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Best Loved Love Scenes from the Bard

Best Loved Love Scenes from the Bard

What better way to welcome summer than to buy some fresh ciabatta, soft cheeses, a few slices of sopressata, and a bottle of pinot grigio, then pack it all up with some napkin-covered wine glasses, some plates, and a good bread knife and head over to Farnsworth Park to watch…Lovers. The California Shakespeare Ensemble members [...]

Bookmaking with Wendy Poma

Bookmaking with Wendy Poma

Codex versus case. Do you know the difference? Wendy Poma does. She’s been teaching traditional bookmaking at Glendale Community College since 1999, and she’ll be hosting a bookmaking workshop at Vroman’s on Saturday, June 15th. All supplies are included in the price of the workshop ($40) and the final product will be a hard covered [...]

Light Up the Night at Descanso

Light Up the Night at Descanso

Explore by moonlight. Flashlights provided. Would this be before or after the craft beer and California wine tasting? If it’s post-imbibing, maybe we should arrange for a tour guide. Or could we suggest flares in case we wander (stumble) off the beaten path? Tickets are on sale now for Descanso Gardens’ “Light Up the Night” [...]

Chalk Fest

Chalk Fest

Renditions of masterpieces, abstract compositions, portraiture, movie images, 3D effects, and animation can be found, seen, enjoyed, and admired at Pasadena’s Chalk Festival this weekend, June 15th-16th, at Paseo Colorado. Five hundred artists from all over Southern California will create 200 murals in pastel chalk—the pavement as their canvas. Children can make art and have [...]

The Angeles Chorale at 1st United Methodist

The Angeles Chorale at 1st United Methodist

“A feast for the ears and balm for the soul.” In recent times, England’s royal family has without question functioned as a  kind of ongoing economic stimulus package for British tourism and the tabloid media. But long before the era of Charles and Diana sparked the frenzy of media coverage that led to the young [...]

Battlefields to Farmfields

Battlefields to Farmfields

“This is a fabulous cause: meaningful, universal, yet personal,” says Jordi Stringfellow of Jordi & CO event planning. “A wonderful pairing of efforts to help military veterans, as well as to promote artisanal farmers.” On Thursday, June 6th, the Armory will be hosting and screening Ground Operations: Battlefields to Farmfields. This operation is working to [...]

Lady of Leisure

Lady of Leisure

As many people may know, Ann Erdman is now the former Public Information Officer for the City of Pasadena. Today she is happily retired. A lady of leisure. Her fine character and her 25 years of service have been celebrated right and left, here and there, for the past 12 months. Just yesterday, Ann was [...]

Summer Nights, L.A. Opera, & CA Phil

Summer Nights, L.A. Opera, & CA Phil

We’ve got music coming out our ears. This past weekend Pasadena was swarming with pedestrians hunting for the 150 free concerts that made up Make Music Pasadena. We could hear the music and fans during the silences as we sat in the intimate surroundings of the First United Methodist Church on Colorado Boulevard enjoying an [...]

Visiting The Gooden School

Visiting The Gooden School

It could be the neighbor’s house next door. How lovely. How charming and inviting. Then we notice that the grounds hold several “houses” and a few buildings, and even spill across the street tucked between a church and the pastor’s home. At this point, we realize we have arrived. This is The Gooden School. We [...]

Michael Feinstein Leads the Pasadena Pops

Michael Feinstein Leads the Pasadena Pops

To be named successor to the late Marvin Hamlisch of the Pasadena Symphony and Pops seems to have come as a surprise to “singer, pianist, and renowned interpreter of the American Songbook” Michael Feinstein. He also sees it as an honor. His inaugural season begins this Saturday, June 1st. This “musical grab bag” of an [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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