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Japanese Garden Fest & Native Plants Sale

Japanese Garden Fest & Native Plants Sale

A fashion show of kimonos, a display of Ikebana (the art of flower arranging), a walking tour of the gardens with the colors of autumn, and the cuisine (and sake) of the “Land of the Rising Sun.” November 9th-10th, Descanso Gardens is hosting their annual Japanese Garden Festival with all the activities listed above spread […]

Limericks @ the Alehouse (Dirty They’ll Be)

Limericks @ the Alehouse (Dirty They’ll Be)

You’ll have a mistress for the evening (Mimi Chen of 100.3 FM The Sound) You will have a host (Jan Michael Alejandro). A full bar will be at your disposal (no, that doesn’t mean “free) to reinforce nerves before taking the stage. The tables will be full at the Altadena Ale & Wine House with […]

Saluting Our Young Veterans

Saluting Our Young Veterans

Once again, it is time to honor and thank the men and women who serve and have served in the armed forces. Pasadena’s salute in Centennial Square at City Hall on Monday, November 11th, includes the PCC Pep Band and a fly over by Condor Squadron. The Condor Squadron is actually the Condor Squadron Officer’s and […]

Re-Imagining the Arroyo

Re-Imagining the Arroyo

Linda Dove and Elizabeth Garrison and 15 other artists are re-imagining the Arroyo this weekend…so come on down! Art and poetry installations, a collaboration entitled “Flag the Bear” will be constructed in the lower Arroyo, November 2nd-3rd. Join an adventuresome array of Southern California’s artists on a half mile stroll, enlivened with their interpretations of […]

Soroptimists of Atladena/Pasadena

Soroptimists of Atladena/Pasadena

Soror, sororis, n. Sister. Optime, adv. Best, better. Soroptimist International was founded in 1921 and is “a world-wide service organization for business and professional women who work to improve the lives of women and girls.” Soroptimists Atladena/Pasadena was chartered in 1950 and 1941, respectively. They offer awards such as the Women’s Opportunity Award that “assists […]

Halloween!

Halloween!

This Thursday is Halloween. Time for the creepy and the cute to strut their stuff, make onlookers screech, oggle, or ooh and aah, then run up and down driveways, cut across lawns and fill a pillowcase full of mini candies that will be dutifully examined, counted, exchanged, and ingested before it is placed out of […]

Mrs. Fenyes & the Movies (Part 4 of 4): The Egyptian Becomes the Uptown Theater

Mrs. Fenyes & the Movies (Part 4 of 4): The Egyptian Becomes the Uptown Theater

By Sheryl Peters, Pasadena Museum of History docent, researcher, and educator. When Warner’s Egyptian Theater closed its doors in 1935, Henry Warner, one time owner and then manager of the theater, was out of a job. Warner’s career in the movie business had begun in 1906, and he had personally witnessed its growth into an […]

Honoring Ancestors on el Día de los Muertos

Honoring Ancestors on el Día de los Muertos

We posted about The Folk Tree’s annual Día de los Muertos exhibit that opened on October 5th. Now, on the actual day of the holiday, Saturday, November 2nd, The Folk Tree will host a whole afternoon of festivities. 12:30-1:30 p.m.: Music by Martin Espino, traditional sounds inspired by indigenous cultures of the Americas 1-5 p.m.: […]

Orchid Masquerade

Orchid Masquerade

Don’t be intimidated, “they” say. You can learn “to grow and properly care for orchis,” says Robert Lauri, one of the event organizers of “Orchid Masquerade” at The Huntington. She will talk about “Growing Stanhopea” on Sunday, October 20th. Lauri suggests joining an orchid society with monthly meetings for tips. (Find a local group here.) […]

Colin Hay of Men at Work

Colin Hay of Men at Work

Who sang, “Who can it be knocking at my door?” Hint: “He just smiled and gave me a Vegemite sandwich.” Lead singer of the iconic Men at Work will be featured at Levitt Pavilion Los Angeles and Pasadena’s “An Evening with Colin Hay.” Hay’s solo shows intersperse classic and new songs with hilarious, poignant, and downright […]

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Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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