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Showcase House in La Cañada

Showcase House in La Cañada

And what a show it is. Holy moly (yes, this will be the tone of this post, can’t help it, fresh from the tour, brain still buzzing). If you’re intrigued, amused, or even disdainful of how the 1% live, get your ticket and go. This tour is fascinating, inspirational, amusing and just dreamy. We’d go [...]

Come Play Me, I’m Yours

Come Play Me, I’m Yours

A few weeks ago, we published a post about the event 30 Pianos, 30 Locations, an interactive art installment initially born by British artist Luke Jerram. This past Thursday at noon, 30 pianists at 30 locations throughout L.A. County and beyond sat down and played Bach’s prelude to the Well-Tempered Clavier. We stopped by One [...]

10 Reasons to Love the 2012 Showcase House

10 Reasons to Love the 2012 Showcase House

It’s Showcase time again here in Pasadena! Yes, the time of year when the natives get out their flat-soled shoes and put away their real estate envy for a few hours to wander through an uber-decorated dream house, all for a good cause. This year’s makeover is a 1927 Spanish Revival in La Cañada, complete [...]

A Portrait of a Man

A Portrait of a Man

Editor’s Note: This exhibit, which we highly recommend, runs through April 22nd. One of our HP friends said it was the most outstanding exhibit she saw during her visit to PMCA—so you’ve got two more weeks to catch it! An urban metropolis. Mysterious and alienating. Thrilling and adventurous. Moody and perplexing. These are the words [...]

Tour Greene & Greene’s “Little Switzerland”

Tour Greene & Greene’s “Little Switzerland”

For the first time in 20 years, a Greene and Greene Interiors tour will allow guests inside private homes in the historic Park Place neighborhood, otherwise known as “Little Switzerland.” Charles and Henry Greene, considered masters of the American Arts & Crafts movement, designed this one private garden and five private homes, in their “woodsy aesthetic,” [...]

Home from Tavanti

Home from Tavanti

After 18 years, you have survived. The mind-splitting college application process is over and your child has been accepted, made a choice, and is heading off into his next four years of advanced education…and an empty nest is about to become your reality. What to do? Sleep in your child’s room, make him his favorite [...]

“Play Me, I’m Yours”

“Play Me, I’m Yours”

Wanna play? For three weeks at 30 locations around Southern California, 30 pianos will be available to interested and eager fingers. Anyone may sit and play (24 hours a day, 7 days a week) as part of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra celebration of music director Jeffrey Kahane’s 15th anniversary. This free public art installation [...]

Do You Wannabe Doo Dah Queen?

Do You Wannabe Doo Dah Queen?

Do you have a craving, a secret aspiration, or a hidden desire…to be Queen? This Sunday (very appropriately held on April Fools Day) are the tryouts to be voted the 35th Occasional Pasadena Doo Dah Parade Queen. This “caucus” will be held at the American Legion Bar (again, very appropriate…or maybe it’s not, which is entirely [...]

Antony and Cleopatra Kiss Away Kingdoms

Antony and Cleopatra Kiss Away Kingdoms

There is a line midway through Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra that neatly sums up the plot: “We have kiss’d away kingdoms and provinces.” Recently added to A Noise Within’s inaugural season, Antony and Cleopatra takes full advantage of the new theater, conjuring Imperial Rome, luxurious Egypt, and battles on land and sea. But the real [...]

Food, Glorious Food!

Food, Glorious Food!

How quickly time flies. It’s been a year since Pasadena’s first Restaurant Week, or 1,095 meals ago (3 meals a day x 365 days). This year, the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce has brought in even more restaurants and revamped their website so it’s easier to find your favorite cuisine, stay close to home or spread [...]

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Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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