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The Bard, Shaw & Dickens

The Bard, Shaw & Dickens

Innocence and jealousy in Shakespeare’s Cymbeline. Upholding the Hippocratic oath or directly linking a client’s treatment to one’s personal gain as in The Doctor’s Dilemma by George Bernard Shaw. Finally, an atrophied heart regenerated to feel compassion in A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. These three plays are on the fall 2012 schedule at A [...]

Crazy Tales & “Twilight”

Crazy Tales & “Twilight”

As the summer winds down, are you less and less able to come up with ideas to entertain your elementary school-aged kids and restless (or easily bored) teens? Let us help with a few suggestions: Continuing through the month of August the Pasadena Central Library is offering “Tales and Tunes,” hour-long shows for kids 5 [...]

Dancing Upstream

Dancing Upstream

“This place rocks, so bring your dancing shoes and prepare to dance.” “This place” is Farnsworth Park‘s ampitheater in Altadena, and you’ll be dancing Saturday night to the beat of Upstream, a reggae band and one of HP fan Peggy Sue Davis’ favorites. Actually, Upstream is a reggae and a Soca band. Two of Upstream’s members are [...]

Going Indie in NoCo

Going Indie in NoCo

NoCo: North of Colorado Boulevard. From Monday, July 30th to Sunday August 5th, enjoy special discounts, free gifts with purchases, and even a glass of wine in celebration of unique, independently-owned businesses in Old Pasadena. Blo Out Lounge is offering 20% off any of their services or a free summer tote with any product purchase [...]

Get Crafty: HeArts & Crafts

Get Crafty: HeArts & Crafts

What could your little one do with a 12×12 canvas with all the paint, paper, glitter, cut-out letters, googly eyes—even clothespins—they could ever desire? Come find out this Saturday, July 28th, at Little Junebugs‘ new monthly series called HeArts and Crafts. Included in the package price is the opportunity to get a portrait taken by [...]

Eight Pianists, Two Quartets

Eight Pianists, Two Quartets

“Pasadena must be the place to be for eight-handed piano ensembles.” So declared the Northern Bavarian Courier in review of eight pianists from Pasadena City College who traveled to Marktoberdorf, Germany to participate in the 8th International Competition for Six and Eight Hands. The competition aims to encourage ensemble playing at one or two pianos; [...]

A Night at the Mausoleum

A Night at the Mausoleum

And now for something completely different. That mantra seems to be the driving force behind Jonathan Josephson, Paul Millet, and Jeff Rack of Unbound Productions. This past May, they presented History Lit, which was short stories by three women authors that were condensed and adapted into short plays. Fascinatingly, the audience walked with, followed, stood or [...]

Fallen Tree Art

Fallen Tree Art

Last December’s windstorm bent, twisted, and uprooted 235 trees. Some were chopped up for firewood. Some were disposed of via a tree grinder or stump chipper. One grand Oak in South Pas was leaning precariously over a neighbor’s roof; the owner partnered with a professional who cut it down very carefully and made oak planks [...]

Dine à la Julia

Dine à la Julia

How about a bowl of bourride, a Provençal fish stew with garlic mayonnaise from the French Chef Cookbook to celebrate Julia Child’s 100th birthday? Then you’d better make a reservation at The Royce at the Langham, whose menu is designed by New American cuisine chef David Fèau. Or start an evening with one of Julia’s favorite [...]

Plein Air: Home & Abroad

Plein Air: Home & Abroad

Some things are meant to last. Plein air painting may have originated in the 19th century and become a central feature of French Impressionism, but it’s a style that continues to create a powerful and moving reaction from the viewer. On Saturday, July 28th, artist Glen Knowles will be demonstrating landscape painting in the plein [...]

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