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Pasadena Pops, Gershwin, & Louisiana Juke Joint

Pasadena Pops, Gershwin, & Louisiana Juke Joint

Michael Feinstein will be conducting at The Arboretum this Saturday with a production of “The Gershwins & Me.” “It will be my great joy to present a unique and singular program devoted to the works of George and Ira Gershwin. The selections will range from well-known standards, to some delicious rarities that I hope will delight our [...]

Esotouric’s Pasadena Confidential

Esotouric’s Pasadena Confidential

A wife screams through the phone, “If you hang up on me, I’m going to kill myself.” The husband does not hang up, but a severe storm cuts the phone lines. The husband tells a friend, “I think my wife just committed suicide.” Such is the one of many story lines in the life of [...]

Trees, Trees, Innumerable Trees

Trees, Trees, Innumerable Trees

Did you know that Southern California is host and home to nearly a thousand species of woody perennials (aka trees)? Magnolia x soulangeana. Liquidambar styraciflua. Platanus racemosa. Tabebuia impetiginosa. Translation: Tulip Tree, American Sweet Gum, Western Sycamore, and Pink Trumpet Tree. According to Don Hodel, author of Exceptional Trees of Los Angeles County, we live [...]

Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout

Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout

I picked up a copy of Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout several months ago, read about twenty pages, and put it down. I didn’t like it. It seemed cold and sad. But it won a Pulitzer, for god’s sake, so I put it on the shelf, thinking there must be something worthwhile in it and maybe [...]

Fullness of Days

Fullness of Days

I am old and full of days, and I know this because I get gift certificates in the mail, small bordered, blue; staccato messages to me approaching a distinctly marked age, as not like my twin’s age of 68 when her soul pierced the body’s shell and flew onward and upward, and when I had [...]

The Courage to Write Workshop: Free!

The Courage to Write Workshop: Free!

Find your voice. Walk (write) through various modes of writing. Work, share, listen, learn, and play. Solicit your hutzpah and enroll in a hands-on workshop with author Esther Bradley-DeTally. Beginning Friday, September 20th, Esther will lead a free six-week writing workshop at La Pintoresca Branch Library. One of her groups just came out with an [...]

Sangria!

Sangria!

Ingredients: 1 bottle red wine 2 cups orange juice 1 can club soda Sliced seasonal fresh fruit 1-2 shots rum (or brandy or triple sec) 2 tablespoons sugar Directions: Place fruit (I used a plum and a white nectarine), rum, and sugar together in refrigerator for an hour or more. Chill all other ingredients. When [...]

Smokey Joe’s at the Playhouse

Smokey Joe’s at the Playhouse

When we read, see, or hear “Hound Dog,” many of us think, Elvis Presley. This song by composer Mike Stoller and lyricist Jerry Leiber was originally a hit in 1953 for blues singer Big Mama Thornton. Three years later, Elvis would bump and grind and the song would forever be linked in people’s minds to [...]

Free Water Wise Landscaping Workshops

Free Water Wise Landscaping Workshops

Fed up with that itchy, rough Bermuda grass that you have to mow every weekend? Considering replacing it with a drought tolerant lawn? The City of South Pasadena is offering free water wise landscaping workshops starting September 7th. “Preparation and Design” will teach you how to remove grass and give your yard a makeover with [...]

Farmer Days at Kidspace & Make Your Mark

Farmer Days at Kidspace & Make Your Mark

It’s harvest season and Kidspace is lookin’ for li’l farmers. “Plants games” will be going on in the Nature Exchange, as well as butter making, nature art creating, barnyard boogieing, and spinning wool. For anyone who gets the yen, they can play the gutbucket and washtub bass or else head to the petting zoo, open [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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