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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 [...]

Monster Drawing Rally

Monster Drawing Rally

Twenty-five artists drawing simultaneously in four, one-hour shifts. Watch art being created in real time. One hundred artists are participating in Monster Drawing Rally hosted by Outpost@Armory. It’s an annual tradition begun in 2001 by Southern Exposure, a San Francisco-based, artist-centered, not-for-profit. Maritza’s Restaurant will be providing tacos, while Craftsman Brewing Company is handling the [...]

Camelot & Vine by Petrea Burchard

Camelot & Vine by Petrea Burchard

“I hadn’t planned on a mid-life crisis…but I was gripped by the urge to run.” “As soon as the plane took off I knew I’d made a mistake.…The pilot chattered away over the intercom. It would take something like nine hours to get to London. Nine hours of panic in economy class was just plain [...]

CSC’s 3rd Annual Poker Bowl

CSC’s 3rd Annual Poker Bowl

Cancer Support Community Pasadena is holding its 3rd Annual Poker Bowl this Friday, June 21st at “Flying A Garage,” home for a private collection of American classic autos. Cocktails are par for the course, In-N-Out Burger is providing the nom, and Texas Hold ‘Em is the game. (A link is provided for rules, with even a [...]

Vertical’s Winemaker Dinner Series

Vertical’s Winemaker Dinner Series

Vertical Wine Bistro is hosting its Summer Winemaker Dinner Series starting Thursday, June 27th with Caymus Vineyards. A different winery will be featured every month with a different menu “perfectly paired to the featured wines.” Dinners will include a Prosecco reception and a raffle for a set of the wines tasted that evening. The reception [...]

LATHER for Pas. Community Gardens

LATHER for Pas. Community Gardens

It’s going to be “an indoor garden party”… …in the skin care aisle. LATHER is a brand that takes “a holistic approach to skin care” and a company that looks for “opportunities to give back to the community.” Pasadena-based beauty entrepreneur Emilie Davidson—serious migraine sufferer since childhood—grew up ultra-sensitive to her surroundings, especially the chemicals [...]

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