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Nature in Asian Art at the Norton Simon

Nature in Asian Art at the Norton Simon
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As long as there has been art, people have been drawing nature. It’s pretty, you know. The way different cultures over time have represented nature is the stuff of a million theses. And while you wouldn’t think one could cover something as broad as “the role of nature in Asian art” in an hour, that’s […]

LitFest Pasadena this Saturday!

LitFest Pasadena this Saturday!

You’re going, right? You can read all about it here. We’ve been covering this one pretty extensively. We’re very involved. We think it’ll be good. You’ll enjoy it. You should go. Four Pulitzer winners, a grip of great panels and exhibitors, fun for kids, food trucks, authors, books, life. The only thing missing is puppets. See […]

The Children, A World Premiere at Boston Court

The Children, A World Premiere at Boston Court

You guys know Medea, right? Not personally, but as a mythical figure and a Euripedes play? She kills her kids to spite her husband? That one. Okay, so imagine that a character from the play rescues the kids from their mother and accidentally time travels with them to modern-day Maine in the middle of a hurricane? That’s The Children, […]

Bike Week Pasadena 2012!

Bike Week Pasadena 2012!

Do you have a bike? Do you ride it regularly, or have you been looking for a reason to ride it? You’ll probably be interested to know that next week, from the 14th to 19th, is the 6th Annual Bike Week Pasadena, co-sponsored by the City and C.I.C.L.E., a bike advocacy non-profit. There are six […]

Bart Edelman Reads from The Geographer’s Wife at Vroman’s

Bart Edelman Reads from The Geographer’s Wife at Vroman’s

Shameless plug alert: in another life (i.e. during the day), yours truly works for a certain independent literary publishing house that just so happens to be the publisher of the book referenced in the title of this here event listing. Don’t think of it as a shameless plug, though. Think of it as the sharing of first hand […]

Caltech Chamber Music Folk Present Joint Concert

Caltech Chamber Music Folk Present Joint Concert

The world over, chamber music singers and chamber music ensembles continue to be segregated on a regular basis. It’s a terrible situation. But the good fight continues to be fought: Caltech, a brave institution if there ever was one, is putting on a joint concert of its Chamber Singers and its Chamber Ensembles. Scientists, the […]

Tomorrow Today with PCC & PMCA

Tomorrow Today with PCC & PMCA

PMCA is a cool place. So is PCC. They have this in common. They also have in common an upcoming juried art exhibition, Tomorrow Today, which will show the work of current PCC art and design students at PMCA, from May 5th to May 20th. The opening reception is this Friday, May 4th, from 6 to […]

Mojácar Flamenco at the Coffee Gallery Backstage

Mojácar Flamenco at the Coffee Gallery Backstage

There probably is such a thing as too much Flamenco, but in the same way as there is probably such a thing as too many cute pictures of kittens. Improbable, but possible. Aristotle liked his Flamenco, too, don’tcha know. He would urge you attend this weekend’s performance by Mojácar Flamenco at the Coffee Gallery. Though the […]

The Eternal Transience of Cherry Blossoms at the Norton Simon

The Eternal Transience of Cherry Blossoms at the Norton Simon

Cherry blossoms are an oft recurring motif in Japanese artistic and material culture, showing up frequently in poetry, design, and everyone’s favorite Japanese art form: woodblock prints. For example, in that apotheosis of Japanese culture, The Last Samurai, Ken Watanabe’s character is forever seeking the perfect cherry blossom. If you would like to know more […]

LA Children’s Chorus Open House

LA Children’s Chorus Open House

Do you have, or are you yourself, a youngster who is considering joining a choir? If so, you should consider attending the LA Children’s Chorus Open House this Saturday at Pasadena Presbyterian Church. You might want to attend even if you do not have or are not yourself a youngster who is considering joining a […]

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