Kid Stuff


Labor Day Fun at Descanso Gardens

Labor Day Fun at Descanso Gardens

Speaking as a former child, there’s not usually a whole lot for kids to do at botanical gardens: walk around, look at plants, be shooed off the grass. Descanso Gardens, with its regular kid-focused events and that enchanted railroad, does a fine job of not being a bore for young people. This good work continues [...]

Chaos Chronicles: Back-to-School Edition

Chaos Chronicles: Back-to-School Edition

A Chaotic school drop-off this morning — forgotten books, homework, mandatory shirt and tie! — signaling that school really is back in session. even if my family isn’t really back in session yet! We will get it together by next Monday. How are you managing the transition from summer to school?

Maybe some of the items on this Ten Things to Like: Back-to-School Edition will help you get back in gear….

Kid’s Night at Levitt Pavilion: Debi Derryberry

Kid’s Night at Levitt Pavilion: Debi Derryberry

It’s the last week of Levitt’s free summer concert series, which means it’s the last weekly Wednesday Children’s Night. We’ve seen all sorts of acts this summer, and we’ll see just one more: Raffi! No, just kidding, it’s not Raffi. Like the title says, it’s Debi Derryberry, who, in addition to being a children’s entertainer, [...]

Freshman Orientation for Parents

Freshman Orientation for Parents

As our baby gets ready to start her last year of high school next week, we’ve got back-to-school on the brain. You probably do, too. So herewith our neighbor Lian Dolan (author of the upcoming novel Helen of Pasadena) writing from her year-long vantage point as a high-school parent for Oprah.com: When my son started [...]

Kid’s Night at Levitt Pavilion: Rocknoceros

Kid’s Night at Levitt Pavilion: Rocknoceros

One night a week of Levitt Pavilion’s free summer concert series is devoted to the little ones who walk amongst us—children. We’ll be spotlighting these weekly offerings in this space all summer long, so keep your eyes peeled—you never know where the next Raffi might come from. In addition to having a cool name, Rocknoceros [...]

Girl Power!

Girl Power!

It may be the dog days of summer, but there are still some wonderful activities available for local girls and teens. Due to the overwhelming popularity of their programs earlier this summer, the Institute for Girls’ Development has added three additional opportunities in August: MIND BODY SPIRIT DANCE! August 9 – 13  The theme is [...]

Positively Wicked

Positively Wicked

The Pasadena Musical Theatre Company’s Senior Company (students in grades 7 to 12) is ready for its close up! After six week of intense rehearsals, the curtain is about to rise on Positively Wicked.  Featuring music by Stephen Schwartz from Wicked, Pippin, Pocahontas and more, the play takes place at Wickett High School, where green-haired [...]

Artemis Rocks!

Artemis Rocks!

Artemis Fowl II, in addition to being an Irish teenage criminal mastermind, is the protagonist of his own series of novels, written by Eoin Colfer. The seventh in the series, Artemis Fowl: The Atlantis Complex, has just been released, and Colfer is going on a whizbang tour to promote it. Instead of the usual staid [...]

Happily Ever After

Happily Ever After

Happily ever after is how you might feel after 45 or so 4th, 5th and 6th graders from Pasadena, Altadena and Sierra Madre perform for you this Thursday in the 16th year of Pasadena Musical Theater’s summer program. Happily Ever After is a clever blending of Once Upon a Mattress, Beauty and the Beast and [...]

Charlie Hope at Levitt

Charlie Hope at Levitt

Week six of Children’s Night at Levitt Pavilion’s free summer concert series brings us Charlie Hope, a singer-songwriter with a background in art therapy. She’s won Independent Music Awards for Best Children’s Song and Best Children’s Album, for “Frog Song” on her album I’m Me!, respectively. Also, she’s Canadian, which means she’s automatically nominated for [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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