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Thousands are expected to attend Pasadena’s largest culinary celebration The Taste of South Lake. Guests can enjoy culinary delights from over 25 South Lake Avenue restaurants, live cooking demos from the area’s most talented chefs, music performances from internationally known bands, an interactive vendor village, and much more!

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Now in its seventh year, the Taste of South Lake offers guests an opportunity to indulge in an adventure of taste, sampling popular South Lake Pasadena restaurants. From the award-winning American cuisine of Pie ‘n Burger to Italian from Celestino Ristorante & Bar to SanSai Japanese, Taste of South Lake offers something for everyone. The free and outdoor festival features a special live cooking demonstration stage with such famed chefs as PBS’s Cathlyn Choi cooking up authentic Korean fare and “The Queen of Spice” Alejandra Schrader who has been featured on such popular shows as Master Chef and Food Fighters. This year, The Taste of South Lake also honors chefs cooking healthy plant-based cuisine by featuring two top vegan chefs, RG Enriquez of Astig Vegan and Chef Yvonne Ardestani, creator of “My Eclectic Kitchen” cookbook and app.

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WHAT: The Taste of South Lake
WHEN: October 10, 2015 | from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
WHERE: 251 South Lake Avenue | Pasadena, CA 91101

DETAILS: 

  • FREE plus FREE parking at Corporate Center Pasadena

CONTACT INFO: (626) 792-1259

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EatISeeIHear, LA’s premier outdoor movie, food truck, and live music event series, closes summer 2015 with an outdoor screening of the cult classic ‘Princess Bride.’ The film variety brings something for everyone from Tarantino fans to comedy lovers.

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The events offer attendees the unmatched EatISeeIHear experience with live music, food trucks, and a dog-friendly, lounge-style environment.

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A limited amount of “Fashionably Late” seats will also be available online for $20, which are premium reserved seats in a desirable area of the venue, courtesy of Air New Zealand. A limited amount of passes will also be available for $14 at the door (cash or credit card). Parking will vary from venue to venue so guests are encouraged to check the event website for specific parking info prior to each event.

WHAT: Eat I See I Hear Concludes 2015 Season
WHEN: September 12, 2015 | 5:30 pm doors open, 7:00 pm band performs, 8:30 pm movie begins
WHERE: Centennial Square at Pasadena City Hall  | 100 N Garfield Avenue | Pasadena, CA 91101

DETAILS: 

CONTACT INFO: (213) 267-4393

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Swing into the summer season and get competitive (or just relax) on the lush west lawn of Frank Lloyd Wright’s famed Hollyhock House at Barnsdall Art Park’s Champagne and Croquet Spring Fundraiser. All Angelenos including kids are invited to this semiannual fundraiser. No experience or formal dress is required! Grammy-nominated band The California Feetwarmers and DJ Ed Mattiuzzi will provide entertainment.

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Enjoy a 3-flight sparkling wine tasting by famed Silverlake Wine and croquet games for your enjoyment brought to you by the Pasadena Croquet Association. Local gourmet cheese purveyor Say Cheese will be offering guest an array of picnic baskets, available for pre-order. Oyster lovers are also in luck with the renowned Oyster Gourmet bringing its refreshing and flavorful selection of the delicious mollusk to the Park. Brunch will be available from food trucks, Postcards Caribbean and Coolhaus, and guests are welcome to bring their own picnic and blanket.

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WHAT: Barnsdall Art Park’s Champagne And Croquet Spring fundraiser
WHEN: May 3, 2015 | 11:00 am3:00 pm
WHERE: Barnsdall Art Park | 4800 Hollywood Blvd. | Los Angeles, CA 90027

Details:

  • Tickets: are $40 for adults and $5 for kids (3+), with a members discount at $25

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Bungalow Heaven

February 11, 2015 — Leave a comment

Bungalow Heaven is a quiet, leafy, close-knit neighborhood of historic, early 20th century bungalow homes, many built during the Arts & Crafts period. The Landmark District, the first of its kind in Pasadena, was created in 1989 to preserve the historic significance of these homes. Recently, Bungalow Heaven has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places and has been designated as one of the “10 great places in America” by the APA.

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The homes were primarily constructed in the early 1900’s in the spirit of the Arts and Crafts movement. The Arts and Crafts movement placed a strong emphasis on individual craftsmanship and attention to detail. The style is perhaps best represented by Pasadena’s Gamble House, butBungalow Heaven represents the style in a manner consistent with the common Pasadena residents daily experience.

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Every April Bungalow Heaven is filled with visitors who pay homage to what makes the neighborhood historic, the homes. The Home Tour is a celebration of the people that lived here before and the artistry of the architecture of a time gone by. In an era where the old is torn down for newer flashier things, it’s good to know that there is still a place where people can come and honor the past.

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The current residents of the neighborhood were so proud of their homes that they wanted to get the government involved; they had the area designated as a Landmark District by the city in 1989, which helped impose restrictions on the kind of alterations that homeowners could perform. They convinced the U.S. Department of the Interior to include the area in the National Register of Historic Places in 2008. The residents also help run the Annual Bungalow Heaven Home Tour, which provides an opportunity to tour the interiors of selected homes. The Tour is a great idea since it is otherwise not socially acceptable to walk through strangers homes.

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The Tour features the homes along North Chester Ave. and North Michigan Ave. between East Mountain Street and East Orange Boulevard. The homes have many distinctive features. The Craftsman Bungalow exteriors are characterized by their one-and-a-half-story height, slanted roof,  wide front porch, and sleeping porch. The interiors often contain built-in cabinets and seats, a California basement, and an emphasis on all things horizontal. Many of the homes along Michigan Ave. feature arroyo stones within their fireplaces and along the front porch and intricate windows within the wide front doors. These characteristics were particularly prominent in the “Living History Home” featured on the Tour. The Living History Home Tour takes you through the lives of character actors portraying the realty issues in the 1970’s.

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WHAT: Bungalow Heaven
WHEN: Contact for details 
WHERE: Pasadena, CA 91102

CONTACT INFO: (626) 585-2172 | bhna@bungalowheaven.org

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The Gamble House

February 6, 2015 — Leave a comment

The Gamble House in Pasadena is an outstanding example of American Arts and Crafts style architecture. The house and furnishings were designed by architects Charles and Henry Greene in 1908 for David and Mary Gamble of the Procter & Gamble Company.

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The house, designated a National Historic Landmark in 1978, is owned by the City of Pasadena and operated by the University of Southern California.

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One-hour docent-led tours are available to the public Thursday-Sunday. Tours begin at noon with the last tour beginning at 3:00 p.m. A picnic opportunity awaits every week on Brown-Bag Tuesdays. Enjoy your lunch on the terrace and take a docent-led 20-minute tour at 12:15 or 12:45 pm. Docent-led tours are the only way to gain access to the interior of the house. Advance reservations are strongly recommended.

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WHAT: The Gamble House
WHEN: Open daily 
WHERE: 4 Westmoreland Place | Pasadena, CA 91103

CONTACT INFO: (626) 793-3334 | gamblehs@usc.edu

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The 126th Rose Parade

December 24, 2014 — Leave a comment

Each New Year’s Day, the world focuses its attention on Pasadena, home of the Rose Parade and Rose Bowl Game. It’s a celebration more than a century old – a festival of flowers, music, and sports unequaled anywhere else in the world. It’s America’s New Year Celebration, a greeting to the world on the first day of the year, and a salute to the community spirit and love of pageantry that have thrived in Pasadena for more than 100 years.

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An event as large as the Tournament of Roses requires about 80,000 hours of combined manpower each year. That manpower is supplied by 935 members of the non-profit Tournament of Roses Association, a volunteer organization dedicated to presenting an internationally recognized New Year’s celebration.

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WHAT: The 126th Rose Parade
WHEN: Thursday, January 1, 2015 
WHERE:
Pasadena, CA

CONTACT INFO: (626) 449-4100

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The Norton Simon Museum is known around the world as one of the most remarkable private art collections ever assembled. Over a 30-year period, 20th-century industrialist Norton Simon (1907–1993) amassed an astonishing collection of European art from the Renaissance to the 20th century and a stellar collection of South and Southeast Asian art spanning 2,000 years.

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Modern and Contemporary Art from Europe and the United States, acquired by the former Pasadena Art Museum, also occupies an important place in the Museum’s collections.

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The Museum houses more than 12,000 objects, roughly 1,000 of which are on view in the galleries and gardens. Two temporary exhibition spaces feature rotating installations of artworks not on permanent display. The Museum’s online collections database presents a portion of the objects in the permanent collection, and is continually being updated.

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The Patina-operated Garden Café is the perfect place to enjoy lunch or a snack during your visit to the Norton Simon Museum. Located in the Museum’s celebrated and serene sculpture garden, the café offers daily specials and a variety of fresh salads, sandwiches, baked goods and beverages.

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The Norton Simon Museum promotes the knowledge and understanding of the visual arts to a diverse audience. Whether your preference is for small, informal discussions with staff educators, lectures by renowned scholars and curators or drawing classes led by local artists, the Museum invites you to experience the richness of the collections in many different ways.

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Enjoy family friendly programs that introduce children and adults to the wonderful world of art and spark the creative spirit in kids of all ages.

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WHAT: The Norton Simon Museum
WHEN: Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm | Tuesday Closed | Friday and Saturday 11:00 am – 8:00 pm | Sunday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
WHERE: 411 West Colorado Boulevard | Pasadena, CA 91105-1825

DETAILS:

CONTACT INFO: (626) 449-6840

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