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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 [...]

Julienne Cookbook Signing

Julienne Cookbook Signing

This weekend brings the release of Celebrating with Julienne, the cookbook by longtime San Marino restaurateur and caterer Sue Campoy, who passed away in March. The richly photographed book makes its debut at a signing by Sue’s four daughters — Cynthia, Julie (Sue’s partner in running Julienne), Jennifer and Lesley — on the Julienne patio [...]

PlayWriteGirl Benefit at the Pasadena Playhouse

PlayWriteGirl Benefit at the Pasadena Playhouse

The fantastic Los Angeles-based organization WriteGirl, which pairs teen girls with professional women writers as mentors, is creeping east. Sunday evening it will be taking over the Pasadena Playhouse for PlayWriteGirl, a performance, food-and-wine tasting, and silent auction, with all proceeds going to the program. Such celebrated actors as Angela Bassett and Annie Potts will [...]

Walk the Old Town Walk

Walk the Old Town Walk

How are you planning to celebrate National Preservation Month? That’s right, it takes place in May, and there’s no finer way to kick it off than by taking Pasadena Heritage‘s walking tour of Old Pasadena. The 90-minute outing will start with a slide show and move on to a docent-guided stroll, during which you’ll hear [...]

Books on the Bus

Books on the Bus

It’s time once again for the annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books on the UCLA campus, and for once the weather is supposed to be comfortably cool. And when you add the convenience, fun and intelligence of the book-lover’s bus rides offered by Vroman’s, there’s no reason for Pasadenans to not attend this year. [...]

Earth Day Resolution: Shop Farmers' Markets!

Earth Day Resolution: Shop Farmers' Markets!

It’s easy to get stuck in a food-shopping rut — all you Trader Joe’s habitués know what we’re talking about. But now that spring’s in full swing, and Earth Day is upon us, we’re ready to inspire you (and us — we’re stuck in the Trader Joe’s rut, too) to make the most of the [...]

Porto Alegre

Porto Alegre

Churrascarias are the fad du jour, which isn’t hard to understand—handsome men carving unlimited quantities of sizzling meat tableside is a powerful American fantasy. This place, little-noticed on the second floor of the Paseo, is actually one of the best around, more subdued than the wacky Gaucho’s Village in Glendale and with better food than [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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