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Day of the Dead at Zona Rosa

Day of the Dead at Zona Rosa

The sign (to the right) says it all. Blue Milagro will transform the Pasadena Playhouse Courtyard into a Mexican Zocolo where artists and the community can taste sugar skulls, smell fresh marigolds, make thematic art with Little June Bugs, enjoy children’s calaca face painting, drink horchata from El Portal, eat Norma’s handmade tacos, see traditional [...]

Orchid Masquerade

Orchid Masquerade

Don’t be intimidated, “they” say. You can learn “to grow and properly care for orchis,” says Robert Lauri, one of the event organizers of “Orchid Masquerade” at The Huntington. She will talk about “Growing Stanhopea” on Sunday, October 20th. Lauri suggests joining an orchid society with monthly meetings for tips. (Find a local group here.) [...]

Colin Hay of Men at Work

Colin Hay of Men at Work

Who sang, “Who can it be knocking at my door?” Hint: “He just smiled and gave me a Vegemite sandwich.” Lead singer of the iconic Men at Work will be featured at Levitt Pavilion Los Angeles and Pasadena’s “An Evening with Colin Hay.” Hay’s solo shows intersperse classic and new songs with hilarious, poignant, and downright [...]

Villains

Villains

Imagine if Shakespeare’s best villains were taken out of their respective plays, reassembled Frankenstein-style, and finally got to be the focus of their own stories. Did you ever think you’d read “Shakespeare” and “Frankenstein” in the same sentence? But so it shall be as California Shakespeare Ensemble presents VILLAINS at the Lineage Performing Arts Center starting October 27th. [...]

Halloween Happenings

Halloween Happenings

Kids of all ages are invited to South Pasadena’s “Spooktacular” on Friday, October 25th where there will be free games and prizes, costume contests, crafts, food and the entertaining Mad Science putting on a Fire & Ice show. Spooktacular Friday, Oct. 25th, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Orange Grove Park 815 Mission St., South Pasadena 91030 For more [...]

United Nations Assoc. Film Fest

United Nations Assoc. Film Fest

  Girl Rising has been described as encompassing “stunning cinematography matched with intelligent, almost poetic, monologues” (entertainment.inquirer.net) Nine girls from nine developing nations. All of them struggling with poverty, inflexible cultures, and incessant obstacles. Girls Rising was launched by Intel Philippines one year ago with the desire to illustrate “the inspiring transformation that happens to [...]

Art on Palm 2013

Art on Palm 2013

“Under a canopy of oaks…” A lovely image, and under these oaks will be 32 artists exhibiting their works at Art on Palm in Altadena on Saturday, October 26th. Kathleen Swaydan will have her paintings, Cassandra Tondro her ecoprints (steamed leaves against paper), Louise Wannier her textiles, and Anna Vosburg her original jewelry, to name just a [...]

Happy Trails, Altadena

Happy Trails, Altadena

Altadena is known, for one of many, as a horseman’s retreat. Horse owner, rider, or just casual admirer? Then join us Saturday, October 19th, when Altadena Heritage celebrates our rich equestrian past and present, by designating the acreage around Ridgeview Drive and Mariposa an Altadena Heritage Area.  An Altadena fixture since at least 1921, perhaps [...]

What Do You Want to Do Before You Die?

What Do You Want to Do Before You Die?

By the Buried Life (Jonnie Penn, Dave Lingwood, Duncan Penn, and Ben Mentin) When my middle-aged friend gave middle-aged me a copy of What Do You Want To Do Before You Die? I thought, “this is a bunch of boys running around on road trips. It sounds like fun, but I don’t have time for [...]

How Long Is Never?

How Long Is Never?

How long is never? Is never forever? As when I tell you, I will never not loathe the dark or never not gag at the thought of warm milk? Or is never negotiable? As in, I will never not love you, when, alas, love, like leaves, can crinkle at the edges as fall comes, then [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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