Posts tagged with the keyword: ‘local festivals’


Cherry Blossoms & Clivia

Cherry Blossoms & Clivia
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The cherry blossoms are popping at Descanso Gardens, indicating that spring is on it’s way. March 12-13, Descanso Gardens hosts its annual Cherry Blossom Festival with cherry blossom walks and “discovery stations,” a cherry tree sale, origami, the Camellia Lounge, and live musical performances. This is a very popular annual event. We recommend getting an […]

A Round of Limericks – On the House!

A Round of Limericks – On the House!

There are limericks and there are limericks. Clean, PG-rated limericks sound something like this: There was an American resident Who’d long had a wish to be President. But the modest amount In his savings account Was probably why he felt hesitant. (Anthony Bowden) Or… There was a young lady of Lynn Who was so excessively […]

The Curious Art of Origami

The Curious Art of Origami

Continuing with the curious axis theme of the week, as in AxS Festival “Curiosity,” we were happily informed of another noteworthy event: “The Curious Art of Origami.” Curator Meher McArthur has brought together several distinct origamists: laser physicist Robert Lang; fashion, animated, and connecting cranes” artist Linda Mihara; and Vietnamese architect Giang Dinh. Though Robert […]

Sphæræ

Sphæræ

Laser light and bubble skin. Actually, laser light that “crawls” through the micro and nano structures within a “bubble’s skin.” Grownups playing with bubbles… Evalina Domnitch and Dmitry Gelfland‘s 10,000 Peakcock Feathers in Foaming Acid—not to be missed on September 19th, part of Pasadena Arts Council’s AxS Festival. Dmitry Gelfand and Evelina Domnitch create sensory immersion […]

Earth & Arts Festival

Earth & Arts Festival

Set the kiddies down at Drumtime and go get a cold one at the “Sustainable Beer Garden.” Next, let them be mesmerized by Clair Mills’ puppets and stories-with-costumes while you slip off to jam to Blackwater Jukebox. The 12th Pasadena Earth & Arts Festival on May 3rd is hosted by the City of Pasadena and […]

Tomatomania!

Tomatomania!

Every year, do your cherry toms wither on the vine? One good crop and then your heirlooms seem to succumb to apathy? Let 2014 be the year your garden makes you smile and your taste buds delight. How, you wonder skeptically. Tomatomania! The world’s largest tomato seedling sale at Descanso Gardens. Not only are there hundreds […]

Wistaria, Wistaria!

Wistaria, Wistaria!

“Viewing the vine.” Sunday, March 16th, Sierra Madre presents its annual, every-popular Wistaria Festival in Memorial Park with viewings of the historic vine available via shuttle from 9 a.m to 4 p.m. The Guinness Book of World Records has certified the vine as the world’s largest blossoming plant, and estimates that at its peak, the […]

Camellia Fest 2014

Camellia Fest 2014

Celebrate the camellia, which brightens gray winter days with its colorful blossoms.  Descanso Gardens’ annual Camellia Festival arrives this weekend, February 8th-9th with fairy tours of an enchanted forest, tea time (Camellia sinensis) with Chado Tea, Brad King of the So Cal Camellia society sharing information about camellia cultivation and care, a traditional Japanese tea […]

Lunar New Year Fest at Pacific Asia

Lunar New Year Fest at Pacific Asia

The USC Pacific Asia Museum is hosting its 4th annual Lunar New Year Festival on Saturday, January 18th. A crowd favorite, the lion dance will be performed and Taiko drumming will resound thanks to Taiko Center Los Angeles—see below to watch them in Coldplay’s “Princess of China” video with Rihanna. Traditional Vietnamese dance will be […]

Japanese Garden Fest & Native Plants Sale

Japanese Garden Fest & Native Plants Sale

A fashion show of kimonos, a display of Ikebana (the art of flower arranging), a walking tour of the gardens with the colors of autumn, and the cuisine (and sake) of the “Land of the Rising Sun.” November 9th-10th, Descanso Gardens is hosting their annual Japanese Garden Festival with all the activities listed above spread […]

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