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Celebrating California’s Arts & Crafts Movement

Celebrating California’s Arts & Crafts Movement

Just hold on a few more weeks and you can get your California Arts & Crafts Movement fix via the 21st Annual Pasadena Heritage Craftsman Weekend. Start the weekend off by attending an opening reception at Blinn House, which is currently inhabited by the Women’s City Club of Pasadena and is an “exemplary portrayal of [...]

Macy’s Fashion Show for Charity

Macy’s Fashion Show for Charity

Macy’s is strutting its stuff. Macy’s variety of clothing brands for men and women will be on the runway, Sunday, October 14th to benefit Huntington Medical Research Institutes (HMRI), which is “an independent organization dedicated to improving health and prolonging life by enhancing knowledge of life processes and diseases through world-class medical research.” Besides the [...]

Pasadena Art Weekend: It’s That Time

Pasadena Art Weekend: It’s That Time

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday are going to be very, very busy. It’s the 7th Annual Pasadena ArtWeekend. 1. ArtNight will have a “kinetic evening of mini-modern dance works” by the Pennington Dance Group, the debut of PAGES! that celebrates the art of the book at the Art Center, and creating art through physics in honor of the [...]

Day of the Dead at Cactus Gallery

Day of the Dead at Cactus Gallery

It’s a ritual that goes back 3,000 years. It’s Dia de los Muertos, a national holiday in Mexico (and many other countries around the world) to pray for and remember friends and family who have died. This celebration involves the building of private altars that honor the deceased. They are usually intricately decorated and include [...]

A Jeanne Kelley Fall Salad—Perfect for…Now!

A Jeanne Kelley Fall Salad—Perfect for…Now!

Figs are in. Now. Right this minute. Author and food writer Jeanne Kelley has wonderfully, incredibly, marvelously (are those enough superlatives?) offered to share a Fall salad recipe with Hometown Pasadena readers. She reports though that this is a time-sensitive recipe. Figs are currently in season and it appears this window doesn’t last long. Our [...]

Old Town Haunt

Old Town Haunt

It’s October, so down to the tunnels you go. October 5th is the opening night for Pasadena’s Old Town Haunt. Come follow the trail of the catacombs, the same catacombs where in 1929, as a consequence of a street-widening project, twelve residents were found, deceased, their bodies “hideously torn apart.” The history of this site [...]

Looking For Acorns

Looking For Acorns

The Arroyo Seco Foundation Watershed program coordinator is sending out a call for acorns. He’s asking for residents to put in their refrigerator any acorns from a fruitful oak tree—especially those that are on a leaf-bearing twig—then send him an email at jonathan(at)arroyoseco.org or call 323.405.7326. They will arrange a pick up and then will nurse and [...]

Oktoberfest: Montrose Style

Oktoberfest: Montrose Style

When we think of Oktoberfest, it usually conjures up images of massive beer steins, elbow-to-elbow crowds in large halls or biergartens, and lots of staggering. Well, here’s an alternative: the 35th Annual Montrose Oktoberfest. This Saturday, October 6th, the grand festival runs along the 2300 and 2400 blocks of Honolulu Avenue from noon until 11 [...]

Latino Heritage Parade

Latino Heritage Parade

It all leads to jamaica. Not Jamaica the lovely islands in the Antilles, but jamaica with a little “j,” pronounce ha-my-ca, which is a traditional community fair. This year’s 14th Annual Latino Heritage Parade on Saturday, October 6th, will begin at Howard Street and Los Robles Avenue in Pasadena and have its jamaica at La [...]

Sandra Tsing Loh & Jonathan Gold at LitFest’s WitFest

Sandra Tsing Loh & Jonathan Gold at LitFest’s WitFest

LitFest Pasadena had its inaugural event—the community’s first book festival—this past May and is now gearing up for what co-founder Larry Wilson, public editor of the Pasadena Star-News, calls, “LitFest 2.0.” On Thursday, October 25th, the LitFest team is unveiling a new concept and fundraising event. Introducing, WitFest: A Quiz-Style-Show Battle of the Gliterary Minds. The [...]

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