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Let Us Eat Cake!

Let Us Eat Cake!

Ready for a sugar buzz? And, by the way, what’s the story behind our infatuation with this addictive crystalline substance? Explore how sugar influenced the history and culture of France, England, and America in an art gallery discussion led by Maite Gomez-Rejón from ArtBites. Afterwards, participants will head to the kitchen to bake up some [...]

Aladdin & Winter Wonderland

Aladdin & Winter Wonderland

Before every performance of Aladdin and His Winter Wish at the Pasadena Playhouse, kids and parents are welcome to make crafts, play games, and listen to holiday carolers in the winter wonderland courtyard. Aladdin is this year’s Panto at the Playhouse production, a brand new musical following last year’s successful panto A Snow White Christmas. [...]

Tamale Lunch

Tamale Lunch

Grassroots Natural Market & Kitchen in South Pasadena is having its annual Tamale Lunch on Friday and Saturday, December 20th and 21st. Chicken, pork, vegan jackfruit, green chile cheese, and sweet corn cheese tamales will have been made, filled, steamed, and ready to consume. Along with a tamale or two, hungry diners may choose from [...]

Sites of the Season

Sites of the Season

Lately, while we’ve been out and about in our car, we find ourselves effortlessly deferring an errand, a “should”, or a “next on the list”, and, instead, cutting down a side street to see what holiday decorations might await us. During these lapses in duty to work, parenting, the household, etc., when we succumb to [...]

Float of Hope

Float of Hope

City of Hope will exhibit its 40th float in this year’s Rose Parade on Wednesday, the 1st of January. If you’ve never had a chance to get up close and personal, consider signing up for a shift to help decorate their float, which is called “Turning Hopes and Dreams into Reality.” Inspired by the wishing trees [...]

We All Fall Down

We All Fall Down

Destined lightness of being, sometimes a danger in the urban world, or planet of intrigue, politics, economic need where gargoyles fly at night, and things go bumpity bump. It’s a dance isn’t it? Living on the planet, one gone tilt where we all fall down, and yet, century after century we get up. After the [...]

A John Denver Christmas & Scambooty

A John Denver Christmas & Scambooty

How can you resist? John Denver is synonymous with Christmas like cookies and cream. Okay, that might be pushing it, but we have fond memories of our very first concert being John Denver, live in New York (not our first choice). We’ve always made a bit of a joke about it, (reclaiming our cool factor [...]

L.A. Opera Celebrates Benjamin Britten

L.A. Opera Celebrates Benjamin Britten

Join us for an evening with L.A. Opera in The Huntington Art Gallery. A master of orchestral writing, Benjamin Britten wrote some of the most important classical music of the twentieth century. To honor the 2013 centenary of the British composer, James Conlon, Music Director of LA Opera, will discuss the music and artistic legacy [...]

Grist & Toll for the Holidays

Grist & Toll for the Holidays

Grist: grain that is ground to make flour. Toll: origin, Old English, denoting a charge, tax, or duty. Paying a tribute, compensation. Grain is milled into flour. In bygone days, the miller was aloud a “toll” or percentage of the final product as payment for his work. Grist & Toll on Arroyo Parkway in Pasadena [...]

Winter Gardening

Winter Gardening

Learn how to grow fruits and vegetables organically in your home garden! You’ll be saving money at the grocery store while contributing to the healthy lifestyle of your family by reaping the nutritional benefits of eating fresh-grown produce. Vegetable gardens  enhance the appearance of any  yard and provide a fun activity for all ages. This class focuses [...]

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Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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Camelot and Vine

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