Events


Koertge at Boston Court

Koertge at Boston Court

The drive is okay:  A.C. on high (it’s torrid in Los Angeles, with the usual muslin-yellow sky), radio up, some gratifying amiable/envious/admiring/lubricious glances. At the mall, she has to park at the top of a new structure, following a ramp so circuitous it’s like an inner ear. Is she going to emerge under the invisible [...]

World Book Night

World Book Night

At the 2010 Book Industry Conference in London, a round table discussion came up with an intriguing and ambitious concept:  what if bibliophiles shared their favorite books with people who don’t regularly read? As a result, World Book Night was born. Authors of selected books waive royalty fees so WBN can afford to print editions that [...]

Wildflowers, Earth Day, Spring Break, & Stories Under the Oaks

Wildflowers, Earth Day, Spring Break, & Stories Under the Oaks

The California Native Garden is full of spring blooms and on display during Descanso Gardens’ Earth Day Celebration. Little ones can “make and take” Earth Day crafts from the Redwood Rest or head to Magnolia Lawn and “make and take” a science project. Under the oaks, the California Shakespeare Ensemble tell nature-inspired stories suited to [...]

Lyrids Meteor Shower

Lyrids Meteor Shower

Thank you, Mother Earth, for traveling through clouds of particles left by comets. Because of this, we’ll be able to enjoy the Lyrids meteor shower on April 22nd. Go to bed on the 21st and set the alarm for 4:14 a.m., two hours before sunrise, which will be the best time for viewing. The originating [...]

How the West Was Really Won

How the West Was Really Won

Altadena Heritage continues its Water Series on Thursday, April 17th, with a dramatic film and a short documentary, which “will tell the story of our area’s earliest water development.” Altadena historian Michele Zack will present Eaton’s Water, based on her short story about the trials of local hero Benjamin Eaton in bringing water, beginning in [...]

Fairey, Conal, Maruska, & Bernal: Make a Bid

Fairey, Conal, Maruska, & Bernal:  Make a Bid

Blue by Jorge Bernal is available for a mere $100 opening bid. Lean toward numbers with Checking Account by Margie Schnibbe or opt for the serviceable with Black Tea teapots by Sharon Mann. If positive and negative abstraction holds your attention, look at Joseph Maruska‘s Green Emerald. Enjoy artwork that makes you smile and has [...]

MUSE/IQUE’s Front Porch

MUSE/IQUE’s Front Porch

“We all kind of found that our individual ideas were surpassed by our idea of playing music as a collective,” says Cory of Moonsville Collective. Cory, along with members Ryan, Dan, Drew, and Seth will be performing at MUSE/IQUE‘s “Front/Porch” event at the Robert R. Blacker House on May 5th. Early twentieth century architects Greene [...]

Light & Shadow

Light & Shadow

An all-woman show examines “the ideas of light and shadow in myth, nature, and the mystery of the psyche.” This exhibit opens April 12th at Cactus Gallery features artist Ulla Anobile, while also including Julie Zarate, Kelly Thompson, Donna Abbate, Patricia Krebs, and ten others. A reception will be held on Saturday, coinciding with NELAart‘s [...]

Zhena Folk Chorus

Zhena Folk Chorus

A Zhena concert is a complete village experience… Zhena means “woman” or “wife” in Slavic languages and these women of Zhena, based out of San Pedro, have dedicated themselves to preserving and presenting the folk songs of Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Georgia, Hungary, Macedonia, Romania, Russia, Turkey, and Ukraine. Story-like narratives and colorful authentic costumes are [...]

Pot-Luck Up-Pop

Pot-Luck Up-Pop

Surrogate Gallery Projects‘ Pot-Luck Up-Pop exhibition at Paseo Pasadena comes to a close on Friday, April 4th, though it will be open until 9 p.m. for a closing reception to which the public is invited. The Paseo donated the space and curator Holly Boruck has transformed the space, exhibiting artists like Meriel Stern, Barbara Lai [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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