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The Main Hall Re-Imagined

The Main Hall Re-Imagined

Carpets were rolled up and chandeliers taken down. Now, the cork and marble floors that had been concealed for 40 years under carpet have been refinished and  three chandeliers have been restored “to evoke the space as it looked when it opened in 1920,” and the Huntington’s Main Hall, which has been closed since June [...]

Skeletal Horrors and Adorable Ghosts

Skeletal Horrors and Adorable Ghosts

Roaming the streets this weekend before All Hallow’s Eve, we searched for decorations from the spine-tingling and grotesque to the bewitching and winsome. Maybe it’s the popularity of The Walking Dead, but many of the decorations floating around this year—tied from trees, eerily swinging and turning in the wind—are reminiscent of Crypt Keeper and The [...]

Honoring Ancestors on el Día de los Muertos

Honoring Ancestors on el Día de los Muertos

We posted about The Folk Tree’s annual Día de los Muertos exhibit that opened on October 5th. Now, on the actual day of the holiday, Saturday, November 2nd, The Folk Tree will host a whole afternoon of festivities. 12:30-1:30 p.m.: Music by Martin Espino, traditional sounds inspired by indigenous cultures of the Americas 1-5 p.m.: [...]

United Nations Assoc. Film Fest

United Nations Assoc. Film Fest

  Girl Rising has been described as encompassing “stunning cinematography matched with intelligent, almost poetic, monologues” (entertainment.inquirer.net) Nine girls from nine developing nations. All of them struggling with poverty, inflexible cultures, and incessant obstacles. Girls Rising was launched by Intel Philippines one year ago with the desire to illustrate “the inspiring transformation that happens to [...]

Art on Palm 2013

Art on Palm 2013

“Under a canopy of oaks…” A lovely image, and under these oaks will be 32 artists exhibiting their works at Art on Palm in Altadena on Saturday, October 26th. Kathleen Swaydan will have her paintings, Cassandra Tondro her ecoprints (steamed leaves against paper), Louise Wannier her textiles, and Anna Vosburg her original jewelry, to name just a [...]

Happy Trails, Altadena

Happy Trails, Altadena

Altadena is known, for one of many, as a horseman’s retreat. Horse owner, rider, or just casual admirer? Then join us Saturday, October 19th, when Altadena Heritage celebrates our rich equestrian past and present, by designating the acreage around Ridgeview Drive and Mariposa an Altadena Heritage Area.  An Altadena fixture since at least 1921, perhaps [...]

Wine Women & Shoes

Wine Women & Shoes

This year’s Foothill Family Service fundraiser is being put on by the party organization Wine Women & Shoes. It will be held October 23rd at the Maxwell House in Pasadena. Guests can: Sip and discover new wines Shop the latest shoes & accessories Mingle with Sole Men Savor delicious food bites.     We think the [...]

Art Night 2013

Art Night 2013

Born in Normandy and having spent her childhood years in Limousin and Brittany, artist Valérie Daval now calls Pasadena home. “A unique color and gesture spring from each of us,” she states. Her works can be as large as 9 by 13 feet or as small as 4 by 8 inches, but they all seem to [...]

The Power of Just Doing Stuff

The Power of Just Doing Stuff

Transition | trăn’zi sʜ´ən | n. 1. The process or a period of changing from one state or condition to another. The Transition Movement is a grassroots movement that seeks to build community resilience in the face of such challenges as peak oil, climate change, and the economic crisis.…We believe that we can make the [...]

Drop Dead Gorgeous

Drop Dead Gorgeous

La Catrina cometh. Mictecacihuatl, the goddess, the “Lady of the Dead,” presides over us during Día de los Muertos. Many peoples worldwide honor loved ones who have died by building altars with their favorite foods and beverages, pictures of the beloved, as well as marigolds, candles, and memorabilia “to encourage visits by the souls, so the [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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