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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 [...]

You Rock Me Sonnenizio

You Rock Me Sonnenizio

            after Ingres’ Comtesse d’Haussonville   The face of all the world is changed, I think, each pleat and ruffle smoothed into eternity. I’m face- to-face with your icy blue threads. Your nape mirrored above the hearth gravels my sang-froid. Let’s face it, this triple façade of royal flesh stains [...]

Pasadena 1940 Forward

Pasadena 1940 Forward

A three-part lecture, a panel discussion, and an architectural tour. It’s Pasadena Heritage‘s Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in L.A. “Supported by grants from the Getty Foundation, Modern Architecture L.A. is a wide-ranging look at the postwar-built environment of the city as a whole….” Pasadena 1940 Forward: Residential Architecture of the Recent Past, on [...]

All HS Students: Snap a Bridge

All HS Students: Snap a Bridge

Pasadena’s 127th birthday is on June 22nd. The Pasadena Museum of History and the City of Pasadena will be hosting a free community celebration with the theme “Celebrating Bridges.” The Happy Birthday Pasadena Committee invites high school students who live or study in Pasadena to grab their cameras and snap pics of bridges in Pasadena [...]

Strawberry Yellow: A Mas Arai Mystery

Strawberry Yellow: A Mas Arai Mystery

Shug Arai didn’t have any shoulders, or at least it looked like he didn’t have any. So when Mas Arai peered into the statin-lined casket to gaze at the body of his second cousin, one of the few relatives that he had in the United States, he was startled to see that someone—most likely the [...]

The Market on Holly: Crab Cakes

The Market on Holly: Crab Cakes

Yield: approx. (10) 2 ounce cakes Ingredients: 1 egg 1 1/2 tablespoons sour cream 1 teaspoon chives, minced 1/4 apple, minced 1/2 celery stalk, minced 1 garlic clove, minced, sautéed 2 tablespoons onion, minced, sautéed 1 tablespoon parsley, minced 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 1 lemon, zest and juice 1 1/2 teaspoon Tabasco 1 teaspoon mayonnaise [...]

Karmic in the Courtyard

Karmic in the Courtyard

One Colorado is hosting Saturday night musical performances in their courtyard throughout the month of April. This Saturday, April 6th, the featured band will be Karmic, which teams Laura Baruch’s melody and lyrics with Peter Kastner’s rhythmic and melodic “genius.” Drummer/pianist Steve Aho and guitarist Blake Straus came on board in 2008. Their first album “Karmic” [...]

Butterflies & Garden Bouquets

Butterflies & Garden Bouquets

This Saturday, Laura Moede will lead a children’s workshop, taking a look into the world of butterflies, “unlocking the secrets of their life cycle and habits.” (Includes garden explorations and habitat building.) Children’s Workshop: Butterflies Everywhere! Saturday, April 6th, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Ages 7-12 years old Cost: members, $25; non-members, $30; fee includes accompanying adult Registration: [...]

Wildflower Garden at Home

Wildflower Garden at Home

Bart O’Brien of Rancho Santa Ana Botanical Garden will discuss how to select, grow, and care for California native annuals in your home garden. After the program, the audience may self-tour the exhibition “When They Were Wild: Recapturing California’s Wildflower Heritage” in the Boone Gallery. Garden Talk: California Wildflowers for the Home Garden Thursday, April [...]

La Monarca for Easter

La Monarca for Easter

Easter is days away. Do you have everything you need? What about a some Capirotada , a traditional bread pudding-like pastry filled with toasted bolillo soaked in piloncillo, dried fruits, and cotija cheese for Easter brunch? La Monarca Bakery in South Pasadena has a wide selection of baked goods. They offer assorted bite-size dessert bars, [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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