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Home Tours & Lectures from Pasadena Heritage

Home Tours & Lectures from Pasadena Heritage

You see it almost everywhere you turn—remarkable, jaw-dropping, impressive, quaint, and quirky architecture. This Saturday, Pasadena Heritage invites you to “peek into the past,” looking at the very early development of Pasadena and the first residential homes built in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Before the Bungalow is an illustrated lecture by historian […]

Hopes & Dreams

Hopes & Dreams

With a few new stores to support and enhance an eclectic, fun, quaint, and whimsical base, and though we’ve recently said goodbye to some favorites, South Pas exemplifies a creative soul…who’s just turned 125. On it’s birthday, South Pas decided upon an “interactive art installation” at the corner of Fremont and Mission where a chain […]

Caterpillar Adoption Days

Caterpillar Adoption Days

It’s caterpillar adoption days at Kidspace. For four bucks, your child will receive a caterpillar, food, a care guide, and an adoption certificate (for naming rights). A life-cycle observation sheet allows said caterpillar parent to draw each stage of their wee one’s metamorphosis, all the way up to the adult Painted Lady butterfly it shall […]

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 […]

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