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Make Music Pasadena

Make Music Pasadena

Music your thing? Well then, for a full twelve hours on Saturday, June 16th, plan to experience nirvana. One hundred fifty free concerts will be available to the public from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. throughout downtown Pasadena—including “performances in alleys, buses, churches, rooftops, libraries and museums.” Make Music Pasadena is modeled after the Fête de […]

Opera á la Carte

Opera á la Carte

“A fine practitioner of Gilbertian patter and Sullivanian lyricism,” so says the Los Angeles Times of Richard Sheldon, founder of the forty-year-old Gilbert and Sullivan repertory company Opera á la Carte. The Neighborhood Church and Garden will be the location this Saturday for a Victorian garden party with a silent auction, raffle, victuals and beverages, […]

Pre-Olympic Water Polo: U.S. vs Croatia

Pre-Olympic Water Polo: U.S. vs Croatia

It’s the road to London, and it’s stopping at the Rose Bowl Aquatics Center for one night. This Friday, June 1st, the U.S. Men’s Olympic Water Polo team will have an exhibition game against the Croatian Men’s Olympic team. Both teams are considered gold medal contenders and there seems to exist a “fierce rivalry” between […]

Adorable Goats: Yummy Chevre

Adorable Goats: Yummy Chevre

Adorable goats; yummy chevre. Wild yeast; crispy crusts. Grab a blender; make some mustard. Macerate some berries; spread some jam. Making cheese, baking your own bread, creating your own signature mustard, and preserving your berry bounty for up to a year—this is what lays in store if you sign up for Foodcrafting 101 on June […]

Another Farmers Market?

Another Farmers Market?

Yep. Now it’s Altadena’s turn—again (though minus the “urban” moniker). The new, simply named Altadena Farmers Market will open next Wednesday at Loma Alta Park. Joseph Shuldiner of the Institute of Domestic Technology has worked tirelessly to bring this event to pass after originally organizing the Altadena Urban Farmers Market. This new derivative is sponsored […]

It’s Jacaranda Purple

It’s Jacaranda Purple

Driving around Pasadena, San Marino, and South Pas, you can see that the jacarandas are in bloom. It’s also evident that most of them are not as full and lush as last year, as though only a quarter of the tree is ready for spring, while three-quarters is still hibernating. But the season doesn’t feel […]

5 Museums—All Free This Sunday

5 Museums—All Free This Sunday

They’re dubbed “Museums of the Arroyo.” In actuality, they are the Gamble House, Heritage Square, the Lummis Home & Garden, the Pasadena Museum of History, and the Los Angeles Police Museum. And they are all open this Sunday—free of charge. These museums are located off the 210 and 110 freeways and several of them—Gamble House […]

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 […]

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