See a new exhibition, participate in a number of ongoing or recurring events, get reeled into this week's suggestion for a random read.
Exhibition 1. As part of the Pasadena Arts Council's AxS Festival, the Armory presents Karin Apollonia Müller's World’s Edge, a photographic exploration of the intersection between the natural landscape and complex urbanization. Begins Saturday, ends next summer.Exhibition 2. An exhibition at Descanso Gardens in La Canada titled Signs of Life aims to look at water "in all its moods and states." The event is part of this year's AxS Festival, a celebration of the arts and sciences that is held in Pasadena every two years.
Gardening 2. Transition Pasadena's Throop Learning Garden meets on Sunday.
Bicycling. On Sunday morning, Pasadena Cyclery will hold two rides: Gwen's Group Ride and the Sunday Morning Neighborhood Stroll. For details see the calendar page of Pasastainable, CA.
Ongoing petition. The Pasadena Complete Streets Coalition has initiated a petition for the City to adopt an ordinance to protect vulnerable road users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, skateboarders and persons with disabilities.
Got kids? On Saturday morning, the Eaton Canyon Nature Center is hosting a family nature walk. Bring your small children, walking shoes, sunscreen, water and a hat. Also on Saturday morning at the Nature Center: the weekly Nature Tails Story Hour which includes stories, nature walks and puppet shows for children ages 3-5.
Random read. Think an essay about fish and the origins of omega-3 supplements must be boring? Well, read the first paragraph of David Schleifer and Alison Fairbrother's "What fish oil pills are hiding," and you'll be hooked. The piece tells the story of one woman's fight for the menhaden, a type of fish in the Chesapeake Bay whose decimation through the supplement industry was unhinging the local ecosystem. Filled with all the elements of good fiction (interesting characters, conflict, suspense, well written dialogue and scenes) it shows the difference one person's actions can make.
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