FEATURED


¡Loteria II!

¡Loteria II!

Every year, Sandra Mastroianni of Cactus Gallery invites artists to interpret the 54 iconic Loteria cards. This year’s works—paintings, mixed media, pâpier maché, ink, textiles, wood, and sterling silver and copper—are on exhibit through April 2nd. ¡Loteria II! is a wondrous show of color, shapes, whimsy, solemnity, humor, and detail. We could break the bank […]

Swing to Big Butter

Swing to Big Butter

The Pasadena Ballroom Dance Association likes to go big. Big as in big bands. Listening to the horns and saxophone or the harmony of Doo Wop singers feels like Benny Goodman or The Five Satins reincarnated. On March 18, PBDA holds its once-a-month ballroom dance event with a freestyle foxtrot lesson from 7:30-8 p.m., followed […]

Anita Parys on the Stairs

Anita Parys on the Stairs

In our current technologically pervasive world, it’s seldom that a quick Google search or ten minutes of digging will not unearth information about a desired subject. When we looked for details relating to Anita Parys, a Los Angeles artist whose work is on exhibit at Vroman’s, we came up empty. Fascinating. As such, we will […]

Romeo, Valentina, Beast Jr., 80 Days, Willows & Charlotte

Romeo, Valentina, Beast Jr., 80 Days, Willows & Charlotte

From classics such as Charlotte’s Web, Romeo and Juliet, and an adaptation of The Wind in the Willows to the musical Beauty and the Beast, Jr., the autobiography of the three little pigs’ big bad wolf, and the West Coast premier of Casa Valentina by Harvey Feinstein at the Pasadena Playhouse—live theater abounds! Under the […]

Peace Without Borders: Welcoming the Refugee

Peace Without Borders: Welcoming the Refugee

Gratitude to Monica Hubbard of Wired Women for directing our attention to this event. For those who may be interested… The 14th Annual Pasadena Palm Sunday Peace Parade, “Peace Without Borders: Welcoming the Refugee,” will take place on March 20 at 3 p.m. The purpose of the march is to call attention to the global […]

3rd Thursday: Historic Preservation 101

3rd Thursday: Historic Preservation 101

Our thanks to Michele Zach of Altadena Heritage for passing along this information regarding the “Third Thursday” panel on March 17th titled “Historic Preservation 101.” Text courtesy of Altadena Heritage: Altadena Heritage’s March “Third Thursday” presentation features a panel of experts who will inform us about the recently adopted Los Angeles County Historic Preservation Ordinance […]

For the Ones I Had to Leave

For the Ones I Had to Leave

For The Ones I Had to Leave by Sophia Rivera Taking two steps forward I finally look back not really seeing but seeing through you across the room, hunched over a pile of books Pen in hand, a lighter in the other. I am sorry that I had to leave you probably know this better […]

Chickpea Mango Curry Salad

Chickpea Mango Curry Salad

Sometimes I have recipe ideas and I think “meh” it might not turn out that great and so I don’t make them. Thank goodness I went against my instinct and made this salad because it was delicious! I want to eat this on salad greens, in lettuce wraps, in regular wraps, on bread—anything I can […]

La Palabra in March

La Palabra in March

Karineh Madhessian is the driving force behind “La Palabra Reading Series,” which is held monthly at Avenue 50 Studio. On March 20, Gerda Govine (who has contributed many poems for Hometown Pasadena‘s “Write Here”), Dorenyse Diaz, and CE Jordan will read in what Gerda describes as a wonderfully supportive, welcoming, safe,and enthusiastic environment. Gerda will […]

Karol Franks: Winter to Spring

Karol Franks: Winter to Spring

  Karol Franks is the creative eye of Karol Franks Photography. Her photographs are soulful and reflective, as well as ebullient and lighthearted. Peruse her Instagram photos here, and her photographs may be purchased as prints or on tote bags, stationery, stickers, and clothing at Red Bubble. Karol is a longtime volunteer and photographer for […]

Fiore

Flintridge Books

Lyd and Mo Photography

Louis Jane Studios

Homage Pasadena

Search