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Pericles and Richard II

Pericles and Richard II

“A tempest-tossed hero’s quest.” “Pirates, goddesses, jousting knights, and a lost princess, Pericles, Prince of Tyre, is a…magical mystery tour…” So is described A Noise Within’s current production of Shakespeare’s Pericles, Prince of Tyre, directed by Julia Rodriguez-Elliott. Though one of the “least-performed and most suspect plays in the Shakespeare canon,” (curtainup.com) Pericles has a [...]

Glendale’s Casa Verdugo & the Historical Society’s Home Tour

Glendale’s Casa Verdugo & the Historical Society’s Home Tour

Imagine 2,500 hungry shriners walking through the door of your establishment and wanting to be satisfied? The national shriner convention was held in Los Angeles in May, 1906, and thousands of shriners boarded the Red Car and headed for Glendale to dine at Casa Verdugo. The adobe that established this restaurant was constructed about 1865 [...]

Green Brooms Music Comes to South Pas

Green Brooms Music Comes to South Pas

Pick up an instrument and play from the heart. That sentiment is behind the philosophy posited by Green Brooms Music Academy founders Gyllian and Manuel Lozano. “Not everyone has the same motivation for learning or takes the same musical path,” says Gyllian, who has spent much of her life proving that music is for every [...]

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 [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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