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Kathleen Swaydan Opens Her Studio – the 5th Annual

Kathleen Swaydan Opens Her Studio – the 5th Annual
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For the 5th year, Kathleen Swaydan opens her lovely studio space, having invited her artist friends to exhibit and sell their work, and welcoming the public to come, browse, and perhaps find a perfect holiday gift or two or three. On December 5 and 6, Kathleen exhibits her watercolors alongside painters Nancy Halpin, Richard Davies, […]

A Season of Carols: A Holiday Handbell Concert

A Season of Carols: A Holiday Handbell Concert

Short jabs, slower elongated thrusts, a snap of the wrist. Curt notes created by “damping” lightly against one’s chest or lingering notes by thrusting up and away in a long graceful circle. Also, thumb damps, plucks, shakes, echoes, and ring touch. With one bell for each hand, ’tis the season to resurrect Robert and William […]

Doo Dah 2015

Doo Dah 2015

Since this is the Doo Dah, nothing should surprise us, like the 2015 Doo Dah Grand Marshall being not only Juli Crockett (pictured right), but her Evangenitals. The Pasadena Doo Dah Parade has selected renaissance woman, Juli Crockett, to lead this year’s 38th Occasional Parade. Consider the fact she’s a singer, songwriter, playwright, theater director, […]

Beaujolais Nouveau Karaoke

Beaujolais Nouveau Karaoke

Cette semaine, nous sommes tous français. This week, we are all French. We must forget/Yes, we can forget/All that’s flown beyond/Let’s forget the time/The misunderstandings/And the wasted time. (“Ne Me Quitte Pas,” Jacques Brel) To emphasize this bond with our brethren across the Atlantic and simply to have a good time, Alliance Française de Pasadena […]

Fruitcake & Booze: Holiday Tastings & “A Christmas Memory”

Fruitcake & Booze: Holiday Tastings & “A Christmas Memory”

Are you someone who sees the green and red candied cherries and the glaceed apricots and pineapple and begins to smile and feel a rumbly tummy or does the classic fruitcake loaf foster visions of toothaches, a heavy and bloated stomach, and a Parker family Christmas? Though many fruitcakes currently forgo this ingredient, for those […]

Home Garden Tour

Home Garden Tour

It is said that Jose Ramirez’ garden is a work of art. In a terraced space, Ramirez has “artfully” planted vegetables and sixty varieties of fruit trees. “He has cultivated a spectacularly concentrated and beautiful garden that you won’t want to miss.” The Pasadena Public Library offers this free tour on November 14. Jose Ramirez’ […]

Mosaic Craft Fair: An Indie Marketplace

Mosaic Craft Fair: An Indie Marketplace

More holiday gift ideas and fun for the kids, too. Over 80 artisans sell their handmade goods at the Mosaic Craft Fair: An Indie Marketplace in Alhambra. Native Angelino, Heather Arndt sells her ceramic trinket boxes, vases, mugs, doll parts (yes, that’s right, “doll parts”), and gnomes via Happy Los Angeles. Maridee and Barbra’s Yarnover […]

Pop Secret Exhibit & Sale

Pop Secret Exhibit & Sale

Walter Askin, Janet Fitch, and Scott Gandel. These are names you know or have read in Hometown Pasadena’s story pages. All three have contributed to the online journal and educational resource called Literature for Life. Literature for Life was created with the idea of getting kids to fall in love with reading and writing by […]

You’re the Best: The Satellite Sisters Celebrate Friendship

You’re the Best: The Satellite Sisters Celebrate Friendship

Pasadena’s Lian Dolan has won us with her humor and observations, first with Helen of Pasadena, followed by Elizabeth the First Wife, and with all of her public service appearances, such as the moderator at Pasadena Magazine’s Women in Business luncheon and most recently as emcee for the Cancer Support Community gala fundraiser. On November […]

Diwali Festival of Lights

Diwali Festival of Lights

Though the details may change depending on geography and culture, it remains a celebration of life, especially its enjoyment and goodness. The Pacific Asia Museum celebrates Diwali, the festival of lights on November 8, with free admission all day. Typically, Diwali lasts four days and each day holds its own significance. Day One: Naraka Chaturdasi, […]

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