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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. [...]

Euro Pane & Poetry

Euro Pane & Poetry

One of our favorite bakers, Sumi Chang, owner of Euro Pane, is hosting poet Lester Graves Lennon, Sunday, May 19th. He will be reading from his recent book of poetry My Father Was a Poet. Lennon’s first book of poetry was The Upward Curve of the Earth and Heavens (2002). By trade, Mr. Lennon is [...]

My Kid’s Gifted. Now What?

My Kid’s Gifted. Now What?

In an innocuous building in South Pasadena, the passionate members of the Institute for Educational Advancement welcome newcomers to introduce the organizations services and capabilities. IEA is for gifted children. Since 1998, they’ve “dedicated themselves to the whole child, developing and nurturing gifted children ages 2-18.” IEA lists various characteristics to help identify a gifted child: [...]

Princely Potagers at the Huntington

Princely Potagers at the Huntington

The history and aesthetics of the kitchen garden in France, beginning with the Sun King’s celebrated potager in Versailles, are explored in this lecture by Eric Haskell, director of the Clark Humanities Museum at Scripps College. What we locals, commoners, and average folk might call a “kitchen garden” would be scoffed off the premises in [...]

Go Public at Arclight

Go Public at Arclight

May 8, 2012: 50 Filmmakers, 50 subjects, 28 schools, 1 day. Result: GO PUBLIC: A Day in the Life of an American School District. Producers James W. O’Keeffe and Dawn O’Keeffe have been working tirelessly—initially to foster interest in the project, commitment and participation, then pulling together—and coordinating—a massive team of professionals, teachers, administrators, and [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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