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Frankenstorm: Hurricane Sandy

Frankenstorm: Hurricane Sandy

This year, Frankenstein’s a lady. Hurricane Sandy descends upon the East Coast today, tomorrow, and Wednesday, from North Carolina all the way up to Maine. Though this doesn’t concern San Gabriel Valley directly—and as such may seem an odd item for Hometown Pasadena—many of us have loved ones up and down the East Coast, and [...]

Halloween Horrors & Fun

Halloween Horrors & Fun

Experiencing Halloween can produce a vast range of reactions like the glee of counting the candy stash at the end of the night and finding 10 king-size Hershey bars and a treasure trove of Air Heads, Necco wafers, Twix and Kit Kat bars, and the holiday standard, candy corn. Anyone remember Sugar Babies, old fashioned [...]

AKA Bistro Hosts Community Garden Fundraiser

AKA Bistro Hosts Community Garden Fundraiser

“Can U Dig It?” This is the title for the Pasadena Community Garden Conservancy’s first fundraiser on November 4th. One of the founding members of the Conservancy is AKA Bistro proprietor Robert Simon “who has designed a menu for the event to showcase local produce, wines, meats, and fish.” Eileen Read, PCGC President and CEO, [...]

Mission Playhouse Preview Dinner

Mission Playhouse Preview Dinner

The San Gabriel Mission Playhouse was built solely for The Mission Play, which was last produced in the 1940s. The story focuses on the beginning of California’s “modern history as Father Junipero Serra and his followers struggle to build 21 missions throughout the Golden State.” The current interpretation of the play is a musical based on [...]

South Pas Arts Crawl

South Pas Arts Crawl

They call it South Pasadena’s “neighborhood night-on-the-town.” In reality, it’s an evening of hopping from gallery to gallery, listening to a smattering of live music, locating the kid-friendly activities, and taking advantage of the numerous discounts offered by the shops along this historic district on Mission Street. SPACE Arts Center will host the closing reception [...]

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. [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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