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Dr. Drew & TED for Kids

Dr. Drew & TED for Kids

Ted comes to Caltech. TEDx The Brain is an event happening on Friday at Caltech. On Saturday, they are hosting a TEDx event just for young folks, grades 6-12, called “Feed Your Brain.” The event will have 15 speakers, including Dr. Drew Pinsky, as well as have a poetry slam with the Poly Slam Team [...]

Art Center PAGES

Art Center PAGES

A set of books, all copies of The Secret Garden, bound in different colors, are opened to an oval cutout, inside of which are layered, detailed, exquisite gardens in different palettes (Susan Sironi). A sea of paper is somehow attached to the wall, pages upon pages upon pages, voluminous, overflowing, massive, moving though not moving (Echiko [...]

Polly Frost: Bad Role Models

Polly Frost: Bad Role Models

The following is from an official release: Born in Pasadena and raised until the age of fifteen in Altadena, Polly Frost is a New York City writer. She returns to Altadena on Sunday, February 10th with her one-person show, “Bad Role Models and What I Learned from Them.” “People talk all the time about the [...]

Katrina Kenison: The Gift of an Ordinary Day

Katrina Kenison: The Gift of an Ordinary Day

“Watching my sons growing and changing so visibly, almost from one day to the next, I sensed something in me breaking loose and changing as well, something no less powerful for being invisible. It was almost as if, having strived for years for predictable comforts, urban conveniences, and security of our well-established routines, I was [...]

Noir Food & Wine on a Winter’s Day

Noir Food & Wine on a Winter’s Day

Early on in the day, writing at the computer in my north-facing apartment, which means it was near cold enough to snow, my hands were hardly able to find the appropriate keys. This was despite the fact that the heat was roaring (though since the heater is in the hallway and faces the bathroom and [...]

NELA Art Gallery Walk This Saturday

NELA Art Gallery Walk This Saturday

This Saturday, January 13th, is the second Saturday of the month, which means that it’s time for NELA Art Gallery Night on York Boulevard in Highland Park. Galleries and shops are open late along York from around Avenue 50 to Avenue 54 is filled with pedestrians, patrons, clients, and diners. Sawhorse Shop & Gallery has [...]

South Pasadena’s Book ‘Em!

South Pasadena’s Book ‘Em!

They must feel like an endangered species. The local mystery shop, Book ‘Em Mysteries, is only one of two bookshops dedicated to the mystery and crime genres that still exist in the state of california. Open for 23 years, and after an inauspicious start (seven months after they opened, an arsonist destroyed their building), Mary [...]

Master Sommelier Elizabeth Schweitzer: Wine, Wisdom, and Wit

Master Sommelier Elizabeth Schweitzer: Wine, Wisdom, and Wit

“She’s a kick,” says a reputable Hometown Pasadena source. “I once had her do a wine tasting for ____’s birthday. We asked her to bring wine that would go with spicy food (Thai and Indian), the hottest we could find, and she brought lots of great white wine and champagne. The whole event was great.” [...]

Cheeseburger, Cheeseburger

Cheeseburger, Cheeseburger

The holidays may be over, but this is no time to be cutting back; Pasadena Cheeseburger Week starts this Sunday, January 13th. Okay, maybe you should get in a few salads and green smoothies for the next few days—ya know, to prep. The new Slater’s 50/50, Trattoria Neapolis, and Kings Row Gastropub are a few to [...]

6th Annual Pasadena Pinot Fest

6th Annual Pasadena Pinot Fest

Is there a limit to how much good pinot one can sniff, swirl, and sip? Not likely. Get your palates primed and ready to judge balance, complexity, body, and flavors because there will be 200 pinot noirs to taste from 100 California and Oregon wineries, including Ampelos, Clary Ranch, Clos Pepe, Dragonette, Hitching Post, Zovitch [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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