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Mojácar Flamenco at the Coffee Gallery Backstage

Mojácar Flamenco at the Coffee Gallery Backstage
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There probably is such a thing as too much Flamenco, but in the same way as there is probably such a thing as too many cute pictures of kittens. Improbable, but possible. Aristotle liked his Flamenco, too, don’tcha know. He would urge you attend this weekend’s performance by Mojácar Flamenco at the Coffee Gallery. Though the […]

The Eternal Transience of Cherry Blossoms at the Norton Simon

The Eternal Transience of Cherry Blossoms at the Norton Simon

Cherry blossoms are an oft recurring motif in Japanese artistic and material culture, showing up frequently in poetry, design, and everyone’s favorite Japanese art form: woodblock prints. For example, in that apotheosis of Japanese culture, The Last Samurai, Ken Watanabe’s character is forever seeking the perfect cherry blossom. If you would like to know more […]

LA Children’s Chorus Open House

LA Children’s Chorus Open House

Do you have, or are you yourself, a youngster who is considering joining a choir? If so, you should consider attending the LA Children’s Chorus Open House this Saturday at Pasadena Presbyterian Church. You might want to attend even if you do not have or are not yourself a youngster who is considering joining a […]

The California Shakespeare Ensemble at Descanso Gardens

The California Shakespeare Ensemble at Descanso Gardens

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 […]

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