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From Mars Attacks! to True Grit

From Mars Attacks! to True Grit

The little ‘uns will enjoy Fantastic Mr. Fox. Grandpa will revel in True Grit—yes, the 1969 version with John Wayne. “Get off your horse and drink your milk!” (supposedly, one of his famous sayings).         Aunt Agnes is going for Woody Allen’s early classic Sleeper (favorite!)… …while Uncle Pete is looking to revisit the [...]

Art Crawling in South Pasadena

Art Crawling in South Pasadena

You can work with artist Victoria Arriola in the creation of a giant swimming pool collage; collaborate with J.T. Burke on his “Mission Street Scroll” project, which is a 38-foot assembled photograph presenting over a mile of iconic streetscape”; try out the iron press at DeMilo Design and get free customized monogram stationery; take the [...]

Celebrating a Physics Forest

Celebrating a Physics Forest

The Robert & Mary Galvin Physics Forest at Kidspace opened a year ago, occupying 30,000 square feet with 13 interactive exhibits demonstrating the fundamental principle of physics—and Kidspace Museum is looking to celebrate. “The Galvin Physics Forest was intended to engage children six years and older, but has proven to also appeal to younger visitors [...]

Piano Spheres with Vicki Ray

Piano Spheres with Vicki Ray

An evening of piano music inspired from painting, sculpture, and the visual arts. Pianist Vicki Ray is a soloist and collaborative artist and a founding member in 1994 of Piano Spheres, along with Leonard Stein. Though he has since passed away, “his mark on Piano Spheres is indelible: make great programs, stretch yourself, help create [...]

Never Too Many Mariachis

Never Too Many Mariachis

You can never have too many mariachis, can you? The Rose Bowl put this to the test on Sunday during the 2013 Gold Cup match between Panama and Mexico when 566 (according to the L.A. Times) or 586 el mariachi (according to ABC13) played during halftime. Violinists, trumpeters, and other musicians performed “Cielito Lindo” and [...]

Artist Kenton Nelson & Honoring the Pillars of Orange Grove

Artist Kenton Nelson & Honoring the Pillars of Orange Grove

With a style that has its origins in American Scene painting, Regionalism, and the work of the WPA artists of the ’30s, Kenton Nelson “brings to his canvases a trimmed and exact world: youthful, robust figures; clean and painted structures; landscapes that are polished and orderly” (SullivanGoss.com). Saturday, July 13th, Pasadena Heritage presents the “Pillars [...]

Ukeleles and Lobster

Ukeleles and Lobster

Jumping fleas and crustaceans may not naturally sound like they go hand in hand. This Friday, Strummin’ Ukeleles and Luscious Lobsters at Fancy Food Truck Friday in Altadena may change this perception. The ukelele, developed in late 1880s in Hawaii, is the string instrument of choice for the Jumpin’ Flea Circus Players. (The word “ukelele” roughly translates [...]

Flight Night: Summer Wines

Flight Night: Summer Wines

Vertical Wine Bistro and the L.A. Times are offering flights of wine on Tuesday, July 16th, which includes “conversations with wine connoisseurs,” as well as charcuterie and hors d’oeuvres. Participating wineries include Chateau St. Michelle at Canoe Ridge Estate, Aveleda, Alexander Valley, Chateau St. Jean, Matua, O Wines, Porta & Douro, Rodney Strong, Smokepoint, Stag’s [...]

Chinese Dance & Behind the Scenes Photography

Chinese Dance & Behind the Scenes Photography

One show remains to complete the San Gabriel Mission Playhouse’s season—and it’s free. Friday, July 12th, students from Wlutont Elementary in Beijing, China will present an evening of traditional Chinese dance and music—and interestingly enough, performances of Auld Lang Syne and It’s a Small World. On July 27th, the Playhouse will offer aspiring or established photographers [...]

Sustainability Is the Answer

Sustainability Is the Answer

South Pasadena begins its summer concerts in the park this Sunday with the classic rock band The Answer. Before you start rockin’ out, you will have time to learn about sustainability and get green tips from San Gabriel Valley Energy Wise Partnership, Green Station, the Air Quality Management District, West Coast Arborists, TruGreen Landcare, Athens Services, [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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