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Secular Solos, Duos, & Ensembles

Secular Solos, Duos, & Ensembles

Bizet, Offenbach, Puccini, and Verdi. Songs by Samuel Barber, Gerald Finzi, and Charles Ives. Folks songs, musical theatre selections, and Zarzeula arias. Pianist Paul Floyd will accompany soprano Judith Siirila, mezzo-soprano Adrian Estabrook Mora, tenor Micheal Lee Smith, and bass/baritone Michal Dawson Conner at a free concert this Saturday at Pasadena Presbyterian Church. Each of [...]

Handmade Holidays @ SPACE & Other Boutiques

Handmade Holidays @ SPACE & Other Boutiques

SPACE in South Pasadena is known for its art classes, arts education, and exhibits for emerging and mid-career artists. They also have an artist in residence program (AIR) that reaches over 5,000 students and a new literary program. This Saturday, November 16th, their Handmade Holidays exhibit will open with paintings by Joe Carrion, ceramics by [...]

The Color of Fall

The Color of Fall

With autumn bringing in cool days and nights, trees at the Arboretum are taking on brilliant fall hues. So states The Arboretum website as they advocate locals to come get a taste of fall. Though in reality our temperatures have reached into the 80s and 90s, it is still November. Maybe if we play along [...]

Blu Pony Sample Sale

Blu Pony Sample Sale

Bonnie Matthews’ original studio was in South Pasadena. Now she’s become so successful with her children’s clothing line that she’s moved to a larger space south of downtown Los Angeles. An online store, Blu Pony Vintage sells to 90 boutiques across the globe. All natural fabrics. No plastic buttons. This Friday, November 15th, you will [...]

Buy a Fir & Help a Shelter

Buy a Fir & Help a Shelter

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Altadena is offering Noble, Grand, and Douglas Firs for your holiday festivities. Heights range from four feet to ten feet, but what distinguishes one kind from another? Here’s their breakdown: Douglas Fir: The major Christmas tree species used in the Pacific Northwest since the 1920s. Nationally, it still remains as [...]

Estate Jewelers of South Pasadena

Estate Jewelers of South Pasadena

Pictured on the right is a stunning and delicate necklace described as a platinum Edwardian diamond necklace with Old European, Old Mine, and Rose cut diamonds. This scrumptious piece of jewelry may be found at Estate Jewelers of South Pasadena, which is tucked in a corner across from the ever-alluring but usually saved for splurging [...]

Christmas Open House at Craft Fair Gift Shop

Christmas Open House at Craft Fair Gift Shop

Over 210 local exhibitors—all of them over the age of 50—who make hand crafted jewelry, pottery, dolls, cards, clothing, home furnishings, wood work pieces, and baby items will be selling their goods at the Assistance League of Pasadena’s Craft Fair Gift Shop for their Christmas Open House on Saturday, November 9th. Complimentary coffee and cookies [...]

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 [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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