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Mixing It Up for the Arts

Mixing It Up for the Arts

Wine, fruit, and a little cheese. Meeting, introducing, chatting, and laughing. Yes, this term is a throwback, but we’re talking about a good old-fashioned “mixer.” A “Friends of the Foothill Arts Collective Mixer” will be held Thursday, March 29th at the Woman’s City Club in the Edmund Blinn House (1905) listed on the National Register of Historic [...]

Dance Off!

Dance Off!

Is your little one always moving? A turn of the head, a slide to the shoulders, a flick of the knee, or a point to the toe? Do they try to line up friends and siblings to follow along? Maybe they’re a born choreographer. They can glimpse such a future career at “Standing on the [...]

Nothin’ Like a Home Brew

Nothin’ Like a Home Brew

Beer-cabulary. Bottling and conditioning. Mash and sparge. Beer-curious? Spell check just red-underlined half of those words (and “words.”) Welcome to the creative and independent spirit of the Institute of Domestic Technology. Now the name may be a bit of a mouthful and recall nightmares of college courses not in your liberal arts major, but IDT [...]

Discovering the Sarajevo Haggadah

Discovering the Sarajevo Haggadah

An ancient volume. An illuminated manuscript. A 500 hundred year journey evading destruction. In Geraldine Brooks‘s People of the Book, Hanna Heath, a rare-book expert, follows the trail of seemingly random clues that begin to unlock the history of the Sarajevo Haggadah. The reader is taken into the worlds of Inquisition-era Venice, early 20th Century [...]

From Bagging Groceries to Needing Them

From Bagging Groceries to Needing Them

As much as The Powers That Be may be declaring that our economy is turning around, and many of us may be experiencing and benefiting from this upturn, one assertion we’ve heard lately is that it’s not just the lower class and working poor who have been needing help. More and more often, it’s those [...]

LitFest—From Shakespeare to Mr. Steve

LitFest—From Shakespeare to Mr. Steve

Editor’s Note: Big rain is expected this weekend, so the inaugural LitFest Pasadena, which was going to be largely outdoors at Central Park, has been postponed until Saturday, May 12th. Look for the same great panels, events, signing, and children’s activities. We’ll be there in May! This Saturday’s inaugural LitFest Pasadena will not be only [...]

Food, Glorious Food!

Food, Glorious Food!

How quickly time flies. It’s been a year since Pasadena’s first Restaurant Week, or 1,095 meals ago (3 meals a day x 365 days). This year, the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce has brought in even more restaurants and revamped their website so it’s easier to find your favorite cuisine, stay close to home or spread [...]

LitFest Postponed

LitFest Postponed

Editor’s Note: Big rain is expected this weekend, so the inaugural LitFest Pasadena, which was going to be largely outdoors at Central Park, has been postponed until Saturday, May 12th. Look for the same great panels, events, signing, and children’s activities. We’ll be there in May! St. Patrick’s Day may conjure visions of pints of [...]

Feeling Mod All Over

Feeling Mod All Over

If mod is your thing, then Pasadena Heritage‘s Spring Home Tour could be the perfect fit. On Sunday, March 25th—over a period of seven hours—you have the opportunity to witness and absorb five local homes that exemplify mid-century modern architecture. You can kick off this event by attending a reception on the evening of March [...]

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 [...]

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