Archive for ‘May, 2016’


The Race for District 5: An AirTalk debate

The Race for District 5: An AirTalk debate

KPCC’s Larry Mantle moderated a debate among candidates for the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors district 5 seat. ; Credit: Quincy Surasmith/KPCC The most important vote those in LA County will cast this June is arguably NOT one for president, but for the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. Two longtime Republican members step […]

The Race for District 5: An AirTalk debate

The Race for District 5: An AirTalk debate

KPCC’s Larry Mantle moderated a debate among candidates for the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors district 5 seat. ; Credit: Quincy Surasmith/KPCC The most important vote those in LA County will cast this June is arguably NOT one for president, but for the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. Two longtime Republican members step […]

In Memory of My Fallen Ancestors

In Memory of My Fallen Ancestors

I post this every year and I’ll never stop because it bears repeating. Memorial Day isn’t just about a day off from work and enjoying barbecues. It is a day to remember those who gave their lives in military service to our nation. Whatever your plans are today, please remember to honor the sacrifices of America’s […]

Kaleidoscope: Spin, Adorn & Alter

Kaleidoscope: Spin, Adorn & Alter

It’s rather dizzying on first glance, and completely mesmerizing. Artist Karen Hochman Brown is the current resident artist at the Arboretum and she will be demonstrating how she creates her art on June 4. Artist Karen Hochman Brown will demonstrate her techniques for creating the layered kaleidoscopic artworks in her current Reflections in the Garden […]

History Lit Returns

History Lit Returns

We wrote in May 2012: It’s an interesting idea: “original stage adaptations of literature that reflect history.” Unbound Productions in collaboration with the Pasadena Museum of History present History Lit, three short plays that the audiences experience as they are led through Fenyes Mansion, Curtin House, and the Estate’s gardens. You walk and you watch a […]

Daylilies, Ferns & Old, Weird Plants

Daylilies, Ferns & Old, Weird Plants

We welcome weird. Different. Old. Distinctive. Unique. Odd. How colorless the world would be without all that. If you are of the same ilk, then pull up your mobile calendar and set the date for the Arboretum’s annual Amazing Plants Tour. On June 11, Frank McDonough guides guests throughout the park (yes, it feels like a park […]

Artes Vocales

Artes Vocales

Artes Vocales comes to the beautiful and acoustically superior sanctuary at First United Methodist Church, performing Bach’s St. Matthew Passion on June 4. This story of Jesus’ suffering and death as told in the Gospel of St. Matthew had its premier in Leipzig on Good Friday in 1727. The Kapellmeister’s Magnum Opus in terms of length, […]

From Crumb to “Jets to Basil”: It’s National Doughnut Day!

From Crumb to “Jets to Basil”: It’s National Doughnut Day!

  Leslie swears by the crumb doughnut at Tastees Burger and Donuts in Pasadena. “If you go there early when they are fresh—it is a little pillow of heaven!” June 3rd is National Doughnut Day and we’re here to admire and promote everything doughnut. Tastees Donut & Burger, 619 N. Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena 91103. […]

11th Annual Lummis Day Festival Set for Three Days, Four Sites on June 3,4,&5

11th Annual Lummis Day Festival Set for Three Days, Four Sites on June 3,4,&5

Sponsored Post Juggler Alan Laurano | Couresy Lummis Day With music, poetry, dance, film, art and a puppet parade, the 11th annual Lummis Day festival will be staged at four locations in Northeast Los Angeles during the first weekend in June—June 3, 4 and 5. As always, admission to all events will be free. Performances […]

2016 LitFest Pasadena

2016 LitFest Pasadena

It’s the 5th LitFest Pasadena on June 4 with award-winning authors, panel discussions, Q&A, readings, prizes, and micro-narratives. And, it’s all free. The day begins at 10 a.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore then meanders around the Playhouse District to Zona Rosa Alley and the Playhouse’s Carrie Hamilton Theater. Jonathan Gold speaks and takes questions in regard […]

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