The 'twisted sister' of the more traditional parade in town! The Occasional Pasadena Doo Dah Parade will celebrate 40 years of irreverent frolicking on the streets of Pasadena. The 2017 Parade takes place on Sunday, November 19th, stepping off at 11am in East Pasadena along Colorado Boulevard, the original Route 66.
Free and Open to the Public
World’s Largest Street Painting Festival with over 600 artists! Free and Open to the Public
This Father’s Day Weekend marks the 26th Annual Pasadena Chalk Festival at The Paseo. Over 600 skilled chalk artists from all over the world come together to celebrate the unique art form. The festival offers visitors an opportunity to experience art on Paseo Colorado’s famous plaza for free.
The Pasadena Chalk Festival places over 25,000 sticks of pastel chalks in the hands of hundreds of Madonnari (Italian for street painter) to spend the weekend creating spectacular murals on concrete canvases throughout the shopping plaza that stretches over three city blocks. Many artistic styles are represented in the Pasadena Chalk Festival: classical, contemporary, whimsical, socially relevant. Teams and Individual artists represent schools, creative companies, cultural organizations and artistic families.
L.A. County High School Student Art Show - Free and Open to the Public
ArtCenter College of Design’s Public Programs is proud to host the annual “Expressing Feelings through Art” (EFTA) high school student art show.
EFTA is an arts and literary prevention program delivered to public high school students. A collaboration between the Light Bringer Project, a community-based nonprofit, and Mental Health America of Los Angeles, the EFTA program serves more than 600 9th—12th grade students each year. Students are challenged to create works of art that tell stories that hold personal meanings. Each spring, a jury of community artists and writers give awards and small scholarships to outstanding students—including an award from ArtCenter College of Design.
A small ceremony with refreshments and recognition will be held at 3 p.m. No RSVP required.
ArtCenter has hosted the exhibition of most outstanding student work from EFTA for the past five years
Saturday & Sunday, May 19 & 20, 2018 - FREE
Playhouse District - Pasadena
The city and Southland’s free books-and-authors festival, returns for its 7th year with two-days of panels, discussions, readings, and literary activities with local authors. LitFest Pasadena is held in the historic Playhouse District at the Pasadena Playhouse, Vroman’s Bookstore, Zona Rosa Cafe, and many other local establishments.
Let us fill your cup on Literature for Life in 2018
Sunday, Feb. 11, 4:00 to 7:00pm
$20 suggested donation at the home of Jervey and Jinghuan Tervalon:
Mingling ~ Authors ~ Art ~ Food, Desserts & Drinks Please RSVP for our preps!
Literature for Life is a program of Light Bringer Project.
All donations are fully tax deductble to the extent provided by law.
Thursday, September 28th at 7:30pm at the historical La Casita Del Arroyo: 131-199 S. Arroyo Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91105
Tickets: $25 Adults, $20 Seniors & Students with ID
Guitarist/composer David Pritchard's unique music for multiple acoustic guitars was first introduced in his CD Air Patterns. He has created his own acoustic guitar trio for the purpose of performing and recording his music which straddles the lines between contemporary classical minimalism, folk, jazz, and new acoustic. Pritchard's music has also been performed and recorded by the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet.
He has performed either as a soloist or with his trio at USC, Cal Arts, Art Center College of Design, The Healdsburg Guitar Festival, Santa Barbara Acoustic Instrument Celebration, and All Saints Church Pasadena. He has also appeared frequently on the Living Room Concert Series produced by Public Radios Echoes.
David Pritchard with his trio: Ioannis Markoulakis and Kevin Tiernan
Saturday and Sunday, September 2 & 3, 2017 5PM-11PM Affordable Art Sale - all benefitting Light Bringer Project
Support Light Bringer Project and local artists and arts education by attending the event! And while you’re having fun, check out some affordable art! by L.A.’s community of artists
Get your tickets here! Pick LIGHT BRINGER PROJECT as your ‘charity of choice’
Join us for a fabulous garden party launch at the home of Literature for Life author Mary Lea Carroll featuring readings and art by our Issue 5 contributors and opportunities to try out curriculum created just for this issue!
Literature for Life is an L.A. based online lit journal, salon, and educator’s resource designed to spark a love of reading and writing! With original curriculum create for each story, we connect our authors and illustrators with middle and high school students across Southern California. Literature for Life is a program of the nonprofit arts and education organization, Light Bringer Project. Donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
$10 Suggested Donation (All proceeds directly support Literature for Life). Food and drinks will be served!
Playhouse District - Pasadena
The city and Southland’s free books-and-authors festival, returns for its 6th year with an expanded two-days of afternoon panels discussions and readings with local authors. Held in the historic Playhouse District at the Pasadena Playhouse, Vroman’s Bookstore, Zona Rosa Cafe, and many other local establishments
Tickets for sale: $7 general / $6 students + seniors
ArtNight Pasadena - FREE
Light Bringer Project @ Day One
175 N. Euclid Ave. Pasadena CA 91101
Bloom Celebrating abundant spring in an outdoor garden-like setting. Fabric and light installations. Anime art, far Eastern music and eclectic treats. Local artists including Junko Mizuno and May Ann Lumbang Licudine aka (MALL), and young artists in Room 13 creative studios.
Save the date: The next Art Night will be Friday, October 21
ENVISION THE NIGHT
Enjoy a free evening of art, music and entertainment as Pasadena’s most prominent arts and cultural institutions swing open their doors. The night is yours to decide. Begin your journey at any one of our 18 participating cultural institutions, where free shuttles will be waiting to transport you to your next destination. Last fall, 28,000 people experienced the excitement of ArtNight. Don't miss the fun this spring.
LitFest Pasadena, the city and Southland's free books-and-authors festival, returns to celebrate its fifth anniversary with a grand day of events and readings the afternoon and evening of June 4, 2016.
Kicking off in the courtyard of famed Vroman's Bookstore with a big writer and a new book - still-secret details to come - LitFest continues on the sidewalks and storefronts of Pasadena's highly walkable Playhouse District through the day, including at the city's iconic Pasadena Playhouse.
- Adding to our legacy offeaturing Pulitzer Prize winners, San Francisco novelist Robert Lowe, a Pasadena native, will read from his latest mystery.
- The first-annual Pasadena Lifetime in Literature Award will be presented.
- The Library Foundation of Los Angeles will roll up in its Library Store on Wheels.
- The fourth-annual Pasadena Prize in Prose will be awarded to the author of the best short story by a high school student.
- Prominent California African-American authors will discuss writing in the time of Black Lives Matter with Altadena novelist and LitFest co-founder Jervey Tervalon.
- Poetry, YA, true crime and literary fiction writers will share their recent work.
At our fifth anniversary, we will also celebrate the great authors of past years - including Pulitzer winners Jonathan Gold, Megan Marshall and Daniel Walker Howe - as well as novelists Mona Simpson, Michelle Huneven and Naomi Hirahara, poets Wanda Coleman and Brendan Constantine, poet and YA author Ron Koertge, scholar and Libros Schmibros proprietor David Kipen, L.A. mystery writer Denise Hamilton, Lalo Alcaraz, creator of the daily comic strip "La Cucaracha," Kogi truck creator and author Roy Choi and memoirist Jillian Lauren, author of "Some Girls: My Life in a Harem."
For more information on participating as a sponsor, event creator or volunteer, write: firstname.lastname@example.org
or call Larry Wilson, co-founder of LitFest Pasadena at 626-429-1739.
The Tomorrow Prize - Submissions Due Date: Feb. 19, 2016
2nd Annual Sci-Fi Short Story Writing Competition for L.A. County Hight School Students
At least five finalists will be honored, as well as one competition winner! The winner's English and Science Departments will also receive a portion of the box office proceeds from the celebrity reading of the finalists' stories in May.
Rosalind Helfand, Director, Short Story Competitions, Sci-Fest LA is available to come speak with students and/or teachers. Submissions are due Feb. 19. There is no fee to submit work. email@example.com, or call her at (310) 869-5749.
Pasadenas Doo Dah Parade
Sunday, November 22, 2015, 11:00am-1:30pm - FREE
Colorado Blvd. Between Altadena Dr. & San Gabriel Blvd. (google address of start locale: Denny’s Restaurant: 2627 E. Colorado Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91107
After Parties in walking distance: The Colorado Bar and American Legion Post 280
Literature For Life in LitCrawl L.A. in the NoHo Arts District
On Wednesday, October 21, 2015 from 6:00PM to Midnight, over 35 restaurants, bars, theatres, galleries and more will host over 40 literary happenings featuring hundreds of SoCal’s best writers and artists!
L.A. Streets by L.A. Authors - presented by Literature For Life
Featured Writers: Janet Fitch Rebecca Gonzales Erin Aubry Kaplan Cheryl Klein Keenan Norris Susan Straight Jervey Tervalon Daniel Voll
A Collection of stories exploring life in East and South L.A. County in essays, articles, fact and fiction.
Skynny Kitchen: 5166 Lankershim Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 91601
Wednesday, October 21, 8:00pm-8:45pm - FREE
More Details: www.LiteratureforLife.net
Literature For Life - Open for Submissions - Due Date: Oct. 16
We're open for submissions for Lit for Life Issue 4 until Friday, October 16 at Midnight!
This includes poetry and prose in fiction, nonfiction, articles, essays, short plays, etc!
Literature for Life is a prestigious Los Angeles based online literary journal, salon and resource for middle and high school educators designed to spark a love of reading and writing. We publish two issues, annually. Each issue features 10-20 stories, articles and poems spanning multiple genres. The works are accompanied by original illustrations created primarily by local artists, and curriculum writers develop middle, high school, and college curriculum for educators to use for teaching the stories.
Literature for Life accepts written work in all genres we value diversity and our authors span a broad variety of ages and backgrounds. Most of our featured works are set in Los Angeles, though we do accept some non-Los Angeles based pieces each issue.
Literature for Life was founded by author Jervey Tervalon to bring excellent contemporary literature to Los Angeles classrooms. Past authors include such luminaries such as Janet Fitch, Michael Jaime-Becerra, Jonathan Gold, Erin Aubry Kaplan, Aimee Bender and more.
For submission guidelines and to review past issues, go to:
www.LiteratureforLife.net (attached a promo)
At ArtNight Pasadena, SOUL POWER will revive the sights and sounds emanating from the explosive 1960’s with installations, Room 13 art, creative teach-ins, music, fun munchies and art that speaks its mind!
Friday, October 9th, from 6:00pm – 10:00pm
Free Shuttles ~ Food Trucks ~ Walking & Biking Friendly ~ Family Friendly ~ Outdoors and Dog Friendly (at our site # 11)
Light Bringer Project @ Day One is right next door to City Hall!
Room 13 Soul-Themed art (& zines by teens), Deejay classics, Robbie Conal art, Pasadena leaflets from the 70’s (The Center for the Study of Political Graphics), Sonia Romero, Local Artists, Then and Now Foods, Hula for Hope, Button & Picket Sign-making! And More!!!
Rasheed Ali – Pasadena Mini Grantee: Of Digital Rain Factory in Altadena, Rasheed specializes in the art and craft of Digital Storytelling to create authentic New Media. “By using the power of Digital Storytelling to educate, inform and inspire, I can promote community and a call-to-action…What I learned about art forms and expression, I learned from the fertile minds of my elementary school students.”
Frank Romero – Throughout his 40 year career as an artist, Frank Romero has been a dedicated member of the Los Angeles arts community. As a member of the 1970s Chicano art collective, Los Four, he and fellow artists Carlos Almaraz, Beto de la Rocha and Gilbert Lujan, helped to define and promote the new awareness of La Raza through murals, publications and exhibitions. Los Four’s historic 1974 exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art was the country’s first show of Chicano art at a major art institution.