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Jacaranda Beauty

Jacaranda Beauty

A few weeks ago, we began to see the jacaranda bloom and, to be candid, we didn’t pay attention—we walked without seeing, we drove by without a glance. But now the flowers have bloomed and the trees are popping purple all the way down the street and we scold ourself for taking the jacaranda for […]

Scenes from LitFest Pasadena 2017

Scenes from LitFest Pasadena 2017

Unsurprisingly, Pulitzer Prize-winning food critic Jonathan Gold packed the courtyard, standing room only. He’s a soft-spoken, engaging speaker with an unexpectedly dry humor and, as expected, a great storyteller. He’s always been a big draw at LitFest Pasadena. At LitFest 2017 held on May 20 and 21, all the panel subjects, speakers, readers, and poets […]

Foal

Foal

    Foal after reading “Fugue for Other Hands” by Joseph Fasano In your next life you will be birthed in needles of hoarfrost, your eyes still in the blue gauze between this world and the next and I will kneel so close you will smell the hot iron waiting to singe your skin. You’ll […]

Museum of Ice Cream

Museum of Ice Cream

Editor’s note: The Museum of Ice Cream has extended its stay in Los Angeles until October 2017. Tickets go on sale June 22 at 9 a.m., and they will sell out fast. For complete info, click the link below:  Welcome to the Museum of Ice Cream. “A place where flavors are mysteries, toppings are toys, […]

A Pre-Existing Condition

A Pre-Existing Condition

Our thanks to Dulce Stein for bringing to our attention the new exhibit at Neutra Gallery, presented by the Kahlo Collective: “A Pre-Existing Condition.” Exhibiting artists include Daggi Wallace, Eva Polonkai, Kristine Augustyn, Madeleine Wories, Mati Russo, Ginette Rondeau, Nurit Avesar, Robyn Hardy-Altorre, Serena Potter, and Frederika Beesemyer Roeder. A Pre-Existing Condition Neutra Institute Gallery […]

Shelter Pets Need Towels & Washcloths!

Shelter Pets Need Towels & Washcloths!

The Pasadena Humane Society is running incredibly low on towels and washcloths for its shelter animals and they need our help. Free up some space in your linen closet and donate your old towels or washcloths to the animals today! Isn’t it time for a bit of spring cleaning? Or simply time for a new set of […]

An Evening Among the Roses

An Evening Among the Roses

The Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles is the special guest performing at the 4th annual “An Evening Among the Roses.” This fun and colorful garden party “celebrates Pride Month by recognizing the vital contributions that The Huntington’s LGBTQ+ staff, donors, artists, and scholars make to our community.” The evening includes cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and dancing. […]

Knowledges @ Mt. Wilson Observatory

Knowledges @ Mt. Wilson Observatory

Gaze at nebula, star clusters, planets, and the moon all while listening to live musical accompaniment at Mt. Wilson Observatory’s “Knowledges” series on June 3 and 4. Two of the largest telescopes in the world—the 60-inch telescope and the 100-inch Hooker telescope—are available to the public during these “micro-concerts” limited to a capacity of 20-25 […]

Oasis Garden for Working Moms

Oasis Garden for Working Moms

One of our all-time favorite films—made by locals Mary Trunk and Paul  Sanchez—is the 2013 documentary Lost in Living. If you missed the many screenings in the area, here’s a chance to do so—while also enjoying what promises to be a rather luxurious evening. Coach 2 Edify hosts “Oasis Garden Lounge for Working Moms” on June […]

It’s Time to Honor, It’s Time to Remember: Enduring Heroes

It’s Time to Honor, It’s Time to Remember: Enduring Heroes

Todd, JP, Willie, Sergio, Cory, Rogelio, Joe, Adam, Dion, Carla, and Scott. They “are a diverse group of young soldiers who, nonetheless, have much in common. Those lucky enough to have known them, remember their bravery, selflessness, and the love they brought into the world.”   They are… Army First Lieutenant Todd J. Bryant, 23 – […]

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