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What’s On the Nose & What’s at Court

What’s On the Nose & What’s at Court

Jean-Baptiste Poquelin (Molière) is considered to be one of the greatest masters of comedy in Western literature. “The quick paced dialogue, the running gags, obsessive characters, political statements, all came from Molière,” says Lance Davis, founder and Artistic Director of the Parson’s Nose Company, which will be performing The Middle Class Nobleman. “He added the [...]

Working the Imagination

Working the Imagination

“A space to assemble, dismantle, and repurpose all manner of materials and objects.” This is the purpose of Imagination Workshop at Kidspace, opening Saturday, November 9th. Whether it’s a toy or a radio, electronic or mechanical device, new object or old, this resource will present children with limitless opportunity to discover the inner workings of [...]

Japanese Garden Fest & Native Plants Sale

Japanese Garden Fest & Native Plants Sale

A fashion show of kimonos, a display of Ikebana (the art of flower arranging), a walking tour of the gardens with the colors of autumn, and the cuisine (and sake) of the “Land of the Rising Sun.” November 9th-10th, Descanso Gardens is hosting their annual Japanese Garden Festival with all the activities listed above spread [...]

Volunteer on Christmas Tree Lane

Volunteer on Christmas Tree Lane

The street is wide and straight uphill. The 128-year-old Deodars loom overhead five-stories high, closing ranks and blocking out the stars. It’s Christmas Tree Lane in Altadena and it’s time to string the lights. Every Saturday and Sunday until December 15th, join neighbors and friends to put up lights. Arriving for a 9 a.m. start [...]

Limericks @ the Alehouse (Dirty They’ll Be)

Limericks @ the Alehouse (Dirty They’ll Be)

You’ll have a mistress for the evening (Mimi Chen of 100.3 FM The Sound) You will have a host (Jan Michael Alejandro). A full bar will be at your disposal (no, that doesn’t mean “free) to reinforce nerves before taking the stage. The tables will be full at the Altadena Ale & Wine House with [...]

Pasadena District: It’s a Block Party!

Pasadena District: It’s a Block Party!

Grab a nibble from a food truck, then step into Monopole and wash it down with a glass of wine while listening to Darrel Calvillo on bagpipes and Dan Olivo crooning at Pasadena District’s Block Party on Thursday, November 7th. Around the corner in the alleyway, Zona Rosa Caffe will be open with coffees and [...]

Saluting Our Young Veterans

Saluting Our Young Veterans

Once again, it is time to honor and thank the men and women who serve and have served in the armed forces. Pasadena’s salute in Centennial Square at City Hall on Monday, November 11th, includes the PCC Pep Band and a fly over by Condor Squadron. The Condor Squadron is actually the Condor Squadron Officer’s and [...]

The Main Hall Re-Imagined

The Main Hall Re-Imagined

Carpets were rolled up and chandeliers taken down. Now, the cork and marble floors that had been concealed for 40 years under carpet have been refinished and  three chandeliers have been restored “to evoke the space as it looked when it opened in 1920,” and the Huntington’s Main Hall, which has been closed since June [...]

Flight Behavior

Flight Behavior

An extended metaphor saved by Kingsolver’s brilliant writing, Flight Behavior sets up the wayward migration of Monarch butterflies, drawn off-course by global warming, as an echo of the situation of Dellarobia Turnbow, an Appalachian farmer searching for something less confining than her existence as a mother and wife in a remote mountain hamlet. When Dellarobia [...]

Re-Imagining the Arroyo

Re-Imagining the Arroyo

Linda Dove and Elizabeth Garrison and 15 other artists are re-imagining the Arroyo this weekend…so come on down! Art and poetry installations, a collaboration entitled “Flag the Bear” will be constructed in the lower Arroyo, November 2nd-3rd. Join an adventuresome array of Southern California’s artists on a half mile stroll, enlivened with their interpretations of [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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