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Night Hikes to Henninger Flats

Night Hikes to Henninger Flats

Supposedly, nature is good for you. Maybe, maybe not. But it’s certainly pleasant, often verging on beautiful. We could all use a little more nature. So what better way to start off the new year than with a twice-monthly night hike up to Henninger Flats, a small hanging basin about three miles up the Mt. [...]

Picture Yourself at the Norton Simon

Picture Yourself at the Norton Simon

Here’s a worthwhile family event that has not a thing to do with Christmas: On Sunday the Norton Simon is offering a free family-hour activity as part of its Stories in the Afternoon series. Called Look at Me, the program is tied to the new show of portraiture anchored by Jean-August-Dominique Ingres’s Comtesse d’Haussonville. Young artists [...]

Old Town Video Art Installation

Old Town Video Art Installation

There’s no time like the holidays for… environmentally themed public video art installations? Absolutely, say Alex Kritselis and Joey Forsyte, the masterminds behind “Don’t Blow It/A Rising Tide.” Kritselis and Forsyte have placed 13 projectors, pointing at 13 glass windows and doors, throughout One Colorado Plaza. The videos, which are supposed to be exquisitely beautiful, [...]

Pasadena Heritage Bus Tour

Pasadena Heritage Bus Tour

The fine folks at Pasadena Heritage have put together a two-hour bus tour of the city’s historic sights, just in time for the annual wave of Bowl and Parade tourists. Stops include the Arroyo Seco, Old Pasadena and several “architecturally distinguished” residential neighborhoods. The tour will be led, of course, by expert docents, so even [...]

Santa on Deck

Santa on Deck

Santa’s a busy guy right now, and yet somehow he’s finding time to visit with children in Old Town Pasadena. On Christmas eve you’ll find him in the Old Colorado courtyard, where there’s also an impressive tree and, quite often, live music. And even though he’s not officially there this week until Christmas eve, we [...]

A Baroque Christmas with PPM

A Baroque Christmas with PPM

The marketplace for Christmas concerts is extremely competitive, and fairly redundant, as many shows fill out their programs with the same old popular selections one hears every year. If you want to hear something you’ve never heard before, consider Pasadena Pro Musica’s holiday choral concert on Sunday. PPM is dedicated to bringing audiences “less frequently [...]

Christmas Cinema, Playhouse District Style

Christmas Cinema, Playhouse District Style

The Playhouse District Association is getting in on the holiday spirit with a free (that is, $0) screening of The Polar Express, the film adaptation of the beloved children’s Christmas story; the movie is known mostly for making people uncomfortable. In addition to a free show, attendees will be feted with holiday treats and surprises [...]

The Nutcracker Swings!

The Nutcracker Swings!

And boy does it ever. Christmas is a musical holiday, maybe the most musical of all. It’s been celebrated in many genres, from rock (Trans-Siberian Orchestra, anyone?) to techno, to, of course, classical. There’s something about jazz, though, that makes for a really special holiday feeling. If you want to share in that feeling, and [...]

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

Sure, it’s an old chestnut, and you’ve seen it a few dozen (hundred?) times before… but you’ve probably never seen anything like the Parson’s Nose production we’re looking forward to this weekend. This witty, lively, remarkably talented theater troupe based in South Pasadena puts on staged readings at Jameson Brown Coffee Roaster on Allen. Like [...]

Shopper’s Heaven on Friday

Shopper’s Heaven on Friday

We’ve got two hot tips for you shoppers for Friday, December 11: 1. Not many people know that Tommy Bahama‘s womenswear design operation is headquartered right here in Pasadena, in the Raymond Avenue center that also houses Jones Coffee. And even fewer know that they’re having a sample sale on Friday from 11 a.m. to [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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