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This Friday, Have a Date With Art

This Friday, Have a Date With Art

We know a date’s typically with the significant other, but this Friday will have to be the exception; it’s gotta be a three-some (or four- or five-some). Because it’s ArtNight once again in Pasadena, and the venues and events—for falling head-over-heels or feeling ga-ga—is almost endless. And, you’re on the clock; events start promptly at [...]

Cycling for the Fallen—It’s an Honor

Cycling for the Fallen—It’s an Honor

It was a training exercise. Location: Burro Canyon, a shooting park in Azusa. It was June 14, 2011. Kevin Sandoval was a 3-year veteran of the South Pasadena Police Department. At some point during the day, he lost consciousness, fell to the ground, and hit his head. He passed away later that afternoon. He was [...]

A Chorus of All-Americans

A Chorus of All-Americans

Now “toe-tapping tunes from the Roaring Twenties” may not sound like the typical “Kid Stuff” that Hometown Pasadena recommends, but we think it may intrigue your tikes when they learn the singers of these tunes—as well as songs from the best of Broadway, California hits like the Beach Boys’ “Little Red Corvette,” rockin’ Dixieland, and [...]

Picoult’s In Town

Picoult’s In Town

Jodi Picoult, bestselling author of My Sister’s Keeper, Nineteen Minutes, and Change of Heart, will be discussing and signing her newest novel, Lone Wolf, this Wednesday, March 7th at Caltech (presented by the Caltech Center for Diversity). Picoult often tells a story from many points of view to illustrate how a situation can be interpreted [...]

You Must Have Been Talking To My Mother

You Must Have Been Talking To My Mother

In answer to our question about his “landmark” textbook, Whitewashed Adobe: The Rise of Los Angeles and the Remaking of Its Mexican Past, William Deverell responded, “Landmark? You must have been talking to my mother.” Actually, we were researching our subject, and we stumbled upon whitewashedadobe.com. The site discusses Deverell’s book and the four one-hour [...]

Burgers for Buses

Burgers for Buses

How does it feel, growing up in the care of an aunt or grandparent? How does it feel knowing your mother or father is living their life behind bars? How do they even maintain a bond with an incarcerated parent? One way is through a program called Get On The Bus, founded by Sister Suzanne [...]

Walking Turtle Island

Walking Turtle Island

Ever heard of Turtle Island? Is that from a Disney film, you ask. A magical, secret place in one of the gazillion shows on Nickelodeon? You’ll have to go further back than that, I’ll tell you. A lot further back, even before cable television. (Did your child just gasp?) It seems at one point in time, long, [...]

Bringing Art Out Into the Open

Bringing Art Out Into the Open

The city of Pasadena is taking art to the streets. Nine works of art have been installed in each of the city’s council districts as part of the inaugural Rotating Public Art Exhibition that’s described as the public’s “outdoor art gallery.” Cultural Nexus (part of the city’s Cultural Master Plan) is a way to “enliven [...]

By Popular Demand: Happy Hour Extended!

By Popular Demand: Happy Hour Extended!

Twenty restaurants, lounges, and bars. Jazz fusion, French chanson, and stride piano of Montemarte and Harlem. Martinis, beers, and saki bombs for $1-3. Empanadas, saffron clams, truffled mac and cheese for $2-7. Fourteen Days. What is all this, you ask? This would be the 2nd Old Pasadena’s Happy Hour Week, extended this year to two weeks [...]

One City, One Story: People of the Book

One City, One Story: People of the Book

This year, Pasadena celebrates a decade of participating in One City, One Story, and has chosen Geraldine Brooks‘ People of the Book. People of the Book is described as a novel of “sweeping historical grandeur and intimate emotional intensity.” A rare-book expert, Hanna Heath, finds herself in the precarious position of protector, seeking a safe journey [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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