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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 […]

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 […]

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