[Rondal Partridge, “Love in a Box,” 1978. Platinum palladium print. Courtesy of Scott Nichols Gallery, San Francisco]
Christy Dusablon checks in with her weekly exhibit, chef and theater picks for this week’s art dating and matchmaking
The Armory Gallery in Pasadena is currently exhibiting a show entitled Good Doll Bad Doll, which surveys work by contemporary and modern artists who use dolls to create alter egos of themselves. Through the dolls, the artists are able to self-impose themselves into more ideal worlds where there are no boundaries and their abilities as humans are infinite. Above all, what this exhibition reminds us is that fantasies do not end with our childhoods.
Upstairs at 70 Raymond Avenue in Old Town Pasadena, you’ll find yet another reason why I adore this city. The Vertical Wine Bistro is a classy little joint that offers a selection of more than 400 different wines, and Chef Sara Levine designs her dishes to be paired with many of its vintages. The place is not just somewhere to eat; it’s an experience.
This Saturday, The Pasadena Playhouse is showing For Mice and Men, in which director Paul Lazarus gives a provocative spin on John Steinbeck’s portrait of two men’s quest for the American Dream. If you haven’t already read it, then here’s a chance to see a classic brought to life, front and center.
Armory Center for the Arts: 145 North Raymond Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91103 - Phone: 626.792.5101 - www.armoryarts.org
Vertical Wine Bistro: 70 North Raymond Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91103 - Phone: 626.795.3999 - www.verticalwinebistro.com
Pasadena Playhouse: 39 South El Molino Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91101 - Phone: 626.356.7529 - www.pasadenaplayhouse.org
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