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Alice Hoffman at Vroman's

Alice Hoffman at Vroman's

Magic realist novelist Alice Hoffman, author of Here on Earth, Practical Magic, the Ice Queen and many other novels, including some for young adults and children, will be speaking and signing at Vroman’s on Friday about her new novel, The Story Sisters. The book tells the tale of three sisters who become recluses after tragedy [...]

Smogtown at Aloud LA

Smogtown at Aloud LA

Pasadena author Chip Jacobs takes center stage on Tuesday night at the Los Angeles Central Library for its Aloud LA lecture series. Moderated by Kevin Roderick of LA Observed, this free event is really a panel discussion, not a lecture, featuring Jacobs and his co-author, William J. Kelly; author and former state legislator Tom Hayden; [...]

Vroman's Bestsellers 6/08/2009

Vroman's Bestsellers 6/08/2009

Hardcover Fiction Shanghai Girls, Lisa See Scarecrow, Michael Connelly Signal, Ron Carlson My Father’s Tears and Other Stories, John Updike Shadows of Death, David Sundstrand Four Corners of the Sky, Michael Malone Tea Time for the Traditionally Built, Alexander Smith Into the Beautiful North, Luis Urrea 8th Confession, James Patterson Help, Kathryn Stockett Hardcover Non-Fiction Renegade, Richard Wolffe Losing Mum & Pup, Christopher Buckley Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell Pull [...]

Pops for Free on Sunday

Pops for Free on Sunday

The city of Pasadena and Pasadena Pops, with sponsorship from Target and Parsons, are kicking off summer with a free concert and festival this Sunday on the square in front of City Hall. Bring beach chairs, a picnic supper and, if the June gloom holds, a sweater, and stake out your seat by 5:30 p.m., [...]

Water-spare Gardening

Water-spare Gardening

Southern California is officially in a drought, and we’re all under orders to reduce our water consumption. This does not mean, however, that the beauty of the Pasadena garden (a considerable thing, as we all know) has to suffer. This Saturday Matthew Roberts from San Marcos Growers in water-spare Santa Barbara will lead a free [...]

We Always Knew Altadena Was Sustainable

We Always Knew Altadena Was Sustainable

We have lots of friends in Altadena who compost, grow their own fruits and vegetables, have drought-tolerant yards and shop farmers’ markets; some even keep their own chickens (including Hometown Pasadena‘s own egg farmer, Sandy Gillis) or have invested in solar panels. So it’s no surprise to hear that Altadena Heritage is going beyond the [...]

Ian Whitcomb at the Coffee Gallery

Ian Whitcomb at the Coffee Gallery

Altadena’s one and only Ian Whitcomb — musician, music historian, bon vivant, wit and Grammy winner— returns to his favorite hometown performance space, the Coffee Gallery Backstage, for an evening with guitarist Fred Sokolow and possible “surprise guests.” He’ll be playing ukelele, accordian and piano, and singing songs both comic and sentimental, from the Tin [...]

Matisse's Amours

Matisse's Amours

On Wednesday, assistant curator Leah Lehmbeck of the Norton Simon is leading a tour of the current show, Matisse’s Amours: Illustrations of Pierre de Ronsard’s Love Poems. During the tour you’ll learn how and why Matisse’s work — including the lithographs in this show — changed the course of art. Wednesday, May 27 3 p.m. [...]

Columbo’s

Columbo’s

Columbo’s is an Eagle Rock institution, a 1950s Italian steakhouse where fans of time travel worship red-checkered tablecloths, padded booths and slow service. Do yourself a solid and just relax (and remember the bar’s motto, “Our standard drink is a double.”) The matriarch occupies the back booth most nights, sipping her gimlet and listening to [...]

Altadena Home Tour

Altadena Home Tour

It’s time once again for the Altadena Home Tour, which the good women of the Altadena Guild of Huntington Memorial Hospital have been organizing for 58 years. This year it’s called, “Aye, ’tis Bonnie Brae Burn,” because the tour comprises four estate-size homes on Braeburn Road. If you forgot like we did to pick up [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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