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Saving Edgar

Saving Edgar

It hasn’t been an easy road for Edgar. For two weeks after he was born, he was “on the streets.” No food bowl, no warm bed to sleep in at night, no safety from the elements and predators, no cuddles, no kisses. Luckily, he was brought to the Pasadena Humane Society and after 6 weeks of care […]

Plumeria Grafting

Plumeria Grafting

Apparently grafted plumeria trees bloom in a variety of colors. That’s an interesting idea. But how does one graft? Diana Donnellan leads a hands-on workshop “exploring both the mechanics of grafting as well as best practices” on June 17. Donnellan will show on the grove’s demonstration trees examples of “good” grafting and “bad” grafting, which […]

4,000 Murals Later…

4,000 Murals Later…

The Pasadena Chalk Festival celebrates its 25th anniversary during this annual event on Father’s Day weekend, June 17-18. Over 600 artists descend upon Pasadena to create 200 chalk murals—in every style imaginable. Watch artists work, listen to live music, and take the kids to Chalkland. Plenty of eateries are within mere steps (and shopping if need […]

“Magical Synergy” – Beata Bermuda

“Magical Synergy” – Beata Bermuda

Three violins. Three voices. A Swedish trio called Beata Bermuda performs at Skandia Hall on June 9. Beata Bermuda is three women who sing original songs as well as 100-year-old music, both contemporary and traditional folk music. This event in Pasadena is the last stop on Beata Bermuda’s first American tour that spanned the length […]

Greene & Greene Northwest Pasadena Walking Tour

Greene & Greene Northwest Pasadena Walking Tour

If you’re a Greene & Greene and Frank Lloyd Wright fan, this three-hour, 1.5-mile walk on June 11 could make for a perfect Sunday. Walk through neighborhoods containing several Craftsman residences designed by Pasadena turn-of-the-20th-century architects Charles and Henry Greene, and a home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. The walk includes viewing a Craftsman interior […]

Kid Kon

Kid Kon

Jose and Jessica Prendes of Kid Kon talk about being fans of conventions of all kinds and that their children “are bored out of their minds.” This needed to change. “The goal of Kid Kon is to throw the biggest fandom party any kid has ever seen, celebrating the popular arts like comic books, movies, […]

March Home

March Home

“March Home” is a 5k walk through Pasadena as the City and Union Station Homeless Services works to “end homelessness one step at a time.” The walk begins at Centennial Square at Pasadena City Hall and travels past Centennial Place, Euclid Villa, and Marv’s Place—three of Union Station’s permanent supportive housing programs. The “finish-line” festival […]

2-Day Painting Workshop in the Arroyo & Eaton Canyon

2-Day Painting Workshop in the Arroyo & Eaton Canyon

Laurie Hendricks, owner of Laurie Hendricks Gallery on Mission Street in South Pasadena, leads a 2-day plein air painting workshop June 16 and 17. Each day the workshop begins at 10 a.m. and continues for six hours until 4 p.m. Saturday’s location shall be in the Arroyo Seco and Sunday’s class is scheduled for Eaton Canyon. Class size is […]

2nd Saturday Pomona Art Walk

2nd Saturday Pomona Art Walk

Pomona’s 2nd Saturday Art Walk is not only all things art, but a farmers market, a venue for live music, workshops, and a vintage car show. Almost two dozen galleries participate in Art Walk holding artist receptions for their current exhibits. Among them are 2nd Street Sculptor Park, Community Brains Art Gallery, Smoking Mirrors, and the Lucille […]

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 […]

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