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Pop Rock Cake: It’s All Yours

Pop Rock Cake: It’s All Yours

Charles Phoenix is many things: author, comedian, pop culture pundit, and…cuisine creator,…edible inventor,…nosh designer? At Galco’s 2nd Annual Summer Soda Tasting on July 22nd, which benefits the Friends of the Southwest Museum Coalition (FoSMC), Phoenix will unveil his latest test kitchen creation, a 7-layer soda pop rock cake, made with sodas and candies found at [...]

Faery Stories

Faery Stories

Midsummer in the Gardens. That’s what James Walden titled his book, a tale of faery adventures and misadventures that’s set in the Descanso Gardens. Until August 6th, a child-friendly map is available (free with the price of admission), that will lead children on a “story walk,” where they will discover “elfin magic all around.” There [...]

Black Bears in the Backyard

Black Bears in the Backyard

A Black Bear chillin’ in your swimming pool or helping themselves to a snack from your fruit trees? You may be surprised to know that their lineage goes back almost 100 years. Eleven Black Bears were “deported” from Yosemite National Park for being “troublemakers,” and then “introduced” into the San Gabriel Mountains area…in 1933. Not [...]

ACTS in Our Community

ACTS in Our Community

All Out Care, Inc. = ACTS It’s a thrift store and a Christian based nonprofit whose revenue solely benefits the Lake Avenue Community Foundation. LACF offers a tutoring program, mentoring of neighboring “at risk” youth, and strives to feed and cloth the homeless. ACTS thrift store recycles and sells electronics, donated clothing, and other usable [...]

Teen Writer

Teen Writer

Urging the writer within. The Institute for Girls’ Development and Vroman’s Bookstore are partnering to offer a Writers Workshop for teenagers to turn their memories, crazy experiences, comedic interactions, difficult issues, or simply fantasies into stories. The workshops will be led by the Pasadena Writing Project‘s Carla Sameth and Joy Malek, and all experience levels [...]

5th Annual Old Pasadena Film Fest

5th Annual Old Pasadena Film Fest

Starting July 5th, Old Pasadena Management offers 20 films to be viewed in the great outdoors under the night sky. Thursdays through Saturdays until July 28th, Central Park on Raymond Avenue, the local travel shop Distant Lands, and One Colorado will host an evening at the movies. There will be cult classics like Whatever Happened [...]

Concerts in the Park

Concerts in the Park

It’s summer, so it must be time for concerts in the park. Every Saturday in the month of July and the first Saturday in August, Garfield Park in South Pasadena will host a free concert. Starting at 5 p.m. and running two hours, it’s a perfect occasion for an early evening picnic. Or keep an [...]

Raise a Racquet

Raise a Racquet

Crohn’s Disease is one of the fastest growing “new” diseases out there. Whereas this inflammatory bowel disease used to hit people more in mid-life, for the last 15 years or so, the largest group of people affected has been teenagers. It can be a debilitating disease that withers away the body as it cannot absorb [...]

Fireworks Galore at the Rose Bowl

Fireworks Galore at the Rose Bowl

It takes stamina, but July 4th at the Rose Bowl makes a heck of a way to celebrate our nation’s birthday. Festivities start as early as 2 p.m. when food and games are available to kids in Area H; open seating for the evening show doesn’t start until 6:30. Opening ceremonies with the presentation of [...]

A 6-Week Music Festival

A 6-Week Music Festival

It’s Levitt Pavilion time. Fifty free concerts (Wednesdays through Sundays) available for consumption from now until the 26th of August at the Memorial Park band shell. Wednesday, the 20th, will have Bob Baker Marionettes, the oldest children’s theater company in Los Angeles. Thursday will have Dust Bowl Revival, a “roots/jazz collective that merges old school bluegrass, [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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