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Storrier Stearns Transitions

Storrier Stearns Transitions
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Kendall Brown, Professor of Asian Art History at Cal State Long Beach and Curator at Pacific Asia Museum in Pasadena, described the garden this way in his 2003 letter of Nomination to the National Register of Historic Places: In its design and construction, the Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden represents one of the best pre-war examples […]

Out of the Blue

Out of the Blue

Through the art and music of France, Pasadena choreographers Shauna Barger, Diane De Franco Brown, and Jackie Kopcsak “explore blue’s evocative hues.” On November 21, ArtistPlus Productions presents Out of the Blue, “a dynamic multimedia performance of ballet, baroque, and contemporary dance that celebrates the history of the color blue and its rich presence within […]

Beaujolais Nouveau Karaoke

Beaujolais Nouveau Karaoke

Cette semaine, nous sommes tous français. This week, we are all French. We must forget/Yes, we can forget/All that’s flown beyond/Let’s forget the time/The misunderstandings/And the wasted time. (“Ne Me Quitte Pas,” Jacques Brel) To emphasize this bond with our brethren across the Atlantic and simply to have a good time, Alliance Française de Pasadena […]

Primal Holiday: Music of the Human Spirit

Primal Holiday: Music of the Human Spirit

Despite the frantic scheduling and the hustle and stress, the holidays are a time of reflection, good wishes, and gratitude. The heart-wrenching and hate-fueled events in Paris only solidify the necessity for these observances this holiday season. On December 12, the Angeles Chorale presents “Primal Instincts: Music of the Human Spirit” and perhaps an evening […]

Fruitcake & Booze: Holiday Tastings & “A Christmas Memory”

Fruitcake & Booze: Holiday Tastings & “A Christmas Memory”

Are you someone who sees the green and red candied cherries and the glaceed apricots and pineapple and begins to smile and feel a rumbly tummy or does the classic fruitcake loaf foster visions of toothaches, a heavy and bloated stomach, and a Parker family Christmas? Though many fruitcakes currently forgo this ingredient, for those […]

Terry Arena @ Casa Marengo (Affordable Art Act)

Terry Arena @ Casa Marengo (Affordable Art Act)

In her ongoing mission to bring local artists to the public’s attention and offer art at non-stratospheric prices, artist Val Echavarria of Casa Marengo in Highland Park presents works by Terry Arena, which may be viewed—and purchased—through December 10. Arena was born in Georgia, but has spent most of her life in Southern California, receiving […]

Food Drive, Scavenger Hunt & Authors’ Events

Food Drive, Scavenger Hunt & Authors’ Events

Vroman’s Bookstore has teamed up with Friends in Deed for a holiday food drive. During store hours on November 14 and 15, Vroman’s will have stations set up around the store, accepting dry and canned goods, and “shelf-stable food products.” Food item ideas: Canned tuna, peanut butter, canned chicken, cereal, rice, cooking oil, sugar, and […]

Scenes from Art on Palm

Scenes from Art on Palm

Tucked away at the end of the street, down a steep hill and into the canyon of Wildwood Park is the location of Art on Palm. We attended with our parents, where our mother subsequently emptied her coffers on Christmas ornaments, cards, some ceramics, and invested in a handmade skirt by Louise Wannier of Louis […]

Mosaic Craft Fair: An Indie Marketplace

Mosaic Craft Fair: An Indie Marketplace

More holiday gift ideas and fun for the kids, too. Over 80 artisans sell their handmade goods at the Mosaic Craft Fair: An Indie Marketplace in Alhambra. Native Angelino, Heather Arndt sells her ceramic trinket boxes, vases, mugs, doll parts (yes, that’s right, “doll parts”), and gnomes via Happy Los Angeles. Maridee and Barbra’s Yarnover […]

Pop Secret Exhibit & Sale

Pop Secret Exhibit & Sale

Walter Askin, Janet Fitch, and Scott Gandel. These are names you know or have read in Hometown Pasadena’s story pages. All three have contributed to the online journal and educational resource called Literature for Life. Literature for Life was created with the idea of getting kids to fall in love with reading and writing by […]

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