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Museum Freebies & Discounts

Museum Freebies & Discounts

Need a little family bonding time post-feast and football? Or a place to walk off some of that turkey?  How about exploring museums—for free? Or, if you’re in a Black Friday mood, there’s no better place to find clever gifts and unusual holiday decor than the gift shop at any of our local museums—and you [...]

The Barbarian Nurseries

The Barbarian Nurseries

Pulitzer Prize–winning L.A. Times columnist Héctor Tobar captures the angst and ecstasy of living in Southern California in this tale of dislocation, dysfunction and miscommunication. Enigmatic Araceli Ramirez, who has put her dreams of an art career in Mexico City aside for economic reasons, is the live-in housekeeper for a well-to-do Orange County family falling [...]

Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night

Shakespeare’s purest, silliest comedy opens the inaugural season for A Noise Within, in Pasadena’s newest theater complex. The excellent A Noise Within repertory company has moved to Pasadena from its longtime home in Glendale. This troupe of spirited actors has been in existence for twenty years and they play together that way, finding the fun [...]

A Noise Within Opens in New Home

A Noise Within Opens in New Home

A packed house greeted the gala opening of A Noise Within’s new Pasadena home in the Stuart Pharmaceutical building on the corner of Sierra Madre Villa and Foothill Avenues last Saturday night, October 29. ANW is a professional repertory company dedicated to the classics which has been in business in Glendale for two decades. Their [...]

Taco Deli

Taco Deli

The delights of modest little Taco Deli, a bright takeout place in a La Canada strip mall, range from warming soups to gut-busting tortilla-based dishes, but the overall emphasis is on light, fresh healthy food from Mexico and Central America that tastes great and is prepared with a smile. I eat here at least once [...]

Feynman: From Esalen to Einstein

Feynman: From Esalen to Einstein

Award-winning Pasadena artist Leland Myrick  has joined forces with author Jim Ottaviani to produce a unique take on one of Pasadena’s most colorful characters: the all-around genius, iconoclast and bon vivant Richard Feynman. An almost-straightforward, chronological narrative of Feynman’s life, the book – now a New York Times bestseller – with six or so full-color [...]

Wistaria Grill

Wistaria Grill

This busy new restaurant in Sierra Madre has a fanatical following to judge from the crowds at dinner (and to a lesser extent, lunch). The space, formerly Lozano, which itself morphed from down-home Mexican to haute Southwestern (with a concomitant change in decor) is lovely and modern, open to the backlit bar, with exposed concrete [...]

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

I didn’t read this when it came out. The breathless acclaim for this 2005 book, dubbed by many to be the must-read novel about 9/11, made me nervous. Four years after the events of that morning, I still did not want to be reminded of thousands of people dying; my imagination would not handle it. [...]

Bright’s Passage

Bright’s Passage

I’d never heard of Josh Ritter, the soulful singer-songwriter, but I was intrigued by a snippet of his first novel, about a young veteran of World War I whose guardian angel happens to be a horse.  The description of the aftermath of an aerial explosion in no man’s land had me riveted. It turns out [...]

Dip’s Grill

Dip’s Grill

Dip’s Grill is the kind of convivial place that attracts lingerers who like to schmooze the night away over dinner. The long room a couple of doors down from Alhambra Bowling Center hums with bright light and activity: a couple courting, two friends catching up, a table full of women watching a vacation slide show [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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