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Scenes of the Region

Scenes of the Region

This isn’t a “proper” history article. Rather we’re advocating an event that illustrates representations of our immediate, current world, which are recordings for history. The Pasadena Museum of History invited hundreds of representational artists to create works “featuring scenes of the greater San Gabriel Valley.” The creative results of this invitation may be viewed at the [...]

A Garden of Jack O’Lanterns

A Garden of Jack O’Lanterns

Linus is waiting for the rise of the Great Pumpkin, Max is causing a ruckus with his Wild Things, Spidey is on the prowl, and even Disney princesses make an appearance at Descanso Gardens during the Rise of the Jack O’Lanterns. Enough said. Happy Halloween.                   Rise [...]

Luminosity at Day One

Luminosity at Day One

Light Bringer Project, which brings us the stunningly beautiful Chalk Festival and the blast-of-a-good-time Doo Dah Parade, also has its hand in a dozen other projects that focus on helping kids find, learn, explore, and express their artistic vision. At this year’s ArtNight Pasadena, Light Bringer Project presents “Luminosity” at Day One. This event is being [...]

Telling Images by Debbi Swanson Patrick

Telling Images by Debbi Swanson Patrick

After studying, practicing, playing with, and exploring photography, writing, theatre, advertising, and philanthropy, Debbi Swanson Patrick realized she wanted to tell visual stories. The time came to accept the shy suitors lurking in the shadows, to claim them in my heart and in the light. (Telling Images) The light that Swanson Patrick mentions comes in [...]

Art & Soul

Art & Soul

Musical groups, art on display and for sale, a hot dog bar, and soda pop tasting are all on the program at Friends in Deed’s fall event during ArtWalk. Also included is a silent auction (3:30-4:30 p.m.) that includes collectibles and what they’re calling “Christmas Disneyana.” The afternoon will also have Klezmer Klarinets and G&G Jazz. [...]

Art Pop-Up: Us Versus THEM

Art Pop-Up: Us Versus THEM

Humans have always functioned in groups, sharing common cultural identifiers such as language, rituals and belief systems, creating united ‘Us’ groups. Cohesive groups can be a collective force for positive social change but can also lead to lemming-like social destruction. THEM is a pop-up group exhibition curated by artist Holly Boruck, which opens with a reception [...]

Festival of Fall: Taste the Gourmet

Festival of Fall: Taste the Gourmet

Gale’s Restaurant, Claud & Co., Green Street Restaurant, El Cholo Cafe, Trattoria Neapolis, Seco New American, Bella Sera Trattoria in Monrovia, and Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse are a few of the eateries who will be providing gourmet tastes at the Festival of Fall on October 5th, to benefit Ability First nonprofit. San Antonio Winery, Loring Wine, [...]

It’s Tweet Treats…and All That Jazz

It’s Tweet Treats…and All That Jazz

This is the first year of this event and we think it’s a fun idea. Gardeners and architects—actually, officially, the Pasadena Community Gardens and the Pasadena & Foothill Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (what a mouthful!)—are partnering to raise money for architectural scholarships and water-wise plants in the community garden by hosting “Tweet Treats…and All [...]

Holiday Candlelight 2014

Holiday Candlelight 2014

We know it’s appalling, exasperating, and plain yucky to be promoting a Christmas event when we haven’t even celebrated Halloween, which is antithetical to the spirit of the holiday, but tickets for the Pasadena Symphony‘s Holiday Candlelight concert are already a third sold. So we’re spreading the word early, especially to those who have yet to experience this [...]

Singing Scientists

Singing Scientists

Have you heard the singing scientists? Fifty-three JPLers gather every Wednesday evening to rehearse under the tutelage of Donald Brinegar, the Pasadena Symphony’s Director of Choruses. These men of the lab, who actually include scientists, engineers, administrators, software and business folks, tackle tunes by Bernstein and Sondheim, Alan Menken, and Rodgers and Hart. On October 4th, the [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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