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Funky Punks for Kids

Funky Punks for Kids

“Jugglers, dancers, stilt-walkers, puppeteers, trampoline tricksters, super-slippery table sliders, the human body, and even a plunger!” These are the Funk Punks. They are the kids entertainment section of the Troubadour Theater Company, an “interactive, physical comedy clown troupe.” There will be a pre-concert KidZone and the food court will feature Saavy Ranch Catering, 7ate9, Koolfruit, [...]

Strangelove & Depeche Mode

Strangelove & Depeche Mode

The party’s in the Plaza. The Plaza at the Pasadena Convention Center during their Music on the Plaza Series. Friday, June 28th, the tribute band Strangelove that supposedly has four members that not only sound, but also look like the real members of Depeche Mode. They are said to deliver a “fun and staggeringly authentic [...]

Arroyo Vista Inn: Eggs Florentine

Arroyo Vista Inn: Eggs Florentine

Thank you to Pat Wright and Arroyo Vista Inn for contributing this week’s “Mangiamo” recipe-of-the-week. Makes approximately 12 servings Ingredients: 3 tablespoons pesto ½ cup grated Parmesan 1 cup sliced mushrooms, sautèed ½ cup tomatoes, sautèed 3 cloves garlic 2½ cups cottage cheese 3 cups fresh spinach 1 cup grated mozzarella ½ cup grated Parmesan 4 [...]

Levitt Pavilion’s Summer Concerts

Levitt Pavilion’s Summer Concerts

Most of us probably remember Donna Summer’s disco version: MacArthur’s Park is melting in the dark All the sweet, green icing flowing down Someone left the cake out in the rain I don’t think I can take ‘Cause it took so long to bake it And I’ll never have that recipe again Likening love to [...]

It’s a Motor Classic in San Marino

It’s a Motor Classic in San Marino

A welcome dinner on the patio at the Annandale Country Club. A self-driving architectural tour through San Marino and Pasadena ending at the Huntington for lunch. A gala to benefit the Petersen Automotive Museum at the Flying A Garage. Be a part of what Automobile Weekly calls “Pebble Beach South” for the San Marino Motor [...]

Altadena Heritage Celebrates Local Gardens

Altadena Heritage Celebrates Local Gardens

Altadena Heritage is celebrating local gardens at their annual Spring Garden Celebration and Golden Poppy Awards on Sunday, June 9th. Altadena Heritage members nominate local gardens that are striking and remarkable, either by enhancing the neighborhood with their beauty or their adherence to being water-wise—or, both! Four to eight awards are presented in any given [...]

Scottish Pipes & Drums at Kidspace

Scottish Pipes & Drums at Kidspace

Free family night on Tuesday, June 4th at Kidspace with the award-winning Pasadena Scottish Pipes & Drums. Learn the history of this Scottish tradition, watch a feature performance, and march in a parade through the central courtyard (6 p.m.). June will also bring a Father’s Day event where classic games and new games from around [...]

Death at the Voyager Hotel: a Novella

Death at the Voyager Hotel: a Novella

by Kwei Quartey Prologue In equatorial Africa, day breaks around 5:30 a.m. no matter the time of year. Morning preparations at the Voyager Hotel in Accra, Ghana follow a similar timetable. The breakfast buffet is laid out, the day staff arrives to take over from the graveyard shift, the janitor sweeps the lobby, and tour buses and hired [...]

Bike Week Pasadena 2013

Bike Week Pasadena 2013

Four days left of the 7th Annual Bike Week Pasadena. Activities as conveyed by press release: Wednesday, May 15th, 6:30-9:30 p.m.: dedicated to supporting women on two wheels. A quick-fix repair clinic will be at Paseo Colorado with a social ride through the streets of Pasadena. The ride will be through the streets of Pasadena, [...]

Tuna Salad with Tarragon

Tuna Salad with Tarragon

Tuna salad can go, oh, so many ways: sweet, pickled, and crunchy; exotic, spicy, or unadorned; and augmented by macaroni, arugula, cottage cheese, or parmesan. Whether you’re using Bumblebee or grinding up last night’s yellowfin steaks, tuna salad is—almost—as American as apple pie. Tuna salad can be made with: Miracle Whip—we swear!—it’s called “Tempting Tuna [...]

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