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It’s a Space Fest

It’s a Space Fest

Some folks may know that Edgar Mitchell was a member of Apollo 14 in 1971 and was the sixth man to walk on the moon. Perhaps not as many know that he also is interested in “human paranormal potential” and “conducted ESP experiments with an earthbound colleague during downtime en route to the moon.” Eileen [...]

Everything You Touch: Late Nite Salon

Everything You Touch:  Late Nite Salon

Glamorous muse versus Midwestern every-woman. A protégé versus the masses. Gorgeous size zero in this corner. (Admiration, envy.) Likable size 18 in this corner. (Forgettable.) Jess watches Esme. Esme does not see Jess. Boston Court presents Everything You Touch by Sheila Callaghan, directed by Jessica Kubzansky. The play is a world premier co-production with Rattlestick Playwrights Theater. [...]

Fairey, Conal, Maruska, & Bernal: Make a Bid

Fairey, Conal, Maruska, & Bernal:  Make a Bid

Blue by Jorge Bernal is available for a mere $100 opening bid. Lean toward numbers with Checking Account by Margie Schnibbe or opt for the serviceable with Black Tea teapots by Sharon Mann. If positive and negative abstraction holds your attention, look at Joseph Maruska‘s Green Emerald. Enjoy artwork that makes you smile and has [...]

Egg Hunt 2014

Egg Hunt 2014

Can’t walk or coordinate the hands, arms, legs, and knees for crawling? Can’t focus her eyes or doesn’t have a strong enough neck to hold his head up? No matter. The City of Pasadena’s Annual Spring Festival has announced an egg hunt for wee ones age 0-5. Literally. Zero to five years of age, they [...]

MUSE/IQUE’s Front Porch

MUSE/IQUE’s Front Porch

“We all kind of found that our individual ideas were surpassed by our idea of playing music as a collective,” says Cory of Moonsville Collective. Cory, along with members Ryan, Dan, Drew, and Seth will be performing at MUSE/IQUE‘s “Front/Porch” event at the Robert R. Blacker House on May 5th. Early twentieth century architects Greene [...]

Light & Shadow

Light & Shadow

An all-woman show examines “the ideas of light and shadow in myth, nature, and the mystery of the psyche.” This exhibit opens April 12th at Cactus Gallery features artist Ulla Anobile, while also including Julie Zarate, Kelly Thompson, Donna Abbate, Patricia Krebs, and ten others. A reception will be held on Saturday, coinciding with NELAart‘s [...]

Little Free Library

Little Free Library

Taking a walk in our neighborhood last week, we came across a “Little Free Library.” Painted in the colors of the attendant house, this box full of books welcomes passerby to “Take a book, return a book.” So, we indulged, perusing the baker’s dozen on display and settled on Adam Hochschild’s King Leopold’s Ghost that [...]

Susan Sironi: Books Sculpted

Susan Sironi:  Books Sculpted

She’s been called a “literary vandal” and a “dissector” by Leah Ollman (LATimesBlog 2011). Why so? Because artist Susan Sironi cuts up books. Over the last ten years,” Sironi states, “I have been using vintage books as an initial source material, altering them into sculptural collages that reflect on history and/or the past.” For Flower [...]

Tadashi Shoji & Norman Rockwell

Tadashi Shoji & Norman Rockwell

Ever hitched a ride in a blimp? Room for two is available on the Goodyear blimp, if your price is right. You can also snag four tickets to tour of battleship USS Iowa docked in San Pedro, get Rose Parade grand stand seats, or go on a wine tasting tour at Le Vigne Winery in [...]

BOOK ‘Em Closing

BOOK ‘Em Closing

After 24 years, Mary and Barry are closing their doors. After Wednesday, April 30th, BOOK ‘Em Mysteries bookstore in South Pasadena shall be no more. Over the years, author events have included the likes of Michael Connelly and Robert Crais to local mystery authors Denise Hamilton, Naomi Hirahara, and Kwei Quartey. Mary and Barry’s shop, [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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