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2016 Showcase Peek

2016 Showcase Peek
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There are still a few tarps here and there, a plastic chair that’s obviously not part of the final staging, an empty light switch looking for a new cover, and a massive “something” waiting to  be unwrapped and displayed near the outdoor pool and putting green. Other than those few dangling threads, the 2016 Showcase […]

Cellar Sessions

Cellar Sessions

Pasadena’s own Old Oak Cellars winery welcomes the public down into its rather chilly wine cellar—”dress warmly; our wines like it cold!”—for Cellar Sessions. Old Oak Cellars, once again working with Brad Colerick, organizer of the popular Wine & Song night, will feature Ronny Cox and Jude Johnstone on April 10. William Phoenix wrote in his […]

Rachel Harper—This Side of Providence—at Vroman’s

Rachel Harper—This Side of Providence—at Vroman’s

We met novelist, essayist, poet, and teacher Rachel Harper in January 2013 at a party for Prospect Park Books’ authors. She was an interesting woman with whom it was easy to talk, so we didn’t hesitate too much before we asked if she would contribute to Hometown Pasadena’s “Write Here” category for poetry and short […]

“Beauty Bites Beast” IMPACT Workshop

“Beauty Bites Beast” IMPACT Workshop

Everyone from grandma to little Audrey can learn self-defense skills. Women’s City Club of Pasadena member and personal safety advocate Ellen Snortland presents “Beauty Bites Beast” IMPACT Personal Safety Self-Defense Workshop on April 20. This is a 3-hour, hands-on class that “gives students a comprehensive taste of our training,” Snortland explains. You will work on […]

Cool Plants for Hot Gardens

Cool Plants for Hot Gardens

This gardening event isn’t in our immediate area, but we figured Riverside Drive and Los Feliz Boulevard isn’t too out of the way, especially if it means learning about wondrous plants and being able to purchase them. The Southern California Horticultural Society (SCHS) is holding a “Grower’s Panel” on April 14 and non-members are welcome […]

Wine & Craft Spirits Tasting

Wine & Craft Spirits Tasting

Chef Claude Beltran’s Bacchus’ Kitchen is the location for the 10th annual wine and craft spirits tasting to benefit the Pasadena Education Network. The event is Sunday, April 10 and tickets are still available. This may be just the way to end a lovely weekend or fortify for another week: tasting wines, spirits provided by […]

W. Dayton Street

W. Dayton Street

Arriving early for a meeting with Lynn Griffith at her currently-under-construction bakery on Dayton Street, we had just enough time for a quick stroll (which translates into walking at a leisurely pace in order to “see” while also givin’ the nod to the time crunch). Several years ago and for several years, apartment buildings erupted […]

Creating Moody

Creating Moody

Ulla Anobile is an artist we have featured many times in Hometown Pasadena, as we are repeatedly drawn to her work—the folk art aspect to it; the reflection of her heritage on her art; the use of natural materials such as driftwood, as well as paper mache, cloth, and embroidery; the attention to detail; and […]

Page to Table

Page to Table

Two of our favorite things: books and food. More precisely, cookbooks and the products of such. Altadena Public Library has launched a new kind of book club: “From Page to Table,” a potluck for those who love to browse or scour all sorts of cookbooks—and then race home to start cooking. If your cookbook collection […]

Over the Moon & Under the Stars

Over the Moon & Under the Stars

We admit we publish a lot of pieces promoting exhibits at the Cactus Gallery. This is because we continue to be enamored of the variety of works that the artists create and the varied exhibitions that Cactus owner Sandra Mastroianni produces. From Tiny Treasures, Dollmakers, and Birdly Delights to Day of the Dead and ¡Loteria!, […]

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