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Glendale’s Vanishing Heritage

Glendale’s Vanishing Heritage

Craftsman architecture is all around us, but not as much as it once was. In Glendale, the local historical society tells us, “due to lack of proper development oversight and lax zoning codes” many examples of Craftsman architecture has been demolished. On September 24, in order to celebrate these local remnants of the Arts & […]

Clothes Heaven

Clothes Heaven

We thank our friend Peggy Sue Davis as she was the impetus behind our featuring of Clothes Heaven this week, a 34-year-old staple of Old Pasadena and the source for timeless high fashion and haute couture. We were heading back to our car after strolling Old Pasadena’s various alleyways, encountering the silly, fun, colorful, thoughtful, intriguing art […]

Poetry Circus 2017

Poetry Circus 2017

Celebrating the 97th anniversary of the 19th amendment—prohibiting the states and the federal government from denying the right to vote to citizens of the United States on the basis of sex— The Poetry Circus presents “Ladies Night” on August 26. Griffith Park’s lovely merry-go-round is the venue for Poetry Circus. Not only are free merry-go-round rides on the menu, […]

Night Ladder by Lois P. Jones

Night Ladder by Lois P. Jones

Lois P. Jones is a woman we’ve been honored to get to know (a wee little bit) during this last year. On the other hand, Jones is well known by many thanks to her work hosting KPFK’s Poets Café for the past ten years and co-hosting Moonday Poetry in La Cañada. She’s also Poetry Editor for the Kyoto Journal […]

Rosemont Preserve Tour

Rosemont Preserve Tour

Cassey Aoyagi is eager to show off the Rosemont Preserve. On August 26, don your hiking boots, slap your hat on, and head up to La Crescenta/Montrose for a free tour. Aoyagi is the president of FormLA Landscaping and she leads the way, including sharing with attendees a “space recently reclaimed from invasive plant species in an effort to prevent fire […]

Volunteer @ 5 Acres’ Annual Golf Classic

Volunteer @ 5 Acres’ Annual Golf Classic

We’ve found that the majority of time, volunteering is an effective way of increasing our sense of well being. Leaving our problems aside momentarily offers us an opportunity to recharge and to re-energize by focusing on helping others. On September 8, Five Acres holds its annual golf classic fundraiser and dinner—the “Mad for Plaid Par-Tee“—and volunteers are wanted. […]

End of Summer at the Levitt Pavilion

End of Summer at the Levitt Pavilion

We hope you’ve been enjoying another summer of free concerts at Pasadena’s Levitt Pavilion. This Saturday, Dustbowl Revival gets the crowd up on its feet to dance and stomp. On site food trucks on Saturday: Lobsta Truck, Mary Sue’s Homemade Eats, Erva Yerba Mate, and Nomad Ice Pops. A “kid zone” is set up for […]

Walter Askin: Through the Eyes of Artists

Walter Askin: Through the Eyes of Artists

We never miss a chance to mention one of our favorite artists, Pasadena native Walter Askin. His work is currently included in the Los Angeles Metro’s “Through the Eyes of Artists” exhibit at Union Station along its new photographic light box passageway. Speaking with Kirk Silsbee of the LA Times during his “Mainstreaming the Muse” exhibit at the […]

CatCon for Lovers of the Feline

CatCon for Lovers of the Feline

We had to click the link to confirm the reality, and yes, there is such an event as CatCon and it is coming to Pasadena this weekend, August 12-13. CatCon, now in its 3rd year, calls itself “the convention with cattitude,” which might lead some folks to stop reading and others to say, “Aw, cute!” […]

The Blue Boy’s Makeover

The Blue Boy’s Makeover

“The Blue Boy has been using his defiant stare and unique fashion sense to transfix viewers for centuries.”¹ Thomas Gainsborough’s 1779 full-length, life-size portrait in oil The Blue Boy is about to get a makeover. On August 8, this work of art will be removed from its dominate position in the Huntington’s Thornton Portrait Gallery—where it has hung since […]

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