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Socks in the Frying Pan

Socks in the Frying Pan

Shane Hayes plays the accordion while brother Fiachra plays fiddle and banjo. Joining in playing guitar and providing vocals is Aodán Coyne. All three of them make up Socks in the Frying Pan and they’ll be playing their songs, reels, jigs, waltzes, and polkas at Caltech on February 28th. Socks in the Frying Pan Saturday, […]

Cello & Piano Recital at Bird Studio

Cello & Piano Recital at Bird Studio

Gloria Lum, cellist for the Los Angeles Philharmonic and adjunct music instructor at Occidental College, began playing the piano at age four, not finding her way to the cello until the age of eight when her brother who said, “Why don’t you play the cello? Nobody plays the cello!” My earliest memory of playing music […]

Transparent Governing: The Role of the Press

Transparent Governing: The Role of the Press

Before 1725, publications in the American colonies “were subject to strict licensing by the government…. It was against the law to print anything that was considered by the government to be seditious libel…anything that criticized the government or its officials” (Revolutionary-War-and-Beyond.com). On June 8, 1791, James Madison introduced his version of the “speech and press […]

Downstairs at the Mansion

Downstairs at the Mansion

Join Sheryl Peters, educator, researcher, and Pasadena Museum of History docent, as she explores the world of domestic service downstairs at the Fenyes Mansion on March 5th. The art, objects, and furnishings on display in historic Fenyes Mansion speak eloquently of the taste, discernment, interests, and wealth of the four generations who lived there beginning […]

Winter Arts Crawl

Winter Arts Crawl

Strolling guests at the South Pasadena Winter Arts Crawl may “festoon” their own Chinese lantern with paint, ribbon, and paper in celebration of Kung Hei Fat Choi (Chinese New Year). There will also be a talent show, “Performance Night,” at the Fremont Centre Theatre showcasing local singers, actors, dancers and comics. Pop-up galleries will be […]

Music, Singing, Dancing—Harmony & Hooligans

Music, Singing, Dancing—Harmony & Hooligans

The world—the beauty—of form, harmony, melody, and emotion may be found in numerous places this weekend. It will be difficult to pick, but here’s a rundown of some options…   Wednesday, Feb. 18th: The Threepenny Opera: (Official text) Before performance art and Cabaret, Brecht and Weill stretched the limits of theatre in a dark, daring, […]

The 3rd L.A. Project: Conversation, Discussion, Debate

The 3rd L.A. Project: Conversation, Discussion, Debate

“We need to create bridges—east-west, cross-cultural, cross-class. There are few existing platforms for discussing Los Angeles, the collective idea of the city,” says President of Occidental College Jonathan Veitch. To launch and propel this desire, Occidental College is hosting conversations, which will be directed by Christopher Hawthorne—Professor of Practice in the Urban & Environmental Policy […]

Celebrating the Table with Heirloom

Celebrating the Table with Heirloom

Cooking at the Arboretum means “Creating the Table” and this week, Valentine’s Day week, Sally Cook of Heirloom Bakery & Cafe in South Pasadena will be whipping up a Valentine’s Day tea. The afternoon menu will include: Currant, buttermilk, and lemon scone with fast “clotted” cream Bacon, green onion and aged white cheddar scone (variation […]

The Madwoman of Chaillot

The Madwoman of Chaillot

How relevant when one considers the insidious, infectious elements of current society—the “now, me, and more” constituency—a story about a  woman considered mad, eccentric, and an idealist who would prefer to live in a happy, beautiful world, yet finds herself among men of power who are willing to destroy a precious jewel, the city of […]

Arroyo Co-op Love Fest

Arroyo Co-op Love Fest

February is the month of love thanks to the tradition of courtly love of the High Middle Ages, the time of Geoffrey Chaucer, and the feast of St. Valentine. As such, the public is welcome to the Arroyo Co-op “Love Fest” on February 7th, to “show how members and volunteers comprise the ‘heart’ of the […]

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