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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; [...]

Cleaning Up Your Act

Cleaning Up Your Act

Hybrid, biodiesel, CNG, ethanol, water-wise. These are just a few of the technologies you can learn about, learn more about, and finally define…what does compressed natural gas (CNG) even mean? Come find out at the Clean-Air Car Show & Green Living Expo this Sunday in South Pas. You’ll see alternative fuel vehicles spurred to run [...]

Mumbo Gumbo by Beltran

Mumbo Gumbo by Beltran

What seems more appropriate for a back lot location than to feast on “finger-slinging” seasoned shrimp, to smell the aroma of “pot-loads” of Louisiana gumbo, and to let your body move to the beats of Wrek N Sow and Lisa Haley & the Zydecats? This Sunday (it’s a busy weekend; plan carefully ’cause there are [...]

Tequila Time!

Tequila Time!

This Thursday, El Portal will be hosting a tequila tasting. Now, that’s a way to start the weekend. Twenty-five brands of premium tequila will be offered, as well as a buffet of appetizers, a mariachi band, and prizes for those striking it lucky. Tickets prior to the event cost $25, while purchasing one at the [...]

A Passion for Color

A Passion for Color

She had no business plan and no financial backing. What she had was passion. Deepali Pareek spent three months in her native India, invested in one container of goods, and opened Livin’ Art on Mission Street in South Pasadena—just as construction started on the nearby metro that shut the small town’s main street, and only [...]

Science Pics & Fashion Lab

Science Pics & Fashion Lab

Make. Buy. Love. Art. That’s the motto of SPACE Arts Center in South Pasadena. Their next slew of art classes start September 17th. They include not only drawing, ceramics, and creative writing, but also “Science Illustration” and what they’re calling “Fashion Lab.” “Science Illustration” will have students (ages 6 & up) working with charcoal, ink, [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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