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Artist Kenton Nelson & Honoring the Pillars of Orange Grove

Artist Kenton Nelson & Honoring the Pillars of Orange Grove

With a style that has its origins in American Scene painting, Regionalism, and the work of the WPA artists of the ’30s, Kenton Nelson “brings to his canvases a trimmed and exact world: youthful, robust figures; clean and painted structures; landscapes that are polished and orderly” (SullivanGoss.com). Saturday, July 13th, Pasadena Heritage presents the “Pillars [...]

Ukeleles and Lobster

Ukeleles and Lobster

Jumping fleas and crustaceans may not naturally sound like they go hand in hand. This Friday, Strummin’ Ukeleles and Luscious Lobsters at Fancy Food Truck Friday in Altadena may change this perception. The ukelele, developed in late 1880s in Hawaii, is the string instrument of choice for the Jumpin’ Flea Circus Players. (The word “ukelele” roughly translates [...]

Flight Night: Summer Wines

Flight Night: Summer Wines

Vertical Wine Bistro and the L.A. Times are offering flights of wine on Tuesday, July 16th, which includes “conversations with wine connoisseurs,” as well as charcuterie and hors d’oeuvres. Participating wineries include Chateau St. Michelle at Canoe Ridge Estate, Aveleda, Alexander Valley, Chateau St. Jean, Matua, O Wines, Porta & Douro, Rodney Strong, Smokepoint, Stag’s [...]

Chinese Dance & Behind the Scenes Photography

Chinese Dance & Behind the Scenes Photography

One show remains to complete the San Gabriel Mission Playhouse’s season—and it’s free. Friday, July 12th, students from Wlutont Elementary in Beijing, China will present an evening of traditional Chinese dance and music—and interestingly enough, performances of Auld Lang Syne and It’s a Small World. On July 27th, the Playhouse will offer aspiring or established photographers [...]

Sustainability Is the Answer

Sustainability Is the Answer

South Pasadena begins its summer concerts in the park this Sunday with the classic rock band The Answer. Before you start rockin’ out, you will have time to learn about sustainability and get green tips from San Gabriel Valley Energy Wise Partnership, Green Station, the Air Quality Management District, West Coast Arborists, TruGreen Landcare, Athens Services, [...]

Asian Meatballs

Asian Meatballs

This recipe is contributed by Monica Ford of Real Food Devotee, about whom we will have a full article with comments on her homemade products next week: highly recommended! One of my yummy snacks is lovely Asian meatballs. They are an easy finger food, go great with a dipping sauce, and are perfect when added [...]

1st Annual Hot Dog Eating Contest

1st Annual Hot Dog Eating Contest

Cramming hot dogs into your mouth when it’s 110 degrees may not sound all that appetizing, but with the temps lowering to an almost cool 84 degrees on Saturday, how about trying to be top dog at Dog Haus Biergaten‘s First Annual Hot Dog Eating Contest. For a mere $20, anyone can enter the contest, [...]

A 1941 Willy’s, The Candy Wrapper Museum & “Alcestis”

A 1941 Willy’s, The Candy Wrapper Museum & “Alcestis”

This Sunday, get a rare view of some classic cars on the Grand Lawn of the Ambassador Auditorium in Pasadena. “Barn Finds” include a 1929 Hudson towing a 1932 trailer (the country’s first patented travel trailer), as well as a 1941 Willy’s 100 point car, an award-winning 1958 Edsel restoration, and a 1959 Corvette 283/245 [...]

July 4th: Celebrate!

July 4th: Celebrate!

Whether you like your hot dogs barbecued, a sky of fireworks, patriotic bands, a parade of small town floats, or motorcycle stuntmen to make your 4th of July a day of meaning and fun, San Gabriel Valley has it for you. Here’s a rundown of offerings: Rose Bowl: the big daddy event in the area, [...]

POP’s Mikado

POP’s Mikado

They describe Yum-Yum as “the very happiest girl in Japan,” Peep Po as “pert as a school girl well can be,” and says of Pitti Sing that her “saber true cuts cleanly through the cervical vertebrae.” And with that, the Pacific Opera Project introduces their latest production, Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Mikado, which is scheduled for Porticos [...]

Gooden Open House Saturday, January 11

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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