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I Do! I Do! Pasadena Ties the Knot

I Do! I Do! Pasadena Ties the Knot

The wedding gown. Just those words conjure up excitement, expectations, hopes, dreams, as well as despair, dread and even condescension. Opening on Valentine’s Day, February 14th, the Pasadena Museum of History is unveiling its extensive collection of period wedding dresses, including “stunning” dresses on loan from individuals and top designers. Part I (Feb. 14-July 14) [...]

Googie Style & The Love Show

Googie Style & The Love Show

Upswept roofs. Curvaceous, geometric shapes. Glass, steel, and neon. Boomerangs, flying saucers, atoms, and parabolas. Mid-century modern. Googie Architecture. In 1949, John Lautner designed a West Hollywood coffee shop and named it Googies (Googie was a nickname for Lillian K. Burton, wife of the original owner, Mortimer C. Burton). Editor Douglas Haskell insisted on stopping [...]

The Gods of Gotham

The Gods of Gotham

The description of mid-1800s New York City at the time that they were attempting to institute a police force is masterful. This historical backdrop is bound by a story of a young man, his unrequited love for a woman, and his estranged, co-dependent relationship with his brother (his only living relative). After he loses his [...]

What a Month at King’s Row

What a Month at King’s Row

General Manager James Willis at King’s Row Gastropub is keeping us in the loop. We’re happy to pass on the many events—of both the victual and the libation variety—happening in this month of February. Thursday, Feb. 7th: King’s Row is hosting Anchor Brewers & Distillers. They describe an evening of special cocktails, 5 Anchor taps, [...]

Elusive Reflections by Lisa Agaran

Elusive Reflections by Lisa Agaran

“The mystery of images-not-clearly-defined invites the viewer to project their own memories, dreams, and interpretations onto each piece.” Artist Lisa Agaran blends painting, collage, and found objects. She works spontaneously and intuitively without preplanning or preconceived ideas. Her newest body of work “Elusive Reflections” can be seen now at The Center for Wellbeing in Sierra [...]

Game Table Party Night

Game Table Party Night

There’s going to be bingo, craps, bid wist, and black jack. You can play pool, board games, uno, spades, dominoes, or hit the dance floor—and we dare you to enter the karaoke contest. This can all be enjoyed at the Foothill Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority‘s “Annual Famous Game Table Party” on Saturday, [...]

Independent Artists: Come One, Come All

Independent Artists: Come One, Come All

This year’s Make Music Pasadena event will be held Saturday, June 1, with a goal of over 150 free concerts and an estimated attendance of over 50,000. Will you be one of the performing artists? All aspiring artists from all musical genres are encouraged to apply. Two selected artists will receive $400 cash, a luxury [...]

Al Gore & Katrina Kenison

Al Gore & Katrina Kenison

Al Gore is too big for his britches. The discussion and signing of his new book The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change can’t fit in Vroman’s upstairs nook, so the event on Sunday, February 10th, shall be held at the Pasadena Civic Center. On a smaller, but just as inspiring scale, Katrina Kenison will [...]

Red Hen Press at The Ruskin Art Club

Red Hen Press at The Ruskin Art Club

Pasadena’s Red Hen Press is a nonprofit literary organization, whose author Eloise Klein was recently appointed the first Poet Laureate of Los Angeles. On Friday, February 10th, four of their other poets will give a reading at The Ruskin Art Club, which was founded in 1888 and is Los Angeles’ oldest cultural association. Its 1922 clubhouse was declared [...]

Lost in Living

Lost in Living

“Behind the domestic curtain of motherhood, where the creative impulse can flourish or languish, are four women determined to make a go of it. Filmed over 7 years, Lost In Living confronts the contradictions inherent in personal ambition and self-sacrifice, female relationship and mental isolation, big projects, and dirty dishes. The complex realities of family [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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