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Ba in Highland Park

Ba in Highland Park

Stepping through the front door of the restaurant Ba in Highland Park, one is met by ceiling-to-floor curtains of gold, a couple of chandeliers, a bunch of long tree branches rising up out of a pot, and a tabletop holding variously shaped and sized glass jars, inside of which are candies that were rolled in—and [...]

Baroque Christmas & Beethoven’s 9th

Baroque Christmas & Beethoven’s 9th

Pasadena Master Chorale will present its Baroque Christmas concert this Saturday with the music of Monteverdi and Handel. The first part of Handel’s famous “Messiah” will be paired with the “sublime” and not often heard “Magnificat” by Claudio Monteverdi. Then, welcome 2013 with energy and bombast with Beethoven’s 9th Symphony. PMC is teaming up with the Los [...]

Twas The Night…At the Huntington

Twas The Night…At the Huntington

This Saturday, the Huntington Library offers a reading of the holiday classic “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas.” In addition, Little Junebugs will be on hand so kids can get in the mix and make some festive crafts. “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas” was first published in the Troy Sentinel in upstate New York on December [...]

710 Tunnel Decision

710 Tunnel Decision

Today the Pasadena City Council will “take a position” on the 710 Freeway tunnel. Should a tunnel complete the Long Beach Freeway, creating a link from the 10 to the 210 Freeways? The council’s position, though, may not possess any genuine significance. Councilman Terry Tornek states, “Frankly, I’ve been asking to have this brought forward [...]

L.A.’s Poet Laureate Eloise Klein Healy and Pasadena’s Red Hen Press

L.A.’s Poet Laureate Eloise Klein Healy and Pasadena’s Red Hen Press

Eloise Klein Healy has been named Los Angeles’ official poet laureate by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. Born in El Paso, then raised in a small town in Iowa, Healy moved with her family to L.A. when she was ten years old. She began writing poetry at a young age (supposedly on the back of movie and television [...]

“Parsifal” & “On Canaan’s Side”

“Parsifal” & “On Canaan’s Side”

Parsifal by Jim Krusoe If you have a taste for the surreal, a wry, dark sense of humor that might not be getting enough exercise, and a high tolerance for ambiguity, check out South Pasadena’s own Jim Krusoe. His latest novel, Parsifal, is as cagey and laugh-out-loud funny as his previous books. Cagey: What exactly [...]

An All Dads’ “Herschel & the Hanukkah Goblins”

An All Dads’ “Herschel & the Hanukkah Goblins”

We’re not sure how this came about, how the actors were roped into this, but the Weizmann Day School‘s production of Eric Kimmel’s Herschel and the Hanukkah Goblins will be an all male cast, all father’s of students. Go dads! This story has become a Hanukkah favorite. Though it doesn’t talk about the original Hannukah [...]

One Man’s “A Christmas Carol”

One Man’s “A Christmas Carol”

Actor, producer, director, and teacher Duffy Hudson will put on a one-man performance of Charles Dickens‘ “A Christmas Carol” on Thursday, December 6th at the South Pasadena Public Library. The blurb from the city says that “without the aid of props or costumes, Hudson will bring all 46 characters of this timeless classic to life.” [...]

Eleven Years of Lebowski

Eleven Years of Lebowski

His name is Bill Green and he’s a new resident of Pasadena. Welcome, Bill! His website Bill Green Studios tells us that he was raised in Louisville, Kentucky, has never broken a bone in his body, does have a fear of heights and has appeared on The Price Is Right. His business is Bill Green [...]

Il Fornaio, A Speakeasy

Il Fornaio, A Speakeasy

For one night, Pasadena’s Il Fornaio is turning into a speakeasy, with help from neighborhood friends Elisa B., Goorin Brothers, Wasabi, and Origins. It’s being deemed a Prohibition-era cocktail party with a fashion show to boot. While being serenaded by Dutch Newman and The Musical Melodians, you’re invited to sidle up to the tasting bar [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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