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Francesca Lia Block at Vroman's

Francesca Lia Block at Vroman's

If at any point in the last fifteen years you were a 13-year-old girl, you read Francesca Lia Block. If  you’ve known any 13-year-old girls, you saw them carrying around those neon and black paperbacks. So for all of us who are, who were or who know one of those girls, here’s your chance to [...]

Summer Shows at PMCA

Summer Shows at PMCA

The summer season is bringing four new shows to the Pasadena Museum of California Art, starting with a recently opened exhibit of the work of five seminal faculty members from the early years at UC Davis: Robert Arneson, Wayne Thiebaud, Manuel Neri, Roy De Forest and William T. Wiley. Equally compelling is the exhibit called [...]

Blood & Dumplings

Blood & Dumplings

L.A.’s favorite quirky-historic tour company, Esotouric, returns to the San Gabriel Valley this weekend for its popular Blood & Dumplings tour, hosted in conjunction with Vroman’s Bookstore. Departing from Vroman’s at noon on Saturday, the bus adventure cruises Alhambra, Temple City, Monterey Park, Rosemead and El Monte, with a stop for a picnic of dumplings [...]

Alice Hoffman at Vroman's

Alice Hoffman at Vroman's

Magic realist novelist Alice Hoffman, author of Here on Earth, Practical Magic, the Ice Queen and many other novels, including some for young adults and children, will be speaking and signing at Vroman’s on Friday about her new novel, The Story Sisters. The book tells the tale of three sisters who become recluses after tragedy [...]

Smogtown at Aloud LA

Smogtown at Aloud LA

Pasadena author Chip Jacobs takes center stage on Tuesday night at the Los Angeles Central Library for its Aloud LA lecture series. Moderated by Kevin Roderick of LA Observed, this free event is really a panel discussion, not a lecture, featuring Jacobs and his co-author, William J. Kelly; author and former state legislator Tom Hayden; [...]

Concours d'Elegance Car Show

Concours d'Elegance Car Show

The Concours d’Elegance has fast become one of the premier classic car shows in the country, and it’s returning to Brookside Park this Sunday. At dawn, more than 350 vintage automobiles will parade into the Rose Bowl area, from horseless carriages to European sports cars, ’50s muscle cars to Aston Martins. After the judges do [...]

Pops for Free on Sunday

Pops for Free on Sunday

The city of Pasadena and Pasadena Pops, with sponsorship from Target and Parsons, are kicking off summer with a free concert and festival this Sunday on the square in front of City Hall. Bring beach chairs, a picnic supper and, if the June gloom holds, a sweater, and stake out your seat by 5:30 p.m., [...]

Castle Green Tour

Castle Green Tour

We Pasadenans are constantly tempted by beautiful things. Some, like the Castle Green, are usually shielded from our prying eyes — but not this weekend! Sunday brings a rare opportunity to peek inside this historic landmark. Built as a hotel in 1898, the Castle is now a mix of condos and apartments occupied by a [...]

The Little Foxes

The Little Foxes

New on the main stage at the Pasadena Playhouse is a revival of Lillian Hellman’s great play, Little Foxes. Starring Kelly McGillis and Julia Duffy and directed by Dámaso Rodriguez, the play opened on May 22 to excellent reviews from the Los Angeles Times (“the play’s social skewering remains satisfyingly fresh”) and Daily Variety (“The [...]

Water-spare Gardening

Water-spare Gardening

Southern California is officially in a drought, and we’re all under orders to reduce our water consumption. This does not mean, however, that the beauty of the Pasadena garden (a considerable thing, as we all know) has to suffer. This Saturday Matthew Roberts from San Marcos Growers in water-spare Santa Barbara will lead a free [...]

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Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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Camelot and Vine

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