Royal appearance at Warped Tour


Intrepid reporter that I am, it’s part of my duty to get off the phone and out from behind the desk and actually go out into the field. Such is my assignment Friday when I will be heading to the Fairplex in Pomona for the 15th Vans Warped Tour.


There will be tons of bands and other entertainment, as well as vendors and lots and lots of music fans. If you see me, please don’t hesistate to come up and say hello. But common sense – and the weather – in mind, you probably won’t find me in my rocker gear, rather something practical with sleeves to avoid sunburn, plus a hat.


Watch for my news report and a photo gallery from my in-focus accomplice for the day.


For more info on the activities, visit


Oh and carry on, as you were,

Queen Mickie ~ Princess of Rock n’ Roll

Chalk it up to a weekend of art

The Light Bringer Project has two big fund-raising events every year. One is the Occasional Pasadena Doo Dah Parade and the other is the Pasadena Chalk Festival.  Both reflect what Light Bringer Project is all about– art and community. The organization’s projects focus on art, art education, art therapy and more for the community, but they depend on the community as well, for support and participation.


Here’s where you come in~ make plans this weekend to attend the Pasadena Chalk Festival.

10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 20 and 21

Paseo Colorado, 280 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena


(626) 795-9100


In addition to awesome street paintings, there will be children’s activities, music and food. You can purchase canvas works by some of the artists and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, you can also enjoy the Pasadena Police Classic Car Show.


And be sure to attend the awards presentation at 7 p.m. Sunday, as 32nd Occasional Pasadena Doo Dah Queen Skittles will be handing out the award for Most Humorous mural.



Now carry on, as you were,


Queen Mickie

Get some ‘royal’ culture

The last big bash of spring is almost here and you can spend it with me! McGinty’s Gallery at the End of the World will be holding a Group Show Thursday through Sunday with art, music, dance and more.



 This is one of the coolest venues around, as it offers a place for emerging and established artists to display their work and many of them are on site and more than happy to talk to you. You’ll see a range of styles and media, from lush landscapes to intriguing sculptures and you’d be surprised at how affordable many items are… you may just have to take some home! If you’re feeling lucky, enter the raffle drawing too.


Here’s the basics:


Group Show

Noon-6 p.m. Thursday-Sunday, June 4-7

Gallery at the End of the World

2475 N. Lake Ave. (cross is Mariposa, next door to Rancho bar)



(626) 794-8779


Thursday: Artist reception 6-9 p.m. with music by Crane Lake Serenaders. Free.

Friday: 1st Friday Art Club 7 p.m.-1 a.m. with music by Wreck N Sow and belly dancing by Almase Arabesque (, accompanied by drummer Ric Sarabia. $5, includes refreshments.

Saturday: Potluck barbecue noon-dusk. Free, please bring dish to share.

Sunday: Brunch noon-dusk. Free, dish to share welcome.


Zaynah and I will have our swords, shimmies and smiles ready to entertain you on Friday night and it’s rumored that 32nd Occasional Doo Dah Queen Skittles ma

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y also make an appearance. Wow! That’s twice the royalty and even more fun!


Now carry on, as you were,

Queen Mickie