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Huntington Royals & High Tea

Huntington Royals & High Tea

Every Tuesday in the month of February at 10 a.m., your preschooler can be a king, a queen, a prince, or a princess. Instructor Laura Moede conducts a series where children enter the realm of royalty, finding treasures in the Huntington, inside and out. Creative art and stories are included—culminating in a royal tea party. [...]

Souffle, Hands-On

Souffle, Hands-On

The verb “souffler” means “to breathe, to blow, to whisper.”  The secrets of ethereal souffles will be revealed as you wield a whisk to achieve a glorious, light and luscious soufflé or two. (Chez Cherie) Tuesday, Cherie Twohy will lead a class in learning the ins and outs of making souffles. From our experience, these evenings [...]

Geneva Lewis of Pasadena Pops Makes Debut

Geneva Lewis of Pasadena Pops Makes Debut

Geneva Lewis began with the Pasadena Symphony and Pops as a violinist at the age of eleven. Now that she’s won first-prize in numerous competitions, performed with local symphonies, as well as at the Mozarteum in Salzburg and atCarnegie Hall, and she has reached the mature age of fifteen, Geneva is headed to the Yehudi [...]

Festival of Women Authors

Festival of Women Authors

“It takes a great talent to make something beautiful out of a trailer park,” writes Susannah Meadows of the New York Times about Tupelo Hassman‘s debut novel Girlchild in 2012. Her novel has also been described as “lacerating,” her words “are as elegant as they are fierce,” and Hallman is such “a poised storyteller that her prose practically [...]

Glendale Seeking Artists

Glendale Seeking Artists

The Arts and Culture Commission of Glendale want to paint 26 utility boxes all around downtown to help “beautify the streetscape.” Got any ideas? Artists are welcome to send proposals on the Utility Box Mural Program’s theme “Double Take.” Artists are challenged to come up with “a concept that plays off perception and double meaning.” [...]

Rhythm Child & CA Step

Rhythm Child & CA Step

The Wooten Steppers of the Al Wooten Jr. Heritage Center will be performing a step routine thanks to the California Step Association. Attendees of this celebration for Martin Luther King, Jr. at Kidspace Museum will also have a chance for a bit of interaction, as they get to learn a step routine, as part of [...]

Creamy Polenta & Wilted Greens

Creamy Polenta & Wilted Greens

Contributed by Laura Derr Ingredients: Polenta: 2 cups polenta or cornmeal (whichever you have on hand) 1½ cups water 1½ cups 2% milk 2 cloves garlic, halved ½ teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon unsalted butter ½ cup cheese of your choice (I recommend either an asiago blend or goat cheese—two different flavors, but equally good) Greens: 1 [...]

An Evening Revolves Around a Legend

An Evening Revolves Around a Legend

He was a Shabbos Goy who spoke Yiddish. He studied economics, memorized and wrote poetry, spoke fluent French, and frequently read a book in a single day. He did the New York Times crossword puzzle in ink. These are the little treasures about an American legend that are shared by his biographer and widow Patricia [...]

Strolling Through the Garden

Strolling Through the Garden

“Conceived” in the 1930s, Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden was initially part of a larger property owned by Charles and Ellamae Storrier Stearns. The garden was inspired by their travels in Japan and was designed by Kinzuchi Fujii. The entire construction took seven years to complete. In 1949, the estate was sold to Gamelia Haddad Poulsen [...]

Raising Dollars for Teachers’ Grants

Raising Dollars for Teachers’ Grants

Pasadena Educational Foundation (PEF) is hosting a TUGG benefit screening of GO PUBLIC on Wednesday, January 22nd. This screening is raising funds for PEF’s signature Teacher Grants program. Funding for the program was previously underwritten by banking institutions that no longer exist. All donations will be used to fund individual teacher grants for classroom projects and supplies. [...]

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