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Kikezuri: Japanese Woodcarving Class

Kikezuri: Japanese Woodcarving Class
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It’s described as “part sculpture class, part active meditation.” How would that work exactly? Come immerse and relax in the practice of kikezuri, the art of Japanese woodcarving. This hands-on class is led by master woodcarver Yo Takimoto. Open to all ages and skill levels.   Kikezuri: Japanese Woodcarving Saturday, Oct. 24, 1-4 p.m. Descanso […]

Playtime. Stage Time. Parson’s, Boston & A Noise Within.

Playtime. Stage Time. Parson’s, Boston & A Noise Within.

Keeping it light. Keeping it real. Parson’s Nose Theater announces its 2015-2016 Season. Known for making classical works easy to digest and fun, Parson’t Nose continues to offer an exciting line-up to introduce audiences, young and old alike, to “the greats.” Classical works by playwrights such as Shakespeare, Moliere, and Shaw are adapted, and by […]

Living & Local History

Living & Local History

Throughout time, stories of history, culture, and experience have been passed down from one generation to the next. It all began with oral storytelling, followed by pictographs, hieroglyphs, cuneiform, and eventually alphabets, over a span of thousands of years as humans developed ways to communicate and operate in their daily lives, and ways by means […]

Grand Avenue Arts: All Access

Grand Avenue Arts: All Access

Very rarely will artists or art institutions give you a glimpse behind the curtain. However, on Saturday, Oct. 24, Grand Ave Arts has institutions opening their doors and lifting their curtains. The free day-long event features a variety of performances, exhibitions, tours, and special activities. As part of this inaugural event, spotlights are aimed on […]

Other-Worldly Celebration with Bill Nye

Other-Worldly Celebration with Bill Nye

Everyone has heard of Bill Nye “The Science Guy.” But, did you know that he is the first CEO of The Planetary Society? When Bill was a student at Cornell University he was introduced to the wonders of astronomy in a class taught by Carl Sagan, who was a founding member of The Planetary Society. […]

Tweet Tweet – Hey – Beep Beep!

Tweet Tweet – Hey – Beep Beep!

Bluebirds, Flycatchers and Chickadees, oh my! Birds, like all critters, play an important role in our ecosystem. So, the American Institute of Architects Pasadena Foothills Chapter (AIA-PF) in association with Pasadena Community Gardens (PCG) is back with the 2015 AIA-PF Birdhouse Competition to build our feathered friends some homes. All are welcome to compete—professional and […]

JPL Open House 2015

JPL Open House 2015

Did you know that the Jet Propulsion Lab has a life-size model of the Mars Science Laboratory? Not only that, they have a machine shop where robotic spacecraft parts are built and a Microdevices Lab where scientists and engineers use tiny technology to build miniature furniture for dollhouses. Wait, scratch that. They actually use tiny […]

Zippity! Doo Dah Queen Tryouts

Zippity! Doo Dah Queen Tryouts

When was the last time you stepped up your game and went to tryouts? Kiddie soccer? Little league football cheerleading?! That’s kid stuff (literally). Well, dust off your Danskin—you could be the next Queen of Doo Dah! You, too, could follow in the illustrious footsteps and homemade carriage-cars of the ever-pink Queen Skittles, the vibrantly […]

Innovation & the Past

Innovation & the Past

China’s ceramic history is renowned, as it is in other East Asia countries such as Japan, Korea, and Vietnam. In the Pacific Asia Museum new exhibit “Reshaping Tradition: Contemporary Ceramics from East Asia,” today’s East Asian ceramicists consider their country’s past, both positively and critically, and re-shape and redefine traditional ceramics with innovations of their […]

New World Symphony & Puts’ Violin Concerto: Opening Night with the Pasadena Symphony

New World Symphony & Puts’ Violin Concerto: Opening Night with the Pasadena Symphony

Not many composers of the 19th century could say they’ve been to the moon. Practically speaking, Antonín Dvořák has not been and never will go to the moon, but his work has been. Neil Armstrong chose Dvořák’s New World Symphony as his music of choice before embarking on the epic 1969 Apollo 11 mission to […]

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