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Tools for Parents: Free Speaker Series

Tools for Parents: Free Speaker Series

Going back to the dawn of Homo sapiens, perhaps as far back as 600,000 years ago, raising kids has never been simple or easy. Or at least, we assume so. Because whether they were archaic Homo sapiens or are evolved anatomically modern humans, kids are bloody kids—behaviors, pushback, and rebellion that makes a parent want to scream and […]

Reconstructions & No Restraint

Reconstructions & No Restraint

Two artists who have works currently on exhibit at the Irvine Fine Arts Center’s ALL MEDIA exhibit (read story here), also have work at current and upcoming local shows… Currently: Holly Boruck’s Surrogate Gallery Projects presents its next exhibit “Reconstructions” at Charles White Gallery at Eliot Arts Magnet School, 2184 Lake Ave., Pasadena. Gallery hours: […]

Pasadena Artists Place in “ALL MEDIA” Show

Pasadena Artists Place in “ALL MEDIA” Show

  Congratulations to Pasadena artists Kira Vollman, Meriel Stern, Leah Knecht, and Holly Boruck. Their works of art were accepted for inclusion in the 2017 ALL MEDIA at Irvine Fine Arts Center, which is on view through October 28. Vollman’s piece Deception and Stern’s Domestic Flow received particular recognition.   1st Place: Kira Vollman, Deception…   3rd place: […]

Our BoldPas Impressions

Our BoldPas Impressions

BoldPas, a new event presented last week in the alleyways of Old Pasadena was a colorful, fun affair. Lots of people were had location maps in hand, planning to run the installation gamut; from a little girl and her mom to a group of college age young men, from couples to This wasn’t high art, fine […]

Mad Science Sunday

Mad Science Sunday

Do your children like creations that are slimy and fizzy? How about a robot petting zoo? On August 26, Kidspace presents Mad Science Sunday with a pop, fizz, and a bang! Kids get to make slimy and fizzing creations with real lab equipment and interact, play with, and program real robots at the robot petting […]

Scenes from a Solar Eclipse

Scenes from a Solar Eclipse

Sure, maybe some of it has to do with proximity, but we’re awestruck fans of NASA, JPL, and SDO (the Solar Dynamics Observatory). Their photographs are outstanding, their digital images imagine possibilities, and the videos blow our mind. After Monday’s solar eclipse, of which Los Angeles County saw a partial one, we looked to NASA, […]

Glendale’s Vanishing Heritage

Glendale’s Vanishing Heritage

Craftsman architecture is all around us, but not as much as it once was. In Glendale, the local historical society tells us, “due to lack of proper development oversight and lax zoning codes” many examples of Craftsman architecture has been demolished. On September 24, in order to celebrate these local remnants of the Arts & […]

Clothes Heaven

Clothes Heaven

We thank our friend Peggy Sue Davis as she was the impetus behind our featuring of Clothes Heaven this week, a 30-year-old staple of Old Pasadena and the source for timeless high fashion and haute couture. We were heading back to our car after strolling Old Pasadena’s various alleyways, encountering the silly, fun, colorful, thoughtful, intriguing art […]

Poetry Circus 2017

Poetry Circus 2017

Celebrating the 97th anniversary of the 19th amendment—prohibiting the states and the federal government from denying the right to vote to citizens of the United States on the basis of sex— The Poetry Circus presents “Ladies Night” on August 26. Griffith Park’s lovely merry-go-round is the venue for Poetry Circus. Not only are free merry-go-round rides on the menu, […]

Night Ladder by Lois P. Jones

Night Ladder by Lois P. Jones

Lois P. Jones is a woman we’ve been honored to get to know (a wee little bit) during this last year. On the other hand, Jones is well known by many thanks to her work hosting KPFK’s Poets Café for the past ten years and co-hosting Moonday Poetry in La Cañada. She’s also Poetry Editor for the Kyoto Journal […]

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