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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 [...]

“A Walk Among the Tombstones”: A Quick Chat with Director Scott Frank

“A Walk Among the Tombstones”: A Quick Chat with Director Scott Frank

He’s on deadline, so requested that we ask just a few and only easy questions. We can do that… Pasadena resident, UCSB alumnus, Dead Again and Little Man Tate author, Get Shorty, Out of Sight, Minority Report, Marley & Me, and The Wolverine screenwriter, and A Walk Among the Tombstones director Scott Frank: Thank you for finding the time to [...]

Alice Simpson: Masterpieces & Ballrooms

Alice Simpson: Masterpieces & Ballrooms

The first thought that comes to mind upon meeting Alice Simpson is she’s got style, which we admire since linen or khaki pants and white button down shirts are primarily what inhabit our closet. Upon our first introduction, we saw a wide brim fedora straw hat with a wide ribbon tilted at a slight angle, [...]

Minoru Ohira’s “Quiet Power”

Minoru Ohira’s “Quiet Power”

Minoru Ohira’s sculptures, writes Scarlet Cheng of ArtScene, have a “quiet power.” Other adjectives used to describe the Japanese born, California resident’s art are epic, whimsical, and as having visual rhythm. On September 14th, Offramp Gallery welcomes the public to an opening reception for “Minoru Ohira,” a show featuring five works from Ohira’s Landscape series, six floor sculptures, and, according to [...]

The Secret Fork

The Secret Fork

Are you a local chef, a producer of artisanal foods or a creator of craft? Or, are you someone who likes to sample and purchase foods and handmade goods? The Secret Fork is a community organization with the aim of bringing together artisans—who make jams, breads, sweets, prepared foods and food-related pottery like mugs and bowls—to [...]

Kitchen & Home Tour Goes Small

Kitchen & Home Tour Goes Small

After traipsing up sweeping grand staircases, navigating myriad hallways, side doors and en suites, then clomping down narrow back (servants) staircases and admiring living rooms larger than your entire home, have you had enough of mansions and grand estates? If so, this year’s American Society of Interior Designers, Pasadena Chapter’s Kitchen and Home tour may interest you—”four exceptional homes [...]

Energy Road Map

Energy Road Map

IRP stands for the Pasadena Water and Power’s Integrated Resource Plan. The idea is for a “long-range blueprint for providing customers with reliable, environmentally responsible electric service, competitive rates, and energy independence over the next two decades.” With our drought not showing any sign of abating, increasing water-wise efforts by all of us will become, hopefully, [...]

Distinguished Speakers

Distinguished Speakers

Some people are bred to live under water, or at least it seems this way. Fabien Cousteau, grandson of renowned Jacques Cousteau, began scuba diving at the age of four and when he turned 12, he joined his grandfather’s crew. This year, Cousteau completed “Mission 31,” setting the record for the longest time spent underwater for a [...]

“The Black Man of Happiness”

“The Black Man of Happiness”

“What is a happy Black man?” This, according to Mike Sonksen of KCET, is the simple question that Peter J. Harris asks in his nonfiction “meditation” The Black Man of Happiness. Before he defines this in a myriad of ways, he also identifies the obstacles that get in the way. Harris not only debunks negative [...]

Feminist Stories: Celebrating Women’s Rights

Feminist Stories: Celebrating Women’s Rights

“The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.” So stated the joint resolution as submitted by the sixty-six Congress of the United States of America “begun and held at the City of Washington on Monday, [...]

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