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Pasadena Women Connect Across a Century

Pasadena Women Connect Across a Century

I know, I know, I’ve been going on quite a bit about the three shows now on view at the Pasadena Museum of California Art. But that’s because they’re so freaking amazing. And I haven’t yet paid proper due to the one with the deepest roots here — Behold the Day: The Color Block Prints […]

A Cry for Help from the Pasadena Playhouse

A Cry for Help from the Pasadena Playhouse

I’m sorry to report that our historic hometown theater, the Pasadena Playhouse, is in dire financial straits, although the situation is not hopeless. New executive director Stephen Eich, who recently discovered that the Playhouse’s debt was more daunting that he’d realized, has pulled theaters through tough times before; he hopes to use the same strategies […]

Ray Turner, Painter

Ray Turner, Painter

Stockton native Ray Turner arrived in Pasadena in 1982 to study painting at Art Center College of Design and never looked back. The moment he earned his BFA, Art Center hired him to teach painting, which he did for sixteen years, while working on his own paintings and building a career. During this time he […]

Free Book Swap at Vroman’s

Free Book Swap at Vroman’s

Goodreads, the book-lover’s social networking site started by a UCLA student, is partnering with Vroman’s this Saturday to host a book swap. Everyone’s encouraged to bring their summer-reading books and swap them with fellow readers. Kudos to Vroman’s for helping with this event, because it’s free and involves no money changing hands for books — […]

Huntington Food & Wine Fest Returns

Huntington Food & Wine Fest Returns

It’s not easy to find out about the annual food and wine festival that supports Huntington Hospital (this year, the Center for Trauma Care) — there’s almost no promotion for it, and a web site doesn’t go up until tickets are almost sold out. And yet everyone seems to know about it, because it’s one of […]

Family Stories at Pasadena Museum of History

Family Stories at Pasadena Museum of History

An exceptionally rich program is taking place Sunday at the Pasadena Museum of History. Called Family Stories: A Celebration of Community, the afternoon is built around the museum’s current main exhibit, Family Stories: Sharing a Community’s Legacy (also on view tonight for ArtNight). The afternoon will bring a variety of performances, including by singer and […]

Good Golly, It’s Craftsman Weekend Again

Good Golly, It’s Craftsman Weekend Again

Some towns note the arrival of fall with an profusion of red and yellow leaves. In Pasadena we herald the season by celebrating our profusion of Arts & Crafts bungalows. That’s right, it’s almost time for Pasadena Heritage’s Craftsman Weekend. For 18 years, it’s been drawing both locals and aficionados from all over the country […]

Noir Food & Wine

Noir Food & Wine

Chef Claud Beltran and wine expert Mike Farwell have been kicking around the local food scene for years; Beltran cooked at Dickinson West and Halie, for instance, and Farwell helped created the Red Carpet Wine Bar and Vertical Wine Bistro. Now the two have joined forces, and the early evidence is that they’ll be staying […]

Check Out Our Concierge

Check Out Our Concierge

Okay, greater Pasadenans — and yes, we mean you up in Altadena and you down in South Pas and you over in Eagle Rock or Sierra Madre — we want you to know about a resource that until now has been too hidden on our site. It’s called Concierge, and it’s basically Angie’s List, except […]

Restaurant Week Returns

Restaurant Week Returns

After a run last spring that was so wildly successful it stretched from a week into a month, Dine L.A. Restaurant Week returned starting October 4th, this time for two weeks instead of one. Here’s how it works: The participating restaurants offer special three-course, fixed-price menus for lunch and dinner. They choose one of three […]

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