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Living the Good Life: Polynesia Pop

“Tiki culture is all about living the good life, having fun, and enjoying the tropical splendors it offers. “This first ever group Tiki ceramic exhibition brings together unique ceramic creations by established Tiki artists and major local ceramic artists. “Conceptualized and coordinated by Michelle Valigura and Michael Sbicca, this one-night show celebrates the blended and […]


Happy Election Day! We’ve got to say that now because at the end of the day (we hope this is decided today), one political camp is not going to be in a celebratory mood. But for now, it is a beautiful morning, hope abounds for all, and so we wish everyone a Happy Election Day. […]

Helen of Pasadena Comes to Altadena

Lian Dolan is a cool lady. She wrote a book, Helen of Pasadena, that is very funny and has sold really well. So well, in fact, that one might even call it a bestseller. Lian has made many appearances in support of Helen throughout Pasadena. Now it’s Altadena’s turn: the Friends of the Altadena Library have […]

The Second Annual Cartoon Hall of Fame Big Screen Event!

That’s not even the whole title. The whole title, strictly speaking, is: “Alex Film Society Presents: The Second Annual Cartoon Hall of Fame Big Screen Event!” If someone had a sense of humor, it would be: “Alex Film Society Presents: The Second Annual Cartoon Hall of Fame Big Screen Event, Presented by the Alex Film […]

The Artist Studio at One Colorado

Perhaps the most interesting storefront in OneColoradoPlazacan be found at 24 Smith Alley. More often than not, you can’t buy anything there. It’s The Artist Studio, a collaboration with the Armory that turns the showroom at 24 Smith Alley into an interactive space. Through the rest of the year (!) the artist-in-residence is David P. […]

Vroman’s Bestsellers 10/24/11

Hardcover Fiction The Cats Table, Michael Ondaatje The Sense of an Ending, Julian Barnes The Marriage Plot, Jeffrey Eugenides Dreams of Joy, Lisa See The Art of Fielding, Chad Harbach Shock Wave, John Sandford The Barbarian Nurseries, Hèctor Tobar The Best of Me, Nicholas Sparks Feast Day of Fools, James Burke Zone One, Colson Whitehead […]

Journalists: Vultures or Not Vultures?

KPCC has a lot of free, nifty public programming at their (nearly) brand new auditorium, the Crawford Family Forum. This next Tuesday (the 6th), for example, they’re having a talk about whether or not journalists are, in fact, vultures. Specifically, whether their news coverage of Southern California’s frequent disasters, natural and otherwise, is vulture-like. Exploitative, […]

Ring in the Belles

This Sunday, LA’s own Belle Brigade will bring their jaunty, free-spirited tunes to Levitt Pavilion. The brother/sister duo Ethan and Barbara Gruska have earned serious praise for their perfectly synchronized melodies and rhythmic harmonies that only a pair of siblings could evoke. After serenading Ottowa Jazz Fest goers and finishing up a tour with Canadian powerhouse […]

Sunday Dancing at Lineage

The Lineage Performing Arts Center is a self-described hub for cultural events of all sorts—music, theater, musical theater, film screenings, etc—but their first love is dance. The LPAC, after all, is operated by the Lineage Dance Company, a contemporary troupe that does lots of original programming. If you’re a modern dance fan and have missed […]

Anais Mitchell at the Levitt

Every week, there are several musical acts playing at the Levitt that are worthy of a recommendation. Even in weeks when we’re only highlighting one artist, like this week, there are probably others worth checking out. We won’t mention them, because then we wouldn’t exactly be highlighting anybody, now would we (but check the full […]


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