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The Drive at Burke Triolo

The Drive at Burke Triolo
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Hosted by Jeff Burke and Lorraine Triolo, The Drive, a local band, will perform its “epic alternative rock” during an outdoor concert at The Burke Triolo Studio on July 15th. The evening’s proceeds—100%—benefit Professional Child Development Associates, which works with children with autism and other developmental challenges. Artwork by PCDA teens will be on display […]

Sisters in Crime: Being a Hybrid

Sisters in Crime: Being a Hybrid

Mystery elicits passion. Mysteries elicit fervent fans and readers. Sisters in Crime L. A. is a chapter of an international organization. Sisters in Crime is a group of women passionate about the mystery genre—authors, agents, booksellers, librarians, publishers, and readers. On July 12th, mystery, thriller, and paranormal author Jeri Westerson will speak about her experience […]

The B**** Is Back

The B**** Is Back

When someone graduates with a Bachelor of Science in Physics from Caltech, we don’t expect to see them discussing the down and dirty of menopause onstage or uttering the f-word on live radio. But while science still plays a part in her life, it is merely one element of the many, many elements that make […]

A Baseball Buffet (and Bubble Gum Portrait)

A Baseball Buffet (and Bubble Gum Portrait)

Thank you to The Baseball Reliquary for the following text… The Baseball Reliquary presents a sumptuous feast for the eyes, “A Baseball Buffet” exhibit at Pasadena Central Library. The exhibition incorporates a variety of themes and subject matter, utilizing photographs, artworks, and artifacts. Displays include “Culinary Baseball: Dishing Up the National Pastime,” artist Pat Riot’s […]

Thursday Night Block Party

Thursday Night Block Party

Every Thursday evening, now through August 27th, the Pasadena Playhouse District hosts the 5th Annual Block Party. The Playhouse and Monopole Wine invite folks to an evening of wine tasting, cocktails, two food trucks, and coffee along El Molino Avenue just south of Colorado Boulevard—including Zona Rosa Caffe for live music. This Thursday, July 2nd, […]

Shiv

Shiv

Lord Shiva is readily known as a Hindu deity, as Shiva the destroyer, “the dissolving force in life.” But Shiva dissolves in order to create, since death is the medium for rebirth into a new life. So the opposites of life and death, and creation and destruction both reside in his character. (Hinduism) On July […]

These Carnations Defy Language

These Carnations Defy Language

“Accept the challenge things offer to language. These carnations, for instance, defy language. I won’t rest till I have drawn together a few words that will compel anyone reading or hearing them to say: this has to do with something like a carnation.” (Francis Ponge) The poetic words above were written on precious paper during […]

Distinguished Poets: First Up…

Distinguished Poets: First Up…

We first met Luivette Resto at the Allendale Branch Library’s inaugural Holiday Literary Fest in December 2012. We enjoyed an evening of listening to poignant, humorous, raucous, irreverent, and nostalgic poetry, followed by joining the crowd outside and watching the lighting of the towering holiday tree. Afterwards, Luivette was kind enough to listen to our […]

Mystery Lit at The Huntington

Mystery Lit at The Huntington

  It’s Sherlock Holmes times three in a fiendishly clever mash-up of stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, including “A Scandal in Bohemia,” “The Red-Headed League,” and “The Adventure of the Copper Beeches.” Follow three different versions of Doyle’s iconic Baker Street detective through a literary labyrinth of clues and misdirection in a script-in-hand performance […]

Hsi Lai Music & Art Fest

Hsi Lai Music & Art Fest

“Practicing compassion through music and art” is the aim of the Music & Art Festival at the Hsi Lai Temple. The event offers arts and crafts, live music, and booths selling vegetarian food. Local artists will exhibit their works, plus vendors will be selling Buddhist books, jewelry, and crystals. Hands-on craft activities and games will […]

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