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Tour Greene & Greene’s “Little Switzerland”

Tour Greene & Greene’s “Little Switzerland”

For the first time in 20 years, a Greene and Greene Interiors tour will allow guests inside private homes in the historic Park Place neighborhood, otherwise known as “Little Switzerland.” Charles and Henry Greene, considered masters of the American Arts & Crafts movement, designed this one private garden and five private homes, in their “woodsy aesthetic,” [...]

Dolls at the Cactus

Dolls at the Cactus

This is not your average doll show. The Cactus Gallery in Eagle Rock is extending their artisans doll show until May 5th. We’re going to let these images speak for themselves. If they draw your interest, we highly recommend putting aside time for a visit. The Cactus Gallery 4534 Eagle Rock Blvd., Eagle Rock Open: [...]

Home from Tavanti

Home from Tavanti

After 18 years, you have survived. The mind-splitting college application process is over and your child has been accepted, made a choice, and is heading off into his next four years of advanced education…and an empty nest is about to become your reality. What to do? Sleep in your child’s room, make him his favorite [...]

The Votes Are In

The Votes Are In

The results of Pasadena’s Restaurant Week unscientific poll—in which 1,120 diners voted for their favorites in a variety of categories—have arrived. Favorite American Food Ruth’s Chris Steak House Green Street Restaurant a/k/a American Bistro Favorite Gastropub Kings Row Gastropub Haven Gastropub Favorite Romantic Dining The Raymond Parkway Grill Celestino Ristorante Favorite Burger The Counter Pie [...]

From Nature to Artwork—Let’s Move!

From Nature to Artwork—Let’s Move!

Calling all prospectivel artists, scientists, explorers, and adventurers! Registration for the Arboretum‘s Summer Nature Camp in open now. Scheduled for June and July, the classes emphasize the environment, factual details, history, and art. Your kids will get up close and personal, examining plants and bugs, followed by painting, drawing and sculpting whatever entices their imagination. [...]

“Play Me, I’m Yours”

“Play Me, I’m Yours”

Wanna play? For three weeks at 30 locations around Southern California, 30 pianos will be available to interested and eager fingers. Anyone may sit and play (24 hours a day, 7 days a week) as part of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra celebration of music director Jeffrey Kahane’s 15th anniversary. This free public art installation [...]

Winging It…& Loving It

Winging It…& Loving It

  Steve Skrovan: stand-up comic; talk show host on MTV; game show host of “That’s My Dog”; writer on “Seinfeld” and “Everybody Loves Raymond”; writer, producer and director of “An Unreasonable Man,” a documentary about Ralph Nader; and a dedicated supporter of Public Citizen, a nonprofit organization, which advocates on behalf of Americans citizens before Congress, [...]

The Japanese Garden Returns

The Japanese Garden Returns

After a year-long closure, but with a $6.8 million renovation, the Huntington’s Japanese Garden will have it’s grand reopening on Wednesday, April 11th. The main attraction will be the addition of a ceremonial teahouse. This one is called Seifu-an (the Arbor of Pure Breeze) and was donated by the Pasadena Buddhist Temple. Built in Kyoto [...]

Do You Wannabe Doo Dah Queen?

Do You Wannabe Doo Dah Queen?

Do you have a craving, a secret aspiration, or a hidden desire…to be Queen? This Sunday (very appropriately held on April Fools Day) are the tryouts to be voted the 35th Occasional Pasadena Doo Dah Parade Queen. This “caucus” will be held at the American Legion Bar (again, very appropriate…or maybe it’s not, which is entirely [...]

A Gift in the Guise of a Volunteer

A Gift in the Guise of a Volunteer

Green thumbs are not easy to come by. (We at HP can attest to killing cactus, even though we were told that couldn’t be done.) Creative visual splendor feeds our soul, and as such, Arlington Garden has become beloved to many in the community. But green thumbs don’t always share a trowel with financial acumen. Enter [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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