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Under the Waning & Waxing Moon

Under the Waning & Waxing Moon

How can you say no to free popcorn and viewing a movie under the night’s sky? How about foaming root beer floats? Paseo Colorado presents Moonlight Movie Mondays starting July 16th in the Garfield Promenade. The first showing will be Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler in 50 First Dates. Monday, July 23rd will be the […]

Our “Dearie,” Our Julia

Our “Dearie,” Our Julia

One hundred years old “our” Julia would be this coming August 15th. One way to enjoy this Pasadena resident, Westridge and Poly pupil, Junior League volunteer, and revolutionary celebrant is to delve into her life with a soon-to-be-released new biography, Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child by Bob Spitz (on sale August 7th, by […]

Tape Worms & Dystopia

Tape Worms & Dystopia

Black Bears in the Backyard

Black Bears in the Backyard

A Black Bear chillin’ in your swimming pool or helping themselves to a snack from your fruit trees? You may be surprised to know that their lineage goes back almost 100 years. Eleven Black Bears were “deported” from Yosemite National Park for being “troublemakers,” and then “introduced” into the San Gabriel Mountains area…in 1933. Not […]

5th Annual Old Pasadena Film Fest

5th Annual Old Pasadena Film Fest

Starting July 5th, Old Pasadena Management offers 20 films to be viewed in the great outdoors under the night sky. Thursdays through Saturdays until July 28th, Central Park on Raymond Avenue, the local travel shop Distant Lands, and One Colorado will host an evening at the movies. There will be cult classics like Whatever Happened […]

Fireworks Galore at the Rose Bowl

Fireworks Galore at the Rose Bowl

It takes stamina, but July 4th at the Rose Bowl makes a heck of a way to celebrate our nation’s birthday. Festivities start as early as 2 p.m. when food and games are available to kids in Area H; open seating for the evening show doesn’t start until 6:30. Opening ceremonies with the presentation of […]

A 6-Week Music Festival

A 6-Week Music Festival

It’s Levitt Pavilion time. Fifty free concerts (Wednesdays through Sundays) available for consumption from now until the 26th of August at the Memorial Park band shell. Wednesday, the 20th, will have Bob Baker Marionettes, the oldest children’s theater company in Los Angeles. Thursday will have Dust Bowl Revival, a “roots/jazz collective that merges old school bluegrass, […]

Come to a Bridge Party

Come to a Bridge Party

No, not bridge as in the ever-popular, but rather mysterious card game (for those of us growing up in the second half of the 20th century), but as in the Colorado Street Bridge. This birthday party, to celebrate 35 years of Pasadena Heritage, will be held Saturday, July 14th with the Pasadena Scottish Pipes and Drums acting […]

Reinventing Yourself

Reinventing Yourself

An authority on image marketing, an information technology manager, an organizational consultant, a learning and development manager, and the author of “How to Jump Start Your Career.” These five people will be discussing “Why Women Suceed: The Art of Reinvention,” a panel put on by Pasadena’s Women at Work, moderated by Vice-Mayor Margaret McAustin, and […]

Create It With Chalk

Create It With Chalk

Over the 20 years of the Pasadena Chalk Festival, Light Bringer Project estimates that 2,500 artists have created 3,000 murals—with over 4 million pieces of chalk. Yeah, that’s a lot of chalk. And this weekend, a few more will be worked down to nubs. For 9 hours a day on Saturday and Sunday at Paseo Colorado, […]

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