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Go “Off-the-Wall” at Armory’s Art Auction

Go “Off-the-Wall” at Armory’s Art Auction
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This Saturday, the Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena offers a unique opportunity to view and purchase pieces from over 75 Southern California contemporary artists. A ticket for “Off the Wall” includes drinks, live music, dinner sponsored by some of Pasadena’s best restaurants and the chance to bid in three silent and one live […]

Inspiring Girls to “Be R.E.A.L”

Inspiring Girls to “Be R.E.A.L”

If your middle-school-age daughter is having a hard time dealing with friend dynamics, then the two of you might want to check out the Be R.E.A.L (Relationships- Extraordinary, Authentic and Loving) workshops put on by the Institute for Girls Development. The interactive series, which will run for four weeks at Vroman’s, strives to provide girls […]

SPACE for Young Artists

SPACE for Young Artists

The teaching program at SPACE, an art center and gallery in South Pasadena, has been growing rapidly, and this spring brings even more classes for kids, including ones as young as 4. The courses, which run 10 weeks each, include: — Art Explorers: experimentation with a variety of media for the youngest set. — Ceramics: […]

Happy Time in Old Pasadena

Happy Time in Old Pasadena

If there’s anything that makes us happier than a well-made cocktail, it’s a deal on said cocktail — so we’re happy to report that Old Pasadena is in the midst of its first-ever Happy Hour Week. Running from March 1 to 8, it brings together 19 restaurants and bars that have all promised to have […]

Rain, Rain, Come Again!

Rain, Rain, Come Again!

Want to learn how to make the most of the inordinate amount of rain we’ve had this winter? Come out to a free workshop on March 12 to get the run-down on rain harvesting with barrels and on the basics of rain gardens, which conserve water and replenish the ground water. In our semi-arid climate, […]

Anne-Elizabeth Sobieski, Painter

Anne-Elizabeth Sobieski, Painter

It is always uplifting to get to know someone who is spending her life pursuing work that gives her great pleasure, and so I was greatly inspired after meeting Pasadena native and artist Anne-Elizabeth Sobieski. I sat down with this cheerful painter, teacher, and student to talk about her nearly 20-year love of painting and the […]

Pasadena’s March Toward Sustainability

Pasadena’s March Toward Sustainability

Kudos to our hometown for taking steps to better care for our environment and resources! Pasadena recently released its 2010 Green City Report, which outlines the ways the city has begun to fulfill the mandates laid out in the 2006 Green City Action Plan. That plan established 21 goals in seven key areas: energy, water, waste reduction, […]

Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s Birthday at Kidspace

Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s Birthday at Kidspace

Kidspace is hosting a celebration to honor what would have been Dr. Seuss’s 107th birthday as part of its Read Across America event. Kids can join in storytimes and Seuss-inspired crafts and games all day, and if they share their collection of Seuss books or dress up as their favorite character, they’ll have a chance […]

Slake: Volume 2 at Vroman’s

Slake: Volume 2 at Vroman’s

L.A.’s hot new literary quarterly, Slake: Los Angeles, will be holding a reading of works from ts just-released second volume, Crossing Over, at Vroman’s this Sunday. Seven of the writers from this issue—Geoff Nicholson, Victoria Patterson, Sam Slovick, Lauren Weedman, Lawrence Wilson, Mary Woronov and Slake editor (and Pasadena resident) Laurie Ochoa—will be there to read […]

Pro Musica Celebrates the Local

Pro Musica Celebrates the Local

If you like the idea of attending a concert where the composers of the selected music are not only still alive, but also may be one of your neighbors, then you should come out to Pasadena Pro Musica’s performance at the Neighborhood Church on Sunday. The program, led by music director, Stephen Grimm, will feature […]

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