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A Night at the Colony: A Wicked “Wicked Lit” Fundraiser

A Night at the Colony: A Wicked “Wicked Lit” Fundraiser

From staged readings of a brand new Wicked Lit play and a Twilight Zone episode to an one-act horror comedy and “Shakespearean Burlesque,” the Colony State is the place to be on April 23. This is not only an evening of sauciness, horror and comedy, but a fundraiser for Wicked Lit, the unique creation of Unbound Productions, […]

Artist Residency at The Andalucia with Holly Boruck

Artist Residency at The Andalucia with Holly Boruck

HP: What is this residency, exactly? Through what organization, for how long, and are there any requirements? Holly: In general, an ‘artist residency’ is where an artist goes outside of their normal studio space and inhabits an alternative space so that they can have time to experiment with materials, explore ideas, do research on future […]

Taking Wing

Taking Wing

We are thankful to Pasadena artist Kate Carvellas as she knows a gazillion artists and continually attends art openings—exhibits about which we would never otherwise know… “Taking Wing” at Neutra Gallery offers painting, photography, and assemblage—with insects as subjects and inspiration. Presented by Dion Neutra and Dulce Stein, “Taking Wing” features four artists: Gwen Samuel, Sheri Neva, […]

Natural Wines: Tasting & Talk

Natural Wines: Tasting & Talk

Michelle Hohman’s Urban Kitchen is intimate and open all at the same time. For two hours on April 20, come taste organic wines, along with a nibble or two. Not all wine is created equally. Being mindful about what you put in your glass is as important as what you put on your plate. Advanced […]

Adult Woodworking Class

Adult Woodworking Class

The smell of wood after a fresh saw, the feel of a file in our hand, fingers running along the grain—we love working with wood. Don’t get the wrong idea, we’re no woodworker. Our claim to fame (because a friend loves it and wants to make one too) is our office desk, made because we couldn’t […]

California Art Club & Merrell Gage

California Art Club & Merrell Gage

The California Art Club, headquartered in Pasadena, has nine chapter locations up and down the state. In 1909, the Painters’ Club of Los Angeles formally ended, yet some members believed that a need existed still for “artists living in Southern California to meet and share their ideas, and to exhibit together.” In this version of the club […]

Bella Gaia: Music, Dance & NASA

Bella Gaia: Music, Dance & NASA

Bella Gaia is a live concert that mixes music, dance, and NASA immersive imagery that turns the stage planetary. Sublime and Transcendental. —Village Voice Bella Gaia was inspired by stories from astronauts “who spoke of the life-changing power of seeing the Earth from space.” The production combines “supercomputer data-visualizations” thanks to NASA, live music and dance, […]

The Lay of the Land

The Lay of the Land

We spent an hour driving up into the hills and down along the flats of South Pasadena to snap pictures of houses, which you can see in our piece, the “47th Annual South Pasadena Garden Tour.” This is a self-drive tour on April 30. When guests conclude the tour they are invited to stop at South Pasadena’s Community Garden. We’ve […]

47th South Pas. Garden Tour

47th South Pas. Garden Tour

Free tours are a lovely thing for those of us scratching together the shekels, so pull out your calendar and start typing: Sunday, April 30th is the 47th Annual South Pasadena Garden Tour. The sustainable gardens of 6 homes are open for viewing between 1 and 4 p.m., from up in the hills on Via Del […]

Allergies: The Flower Show

Allergies: The Flower Show

Sugar Mynt Gallery in South Pasadena has a sense of humor. For one, they’ve embraced the nationwide trend of organizing a group of folks to sip wine and attempt to replicate a famous painting. Sugar Mynt’s moniker is “Paint & Pinot.” Secondly, is its new exhibit opening on April 8: “Allergies.” “Sugar Mynt is showcasing a bouquet […]

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