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Rodin & Canaletto — Mattox & Flavin

Rodin & Canaletto — Mattox & Flavin

He admired the bronzes so much, he wrote poems about them. Auguste Rodin was “enamored” with Chola bronzes from southern India, and the Norton Simon Museum has a collection of Chola sculpture, which shall be used to compare and contrast with the works of Rodin, “who is credited with single-handedly reviving sculpture in the late [...]

Opera in Pasadena x2

Opera in Pasadena x2

Opera comes to Pasadena. In two forms. On Thursday, May 9th, the L.A. Opera will perform for free at One Colorado, featuring Courtyard arias from Puccini’s Tosca. The “evening’s maestro will narrate and elucidate the opera and accompany the L.A. Opera singers on piano.” Two performances, approximately 35 minutes long Times: 7 p.m. & 8 p.m. [...]

My Kid’s Gifted. Now What?

My Kid’s Gifted. Now What?

In an innocuous building in South Pasadena, the passionate members of the Institute for Educational Advancement welcome newcomers to introduce the organizations services and capabilities. IEA is for gifted children. Since 1998, they’ve “dedicated themselves to the whole child, developing and nurturing gifted children ages 2-18.” IEA lists various characteristics to help identify a gifted child: [...]

Oriental Rugs from Bunyaad Artisans

Oriental Rugs from Bunyaad Artisans

A Pakistani Baptist pastor and rug artisan starts a group, Bunyaad, in the late 1960s. It has now grown to include 850 families in 100 villages, paying them a fair wage for their Oriental rugs. Ten Thousand Villages on South Lake holds its annual Oriental Rug Event—with 300 hand-knotted rugs—May 2nd through 5th with an [...]

Perfect Afternoon Tea

Perfect Afternoon Tea

  Newsweek magazine calls Diane Nichols the “heroine of the nine-to-five crowd.” She’ll be working the room on Saturday, May 4th, during Women at Work‘s “A Perfect Afternoon Tea” event benefiting the Pasadena-based nonprofit that assists clients “to attain their full employment and earnings potential through one-on-one counseling, workshops, technology training, and corporate partnerships.” Besides the [...]

Rattle On: Southern Poets

Rattle On: Southern Poets

For eighteen years, Alan Fox of Rattle magazine “has operated under the simple premise that it doesn’t take a scholar to be moved by the written word—poetry is for everyone.” That principle has guided Rattle through 38 issues, publishing poetry of lawyers, landscapers, doctors, and prisoners right alongside the stars of modern literature.  Flintridge Bookstore [...]

Doo Dah 2013!

Doo Dah 2013!

The 36th Occasional Pasadena Doo Dah Parade is this Saturday, so get your tortillas ready. This year’s newly crowned queen is Susann Edmonds and she will lead the parade with Grand Marshall Alan Zorthian, architect and son of legendary bohemians Jirayr and Dabney Zorthian (both former Doo Dah grand marshalls), as well as proprietor of [...]

Understanding Immigration Reform

Understanding Immigration Reform

All Saints Church, Neighborhood Church, Pasadena Jewish Temple & Center’s Tikun Olam Committee and Greater Pasadena Jews for Justice invite residents to “Understanding Immigration Reform: An Evening of Learning and Discussion.” Janice Markham, who is co-producer and host for Press for Democracy, will moderate the evening’s proceedings. The panelists will be Simon Burrow, an entrepreneur, [...]

Kate Atkinson at Vroman’s

Kate Atkinson at Vroman’s

Kate Atkinson, author of Started Early, Took My Dog; Case Histories; and Behind the Scenes of the Museum, to name just a few, will be at Vroman’s on Tuesday, April 23rd to discuss and sign her latest book Life After Life. “What if you could live again and again, until you got it right?” On [...]

Literary Pasadena at Vroman’s

Literary Pasadena at Vroman’s

Local authors Jim Krusoe, Rachel Harper, Denise Hamilton, Scott O’Connor and editor Patricia O’Sullivan will be at Vroman’s tonight to read, sip wine, and spread the word about Prospect Park Books’ new Literary Pasadena: The Fiction Edition. This literary journal has been produced as a companion to LitFest Pasadena (May 11, 2013 in Central Park) [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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