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Sunday Brunch at The Market on Holly

Sunday Brunch at The Market on Holly

If you look askance at those people who are walking into Ixtapa on Sunday at 9:30 in the morning in order to catch their team’s 10 a.m. kickoff—we’re talking American football here—then maybe a visit to Old Pasadena’s new farmers’ market followed by brunch at The Market on Holly is more your cup of tea on [...]

Holiday Paper Flower Workshop

Holiday Paper Flower Workshop

She’s been in Mexico City teaching at MUAC. She’s about to head off to Nottingham, England “where she will be collaborating with fashion students on a paper fashion show and installation. But on Saturday, November 30th, you can catch Patssi Valdez‘ workshop and learn the craft of making holiday paper flowers. Valdez is a founding [...]

The Transition Movement

The Transition Movement

Mary Gothard recounts that the Transition event called “The Power of Just Doing Stuff” held at Throop Memorial Unitarian Universalist Church on October 14th and featuring Transition co-founder Rob Hopkins was “over the top.” She continues: “The church was packed with people and all were trading cards and information. The church told us that they [...]

Let’s “Look In”

Let’s “Look In”

It’s that time of year again when we get to take a peek. For 45 years, the Women’s Committee of The Pasadena Symphony Association (TPSA) has financially supported programs like the Pasadena Youth Symphony Orchestra, Pasadena Young Musicians Orchestra, and Pasadena All-City Orchestra with their “Holiday Look In” home tour. Over the decades, this event [...]

Fitzpatrick & Constantine at Alta-L.A.

Fitzpatrick & Constantine at Alta-L.A.

Thursday is the 3rd and final Alta-L.A., the poetry series hosted by Altadena Library’s Poet Laureate. The evening features Pasadena poet Mary Fitzpatrick who has been featured in the Atlantic Review, North American Review, and has been published in numerous journals such as The Georgetown Review, ASKEW, Agenda (UK), and The Dos Passos Review. She [...]

Make a Wreath!

Make a Wreath!

We’ve taken down the spider that splayed across the front door and are trying to find last year’s bunch of Indian Corn as we enter the season of giving thanks. Soon, it shall be the days of Christmas, Hanukah, Kwaanza, and winter solstice. Wreaths will start adorning our homes; some will be dried, or made [...]

Madeline’s Christmas with Theatre 360

Madeline’s Christmas with Theatre 360

Les filles sont malades. C’est terrible! Luckily for Miss Clavel and eleven little girls, Madeline is coming to the rescue. Ludwig Bemelmans’ book (first published in 1956 in McCall’s magazine) is brought to life by students from Pasadena, San Marino, South Pasadena, Monrovia, and Glendale in Theatre 360‘s production of Madeline’s Christmas, opening December 6th. [...]

Free ACA Enrollment & Legal Assistance

Free ACA Enrollment & Legal Assistance

We all know what a bumpy path it’s been with the roll-out of the Affordable Care Act. Tuesday, November 19th, the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce and the Los Angeles Association of Health Underwriters (LAAHU) are looking to smooth that path by hosting an enrollment fair at Pasadena City College. Initially, attendees will hear a ten-minute [...]

Holiday Concerts Galore

Holiday Concerts Galore

Can we split ourselves in two? Maybe into quarters? The weekend of December 14th abounds with holiday concerts and we’re here to break them down, so that you may distinguish, choose, buy tickets (where applicable), and mark your calendar. Pasadena Symphony & Pops Grant Cooper conducts the L.A. Children’s Chorus, L.A. Bronze (Handbell Choir), The [...]

International Nativities Exhibition

International Nativities Exhibition

St. Francis of Assisi is accredited with creating the first nativity scene in 1223, albeit a “live” one using humans and animals. His intention: to cultivate the worship of Christ, or the Babe of Bethlehem, as St. Francis called him in his tribute, according to St. Bonaventure. (CERC) For 27 years, The Folk Tree has [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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