

Laundry-to-Landscape Greywater Workshop

Laundry-To-Landscape Greywater Workshop – Saturday, May 14, 9-11 a.m. Arrive by 8:30 a.m. to allow time to park and check-in. The greywater installation training workshops are open to single-family residential Pasadena Water & Power customers. PWP has partnered with industry expert, Greywater Action, to provide a Laundry-to-Landscape L2L greywater installation training workshop. Experienced instructors will lead you […]

A Huntington Stroll

A Huntington Stroll

    We thank Caron Kai Trataris of Walking Pasadena for sharing her stroll around the Huntington…                       The Walking Pasadena group started on Facebook in April 2014. The purpose? To share experiences of pedestrian exploration of, from, and on the streets of Pasadena (and […]

Inaugural ARTboretum

Inaugural ARTboretum

April 29 through May 1, the L. A. County Arboretum introduces “the first annual ARTboretum: Nature’s infinite beauty portrayed in exquisite detail.” Botanical artist Cristina Baltayian instructed the Arboretum Botanical and Illustration students leading to an exhibit of original works of botanical art. The show is open to the public and originals, prints, and cards are […]

Open Studios: The Story Chicks

Open Studios: The Story Chicks

Hometown Pasadena is proud to be a media sponsor of the ever-growing, increasingly popular Open Studios Alta/Pasa/Dena, which is held at studios, homes, home studios, cafes, and galleries all over Altadena and Pasadena in the spring and the fall. Open Studios began in December, 2013 with five locations and nine artists. This spring’s tour, June […]

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