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Greening the Earth Day 2010
March 2, 2010, 2:26 am
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Earth Day will be celebrated once again by the City of Pasadena at the annual Greening the Earth Day! Celebrate all things sustainable on April 24th from 10 am – 4 pm at the Armory Center for the Arts and its neighboring streets. Enjoy great music, food and green booths. Exhibitors’ applications are now being accepted. Click the link to fill one out for your business/organization/idea. GTED Registration


Celebrating Women’s Day

Find out more about “At the End of Slavery” or watch the trailer below.

Fair Trade Chocolates for Valentines Day!
February 12, 2010, 12:55 am
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Ten Thousand Villages (hearts) Chocolate

Pre-Valentine’s Chocolate Sampling
This Saturday February 13
Noon-5 p.m.

We all know that Valentine’s is really about the chocolate. Come to the store this Saturday and sample some of the best.  Dip something delicious into our fair trade dark chocolate fountain.  Find just the right gift for your Valentine.

Haven’t found the right gift?
Try Skjaak’s Gourmet, Fair Trade & Organic Chocolate Confections!

9 pc. $12

For a Limited time only!
Flavors include one of each: Pecan Caramel, Hearts of Cherry, Hazelnut Cream, Chocolate Caramel, Chocolate Cream, Peanut Caramel, Almond Caramel, Peanut Butter Bite, Almond Cream.

  • Certified Fair Trade and Organic;
  • All of the ingredients used are grown with organic methods. No harmful pesticides, chemical fertilizers or genetically modified ingredients are used;
  • No artificial flavors, colors or preservatives are added.
  • Shares equipment with peanuts/tree nuts.

Thank you for your continued support of our store’s mission. We hope you will visit soon!

567 S. Lake Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91101

Located at Lake and California in the South Lake shopping area.  Parking available behind the store can be accessed from California.

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A Sea Change
January 13, 2010, 3:56 am
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Imagine a world without fish. Ocean acidification has been called the “evil twin” of climate crisis. Excess carbon dioxide in Earth’s oceans is changing sea water chemistry and could, if unchecked, result in dead oceans, the extinction of sea life and the eradication of the primary protein source of one billion of the world’s people. Barbara Ettinger’s elegiac, beautifully-made, award-winning documentary A Sea Change tells the story of Sven Huseby, a retired history teacher whose love of and concern for oceans, ocean life and his grandson Elias’ future takes him on explorations to Alaska, Washington state, California and Norway in a fact-finding investigation that brings the looming global tragedy to light.

A community discussion will follow the film.  Admission is free and the facility is accessible to disabled persons. Conscientious Projector is sponsored by Sustainable World, a Peace & Justice Ministry of All Saints Church, in association with The Armory Center for the Arts.  For more information, contact Marty Coleman at 626.792.4941 or visit

Majestical Roof

The next gift faire is December 19 and 20th.
11 am until 7 pm
Live music
Fashion, Art, Gifts and more.
All Fair Trade, no mass manufactured products

Majestical Roof
88 North Fair Oaks
Pasadena, CA 91103
(located through the tunnel on Fair Oaks between Union and Holly Streets, in the “NoCo” district)
(626) 844-8886

Holidays at Ten Thousand Villages
December 4, 2009, 9:28 pm
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Gallery at the End of the World

Come support local artists at McGinty’s Gallery at the End of the World, December 3-6th, 2009!

6-9 p.m. Dec. 3 artist reception, free.

7 p.m.-1 a.m. Dec. 4, First Friday Art Club, $5, includes entertainment and refreshments.

Saturday potluck barbecue, please bring a dish to share.

Sunday brunch, dish to share is welcome.

View artwork by Leigh Adams and more than 25 other artists

Noon-6 p.m. Dec. 3-6

Gallery at the End of the World

2475 N. Lake Ave.



The Underground Arts Society opened its doors 6 yrears ago in hopes of bringing a venue that promotes novice and seasoned artists to the community. We are a non-profit organization for the artists and by the artists. The Gallery at the End of the World realizes the difficulties artists today face in trying to secure a gallery exhibit. We open our doors to a plethora of talent and created a melting pot for all those who have the desire to further their en devours in the arts. We don’t curate shows, and feel that this allows our exhibits to flow from a more natural base, the artists themselves. The gallery itself is an evolving installation conforming to meet our needs for showing art.

(626) 794-8779