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Peter Hannan

Peter Hannan

When I was growing up in L.A., Glendale was considered anything but creative, and it certainly wasn’t the least bit silly. Today, however, it’s home to many talented and creative people — people like painter/writer/producer/songwriter/cartoonist Peter Hannan. A clue to his genre came early in his career, with the title of one of his books: […]

Levitt Needs Volunteers

Levitt Needs Volunteers

Sunday brings the main summer fundraiser for Levitt Pavilion, which hosts a remarkable roster of free summertime concerts five nights a week in Pasadena’s Memorial Park. The fundraising concert, in case you haven’t seen the plentiful ads and promos, stars the legendary Dionne Warwick; proceeds from the $40 to $75 tickets go to support the […]

Remembrances of Food Past

Remembrances of Food Past

If you’ve been around Southern California for a few decades, or even if you just wish you’d been around, you’re not going to want to miss the new KCET special Things That Aren’t Here Anymore 3 (the first two parts were made years ago and were so popular that they still run regularly). It’s apparently a […]

Art on Millionaire’s Row

Art on Millionaire’s Row

For further proof of Altadena’s wonderfulness, head to the library’s first annual Art on Millionaire’s Row, a free, all-day festival celebrating visual art. It includes a juried art show featuring works by 18 local artists, 30 booths showcasing works for sale, and booths from Altadena’s best food purveyors, including Park Bench Deli, Amy’s Patio Cafe, […]

Corpse Flower About to Pop

Corpse Flower About to Pop

Update:  Enthusiastic crowds turned out to see the Corpse Flower over the weekend, after it began to bloom Friday afternoon at about 2 p.m.Now the bloom is closing up and will soon get down to the business of producing fruit. The flower was at its fullest (and foulest) during the first 12 hours of its […]

Old Pasadena Restaurant Week

Old Pasadena Restaurant Week

Editor’s note: Old Pasadena’s Restaurant Week has been extended through June 15th, so there’s still time to indulge. Click here for participating restaurants. With the success of the city of L.A.’s prix-fixe restaurant week promotions, Old Pasadena has jumped on the bandwagon, announcing the second annual Old Pasadena Restaurant Week. Running from June 1 through […]

Rosso Wine Shop

Rosso Wine Shop

Tiny Rosso doesn’t try to compete with the big guys; instead, owner Jeff Zimmitti focuses on France, Spain, Italy and California, selecting the best-value wines that go well with food. The result is a user-friendly shop that’s a great addition to north Glendale’s burgeoning “gourmet gulch” on Verdugo Road. Pick up a bottle to enjoy […]

Snotty Scotty at the Rancho

Snotty Scotty at the Rancho

Known as the “unoffocial band of Pasadena’s Occasional Doo Dah Parade,” Snotty Scotty and the Hankies take pride in their slogan: Closing Pasadena’s finest bars since 1971. This Saturday night they’ll be playing their joyous, goofy blend of surf music, rock and garage-band party music at Altadena’s Rancho Bar, one of the funkier dives around […]

Words & Art: Written in California

Words & Art: Written in California

From science and art we move smoothly to literature and art — the same night as the Caltech talk about science and art, a new reading series launches at the Pasadena Museum of California Art. Called Written in California, the series kicks off with readings by three poets published by Red Hen Press, which recently […]

Science Meets Art at Caltech

Science Meets Art at Caltech

It’s easy to take for granted the remarkable programming put on by Caltech, and not so easy to actually get over there and take advantage of it. But the school year is ending, and the place gets quiet in the summer, so now’s about your last chance for a few months to enjoy yet another […]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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