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Words & Works: on Paper

Words & Works: on Paper

J. Michael Walker opens his solo show, “Words on Paper/Works on Paper,” paintings and drawings inspired by the printed word, this Saturday at Avenue 50 Studio in Highland Park. Walker believes in “cross-fertilization,” stating that the creativity of others, whether it be the written word or a more tactile medium, influences his work. “We inspire [...]

Madame Butterfly Lands on One Colorado

Madame Butterfly Lands on One Colorado

Madame Butterfly will be flitting into town this week. One Colorado will host the L.A. Opera with several members performing arias from the Puccini’s tragic story this Thursday, November 8th. There will be two showings and it is first come, first served. L.A. Opera’s production of Puccini’s Madame Butterfly (officially opens November 17) is directed by Ron [...]

Fall NoCo Week

Fall NoCo Week

Purchase some cheese or charcuterie and The Market on Holly will hand you a free glass of wine. Receive an archival print with any photography session at Classic Kids Photography. Get 20% off of candles at Maude Woods and 15% off of books and artists’ works at Flower Pepper Gallery & Bookstore. Today through Sunday, [...]

Red Cross Collects for Sandy

Red Cross Collects for Sandy

Until 7 p.m. today—Friday, November 2nd—the Red Cross is collecting donations for Hurricane Sandy relief. It’s just as easy as a drive-thru, so come on down. NBC will also be hosting a television fundraising event, which can be seen on their station as well as Bravo, CNBC, USA, MSNBC, and E! network. The show begins [...]

Llegos & Pop Art at Designer Con

Llegos & Pop Art at Designer Con

It’s art. It’s design. And there are toys. Collectible toys. Design apparel. Urban, underground, and pop art. Smashed all together. This Saturday, Designer Con. Llego creations. Art contest with $2 entry fee and prizes like custom Morphik bands. Cracking open blindboxed goodies. Carson Catlin will sacrifice a Munny to the gods of reticulation. Sr. Toast versus [...]

South Pasadena Halloween Ghosts

South Pasadena Halloween Ghosts

We wandered some South Pasadena streets today and found a bunch of ghosts and skeletons—some kind of freaky, slightly disconcerting, and impressively creative. Then we found the cute, adorable, Caspar-like ghosts (thank goodness). But beware, come Wednesday evening, when the sun goes down and the strobe lights, fog machines, and sound effects come alive—then nothing [...]

Frankenstorm: Hurricane Sandy

Frankenstorm: Hurricane Sandy

This year, Frankenstein’s a lady. Hurricane Sandy descends upon the East Coast today, tomorrow, and Wednesday, from North Carolina all the way up to Maine. Though this doesn’t concern San Gabriel Valley directly—and as such may seem an odd item for Hometown Pasadena—many of us have loved ones up and down the East Coast, and [...]

South Pas Arts Crawl

South Pas Arts Crawl

They call it South Pasadena’s “neighborhood night-on-the-town.” In reality, it’s an evening of hopping from gallery to gallery, listening to a smattering of live music, locating the kid-friendly activities, and taking advantage of the numerous discounts offered by the shops along this historic district on Mission Street. SPACE Arts Center will host the closing reception [...]

Sweeney Todd for Halloween

Sweeney Todd for Halloween

Just in time for Halloween, the Pacific Opera Project has three more performances of Stephen Sondheim’s Tony award-winning musical “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.” POP is concluding its first full season. Artistic Director Josh Shaw and Music Director Stephen are “committed to fully professional productions of worthy masterpieces and daring new works [...]

George McGovern Dead: Proud Liberal Dies at 90

George McGovern Dead: Proud Liberal Dies at 90

George McGovern, the man whom Bobby Kennedy once called “the most decent man in the Senate,” died today at the age of 90 from a combination of medical conditions that had worsened over the last few months. Regarding his 1972 presidential campaign that ended in a Nixon landslide, McGovern “once joked that he had wanted [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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