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Knowledges @ Mt. Wilson Observatory

Knowledges @ Mt. Wilson Observatory

Gaze at nebula, star clusters, planets, and the moon all while listening to live musical accompaniment at Mt. Wilson Observatory’s “Knowledges” series on June 3 and 4. Two of the largest telescopes in the world—the 60-inch telescope and the 100-inch Hooker telescope—are available to the public during these “micro-concerts” limited to a capacity of 20-25 […]

Oasis Garden for Working Moms

Oasis Garden for Working Moms

One of our all-time favorite films—made by locals Mary Trunk and Paul  Sanchez—is the 2013 documentary Lost in Living. If you missed the many screenings in the area, here’s a chance to do so—while also enjoying what promises to be a rather luxurious evening. Coach 2 Edify hosts “Oasis Garden Lounge for Working Moms” on June […]

Evening in the Arroyo & Wildflower Hike

Evening in the Arroyo & Wildflower Hike

The Pasadena Sierra Club is leading a 3 mile hike—”Evening in the Arroyo“—on May 24. These Sierra Club hikes are free and open to the public. The trail is level and the hike is suitable for children 8 years and older. Various leaders—David Czamanske, Don Bremmer, Bill Joyce, Elizabeth Pomeroy, Bonnie Strand, and Pat Zeider—will […]

The Poetry Circus: It’s an Experience & It Needs our Generosity

The Poetry Circus: It’s an Experience & It Needs our Generosity

From HP, September 2015: Imagine reciting lines while riding a lion. How about riding one’s steed while being regaled with verse? Well, the “poetic rides” are free at Griffith Park’s historical and restored merry-go-round at The Poetry Circus. Favorite local writers and poets will be reading such as Ron Koertge, Kim Dower, Nicelle Davis, Douglas Kearney, […]

LitFest 2017

LitFest 2017

Evolve is the word. From its inception as a book festival in Central Park in 2012, LitFest Pasadena has evolved into a Playhouse District neighborhood day-long event of speakers, panels, music, and readings, which continues to celebrate the written word. There’s spontaneity in conversation and writing, LA mystery writers chatting about inspirations and adventures, and […]

9th Annual South Pas. Eclectic Music Festival

9th Annual South Pas. Eclectic Music Festival

It begins with Ozomatli, so how much more do we have to say to entice you to this year’s South Pasadena Eclectic Music Festival. Right? Are were done here? Okay, we’ll share a bit more… First, if you haven’t read our interview with Ozomatli band member Raul Pacheco, then you must.     Four stages! (And this […]

A Stitch in Time

A Stitch in Time

“Living without language.” Can you imagine. In 2007, Pasadena native Lauren Marks woke up in the Critical Care Unit of Western General Hospital in Edinburgh, Scotland. She woke up into The Quiet. “I was an American actor, director, and PhD student in New York City, touring a show to the International Fringe Festival in Edinburgh,” Marks […]

It’s Time to Go to Heaven. Bungalow Heaven.

It’s Time to Go to Heaven. Bungalow Heaven.

The 28th Annual Bungalow Heaven Home Tour is April 30th. There’s something cozy and magical about strolling down the walkway—no street, no cars in sight—with tidy lawns and entry paths leading up to historical California bungalows. Right, left, ahead, behind. It’s Bungalow Heaven. In 2009, the American Planning Association has listed Bungalow Heaven as one of […]

Two Walking Tours of Pasadena’s Historic Churches

Two Walking Tours of Pasadena’s Historic Churches

For a tease we turn to former Pasadena Information Officer Ann Erdman and her blog: All Saints was founded in 1883, the first Episcopal parish in Pasadena. Members who had begun meeting in a private home three years earlier purchased a site among orange groves at Garfield Avenue and Colorado Boulevard in 1885 and built a […]

Taking Wing

Taking Wing

We are thankful to Pasadena artist Kate Carvellas as she knows a gazillion artists and continually attends art openings—exhibits about which we would never otherwise know… “Taking Wing” at Neutra Gallery offers painting, photography, and assemblage—with insects as subjects and inspiration. Presented by Dion Neutra and Dulce Stein, “Taking Wing” features four artists: Gwen Samuel, Sheri Neva, […]

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