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Mammoth SNOW

Mammoth SNOW

Ralph DeFelice of DayTripsLA took his kids up to Mammoth this past weekend… …and there was SNOW.   Let’s share some pictures…                     ~~~   DayTripsLA.com Ralph DeFelice: I’m a single dad living in Pasadena with my two kids, a 5 yo girl and a 8 yo […]

True Food Kitchen’s Spaghetti Squash Casserole

True Food Kitchen’s Spaghetti Squash Casserole

Our gratitude to True Food Kitchen for contributing this week’s “Mangiamo” recipe of the week. One of TFK’s signature dishes…   Spaghetti Squash Casserole Makes 4 to 6 servings 1 large spaghetti squash (2 to 3 pounds) 2 teaspoons Grapeseed Oil 1 large zucchini, grated 1/2 cup carmelized onions (recipe follows) 1 cup tomato sauce (recipe follows) Salt […]

Tales of a Ragged Doll

Tales of a Ragged Doll

Kat Renee is an artist and illustrator. After graduate school at Fuller Theological Seminary’s Brehm Center, “an institute devoted to the integrated study of art, theology, and culture,” she became a self-employed commercial artist. Recently, in an effort to create more meaningful artwork, Kat Renee began painting a collection of illustrations dedicated to the transcription […]

Ooey Gooey Weekend

Ooey Gooey Weekend

You say to a child, “It will be ooey and gooey” and eyes widen and mischievous grins form as images of a wet and gooey mess—all the way up to one’s elbows—dazzles the imagination. During President’s Day Weekend, Kidspace is welcomes kids to delve into an ooey gooey extreme… Create play dough poop sculptures and learn how […]

Support Young Women & Girls’ Programs

Support Young Women & Girls’ Programs

Tech Girls, Express Yourself!, and Girls Empowerment Summer Camp are a few of the programs that YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley hosts with the “aim to empower young women” age 10 to 17. YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley has been serving the Pasadena area for over 110 years and continually need to infuse its scholarship fund so that every […]

Baklava on the Kitchen Table

Baklava on the Kitchen Table

Fruit flies hovered over the ooze of the honey syrup. Crumbled walnuts mimicked broken teeth. No one touched them. The paper thin filo dough became wrinkled, and Mother kept pushing the plate to the center of the table. During breakfast, I placed olive seeds next to the fallen pistachios. Mother removed them with irritation and […]

BHM Feb. 13 – Mar. 19

BHM Feb. 13 – Mar. 19

Details below thanks to the City of Pasadena… February 1-28: “Black History Month Displays” —38th Annual Pasadena Martin Luther King Community Coalition’s Art Contest Winners featuring artwork of students grade 4 through 12. Central Library/Centennial Room, 285 E. Walnut Street. —A historical view of African-American families as seen through African-American literature and the Civil Rights Movement. […]

Bee-Luther-Hatchee

Bee-Luther-Hatchee

Who has the right to a life’s story—the person who lived it, or the people who were touched by it? This is the central unanswerable question behind Bee-Luther-Hatchee, a play by Thomas Gibbons…. Intelligent and unsettling, Bee-Luther-Hatchee pulls off a nearly impossible trick: creating a situation in which two people, at a complete bypass, are both right and […]

Word/Play

Word/Play

No one tells MUSE/IQUE to sit in the corner and be quiet… From Stephen Sondheim to Bob Dylan and Carole King, from Cole Porter to Hamilton’s Lin-Manuel Miranda—sometimes lyricists are so brilliant that their work becomes the word. In a local temple of literacy, MUSE/IQUE brings LA’s best musicians and vocalists together to explore how […]

Music, Martinis & the Maestro

Music, Martinis & the Maestro

In Noor’s Sofia ballroom, 240 guests will sip martinis and enjoy an intimate performance by members of the California Philharmonic Orchestra, followed by an interactive discussion with maestro Victor Vener. Now sipping martinis at 2 p.m. may not be on one’s regularly scheduled Sunday, but if one plans accordingly, it could be a delightful near-end to […]

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