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One Starry Night for ALS Benefit with Renée Zellweger

One Starry Night for ALS Benefit with Renée Zellweger
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From Broadway to Hollywood, Jonathan White is once again co-producing a night to remember for this year’s gala to support the Golden West Chapter of the ALS Association, with proceeds benefiting the continuing effort to fight against Lou Gehrig’s disease. The Pasadena Playhouse will be full on the evening of April 20th with headliners of […]

Young African-American Women’s Conference for Girls

Young African-American Women’s Conference for Girls

In May 2014, Grant AME Church reported that… “…seven young women, three parents, and four Daughters of Destiny mentors attended the Young African American Women’s Conference at Pasadena College. The event was sponsored by the Pasadena Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. There were separate workshops for both the girls and the adults. Attending […]

The California Native Landscape: Restoring Beauty & Balance

The California Native Landscape: Restoring Beauty & Balance

John Muir spoke of being able to walk from the City of Los Angeles to the northwest San Fernando Valley without ever leaving the shade of an oak tree. So writes Greg Rubin and Lucy Warren in The California Native Landscape: The Homeowner’s Design Guide to Restoring Its Beauty and Balance. On April 1st, these […]

Crickets

Crickets

  “Crickets” by Thelma Reyna   Crickets detest silence. They’re sirens with nonstop trills that sunder the summer air as they tear me, too. Crickets moan, and I recollect sultry Texas nights and fights with my man under trees in a foresaken park, making love while crickets shamed the dark, or crying alone on the […]

Hunting Eggs at the Rose Bowl

Hunting Eggs at the Rose Bowl

It’s not until it’s mentioned that we think, It’s the perfect venue; what took so long? Thankfully, our lack of foresight and perfect hindsight is not what fuels local ideas, and others are engaged in thinking, conjuring, and creating our local events. 2015 may be the dawning of a new local tradition. The Rose Bowl […]

Caprese Sandwiches

Caprese Sandwiches

My girlfriend, Teri, is actually the wonderful chef who introduced me to these tasty sandwiches. It was love at first sight…taste…whatever. My girls and I (my son is not a tomato fan—go figure) have been hooked on caprese sandwiches ever since we wolfed ’em down at the party where Teri and I first met. This […]

Lobsta, Jogasaki, Tornados & Lobos

Lobsta, Jogasaki, Tornados & Lobos

Pasadena Conservatory of Music has partnered with Jefferson Elementary School for over a decade, teaching the students in instrument and vocal performance. Recently, the school has been “on the road” to becoming a performing arts magnet school and PCM is now also providing instruction to fourth and fifth graders on guitar, drums, and recorders. The […]

Walking Pasadena, No. 2

Walking Pasadena, No. 2

The Walking Pasadena group started on Facebook in April 2014. The purpose? To share experiences of pedestrian exploration of, from, and on the streets of Pasadena (and thereabouts), both online and in person. We schedule occasional group walks, but mostly we share photos and events and questions of interest to pedestrian explorers in our city. […]

Symphony Pastoral

Symphony Pastoral

Beethoven is known to have been a nature lover, taking frequent walks in the country, and even leaving Vienna altogether to work in rural areas. Themes of spiritual renewal, pastoral landscapes, dramatic storms and startling beauty pull you into Beethoven’s sonic painting of the great outdoors. Conductor Nicholas McGegan of the Pasadena Symphony and Pops […]

Cherry Blossom Walk, Talk, Buy

Cherry Blossom Walk, Talk, Buy

Despite temperatures in the high 80s and even low 90s, we know it’s officially spring because it’s time for the Cherry Blossom Festival at Descanso Gardens. Walks, talks, music, origami, food, and the sale of cherry trees will take place all weekend, March 21st-22nd. 2015 Cherry Blossom Festival Saturday-Sunday, March 21st-22nd Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso […]

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