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Rachmaninoff’s All-Night Vigil with P’s Master Chorale

Rachmaninoff’s All-Night Vigil with P’s Master Chorale

Sergei Rachmaninoff composed his All-Night Vigil (also known as Vespers) during a three-week period in 1915. It is a towering achievement and a work of deep faith. Comprised of fifteen movements and based largely on Russian Orthodox chants, the All-Night Vigil is a technical and emotional tour de force. Sung without instruments and lasting just over [...]

Mystery History No. 10

Mystery History No. 10

What is this? And where are we? In this December 1951 photo, able-bodied Pasadena Police Officer Robert Hultman uses a wheelchair as he marks car tires while smelling the lovely aroma of iconic Pasadena roses. The wheelchair kept him low to the ground so he didn’t have to bend up and down all the time. [...]

Community Garden—Get Your Bed!

Community Garden—Get Your Bed!

  Pasadena Community Gardens’ mission is to create eco-friendly, edible, and sustainable public community gardens in Pasadena—tranquil locations in which Pasadenans can, for a nominal annual cost, grow fresh and pesticide-free vegetable, fruit, herbs, and flowers in their own garden bed. All Pasadena residents are invited to become a member of Pasadena Community Gardens located [...]

Hello, Happy Hour!

Hello, Happy Hour!

“Happy Hour Week” sponsored by the Old Pasadena Management District is actually 14 days long (maybe they’ve indulged in one too many; fuzzy math). Actually, we’re already behind as it started March 1st, so we gotta kick it into high gear; there’s some catchin’ up to do! Twenty-seven participating restaurants and bars are offering food [...]

A Boozy Burger

A Boozy Burger

Slater’s 50/50 is getting a jump on this party month of March—Thank you, Ireland! Thank you, March Madness! You may have to prep for this: 1/2 pound New York strip steak infused with a Guiness and Molasses marinade A bed of arugula and Roma tomatoes roasted in Jameson Irish Whiskey A topping of melted provolone [...]

Pasadena Art Night

Pasadena Art Night

Drumming performances by Makoto Taiko and Bill Ellzey‘s sunrise photographs at Shumei Arts Council. “Listening as (a) movement” is a public artwork by Elana Mann “involving interactive sculpture and community-based performance” at Side Street Projects (with refreshments from Whole Foods Arroyo). The Pasadena Museum of California Art has scene paintings from the 1930s-1960s, Christopher Miles’ [...]

Belle’s Nest in Sierra Madre

Belle’s Nest in Sierra Madre

Belle’s Nest is an ode to the arts; an indoor vintage flea market that takes the American Dream and gives it creative whimsy. Owners Gloria Prins and Elena Alonzo opened the shop in 2010 with the mission to create a store that could be what the global website Etsy is to artists and entrepreneurs—a place [...]

Handcrafted Modern

Handcrafted Modern

Another mid-century architecture lecture? Not really. On March 9th, local artist Leslie Williamson will examine the private worlds behind famed personalities who broke the mold in the 50s and 60s when it came to architecture, art, and design. Williamson will share her compelling collection of photographs that show the homes now—iconic personalities such as Jerome and [...]

The Quickening Maze by Adam Foulds

The Quickening Maze by Adam Foulds

The Quickening Maze By Adam Foulds Who better than a poet to write a novel that deals with madness, creativity, and love? Adam Foulds brings a vividness of both diction and imagination to this story of Victorian nature poet John Clare and his time spent in an asylum which becomes ever more horrific as its [...]

“Snapshot”

“Snapshot”

Memories cherished polaroid pictures witness good old days family barbecue khaki shorts colorful halters strappy sandals sunlight glare glasses shade eyes ice cold drinks comfort niceness floats wrapped in pink chiffon dusk drop polite questions unhinge answers babies born dash of death couples recoupled kids off to work college jail mother father hood rain of [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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