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For the Ones I Had to Leave

For the Ones I Had to Leave
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For The Ones I Had to Leave by Sophia Rivera Taking two steps forward I finally look back not really seeing but seeing through you across the room, hunched over a pile of books Pen in hand, a lighter in the other. I am sorry that I had to leave you probably know this better […]

2016 Art Night Pasadena

2016 Art Night Pasadena

March 11th will be an evening of art, music, and dance all over town during the 2016 ArtNight Pasadena. Eighteen institutions, such as the Armory, Art Center, Muse/Ique, the Pacific Asia Museum and the Norton Simon Museum will have their doors open to the public for immersion into the world of art, in all its […]

Paint & Sip Sunday

Paint & Sip Sunday

We became aware of Sugar Mynt Gallery only recently when Jane Szabo‘s innovative sculpture/installations were part of Sugar Mynt’s “Transparency” exhibit. On March 13, Sugar Mynt invites you to a painting and sipping afternoon. Sipping wine, that is. Local artist Bonnie Lambert will have a painting of her choosing and she’ll walk guests through a […]

La Palabra in March

La Palabra in March

Karineh Madhessian is the driving force behind “La Palabra Reading Series,” which is held monthly at Avenue 50 Studio. On March 20, Gerda Govine (who has contributed many poems for Hometown Pasadena‘s “Write Here”), Dorenyse Diaz, and CE Jordan will read in what Gerda describes as a wonderfully supportive, welcoming, safe,and enthusiastic environment. Gerda will […]

Karol Franks: Winter to Spring

Karol Franks: Winter to Spring

  Karol Franks is the creative eye of Karol Franks Photography. Her photographs are soulful and reflective, as well as ebullient and lighthearted. Peruse her Instagram photos here, and her photographs may be purchased as prints or on tote bags, stationery, stickers, and clothing at Red Bubble. Karol is a longtime volunteer and photographer for […]

A “Done in a Day” Project

A “Done in a Day” Project

On February 20, Pasadena Rotary Club volunteers hit the ground running on as part of its “Done in a Day Project.” Eleven Rotarians visited Villa Esperanza‘s new Dimension Day Program for adults with developmental disabilities and assembled patio furniture, weeded, watered, and planted flowers, plants, and young trees into pots and planter boxes “to make […]

Cherry Blossoms & Clivia

Cherry Blossoms & Clivia

The cherry blossoms are popping at Descanso Gardens, indicating that spring is on it’s way. March 12-13, Descanso Gardens hosts its annual Cherry Blossom Festival with cherry blossom walks and “discovery stations,” a cherry tree sale, origami, the Camellia Lounge, and live musical performances. This is a very popular annual event. We recommend getting an […]

Egg Hunt in the Physics Forest

Egg Hunt in the Physics Forest

Though our temperatures have headed south and mornings of 46ºF feels more reminiscent of winter, March 20th is the first official day of spring and as such here is one of Pasadena’s annual spring activities… The Galvin Physics Forest at Kidspace will be hiding hundreds of candy-filled eggs for Kidspace’s annual Easter egg hunt. In […]

Antaeus: Close to Home

Antaeus: Close to Home

When it’s so close you can taste it. There are nine days to go to help Antaeus Theatre Group find a new home. More accurately, this acclaimed theatrical company has found a home at 110 East Broadway in Glendale—the lease is signed the plans have been approved—it’s just trying to pay for it. Most often […]

Duchamp to Pop

Duchamp to Pop

Two words. Marcel. Duchamp. Assimilating Cubism and Futurism. Leading the American Dada movement. Coining the word “readymade” to mean a mass-produced object removed from its usual, accepted context and “promoted to the status of artwork by the mere choice of the artist. An inclination for wordplay that “aligns his work with that of Surrealists.” Considered […]

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