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Celebrating the Table with Chef Bruce Kalman

Celebrating the Table with Chef Bruce Kalman

Chef Bruce Kalman of Union Restaurant in Pasadena and Knead & Co. in LA’s Grand Central Market is getting around. He’ll be feeding the crowd at the Seeds of Transformation garden party at the historical Robinson House on April 29 (tickets still available) and he’ll be setting up at the inaugural Arroyo Seco Music Festival […]

In a World of Wisteria

In a World of Wisteria

Fabaceae (Leguminosae). Wisteria. Along with SoCal’s jacaranda, wisteria is a divine purple power flower. Wisterias climb by twining their stems either clockwise or counterclockwise round any available support. They can climb as high as 66 ft. above the ground and spread out 33 ft. laterally. The world’s largest known wisteria is in Sierra Madre, California, measuring […]

“Hearing” Satellites via NASA’s Spiral Shell

“Hearing” Satellites via NASA’s Spiral Shell

David Delgado, one of the visual strategists at NASA’s JPL, reminds us of the all the times we picked up a shell and put it to our ear and “heard” the sound of the ocean. This is one of the reasons he and fellow creator Dan Goods—along with the New York design firm StudioKCA—chose the […]

60th Annual Bonsai Show

60th Annual Bonsai Show

How many people have gone through the decades pronouncing the “o” in bonsai like the “o” in bonbon (bän-bän)? Would it be surprising to hear that the Santa Anita Bonsai Society directs one to pronounce the word “bone-sigh” (bōn-sī)? Then again, listening to Merriam-Webster online and clicking on the speaker icon, the supposedly Japanese speaker sounds as though […]

Shopping for Easter Eats

Shopping for Easter Eats

Easter will be upon us quicker than we realize, so we’ve collected some Easter menus to make the day easier to navigate and leave more time for celebrating the resurrection or hunting for chocolate bunnies and painted eggs. Julienne, one of our all-time favorite places to patron, is full of Easter yum: Items ordered will […]

Celebrating Peacocks

Celebrating Peacocks

It’s all things peacock at the Arboretum on March 25. “Proud as a Peacock” unfurls the mysteries of the peafowl’s plumage and the courting secrets and rituals. Join a bird walk and follow the Peacock Discovery Trail. Dress as a peacock! And participate in peacock crafts (well, mostly for the little ones, but don’t be […]

The Art in the Street… and of Getting There

The Art in the Street… and of Getting There

Two new exhibitions at Pasadena Museum of History take a look at art from different perspectives. Art in the Street: 25 Years of the Pasadena Chalk Festival celebrates the silver anniversary of one of the area’s most popular art attractions. The Art of Getting There: Railroad Inspired Artistry explores how railroads, the apex of the […]

Looking Up, Looking Down, Looking…

Looking Up, Looking Down, Looking…

A night sky in Pasadena. A Water Company hole cover. A friend’s installation. We’ve got Altadena artist Kate Carvellas, snapping pics as she looks at the world.                       More photos by Kate: “Through a Carvellas Eye.”   ~~~     Kate Carvellas, in her own […]

Music All Dressed Up

Music All Dressed Up

“It’s runway the MUSE/IQUE way.” Mingling, dining, music, and a runway show. MUSE/IQUE plays the likes of Nat King Cole, Elvis Presley, Janis Joplin, and Michael Jackson—”artists who defined our style.” MUSE/IQUE will perform on the 8th floor of The Tower on Los Robles Avenue,—in “an office stripped bare.” Come listen to music, nibble and […]

The Existence of Us

The Existence of Us

          A key turns and I fade away He walks in and past me He doesn’t notice that I am there Maybe I’ve made myself invisible We live an apartheid existence And when we do stand together We simply become columns of catastrophe Notes that belong to different chords If I speak, he will turn If […]

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