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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 [...]

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 [...]

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