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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 [...]

Do-Good Dining

Do-Good Dining

Do you want to do good by dining out?  On Wednesday night, March 3, more than 30 restaurants, mostly in Pasadena (as well as Joachim Splichal’s three Downtown restaurants), will particpate in Dinners from the Heart. Proceeds go to Hathaway-Sycamores, a venerable family-services agency headquartered in Pasadena. Now in its 19th year, Dinners from the Heart [...]

Youth Orchestra Day

Youth Orchestra Day

Think music education is important?  So do a lot of folks in town, including Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard, who has declared this Sunday Youth Orchestra Day. And everybody is invited take part in an afternoon “summit” demonstrating the joys of music making. Nearly 300 high school and college students from four youth orchestras (the Los Angeles [...]

Everything’s Coming Up Camellias at Descanso

Everything’s Coming Up Camellias at Descanso

I sniff camellias every chance I get. My reward? A delicate fragrance — and a nose dusted with yellow pollen.  It’s fun to poke your nose into camellias — and at the week-long Descanso Gardens Camellia Festival beginning Saturday, visitors will not only be sniffing, they’ll also be tasting camellia teas and cocktails, showing off prize homegrown blooms, [...]

A Fast Valentine to Slow Food

A Fast Valentine to Slow Food

Erica Bauermeister’s lyrical novel about the adventures of a cooking class in a snug little Seattle bistro — The School of Essential Ingredients —  is out in paperback. If your valentine is into slow food, soft rain and happy endings, this fantasia on the healing power of food and connection makes a nice little gift for [...]

Gooden Open House Saturday, January 11

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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