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MLK Day at Kidspace

MLK Day at Kidspace

Kidspace has a big day planned to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday. It’s packed the roster with performers, activities and music, including: — African folktales told by professional storyteller Michael McCarty at 11 a.m. — Quilt making all day in the garden — A children’s drum circle at noon — Stories by [...]

Armory Opening

Armory Opening

Three shows debut at the Armory Center for the Arts this weekend, and to celebrate the occasion the art school and museum/gallery is hosting an opening on Saturday evening. The first show, Rauschenberg at Gemini, focuses on the many prints made by Robert Rauschenberg at Gemini G.E.L. in Los Angeles. Over his 35 works of [...]

Guided Hikes in Rubio Canyon

Guided Hikes in Rubio Canyon

The Arroyo & Foothills Conservancy (formerly the Altadena Foothills Conservancy) recently acquired a bit of land in Rubio Canyon, which they are putting to immediate use with a series of Saturday hikes led by knowledgeable guides, including Michele Zack. The hikes end at the Canyon’s waterfalls, which are lovely, especially after the recent rains. If [...]

A Noise Within Godot

A Noise Within Godot

For the third consecutive year, A Noise Within, everybody’s favorite SoCal classic repertory company, is reprising its production of Beckett’s Waiting for Godot, everybody’s favorite play about silence and nothingness. Critically lauded (like just about everything ANW does), the production is running for just eight days, starting this Saturday, so scoop up your tickets now. [...]

Off-Ramp: The Radio Show

Off-Ramp: The Radio Show

Forgive the self-promotion, but we must report that Colleen Dunn Bates, editor of EAT: Los Angeles and Hometown Pasadena, will be on John Rabe’s show Off-Ramp on KPCC this weekend, talking a little about the new 2010 edition of EAT: Los Angeles, but more about the hows and whys of what we eat. Off-Ramp, a [...]

Offramp: The Gallery

Offramp: The Gallery

Slowly growing in stature and following, Pasadena’s Offramp Gallery has a double-header opening this Sunday afternoon. The event celebrates the opening of  shows by two artists: Stare, a video installation by Joey Santarromana, and two shows by Erika Suderburg: Some Small Groups 1974-2009, assemblages of one-inch-square photographic prints, and Landscape for il Sassetta, a video [...]

Caltech Clean Tech Seminar

Caltech Clean Tech Seminar

Any aspiring clean-tech entrepreneurs out there? If so, next Saturday’s Caltech-sponsored forum on the subject is a must-attend. California, it turns out, attracts a majority (as in over 50%) of U.S. clean tech investment, and is way ahead of its Union siblings in enacting forward-thinking energy-efficiency standards (these two things are maybe related?). So if [...]

Night Hikes to Henninger Flats

Night Hikes to Henninger Flats

Supposedly, nature is good for you. Maybe, maybe not. But it’s certainly pleasant, often verging on beautiful. We could all use a little more nature. So what better way to start off the new year than with a twice-monthly night hike up to Henninger Flats, a small hanging basin about three miles up the Mt. [...]

Picture Yourself at the Norton Simon

Picture Yourself at the Norton Simon

Here’s a worthwhile family event that has not a thing to do with Christmas: On Sunday the Norton Simon is offering a free family-hour activity as part of its Stories in the Afternoon series. Called Look at Me, the program is tied to the new show of portraiture anchored by Jean-August-Dominique Ingres’s Comtesse d’Haussonville. Young artists [...]

Old Town Video Art Installation

Old Town Video Art Installation

There’s no time like the holidays for… environmentally themed public video art installations? Absolutely, say Alex Kritselis and Joey Forsyte, the masterminds behind “Don’t Blow It/A Rising Tide.” Kritselis and Forsyte have placed 13 projectors, pointing at 13 glass windows and doors, throughout One Colorado Plaza. The videos, which are supposed to be exquisitely beautiful, [...]

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Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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