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Sour Cream Coffeecake

Sour Cream Coffeecake

Thank you to Sally Cook of Heirloom Bakery & Café for contributing to this week’s “Mangiamo.” Ingredients: ½ pound of butter 1 pound of sugar 4 eggs 2 cups sour cream ¼ tablespoon and ¼ teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon salt Topping: 1 cup brown sugar 2 tablespoons cocoa ½ tablespoon and ½ teaspoon cinnamon [...]

Pas. Conservatory of Music, Art Ctr. & YWCA’s Girl Power—Bring it!

Pas. Conservatory of Music, Art Ctr. & YWCA’s Girl Power—Bring it!

Sometimes there’s just not enough room, so we’re using a single post to congregate info about the Pasadena Conservatory of Music summer programs for kids, this week’s Art Center student exhibit, and the YWCA’s “girl power” camp. *The Pasadena Conservatory of Music is offering three programs (re: workshops) this summer: Young Musicians Program: 8 weeks [...]

YoungArts

YoungArts

  YoungArts is a yearly program that is now accepting portfolios for all divisions. Anyone 15 to 18 years old (including first year college students who are still 18 years old) may submit. Doug Blush is Supreme Co-Commander-in-Chief, along with his wife and partner Lisa Klein, of MadPix Films, an award-winning production and post-production studio [...]

History Mystery No. 16

History Mystery No. 16

Where are we? And what’s happening? This photo was one of many taken to document the installation of new traffic signals in downtown Pasadena. Unfortunately the year and specific intersection are not identified. Here’s the best guess as to the date, according to Pasadena Public Library research staff: This photo was taken for the Pasadena [...]

Best Loved Love Scenes from the Bard

Best Loved Love Scenes from the Bard

What better way to welcome summer than to buy some fresh ciabatta, soft cheeses, a few slices of sopressata, and a bottle of pinot grigio, then pack it all up with some napkin-covered wine glasses, some plates, and a good bread knife and head over to Farnsworth Park to watch…Lovers. The California Shakespeare Ensemble members [...]

Bookmaking with Wendy Poma

Bookmaking with Wendy Poma

Codex versus case. Do you know the difference? Wendy Poma does. She’s been teaching traditional bookmaking at Glendale Community College since 1999, and she’ll be hosting a bookmaking workshop at Vroman’s on Saturday, June 15th. All supplies are included in the price of the workshop ($40) and the final product will be a hard covered [...]

Light Up the Night at Descanso

Light Up the Night at Descanso

Explore by moonlight. Flashlights provided. Would this be before or after the craft beer and California wine tasting? If it’s post-imbibing, maybe we should arrange for a tour guide. Or could we suggest flares in case we wander (stumble) off the beaten path? Tickets are on sale now for Descanso Gardens’ “Light Up the Night” [...]

Chalk Fest

Chalk Fest

Renditions of masterpieces, abstract compositions, portraiture, movie images, 3D effects, and animation can be found, seen, enjoyed, and admired at Pasadena’s Chalk Festival this weekend, June 15th-16th, at Paseo Colorado. Five hundred artists from all over Southern California will create 200 murals in pastel chalk—the pavement as their canvas. Children can make art and have [...]

Levitt Pavilion’s Summer Concerts

Levitt Pavilion’s Summer Concerts

Most of us probably remember Donna Summer’s disco version: MacArthur’s Park is melting in the dark All the sweet, green icing flowing down Someone left the cake out in the rain I don’t think I can take ‘Cause it took so long to bake it And I’ll never have that recipe again Likening love to [...]

Old Filth

Old Filth

Like a bracing draught of quinine water, the beautifully written Old Filth by Jane Gardam is both astringent and purifying; it’s good for you and, it turns out, has more than a little kick. If you are fascinated by the effects of the Empire on Britain and its subjects, this novel will be like adding gin to [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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