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Egg Hunt in the Physics Forest

Egg Hunt in the Physics Forest
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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 […]

SoCal Children’s Museum Moves to Colorado

SoCal Children’s Museum Moves to Colorado

The Southern California Children’s Museum has departed from their South Lake Avenue address and is moving to 459 East Colorado Boulevard, cater-cornered from El Paseo and across the street from FUMC Pasadena. SCCM emphasizes hands-on experiences for children—”quality early education options”—and was created by an eager group of parents. Past exhibits have included “Go Figure!”, […]

Micro Fiction

Micro Fiction

Thanks to Paula Johnson… Rose City Sisters will publish a new 100-word story every day in March. Micro fiction contributors include local novelists Petrea Burchard (Altadena), Margaret Finnegan (South Pasadena) and Bonnie Schroeder (Glendale), as well as more than two dozen writers from the U.S. and Canada. The site also publishes flash fiction, which are stories […]

PIFF: Year 3

PIFF: Year 3

The Pasadena International Film Festival opens its third year on Wednesday, March 2nd and runs through Thursday, March 10th. Passes run from $25 for a day pass that allows access to all screenings over an entire day up to $75 for the “All Access Pass.” The respected Go Pubic documentary that had 50 crews follow […]

Fairies in the Kitchen: Weezie Bat Food

Fairies in the Kitchen: Weezie Bat Food

L. A. and magic realism. “A place where life is a mystery, pain can lead to poetry, strangers become intertwined souls, and everyone is searching for the most beautiful and dangerous angel of all: love.” Francesca Lia Block‘s Weetzie Bat series has been called a “sophisticated, slinkster-cool love song to L. A., the book that […]

Patti Wells McMillan

Patti Wells McMillan

We are quite happy that Patti Wells McMillan has been enthusiastic about sharing her photos. Have you enjoyed her love of cars? If you missed it, take a look at “Strike of Lightning.” This time, we’ve perused Patti’s volume of images and selected what struck our fancy. Hope you fancy them as well…   Copyright […]

Corima: Rock in Opposition

Corima: Rock in Opposition

Zeuhl: A music genre that is a mix of Neoclassicism, Romanticism, Modernism, and Fusion. “Common elements: oppressive or discipline-conveying feel, marching themes, throbbing bass, and ethereal piano or Rhodes piano, and brass instruments” (progarchives.com).   The Zeuhl and Rock in Opposition band Corima formed in 2005 in El Paso, Texas by four high school friends. […]

Winter

Winter

  Ralph Defelice of Day Trips L. A. is off with his kids again—to snow, to the mountains, among rocks and cliffs…         Mammoth…       Mammoth Lake…         A place to stretch one’s legs on the drive to Mammoth: Red Rock Canyon State Park (30 minutes north […]

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