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Gardening in Difficult Times

Gardening in Difficult Times
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Too hot, too dry, too steep, too shady. The obstacles to a thriving garden are many, but help has arrived at Thursday Garden Talks with Lili Singer. On October 29, come learn how to harvest rain, through time-tested techniques and new methods, “including current legal uses for collected water, from an acclaimed local garden designer.” […]

2015 Halloween: Fun & Frightful

2015 Halloween: Fun & Frightful

Trick or treating, movies, a Fall Fest, and a Mad Monster Party. It’s Halloween 2015. In case plans are still in flux, here are a few options… Tricks, a Flick & (Free) Family Pix, Saturday, Oct. 31st, 5-8 p.m. One Colorado, 41 Hugus Alley, Pasadena. One Colorado in Old Pasadena welcomes costumed kids to meet […]

Shakespeare’s Night of Terror

Shakespeare’s Night of Terror

This is not Freddy Kruger terror or Stephen King horror, but after a bit of knifing, roaring, and disemboweling, the Ensemble Shakespeare Theater‘s “Night of Terror” steps into the truly terrifying… Emcee Fred Cross addresses an audience member and asks, “What is more frightening than blood and gore?” The man considers, then answers: “The mind.” […]

Welcome to the Drought

Welcome to the Drought

Although the condominium I used to share with my Eventual Ex is located in the urban heart of Old Pasadena, the grounds resembling a set from “The Secret Garden.” Behind the gates, like a seascape sculpted for a Rose Parade float, are pastel dunes of blossoms, a clock tower, fountains, and streams that course over […]

Fabulous Fashions

Fabulous Fashions

At one point in time, from the mid-1890s, women donned, worked, entertained, and paraded in dresses with sleeves in the shape of a leg of lamb. Leg o’ mutton sleeves they were, and apparently the size of the top-leg part of the sleeve continued to balloon in size until finally falling out of favor around […]

Cajun Shrimp and Rice Remoulade

Cajun Shrimp and Rice Remoulade

I went to New Orleans a few years ago and fell in love with the food. It’s truly impossible not to. Since then- using Cajun spices and the same flavor profiles has become a small part of my cooking technique. It’s something I hope I can only expand on. Does anyone have a Nola grandma […]

AltaEats’ Farm-to-Table Supper

AltaEats’ Farm-to-Table Supper

AltaEats, the “up, up the hill” little neighborhood restaurant located in Pasadena—but feels like it’s in Altadena—is the creation of Paul Ragan and Angela Visca. AltaEats has been praised as being ambitious, intriguing, and fun by Gayot and Jessica Ritz of LA Weekly writes, “What isn’t really up for debate is this team’s dedication to […]

Kikezuri: Japanese Woodcarving Class

Kikezuri: Japanese Woodcarving Class

It’s described as “part sculpture class, part active meditation.” How would that work exactly? Come immerse and relax in the practice of kikezuri, the art of Japanese woodcarving. This hands-on class is led by master woodcarver Yo Takimoto. Open to all ages and skill levels.   Kikezuri: Japanese Woodcarving Saturday, Oct. 24, 1-4 p.m. Descanso […]

Fall Plant Sale at the Huntington

Fall Plant Sale at the Huntington

We’ve been told that the fall is an excellent time for planting California native plants. Since we can hardly keep a cactus alive, perhaps we should join the crowd and load up on salvias, ceanothus, irises, and leucadendrons at this the Huntington’s Fall Plant Sale, October 23-25. A large assortment of water-wise Australian plants will […]

Happiness Is a Thing Called Fiestas

Happiness Is a Thing Called Fiestas

The Pasadena Museum of California Art continues to celebrate Sister Corita Kent and her meaningful art with “Happiness Is a Thing Called Fiestas” on October 24. Create banners and wearable art with Corrie Siegel, Education Manager at the Fowler Museum at UCLA, and participate in a Corita-inspired “Happening.” The celebration features a musical performance by […]

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