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Singing Nuns

Singing Nuns

Monty Python this is not. Rather, it’s a choir of Carmelites from all over the Southland, putting on a rare show for those outside the convent’s walls. The program spans centuries, from old-timey Gregorian Chants to ultramodern contemporary Christian, but has a unifying theme: light. Because, as Mother Regina Marie says, “Times are dark.” The [...]

Pasadena Showcase House

Pasadena Showcase House

One of the largest and oldest house and garden tours in the country, Pasadena Showcase House of Design is an annual fundraiser disguised as a month-long celebration of an historic property. This year that property is the Cravens Estate, an official Pasadena Cultural Landmark as well as a Landmark of Historical Significance. In addition to [...]

Katrina Kenison Reading & Book Signing

Katrina Kenison Reading & Book Signing

Katrina Kenison, author of The Gift of an Ordinary Day and Mitten Strings for God and the series editor for 16 years of The Best American Short Stories, will be reading and signing her books this Thursday at both the La Cañada Presbyterian Church’s Family Life Center and at Flintridge Bookstore. Despite the title and [...]

Pasadena Babalon: The World of Jack Parsons

Pasadena Babalon: The World of Jack Parsons

This weekend and next bring another fun theatrical production from Brian Brophy and the fine thespians of Caltech’s TACIT, this time about the whack job who co-founded JPL: Jack Parsons. Supposedly acknowledged by Wernher von Braun as the father of America’s space program, Parsons pioneered the use of solid fuel and helped develop jet-assisted takeoff (JATO) units [...]

Chinese New Year Family Festival at The Huntington

Chinese New Year Family Festival at The Huntington

The Year of the Tiger will soon be upon us once again — that’s right, this weekend the lunar (i.e. Chinese) new year is upon us. Traditionally, this auspicious occasion is celebrated with tiger maulings for one and all. If getting clawed at by large felines is not your thing, the Huntington is having a [...]

Once Upon a Time, Marla Frazee & Allyn Johnston Spoke

Once Upon a Time, Marla Frazee & Allyn Johnston Spoke

Once Upon a Time, the oldest way to start a story, is also the nation’s oldest children’s bookstore. This coming Thursday, two-time Caldecott honoree Marla Frazee and Beach Lane Books editor Allyn Johnston will be there to discuss their recent collaboration, “Creating the Picture Book: an illustrator’s and editor’s perspective.” This is a rare opportunity, [...]

Greg “Eternity Soup” Critser at Vroman’s

Greg “Eternity Soup” Critser at Vroman’s

Greg Critser, friend of Hometown Pasadena and author of Eternity Soup: Inside the Quest to End Aging, will be at Vroman’s this week to sign and discuss his latest book. Named for a 16th-century Renaissance man’s health food concoction, Eternity Soup chronicles modern anti-aging science and medicine, now a multibillion dollar industry. HP’s very own [...]

Les Ballets Trockadero at Caltech

Les Ballets Trockadero at Caltech

To the untrained eye, ballet can appear comical: highly trained athletes in funny clothes prancing around a stage to music without a dance groove. Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo prove that it can appear comical to the trained eye as well. Since 1974, the all-male Trocks have been lovingly spoofing some of ballet’s greatest [...]

The Return of Theatre Americana

The Return of Theatre Americana

Once upon a time, in a tough economic climate, a Democratic president and a Democratic congress spent lots of money on government programs that created jobs for all sorts of people, including ne’er-do-wells like artists, writers, actors and directors. Among those ne’er-do-wells to take a government handout was a bunch of boho types in Altadena, [...]

T. Boyle’s Tavern

T. Boyle’s Tavern

The first things you will notice are the televisions: thirteen flat screens hung well above the bar, airing all the flavors of ESPN. You will immediately think to yourself sports bar, and perhaps, unable to suppress those sordid memories of Barney’s, beat a hasty retreat. This would be a shame, because T. Boyle’s Tavern is [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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