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Altadena Farmers’ Market Opens Big

Altadena Farmers’ Market Opens Big

There’s a new reason to knock off work early on Wednesdays. On May 30th, the long-awaited Altadena Certified Farmers Market made its debut at the south end of Loma Alta County Park, just off Lincoln Ave. on Palm St. in Altadena. The small, weekly market (about 30 vendors) has a prime location next to the Altadena Community [...]

Make Music Pasadena

Make Music Pasadena

Music your thing? Well then, for a full twelve hours on Saturday, June 16th, plan to experience nirvana. One hundred fifty free concerts will be available to the public from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. throughout downtown Pasadena—including “performances in alleys, buses, churches, rooftops, libraries and museums.” Make Music Pasadena is modeled after the Fête de [...]

Opera á la Carte

Opera á la Carte

“A fine practitioner of Gilbertian patter and Sullivanian lyricism,” so says the Los Angeles Times of Richard Sheldon, founder of the forty-year-old Gilbert and Sullivan repertory company Opera á la Carte. The Neighborhood Church and Garden will be the location this Saturday for a Victorian garden party with a silent auction, raffle, victuals and beverages, [...]

Gastropub vs. Ale House: Self-identification Is Tricky

Gastropub vs. Ale House: Self-identification Is Tricky

As has been discussed here before, the term “gastropub” immediately conjures up some sort of boardroom trying to guess the next trend. “Gastropubs,” the men in the suits say. “That’s what the hip kids like today.” In contrast, an “ale house” brings to mind long tables and beer—something simpler, something, well, less pretentious. This time [...]

Unique Summer Digs

Unique Summer Digs

Not many 17-year-olds will be spending their summer in Northern Kenya learning the principles and field methods of paleoanthropology. But not every 17-year-old is Susanna Sabin. It is said that the remote Koobi Fora in Kenya is “the richest and most spectacular early hominid region in the world.” The Koobi Fora Field School was founded by [...]

Take a Nibble: It’s Yours

Take a Nibble: It’s Yours

For two years, Pasadena Community Gardens has worked towards creating “eco-friendly, edible, and sustainable community gardens.” Ground breaks on the site of former California Governor Henry Harrison Markham’s ranch house on Pasadena Avenue, north of Bellefontaine Street. The event on Saturday, June 9th, from 9 a.m.-noon, will be the kickoff for a $80,000 fundraising campaign. [...]

Adorable Goats: Yummy Chevre

Adorable Goats: Yummy Chevre

Adorable goats; yummy chevre. Wild yeast; crispy crusts. Grab a blender; make some mustard. Macerate some berries; spread some jam. Making cheese, baking your own bread, creating your own signature mustard, and preserving your berry bounty for up to a year—this is what lays in store if you sign up for Foodcrafting 101 on June [...]

Runaway Daughters. Voluptuous Neighbors.

Runaway Daughters. Voluptuous Neighbors.

“Stories so raw, we could not publish them.” That’s the tag line on the flyer for the Pasadena Writing Project’s 2nd annual public reading titled “Bars, Breasts and Borders—Too Hot to Print?” Writers from the Memoir Writing Workshop will be reading excerpts, followed by a Q&A and discussion period, and a wine and cheese reception [...]

A Pub Just Around the Corner

A Pub Just Around the Corner

Joe can’t say exactly how many customers in his first six days of business have said, “This place is great; it’s just around the corner from me,” but it’s enough to make him smile. This place is Griffins of Kinsale: an Irish pub on Mission Street in South Pasadena. There are no flat screen TVs, no [...]

Start Your Weekend with a Friday Food Fair

Start Your Weekend with a Friday Food Fair

Well, now that we’ve been informed that Food Truck Wednesdays, a fundraising event for the Pasadena PTA, is on a hiatus until the fall, we thought we’d re-direct you to the Chefs Center’s Food Truck Fridays—or more accurately, but much more of a mouthful, the “Spring Friday Food Fair & Artisanal Marketplace.” Chefs Center on [...]

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