Monthly Archives: March 2017
Mar 17 2017
Pasadena Altadena Black History Parade March 18, 2017

Pasadena Altadena Black History Parade March 18, 2017

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35th Annual Black history Parade this Saturday, March 18th to promote the new “Be Better Pasadena” Campaign. Parade begins at 10am (line up begins at 8:30am) at Charles White Park in Altadena and ends at Robinson Park (1081 N. Fair Oaks Ave.).

Mar 16 2017
LA Weekly’s The Essentials Wine and Food Event Los Angeles March 26, 2017 @LAWeeklyStreet @626food
LA Weekly’s The Essentials
Win VIP tickets to the Essentials!
Animal, A.O.C., Baroo, Bestia, Beverly Soon Tofu, Burritos La Palma, Cacao Mexicatessen, Chengdu Taste, Chichen Itza, Coni’ Seafood, Dune, Guelaguetza, Guerrilla Tacos, Guisados, Jitlada Southern Thai, Jon & Vinny’s, Kogi BBQ, La Casita Mexicana, Le Comptoir, Lucques, Lukshon, Maude, Night + Market, Park’s BBQ, Pine & Crane, Providence, Racion, Republique, RiceBar, The Rose, Rustic Canyon Wine Bar and Seasonal Kitchen, Salt’s Cure, Szechuan Impression, Sotto, Spago, the hungry cat, Trois Mec, Union, Wexler’s Deli, The Bellwether, Bigmista’s Barbecue & Sammich Shop, Elf Cafe, ERB Bar, LocoL, n/naka, Pok Pok LA, Angelini Osteria, Chi’SPACCA, Colonia Publica, El Coraloense, Love & Salt, Mélisse, Summer Rolls, El Huarache Azteca, Isaan Station, Tsujita LA
Buy tickets here
VIP tickets SOLD OUT.
Mar 16 2017
Los Angeles Southern California Tomatomania 2017
Hey LA, the rain has prepped your garden for you. We predict a terrific tomato season!

TOMATOMANIA hits 2 sites in the Southland over the next 2 weekends – just in time for planting. We hope you can join us to choose from the most unique and exciting collection of tomatoes anywhere!

First, March 17-19 (this weekend!) we celebrate 15 years at Tapia Brothers Farm Stand. One of Los Angeles’ oldest garden traditions meets one of its newest sensations as our friends at Tapia Brothers again host the largest of the TOMATOMANIA! seedling sales. We’ll showcase almost 275 tomato varieties (yes, you read that right – 275!) and offer everything you’ll need to have the most successful tomato season ever.

A new twist this year: we’ll add some short classes and include expert guest appearances to offer you more garden thoughts and expertise! We’ll talk about tomato varieties, getting involved in Community Gardens, dream about veggie garden designs, and more. Check our website for more details!

This year your TOMATOMANIA purchases in Encino will also support a good cause; our good friends at A portion of proceeds from every Sungold tomato seedling we sell will be donated to assist their efforts in Los Angeles and Ventura County.

Descanso Gardens hosts our traveling tomato circus the following weekend, March 25 and 26. Reds, yellows, oranges, stripes, blues…you can find them all in our tomato selection of over 150 varieties.

Flash classes (15-minute guides) on several topics will be held all throughout the weekend and our special guests on Saturday will be some of our favorite home farmers who can help you design and maintain your urban farm.

The Patina Group offers their usual amazing lunch and very special Bloody Mary Bar both days and after this moist season, you can bet the gardens, camellia forest, and all the wonderful features at Descanso will be looking their very best.

Our website will get you more details and remind you how to get a discount on the entry fee (ok, at the entry just show them our website or FB page on your phone!).

We can’t wait to talk tomatoes with you and we’ll showcase our favorite containers, fertilizers, and other products that will help you achieve the best season ever.

See you soon!

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Mar 16 2017
Win 2 tickets to The East-West Piano Trio at the Restoration Concerts in South Pasadena

Win 2 tickets to The East-West Piano Trio at the Restoration Concerts in South Pasadena.

 East–West Piano Trio Restoration Concert - March 26, 2017 - East West Piano Trio


The classical concerts are at the South Pasadena Library and proceeds go to the library.

Concerts are class acts and two winners will each receive 2 tickets.

Mar 15 2017
PEN’s 9th Annual Wine & Spirits Tasting – April 23, 2017

PEN’s 9th Annual Wine & Spirits Tasting – April 23, 2017

SAVE THE DATE for PEN’s 9th Annual Wine & Spirits Tasting coming on Sunday, April 23, 2017 from 5 – 8 p.m. at Bacchus’ Kitchen.  Join us for festive fare, a delicious selection of wines, spirits tasting featuring Pasadena’s own local distillery, Stark Spirits, and new this year…a beer tasting featuring Golden Road Brewery.  Plus, fabulous desserts from Nothing Bundt Cakes.

We are pleased to announce that we will honor Geoff Albert, Lisa Brault, Lorena Hernandez, and Natasha Mahone for being role models for the kind of parent involvement that PEN advocates…working on behalf of all children.  PEN will also recognize long-time parent volunteer Dana Bradley with our second PEN Parent Founders Award for her support of PEN’s work.

Your invitation will arrive in the mail later this month and tickets will be available for purchase on this page shortly.

Check out last year’s event photos on Facebook, courtesy of Kat Roberts.

Mar 14 2017
Pasadena Arroyo Seco Weekend June 24-25, 2017 @arroyosecowknd @RoseBowlStadium

Arroyo Seco Weekend

Three stages of live music along with curated menus from LA’s celebrated restaurants and chefs.

Saturday: Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, the Meters, the Alabama Shakes, Dawes, Live, Broken Social Scene, Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Roy Ayers, William Bell, Jeff Goldblum and the Mildred Snitzer Orchestra, John Mayall and Bennie Maupin Ensemble.

Sunday: Mumford & Sons, Weezer, the Shins, Fitz & the Tantrums, Andrew Bird, Lukas Nelson and the Promise of the Real, Galactic, the Revivalists, Andy Grammar, ZZ Ward, Lettuce, Jamtown (featuring G. Love, Donavon Frankenreiter & Cisco Adler), the Mowgli’s, Alice Smith, David Lindley, Con Brio and NK Band.

Tickets go on sale March 20. Single-day admission is $125 and a weekend pass is $225. There is a VIP option — $225 for the one day and $399 for the weekend — and preferred parking is $50. Prices do not include additional ticketing fees.

American Express Card Members can purchase passes before the general public beginning Friday, March 17, 2017 beginning 10:00am PDT through Sunday, March 19 at 10:00pm PDT.

Participating restaurants include Barrel & Ashes, Broken English, Dog Haus, Fat Dragon, Fritzi Copo, Locol, Nomad, Ramen Hood(Ilan Hall), Red Bird(Neal Fraser), Republique, Rose Cafe, Sotto, Sumo Dog, Sweetfin Poke(Dakota Weiss), Tikifish, Union(Bruce Kalman), Wolf.

Arroyo Seco Weekend Pasadena, CA | June 24 & 25 Passes on sale Monday at 11AM


Mar 8 2017
Trader Joe’s Apple Sauce Recall

RECALL: Potential Foreign Matter (Glass) in Unsweetened Apple Sauce Products

Unsweetened Apple Sauces

To Our Valued Customers:

We are voluntarily recalling the following Unsweetened Apple Sauces because of the potential presence of glass pieces in the product:

All Trader Joe’s Stores Trader Joe’s First Crush Unsweetened Gravenstein Apple Sauce 00015905 ALL CODES through
AUG. 08, 2018 
All Trader Joe’s Stores Trader Joe’s Organic Unsweetened Apple Sauce 00194877 ALL CODES through
OCT. 06, 2018
Trader Joe’s Stores only in: AL, AZ, CA, CO, ID, LA, NV, NM, OK, OR, TX, UT, WA Trader Joe’s All Natural Unsweetened Apple Sauce 00014359 ALL CODES through BEST BEFORE
Dec. 16, 2018

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All potentially affected products have been removed from store shelves and destroyed.

If you purchased any of these Unsweetened Apple Sauce products with the affected codes, please do not eat it. We urge you to discard the product or return it to any Trader Joe’s for a full refund.

If you have any questions, you may call Trader Joe’s Customer Relations at (626) 599-3817 [Monday through Friday, 6:00 am to 6:00 pm Pacific Time] or send us an email.

We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience.

Mar 8 2017
#39 Repair Cafe Pasadena March 25, 2017

#39 Repair Cafe Pasadena

Hi, there,

Thank you for pre-registering for the FREE Repair Cafe Pasadena (the first of it’s kind in the United States)

This is the first time that we use Eventbrite for pre-registration. Why?

We are becoming too successful…! Over 200 guests showed up with things to be repaired at last event.

While our volunteers were able to serve most of them. This is an attempt to make things run more smoothly and ensure everyone (guests and volunteers) to have a great time at Repair Cafe.

A few rules:

1.ONE ticket per person. (there is a ceiling as to how many we can serve. This pre-registration gets you in the door)

2. If for any reason you cannot make it. Please! Cancel your regisration and let someone else have the chance to participate.

Again, thank you for registering and we are looking forward to welcoming you to Repair Cafe Pasadena on SAT. March 25th.

Repair Cafe Pasadena, organizing team.


What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Limited parking is available at Throop. Two hours street parking arround the neighborhood.

Gold line: Del Mar Station. Walk East on Del Mar for 0.5 mile. about 10 mins to Throop at the corner of Del Mar and Los Robles.

What can I bring into the event?

The most common things people have brought to Repair Cafe are items to be repaired:

Clothings, Eletronics, jewelry, knifes to be sharpened, but volunteers love a challange. Bring whatever you have and we will look at it.

Also, items to be given away to the community at the Really, Really Free Market (a big part of Repair Cafe)

Any clothings or household items that are still in good shape but you no longer need or want.

This is my first time, what exactly is a Repair Cafe?

“A free, roving, all purpose repair shop & festival
for and by the community.”

Words are just not enough, you have to see it.

by Repair Cafe Pasadena, a project of

Date and Time

Sat, March 25, 2017

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM PDT

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Throop Unitarian Universalist Church

300 South Los Robles Avenue

Pasadena, CA 91101

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Mar 5 2017
Artisanal LA’s 6th Annual Spring Show April 1-2, 2017 @ArtisanalLA Discount Tickets


Artisanal LA’s 6th Annual Spring Show

returns to downtown LA’s The California Market Center

SATURDAY & SUNDAY / APRIL 1+2 / 11a-6p

Grab a friend, celebrate LA’s glorious Spring and get a jump on Mother’s Day shopping while meeting and supporting local food artisans, crafters and makers, and do a little making and crafting of your own.

Eat, shop, make and build community at Artisanal LA’s 7th Annual Spring Show.


NEW: Expanded Programming Schedule!

NEW: Free Two-Day Admisison for All Ticket Holders

NEW: Venue! We’ve moved from the Reef to CMC

150+ Makers + Crafters + Artisans + Chefs

Shopping + Tasting

30+ DIY Sessions + Workshops + Cooking Classes

ft Makers Mess Weekend Long Pop-Up Studio

Fall Garden Area + Pop-Up Urban Farm

Panels + Demos + Giveaways

Kids Crafts + Workshops + Family Lounge

Coffee + Café + Lounge

Local Artists’ Gallery + Acoustic Music + More!

For up to the minute event news, including workshop, demo and DIY schedules, plus a complete list of our Spring Show makers, and more, be sure to visit our website and download the program the week of event at

Buy discount tickets on Living Social, Groupon here.


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