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“Play Me, I’m Yours”

“Play Me, I’m Yours”

Wanna play? For three weeks at 30 locations around Southern California, 30 pianos will be available to interested and eager fingers. Anyone may sit and play (24 hours a day, 7 days a week) as part of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra celebration of music director Jeffrey Kahane’s 15th anniversary. This free public art installation […]

Winging It…& Loving It

Winging It…& Loving It

  Steve Skrovan: stand-up comic; talk show host on MTV; game show host of “That’s My Dog”; writer on “Seinfeld” and “Everybody Loves Raymond”; writer, producer and director of “An Unreasonable Man,” a documentary about Ralph Nader; and a dedicated supporter of Public Citizen, a nonprofit organization, which advocates on behalf of Americans citizens before Congress, […]

The Japanese Garden Returns

The Japanese Garden Returns

After a year-long closure, but with a $6.8 million renovation, the Huntington’s Japanese Garden will have it’s grand reopening on Wednesday, April 11th. The main attraction will be the addition of a ceremonial teahouse. This one is called Seifu-an (the Arbor of Pure Breeze) and was donated by the Pasadena Buddhist Temple. Built in Kyoto […]

Do You Wannabe Doo Dah Queen?

Do You Wannabe Doo Dah Queen?

Do you have a craving, a secret aspiration, or a hidden desire…to be Queen? This Sunday (very appropriately held on April Fools Day) are the tryouts to be voted the 35th Occasional Pasadena Doo Dah Parade Queen. This “caucus” will be held at the American Legion Bar (again, very appropriate…or maybe it’s not, which is entirely […]

A Gift in the Guise of a Volunteer

A Gift in the Guise of a Volunteer

Green thumbs are not easy to come by. (We at HP can attest to killing cactus, even though we were told that couldn’t be done.) Creative visual splendor feeds our soul, and as such, Arlington Garden has become beloved to many in the community. But green thumbs don’t always share a trowel with financial acumen. Enter […]

A Walkabout, Pasadena-Style

A Walkabout, Pasadena-Style

“Walkabout” is a term most people know these days due to various books and movies depicting young Australian aborigines undergoing a rite of passage in the outback that can last for up to six months. Well, walkabout Pasadena-style will last merely a few hours in one day, but take you into a rare spot of […]

Art Center Open House

Art Center Open House

At the end of each seven-week session, Art Center for Kids holds an open house and welcomes elementary and middle school students (grades 4–8) and their parents to come take a peek. Sunday, April 1st, students will exhibit their completed works, and information will be available about upcoming classes, which are held on Sundays, from […]

Homesteading in the Year 2012

Homesteading in the Year 2012

You say “homesteading” and people imagine the 19th century and wagon trains; families venturing west, battling weather, illness, transportation break-downs, and dwindling supplies as they head to unknown territory to set down new roots and live off the land. And then, some people simply say, “What’s homesteading again?” Homesteading in this year 2012 can be […]

Mixing It Up for the Arts

Mixing It Up for the Arts

Wine, fruit, and a little cheese. Meeting, introducing, chatting, and laughing. Yes, this term is a throwback, but we’re talking about a good old-fashioned “mixer.” A “Friends of the Foothill Arts Collective Mixer” will be held Thursday, March 29th at the Woman’s City Club in the Edmund Blinn House (1905) listed on the National Register of Historic […]

Dance Off!

Dance Off!

Is your little one always moving? A turn of the head, a slide to the shoulders, a flick of the knee, or a point to the toe? Do they try to line up friends and siblings to follow along? Maybe they’re a born choreographer. They can glimpse such a future career at “Standing on the […]

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