Party on the platform: A celebration on the Colorado Street Bridge

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If structures in the city play a starring role in the film reel of Pasadena’s life, the Colorado Street Bridge would be its perennial headliner. Once again this year, the roadway will be closed to traffic for a celebration on the iconic concrete archway that spans the Arroyo Seco. Enjoy live music, dancing, antique cars, activities for the kids and plenty of foods and beverages for sale from local vendors.
Tomorrow, July 10, 6-11 p.m., Colorado Street Bridge. Tickets at the gate: adults, $15; children 7 to 11, $7; under 7, free. (626) 441-6333, pasadenaheritage.org
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Photos: Rose Magazine kick-off party with the Pasadena POPS

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Rose Magazine partnered with the Pasadena POPS and the Star-News to celebrate the kick-off of our summer dining and entertainment issue on Friday, June 18.
The party was held on the lawn adjacent to the Rose Bowl, which is the new concert venue for the POPS.
Guests enjoyed food and drink from Pasadena eateries like Porta Via and Polkatots Cupcakes.
Rose Magazine’s Woman of the Year, Nadine Washington, helped co-host the celebration and was honored with an official pin recognizing the commendation.
The festivities concluded with a working-rehearsal performance by the POPS and guest artists Cirque de la Symphonie, as they prepared to open their summer concert season the following night.
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Design Revolution Road Show rolls through Art Center


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The Design Revolution Road Show that will be rolling through the Art Center College of Design campus on Monday has an agenda, and the 40 objects it’s bringing in tow help make a convincing case: good design solves problems.

There are solutions to first-world problems, like needing to sync your iPod with your workout. But there are also straws to purify polluted water as you drink it, sharp jewelry to punch would-be attackers and affordable, custom-fit eyeglasses that use liquid to bend light accordingly.

The photos are of Hippo Rollers, a water transport barrel for the developing world. The Hippo has a capacity of 24 gallons, and frees women and children from having to spend most of their days collecting water for their households.

The all-day exhibition takes place in a mobile, 1972 Airstream trailer, and visitors can experience, use and touch all of the products on display. In the evening, GOOD, Art Center’s Alumni Office and Designmatters present a celebration with food, drink, music, books and dialogue.

Monday, Feb. 8, noon-10 p.m., lecture at 1 p.m., evening reception at 6 p.m. Art Center College of Design at Ahmanson Auditorium, 1700 Lida St. designrevolutionroadshow.com

(Photos via Design Revolution Road Show)

From the fashion front lines: generoCity launch party stitches together clothing, culture and community

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A new Los Angeles-based recycled clothing company, generoCity is one part fashion-centric collaboration, one part community service organizer. The group has ties to Mosaic, Pasadena’s Union Station Foundation and other local nonprofits.

The upstart aims to be a platform for new designers, to create innovative fashion and to help those in need by putting the force of the fashion world in L.A. behind community outreach projects.

Founder Adrian Koehler tells Rose Magazine: “Los Angeles doesn’t need another fashion company. It does need more and more citizens who are willing to give their time, money and talents to see her heal.”

(Photos, from the generoCity launch party in Los Feliz this summer, by Keith Birmingham)


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