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Alta-LA: First Bilingual Event

Alta-LA: First Bilingual Event

Three Latinas—performance poet, writer, and artist Vibiana Aparicio-Chamberlin; poet, author, curator, and columnist for Pasadena SGV Journal, Gerda Govine; and author, poet, editor, and writing consultant, Thelma T. Reyna will read their poetry in Spanish and English at Altadena Library on Thursday, October 17 at 7:00 p.m. in the Library Community Room. This event is the [...]

Healing Blue

Healing Blue

“Soulful femininity” is how the L.A. Times describes Healing Blue, a production “inspired by the stories of seven women and their fight against breast cancer,” playing at Lineage Performing Arts Center on October 20th. The proceeds from Healing Blue will benefit The Foundation for Living Beauty,  empowering “women to reduce their cancer risk and increase their self-esteem, [...]

Harvest Festival at Descanso

Harvest Festival at Descanso

Toddler Treks with Acorn Bear and seasonal craft making can be found at Descanso Gardens‘ Harvest Festival October 19-20th. “Small fry and adults alike” are invited to dress up as fairies, superheroes, or anything desired and join in in the costume parade through the Gardens. A musical hour at Under the Oaks Theater with Heidi [...]

From the Inside Out

From the Inside Out

Stretching the mind and the imagination. Incorporate three different perspectives—the near (things you can touch), the middle (the space that holds you), and the far (the setting you live in)… This encapsulates the idea behind Art Center for Kids’ Architecture from the Inside Out classes taught by Janet Aparicio beginning October 20th. For eight weeks, [...]

Pasadena’s Vegetarian Colony

Pasadena’s Vegetarian Colony

  (Photo via Brigham Yen) “I am starting a Botanic Garden on the foothills of the Sierra Madre,” wrote Dr. Victor B. Hall in a letter to magazine The Peacemaker in 1902. Long before vegetarian restaurants seemingly dotted every corner, members of the “Victor University of Vitaphysics” purchased a 40-acre tract in the Linda Vista [...]

Tapping the Third Realm

Tapping the Third Realm

“Tapping the Third Realm” presents the work of 34 artists who deal with ideas of spirituality through four main avenues: conjuring, communication, collaboration and chance. It explores how artists tap into another dimension, whether it be a place of spirits, ideas of heaven, or the collective unconscious. Elements of magic, witchcraft, and profound attention or intuition [...]

Who Wants Seconds?

Who Wants Seconds?

Jennie Cook is tall. Along with her height, she brings a smile that makes an entrance. And with that entrance, she brings food. Incredible food. Now all of us can make incredible food, too, with Who Wants Seconds? Sociable Suppers for Vegans, Omnivores & Everyone In Between (Prospect Park Books). From reading her website, her [...]

Wine Women & Shoes

Wine Women & Shoes

This year’s Foothill Family Service fundraiser is being put on by the party organization Wine Women & Shoes. It will be held October 23rd at the Maxwell House in Pasadena. Guests can: Sip and discover new wines Shop the latest shoes & accessories Mingle with Sole Men Savor delicious food bites.     We think the [...]

Wandering Foot Quilt Guild Boutique

Wandering Foot Quilt Guild Boutique

The Wandering Foot Quilt Guild. Now, that’s a name. A good name. Start your holiday shopping early at this holiday quilt display and boutique October 19th at the Presbyterian Church in Arcadia. There will be opportunity baskets and a quilt give-a-way ($1 raffle), a bake sale, and hundreds of quilts and hand sewn items for [...]

The Cuckoo’s Calling

The Cuckoo’s Calling

This extremely likable debut detective novel by JK Rowling (writing as Robert Galbraith) features an up-to-the-minute rant on celebrity, a standard-issue schlubby-but-brilliant detective-with-a-past with a twist, his winsome gal Friday, and a cast of well-drawn, semi-unsavory people as suspects/bad actors. The sympathetic characters get even better treatment, and everyone’s lives are satisfyingly messy, detailed, and [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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