Pasadena Altadena Black History Parade March 18, 2017
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.).
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 www.foodforward.com. 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.
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.
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
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.
WHAT TO EXPECT
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 www.artisanalLA.com
Buy discount tickets on Living Social, Groupon here.