Doo Dah Parade Photos!

May 2, 2011

Hello Friends,

Phew I just finished editing  750 photos from The Parade down to about 450 and then another edit down to 160! So here are a couple links to view the long and short versions of The Parade & after-parties:

The Short Version: www.julieklima.com/doodahparade2011

The Long Version: http://gallery.me.com/julieklima#100369

Here are a few to feast your eyes on!

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DOO DAH IS HERE! -My pics in Pasadena Weekly & NBC-LA Website

April 30, 2011

Are YOU coming to the Doo Dah Parade tomorrow?!?!?!

Pasadena Weekly article w/my photo of 2011 Doo Dah Queen Red Rosie(or pick up a hard copy this week!): http://www.pasadenaweekly.com/cms/story/detail/keepin_it_real_weird/10051/

Oh and here’s an NBC-LA article w/ a pic of my boyfriend James and I in The Parade last year! http://www.nbclosangeles.com/the-scene/events/Weekend-Royal-Shenanigans-Pasadena-Style-120864574.html

Cheers & Hope to See You Tomorrow! I’ll be lugging around cameras galore with my Photo Paparazzi Posse 🙂

~Queen Skittles

Queen Skittles & King James on the Queen of Arts Float- 2010 Doo Dah


Doo Dah Parade- ALMOST HERE! Saturday, April 30,2011

April 7, 2011

Doo Dah is Coming!

Yes it’s FINALLY that time of year 🙂 Are you geared up for it? I’m gettin’ there!

Come one. COME ALL! To the 34.5th Pasadena Doo Dah Parade on April 30th (starts around 11am-ish).

Come watch over 100 entries defend their right to be ridiculous at this annual spoof of the Rose Parade. Always free, always fun, bring a lawn chair. That’s Saturday, April 30th at 11:00am and have a Doo Dah Day. For more information & a map of the route go to www.pasadenadoodahparade.info.

Introduce yourself if you see me running around with a big camera around my neck and pink/green hair!

Cheers,

Queen Skittles

Photos by Julie Klima from 2010 Doo Dah Parade

Map of Route. East Pasadena, CA


Photos from the 2011 Doo Dah Queen Tryouts!

April 7, 2011

Oh I posted up info on the tryouts everywhere but HERE! IN any case, it was a spectacular event!

There were many many amazing contestants- such as Jesselynn Desmond, Fuchsia & Violet WhatsIt, and The Whistling Diva! (Yes they were ladies I was rooting for). But the one who amused the crowd and won them over was Red Rosie. Donned with a school girl outfit, she transformed into Wonderwoman while serenading the judges with her melodious song.

 

I posted up all my photos from the event! I had to spread it over 2 albums there were so many. Go through them all and it’ll feel like you were there!
http://gallery.me.com/julieklima#100305
http://gallery.me.com/julieklima#100313

I’ll attach a few for eye candy:

 

Hope to see whoever is reading this at The Parade in a couple weeks!

 

Cheers,

Queen Skittles, 2009 Doo Dah


Queen Skittles representing the Doo Dah Parade tonight on Pasadena’s local tv channel The Arroyo Channel

March 22, 2011

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I’m back & ready to rock it on The Arroyo Channel (Pasadena station) tonight at 8pm! King James (my boyfriend) will also be on the show with me.

So if you’re in the Pasadena area turn on your Tele and tune in. Or, if you are not in the city, mosey on over to the Pasadena network website- here

I’ll post up the info about the Queen Tryouts and Parade later tonight. So check back soon!

Photo of King James and I is by Joe Messenger.


Party Time! – Doo Dah Photo & Memorabilia Expo! – July 17, 2010

July 2, 2010

DOO-DAH-teers!

Time to get into your DOO DAH garb…its PARTY TIME!

Join us at

The Doo Dah Parade

PHOTO&MEMORABILIA

E  X  H  I  B  I  T

Saturday, July 17th – 6pm until Midnight

Hosted by Doo Dah Darlings Queen SkittlesQueen Naughty Mickie

with special appearance by reigning Queen Erica Valentine!

SEE amazing photos from this year’s parade (Vote for your fave!)

HEAR the sweet sounds of THE SUBS & CHICO’S BAIL BONDS!

BID on some fabulous SILENT AUCTION gift baskets

(Proceeds to benefit Light Bringer Project)

ADMISSION $5.00

WHERE

Gallery at the End of the World

2475 N. Lake, Altadena, CA 91101

More info? Call 626-794-8779

Guests to this festive event will be treated to a wall of Doo Dah photographs provided by professionals and amateurs alike, all vying for the top title award ‘Spirit of Doo Dah’.

Meanwhile, stroll through this eclectic gallery, discovering colorful parade items in every corner including the memorabilia center, featuring fascinating items such as royal dresses worn by several Queens during the various parades.

Amid all this excitement will be a Silent Auction with a bevy of gift basket items donated by locals to raise funds for Light Bringer Project, a non-profit community arts program that also produces the Doo Dah Parade and Pasadena Chalk Festival.

For more information on Gallery at the End of the World, please contact:

Ben McGinty, proprietor – 626-794-8779 or visit galleryattheendoftheworld.com

For more information on Light Bringer Project, please contact:

Patricia Hurley, managing director – 626-590-1134 or visit lightbringerproject.com

To enter the Doo Dah Parade photo contest, please contact:

Gary Barbuto, coordinator – e-mail: garyb@recycler.com

Note: Deadline for photo entries is Monday July 12, 2010.

Be there or be perpendicular!



SAVE THE DATES! Doo Dah Parade-May 1st & My Solo Gallery Show-April 24th!

April 7, 2010
Hello Friends,
If you don’t feel like reading, check out the fliers I attached for all important info!

It’s that time of year- the Doo Dah Parade is back in action! And it’s happening MAY 1ST. All of you are invited to not just attend- but also if you want to march in The Parade let me know! I’ll be on a float with the Queen before me- Queen Naughty Mickie. We’ll have a photography themed float that we’ll be making starting THIS SATURDAY. We are seeking VOLUNTEERS to help with the float.

I also have a solo show coming up the week before The Parade on April 24th. Come see some art and dance to fabulous music! I attached the flier with all the info.
Hope to see you at the events!
Check out the press release for volunteering to help with the Queen Float:

McGinty’s Gallery at the End of the World, 2475 N. Lake Ave.,
Altadena will again sponsor the outgoing queen float for the 33rd
Occasional Pasadena Doo Dah Parade on May 1. It will honor 32nd Queen
Skittles in a manner befitting her personality and reign. Artist Dave
Lovejoy will head the project, as he did last year, as float
designer, creating the concept and leading volunteers in bringing it
to fruition. 32nd Queen Mickie will be serving as his assistant.

The gallery is seeking volunteers to help make the float, as well as
donations of materials to create it. In return, you will be invited
to march with the entry down the brand new parade route in East
Pasadena on the big day.

Lovejoy is planning to incorporate as many repurposed materials as
possible into the float. The gallery is especially in need of large
pieces of cardboard, such as refrigerator boxes, television boxes and
bicycle boxes. Smaller boxes will also be appreciated. Also needed is
paint, decorative ribbons, rickrack and other notions and items that
will make the float sparkle.

Items for donation may be dropped off at the gallery noon-5 p.m.
April 10 and 17.

Volunteers will be needed to craft the materials into shapes and
decorate them accordingly at the Gallery noon-5 p.m. April 10, 17 and
24. You are encouraged to bring a large box for yourself to decorate,
along with any notions you would like to use. You do not need any
special talents or artistic ability to help with the float~ we will
teach you and find something that you can do and have fun too!

For more information or to sign up on the volunteer list (walk-ins
still welcomed), please e-mail michelle.mills@sgvn.com or call
626-536-2181

Cheers,

Queen Skittles