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An All Dads’ “Herschel & the Hanukkah Goblins”

An All Dads’ “Herschel & the Hanukkah Goblins”

We’re not sure how this came about, how the actors were roped into this, but the Weizmann Day School‘s production of Eric Kimmel’s Herschel and the Hanukkah Goblins will be an all male cast, all father’s of students. Go dads! This story has become a Hanukkah favorite. Though it doesn’t talk about the original Hannukah [...]

One Man’s “A Christmas Carol”

One Man’s “A Christmas Carol”

Actor, producer, director, and teacher Duffy Hudson will put on a one-man performance of Charles Dickens‘ “A Christmas Carol” on Thursday, December 6th at the South Pasadena Public Library. The blurb from the city says that “without the aid of props or costumes, Hudson will bring all 46 characters of this timeless classic to life.” [...]

Eleven Years of Lebowski

Eleven Years of Lebowski

His name is Bill Green and he’s a new resident of Pasadena. Welcome, Bill! His website Bill Green Studios tells us that he was raised in Louisville, Kentucky, has never broken a bone in his body, does have a fear of heights and has appeared on The Price Is Right. His business is Bill Green [...]

Il Fornaio, A Speakeasy

Il Fornaio, A Speakeasy

For one night, Pasadena’s Il Fornaio is turning into a speakeasy, with help from neighborhood friends Elisa B., Goorin Brothers, Wasabi, and Origins. It’s being deemed a Prohibition-era cocktail party with a fashion show to boot. While being serenaded by Dutch Newman and The Musical Melodians, you’re invited to sidle up to the tasting bar [...]

Cactus Miniatures

Cactus Miniatures

The title of this post is a bit misleading. It should read, but doesn’t because it’s too long, is “Cactus Gallery‘s 7th Annual Tiny Miniatures Show Opens This Saturday, December 8th.” Forty-five artists will be participating, exhibiting holiday ornaments; mixed media, acrylic, and oil paintings; sculptures and toys; and ceramics and jewelry. All the artwork [...]

Feynes Mansion Tours Begin

Feynes Mansion Tours Begin

We may be entering a Southern California winter, but why not come visit a “summer home”? The particular summer home we’re talking about would be Fenyes Mansion, which reopens to the public this Friday, December 7th, after a two year, $1.7 million renovation (funded by the Paloheimo Foundation). Docent-led tours—and these are very well-trained docents [...]

Yellow, Yellow

Yellow, Yellow

If you get a chance to amble down Huntington Drive just East of Garfield Avenue, you’ll experience a wash of yellow. The trees growing in the median catch the sunlight and dazzle, while the leaves that have fallen make a carpet underneath, creating the appearance of stripes against the green grass in between. Driving by, [...]

Santa’s Sleigh Toy Drive & More

Santa’s Sleigh Toy Drive & More

Through December 17th, unwrapped, unopened toys can be donated to Santa’s Sleigh: A Rose City Toy Drive. Additionally, if you eat at participating restaurants on Tuesday, December 11th during “Dine Out In Pasadena Day,” 5% of the day’s sales will be donated to purchase even more toys. The goal is to give 100 children the [...]

David Kipen at Literary Fest & Tree Lighting

David Kipen at Literary Fest & Tree Lighting

The holidays and literature seem to go hand-in-hand, so rather than ringing in the season with only the flick of a switch to “light” the Christmas tree, Allendale Public Library is adding a literary angle to the event. David Kipen, proprietor of Libros Schmibros (a lending Library and used bookshop) in Mariachi Plaza and book correspondent [...]

Handel’s Messiah

Handel’s Messiah

For ten years, 40+ people have gathered on Saturday mornings at Calvary Presbyterian Church in South Pasadena to practice Handel’s Messiah. Tomorrow, Sunday, December 2nd the public is welcome to sing along. Director Mike Wilson will conduct and the choir will be accompanied by an orchestra, harpsichord, and professional soloists. George Frideric Handel composed this [...]

Gooden Open House Saturday, January 11

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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