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    Old Pasadena commUNITY Dining April 15, 2021 - December 31, 2021
    11:30 am–8:00 pm
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    Alison Saar: Of Aether and Earthe July 16, 2021 - December 12, 2021
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    Alison Saar: Of Aether and Earthe

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    Armory Center for the Arts and The Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College in Claremont, CA are pleased to announce the largest museum survey to date of the work of artist Alison Saar. Alison Saar: Of Aether and Earthe opens Friday, July 16 through Sunday, December 12, 2021 at the Armory, and is open now and runs through Sunday, December 19 at the Benton. It includes 29 of the artist’s multi-media and mixed installation works in one exhibition installed across the two venues. This exhibition spans the broad spectrum of Saar’s career, from her sculptures of the early 1980s to a new installation, Hygiea, to be unveiled at the Armory and the large-scale, site-specific commission Imbue, installed at the Benton in the summer of 2020. Both venues require an appointment to view the exhibition; appointments to the Armory may be made here and to the Benton here. Admission is free.

    Alison Saar: Of Aether and Earthe—one exhibition at two venues—surveys Saar’s sculptures and installations. With her use of distinctive forms and materials, Saar creates powerful figurative sculptures that activate histories and legacies of survival. The Armory will showcase Saar’s female figures that suggest elements of fire, air, and aether, while the Benton will highlight work that emphasizes grounded, earthly, and watery qualities.

    Reservations at the Armory

    Fridays 4:00pm to 8:00pm; Saturdays and Sundays, 11:00am to 3:00pm by appointment. Appointments available soon.

    Online reservations available starting July 6. To make an appointment, visit: armoryarts.org/saar

     

    Media:

    Alison Saar on Transforming Outrage Into Art (NY Times)

     

    Related Public Programs

    Alison Saar will be in conversation with exhibition curators Irene Georgia Tsatsos and Rebecca McGrew on Thursday, July 15, from 6-7pm PST, via Zoom. Click here to RSVP.

    The Armory is working with Alison Saar to recreate a public engagement, Catfish Dreamin', which will feature five online short films on themes of water and California waterways by Saar and others, along with a temporary outdoor sculpture in front of the Armory. Originally commissioned by The Contemporary in Baltimore in 1992, Catfish Dreamin' first consisted of a house-like structure with a hand-carved six-foot catfish mounted on a pickup truck, which traveled around the greater Baltimore area to sites where crowds gathered, such as parks, festivals, and schools. The piece was inspired by the history of Baltimore's "arabbers," the African-American fishmongers and fruit/vegetable sellers who would sell their wares from horse-drawn carts on the street, gathering customers with the call of their familiar song. In response to pandemic safety requirements, the themes and images of the original version are being transformed into a safe and engaging alternative format.

     

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    Armory Fall Classes October 4, 2021 - December 18, 2021
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    Armory Center for the Arts announces the Fall 2021 Session with a selection of in-person and online art classes for kids, teens, adults, and families from October 4 through December 18.

    The Armory is excited to welcome you back this fall with in-person classes for all ages! Or, try their popular online classes on Zoom. It's your choice! Classes include ceramics, life drawing, painting, sewing, color theory, animation, and more. For inspiration, all in-person students will get to tour the work of artist Alison Saar, whose exhibition Of Aether and Earthe is currently on view at the Armory.

    Armory members save 10% on tuition. Scholarships are available for eligible students in all age groups. Masks are required for all in-person students. With few exceptions, proof of COVID vaccination required for in-person students age 12+ on the first day of class.

    Browse In-Person Classes

    Browse Online Classes

    Apply for a Scholarship

    COVID Safety FAQs

     

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    Spirit: Art Afterlife November 1, 2021 - December 15, 2021
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    Gold Bug Gallery presents Spirit: Art Afterlife -- a group exhibition and auction featuring the sculptural art of twenty contemporary artists playfully exploring life after death.

    Opening Reception 5:00-9:00pm on Monday, November 1

    Gold Bug invites you to spend part of your evening, on that celebratory day of Día de los Muertos, delighting in art and drink at the opening reception of Spirit: Art Afterlife

    For the exhibit, Gold Bug has provided 20 contemporary artists with the same blank canvas on which to work, a three-dimensional ghost sculpture made by ceramic artist, Roberto Cambi. The finished collection will be put on display at Gold Bug and become available for purchase to the general public via online bidding at 5:00pm on Monday, November 1 through  5:00pm on Wednesday, December 15. The net proceeds generated from the show will be donated to the ACLU of Southern California.

    The iconic ghost figures featured in the show were designed and fabricated specifically for the event by Italian-based artist, Roberto Cambi, who began working with ceramics early in life while studying at the Academia di Pittura in Faenza, the historic city known worldwide for its manufacture of majolica and glazed earthenware pottery. The artists invited to embellish Cambi’s ghost sculptures draw on a mastery of craft derived from their individual involvement in a myriad of disciplines that include set and costume design, mechanical engineering, special effect prosthetic production, taxidermy display and miniature assemblage, glass art production, graphic design, fine art painting, photomontage mixed media work, metalwork, and more. On paper, perhaps an unexpected grouping of artists, but upon further examination intimately bound by their curiosity and appreciation for the natural world and its simulation. The collection as a whole represents a broad swath of contemporary surrealist work, asking the viewer to reconsider what they know about the genre today. And, to put a smile on their face.

    Participating Artists listed in alphabetical order by first name:

    • Brett Alan Nelson
    • Brooke Weston
    • Catherine Gisez
    • Chris Towle
    • Douglas Little
    • Gustavo Rimada
    • Johnny KMNDZ Rodriguez
    • Kristina Drake
    • Laura Kramer
    • Liz Huston
    • Mark Villalobos
    • Michael Campbell
    • Michael Schmidt
    • Nathalie Tierce
    • Roberto Benavidez
    • Rooted and Stitched
    • Sasha Camacho
    • Somsara Rielly
    • Steven Daily
    • Vincent Van Dyke

    Exhibition on view: November 1, 2021 — December 15, 2021
    Opening Reception : 5:00 - 9:00pm on Monday, November 1, 2021
    Online Bidding Opens: 5:00pm on Monday, November 1, 2021
    Online Bidding Closes: 5:00pm on Wednesday, December 15, 2021
    Gallery Viewing Hours: Thursday-Tuesday 11:00am - 5:00pm

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    Old Pasadena Holidays November 15, 2021 - January 1, 2022
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    Holiday Tree Celebration November 26, 2021 - January 1, 2022
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    Join in the Holiday Tree Celebration at One Colorado from November 26 – January 1.

    Oh, Christmas Tree! One Colorado along with participating retailers will decorate a Christmas tree in partnership with a local non-profit. The community is encouraged to vote for their favorite tree via text. Tree with the most votes gets $1,000 donated on behalf of One Colorado to the participating nonprofit. Second - fifth place nonprofits get $500 donation each.  Donations will be made on behalf of One Colorado.

    Some of One Colorado’s partners for this Holiday Tree celebration include Hoving Home, Union Station Homeless Services, Ronald McDonald House Pasadena partnering with iPic, Young & Healthy, and St. Anthony’s of Pasadena Philoptochos Society in partnership with m.andonia.

    The Holiday Trees will be on display until January 1, 2022.

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    One Colorado Holidays November 26, 2021 - December 24, 2021
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    One Colorado offers all so many ways to celebrate the holiday season this year! 

    Holiday Kick-Off Party: December 4, 7:00 - 10:00pm
    Come celebrate the start of the season at One Colorado's Holiday Kick-Off Party! Enjoy special musical performances by Gavin Turek with DJ sets by KCRW DJ Novena Carmel and DJ Juliet Mendoza. Spread holiday cheer with ornament crafts and card making for Union Station Homeless Services. Sushi Roku will dazzle with festive cocktails and to-go sushi rolls! Then, snap a photo in the coveted MirMir photo booth to capture the memories.

    Santa Photos: November 26 – December 24
    Take a photo with the year's favorite celebrity! Make a toy donation to support Union Station Homeless Services. View website for hours and pricing.  

    Gingerbread House Kits: December 3 – 24
    One Colorado is providing complimentary gingerbread decorating kits to the community. Kits can be picked up at participating retailers while supplies last.

    Holiday Workshops: December 4, 1:00 - 3:00pm
    Create a custom Twigzz floral holiday wreath. 

    Form more information, please visit onecolorado.com

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    One Colorado Santa Photos November 26, 2021 - December 24, 2021
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    One Colorado offers all so many ways to celebrate the holiday season this year!  In addition to the season-long opportunity to visit Santa and get your holiday photos taken, here are some other ways to celebrate:

    • Holiday Kick-Off Party: December 4, 7:00 - 10:00pm
    • Gingerbread House Kits: December 3 – 24 (while supplies last)
    • Holiday Workshop Twigzz Floral Wreath: December 4, 1:00 - 3:00pm

    Santa Photos: November 26 – December 24
    Take a photo with the year's favorite celebrity! Make a toy donation to support Union Station Homeless Services. 

    Hours

    • Friday, November 26th (only) 10 am - 9 pm
    • Fridays  5:00 - 9:00pm
    • Saturdays  10:00am - 9:00pm
    • Sundays  10:00am - 7:00pm

    Pet Night with Santa Bring your four-legged friend for a photo with Santa!

    • Sunday, December 12 -  4:00 - 7:00 pm

    Week of Christmas

    • Wednesday, December 22  3:00 - 9:00pm
    • Thursday, December 23  3:00 - 9:00pm
    • Friday, December 24  10:00am - until Santa needs to depart to the North Pole

    Prices 

    • 10 pictures on memory card (1-5 people) $25 | (6-10 people) $35
    • Take your own photo* | (3 min) $20 | (3-5 min) $25
      (*NOTE: Photographer cannot handle other people's cameras)

    Form more information, please visit onecolorado.com

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    Free Events in December December 1, 2021 - December 31, 2021
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    During the COVID pandemic, the Pasadena Senior Center has offered many free online activities via Zoom for adults 50 and older, and now some onsite activities at the center are being scheduled. 

    Registration for Zoom and most onsite events is required by visiting www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org and clicking on Events, Clubs and Lectures and then either At the Center or Online Events. Everyone who registers for Zoom events will receive an email link for joining each activity online. Anyone who does not have WiFi or an email address can call 626-795-4331 to receive a phone number to call to listen to live Zoom events.  

    Pasadena Senior Center membership and residency in Pasadena are not required for these Zoom or onsite events. 

    Pasadena Senior Center membership, as well as residency in Pasadena, are not required for these Zoom or onsite events. 

    Are Your Valuables Hiding in Plain Sight? – Thursday, Dec. 2, at 10 a.m. via Zoom. Learn the current value of your jewelry, watches and art from gemologist and appraiser Dana Ehrman as well as evolution of product demand and technology plus changes in market conditions. Ehrman also will take participants through a journey of collectibles that have held up through the ages. Presented by Foundation for Senior Services. To register, visit www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org and click on Lectures & Classes, then Informational Lectures or call 626-795-4331. 

    Cultural Thursday: Replicating Michelangelo Through Modern and Postmodern Monuments in Los Angeles and Paris – Thursday, Dec. 2, at 2 p.m. onsite at Pasadena Senior Center and simultaneously via Zoom. As the saying goes, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Dr. James Fishburne, director of Forest Lawn Museum, will explain how replicas of Michelangelo's works have made the Italian Renaissance artist synonymous with Old World artistic achievement and contributed to his fame on a global scale. The presentation will focus on Forest Lawn Memorial Park, where one of the world's largest collections of full-scale replicas of Michelangelo's sculptures are located, and Hôtel de Police, an unabashedly postmodern structure in Paris. To register, visit www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org and click on Activities & Events, then Special Events or call 626-795-4331. 

    Monthly Food Distribution Program — Friday, Dec. 3, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the parking lot at Pasadena Senior Center. Low-income adults 60 and older receive one free box of food and couples receive two. Each box includes foods that meet specific nutritional needs, such as cheese, canned fruits and vegetables, dry milk and related dairy products, cereals and other grain products, and more. Proof of income and California ID are required for first-time recipients. Boxes are heavy, so bring a pull-behind personal cart to the parking lot between the Pasadena Senior Center and the Metro Gold Line station. Opening boxes on the premises is prohibited. Masks and social distancing are required. For more information, visit www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org and click on Resources, then Food Distribution Programs or call 626-685-6732.  

    Movie Matinees – Fridays, Dec. 3, 10 and 17 at 1 p.m. onsite at Pasadena Senior Center. Watching a movie can be revitalizing and can help viewers relax and disconnect for a couple of hours. December's movies are ideal for the weeks leading to Christmas. Each Pasadena Senior Center member may bring one nonmember guest. Dec 3: "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" (1989, PG-13) starring Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo. America's favorite movie family, the Griswolds, plan for a big, happy Christmas that, of course, turns into a hilarious disaster. Dec. 10: "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" (2000, PG) starring Jim Carrey and Taylor Momsen. A green revenge-seeking Grinch who lives on the outskirts of Whoville plans to ruin Christmas for all the citizens of the town. Dec. 17: "The Christmas Chronicles" (2018, PG) starring Kurt Russell and Darby Camp. On Christmas Eve, a brother and sister's plan to catch Santa Claus on camera turns into an unexpected journey most children could only dream about. To register, visit www.pasadenaseniorcenter.net and click on Activities & Events, then Friday Movie Matinee or call 626-795-4331. 

    Let Us Play: Improv Class – Wednesday, Dec. 8, at 1 p.m. onsite at Pasadena Senior Center. This playful, participatory class of theater and improv games is designed to unlock creativity, free the imagination, ignite spontaneity, increase mental focus and build confidence. Presented by theater professionals Mark and Ilona Jennings. For more information visit www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org and click on Activities & Events, then Special Events or call 626-795-4331. 

    Estate Planning, Trust Administration and Estate Administration – Thursday, Dec. 9, at 10 a.m. via Zoom. Attorney Joe Engle, whose specialty is leading people through the estate planning process with ease and knowledge, will discuss estate planning, trust administration and estate administration, plus how to avoid probate and why estate planning is important. To register, visit www.pasadenseniorcenter.net and click on Lectures & Classes, then Informational Lectures or call 626-795-4331. 

    Cultural Thursday: Holiday Cheer with the Tap Chicks – Thursday, Dec. 9, at 2 p.m. onsite at Pasadena Senior Center. The ever popular Pam Kay and the Tap Chicks will present a festive show filled with music, dancing and laughter. There's no better way to get into the holiday spirit! To register, visit www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org and click on Activities & Events, then Special Events or call 626-795-4331. Walk-ins will be allowed if space is available. 

    Virtual Holiday Bingo (with prizes) – Thursday, Dec. 16, at 10 a.m. via Zoom. Whether you're a veteran Bingo player or new to the game, join the fun! Presented by Foundation for Senior Services. To register, visit www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org and click on Activities & Events, then Special Events or call 626-795-4331. 

    Scam and Fraud Self-Defense – Thursday, Dec. 23, at 10 a.m. via Zoom. Protect yourself! Learn about current scams, how scammers might contact you and how they take advantage of certain vulnerabilities to get private and sensitive information from older adults. Presented by Miles McNeeley, director of elder abuse and prevention for Wise and Healthy Aging. To register, visit www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org and click on Lectures & Classes, then Informational Lectures or call 626-795-4331. 

    How the Five Senses Change with Age – Thursday, Dec. 30, at 10 a.m. via Zoom. Take better care of yourself by understanding the connection between aging and protecting the five senses – hearing, sight, smell, taste and touch. To register, visit www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org and click on Lectures & Classes, then Informational Lectures or call 626-795-4331.

    Cultural Thursday: Celebrating Champagne – Thursday, Dec. 30, at 2 p.m. via Zoom. Start your New Year's Eve celebration a day early with this fun salute to  the golden, effervescent libation. Host Annie Laskey and special guests will share stories, history and lore surrounding the bubbly beverage that is synonymous with festivity. Raise a glass of champagne or another beverage with us! To register, visit www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org and click on Activities & Events, then Special Events or call 626-795-4331. 

    In addition to online classes, onsite events and other activities, members and nonmembers of the Pasadena Senior Center are encouraged to visit the website regularly for a monthly magazine, COVID updates specifically for older adults and more.  

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    Tournament of Roses - Rose Parade January 1, 2022
    8:00 am–10:30 am
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    108th Rose Bowl Game January 1, 2022
    1:00 pm–5:00 pm
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