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4,000 Murals Later…

4,000 Murals Later…

The Pasadena Chalk Festival celebrates its 25th anniversary during this annual event on Father’s Day weekend, June 17-18. Over 600 artists descend upon Pasadena to create 200 chalk murals—in every style imaginable. Watch artists work, listen to live music, and take the kids to Chalkland. Plenty of eateries are within mere steps (and shopping if need […]

Cucumber Gin Rickey

Cucumber Gin Rickey

Editor’s note: Summer is just coming upon us—with daily graduations, summer camps locked in, and vacation plans being cemented. Our hot weather has yet to descend upon us, thankfully, but we figure it’s never too early to consider what cocktails should be concocted for summer parties, outdoor barbecues, July 4th celebrations, and for when temperatures climb into the high […]

Hold These Truths

Hold These Truths

Hold These Truths is currently playing at the Pasadena Playhouse. Saw this play last night. By far, one of the best I’ve ever seen. Deep, heart wrenching yet ironically entertaining true account of the Japanese concentration camps during WWII. Hits home on so many levels. E.G: Did you know American families were confined to live like […]

The Last Five Years

The Last Five Years

Brian Elerding is Executive Director of Lineage Performing Arts Center. We first met him through the Ensemble Shakespeare Theatre Company, which now performs at Descanso Gardens. Elerding is one of the good guys. He’s creative, approachable, generous with his time, passionate, and philanthropic—and supports events and productions in the same vein. If you see his name connected […]

Publishing 1-2-3

Publishing 1-2-3

Join editor Laurie Gibson on July 8-9 for publishing know-how. The following info is courtesy of Flintridge Bookstore… Saturday, July 8th, 2-3:30 p.m.: Grab a pen and join us for this popular, lively workshop, which is spiced with stories and tips to empower and inspire writers. We’ll start with a glance at today’s dynamic book […]

Thanks for Coming In

Thanks for Coming In

      Thanks for Coming In We just want to talk about your excursion on the 27th. Sunday before last.  Isn’t that right?  You wore that thrift store sombrero.  Move a little closer to the machine, please. There’s nothing to be afraid of.  Excursions are allowed. It isn’t as if you tried to escape.  […]

Last Fridays Songwriter Night & Expressive Dance

Last Fridays Songwriter Night & Expressive Dance

Lyd and Mo of Lyd & Mo Photography are kicking it up a notch. Not only do they run their wedding, portrait and photography business, they’re welcoming into their studio and gallery space an alluring array of people and talents. This past January 27, Lyd and Mo launched Last Fridays Songwriter Night with songwriters and musicians performing […]

2-Day Painting Workshop in the Arroyo & Eaton Canyon

2-Day Painting Workshop in the Arroyo & Eaton Canyon

Laurie Hendricks, owner of Laurie Hendricks Gallery on Mission Street in South Pasadena, leads a 2-day plein air painting workshop June 16 and 17. Each day the workshop begins at 10 a.m. and continues for six hours until 4 p.m. Saturday’s location shall be in the Arroyo Seco and Sunday’s class is scheduled for Eaton Canyon. Class size is […]

2nd Saturday Pomona Art Walk

2nd Saturday Pomona Art Walk

Pomona’s 2nd Saturday Art Walk is not only all things art, but a farmers market, a venue for live music, workshops, and a vintage car show. Almost two dozen galleries participate in Art Walk holding artist receptions for their current exhibits. Among them are 2nd Street Sculptor Park, Community Brains Art Gallery, Smoking Mirrors, and the Lucille […]

Wellema Hat Co.

Wellema Hat Co.

“Each hat starts with me.” So says Cody Wellema of Wellema Hat Company, which has just celebrated its one-year anniversary on East Mariposa Street in Altadena. Wellema writes about “a glorious Creator” who created mankind in His image. Cody believes that we are all “designed” to create, whether it be in making an instrument by hand, writing a […]

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