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Vroman's Bestsellers 05/11/09

Vroman's Bestsellers 05/11/09

Hardcover Fiction Language of Bees, Laurie King Tea Time for the Traditionally Built, Alexander Smith Brooklyn, Colm Toibin 8th Confession, James Patterson Dead & Gone, Charlaine Harris Women, TC Boyle Stones Fall, Iain Pears Help, Kathryn Stockett First Family, David Baldacci Long Fall, Walter Mosley Hardcover Non-Fiction Straw: Finding My Way, Darryl Strawberry Outliers, Malcolm [...]

Why did the peacock cross the road?

Why did the peacock cross the road?

On Friday night I was on my way out to grab a drink in Los Feliz with friends. I was running late, so I decided to get on the freeway at Orange Grove instead of Fair Oaks, since that is always busy. Unfortunately, the traffic was even worse once I got near the Orange Grove [...]

Los Angeles Children's Chorus

Los Angeles Children's Chorus

This weekend the Pasadena Presbyterian Church will be hosting the Los Angeles Children’s Chorus. To finish off their 23rd season, LACC will be performing Suite: Alice Through a Looking-Glass by Paul Gibson. Based on the poetry of Lewis Carroll, the children will sing The Walrus and the Carpenter, Beneath a Sunny Sky and Jabberwocky. It [...]

South Pasadena Music & Art Fest

South Pasadena Music & Art Fest

A new venture sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, the South Pasadena Eclectic Music Festival and Art Walk arrives this weekend, and it is just the type of thing we need right about now. Filled with free live music at three festival areas, exhibitions in nine art galleries and open houses at many shops, the [...]

A Taste of the Pasadena YMCA

A Taste of the Pasadena YMCA

This week Pasadena is brimming with food and festivities for good causes. The third annual Pasadena Platinum, benefitting the Pasadena YMCA, will take place this Thursday. Showcasing some of Pasadena’s most popular restaurants and auctioning off lavish resort vacations, the evening will raise funds for the Pasadena YMCA, which serves more than 2,000 families and [...]

Style Uncorked – Benefiting Planned Parenthood

Style Uncorked – Benefiting Planned Parenthood

This Thursday and Friday bring two events benefiting Planned Parenthood Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley’s Health Education Programs. Thursday evening educate yourself with a wine seminar at red, white + bluezz. Wineries providing tastings include Franciscan, Ladera Howel Mountain and Rubicon Estate. Delightful. If you prefer your wine with food and silent auctions, arrange to [...]

Vroman's Bestsellers 05/04/09

Vroman's Bestsellers 05/04/09

Hardcover Fiction Little Stranger, Sarah Waters Love or Something Like It, Deirdre Shaw Tea Time for the Traditionally Built, Alexander Smith Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society, Mary Shaffer Language of Bees, Laurie King Sag Harbor, Colson Whitehead First Family, David Baldacci Sweetness at  the Bottom of the Pie, Alan Bradley Dust and Shadow, [...]

JPL Open House 2009

JPL Open House 2009

This weekend get a peek inside Pasadena’s cosmic brain trust — come to the JPL Open House! Many of the lab’s scientists and engineers will be on hand to answer all your celestial questions. You simply cannot understand how cool the Jet Propulsion Laboratory is until you see it for yourself — and because it [...]

Edible Horticulture at the L.A. Garden Show

Edible Horticulture at the L.A. Garden Show

It’s time, once again, for the L.A. Garden Show, and the subtitle, A Festival of Flavors, says it all: Come and explore the wonderful world of edible plants! Focusing on those that can be easily grown in your own garden, this year’s theme offers something for every garden — whether that garden is in pots, [...]

Vroman's Bestsellers 04/27/09

Vroman's Bestsellers 04/27/09

Hardcover Fiction First Family, David Baldacci Look Again, Lisa Scottoline Tea Time for the Traditionally Built, Alexander Smith Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society, Mary Shaffer Renegades, T Jefferson Parker About Face, Donna Leon Long Fall, Walter Mosley Mystic Arts of Erasing All Signs of Death, Charlie Huston Art of Racing in the Rain, [...]

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Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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Camelot and Vine

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