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Fire & Light

Fire & Light

The wood and joinery by Greene and Greene are distinctive, as are the light fixtures, glass windows, wall sconces, cabinets, and doors. Get a close-up look—with all the background information you’ll ever need from John Hamm—during the “Fire & Light” tour at the Gamble House on August 16th. “Fire & Light” looks at the Greenes’ evolution of style; [...]

Zines, Comics & DIY

Zines, Comics & DIY

“It’s really very fun,” the man on the phone from Vroman’s Bookstore Hastings Ranch said in regard to the upcoming Zine Workshop on August 16th. After he explained further, we imagined a drawing, cutting, gluing, folding creative (without the brawling) free-for-all. At Vroman’s Hastings Branch, zines, comic books, or just about anything your mind imagines [...]

Seeking Japchae

Seeking Japchae

Although japchae sounds like a term that should be avoided in polite conversation, it is in fact a Korean dish of glass noodles made from sweet potatoes, roasted vegetables and, oftentimes, rice or meat cooked in sesame oil. The Pasadena area has a number of establishments that include japchae, and each one does it in [...]

Smile! Or Bite Me!

Smile! Or Bite Me!

I would like to do my part to wipeout a most obnoxious behavior. I hope I speak for a lot of you. I am talking about nipping those folks in the bud who feel obliged to tell complete strangers to “Smile!” It usually happens to me in grocery stores. I have occasionally gotten it in [...]

The Pasadena Playhouse Asks: Save Our Butts!

The Pasadena Playhouse Asks: Save Our Butts!

It seems the Pasadena Playhouse needs some new seats. Actually, they’ve all ready been shipped. They’ll be arriving on August 29th and they need help paying the bill. Normally in a situation like this, a stern parent might offer a lesson on financial responsibility, plodding on way past a person’s expected attention span, about not buying something you [...]

The Leopard in the Land

The Leopard in the Land

On August 12th, we will be showing The Leopard in the Land, a documentary about Joe Rohde’s month-long trip to Mongolia to support the endangered snow leopard. Joe went to Mongolia last September to create paintings that could be sold to raise money for snow leopard conservation, but ended up doing and learning far more [...]

Poptails

Poptails

Have you ever been to a party that goes a little bit past it’s expiration date? Over the 4th of July I had this experience and I knew it was time to head home when people started mixing whatever liquors were leftover on the counter to take shots. As someone who detests shots, this was [...]

In Want of Water

In Want of Water

On January 17, 2014, California Governor Jerry Brown proclaimed a state of emergency and requested that all state residents voluntarily reduce their water use by 20%. (Gov.CA.gov) How’d you do? News outlets reported that we cut our water usage by a measly five percent. According to Jennifer Guess of Pasadena Water and Power, the city [...]

TUGGER the Ship & Kevin Bertazzon

TUGGER the Ship & Kevin Bertazzon

About a year ago, I was asked if I might be willing to help build a spaceship. Since I spend my days looking at a screen and typing at a keyboard, I was a bit hesitant, especially as the weekends spent in the garage with my dad building a Bugatti (a VW kit car), which eventually [...]

Swinging at the Ballroom

Swinging at the Ballroom

It’s a night for blue, but not for blues or a sombre mood. The Pasadena Ballroom Dance Association celebrates the Dog Days of Summer on August 9th with a “blue” themed night (as in color of clothing) with the sounds of Lost Dog Found from San Francisco. Stevie Mac and Chris Hudlow are friends from [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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