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Beaujolais Nouveau Karaoke

Beaujolais Nouveau Karaoke
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Cette semaine, nous sommes tous français. This week, we are all French. We must forget/Yes, we can forget/All that’s flown beyond/Let’s forget the time/The misunderstandings/And the wasted time. (“Ne Me Quitte Pas,” Jacques Brel) To emphasize this bond with our brethren across the Atlantic and simply to have a good time, Alliance Française de Pasadena […]

Fruitcake & Booze: Holiday Tastings & “A Christmas Memory”

Fruitcake & Booze: Holiday Tastings & “A Christmas Memory”

Are you someone who sees the green and red candied cherries and the glaceed apricots and pineapple and begins to smile and feel a rumbly tummy or does the classic fruitcake loaf foster visions of toothaches, a heavy and bloated stomach, and a Parker family Christmas? Though many fruitcakes currently forgo this ingredient, for those […]

Home Garden Tour

Home Garden Tour

It is said that Jose Ramirez’ garden is a work of art. In a terraced space, Ramirez has “artfully” planted vegetables and sixty varieties of fruit trees. “He has cultivated a spectacularly concentrated and beautiful garden that you won’t want to miss.” The Pasadena Public Library offers this free tour on November 14. Jose Ramirez’ […]

Mosaic Craft Fair: An Indie Marketplace

Mosaic Craft Fair: An Indie Marketplace

More holiday gift ideas and fun for the kids, too. Over 80 artisans sell their handmade goods at the Mosaic Craft Fair: An Indie Marketplace in Alhambra. Native Angelino, Heather Arndt sells her ceramic trinket boxes, vases, mugs, doll parts (yes, that’s right, “doll parts”), and gnomes via Happy Los Angeles. Maridee and Barbra’s Yarnover […]

Pop Secret Exhibit & Sale

Pop Secret Exhibit & Sale

Walter Askin, Janet Fitch, and Scott Gandel. These are names you know or have read in Hometown Pasadena’s story pages. All three have contributed to the online journal and educational resource called Literature for Life. Literature for Life was created with the idea of getting kids to fall in love with reading and writing by […]

You’re the Best: The Satellite Sisters Celebrate Friendship

You’re the Best: The Satellite Sisters Celebrate Friendship

Pasadena’s Lian Dolan has won us with her humor and observations, first with Helen of Pasadena, followed by Elizabeth the First Wife, and with all of her public service appearances, such as the moderator at Pasadena Magazine’s Women in Business luncheon and most recently as emcee for the Cancer Support Community gala fundraiser. On November […]

Diwali Festival of Lights

Diwali Festival of Lights

Though the details may change depending on geography and culture, it remains a celebration of life, especially its enjoyment and goodness. The Pacific Asia Museum celebrates Diwali, the festival of lights on November 8, with free admission all day. Typically, Diwali lasts four days and each day holds its own significance. Day One: Naraka Chaturdasi, […]

Jackalope Arts in November

Jackalope Arts in November

Jackalope Art & Craft Fair debuted this past April and has received rave reviews from buyers and vendors alike. Our friend Emily Akers of Candle Stash said it was perfectly organized and she was blown away by the vendors, and the quality and variety of the products. November 7-8, Jackalope will rise again in Central […]

Plenn & Friends

Plenn & Friends

David Plenn’s bio always includes the fact that he was signed to A&M Records in 1968—while he was still in high school. After that, he performed, recorded, and produced albums with singer-songwriter Jerry Riopelle. Plenn and Riopelle wrote “Easy Driver,” which was recorded for Kenny Loggins’ Nightwatch album, his second solo album, which reached number […]

Make Your Own Bitters

Make Your Own Bitters

Woodsy and spicy or anise-scented? Angostura or Peychaud’s? Along with orange, Thomas Parsons calls this “the holy trinity” of bitters.¹ Many people know bitters as a classic ingredient for cocktails. We did not know that originally bitters were medicinal tonics. Supposedly in 1838, Antoine Amedie Peychaud, a pharmacist and Creole immigrant from Haiti, “began dispensing […]

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