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It’s a Bridge Party

It’s a Bridge Party

After a rack of Big Mama’s pork ribs or Gourmet Grill Masters‘ chicken seekh kabob, cool yourself down with a Bulgarini gelato or enhance your waist line with one of Pam’s Sweet Shack’s funnel cakes. Don’t sweat the infusion of calories—you’ll be working it off dancing—as there will be three stages with live music at Pasadena Heritage’s [...]

Wizards, Potions & Wands

Wizards, Potions & Wands

We welcome and support any effort made to have kids nurture, nudge, and unlatch their imagination and through her new endeavor, Pasadena StoryLab, Julia Edwards is working to help children take the stories in their heads and get them down on paper with words or pictures, share them orally, and even to structure them into a [...]

Sociable Supper

Sociable Supper

The official name of the event is “Sociable Supper in the Field at Muir Ranch” and could prove to be one of the most delicious and fun evenings of your summer. On July 19th, Jennie Cook of Jennie Cook’s Catering, Plant Based Parties, and the Who Wants Seconds? cookbook (Prospect Park Books) will preside over a three course vegetarian [...]

The Folly Bowl

The Folly Bowl

An outdoor garden amphitheater on the grounds of a private home. Bring your own picnic, refreshments, cushions, and even a blanket and pillow if you’d like for an evening under the trees in an intimate setting, thanks to Susanna Dadd and James Griffith of Altadena. It’s the Folly Bowl. We’re almost halfway through their summer [...]

Never Let Me Go

Never Let Me Go

It’s England, late 1990s. In the beginning Kathy H., “Kath,” tells us that she is 31 years old and has been a “carer” for eleven years. She is a good carer, she boasts, and even gets to choose her “donors” sometimes. “Carer” and “donor.” It may be the 1990s, but we quickly understand this is [...]

Grand Central Market

Grand Central Market

During our jury service on a civil case that ran over the course of 13 business days, we dined with a our juror friends at Grand Central Market. We hadn’t been down in years, and it was still a feast for the eyes, and delicious. Grand Central Market 317 S. Broadway, L.A. 90013 Hours: 8 [...]

From Gravity to The Odd Couple: Old Pasadena Film Festival

From Gravity to The Odd Couple: Old Pasadena Film Festival

Sit under the stars and watch free movies at the Old Pasadena Film Festival every Friday and Saturday night during the month of July. Locations vary from the courtyard in Hugus Alley at One Colorado, the Armory, and Distant Lands to the Conscientious Projector and Central Park. There are some award winners like Gravity and [...]

Chekhov’s The Seagull or Stupid F*cking Bird

Chekhov’s The Seagull or Stupid F*cking Bird

It’s described as Chekhov “with a lot more snark.” Stupid Fucking Bird, written by Aaron Posner and directed by Michael Michetti, is an “irreverent mix” of Chekhov’s The Seagull and an aspiring young director who rails against the art created by her mother’s generation and a nubile young actress wrestling with an aging Hollywood star for [...]

Clone Your Plants & Free Tuesday

Clone Your Plants & Free Tuesday

We hear “cloning” and we cringe, get a tad fearful, feel the world will all the more quickly become something we no longer recognize. Luckily, Descanso Gardens is only teaching plant propagation, not the cloning of the family pet or little Timmy. Their “Green Thumb 101″ workshop will allow guests to have a hands-on experience and [...]

Our Favorite Burger (at the Moment)

Our Favorite Burger (at the Moment)

We have a soft spot for In ‘n Out because the fries are so fresh and piping hot that you have to eat them immediately, or else you might as well toss ‘em. They are as fresh as it gets, but because they’re so fresh—watch the employee slam the potatoes through the “hand cut” machine—their [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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