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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 [...]

Jacarandas Blooming Again

Jacarandas Blooming Again

Have you noticed the second coming of the burst-of-purple-trumpets, sweet smelling jacaranda blooms? It’s so nice to have them back. Mop heads of purple that line Marengo in South Pas or California near Lake, and dotted here and there on El Molino…carpeting the sidewalk, littering into the street, and polka-dotting parked cars. During this second blooming, [...]

David Spade, Tim Allen, & Adam Carolla

David Spade, Tim Allen, & Adam Carolla

Quite a span of comedic styles here with David Spade, Tim Allen, and Adam Carolla all performing at The Ice House. Spade ended a five year run on Rules of Engagement and is currently filming Bad Management with Rachael Harris and Alan Thicke. We loved him as the voice of Emperor Kuzco in the Emperor’s New [...]

Celtic Roots at Gamble House

Celtic Roots at Gamble House

The Gamble House is celebrating the Celtic roots of the Gamble family and everyone is invited. The afternoon celebration will be held at the famous Greene & Greene house and—along with tours of the Gamble House—will have entertainment provided by Celtic violinist Jamie Laval, the Pasadena Scottish Pipes & Drums that have played in Glasgow, Erin [...]

Glendale Summer Camp: Vox Box Art for Kids

Glendale Summer Camp: Vox Box Art for Kids

We heard about this summer camp from artist Patricia Krebs who often shows her work at Cactus Gallery and was exhibiting with Flintridge Bookstore at Saturday’s 2nd Annual LitFest Pasadena. Along with Estela Garcia and under the direction of Janice Markham, Krebs will be teaching the Arts & Theatre Workshop for the Vox Box Art Collective. [...]

It’s Fusion Fridays

It’s Fusion Fridays

The Pacific Asia Museum is ready to jump into summer mode, starting with Fusion Fridays. Once a month throughout the summer, PAM will present a “mix of art in the galleries, interactive experiences and live performances,” as well as variety of food trucks and a cash bar—their partner Angel City Brewery pouring at the bar. [...]

SPARC: 50 Local Charities

SPARC: 50 Local Charities

The formerly known PISF and currently-called SPARC (Student Philanthropists Advancing Real Change) is holding its annual Passport to Charities Event, Saturday, May 18th. This is a great way to learn about the local charities in the area, find out about their missions, explore “service projects,” and find out whether or not volunteering with them might interest [...]

Museums for Free: MOTA Day

Museums for Free: MOTA Day

It’s one of our favorite days of the year: MOTA. Five museums for free. One day. Museums of the Arroyo Day, Sunday, May 19th. Besides free access to the Gamble House, Heritage Square, the Los Angeles Police Museum, the Lummis Home & Garden, and our own Pasadena Museum of History—which is a whopping gift in and [...]

David Arnay Launches New CD at The Blue Whale

David Arnay Launches New CD at The Blue Whale

You can find him playing the Parkway Grill with a bass player on most Fridays, we’re told. He also books all the music for the Parkway Grill and The Chop House. Oh yes, and he teaches in the jazz studies program at USC. Somehow, David Arnay also finds the time to record, and his newest [...]

Opera in Pasadena x2

Opera in Pasadena x2

Opera comes to Pasadena. In two forms. On Thursday, May 9th, the L.A. Opera will perform for free at One Colorado, featuring Courtyard arias from Puccini’s Tosca. The “evening’s maestro will narrate and elucidate the opera and accompany the L.A. Opera singers on piano.” Two performances, approximately 35 minutes long Times: 7 p.m. & 8 p.m. [...]

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