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Explore the Gamble House’s Exquisite Art Glass During ‘Fire and Light’ Tour

The Gamble House dining room. Photo credit: Tim Street-Porter/The Gamble House The Gamble House will hold its two-hour “Fire and Light: The Art Glass of Greene and Greene” in-depth tour, featuring the historic landmark’s exquisite glass windows, light fixtures, wall sconces, cabinets and doors, on Wednesday, April 23 at 10:00 a.m. The tour will also ...


Los Angeles-Based Ensemble to Headline Presbyterian Church’s Music at Noon Concert

Los Angeles-based Divan Consort ensemble will headline Pasadena Presbyterian Church’s Music at Noon concert on Wednesday, April 23, from 12:10 to 12:40 p.m. The ensemble founded by Turkish pianist Füreya Ünal usually stages landmark compositions of the twentieth century. Divan Consort’s members have performed individually in many countries, as well as world premiers of recently ...


Crowell Public Library Presents Movietown Baby Grows Up

Movietown Baby Grows Up is a blithe reminiscence of Hollywood in the 30s, 40s, and 50s, and the life of one family as seen through the eyes of the youngest child. It is the story of William A. Seiter, director of 131 films, his wife Marian Nixon, actress in 73 films, how they made their ...


Make a Chia Pet Out of Seeds at Pasadena Public Library

Why not have a plant as a pet? Pasadena Public Library Hill Avenue branch on Thursday, April 24, will hold a children workshop on creating and decorating personalized Chia Pets or styled terracotta figurines that grow Chia sprouts similar to animal fur. Participants will learn how to create their own Chia Pets and will be ...


Tomorrow: The 99th Commemoration of the Armenian Genocide to Take Place at the Pasadena City Hall

The 99th Commemoration of the Armenian Genocide will take place on Thursday April 24, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at the Pasadena City Hall. The annual event is organized by the Armenian Community Coalition of Pasadena, in conjunction with the City of Pasadena, the Armenian organizations, churches and local private and public schools student, that will ...


The Arboretum Lecture Series Concludes with “Smoker Plants”

The Arboretum will conclude its Thursday Garden Talks with Lili Singer lecture series with a discussion entitled “Too Much is Not Enough: More Smoker Plants For California” on Thursday, April 24, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Monrovia Growers’ director for new plant introductions Nicholas Staddon will discuss the different garden plants in the region ...


A Noise Within Celebrates Shakespeare’s 450th Birthday with Bouncy Castle, Swordplay and Insult Wall

A Noise Within Theater Company will celebrate William Shakespeare’s 450th birthday with family-friendly activities including sword fight lessons and demonstrations, a bouncy castle and a Shakespearean Insult Wall where guests can leave offensive messages, on Thursday, April 24, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. The visitors may dress up in Elizabethan times and meet-and-greet a Shakespeare ...


Distinguished Cultural Anthropologist Michael Wesch To Speak At PCC

Pasadena, Calif., – Dubbed "the explainer" by Wired magazine, Michael Wesch, studies the effects of social media and digital technology on global society. His videos on culture, technology, education and information have been viewed by millions, translated in more than 15 languages and are frequently featured at international film festivals and major academic conferences worldwide. ...


Pasadena Unified Celebrates Earth Day By Announcing Major Savings in Energy Consumption

In commemoration of Earth Day, the Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) announced Tuesday that the district has achieved more than $2.5 million in savings through a 19% reduction in energy use over three years. The reduction in energy consumption by 77,600 MMBTU’s translates into the equivalent of 4,800 tons of carbon dioxide removed from the ...


Local Nonprofit to Hold House Dedication Ceremony

Pasadena-based Institute for Educational Advancement (IEA) will dedicate its new office, a historic Pasadena home, in honor of its benefactor in a ceremony on Saturday, April 26. The home, located at 569 S. Marengo Ave., was donated to the organization by longtime IEA patron and supporter, Sarah D. Barder. The Craftsman-style home was built in ...


Diplomas and Bananas at Art Center Graduation Saturday

Pasadena’s Art Center College of Design graduated 192 new graduates Saturday, April 19 in the sculpture garden at the art school’s hillside campus. The ceremony included the very first graduating class for the Graduate Environmental Design and Graduate Transportation Design Programs, with a record number 36 students accepting graduate level degrees on Saturday. Twenty-five percent of ...


City Needs Volunteers to Help People with Disabilities During Disasters

The City will hold a free training at the First Church of Nazarene on May 28-29 for volunteers who will assess the needs of people with disabilities and provide them help during disasters. The participants to the two-day seminar may join the city’s Functional Assessment Service Team, a pool of local volunteers who can readily ...


Renovated Rose Bowl Drawing Major Concerts Like Never Before

[Updated April 22, 2014 | 6:35 p.m.]   The Pasadena City Council Tuesday approved plans for a Beyoncé and Jay-Z concert in the Rose Bowl on August 2.  That concert becomes the sixth concert added to the schedule for 2014. That’s the most for a single year in the history of the Rose Bowl. “Usually, we ...


Kaiser Permanente Ride, Roll and Stroll and Bike Ride with the Mayor

C.I.C.L.E. Bike Week Pasadena (cicle.org) concludes with the Kaiser Permanente Ride, Roll and Stroll, an open-streets, organized bike ride with Mayor Bill Bogaard from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. After the ride, stay and watch the Amgen Tour of California, cycling’s most prestigious professional road race in the US. The ride and the Amgen Tour ...