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3rd Annual Lunar New Year Festival

3rd Annual Lunar New Year Festival

What exactly is a lunar year? A lunar year or lunar calendar is one that is based on the cycles of the moon phases. The problem with a lunar calendar is that it drifts away from the seasons. Each year, the start and end dates of each month drift by 11 days. In order to [...]

Sings for Supper: The Blue Plate Special

Sings for Supper: The Blue Plate Special

It’s an interesting combo: jazz and jokes. Performances à la carte hosts an evening of music and comedy on Tuesday, February 5th, featuring singers Carla Jaime Perez and Afton Hefley, plus vibes man Nick Mancini and comedian Nick Omana. “A blue plate special is generally comfort food,” says Perez. “Perfect for tougher, more challenging times like [...]

Conscious Capitalism & Whole Foods

Conscious Capitalism & Whole Foods

Whole Foods Market’s co-founder and co-CEO, John Mackey is making a special visit to Whole Foods Market Arroyo. Learn all about how to “do good” and “do good business” by grabbing a copy of his new book, Conscious Capitalism. By having your book signed by Mackey himself, Whole Foods Market Arroyo will donate $1 to the [...]

Aphrodisiac Cooking Class

Aphrodisiac Cooking Class

If the thought of Valentine’s Day makes you want to eat, and eat some more, then you might as well cook it yourself—or in this case, buy and arrange, cook and clean, and make and serve. The Market on Holly is offering a Valentine’s Day Cooking Class featuring aphrodisiac foods. Attendees will learn how to [...]

Ribbon Cutting at La Monarca

Ribbon Cutting at La Monarca

Ricardo Cervantes and Alfredo Livas grew up in Monterrey, Mexico’s third largest city located in the northeastern part of the country. As kids, the two friends grew up enjoying the rich variety of bread and pastries (pan dulce), which are household staples in Mexico. After moving to Los Angeles, both friends continued their search for [...]

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

“He was a giant among giants,” said David Jacobs, MLK program director and administrator. The Pasadena MLK Community Coalition is hosting a tribute and celebration of the slain civil rights hero at Robinson Center on Monday, January 21st. Live coverage of President Obama’s inauguration will be shown from 8:30-9:30 a.m.,followed by the presentation of awards [...]

710 Freeway Open House

710 Freeway Open House

Residents have three more chances to learn, discuss, argue, persuade, be persuaded, etcetera, in regard to the 710 Freeway saga. Open houses will be held on: Wednesday, January 23, 2013, 6-8 p.m. Maranatha High School Student Center 169 South Saint John Avenue Pasadena, CA  91105 Thursday, January 24, 2013, 6-8 p.m. San Marino Community Church [...]

Art Center PAGES

Art Center PAGES

A set of books, all copies of The Secret Garden, bound in different colors, are opened to an oval cutout, inside of which are layered, detailed, exquisite gardens in different palettes (Susan Sironi). A sea of paper is somehow attached to the wall, pages upon pages upon pages, voluminous, overflowing, massive, moving though not moving (Echiko [...]

Polly Frost: Bad Role Models

Polly Frost: Bad Role Models

The following is from an official release: Born in Pasadena and raised until the age of fifteen in Altadena, Polly Frost is a New York City writer. She returns to Altadena on Sunday, February 10th with her one-person show, “Bad Role Models and What I Learned from Them.” “People talk all the time about the [...]

NELA Art Gallery Walk This Saturday

NELA Art Gallery Walk This Saturday

This Saturday, January 13th, is the second Saturday of the month, which means that it’s time for NELA Art Gallery Night on York Boulevard in Highland Park. Galleries and shops are open late along York from around Avenue 50 to Avenue 54 is filled with pedestrians, patrons, clients, and diners. Sawhorse Shop & Gallery has [...]

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Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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