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    Armory Exhibition: Birth Death Breath, Sunday, February 18, 2018 Armory Exhibition: Birth Death Breath, Sunday, February 18, 2018
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    The Armory Center for the Arts presents Diane Christiansen and Jeanne Dunning's Birth Death Breath, an opera “performed” by inflatable lawn decorations in various stages of inflation and deflation. As the characters rise from the ground and begin to sing, they experience their inflation as a kind of coming back to life, prompting them to ponder great existential questions about life, death, purpose, and meaning through their songs.

    Armory galleries are open Wednesdays through Mondays (closed Tuesdays) from 12 noon to 5:00pm. Admission is always free.

    Armory Center for the Arts


    145 N. Raymond Avenue
    Pasadena, CA 91103
    626.792.5101
    www.armoryarts.org

    The Armory Center for the Arts, housed in Pasadena’s historical 1932 National Guard Building, serves as the city’s hub for art education in its myriad forms. It originated as the education department of the Pasadena Art Museum in 1947 with classes led by artists whose teaching concepts grew out of the museum's exhibitions of modern art. This education program became known as the Pasadena Art Workshops after the museum closed in 1974. Without a permanent space for exhibitions, the workshops used professional artists as teachers and focused on the development of arts programs that presented alternative forms of learning. By working in partnerships with schools, libraries, parks, neighborhood groups, community centers, and city agencies, the museum’s programs brought the arts to new audiences – a trend that continues to this day.

    Opening in its permanent space on Raymond Avenue in 1989, the center underwent a $2.4 million transformation in 2002 to create an additional 6,800 square feet of classrooms and studio spaces for drawing and painting, digital arts, and photography. Today it offers a wide range of programs and studio classes for all ages, as well as exhibitions in its galleries, year around.  Galleries are open daily from noon - 5:00pm, and closed on Tuesdays.

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    Chaparral Project at Patagonia, Friday, March 2, 2018 Chaparral Project at Patagonia, Friday, March 2, 2018
    Chaparral Project at Patagonia March 2, 2018 - March 30, 2018
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    Patagonia hosts an evening celebrating and protecting the San Gabriel Mountains through art. The Chaparral Project is a creative outdoor community project featuring Pasadena Community College student artists in partnership with local non-profit Nature For All. Featured student art reflects experiences hiking in the San Gabriel Mountains and advocates for public lands protection and expansion.

    Opening night is on March 2 from 7pm-9pm - enjoy art, food, music, and win raffle prizes!  

    The exhibit will be on display in store from March 2nd through March 30th.

    To learn more about The Chaparral Project, please visit https://www.instagram.com/thechapproject/

    To learn more about Nature for All, please visit https://lanatureforall.org/.

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    ArtNight Pasadena, Friday, March 9, 2018 6:00 pm ArtNight Pasadena, Friday, March 9, 2018 6:00 pm
    ArtNight Pasadena March 9, 2018
    6:00 pm–10:00 pm
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    ArtNight Pasadena


    6:00pm–10:00pm

    Enjoy a free evening of art and entertainment as 19 of Pasadena’s most prominent cultural institutions swing open their doors for ArtNight. 

    In Old Pasadena, head to Armory Center for the Arts to tour its current exhibition by Diane Christiansen and Jeanne Dunning, Birth Death Breath; try some hands-on art making activities, sample local craft beer, and dance the night away to the old time jazz stylings of Janet Klein and her Parlor Boys.

    Also in Old Pasadena, enjoy local artists performing live dance and music selections at Lineage Performing Arts Center, 89 S. Fair Oaks Avenue. 

    Make the Armory your hub location: Free shuttle buses that connect all participating ArtNight cultural destinations make stops at the Armory.  

     

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    BEST Ride: Bike Art Night Pasadena, Friday, March 9, 2018 BEST Ride: Bike Art Night Pasadena, Friday, March 9, 2018
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    BEST Ride: Bike Art Night Pasadena

    Presented by: Pasadena Complete Streets Coalition
    120 E. Holly Street
    Metro Bike Share on Big Bang Theory Way
    Pasadena, CA 91103


    Free with RSVP

    Experience a two-wheeled tour of Art Night Pasadena presented by the Metro Bicycle Education Safety Training (BEST) program.

    On Friday, March 9th the Downtown Pasadena Neighborhood Association and BikeSGV will host a special, beginner-friendly ride including Metro Bike Share bikes for those who would like to try the system free of charge.

    The three-mile route will include stops at several art venues, allowing participants time to explore temporary installations, historic Pasadena buildings and arts institutions, as well as socialize with fellow bike and art lovers.

    Please note that all participants must sign a waiver at ride start to participate. All participants will receive a free raffle ticket!

    RSVP on E-brite required! 

    Timeline:

    • 6:00pm - Meet in Big Bang Theory Alley across from Memorial Gold Line station (85 E. Holly Ave). Sign-in, raffle tickets, check out Bike Share bikes, review basic rules of road including signaling.
    • 8:30pm - Final stop at Pasadena City Hall. Participants can utilize free bicycle valet parking at Day One (175 N. Euclid Ave) to check out exhibitions at City Hall, Central Library, Day One, Armory Center, etc. 

    Start/End: Ride starts at Big Bang Theory Alley across from Memorial Gold Line station (85 E. Holly Ave). and ends at Pasadena City Hall, one block west of Memorial Park Gold Line station. Address: Pasadena City Hall, 100 N. Garfield Ave.

    A helmet is required for anyone under 18.

    Children 15 and younger must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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