Posts tagged with the keyword: ‘Old Town Pasadena’


Viva Mèxico via the English Beat

Viva Mèxico via the English Beat
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Celebrate Mexican Independence Day with…the English Beat? This may seem an odd juxtaposition, but Villa Sorriso, Bar Celona, and ix Tapa Cantina presents this year’s Villa Fest featuring the band who brought us “Mirror in the Bathroom,” “Tears of a Clown,” “Save It For Later,” and “I Confess.” Visiting the English Beat’s website and checking […]

The Alphabet Starts at ‘D’

The Alphabet Starts at ‘D’

That’s her slogan and she’s sticking to it. Jenette Goldstein says that she was forty years old and wearing a bra “that made me look matronly and vulgar at the same time.” Mon dieu, that wasn’t going to do at all. Once she was enlightened to the bliss of wearing a properly-sized bra, Jenette tossed […]

Remembering Pasadena’s Palace of Rock

Remembering Pasadena’s Palace of Rock

It was 1981, and the auditorium of Pasadena’s Raymond Theatre was packed to the gills with excited teenagers and twentysomethings. Onstage, Wendy O. Williams, lead singer of the punk band the Plasmatics, had just spray-painted the word “F**K” onto an orange Chevy Nova that had been brought onstage. The crowd was going wild, having witnessed […]

Onesipkim

Onesipkim

It’s not often that you know a shop owner’s drinking habits before you enter, but Kim Madolora’s store is named for hers. This beautiful, modern space in Old Town is rich in the newest names in L.A. fashion — Voom, LA Made, EVER, Revolver, Hourglass — as well as Lollia fragrances and candles, bags by […]

The Rose City Plays Chicago: A Look Back at The Sting

The Rose City Plays Chicago: A Look Back at The Sting

Watch the classic 1973 film The Sting and if you’re from Pasadena, you will probably see some oddly familiar locations. That’s because while it takes place in Chicago and Joliet, Illinois, much of George Roy Hill’s film was shot in Old Town Pasadena. Set in 1936, the film centers around an elaborate confidence game orchestrated by […]

Dish Bistro & Bar

Dish Bistro & Bar

The room facing Old Town’s Union Street is lovely — unfussy and nicely turned out with black woodwork, tables, chairs and simple glassware and cutlery with a bit of heft. I was early for lunch, and my dining companion was a tad bit late, so what the heck — I ordered a Bloody Mary. Spicy, […]

Deep Space in Old Town

Deep Space in Old Town

Nothing less than the origins of the universe will be explored this weekend at One Colorado, as part of the 2009 Arts & Ideas Festival: Origins, a biennial collaboration between the city’s arts and science communities. You might not think a Saturday stroll around Old Town would help you answer such questions as “How Did […]

Castle Green Tour

Castle Green Tour

We Pasadenans are constantly tempted by beautiful things. Some, like the Castle Green, are usually shielded from our prying eyes — but not this weekend! Sunday brings a rare opportunity to peek inside this historic landmark. Built as a hotel in 1898, the Castle is now a mix of condos and apartments occupied by a […]

Old Pasadena & Civic Center Architectural Walk

Old Pasadena & Civic Center Architectural Walk

This weekend’s architectural walk, which comes from the pages of Hometown Pasadena (the book), is a walk through Old Pasadena to the Civic Center. We’d recommend doing this walk first thing in the morning, before the shoppers and slow-walkers fill the sidewalks. Old Pasadena Historic District & Civic Center You’ll never stop locals from calling […]

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