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The California Shakespeare Ensemble at Descanso Gardens

The California Shakespeare Ensemble at Descanso Gardens

Our motto at Hometown-Pasadena: there’s no such thing as too much Shakespeare. Get your bardic fix this Saturday at Descanso Gardens, where the California Shakespeare Ensemble will be making their debut performance: a staged reading of Twelfth Night, which is, you know, a good funny play. The CSE strips everything down: no “fairy costumes,” as [...]

Housing & Homelessness

Housing & Homelessness

Not unlike the rest of the country, Pasadena comes up against the issues of affordable housing and homelessness. This Wednesday, April 18, an expert panel will discuss and examine “the issues and controversies surrounding affordable housing and how it relates to homelessness.” Yudie Fishman, co-chair of the Social Action Committee of Pasadena Jewish Temple & [...]

The Manzanar Fishing Club Comes to Pasadena

The Manzanar Fishing Club Comes to Pasadena

There are a lot of important stories to tell about Manzanar, one of the ten camps where Japanese-Americans were imprisoned during WWII. Here’s one not many people may know about: The Manzanar Fishing Club, a documentary about a group of inmates who snuck out of the camp at night to fish the streams of the [...]

Showcase House in La Cañada

Showcase House in La Cañada

And what a show it is. Holy moly (yes, this will be the tone of this post, can’t help it, fresh from the tour, brain still buzzing). If you’re intrigued, amused, or even disdainful of how the 1% live, get your ticket and go. This tour is fascinating, inspirational, amusing and just dreamy. We’d go [...]

Come Play Me, I’m Yours

Come Play Me, I’m Yours

A few weeks ago, we published a post about the event 30 Pianos, 30 Locations, an interactive art installment initially born by British artist Luke Jerram. This past Thursday at noon, 30 pianists at 30 locations throughout L.A. County and beyond sat down and played Bach’s prelude to the Well-Tempered Clavier. We stopped by One [...]

Fido? He’s a Beauty.

Fido? He’s a Beauty.

Fido. Trixie. Bear. Obediah. Standard, funny, nonsensical, and sometimes just plain odd are the names we bestow upon our pets. One of our favorites is for a black Labarador; she answers to the name of Oyster. Whatever their moniker, breed, or pedigree, bring them—one and all—to this Saturday’s Pet Beauty Contest. At One Colorado, owners [...]

Vote to Get Pasadena Trees!

Vote to Get Pasadena Trees!

Remember how 2011 came to a tumultuous end with the hurricane-force windstorm hitting right between Thanksgiving and Christmas? Exactly— who could forget. According to the City of Pasadena, 1,500 street trees were uprooted and lost. Now, the Odwalla juice company is awarding (10) $10,000 grants to plant trees across the country. The Windstorm Tree Fund [...]

Kids in the Kitchen: Health Parade

Kids in the Kitchen: Health Parade

One way to get children interested in being healthy is to make it fun, then make it even more fun. With that goal in mind, The Junior League of Pasadena is hosting its 4th annual Kids in the Kitchen event this Saturday, April 14th. At Madison Elementary School, children of all ages are welcome to [...]

Walking for MS at the Rose Bowl

Walking for MS at the Rose Bowl

Looking to take a stroll or power walk this weekend? Why not do it in the name of multiple sclerosis? The National MS Society is hosting a day of events starting with a 5K walk around the Rose Bowl this Sunday, with opening ceremonies beginning at 9:30. Following the walk, the “finish festival” with have [...]

Open the Gates!

Open the Gates!

For the last 17 years, The Garden Conservancy has been “opening the gates” to America’s private gardens. This year, they will offer self-guided tours at 300 gardens in 19 states. Pasadena abounds with beautiful gardens and six of them will host “Open Days” on Sunday, April 29th. The lucky six are: Hen’s Grove, John H. [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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