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SPARC: 50 Local Charities

SPARC: 50 Local Charities

The formerly known PISF and currently-called SPARC (Student Philanthropists Advancing Real Change) is holding its annual Passport to Charities Event, Saturday, May 18th. This is a great way to learn about the local charities in the area, find out about their missions, explore “service projects,” and find out whether or not volunteering with them might interest [...]

Rodin & Canaletto — Mattox & Flavin

Rodin & Canaletto — Mattox & Flavin

He admired the bronzes so much, he wrote poems about them. Auguste Rodin was “enamored” with Chola bronzes from southern India, and the Norton Simon Museum has a collection of Chola sculpture, which shall be used to compare and contrast with the works of Rodin, “who is credited with single-handedly reviving sculpture in the late [...]

Museums for Free: MOTA Day

Museums for Free: MOTA Day

It’s one of our favorite days of the year: MOTA. Five museums for free. One day. Museums of the Arroyo Day, Sunday, May 19th. Besides free access to the Gamble House, Heritage Square, the Los Angeles Police Museum, the Lummis Home & Garden, and our own Pasadena Museum of History—which is a whopping gift in and [...]

Twohey’s is 70 & They’re Celebrating

Twohey’s is 70 & They’re Celebrating

Home of the Little Stinko Burger or Stink-O. Caramel and bittersweet hot fudge sundaes. Pasadena Weekly’s 2012 winner for “Best Family Restaurant,” “Best Burger,” and “Best Breakfast.” It’s Twohey’s. “Two-ee’s.” Opened in 1943 with a mere 37 seats (compared with the 180 they have now), the restaurant specialized in hamburgers, onion rings, and “hand-dipped fountain [...]

Fancy Food Truck Friday

Fancy Food Truck Friday

Webster’s Community Pharmacy, Webster’s Fine Wines & Spirits, and Danny’s Farm presents Altadena’s Fancy Food Truck Friday. Between 5-9 p.m., in Webster’s parking lot, Bool BBQ, Ludo Truck, The Fry Girl, Greenz on Wheelz, Me So Hungry, and My Delight Cupcakery will be offering up their varied delectables. McKinley School’s “McKinley Rock Stars” will provide [...]

Life After Life by Kate Atkinson

Life After Life by Kate Atkinson

This is a stylish, thoughtful, engrossing novel, a meditation on consciousness and consequences. Ursula Todd, born to English upper class parents on a snowy night in 1910, is reborn and dies again and again, living through and with various incidents, chief among them World War II. Some chapters are lengthy, some just a few paragraphs. [...]

Mountain Glory

Mountain Glory

Light red look north picture perfect day mountains a touch away command a second look rocks fused by earth’s dance cracked sharp ridges finger smooth surfaces shadowy images play hide and seek peaks startle sky take it in light green drive along smile beauty hitch ride.   Copyright © Gerda Govine Ituarte Gerda will be [...]

David Arnay Launches New CD at The Blue Whale

David Arnay Launches New CD at The Blue Whale

You can find him playing the Parkway Grill with a bass player on most Fridays, we’re told. He also books all the music for the Parkway Grill and The Chop House. Oh yes, and he teaches in the jazz studies program at USC. Somehow, David Arnay also finds the time to record, and his newest [...]

Merrill Joan Gerber Is Lost in Living

Merrill Joan Gerber Is Lost in Living

You may have seen prize-winning novelist Merrill Joan Gerber in the fabulous documentary Lost in Living by Mary Trunk. Or maybe you’re a New Yorker fan, a Redbook reader, or favor The Atlantic, and have read one of her many short stories. Maybe you’ve seen her walking the campus of Caltech where she teaches fiction [...]

Opera in Pasadena x2

Opera in Pasadena x2

Opera comes to Pasadena. In two forms. On Thursday, May 9th, the L.A. Opera will perform for free at One Colorado, featuring Courtyard arias from Puccini’s Tosca. The “evening’s maestro will narrate and elucidate the opera and accompany the L.A. Opera singers on piano.” Two performances, approximately 35 minutes long Times: 7 p.m. & 8 p.m. [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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