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Dolls at the Cactus

Dolls at the Cactus
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This is not your average doll show. The Cactus Gallery in Eagle Rock is extending their artisans doll show until May 5th. We’re going to let these images speak for themselves. If they draw your interest, we highly recommend putting aside time for a visit. The Cactus Gallery 4534 Eagle Rock Blvd., Eagle Rock Open: […]

Molière’s The Bungler at ANW

Molière’s The Bungler at ANW

Molière was a misanthrope. Or is that one of his plays? Yes, it’s a play. Molière was a satirist, then, right? Right. Anyway, he certainly wasn’t a bungler. That’s also the title of one of his plays, or an English translation of it, said translation having been performed by Richard Wilbur, who is a fine, […]

Free Good Friday Concert at Pas Presbyterian

Free Good Friday Concert at Pas Presbyterian

Major holidays are, by and large, accompanied by, ah, traditional cultural programming. Old stuff, you might say. Once upon a time, though, the classics weren’t classics—they were instant classics, you might say, like that Gotye song. Anyway, point is it’s interesting that the Pasadena Presbyterian Church is building their Good Friday concert around the work […]

Salad for Dinner at Vroman’s, with Jeanne Kelley

Salad for Dinner at Vroman’s, with Jeanne Kelley

A few years ago, H-P friend Jeanne Kelley wrote Blue Eggs and Yellow Tomatoes, a delightful cookbook full of recipes that take advantage of her first class backyard kitchen garden. She’s back now with another, Salad for Dinner: Complete Meals for All Seasons, which, despite what the title might suggest, is actually a cultural history […]

A Walkabout, Pasadena-Style

A Walkabout, Pasadena-Style

“Walkabout” is a term most people know these days due to various books and movies depicting young Australian aborigines undergoing a rite of passage in the outback that can last for up to six months. Well, walkabout Pasadena-style will last merely a few hours in one day, but take you into a rare spot of […]

Pipe Organ Church Crawl

Pipe Organ Church Crawl

Organs are nifty. They allow us to do things like breathe, or process waste. Here at Hometown-Pasadena.com, however, our favorite organs are pipe organs. Three area churches have banded together to do a mini concert series featuring organ works by the likes of Bach, Mozart, Buxtehude, Mendelssohn, Widor, and so on. We’ve already missed the […]

A Noise Within the Open House

A Noise Within the Open House

It’s more or less impossible (for us) to write about A Noise Within, the acclaimed theatre repertory company, without at least attempting to pun on the name. Anyway. As we all know, ANW is in Pasadena now, after many years in Glendale. They’ve got what can only be classified as a big ol’ space—33,000 square […]

Living Off the Money Grid

Living Off the Money Grid

Maybe it’s the closet anarcho-syndicalist in us, but this tagline from scpr.org has our interest piqued: “Twelve years ago, Daniel Suelo left his life savings in a phone booth and walked away; since then he’s lived happily and successfully without money, credit, barter or government subsidies.” There’s more, about our materialist culture, obsession with stuff, […]

The Fauré Requiem & Other Lenten Treats

The Fauré Requiem & Other Lenten Treats

Another free classical music concert in a religious setting for your consideration: the Fauré Requiem, “one of the monuments of choral literature,” along with works by Jean-Jules Amable Roger-Ducasse, Charles Villiers Stanford, and Anton Bruckner—motets, mostly. The occasion (although does anyone really need an occasion to do the Fauré Requiem?) is Lent, which as everyone […]

Ebony Meets Ivory: Piano Adventures

Ebony Meets Ivory: Piano Adventures

The words “Piano Adventures” appear exactly nowhere in the official description of Ebony Meets Ivory, the real subtitle of which is “With Special Guest Sandra Tsing Loh,” which, while perhaps more enticing, is much less descriptive, at least as regards the nature of Ebony’s introduction to Ivory. What this event actually is is the latest […]

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