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Shakespeare in the PARK(let)

Shakespeare in the PARK(let)

The third Friday of September is coming quickly, which means it’s time to prepare for PARK(ing) Day 2014. This is the movement begun in 2005 when Matthew, John, and Blaine wanted to bring attention to the lack of urban parks and pubic space. They accomplished this by paying a parking meter on a street in San Francisco—for two hours. During […]

Taking Flight

Taking Flight

  From playing in his school’s marching band and joining a techno-pop group to earning a Grammy in 2012, Eric Whitacre elicits high, and sometimes fan-girling, praise. On Forums.Bands.org, comments call him “the nicest man you will ever meet,” and say he’s “a wonderful composer” and his music is “nothing short of amazing.” And, oh yes… “that tush…to […]

Berry Breezes & Bangkok Monkey

Berry Breezes & Bangkok Monkey

Berry Breeze. Bangkok Monkey. Peaches and Rye. Broten Buck. Jala-Pina Rita. Dirty Salty Savory. It’s September, so it must be SIP-tember when restaurants and bars all over the area create that one outstanding cocktail hoping to garner the majority of votes and win the cocktail challenge. Round 4 voting is from September 17th through the 21st, […]

The Gamble House Re-Imagined

The Gamble House Re-Imagined

It’s being called a 17-day artist intervention. In actuality, it’s the Gamble House collaborating with the Pasadena Arts Council and Machine Project of Los Angeles to re-imagine the “quintessential Pasadena landmark” during the two-weeks of AxS Festival, which this year has the theme “curiosity.” Machine Project founder and artistic director Mark Allen has organized—or let […]

All the Happiness You Deserve

All the Happiness You Deserve

In All the Happiness You Deserve, Michael Piafsky tells the story of a life in small details and crystalline moments. Scotty, a dreamer and drifter, seems punished for every initiative, every step forward. Yet in the end Scotty’s story, precisely because it is, in its bleak ordinariness, rendered so lovingly, takes on a luminosity. It’s […]

Sphæræ

Sphæræ

Laser light and bubble skin. Actually, laser light that “crawls” through the micro and nano structures within a “bubble’s skin.” Grownups playing with bubbles… Evalina Domnitch and Dmitry Gelfland‘s 10,000 Peakcock Feathers in Foaming Acid—not to be missed on September 19th, part of Pasadena Arts Council’s AxS Festival. Dmitry Gelfand and Evelina Domnitch create sensory immersion […]

Moon Wolf

Moon Wolf

The color of the midnight fell into my lap just now, filling my fear places, my irises with the color of fire, a moon wolf racing ahead, my bloodline remembered in a moment’s flare, the color of reckoning, a redux later at the make up counter, the color on my lips, a torch secret, of […]

“A Walk Among the Tombstones”: A Quick Chat with Director Scott Frank

“A Walk Among the Tombstones”: A Quick Chat with Director Scott Frank

He’s on deadline, so requested that we ask just a few and only easy questions. We can do that… Pasadena resident, UCSB alumnus, Dead Again and Little Man Tate author, Get Shorty, Out of Sight, Minority Report, Marley & Me, and The Wolverine screenwriter, and A Walk Among the Tombstones director Scott Frank: Thank you for finding the time to […]

Touch-a-Truck

Touch-a-Truck

Get ready kids-under-eight! Imagine earth movers, dump trucks, cement mixers, and garbage trucks. Imagine climbing, touching, honking, and “driving.” On September 20th, the Southern California Children’s Museum presents the 2nd annual Touch-a-Truck at Santa Anita Park. The event is designed for kids under eight years old and between 9 and 10 a.m. a horn-free hour […]

Another Night in Bankok

Another Night in Bankok

This week’s recipe comes courtesy of Dog Haus Culinary Director Michael Brown. Ingredients for 1 dog: 1 spicy Thai red currywurst sausage (proprietary recipe made for DH by Adam Gertler of “The Next Food Network Star” fame) or quality beef hot dog 1 bun (three King’s Hawaiian rolls, still connected) ¼ ounce butter, melted or […]

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