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Castle Green for Mother’s Day

Castle Green for Mother’s Day
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Pasadena’s Castle Green, that looming, iconic mix of Moroccan, Moorish, and Victorian styles built in 1898 opens its doors to the public—especially Mom!—on Mother’s Day, May 10th. Guests may roam the main salon, ballroom, library, sun room, original elevator, and over 20 private apartments, “each unique in layout and design plus the exquisite penthouse.” This […]

Untethered

Untethered

Untethered: A love and death experience written by Julia Edwards and directed by Jen Bloom will be staged at Mountain View Mausoleum beginning May 8th. The play stars Joy Osmanski, Adam J. Smith, Kevin McCorkle, Gabriella Rhodeen, and Eli Weinberg, and features live music by Steven Van Betten and choreography by Stephanie Zaletel. In a […]

Foraging Your Garden & Wild Beer

Foraging Your Garden & Wild Beer

Is the cupboard bare? Then simply step out your back door. You didn’t realize you had a “backyard pantry” did you? Need a little lettuce? Try Baby Miner. Want some spinach? Look for wild green lambsquarters. Want an “awesome” ingredient for your salad? Put in some chickweeds. As a part of Huntington Ranch’s “Ecosystem-Based Gardening […]

Tea, Cookies & Talking About Death

Tea, Cookies & Talking About Death

“We will gather with one intent, to discuss death in order to enhance life,” says Hospice Chaplain Maggie Yenoki. Yenoki is scheduled to lead Pasadena’s first Death Café on May 5th at Throop Church. Neuchâtel, Switzerland was the site of the first Death Café as imagined by sociologist and anthropologist Bernard Crettaz with the “aim…to liberate […]

Bungalow Photo Op

Bungalow Photo Op

Are you a bungalow lover? Are you planning on attending this year’s Bungalow Heaven Home Tour? If you do, take pictures! If they’re lovely, will you share them with HP readers? We hope so! New this year is a trolley, which offers a 45-minute narrated, air-conditioned bus tour of the Landmark District Architecture. Times: 12:30, […]

Celebrate Our Earth, 2015

Celebrate Our Earth, 2015

In a time of drought and a time of climate change, perhaps it’s never been so important to celebrate and respect our mother Earth. Here are a few of the many options for celebrating this year’s Earth Day… (Websites and addresses listed below.) Saturday, April 25th: Meet the Wildlife, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Descanso Gardens, free […]

Feed the Weed! Newtown Arts 2015

Feed the Weed! Newtown Arts 2015

“Leading the way to an art world outside institutional confines, reinstating art in the pantheon of public discourse, private pleasure, and plain old fun.” On April 25th, New Town Arts presents “Feed the Weed!” at a private home in the Arroyo Seco. The event celebrates 20 years that New Town Arts has been  “a persistent weed […]

Lincoln Heights Brewery ArtWalk

Lincoln Heights Brewery ArtWalk

Lincoln Heights is outside of the San Gabriel Valley but it’s really only a skip and a jump, so we’re including this week’s Brewery Artwalk  because a cold brew on a hot day is divine and art always fills the creative well and nourishes the soul. The Brewery ArtWalk is described as “an alternative venue […]

A Day at the Getty

A Day at the Getty

It was spring, it was a lovely temperature with a blue sky above, and it was our day at the Getty. It felt as though it had been eons since we’d stepped onto the tram and silently zoomed up the hill face to visit the J. Paul Getty Museum. Though is was early, our quartet […]

Vegan Beer Fest: Does 2 + 2 = 5?

Vegan Beer Fest: Does 2 + 2 = 5?

When we first read “vegan” and “beer” together in a description about a beer and food festival, we were thrown sideways. This just didn’t compute. Doesn’t beer trigger visions of overpriced ballpark dogs at a Dodgers’ game? Or a cooler of cold brews at a clambake on the beach, six-packs and pizzas, or a Negra […]

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