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Roasting the Pig

Roasting the Pig

We’re foregoing cocktail hour on Thursday evening for a little pig. Okay, we’re only delaying cocktails, but it’s all in order to honor and partake of one from the family Suidae, the omnivorous domesticated hoofed mammal descended from the wild boar and domesticated over 8,000 years ago—also commonly known as hog, swine, porker, and pig. We’ll be arriving […]

Playing on the Aeolian-Skinner

Playing on the Aeolian-Skinner

They have been called “beasts.” They can be bought sometimes for as little as $20,000, only to have to be moved, restored, and installed, jacking the price up several hundreds of thousands of dollars. These “complicated machines” are Aeolian-Skinner organs. For one such organ being moved from Houston to Atlanta, it took a 54-foot flatbed […]

Pasadena Voted Fair Trade City

Pasadena Voted Fair Trade City

The City Council of Pasadena was unanimous, Mayor Bill Bogaard was on board, and the Chamber of Commerce was supportive, and now Pasadena has been designated a Fair Trade city. In the morning of Thursday, February 14th there will be a ribbon cutting at City Hall to celebrate this “historic designation” accompanied by the unveiling […]

Love Is in the Air

Love Is in the Air

One Colorado is requesting some PDA, and there’s only three days left! In the courtyard, those in love, yearning for love, or simply wishing Happy Valentine’s thoughts can pen their poetic prose on “Heart Strings.” You will find the hearts—awaiting your romantic, goofy, gushy, or heartfelt musings—at Papyrus at 20 Hugus Alley. Create as you wish, […]

Al Gore & Katrina Kenison

Al Gore & Katrina Kenison

Al Gore is too big for his britches. The discussion and signing of his new book The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change can’t fit in Vroman’s upstairs nook, so the event on Sunday, February 10th, shall be held at the Pasadena Civic Center. On a smaller, but just as inspiring scale, Katrina Kenison will […]

Jane Austen Unscripted

Jane Austen Unscripted

Jane Austen wrote only six novels, but Impro Theatre allows Austen fans to consider what could have been. The company deftly creates a world of love-struck girls, brooding noblemen and charming cads, and although hearts are sure to be broken, true love will win out in the end. Members of the cast will perform in […]

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 […]

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