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Chekhov’s The Seagull or Stupid F*cking Bird

Chekhov’s The Seagull or Stupid F*cking Bird

It’s described as Chekhov “with a lot more snark.” Stupid Fucking Bird, written by Aaron Posner and directed by Michael Michetti, is an “irreverent mix” of Chekhov’s The Seagull and an aspiring young director who rails against the art created by her mother’s generation and a nubile young actress wrestling with an aging Hollywood star for [...]

Clone Your Plants & Free Tuesday

Clone Your Plants & Free Tuesday

We hear “cloning” and we cringe, get a tad fearful, feel the world will all the more quickly become something we no longer recognize. Luckily, Descanso Gardens is only teaching plant propagation, not the cloning of the family pet or little Timmy. Their “Green Thumb 101″ workshop will allow guests to have a hands-on experience and [...]

Our Favorite Burger (at the Moment)

Our Favorite Burger (at the Moment)

We have a soft spot for In ‘n Out because the fries are so fresh and piping hot that you have to eat them immediately, or else you might as well toss ‘em. They are as fresh as it gets, but because they’re so fresh—watch the employee slam the potatoes through the “hand cut” machine—their [...]

Vaud & the Villians

Vaud & the Villians

There are 19 villains in Vaud and the Villains, beginning with Vaud Overstreet who’s described as “charlatan, seducer, tenor saxophone.” Born 1892. Big Daddy’s a fence, loan shark, and slum lord. Oh yes, and fiddle man, vocals. Shadie Sadie Sinclair probably doesn’t need to be explained. Coco Gitan is listed as a “sultry Creole queen, French [...]

June Wayne: Finding the Proper Context

June Wayne: Finding the Proper Context

She was a high school drop out, began work at a factory at the age of fifteen, and, by her own admission, said in regards to standards of art: “I didn’t have any.” Many articles about June Wayne (1918-2011) state that she dropped out of high school because she wanted to become an artist. After reading Betty [...]

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Random pics from here and there… Starting with one (top right) by Isabella Faith while in the Arroyo with friends…           Followed by completely random images…              

Free in July at PSC & “Thanks for the Memories”

Free in July at PSC & “Thanks for the Memories”

The Pasadena Senior Center is above and beyond what one would imagine a senior center to be. It’s not housed in a run down, depressing building along a side street; the ol’ folk out of site, out of mind. The Pasadena Senior Center is new-ish (extensive renovations were completed in 1998) and it has lovely [...]

Calling All Artists

Calling All Artists

Friday, July 25th is the deadline to apply for inclusion in the 9th Annual Pasadena ARTWalk. All artists may apply to exhibit and sell their work, as well as participate in a juried show. A minimum of three and a maximum of five images of art work must be a part of the artist’s application [...]

Cacti & Succulents at the Huntington

Cacti & Succulents at the Huntington

Now that we’re deep into, and not soon emerging from, a serious drought, the Huntington’s annual Cactus and Succulent Sale, June 28th-29th, is even more relevant. Hundreds of outstanding and intriguing plants will be on view as the Cactus and Succulent Society of America presents its 49th annual show and sale (with an early-bird sale [...]

2014 L.A. Street Food Fest

2014 L.A. Street Food Fest

We’ve heard good things and bad things, marvelous raves and emphatic thumbs down, but we’re still going to provide a promo for this year’s L.A. Street Food Fest held at the Rose Bowl because, well, we love food. Any time there is an opportunity to avail ourselves of a wide selection of cuisines and libations, [...]

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