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La Dolce Vita, Altadena-Style

La Dolce Vita, Altadena-Style

We wish we had known about this before — on summer Saturdays Bulgarini Gelato, the darling of the Altadena, is showing classics of Italian film in the courtyard outside the shop — for free! Although we missed Divorzio All’Italiana (a personal favorite), next up is the iconic La Dolce Vita. If you’ve never seen Frederico [...]

Free Concerts This Week

Free Concerts This Week

Wednesday, August 5 Monster House Rock (rock ‘n’ roll band of puppet monsters) @ 7 p.m., Levitt Pavilion, 85 E. Holly St., Old Pasadena, levittpavilionpasadena.org Thursday, August 6 BettySoo (folk) @ 8 p.m., Levitt Pavilion, 85 E. Holly St., Old Pasadena, levittpavilionpasadena.org Cold Duck (’70s) @ 6:30 p.m., City Hall West Lawn, 240 W. Huntington [...]

Garden Party for New Altadena Co-op

Garden Party for New Altadena Co-op

If you, like many of us, have made a resolution this summer to be more sustainable and environmentally conscious, here’s your chance to make good on your promises: join a co-op. To find out how this can work, join the good people of the Arroyo Food Co-op for a garden party to learn about the [...]

Vroman's Bestsellers 8/03/09

Vroman's Bestsellers 8/03/09

Hardcover Fiction Girl Who Played with Fire, Stieg Larsson Help, Kathryn Stockett Jericho’s Fall, Stephen Carter Shanghai Girls, Lisa See Scarecrow, Michael Connelly Little Stranger, Sarah Waters Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder, Rebecca Wells Six Suspects, Vikas Swarup Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It, Malie Meloy Cutting for Stone, Abraham Verghese [...]

Pasadena Confidential

Pasadena Confidential

L.A.’s favorite crime bus returns to Pasadena on August 8 for more tales of mayhem and murder. If you cursed yourself for missing Esotouric’s last visit to the Rose City, now’s your chance to get in the know. These tours are to die for. (Sorry, I had to.) Esotouric, which bills itself as “the eclectic bus [...]

Rebecca Bonebrake, Lighting Designer

Rebecca Bonebrake, Lighting Designer

I first met Rebecca Bonebrake while we were both working at a nonprofit theatre camp a couple hours outside of L.A. I was wary when we were paired up as counselors, but I soon found that my concerns were unfounded. Beyond having the best name ever, she was fun and entertaining, and I’d never been [...]

Revisiting the PCC Flea Market

Revisiting the PCC Flea Market

We know everyone thinks they know all about the PCC Flea Market, but when was the last time you actually went? After a long break, we recently returned to this free flea market and rediscovered its magnitude. Currently residing in a cement parking structure on the east side of the Pasadena City College campus, the [...]

Old Town Food Tours

Old Town Food Tours

Pasadena’s status as a destination for food lovers is now official: Old Pasadena is the site of Melting Pot’s newest walking tour for food lovers (its original being the successful tour of L.A.’s Farmers Market). Native sisters Lisa and Diane Scalia are taking to the Old Town streets, especially the lesser-traveled ones off Colorado, entertaining [...]

Vroman's Bestsellers 07/27/09

Vroman's Bestsellers 07/27/09

Hardcover Fiction Rude Awakenings of a Jane Austen Addict, Laurie Rigler Wife of the Gods, Kwei Quartey Shanghai Girls, Lisa See Defector, Daniel Silva Sacred Hearts, Sarah Dunant Best Friends Forever, Jennifer Weiner Help, Kathryn Stockett Scarecrow, Michael Connelly Rain Gods, James Burke Both Ways Is The Only Way I Want It, Maile Meloy Hardcover [...]

Old Town Tour

Old Town Tour

If you’ve ever been curious about the origins of Old Town, Pasadena Heritage is here to help. On August 1 it will host another of its regular guided tours of Old Pasadena and open your eyes to the history of our favorite buildings — and we don’t just mean when the shoe store was a [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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