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Xiem Fall Ceramic Art Fair

Xiem Fall Ceramic Art Fair

Andrea (Andi) Fordyce is an East Coast native, an Altadena resident, a Royal Academy of Dance-trained dancer, a painter, a photographer, and, since the 8th grade but refocusing in 2006, a ceramicist. “She loves the utility, the beauty, and the process of making ceramic art…Her work strives to encapsulate all her loves of keeping things [...]

Girl Friday’s Camelot & Vine

Girl Friday’s Camelot & Vine

Not just an author’s reading but an event. Petrea Burchard, author of Camelot & Vine—a time traveling historic, humorous, dramatic twist of a tale—welcomes one and all to a Girl Friday Book Club night on November 14th at Kidd’s Jewelry Heist in South Pasadena. The evening will begin with dessert and wine (all the ingredients [...]

Tile Twins & “Chi” Jewelry (for a Start)

Tile Twins & “Chi” Jewelry (for a Start)

Creative Arts Group in Sierra Madre hosts its annual art festival November 7th-9th. Wearable art, hand blown glass, mosaic tile, enameling, and ceramics, as well as paintings of all mediums and jewelry will be for sale, including student art work. Over 50 artists are participating in the festival, long time favorites and a dozen or [...]

Students Unlimited

Students Unlimited

The Asian and Pacific Islanders with Disabilities of California (APIDC) hosted its first awards ceremony at Cicada Restaurant in the historic Oviatt Building in downtown Los Angeles on October 25th. Former Secretary of Transportation Norman Mineta was honored with a lifetime achievement award for “his role in supporting the historic passage of the American with [...]

Hardscape & Canaries

Hardscape & Canaries

Hardscape? Is it because we’re not DIYers that this term is something we have to Google? For those people in the know (and rolling their eyes), be patient, we’re trying to catch up. For those folks sittin’ where we are, let us explain. As defined by landscaping expert David Beaulieu, “‘Hardscape’ consists of the inanimate [...]

Crepes de Paris

Crepes de Paris

Hometown Pasadena’s teenage consultant “DW” had a yen for crêpes this past weekend, so naturally she Googled, finding Crepes de Paris on Fair Oaks Avenue, just south of Green Street. We drive by it twice and almost settle for Amara,(which anyone knows is not settling), but we do succeed…by literally stumbling into it. Aside: We blame our inability to quickly [...]

Not So Famous Views & Drink L.A.

Not So Famous Views & Drink L.A.

Pasadena’s Prospect Park Books invites the public—libation enthusiasts and L.A. County advocates will be particularly interested—to a reception on November 8th, to celebrate two new releases, 100 Not So Famous Views of L.A. by Barbara A. Thomason and Drink Los Angeles. Created by the folks behind the very successful Eat: Los Angeles guidebook, Drink: Los Angeles is the essential flexibound pocket guide to [...]

The Klutzes and the Butzes

The Klutzes and the Butzes

“Anything like the sound of a rat/Makes my heart go pit-a-pat!” So says the Mayor of Hamelin in Brunswick in Robert Browning’s The Pied Piper of Hamelin. Just as the Mayor shudders and squirms, a knock is heard upon the door… And in did come the strangest figure! His queer long coat from heel to [...]

Join Us in the Locker Room

Join Us in the Locker Room

“Play is our way  of finding spontaneous happiness together…and all play is child’s play.” So declares MUSE/IQUE, Pasadena’s “counter conventional orchestra” led by Rachael Worby who will be joining with 3-time Grammy Award-winner, composer, and pianist Billy Childs for “Childs Play.” This evening celebrating the joy of jazz and featuring “Ain’t No Sunshine,” “Hallelujah,” and “Sophisticated [...]

In a Word, Hillary & Clinton

In a Word, Hillary & Clinton

A so-called “on-the-road comedy with a jazz soul” is called Mad Beat Hip & Gone. (Do we need to be trippin’ to understand that title?) Your Name Will Follow You Home has such elements as Charlie Chaplin, the House Committee on Un-American Activities, 50′s B-monster movies, and “fake” Latinos. Greek myth meets East L.A. in Mojada: [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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