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Look Up at 11:30 on Saturday

Look Up at 11:30 on Saturday

If you’re in west Pasadena/Altadena, Eagle Rock or La Cañada this Saturday, make sure to cast your eyes heavenward between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. That’s when artist Bruce Nauman, in conjunction with the Armory Center for the Arts, will create a skywriting work called “Leave the Land Alone” in the sky above the Arroyo [...]

Shakespeare in a Garden

Shakespeare in a Garden

Though the heat of September is upon us, we can still dream of midsummer at the Descanso Gardens with the help of the Crown City Theatre Company. For four performances, the company will bring Shakespeare’s classic comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream to the Under the Oaks Theater. Hopefully the smooth comedy will bring some refreshing [...]

A Genius Show Ends the Pops Season

A Genius Show Ends the Pops Season

This weekend brings to an end the Pasadena Pops summertime series at Descanso Gardens, and they’re going out with a smart bang. The theme is Genius Loves Company; to quote from the web site: “Geniuses have always been drawn to other geniuses. Brubeck loves Bach, Copland loved Lincoln, Lincoln loved Verdi, Bernstein loved Voltaire and [...]

Michelle Huneven at Vroman's

Michelle Huneven at Vroman's

One of our favorite hometown authors, Michelle Huneven, will be reading from her third novel, Blame, on Thursday at Vroman’s, and signing copies afterward. Huneven is an Altadena native and longtime resident, and this new novel (which is earning great reviews) is set here in Pasadena and Altadena. You don’t want to miss this one. [...]

BYOW Wednesdays

BYOW Wednesdays

This summer a coalition of Pasadena restaurants joined with the Visitors Bureau to do a promotion called Bring Your Own Wine Wednesdays, and it was such a hit that it’s still going on. The participating restaurants waive corkage fees on Wednesdays, and they promise not to look askance if you bring that $3.99 bargain you [...]

Painting in Plein Air

Painting in Plein Air

Attention artists: It’s time to pul out your paintbrushes and set up your easel for a good cause — because this Saturday is the second annual Plein Air Paint-out. Artists will set up easels all over the “City of Trees” (full disclosure: I’ve lived in South Pas all my life and had no idea it [...]

Day of Delicious Action

Day of Delicious Action

Slow Food USA has declared this Labor Day a “day of action” to demand better nutrition and better quality food in public schools. To draw attention to the cause, concerned civilians everywhere are holding “eat-ins,” community potlucks to eat and discuss the future of public-school lunches. Potluckers will sign petitions, call members of Congress and [...]

Janis Mann Sings at the Langham

Janis Mann Sings at the Langham

The Langham Huntington’s occasional series of jazz concerts continues on September 5th with a performance by vocalist Janis Mann, who Christopher Louden of Jazztimes describes as “cool and sultry… crystalline as Baccarat’s finest yet smoky as a Dietrich film festival.” The concert is happening in the swank Lobby Lounge and will have seating for just 70 people. [...]

Free Art on Friday

Free Art on Friday

This Friday is the first one of the month, which means admission is free to the Pasadena Museum of California Art — and two exhibitions on view right now are well worth seeing. The first focuses on the life of visionary ceramicist Edith Heath and her influence on design, mid-century modernism and California pottery. The [...]

Water-wise Workshop

Water-wise Workshop

It’s pretty clear that our days of pretending that L.A. is anything but a Mediterranean-like desert are over, and our gardens are all going to have to live with less water. Few communities have more beautiful home gardens than Altadena, which is why Altadena Heritage is taking the lead to offer a hands-on workshop on [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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