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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, […]

Make Music Pasadena

Make Music Pasadena

Music your thing? Well then, for a full twelve hours on Saturday, June 16th, plan to experience nirvana. One hundred fifty free concerts will be available to the public from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. throughout downtown Pasadena—including “performances in alleys, buses, churches, rooftops, libraries and museums.” Make Music Pasadena is modeled after the Fête de […]

Opera á la Carte

Opera á la Carte

“A fine practitioner of Gilbertian patter and Sullivanian lyricism,” so says the Los Angeles Times of Richard Sheldon, founder of the forty-year-old Gilbert and Sullivan repertory company Opera á la Carte. The Neighborhood Church and Garden will be the location this Saturday for a Victorian garden party with a silent auction, raffle, victuals and beverages, […]

Pre-Olympic Water Polo: U.S. vs Croatia

Pre-Olympic Water Polo: U.S. vs Croatia

It’s the road to London, and it’s stopping at the Rose Bowl Aquatics Center for one night. This Friday, June 1st, the U.S. Men’s Olympic Water Polo team will have an exhibition game against the Croatian Men’s Olympic team. Both teams are considered gold medal contenders and there seems to exist a “fierce rivalry” between […]

Adorable Goats: Yummy Chevre

Adorable Goats: Yummy Chevre

Adorable goats; yummy chevre. Wild yeast; crispy crusts. Grab a blender; make some mustard. Macerate some berries; spread some jam. Making cheese, baking your own bread, creating your own signature mustard, and preserving your berry bounty for up to a year—this is what lays in store if you sign up for Foodcrafting 101 on June […]

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