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2016 Theodore Payne Native Plant Garden Tour

2016 Theodore Payne Native Plant Garden Tour
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To see all of the homes and gardens on the Theodore Payne Native Plant Garden Tour one would need to start at dawn and end under starlight, and with no breaks for nosh. Yet, this annual native plant tour looks to be such an opportunity that if time permits, time should be taken. Over two […]

The Intergalactic Nemesis – Target Earth

The Intergalactic Nemesis – Target Earth

For an experience like no other, step into a world about to be invaded by sludge monsters from the Planet Zygon. The year is 1933. Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Molly Sloan and her intrepid research assistant Timmy Mendez team up with a mysterious librarian from Flagstaff, Arizona, named Ben Wilcott. Together, they travel from Rumania to […]

CelloFest

CelloFest

Gloria Lum is a cellist. Since 1985, she’s been a member of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and currently teaches cello and chamber music at Occidental College. Lum has recently returned from touring Europe with the L. A. Phil and has created the upcoming “CelloFest,” which is to be held on April 5. “I wanted to […]

Snowapple

Snowapple

As we listened to the instrumental introduction of “Businessmen” by SnowApple, our first impression was of Safaris’ “Wipe Out.” When the vocals began, we thought of 1940s and 50s club singers or chanson in Paris. Three voices in harmony with operatic notes and the music bold and sometimes discordant, the overall sound is folk-ish while […]

In Conversation with Christina Baker Kline

In Conversation with Christina Baker Kline

Pasadena Public Library Director, the esteemed Jan Sanders will be “in conversation” with Christina Baker Kline, author of this year’s One City, One Story selection Orphan Train. Kline discusses her experiences writing the novel, which is based on true events and a Q&A session will immediately follow. Besides Orphan Train, Christina Baker Kline is the […]

Gallery Tally Project

Gallery Tally Project

J Michael Walker is a local artist whose work clearly illustrates his deep regard for Los Angeles, Mexico and South America, and his attraction to literature, history, culture, and social issues such as class and race. From his study of L. A.’s “saint streets” that, over an eight year period, resulted in a magnificent body […]

Stitchings

Stitchings

Luis Ituarte is a painter, sculptor, photographer, and muralist who also draws and creates collage. Ituarte was born in Tijuana in 1942. After attending law school and art school, he was “involved in the 1968 student movement (Tlaltelolco), which resulted in his exile to Nicaragua and Guatemala.” He has worked with Mexican muralist Josè Chàvez […]

Carnegie Observatories 2016 Lecture Series

Carnegie Observatories 2016 Lecture Series

Our friend Vicki Laidig informed us of a lecture series that is, in her opinion, out of this world—the Carnegie Observatories annual spring lecture series—which is free, open to the public, and begins on April 4. A bit of history we found fascinating (and addictive): In 1904, George Ellery Hale “seeking clearer skies than existed […]

Lincoln Avenue Nursery Spring Sale

Lincoln Avenue Nursery Spring Sale

Every time we take a break from work and sit on our patio, we look at the four various cacti that are stuffed into the pots in which we bought them and feel like a neglectful parent. Even as they’ve grown, we haven’t found the time or made the effort to transplant them into larger […]

Swing to Big Butter

Swing to Big Butter

The Pasadena Ballroom Dance Association likes to go big. Big as in big bands. Listening to the horns and saxophone or the harmony of Doo Wop singers feels like Benny Goodman or The Five Satins reincarnated. On March 18, PBDA holds its once-a-month ballroom dance event with a freestyle foxtrot lesson from 7:30-8 p.m., followed […]

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