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Snow Days & Noon Year’s Eve

Snow Days & Noon Year’s Eve

Besides perfecting one’s snow angel-making and honing one’s snowball-making skills, kids can enjoy snow flakes crafts, the smells of winter, arctic animals, weeble wobble penguins, a winter wonder box, and messy winter art. It’s the annual winter wonderland of “Snow Days” at Kidspace, December 26-30. There will also be cookie decorating, a seedlings give-away, and […]

Wacky Winter Adventure & The Mousecracker

Wacky Winter Adventure & The Mousecracker

It’s being touted as The Nutcracker with mice, “and maybe some cheese.” It’s the “Wacky Winter Adventure” puppet show presented by Luce Puppet Company at One Colorado on December 22. It that’s not enough Nutcracker for the kiddies, as evening descends the Old Pasadena, the courtyard will be the location for The Mousecracker. This 1998 […]

Santa’s Coming to Town!

Santa’s Coming to Town!

Santa’s coming to Altadena, touching down at the 2015 North Lake Pole Holiday Fest on December 5. The Lake & Mariposa Shopping District will host Santa Claus and his elves with carolers caroling, prize drawings, and Gypsy Eats and Pizza of Venice offering street-side tables full of yummy nosh for purchase. Local stores will remain open […]

The Carol Bus

The Carol Bus

The carolers come a caroling… by bus. It may not be an open sleigh, but the L. A. Master Chorale has decked out red, double-decker bus in holiday finery and is popping up in areas around the southland. On Saturday, November 28, the LAMC’s carol bus will pop up at Mercantile Place and One Colorado […]

Holiday Ornament Contest

Holiday Ornament Contest

We realize competition isn’t a characteristic of the holiday spirit, but creating with our hands and spreading cheer is! So, let’s make some ornaments. Margaret Tonapetyan and Jenna Gibson have opened Art/work/space in a lovely lemon yellow cottage on Fremont Avenue in South Pasadena. Art/work/place is the result of their dream to have an art […]

Master Chorale on the Prowl

Master Chorale on the Prowl

It is no accident that composing plays as nearly a leading a role in Pasadena Master Chorale’s mission as singing. For starters, founder (and Altadena resident) Jeffrey Bernstein is a composer who has written works that have been performed nationwide and throughout Europe, Japan and Australia. Then, in 2014, PMC commissioned local composers Matthew Brown […]

2015 Halloween: Fun & Frightful

2015 Halloween: Fun & Frightful

Trick or treating, movies, a Fall Fest, and a Mad Monster Party. It’s Halloween 2015. In case plans are still in flux, here are a few options… Tricks, a Flick & (Free) Family Pix, Saturday, Oct. 31st, 5-8 p.m. One Colorado, 41 Hugus Alley, Pasadena. One Colorado in Old Pasadena welcomes costumed kids to meet […]

Happiness Is a Thing Called Fiestas

Happiness Is a Thing Called Fiestas

The Pasadena Museum of California Art continues to celebrate Sister Corita Kent and her meaningful art with “Happiness Is a Thing Called Fiestas” on October 24. Create banners and wearable art with Corrie Siegel, Education Manager at the Fowler Museum at UCLA, and participate in a Corita-inspired “Happening.” The celebration features a musical performance by […]

Hold your holsters! It’s The Big Draw.

Hold your holsters! It’s The Big Draw.

Hopefully you have a holster full of chalk as Chalk Fest of the Northwest is this years Pasadena based Big Draw LA Event. For the entire month of October, the non-profit organization, Ryman Arts, presents The Big Draw LA, Southern California’s largest public drawing event. They have free chalk! To turn up the fun a […]

Lions, Tigers, And…

Lions, Tigers, And…

Historically, lions symbolize strength and courage. As a nocturnal animal, they also symbolize authority and “command over subconscious thought (as night is an ancient symbol of the subconscious—or dream states).”¹ Seen as the lord of the land, the lion…. is one of the favorite symbols of leadership, warriors and emperors. It is not only seen […]

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