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The Traveling World War I Exhibition

The Traveling World War I Exhibition

Do you have Groundhog Day plans? No? We do: stopping by the Traveling World War I Exhibition, which, best we can tell, is housed in a big rig that will be parked just above City Hall, on Thurgood Marshall Street. Pasadena is stop #33 on a 75-city tour, which is a lot of cities. The [...]

LitFest Pasadena Fundraiser #2

LitFest Pasadena Fundraiser #2

We covered LitFest Pasadena’s first fundraiser way back in October. Round two is set for this Sunday, and should be a decidedly less racy affair: school kids singing and acting (including a bit from Hamlet, rumor has it) instead of poetry and naked people. It’s happening at the Mountain View Mausoleum, a stunning locale. We could [...]

Fred Korematsu Day

Fred Korematsu Day

Fred Korematsu was born on January 30th about 90 years ago. In 1942, aged 23, he refused to go to an internment camp. His case went all the way to the Supreme Court, which ruled that yes, he did have to go to the camps. His conviction stayed on the books until 1983, when it [...]

Pacific Serenades Kicks Off Its 26th Season

Pacific Serenades Kicks Off Its 26th Season

…this Sunday at the Neighborhood Unitarian Universalist Church, which is a good place to kick things off. In the program are Beethoven’s String Quartet in D Major (Op. 18, No. 3), Ravel’s Sonata for Violin and Cello, and a new piece by Laura Karpman called “Different Lanes for string quartet and iPad.” The program is [...]

A Tribute to Julia Morgan, Architect

A Tribute to Julia Morgan, Architect

Not everyone gets to have their profession follow their name, set off by that cool comma, and have it both look and sound good. Julia Morgan, Architect is such a person (Sam Spade, Private Eye is another, and he’s not even real). Julia Morgan, Architect was California’s first licensed woman architect. She built Hearst Castle [...]

Connie Rice at Vroman’s

Connie Rice at Vroman’s

If you’re a young whippersnapper like me, maybe the first you heard of Connie Rice was on KCRW earlier this week, talking about suing the LAPD into reform and meeting child assassins in housing projects. If you’re not a whippersnapper, and you’ve paid attention to the recent history of law enforcement and civil rights in [...]

Pasadena PinotFest Grand Kickoff Dinner

Pasadena PinotFest Grand Kickoff Dinner

We spent a lot of time trying to come up with a wine joke to make this event go down easier, but really, it doesn’t need one. Furthermore, wine isn’t funny. Especially pinot. It’s serious. PinotFest, which kicks off this Saturday and runs through February 11th, is deadly serious. The Kickoff Dinner is a six-course [...]

KPCC: Relationships in the Age of Social Media

KPCC: Relationships in the Age of Social Media

Relationships are hard. Does social media make them harder? A panel this week at KPCC’s community event space, the Crawford Famiyl Forum, explores just that: “the rules of romantic (dis)engagement in the blog/vlog/Facebook/Twitter era.” A confusing subject indeed, and one that the three panelists will shed some light on for you baffled lovers gazing longingly [...]

Feng Shui Workshop at the San Marino Library

Feng Shui Workshop at the San Marino Library

A new year is as good a time as any to try out all those exotic interior design philosophies you’ve been meaning to. Not that Feng Shui is “exotic” these days. Nevertheless, if you’re looking to learn, here’s a good opportunity: a free workshop at San Marino’s Crowell Public Library this Saturday. Master Jenny Liu [...]

Border Radio Returns to the Coffee Gallery

Border Radio Returns to the Coffee Gallery

Border Radio is an acoustic bluegrass/folk outfit that’s been stomping around Los Angeles off and on since the year 2000. They reunited just last year after a hiatus of many moons to play the one and only Coffee Gallery, and then sadly had their holiday spectacular there cancelled due to Altadena’s notorious wind-related power outage. But [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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