Archive for ‘October, 2013’


Cheese Entertaining 101

Cheese Entertaining 101

Imagine an hour immersed in the world—actually, the smell and taste—of St. André, cave-aged Emmenthal, or “D. Bernardo” Manchego. Domestically, the names might include Cypress Grove’s Marble Mountain, Best N West Jack, or Italcheese’s Bufala Mozzarella. Nicole’s Market & Café is offering an early evening class on “the basics of entertaining with cheese,” helping hosts […]

Ceiling in the Floor

Ceiling in the Floor

Even in death, relationships continue to evolve. That is the premise behind Lineage Performing Arts Center‘s Ceiling in the Floor production on November 2nd and 3rd. The story is “explores the darkness of mental illness, unveiling an inspired, true story about two lives bound together through music and dance.” Brandon Toh provides original music for this […]

Skeletal Horrors and Adorable Ghosts

Skeletal Horrors and Adorable Ghosts

Roaming the streets this weekend before All Hallow’s Eve, we searched for decorations from the spine-tingling and grotesque to the bewitching and winsome. Maybe it’s the popularity of The Walking Dead, but many of the decorations floating around this year—tied from trees, eerily swinging and turning in the wind—are reminiscent of Crypt Keeper and The […]

Honoring Ancestors on el Día de los Muertos

Honoring Ancestors on el Día de los Muertos

We posted about The Folk Tree’s annual Día de los Muertos exhibit that opened on October 5th. Now, on the actual day of the holiday, Saturday, November 2nd, The Folk Tree will host a whole afternoon of festivities. 12:30-1:30 p.m.: Music by Martin Espino, traditional sounds inspired by indigenous cultures of the Americas 1-5 p.m.: […]

Zombies take a stand against Echo Park gang injunction

Zombies take a stand against Echo Park gang injunction

Gang injunction protestors gather at Echo Park Avenue and Sunset Boulevard/Kim Pesenti A large group of protestors, some dressed up as zombies, took to the streets of Echo Park early Saturday night as part of a demonstration against the Echo Park area gang injunction. The demonstration, dubbed the Zombie Takeover, was organized by the Youth […]

Warm and calm at Art on Palm

Warm and calm at Art on Palm

Architect Henry Green’s Valentine Cottage was the centerpiece of this fall’s Art on Palm event. by Timothy Rutt The fall Art on Palm show was a good place to spend some time on a warm Saturday afternoon. Artists and craftspeople offering their creative wares, serpentined among the tasteful rustic houses and the centuries-old oaks of […]

Virtual mannequin man makes a move to Highland Park

Virtual mannequin man makes a move to Highland Park

Two years ago animation artist and director David Lewandowski, who created the opening title segment for TRON:Legacy, created a short, 49-second  film titled “Going To The Store,” which featured a naked, faceless mannequin who hopped around the Ocean Park section of Santa Monica.  The animated feature was fun, silly and a hit on YouTube, where  […]

Welcome new sponsors: Waldorf Elves’ Faire, Historical Society, Meredith McKenzie

Welcome new sponsors: Waldorf Elves’ Faire, Historical Society, Meredith McKenzie

by Timothy Rutt We’re welcoming three new members of the Altadenablog sponsor team: The Waldorf School Elves’ Faire will be coming up Saturday, Nov. 23. This annual event, a fundraiser for the Pasadena Waldorf School, turns their wooded campus into a magical fairyland of games, crafts, music, food, and fun for the whole family. We’ll […]

Kinda post-Parade

Kinda post-Parade

Images by Rachel Young of Pasadena Now.  Link below. When you are given lemons you make lemonade.  When Five of your Seven vintage cars break down, you pile officials, dignitaries, and board members on to a beautifully green 1939 truck.  Thanks to Scott, for again providing us with his truck and the sweet company of […]

Former Lakers coach Bill Sharman dies at 87

Former Lakers coach Bill Sharman dies at 87

FILE – In this March 30, 1958, file photo, Boston Celtics’ Bill Sharman holds the ball as St. Louis Hawks’ Cliff Hagan (16), defends, during the second half of an NBA Finals basketball game in Boston. Sharman, the Hall of Famer who won NBA titles as a player for the Boston Celtics and a coach […]

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