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Chantal Giddens

Chantal Giddens

The first weekend in June brings the annual spring Open Studios Alta/Pasa/Dena Tour, which, impressively, has garnered Altadena’s 2016 Business of the Year Award. In an effort to share it’s ever-changing and growing list of participating artists, this week Open Studios is highlighting the works of Chantal Giddens. Chantal was born and educated in France. She […]

Sierra Madre Art Fair

Sierra Madre Art Fair

Listen to Scotland’s Natalie Clark, peruse the wearable art, then stop for a beverage in the Wine & Beer Garden before snacking on the Friends of the Sierra Madre Library‘s ever-popular sweet “quick” breads. It’s time for the 55th Annual Sierra Madre Art Fair, May 6-7. Over 80 artists—including 14 newly juried participants—show and sell […]

Cinco de Mayo Events

Cinco de Mayo Events

You’d Better Shop Around for just the right Cinco de Mayo event. What fits your fancy for the evening? Here are a few ideas…   Mariachi Night at Descanso Gardens: A Mexican buffet, cash bar, and mariachi music on the main lawn. The buffet included “drunken beans,” Spanish rice, cheese enchiladas, homemade chicken tamales, a […]

The Tooth Fairy

The Tooth Fairy

    The Tooth Fairy I pictured a figure somewhere between Tinker Bell and Dopey, wafting down through slumberland to collect, for some uncanny reason, my latest molar, placed with care between sheet and pillow, where, in the morning, I’d find another shiny dime. The fairy hailed, I felt, from the box-top capital, Battle Creek, […]

Free Women’s Self-Defense Instruction

Free Women’s Self-Defense Instruction

Teens and women, 14 years and older, are invited to learn “a sampling of options for building skills and confidence when self-defense is necessary.” On Saturday, April 29, the Pasadena Police Department and San Rafael Neighborhoods Association offer a free lecture and demonstration about self defense in conjunction with Rosemead’s UFC Gym and IMPACT Personal […]

Bill Wishner: Post No Bills

Bill Wishner: Post No Bills

Bill Wishner is a Pasadena local, a photographer with 20 years experience and has a reputation for his jazz photography, is founder of the f8 Pasadena Salon, and co-directs Pasadena Photography Arts. Wishner’s published two books of prose poems, serves on the board of Five Acres. And, since 2012, he’s been working on an ongoing series […]

Shopping Galore At Jackalope Arts

Shopping Galore At Jackalope Arts

It’s year two of the Jackalope Art Fair spring event. Over the weekend, April 29-30, Sara Vausbinder once again gathers over 200 vendors for a “weekend shopping destination.” Artists, artisans, and crafters present home decor, housewares, art and photography, fashion and jewelry, and ceramics and paper goods. Jackalope Arts is a fun way to spend a few hours […]

Passings

Passings

The summer was just starting yet like a fast ride it was over. The man and the woman arrived at the end; everywhere they sensed the night blooms and crickets. They yearned for the clean, ironed sheets of blue sky that folded into the past. The man and the woman stood in the yard by […]

Claudia & Suzanne Visit the Huntington

Claudia & Suzanne Visit the Huntington

Two Sequoyah School parents we know, Claudia Bailey and artist Suzanne O’Shea, went on separate occasions for an outing at the Huntington. We hope you feast on their pictures and plan your next visit! Huntington Library & Botanical Gardens 1151 Oxford Rd., San Marino 91108 Hours: Wednesday-Monday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission: $23-$25, adults; $10-$21, seniors […]

Earth Day: Festival, Celebration, March & Ride

Earth Day: Festival, Celebration, March & Ride

Perhaps this year, Earth Day is more paramount than ever. And there’s no shortage of activities… Friday, April 21: Bike-In Movie Free screening of the movie “Bikes vs Cars”. Ride your bike to the event for that Drive-In Theater feeling. Bring your own picnic. Bikes vs Cars is a documentary about the bike and what […]

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