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Pieces by Elsa M. J. Seifert

Pieces by Elsa M. J. Seifert

Life in Black and Gray I used to love my gray jumper dress. I usually wore it with a white or black shirt.  I was eleven years old. My step-mother told me I needed some color. “What color?” I asked. “My skin is brown, so the gray and white and black look just fine on [...]

Tree Lighting, Carolers, & Let It Snow!

Tree Lighting, Carolers, & Let It Snow!

It’s time to light it up and embrace the holiday season. Here are a few options: ONE COLORADO, annual tree lighting with Santa:  Friday, Nov. 29th, 6-7 p.m. with the Salvation Army Tabernacle Children’s Choir, Charles Dickens Carolers and Resound Ringers of F.U.M.C. Pasadena handbell choir. There will also be some elf hijinks and cookies and [...]

Sunday Brunch at The Market on Holly

Sunday Brunch at The Market on Holly

If you look askance at those people who are walking into Ixtapa on Sunday at 9:30 in the morning in order to catch their team’s 10 a.m. kickoff—we’re talking American football here—then maybe a visit to Old Pasadena’s new farmers’ market followed by brunch at The Market on Holly is more your cup of tea on [...]

Holiday Paper Flower Workshop

Holiday Paper Flower Workshop

She’s been in Mexico City teaching at MUAC. She’s about to head off to Nottingham, England “where she will be collaborating with fashion students on a paper fashion show and installation. But on Saturday, November 30th, you can catch Patssi Valdez‘ workshop and learn the craft of making holiday paper flowers. Valdez is a founding [...]

A Victorian Grand Ball

A Victorian Grand Ball

You could see Ivan the Terrible or a “Scot” in full kilt. Many ladies flutter fans. In proper mid-Victorian style, necklines are low and bustles abound. Late-Victorian dress boasts higher collars and tiny wasp waists. All dresses, concealing petticoats, corsets, and chamises, brush the floor as the ladies within them are led onto the dance [...]

Balsamic Glazed Beets!

Balsamic Glazed Beets!

Ingredients: Approximately 6 medium beets —these are a yellow and red mix, but use whatever color you like Salt Olive oil Maple syrup Balsamic vinegar (don’t go fancy-vinegar here, doesn’t matter) Directions: Clean, peel (if you like) and cube the beets. Place on a baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil, then sprinkle with salt. Roast [...]

The Transition Movement

The Transition Movement

Mary Gothard recounts that the Transition event called “The Power of Just Doing Stuff” held at Throop Memorial Unitarian Universalist Church on October 14th and featuring Transition co-founder Rob Hopkins was “over the top.” She continues: “The church was packed with people and all were trading cards and information. The church told us that they [...]

Eva Fenyes & Boadway Bros. Dept. Store

Eva Fenyes & Boadway Bros. Dept. Store

It was an enormous pit, a huge gaping excavation that threatened to undermine Cabrillo Place. The bungalows and shops teetered on the edge of a precipice, and the potential for collapse was undeniable. Wanting documentary evidence, Eva Fenyes methodically photographed the construction site and what seemed to her an impending disaster. East Colorado Street in [...]

A Christmas Carol & a Murder Mystery

A Christmas Carol & a Murder Mystery

Director Christina Harris’ adaption of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol has “the old traditional English carols, dance, drama and merriment,” as well as all new staging, a more open set, and new sound design by award-winning John Zalewski. This year’s production opens at The Sierra Madre Playhouse the evening after Thanksgiving, to be followed by [...]

Kidspace Holiday Camp

Kidspace Holiday Camp

Holiday Day Camp at Kidspace will have multiple craft-making activities, games, and lots of group time in The Galvin Physics Forest. In the morning, campers will create holiday candle gifts as well as printed paper for gift-wrap. In the afternoon, they will learn about Native American culture and traditions, and make traditional art—weaving baskets, mixing [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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