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Caltech Researchers Invent Glowing Contact Lens That Could Prevent a Leading Cause of Blindness

This glowing contact lens could help prevent blindness in millions of people with diabetes. Credit: Caltech Hundreds of millions of people suffer from diabetes worldwide, putting them at risk for a creeping blindness, or diabetic retinopathy, that comes with the disease in its more advanced stages. Existing treatments, though effective, are painful and invasive, involving lasers and injections into the eyeball. Caltech graduate student Colin…

It’s All Free at Museums of the Arroyo (MOTA) Day on May 20, 2018

Explore great architecture, historical discoveries, family fun and entertainment at six local museums all for free at Museums of the Arroyo (MOTA) Day on May 20, 2018. Climb into a retired LAPD helicopter, check out…

LitFest Pasadena Announces Two ‘Action Packed’ Days – and Nights – of Literary Events in Pasadena’s Historic Playhouse District

The 7th annual LitFest Pasadena features a host of special guest authors in events from readings to literary performances on May 19 and 20, 2018. LitFest Pasadena treats Southern California audiences to an exciting and…

At the Pasadena Playhouse: Anna Camp and Thomas Sadoski in a New Stage Thriller ‘Belleville’ by Amy Herzog

Pasadena Playhouse, the State Theater of California, presents a new Hitchcock-style drama, Belleville by Pulitzer Prize finalist and Obie Award winner Amy Herzog. The production runs now through May 13. The cast features Drama Desk…

Don’t Miss the 56th Annual Sierra Madre Art Fair

Click to enlarge The 56th Annual Sierra Madre Art Fair, sponsored by the Friends of the Sierra Madre Library, will be held in Memorial Park, 222 West Sierra Madre Blvd., on Saturday, May 5, from…

Friday, April 27

Clazzical Notes Presents Global Voices, Music of Bulgaria, Southern India, Finland, Colombia, Ecuador and the United States

Click to enlarge “The only thing better than singing,” said Ella Fitzgerald, “is more singing.” And, on Friday, April 27, at 7:30 p.m., Clazzical Notes…

Saturday, April 28

South Pasadena Hosts ‘The Eclectic’ Music Festival and Artwalk, Saturday, April 28

Previous year's Eclectic Music Festival photo Previous year's Eclectic Music Festival and ArtWalk photo 2nd The South Pasadena Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with DeepMix…

Sunday, April 29

Seeking Handmade Artisans to Join Jackalope Pasadena This Spring

Applications are now open for this juried event and Jackalope is seeking artisans who specialize in handmade products to apply for the fair. Jackalope is…

Sunday, April 29

Caltech Performing and Visual Arts Presents the Professional Contemporary Chamber Ensemble “TEMPO” Performing “From Schoenberg to Schoenberg”

Click to enlarge Caltech Performing and Visual Arts presents “TEMPO” (The Epicenter Musical Performance Organization) performing an eclectic program entitled “From Schoenberg to Schoenberg”. In…

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ArtCenter Grads Present Their Visions of the Future of Car Design

Click to enlarge Students graduating this Saturday from the ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena showed what cars will look like in the decades to come, with designs ranging from a 3D-printed hydrogen turbine-powered two-seater to a mid-engine hybrid two-seater that its designer said would be “the Corvette killer.” At Thursday night’s Grad Show, the students from any number of majors – illustration and entertainment design, to photography and sculpture, to transportation design – put out their projects for professors, fellow students and potential employers to see. AutoWeek described many of the car designs as relating to an autonomous, robotic…

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