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Thanks for Coming In

Thanks for Coming In

      Thanks for Coming In We just want to talk about your excursion on the 27th. Sunday before last.  Isn’t that right?  You wore that thrift store sombrero.  Move a little closer to the machine, please. There’s nothing to be afraid of.  Excursions are allowed. It isn’t as if you tried to escape.  […]

Last Fridays Songwriter Night & Expressive Dance

Last Fridays Songwriter Night & Expressive Dance

Lyd and Mo of Lyd & Mo Photography are kicking it up a notch. Not only do they run their wedding, portrait and photography business, they’re welcoming into their studio and gallery space an alluring array of people and talents. This past January 27, Lyd and Mo launched Last Fridays Songwriter Night with songwriters and musicians performing […]

“A Handbag?!!” Notes on “Being Earnest”

“A Handbag?!!” Notes on “Being Earnest”

Editor’s note: We are seduced every time by Oscar Wilde’s wit and cutting dialogue, as our well-thumbed copy of The Collected Works of Oscar Wilde will attest. Parson’s Nose Theater presents a reading of  The Importance of Being Earnest on June 10 and 11. Thanks to Parson’s Nose co-founder Lance Davis, we shall let the professionals do […]

Muir Ranch’s Farm-to-Table 2017 Schedule!

Muir Ranch’s Farm-to-Table 2017 Schedule!

Muir Ranch has released its popular farm-to-table dinner series’ 2017 schedule, so plan accordingly! First up, Paul Ragan of AltaEats will be the “special guest chef” on July 28. The evening’s meal is prepared with Muir Ranch harvested garden veggies and fruit. Per usual, a seat at the table costs $50 (plus processing fee, if purchased online). For supper + a […]

Wellema Hat Co.

Wellema Hat Co.

“Each hat starts with me.” So says Cody Wellema of Wellema Hat Company, which has just celebrated its one-year anniversary on East Mariposa Street in Altadena. Wellema writes about “a glorious Creator” who created mankind in His image. Cody believes that we are all “designed” to create, whether it be in making an instrument by hand, writing a […]

Octavia Butler: Telling My Stories

Octavia Butler: Telling My Stories

“How much of this nonsense does he believe, I wonder, and how much does he say just because he knows the value of dividing in order to conquer and rule?” “Sound familiar?” asks Heather Jones in her Wear Your Voice magazine piece on November 9, 2016. In regard to the personality and character that is Donald […]

Laura Brody: Wheelchair Art

Laura Brody: Wheelchair Art

HP: “Wheelchair art” – what does that mean? Laura Brody: I take old wheelchairs, walkers, and mobility scooters and re-imagine them as sculptural works of art. I’ve been calling it “mobility art”, and it’s about new ways of looking at mobility and disability. I started paying serious attention to disability devices after a former partner […]

L.A. Mexicano

L.A. Mexicano

Pocho cooking is the original L.A. Mexicano, the food that many second- and third-generation Mexican Americans grew up eating, and the dishes that everyone in L.A. considered truly Mexican until we started knowing better in the 1990s: the enchiladas and tostadas that L.A.-born college kids craved when away at college, the trays of taquitos served […]

Artes Vocales “Breaking Free”

Artes Vocales “Breaking Free”

Artes Vocales of Los Angeles presents its spring concert “Breaking Free” with a pre-concert soiree and silent auction at First United Methodist Church on June 3. We’ve read that the acoustics of the sanctuary are “superior,” so if this program is of interest… Breaking Free explores the universal yearning for freedom from a variety of perspectives, […]

Evening in the Arroyo & Wildflower Hike

Evening in the Arroyo & Wildflower Hike

The Pasadena Sierra Club is leading a 3 mile hike—”Evening in the Arroyo“—on May 24. These Sierra Club hikes are free and open to the public. The trail is level and the hike is suitable for children 8 years and older. Various leaders—David Czamanske, Don Bremmer, Bill Joyce, Elizabeth Pomeroy, Bonnie Strand, and Pat Zeider—will […]

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