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Tiny Treasures at Cactus

Tiny Treasures at Cactus

Cactus Gallery’s 8th Annual Miniatures Show opens Saturday, December 7th, with more than 40 artists participating. Handmade ornaments, paintings, mixed media works, dolls, and whatever else can be created in miniature will be on exhibit and available for purchase. Perfect for stocking stuffers! Cactus Gallery owner Sandra Mastroianni is an impressive curator, illustrating her love [...]

A Castle Carol

A Castle Carol

Creativity knows no bounds they say, so we’re stretching the definition of our “Creative Types” category once again. This year, the annual holiday tour of Pasadena’s glorious Castle Green takes on a creative Dickensian twist. Charles Dickens’ festive and enduring vision of Christmas transforms Castle Green into a Victorian wonderland…Experience firsthand its restored 1890′s splendor…Enjoy [...]

Crafts, Cookies & Cocoa

Crafts, Cookies & Cocoa

Pasadena Presbyterian Church is welcoming those of all ages to “come celebrate the customs of Christmas.” There will be holiday crafts to create, cocoa to sip, and cookies to enjoy. Christmas Crafts, Cookies & Cocoa Saturday, Dec. 7th, 2-5 p.m. Pasadena Presbyterian Church, Parish House 007, 585 E. Colorado Blvd. PPC on Facebook, or call [...]

Recycling, Reusing, & Repurposing in the Garden

Recycling, Reusing, & Repurposing in the Garden

Create new uses for recycled items in your own garden. Join master gardener Yvonne Savio and pick up recycling, reusing, and repurposing tips. Savio is Master Gardener Coordinator at University of California Cooperative Extension, Los Angeles County located in Alhambra. Her area of expertise is urban agriculture and local and regional food systems. The goal [...]

Holiday Boutiques @ Woman’s Club & Bloom Again

Holiday Boutiques @ Woman’s Club & Bloom Again

The Woman’s Club of South Pasadena presents their Christmas store this Saturday with 20 vendors selling handcrafted toys, jewelry, bath “luxuries,” candles, and decorative seasonal items. Their dining room will offer a Club-cooked lunch for $7 and guests are welcome to purchase home-baked sweets and treats. Guests may bid in their silent auction and participate [...]

Phoenix Food Boutique in South Pas

Phoenix Food Boutique in South Pas

“Food” and “boutique” are not generally words that we expect to find in the same sentence unless we’re thinking of artisan jams or pickled homegrown cukes. Yet, Phoenix Food Boutique in South Pasadena aims to fit the definition—”a business that serves a sophisticated or specialized clientele.” Chrysanthemum tea, a barley and lime drink, osmanthus with [...]

Rockapella & Irving Berlin

Rockapella & Irving Berlin

In the movie, snow covers everything in sight while Bing and Danny croon. This famous song became a famous movie in 1954, then premiered as a musical in 2004. This holiday season, come watch and listen as World War II veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis—with romance on their mind—follow two sisters to a lodge [...]

Nine Christmas Tree Lightings, Neighborhood Lights & Events

Nine Christmas Tree Lightings, Neighborhood Lights & Events

Trees are lighting up! 21st Annual Atwater Village Tree Lighting Thursday, Dec. 5th, 6 p.m. Lighting up the 80 ft. tall, 50-year-old CA Redwood Children’s choirs from various schools, Santa, treats, crafts & snow Wells Fargo parking lot, 3250 Glendale Blvd. AtwaterChamber.org Pasadena Mayor’s Holiday Tree Lighting Thursday, Dec. 5th, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Pas. City Hall, [...]

Open Studio Days

Open Studio Days

Local watercolorist Kathleen Swaydan is holding her 3rd Annual Open Studio Holiday Art Sale event this weekend. For viewing and holiday shopping opportunities, sixteen artists will exhibit their assemblages, ceramics, paintings, photography, collage, handcrafted jewelry, and hair adornments constructed with vintage millinery, as well as clothing made with vintage fabrics and trim. “We are a group [...]

Kites, Wings, & Other Flying Things

Kites, Wings, & Other Flying Things

Non-italicized text courtesy of Pasadena Museum of History. Long before the Industrial Revolution made modern aerospace technology possible, early aspiration of flight began with the kite, an item that epitomizes the intersection of science and artistry. As weapons during war and as recreation during peacetime, they have inspired leaps of the imagination and humankind’s leap [...]

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