Monthly Archives: June 2013
Jun 28 2013
LA Street Food Festival Rose Bowl Pasadena Update @LAfoodfest

We have received some updates for those of you lucky enough to have purchased your tickets to the 4th Annual LA Street Food Festival at the Pasadena Rose Bowl taking place tomorrow late afternoon and evening.

We wanted to share this updated info for those of you concerned with the predicted temperatures that are expected to be 94 degrees.

“We all know that tomorrow is going to be a scorcher and in preparation, we’ve expanded our tented areas, added additional shading in the stadium seating, created additional water stations, will have ice cold non-alcoholic beverages (in addition to ice cold beer and cocktails), hand fans for every guest and of course, our ice cream social! ”

A Message from LA Street Food Fest:

Important Details + Info!

Event Details

Please PRINT and bring this ticket to the event entrance, then read through the following important details, tips and tricks to ensure you have the most delicious time possible…Welcome to the 4th Annual LA Street Food Fest at the Rose Bowl!

Parking & Entrance
GA Admission opens at 5pm!
GA Parking is located at Lot K
Visit the Rose Bowl’s website for parking lot maps and directions.
Once you’ve parked look for our entrance at Gate A.
If you plan on drinking, don’t forget to visit the ID Check table before you get in line to enter the table! More details about that below.
And remember, parking is included with your all inclusive ticket!

Use Your UBER Ride Credit! 
Enjoy your UBER ride to and from the LA Street Food Fest! LA Street Food Fest & UBER are teaming up to give you a complimentary ride up to $20. Enter your designated code into the promotions tab in your app OR sign up by Emails will be tracked by the team. GA ticket holders can use the code LAFoodFest.

Beat the Heat! 
We’ve got: Extra tented areas in and outisde the Bowl, a double delivery of ice, plenty of umbrellas and natural shade, water stations, icy drinks, an ice cream social and hand fans.
Don’t forget: Hats, sunscreen, and an extra water bottle if you think you may need it. Sensitive to heat? Note the Water Stations and the First Aid Station on the map, just in case!

Your tickets can be printed out and handed to an attendee when you check in. The easiest and fastest way to get through the entry line is with a printed ticket, however, if you absolutely can’t print or just really, really want to save a tree, have your barcode up on your smartphone and we’ll get you in. (Tip: download the Eventbrite app). Tickets are transferrable, so if you bought tickets for family or friends, don’t worry about them getting in with a ticket with your name on it. It’s all about the unique barcodes, even if you have multiple tickets with the same name in your order.

The Weather
The SoCal summer is upon us and the forecast is for mostly sunny skies with a high of 94 degrees and a light breeze. We plan our event to run late afternoon into evening because the Rose Bowl is situated in the arroyo amongst many mature trees and because the event area is mostly on the east side of the stadium, as the sun sets in the west, a shadow is cast by Bowl and most of the event area is naturally shaded by 4pm. Even on a hot day, the event area will be warm but very comfortable.

What To (and not to!) Wear 
The event spans a large area and comfy clothes and shoes are a must. For those of you who want to enjoy the grassy field of the Rose Bowl stadium for wine and tequila tasting, or just plain loungin’, we suggest wearing flats. High heels are very destructive to the grass and just plain no fun to walk in down there. Stretchy pants highly recommended.

What To (and not to!) Bring
Even though there’s plenty of natural shade, come prepared with hats and plenty of sunscreen for the first couple of hours of the event; especially those of you joining us early for VIP. Speaking of the grass: picnic blankets and cushions are welcome, but please, no chairs, umbrellas or anything else that may damage the field. There will be plenty of shaded and umbrella covered tables throughout the event area, not to mention 99,000 stadium seats! Outside food and beverage including outside containers, coolers and picnic baskets will not be permitted so please leave them at home.

We’ll have plenty of bottled water at the event sponsored by Scion. The Scion water station is located just inside the main entrance. There are also plenty of water fountains throughout the event and you’re welcome to bring your own refillable water bottles if you’d like to use them.

Adult Beverages? Get Your 21+ Stamps!
Planning to drink? Don’t forget your ID! Everyone drinking must show that they are 21+ to receive a 21+ stamp and enjoy our bars. The Roaming Hunger ID Check is located just outside of the main entrance. For the best possible time, we suggest you stop by the ID Check table BEFORE you get in line to enter the event. Please note that no one can have more than two alcoholic beverages at any time and last call at all bars and beer gardens is 8:30p, thirty minutes prior to the event’s close. This is a Pasadena PD and Rose Bowl regulation that we must adhere to and respect. Plan accordingly. Drink responsibly.

Judging & People’s Choice Awards
Don’t forget to join our celebrity judges and vote for our People’s Choice Award! Ballots will be available to all attendees at our entrance, Info Table and at vendor’s booths and tables. Ballots can be dropped off at the Info Table until 8p! Awards will be announced on the Main Stage between 8:15 and 8:30p.

Photo Booth + InstaPartyBox 
Don’t miss the photo booth near the event entrance and if you want to print out your own Instagram pics at the InstaPartyBox, be sure to tag your photos with the hashtag #LAfoodfest

Plan Ahead… 
A visit to the LA Street Food Fest is a lot like going to Disneyland. You probably only do it once a year and you want to plan ahead to get the most of your day. Download our Event Map/Guide to your smart phone in advance so you can get familiar with the lay of the land and know exactly where to go and to be sure you don’t miss anything. Printed event Map/Guides will also be available at the event, but we find there’s nothing quite like having your own on your phone! Some handy tips and tricks we like to share:

Plan Ahead: Get to know the event and plot your stops. Download the Map/Guide ahead of time.
Create a Home Base: Stake out a table, grassy spot or corner in the stadium stands to use as your home base throughout the day.
Divide & Conquer: Have your friends split up — for example, one getting drinks while another gets bites — and meet up at your home base to share.
Don’t Fill Up Too Fast: Many of our vendor’s tasting portions are nearly a meal in themselves. Get one, share with your friends, and save room for the rest!
Favorites First: Plan to visit your favorites and must-try’s first before you fill up and pass out in the grass!

There is no smoking permitted anywhere in the event area. Electronic cigarettes are ok.

Try something you love? Overwhelmed by foodgasm? Snap an awesome Instagram? #LAfoodfest
Give us a shout! We’re on Twitter @LAfoodfest, Instagram /LAstreetfoodfest and Facebook at /LAfoodfest


4th Annual LA Street Food Fest
Hosted by LA Street Food Fest
Saturday, June 29, 2013 from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)
Rose Bowl , 1001 Rose Bowl Dr, Pasadena, CA 91103  |  Directions                                 

Shaded areas and cool drinks and plenty of refreshing eats will make this event more than pleasant.

Check out the map of the event here.

More details:

Location: The Rose Bowl
1001 Rose Bowl Dr
Pasadena, CA 91103

3:00 VIP Hour Begins
4:30 VIP Hour Ends
5:00 General Admission Opens
8:15 Judges* Announce Winners
9:00 Event Wrap-up

Main Stage Schedule
3:00p-4:00p – DJ Bianca
4:00p-5:30p – Black Crystal Wolf Kids
5:30p-6:00p – DJ Bianca
6pm-6:45p – Jessica Childress
6:45p-7:15p – DJ Bianca
7:15p – 8:00p – Tommy & The High Pilots
8:00p-8:20p – Awards Announcement
8:20p-9:00p – DJ Bianca

Parking at the Rose Bowl lot is complimentary for this event. Parking is noted on the attached map. If you’d like to UBER it, open your app and use the promotional code: LAfoodVIP. Enjoy!

The SoCal summer is almost upon us! The forecast for Saturday is 100 degrees with clear skies and temperatures will cool as the sun sets, so please be sure to dress & accessorize accordingly–this means comfortable walking shoes & layers. The event spans a large area and comfy clothes and shoes are a must. For those of you who want to enjoy the grassy field of the Rose Bowl stadium for wine and tequila tasting, or just plain loungin’, we suggest wearing flats. High heels are very destructive to the grass and just plain no fun to walk in down there. Stretchy pants highly recommended.

Due to the weather, we have added a number of shaded areas, extra water stations, ice cream and more!

Adult Beverages? Get Your 21+ Wristbands!
Planning to drink? Don’t forget your ID! Everyone drinking must show that they are 21+ to receive a wristband and enjoy our bars. The ID Check is located just outside of the main entrance. For the best possible time, we suggest you stop by the ID Check table BEFORE you get in line to enter the event. Please note last call at all bars and beer gardens is 8:30p, thirty minutes prior to the event’s close. This is a Pasadena PD and Rose Bowl regulation that we must adhere to and respect. Plan accordingly. Please drink responsibly.

Cook-Off Judging & People’s Choice Awards
Don’t forget to join our celebrity judges and vote for our People’s Choice Award! Ballots will be available to all attendees at our entrance, Info Table and at vendor’s booths and tables. Ballots can be dropped off at the Info Table until 8p! Awards will be announced on the Main Stage between 8:15 and 8:30p.

Lawn chairs on the field are prohibited, but feel free to bring blankets to “dine & recline!”

Try something you love? Overwhelmed by foodgasm? Snap an awesome Instagram?
Give us a shout! We’re on Twitter @LAfoodfest, Instagram /LAstreetfoodfest and Facebook at /LAfoodfest. Photos at our signature photo booth that will print out attendee’s Instagram pics with the hashtag #LAfoodfest. Get yours printed too!

Jun 28 2013
Twin Palms Pasadena Grand Re-Opening

Today is the grand re-opening of Pasadena landmark Twin Palms. Closed for several years and a new owner took over and remodeled.

Last night as part of Innovate Pasadena we got a sneak preview of the some of the menu items and the new improved restaurant.  Many will remember the layout and it has not changed too much.

But beware that the patio does get very hot with large crowds and with the hot days of summer.

Check out the Twin Palms Brunch, Lunch, and Dinner here.

Here’s a sample of the surprise menu for those adventurous.


Chef Michael Neflas creates a daily tasting based on the best products available—for the adventurous eater.Four Courses $50

Add wine pairing $30

1st Course
Cold Appetizer

2nd Course
Hot Appetizer

3rd Course
Protein Course

4th Course

Jun 28 2013
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Jun 27 2013
Introducing INNOVATE PASADENA @InnovatPasadena #IPLaunch #Pasadena


Education, Business, Tech Leaders, Entrepreneurs, Investors and Accelerators Merge Strengths to Promote Pasadena as a Leading Center of Innovation for Technology & Design

PASADENA, Calif.–()–Announcing INNOVATE PASADENA [], a concerted effort to advance greater Pasadena as a leading center of innovation for technology and design through true collaboration. INNOVATE PASADENA (IP) aims to promote local collaboration across business and education in order to attract and retain companies, entrepreneurs, innovators and investment capital.

“Count of 2000-2011 Utility Patent Grants as Distributed by Calendar Year of Grant.”

What began as an informal idea eight months ago with tech and business leaders talking about what the private sector could do to bolster the local economy, is now a formalized working group led by an executive board of directors. The board is made up of local leaders from Art Center College of Design, Caltech, City of Pasadena, The Design Accelerator, Idealab, Materia, Pasadena Angels, Rexter, and other companies and co-chaired by IP founders Andy Wilson and Mike Giardello. The group will promote local opportunities, share resources and foster connections between local institutions, businesses and investors. Those interested should visit to get involved.

“As a serial tech entrepreneur and resident to Pasadena, I couldn’t be more excited to help breathe new economic life into our city that has a rich tech and design legacy,” said Andy Wilson, CEO of Rexter and Co-Chair of IP. “I know Pasadena has the infrastructure to become the leading innovation community; we created INNOVATE PASADENA to get organized and activated.”

“As a Caltech spin-off, Materia has made Pasadena its home and has benefited from its ongoing relationship with Caltech and local support from the city of Pasadena,” said Mike Giardello, CEO of Materia and Co-Chair of IP. “INNOVATE PASADENA will provide the additional structure and support needed to accelerate innovation within and between the world-class institutions in our own backyard. We want the world to know Pasadena is the place for innovation across a number of commercially important sectors, from IT to design and from material science to life science.”

IP, along with lead sponsors City of Pasadena, Guidance Software, Materia and Pasadena Angels, will host an invite-only event on June 27 to bring the community together and celebrate innovation in Pasadena.


IP and Estolano LeSar Perez Advisors compiled the following findings that point out strengths of the greater Pasadena area. For an extended list of data points and infographic about Pasadena and its institutions, visit

  • Pasadena attracts $1.9 billion in federal R&D funds annually.1 That’s over $14,000 per capita2, more than any other innovation community3 in the U.S.
  • Pasadena sits in the heart of a region that files the most patents in the U.S., outside of Silicon Valley.4
  • Nearly 1 in 6 jobs in Pasadena are in professional or creative fields, beating out Seattle, San Jose, Austin, and Portland;5

With access to more arts establishments per capita than anywhere else in the nation6 and one of the highest concentrations in the world of Nobel Laureates7 (thanks to Caltech’s faculty and alumni), Pasadena offers more than a vibrant ecosystem for businesses, it is also the best place to raise future Nobel laureates. From arts establishments and attractions such as the Huntington Library Botanical Gardens, the Norton Simon Museum, The Rose Parade and Rose Bowl Stadium, Pasadena boasts an environment that nurtures brains and talent that change the world.


INNOVATE PASADENA is a new organization committed to advancing greater Pasadena as a center of technology and design innovation by promoting collaboration across business and education to attract companies, entrepreneurs, innovators and capital to the broader community. For more information, visit

1 Average of $1.947 million for FY2001 – FY2013: from U.S. Office of Management and Budget (2013).

2 U.S. Office of Management and Budget (2013). “Prime Award Spending Data.” Washington, D.C. Retrieved from: <{%22psc_cat%22%3A[%22A%22]}>

3 The national “innovation communities” that were considered for comparison purposes include the following cities: Austin, Boulder, Cambridge, Los Angeles, Portland, San Jose, Seattle, and Washington, D.C.

4 U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (2013). “Count of 2000-2011 Utility Patent Grants as Distributed by Calendar Year of Grant.” Retrieved from: <>

5 U.S. Census Bureau (2010). “Work Area Profile Analysis.” Retrieved from: <>

6 Urban Institute (2010) Arts and Culture Indicators Project Data: 2006-2008. Washington, D.C. Retrieved from: <>

7 California Institute of Technology (n.d.) “Nobel Laureates – California Institute of Technology.” Pasadena, CA. Retrieved from: <>


Kristen Morquecho, 626-396-9499 X4103

Jun 27 2013
Fireworks and Food Trucks Light Up the Altadena Sky on Tuesday, July 2, 2013

“Fireworks & Food Trucks” Hosted by the Altadena Chamber on July 2!

It’s that time of year again! Join the Altadena Chamber of Commerce and Altadena Country Club in celebrating the Fourth of July once again with Fireworks and Food Trucks on July 2nd from 6pm to 10pm at the Altadena Golf Course!

On Tuesday, July 2, the Altadena Chamber of Commerce is hosting “Fireworks & Food Trucks”. Before the annual Fireworks Show at the Altadena Golf Course, guests can enjoy some of L.A’s finest gourmet food truck cuisine and help raise money for the Marion Lee Wullschlager Scholarship Fund. Tempting dishes from The Greasy Wiener, Komodo, Slammin’ Sliders, as well as Sweet Arleen’s Cupcakes and A Rockin’ Ice, are rolling in starting at 6PM!

Don’t Cook Tonight

Make plans to take it easy and enjoy the fireworks without the hassle of bringing homemade meals with you. The gourmet trucks will be on hand before and during the show so you can indulge as often as you want. “We want to invite you to bring your friends, family and neighbors over to enjoy great food, watch the sparkling fireworks and help give back to your local business community all at the same time!” exclaimed Inger Miller, President of the Altadena Chamber.

Come Early For Easy Eating

The food trucks will be lined up in the Altadena Golf Course Parking Lot. Limited lot parking will be available and street parking is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Pack a couple of folding chairs and enjoy the sights, sounds and tastes of the holiday evening.

Fast Facts:

Fireworks & Food Trucks Summer Fundraiser: Tuesday, July 2, 2013, 6PM-10PM

Hosted by: The Altadena Chamber of Commerce; a portion of the proceeds to benefit Altadena Chamber’s Marion Lee Wullschlager Scholarship Fund

Participating Trucks: The Greasy Wiener, Komodo, Slammin’ Sliders, Sweet Arleen’s Cupcakes, A Rockin’ Ice

Parking: Altadena Golf Course Parking Lot and adjacent streets

Location: 1456 E. Mendocino St, Altadena CA 91001

For more information: 626-794-6015

Tuesday, July 2, 2013, 6PM to 10PM
The Altadena Golf Course Parking Lot
1456 E. Mendocino St.
Altadena 91001

Jun 26 2013
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Jun 26 2013


  Pasadena, CALIF. (June, 2013)- The popular Old Pasadena Film Festival, a four-week, free movie series, returns July 5 – July 27. The mostly outdoor film festival will celebrate motion picture in all its forms showcasing a variety of audience-pleasing movie titles and genres.  With nineteen screenings, the Old Pasadena Film Festival is the largest open-air film festival in California and is expected to draw upwards of 10,000 attendees.


This year the festival pays tribute to film noir and suspense films by offering a myriad of movies highlighting the impact these genres have had on the motion picture.  Classic noir showings include The Third Man – a cinematic masterpiece featuring Orson Welles, and Mildred Pierce – starring the infamous Academy Award-winning Joan Crawford.  Central Park will also host classic suspense films including the 1963 psychological paranormal flick The Haunting, as well as the 1955 thriller The Night of the Hunter, which has been deemed culturally, historically, and aesthetically significant by the United States Library of Congress.


The Old Pasadena Film Festival also includes date night showings, including the beloved Woody Allen classic Annie Hall, Academy Award-winning musical Chicago, and the fun-loving Young Frankenstein, among others.


Distant Lands, the specialty travel bookstore in Old Pasadena, will screen travel documentaries such as the quintessential summer film The Endless Summer, as well as the award-winning documentary 180 Degrees South, tracking the famous journey of Jeff Johnson to Patagonia. All in all, the Old Pasadena Film Festival gives attendees the unique experience of enjoying four weeks of award-winning cinema in unique outdoor spaces.  Showings are free and open to the public.



Old Pasadena Film Festival schedule


Friday, July 5

The Endless Summer (1966) – Distant Lands, 20 S. Raymond Ave.

One of the most famous documentaries ever created, The Endless Summer tracks the ultimate surfing adventure. Two California surfers travel the globe searching for the perfect wave. Director Bruce Brown’s Endless Summer is so powerful it has become a timeless masterpiece that continues to capture the imagination of new generations.


The Ring (2002) Central Park, 99 S. Raymond Ave. 8:30pm
In one of the creepiest films of its generation, The Ring stars Naomi Watts as Rachel Keller a journalist investigating a videotape that may have killed her niece and three other teenagers. Locals tell of a legend that if one views the tape, they will die seven days after watching it. If the legend is correct, Rachel will have to save her son’s life and her own by running against time.

Annie Hall (1977) – One Colorado Courtyard, 41 Hugus Alley

Winner of four Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Actress (Diane Keaton), and Best Director, as well as another 24 film awards worldwide, Annie Hall is considered one of Woody Allen’s finest films.  The movie tracks the romantic adventures of quirky New York comedian Alvy Singer and his neurotic girlfriend Annie Hall.  It ranks #2 on AFI’s list of Top 10 Romantic Comedies, #4 on their list of Top 100 Comedies, and #31 on their list of Top 100 Movies of All Time.

Saturday, July 6

The Great Gatsby (1977) – One Colorado Courtyard, 41 Hugus Alley

Based upon the famous novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby tells the story of Nick Carraway, a young man from the Midwest now living on Long Island who finds himself fascinated by the mysterious past and affluent lifestyle of his neighbor, the wealthy Jay Gatsby (Robert Redford). Soon he is a part of Gatsby’s circle, becoming a witness to obsession and tragedy. Also starring Mia Farrow, Bruce Dern, and Karen Black, The Great Gatsby won 2 Oscars, a Golden Globe, and 3 BAFTAs.


Sunday, July 7 

Chicago (2002) – Central Park, 99 S. Raymond Ave.

Velma Kelly (Catherine Zeta-Jones) is a sexy vaudeville star who murders her husband and sister after finding them in bed together. Roxie (Renee Zellweger) is the wannabe star who murders her lover after finding out he was never going to make her famous. Enter Billy Flynn (played by Richard Gere), the greasy lawyer whose goal is not only to have his clients acquitted, but to make them legal legends. With Matron Mama Morton’s (Queen Latifah) help, both women compete for the spot as Chicago’s most famous murderess. Chicago is a triumph in movie making and has won six Academy Awards.  

Thursday, July 11

The Haunting (1963) – Central Park, 99 S. Raymond Ave.

This timeless horror classic stars Julie Harris, and was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Picture. Dr. Markway, doing research to prove the existence of ghosts, investigates an eerie mansion with a history of death and insanity. Joining the diverse group who decide to stay in the house with Dr. Markway, is the fragile Eleanor who feels strangely connected to whatever spirits live at Hill House. Soon the ghostly presence in the mansion manifests itself in scary and deadly ways.


Friday, July 12

Midnight in Paris (2011) – Distant Lands, 20 S. Raymond Ave.

While on a trip to Paris with his fiancé’s family, Gil, (Owen Wilson), a nostalgic Hollywood screenwriter, finds himself mysteriously going back to the 1920s every evening at midnight. In the process, he meets all the great writers, artists, and musicians of the time including Cole Porter, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Josephine Baker, Ernest Hemingway, and Gertrude Stein.  Midnight in Paris is an Academy Award-winning film directed and written by Woody Allen.

Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009) – One Colorado Courtyard, 41 Hugus Alley

Fantastic Mr. Fox is a stop-motion animated fantasy-comedy featuring the voices of George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Bill Murray, and Jason Schwartzman.  The film is based upon a popular children’s book written by Roald Dahl, which tells the story of a wily fox who uses his cunning nature to outsmart three feeble-minded farmers in order to steal their chickens. Fantastic Mr. Fox marks the first foray of acclaimed director Wes Anderson into animation.

Saturday, July 13

Mars Attacks! (1996) – One Colorado Courtyard, 41 Hugus Alley

The President of the United States announces Martians have been spotted circling Earth. Soon the aliens land and a meeting is arranged, but not everything runs smoothly, as the Martians seem to have sadistic plans for Earth.  Will somebody find a way to stop them or will all of humanity perish? Directed by Tim Burton, and featuring an all-star cast including Jack Nicholson, Glen Close, Annette Bening, Danny DeVito, Sarah Jessica Parker, Natalie Portman, and Michael J. Fox. 

Mildred Pierce (1945) – Central Park, 99 S. Raymond Ave.

This classic American film noir tells the story of a long suffering mother and her ungrateful daughter.  Soon cheating, murder, and chaos ensue in the battle between devotion and betrayal.  Mildred Pierce is one of the great cult films of all time, and was nominated for 6 Academy Awards, including a career-catapulting Best Actress win for Joan Crawford as Mildred Pierce. 

Friday, July 19

White Silk Road (2012) / The Bus (2012) – Distant Lands, 20 S. Raymond Ave.

White Silk Road follows three Australian snowboarders who traveled to Afghanistan to snowboard across new frontiers.  In one of the most war-torn countries in the world, they discovered new communities of hospitable people, beautiful landscapes, and some of the best slopes they have ever enjoyed.



In The Bus, filmmaker Damon Ristau explores why and how the VW bus became a worldwide cultural icon.  The Bus covers the history of the VW, beginning with its birthplace (post-WWII Germany).  We also see the presence of the iconic VW bus at Woodstock and at the heart of the counterculture movement.

True Grit (1969) – One Colorado Courtyard, 41 Hugus Alley

A western classic, True Grit follows a drunken, stubborn US. Marshall and a Texas Ranger who try to help a young woman track down her father’s murderer. The film won Best Actor for John Wayne (his only Oscar nod) at both the Academy Awards and the Golden Globes, and his role as Rooster Cogburn is one of AFI’s Top 100 Movie Heroes. This film also features Glen Campbell and Kim Darby.  

Saturday, July 20

The Third Man (1949) – Central Park, 99 S. Raymond Ave.

One of the most beloved film noir classics, Academy Award-winning film The Third Man tells the story of an unemployed fiction novelist, Holly Martins, who arrives in post-war Vienna. He travels there to meet his old friend Harry Lime, who has offered him a job. Soon Martins discovers that Lime has recently died in a peculiar traffic accident. Driven to investigate Lime’s death, Martins soon uncovers dark secrets about Lime’s life and death.  Starring Orson Welles and Joseph Cotton, The Third Man was nominated for 3 Oscars, including Best Director. It is #5 on AFI’s list of Top 10 Mysteries, and is also on their lists of Top 100 Movies of All Time, and Top 100 Thrillers.

Ocean’s Eleven (1960) – One Colorado, 41 Hugus Alley

Danny Ocean gathers a group of eleven of his World War II friends to try and pull off the ultimate Las Vegas heist. Together the friends plan to rob five of Las Vegas’s most notorious casinos in one night.  This Academy Award nominated film features Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford, and Angie Dickenson.

Sunday, July 21

Men in Black (1997) – Central Park, 99 S. Raymond Ave.

In present-day America, Agent Kay (Tommy Lee Jones) is a member of a covert organization that tracks extraterrestrial activity. When Kay finds himself in need of a new partner, he gets a brash NYPD detective, Agent Jay (Will Smith). Armed with cutting edge space-age technology and their razor-sharp wits, Jay and Kay investigate the alien threat. Men in Black was nominated for 3 Academy Awards.

Thursday, July 25

Young Frankenstein (1974) – Central Park, 99 S. Raymond Ave.

Directed by Mel Brooks and starring Gene Wilder, Peter Boyle, Cloris Leachman, Marty Feldman, Teri Garr, and Madeline Kahn, Young Frankenstein is one of the “scariest” comedies of all time. It tells the story of a young neurosurgeon who inherits a castle from his grandfather, the famous Dr. Victor von Frankenstein. Working in the castle alongside a hunchback Igor, a beautiful lab assistant Inga, and the old housekeeper Frau Blucher, Young Frankenstein believes that the work of his grandfather is useless, until he discovers his grandfather’s book describing human re-animation, which quickly changes his mind. Young Frankenstein was nominated for 2 Academy Awards and 2 Golden Globes, and is #13 on AFI’s list of Top 100 Comedies.

Friday, July 26

180 Degrees South (2010) – Distant Lands, 20 S. Raymond Ave.

This documentary follows adventurer Jeff Johnson as he retraces the epic 1968 journey of his heroes Yvon Chouinard and Doug Tompkins to Patagonia. During the journey he gets shipwrecked off Easter Island, surfs the longest wave of his life, and prepares himself for an ascent of Cerro Corcovado. Jeff’s life changes when he meets up in a rainy hut with Tompkins and Chouinard who, once driven only by a love of surfing and climbing, now value nature above all and have come to Patagonia to help protect it. 

Sleeper (1973) – One Colorado Courtyard, 41 Hugus Alley

In this comedic, sci-fi adventure featuring Woody Allen and Diane Keaton, a clarinet player who also runs a health food store, is frozen and brought back to life in the future by anti-government radicals who want him to assist them in overthrowing an oppressive government. Written and directed by Woody Allen, Sleeper is one of AFI’s Top 100 Comedies.

Saturday, July 27

Groundhog Day (1993) – One Colorado Courtyard, 41 Hugus Alley

Arrogant and egotistical TV weatherman/broadcaster, Phil Connors, is annoyed when he’s assigned the job of covering the annual groundhog festivities in a small town named Punxsutawney; making this his fourth in a row. When he awakens the next day he discovers that it’s Groundhog Day again, and again, and again. First he uses this to his advantage, but he soon realizes that he is doomed to spend the rest of his life here, seeing the same people do the same thing every day!  Starring Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell.  Groundhog Day is one of AFI’s Top 10 Fantasy Films, and Top 100 Comedies.

The Night of the Hunter (1955) – Central Park, 99 S. Raymond Ave.

Directed by Charles Laughton and featuring an all-star cast, including Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, and Lillian Gish, The Night of the Hunter is a classic thriller film based on the 1953 novel of the same name.  The film tracks Harry Powell, a horrible man who uses his charm to marry an unsuspecting widow.  His intensions are solely to steal her fortune hidden by the woman’s deceased husband.  The film is based upon the true story of Harry Powers, found guilty in 1932 for the murders of two widows and three children in West Virginia. The Night of the Hunter is one of AFI’s Top 100 Thrillers, and Mitchum’s character, Reverend Powell, is one of their Top 100 Villains of All Time.


General Public: All screenings are free and open to the public. For more information including a complete schedule, visit

Jun 26 2013
New Additions to the LA Street Food Fest, This Saturday, 6/29 Discount Promo Code “save5” @lafoodfest


The first, the original… LA’s largest and most affordable tasting event is even bigger this year at the Rose Bowl on June 29th 

LOS ANGELES, June 25, 2013— Newly added vendors and talent to this weekend’s epic 100+ lineup include a preview of Top Chef Master Neal Fraser’s upcoming icdc (ice cream, doughnuts and coffee), the debut of The Beignet Truck, Highland Park’s Kitchen Mouse Vegan Cafe and in the Taste of Mexico’s event area, Chef John Sedlar of Rivera, Rodolfo Castellanos of Oaxaca, Mexico’s Origen and Pablo Salas of Mexico City’s Amaranta.

A new addition to the VIP Luxe Lounge, Congenial Spirits, will be sampling spirits including Tapatio Blanco, Tapatio Reposado, Tapatio Anejo, Cedar Ridge Iowa Whiskey, Griff’s Cowboy Whiskey and Charbay R5 Hop Flavored Whiskey.

Guests can imbibe on an array of cocktails at six bars including a handful of “Caroline on Crack” approved with Liquid Nitrogen Frozen Otter Pops (Julian Cox + Josh Goldman / Soigné), a Hemingway Daiquiri (Bar 1886) and the Honey Bear Cocktail (Greenbar Distillery).

On the Main Stage, visitors can enjoy guest performances from Jessica Childress, most recently seen on this season’s The Voice, California indie band Tommy and The High Pilots, and alternative cover band Black Crystal Wolf Kids while dining on the field. There will also be music from DJ Bianca, JACK FM on the concourse and mariachi in the Taste of Mexico area. For the wee ones, there will be face painting and balloon animals.

This year’s event judges include Top Chef Master Neal Fraser, Pulitzer Prize winning LA Times critic Jonathan Gold, author and Iron Chef judge Simon Majumdar, Food & Wine west coast correspondent Jennifer Sommer, Cooking Channel’s Alie Ward & Georgia Hardstark, The Simpsons Writer and Executive Producer Matt Selman and renowned Los Angeles chef Walter Manzke. Awards go to Best in Show, Best Old School Street Food, Best Nouveau Street Food, Best Original Showmanship, The Sweet Tooth, Best of Mex, Judge’s Honorable Mention, People’s Choice Award and People’s Honorable Mention.

With a weekend heat wave upon us we’ve tented parts of the Bowl and beefed up our water and ice stations to make sure everyone is cool and comfy. 

Grab your stretchy pants and we’ll see you there!



Tickets are available online only. No tickets at the door. The event sells out every year.

On Eventbrite:


Twitter: @LAfoodfest


Instagram: @LAfoodfest


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Jun 25 2013
La Loma Presents The Shed Open House · Sun. July 14

La Loma Development presents The Shed!
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The Shed Open House!

Presented by La Loma Development

The Shed is Pasadena’s emerging space for urban agriculture, sustainable development, planning, permaculture, and land use. A place for organizations, professionals and enthusiasts to meet each other, share ideas, talk about projects and learn from one another.

Sunday, July 14, 2013 · 4-9pm
$5 pre-sale · $10 at the door.
Music + Food + Drinks. 

  • 4pm Meet and greet
  • 5pm Welcome and Introductions: Marco Barrantes principal La Loma Development
  • 5:20pm Jonathan Frame Arroyo Seco Foundation: Arroyo Seco Canyon Project at Hahamongna Watershed Park
  • 5:40pm Mark Rice: Next Course Pasadena: a conversation on the future of food in Pasadena/Altadena
  • 6pm Larry Santoyo: Permaculture in Los Angeles
  • 6:20pm Christopher Shein: Permaculture home gardening and book signing The Vegetable Gardener’s Guide to Permaculture: Creating an Edible Ecosystem
  • 7pm Design Build Community: Networking for permaculture organizations, professionals and enthusiasts

Partners: Arroyo Seco FoundationInstitute of Urban Ecology, Next Course Pasadena and Waste Less Living.


1355 Lincoln Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91103

For more information contact

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Jun 25 2013
Early bird tickets for Innovation Summit Pasadena available until July 15. Register now!

Early bird tickets for Innovation Summit Pasadena available until July 15. Register now!


CLICK HERE to register!

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