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This Ain’t Your Grandma’s Yoga

This Ain’t Your Grandma’s Yoga

I do love the calming, de-stressing and strengthening effects of yoga… but sometimes find it just a little too quiet. So I decided to try Pasadena’s new workout craze, YogaHop. It’s the same poses you are used to, except they’re combined with heart-pumping jams, and you move through the poses quickly in time to music—read: [...]

Open Days Garden Tour Pasadena

Open Days Garden Tour Pasadena

What would Pasadena’s grand tour-worthy homes be without the well-kept gardens that surround them? This May, the Garden Conservancy is opening six private gardens up for public viewing as its Open Days Program comes to Pasadena. On May 1st, the Conservancy is offering self-guided tours to support their efforts of garden preservation across the country.  [...]

Toddler Treks at Descanso

Toddler Treks at Descanso

Discover nature through the eyes of your very young child (ages 2-4) with this six-week workshop at Descanso Gardens. “Toddler Treks with Acorn Bear” begin April 15, and every Friday has a different focus, such as crafts or stories or walks in the springtime gardens in full bloom. Children will receive a T-shirt to remember [...]

Hometown College Smackdown

Hometown College Smackdown

The cooks, the scientists, the teachers, the designers, the theologians and the undeclared are doing battle once again this year in the second annual Pasadena Collegiate Field Tournament. Student teams from PCC, Caltech, Art Center, Fuller Seminary, Pacific Oaks College and Le Cordon Bleu will compete in a number of highly competitive events, including Capture [...]

Nurseries for Springtime

Nurseries for Springtime

It’s time to get those tomatoes going, not to mention your spring flowers and water-frugal native plants. Here are our favorite destinations for this time of year. Burkard’s 690 N. Orange Grove Blvd., Pasadena 626.796.4355, burkardnurseries.com Third-generation plantsman Frank Burkard Jr. runs this fine, if not downright posh, nursery. Besides a crack staff, Mr. B [...]

Local Photographer Gives to Japan

Local Photographer Gives to Japan

Pasadena photographer John Nelson has family in Japan, and his memories of visiting them and his ties to the people there have inspired him to take action. So he is selling prints from his image archives and donating all the proceeds to relief efforts. Nelson says, “All of my visits there were always marked by warm, welcoming [...]

Greased Lightning

Greased Lightning

    Itching to sing along to your favorite vintage tunes? Come out to Pasadena High School and Marshall High School’s joint production of Grease: The Musical, beginning this Thursday at Edwards Auditorium at PHS and get your toes tappin’ along to leather jacket and poodle skirt clad performers. Grease: The Musical Edwards Auditorium 2925 [...]

Annual Spring Home Tour

Annual Spring Home Tour

Rain or no rain, it’s time once again for Pasadena Heritage’s spring home tour, this year dubbed “The Legacy of Wallace Neff.” The drive-yourself tour, which includes six private homes, highlights the work of Southern California architect Wallace Neff. Neff was known for creating Mediterranean Revivals that he called “California Houses”—European-influenced architecture adapted to Southern [...]

Tomato Time Once Again

Tomato Time Once Again

With tomato-planting season fast approaching, the L.A Arboretum will soon be offering its annual “Great Tomato Sale & Talk” with expert Steve Gotto. Back for the tenth year, this event will begin with a seminar on all the proper techniques for choosing, planting and growing your tomato crop, which will be followed by a sale [...]

South Pasadena Farmer’s Market

South Pasadena Farmer’s Market

As far as kid-friendly farmers’ markets go, South Pasadena’s is up there with the best of them. It’s a Thursday-evening small-town happening, with street performers, great prepared foods, the best farmers’ market produce east of Hollywood, and superb people-watching. Kids love to inspect the fantastical mushrooms at LA Funghi, sample berries from Pudwills, buy some [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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