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Celebrate 130 Years of Reading

Celebrate 130 Years of Reading

We like our libraries. According to the Pasadena Public Library, “the annual average number of library materials checked out per resident is 12, compared with the national average of 6.4 for cities with populations of over 100,000.” Come celebrate “130 Years of Reading” at the Central Library on November 15th. Jumping Flea Circus, Theatre Americana, […]

Xiem Fall Ceramic Art Fair

Xiem Fall Ceramic Art Fair

Andrea (Andi) Fordyce is an East Coast native, an Altadena resident, a Royal Academy of Dance-trained dancer, a painter, a photographer, and, since the 8th grade but refocusing in 2006, a ceramicist. “She loves the utility, the beauty, and the process of making ceramic art…Her work strives to encapsulate all her loves of keeping things […]

Artisans, Boutiques & Rummage Sales for the Holidays

Artisans, Boutiques & Rummage Sales for the Holidays

Louise Wannier of Louis Jane Design is a textile designer, clothier, photographer, philanthropist, and soon-to-be author will be participating in Pasadena Jewish Temple & Center’s annual artisan boutique. She will be exhibiting and selling the company’s new line of coin purses, travel bags, jewelry pouches, and tote bags. Each “art fabric” is developed for digital […]

Oak Woodland

Oak Woodland

Twenty species of oak are native to California according to University of California Oak Woodland Management. Several of these are endemic and grow naturally nowhere outside of California, while others are more wide ranging and grow from Canada to Mexico. There are both shrubby oak species that never grow more than a few feet tall, […]

Mystery History No. 32

Mystery History No. 32

Where are we? What’s happening? In the 1923 photo, right, a couple looks at a brand new car that would be raffled off for 50¢ a ticket during a Pasadena Elks Lodge carnival at the then-vast Tournament Park. I don’t know the make or model of the car. Anybody? The carnival included rides, a sideshow… […]

Butternut Squash & Spinach Lasagna

Butternut Squash & Spinach Lasagna

Is it possible to make a super-healthy lasagna? I’m sure it is, but I am not one to skimp on cheese, and going vegetarian with a lasagna is about as close to healthy as it gets for me. Both my bosses and the kids I nanny really enjoyed this lasagna—it is a great fall family […]

Naomi, Huneven, Jervey & More

Naomi, Huneven, Jervey & More

Most people know that when it comes to Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley—the woman sitting at the next table eating an arepa at Amara Chocolate, the man enjoying a Hangar 24 at the Alehouse in Altadena, the dude driving the restored 1965 Mustang convertible who’s tires are screeching as he navigates the Avenue 60 northbound offramp on the 110, […]

Diana Son’s Stop Kiss

Diana Son’s Stop Kiss

“It’s that rare play that gives the audience something complicated to think about rather than trying to spoon feed them all of the answers,” writes TCDailyPlanet‘s Matthew Everett regarding Diana Son’s play Stop Kiss. He also writes that it’s “funny, romantic, and sweet—this, despite the fact that half the play is dealing with the aftermath of a violent act […]

Girl Friday’s Camelot & Vine

Girl Friday’s Camelot & Vine

Not just an author’s reading but an event. Petrea Burchard, author of Camelot & Vine—a time traveling historic, humorous, dramatic twist of a tale—welcomes one and all to a Girl Friday Book Club night on November 14th at Kidd’s Jewelry Heist in South Pasadena. The evening will begin with dessert and wine (all the ingredients […]

Tile Twins & “Chi” Jewelry (for a Start)

Tile Twins & “Chi” Jewelry (for a Start)

Creative Arts Group in Sierra Madre hosts its annual art festival November 7th-9th. Wearable art, hand blown glass, mosaic tile, enameling, and ceramics, as well as paintings of all mediums and jewelry will be for sale, including student art work. Over 50 artists are participating in the festival, long time favorites and a dozen or […]

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Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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