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A Woman in White

A Woman in White

When a mystery reader has a Brit fetish and has gorged on P.D. James, Ian Rankin, Reginald Hill, Ruth Rendell, Minette Walters, Sarah Waters, and Martha Grimes (just to name a few), where does she go next? Back to the beginning. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins was published in 1859 and is considered [...]

Lookin’ In on the Holidays

Lookin’ In on the Holidays

After the turkey has been consumed and before the mad panic of holiday shopping, allow yourself to be swept into the spirit of the season with the Holiday Look In home tour. Four homes, from a Louis de Puget-Millar 1907 Arts and Crafts and a 1926 Monterey Colonial Revival overlooking the Arroyo Seco to a [...]

Tiny Treasures IX

Tiny Treasures IX

Whether it’s handmade ornaments, pendants, watercolors, dolls, or papier mache, the objects on display and for sale are in miniature. Cactus Gallery presents “Tiny Treasures IX” with an opening reception on Saturday, November 15th. All works are specially priced, from the very affordable $10 range to a max of $100. From the silly, lovely and [...]

Will You Doo Dah?

Will You Doo Dah?

Irreverent frolicking. Peace, love, and pranksters. These are the elements forecast and the embraced for the 37th Occasional Doo Dah Parade on November 15th in East Pasadena. Along with the veterans like Moveable Feast with their fresh food, dressed-to-the-nines dinner party atop wheels, Toaster Car, Nordic Men and Viking Ship, Code Blue DeFibs, Drunk in [...]

Celebrate 130 Years of Reading

Celebrate 130 Years of Reading

We like our libraries. According to the Pasadena Public Library, “the annual average number of library materials checked out per resident is 12, compared with the national average of 6.4 for cities with populations of over 100,000.” Come celebrate “130 Years of Reading” at the Central Library on November 15th. Jumping Flea Circus, Theatre Americana, [...]

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 [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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