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Dance Like a Bug! at Ladybug Music

Dance Like a Bug! at Ladybug Music

Move over, Mommy & Me! Well, maybe, just give a little elbow room. South Pasadena is now home to Ladybug Music, where children and their parents are introduced to music from all over the world, exposed to varying musical styles, and even taught about pitch, tempo, melody and rhythm—through things like rhythmic chanting, play-along jam […]

AxS Festival – Plan Ahead!

AxS Festival – Plan Ahead!

The 2011 Pasadena City of Art and Science (AxS) Festival has so many events to tempt and arouse your curiosity that we suggest you get out your calendar and carefully plan ahead. For instance, to begin this two-week adventure melodically, you could hear the Pasadena Pro Musica present Water Music/Firesong, a choral celebration of two powerful […]

Aveson Academy – Openings Available!

Aveson Academy – Openings Available!

Aveson Global Leadership Academy has openings for about 20 students at their 6th-12th grade charter school, now at its new, larger location on Lincoln Avenue. Aveson is a tuition-free charter school, with a small private-school feel. They offer personalized learning plans for students with an emphasis on social leadership skills and responsibility. Multiple grades are […]

Can We Save Our Rialto?

Can We Save Our Rialto?

On Sunday, October 2nd, South Pasadena’s Rialto Theatre will be, once again, the main attraction. The revitalization symposium will begin with student filmmaker Miranda Gontz’s documentary of this historic gem, followed by expert speakers recounting their experiences restoring the Orpheum Theatre in L.A., the Alex in Glendale, and the Pomona Fox. Built in 1925, the […]

It’s Craftsman—All Day & All Night!

It’s Craftsman—All Day & All Night!

Ya gotta scratch that itch, don’cha? It’s that time of year again and the Craftsman are calling you. Pasadena Heritage‘s 20th Craftsman Weekend is approaching quickly and tickets do run out (in fact, some events are already sold out). To help you decide what temptations to choose from, you can download the event brochure, but […]

A Taste of Pasadena, Take 20

A Taste of Pasadena, Take 20

“Please, Sir, may I have some more?” The 20th Annual Taste of Old Pasadena approaches quickly! $25 allows for All-You-Can-Eat samples from 30 participating restaurants, sponsored by the Old Pasadena Management District. Here are some of our favorites: Mignon Chocolate – dark chocolate ginger with sea salt, chili pepper ganache and Cuban mojito; just a few of […]

Arts & Crafts à la Britannica – Yanks & Brits Do Mix!

Arts & Crafts à la Britannica – Yanks & Brits Do Mix!

“Want to see my garden?” she said. “I’ll meet you on the roof.” I would love to utter those sentences! If I did, it would mean I was referring to one of the two rooftop gardens that were part of the original allure of Manor Del Mar. Exactingly renovated, Manor Del Mar will reveal her new face […]

Eaton Canyon – Nature Calls

Eaton Canyon – Nature Calls

When we get walloped with our inevitable end-of-the-season heat wave, it’s time to consider taking the kids to cool off at Eaton Canyon Falls. A moderately paced, 3.5-mile hike on the fourth Sunday of each month (9 a.m. to noon) lets overworked parents unwind while youngsters boulder-hop and splash through myriad imagination-inspiring streams. Another option […]

Sunny Tales from Around the World

Sunny Tales from Around the World

Sunny Stevenson, volunteer docent and treasured storyteller (now in her eighth decade), will be engaging listeners with tales about world heroes and distinguished patriots on Wednesday, September 14th as part of the Pasadena Museum of History’s storytelling series. The following month will find her waxing lyrically on the wonders of 20th-century transportation and travel. The […]

Help a Child Go Back to School

Help a Child Go Back to School

September has arrived and many children—my 13-year-old included—are eager to forgo another day at the beach or hanging out with mom (boring!) and head back to their friends and the classroom. But for many children, the prospect of returning to school is daunting if their families cannot afford the required supplies. Jeffrey Lassanske and other […]

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