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Mystery Lit: Holmes, Sherlock & the Consulting Detective

Mystery Lit: Holmes, Sherlock & the Consulting Detective

Ellen Dostal writing for Broadway Word calls it a “roguishly handsome production” and an “epic whodunit” with a cast that has “whip-smart abilities. Where Wicked Lit uses the mausoleum to achieve a spooky effect, the train depot plays into the dark and foggy night intrigue of Victorian England. It’s a surprisingly versatile canvas on which […]

Bottled Cocktails with Mark Brown

Bottled Cocktails with Mark Brown

The Parkway Grill invites one and all to come learn the “tricks of the trade” about making cocktails on June 17. How about Barrel Aged Manhattan, Batch 40 Bourbon, or Barrel Old Fashioned? Jalapeño-spiked tequila even! Mark Brown leads this cocktail class—singles, pitchers, and bottles to go. Parkway Grill hors d’oeuvres served while you create […]

Hold These Truths

Hold These Truths

Hold These Truths is currently playing at the Pasadena Playhouse. Saw this play last night. By far, one of the best I’ve ever seen. Deep, heart wrenching yet ironically entertaining true account of the Japanese concentration camps during WWII. Hits home on so many levels. E.G: Did you know American families were confined to live like […]

The Last Five Years

The Last Five Years

Brian Elerding is Executive Director of Lineage Performing Arts Center. We first met him through the Ensemble Shakespeare Theatre Company, which now performs at Descanso Gardens. Elerding is one of the good guys. He’s creative, approachable, generous with his time, passionate, and philanthropic—and supports events and productions in the same vein. If you see his name connected […]

Publishing 1-2-3

Publishing 1-2-3

Join editor Laurie Gibson on July 8-9 for publishing know-how. The following info is courtesy of Flintridge Bookstore… Saturday, July 8th, 2-3:30 p.m.: Grab a pen and join us for this popular, lively workshop, which is spiced with stories and tips to empower and inspire writers. We’ll start with a glance at today’s dynamic book […]

Thanks for Coming In

Thanks for Coming In

      Thanks for Coming In We just want to talk about your excursion on the 27th. Sunday before last.  Isn’t that right?  You wore that thrift store sombrero.  Move a little closer to the machine, please. There’s nothing to be afraid of.  Excursions are allowed. It isn’t as if you tried to escape.  […]

Last Fridays Songwriter Night & Expressive Dance

Last Fridays Songwriter Night & Expressive Dance

Lyd and Mo of Lyd & Mo Photography are kicking it up a notch. Not only do they run their wedding, portrait and photography business, they’re welcoming into their studio and gallery space an alluring array of people and talents. This past January 27, Lyd and Mo launched Last Fridays Songwriter Night with songwriters and musicians performing […]

“A Handbag?!!” Notes on “Being Earnest”

“A Handbag?!!” Notes on “Being Earnest”

Editor’s note: We are seduced every time by Oscar Wilde’s wit and cutting dialogue, as our well-thumbed copy of The Collected Works of Oscar Wilde will attest. Parson’s Nose Theater presents a reading of  The Importance of Being Earnest on June 10 and 11. Thanks to Parson’s Nose co-founder Lance Davis, we shall let the professionals do […]

Muir Ranch’s Farm-to-Table 2017 Schedule!

Muir Ranch’s Farm-to-Table 2017 Schedule!

Muir Ranch has released its popular farm-to-table dinner series’ 2017 schedule, so plan accordingly! First up, Paul Ragan of AltaEats will be the “special guest chef” on July 28. The evening’s meal is prepared with Muir Ranch harvested garden veggies and fruit. Per usual, a seat at the table costs $50 (plus processing fee, if purchased online). For supper + a […]

Wellema Hat Co.

Wellema Hat Co.

“Each hat starts with me.” So says Cody Wellema of Wellema Hat Company, which has just celebrated its one-year anniversary on East Mariposa Street in Altadena. Wellema writes about “a glorious Creator” who created mankind in His image. Cody believes that we are all “designed” to create, whether it be in making an instrument by hand, writing a […]

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