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The Curiosity Tales

The Curiosity Tales
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Shakespeare is said to have been a member of the troupe that first performed Ben Johnson’s 1598 play, Every Man in His Humour, in which these lines were first heard: Helter skelter, hang sorrow, care will kill the cat, up-tails all, and a pox on the hangman. “Care” at that time indicated worry and sorrow. […]

Make Evergreen Wreaths with Fresh Flowers

Make Evergreen Wreaths with Fresh Flowers

Want the holiday wreath on your front door to be your work of art this season? On Saturday, December 13th, The Huntington welcomes guests to build a wreath from scratch, as well as “deconstructing a ready-made wreath and embellishing it with ornaments, fresh flowers, berries, and branches.” We remember when our mom made homemade wreaths—the […]

Quixote and Me

Quixote and Me

By the time you read this the caballeros of Altadena will long be gone, done leaning back on their homeward mounts, done clip-clop climbing the too narrow sidewalks north of Lincoln near the stables toward Castillo, done telling code of crisp days coming. Clip clop, the sound for clocks, knock-knock jokes, a slow castanets, hoofs […]

Christmas Musical at Alex Theater

Christmas Musical at Alex Theater

We’re slightly giddy over here as an old, old, going back to high school days in Darien, Connecticut-friend Geoff Aymar, a jazz pianist, will be one of the evening’s guest performers at the Los Angeles Premiere Orchestra in “Christmas Musical Spectacular” at the Alex Theater in Glendale on December 13th. He will be performing with […]

Meat Pies!

Meat Pies!

Growing up in Fiji, meat pies were a part of everyday life. It is your afternoon snack after school or your dinner at the Royal Suva Yacht Club (who served the BEST meat pies). You can find meat pies at the local bodega or the Chinese take out place. They are everywhere. So this is […]

Nothing Says the Holidays Like Tamales

Nothing Says the Holidays Like Tamales

Prepare for holiday tamales by enjoying Grassroots’ Tamale Lunch Fiesta, December 19th-20th. After savoring one or all five of Grassroots’  homemade tamales, make sure to put in a holiday order. Unsurprisingly, Grassroots’ tamales are made with certified GMO-free and organic U.S.A. corn. They’re also advertised as being antibiotic-free, hormone-free, lard-free, and gluten-free, which will satisfy […]

Twilight Zone: Holiday Edition, The Nutcracker, Turkey Lurkey & Unbound Christmas Carol – Holiday Theater Galore

Twilight Zone: Holiday Edition, The Nutcracker, Turkey Lurkey & Unbound Christmas Carol – Holiday Theater Galore

A Noise Within, Boston Court, Pasadena Playhouse. These are the bedrock of our local, professional theater. But in addition, we have several other avenues for theatrical experiences. Here are a few option for those pining to see stories told, live onstage… ● Twilight Zone Unscripted. This Special Holiday Edition “pays homage to Rod Sterling’s iconic […]

Holiday Snow, Artisanal L.A., Enchanted Handmade & Re-Assembled

Holiday Snow, Artisanal L.A., Enchanted Handmade & Re-Assembled

It’s holiday festival time. Take your pick or visit them all! Holiday Snow Festival, Arcadia, Saturday, Dec. 6th, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Arcadia Comm. Center, 365 Campus Drive. Dual sled runs and 2 snow play areas; entertainment by Elsa and Olaf from Frozen; the Grilled Cheese Truck for nom. Free parking and shuttle service. For more […]

A Pasadena Rose

A Pasadena Rose

A picture of Pasadena’s signature flower, the rose, taken in the early  morning after the recent rainfall.               The full-frame image… ~~~   Janice will be exhibiting some of her numerous photographs at Euro Pane on Sunday, December 7th. This holiday exhibition and sale includes photographs by Janice Corsino […]

North & South Lake for the Holidays

North & South Lake for the Holidays

Would you like to visit the North Pole, but just don’t have the time? Then make your way to North Lake Avenue in Altadena on Saturday, December 6th for the North Lake Pole Holiday Festival. (It won’t be anything like the North Pole, which is good since our Absolute Zero Parka is at the cleaners […]

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