Archive for ‘June, 2011’


The Old Pasadena Film Festival, 2011

Now in its fourth year, the Old Pasadena Film Festival is four weekends of good, free movies, ranging in vintage from 1944 (National Velvet, July 22nd) to 1995 (Clueless, this Thursday!). Nearly all the screenings are at One Colorado, with a grand total of two (2) at Central Park. All screenings start at 8:00 p.m. […]

Twist-An American Musical

Twist-An American Musical

The Pasadena Playhouse stormed back onto the scene this year and rounds out this season’s schedule with Twist, a new American musical inspired by the Dickens’ classic Oliver Twist. If Saturday night’s SRO opening is any indication, this show will be a quick sellout and on its way to Broadway in no time—so see it now and […]

Tournament House Tours

Tournament House Tours

Don’t miss out on seeing the inside of the Tournament House before it closes its doors for the fall. Free tours of the house are offered every Thursday through August; not only do you get to see the house, but you’ll also see—get ready for it—the Crown of the Rose Queen. Inside the 21-room, 18,500-square-foot Italian Renaissance-style […]

Pie ‘n Burger Truck

Pie ‘n Burger Truck

An old-time Pasadena spot has surprised us by keeping up with the hipster kids. That’s right, Pie ‘n Burger has launched a food truck! It made its premier at Jones Coffee and is now cruising around town, offering an alternative to all those trendy banh mi and bacon-everything trucks. And the alternative? The Pie ‘n Burger […]

Memories of Peter Falk

Memories of Peter Falk

Larry Mantle has a very nice piece over on the Southern California Public Radio page on his friend Peter Falk, in remembrance. You can read it here. Read the Full Story at Vroman’s Blog

Police log: stabbing at Charles White Park, bicycles stolen and thrown

Police log: stabbing at Charles White Park, bicycles stolen and thrown

from the Altadena Sheriff’s Station: Mon., June 20 12:40 AM – A commercial burglary occurred at 7‐11, 1319 N. Altadena Dr. Suspect male, Hispanic, 30 –35 yrs, 5’6”, 165 lbs., brown hair, wearing a blue/white plaid jacket, black shirt, blue jeans, and white tennis shoes, entered the store and stole two 18‐packs of Budweiser beer. […]

Jordan Stringfellow, Parties, Decor and More

Jordan Stringfellow, Parties, Decor and More

Jordi Stringfellow is a former television executive and USC-trained lawyer who gave that all up in 2001 to start Jordi & CO, a party-planning business. She’s orchestrated the small (dinner and cocktail parties), the large (Christmas and anniversary parties) and every kind of event in between. The business grew out of motherhood—she had two small […]

Dive-In Movie Night

Dive-In Movie Night

The June gloom has finally burned off, the July heat is here, and the Rose Bowl Aquatics Center has the perfect way to cool off: Back to the Future at the free Dive-In Movie Night this Fourth of July weekend. This classic family film will be projected onto a big screen with speakers placed around the recreational […]

Lunch with Dr. Susan Love

Lunch with Dr. Susan Love

CSC-Pasadena is putting on a luncheon talk and book signing by Dr. Susan Love. Love’s acclaimed Breast Book was published 20 years ago and has become the most authoritative resource for those dealing with, or learning about, breast cancer. Host organization CSC-Pasadena (also known as the Cancer Support Community, an international nonprofit organization providing free support, cancer education […]

Fundamentally, Transcendentally American

Fundamentally, Transcendentally American

Tinkers, by Paul Harding This quietly beautiful book centers around the deathbed of George Crosby, a remarkable, unremarkable old man. As the life fades from this modern Yankee, his mind opens in cascading fragments of his present and past—and the pasts of his father and grandfather. An examination of family, beauty and ecstasy, this novel […]

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