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Fancy That! Twains, Twains!

Fancy That! Twains, Twains!

If trains on train tracks, whistles, quaint houses and stores, little people and dogs, and with everything dressed up for the holidays grabs your fancy and turns you into a little boy or girl, head over to Fancy That! on Mission in San Marino. Ask Jim to flip the switch, setting off two sets of [...]

Geminid Meteor Shower

Geminid Meteor Shower

On Thursday, December 13th, the whole world can experience the wonder of Mother Nature together. The Geminid meteor shower will begin in the late evening of Thursday and continue until dawn. Earthsky states that “as a general rule, the shower intensifies after midnight and produces the greatest number of meteors for a few hours, centered around [...]

Jim Carrey’s Scrooge & Snow White in Panto

Jim Carrey’s Scrooge & Snow White in Panto

Here’s another chance to take a break from exhausting holiday gift buying or prime yourself for a day of shopping with the Pasadena Playhouse District Association‘s annual Merry Merry Movie event. Jim Carrey’s A Christmas Carol will be shown this Saturday at Laemmle Playhouse 7 followed by St. Lucy’s Big Christmas Band playing in Vroman’s courtyard. St. [...]

Ba in Highland Park

Ba in Highland Park

Stepping through the front door of the restaurant Ba in Highland Park, one is met by ceiling-to-floor curtains of gold, a couple of chandeliers, a bunch of long tree branches rising up out of a pot, and a tabletop holding variously shaped and sized glass jars, inside of which are candies that were rolled in—and [...]

Baroque Christmas & Beethoven’s 9th

Baroque Christmas & Beethoven’s 9th

Pasadena Master Chorale will present its Baroque Christmas concert this Saturday with the music of Monteverdi and Handel. The first part of Handel’s famous “Messiah” will be paired with the “sublime” and not often heard “Magnificat” by Claudio Monteverdi. Then, welcome 2013 with energy and bombast with Beethoven’s 9th Symphony. PMC is teaming up with the Los [...]

Twas The Night…At the Huntington

Twas The Night…At the Huntington

This Saturday, the Huntington Library offers a reading of the holiday classic “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas.” In addition, Little Junebugs will be on hand so kids can get in the mix and make some festive crafts. “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas” was first published in the Troy Sentinel in upstate New York on December [...]

710 Tunnel Decision

710 Tunnel Decision

Today the Pasadena City Council will “take a position” on the 710 Freeway tunnel. Should a tunnel complete the Long Beach Freeway, creating a link from the 10 to the 210 Freeways? The council’s position, though, may not possess any genuine significance. Councilman Terry Tornek states, “Frankly, I’ve been asking to have this brought forward [...]

L.A.’s Poet Laureate Eloise Klein Healy and Pasadena’s Red Hen Press

L.A.’s Poet Laureate Eloise Klein Healy and Pasadena’s Red Hen Press

Eloise Klein Healy has been named Los Angeles’ official poet laureate by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. Born in El Paso, then raised in a small town in Iowa, Healy moved with her family to L.A. when she was ten years old. She began writing poetry at a young age (supposedly on the back of movie and television [...]

An All Dads’ “Herschel & the Hanukkah Goblins”

An All Dads’ “Herschel & the Hanukkah Goblins”

We’re not sure how this came about, how the actors were roped into this, but the Weizmann Day School‘s production of Eric Kimmel’s Herschel and the Hanukkah Goblins will be an all male cast, all father’s of students. Go dads! This story has become a Hanukkah favorite. Though it doesn’t talk about the original Hannukah [...]

One Man’s “A Christmas Carol”

One Man’s “A Christmas Carol”

Actor, producer, director, and teacher Duffy Hudson will put on a one-man performance of Charles Dickens‘ “A Christmas Carol” on Thursday, December 6th at the South Pasadena Public Library. The blurb from the city says that “without the aid of props or costumes, Hudson will bring all 46 characters of this timeless classic to life.” [...]

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