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Opera in Pasadena x2

Opera in Pasadena x2

Opera comes to Pasadena. In two forms. On Thursday, May 9th, the L.A. Opera will perform for free at One Colorado, featuring Courtyard arias from Puccini’s Tosca. The “evening’s maestro will narrate and elucidate the opera and accompany the L.A. Opera singers on piano.” Two performances, approximately 35 minutes long Times: 7 p.m. & 8 p.m. [...]

Grillin’ the Pollo

Grillin’ the Pollo

Okay this isn’t the fanciest of dinners, but it’s a family favorite and very easy (you could almost say we’re cheating), and we love the smell of something grillin’ on the barbecue—especially when it’s out of season and on a rainy day. Ingredients: Boneless chicken breasts, enough to feed your crew, medium-sized Lemons Olive oil Freshly [...]

Wander Through Leanna Lin’s Wonderland for Mother’s Day

Wander Through Leanna Lin’s Wonderland for Mother’s Day

It’s hard to imagine Wonderland, the vibrant, Tokyo pop-inspired store in Eagle Rock, without owner Leanna Lin Fong…or to imagine the pixie-haired proprietress in a shop setting less unique. Bright and airy, cute and quirky, full of fun — going to Leanna Lin’s Wonderland really is like visiting a happy land where countless cheery cities [...]

Euro Pane & Poetry

Euro Pane & Poetry

One of our favorite bakers, Sumi Chang, owner of Euro Pane, is hosting poet Lester Graves Lennon, Sunday, May 19th. He will be reading from his recent book of poetry My Father Was a Poet. Lennon’s first book of poetry was The Upward Curve of the Earth and Heavens (2002). By trade, Mr. Lennon is [...]

Mystery History No. 12

Mystery History No. 12

What is this? Where are we? In this 1910 photo, a float passes by during the Shriners Electric Parade, which took place in Pasadena that year because the annual Shriners National Conclave was here. Other years, it was everywhere from New York to L.A. Thousands of incandescent bulbs were used to outline the designs of [...]

My Kid’s Gifted. Now What?

My Kid’s Gifted. Now What?

In an innocuous building in South Pasadena, the passionate members of the Institute for Educational Advancement welcome newcomers to introduce the organizations services and capabilities. IEA is for gifted children. Since 1998, they’ve “dedicated themselves to the whole child, developing and nurturing gifted children ages 2-18.” IEA lists various characteristics to help identify a gifted child: [...]

Princely Potagers at the Huntington

Princely Potagers at the Huntington

The history and aesthetics of the kitchen garden in France, beginning with the Sun King’s celebrated potager in Versailles, are explored in this lecture by Eric Haskell, director of the Clark Humanities Museum at Scripps College. What we locals, commoners, and average folk might call a “kitchen garden” would be scoffed off the premises in [...]

LitFest Pasadena 2.0

LitFest Pasadena 2.0

Last year the inaugural LitFest Pasadena was a great success with over 1,800 people coming to Central Park for a full slate of activities that made everybody’s day. This year, LitFest Pasadena 2.0 will be held Saturday, May 11th and will feature more than 80 renowned authors and performers, and 40 exhibitors, including some of [...]

Go Public at Arclight

Go Public at Arclight

May 8, 2012: 50 Filmmakers, 50 subjects, 28 schools, 1 day. Result: GO PUBLIC: A Day in the Life of an American School District. Producers James W. O’Keeffe and Dawn O’Keeffe have been working tirelessly—initially to foster interest in the project, commitment and participation, then pulling together—and coordinating—a massive team of professionals, teachers, administrators, and [...]

Mudbound by Hillary Jordan

Mudbound by Hillary Jordan

Mudbound by Hillary Jordan Reviewed by the Book Babes: Carole, Charlotte, Vicki, Judy, Betsy, Missy, Sally, Rosey, Gail, and Patti Vroman’s summarizes Mudbound: “This prize-winning novel is storytelling at the heights of its powers; the ache of wrongs not yet made right, the fierce attendance of history made real (Barbara Kingsolver), as men and women [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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