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Supporting Make Music Pasadena

Supporting Make Music Pasadena

Since 2008, Make Music Pasadena has offered over 700 free concerts. On stages, rooftops, aboard buses, and in parks and alleyways. Sponsored by the City of Pasadena, Old Pasadena Management District, and the Pasadena Playhouse District, the production team is small and the fees keep increasing. This year, Make Music Pasadena is looking to raise [...]

Wine Tasting: Vintage California

Wine Tasting: Vintage California

A vineyard once thrived on the ranch land that is now The Huntington. Jennifer Allan Goldman, a curator of the current exhibit “Cultivating California: Founding Families of the San Marino Ranch,” will give a talk about the property’s agricultural past this Wednesday, March 20th. According to Matt Hormann, “from the 1850s until the 1880s, the [...]

Rashōmon Amidst the Blossoms

Rashōmon Amidst the Blossoms

A woodcutter, a thief, a young woman, and a samurai meet by an ancient gate among the cherry blossoms. One event. Four different stories. Artistic Director Brian Brophy and the Caltech Players (who just put on Little Shop of Horrors) brings Japanese director Akira Kurosawa’s film Rashōmon to the Under the Oaks Theater at Descanso [...]

Spring Equinox

Spring Equinox

Ah, the day that so many love—when night and day are about equal length—the Spring Equinox. Before the Spring Equinox, Earth’s axis is tilting neither away nor towards the sun, but after wards, to the relief and joy of many, our hours of daylight extend. The Spring Equinox will be celebrated at Avenue 50 Studio [...]

The Big Truck That Went By

The Big Truck That Went By

When the title of Chapter One is “The End,” you know this non-fiction work is going to be heavy-duty. It also turns out to be much more than that. Here is Hometown Pasadena’s first installment of a book review by a local book club. For this occasion—wonderfully, but atypically—the author of The Big Truck That [...]

Ikebana at the Huntington

Ikebana at the Huntington

On Thursday, March 14th, from noon to 3:30 p.m., the San Marino League—which raises money to support the Huntington’s Japanese Garden—will be having Ikebana demonstrations and conducting tours of the newly renovated area. We just met a long-time San Marino League-er, Robin Stafford who has been taking Ikebana—the Japanese art of flower arrangement—classes at the [...]

“Shamrock-N-Roll” at The Playhouse

“Shamrock-N-Roll” at The Playhouse

“SHAMROCK-N-ROLL at The Playhouse” will be the official concert event this St. Patrick’s Day (Sunday, March 17th) to celebrate the opening of One Night with Janis Joplin. An outdoor stage at The Pasadena Playhouse will feature Dread Zeppelin, Cerny Brothers, Shillaly Brothers, and Aquarius—all free concerts. The Cherry Boom Boom dancers will be doing their [...]

Want a New Wardrobe?

Want a New Wardrobe?

This does not fall under the typical “event” that Hometown Pasadena covers, but we thought our readers might be interested—our female readers in particular, or even that significant other who wants to—or needs to—earn brownie points. Fresh Produce Clothing, new to Colorado Boulevard in the heart of Old Pasadena (you can’t miss the storefront that’s [...]

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 [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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