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Church of Wine?

Church of Wine?

We had to share this photo taken by Petrea Burchard of Pasadena Daily Photo, who joined us the other night at a party for our advertisers, writers and some of our favorite bloggers at Vertical Wine Bistro. It was fun to watch her quietly slip away from the chatter and poke around with her camera, [...]

Pre-party for A Noise Within

Pre-party for A Noise Within

The classical reperatory theatre company A Noise Within may not be moving from Glendale to Pasadena until the fall of 2011, but the buzz is already building. And it was really buzzing in South Pasadena last weekend at a garden party thrown by Kathy Baker and Steve Robman. No strangers to the performing arts themselves [...]

A British Shout-out for Pasadena

A British Shout-out for Pasadena

We locals know that Pasadena is a destination town even when there isn’t a parade or football game going on, but sometimes it seems that no one else is in on the secret, except for the unimaginative throngs waiting outside Buca di Beppo and the Cheesecake Factory. But the secret’s out in London, thanks to [...]

Holy Floribunda, It’s Rose Time!

Holy Floribunda, It’s Rose Time!

In case you haven’t noticed, roses are erupting all over town more dramatically than the Eyjafjallajokull volcano. While they’re not disrupting air traffic, they’re certainly slowing some cars, like ours, which have been prone to screech to a stop in front of some of the more dazzling displays in the west San Gabriel Valley. And [...]

Get Thee to the Design House!

Get Thee to the Design House!

We say it every year, but this time we mean it: This year’s Pasadena Showcase House of Design is not to be missed. And there’s still time left to get there — it’s open through Sunday, with later hours (until 7:45 p.m.) on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Easily an all-day outing, especially when lunch by [...]

Arclight Opens Today

Arclight Opens Today

Even though it’s been quietly open all week, the ArcLight Pasadena officially unveils itself today with a midnight opening of Iron Man 2. We checked it out last weekend for a press preview movie, and as is so often true in life, there’s good news and not-so-good news. First, the good: The theaters themselves are [...]

Make Way for Geese

Make Way for Geese

Thanks to our friend Robert Harmon for sharing this wonderful photo he snapped this morning, while leaving Rusnak Audi on Colorado Boulevard in Old Pasadena. Traffic stopped while the family (families?) made its way across the street. Looks like the kindergartners in front and the middle-schoolers in the back.

Red Hen Roosts in Pasadena

Red Hen Roosts in Pasadena

On Saturday we stopped by the open house to celebrate the arrival in Pasadena of Red Hen Press, Southern California’s premier publisher of poetry and indie literary fiction. Like us, many of you may know the building on El Molino and Union as “Dr. Jeannie’s,” because it was home to one of Pasadena’s best pediatric [...]

Oh, What a House!

Oh, What a House!

It’s home-and-garden tour season in the San Gabriel Valley, and we’re all peeking into vast mansions, classic family homes and precious bungalows to see how people with good taste remodel, paint, decorate and landscape. But to see the beauty of a truly great Pasadena home stripped bare of ornamentation, check out the website for the Hindry [...]

May Day! Imminent Doo Dah!

May Day! Imminent Doo Dah!

After 33 years in Old Town, the venerable Occasional Pasadena Doo Dah Parade is ready for a change of scenery. Conceived as an antidote to the stiff formality of the Rose Parade, the Doo Dah Parade is relocating to a more fitting setting for its irreverence: East Pasadena, which looks now the way Old Town [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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