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Soroptimists of Atladena/Pasadena

Soroptimists of Atladena/Pasadena

Soror, sororis, n. Sister. Optime, adv. Best, better. Soroptimist International was founded in 1921 and is “a world-wide service organization for business and professional women who work to improve the lives of women and girls.” Soroptimists Atladena/Pasadena was chartered in 1950 and 1941, respectively. They offer awards such as the Women’s Opportunity Award that “assists [...]

Halloween!

Halloween!

This Thursday is Halloween. Time for the creepy and the cute to strut their stuff, make onlookers screech, oggle, or ooh and aah, then run up and down driveways, cut across lawns and fill a pillowcase full of mini candies that will be dutifully examined, counted, exchanged, and ingested before it is placed out of [...]

Mrs. Fenyes & the Movies (Part 4 of 4): The Egyptian Becomes the Uptown Theater

Mrs. Fenyes & the Movies (Part 4 of 4): The Egyptian Becomes the Uptown Theater

By Sheryl Peters, Pasadena Museum of History docent, researcher, and educator. When Warner’s Egyptian Theater closed its doors in 1935, Henry Warner, one time owner and then manager of the theater, was out of a job. Warner’s career in the movie business had begun in 1906, and he had personally witnessed its growth into an [...]

Honoring Ancestors on el Día de los Muertos

Honoring Ancestors on el Día de los Muertos

We posted about The Folk Tree’s annual Día de los Muertos exhibit that opened on October 5th. Now, on the actual day of the holiday, Saturday, November 2nd, The Folk Tree will host a whole afternoon of festivities. 12:30-1:30 p.m.: Music by Martin Espino, traditional sounds inspired by indigenous cultures of the Americas 1-5 p.m.: [...]

Orchid Masquerade

Orchid Masquerade

Don’t be intimidated, “they” say. You can learn “to grow and properly care for orchis,” says Robert Lauri, one of the event organizers of “Orchid Masquerade” at The Huntington. She will talk about “Growing Stanhopea” on Sunday, October 20th. Lauri suggests joining an orchid society with monthly meetings for tips. (Find a local group here.) [...]

Colin Hay of Men at Work

Colin Hay of Men at Work

Who sang, ”Who can it be knocking at my door?” Hint: “He just smiled and gave me a Vegemite sandwich.” Lead singer of the iconic Men at Work will be featured at Levitt Pavilion Los Angeles and Pasadena’s “An Evening with Colin Hay.” Hay’s solo shows intersperse classic and new songs with hilarious, poignant, and downright [...]

Villains

Villains

Imagine if Shakespeare’s best villains were taken out of their respective plays, reassembled Frankenstein-style, and finally got to be the focus of their own stories. Did you ever think you’d read “Shakespeare” and “Frankenstein” in the same sentence? But so it shall be as California Shakespeare Ensemble presents VILLAINS at the Lineage Performing Arts Center starting October 27th. [...]

Happy Trails, Altadena

Happy Trails, Altadena

Altadena is known, for one of many, as a horseman’s retreat. Horse owner, rider, or just casual admirer? Then join us Saturday, October 19th, when Altadena Heritage celebrates our rich equestrian past and present, by designating the acreage around Ridgeview Drive and Mariposa an Altadena Heritage Area.  An Altadena fixture since at least 1921, perhaps [...]

Cashew Cream Lasagna

Cashew Cream Lasagna

By Jennie Cook Who Wants Seconds? Sociable Suppers for Vegans, Omnivores & Everyone in Between Jennie will be discussing and signing her newly-released cookbook on Friday, October 18th, 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore. If a vegan is coming to dinner, this lasagna would make them very happy. It’s a classic white lasagna with a dairy-free [...]

Healing Blue

Healing Blue

“Soulful femininity” is how the L.A. Times describes Healing Blue, a production “inspired by the stories of seven women and their fight against breast cancer,” playing at Lineage Performing Arts Center on October 20th. The proceeds from Healing Blue will benefit The Foundation for Living Beauty,  empowering “women to reduce their cancer risk and increase their self-esteem, [...]

Gooden Open House Saturday, January 11

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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