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Painting in Plein Air

Painting in Plein Air

Attention artists: It’s time to pul out your paintbrushes and set up your easel for a good cause — because this Saturday is the second annual Plein Air Paint-out. Artists will set up easels all over the “City of Trees” (full disclosure: I’ve lived in South Pas all my life and had no idea it […]

Day of Delicious Action

Day of Delicious Action

Slow Food USA has declared this Labor Day a “day of action” to demand better nutrition and better quality food in public schools. To draw attention to the cause, concerned civilians everywhere are holding “eat-ins,” community potlucks to eat and discuss the future of public-school lunches. Potluckers will sign petitions, call members of Congress and […]

Vroman's Bestsellers 08/31/09

Vroman's Bestsellers 08/31/09

Hardcover Fiction Help, Kathryn Stockett Inherent Vice, Thomas Pynchon South of Broad, Pat Conroy That Old Cape Magic, Richard Russo Shanghai Girls, Lisa See Even Money, Dick Francis White Queen, Philippa Gregory Await Your Reply, Dan Chaon WWW Wake, Robert Sawyer Elephant Keeper, Christopher Nicholson Hardcover Non-Fiction Lighting Their Fires, Rafe Esquith Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell […]

Dive-In Movie Night at the Rose Bowl

Dive-In Movie Night at the Rose Bowl

In late August, nothing’s better to escape the Pasadena heat than an air-conditioned movie theater — except a movie theater in a pool! For some summer fun the Rose Bowl Aquatics Center is screening movies poolside, and this weekend’s family-friendly flick is the Robin Williams classic, Hook. You can show up as early as 6:30 […]

Vroman's Bestsellers 08/24/09

Vroman's Bestsellers 08/24/09

Harcover Fiction Inherent Vice, Thomas Pynchon White Queen, Philippa Gregory South of Broad, Pat Conroy Help, Kathryn Stockett The Girl Who Played With Fire, Stieg Larsson Scarecrow, Michael Connelly Wife of the Gods, Kwei Quartey Magicians, Lev Grossman This Is Where I Leave You, Jonathan Tropper Blindman’s Bluff, Faye Kellerman Hardcover Non-Fiction Something Incredibly Wonderful […]

Belgian Beer Festival

Belgian Beer Festival

As if you needed a reason to go to Lucky Baldwins, now through the end of the month both locations are celebrating Belgian beer with deals and T-shirts. More than 50 kinds of hard-to-find Belgian specialties will be available — on tap! — for your enjoyment. Buy a glass and get discounts on more Belgians […]

Tea and Cabaret?

Tea and Cabaret?

When the Scarlet Tea Room opened in Old Town a few years ago, I was happy to have another place to feed my tea obsession. Scarlet’s elaborate services were fantastic for birthdays and other special events. I had no idea that it would turn the tea room into a free-for-all of indulgence, in the best […]

Vroman's Bestsellers 08/17/09

Vroman's Bestsellers 08/17/09

Hardcover Fiction Both Ways is the Only Way I Want It, Malie Meloy South of Broad, Pat Conroy Wife of the Gods, Kwei Quartey Shanghai Girls, Lisa See Inherent Vice, Thomas Pynchon South of Broad, Pat Conroy Help, Kathryn Stockett That Old Cape Magic, Richard Russo The Girl Who Played with Fire, Stieg Larsson Blindman’s […]

Vroman's Cupcake Bake-Off

Vroman's Cupcake Bake-Off

If the cupcake obsession sends you into a tizzy, show off your baking skills at Vroman’s tomorrow at its first Cupcake Bake-Off. Show up  at 5 to enter the bake-off, or just stop by at 5:30 to taste all the magical creations. The winner of the bake-off will receive a copy of Martha Stewart’s Cupcakes. […]

Star-Crossed Love at Descanso

Star-Crossed Love at Descanso

What do Romeo & Juliet and Superman & Lois have in common? Memorable music, of course. Their loves songs will be played by the Pasadena Symphony this weekend in the Descanso Gardens. Join Pasadena POPS and the Patina Group for a night of star-crossed lovers and good food. Hear some of your favorite themes from […]

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