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Holiday Candlelight 2014

Holiday Candlelight 2014

We know it’s appalling, exasperating, and plain yucky to be promoting a Christmas event when we haven’t even celebrated Halloween, which is antithetical to the spirit of the holiday, but tickets for the Pasadena Symphony‘s Holiday Candlelight concert are already a third sold. So we’re spreading the word early, especially to those who have yet to experience this [...]

Singing Scientists

Singing Scientists

Have you heard the singing scientists? Fifty-three JPLers gather every Wednesday evening to rehearse under the tutelage of Donald Brinegar, the Pasadena Symphony’s Director of Choruses. These men of the lab, who actually include scientists, engineers, administrators, software and business folks, tackle tunes by Bernstein and Sondheim, Alan Menken, and Rodgers and Hart. On October 4th, the [...]

Being Earnest As Only Wilde Can Be

Being Earnest As Only Wilde Can Be

“To be born, or at any rate bred, in a hand-bag, whether it had handles or not, seems to me to display a contempt for the ordinary decencies of family life that reminds one of the worst excesses of the French Revolution.” “You can hardly imagine that I and Lord Bracknell would dream of allowing [...]

20th Biannual Art on Palm

20th Biannual Art on Palm

Wild Wood Park is tucked away, a nook, a wondrous hideaway. Once you see the cars lining both sides of the street, you know you’re in the right place, but still have no idea where to go. Follow the people. Down a small track that winds back into “an ancient oak canyon.” Here local artists [...]

Cocky Eek Inflatables

Cocky Eek Inflatables

Imagine a career in pneumatics. Pneumatic adj 1. containing or operated by air or gas under pressure. 2. of or relating to the spirit. Origin mid 17th cent.: from pneuma “wind,” from pnein “breathe.” Now combine “the study of the mechanical properties of air and other gases” with art. The answer? Cocky Eek. Creating big spaces [...]

Draw On, Pasadena

Draw On, Pasadena

Was it just this past weekend or do you have to dig deep, going back years or even decades to remember drawing on the sidewalk or watching as your child or grandchild did? On Saturday, October 25th, kids of all ages are invited to grab some chalk and draw on the sidewalk during “Draw On, Pasadena” presented by Big Draw L.A. [...]

Don’t Throw Out the Bathwater

Don’t Throw Out the Bathwater

(Official text) Interested in learning how to install your own simple greywater irrigation system? Greywater Corps offers a greywater class and hands-on workshop on Saturday, October 4th, where you will learn all about greywater and then participate in installing a laundry-to-landscape system, converting a washing machine to safe, legal greywater use. This type of system may [...]

Random II

Random II

More random pics as we walked here and there…                                  

Sex World by Ron Koertge

Sex World by Ron Koertge

“He teases out lyricism from the most mundane words, and significance from the most mundane situations,” says author Gene Yang. He is speaking about Ron Koertge, the highly prolific South Pasadenan author who’s newest book is a collection of flash fiction titled Sex World. The title story, it turns out, isn’t about sex at all [...]

The Curious Art of Origami

The Curious Art of Origami

Continuing with the curious axis theme of the week, as in AxS Festival “Curiosity,” we were happily informed of another noteworthy event: “The Curious Art of Origami.” Curator Meher McArthur has brought together several distinct origamists: laser physicist Robert Lang; fashion, animated, and connecting cranes” artist Linda Mihara; and Vietnamese architect Giang Dinh. Though Robert [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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