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Pasadena Int’l Film Fest

Pasadena Int’l Film Fest

Nominated for an Academy Award for Cry of Reason in 1989, Robert Bilheimer’s Not My Life, narrated by Glenn Close, will screen during the Pasadena International Film Festival in February. Over four years, five continents, and in a dozen countries—including the U.S.—Bilheimer and his crew delved into the worlds of forced labor, domestic servitude, begging, sex tourism, sexual […]

Animal Care Center Opens

Animal Care Center Opens

In 2013, Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA “cared for more than 11,000 cats, dogs, and other animals.” On Thursday, January 9th, a $20 million expansion—the Animal Care Center—will open. Some of the highlights are an expanded spay/neuter clinic that will be open Tuesday through Saturday and allow veterinarians to perform 20 surgeries on cats, dogs, […]

“Applaud My Friends. The Comedy Is Over.”

“Applaud My Friends. The Comedy Is Over.”

The above quote is supposedly a statement by Ludwig von Beethoven from his deathbed. The Pasadena Master Chorale would say that the entertainment is far from over. Sunday, January 9th, PMC joins with the L.A. Daiku to perform Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9. From the PMC press release, some fascinating facts: “In Japan, the word ‘daiku’ or […]

Viewing Stones

Viewing Stones

The word suiseki is an abbreviation of the term sansui keiseki, which roughly translates as “landscape view stone” or “landscape scenery stone”. Suiseki is an incredibly deep hobby, and allows practitioners to see and feel nature on a scale as large as the entire universe through the viewing of a single stone. Like the wheels […]

125th Rose Parade

125th Rose Parade

Forty-five floats, six rose princesses, a queen named Ana, and an icon named Scully. It’s time for the 125th Rose Parade, Wednesday, January 1st at 8 a.m. Cal Poly, La Cañada, Sierra Madre, and South Pasadena will have local, self-built floats reflecting this year’s “Dreams Come True” theme. The local cities of Alhambra and Glendale will […]

Goya’s Rare Prints

Goya’s Rare Prints

From royal portraiture to scenes in a bullring, Spanish artist Francisco de Goya y Lucientes infused his keen vision of the observed world with his own creative impulses. This delicate dance is visible throughout Goya’s incredible output of prints. While the majority were published posthumously, Unflinching Vision: Goya’s Rare Prints presents a selection of works that Goya […]

Bon à Tirer ❘ Good to Go

Bon à Tirer ❘ Good to Go

“In my mind, lithography has been linked to the great white whooping crane,” wrote painter and printmaker June Wayne in a 1990 essay. “In all the world there were only 36 cranes left, and in the United States there were no master printers able to work with the creative spectrum of our artists. The artist-lithographers, like […]

Sites of the Season

Sites of the Season

Lately, while we’ve been out and about in our car, we find ourselves effortlessly deferring an errand, a “should”, or a “next on the list”, and, instead, cutting down a side street to see what holiday decorations might await us. During these lapses in duty to work, parenting, the household, etc., when we succumb to […]

Float of Hope

Float of Hope

City of Hope will exhibit its 40th float in this year’s Rose Parade on Wednesday, the 1st of January. If you’ve never had a chance to get up close and personal, consider signing up for a shift to help decorate their float, which is called “Turning Hopes and Dreams into Reality.” Inspired by the wishing trees […]

Gingerbread Houses, Ornaments, Candlelight, Carols & Holiday Everything!

Gingerbread Houses, Ornaments, Candlelight, Carols & Holiday Everything!

Waking up this Monday morning with the temperatures hovering near freezing, it certainly feels like the winter holidays are upon us. So, bundle up and choose your pick, because activities highlighting the season abound… Have your kids create Christmas ornaments out of paper, peppermints, candy canes, and whatever else Vroman’s Hastings can gather on Saturday, […]

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