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Living Gluten-Free During the Holidays

Living Gluten-Free During the Holidays
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No reindeer shaped sugar cookies? No freshly baked croissants? No malted milk shake, Doritos, chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream? No soy sauce? The wonderful world of flavors, textures, and tastes evaporates before our very eyes as we consider the reality of a gluten free holiday menu. We might as well growl, “Ba humbug” and […]

Attire LA Comes to Altadena

Attire LA Comes to Altadena

Attire began as a shop in Culver City with the idea to fill the shop with “a carefully curated collection” of clothing, accessories, and—interestingly enough—art. The idea is to support local brands being produced in Los Angeles and local artists in Culver City and, now with its second location, in Altadena. One such Altadena artist […]

Domestic Violence Collection Drive

Domestic Violence Collection Drive

For the month of October, the 12th Annual Domestic Violence Collection Drive, an annual project of Congresswoman Judy Chu and Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park Medical Center, is sharing knowledge, encouraging participation, and garnering resources—all with the “goal of empowering survivors of domestic violence and bringing hope to those in need.” Congresswoman Chu is joined by […]

Art Parties

Art Parties

Celebrate a birthday by making crazy crowns or princess crowns… or crazy princess crowns! Or maybe a volcano. Celebrate for the heck of it and create secret gardens or box purses. Kids, teens, and adults are invited to consult with the Armory for the Arts party-organizing guru to create a unique party in a “spacious, […]

My Full Moon in September

My Full Moon in September

My Full Moon in September ~ after Clair de lune by Claude Debussy by Maja Trochimczyk   An orchestra of crickets slices through the night of a full moon and shadows piercing my white garden. I look at the contours of clouds outlined in indigo sky, black pine branches stretching upwards as the clouds flow […]

Expanding on the Expansive

Expanding on the Expansive

Eleven days and counting… October 10, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. is the deadline for applying to Free Painting, the conclusion of a 9-part, 9-artist, nineteen-month series called Expanding on an Expansive Subject, the Armory Center for the Arts. Since May 2014, Margie Livingston, Analia Saban, John Burtle, Liat Yossifor, John Knuth, Kendell Carter, Kate Gilmore, […]

Flower Buds & Silk Floss

Flower Buds & Silk Floss

Artist Ulla Anobile is a creator and an observer. She observes as she walks her neighborhood and she’s kindly allowed us to share more of her photos… Photo, right: “Muru the Cat lounges on my patio railing on a very hot August day. Taken 8/13 2015.” A friend of Ulla’s comments on this flower (below), […]

Dumpling & Beer Fest

Dumpling & Beer Fest

It’s Octoberfest, Asian-style. Celebrate the year with beer! Or, a variety of beers… and dumplings… at San Gabriel’s Dumpling & Beer Fest on October 1, at the San Gabriel Mission Playhouse. Not only dumplings are on the menu, but egg rolls, spring rolls, pork belly katsu, and Korean chicken wings (to name a few). For […]

The Altadena Best Fest

The Altadena Best Fest

Begin the day with pancakes under the deodars and let Altadena Best Fest begin. Art, crafts, music, and food. Best Fest features artisan ceramics, hand-crafted purses, handmade jewelry, hand-blown glass, mosaic tiles, textiles, and paintings. For listening pleasure, on site will be Firebird Sweet, Cruise Control, the Licata Brothers, Bohemian Soul Riders, and the Altadena […]

A Night of Jazz at Blinn House

A Night of Jazz at Blinn House

Enjoy an evening at the lovely, historical Blinn House at the Jazz Night on October 3rd. This night presented by The Women’s City Club of Pasadena will feature Roscoe Lee Owen’s Jazz Zone. Music begins at 6:30 p.m. with “extraordinary high school musicians…the Idyllwild Arts Academy Jazz Quartet, led by legendary jazz bassist Marshall Hawkins.” […]

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