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Halloween Fun, Halloween Haunts

Halloween Fun, Halloween Haunts

Kidspace Pumpkin Festival Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 18th-19th, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Have the kids wear their costumes and they can join the costume parade. Visit the pumpkin patch and pick out a Halloween pumpkin. Crafts and activities will be offered, as well as face painting, a petting zoo, live music and performances, and with purchased tickets, [...]

Food As Art

Food As Art

South Pasadena’s Arts Crawl involves art of all kinds, including the culinary variety. Michelle Hohman’s Urban Kitchen is celebrating it’s one-year anniversary on October 18th with “Food As Art.” Hohman has invited Chef Beer Vee to conduct an interactive cooking demonstration, sharing his “artful” French macarons, truffles, and other treats. For Urban Kitchen’s cooking classes, Hohman [...]

Every Man an Immigrant

Every Man an Immigrant

Back home on Long Island my father’s family of origin knew within an Irish radius of 20 miles where his family had come from. A one-room straw and mud house tipping it’s roof hat to passersbys, half in the main road, halfway uphill, halfway to Roscrea, County Tipperary, halfway to the coast. Somehow it didn’t [...]

Way of Tea at Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden

Way of Tea at Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden

Chado, Sado, Chanoyu. It’s the Way of Tea. This highly choreographed ritual is the Japanese ceremonial preparation and presentation of matcha or green tea, “a sacred tea ceremony (that) embodies harmony, respect, and tranquility.” Preparing tea in this ceremony means pouring all one’s attention into the predefined movements. The whole process is not about drinking tea, [...]

Kate Douvan: Greetings from South Pasadena

Kate Douvan: Greetings from South Pasadena

South Pasadena resident and illustrator, graphic designer, and artist Kate Douvan has just released a “souvenir tea towel” that celebrates her town. She was kind enough to answer a few questions… HP: You say the small town charm of South Pas is part of the reason you were drawn here. Drawn from where? KD: My [...]

Dollmakers III

Dollmakers III

Dolls. Everywhere dolls. Dolls that are cute and whimsical. Dolls that are mystical and seem imparted with soul. Dolls that are odd and quirky. Dolls that are peculiar and disturbing. Dozens of artists—local, national, and some of our Canadian neighbors—will show and sell individually-crafted, handmade art dolls and sculptures at Cactus Gallery’s “Dollmakers III” exhibit, along with “Día de [...]

Green Beans in Tarragon Dressing

Green Beans in Tarragon Dressing

This is one of my favorite ways to eat green beans. So simple. It is a good idea to make the dressing a few hours or even the day before, so the tarragon flavor has time to seep in. And sorry, I never write down exact amounts, so these are guesses. Taste and adjust. TARRAGON DRESSING: 2-3 tablespoons [...]

Ginger Corner Market

Ginger Corner Market

“You just need the guts to do it,” says Ginger Corner Market, owner Liz Hollingsworth. After having spent a decade in corporate catering she wanted a change, she wanted to “do” something. So taking the plunge, at a spot a couple of blocks south of Colorado and a handful of streets east of Lake, Liz took [...]

Pierre Odier: From Mangolia to U.S.A. Via Siberia

Pierre Odier: From Mangolia to U.S.A. Via Siberia

Pierre Odier was born in Lausanne Switzerland. From this idyll location, Odier moved in 1959 to America, joining the United States Army. Once he’d completed his obligation found himself in Tacoma, Washington. In the small city, 35 miles from Seattle, he opened a restaurant/nightclub combo, as well as an art gallery. He eventually received his [...]

The Art of Honoring the Dead

The Art of Honoring the Dead

El Día de Los Muertos, the tradition of honoring loved ones, which can be traced back thousands of years to the pre-Columbian era, has inspired innumerable creative expressions. The building of ofrendas, making detailed sugar skulls and tissue paper flowers, masks, and calacas (skeletons) are symbols of lasting love and a desire to honor a particular individual. The [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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