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Hobo Jazz, Evening Yoga & Furcraea macdougalii

Hobo Jazz, Evening Yoga & Furcraea macdougalii

Summer Nights at The Arboretum continues Friday, August 16th, with Hobo Jazz. The group describes itself as: We are Hobo Jazz, playing an uneasily classifiable but instantly recognizable blend of roots music and original pre-war soul. Since 2001, we’ve been entertaining our fans and converting our detractors with a glib attitude to match our music. [...]

Pet Hospital for Future Vets & Physics

Pet Hospital for Future Vets & Physics

Think you have a little future veterinarian on your hands? Saturday, August 17th, Kidspace Museum hosts Banfield Pet Hospital Future Vet Camp. Kids have the opportunity to learn about pet healthcare and veterinary medicine. A veterinarian will lead activities and kids can earn a pet care certificate. This event is free with admission, but pre-registration [...]

Riding the Birds in South Pas

Riding the Birds in South Pas

The South Pasadena Public Library staff has spent years digitalizing historical photos of this small town, south of big sister Pasadena, which are now on view to the public at Online Archive California. Perusing a few of the pics, we came across the picture to the right… The Cawston Ostrich Farm was located in the [...]

Camellia Lounge at Full Moon Tea

Camellia Lounge at Full Moon Tea

There are only six more chances to enjoy the Camellia Lounge this summer. On the Descanso Garden‘s main lawn (Tuesdays and Thursdays) or at the Full Moon Tea House (Wednesdays), the Patina Restaurant Group offers signature cocktails and a mini menu. Tuesdays are All-American night with the choice of an Angus beef cheeseburger, a hot [...]

Commemorating the March on Washington

Commemorating the March on Washington

August 28th will be the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in 1963, three months before the assassination of President Kennedy. For this writer who was only a year old, the day most probably came and went with lots of napping, consuming and digesting, but for the mother of said [...]

SIP-tember: a Celebration of the Cocktail

SIP-tember: a Celebration of the Cocktail

Pasadena Chamber of Commerce’s SIP-tember kicks off on August 15th to honor the birthday of “culinary pioneer” Julia Child. Just as with the inaugural Julia Child Pasadena Cocktail Party last year, this year’s event will take place at restaurants all over the city with a citywide happy birthday toast at 7 p.m. Guests are encouraged [...]

Julia Child: A Salute

Julia Child: A Salute

“I always give my bird a generous butter massage before I put it in the oven. Why? Because I think the chicken likes it—and, more importantly, I like to give it.” Julia Child, born in Pasadena 101 years ago this August 15th, 2013, had a voice we’ll always hear—slightly grating—in our ears, though her laugh, [...]

Jasmine and Fire: A Bittersweet Year in Beirut

Jasmine and Fire: A Bittersweet Year in Beirut

Salma Abdelnour spends a year in Beirut, the city she fled with her parents at age nine, contemplating the meaning of “home” as she ponders whether to resettle there. The book begins tilted much towards an Eat Pray Love style personal confessional but gradually gives way to a broader picture of Beirut, the Middle East [...]

Homelessness

Homelessness

Homelessness looks like how I’m feeling about me. Sometimes homelessness looks like I’ve got it all together and know how to present the Diva in me to the world. Yes, a homeless woman can be a diva on a good day. Then, homelessness can feel and look like “Chicken Little” as in the tale of [...]

Traditional Spanish Gazpacho

Traditional Spanish Gazpacho

Have some extra tomatoes in your garden that you’d rather have on your table? Look no further than Jennie Cook’s traditional Spanish gazpacho, a summer classic perfect for a California August. This recipe is excerpted from a chapter of Who Wants Seconds? on Spanish cooking, which Jennie fell in love with during her travels in [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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