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Chinese Acrobats at Kidspace & Summercamp

Chinese Acrobats at Kidspace & Summercamp

Tuesday night is Free Family Night at Kidspace Museum and on July 2nd, classical Chinese acrobats will perform—definitely an experience to make the little ones’ eyes grow wide with amazement. Can someone actually bend like a pretzel? Summer camp at Kidspace begins on Monday, July 15th with week-long names like Wacky Kitchen Science, Water Water [...]

Mystery History No. 17: Apropos This Week

Mystery History No. 17: Apropos This Week

In this photo, ground is being excavated in 1923 for a new swimming pool — called a “plunge” — at Brookside Park to replace the original. In 1912 the City of Pasadena purchased 30 acres of land known as Sheep Corral Springs for the development of a park in the Arroyo Seco. For many years [...]

Her Parlor Boys, Salty Suites, and Tumbleweed

Her Parlor Boys, Salty Suites, and Tumbleweed

You don’t have to be a senior citizen to attend free, family-friendly concerts this summer at Pasadena’s Memorial Park bandshell every Tuesday evening, 6-7 p.m., sponsored by the Pasadena Senior Center. * July 2 – Janet Klein and Her Parlor Boys offer a nostalgic musical journey back to the 1900 to 1930 era. * July [...]

Rachael Worby & MUSE/IQUE

Rachael Worby & MUSE/IQUE

MUSE/IQUE was born two years ago as a “counter conventional orchestra.” The maestra, Rachael Worby, answers some questions posed by Hometown Pasadena’s Julia Harm. What is the driving force behind MUSE/IQUE? RW: The audience is the driving force behind MUSE/IQUE. Our MUSE/IQUE members are adventurous. When we started, we saw an opportunity to do something [...]

Color

Color

Red as my lips Red as my cheeks Kissed by you gently to help me to sleep Red as our blood Red as the wine Red as my eyes crying on a restless night Red as my dreams Red as my fears Red as the moon when the storm is near Red as my hair Red as my [...]

Running With Scissors

Running With Scissors

A memoir by Augusten Burroughs Born into an already troubled family— —wait. Let’s tell it like it is. Because in Augusten Burroughs’ memoir, Running With Scissors, he tells it like it was. And it was weird. Born into a totally screwed-up family, with an alcoholic father and a psychotic mother who fought raging battles on [...]

Homemade Bruschetta

Homemade Bruschetta

This month I would love to share my absolutely favorite recipe for my absolutely favorite summer appetizer: Bruschetta!  There is nothing—repeat NOTHING—tastier than good bruschetta on a hot summer’s afternoon.  Fancy-shmancy restaurants charge a small fortune for this simple gathering of summer flavors, and I’m telling you, once you whip this up you’ll never order [...]

Seeking Spirits with J. Michael Walker

Seeking Spirits with J. Michael Walker

A lot goes on in J. Michael Walker’s work. You need time, a moment, maybe a little stillness and quiet to take it all in, to hear the birds, to feel the rustle of the wind, the ache of years, the magic of life, to be infused by the characters and souls he nurtures to [...]

Mrs. Fenyes and the Movies (Part 1 of 4): Los Angeles

Mrs. Fenyes and the Movies (Part 1 of 4): Los Angeles

By Sheryl Peters Eva Fenyes came to Pasadena in 1896, attracted by the temperate climate, the beautiful landscape, and the quality of light which is so unique to Southern California. Eva was a watercolor artist and a patron of the arts, commissioning and collecting work to be hung in the mansion she built at 170 [...]

Nicole’s in South Pas

Nicole’s in South Pas

You may think of Nicole’s as a great place to have a Croque Monsieur (or a Croque Nicole!), or to pick up a thick slice of Pâté de Campagne and thin slices of prosciutto to go along with a crusty baguette. But have you looked between the shelves? Have you ventured past the tables, the [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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