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Holiday Memory Writing Workshop

Holiday Memory Writing Workshop

Writing your life, two pages at a time. James E. Birren was a man immersed in aging. The study of aging. Gerontology. Mortality and well-being. After decades in this career, his thoughts seem to have naturally evolved… I found myself increasingly interested in topics that were outside conventional psychology. In my graduate seminar, I introduced [...]

Funerary Art & Candlelit Cemetery Tour

Funerary Art & Candlelit Cemetery Tour

From pyramid mausoleums to Art Nouveau-style headstones. From two fieldstone graves—one for lady J. van Aefferden that is closest to the dividing wall in the Protestant part of the cemetery while her husband’s is closest to the wall in the Catholic part—joined for all eternity by stone hands reaching across the top of the wall to a [...]

Opera Animata Goes GOCAAP – Cxled

Opera Animata Goes GOCAAP – Cxled

How does one preserve an art form that’s over 500 years old? How does one maintain the interest of current audiences and for modern sensibilities? What if the art form to be preserved is opera and the vehicle for restoring its popularity and significance in today’s world is an opera à la…a beauty pageant? Opera Animata made its [...]

Pierre Odier: From Mangolia to U.S.A. Via Siberia

Pierre Odier: From Mangolia to U.S.A. Via Siberia

Pierre Odier was born in Lausanne Switzerland. From this idyll location, Odier moved in 1959 to America, joining the United States Army. Once he’d completed his obligation found himself in Tacoma, Washington. In the small city, 35 miles from Seattle, he opened a restaurant/nightclub combo, as well as an art gallery. He eventually received his [...]

The Art of Honoring the Dead

The Art of Honoring the Dead

El Día de Los Muertos, the tradition of honoring loved ones, which can be traced back thousands of years to the pre-Columbian era, has inspired innumerable creative expressions. The building of ofrendas, making detailed sugar skulls and tissue paper flowers, masks, and calacas (skeletons) are symbols of lasting love and a desire to honor a particular individual. The [...]

Luminosity at Day One

Luminosity at Day One

Light Bringer Project, which brings us the stunningly beautiful Chalk Festival and the blast-of-a-good-time Doo Dah Parade, also has its hand in a dozen other projects that focus on helping kids find, learn, explore, and express their artistic vision. At this year’s ArtNight Pasadena, Light Bringer Project presents “Luminosity” at Day One. This event is being [...]

Festival of Fall: Taste the Gourmet

Festival of Fall: Taste the Gourmet

Gale’s Restaurant, Claud & Co., Green Street Restaurant, El Cholo Cafe, Trattoria Neapolis, Seco New American, Bella Sera Trattoria in Monrovia, and Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse are a few of the eateries who will be providing gourmet tastes at the Festival of Fall on October 5th, to benefit Ability First nonprofit. San Antonio Winery, Loring Wine, [...]

It’s Tweet Treats…and All That Jazz

It’s Tweet Treats…and All That Jazz

This is the first year of this event and we think it’s a fun idea. Gardeners and architects—actually, officially, the Pasadena Community Gardens and the Pasadena & Foothill Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (what a mouthful!)—are partnering to raise money for architectural scholarships and water-wise plants in the community garden by hosting “Tweet Treats…and All [...]

Holiday Candlelight 2014

Holiday Candlelight 2014

We know it’s appalling, exasperating, and plain yucky to be promoting a Christmas event when we haven’t even celebrated Halloween, which is antithetical to the spirit of the holiday, but tickets for the Pasadena Symphony‘s Holiday Candlelight concert are already a third sold. So we’re spreading the word early, especially to those who have yet to experience this [...]

Being Earnest As Only Wilde Can Be

Being Earnest As Only Wilde Can Be

“To be born, or at any rate bred, in a hand-bag, whether it had handles or not, seems to me to display a contempt for the ordinary decencies of family life that reminds one of the worst excesses of the French Revolution.” “You can hardly imagine that I and Lord Bracknell would dream of allowing [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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