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The Huntington: From Microclimates to Needlework

The Huntington: From Microclimates to Needlework

Small Fruit for the Backyard Gardener, Thurs., June 13th, 2:30 p.m.: Dan Robinson, owner of Calscape Growers, discusses how to create microclimates in the garden to better sustain fruiting plants such as blackberries, strawberries, and blueberries. A plant sale follows the program. Ahmanson Room, Botanical Center. Free; no reservations required. Fiber Arts Demonstrations, Sat., June 15th, [...]

Mystery History No. 14

Mystery History No. 14

Where are we? And, what’s happening? In this January 1990 photo, a U.S. Department of Agriculture technician in protective gear passes a gardener on Coronet Avenue in Pasadena, one of many areas where malathion was sprayed to exterminate medflies. It was sprayed in neighborhoods where fruit trees are common. Beginning in February 1990, our community became a test case for [...]

Kwei Quartey & Death at the Voyager Hotel

Kwei Quartey & Death at the Voyager Hotel

Kwei Quartey is a physician with more than 20 years in the field of Internal Medicine, Urgent Care, and Wound Care. He also writes books. Mystery novels. Quartey was born in Accra, Ghana. His mother is African-American and his father is Ghanaian. His first book Wife of the Gods (2009) introduces Detective Inspector Darko Dawson who [...]

All Beethoven Fantasy

All Beethoven Fantasy

It will be an aural feast with a dazzling piano soloist joining the chorus and orchestra in the Choral Fantasy, then the exciting and sublime Mass in C for four (terrific) soloists, and our wonderful chorus and orchestra, writes Claudia Bailey, member of Chorale Bel Canto. The Chorale Bel Canto is a community masterworks chorale that [...]

Art on Palm, Saturday, May 25th

Art on Palm, Saturday, May 25th

Surrounded by a circle of trees in Wildwood Park, you can peruse and purchase ceramics, collage, drawings, fabric, glass, jewelry, paintings, photography, and woodcarvings at Art on Palm 2013. Whimsical Ramona Paloma Tiles will be on hand, and Mike and Charlotte Barnard‘s silver and glass pieces will be exhibiting, and cards and home decor by Dot’s [...]

LACC Treble Auditions

LACC Treble Auditions

Los Angeles Children’s Chorus (based out of Pasadena) is holding auditions for boys and girls ages eight (by September 1, 2013) to twelve, June 6th-9th. Auditions will be held at the Pasadena Presbyterian Church on the corner of Colorado Boulevard and Madison Avenue. Experience is not necessary, but audition appointments are required. Click here for [...]

Art + Design Market

Art + Design Market

One hundred percent of all art sale proceeds go directly to the artists. How can you not support that? One Colorado is holding its 9th Art + Design Market featuring works created by students of Pasadena City College and Art Center College of Design. One-of-a-kind photos, paintings, illustrations, ceramics, and handmade apparel and jewelry will [...]

Lawn Mower Exchange

Lawn Mower Exchange

Trade in your old, polluting, gas-guzzling lawn mower for a high-performance, environmentally friendly cordless electric model at the South Coast Air Quality Management District’s Lawn Mower Exchange Program. You have to register, but in doing so you can get up to 75% in savings on such brand name lawn mowers as Black & Decker and [...]

The Folk Tree – 20% Off

The Folk Tree – 20% Off

The Folk Tree on Fair Oaks across from Central Park in Pasadena is a large dose of jam-packed folk art heaven. Owner Rocky Behr is doing some spring cleaning and offering 20% off of everything in the store. Their handblown Mexican glassware—martini and margarita glasses, tumblers, and pitchers—receive a 30% discount. The more we see, [...]

Scribners at Gale’s

Scribners at Gale’s

The artists: George Scribner and his daughter Laurel. His works: oil paintings. Laurel’s: linoleum block cuts. The weekend came to an end with an artists reception Sunday evening with wine and appetizers at the lovely Gale’s Restaurant. The entranceway into Gale’s small bar area was softly lit to highlight George’s smaller paintings of flowers in vases [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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