Author: Simone Dupuy

Fall in love with Chamo Venezuelan Cuisine’s arepas, empanadas and tequeños

I do not have an abuela. I had one no-nonsense, meat-and-potatoes, German grandma and another who lived off a steady diet of brie cheese and Manhattans. Some may say this thusly allots me no authority to speak on Venezuelan food, which is fairly niche when it comes to Latin cuisine. I beg to differ. Because I have no abuela, I have no preconceived notions of home cooking to cloud my judgment. That said, even if I had been raised on a certain flavor or technique when it came to Venezuelan food, I am sure I would have fallen equally...

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Partido, a Filipino/French fusion pop-up, stakes its claim 01.18.18

Don your high-water overalls, nose ring and ironic T-shirt, folks: Filipino/French fusion pop-up Partido warrants a trip to Highland Park’s notoriously hip York Boulevard – specifically, the old El Arco Iris building. Note, however, that this joint is not for the faint of heart — literally. Partido stays true to the associations many people have with Filipino food: lots of salt, vinegar and oil. But the chefs at Partido have managed to elevate this to meet the expectations of a sit-down dinner. Portions are hefty, but presented with grace, and familiar salty, greasy plates of food ascend to luxurious,...

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Feb
23
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1:00 pm Free Film at Pasadena Senior Center @ Pasadena Senior Center
Free Film at Pasadena Senior Center @ Pasadena Senior Center
Feb 23 @ 1:00 pm
Friday movie matinees screen at 1 p.m. Friday’s film is “Love Never Dies” (2012).
5:30 pm Film at Norton Simon @ Norton Simon Museum
Film at Norton Simon @ Norton Simon Museum
Feb 23 @ 5:30 pm
The film “Singin’ in the Rain” (1952) stars Gene Kelly as a silent film star who falls for a spunky chorus girl (Debbie Reynolds), to the dismay of his diva-like leading lady, starting at 5:30[...]
8:00 pm USC Collaborative Alumni Concert... @ Boston Court Performing Arts Center
USC Collaborative Alumni Concert... @ Boston Court Performing Arts Center
Feb 23 @ 8:00 pm
The USC Collaborative Alumni concert features USC graduates in disciplines of vocal performance and music composition performing works that premiered at Boston Court over the past eight years, along with more recent compositions, starting at[...]
Feb
24
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all-day Barbara Morrison’s I Wanna Be Loved @ Pasadena City College, Sexton Hall
Barbara Morrison’s I Wanna Be Loved @ Pasadena City College, Sexton Hall
Feb 24 all-day
Barbara Morrison's I Wanna Be Loved @ Pasadena City College, Sexton Hall |  |  |
Award-winning Jazz and Blues Musical “I Wanna Be Loved,” the story of Dinah Washington, Queen of the Blues, starring three-time Grammy-Nominee vocalist and two-time NAACP Theatre Award Winner Barbara Morrison as Dinah Washington. With an[...]
10:00 am Baseball Reliquary Event, Comput... @ Pasadena Public Library, La Pintoresca Branch
Baseball Reliquary Event, Comput... @ Pasadena Public Library, La Pintoresca Branch
Feb 24 @ 10:00 am
Guests of all ages can learn basic computer skills from 10 to 11:30 a.m. In honor of Black History Month, the Baseball Reliquary and the library present a lecture and slide presentation, “From Monarchs to[...]

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