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Britten’s “The Company of Heaven”

Britten’s “The Company of Heaven”

The subject is angels. The timing is to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the inaugural broadcast. The piece is Benjamin Britten’s choral work “The Company of Heaven,” which shall be performed this Saturday, September 29th, at the Pasadena Presbyterian Church. Britten was known for not only operatic works, but symphonies, instrumental works and “a large [...]

Getcha Pancakes!

Getcha Pancakes!

This coming Saturday at Farnsworth Park in Altadena, the Fork Foundation is hosting a free breakfast with enough pancakes, they proclaim, to “feed the entire city and beyond.” In return for free pancakes, founders Philip Coombes (Teles Properties) and Ken Marshall (Coffee Gallery Backstage) are asking attendees to bring non-perishable food items, which will be [...]

A Berlin Kitchen

A Berlin Kitchen

  The Wednesday Chef was Luisa Weiss’ answer to homesickness. Pining for her father’s home in Brookline, her grandparents’ Italian garden, and especially her mother’s cozy Berlin apartment, she cooked, entertained—and wrote a blog. Time passed and Weiss found her work attracted “a loyal base of empathetic readers.” Yet, Berlin lurked in her memories, whispering her [...]

Glendale’s Golden Age

Glendale’s Golden Age

From the designer of Snow White’s favorite dwarves’ cottage to Spanish Colonial Revivals, the Glendale Historical Society 2012 Home Tour focuses on the “golden age” of the 1920s and 1930s. Five homes and the courtyard of a 1927 Storybook Style home are on the 2.5 mile tour (docent-led) route, which is easily accessible from downtown [...]

Frogtown Arts

Frogtown Arts

Okay, Elysian Valley is a smidgen past the borders of our own San Gabriel Valley, but we figured Frogtown and its 7th Annual Artwalk could get a pass for the day. Along the L.A. River to the East, paralleling the 5 Freeway on the West, and zipping through working class neighborhoods right next to industrial [...]

Party Like You’re 10

Party Like You’re 10

That’s what the Pasadena Museum of California Art will be doing on Saturday, September 22nd, as they celebrate their 10th anniversary. Come around lunchtime and nosh with  Nom Nom, Pie & Burger, and Cool Haus. Lube your gullet at the beer garden with Stone Ale, Brouwerij West, and Crispin and Fox Barrel Ciders. Once properly [...]

A Cocktail Finale

A Cocktail Finale

It’s been a long, grueling 6 weeks. Competition has been fierce. Cocktails have been concocted and paired against one another. Seemingly harmless margaritas and sangrias have gone head-to-head. Now, it all comes down to… the live taste-off. Of course, we’re talking about Pasadena’s inaugural SIP-tember: a Celebration of the Cocktail. Sixty-four cocktails entered the arena [...]

Viva Mèxico via the English Beat

Viva Mèxico via the English Beat

Celebrate Mexican Independence Day with…the English Beat? This may seem an odd juxtaposition, but Villa Sorriso, Bar Celona, and ix Tapa Cantina presents this year’s Villa Fest featuring the band who brought us “Mirror in the Bathroom,” “Tears of a Clown,” “Save It For Later,” and “I Confess.” Visiting the English Beat’s website and checking [...]

Eat Like A Greek

Eat Like A Greek

Now you may know soulvakia, gyros and moussaka, but what about pastistio, loukaniko, tiropites, or kourambiethes? Either way, it translates into Greek cuisine—in spades. This Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, Pasadena Greek Fest at the Santa Anita Race Track will offer Greek foods you know and love, and delicacies you definitely need to try. (Pastistio is the [...]

Two Peas in a Pod

Two Peas in a Pod

It’s 2 Peas in a Pod, a Myriad (of) Flowers, and Mike and (his) Sons Eggs. All present and accounted for at Pasadena’s Farmers’ Market this Saturday at Victory Park. Two Peas in a Pod hails from Pismo, Richard Sager its certified organic grower. They specialize in sugar snap, English, and snow peas; bushberries; broccoli; [...]

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