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Crowns: Perils of the Matinee

Crowns: Perils of the Matinee

Crowns, the play by Regina Taylor currently in residence on the Pasadena Playhouse’s Main Stage, is an ode to the ornate hats worn by African-American women to church. Although the play is set in the South, the original home of these women and their “crowns,” the musical — based on the book pictured at right [...]

Pasadena Weekly Celebrates 25

Pasadena Weekly Celebrates 25

Whatever you do these next few days, make sure to pick up a copy of the Pasadena Weekly‘s 25th anniversary issue before it disappears. It’s a great read, full of local history, great people and amusing stories. Particularly enjoyable is the summary of 25 years in Pasadena, one year at a time: the rebirth of [...]

Hike o' the Week: The JPL Trail

Hike o' the Week: The JPL Trail

This post concludes our series on favorite hikes for summertime, and this one is the best of the bunch when summer kicks into full gear, as it has now. The trail is easy and shady, with streams for kids to splash in and dogs to drink from. Upper Arroyo Seco, Pasadena 5 miles round-trip; easy [...]

The Pain and the Itch

The Pain and the Itch

The Furious Theatre Company and the Theatre at Boston Court, both of Pasadena, opened their first joint venture last weekend. The Pain and the Itch, written by Bruce Norris, originated at Chicago’s Steppenwolf  Theatre and moved on to Playwright’s Horizon before its west coast premiere here. Furious Theater’s director Dámaso Rodriguez calls the comedy “an [...]

Three Cheers for Larry Wilson

Three Cheers for Larry Wilson

Larry Wilson, the public editor of the Pasadena Star-News and a Linda Vista resident, took a stand yesterday about the Rose Bowl Loop, the three-mile walking/cycling route around Brookside Golf Course and the Rose Bowl. He calls himself an “outlier” and in the extreme minority for calling for a ban on motor vehicles most of [...]

Catching Up with the Doozies

Catching Up with the Doozies

It’s been a while since we’ve checked in with Altadena’s Tom Gammill, an all-around funny guy who draws the comic strip the Doozies, writes for the Simpsons and other TV shows and movies, and makes these YouTube videos about his wacky life as a cartoonist. Here’s his latest:

Levitt's Free Concert Season Underway

Levitt's Free Concert Season Underway

Dang, somehow the summer season of free concerts at Levitt Pavilion in Pasadena has started already, and we missed the first week! Fortunately, there’s so much more to come. This annual concert series is one of the best perks of San Gabriel Valley living. Residents gather on the lawns at Memorial Park with picnics, performers [...]

Get Your Fireworks Fix

Get Your Fireworks Fix

Skies across the San Gabriel Valley will be full of color on Saturday night; here’s a roster of the most notable shows. And don’t forget about the Thursday show sponsored by the Altadena Town & Country Club; for details on that, click here. Alhambra Almansor Park is home to a free fireworks show, scheduled for [...]

Dogs of the Arroyo, Part 2

Dogs of the Arroyo, Part 2

Our last photo-heavy post on dogs of the lower Arroyo Seco walking paths was such a hit that we’re back with more of our favorite dogs. We couldn’t catch up with the two Airedales, the two Goldens and the gorgeous Boxer — we’ll find them for another post. Here’s some of last Wednesday morning’s crew.

Cal Phil Season Opens

Cal Phil Season Opens

Summertime means more than just flowers at the L.A. County Arboretum — it means it’s time for concerts under the stars, preferably with a good picnic dinner first. The California Philharmonic kicks off its summer season this Saturday with a concert at the Arboretum called “By George,” featuring works by George Gershwin, George Handel and [...]

Gooden Open House Saturday, January 11

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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