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CSC’s Ladies Night Out 2013

CSC’s Ladies Night Out 2013

Ever consider what a ladies night out with local author and comedian Lian Dolan might entail? Have you ever… Attended one of her book signings? Listened to her Satellite Sisters podcasts? Followed her Chaos Chronicles blog? Perused her columns on Oprah.com? Read her novel Helen of Pasadena or the newly released Elizabeth the First Wife (she’s just [...]

Bark & Bite

Bark & Bite

It’s the final event of the season and it will be full of pet-able fluffies! The last Fancy Food Truck Friday of 2013 will be September 13th. In addition to the popular Cambalache’s Argentinian Truck, Roll ‘N Lobster, and Sweet E’s Bake Shop, the newbies attending this finale will include Red Beanz & Rice with their jambalaya, [...]

Viva Tequila!

Viva Tequila!

The perpetually gracious and smiling host and owner of El Portal Restaurant, Abel Ramirez, once again presents their yearly “Tequila Tasting” on Thursday, September 12th. We indulged in last year’s festivities and they were quite an eye opener (literally) and, of course, informative (though an addled brain isn’t conducive to effective note-taking). We did our [...]

Emerging Artists at Jones

Emerging Artists at Jones

If Theodor Geisel (Dr. Seuss), Edvard Munch, and Alphonse Mucha spent the evenign chatting at Hokusai’s garden party, they would probably conjure images like Kierstan Cherry’s acrylic and ink characters. Her characters maintain a surface innocence that belies our uneasy suspicion that all is not quite what it appears to be. (GallerieF64.US) Cherry will be [...]

Taste of Old Pas & Festival of the Arts

Taste of Old Pas & Festival of the Arts

For thirty George Washingtons you can visit 35 different eating establishments in during A Taste of Old Pasadena 2013. Sample fare at casual establishments such as Ixtapa or 50/50, go international with Tibet Nepal House (photo, right), Il Fornaio, Himalayan Cafe, Mezraan Indian Cuisine, or Kal’s Mediterranean, or jump directly—on this self-guided walking tour—to satisfying one’s sweet tooth [...]

Coping with Cancer Care Costs

Coping with Cancer Care Costs

It is reported that “bankruptcies resulting from unpaid medical costs will affect nearly 2 million people this year—making health care the No. 1 cause of such filings.” (CNBC) In response to this crisis, Cancer Support Community-Pasadena is hosting a free workshop for cancer patients and their loved ones. The program provides a practical guide to [...]

Riding the Coast

Riding the Coast

The California coastline is one of the most lovely in the world. This Thursday, take Amtrak’s Coast Starlight along the scenic route to Santa Barbara, dine downtown along State Street, then receive a guided tour of the Gipper’s ranch. The Pasadena Senior Center is offering this day tour to Ronald Reagan Ranch Center. Whether you [...]

Gerda at Louis Jane

Gerda at Louis Jane

Louise Wannier designs textiles in colors and patterns that reflect what she sees, what she captures in her photography, and even the patterns, stories, and emotional response to friends’ art. Her showroom is a testament to her artistic interests and her desire to help others exhibit their work, as well as to do something substantive [...]

Pasadena Pops, Gershwin, & Louisiana Juke Joint

Pasadena Pops, Gershwin, & Louisiana Juke Joint

Michael Feinstein will be conducting at The Arboretum this Saturday with a production of “The Gershwins & Me.” “It will be my great joy to present a unique and singular program devoted to the works of George and Ira Gershwin. The selections will range from well-known standards, to some delicious rarities that I hope will delight our [...]

Esotouric’s Pasadena Confidential

Esotouric’s Pasadena Confidential

A wife screams through the phone, “If you hang up on me, I’m going to kill myself.” The husband does not hang up, but a severe storm cuts the phone lines. The husband tells a friend, “I think my wife just committed suicide.” Such is the one of many story lines in the life of [...]

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Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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