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Treepeople of the World, Unite!

Treepeople of the World, Unite!

Earth Day has come and gone — did you plant a tree? I sure didn’t. No, I chose instead to indulge in a grand festival of paper products. If you, too, want to atone, or are just in a tree-planting mood, consider joining up this weekend with Sue Stranger, owner of La Cañada’s own Adobe, [...]

Phoebe Bridgers at the Coffee Gallery

Phoebe Bridgers at the Coffee Gallery

Once again honing her already prodigious skills at the Coffee Gallery is Phoebe Bridgers. A Sequoyah alum and freshman at LACHSA, this budding singer/songwriter has played acoustic folk all over town: at the Topanga Banjo Fiddle Contest and Folk Festival, the Folk Music Center in Claremont, the Echo Back Porch and, of course, the Coffee [...]

The Pied Piper of Hamelin from Parson’s Nose

The Pied Piper of Hamelin from Parson’s Nose

Parson’s Nose — what a great name for a theater company! Fortunately for Pasadena, Parson’s Nose is more than a great name. Its stated mission is to introduce “classic theater to family audiences,” through original one-hour adaptations of dramatic masterpieces. These staged readings (not performances) are designed to be both smart enough for grownups and [...]

Shumei Arts Youth Concert

Shumei Arts Youth Concert

Every year or so, the Shumei Arts Council puts on the Clyde Montgomery Concert, featuring the rising stars of Los Angeles classical music, in this case the cream of the chamber music crop from the Colburn School and USC’s Thornton School of Music. The program of Shostakovich, Mozart, Mendelssohn, Donizetti, and Paladilhe will also include [...]

Sam Francis in Context

Sam Francis in Context

Abstract Expressionist paintings are the kind of things that need to be seen to be believed — as in, before you see one up close and personal, it’s hard to believe that anyone could care about something that a toddler could paint. And then you see one, a big Pollock, say, and it clicks: “Oh.” [...]

Cowboys and Indians: An Alternate History

Cowboys and Indians: An Alternate History

The West was won with blood and guns. Or was it? Well, probably yes. I saw Dances with Wolves, though, and sometimes cowboys and Indians did get along. How often? Find out at an upcoming lecture at the Huntington by Stephen Aron, a UCLA history professor and the executive director of the Autry Institute for [...]

Buff & Hensman – The Art of Modernism

Buff & Hensman – The Art of Modernism

Pasadena Heritage is at it again, this time with a day of tours of six homes designed by the firm of renowned architects Conrad Buff and Donald Hensman, the midcentury masters of California modernism. Along with firm principals Cal Straub and Dennis Smith, Buff and Hensman are responsible for many of the Pasadena area’s most [...]

This Week’s SGV Food Truck Stops

This Week’s SGV Food Truck Stops

If you follow food in L.A., you know that we’re in the middle of an absolute explosion of twittering gourmet food trucks. The estimated number jumps every week — last I heard it was in the eighties. Even Canter’s Deli has a twittering truck now. If you’ve followed the trend, you probably also know that [...]

Blogging for your Business with Petrea

Blogging for your Business with Petrea

Petrea Burchard, the mastermind behind the excellent Pasadena Daily Photo (and frequent Hometown commenter), will be running a salon at the Women’s City Club of Pasadena on making your blog work for your… work! Entitled Blogging for your Business: Ten Tips for Putting your Best Cyberfoot Forward, the talk will cover etiquette, networking, generating revenue [...]

Blue Eggs and Yellow Tomatoes: Cooking Demonstration

Blue Eggs and Yellow Tomatoes: Cooking Demonstration

Never had a chance to be a guest diner on Emeril Live? Enjoy the next best thing this Thursday at the central branch of the Pasadena Public Library, which will be playing host to Deb Swarz and Deanna Clark of Old Town Cooking School, as well as Jeanne Kelley, author of Blue Eggs and Yellow [...]

Gooden Open House Saturday, January 11

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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