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Pot-Luck Up-Pop

Pot-Luck Up-Pop

Surrogate Gallery Projects‘ Pot-Luck Up-Pop exhibition at Paseo Pasadena comes to a close on Friday, April 4th, though it will be open until 9 p.m. for a closing reception to which the public is invited. The Paseo donated the space and curator Holly Boruck has transformed the space, exhibiting artists like Meriel Stern, Barbara Lai [...]

Huntington High Tea & Chinese Garden

Huntington High Tea & Chinese Garden

We spent a few hours on the last day of March 2014 at the Huntington, stopping in for late afternoon tea and focusing on the Chinese Gardens. Before we could enter the Tea Room, one of the two teenagers in our foursome took us on a detour. Teen No. 1 lured her friend under a canopy and [...]

Creative Writing for Wee Ones

Creative Writing for Wee Ones

Julia Edwards believes a child doesn’t need to be able to write (or read) to be a great storyteller. We tend to agree as memories of our junior Hometown Pasadena associate replay through our heads—many an evening was spent watching act after act of endless (until bedtime) improvisational plays with a cast of characters channeled [...]

Sunday Night Supper

Sunday Night Supper

Can’t get away to your summer place in Nantucket? Don’t have a summer place in Nantucket? Let Vertical Wine Bistro create the illusion:  a seaweed-infused Atlantic breeze, chilly sand between the toes, red and white checked tablecloths, melted butter and lemon, sticky fingers, full stomachs… Sunday Night Supper begins on April 6th with an East Coast classic: [...]

It’s Bungalow Time

It’s Bungalow Time

In the blink of an eye, another twelve months has passed and another home tour looms, preening and demanding our attention, desiring to instill a sense of history, place, and delight. On Sunday, April 27, 2014, Pasadena’s Bungalow Heaven Home Tour celebrates its 25th anniversary during a one-day, six-hour, self-guided “strolling” tour of homes located in [...]

Baking with Grist & Toll

Baking with Grist & Toll

Natural leaven or commercial dried yeast? How does one naturally develop gluten? Dutch oven, baking stones, or an outdoor oven? Is the transition from white bread to whole grain painful? And, what in the world is “Autolyse”? Find the answer to all of these questions, and more, at Grist & Toll‘s new Bread Baking Series [...]

Mujeres De Luz y De Sombra

Mujeres De Luz y De Sombra

Video of Urban Intervention by Cecilia Aguilar Castillo. Photography by Olivia Barrionuevo. Mixed Media by Marianne Sadowski. Video by Beatriz Valls. “…Portraying the essence of women in light and shadow.” “…Within memory and presence…” Mujeres De Luz y De Sombra at Studio 50 in Highland Park. Artists in Discussion Thursday, March 27th, 7-9 p.m. 131 [...]

Being R.E.A.L.

Being R.E.A.L.

Any child who has entered daycare, pre-school, or public or private school knows that finding friends, building friendships, and navigating a friendship can be rewarding, fun, and exciting as well as disheartening, hurtful, stressful, and confusing. In answer, Pasadena’s Institute for Girls’ Development has created Be R.E.A.L. – Relationships:  Extraordinary, Authentic, Loving™. This particular program [...]

Red Hens at Flintridge

Red Hens at Flintridge

Austin Straus is a painter, teacher, speaker, and former host of KPFK’s The Poetry Connexion. His first two poetry collections, Drunk with Light and Intensifications, are described as “fabulous” and continuing “his autobiographical and philosophical explorations of self-in-the-world.” Now, Pasadena’s own Red Hen Press has just published perhaps his most intimate work, The Love Project: [...]

Strolling Sierra Madre

Strolling Sierra Madre

We found ourselves with an extra hour to fill while in Sierra Madre. Here is what we saw…                                                                           [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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