Mountain Views News, Pasadena Edition [Sierra Madre] Saturday, August 4, 2018

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Mountain View News Saturday, August 4, 2018 

Textile Treasures from the 
USC Pacific Asia Museum

August Events at Kidspace

Comedy Native Gardens 
to Open at Playhouse


 STEAMing through Summer, 
June 9-August 4, 10:00am-

STEAMing through Summer 
is an 8-week series that creates 
learning opportunities in 
a fun and interactive way. 
Weekly programming will 
explore Science, Technology, 
Engineering, Art, and Math. 
In addition to STEAM 
programming there will also be 
an emphasis on Imagination, 
Nature, and Green initiatives. 
Each week will conclude with 
a Kidspace Book Club where 
participants can creatively 
share about the books they 
have read. 

Special Programs during 
STEAMing through Summer:

Saturday, August 4, 10:00am-
5:00pm: The Metropolitan 
Water District of Southern 

 Pop-Up Program: Kidspace 
Book Club, Saturday & Sunday, 
June 9-August 5, 10:30am-
4:30pm: Join Kidspace this 
summer for its first annual 
Kidspace Book Club! Each 
week, explore a new topic 
together by reading a book. 
After reading your book, pick 
a fun way to share what you 
discovered with Kidspace. 
You might write or sing a 
song, create a poem, make a 
piece of art -- whatever makes 
sense to share your book! 
Bring your book share to the 
Kidspace Book Clubhouse each 
weekend, where you can show 
it to the Kidspace team and 
earn a button unique to that 
week’s theme!

 Free Family Night, Tuesday, 
August 7, 4:00-8:00pm: 
Express the beauty of nature 
through art. Create a nature 
journal, participate in a nature 
photography challenge, and 
learn about the stories in the 
sky. Enjoy a North American 
Animals presentation by 
Wildlife Learning Center 
at 6:00pm in Stone Hollow 
Amphitheater. Admission to 
Kidspace is free only during 
these hours.

 Busy Bee Book Series: “Wild 
Wild Weasel”, Saturday, August 
11, 1:00pm: The weasel and boy 
are back! Space travel was a 
breeze compared to their latest 
challenge: obedience school. 
But can a weasel be trained? 
Find out what happens when 
wild animals go to school, just 
like kids. “Wild Wild Weasel” 
is a follow-up to “Once Upon a 
Weasel” and the second book in 
the World of the Weasel series.

 Performance on the Frog: 
RePercussion, Sunday, August 
19, 1:00pm: Join Kidspace at 
1:00pm for RePercussion, a 
high-energy street-drum team 
who combine music, comedy, 
and a lot of fun. RePercussion 
inspires families to make music 
with everyday objects!

 Kidspace Children’s Museum 
is located at 480 N. Arroyo Blvd., 
in Brookside Park on 3.5 acres 
of both indoor and outdoor, 
interactive environments. 
The museum features over 
40 hands-on exhibits with 
daily programs and monthly 
events for children ages 1 to 
10. The mission of Kidspace 
is to nurture the potential 
of all children through kid-
driven experiences, inspiring 
them to become joyful, active 
learners. Admission is $14 
for adults and children. Free 
for children under one year. 
For more information, visit

 USC Pacific Asia Museum 
is proud to announce the 
museum’s new fall exhibition, 
Ceremonies and Celebrations: 
Textile Treasures from the 
USC Pacific Asia Museum 
Collection, drawn from the 
museum’s extraordinary 
collection of over 2,700 
costumes and textiles from 
China, Korea, Japan, India, 
the Himalayas and Southeast 
Asia. In conjunction with the 
Ceremonies & Celebrations 
opening will be the unveiling of 
the newly redesigned and much 
beloved museum giftshop, 

 USC Pacific Asia Museum 
Interim Director, Selma Holo 
said, “USC PAM is showcasing 
its strengths this fall with a 
very beautiful textile exhibition 
from our permanent collection, 
public programming for all ages 
and the return of our wonderful 
gift shop. This is going to 
be a exciting opportunity to 
welcome the community into 
the museum this season.”

 About Ceremonies & 

 With select examples 
across Asia, Ceremonies and 
Celebrations will explore 
interesting ideas that can 
connect these vast regions 
together. Some of the best 
examples in USC PAM’s textile 
collection are rarely exhibited 
because of their fragile nature 
and the negative effect of light 
on the natural dyes used, and 
Ceremonies and Celebrations 
will provide visitors with an 
exceptional glimpse at those 
rarely seen textile collections.

 The exhibition is divided 
into four thematic sections: 
gender, status, religion and 
ceremony. The first focuses 
on the connection between 
gender and textile production 
and the way that textiles are 
used to identify gender roles 
in society. The second idea that 
is explored in the exhibition is 
the role of textiles as a signifier 
of one’s status. The third 
theme illustrates the unique 
relationship between textiles 
and religions across Asia. The 
final section looks at textiles 
worn or used in marking 
ceremonies and life transitions, 
including birth, weddings, and 
death. Textiles help to identify 
religious practitioners and add 
beauty to religious spaces and 

 “Many of these textiles have 
never been seen and are rarely 
exhibited together in this way.” 
Said USC PAM exhibition 
curator, Rebecca Hall, “Textile 
exhibitions are always exciting 
because they make us think 
about how clothing and textiles 
help form identity and to see 
the commonalities across 
different cultures.”

 The Shop@PAM will open to 
the public September 14, 2018 
after an almost two year closure 
to a newly redesigned store 
concept and location. Now 
located in the Visitor Services 
Center of the museum, that 
also houses the admission 
desk, the shop will continue 
to support the museum’s 
mission by inviting guests to 
further their education and 
appreciation of the countries, 
cultures and religions in USC 
PAM’s permanent collection.

 “We are excited to welcome 
the community back to the 
shop.” Said Shop@PAM Store 
Manager Michelle Bourdon, 
“Visitors will find a refreshed 
store with natural lighting and 
a minimalistic design, with a 
strongly curated focus on Asian 
and Asian American artist’s 

 Interior design by Kelly 
Sutherlin McLeod Architecture, 
Museum store consulting 
provided by Shelly Stephens 
and Associates, display cases 
furnished by Subastral and 
select furniture kindly donated 
by Room & Board.

Pasadena Playhouse, the 
State Theater of California, is 
presenting Native Gardens, 
a new comedy by Karen 
Zacarías and directed by 
Seinfeld’s Jason Alexander. 
The production runs 
September 5 through 30 at 
Pasadena Playhouse; the 
press opening is September 

 The cast of Native Gardens 
features acclaimed actors 
of both screen and stage: 
Christian Barillas (Ronaldo 
on Modern Family), 
Academy Award Nominee 
Bruce Davison (Willard, 
Longtime Companion, 
and A Song at Twilight 
at Pasadena Playhouse), 
Frances Fisher (Titanic, 
Unforgiven, Resurrection), 
and Jessica Meraz (TNT’s 
Major Crimes). The cast of 
Native Gardens is rounded 
out by Julian Armaya, Joshua 
Duron and Bradley Roa II.

 In this new comedy, 
horticultures clash, turning 
well-intentioned neighbors 
into feuding enemies. 
It’s the War of the Hoses 
where cultures collide 
and mudslinging ensues 
– literally. Good fences 
don’t always make good 
neighbors, but they do make 
for a lot of laughs in this new 

 Native Gardens tells the 
story of Pablo (Barillas), a 
rising attorney, and Tania 
(Meraz), his very pregnant 
wife who is also a doctoral 
candidate. They have just 
purchased a home next 
to Frank (Davison) and 
Virginia (Fisher), a well-
established D.C. couple 
with a prize-worthy English 
garden. They could not feel 
more welcomed until an 
impending barbeque for 
Pablo’s colleagues and a 
delicate disagreement over 
a long-standing fence line 
soon spirals into an all-out 
comedic border dispute. 

 Director Jason Alexander 
said, “In a deceptively 
simple, deeply appealing 
play the author has captured 
the essence of a global 
conversation we are now 
having. The subject is ‘who 
belongs to what community 
and who controls those 
communities.’ It sounds 
like that would have to be 
a heavy weighted evening, 
but in Karen Zacarías’ deft 
hands, she has transformed 
it into a serio-comic delight. 
It is impossible to watch 
without getting involved and 
wondering what you would 
do in the same situation. 
Great characters, great 
fun and I look forward to 
sharing it with our theater 

 “It is very exciting for 
me to introduce the work 
of Karen Zacarías to Los 
Angeles. She tackles topical 
issues with great verve, 
wit and relevance,” said 
Danny Feldman, Pasadena 
Playhouse Producing 
Artistic Director. He 
continues, “Anyone who has 
a neighbor can relate – or 
maybe even sympathize – 
with someone in this story. 
We all share stories about 
good and bad neighbors 
and what can happen. And 
when it happens to someone 
else, its even funnier. In 
the hands of these comedic 
legends, I am sure you are in 
for a good laugh.”

 Tickets start at $25 for Native 
Gardens and are available at, by 
phone at 626-356-7529, and 
at the box office at 39 South 
El Molino Avenue.

 A comedy play 
directed by Jason 

Free Monthly Events at 
Pasadena Senior Center


 There is something for 
everyone in August at the 
Pasadena Senior Center, 85 E. 
Holly St.

You do not have to be a member 
to attend. Some events require 
advance reservations as noted.

 Friday Movie Matinees – 
Fridays, Aug. 10, 17 and 24, 
at 1 p.m. Everyone enjoys 
watching movies and the 
pleasures they bring. Aug. 10: 
I Can Only Imagine (2018, PG-
13) starring J. Michael Finley 
and Madeline Carroll. The film 
tells the inspiring true story 
behind MercyMe’s beloved, 
chart-topping song that has 
brought hope and the power 
of forgiveness to so many. Aug. 
17: The Pursuit of Happyness 
(2006, PG-13) starring Will 
Smith and Thandie Newton. 
A talented, often unemployed 
single father struggles to make 
ends meet while raising his 
young son after they are evicted 
from their San Francisco 
apartment with nowhere to 
go. Aug. 24: Downsizing (2017, 
R) starring Matt Damon and 
Kristin Wiig. When scientists 
discover how to shrink humans 
down to five inches tall as a 
solution to overpopulation, a 
man and his wife decide to get 
small and move to a downsized 
community, a choice that 
triggers life-changing 

 Screening Mimis Film Club 
– Tuesdays, Aug. 7 and 21, at 
3 p.m. What used to require 
a monthly fee is now free! 
Classics, film noir, cult films, 
documentaries, shorts, foreign 
films, animated films and more 
are selected democratically by 
club members. Each screening 
is researched and its hidden 
history presented prior to each 
viewing. Lively discussions and 
Q&A follow each screening. 
Popcorn is provided. The film 
club is scheduled the first and 
third Tuesdays of every month. 
Email for 
more information.

 Free Summer Concerts for 
All Ages – Mondays at 6 p.m. 
through Sept. 3. Summer 
concerts sponsored by the 
Pasadena Senior Center have 
moved from Memorial Park 
to the air-conditioned comfort 
of the center’s Scott Pavilion. 
Aug. 6: Janet Klein and Her 
Parlor Boys will perform jazz, 
ragtime, blues and novelty 
songs popular from 1900 to 
1930. Aug. 13: Pam Kay and 
the Tap Chicks will entertain 
with energetic dance routines, 
Vaudeville-style comedy and 
clever costumes. Aug. 20: 
Lisa Haley and the Zydekats 
will play lively Cajun Zydeco 
music with plenty of Louisiana 
spice. Aug. 27: Leah Zeger will 
perform spirited Gypsy jazz 
and beloved standards. Sept. 
3: The Great American Swing 
Band will feature the sounds 
of Big Band, rhythm and blues, 
jazz and Dixieland.

 Health Insurance Counseling 
– Wednesdays, Aug. 8 and 15, 
at 10 a.m. Trained counselors 
will provide unbiased 
information about Medicare, 
Med-gap, Medicare Advantage, 
Medicare Part D and Cal Medi-
Connect. Appointments are 
required; call (626) 795-4331.

 For more information visit 
or call 626-795-4331.

 Founded in 1960, the Pasadena 
Senior Center is an independent, 
nonprofit organization that 
offers recreational, educational, 
wellness and social services 
to people ages 50 and older 
in a welcoming environment. 
Services are also provided 
for frail, low-income and 
homebound seniors.

Ernie (A461155) is one 
amazing dog. He is a 3-year-
old pit bull who is energetic 
and active. He has gone out 
with our Wiggle Waggle 
Wagon crew a few times and 
loves meeting new people, 
even kids! He likes playing 
with toys, but he absolutely 
loves laying in your lap. If 
you’re looking for a hiking or 
running buddy who will not 
hesitate to cuddle and take 
a nap with you afterward, 
come meet Ernie at the 
Pasadena Humane Society & 

 The adoption fee for dogs 
is $130. All dogs are spayed 
or neutered, microchipped, 
and vaccinated before going 
to their new home. 

 New adopters will receive a 
complimentary health-and-
wellness exam from VCA 
Animal Hospitals, as well 
as a goody bag filled with 
information about how to 
care for your pet.

 View photos of adoptable 
pets at pasadenahumane.
org. Adoption hours are 11 
a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday; 9 a.m. 
to 5 p.m. Tuesday through 
Friday; and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

 Pets may not be available 
for adoption and cannot be 
held for potential adopters 
by phone calls or email.

Pet of the 

Textile Treasures Related Programming

Saturday, September 15 | 
1:00pm - 3:00pm

Conversation@PAM: Religious 
Textiles of Southeast Asia

Curator Rebecca Hall will 
speak about the Ceremonies 
and Celebrations exhibition 
focusing on the history 
of Buddhist textiles from 
Southeast Asia.

In collaboration with Textile 
Museum Associates of 
Southern California

Free with admission

Thursday, September 20 | 
6:00pm - 9:00pm

Third Thursdays in the 
Playhouse District

In collaboration with Sino US 
Performing Arts Organization.

Saturday, September 29 | 
10:00am - 1:00pm

Workshop@PAM: Shibori

Try your hand at Japanese 
Shibori indigo dyeing taught by 
USC Roski School of Art and 
Design Dean Haven Lin-Kirk. 
All supplies are provided and 
space is limited.


Thursday, October 4 | 7:00pm 
- 8:30pm

Conversation@PAM: Foods of 
the Silk Road

Join experts Feride Buyuran 
(AZ Cookbook) and Ker 
Zhu (Mason’s Dumplings) to 
learn and taste from different 
cultures along the Silk Road. 
Free food tastings included.


Friday, October 12 | 6:00pm - 

ArtNight Pasadena

In collaboration with Sri Lanka 


Sunday, October 14 | 11:00am 
- 5:00pm

Free Second Sunday in 
October: Weaving

Artist Yan Zhang will 
demonstrate the unique Li 
Brocade weaving style and 
audience members will have an 
opportunity to try it as well.


Film@PAM: Oriental Silk

Join filmmaker Xiaowen Zhu 
and documentary subject 
Kenneth Wong for a screening 
of her short film on the history 
of the first silk importing 
company in Los Angeles. 


Thursday, October 25 | 
6:00pm - 9:00pm

Workshop@PAM: Sashiko 

In this workshop, participants 
will learn this method of 
stitching and create a final 
design of their own or use a 
traditional pattern. All supplies 
are provided and space is 

In collaboration with Makers 


Thursday, November 1 | 
7:00pm - 8:30pm

Conversation@PAM: Cultural 
Appreciation or Appropriation?

All art including fashion has 
a long history of acquiring 
influences from various 
cultures but where is the line 
between cultural appreciation 
and cultural misappropriation? 
Panelists Viet Than Nguyen, 
Josh Kun, Melissa Chan, 
and Aditi Mayer add their 
perspectives to this historical 
yet timely conversation.


Sunday, November 11 | 
11:00am - 5:00pm

Free Second Sunday in 
November: Korea

Performance@PAM: The King’s 

This Korean musical performed 
mostly in English playfully 
traverses culture to incite 
awareness in audiences of a 
fundamental human tool we 
often take for granted.

Sponsored by The Korea 


Thursday, December 6 | 
4:30pm - 7:30pm

Educator Night@PAM: 
Ceremonies and Celebrations

Educators will explore the 
exhibition Ceremonies and 
Celebrations and participate in 
a hands-on art lesson they can 
replicate in the classroom. The 
evening will include a guided 
tour, artist led workshop, 
curriculum packet, and 


Sunday, December 9 | 11:00am 
- 5:00pm

Free Second Sunday in 
December: Clothing

Textile experts explain the 
history of traditional garments 
and demonstrate the proper 
context and wearing of hanbok, 
kimono, and sari. 

Museum Hours:

Wednesday - Sunday: 11-5PM

Thursdays: 11-8PM

Closed on Mondays and 


Monday, July 23rd 

10:00 AM – A battery 
occurred in the 400 block of 
Crosby Street. Suspect has 
been identified. 

12:00 PM – A vehicle 
burglary occurred in the 
3600 block of Fair Oaks 
Avenue. Suspect(s) entered 
the vehicle via unknown 
means. Stolen: red cosmetic 

Tuesday, July 24th 

1:30 PM – A vehicle burglary 
occurred in the 2100 block of 
Lincoln Avenue. Suspect(s) 
entered the vehicle by 
shattering the window. 
Stolen: blue/white leather 
purse, wallets, credit cards, 
gift cards, and currency. 

Wednesday, July 25th 

3:30 PM – A vehicle 
vandalism occurred in 
the 2100 block of Lincoln 
Avenue. Vehicle damage: 
shattered window. 

3:45 PM – A vehicle 
vandalism occurred in 
the 2100 block of Lincoln 
Avenue. Vehicle damage: 
shattered window. 

Thursday, July 26th 

9:00 PM – A commercial 
burglary occurred in the 
2200 block of Lincoln 
Avenue. Suspect(s) entered 
the location by shattering 
the rear glass door. Stolen: 
various brand frame glasses 
- Prada, Fendi, Versace, and 
Ray Ban. 

Friday, July 27th 

1:00 AM – A domestic 
violence incident occurred 
in the 2100 block of Summit 
Avenue. Suspect was taken 
into custody. 

6:20 PM – Jose Rojas, 
38 years old of Altadena 
was arrested in the area 
of Sacramento Street and 
Raymond Lane for public 

Saturday, July 28th 

8:00 AM – A residential 
burglary occurred in the 
2000 block of Allen Avenue. 
Suspect(s) entered the 
residence by shattering the 
front glass door. Stolen: 


 Join League of Women Voters 
Sunday 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. for 
their annual friend-raiser fund-
raiser Ice Cream Social.

The event will be held at 65 
South Grand Avenue

(outdoor patio and the dining 

 Enjoy delicious gourmet 
Fosselman’s ice cream and 
refreshing sorbet in waffle 
cones with chocolate sauce 
and fruit toppings. There will 
be a Dixieland Band, a Silent 
Auction (tickets to Pasadena 
Playhouse, a mountain home 
vacation, many more), $100 
Money Hat Raffle, and best 
of all a chance to visit with 
amazing people and introduce 
your family to the League.

 Note the opportunity levels for 

Banana Split : $250 and above 
(includes 6 tickets)

Chocolate Sundae with all the 
toppings: $100 -$249 (includes 
4 tickets)

Double Scoop Ice Cream Cone: 
$50 - $99 (includes 2 tickets)

Gourmet Ice Cream Cone: $25 
- $49 (includes 1 ticket)

The tickets you purchase will be 
available at the Welcome Table 
at the event.

LWV-PA is a 501c3 
organization, so donations are 
tax deductible.

 Also, they are accepting 
contributions to the Silent 
Auction. If you would like to 
donate, please contact Karen 
Roberson at Roberson.Karen@ 

 For more information visit:

League of 
Voters Ice 
Cream Social

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