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    Giddy Up: Children Take the Reins, Sunday, May 5, 2019 Giddy Up: Children Take the Reins, Sunday, May 5, 2019
    Giddy Up: Children Take the Reins May 5, 2019 - October 13, 2019
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    Giddy Up: Children Take the Reins

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    Presented by: Pasadena Museum of History
    470 W. Walnut Street
    Pasadena, CA 91103

    626.577.1660
    pasadenahistory.org


    $9 General; $8 Students & Seniors; Children under 12 free

    Pasadena Museum of History invites visitors to bask in the joyful ambiance of quintessential childhood amusements in a uniquely “touchable” exhibition, Giddy Up: Children Take the Reins. 

    The PMH galleries will be filled with a dizzying array of more than 35 smaller-scaled carousel horses and exotic creatures that visitors of all ages will be able to see and touch. An enchanting photo booth will feature a double-seat Polar Bear from an English carousel by J.R. Anderson, circa 1920, that children and adults can climb on for a special keepsake photo.

    A selection of ride-on horses/animals that rock, bounce, and/or roll, along with a wide variety of animals and carousel-themed toys, will also be on view. Today we might call these the ‘interactive’ toys and amusements of yesteryear. They were specifically designed to spark children’s imaginations, encouraging youngsters to “take the reins" and create their own unique stories and fictional characters as they pretended to be their favorite cowboy film stars or other fictional characters.

    Giddy Up is PMH's second exhibition devoted solely to items from curator Lourinda Bray’s collection. Her Running Horse Studio in Irwindale, CA houses her nearly unimaginable menagerie, along with carousel art, miniatures, toys, and more in 7,000 square feet of merry-go-round memorabilia. Here she carefully restores figures for other collectors and for operational carousels, as well as pieces in her own collection, which spans the history of carousels from the mid-nineteenth century to modern day, with many examples from the “Golden Age of Carousels,” 1861-1920.

    The museum's galleries are open Wednesday-Sunday, 12:00-5:00pm. The exhibition is free the first Wednesday of each month to people who live, work, or go to school in Pasadena and surrounding communities (Community Wednesdays). 

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    Friends in Deed: Art of The Women's Room, Saturday, September 21, 2019 Friends in Deed: Art of The Women's Room, Saturday, September 21, 2019
    Friends in Deed: Art of The Women's Room September 21, 2019 - December 1, 2019
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    The Armory Center for the Arts hosts an exhibition of artwork created by guests of The Women's Room, which serves San Gabriel Valley women who are alone and homeless or at risk of homelessness. The Women's Room is a program of Friends in Deed, an interfaith collaborative dedicated to meeting the needs of great Pasadena's most vulnerable residents. The Armory's Community Room showcases beautiful artwork created by some of the women clients and is an artistic outpouring of their emotions.

    The exhibition runs through Sunday, December 1, 2019. 

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    Wine, Cheese and Painting, Thursday, October 10, 2019 5:00 pm Wine, Cheese and Painting, Thursday, October 10, 2019 5:00 pm
    Wine, Cheese and Painting October 10, 2019
    5:00 pm–7:00 pm
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    5:00pm–7:00pm

    The Pasadena Senior Center hosts Wine, Cheese and Painting. Studies show that creating art improves brain function. Pasadena Senior Center art students, from beginners to professionals, will display their works in watercolors and mixed media. Many of the works will be for sale. Hand-painted original greeting cards will be offered for a donation to the Pasadena Senior Center. Complimentary wine and cheese will be provided, accompanied by live harp music.

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    Rogue Artists Ensemble: World of Shadows, Friday, October 11, 2019 Rogue Artists Ensemble: World of Shadows, Friday, October 11, 2019
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    Rogue Artists Ensemble: World of Shadows

    Rogue Artists Ensemble visits One Colorado Courtyard for ArtNight Pasadena with its wicked and wonderful World of Shadows. Guests get treated to two shadow puppet stories based on the Edward Gorey tales “The Gashlycrumb Tinies” and “The Beastly Baby,” both accompanied with live music and the wild antics of the Rogue Shadow Queen and her minions. Then try your hand at your own shadow stories at The Shadow Jam DIY experience, where you can learn the ways of shadow play.

    About Rogue Artists EnsembleRogue Artists Ensemble differs from other theater companies in that it's run by a collective of multi-disciplinary artists and designers rather than by actors, writers, or directors. By combining ancient storytelling techniques (music, dance, masks, puppetry) with modern technology (digital media, special effects, and theatrical illusions), the Rogues cultivate a unique style of live performance unlike any other.

    Since 2002, the Rogues have created over a dozen original new works and collaborated with hundreds of artists and community members. In 2018, Rogue Artists Ensemble recently finished a successful remount of their macabre Pinocchio adaptation, Wood Boy Dog Fish, included as the summer show in Inaugural Season of the Garry Marshall Theatre. In October 2018, Rogue Artists premiered its site-specific, immersive piece, Señor Plummer’s Final Fiesta, a project commissioned by the City of West Hollywood to celebrate the namesake of Plummer Park. Rogue Artists Ensemble is committed to sharing the arts with the community and provides educational opportunities and workshops, and always offers discount tickets for all main stage work.

    In 2018 the Rogues launched their first writers’ group and development lab, resulting in six new Hyper-theater plays. The Rogues are currently in development of several new works including an upcoming workshop of Cowboy Elektra a collision of old west mythos and the Elektra story, at the Getty Villa in January 2020.

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    Gold Bug Celebrates 12 Years, Friday, October 11, 2019 6:00 pm Gold Bug Celebrates 12 Years, Friday, October 11, 2019 6:00 pm
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    6:00 pm–9:00 pm
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    ArtNight Pasadena, Friday, October 11, 2019 6:00 pm ArtNight Pasadena, Friday, October 11, 2019 6:00 pm
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    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 Pasadena’s most prominent institutions swing open their doors for the fall iteration of ArtNight.

    Make the Armory your hub location, then hop on free shuttle buses connecting dozens of other Pasadena venues, including Pasadena City Hall, Norton Simon Museum, The Gamble House, Art Center College of Design, and the Pasadena Museum of History. 

    Here in Old Pasadena, visit the following stops for ArtNight fun! 

    Armory Center for the Arts: Featuring an Open House Dance Party. See the current exhibitions, enjoy art-making activities for all ages, savor locally brewed craft beer, grab a bite to eat from India Jones food truck, and dance all night to Los Angeles DJ collective dublab.

    Gold BugGold Bug celebrates 12 years in Pasadena with an evening celebration that features an opening reception for new work by artists Kelley Benes and Michael Campbell. Wine and good company are part of the fun!

    One Colorado: Rogue Artists Ensemble visits One Colorado Courtyard for ArtNight Pasadena with its wicked and wonderful World of Shadows Show. Guests get treated to two shadow puppet stories based on the Edward Gorey tales “The Gashlycrumb Tinies” and “The Beastly Baby,” both accompanied with live music and the wild antics of the Rogue Shadow Queen and her minions. Then try your hand at your own shadow stories at The Shadow Jam DIY experience, where you can learn the ways of shadow play.

    See all 22 participating ArtNight venues and related activities online

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