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Looking For Art Supplies

Looking For Art Supplies

Placing art and creativity at the heart of learning. That is the driving force behind the concept of Room 13. In 1994, a group of students worked and opened their own art studio in Room 13, Caol Primary School, near Fort William, Scotland. Since then, Room 13 studios have popped up in South Africa, China, Nepal, Turkey, [...]

Where’d You Go, Bernadette?

Where’d You Go, Bernadette?

Equal parts harrowing and hilarious, Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple, concerns the disappearance of a semi-dysfunctional mother (aren’t we all?) as told through the eyes of her super-smart eighth grade daughter, Bee. Bernadette is as smart as her daughter, but considerably more acerbic and decidedly misanthropic. It turns out she has been on the [...]

Highlands

Highlands

This is a love poem because I was told last Thursday at a bar on 4th Street that there are only two things about which one can write: Sex and Death. Night plays tricks like low-cut Highland whiskey and great wings waiting in the fate for her cue. She steps on stage, recites his lines, [...]

Andrew Lloyd Webber Meets Puccini

Andrew Lloyd Webber Meets Puccini

One of today’s most prolific modern musical theater composers and one of the most prolific composers in the history of opera. Webber and Puccini. The California Philharmonic‘s Andrew Lloyd Webber Meets Puccini-themed concert with Maestro Victor Vener is hitting the racetrack this Saturday, July 13th. Soprano Lori Stinson, dramatic tenor Christopher Campbell, and bass baritone Cedric [...]

Chicken Strips with Ginger-Apricot Sauce

Chicken Strips with Ginger-Apricot Sauce

Thanks to Julienne Fine Foods and Celebrations in San Marino for this week’s contribution to “Mangiamo.” This dish is a particular favorite of customers with young children, because kids and parents like it equally—and it works great for a picnic, too. Be sure to plan ahead, because the secret of the recipe is that the [...]

Free Sample Classes

Free Sample Classes

Every year the Pasadena Senior Center offers a full lineup of classes for people 50 and older, ranging from arts and computers to sewing and Zumba. Anyone can sample the classes by attending a free half-hour session, meet the instructors, and learn more about the course. All classes take place at the Pasadena Senior Center [...]

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 [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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