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Chinese Medical Spa

Chinese Medical Spa

Sincere thanks to Suzanne O’Shea for her remarks about a local spa…   I just had the most amazing experience, a Chinese herbal massage (to help my poor aching feet), which lasted 90 minutes and I was treated to an intense but healing full body massage along with my foot massage. I just can’t believe […]

Voices for 5 Acres Gala

Voices for 5 Acres Gala

The public is invited for “celebratory cocktails,” a gourmet dinner, silent and live auctions, and dancing under the stars with DJ Amara at the “Voices for 5 Acres Gala” on June 6th. For the third year, actor, director, and producer Matthew Lillard (Scooby Doo, Scream) and KTLA morning news anchor Wendy Burch will emcee 5 […]

The Three Sundays of a Poet

The Three Sundays of a Poet

Sincere thanks to Claudia Bailey, member of Chorale Bel Canto, for providing the text below… It’s time for the final concert of our Chorale Bel Canto season, and it’s going to be a very unusual and diverse program. This is the first time we’ll be back performing in Pasadena since June 2013. Many of our […]

Art on Palm 2015

Art on Palm 2015

“My, how you’ve grown!” This is an exclamation that’s been heard by the majority of us dozens of times—as we’ve visited grandma or family friends over the years, first about our own growth, then in regard to our own youngsters. But today, we address this remark to Art on Palm. Art on Palm began with […]

Pedestrian Safety Workshop

Pedestrian Safety Workshop

Pasadena Complete Streets Coalition is working for pedestrian safety. PCSC is hosting an interactive pedestrian safety workshop led by pedestrian planning professionals from California Walks on May 9th.   Pedestrian Safety Workshop Saturday, May 9th, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Pas. Presbyterian Church, 585 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena For more info, visit Pas-CSC.org  

Colors of Water

Colors of Water

(Official text) “Colors of Water,” a group show exploring the many impressions that water has on a person’s imaginations. Join us in the Closing Reception to celebrate artistic diversity, friendship and a cozy corner coffee shop that many locals call their daily haunt. “Colors of Water” has ceramics from Ginko Ching Lee and paintings from […]

Civil War Medicine

Civil War Medicine

As a result of massive casualties during the American Civil War, a sea of hospital tents sprung up around Washington D.C. Walt Whitman called them “grim clusters.” Grim might be too tame of a word. At the start of the war in 1861, the “ways” of medicine was just coming out of what’s called the […]

/Kuhl-er/

/Kuhl-er/

It’s all about color. Or as in the phonetic spelling of the word, /kuhl-er/. Nearly two dozen San Gabriel Valley artists, including Barbi Taylor of Pasadena and Robert Nydam of Sierra Madre, have examined “the role color plays in art inspiration and interpretation.” The resulting works will be exhibited at Jones Coffee with an opening […]

Tea Lovers Fest

Tea Lovers Fest

It’s a tea lover’s dream. A whole festival about tea. With tea parties, a tea marketplace, a tea lab, tea ceremonies, brewing basics, tastings, a hands-on tea party planning workshop, “an adventurous tea and dessert pairing experience,” and even tarot card readings. Some ten years ago in a small yoga studio in Santa Monica, the Tea […]

Wildflower Seed Collecting and Picnic

Wildflower Seed Collecting and Picnic

The Mediterranean Garden Society of Southern California invites the public to bring a picnic to Arlington Garden and take a wildflower seed-collecting workshop on May 16th. Mayitos Dinos designed the Arlington Garden in Pasadena and she will be present to explain the garden’s genesis and evolution. Garden volunteers will collect wildflower seeds for next year’s […]

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