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The Spot Gourmet’s Golden Turkey

The Spot Gourmet’s Golden Turkey

For every take out order placed from November 1st through December 1st, The Spot Gourmet, a Glendale caterer, will be donating $5 to the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank. TSG has already pledged $1,000 (which will provide 4,000 meals) to their “Take Out Hunger” drive. For Thanksgiving, The Spot Gourmet offers a traditional menu as well [...]

Llegos & Pop Art at Designer Con

Llegos & Pop Art at Designer Con

It’s art. It’s design. And there are toys. Collectible toys. Design apparel. Urban, underground, and pop art. Smashed all together. This Saturday, Designer Con. Llego creations. Art contest with $2 entry fee and prizes like custom Morphik bands. Cracking open blindboxed goodies. Carson Catlin will sacrifice a Munny to the gods of reticulation. Sr. Toast versus [...]

Organist Daryl Robinson, SoCal Debut

Organist Daryl Robinson, SoCal Debut

Praised for his “innovative programming, impeccable technique, imaginative organ registrations, and unique depth of interpretative skill,” Daryl Robinson won the First Prize and the Audience Prize at the 2012 American Guild of Organists National Young Artists Competition in Organ Performance (NYACOP). “We’ve always known that Daryl was a special talent,” said Betsy Cook Weber, director [...]

Descanso Japanese Garden Fest

Descanso Japanese Garden Fest

Celebrate the Land of the Rising Sun. The Descanso Gardens celebrates all things Japanese this weekend with flower arranging, traditional cuisine, music, and Taiko drummers. Ikebana is the art of flower arranging, emphasizing creative expression, intention, minimalism, and focusing on stems and leaves to draw attention to shape, line, and form. The Sogetsu School of [...]

South Pasadena Halloween Ghosts

South Pasadena Halloween Ghosts

We wandered some South Pasadena streets today and found a bunch of ghosts and skeletons—some kind of freaky, slightly disconcerting, and impressively creative. Then we found the cute, adorable, Caspar-like ghosts (thank goodness). But beware, come Wednesday evening, when the sun goes down and the strobe lights, fog machines, and sound effects come alive—then nothing [...]

Any Human Heart

Any Human Heart

In Any Human Heart, William Boyd sets out to chronicle the 20th century from a rather ordinary person’s point of view. Logan Mountstuart is a bit of an outsider, a bit of an insider, a moderately successful, moderately interesting person who manages to utterly charm and intrigue the reader through seven decades of fictional diaries. [...]

Have Surplus Backyard Fruit?

Have Surplus Backyard Fruit?

The Arroyo Timebank’s Neighborhood Fruit Picking Project is here to help harvest your fruit. For anyone who would like to donate their extra backyard or garden fruit or produce to local food banks, Arroyo Timebank members will come by and harvest away. All fruits and produce will be distributed whole, made into juice, or included [...]

Frankenstorm: Hurricane Sandy

Frankenstorm: Hurricane Sandy

This year, Frankenstein’s a lady. Hurricane Sandy descends upon the East Coast today, tomorrow, and Wednesday, from North Carolina all the way up to Maine. Though this doesn’t concern San Gabriel Valley directly—and as such may seem an odd item for Hometown Pasadena—many of us have loved ones up and down the East Coast, and [...]

Halloween Horrors & Fun

Halloween Horrors & Fun

Experiencing Halloween can produce a vast range of reactions like the glee of counting the candy stash at the end of the night and finding 10 king-size Hershey bars and a treasure trove of Air Heads, Necco wafers, Twix and Kit Kat bars, and the holiday standard, candy corn. Anyone remember Sugar Babies, old fashioned [...]

AKA Bistro Hosts Community Garden Fundraiser

AKA Bistro Hosts Community Garden Fundraiser

“Can U Dig It?” This is the title for the Pasadena Community Garden Conservancy’s first fundraiser on November 4th. One of the founding members of the Conservancy is AKA Bistro proprietor Robert Simon “who has designed a menu for the event to showcase local produce, wines, meats, and fish.” Eileen Read, PCGC President and CEO, [...]

Gooden Open House Saturday, January 11

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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