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Red Hen Press at The Ruskin Art Club

Red Hen Press at The Ruskin Art Club

Pasadena’s Red Hen Press is a nonprofit literary organization, whose author Eloise Klein was recently appointed the first Poet Laureate of Los Angeles. On Friday, February 10th, four of their other poets will give a reading at The Ruskin Art Club, which was founded in 1888 and is Los Angeles’ oldest cultural association. Its 1922 clubhouse was declared [...]

Lost in Living

Lost in Living

“Behind the domestic curtain of motherhood, where the creative impulse can flourish or languish, are four women determined to make a go of it. Filmed over 7 years, Lost In Living confronts the contradictions inherent in personal ambition and self-sacrifice, female relationship and mental isolation, big projects, and dirty dishes. The complex realities of family [...]

L.A. Arts Show & Local Artist J. Michael Walker

L.A. Arts Show & Local Artist J. Michael Walker

  From oversized photographic cut-outs of a woman sticking out her tongue whose skin is actually cat hair to a sketch by Rembrandt, this is the L.A. Arts Show. Last Wednesday night was the gala opening and thanks to Victoria Wilson Roberts and Vicki Laidig, yours truly was able to experience the evening. Also in [...]

Haven Gastropub’s Head-to-Tail

Haven Gastropub’s Head-to-Tail

Say you have a group of 8 friends. Say you’re planning on being really, really hungry in maybe, oh, two weeks from now. Then perhaps you want to opt in to Haven Gastropub‘s new Head-to-Tail Dinners. You even get to pick the animal—pig or lamb. If you choose Wilbur, you could be dining on dishes [...]

Westridge Summer Fair

Westridge Summer Fair

Have a teenager? Are the upcoming summer months already haunting you, taunting you with “What to do?” One idea: wake said teenager before noon (what a concept!) and attend Westridge School’s free Summer Opportunity Fair. Representatives from over 100 camps are on-hand to answer questions. Local, national, and international programs range from day camps to [...]

Showcase House 2013

Showcase House 2013

It all started with a shipwreck party and a cup of tea. In 1948, a Pasadena Junior Philharmonic Committee was formed at a tea in the home of Mrs. John Callery, Jr. To raise money for the Continuance Fund—later the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association—they put on the aforementioned shipwreck party, as well a casino night, [...]

Aphrodisiac Cooking Class

Aphrodisiac Cooking Class

If the thought of Valentine’s Day makes you want to eat, and eat some more, then you might as well cook it yourself—or in this case, buy and arrange, cook and clean, and make and serve. The Market on Holly is offering a Valentine’s Day Cooking Class featuring aphrodisiac foods. Attendees will learn how to [...]

Heirloom Cafe: Sweet & Savory

Heirloom Cafe: Sweet & Savory

It’s easy to miss, tucked around the corner, and especially since Busters so easily catches one’s eye right next to the Metro, as well as Mix ‘n Munch and the new La Monarca Bakery. But right up Meridian Avenue, just north of Mission in South Pasadena is Heirloom Bakery and Cafe. Having lived in South Pasadena [...]

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

“He was a giant among giants,” said David Jacobs, MLK program director and administrator. The Pasadena MLK Community Coalition is hosting a tribute and celebration of the slain civil rights hero at Robinson Center on Monday, January 21st. Live coverage of President Obama’s inauguration will be shown from 8:30-9:30 a.m.,followed by the presentation of awards [...]

Mystery History No. 8

Mystery History No. 8

Where are we? And what’s happening? In the May 18, 1961, Don Juan Benavides entertains two rootin’ tootin’ cowpokes in front of Pasadena City Hall during the kickoff to the city’s week-long 75th anniversary celebration. Here are some photos and excerpts from the Los Angeles Times (sorry for the quality—they’re photocopies, not from negatives). Mrs. [...]

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