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Potato Leek Beet Soup

Potato Leek Beet Soup

Hello from Montreal! I just arrived here last night and am visiting my cousin before heading out on the rest of a 12-day long east coast adventure! It’s 25 degrees out right now, which is fun for this Southern California girl. I can actually think of winter as soup season again instead of craving summer [...]

Lachlan Turczan, Artist

Lachlan Turczan, Artist

Art.Write.Now, an exhibition of student art from around the country and featuring winners of this year’s Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, opened recently in Pasadena, and one of the exhibited winners is a local student, 17-year-old Lachlan Turczan. Presented by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, this competition has been going on since 1923 [...]

Feel the Rhythm with “Gershwin Alone”

Feel the Rhythm with “Gershwin Alone”

I wasn’t so sure what to think as I walked up to the Pasadena Playhouse the other night to see George Gershwin Alone, the one-man show created by pianist, actor ad composer Hershey Felder and focused entirely on the works of George Gershiwn. I do love theatre and music (and, most of all, musical theatre), [...]

Making Strides at Lacy Park

Making Strides at Lacy Park

On Sunday, the American Cancer Society will be hosting the “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” walk at Lacy Park in San Marino. The nationally acclaimed walk is returning for its second year and is open to all ages. It’s also free, although the point is to raise money, so the hope is that you’ll get [...]

Altadena Home Tour 2011

Altadena Home Tour 2011

On May 1, the Altadena Guild is hosting its 60th tour of notable Altadena abodes. This year, the tour will center around the houses near Walter D. Valentine Park, located north of Holliston Avenue off Palm Street—a neighborhood once known as Wild Wood. The tour will include two bungalows, an Italianate villa and a midcentury [...]

Thousand Hearts Japan Relief Concert

Thousand Hearts Japan Relief Concert

This weekend, the Pasadena Civic Auditorium is hosting a benefit concert to raise money for the Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima prefectures of Japan, which are suffering from the devastation of last month’s tsunami and earthquake. The musical evening will feature groups Hiroshima, Quest Crew and Curd as well as performances by Paul Dateh, Terry Steele and chef [...]

Big Night Out for AIDS Service Center

Big Night Out for AIDS Service Center

If you’re looking to support a worthy cause in style, then Pasadena’s 14th Annual Big Night Out is certainly for you. The dinner event, which consists of meals served at 20 of the area’s most historic and architecturally significant homes, is the main fundraising event for the ASC (AIDS Service Center), which provides services for [...]

Earth Day at Kidspace

Earth Day at Kidspace

This Friday, Kidspace Museum in Pasadena is presenting a day full of earth-awareness activities for children centered around water and how important it is for our future. Programs during the day will include a workshop on how to purify water, a close look at local pond water, collage-ing, seascape art and compost demonstrations. Also included [...]

Market on Holly En Route

Market on Holly En Route

After more than a year of planning and many months of build-out, the Market on Holly, a joint venture by Pasadena television composer Marty Davich and Pasadena caterer Mary Pat Brandmeyer (whose clients include many well-known celebs) is scheduled to open on May 6th, with some of the proceeds during the month going to the [...]

Peter Rabbit for Easter

Peter Rabbit for Easter

If your little ones have a passion for the garden-loving creatures of Beatrix Potter and for egg hunts and games, consider bringing them on Saturday to the L.A County Arboretum for Beatrix Potter in the Garden: an Easter Celebration. The four-hour event for children ages 10 and under will include the annual “egg scramble,” read-aloud [...]

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Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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