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Last “Garden Talks” of the Fall

Last “Garden Talks” of the Fall

Lili Singer, who leads “Garden Talks” at the Arboretum, welcomes the Inter-City Cactus and Succulent Show co-chair Tom Glavich to the season’s last workshop. This last class, on Thursday, October 31st, is called “Winter Growers: Bulbs & Succulents of the Mediterranean, South Africa & the Americas.” Glavich has “propagated a wide range of plants—including succulents, [...]

David Sedaris at Civic Center

David Sedaris at Civic Center

…For though I’ve often lost faith in myself, I’ve never lost it in my family, in my certainty that we are fundamentally better than everyone else. It’s an archaic belief, one that I haven’t seriously reconsidered since my late teens, but still I hold it. Ours is the only club I’ve ever wanted to be [...]

Halloween!

Halloween!

This Thursday is Halloween. Time for the creepy and the cute to strut their stuff, make onlookers screech, oggle, or ooh and aah, then run up and down driveways, cut across lawns and fill a pillowcase full of mini candies that will be dutifully examined, counted, exchanged, and ingested before it is placed out of [...]

Bamboo Socks? They’re Snapz

Bamboo Socks? They’re Snapz

“My mom assigned me the weekly chore of folding clothes but I hate sorting socks,” says Jacob. “They all look the same and it takes too long to sort through. Is the sock black or blue? Striped or solid? And when I talked to my friends and their parents, nobody likes sorting and folding socks.” [...]

Mrs. Fenyes & the Movies (Part 4 of 4): The Egyptian Becomes the Uptown Theater

Mrs. Fenyes & the Movies (Part 4 of 4): The Egyptian Becomes the Uptown Theater

By Sheryl Peters, Pasadena Museum of History docent, researcher, and educator. When Warner’s Egyptian Theater closed its doors in 1935, Henry Warner, one time owner and then manager of the theater, was out of a job. Warner’s career in the movie business had begun in 1906, and he had personally witnessed its growth into an [...]

The Saints of Skid Row

The Saints of Skid Row

A dozen years or so ago, I set out to find connections between the stories of 100 saints and the streets that bear their names here in Los Angeles, a city which itself is named for a saint. (Nuestra Señora de los Angeles, Our Lady of the Angels – that is, the Virgin Mary). One [...]

Cheese Entertaining 101

Cheese Entertaining 101

Imagine an hour immersed in the world—actually, the smell and taste—of St. André, cave-aged Emmenthal, or “D. Bernardo” Manchego. Domestically, the names might include Cypress Grove’s Marble Mountain, Best N West Jack, or Italcheese’s Bufala Mozzarella. Nicole’s Market & Café is offering an early evening class on “the basics of entertaining with cheese,” helping hosts [...]

Ceiling in the Floor

Ceiling in the Floor

Even in death, relationships continue to evolve. That is the premise behind Lineage Performing Arts Center‘s Ceiling in the Floor production on November 2nd and 3rd. The story is “explores the darkness of mental illness, unveiling an inspired, true story about two lives bound together through music and dance.” Brandon Toh provides original music for this [...]

Skeletal Horrors and Adorable Ghosts

Skeletal Horrors and Adorable Ghosts

Roaming the streets this weekend before All Hallow’s Eve, we searched for decorations from the spine-tingling and grotesque to the bewitching and winsome. Maybe it’s the popularity of The Walking Dead, but many of the decorations floating around this year—tied from trees, eerily swinging and turning in the wind—are reminiscent of Crypt Keeper and The [...]

Honoring Ancestors on el Día de los Muertos

Honoring Ancestors on el Día de los Muertos

We posted about The Folk Tree’s annual Día de los Muertos exhibit that opened on October 5th. Now, on the actual day of the holiday, Saturday, November 2nd, The Folk Tree will host a whole afternoon of festivities. 12:30-1:30 p.m.: Music by Martin Espino, traditional sounds inspired by indigenous cultures of the Americas 1-5 p.m.: [...]

Gooden Open House Saturday, January 11

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