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Sweeney Todd for Halloween

Sweeney Todd for Halloween

Just in time for Halloween, the Pacific Opera Project has three more performances of Stephen Sondheim’s Tony award-winning musical “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.” POP is concluding its first full season. Artistic Director Josh Shaw and Music Director Stephen are “committed to fully professional productions of worthy masterpieces and daring new works [...]

George McGovern Dead: Proud Liberal Dies at 90

George McGovern Dead: Proud Liberal Dies at 90

George McGovern, the man whom Bobby Kennedy once called “the most decent man in the Senate,” died today at the age of 90 from a combination of medical conditions that had worsened over the last few months. Regarding his 1972 presidential campaign that ended in a Nixon landslide, McGovern “once joked that he had wanted [...]

Sweetest Day, Pasadena Style

Sweetest Day, Pasadena Style

Did you know that the 3rd Saturday in October is considered “Sweetest Day”? Jen Steers of newsnet5.com reports that “in 1922, an employee at a Cleveland candy store, Birch Kingston, decided to share some sweets with orphans and elderly confined to their homes, Hallmark said.” (Yes, that Hallmark.) Other Cleveland candy makers soon joined in, [...]

A Kidspace Pumpkin Patch

A Kidspace Pumpkin Patch

They’ve got pony rides, face painting, crafts to make, carnival games, noms to nosh, and pumpkins of all sizes. Kidspace Children’s Museum is hosting the 18th Annual Pumpkin Festival October 27th and 28th. Live music, some craft-making, giveaways at the Radio Disney tent, and a photo op at the pumpkin patch are all free. Tickets [...]

60 Cents TOPS Burger

60 Cents TOPS Burger

Going once, going twice… You’ve got two days—Friday and Saturday, October 19-20—to snag an Original Tops burger for 60 cents in celebration of their 60th anniversary. The TOPS special is a 1/4 pound hamburger with lettuce, tomatoes, sweet red onion, dill pickle, and homemade Thousand Island dressing, topped with pastrami, mustard, and American cheese. Wow. [...]

Jason Lezak & Rosemary Children’s Services

Jason Lezak & Rosemary Children’s Services

“There’s rosemary, that’s for remembrance; pray you, love, remembers.” That is Ophelia speaking to Hamlet. Her words inspired Mrs. Emma Spear and her fellow Pasadena Shakespeare Club women in 1920 to name their shelter program for teenage girls Rosemary Children’s Services. RCS has grown in the last 92 years from a small home that accomodated [...]

Green House Gifts for Halloween

Green House Gifts for Halloween

For 42 years, the volunteers have done it all. They’ve been buyers, managers, designers, decorators, and saleswomen. Though their location may have changed since they opened the original green-framed shop on East Green Street, their mission has not. The Green House Gift Shop exists to support and raise money for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. At their [...]

Wiggle Waggle Video

Wiggle Waggle Video

Thank you, Jennifer Wieland for sharing Marlowe’s video with Darryl and Colleen Dunn Bates. Thank you, Colleen for sharing it with Hometown Pasadena. Please watch as Jen’s puppy, Marlowe Wheaton, takes on the sun, the heat, and the 3-mile route around the Rose Bowl, to participate in the 2012 Wiggle Waggle Walk benefiting the Pasadena Humane [...]

Jennifer Worick’s Punch Party

Jennifer Worick’s Punch Party

“Things I Want to Punch in the Face.” How long would your list be? Jennifer Worick wrote about her pet peeves on her blog. Then local publisher Colleen Bates of Prospect Park Books gathered, sorted, and organized Worick’s pronouncements. Et voilá, a hilarious new book. In an interview on poetrie.com, Worick responded to a question [...]

Mr. Potato Head Becomes a “Spud Missile”

Mr. Potato Head Becomes a “Spud Missile”

Tomorrow, October 16th. Location: the “Fork in the Road,” at Bellefontaine Street and South Pasadena Avenue. Why: Because when was the last time you saw an 18-wheeler hauling around a 6-ton potato? The Idaho Potato Commission is celebrating their 75th anniversary. It appears that their party planner decided to either “go big, or go home,” [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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