Events


Belgian Beer Festival

Belgian Beer Festival

As if you needed a reason to go to Lucky Baldwins, now through the end of the month both locations are celebrating Belgian beer with deals and T-shirts. More than 50 kinds of hard-to-find Belgian specialties will be available — on tap! — for your enjoyment. Buy a glass and get discounts on more Belgians […]

Nicole's Warehouse Sale

Nicole's Warehouse Sale

South Pasadenans and Francophiles from all over L.A. know Nicole’s Gourmet Foods as the charmant patio café and gourmet market — but there’s a whole other side of the business that most people never see. Saturday is your chance, when Steven Grandjean (son of founder Nicole Grandjean) open their Gourmet Imports wholesale warehouse in Alhambra for its […]

Tea and Cabaret?

Tea and Cabaret?

When the Scarlet Tea Room opened in Old Town a few years ago, I was happy to have another place to feed my tea obsession. Scarlet’s elaborate services were fantastic for birthdays and other special events. I had no idea that it would turn the tea room into a free-for-all of indulgence, in the best […]

Vroman's Cupcake Bake-Off

Vroman's Cupcake Bake-Off

If the cupcake obsession sends you into a tizzy, show off your baking skills at Vroman’s tomorrow at its first Cupcake Bake-Off. Show up  at 5 to enter the bake-off, or just stop by at 5:30 to taste all the magical creations. The winner of the bake-off will receive a copy of Martha Stewart’s Cupcakes. […]

Cal Phil at the Mill

Cal Phil at the Mill

Just three times a year, the gorgeous grounds of the Old Mill in Pasadena provides the setting for a concert by an small ensemble from the California Philharmonic, and the second one of the year is this Saturday. While you’re there you’ll able to tour the historic building and see the art on exhibit in […]

Maile Meloy at Vroman's

Maile Meloy at Vroman's

This Thursday at 7 p.m. my friend Maile Meloy is reading from her new book of short stories at Vroman’s. In case you haven’t read any of Maile’s stories in the New Yorker, the Los Angeles Times is doing a feature story on Maile this week, and Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It, […]

Star-Crossed Love at Descanso

Star-Crossed Love at Descanso

What do Romeo & Juliet and Superman & Lois have in common? Memorable music, of course. Their loves songs will be played by the Pasadena Symphony this weekend in the Descanso Gardens. Join Pasadena POPS and the Patina Group for a night of star-crossed lovers and good food. Hear some of your favorite themes from […]

La Dolce Vita, Altadena-Style

La Dolce Vita, Altadena-Style

We wish we had known about this before — on summer Saturdays Bulgarini Gelato, the darling of the Altadena, is showing classics of Italian film in the courtyard outside the shop — for free! Although we missed Divorzio All’Italiana (a personal favorite), next up is the iconic La Dolce Vita. If you’ve never seen Frederico […]

Free Concerts This Week

Free Concerts This Week

Wednesday, August 5 Monster House Rock (rock ‘n’ roll band of puppet monsters) @ 7 p.m., Levitt Pavilion, 85 E. Holly St., Old Pasadena, levittpavilionpasadena.org Thursday, August 6 BettySoo (folk) @ 8 p.m., Levitt Pavilion, 85 E. Holly St., Old Pasadena, levittpavilionpasadena.org Cold Duck (’70s) @ 6:30 p.m., City Hall West Lawn, 240 W. Huntington […]

Garden Party for New Altadena Co-op

Garden Party for New Altadena Co-op

If you, like many of us, have made a resolution this summer to be more sustainable and environmentally conscious, here’s your chance to make good on your promises: join a co-op. To find out how this can work, join the good people of the Arroyo Food Co-op for a garden party to learn about the […]