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Madame Butterfly Lands on One Colorado

Madame Butterfly Lands on One Colorado

Madame Butterfly will be flitting into town this week. One Colorado will host the L.A. Opera with several members performing arias from the Puccini’s tragic story this Thursday, November 8th. There will be two showings and it is first come, first served. L.A. Opera’s production of Puccini’s Madame Butterfly (officially opens November 17) is directed by Ron [...]

Fall NoCo Week

Fall NoCo Week

Purchase some cheese or charcuterie and The Market on Holly will hand you a free glass of wine. Receive an archival print with any photography session at Classic Kids Photography. Get 20% off of candles at Maude Woods and 15% off of books and artists’ works at Flower Pepper Gallery & Bookstore. Today through Sunday, [...]

Red Cross Collects for Sandy

Red Cross Collects for Sandy

Until 7 p.m. today—Friday, November 2nd—the Red Cross is collecting donations for Hurricane Sandy relief. It’s just as easy as a drive-thru, so come on down. NBC will also be hosting a television fundraising event, which can be seen on their station as well as Bravo, CNBC, USA, MSNBC, and E! network. The show begins [...]

Fair Trade Holiday Gifts

Fair Trade Holiday Gifts

For 65 years, Ten Thousand Villages has purchased works from artisans from around the world, providing cash advances, prompt payments, and emphasizing long-term relationships in order for them to have a stable income. Ten Thousand Villages Pasadena will reveal their winter and holiday fair trade product line at a public reception—and at their newly renovated store—on [...]

King’s Row: Shave the Date

King’s Row: Shave the Date

A pig roast on the patio and a complimentary shave. Fascinating combination, and it’s all part of King’s Row Gastropub‘s “Movember.” To all the men out there, come on down, take a seat, and get a shave—so that the rest of the month you can “groom, trim, and wax your way into the annals of [...]

The Spot Gourmet’s Golden Turkey

The Spot Gourmet’s Golden Turkey

For every take out order placed from November 1st through December 1st, The Spot Gourmet, a Glendale caterer, will be donating $5 to the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank. TSG has already pledged $1,000 (which will provide 4,000 meals) to their “Take Out Hunger” drive. For Thanksgiving, The Spot Gourmet offers a traditional menu as well [...]

Llegos & Pop Art at Designer Con

Llegos & Pop Art at Designer Con

It’s art. It’s design. And there are toys. Collectible toys. Design apparel. Urban, underground, and pop art. Smashed all together. This Saturday, Designer Con. Llego creations. Art contest with $2 entry fee and prizes like custom Morphik bands. Cracking open blindboxed goodies. Carson Catlin will sacrifice a Munny to the gods of reticulation. Sr. Toast versus [...]

Organist Daryl Robinson, SoCal Debut

Organist Daryl Robinson, SoCal Debut

Praised for his “innovative programming, impeccable technique, imaginative organ registrations, and unique depth of interpretative skill,” Daryl Robinson won the First Prize and the Audience Prize at the 2012 American Guild of Organists National Young Artists Competition in Organ Performance (NYACOP). “We’ve always known that Daryl was a special talent,” said Betsy Cook Weber, director [...]

Descanso Japanese Garden Fest

Descanso Japanese Garden Fest

Celebrate the Land of the Rising Sun. The Descanso Gardens celebrates all things Japanese this weekend with flower arranging, traditional cuisine, music, and Taiko drummers. Ikebana is the art of flower arranging, emphasizing creative expression, intention, minimalism, and focusing on stems and leaves to draw attention to shape, line, and form. The Sogetsu School of [...]

South Pasadena Halloween Ghosts

South Pasadena Halloween Ghosts

We wandered some South Pasadena streets today and found a bunch of ghosts and skeletons—some kind of freaky, slightly disconcerting, and impressively creative. Then we found the cute, adorable, Caspar-like ghosts (thank goodness). But beware, come Wednesday evening, when the sun goes down and the strobe lights, fog machines, and sound effects come alive—then nothing [...]

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