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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 […]

Shakespeare Love Sonnets & Lear’s Shadow

Shakespeare Love Sonnets & Lear’s Shadow

The creative and fun Ensemble Shakespeare Theater Company kicks off spring with… April 1, 2, 8, and 9: “Sonnets in the Garden.” For 4 days only, ensemble members perform Shakespeare’s sonnets in the perfect setting of Descanso Gardens, which is bursting with spring color and vitality. This 30 minute show is appropriate for all ages and […]

Exhibition Walk Through and Marathon Figure Drawing

Exhibition Walk Through and Marathon Figure Drawing

The Pasadena Museum of California Art is offering more interesting events. April 1st at 4 p.m.: Exhibition Walkthrough: Painting in the Twenties by Joseph Kleitsch In 2014, an appraiser on PBS’s Antiques Roadshow explained how Joseph Kleitsch was born in Hungary and studied art in Budapest, Paris, and Munich. “He was quite accomplished, even at the age of […]

Sarah Michelle Gellar: Stirring Up Fun

Sarah Michelle Gellar: Stirring Up Fun

We still remember years ago when our girl went on a Buffy the Vampire Slayer binge watch—and sucked us right in with her. But Buffy is long in Sarah Michelle Gellar’s rear view mirror and on April 10, she will discuss and sign her cookbook Stirring Up Fun with Food: Over 115 Simple, Delicious Ways to […]

Swanson Patrick at Craft Hill Monrovia

Swanson Patrick at Craft Hill Monrovia

This Thursday, Altadena artist Debbi Swanson Patrick opens her solo show at Craft Hill in Monrovia. On March 30, from 7 to 9 p.m., guests may peruse Swanson Patrick’s art and Caroline Ducout Jewelry, be serenaded by “Sleepy James” Jim Fowler, snack on appetizers, and enjoy a libation at the cash bar. Swanson Patrick’s works of art […]

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