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Chowder Hound: Pappa Rich

Chowder Hound: Pappa Rich

When I first walked into Pappa Rich, I assumed it was a rip-off of Beard Papa, but this Korean import (133 stores under the name “Pappa Roti” in South Korea and counting) is completely different. Its large, soft, sienna-brown buns are brushed with a barely sweet mocha coating that soaks into the golden dough and [...]

Why Settle for a 3-D Alice?

Why Settle for a 3-D Alice?

Theatre 360, Pasadena’s best children’s theatre, presents Alice in Wonderland beginning March 19. With a skilled troupe of performers who range in age from 6 to 18, Theatre 360 always puts on a great show, with professional directors and producers supporting the young company every step of the way. The cavernous old church auditorium, with [...]

Much Fun Ado-ing at A Noise Within

Much Fun Ado-ing at A Noise Within

Much Ado About Nothing has nearly every Shakespearean device except murder and mistaken identity — you’ve got your jealously, your wit, your clowns, your disguises, your courtship, a couple-three marriages, and feigned death. Mostly, you’ve got your laughs, because Much Ado About Nothing, especially as played by the expert company of A Noise Within, is [...]

Elizabeth House: Where Love Embraces Life

Elizabeth House: Where Love Embraces Life

Hoping to raise funds for a second home to provide a home and support services for pregnant, homeless women in the San Gabriel Valley, Elizabeth House is mounting a gala at the University Club in Pasadena on Saturday, March 20. Dodger announcer Eric Smith will emcee; syndicated radio talk show host (KRLA) Hugh Hewitt will [...]

Raise a Glass to Raise a Home

Raise a Glass to Raise a Home

The San Gabriel Valley Habitat for Humanity’s Family Selection Committee is holding a “FUNdraiser” on Friday, March 19 at the Wine Cave in Montrose. “A Taste of Home” costs $40 per person; the ticket includes wines, appetizers from Damon’s Restaurant and music by the Sam Palmer Group. If you buy wine at the event, the [...]

Activist, Musician, Physician: Women Who Inspire

Activist, Musician, Physician: Women Who Inspire

Making a difference in countless lives around the globe, the three women being honored at the Women of the World Awards on the afternoon of Saturday, March 13 bring compassion, ingenuity, energy and vision to their work. Organizers hope that those who come to hear and honor the stories of these outstanding women will be [...]

Tales of an Urban Indian

Tales of an Urban Indian

Now in its tenth season, Native Voices at the Autry brings the West Coast premiere of the hit one-man show Tales of an Urban Indian to Glendale beginning Thursday, March 11. Canadian triple threat (comedian/playwright/actor) Darrell Dennis, a member of the Shuswap tribe, portrays a contemporary urban Indian making his sometimes hilarious, sometimes sad, always [...]

B.la

B.la

This tucked-away shop is named for the proprietor’s daughter, Isabella, whose best friend nicknamed her “bee-la” when they were very small. And speaking of small: This space is a tiny cube, about ten feet on a side, completely filled with eclectic gifts for friends, kids or yourself. You will feel as if you’ve entered owner [...]

Make Much Ado

Make Much Ado

Glendale’s 18-year-old classical repertory company, A Noise Within, continues its season with Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare. Directed by Michael Murray (runs February  27 – May  21)  this classic comedy concerns itself with the battle of the sexes between Beatrice and Benedick. (But the state of our local theaters are no laughing matter; [...]

Follow Sierra Madre’s Lead — Read Zorro

Follow Sierra Madre’s Lead — Read Zorro

Sierra Madre just finished One Book One City, reading one of my all-time favorites: Zorro, by Isabel Allende. Zorro is among Allende’s lighter works (not much magical realism, but a healthy dose of feminism, and family-friendly on the love scenes). It’s a headlong but thoughtful re-imagining of our own California Robin Hood epic, starring the [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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