Events


Karmic in the Courtyard

Karmic in the Courtyard

One Colorado is hosting Saturday night musical performances in their courtyard throughout the month of April. This Saturday, April 6th, the featured band will be Karmic, which teams Laura Baruch’s melody and lyrics with Peter Kastner’s rhythmic and melodic “genius.” Drummer/pianist Steve Aho and guitarist Blake Straus came on board in 2008. Their first album “Karmic” [...]

Will You Be Queen?

Will You Be Queen?

Individuals of all genders, shapes, ages, and persuasions will test their fate to become queen. So states the literature informing the denizens of Pasadena of the upcoming tryouts (raucous spectacle) to determine who will be queen of the 36th Occasional Doo Dah Parade. Contestants are usually outnumbered by equally-costumed judges, who include many former queens, [...]

Local Authors at Webster’s in Altadena

Local Authors at Webster’s in Altadena

“No matter if you are sick, tired, unemployed, had a bad day or are even angry, your dog will love you. “That’s why I made Luke, the Dog, the narrator of this story.” So explains Carol McKibben, author of Luke’s Tale: A Story of Unconditional Love who will be a part of this Saturday’s “Authors [...]

Thick & Thin by Luis Ituarte

Thick & Thin by Luis Ituarte

Officially, the exhibit of Luis Ituarte‘s new works is called “Alambriques y Alambrones.” For those of us not that advanced in Spanish, this is translated as “Thin and Thick Wires.” Luis Ituarte was born in Tijuana in 1942. After attending law school and art school, he was “involved in the 1968 student movement (Tlaltelolco), which [...]

Supporting Make Music Pasadena

Supporting Make Music Pasadena

Since 2008, Make Music Pasadena has offered over 700 free concerts. On stages, rooftops, aboard buses, and in parks and alleyways. Sponsored by the City of Pasadena, Old Pasadena Management District, and the Pasadena Playhouse District, the production team is small and the fees keep increasing. This year, Make Music Pasadena is looking to raise [...]

Wine Tasting: Vintage California

Wine Tasting: Vintage California

A vineyard once thrived on the ranch land that is now The Huntington. Jennifer Allan Goldman, a curator of the current exhibit “Cultivating California: Founding Families of the San Marino Ranch,” will give a talk about the property’s agricultural past this Wednesday, March 20th. According to Matt Hormann, “from the 1850s until the 1880s, the [...]

Spring Equinox

Spring Equinox

Ah, the day that so many love—when night and day are about equal length—the Spring Equinox. Before the Spring Equinox, Earth’s axis is tilting neither away nor towards the sun, but after wards, to the relief and joy of many, our hours of daylight extend. The Spring Equinox will be celebrated at Avenue 50 Studio [...]

Eurydice at A Noise Within

Eurydice at A Noise Within

A new wife. Plunging into the Underworld (don’t you love that word?). Feelings torn between devotion to a father and to a husband. Sarah Ruhl‘s play Eurydice has its opening performance at A Noise Within this Saturday, March 16th. With “beautifully spare and poetic imagery,” Eurydice has been described as “achingly poignant” (The Washington Post) [...]

Want a New Wardrobe?

Want a New Wardrobe?

This does not fall under the typical “event” that Hometown Pasadena covers, but we thought our readers might be interested—our female readers in particular, or even that significant other who wants to—or needs to—earn brownie points. Fresh Produce Clothing, new to Colorado Boulevard in the heart of Old Pasadena (you can’t miss the storefront that’s [...]

Isadora Duncan: Free

Isadora Duncan: Free

Even those too young to know the whole story, know of the scarf. Yet, Isadora Duncan (1877-1927) was much more than the legend who died so tragically when her scarf became entangled in the open-spoked wheel of a Bugatti where it quickly pulled taut, then snapped her neck. She was a free-spirit and free-thinker, and more importantly, she was [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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