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Swing to Big Butter

Swing to Big Butter

The Pasadena Ballroom Dance Association likes to go big. Big as in big bands. Listening to the horns and saxophone or the harmony of Doo Wop singers feels like Benny Goodman or The Five Satins reincarnated. On March 18, PBDA holds its once-a-month ballroom dance event with a freestyle foxtrot lesson from 7:30-8 p.m., followed […]

One City, One Story Writing Workshop

One City, One Story Writing Workshop

This year, Pasadena’s choice for One City, One Story is Christina Baker Kline’s Orphan Train. She will be on hand at the Central Library on March 31st; in conversation with Library Director Jan Sanders, followed by a Q&A session. On March 19, Pasadena Public Library invites adults to try their hand at writing their own […]

Wine & Song… & Scud Missile Precision Par 3 Golf

Wine & Song… & Scud Missile Precision Par 3 Golf

  Another evening of wine and song; part of the Wednesday Wine & Song Concert Series—”a mid-week, spirit-lifting hootenanny”—thanks to musician and host Brad Colerick. This week features a great local treasure—Debra Davis (pictured right). She’ll be accompanied by world-class guitarist Nick Kirgo, plus L. A.-born, Nebraska-bred, Nashville-based, song slinger, Laurie McClain, and special guest, […]

2016 Art Night Pasadena

2016 Art Night Pasadena

March 11th will be an evening of art, music, and dance all over town during the 2016 ArtNight Pasadena. Eighteen institutions, such as the Armory, Art Center, Muse/Ique, the Pacific Asia Museum and the Norton Simon Museum will have their doors open to the public for immersion into the world of art, in all its […]

Paint & Sip Sunday

Paint & Sip Sunday

We became aware of Sugar Mynt Gallery only recently when Jane Szabo‘s innovative sculpture/installations were part of Sugar Mynt’s “Transparency” exhibit. On March 13, Sugar Mynt invites you to a painting and sipping afternoon. Sipping wine, that is. Local artist Bonnie Lambert will have a painting of her choosing and she’ll walk guests through a […]

La Palabra in March

La Palabra in March

Karineh Madhessian is the driving force behind “La Palabra Reading Series,” which is held monthly at Avenue 50 Studio. On March 20, Gerda Govine (who has contributed many poems for Hometown Pasadena‘s “Write Here”), Dorenyse Diaz, and CE Jordan will read in what Gerda describes as a wonderfully supportive, welcoming, safe,and enthusiastic environment. Gerda will […]

Duchamp to Pop

Duchamp to Pop

Two words. Marcel. Duchamp. Assimilating Cubism and Futurism. Leading the American Dada movement. Coining the word “readymade” to mean a mass-produced object removed from its usual, accepted context and “promoted to the status of artwork by the mere choice of the artist. An inclination for wordplay that “aligns his work with that of Surrealists.” Considered […]

Bonsai!

Bonsai!

It will be bonsai mania at the Huntington on February 27 and 28. Bonsai “masters” from Southern California will “share their passion” the art of growing ornamental trees and shrubs. This annual event includes exhibits, demonstrations, workshops, prize drawings, a “bonsai bazaar,” and a live auction at 3 p.m., both Saturday and Sunday. 2016 Bonsai-a-thon […]

PIFF: Year 3

PIFF: Year 3

The Pasadena International Film Festival opens its third year on Wednesday, March 2nd and runs through Thursday, March 10th. Passes run from $25 for a day pass that allows access to all screenings over an entire day up to $75 for the “All Access Pass.” The respected Go Pubic documentary that had 50 crews follow […]

QuiltCon West

QuiltCon West

Modern quilts, lectures on quilting, workshops on quilting, and purchasing quilts – it’s quilt nirvana at QuiltCon, February 18-21 at the Pasadena Convention Center. Vendors include Cherrywood Fabrics with hand-dyed cotton “that has the look of suede” and Baby Lock that for 50 years has created machines for quilting, sewing, embroidery, and serging. Momen Plus […]

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