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Tall Men Group

Tall Men Group

Severin Browne, Jeff Kossack, John Stowers, Ed Tree, Jimmy “Muffin” Yessian, and Marty Axelrod meet once a month to enjoy Jimmy’s cooking. Oh yeah, and to bring in new songs they’ve written…based on an agreed-upon theme of the month. The best of those songs will be performed by them, the Tall Men Group, Saturday, July 20th [...]

The Long Table

The Long Table

Dine under nature’s canopy right on Green Street…sans the swoosh and veering of cars. Replacing cars for one entire block, The Long Table will have its Playhouse District Food & Wine Celebration inaugural debut Saturday, August 24th. Communal tables will be set up and diners will experience “epicurean fare, refreshing drinks, and wonderful music” from seven [...]

Helping Families of Granite Mt. Hotshots

Helping Families of Granite Mt. Hotshots

What does it take to join up to be a hotshot? Immense amounts of courage. Daring, boldness, and valor. What drives these men to sign up for a particularly dangerous career?  A personal code, moral or otherwise? A sense of chivalry and responsibility? Is it for the adrenalin rush? Kelly Andersson of Wildland Firefighter Magazine [...]

Cassini’s Snaps a Family Pic

Cassini’s Snaps a Family Pic

It’s going to be a very small picture, but we’re all going to be in it. All trillions of us on Earth (npr.org). On Friday, July 19th, the Cassini probe will be turning its camera toward Earth and snapping a keepsake. Carolyn Porco, team leader of NASA’s Cassini project is hoping to take advantage of Saturn [...]

Looking For Art Supplies

Looking For Art Supplies

Placing art and creativity at the heart of learning. That is the driving force behind the concept of Room 13. In 1994, a group of students worked and opened their own art studio in Room 13, Caol Primary School, near Fort William, Scotland. Since then, Room 13 studios have popped up in South Africa, China, Nepal, Turkey, [...]

Free Sample Classes

Free Sample Classes

Every year the Pasadena Senior Center offers a full lineup of classes for people 50 and older, ranging from arts and computers to sewing and Zumba. Anyone can sample the classes by attending a free half-hour session, meet the instructors, and learn more about the course. All classes take place at the Pasadena Senior Center [...]

From Mars Attacks! to True Grit

From Mars Attacks! to True Grit

The little ‘uns will enjoy Fantastic Mr. Fox. Grandpa will revel in True Grit—yes, the 1969 version with John Wayne. “Get off your horse and drink your milk!” (supposedly, one of his famous sayings).         Aunt Agnes is going for Woody Allen’s early classic Sleeper (favorite!)… …while Uncle Pete is looking to revisit the [...]

Art Crawling in South Pasadena

Art Crawling in South Pasadena

You can work with artist Victoria Arriola in the creation of a giant swimming pool collage; collaborate with J.T. Burke on his “Mission Street Scroll” project, which is a 38-foot assembled photograph presenting over a mile of iconic streetscape”; try out the iron press at DeMilo Design and get free customized monogram stationery; take the [...]

Celebrating a Physics Forest

Celebrating a Physics Forest

The Robert & Mary Galvin Physics Forest at Kidspace opened a year ago, occupying 30,000 square feet with 13 interactive exhibits demonstrating the fundamental principle of physics—and Kidspace Museum is looking to celebrate. “The Galvin Physics Forest was intended to engage children six years and older, but has proven to also appeal to younger visitors [...]

Piano Spheres with Vicki Ray

Piano Spheres with Vicki Ray

An evening of piano music inspired from painting, sculpture, and the visual arts. Pianist Vicki Ray is a soloist and collaborative artist and a founding member in 1994 of Piano Spheres, along with Leonard Stein. Though he has since passed away, “his mark on Piano Spheres is indelible: make great programs, stretch yourself, help create [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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