Talk of Our Towns


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 [...]

LitFest Postponed

LitFest Postponed

Editor’s Note: Big rain is expected this weekend, so the inaugural LitFest Pasadena, which was going to be largely outdoors at Central Park, has been postponed until Saturday, May 12th. Look for the same great panels, events, signing, and children’s activities. We’ll be there in May! St. Patrick’s Day may conjure visions of pints of [...]

This Friday, Have a Date With Art

This Friday, Have a Date With Art

We know a date’s typically with the significant other, but this Friday will have to be the exception; it’s gotta be a three-some (or four- or five-some). Because it’s ArtNight once again in Pasadena, and the venues and events—for falling head-over-heels or feeling ga-ga—is almost endless. And, you’re on the clock; events start promptly at [...]

Pasadena Gets Neurotic

Pasadena Gets Neurotic

J.D. Rothman never considered herself a helicopter mom; she says she was the one most likely to forget to pick up the carpool. But when her oldest son began the search for a college home, she couldn’t believe how crazy the whole thing had become since she went through it in the olden days, and [...]

Picoult’s In Town

Picoult’s In Town

Jodi Picoult, bestselling author of My Sister’s Keeper, Nineteen Minutes, and Change of Heart, will be discussing and signing her newest novel, Lone Wolf, this Wednesday, March 7th at Caltech (presented by the Caltech Center for Diversity). Picoult often tells a story from many points of view to illustrate how a situation can be interpreted [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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