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July 4th: Celebrate!

July 4th: Celebrate!

Whether you like your hot dogs barbecued, a sky of fireworks, patriotic bands, a parade of small town floats, or motorcycle stuntmen to make your 4th of July a day of meaning and fun, San Gabriel Valley has it for you. Here’s a rundown of offerings: Rose Bowl: the big daddy event in the area, [...]

POP’s Mikado

POP’s Mikado

They describe Yum-Yum as “the very happiest girl in Japan,” Peep Po as “pert as a school girl well can be,” and says of Pitti Sing that her “saber true cuts cleanly through the cervical vertebrae.” And with that, the Pacific Opera Project introduces their latest production, Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Mikado, which is scheduled for Porticos [...]

Chinese Acrobats at Kidspace & Summercamp

Chinese Acrobats at Kidspace & Summercamp

Tuesday night is Free Family Night at Kidspace Museum and on July 2nd, classical Chinese acrobats will perform—definitely an experience to make the little ones’ eyes grow wide with amazement. Can someone actually bend like a pretzel? Summer camp at Kidspace begins on Monday, July 15th with week-long names like Wacky Kitchen Science, Water Water [...]

Seeking Spirits with J. Michael Walker

Seeking Spirits with J. Michael Walker

A lot goes on in J. Michael Walker’s work. You need time, a moment, maybe a little stillness and quiet to take it all in, to hear the birds, to feel the rustle of the wind, the ache of years, the magic of life, to be infused by the characters and souls he nurtures to [...]

Nicole’s in South Pas

Nicole’s in South Pas

You may think of Nicole’s as a great place to have a Croque Monsieur (or a Croque Nicole!), or to pick up a thick slice of Pâté de Campagne and thin slices of prosciutto to go along with a crusty baguette. But have you looked between the shelves? Have you ventured past the tables, the [...]

Gamble House: Upstairs-Downstairs

Gamble House: Upstairs-Downstairs

Being “in service.” In other words, allowing the wealthy to live and thrive, be gay and socialize, while others toil. Over the millennia and in every corner of the world, men, women, and children have been enslaved, indentured, or in the employ of others—”in service” to those who couldn’t, wouldn’t, or can’t imagine themselves washing [...]

LA Street Food Fest at Rose Bowl

LA Street Food Fest at Rose Bowl

There’s almost too much information to process—restaurants are representing, chefs are creating, food trucks and carts are dishing it out, stands and pop-ups are all on board. It’s the 4th Annual L.A. Street Food Fest, Saturday, June 29th at the Rose Bowl. Ceviche Project, Kitchen Mouse, Mama Musubi and our own Dog Haus Dogs, Sushi [...]

Bernadette Peters POPS

Bernadette Peters POPS

She played the role of “Girl” in the TV movie The Christmas Tree…in 1958. Really? How can that be true? That’s 54 years ago. But, yes, Bernadette Peters was 10 years old when she received her first acting credit, and now she’s a veteran of the small screen, regarded on the big screen, and lauded [...]

Stepping Out for Worldly Wines

Stepping Out for Worldly Wines

It’s an evening of wine from around the world with hors d’oeuvres and auctions put on by Pasadena-Foothills Association of Realtors Charitable Foundation to be held at Il Fornaio. PFARCF is the charitable arm of the realty board. In 2011, they gave significant donations to charities such as Villa Esperanza Services, Women at Work, Rosemary [...]

It’s Time to Run: Pasadena Marathon

It’s Time to Run: Pasadena Marathon

We’ve got a 13.1 sticker on our car that occasionally elicits a question, or even less often creates the question, “What half marathon did you run?” Of course, the Napa to Sonoma Wine Country Half Marathon was survived so many years ago that it’s like a lovely memory, the pain of every step as the [...]

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