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Rattle On: Southern Poets

Rattle On: Southern Poets

For eighteen years, Alan Fox of Rattle magazine “has operated under the simple premise that it doesn’t take a scholar to be moved by the written word—poetry is for everyone.” That principle has guided Rattle through 38 issues, publishing poetry of lawyers, landscapers, doctors, and prisoners right alongside the stars of modern literature.  Flintridge Bookstore [...]

South Pas Eclectic Music Fest & Art Walk

South Pas Eclectic Music Fest & Art Walk

More than forty musical artists will be descending upon the streets of South Pasadena. Six venues at South Pasadena’s Eclectic Music Festival & Art Walk will feature musicians and performers including 2013 Grammy Award-winner Quetzal, winner for Best Alternative, Urban or Rock Album. Other opening acts will include the “big band sounds of Tim Gill [...]

No Boundaries with PUSD

No Boundaries with PUSD

A vacant storefront and over 400 pieces of art; it’s the PUSD all-district art exhibit known as No Boundaries. Now in its eighth year, this exhibit showcases the work of students K-12 from every school in the Pasadena Unified School District. The opening reception is Friday, May 3rd and the public is welcome to peruse [...]

Bungalow Heaven Tour This Weekend

Bungalow Heaven Tour This Weekend

It’s Bungalow Heaven time. Stroll the streets lined with California Oaks and tour 8 Arts & Crafts-era homes, constructed from 1905-1925. Located north of the 210 and tucked between Lake and Hill, visitors will be received by docents and can witness demonstrations of restoration work, hear music, indulge in refreshments, and even take a garden [...]

Balsamic Strawberries

Balsamic Strawberries

One the surface, this recipe has an unusual, perhaps even off-putting, combination of ingredients for a dessert, but we’re here to say that this is beyond delicious. When served with high-quality vanilla ice cream or gelato, we’d actually call it profound. Ingredients 2 tablespoons balsamic 1-2 tablespoons of sugar ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper [...]

Understanding Immigration Reform

Understanding Immigration Reform

All Saints Church, Neighborhood Church, Pasadena Jewish Temple & Center’s Tikun Olam Committee and Greater Pasadena Jews for Justice invite residents to “Understanding Immigration Reform: An Evening of Learning and Discussion.” Janice Markham, who is co-producer and host for Press for Democracy, will moderate the evening’s proceedings. The panelists will be Simon Burrow, an entrepreneur, [...]

Dragon Faire at St. George’s

Dragon Faire at St. George’s

Pony rides, game booths and prizes, two obstacle courses, 50/50 raffle, In-n-Out Burger, and, of course, dragon snacks. All at St. George’s Preschool Dragon Faire Saturday, April 27th. This is their major fundraiser of the year, which will keep the playground and classroom equipment updated, provide necessary and extra supplies, as well as benefit their [...]

Kate Atkinson at Vroman’s

Kate Atkinson at Vroman’s

Kate Atkinson, author of Started Early, Took My Dog; Case Histories; and Behind the Scenes of the Museum, to name just a few, will be at Vroman’s on Tuesday, April 23rd to discuss and sign her latest book Life After Life. “What if you could live again and again, until you got it right?” On [...]

Big Night Out

Big Night Out

One night. Two parties. It’s your Big Night Out. Party #1: The Big Night Out Gala Kick-Off Reception at the home of Drs. Carmen Puliafito and Janet Pine, with silent and live auctions, food stations with hors d’oeuvres by Pasadena restaurants and caterers, and hosted bars. Party #2: After the reception, most guests disperse to [...]

Open Days

Open Days

It’s almost time to open America’s private gardens once again. The Garden Conservancy’s Open Days in Pasadena will be Sunday, April 28th. Brew a strong cup of joe, swallow down some good, healthy protein and carbs because you’ll have only six hours to stroll, peruse, smell, and enjoy six incredibly diverse private gardens. Storrier Stearns [...]

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Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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Camelot and Vine

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