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“Off the Wall” Art to Benefit the Armory

“Off the Wall” Art to Benefit the Armory

The Armory Center for the Arts auction ends April 21 at noon PST. The “Off the Wall” Gala will be held the following evening. Proceeds from the online auction go to CMA’s art classes, 80% of which serve socio-economically disadvantaged youth and families. Fifty-one pieces of art under $1,000 are looking for a place on […]

Kids in the Kitchen Summer Camp

Kids in the Kitchen Summer Camp

Chef Michelle Hohman has created a casual, simple, welcoming space at Urban Kitchen. She teaches pasta making classes, and classes about seafood and steak, mastering souffles, and even “skills for crafting meals.” And, not only for adults. With summer arriving shortly, if you have a young’un who has shown deftness in the kitchen—or perhaps does […]

Catch-22

Catch-22

Catch-22 A touch, a kiss A blink, a shrug A twitch, a curve A wink, a swerve A tilt, a shake A turn, a veer A rub, a rustle A look, a gaze I’d be damned if this is not a bait! A walk, a trot A gazelle, a deer A river, a lake A […]

Red Vines Concoctions @ Twohey’s

Red Vines Concoctions @ Twohey’s

Some things you just can’t make up: Red Vines brand ambassadors are climbing into a VW retro-style bus “to promote the California Collection on its Red Vines Made in America Tour.” Okay, then! And to coincide with the arrival of said ambassadors into Southern California, Twohey’s iconic restaurant in Alhambra (established 1943) has created two […]

BAD GIRLS & Outcasts

BAD GIRLS & Outcasts

Sandra Mastroianni knows scores of artists and, lucky for us, they create unique pieces for her diverse exhibitions. She embraces themes that make us smile simply by reading their titles and eager to see the artists’ interpretations: Tiny Treasures, Beastly Beings, Birdly Delights, ¡Loteria!, Communing with the Ancestors, Sticks and Stones, and Over the Moon and Under the Stars. Opening at […]

The Art of the Garden & Botanical Exploration

The Art of the Garden & Botanical Exploration

Two attractive options this weekend for botanical fans… The Art of the Garden Tour & Not Just Roses! A Botanical Exploration of Pasadena   Art of the Garden is a self-guided tour with 5 private gardens available for viewing in Sierra Madre, Altadena, and Pasadena. From farmhouse to formal, midcentury to craftsman bungalow and beyond, […]

Orange Pistachio Muffins

Orange Pistachio Muffins

Orange Pistachio Muffins Gluten free, lactose free, vegetarian from Living Luxe Gluten Free Pistachio gelato inspired this recipe. And every bit as much as the Italian delizia after which it’s modeled, my orange pistachio muffin recipe enchants the taste buds. Orange zest and sugary crumbles add a sweet touch to these nutty, buttery muffins, which […]

Two Walking Tours of Pasadena’s Historic Churches

Two Walking Tours of Pasadena’s Historic Churches

For a tease we turn to former Pasadena Information Officer Ann Erdman and her blog: All Saints was founded in 1883, the first Episcopal parish in Pasadena. Members who had begun meeting in a private home three years earlier purchased a site among orange groves at Garfield Avenue and Colorado Boulevard in 1885 and built a […]

Kathleen Swaydan on Kleitsch @ PMCA

Kathleen Swaydan on Kleitsch @ PMCA

I’m back with a review of a dynamic exhibit at the Pasadena Museum of California Art. Joseph Kleitsch (1882-1931), featured in this exhibit is shown above in a 1915 self-portrait (age 33).  Originally from Hungary, Kleitsch immigrated to the United States in the early years of the twentieth century and lived in Chicago until 1920 […]

A Night at the Colony: A Wicked “Wicked Lit” Fundraiser

A Night at the Colony: A Wicked “Wicked Lit” Fundraiser

From staged readings of a brand new Wicked Lit play and a Twilight Zone episode to an one-act horror comedy and “Shakespearean Burlesque,” the Colony State is the place to be on April 23. This is not only an evening of sauciness, horror and comedy, but a fundraiser for Wicked Lit, the unique creation of Unbound Productions, […]

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