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Memento Mori

Memento Mori

Oscar Magallanes is an Asuza native. Having worked as a graphic designer for sixteen years, he is a self-taught artist. His perfectionism in regard to every detail when designing merged with his art, becoming the style for which he is known. He found his place in art when he couldn’t find his place as a [...]

What’s On the Nose & What’s at Court

What’s On the Nose & What’s at Court

Jean-Baptiste Poquelin (Molière) is considered to be one of the greatest masters of comedy in Western literature. “The quick paced dialogue, the running gags, obsessive characters, political statements, all came from Molière,” says Lance Davis, founder and Artistic Director of the Parson’s Nose Company, which will be performing The Middle Class Nobleman. “He added the [...]

Volunteer on Christmas Tree Lane

Volunteer on Christmas Tree Lane

The street is wide and straight uphill. The 128-year-old Deodars loom overhead five-stories high, closing ranks and blocking out the stars. It’s Christmas Tree Lane in Altadena and it’s time to string the lights. Every Saturday and Sunday until December 15th, join neighbors and friends to put up lights. Arriving for a 9 a.m. start [...]

Pasadena District: It’s a Block Party!

Pasadena District: It’s a Block Party!

Grab a nibble from a food truck, then step into Monopole and wash it down with a glass of wine while listening to Darrel Calvillo on bagpipes and Dan Olivo crooning at Pasadena District’s Block Party on Thursday, November 7th. Around the corner in the alleyway, Zona Rosa Caffe will be open with coffees and [...]

The Main Hall Re-Imagined

The Main Hall Re-Imagined

Carpets were rolled up and chandeliers taken down. Now, the cork and marble floors that had been concealed for 40 years under carpet have been refinished and  three chandeliers have been restored “to evoke the space as it looked when it opened in 1920,” and the Huntington’s Main Hall, which has been closed since June [...]

Last “Garden Talks” of the Fall

Last “Garden Talks” of the Fall

Lili Singer, who leads “Garden Talks” at the Arboretum, welcomes the Inter-City Cactus and Succulent Show co-chair Tom Glavich to the season’s last workshop. This last class, on Thursday, October 31st, is called “Winter Growers: Bulbs & Succulents of the Mediterranean, South Africa & the Americas.” Glavich has “propagated a wide range of plants—including succulents, [...]

David Sedaris at Civic Center

David Sedaris at Civic Center

…For though I’ve often lost faith in myself, I’ve never lost it in my family, in my certainty that we are fundamentally better than everyone else. It’s an archaic belief, one that I haven’t seriously reconsidered since my late teens, but still I hold it. Ours is the only club I’ve ever wanted to be [...]

Bamboo Socks? They’re Snapz

Bamboo Socks? They’re Snapz

“My mom assigned me the weekly chore of folding clothes but I hate sorting socks,” says Jacob. “They all look the same and it takes too long to sort through. Is the sock black or blue? Striped or solid? And when I talked to my friends and their parents, nobody likes sorting and folding socks.” [...]

Cheese Entertaining 101

Cheese Entertaining 101

Imagine an hour immersed in the world—actually, the smell and taste—of St. André, cave-aged Emmenthal, or “D. Bernardo” Manchego. Domestically, the names might include Cypress Grove’s Marble Mountain, Best N West Jack, or Italcheese’s Bufala Mozzarella. Nicole’s Market & Café is offering an early evening class on “the basics of entertaining with cheese,” helping hosts [...]

Ceiling in the Floor

Ceiling in the Floor

Even in death, relationships continue to evolve. That is the premise behind Lineage Performing Arts Center‘s Ceiling in the Floor production on November 2nd and 3rd. The story is “explores the darkness of mental illness, unveiling an inspired, true story about two lives bound together through music and dance.” Brandon Toh provides original music for this [...]

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Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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