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Linda Johnston & Pet Adoption Fair at Vroman’s

Linda Johnston & Pet Adoption Fair at Vroman’s

If you’re in need or want of a pet, consider stopping by Vroman’s pet adoption fair this Saturday, cosponsored by the Pasadena Humane Society. If you’re not in need or want of a pet, but enjoy mysteries about animal shelters, consider stopping by anyway, as author Lauren Vancouver will be signing and reading from her [...]

Descanso Gardens Cherry Blossom Festival

Descanso Gardens Cherry Blossom Festival

It’s still dark out when I get up, which must mean Spring is here (!), which in turn must mean the cherry trees are blossoming, which means it’s Cherry Blossom Festival Season. Descanso Gardens has a pretty spiffy one this weekend, complete with Japanese tea ceremonies, Japanese cooking demonstrations, cherry tree sales, guided tours of [...]

St. Paddy’s at Lucky’s

St. Paddy’s at Lucky’s

Beer is wonderful, a fact which borders on self-evident. As Californians, we are fortunate to have so many fine craft breweries in our midst, including the extremely local Craftsman Brewery and Eagle Rock Brewery. And as Pasadenans, we are fortunate to have so many fine establishments in which to drink all this fine craft beer: [...]

Step Afrika! at Caltech

Step Afrika! at Caltech

What do you call a tap dance with no shoes? A band with no instruments? According to Caltech, you call it Step Afrika!, a Washington, D.C.-based troupe of professional steppers. Steppers? Steppers. Stepping is percussive dance—kicking, stomping, clamping, chanting—sans shoes, and with, as the name suggests, an African dance heritage. Step Afrika! purports to be [...]

ARTTalk at Boston Court

ARTTalk at Boston Court

Boston Court—now in what, its sixth or seventh year?—has been a wonderful addition to the Pasadena arts scene, with programming that is regularly awesome, and occasionally even free, such as this Saturday’s ARTTalk, a six hour festival dedicated to the spoken word featuring sixteen performances on two stages. That was a long sentence. Though all [...]

From Australia to Pasadena and Back Again: An Architecture Lecture

From Australia to Pasadena and Back Again: An Architecture Lecture

Did you know the first frame house ever built in California was constructed of Tasmanian wood? True story. Lots of Aussies made their way to California during the gold rush years, and brought their architecture with them. Lots of them went back, and with more (or less) than gold: nuggets of Californian culture. Erika Esau [...]

Walk Your Dead Over to Vertical

Walk Your Dead Over to Vertical

Attention zombies and the people who love them: To celebrate the DVD release of AMC’s The Walking Dead, a hit series about, you guessed it, the undead, Vertical Wine Bistro is hosting a zombie party. You might wonder why a chic wine bistro would invite zombies for dinner, but there’s a good reason—owner and Pasadena [...]

More Fun with Nuns

More Fun with Nuns

Just when you thought you’d never have to face Sister again, she’s back—but not as your dreaded 1st grade teacher.* Maripat Donovan, the creator and star of the series of Late Nite Catechism plays, is coming to Pasadena for her latest in the series: ‘Til Death Do Us Part: Late Nite Catechism 3. It’s settling [...]

Everybody Loves Rae Armantrout (Red Hen at Boston Court)

Everybody Loves Rae Armantrout (Red Hen at Boston Court)

Who is this Rae Troutfish person, you ask? Why, only the most recent winner of the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry, for her collection Versed, which, I assure you, is really, really good. She’ll be reading Monday the 7th at the very spiffy Boston Court, along with the multi-talented Charles Harper Webb, a fixture on the [...]

ANW Does The Comedy of Errors

ANW Does The Comedy of Errors

I have given up trying to pun, in the titles of these posts, on A Noise Within, Southern California’s premier classical theater repertory company. Let’s just cut to the chase: they’re doing Shakespeare, which is about as classical as the repertory gets (except for those Greek dudes, though very few people perform those in the [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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