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The Curious Art of Origami

The Curious Art of Origami

Continuing with the curious axis theme of the week, as in AxS Festival “Curiosity,” we were happily informed of another noteworthy event: “The Curious Art of Origami.” Curator Meher McArthur has brought together several distinct origamists: laser physicist Robert Lang; fashion, animated, and connecting cranes” artist Linda Mihara; and Vietnamese architect Giang Dinh. Though Robert [...]

Shakespeare in the PARK(let)

Shakespeare in the PARK(let)

The third Friday of September is coming quickly, which means it’s time to prepare for PARK(ing) Day 2014. This is the movement begun in 2005 when Matthew, John, and Blaine wanted to bring attention to the lack of urban parks and pubic space. They accomplished this by paying a parking meter on a street in San Francisco—for two hours. During [...]

Taking Flight

Taking Flight

  From playing in his school’s marching band and joining a techno-pop group to earning a Grammy in 2012, Eric Whitacre elicits high, and sometimes fan-girling, praise. On Forums.Bands.org, comments call him “the nicest man you will ever meet,” and say he’s “a wonderful composer” and his music is “nothing short of amazing.” And, oh yes… “that tush…to [...]

Tony Shalhoub & Brooke Adams in Happy Days

Tony Shalhoub & Brooke Adams in Happy Days

His head shrinks until he’s just two googly eyes in Men in Black. As Alexander Minion in Spy Kids, he was adorned with three extra heads. He played a chef and donned an Italian accent (despite being first generation American; his father emigrating from Lebanon) in Big Night. And, of course, he known for Monk, [...]

Frogtown Artwalk 2014

Frogtown Artwalk 2014

Envision the flight of 60 birds along the L.A. River. So it has been by the team of artists behind “River of Wings” project. Sixty “kinetic, avian-inspired sculptures” have been built and decorated and will be installed along a half mile section of the bike path along the L.A. River. These birds will “fly” down [...]

Celebrating Women in Jazz

Celebrating Women in Jazz

“…Determination, persistence, and the audacity of women living their dreams…out loud.” This is the premise behind But Can She Play?: Blowin’ the Roof Off Women Horn Players and Jazz, “the first full-length feature chronicling the stories of jazz women horn players,” produced and directed by journalist Janice Rhoshalle Littlejohn. On September 24th, a special benefit [...]

Make a Day of the Dead Altar @ Ave. 50 Studio

Make a Day of the Dead Altar @ Ave. 50 Studio

Candles are lit to welcome the spirit back. Marigolds or cempasúchitl symbolize death but their strong fragrance “also help lead the dead back.” Salt represents the continuance of life. Pan de muerto is a symbol of the departed. A glass of water is offered as souls are thirsty “after their long journey from the Other [...]

A Noise Revolution

A Noise Revolution

1. “Hell is empty and all the devils are here.” 2. “Revolution can be ribald.” 3. “Love is a battlefield.” 4. “Beggars and bankers, desserts not all just.” 5. “Great men do most good when they do us no harm.” 6. “When friends are foes, all bets are off.”   Connect the statements, above, with [...]

Cycling to End the Cycle

Cycling to End the Cycle

Pasadena is our home. The place we raise our children, work, learn, and play. It seems idyllic, too good to be true. And so, like everywhere, it is. No place is a perfect place. No place utopia. The real world is inhabited by real people with real issues who lash out and hurt and abuse [...]

Garden as Site

Garden as Site

The Descanso Gardens in La Cañada provide some of the most lovely visuals in our area. Now, the public is welcome to fill 5 remaining spots in “Garden as Site,” an Arts Center College of Design class beginning September 8th. The class is advertised as “intersections of nature and culture in public space.” Instead of [...]

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Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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