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The California Shakespeare Ensemble at Descanso Gardens

The California Shakespeare Ensemble at Descanso Gardens
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Our motto at Hometown-Pasadena: there’s no such thing as too much Shakespeare. Get your bardic fix this Saturday at Descanso Gardens, where the California Shakespeare Ensemble will be making their debut performance: a staged reading of Twelfth Night, which is, you know, a good funny play. The CSE strips everything down: no “fairy costumes,” as […]

The LWVPA on Climate Change and Water

The LWVPA on Climate Change and Water

The League of Women Voters – Pasadena Area are frequent sponsors of free public forums on important contemporary issues. Their latest, this Sunday at All Saints, is on climate change and water. That’s a broad topic, obviously, but they’ve honed in on it some: climate change is affecting water supplies; to cope,California is constantly changing […]

The Manzanar Fishing Club Comes to Pasadena

The Manzanar Fishing Club Comes to Pasadena

There are a lot of important stories to tell about Manzanar, one of the ten camps where Japanese-Americans were imprisoned during WWII. Here’s one not many people may know about: The Manzanar Fishing Club, a documentary about a group of inmates who snuck out of the camp at night to fish the streams of the […]

Dolls at the Cactus

Dolls at the Cactus

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 […]

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