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North & South Lake for the Holidays

North & South Lake for the Holidays

Would you like to visit the North Pole, but just don’t have the time? Then make your way to North Lake Avenue in Altadena on Saturday, December 6th for the North Lake Pole Holiday Festival. (It won’t be anything like the North Pole, which is good since our Absolute Zero Parka is at the cleaners […]

High Spirits at The Tempest

High Spirits at The Tempest

A Noise Within’s production of The Tempest creates a world where animation triumphs over the static, where magic seems not only possible but essential, and where every action and reaction is imbued with life. From the first moments of the play, we see movement placed at the forefront, both as a visual style and narrative […]

Snow, Cocoa, Sing-Along, Santa & Leftover Cuties

Snow, Cocoa, Sing-Along, Santa & Leftover Cuties

Holly Street in Old Pasadena will receive 20 tons of snow for “Home for the Holidays,” to be held on November 28th, and just around the corner at One Colorado, a “Holiday Kick Off” party will include cookies, cocoa, and Santa photo bombing. Holly Street will have snow, Santa & Mrs. Claus, and holiday card […]

Jazz Zone Holiday Concert & Sing-along

Jazz Zone Holiday Concert & Sing-along

They’ve jammed at Perry’s Joint, at the Leimert Park Art Walk, and participated in a fundraiser for the Alkebu-Lan Cultural Center on Raymond Avenue in Pasadena. The Jazz Zone will bring their style and their holiday spirit to a concert and sing-along at the Altadena Library on December 5th. Jazz is considered by many “to […]

Small Biz Saturday

Small Biz Saturday

Yes, Small Business Saturday was begun be mega-multinational corporation American Express, but we do love the concept of buying locally and supporting our local artisans, entrepreneurs, and shopkeepers. Here are a few ideas for buying locally, especially during Small Business Saturday (SBS) on November 29th: Flintridge Bookstore and Coffeehouse is celebrating the day with artists […]

Quatuor Ebène

Quatuor Ebène

Four Frenchmen. Pierre Colombet, violin. Gabriel Le Magadure, violin. Mathieu Herzog, viola. Raphaël Merlin, violoncello. They are a string quartet. Quatuor Ebène. They’ve been described as charismatic, their playing as spellbinding. Alan Kozinn of the New York Times writes that Quatuor Ebène is “a string quartet that can easily morph into a jazz band.” Since […]

A Christmas Carol Pay-What-You-Can

A Christmas Carol Pay-What-You-Can

‘Tis the season, but wow, can it add up quickly, the bank account spinning downwards, advancing into the red. Thankfully, enjoying theater does not always need to drain your pocketbook. A Noise Within once again offers “pay what you can” tickets for all of their productions. On Wednesday, December 17th, pay what you can tickets […]

Tiny Treasures IX

Tiny Treasures IX

Whether it’s handmade ornaments, pendants, watercolors, dolls, or papier mache, the objects on display and for sale are in miniature. Cactus Gallery presents “Tiny Treasures IX” with an opening reception on Saturday, November 15th. All works are specially priced, from the very affordable $10 range to a max of $100. From the silly, lovely and […]

Will You Doo Dah?

Will You Doo Dah?

Irreverent frolicking. Peace, love, and pranksters. These are the elements forecast and the embraced for the 37th Occasional Doo Dah Parade on November 15th in East Pasadena. Along with the veterans like Moveable Feast with their fresh food, dressed-to-the-nines dinner party atop wheels, Toaster Car, Nordic Men and Viking Ship, Code Blue DeFibs, Drunk in […]

Celebrate 130 Years of Reading

Celebrate 130 Years of Reading

We like our libraries. According to the Pasadena Public Library, “the annual average number of library materials checked out per resident is 12, compared with the national average of 6.4 for cities with populations of over 100,000.” Come celebrate “130 Years of Reading” at the Central Library on November 15th. Jumping Flea Circus, Theatre Americana, […]

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