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Octavia Butler: Telling My Stories

Octavia Butler: Telling My Stories

“How much of this nonsense does he believe, I wonder, and how much does he say just because he knows the value of dividing in order to conquer and rule?” “Sound familiar?” asks Heather Jones in her Wear Your Voice magazine piece on November 9, 2016. In regard to the personality and character that is Donald […]

Beyond Artichokes, Onto Yummy Boysenberries!

Beyond Artichokes, Onto Yummy Boysenberries!

I never thought I’d get tired of artichokes, but that time has come. Remaining unharvested blossoms are overmature and showing their exquisite black-light blue-purple brushes. Beautiful, but a waste of food. I just couldn’t help myself not harvesting them, even as they developed more slowly because of those couple of weeks of coolish “May Gray” […]

Foal

Foal

    Foal after reading “Fugue for Other Hands” by Joseph Fasano In your next life you will be birthed in needles of hoarfrost, your eyes still in the blue gauze between this world and the next and I will kneel so close you will smell the hot iron waiting to singe your skin. You’ll […]

Artes Vocales “Breaking Free”

Artes Vocales “Breaking Free”

Artes Vocales of Los Angeles presents its spring concert “Breaking Free” with a pre-concert soiree and silent auction at First United Methodist Church on June 3. We’ve read that the acoustics of the sanctuary are “superior,” so if this program is of interest… Breaking Free explores the universal yearning for freedom from a variety of perspectives, […]

Museum of Ice Cream

Museum of Ice Cream

Editor’s note: The Museum of Ice Cream has extended its stay in Los Angeles until October 2017. Tickets go on sale June 22 at 9 a.m., and they will sell out fast. For complete info, click the link below:  Welcome to the Museum of Ice Cream. “A place where flavors are mysteries, toppings are toys, […]

A Pre-Existing Condition

A Pre-Existing Condition

Our thanks to Dulce Stein for bringing to our attention the new exhibit at Neutra Gallery, presented by the Kahlo Collective: “A Pre-Existing Condition.” Exhibiting artists include Daggi Wallace, Eva Polonkai, Kristine Augustyn, Madeleine Wories, Mati Russo, Ginette Rondeau, Nurit Avesar, Robyn Hardy-Altorre, Serena Potter, and Frederika Beesemyer Roeder. A Pre-Existing Condition Neutra Institute Gallery […]

Shelter Pets Need Towels & Washcloths!

Shelter Pets Need Towels & Washcloths!

The Pasadena Humane Society is running incredibly low on towels and washcloths for its shelter animals and they need our help. Free up some space in your linen closet and donate your old towels or washcloths to the animals today! Isn’t it time for a bit of spring cleaning? Or simply time for a new set of […]

An Evening Among the Roses

An Evening Among the Roses

The Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles is the special guest performing at the 4th annual “An Evening Among the Roses.” This fun and colorful garden party “celebrates Pride Month by recognizing the vital contributions that The Huntington’s LGBTQ+ staff, donors, artists, and scholars make to our community.” The evening includes cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and dancing. […]

Knowledges @ Mt. Wilson Observatory

Knowledges @ Mt. Wilson Observatory

Gaze at nebula, star clusters, planets, and the moon all while listening to live musical accompaniment at Mt. Wilson Observatory’s “Knowledges” series on June 3 and 4. Two of the largest telescopes in the world—the 60-inch telescope and the 100-inch Hooker telescope—are available to the public during these “micro-concerts” limited to a capacity of 20-25 […]

Oasis Garden for Working Moms

Oasis Garden for Working Moms

One of our all-time favorite films—made by locals Mary Trunk and Paul  Sanchez—is the 2013 documentary Lost in Living. If you missed the many screenings in the area, here’s a chance to do so—while also enjoying what promises to be a rather luxurious evening. Coach 2 Edify hosts “Oasis Garden Lounge for Working Moms” on June […]

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