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Carnivals & Butterflies: The Armory Art Classes for Kids

Carnivals & Butterflies: The Armory Art Classes for Kids

From “Silent Movie Sillies” and “Buildings, Boats, and Bridges,” to “Butterflies, Bees & Ladybugs” to “Carnivals and Carousels,” it’s time for little hands and expansive minds to create, create, create! Week 6 out of 8 of Armory Center for the Arts‘ Summer Classes is almost upon us. If you’re looking for child-engagement and your boy […]

The Ash Girl

The Ash Girl

This is not your ordinary Cinderella story. The lead character in The Ash Girl, a play by Timberlake Wertenbaker, is called Ashgirl, appropriately enough. Besides her stepsisters and stepmother (simply called “Mother”), the Seven Deadly Sins are part of the cast with names such as Slothworm, Gluttontoad, Pridefly, Sadness, and Greedmonkey. Other participants are Otter, Mouse, […]

The Folly Bowl 2017

The Folly Bowl 2017

One of Altadena’s “many hidden treasures,” and an experience described as “magical” is the one and only Folly Bowl. The Folly Bowl is held at an outdoor garden amphitheater on the grounds of a private home. Bring your own picnic, refreshments, cushions (and even a blanket and pillow, if you’d like) for an evening under the trees […]

Politicon 2017

Politicon 2017

Whether your right or left, conservative or liberal on July 29 and 30 at Politicon, the “unconventional political convention,” there are folks you won’t want to miss. For President Trump fans, go listen to his new White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci while people with a definitive leftist bent will make a beeline to hear Rob […]

Free & Inaugural Earth Focus Environmental Film Festival

Free & Inaugural Earth Focus Environmental Film Festival

KCET’s looking to save the planet. Or do what it can to help motivate all of us to action. On July 29, KCET and Link TV’s “Summer of the Environment” series presents the inaugural Earth Focus Environmental Film Festival. You’ll have to brave the freeway or meander the back streets because the films are screening […]

Pickwick Vintage

Pickwick Vintage

If you’re an enthusiast of vintage clothing, jewelry, and other accessories, we suggest you drive beyond Pasadena and out past San Gabriel Valley limits to attend the Pickwick Vintage Show at Pickwick Gardens in Burbank on July 30. Over 65 booths offer a smorgasbord of goodies including textiles, design, and “inspiration.” Shop an assortment of […]

Have You Tried It? Metro Bike Share in Pasadena

Have You Tried It? Metro Bike Share in Pasadena

From Kidspace to Bungalow Heaven, from Caltech to Huntington Hospital, Metro “bike sharing” is here. Having enjoyed an inspirational visit to the Pasadena Museum of History, do you have a yen to catch the afternoon screening of Dunkirk at Paseo Colorado? Grab a bike at PMH, pay $3.50 for 30 minutes, start a’ peddling, and then upon arrival, click it into […]

Flourishing & Skies

Flourishing & Skies

The travels and photography of Karol Franks this spring and summer illustrate our beautiful skies and the burgeoning of color after years of drought. Addressing a situation always close to Karol’s heart, it’s also been five years and three months that Karol’s daughter Jenna has been looking for a kidney. Jenna is 31 years old and does dialysis […]

Shakespeare in the Old Zoo

Shakespeare in the Old Zoo

Yes, to experience free Shakespeare in the park means traveling west on the 134, but only just past Glendale, so 15 minutes away, give or take. And, when we’re talking free Shakespeare, we lean in. Our thanks to Caroline Purvis (and her daughter Haley who’s volunteering) for bringing this summer series to our attention. The […]

Vroman’s Clearance Sale

Vroman’s Clearance Sale

Stockpile books for your summer reading! Load up on birthday and holiday gifts! For four days—July 14, 15, 16 and 17—Vroman’s is having its annual clearance sale. Books, gifts, toys, and games are up to 75% off with an additional 40% off the sticker price when checking out at the register. Reportedly, the cost of thousands […]

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