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A Night of Jazz at Blinn House

A Night of Jazz at Blinn House

Enjoy an evening at the lovely, historical Blinn House at the Jazz Night on October 3rd. This night presented by The Women’s City Club of Pasadena will feature Roscoe Lee Owen’s Jazz Zone. Music begins at 6:30 p.m. with “extraordinary high school musicians…the Idyllwild Arts Academy Jazz Quartet, led by legendary jazz bassist Marshall Hawkins.” […]

Elizabeth Gilbert & Chelsea Clinton

Elizabeth Gilbert & Chelsea Clinton

Big names are once again on the Vroman’s schedule. On October 2, Vroman’s presents an evening with Elizabeth Gilbert at the Pasadena Hilton. She will be reading from and discussing her new book Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear. With profound empathy and radiant generosity, Gilbert offers potent insights into the mysterious nature of inspiration. […]

Palooza Flea Market & Crafts Fair

Palooza Flea Market & Crafts Fair

It’s a flea market, a food sale, a crafts fair, and a pseudo nursery with plants for sale. It’s the Marshall Fundamental Booster Palooza Flea Market and Crafts Fair on September 19. The event is the fall fundraiser in support of the Marshall marching band and colorguard. Store up your carbs for a day of […]

9th Annual Gathering of Community Gardens

9th Annual Gathering of Community Gardens

Appreciation to Nikki Parrish, event planner for the Muir Ranch farm-to-table suppers, for informing us of the upcoming 9th Annual Gathering of Community Gardens to be held on October 3. The all-day event features 12 workshops in both English and Spanish, as well as exhibits, live demos, giveaways, networking, and “a zero waste lunch.” Topics […]

Girls & Grit

Girls & Grit

Grit (grĭt) n. Indomitable spirit; pluck. (The American Heritage Dictionary) Grit \’grit\ n. Mental toughness and courage. Firmness of mind or spirit: unyielding courage in the face of hardship or danger. (Merriam-Webster) Grit /ɡrɪt/ n. The courage and determination that makes it possible for somebody to continue doing something difficult or unpleasant. (Oxford Dictionary) Melissa […]

Roving Doc Film Fest

Roving Doc Film Fest

What does the Occupy movement in New York have in common with the Spanish Indignados protests or the Arab Spring? Is there a connection between the struggle of the Iranian democracy movement and the nonviolent uprising in Syria and what is the link between the Ukrainian topless activists of Femen and an Islamic culture like Egypt? And […]

While the Sun Is Low and Golden

While the Sun Is Low and Golden

While the Sun Is Low and Golden by Tim Callahan   While the sun is yet low and golden in the western sky let us call to mind those we have lost to the ever onrushing pall of darkness. We hope they have gone into mystery, not oblivion. Some tell us they’ve risen to glory […]

End of Summer Sale

End of Summer Sale

Figuratively, summer is at an end as the kids have reluctantly returned to school. As we all are aware, summer is literally making its present felt as the current 3-digit temperatures prove. One way to figuratively beat the heat is to enjoy the Lake Mariposa End of Summer Sale on September 12. The Altadena Chamber […]

Building Paradise in California

Building Paradise in California

Alex Vertikoff‘s books are titled Weird Rooms, Hidden L. A., and At Home in the Heartland. He’s been the architectural and promotional photographer for the J. Paul Getty Trust’s Villa and Center and for the Skirball Cultural Center. His biography states that he “was the first foreign artist to have a traveling exhibit of his […]

Last Blast of Summer: Rooftop Cinema Series

Last Blast of Summer: Rooftop Cinema Series

It’s all about virtual worlds, even as we look up into our night sky and revel in the site of thousands of stars—or as NASA would put it, balls of gas. (Tell that to a group of young boys and see if they don’t giggle and try to out-best each other with crude jokes, a […]

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