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Downstairs at the Mansion

Downstairs at the Mansion

Join Sheryl Peters, educator, researcher, and Pasadena Museum of History docent, as she explores the world of domestic service downstairs at the Fenyes Mansion on March 5th. The art, objects, and furnishings on display in historic Fenyes Mansion speak eloquently of the taste, discernment, interests, and wealth of the four generations who lived there beginning […]

Winter Arts Crawl

Winter Arts Crawl

Strolling guests at the South Pasadena Winter Arts Crawl may “festoon” their own Chinese lantern with paint, ribbon, and paper in celebration of Kung Hei Fat Choi (Chinese New Year). There will also be a talent show, “Performance Night,” at the Fremont Centre Theatre showcasing local singers, actors, dancers and comics. Pop-up galleries will be […]

Our African-American History Celebrated

Our African-American History Celebrated

Learn, discuss, exchange, eat, and dance these last two weeks of Black History Month… Saturday, Feb. 21: 33rd Annual Black History Parade & Festival, 10 a.m. Begins at Charles White Park (at Fair Oaks and Ventura Street) in Altadena, heads south on Fair Oaks Avenue and ends at Robinson Park, 1080 N. Fair Oaks Ave., […]

Hillsides Uncorked: From Elton John to Jacob Maarse

Hillsides Uncorked: From Elton John to Jacob Maarse

Guests are being told to prepare for their palate “to be ignited with Global market dining.” We assume that means dishes representing the unique and intense flavors from around the world. As the eats are to be paired with “bold” red and white wines, as well as specialty cocktails, it’s a rather tempting promotional tease. […]

Construction: No Longer a Nightmare?

Construction: No Longer a Nightmare?

Thinking about a remodel? Afraid of potential problems and headaches you don’t even know about, but are sure exist? Hartman Baldwin Design/Build in Pasadena is offering “The Mid-Construction Showcase,” a free event on February 21st, where guests may see a remodel during construction. Discover goals and challenges, and learn about energy-efficient options. Speak with our […]

Celebrate Chinese New Year

Celebrate Chinese New Year

Working off a lunisolar calendar, where dates indicate the moon phase and the time of the solar year, the Chinese New Year, which is also called the Spring Festival or Lunar New Year, will be celebrated this year on Thursday, February 19th (it’s the year of the goat). The day is traditionally marked with fireworks, […]

Gerda’s Words, Luis’ Art

Gerda’s Words, Luis’ Art

SomeTimes Your orange red glow singes me as you lean away. SomeTimes You flicker   burn bright   go dark. You tease and drown me in your rain. I turn cold. SomeTimes I don’t know you, don’t love you, don’t know what to do for you   for me   for us.     Poet Gerda Govine Ituarte will […]

Singing for Centuries

Singing for Centuries

It was founded by Emperor Maximilian I in 1498 and Franz Schubert began his musical life with the Wiener Sängerknaben—or, as may be more familiar, the Vienna Boys’ Choir. Today, this choir of altos and trebles is divided into four touring choirs and each sub-group is “named after famous Austrian composers associated with the choir’s […]

Jägerschnitzel

Jägerschnitzel

Our heartfelt thanks to Hans Röckenwagner for sharing another recipe with Hometown Pasadena readers. This recipe for jägerschnitzel comes, once again, from the recently released Das Cookbook. ~~~ Jägerschnitzel, or “hunter’s schnitzel,” has always been one of my favorites. I wrap my version of this classic dish in proscuitto-like Black Forest ham to give it […]

Have a Heart

Have a Heart

Valentine’s pronounce one’s heartfelt emotional love. They are purposefully sentimental and are often cute, sappy, silly, and adorable. But, as we know, we don’t love with the “hollow muscular organ that pumps blood through the circulatory system by rhythmic contraction and dilation” and our hearts are not heart-shaped. Kidspace presents Have a Heart Weekend, “celebrating […]

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