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Happy Trails, Altadena

Happy Trails, Altadena

Altadena is known, for one of many, as a horseman’s retreat. Horse owner, rider, or just casual admirer? Then join us Saturday, October 19th, when Altadena Heritage celebrates our rich equestrian past and present, by designating the acreage around Ridgeview Drive and Mariposa an Altadena Heritage Area.  An Altadena fixture since at least 1921, perhaps [...]

Wine Women & Shoes

Wine Women & Shoes

This year’s Foothill Family Service fundraiser is being put on by the party organization Wine Women & Shoes. It will be held October 23rd at the Maxwell House in Pasadena. Guests can: Sip and discover new wines Shop the latest shoes & accessories Mingle with Sole Men Savor delicious food bites.     We think the [...]

Art Night 2013

Art Night 2013

Born in Normandy and having spent her childhood years in Limousin and Brittany, artist Valérie Daval now calls Pasadena home. “A unique color and gesture spring from each of us,” she states. Her works can be as large as 9 by 13 feet or as small as 4 by 8 inches, but they all seem to [...]

The Power of Just Doing Stuff

The Power of Just Doing Stuff

Transition | trăn’zi sʜ´ən | n. 1. The process or a period of changing from one state or condition to another. The Transition Movement is a grassroots movement that seeks to build community resilience in the face of such challenges as peak oil, climate change, and the economic crisis.…We believe that we can make the [...]

Drop Dead Gorgeous

Drop Dead Gorgeous

La Catrina cometh. Mictecacihuatl, the goddess, the “Lady of the Dead,” presides over us during Día de los Muertos. Many peoples worldwide honor loved ones who have died by building altars with their favorite foods and beverages, pictures of the beloved, as well as marigolds, candles, and memorabilia “to encourage visits by the souls, so the [...]

Roaming Frogtown

Roaming Frogtown

Our cell phone read 7:42; we were pushing the “fashionably late” concept as the party had started around four. But then, this was not an invite-only party, this was the 8th annual Frogtown ArtWalk. The streets here—south of Route 2 and squished between the 5 Freeway and the L.A. River—are long and don’t provide a [...]

Zandra Rhodes: Lunch with a Legend

Zandra Rhodes: Lunch with a Legend

Enjoy a lunch prepared by chef Bryant Wigger at Pasadena’s relatively new Trattoria Neapolis (dubbed best new restaurant) while also having “an exclusive opportunity to meet, mingle, and enjoy conversation with legendary British designer Zandra Rhodes, CBE.” “‘I am tired of good taste,’ Zandra Rhodes once said. ‘I want to do everything wrong and get [...]

Frogtown Artwalk & Cactus Gallery Pop Up

Frogtown Artwalk & Cactus Gallery Pop Up

Once again, we’re pushing the boundaries of San Gabriel Valley, but how can we not when this Saturday’s the 8th annual Frogtown Artwalk? The three As (a rip off of the three Rs concept) are artists, artisans, and architects. These creators, inventors and explorers of Elysian Valley (a.k.a. Frogtown) inhabit the industrial buildings that run [...]

Listen First, Then Pay

Listen First, Then Pay

They’re calling it “voting with your pocketbook musically.” The Pasadena Master Chorale (PMC) is opening its 5th season with “A Portrait of Benjamin Britten” on October 12th with “listen first, then pay” pricing. Tickets may be purchased for $0 online or through PMC members. Excuse me? you ask. Let us clarify. Ticketholders are invited to [...]

International PARK(ing) Day

International PARK(ing) Day

It began in 2005 when a San Francisco art and design studio, Rebar, took over a single metered parking space and transformed it into a “temporary public park.” In a traditionally-sized 7′ x 20′ parking space, Rebar rolled out some sod, heaved and positioned a potted tree (yes, a tree, not a shrub), as well [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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