Posts tagged with the keyword: ‘lecture’


Kenton Nelson Speaks to the Masses

Kenton Nelson Speaks to the Masses
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Kenton Nelson, as if you didn’t already know, is a Very Big Deal around these parts. Something about his neo-WPA style absolutely screams Pasadena. The Castle Green turret used to be his studio, but now he resides in a compound of old cottages off the Arroyo, in an artists’ colony of his own making. He’s […]

Friends of the Gamble House: Lecture Series

Friends of the Gamble House: Lecture Series

True story: the Arts & Crafts movement began in Great Britain. Not only does Wikipedia say so, but so does Anne Mallek, the curator of the Gamble House and an historian of 19th-century British art. She’ll be discussing those origins this Saturday in the first lecture of the 2010/2011 Sidney D. Gamble lecture series. In […]

Busch Gardens: Not Just for Roller Coasters Anymore

Busch Gardens: Not Just for Roller Coasters Anymore

When my East Coast friends come to visit, occasionally (okay, rarely) they express a desire to visit an amusement park. When, in the course of that discussion, I mention Knott’s Berry Farm, the reaction, invariably, is: “Huh? That doesn’t sound like an amusement park.” I would wager the same is often said of the Busch […]

Cowboys and Indians: An Alternate History

Cowboys and Indians: An Alternate History

The West was won with blood and guns. Or was it? Well, probably yes. I saw Dances with Wolves, though, and sometimes cowboys and Indians did get along. How often? Find out at an upcoming lecture at the Huntington by Stephen Aron, a UCLA history professor and the executive director of the Autry Institute for […]

The French in Young America

The French in Young America

Looking to brush up on your history and your French at the same time? A lecture this Friday at the Alliance Française de Pasadena will help you with both. Lucien Laude, besides being a professor at USC’s Doheny Eye Institute and a patent holder on “NANOSCALE SURFACE ACTIVATION OF SILICONE VIA LASER PROCESSING,” has a […]

Maya Angelou Speaks in Pasadena

Maya Angelou Speaks in Pasadena

On Tuesday poet, author, actor and producer Maya Angelou will speak at the Pasadena Civic, part of the newly renovated Pasadena Center. One of the most popular speakers in the country, Angelou is the author of many books, including I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. Tickets are on sale at the box office — and […]

The U.S. Economy in Crisis

The U.S. Economy in Crisis

Tell us something we don’t know. No, seriously, we’d love an explanation right about now. “What Happened? What Now? The U.S. Economy in Crisis” will try to provide the answers to your questions and analyze just what went wrong. Join All Saints Church and the Armory’s awesome series “Conscientious Projector” for a screening of Capitalism […]

Charles Phoenix – Southern Californialand!

Charles Phoenix – Southern Californialand!

So remember that picture of the crazy man decked out in a Shriner’s hat and red-and-white striped jacket, clutching an American flag and being in charge of the chaos that was the Doo Dah Parade? Well, he’s returning to Pasadena to give a lecture at Neighborhood Church and the Gamble House this month. Awesome. Charles […]

Rick Steves to Speak in Pasadena

Rick Steves to Speak in Pasadena

Rick Steves, author of the famed Europe Through the Back Door, is recently back from adventures in Italy and will speak at the Pasadena Conference Center at 7 p.m. on Sunday, February 15, 2009. Armed with fresh travel insights, Rick has been taking careful notes, so you can learn from his mistakes rather than your own. As his […]

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