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Last “Garden Talks” of the Fall

Last “Garden Talks” of the Fall

Lili Singer, who leads “Garden Talks” at the Arboretum, welcomes the Inter-City Cactus and Succulent Show co-chair Tom Glavich to the season’s last workshop. This last class, on Thursday, October 31st, is called “Winter Growers: Bulbs & Succulents of the Mediterranean, South Africa & the Americas.” Glavich has “propagated a wide range of plants—including succulents, [...]

David Sedaris at Civic Center

David Sedaris at Civic Center

…For though I’ve often lost faith in myself, I’ve never lost it in my family, in my certainty that we are fundamentally better than everyone else. It’s an archaic belief, one that I haven’t seriously reconsidered since my late teens, but still I hold it. Ours is the only club I’ve ever wanted to be [...]

Bamboo Socks? They’re Snapz

Bamboo Socks? They’re Snapz

“My mom assigned me the weekly chore of folding clothes but I hate sorting socks,” says Jacob. “They all look the same and it takes too long to sort through. Is the sock black or blue? Striped or solid? And when I talked to my friends and their parents, nobody likes sorting and folding socks.” [...]

Cheese Entertaining 101

Cheese Entertaining 101

Imagine an hour immersed in the world—actually, the smell and taste—of St. André, cave-aged Emmenthal, or “D. Bernardo” Manchego. Domestically, the names might include Cypress Grove’s Marble Mountain, Best N West Jack, or Italcheese’s Bufala Mozzarella. Nicole’s Market & Café is offering an early evening class on “the basics of entertaining with cheese,” helping hosts [...]

Ceiling in the Floor

Ceiling in the Floor

Even in death, relationships continue to evolve. That is the premise behind Lineage Performing Arts Center‘s Ceiling in the Floor production on November 2nd and 3rd. The story is “explores the darkness of mental illness, unveiling an inspired, true story about two lives bound together through music and dance.” Brandon Toh provides original music for this [...]

Skeletal Horrors and Adorable Ghosts

Skeletal Horrors and Adorable Ghosts

Roaming the streets this weekend before All Hallow’s Eve, we searched for decorations from the spine-tingling and grotesque to the bewitching and winsome. Maybe it’s the popularity of The Walking Dead, but many of the decorations floating around this year—tied from trees, eerily swinging and turning in the wind—are reminiscent of Crypt Keeper and The [...]

Alice Sebold at Red Hen with Champagne

Alice Sebold at Red Hen with Champagne

Alice Sebold, author of the international bestseller The Lovely Bones will join Charles Yu and C.D. Wright at the 19th anniversary party for Pasadena’s own Red Hen Press. The three acclaimed authors will do readings of their work and Brendan Constantine will emcee the event in the Westin Pasadena’s Fountain Ballroom on November 10th. On [...]

Day of the Dead at Zona Rosa

Day of the Dead at Zona Rosa

The sign (to the right) says it all. Blue Milagro will transform the Pasadena Playhouse Courtyard into a Mexican Zocolo where artists and the community can taste sugar skulls, smell fresh marigolds, make thematic art with Little June Bugs, enjoy children’s calaca face painting, drink horchata from El Portal, eat Norma’s handmade tacos, see traditional [...]

Halloween Happenings

Halloween Happenings

Kids of all ages are invited to South Pasadena’s “Spooktacular” on Friday, October 25th where there will be free games and prizes, costume contests, crafts, food and the entertaining Mad Science putting on a Fire & Ice show. Spooktacular Friday, Oct. 25th, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Orange Grove Park 815 Mission St., South Pasadena 91030 For more [...]

United Nations Assoc. Film Fest

United Nations Assoc. Film Fest

  Girl Rising has been described as encompassing “stunning cinematography matched with intelligent, almost poetic, monologues” (entertainment.inquirer.net) Nine girls from nine developing nations. All of them struggling with poverty, inflexible cultures, and incessant obstacles. Girls Rising was launched by Intel Philippines one year ago with the desire to illustrate “the inspiring transformation that happens to [...]

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Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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