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2016 Mother’s Day at Castle Green: Tour & High Tea

2016 Mother’s Day at Castle Green: Tour & High Tea
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Some weeks back, we were invited to attend a private reception. Upon accepting we found the location was to be a penthouse at Castle Green. It had been some years since we’d been buzzed through the entrance wrought iron gate, walking under the “bridge,” up the front steps and into the handsome foyer. We smiled […]

2016 Evening with Star Chefs

2016 Evening with Star Chefs

Founded by Julia Child in 1963, “An Evening with Star Chefs” is Pasadena’s oldest and largest culinary benefit. Year after year, guests of the event are given a one of a kind opportunity to sample exquisite cuisine prepared by the premiere chefs from some of the area’s most prestigious restaurants. On May 7, Rosemary Children’s Services invites over 300 members […]

Representing Ourselves: Giving Voice to the Latinas We Know

Representing Ourselves: Giving Voice to the Latinas We Know

Désirée Zamorano and Isabel Quintero at two Latinas who are raising their voices. The National Endowment for the Humanities has partnered with the American Library Association, allocating $1.48 million to support Latino Americans: 500 Years of History, “a public exploration of the rich and varied experiences of Latinos, who have helped shape the United States […]

Matt Hormann: The Darkest Night

Matt Hormann: The Darkest Night

On April 28, Matt Hormann, who has written so many wonderful history articles for Hometown Pasadena over the years—including “A Love that Dared Not Speak Its Name,” “Courage and Cowardice in San Marino,” and “When South Pasadena Was for Whites Only“—comes to South Pas. Library for a History Night presentation entitled “The Darkest Night—The Destruction and Rebirth of […]

It’s Time to Go Jackalope

It’s Time to Go Jackalope

Jackalope Arts has taken a hold in Pasadena and committed to the long haul. At the beginning of 2015, Sara Vausbinder, Laura Fischer, and Melissa Shipley decided to leave their jobs and create art-centered events. Now, most folks would start slowly, build each event slowly year by year—don’t bite off too much too quickly—but no. Right out […]

Tea Lovers Fest: 10 Years

Tea Lovers Fest: 10 Years

The Tea Lovers Festival is celebrating a decade of annual events at the Pacific Asia Museum on May 1. Traditional Japanese tea ceremonies, live music and a talk by the festival’s founder Kulov will augment the release of the retrospective book Tea Lovers Festival: 10 Years. “The Way of Tea.” It sounds like the anthropomorphism of […]

Martin Chalifour: The Making of a Concertmaster

Martin Chalifour: The Making of a Concertmaster

St. Edmund’s Episcopal Church celebrates its 75th anniversary on May 15 with a violin concert by and a conversation with Martin Chalifour, Principal Concertmaster of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra. Chalifour is a native of Québec, Canada. He began playing violin at the age of four and graduated from the Montreal Conservatory at the age […]

Ederra Design Studio: Showcase House Master Suite

Ederra Design Studio: Showcase House Master Suite

One of the many areas of this year’s Showcase House of Design that we enjoyed is the Master Suite, designed by Cynthia Lambakis and Samantha Williams of Ederra Design Studio. Cynthia is a native of Eagle Rock and is currently “the proud owner of a 1926 Spanish home in the Pasadena area, which she is meticulously restoring.” She […]

Art in the Alleys

Art in the Alleys

  Our heartiest thanks to Debbie Dalton at Walking Pasadena for sharing these wonderful photographs of art. Art in the alleys of Pasadena. Did you know? Have you seen these? We’re ready for our own alley walk. Enjoy…               The Walking Pasadena group started on Facebook in April 2014. […]

Extraordinary Focus

Extraordinary Focus

A bookmark series, “sewing” pixels together, the immediacy of clay, and a hallucinatory “on the road.” So is described the works by Fred Stickler, Desiree Engel, and DA Ward. Paintings by DA Ward, in his own words – with Hippy Dream #9 (right): “These past few years, I’ve been reworking a motif that marks my […]

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