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Bungalow Heaven 2018

Bungalow Heaven 2018

We find it difficult to get enough of a bungalow fix. We drove up and down the streets of Bungalow Heaven last week wishing, as our head swiveled right and left, right and left, that we’d had the time to walk the streets rather than drive at a crawl. But walk the streets you can […]

Chicken Pot Pie from Scratch

Chicken Pot Pie from Scratch

It feels like winter. Of course by that I mean a Southern California winter, not the minus -5℉ my sister was experiencing in southern New Hampshire after another nor’easter hit the area. But temperatures dipped just enough before my walk to allow me to don a sweater and wrap a scarf around my neck. I […]

¡Loteria! IV

¡Loteria! IV

We’re always happy when it’s time once again for Cactus Gallery’s “¡Loteria!” group show. What is loteria? We’re grateful to have Cactus Gallery owner Sandra Mastroianni explain: Loteria is a traditional Mexican game of chance, similar to bingo, but uses images on a deck of cards instead of plain numbers. There are 54 images; each has […]

Messy Mayhem: From Mud to Slime

Messy Mayhem: From Mud to Slime

What better way to enjoy spring than to get muddy, yucky, and slimed! Kidspace presents “Messy Mayhem” spring camp over two one-week sessions to “experience the world through our senses, all while exploring science, art, and nature.” “We promise every day you’ll need to take a bath!” If we were several decades younger, that’s all […]

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, […]

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