Talk of Our Towns


Another Farmers Market?

Another Farmers Market?

Yep. Now it’s Altadena’s turn—again (though minus the “urban” moniker). The new, simply named Altadena Farmers Market will open next Wednesday at Loma Alta Park. Joseph Shuldiner of the Institute of Domestic Technology has worked tirelessly to bring this event to pass after originally organizing the Altadena Urban Farmers Market. This new derivative is sponsored [...]

It’s Jacaranda Purple

It’s Jacaranda Purple

Driving around Pasadena, San Marino, and South Pas, you can see that the jacarandas are in bloom. It’s also evident that most of them are not as full and lush as last year, as though only a quarter of the tree is ready for spring, while three-quarters is still hibernating. But the season doesn’t feel [...]

5 Museums—All Free This Sunday

5 Museums—All Free This Sunday

They’re dubbed “Museums of the Arroyo.” In actuality, they are the Gamble House, Heritage Square, the Lummis Home & Garden, the Pasadena Museum of History, and the Los Angeles Police Museum. And they are all open this Sunday—free of charge. These museums are located off the 210 and 110 freeways and several of them—Gamble House [...]

Art As Catharsis Creates Exceptional Works

Art As Catharsis Creates Exceptional Works

Exploration through art can reveal details about ourselves, illustrate emotional journeys, produce provocative thoughts, and instigate powerful experiences. Expressing Feelings Through Art (EFTA) is an arts and literacy program for high school students in Los Angeles County. “Students are challenged to create works of art that tell stories that hold personal meaning for them. Topics [...]

Free Theatre Ticket for H.S. Students

Free Theatre Ticket for H.S. Students

The Theatre @ Boston Court is looking for high school students excited about theater. The guidelines are simple: “Any unsold seat will be made available free of charge 5 minutes prior to the performance to any high school student who presents a current student ID.” Cool, huh? The production in question is The Children, by [...]

Literature & History – A Walking Play

Literature & History – A Walking Play

It’s an interesting idea: “original stage adaptations of literature that reflect history.” Unbound Productions in collaboration with the Pasadena Museum of History present History Lit, three short plays that the audiences experience as they are led through Fenyes Mansion, Curtin House and the Estate Gardens. You walk and you watch a play—now that’s intriguing. The [...]

Grow! At the L.A. Arboretum

Grow! At the L.A. Arboretum

Need guidance, experience, someone in the know? Looking for inspiration? Wanting to delve into the unique and unusual? The L.A. Arboretum is putting on Grow! A Garden Festival this Friday-Sunday, May 4-6. They will have a “Unique and Unusual” plant sale, a marketplace of 40 vendors, exhibitions of sculpture and art installations by the Cream [...]

LitFest @ Doo Dah

LitFest @ Doo Dah

A handful of literary folk somewhat out of their element, braved the bold, wacky, and superlatively creative Doo Dah Parade. Committee members from LitFest Pasadena (coming your way May 12th), joined the throngs of enthusiastic entrants and marched along Colorado Boulevard in East Pasadena flashing—a “flasher” book is their logo—thousands of ogling and bemused onlookers. Come [...]

A Greene & Greene Walkabout

A Greene & Greene Walkabout

In case you didn’t get a chance to go on the Arroyo’s Edge: Greene and Greene Interiors Tour last Saturday, we went for you. Six private homes and gardens were open to viewing (though no interior photography was allowed) in historic Park Place. On a beautiful Saturday, people strolled along Arroyo Terrace, Grand Avenue, and [...]

Hail the Pet Beauties

Hail the Pet Beauties

Saturday saw a march of pets that were adorable, handsome—and dressed in tutus. One Colorado held a pet day in its courtyard and welcomed the Fun & Furry-licious, the Dressed to the Hilt, and Tricksters. The “celebrant of kitsch pop culture” Charles Phoenix—in is his eye-popping patterned pants and light blue (not suede) shoes—MC’ed the [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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