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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, [...]

Celebrating Children

Celebrating Children

What does it take to care for a community? How about some Lawry’s seasoning salt and a couple of windshields and canopies? Translation: the Frank family, owners of Lawry’s Foods, Inc., and Oswald “Ozzie” Llamas of Llamas Plastics. The local branch of the nonprofit Hathaway-Sycamores is holding its awards reception on Thursday, September 20th, honoring [...]

Woody Turns 100

Woody Turns 100

He wrote about greed, scabs and death (“1913 Massacre”). He wrote about fascists and priests who broke their vow of celibacy (“All You Fascists” and “Be No Church Tonight”). He wrote about being broke, lonely, and pursued by the law. His lyrics emphasized freedom. and peace. Freedom and peace for the world, his country, and [...]

Laemmle 7 Hosts Indie Flicks

Laemmle 7 Hosts Indie Flicks

Where can you Reclaim Your Brain, get some Moola, be part of A Wedding Party, and go Face to Face with Abebe Bikila, The Athlete? At the new Film Festival Flix, a monthly film series coming to Pasadena’s Laemmle Playhouse 7 on Wednesday, September 5th. This is a production of Mouse Trap Films and their goal [...]

Halloween: It’s Wicked!

Halloween: It’s Wicked!

The line-up has been disclosed. The “Eeek” factor has been turned up a notch. It’s time to purchase your tickets for this year’s Wicked Lit. This Halloween, Wicked Lit (from Unbound Productions producers/directors Paul Millet, Jeff G. Rack, and Jonathan Josephson of History Lit), will be held at the beautiful, formidable Mountain View Mausoleum and [...]

Find Your Voice, Shoot Your Baby

Find Your Voice, Shoot Your Baby

The Pasadena Public Library is trying to help you find your voice, either through the written word or through a lens. Esther Bradley-DeTally will lead a 6-week class starting September 7th, during which she will guide writing enthusiasts, helping them to find and develop their “true voice.” Bradley-DeTally will use various modes of writing to [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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