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Does Your Wardrobe Match Your Art?

Does Your Wardrobe Match Your Art?

Artist Holly Boruck has a goal, and Louise Wannier with her Louis Jane Studio space are helping her implement it, in more ways than one. The Butterfly Hurricanes Project exhibit was created by Holly with the hope of motivating people to become involved with contemporary global and local issues. Each one of her oil on [...]

Girl Rising at Laemmle Playhouse 7

Girl Rising at Laemmle Playhouse 7

Around the world, millions of girls face barriers to education that boys do not. And, yet, when you educate a girl, you can break cycles of poverty in just one generation. (10×10 press release) Academy award-nominated director Richard E. Robbins’ Girl Rising spotlights stories of unforgettable girls born into unforgiving circumstances. Stories of individual girls [...]

Perfumanistas

Perfumanistas

Recycled birch tar, boiled down into sap, was once used in the making of perfumes. What? Birch tar is now banned, designated as an allergen—as have been many other natural ingredients—much to the consternation of many perfume enthusiasts (or perfumanistas). Nowadays, aromachemicals are prevalently used, but there are a few perfumers who have leaned back into [...]

The Science of Tasting

The Science of Tasting

A food scientist. What a helluva job, eh? This coming Monday, March 25th, food scientist Suzanne Pecore from General Mills will be conducting a class at Beyond the Olive guiding attendees through a series of taste tests while discussing: Basic Tastes, Aroma & Aromatics, Mouth-feel & Textures Good Oils Gone Bad: Recognizing Rancidity and Other [...]

Hopes & Dreams

Hopes & Dreams

With a few new stores to support and enhance an eclectic, fun, quaint, and whimsical base, and though we’ve recently said goodbye to some favorites, South Pas exemplifies a creative soul…who’s just turned 125. On it’s birthday, South Pas decided upon an “interactive art installation” at the corner of Fremont and Mission where a chain [...]

Rashōmon Amidst the Blossoms

Rashōmon Amidst the Blossoms

A woodcutter, a thief, a young woman, and a samurai meet by an ancient gate among the cherry blossoms. One event. Four different stories. Artistic Director Brian Brophy and the Caltech Players (who just put on Little Shop of Horrors) brings Japanese director Akira Kurosawa’s film Rashōmon to the Under the Oaks Theater at Descanso [...]

Cherry Blossom Fest at Descanso

Cherry Blossom Fest at Descanso

It’s springtime with cherry blossoms at Descanso Gardens, celebrating Japanese culture and flowering trees as far as the eye can see. Sat. & Sun., March 23-24, 11 a.m. & 1 p.m.: a cherry blossom walk and talk tour meets at the Center Circle. Sat. & Sun., March 23-24, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.: if you’re in the [...]

“Shamrock-N-Roll” at The Playhouse

“Shamrock-N-Roll” at The Playhouse

“SHAMROCK-N-ROLL at The Playhouse” will be the official concert event this St. Patrick’s Day (Sunday, March 17th) to celebrate the opening of One Night with Janis Joplin. An outdoor stage at The Pasadena Playhouse will feature Dread Zeppelin, Cerny Brothers, Shillaly Brothers, and Aquarius—all free concerts. The Cherry Boom Boom dancers will be doing their [...]

Inside the Story

Inside the Story

Developing the creative mind. Appreciating the creative mind. Exploring various and sundry artistic genres. Feeding and satiating one’s curiosity. Get “Inside the Story.” In 2010, sisters Susan Cherney, a former CPA, and Wendy Moss, a retired attorney, came up with the idea of Inside the Story, “a unique venture where culture-loving people meet for programs [...]

Aloha, Bahooka

Aloha, Bahooka

You have three days left to order another serving crab puffs and sip on a Blue Hawaii or share a Scorpion before you have to say your final goodbyes to Rufus, the Pacu. Bahooka Restaurant in Rosemead—”welcoming friends like you since 1967—is closing it’s doors. If Bahooka is an old love of yours, say your [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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