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24th Annual Pasadena Chalk Festival

24th Annual Pasadena Chalk Festival
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Over 600 artists take to chalk to create over 200 chalk festivals at the annual Pasadena Chalk Festival. The art of street painting is centuries old. In fact, it goes back to the 16th century when soldiers returning from battle gave homage to the Madonna in front of local churches. Consequently, the name Madonnari or […]

2016 Art on Palm

2016 Art on Palm

One of the art events we love to attend is the biannual Art on Palm held down the hill in a secluded nook called Wildwood Park. It’s small, intimate, and full of arts and crafts from painters, tile makers, and ceramicists to jewelers, weavers, and clothing designers. It’s hard to choose what humorous tile we […]

You Are Here

You Are Here

We glance to the right while walking east on Colorado Boulevard, just before the corner at Hudson Avenue. “790 Colorado” the silver signage says, listing below some tax consultants and a number to call for executive suites. Yet it’s the irregular bobbing and weaving of two red balloons attached to a makeshift easel that catches our attention. […]

Women Who Whiskey at Preux & Proper

Women Who Whiskey at Preux & Proper

We’ve just been informed of another opportunity for those who “luv” their whiskey. On June 14, Women Who Whiskey Los Angeles invites whiskey lovers to Preux & Proper on Spring Street for a tasting of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey. Details below thanks to Women Who Whiskey Los Angeles President Kim Ohanneson… We’ll sample four expressions of the top-selling […]

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 […]

Billie Holiday Front & Center

Billie Holiday Front & Center

Sybil Harris embodies Billie Holiday in Billy Holiday Front and Center at the Fremont Centre Theatre in South Pasadena. Harris played Holiday in the national tour of Sang Sista Sang, which was produced by Smokey Robinson, William Mickey Stephenson, and B’Anca. Jazz musicians will accompany Harris as she sings Holiday’s most famous songs in this […]

Hedda Gabler at Antaeus

Hedda Gabler at Antaeus

We’d forgotten that Henrik Ibsen’s play Hedda Gabler had its world premiere in 1891; we don’t think of it as being a vintage work. And perhaps that’s part of Ibsen’s genius, having written plays such as A Doll’s House that confronted mores of the day with Nora, the main character, struggling with her traditional roll […]

Another Darko Dawson Mystery

Another Darko Dawson Mystery

Many of the reviews of Wife of the Gods mention that if you “like” The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency then you’ll “love” Dr. Kwei Quartey’s first novel. Nothing against Alexander McCall Smith, but it’s a bit like “apples and oranges.” This is what we wrote in early 2013 about Pasadena resident Kwei Quartey’s most recent mystery novel at […]

Still Looking for that Steinway, so Come for Dinner!

Still Looking for that Steinway, so Come for Dinner!

The St Luke’s Episcopal Church Choir will present its fourth annual fundraiser to help purchase a Steinway concert grand piano for the sanctuary on Saturday, May 21, at 5 p.m. Dinner will be served in Guild Hall at the church, 122 S. California Avenue at Foothill Boulevard in Monrovia. The show, directed by St. Luke […]

Meditation, Writing & Halotherapy at The Salt Studio

Meditation, Writing & Halotherapy at The Salt Studio

Dr. Davina Kotulski is a psychologist, a life coach, and an author. She also uses writing to awaken one’s spirituality, holds a tele-class called “Courageous Heart: From Fear to Fulfillment,” and organizes 7-day writing workshops and retreats (the last being March 2016 in Venice, Italy). She’s been an activist for marriage equality as well as LGBT rights, […]

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