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Euro Pane & Poetry

Euro Pane & Poetry

One of our favorite bakers, Sumi Chang, owner of Euro Pane, is hosting poet Lester Graves Lennon, Sunday, May 19th. He will be reading from his recent book of poetry My Father Was a Poet. Lennon’s first book of poetry was The Upward Curve of the Earth and Heavens (2002). By trade, Mr. Lennon is [...]

My Kid’s Gifted. Now What?

My Kid’s Gifted. Now What?

In an innocuous building in South Pasadena, the passionate members of the Institute for Educational Advancement welcome newcomers to introduce the organizations services and capabilities. IEA is for gifted children. Since 1998, they’ve “dedicated themselves to the whole child, developing and nurturing gifted children ages 2-18.” IEA lists various characteristics to help identify a gifted child: [...]

Princely Potagers at the Huntington

Princely Potagers at the Huntington

The history and aesthetics of the kitchen garden in France, beginning with the Sun King’s celebrated potager in Versailles, are explored in this lecture by Eric Haskell, director of the Clark Humanities Museum at Scripps College. What we locals, commoners, and average folk might call a “kitchen garden” would be scoffed off the premises in [...]

Go Public at Arclight

Go Public at Arclight

May 8, 2012: 50 Filmmakers, 50 subjects, 28 schools, 1 day. Result: GO PUBLIC: A Day in the Life of an American School District. Producers James W. O’Keeffe and Dawn O’Keeffe have been working tirelessly—initially to foster interest in the project, commitment and participation, then pulling together—and coordinating—a massive team of professionals, teachers, administrators, and [...]

Yoonie Han at Steinway Pasadena

Yoonie Han at Steinway Pasadena

  Yoonie (Yoonjung) Han  of South Korea had her debut recital in 2010 at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall. In 2011, she won first prize at the Washington International competition. They, then, sponsored her recital in 2012 at the Kennedy Center (reviewed by Robert Battey in the Washington Post), and as a result of winning the Fulbright Concerto Competition, [...]

Dishcrawl Pasadena

Dishcrawl Pasadena

She realized “there were two kinds of people, the kind that savored food and the kind that cannot tell the difference between Kobe beef and boiled cabbage.” She (a different “she”) is a commissioned officer in the U.S. Air Force with a Masters from Stanford. Along with a head of development and “ambassadors,” they have [...]

@Home – The Doc

@Home – The Doc

Mark Horvath, aka @hardlynormal,…uses social media and web video to tell the stories of homeless men and women. Having once been homeless himself, Mark knows what it’s like to be out on the streets, too often treated like a statistic. (KindlingGroup.org) On the front page of Horvath’s blog InvisiblePeople.tv, there’s a rectangular box with rounded [...]

Mother’s Day Events This Week & Next

Mother’s Day Events This Week & Next

Webster’s Pharmacy – Mother’s Day’s Spa-Tique & Tea Retreat, Friday, May 3rd, 3-7 p.m. While sipping on hot or iced tea and tasting tea cakes or fresh fruit, try Crabtree & Evelyn’s Hand Therapy lotions including Tarocco Orange, Naked Bee’s lavender creams, and Aroma Home’s soothing heat packs and receive 20% savings on $25 or more [...]

Perfect Afternoon Tea

Perfect Afternoon Tea

  Newsweek magazine calls Diane Nichols the “heroine of the nine-to-five crowd.” She’ll be working the room on Saturday, May 4th, during Women at Work‘s “A Perfect Afternoon Tea” event benefiting the Pasadena-based nonprofit that assists clients “to attain their full employment and earnings potential through one-on-one counseling, workshops, technology training, and corporate partnerships.” Besides the [...]

Release the Butterflies!

Release the Butterflies!

It started with adopting a caterpillar. Now it’s time to let the butterfly free. Actually, around 600 Painted Lady butterflies. This Saturday and Sunday, Kidspace holds its 17th Grand Butterfly Release at 2 p.m. from the museum’s Stone Hollow Amphitheater. The Hollow Trees band will perform before each day’s release. Throughout the weekend, activities will be [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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