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Random Acts of Music

Random Acts of Music

We don’t know about you, but when we’re enjoying our coffee, say at Jones Coffee Roasters on Raymond, and our morning blah blah blah is supplanted by the sounds of a string quartet, the joy of living in Pasadena simply multiplies. (Listen here.) Pasadena Public Library is hosting 2 Random Acts of Music performances by [...]

Chocolate-Tahini Timbales

Chocolate-Tahini Timbales

Thank you to Joseph Shuldiner of the Institute of Domestic Technology and author of Pure Vegan: 70 Recipes for Beautiful Meals and Clean Living for sharing his recipe with us. Makes 2 dozen Überchef Thomas Keller, who popularized these little chocolate morsels, calls them “Bouchons,” which is French for “corks.” This variation involves using a velvety [...]

Winter Wonderland Lego Camp

Winter Wonderland Lego Camp

What would your child create with access to over 100,000 legos? Play-Well TEKnologies is presiding over a Winter Wonderland Lego Camp beginning Monday, December 30th and continuing through January 3rd. Apply engineering, architecture, and creativity to…build motorized contraptions like snowmobiles, gondolas, and more. Morning hours are reserved for 5- to 6-year-olds, while the 1-4 p.m. [...]

Toy Drive At CoolHaus & Dog Haus

Toy Drive At CoolHaus & Dog Haus

Bring an unwrapped toy or game valued at $20 or more to CoolHaus on December 18th. Guests will be treated with CoolHaus mini ice cream sandwiches and milkshakes, as well as hot chocolate. Pasadena Magazine says, “We’ll bring the bubbly.” This holiday’s toy drive benefits the Pasadena Child Development Associates. PCDA is “a non-profit that focuses [...]

Pure Vegan

Pure Vegan

“Pure Vegan seems to have developed a following with the vegetable-curious, eaters interested in integrating more plants into their diet without going cold-turkey (sorry for the meat pun). If the book can inspire existing vegans as well as vegan-curious, I’ve done my job.” So says Joseph Shuldiner, author of Pure Vegan:  70 Recipes for Beautiful [...]

Torshi for You

Torshi for You

“Torshi,” Gilda Moshir says,” is a Persian word and it means ‘something sour, tart, and pickled.’” Moshir will be selling her handmade torshi at this Saturday’s holiday boutique at the South Pasadena Women’s Club. “My torshi’s are produced in small batches at the Chef’s Center—a commercial kitchen in Pasadena. I don’t use any preservatives in [...]

Gift: A Poem

Gift: A Poem

The woman crocheted a red scarf, so vibrant, and her garden zinnias didn’t bloom with the season. When she finished, she gave it to her husband, whispering, “On the coldest days you will be wrapped in the most loving embrace.” Apparently he believed her when, one day, he never came home. Now that she’s alone, [...]

Singled Out

Singled Out

In 1917, the senior mistress of Bournemouth High School for Girls in Dorset in the United Kingdom spoke to the sixth form class: “I have come to tell you a terrible fact. Only one out of ten of you girls can ever hope to marry. This is not a guess of mine. It is a [...]

Tiny Treasures at Cactus

Tiny Treasures at Cactus

Cactus Gallery’s 8th Annual Miniatures Show opens Saturday, December 7th, with more than 40 artists participating. Handmade ornaments, paintings, mixed media works, dolls, and whatever else can be created in miniature will be on exhibit and available for purchase. Perfect for stocking stuffers! Cactus Gallery owner Sandra Mastroianni is an impressive curator, illustrating her love [...]

A Castle Carol

A Castle Carol

Creativity knows no bounds they say, so we’re stretching the definition of our “Creative Types” category once again. This year, the annual holiday tour of Pasadena’s glorious Castle Green takes on a creative Dickensian twist. Charles Dickens’ festive and enduring vision of Christmas transforms Castle Green into a Victorian wonderland…Experience firsthand its restored 1890′s splendor…Enjoy [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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