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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 […]

One City, One Story Writing Workshop

One City, One Story Writing Workshop

This year, Pasadena’s choice for One City, One Story is Christina Baker Kline’s Orphan Train. She will be on hand at the Central Library on March 31st; in conversation with Library Director Jan Sanders, followed by a Q&A session. On March 19, Pasadena Public Library invites adults to try their hand at writing their own […]

Wine & Song… & Scud Missile Precision Par 3 Golf

Wine & Song… & Scud Missile Precision Par 3 Golf

  Another evening of wine and song; part of the Wednesday Wine & Song Concert Series—”a mid-week, spirit-lifting hootenanny”—thanks to musician and host Brad Colerick. This week features a great local treasure—Debra Davis (pictured right). She’ll be accompanied by world-class guitarist Nick Kirgo, plus L. A.-born, Nebraska-bred, Nashville-based, song slinger, Laurie McClain, and special guest, […]

Romeo, Valentina, Beast Jr., 80 Days, Willows & Charlotte

Romeo, Valentina, Beast Jr., 80 Days, Willows & Charlotte

From classics such as Charlotte’s Web, Romeo and Juliet, and an adaptation of The Wind in the Willows to the musical Beauty and the Beast, Jr., the autobiography of the three little pigs’ big bad wolf, and the West Coast premier of Casa Valentina by Harvey Feinstein at the Pasadena Playhouse—live theater abounds! Under the […]

Bette, Babs & Beyonce

Bette, Babs & Beyonce

The Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles “just wants to have fun with divine divas” as such its spring concert will feature works by The Divine Miss ‘M’ Bette Midler, Barbra Streisand, and Beyonce. But let’s not keep our options limited! How about all the other divas of divineness? Stepping back to the likes of […]

Plein Air in Cuba

Plein Air in Cuba

Plein Air Magazine was taking 100 folks to Cuba, so when a personal invitation was extended, who was Lynda Pyka to say no? Pyka: I said yes to the trip because Cuba is on the verge of changing dramatically—and I didn’t want to miss capturing it. So, along with fellow painter Frances Pampeyan of Arcadia, […]

Granada

Granada

For months and months we looked through the storefront window and saw the renovation in progress. Then for weeks we were shut out by columns of brown paper taped to the inside. Suddenly last week, we saw tables and chairs being brought out onto the sidewalk and umbrellas being opened, and the door to Granada […]

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