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Last of the Silent Sundays

Last of the Silent Sundays

March 7 is the last in the Silent Sunday Series. For this finale, the San Gabriel Mission Playhouse presents The Gaucho starring Douglas Fairbanks in the title role and Lupe Velez as his love interest, the Mountain Girl. A precursor to the film will be a conversation with William Nericcio, a Chicano literary theorist and […]

Beauty from the Ashes

Beauty from the Ashes

Artist’s Statement I chose the name “Beauty from the Ashes” because it resonated with me as a poignant description of my life and my artistic journey. Before I rediscovered my creativity, I lived a very small and isolated life. When I began to make art again (after years of repressing it), the thought never crossed […]

Sierra Madre Art Fair

Sierra Madre Art Fair

Listen to Scotland’s Natalie Clark, peruse the wearable art, then stop for a beverage in the Wine & Beer Garden before snacking on the Friends of the Sierra Madre Library‘s ever-popular sweet “quick” breads. It’s time for the 55th Annual Sierra Madre Art Fair, May 6-7. Over 80 artists—including 14 newly juried participants—show and sell […]

Indie Bookstore Day 2017

Indie Bookstore Day 2017

Vroman’s, Flintridge, Book Alley, Century Books: Thank you, Universe, for independent book stores! Saturday, April 29 is Independent Bookstore Day and  here’s what’s on the menu: Vroman’s at 3 p.m.: Author Liza Palmer discusses and signs The F Word!. Olivia Morten’s constantly hungry (literally), captive to her high-flying publicist job, and missing her drop-dead-gorgeous doctor-husband. With an […]

Bill Wishner: Post No Bills

Bill Wishner: Post No Bills

Bill Wishner is a Pasadena local, a photographer with 20 years experience and has a reputation for his jazz photography, is founder of the f8 Pasadena Salon, and co-directs Pasadena Photography Arts. Wishner’s published two books of prose poems, serves on the board of Five Acres. And, since 2012, he’s been working on an ongoing series […]

POP! Comedy

POP! Comedy

For a moment, artist Scott Gandell had a shop down on Fair Oaks in South Pasadena (where we met him). Since 2014, he’s been located in Eagle Rock, founding Pop Secret Gallery where he seems to have found a neighborhood in which to manifest his idea of an eclectic, varied, and creative store, gallery, classroom, and performance venue. […]

Earth Day: Festival, Celebration, March & Ride

Earth Day: Festival, Celebration, March & Ride

Perhaps this year, Earth Day is more paramount than ever. And there’s no shortage of activities… Friday, April 21: Bike-In Movie Free screening of the movie “Bikes vs Cars”. Ride your bike to the event for that Drive-In Theater feeling. Bring your own picnic. Bikes vs Cars is a documentary about the bike and what […]

BAD GIRLS & Outcasts

BAD GIRLS & Outcasts

Sandra Mastroianni knows scores of artists and, lucky for us, they create unique pieces for her diverse exhibitions. She embraces themes that make us smile simply by reading their titles and eager to see the artists’ interpretations: Tiny Treasures, Beastly Beings, Birdly Delights, ¡Loteria!, Communing with the Ancestors, Sticks and Stones, and Over the Moon and Under the Stars. Opening at […]

Holmes, Sherlock & the Consulting Detective

Holmes, Sherlock & the Consulting Detective

This Sherlockian mash-up and world premier isn’t opening until June 2, but with summer coming and the calendar filling up with out-of-town travel, we figured it would be good to get the word out now. Jonathan Josephson, co-founder of Unbound Productions has spent three years developing Holmes, Sherlock, and The Consulting Detective, “a smash-up of […]

Practical Remedies for Climate Change

Practical Remedies for Climate Change

Grassroots Market & Kitchen in South Pasadena has invited John Odell to speak on April 19. Odell is USC Professor Emeritus of International Relations, where he taught from 1982 to 2013. He has published 6 books and many research articles. Odell attended the 2015 Paris Conference that improved global climate governance. And, he has lobbied Congress […]

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