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Jane Austen Unscripted

Jane Austen Unscripted

Jane Austen wrote only six novels, but Impro Theatre allows Austen fans to consider what could have been. The company deftly creates a world of love-struck girls, brooding noblemen and charming cads, and although hearts are sure to be broken, true love will win out in the end. Members of the cast will perform in [...]

Red Hen Press at The Ruskin Art Club

Red Hen Press at The Ruskin Art Club

Pasadena’s Red Hen Press is a nonprofit literary organization, whose author Eloise Klein was recently appointed the first Poet Laureate of Los Angeles. On Friday, February 10th, four of their other poets will give a reading at The Ruskin Art Club, which was founded in 1888 and is Los Angeles’ oldest cultural association. Its 1922 clubhouse was declared [...]

I Want to Grow Up to Be…

I Want to Grow Up to Be…

Does your child want to be an artist when she grows up? Let her chat with a bonafide artist at Kidspace this Saturday. Your boy is bandaging up the family dog, even when it’s not hurt? Let him talk with a veterinarian. Is he hooked on Llegos? Have a tête-à-tête with an architect. Children will [...]

Lost in Living

Lost in Living

“Behind the domestic curtain of motherhood, where the creative impulse can flourish or languish, are four women determined to make a go of it. Filmed over 7 years, Lost In Living confronts the contradictions inherent in personal ambition and self-sacrifice, female relationship and mental isolation, big projects, and dirty dishes. The complex realities of family [...]

A State of Wonder by Ann Patchett

A State of Wonder by Ann Patchett

Another haunting tale of captivity, culture clash and love from Patchett, whose Bel Canto was a wonder of a novel. The Amazon, the main setting for this novel, is itself a State of Wonder, a sort of lotus-land jungle that combines the vaguely threatening with a golden haze of passivity and credulousness. Don’t miss the [...]

Coming Home by Gale Cohen

Coming Home by Gale Cohen

Coming Home: November 4, 2008 (Written November 8, 2008) By Gale Cohen The TV screen was very small and encased in a furniture cabinet. The news segment showed a crowd of African Americans in their Sunday best church clothes. Men were holding their hats, clutching the hands of their children and wives, arm and arm [...]

Greek Avgolemeno Soup

Greek Avgolemeno Soup

This traditional Greek Avgolemeno soup is more like an appetizer. In this recipe, I have swapped orzo with brown rice and added some other nutritious goodies to make it a delicious meal, while still remaining true to its homeland. Michelle’s Avgolemeno Soup 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 chopped medium white or yellow onion 2 large [...]

L.A. Arts Show & Local Artist J. Michael Walker

L.A. Arts Show & Local Artist J. Michael Walker

  From oversized photographic cut-outs of a woman sticking out her tongue whose skin is actually cat hair to a sketch by Rembrandt, this is the L.A. Arts Show. Last Wednesday night was the gala opening and thanks to Victoria Wilson Roberts and Vicki Laidig, yours truly was able to experience the evening. Also in [...]

Valentine’s Day: Love Potion #99

Valentine’s Day: Love Potion #99

The Spot Gourmet in Glendale is offering to take you out of the kitchen this Valentine’s Day with their Love Potion #99 menu: Teaser: Bacon-wrapped dates with chevre and almonds Passion Plate: Radicchio, red leaf lettuce, red endive, pomegranate seeds, red apples, dried cranberries, candied pecans, and a raspberry champagne vinaigrette Satisfy: Beef tenderloin served [...]

Haven Gastropub’s Head-to-Tail

Haven Gastropub’s Head-to-Tail

Say you have a group of 8 friends. Say you’re planning on being really, really hungry in maybe, oh, two weeks from now. Then perhaps you want to opt in to Haven Gastropub‘s new Head-to-Tail Dinners. You even get to pick the animal—pig or lamb. If you choose Wilbur, you could be dining on dishes [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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