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Tiny Holiday Treasures

Tiny Holiday Treasures
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It’s time once again for one of our favorite yearly exhibits, Cactus Gallery’s “Tiny Treasures,” which runs through December 23rd. It’s a great place to purchase small, individual, unique gifts for those on your list who like drawing outside the lines. From a simple and simply lovely polar bear wood cut ornament and rhinos and […]

Jane Szabo – Common Thread

Jane Szabo – Common Thread

Jane Szabo received a MFA from Art Center College of Design, and her photography has won awards and been exhibited nationally. Art Share L. A. calls itself “a home for the arts.” To that end, a 28,000 square foot warehouse has been renovated with areas on the ground floor for events, exhibits, and classes, while […]

Carol Bus – with Hot Toddies!

Carol Bus – with Hot Toddies!

Would you like to sing a carol or two? You won’t be riding in an open sleigh, but rather in a holiday-festooned red, double-decker bus. On December 5 and 12, the Los Angeles Master Chorale‘s Carol Bus makes stops at Grand Central Market, Walt Disney Music Hall, L. A. Live, and the Music Center. Guests (21+ years […]

Kathleen Swaydan Opens Her Studio – the 5th Annual

Kathleen Swaydan Opens Her Studio – the 5th Annual

For the 5th year, Kathleen Swaydan opens her lovely studio space, having invited her artist friends to exhibit and sell their work, and welcoming the public to come, browse, and perhaps find a perfect holiday gift or two or three. On December 5 and 6, Kathleen exhibits her watercolors alongside painters Nancy Halpin, Richard Davies, […]

A Season of Carols: A Holiday Handbell Concert

A Season of Carols: A Holiday Handbell Concert

Short jabs, slower elongated thrusts, a snap of the wrist. Curt notes created by “damping” lightly against one’s chest or lingering notes by thrusting up and away in a long graceful circle. Also, thumb damps, plucks, shakes, echoes, and ring touch. With one bell for each hand, ’tis the season to resurrect Robert and William […]

Doo Dah 2015

Doo Dah 2015

Since this is the Doo Dah, nothing should surprise us, like the 2015 Doo Dah Grand Marshall being not only Juli Crockett (pictured right), but her Evangenitals. The Pasadena Doo Dah Parade has selected renaissance woman, Juli Crockett, to lead this year’s 38th Occasional Parade. Consider the fact she’s a singer, songwriter, playwright, theater director, […]

Beaujolais Nouveau Karaoke

Beaujolais Nouveau Karaoke

Cette semaine, nous sommes tous français. This week, we are all French. We must forget/Yes, we can forget/All that’s flown beyond/Let’s forget the time/The misunderstandings/And the wasted time. (“Ne Me Quitte Pas,” Jacques Brel) To emphasize this bond with our brethren across the Atlantic and simply to have a good time, Alliance Française de Pasadena […]

Fruitcake & Booze: Holiday Tastings & “A Christmas Memory”

Fruitcake & Booze: Holiday Tastings & “A Christmas Memory”

Are you someone who sees the green and red candied cherries and the glaceed apricots and pineapple and begins to smile and feel a rumbly tummy or does the classic fruitcake loaf foster visions of toothaches, a heavy and bloated stomach, and a Parker family Christmas? Though many fruitcakes currently forgo this ingredient, for those […]

Home Garden Tour

Home Garden Tour

It is said that Jose Ramirez’ garden is a work of art. In a terraced space, Ramirez has “artfully” planted vegetables and sixty varieties of fruit trees. “He has cultivated a spectacularly concentrated and beautiful garden that you won’t want to miss.” The Pasadena Public Library offers this free tour on November 14. Jose Ramirez’ […]

Mosaic Craft Fair: An Indie Marketplace

Mosaic Craft Fair: An Indie Marketplace

More holiday gift ideas and fun for the kids, too. Over 80 artisans sell their handmade goods at the Mosaic Craft Fair: An Indie Marketplace in Alhambra. Native Angelino, Heather Arndt sells her ceramic trinket boxes, vases, mugs, doll parts (yes, that’s right, “doll parts”), and gnomes via Happy Los Angeles. Maridee and Barbra’s Yarnover […]

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