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Huntington Food & Wine Fest Returns

Huntington Food & Wine Fest Returns

It’s not easy to find out about the annual food and wine festival that supports Huntington Hospital (this year, the Center for Trauma Care) — there’s almost no promotion for it, and a web site doesn’t go up until tickets are almost sold out. And yet everyone seems to know about it, because it’s one of [...]

Family Stories at Pasadena Museum of History

Family Stories at Pasadena Museum of History

An exceptionally rich program is taking place Sunday at the Pasadena Museum of History. Called Family Stories: A Celebration of Community, the afternoon is built around the museum’s current main exhibit, Family Stories: Sharing a Community’s Legacy (also on view tonight for ArtNight). The afternoon will bring a variety of performances, including by singer and [...]

Death by Cat

Death by Cat

While you’re cruising Pasadena’s museums on Friday evening as part of ArtNight, make sure to stop by Gold Bug in Old Town for the opening of its most unusual new show, Death by Cat. The wonderfully quirky and exotic gift shop will be displaying the photographs of New York State photographer Bruce Wolf, which chronicle [...]

ArtNight Again

ArtNight Again

Now that ArtNight has had a few seasons here in Pasadena — it arrives once each spring and once each fall — it’s become one of the most popular happenings of the year. Everyone gets into the game: all the museums and arts organizations, a bunch of restaurants, the local bike-riders’ group called CICLE, and [...]

Concert for Union Station

Concert for Union Station

Levitt Pavilion’s summer series may have ended, but the nights are still warm and begging for outdoor concerts. So Pasadena’s acclaimed Union Station Homeless Services is taking over the bandshell and Memorial Park for a jazz-focused fundraiser. Musicians include the Perri Sisters, Brazilian singer/guitarist Kleber Jorge, jazz singer and keyboardist Bill Cantos and singer Debby [...]

Arroyo Food Co-op Meeting

Arroyo Food Co-op Meeting

The group originally named Altadena Wants a Co-op has expanded its vision and name and is now the Arroyo Food Co-op, a group working to create a co-op market in the Altadena/Pasadena area. It’s getting closer to making things happen and preparing to launch a membership drive in mid-October, and to gear up for that [...]

Hometown Pasadena in San Marino

Hometown Pasadena in San Marino

Yours truly  — along with my friend and colleague Mel Malmberg — will be speaking and signing books at the snazzy new Crowell Public Library in San Marino, and the more hometown folks who show up, the livelier it will be! I’ll be talking about discoveries made in the course of publishing Hometown Pasadena, At [...]

Pasadena Goes to WeHo

Pasadena Goes to WeHo

This Sunday your Pasadena publisher and such pals as Julie Campoy, owner of Julienne, head west for the eighth annual return of the West Hollywood Book Fair, the coolest literary happening of the year in L.A. Come by the Prospect Park Books booth between 1 and 2 p.m. for a taste of Julienne’s legendary Graham [...]

Kidspace Pumpkin Festival

Kidspace Pumpkin Festival

It may be 100 degrees outside, but we’re all doing our best to pretend that it’s fall, and one of the best ways to do that is to attend the 15th annual Pumpkin Festival. Run by Kidspace, and serving as a fundraiser for the nonprofit children’s museum, the free festival takes place in Brookside Park [...]

Beautiful Simplicity

Beautiful Simplicity

Architecture and history buffs in Pasadena — whose numbers are many — do not want to miss the Pasadena premiere of the new feature film Beautiful Simplicity: Arts & Crafts Architecture in Southern California this Friday night. The documentary’s writer and director, Paul Bockhorst, will be on hand to talk about the film. Sponsored by [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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