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It’s Time for (Holiday) Teas

It’s Time for (Holiday) Teas
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We Americans may be more inclined to enjoy a cup o’ joe, but the lovers of tea have boldly muscled their way in, figuratively and literally. Tea houses—traditional English or modern Asian—liberally dot our valley. This holiday season offers some special high teas that involve history, elegance, bears, and a curmudgeon. Fenyes Mansion Holiday Tour […]

Don Quixote and Snow White

Don Quixote and Snow White

As a member of the Shanghai Ballet she was awarded Best Ballerina of pas de deux in 1988, and, along with Shi Hui, Zhang Li won the Gold Prize of pas de deux in the 7th France Classic Dance (Ballet) Championship. In 1993, Li and her husband opened Li’s Ballet Studio and this weekend their troupe will […]

Ice Skating In Southern Cal

Ice Skating In Southern Cal

It’s November and for those of us who grew up in colder climates, we remember the twenty minutes it could take to bundle up in layers in an attempt to ward off the freezing temperatures outside. And still the icy winds and snow would find that gap between sleeve cuff and mitten or wool cap […]

From Grassroots, Descanso, & the Senior Center to Julienne

From Grassroots, Descanso, & the Senior Center to Julienne

Are we really 17 days away from Thanksgiving? If this fact stops you in your tracks, elevates your blood pressure, and makes your heart skip a few beats because, “How in the heck am I going to arrange a feast for family and friends in such a short period of time while juggling my boss, […]

RT N’ the 44s at Jones Coffee

RT N’ the 44s at Jones Coffee

From official press release: Created by RT Valine, RT N’ the 44s plays instruments crafted from tin, 2x4s and salvaged parts in a DIY effort to produce music from discarded junkyard objects, and the result is an equal parts haunting and rabble-rousing vintage country band sound that draws in fans of all ages. Los Angeles-based […]

Working the Imagination

Working the Imagination

“A space to assemble, dismantle, and repurpose all manner of materials and objects.” This is the purpose of Imagination Workshop at Kidspace, opening Saturday, November 9th. Whether it’s a toy or a radio, electronic or mechanical device, new object or old, this resource will present children with limitless opportunity to discover the inner workings of […]

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 […]

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