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Art As Catharsis Creates Exceptional Works

Art As Catharsis Creates Exceptional Works

Exploration through art can reveal details about ourselves, illustrate emotional journeys, produce provocative thoughts, and instigate powerful experiences. Expressing Feelings Through Art (EFTA) is an arts and literacy program for high school students in Los Angeles County. “Students are challenged to create works of art that tell stories that hold personal meaning for them. Topics [...]

Free Theatre Ticket for H.S. Students

Free Theatre Ticket for H.S. Students

The Theatre @ Boston Court is looking for high school students excited about theater. The guidelines are simple: “Any unsold seat will be made available free of charge 5 minutes prior to the performance to any high school student who presents a current student ID.” Cool, huh? The production in question is The Children, by [...]

Literature & History – A Walking Play

Literature & History – A Walking Play

It’s an interesting idea: “original stage adaptations of literature that reflect history.” Unbound Productions in collaboration with the Pasadena Museum of History present History Lit, three short plays that the audiences experience as they are led through Fenyes Mansion, Curtin House and the Estate Gardens. You walk and you watch a play—now that’s intriguing. The [...]

Grow! At the L.A. Arboretum

Grow! At the L.A. Arboretum

Need guidance, experience, someone in the know? Looking for inspiration? Wanting to delve into the unique and unusual? The L.A. Arboretum is putting on Grow! A Garden Festival this Friday-Sunday, May 4-6. They will have a “Unique and Unusual” plant sale, a marketplace of 40 vendors, exhibitions of sculpture and art installations by the Cream [...]

LitFest @ Doo Dah

LitFest @ Doo Dah

A handful of literary folk somewhat out of their element, braved the bold, wacky, and superlatively creative Doo Dah Parade. Committee members from LitFest Pasadena (coming your way May 12th), joined the throngs of enthusiastic entrants and marched along Colorado Boulevard in East Pasadena flashing—a “flasher” book is their logo—thousands of ogling and bemused onlookers. Come [...]

A Greene & Greene Walkabout

A Greene & Greene Walkabout

In case you didn’t get a chance to go on the Arroyo’s Edge: Greene and Greene Interiors Tour last Saturday, we went for you. Six private homes and gardens were open to viewing (though no interior photography was allowed) in historic Park Place. On a beautiful Saturday, people strolled along Arroyo Terrace, Grand Avenue, and [...]

Hail the Pet Beauties

Hail the Pet Beauties

Saturday saw a march of pets that were adorable, handsome—and dressed in tutus. One Colorado held a pet day in its courtyard and welcomed the Fun & Furry-licious, the Dressed to the Hilt, and Tricksters. The “celebrant of kitsch pop culture” Charles Phoenix—in is his eye-popping patterned pants and light blue (not suede) shoes—MC’ed the [...]

Showcase House in La Cañada

Showcase House in La Cañada

And what a show it is. Holy moly (yes, this will be the tone of this post, can’t help it, fresh from the tour, brain still buzzing). If you’re intrigued, amused, or even disdainful of how the 1% live, get your ticket and go. This tour is fascinating, inspirational, amusing and just dreamy. We’d go [...]

Come Play Me, I’m Yours

Come Play Me, I’m Yours

A few weeks ago, we published a post about the event 30 Pianos, 30 Locations, an interactive art installment initially born by British artist Luke Jerram. This past Thursday at noon, 30 pianists at 30 locations throughout L.A. County and beyond sat down and played Bach’s prelude to the Well-Tempered Clavier. We stopped by One [...]

10 Reasons to Love the 2012 Showcase House

10 Reasons to Love the 2012 Showcase House

It’s Showcase time again here in Pasadena! Yes, the time of year when the natives get out their flat-soled shoes and put away their real estate envy for a few hours to wander through an uber-decorated dream house, all for a good cause. This year’s makeover is a 1927 Spanish Revival in La Cañada, complete [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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