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AirStyle-Pasadena-Rose Bowl

February 21-22, 2015

Air + Style is a reflection of Shaun White’s lifestyle. It will involve sporting elements including snowboarding, skiing, skateboarding and BMX; there will be an interactive area for guests of of all ages; music from three stages inside and outside the Rose Bowl; a fashion show; technology; cuisine; gaming; and, art reflected throughout the venue. The snowboard competition is part of the Air + Style event tour starting in Beijing, then to Innsbruck and ending at the Rose Bowl which will be the largest and final event of the tour.

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Rise of the Jack O'Lanterns

Rise Of The Jack O Lanterns

October 3-5, 8-12, 15-19, 22-26, 29-November 2, 2014

Lighting up the night once again this October is a unique all-ages Halloween extravaganza – RISE of the Jack O’Lanterns! More than 5,000 hand-carved jack o’lanterns created by professional artists and sculptors are arranged in artful displays throughout a 1/4-mile scenic trail. The entire family-friendly stroll is a multi-sensory experience that is sure to be a lasting annual family tradition.

All new for 2014! Imagine seeing thousands of carved jack o’lanterns arranged within a variety of exciting themes. Visitors will see a re-creation of the New York City Skyline, favorite sports stars from your professional teams, amazingly carved images of famous TV stars, a giant graveyard made of jack o’lanterns, and a pre-historic arrangement of life-sized dinosaurs made entirely out of lit jack o’lanterns! The variety of themes are sure to impress visitors of all ages.

Descanso Gardens 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge, CA, 91011


Pasadena Museum of California Art


September 14, 2014 - January 11, 2015

An Opening of the Field: Jess, Robert Duncan, and Their Circle

Jess Collins, known simply as Jess, and his partner, the poet Robert Duncan, were one of the most fascinating artist couples of the 20th century. An Opening of the Field: Jess, Robert Duncan, and Their Circle is the first exhibition to focus on the creative production and relationship between the two, and their remarkable circle of friends. Jess's mind-bending collages—or, as he called them, "paste-ups," were often published to accompany erudite Duncan's poems and essays, whose writings and ideas, in turn, made their way into Jess's dense and allusive works. The exhibition draws its name, "An Opening of the Field," from the title of one of Duncan's key books. Progenitors of modernism, Jess and Duncan heavily influenced an entire generation of poets and painters who would gather at their San Francisco home, which served as a salon and gallery space for their artist friends. The exhibition includes approximately 85 works by Jess and Duncan as well as from members of their coterie, including R. B. Kitaj, Edward Corbett, Wallace Berman, Lawrence Jordan, and George Herms, as well as the poets Jack Spicer, Robin Blaser, and Michael McClure and is accompanied by a 250-page catalogue.


Burning Down the House: Ellen Brooks, Jo Ann Callis, Eileen Cowin

Burning Down the House: Ellen Brooks, Jo Ann Callis, Eileen Cowin brings together work by these three contemporary artists for the first time. Long known for using photography to narrative ends, Brooks, Callis, and Cowin, who emerged simultaneously in 1970s Southern California, challenge both the role of women and their chosen medium in multi-layered, provocative images. Taking its title from the eponymous Talking Heads song, the exhibition features a series of photographs from the 1970s to the early 2000s. Their photographic tableaux are like illicit reveries and performances—"shakedown dreams in broad daylight," as the Talking Heads might have called them—that reflect a multitude of private torments and obsessions. Ranging from small individual photographs to large-scale sequences comprised of several prints, the installation freely intermixes work by the three artists, exploring issues of female identity, relationship, intimacy, domestic conflict, and gender performance. Burning Down the House: Ellen Brooks, Jo Ann Callis, Eileen Cowin is curated by Claudia Bohn-Spector and Sam Mellon, and is organized by the Pasadena Museum of California Art. This exhibition is supported by the Pasadena Arts League.


Stas Orlovski: Chimera

Long fascinated by sources such as the Soviet-era children's books from his own childhood, Japanese prints, and Dutch botanical illustration, Stas Orlovski has mined this vocabulary of images, ideas, and motifs for his drawings, collages, paintings, and prints. For Stas Orlovski: Chimera—using the magical projections of the 18th and 19th century Phantasmagoria shows as a point of inspiration—he creates a moving drawing where disparate histories, events, and dreams collide. The installation is accompanied by an atmospheric sound piece composed by Steve Roden specifically for Chimera, collaged, much like the installation, using various recordings of instruments from Roden's collection of Victorian-era instruments such as: a harmonium from India, a Gibson banjolele, a long neck banjo, a strohviol—and Roden's voice. Stas Orlovski: Chimera is organized by the Pasadena Museum of California Art. Funding for this exhibition has been generously provided by United States Artists Hatchfund and the Center for Cultural Innovation.

“Historic Pasadena” Smart Phone App

Historic Pasadena Smart Phone App

“Historic Pasadena” Smart Phone Application

The “Historic Pasadena” smart phone app has three primary functions:

     1. Search for any historic resources near your current location

     2. Search for specific kinds of historic resources (such as architectural styles, works of a particular architect, etc.)

     3. Follow pre-defined mobile tours created by the City and other agencies

Each of these options will include the ability to obtain walking, driving or transit or directions to each point on the tour from your current location. Information about each stop on the tour will also be accessible, based on data that is included in the City’s online database of historic resources, known as the California Historical Resources Inventory Database, or CHRID. The smart phone app is available for both iPhone and Android devices and the full CHRID database can also be accessed HERE.


Old Pasadena Halloween Celebration 2014

Old Pasadena Halloween Celebration

October 2014

Old Pasadena Halloween Celebration 2014 Bring the whole family to Old Pasadena for a frightfully good time with free Halloween fun all month long!

Sunday Funday - Craft & Snap Photo Booth Party
Sunday, October 12, 1:00 – 4:00pm
One Colorado, 41 Hugus Alley - (626) 564-1066
Craft your own or choose from provided props, and then hop into the Magbooth to immortalize the moment. Refreshments served, DJ provides music. MAC, Sephora, and Origins are offering a little beauty lift.

One Colorado’s Annual Pumpkin Decorating
Saturday, October 25, 10:00am – 12:00pm
One Colorado, 41 Hugus Alley - (626) 564-1066
Get busy with glue sticks and (washable) markers creating your own Great Pumpkin. Pumpkins are provided on a first-come first-served basis; all creations go home with their creators.

Growl-o-ween at The Dog Bakery
Sunday, October 26, 9:00am – 12:00pm
The Dog Bakery, 36 W. Colorado Blvd., Suite 3 (on Mills Place) - (626) 440-0443
Bring your pooch dressed to impress for a doggy Growl-o-ween parade around Old Pasadena, followed by a costume contest with prizes for the winners!

Old Pasadena Halloween Celebration Trick-or-Treating
Friday, October 31 – 5:00 – 8:00pm

  • Store-to-store trick-or-treating at more than 100 participating businesses
  • Meet and greet with costumed characters on Colorado Boulevard
  • The Dog Bakery is giving out treats to canine friends that are in disguise
  • Professional family photos in the One Colorado courtyard - pets are welcome, too!


Halloween Movie Screening of Mad Monster Party?
Friday, October 31, 7:30pm
One Colorado, 41 Hugus Alley - (626) 564-1066
The classic stop-animation Mad Monster Party? (1967) features all of the groovy ghoulies – Dracula, Werewolf, Mummy, Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde, Frankenstein's Monster, and more! Voices provided by the incomparable Boris Karloff, Phyllis Diller, and Ann Margaret.