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Wistaria Festival 2013

Wistaria Festival 2013

“Viewing the vine.” This Sunday, Sierra Madre presents its Wisteria Festival in Memorial Park with viewings of the historic vine available via shuttle from 9 a.m to 4 p.m. The Guinness Book of World Records has certified the vine as the world’s largest blossoming plant, and estimates that at its peak, the vine had as [...]

Inside the Story

Inside the Story

Developing the creative mind. Appreciating the creative mind. Exploring various and sundry artistic genres. Feeding and satiating one’s curiosity. Get “Inside the Story.” In 2010, sisters Susan Cherney, a former CPA, and Wendy Moss, a retired attorney, came up with the idea of Inside the Story, “a unique venture where culture-loving people meet for programs [...]

Red Hens at Boston Court

Red Hens at Boston Court

Red Hen Press is bringing in the poets. Authors Katharine Coles, Terrance Hayes, Peggy Shumaker, and Dan Vera will read from their works, Wednesday, March 13th at Boston Court Performing Arts Center. “In 2010, Katharine Coles sailed across the Drake Passage….The Earth Is Not Flat, the collection of poems written out of her adventure, invokes [...]

Butterfly Hurricanes Project at Art Night

Butterfly Hurricanes Project at Art Night

Artist Holly Boruck has her exhibit tonight during ArtNight at Louis Jane Studio. This is quite last minute and we apologize, but her work looks very interesting. If you can get there, here’s the info: Louis Jane Studio 93 E. Union St. in Legge Alley 6-10 p.m. LouisJaneStudio on Facebook

Aloha, Bahooka

Aloha, Bahooka

You have three days left to order another serving crab puffs and sip on a Blue Hawaii or share a Scorpion before you have to say your final goodbyes to Rufus, the Pacu. Bahooka Restaurant in Rosemead—”welcoming friends like you since 1967—is closing it’s doors. If Bahooka is an old love of yours, say your [...]

J.K. Rowling’s The Casual Vacancy

J.K. Rowling’s The Casual Vacancy

“The Casual Vacancy is J.K. Rowling’s first novel for adults.” Is that why there’s a profusion of the c-word, the f-word, and other popular profanities? As someone who can swear with the best of them, I have no objections to people cursing, but doing so amongst friends and reading conversations on the page that are [...]

Brown Bagging It

Brown Bagging It

For a while, lunching out was all the rage. We had money in our pockets and without a second thought would leave work and drop a quick twenty at the nearest burger joint, cafe, or taco bar. But the recession jolted many of us out of our overfed food coma. Being financially thoughtful, even frugal, [...]

Hello, Happy Hour!

Hello, Happy Hour!

“Happy Hour Week” sponsored by the Old Pasadena Management District is actually 14 days long (maybe they’ve indulged in one too many; fuzzy math). Actually, we’re already behind as it started March 1st, so we gotta kick it into high gear; there’s some catchin’ up to do! Twenty-seven participating restaurants and bars are offering food [...]

A Boozy Burger

A Boozy Burger

Slater’s 50/50 is getting a jump on this party month of March—Thank you, Ireland! Thank you, March Madness! You may have to prep for this: 1/2 pound New York strip steak infused with a Guiness and Molasses marinade A bed of arugula and Roma tomatoes roasted in Jameson Irish Whiskey A topping of melted provolone [...]

Pasadena Art Night

Pasadena Art Night

Drumming performances by Makoto Taiko and Bill Ellzey‘s sunrise photographs at Shumei Arts Council. “Listening as (a) movement” is a public artwork by Elana Mann “involving interactive sculpture and community-based performance” at Side Street Projects (with refreshments from Whole Foods Arroyo). The Pasadena Museum of California Art has scene paintings from the 1930s-1960s, Christopher Miles’ [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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