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Shakespeare’s 450th Birthday Party

Shakespeare’s 450th Birthday Party

Critics of the 17th and 18th centuries accused William Shakespeare of “a want of artistic restraint.” In the 20th century, George Bernard Shaw questioned his moral propriety. And then there’s Laurence Olivier who said, “Shakespeare – The nearest thing in incarnation to the eye of God.” A Noise Within celebrates the Bard’s 450th birthday on April [...]

Share Faire at Farnsworth

Share Faire at Farnsworth

It started as a few neighbors (3 miles above Pasadena, in the foothills) who had too much fruit all at one time. We set up a fruit stand and sold blackberries to passers by. We were amazed at the generosity of our neighbors, who liked to stay and chat, and even return with their own [...]

Mail Trucks Full of Food

Mail Trucks Full of Food

Clients may pick up a grocery cart full of food, sized for each family. Food is distributed six times a week. Homebound seniors and disabled clients receive food packages in eleven different cities. One hundred-fifty to 180 bag lunches that are substantial enough to last two days are distributed to the homeless or people who [...]

World Book Night

World Book Night

At the 2010 Book Industry Conference in London, a round table discussion came up with an intriguing and ambitious concept:  what if bibliophiles shared their favorite books with people who don’t regularly read? As a result, World Book Night was born. Authors of selected books waive royalty fees so WBN can afford to print editions that [...]

How the West Was Really Won

How the West Was Really Won

Altadena Heritage continues its Water Series on Thursday, April 17th, with a dramatic film and a short documentary, which “will tell the story of our area’s earliest water development.” Altadena historian Michele Zack will present Eaton’s Water, based on her short story about the trials of local hero Benjamin Eaton in bringing water, beginning in [...]

It’s a Space Fest

It’s a Space Fest

Some folks may know that Edgar Mitchell was a member of Apollo 14 in 1971 and was the sixth man to walk on the moon. Perhaps not as many know that he also is interested in “human paranormal potential” and “conducted ESP experiments with an earthbound colleague during downtime en route to the moon.” Eileen [...]

Everything You Touch: Late Nite Salon

Everything You Touch:  Late Nite Salon

Glamorous muse versus Midwestern every-woman. A protégé versus the masses. Gorgeous size zero in this corner. (Admiration, envy.) Likable size 18 in this corner. (Forgettable.) Jess watches Esme. Esme does not see Jess. Boston Court presents Everything You Touch by Sheila Callaghan, directed by Jessica Kubzansky. The play is a world premier co-production with Rattlestick Playwrights Theater. [...]

Fairey, Conal, Maruska, & Bernal: Make a Bid

Fairey, Conal, Maruska, & Bernal:  Make a Bid

Blue by Jorge Bernal is available for a mere $100 opening bid. Lean toward numbers with Checking Account by Margie Schnibbe or opt for the serviceable with Black Tea teapots by Sharon Mann. If positive and negative abstraction holds your attention, look at Joseph Maruska‘s Green Emerald. Enjoy artwork that makes you smile and has [...]

MUSE/IQUE’s Front Porch

MUSE/IQUE’s Front Porch

“We all kind of found that our individual ideas were surpassed by our idea of playing music as a collective,” says Cory of Moonsville Collective. Cory, along with members Ryan, Dan, Drew, and Seth will be performing at MUSE/IQUE‘s “Front/Porch” event at the Robert R. Blacker House on May 5th. Early twentieth century architects Greene [...]

Light & Shadow

Light & Shadow

An all-woman show examines “the ideas of light and shadow in myth, nature, and the mystery of the psyche.” This exhibit opens April 12th at Cactus Gallery features artist Ulla Anobile, while also including Julie Zarate, Kelly Thompson, Donna Abbate, Patricia Krebs, and ten others. A reception will be held on Saturday, coinciding with NELAart‘s [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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