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South Pas Eclectic Music Fest & Art Walk

South Pas Eclectic Music Fest & Art Walk

More than forty musical artists will be descending upon the streets of South Pasadena. Six venues at South Pasadena’s Eclectic Music Festival & Art Walk will feature musicians and performers including 2013 Grammy Award-winner Quetzal, winner for Best Alternative, Urban or Rock Album. Other opening acts will include the “big band sounds of Tim Gill [...]

No Boundaries with PUSD

No Boundaries with PUSD

A vacant storefront and over 400 pieces of art; it’s the PUSD all-district art exhibit known as No Boundaries. Now in its eighth year, this exhibit showcases the work of students K-12 from every school in the Pasadena Unified School District. The opening reception is Friday, May 3rd and the public is welcome to peruse [...]

Release the Butterflies!

Release the Butterflies!

It started with adopting a caterpillar. Now it’s time to let the butterfly free. Actually, around 600 Painted Lady butterflies. This Saturday and Sunday, Kidspace holds its 17th Grand Butterfly Release at 2 p.m. from the museum’s Stone Hollow Amphitheater. The Hollow Trees band will perform before each day’s release. Throughout the weekend, activities will be [...]

Bungalow Heaven Tour This Weekend

Bungalow Heaven Tour This Weekend

It’s Bungalow Heaven time. Stroll the streets lined with California Oaks and tour 8 Arts & Crafts-era homes, constructed from 1905-1925. Located north of the 210 and tucked between Lake and Hill, visitors will be received by docents and can witness demonstrations of restoration work, hear music, indulge in refreshments, and even take a garden [...]

The Lost Art of Mixing

The Lost Art of Mixing

The Lost Art of Mixing is Pacific Northwest author Erica Bauermeister’s sort-of-sequel to The School of Essential Ingredients. We return to the cozy Seattle neighborhood restaurant run by Lillian, and meet some new characters (my favorites, the sham-author/actual accountant Al and his wife, Louise) while we delve deeper into the lives of others (the aging [...]

Doo Dah 2013!

Doo Dah 2013!

The 36th Occasional Pasadena Doo Dah Parade is this Saturday, so get your tortillas ready. This year’s newly crowned queen is Susann Edmonds and she will lead the parade with Grand Marshall Alan Zorthian, architect and son of legendary bohemians Jirayr and Dabney Zorthian (both former Doo Dah grand marshalls), as well as proprietor of [...]

One Night With Janis Joplin

One Night With Janis Joplin

The Pasadena Playhouse presented the powerhouse production of One Night With Janis Joplin, and after parking carefully, grabbing a drink at the new Red White and Bluez restaurant relocation next door, theatergoers immersed themselves into the energy of the show. Mary Bridget Davies captures the title role and for more than two hours, the playhouse [...]

Self-Portrait at 32

Self-Portrait at 32

              Whose isolation is lonelier than undisturbed snow. Whose loss can be deeper than a forgotten memory of loss. Whose church is a silence where a bowed head speaks to God. Whose fists bang against walls like words on deaf ears. Whose peace is hearing raindrops fall on a [...]

Balsamic Strawberries

Balsamic Strawberries

One the surface, this recipe has an unusual, perhaps even off-putting, combination of ingredients for a dessert, but we’re here to say that this is beyond delicious. When served with high-quality vanilla ice cream or gelato, we’d actually call it profound. Ingredients 2 tablespoons balsamic 1-2 tablespoons of sugar ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper [...]

The Real Juice Cleanse

The Real Juice Cleanse

It’s springtime in Southern California and you can see folks clearing out garages, clearing brush, and we thought it might be a good idea to clean out the ol’ bod. Here’s where Shila Moran of The Real Juice comes in. She grew up with a mother who embraced raw fruits and vegetables and “eating cleanly.” [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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