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Nutcracker Season Already?

Nutcracker Season Already?

If it’s December, there must be a Nutcracker performance happening somewhere — fortunately, the one running this weekend at Glendale’s historic Alex Theatre is a fine one. A Los Angeles Ballet production, this is an elegant ballet that hews to tradition but is not stodgy. The performance opens here in Glendale, then moves to UCLA’s […]

And Pretty Maids All in a Row

And Pretty Maids All in a Row

As I walked past The Ivory Suite Bridal Boutique the other night I had to stop and take a long look through the glass. I’m not sure, but it looked like that row of gorgeous couture gowns might have been moving a little in the darkness. Restless before their big days? Swaying to a distant […]

Shoppers Treated to “Baby It’s You” Preview at Playhouse

Shoppers Treated to “Baby It’s You” Preview at Playhouse

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. The cast from “Baby It’s You” treats shoppers to a free, sneak preview of the new show at Pasadena Playhouse and then saw a familiar face , Santa Claus paid a visit to ask the cast what they wanted for Christmas. As a way of soothing the […]

Last Day, November 2009

Last Day, November 2009

I can’t fool you. It’s not the last day of November. But tomorrow is Zen Monday and I’m not about to mess with that. So to continue our experimental monthly look across Johnson Field, let’s see if anything’s changed. Hmm. Looks like the Psychocross fanatics got their rudders stuck. I kid. The local Cyclocross riders […]

Houston’s

Houston’s

Just try to drive by this upscale chain without having the aroma of pork products force you to pull into the parking lot, zombie-like, and head for one of the roomy booths. Pass on the bland chicken and so-so seafood in favor of the excellent (if pricey) meat: baby-back ribs, steaks, chops and burgers. No […]

Shoppers Treated to Preview of “Baby It’s You” at Pasadena Playhouse – Extended Thru Dec. 20th

Shoppers Treated to Preview of “Baby It’s You” at Pasadena Playhouse – Extended Thru Dec. 20th

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. The cast from “Baby It’s You” treats shoppers to a free, sneak preview of the new show at Pasadena Playhouse and then saw a familiar face , Santa Claus paid a visit to ask the cast what they wanted for Christmas. As a way of soothing the […]

Lucques Catering

Lucques Catering

WHY Because it’s time to plan those holiday dinner parties, and you’ve always yearned to recreate Sunday Supper at Lucques in your own home, down to the little table set-ups of olives, bread and fleur de sel. WHAT Run by Suzanne Goin’s sister, Jessica, the catering arm of the Lucques empire handles everything from intimate […]

Tours of Eliot, Altadena Elementary available next week

Tours of Eliot, Altadena Elementary available next week

This note from Susan Savitt Schwartz, Program Director of the Pasadena Educational Network (PEN): More opportunities to tour neighborhood schools this week: Tues., 12/1 – Eliot Middle School principal Peter Pannell welcomes prospective parents and community members for a tour of the school on Tuesday, December 1, beginning at 9:00 am. (Q: Why is there […]

Green Street Tavern

Green Street Tavern

Not to be confused with Green Street Restaurant (why, oh why do restaurants do this to us?), Green Street Tavern just may be Old Town’s best-kept secret, a cozy, upscale bistro (it’s not actually a tavern) located on relatively quiet Green Street. The tiny indoor space is sculpted with Art Nouveau curves and consists of […]

Creole Jazz at Caltech

Creole Jazz at Caltech

Everything comes from somewhere. Chickens come from eggs, paper comes from trees, and jazz comes from New Orleans — as do Don Vappie & The Creole Jazz Serenaders. The city’s self-proclaimed “premier classic jazz orchestra” has developed quite a following for its early Creole jazz, as well as for playing the tunes of Jelly Roll […]

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