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    Sara Kathryn Arledge: Serene for the Moment, Sunday, January 27, 2019 Sara Kathryn Arledge: Serene for the Moment, Sunday, January 27, 2019
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    The Armory Center for the Arts is pleased to present Sara Kathryn Arledge: Serene for the Moment from January 27 through May 12, 2019 in the Armory’s Caldwell Gallery.  The exhibition has been organized by Irene Tsatsos, the Armory’s Director of Exhibition Programs/Chief Curator.  It will be preceded by a free, public reception on January 26 from 7-9pm. Major support for the exhibition comes from the Pasadena Art Alliance, with special thanks to the Sara Kathryn Arledge Memorial Trust. An under-recognized painter and innovator of mid-20th century experimental cinema, Sara Kathryn Arledge (1911-1998) was a prolific artist who emphasized the eerie in the mundane and the disorienting in the beautiful.

    Defying convention and authority, Arledge created a diverse and experimental body of work in between film and painting. “My plan,” she said, ‘was to extend the nature of painting to include time.” One of her earliest influences was a performance by Thomas Wilfred, on his Clavilux, at the Pasadena Playhouse, which she saw in 1928 as a teenager.

    As a filmmaker Arledge is considered a pioneer of ciné-dance (dance made uniquely for and by the medium of film) combining avant-garde dance with film editing techniques to “add time to painting.”

    The exhibition will include Arledge’s seven films and hand-painted glass slides, which are held by the Pacific Film Archive (PFA) in Berkeley and only recently digitized. It will also include over 80 of her brilliant works on paper, which span six decades, as well as ephemera and archival material, including storyboards for dance-films.

     

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    Sandra de la Loza: Mi Casa Es Su Casa, Sunday, January 27, 2019 Sandra de la Loza: Mi Casa Es Su Casa, Sunday, January 27, 2019
    Sandra de la Loza: Mi Casa Es Su Casa January 27, 2019 - May 12, 2019
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    The Armory Center for the Arts is pleased to present Sandra de la Loza: Mi Casa Es Su Casa from January 27 through May 14, 2019 in the Armory’s Mezzanine Gallery. In Mi Casa Es Su Casa, the artist alters and intervenes on photographs of her own family to address issues of power, memory, and history through the concept of home. The exhibition is organized by Irene Tsatsos, Director of Exhibition Programs/Chief Curator.

    Growing up in sunny Southern California, de la Loza remembers that life was not always easy. Yet, in photo albums taken amidst white flight, her Mexican American family mimics a post-war ideal of what a happy, suburban American family should look like. According to the artist,  Mi Casa Es Su Casa aims to suggest the looming social and personal inequities that lay beneath “those perfect lawns and the stiff taffeta.

    By obscuring, and replacing the bodies and faces in the photographs, de la Loza calls attention to how the familiar elements of the family snapshot—the landscape, architecture, pose, and fashion—conceal embedded dynamics of race, class, and gender. According to Tsatsos, “Sandra calls out the private dramas that family photographs inadvertently reveal—the strains, the desires, and the discrepancies between the outward appearances of familiar togetherness and the complex, perhaps conflicted nature of the relationships among the subjects, along with the social context within which they perform.”

    Presented at the Armory as four immersive installations, Mi Casa Es Su Casa highlights a tension that continues into our contemporary moment, where increasingly difficult living conditions coincide with the pressure, especially via social media, to present a cheerful and fulfilled public image.

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    Old Pasadena Food Tasting Tour, Saturday, January 5, 2019 10:30 am Old Pasadena Food Tasting Tour, Saturday, January 5, 2019 10:30 am
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    Presented by: Melting Pot Tours
    Stops throughout Old Pasadena
    Pasadena, CA 91103

    424.247.9666
    www.meltingpottours.com


    Adults $79; Children 5-12 yrs. $65

    Experience the history, architecture, and folklore of Old Pasadena with Melting Pot Food Tours. Colorful alleys and secret thru-ways spice up the walk as you seek out spectacular ethnic eateries and sweet stuff havens in historic Old Pasadena. Enjoy all the fascinating stories behind the foods when you explore this historic district, once just a sunny haven of colorful orange groves.

    Here's what you can expect on the Old Pasadena Food Tour:

    • Cafes and restaurants specializing in world cuisine (Middle Eastern, South American, Indian, Oaxacan)
    • An artisan ice cream shop
    • A shop filled with teas from around the world
    • A California olive oil store and cafe
    • A handmade soap kitchen

    Whenever possible, you'll be met and hosted by these special merchants who proudly share their incredible offerings. The tour concludes back at the original starting point. The food samples along the way are filling enough so that for most people lunch afterward is not necessary.

    Tours run weekly on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:30am-2:00pm.

    SPECIAL OPMD DISCOUNT: Save 10% on Adult Tour tickets with the promo code VISPAS2019 - good through December 31, 2019.

     

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    Easter Egg Hunt & Bob Baker Springtime Review, Saturday, April 20, 2019 10:30 am Easter Egg Hunt & Bob Baker Springtime Review, Saturday, April 20, 2019 10:30 am
    Easter Egg Hunt & Bob Baker Springtime Review April 20, 2019
    10:30 am–12:00 pm
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    Easter Egg Hunt & Bob Baker Springtime Review


    10:30am–12:00pm

    One Colorado hosts its first-ever Easter Egg Hunt! The Egg Hunt starts at 10:30am sharp and is first come, first served. Please bring along your own basket. 

    Hundreds of colorful eggs with candy and toys will be hidden around the One Colorado Courtyard, including a few Golden Eggs with some nifty prizes from our stores. Before and after the big egg hunt, the Easter Bunny will be available for Polaroid photo ops. 

    After packing your basket, get ready for a special Bob Baker Marionette Show at 11:30 am. Their spectacular “Springtime Review” features Bouncing Bunnies, Mother Goose, and even Humpty Dumpty! With a catchy soundtrack and talented puppet performers, this show will be better than any golden egg. (Seating is first-come, first-served.)

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    Old Pasadena Walking Tour, Saturday, April 20, 2019 9:00 am Old Pasadena Walking Tour, Saturday, April 20, 2019 9:00 am
    Old Pasadena Walking Tour April 20, 2019
    9:00 am–11:00 am
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    Old Pasadena Walking Tour


    9:00am–11:00am

    Pasadena Heritage hosts its monthly edition of the Old Pasadena Walking Tour, the organization's most popular tour. Explore Old Pasadena with an experienced docent, see the renaissance, and enjoy the architectural variety, fascinating history, virtually unchanged alleyways, and all the authentic details that keep history alive in the 21st Century. 

    Pasadena's original downtown, once slated for demolition, is now a shopping and dining destination attracting thousands of visitors every month. Without Pasadena Heritage, this National Register Historic District would have been leveled and all its history and architecture destroyed. Instead, today it is one of the finest examples of downtown revitalization in the country.

    Ticket information: The cost for the tour is $18 for members and $20 for non-members. Reservations are required. Buy your tickets  at www.pasadenaheritage.org. To purchase by phone, call Pasadena Heritage at 626.441.6333. Advance reservations are highly recommended.  Please note that the tours are exterior only.  

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    Pasadena Earth Day, Saturday, April 20, 2019 9:00 am Pasadena Earth Day, Saturday, April 20, 2019 9:00 am
    Pasadena Earth Day April 20, 2019
    9:00 am–3:00 pm
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    Pasadena Earth Day


    9:00am–3:00pm

    Celebrate Earth Day with a festival that takes place in adjacent locations: The Armory Center for the Arts from 9:00am-12:00pm and an outdoor celebration in Memorial Park from 12:00-3:00pm. 

    9:00am-12:00pm: The Armory Center Community Room. Come learn more about the One County sustainability plan that will present a comprehensive pathway to sustainability addressing a wide range of subjects including climate change, water, energy, resource management, land use, transportation, open space, biodiversity, public health, economy and workforce development, housing, resilience, and governance. Included are children's activities, tree giveaways, raffles, refreshments and food trucks, and an electric vehicle ride and drive opportunity. More info and registration available online

    12:00-3:00pm: Earth Day Festival, Memorial Park
    Learn about local efforts to be more water wise, reduce waste, support clean energy, travel green, and more! Engage with community groups, organizations, and eco-friendly businesses. Enjoy art, music, food trucks, and take action! Family & kid-friendly. Complete info online

     

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    Easter Egg Hunt at Saje Natural Wellness, Saturday, April 20, 2019 11:00 am Easter Egg Hunt at Saje Natural Wellness, Saturday, April 20, 2019 11:00 am
    Easter Egg Hunt at Saje Natural Wellness April 20, 2019
    11:00 am–4:00 pm
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    Old Pasadena Food Tasting Tour, Saturday, January 5, 2019 10:30 am Old Pasadena Food Tasting Tour, Saturday, January 5, 2019 10:30 am
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    Presented by: Melting Pot Tours
    Stops throughout Old Pasadena
    Pasadena, CA 91103

    424.247.9666
    www.meltingpottours.com


    Adults $79; Children 5-12 yrs. $65

    Experience the history, architecture, and folklore of Old Pasadena with Melting Pot Food Tours. Colorful alleys and secret thru-ways spice up the walk as you seek out spectacular ethnic eateries and sweet stuff havens in historic Old Pasadena. Enjoy all the fascinating stories behind the foods when you explore this historic district, once just a sunny haven of colorful orange groves.

    Here's what you can expect on the Old Pasadena Food Tour:

    • Cafes and restaurants specializing in world cuisine (Middle Eastern, South American, Indian, Oaxacan)
    • An artisan ice cream shop
    • A shop filled with teas from around the world
    • A California olive oil store and cafe
    • A handmade soap kitchen

    Whenever possible, you'll be met and hosted by these special merchants who proudly share their incredible offerings. The tour concludes back at the original starting point. The food samples along the way are filling enough so that for most people lunch afterward is not necessary.

    Tours run weekly on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:30am-2:00pm.

    SPECIAL OPMD DISCOUNT: Save 10% on Adult Tour tickets with the promo code VISPAS2019 - good through December 31, 2019.

     

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    Trivia Tuesdays at One Colorado, Tuesday, April 2, 2019 Trivia Tuesdays at One Colorado, Tuesday, April 2, 2019
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    Pop culture, pop-up bars, prizes, and music - One Colorado hosts it all during its Tuesday Trivia nights in April. Rally friends, brainstorm a goofy/awesome team name, and come get your pop culture on. The fun is led by favorite trivia duo Sam and Brian, the men of LABS Trivia. 

    One Colorado adds a new feature this spring: Trivia Spotlights. For a few rounds, Sam and Brian will incorporate weekly themes, which One Colorado will announce on social media

    Guests can enjoy drinks and DJ sets that begin at 6:30pm. Trivia starts at 7:30pm. Bar service will last the duration of the event. (Bars are no host.)

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    Homage Grand Re-Opening, Thursday, April 25, 2019 5:00 pm Homage Grand Re-Opening, Thursday, April 25, 2019 5:00 pm
    Homage Grand Re-Opening April 25, 2019
    5:00 pm–8:00 pm
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    Homage Grand Re-Opening


    5:00pm–8:00pm

    Homage has a new home - next door to its first location - and the staff hosts an evening event to celebrate! Enjoy cocktails and nibbles from We Olive & Wine Bar and Communitea Bakery, a Maddalena Bearzi Jewelry trunk show, discounts, drawings, and a Grand Prize Gift Basket raffle, and with purchases a free tote bag designed by People I've Loved.  

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    Old Pasadena Food Tasting Tour, Saturday, January 5, 2019 10:30 am Old Pasadena Food Tasting Tour, Saturday, January 5, 2019 10:30 am
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    Presented by: Melting Pot Tours
    Stops throughout Old Pasadena
    Pasadena, CA 91103

    424.247.9666
    www.meltingpottours.com


    Adults $79; Children 5-12 yrs. $65

    Experience the history, architecture, and folklore of Old Pasadena with Melting Pot Food Tours. Colorful alleys and secret thru-ways spice up the walk as you seek out spectacular ethnic eateries and sweet stuff havens in historic Old Pasadena. Enjoy all the fascinating stories behind the foods when you explore this historic district, once just a sunny haven of colorful orange groves.

    Here's what you can expect on the Old Pasadena Food Tour:

    • Cafes and restaurants specializing in world cuisine (Middle Eastern, South American, Indian, Oaxacan)
    • An artisan ice cream shop
    • A shop filled with teas from around the world
    • A California olive oil store and cafe
    • A handmade soap kitchen

    Whenever possible, you'll be met and hosted by these special merchants who proudly share their incredible offerings. The tour concludes back at the original starting point. The food samples along the way are filling enough so that for most people lunch afterward is not necessary.

    Tours run weekly on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:30am-2:00pm.

    SPECIAL OPMD DISCOUNT: Save 10% on Adult Tour tickets with the promo code VISPAS2019 - good through December 31, 2019.

     

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    Jackalope Indie Artisan Fair, Saturday, April 27, 2019 10:00 am Jackalope Indie Artisan Fair, Saturday, April 27, 2019 10:00 am
    Jackalope Indie Artisan Fair April 27, 2019 - April 28, 2019
    10:00 am–5:00 pm
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    Old Pasadena Pub Crawl, Saturday, April 27, 2019 2:00 pm Old Pasadena Pub Crawl, Saturday, April 27, 2019 2:00 pm
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    2:00 pm–5:00 pm
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    Old Pasadena Pub Crawl


    2:00pm–5:00pm

    Experience the history of the famous and infamous Pasadena watering holes and haunts. This guided walking tour of Pasadena's original downtown includes stops at pubs distinctive for their history, architecture, and spirits. Tour-goers can delight in beer tastings, plus little-known facts and forgotten lore -- a great way to get to know historic Old Pasadena!

    Spaces are limited - purchase online in advance. 

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    Ae Live Monthly Music Series, Saturday, April 27, 2019 6:00 pm Ae Live Monthly Music Series, Saturday, April 27, 2019 6:00 pm
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    6:00 pm–8:00 pm
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    Ae Live Monthly Music Series


    6:00pm–8:00pm

    Audio Element hosts another session of Ae Live, its Monthly Music Series celebrating the love of music. Enjoy live music from local artists and learn about hi-hi and its ability to connect you with your music like never before! 

    Ae Live guests can enjoy:

    Musical guests Harley Hopkins & The Smack Tones

    • Harley Hopkins is an LA-based artist who has recorded with Grammy-winning producers and Capital Records in Hollywood. The Smack Tones are LA's premiere Top 40 dynamic duo covering modern hits, alternative, and hip hop. Together they bring you a fun and unique mix of alternative and hip-hop covers and originals.

    Hi-Fi Demonstration is Clearaudio Concept Active Turntable

    • Come audition Clearaudio's newest addition to their already amazing line-up. They've taken the award-wining Concept turntable and added an integrated Clearaudio phonostage, now allowing you to listening directly from your turntable with headphones.

    Tasty Treats from Old Pasadena restaurant Pearl Thai Eatery

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    Making the Invisible Visible with Color, Saturday, April 27, 2019 2:00 pm Making the Invisible Visible with Color, Saturday, April 27, 2019 2:00 pm
    Making the Invisible Visible with Color April 27, 2019
    2:00 pm–4:00 pm
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    Making the Invisible Visible with Color


    2:00pm–4:00pm
    Presented by: Rudolf Steiner Library & Bookshop
    110 Martin Alley
    Pasadena, CA 91105

    626.795.7105
    anthroposophyla.org


    Suggested donation: $15-25; Cost should not prevent attendance

    The Rudolf Steiner Library hosts a presentation with Amanda Sargenti, who has always made self-exploration a priority. She uses creativity and the arts to gain a deeper understanding of life and to help connect with a higher consciousness. Within this workshop, participants are encouraged to make the invisible visible using color and imagination. No previous experience is necessary as the focus is to nurture the individual’s internal processes.

     

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    Old Pasadena Food Tasting Tour, Saturday, January 5, 2019 10:30 am Old Pasadena Food Tasting Tour, Saturday, January 5, 2019 10:30 am
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    Presented by: Melting Pot Tours
    Stops throughout Old Pasadena
    Pasadena, CA 91103

    424.247.9666
    www.meltingpottours.com


    Adults $79; Children 5-12 yrs. $65

    Experience the history, architecture, and folklore of Old Pasadena with Melting Pot Food Tours. Colorful alleys and secret thru-ways spice up the walk as you seek out spectacular ethnic eateries and sweet stuff havens in historic Old Pasadena. Enjoy all the fascinating stories behind the foods when you explore this historic district, once just a sunny haven of colorful orange groves.

    Here's what you can expect on the Old Pasadena Food Tour:

    • Cafes and restaurants specializing in world cuisine (Middle Eastern, South American, Indian, Oaxacan)
    • An artisan ice cream shop
    • A shop filled with teas from around the world
    • A California olive oil store and cafe
    • A handmade soap kitchen

    Whenever possible, you'll be met and hosted by these special merchants who proudly share their incredible offerings. The tour concludes back at the original starting point. The food samples along the way are filling enough so that for most people lunch afterward is not necessary.

    Tours run weekly on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:30am-2:00pm.

    SPECIAL OPMD DISCOUNT: Save 10% on Adult Tour tickets with the promo code VISPAS2019 - good through December 31, 2019.

     

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    One Colorado Happy Hour Week, Sunday, April 28, 2019 One Colorado Happy Hour Week, Sunday, April 28, 2019
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    One Colorado hosts its second annual Happy Hour Week! Visit between April 25 and May 1 for special Happy Hour offerings at One Colorado restaurants, including $5 drinks and signature cocktails. The fun is accompanied by live music in the courtyard. 

    Music starts at 7pm; Happy Hour hours and offerings vary. 

    Music line-up: 

    Sunday 4/28 – Tom Freund
    Monday 4/29 – Neon West
    Tuesday 4/30 – Trivia Tuesday, no music
    Wednesday 5/1 – Nina Storey
    Thursday  5/2 – Malynda Hale
    Friday 5/3 –      Holland Greco  

     

    will be announced soon - keep an eye on One Colorado for more info. 

     

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    Trivia Tuesdays at One Colorado, Tuesday, April 2, 2019 Trivia Tuesdays at One Colorado, Tuesday, April 2, 2019
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    Pop culture, pop-up bars, prizes, and music - One Colorado hosts it all during its Tuesday Trivia nights in April. Rally friends, brainstorm a goofy/awesome team name, and come get your pop culture on. The fun is led by favorite trivia duo Sam and Brian, the men of LABS Trivia. 

    One Colorado adds a new feature this spring: Trivia Spotlights. For a few rounds, Sam and Brian will incorporate weekly themes, which One Colorado will announce on social media

    Guests can enjoy drinks and DJ sets that begin at 6:30pm. Trivia starts at 7:30pm. Bar service will last the duration of the event. (Bars are no host.)

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    Friday Movie Matinees, Friday, May 3, 2019 1:00 pm Friday Movie Matinees, Friday, May 3, 2019 1:00 pm
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    1:00 pm–3:00 pm
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    Healing in Raphael's Madonna Paintings, Friday, May 3, 2019 Healing in Raphael's Madonna Paintings, Friday, May 3, 2019
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    The Rudolf Steiner Library hosts a two-part presentation titled  "Healing in Raphael's Madonna Paintings" with Joan D. Treadaway, a Waldorf Remedial Therapist.

    Friday evening: "The Madonna Picture Series." Joan will talk about how Raphael’s 15 Madonna paintings have a regenerative force, enlivening the human being.

    Saturday morning: "The Madonna Treatment."  We will view Raphael’s 15 Madonna paintings in an intimate setting accompanied by music and poetry especially composed for them. After lunch break: The Mission of Raphael:Joan will lead us in an exploration of the incarnations of Raphael.

    Suggested donation: Friday $20, Saturday $45, or both weekend events $60. Cost should not prevent attendance.

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    Old Pasadena Food Tasting Tour, Saturday, January 5, 2019 10:30 am Old Pasadena Food Tasting Tour, Saturday, January 5, 2019 10:30 am
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    Presented by: Melting Pot Tours
    Stops throughout Old Pasadena
    Pasadena, CA 91103

    424.247.9666
    www.meltingpottours.com


    Adults $79; Children 5-12 yrs. $65

    Experience the history, architecture, and folklore of Old Pasadena with Melting Pot Food Tours. Colorful alleys and secret thru-ways spice up the walk as you seek out spectacular ethnic eateries and sweet stuff havens in historic Old Pasadena. Enjoy all the fascinating stories behind the foods when you explore this historic district, once just a sunny haven of colorful orange groves.

    Here's what you can expect on the Old Pasadena Food Tour:

    • Cafes and restaurants specializing in world cuisine (Middle Eastern, South American, Indian, Oaxacan)
    • An artisan ice cream shop
    • A shop filled with teas from around the world
    • A California olive oil store and cafe
    • A handmade soap kitchen

    Whenever possible, you'll be met and hosted by these special merchants who proudly share their incredible offerings. The tour concludes back at the original starting point. The food samples along the way are filling enough so that for most people lunch afterward is not necessary.

    Tours run weekly on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:30am-2:00pm.

    SPECIAL OPMD DISCOUNT: Save 10% on Adult Tour tickets with the promo code VISPAS2019 - good through December 31, 2019.

     

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    Cinco de Mayo at the Senior Center, Saturday, May 4, 2019 12:00 pm Cinco de Mayo at the Senior Center, Saturday, May 4, 2019 12:00 pm
    Cinco de Mayo at the Senior Center May 4, 2019
    12:00 pm–2:00 pm
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    Cinco de Mayo at the Senior Center


    12:00pm–2:00pm

    The Pasadena Senior Center hosts a festive Cinco de Mayo celebration - one day early! Enjoy Sol de Fuego folklorico dancers, authentic food prepared by the Center’s own Carmen Macias, and fun with friends.

    Make your reservations online at www.PasadenaSeniorCenter.org or at the Welcome Desk by Thursday, May 2.

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    Presented by: Melting Pot Tours
    Stops throughout Old Pasadena
    Pasadena, CA 91103

    424.247.9666
    www.meltingpottours.com


    Adults $79; Children 5-12 yrs. $65

    Experience the history, architecture, and folklore of Old Pasadena with Melting Pot Food Tours. Colorful alleys and secret thru-ways spice up the walk as you seek out spectacular ethnic eateries and sweet stuff havens in historic Old Pasadena. Enjoy all the fascinating stories behind the foods when you explore this historic district, once just a sunny haven of colorful orange groves.

    Here's what you can expect on the Old Pasadena Food Tour:

    • Cafes and restaurants specializing in world cuisine (Middle Eastern, South American, Indian, Oaxacan)
    • An artisan ice cream shop
    • A shop filled with teas from around the world
    • A California olive oil store and cafe
    • A handmade soap kitchen

    Whenever possible, you'll be met and hosted by these special merchants who proudly share their incredible offerings. The tour concludes back at the original starting point. The food samples along the way are filling enough so that for most people lunch afterward is not necessary.

    Tours run weekly on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:30am-2:00pm.

    SPECIAL OPMD DISCOUNT: Save 10% on Adult Tour tickets with the promo code VISPAS2019 - good through December 31, 2019.

     

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    Giddy Up: Children Take the Reins, Sunday, May 5, 2019 Giddy Up: Children Take the Reins, Sunday, May 5, 2019
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    Presented by: Pasadena Museum of History
    470 W. Walnut Street
    Pasadena, CA 91103

    626.577.1660
    pasadenahistory.org


    $9 General; $8 Students & Seniors; Children under 12 free

    Pasadena Museum of History invites visitors to bask in the joyful ambiance of quintessential childhood amusements in a uniquely “touchable” exhibition, Giddy Up: Children Take the Reins. 

    The PMH galleries will be filled with a dizzying array of more than 35 smaller-scaled carousel horses and exotic creatures that visitors of all ages will be able to see and touch. An enchanting photo booth will feature a double-seat Polar Bear from an English carousel by J.R. Anderson, circa 1920, that children and adults can climb on for a special keepsake photo.

    A selection of ride-on horses/animals that rock, bounce, and/or roll, along with a wide variety of animals and carousel-themed toys, will also be on view. Today we might call these the ‘interactive’ toys and amusements of yesteryear. They were specifically designed to spark children’s imaginations, encouraging youngsters to “take the reins" and create their own unique stories and fictional characters as they pretended to be their favorite cowboy film stars or other fictional characters.

    Giddy Up is PMH's second exhibition devoted solely to items from curator Lourinda Bray’s collection. Her Running Horse Studio in Irwindale, CA houses her nearly unimaginable menagerie, along with carousel art, miniatures, toys, and more in 7,000 square feet of merry-go-round memorabilia. Here she carefully restores figures for other collectors and for operational carousels, as well as pieces in her own collection, which spans the history of carousels from the mid-nineteenth century to modern day, with many examples from the “Golden Age of Carousels,” 1861-1920.

    The museum's galleries are open Wednesday-Sunday, 12:00-5:00pm. 

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    Cultural Thursday: Great American Songwriters, Thursday, May 9, 2019 2:00 pm Cultural Thursday: Great American Songwriters, Thursday, May 9, 2019 2:00 pm
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    2:00 pm–4:00 pm
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    Cultural Thursday: Great American Songwriters


    2:00pm–4:00pm

    The Pasadena Senior Center presents Great American Songwriters, part of its monthly Cultural Thursday series. The six-part Great American Songwriters series continues with a focus on Hoagy Carmichael and lyricist Johnny Mercer with classics such as “Stardust,” “That Old Black Magic,” “Moon River,” “Skylark,” “Laura,” and more.

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    Friday Movie Matinees, Friday, May 10, 2019 1:00 pm Friday Movie Matinees, Friday, May 10, 2019 1:00 pm
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    Old Pasadena Food Tasting Tour, Saturday, January 5, 2019 10:30 am Old Pasadena Food Tasting Tour, Saturday, January 5, 2019 10:30 am
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    Presented by: Melting Pot Tours
    Stops throughout Old Pasadena
    Pasadena, CA 91103

    424.247.9666
    www.meltingpottours.com


    Adults $79; Children 5-12 yrs. $65

    Experience the history, architecture, and folklore of Old Pasadena with Melting Pot Food Tours. Colorful alleys and secret thru-ways spice up the walk as you seek out spectacular ethnic eateries and sweet stuff havens in historic Old Pasadena. Enjoy all the fascinating stories behind the foods when you explore this historic district, once just a sunny haven of colorful orange groves.

    Here's what you can expect on the Old Pasadena Food Tour:

    • Cafes and restaurants specializing in world cuisine (Middle Eastern, South American, Indian, Oaxacan)
    • An artisan ice cream shop
    • A shop filled with teas from around the world
    • A California olive oil store and cafe
    • A handmade soap kitchen

    Whenever possible, you'll be met and hosted by these special merchants who proudly share their incredible offerings. The tour concludes back at the original starting point. The food samples along the way are filling enough so that for most people lunch afterward is not necessary.

    Tours run weekly on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:30am-2:00pm.

    SPECIAL OPMD DISCOUNT: Save 10% on Adult Tour tickets with the promo code VISPAS2019 - good through December 31, 2019.

     

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    Smart Gardening Workshop, Saturday, May 11, 2019 9:30 am Smart Gardening Workshop, Saturday, May 11, 2019 9:30 am
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    9:30 am–11:00 am
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    Old Pasadena Food Tasting Tour, Saturday, January 5, 2019 10:30 am Old Pasadena Food Tasting Tour, Saturday, January 5, 2019 10:30 am
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    Old Pasadena Food Tasting Tour

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    Presented by: Melting Pot Tours
    Stops throughout Old Pasadena
    Pasadena, CA 91103

    424.247.9666
    www.meltingpottours.com


    Adults $79; Children 5-12 yrs. $65

    Experience the history, architecture, and folklore of Old Pasadena with Melting Pot Food Tours. Colorful alleys and secret thru-ways spice up the walk as you seek out spectacular ethnic eateries and sweet stuff havens in historic Old Pasadena. Enjoy all the fascinating stories behind the foods when you explore this historic district, once just a sunny haven of colorful orange groves.

    Here's what you can expect on the Old Pasadena Food Tour:

    • Cafes and restaurants specializing in world cuisine (Middle Eastern, South American, Indian, Oaxacan)
    • An artisan ice cream shop
    • A shop filled with teas from around the world
    • A California olive oil store and cafe
    • A handmade soap kitchen

    Whenever possible, you'll be met and hosted by these special merchants who proudly share their incredible offerings. The tour concludes back at the original starting point. The food samples along the way are filling enough so that for most people lunch afterward is not necessary.

    Tours run weekly on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:30am-2:00pm.

    SPECIAL OPMD DISCOUNT: Save 10% on Adult Tour tickets with the promo code VISPAS2019 - good through December 31, 2019.

     

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    4:00 pm–6:30 pm
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    4:00pm–6:30pm

    Celebrate Mother's Day with Banter & Bliss Candle Co. and We Olive!

    Work with expert chandler and founder of Banter & Bliss Candle Co. to learn how to create your own scented coconut soy candles. The workshop is 90 minutes - add an additional 45 minutes to 1 hour for the candles to solidify. While your candles solidify, enjoy olive oil tastings and sip on wine from We Olive or take a stroll through Old Pasadena. Workshop includes a glass of wine from We Olive, a bouquet of cake pops, and a gift box full of goodies that Mom will love! Additional food and wine available for purchase.

    Each guest will make two candles - a 7 oz. candle and a 3.5 oz. travel tin candle. Once your candles are done, label them with a customized photo label and package them up in a gift box with a wick trimmer, Mother’s Day-inspired matchstick bottle, and other goodies!

    Space is limited and RSVP is required. First 10 guests to RSVP get $5 off! Or, save 10% when you purchase for more than one person (select Standard ticket option for 2 or more people and discount will automatically apply at checkout).

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    10:00 am–11:30 am
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    Life Goes On


    10:00am–11:30am

    The Pasadena Senior Center hosts a presentation titled "Life Goes On." Explore the many challenges life poses after we lose the person who handled all the important matters, like paying the bills, keeping a budget, credit cards, insurance policies all the important processes of living. There will be a Q&A session after the lecture.

     

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    Friday Movie Matinees, Friday, May 17, 2019 1:00 pm Friday Movie Matinees, Friday, May 17, 2019 1:00 pm
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    1:00 pm–3:00 pm
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    Friday Movie Matinees


    1:00pm–3:00pm

    The Pasadena Senior Center movie series, Friday Movie Matinees, presents "Black KKKlansman" (2018, R), starring John David Washington and Adam Driver. Ron Stallworth, an African American police officer from Colorado Springs, CO, successfully manages to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan branch with the help of a Jewish surrogate who eventually becomes its leader.

     

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    Old Pasadena Food Tasting Tour, Saturday, January 5, 2019 10:30 am Old Pasadena Food Tasting Tour, Saturday, January 5, 2019 10:30 am
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    Old Pasadena Food Tasting Tour

    to
    Presented by: Melting Pot Tours
    Stops throughout Old Pasadena
    Pasadena, CA 91103

    424.247.9666
    www.meltingpottours.com


    Adults $79; Children 5-12 yrs. $65

    Experience the history, architecture, and folklore of Old Pasadena with Melting Pot Food Tours. Colorful alleys and secret thru-ways spice up the walk as you seek out spectacular ethnic eateries and sweet stuff havens in historic Old Pasadena. Enjoy all the fascinating stories behind the foods when you explore this historic district, once just a sunny haven of colorful orange groves.

    Here's what you can expect on the Old Pasadena Food Tour:

    • Cafes and restaurants specializing in world cuisine (Middle Eastern, South American, Indian, Oaxacan)
    • An artisan ice cream shop
    • A shop filled with teas from around the world
    • A California olive oil store and cafe
    • A handmade soap kitchen

    Whenever possible, you'll be met and hosted by these special merchants who proudly share their incredible offerings. The tour concludes back at the original starting point. The food samples along the way are filling enough so that for most people lunch afterward is not necessary.

    Tours run weekly on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:30am-2:00pm.

    SPECIAL OPMD DISCOUNT: Save 10% on Adult Tour tickets with the promo code VISPAS2019 - good through December 31, 2019.

     

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