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Weekend-Long Cooking School

Weekend-Long Cooking School

Once again, the Artisanal L. A. Spring show will be held at The Reef in downtown Los Angeles, but this year, one of several new elements will be a weekend-long cooking school. So far, here’s the breakdown for this two day cooking demonstration event: Saturday, April 9: Noon-1 p.m.: Introduction to cheese-making 2-3 p.m.: The […]

“Showtune” by Conundrum at the Rialto

“Showtune” by Conundrum at the Rialto

On April 2, for one night only, the songs of Jerry Herman—”Hello, Dolly!,” “Mame,” and “La Cage Aux Folles”—will be heard live from the stage of the Rialto Theatre. With a band in the orchestra pit, Conundrum Theatre Company, in partnership with Friends of the Rialto and Old Oak Cellars winery in Pasadena, will present […]

Iron Jawed Angels

Iron Jawed Angels

  In celebration of Women’s History Month, YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley will screen Iron Jawed Angels on Thursday, March 24. This 2004 film stars Hilary Swank and Frances O’Connor as suffragists, feminists, and women’s rights activists Alice Burns and Lucy Burns (respectively), as well as Anjelica Huston as Carrie Chapman Catt and Julia Ormond as Inez […]

¡Loteria II!

¡Loteria II!

Every year, Sandra Mastroianni of Cactus Gallery invites artists to interpret the 54 iconic Loteria cards. This year’s works—paintings, mixed media, pâpier maché, ink, textiles, wood, and sterling silver and copper—are on exhibit through April 2nd. ¡Loteria II! is a wondrous show of color, shapes, whimsy, solemnity, humor, and detail. We could break the bank […]

Anita Parys on the Stairs

Anita Parys on the Stairs

In our current technologically pervasive world, it’s seldom that a quick Google search or ten minutes of digging will not unearth information about a desired subject. When we looked for details relating to Anita Parys, a Los Angeles artist whose work is on exhibit at Vroman’s, we came up empty. Fascinating. As such, we will […]

Peace Without Borders: Welcoming the Refugee

Peace Without Borders: Welcoming the Refugee

Gratitude to Monica Hubbard of Wired Women for directing our attention to this event. For those who may be interested… The 14th Annual Pasadena Palm Sunday Peace Parade, “Peace Without Borders: Welcoming the Refugee,” will take place on March 20 at 3 p.m. The purpose of the march is to call attention to the global […]

Truck Adventures!

Truck Adventures!

We have it on good authority—a Hometown Pasadena reader who took her grandchild—that playing with trucks—big, bigger and mammoth trucks—is a blast-of-a-good time. Children of all ages and adults who are young at heart are invited to come to Truck Adventures on April 23 and get up close and personal with over 90 trucks and […]

3rd Thursday: Historic Preservation 101

3rd Thursday: Historic Preservation 101

Our thanks to Michele Zach of Altadena Heritage for passing along this information regarding the “Third Thursday” panel on March 17th titled “Historic Preservation 101.” Text courtesy of Altadena Heritage: Altadena Heritage’s March “Third Thursday” presentation features a panel of experts who will inform us about the recently adopted Los Angeles County Historic Preservation Ordinance […]

For the Ones I Had to Leave

For the Ones I Had to Leave

For The Ones I Had to Leave by Sophia Rivera Taking two steps forward I finally look back not really seeing but seeing through you across the room, hunched over a pile of books Pen in hand, a lighter in the other. I am sorry that I had to leave you probably know this better […]

2016 Art Night Pasadena

2016 Art Night Pasadena

March 11th will be an evening of art, music, and dance all over town during the 2016 ArtNight Pasadena. Eighteen institutions, such as the Armory, Art Center, Muse/Ique, the Pacific Asia Museum and the Norton Simon Museum will have their doors open to the public for immersion into the world of art, in all its […]

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