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Plein Air: Home & Abroad

Plein Air: Home & Abroad

Some things are meant to last. Plein air painting may have originated in the 19th century and become a central feature of French Impressionism, but it’s a style that continues to create a powerful and moving reaction from the viewer. On Saturday, July 28th, artist Glen Knowles will be demonstrating landscape painting in the plein […]

Training for Leadership

Training for Leadership

For some, being a leader may come naturally, but generally it’s something that needs to be taught and fine-tuned. Leadership Pasadena is a nonprofit organization that offers a program which provides the “leadership and team management skills, in-depth understanding of the Pasadena community, and relationships with business, government, and nonprofit leaders vital to successful community […]

Eat & Drink To Your Heart’s Delight

Eat & Drink To Your Heart’s Delight

Their pitch: “Pay Once = Eat + Drink Your Heart Out.” We think “to your heart’s delight” sounds more enjoyable, like you may actually walk away with a smile (though a full tummy and, maybe, a slightly fuzzy head). The venue: the Rose Bowl When: Saturday, July 21st How much? General admission is $45 (5-9 […]

Revving Up His Harley

Revving Up His Harley

He rode from Mexico to Canada—over 1,400 miles—in a mere 24 hours. He’s a member of the Iron Butt Association. He’s a Pasadena resident, a father of five, and a senior partner at Deasy/Penner & Partners real estate firm. Meet Roland Wilhelm. On Friday, August 3rd, Wilhelm plans to sit astride his beloved 2011 Harley Davidson […]

Under the Waning & Waxing Moon

Under the Waning & Waxing Moon

How can you say no to free popcorn and viewing a movie under the night’s sky? How about foaming root beer floats? Paseo Colorado presents Moonlight Movie Mondays starting July 16th in the Garfield Promenade. The first showing will be Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler in 50 First Dates. Monday, July 23rd will be the […]

Our “Dearie,” Our Julia

Our “Dearie,” Our Julia

One hundred years old “our” Julia would be this coming August 15th. One way to enjoy this Pasadena resident, Westridge and Poly pupil, Junior League volunteer, and revolutionary celebrant is to delve into her life with a soon-to-be-released new biography, Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child by Bob Spitz (on sale August 7th, by […]

Tape Worms & Dystopia

Tape Worms & Dystopia

Worms, Butterflies, & Dirt

Worms, Butterflies, & Dirt

Gardening is about “trial and error, learning from mistakes, and having fun,” says Master Gardener Jonathan Edwards. Edwards and Cheryl Yoder-Ednewy of Strub Avenue Farm and in collaboration with Whittier Backyard Farms and the Whittier Time Bank are offering the “Home Farming Workshops Series” throughout the month of July. Vermicomposting will be taught this Saturday, […]

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 […]

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