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     Old Pasadena commUNITY Dining , Thursday, April 15, 2021 11:30 am  Old Pasadena commUNITY Dining , Thursday, April 15, 2021 11:30 am
    Old Pasadena commUNITY Dining April 15, 2021 - December 31, 2021
    11:30 am–8:00 pm
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     Alison Saar: Of Aether and Earthe , Friday, July 16, 2021  Alison Saar: Of Aether and Earthe , Friday, July 16, 2021
    Alison Saar: Of Aether and Earthe July 16, 2021 - December 12, 2021
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    Alison Saar: Of Aether and Earthe


    Armory Center for the Arts and The Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College in Claremont, CA are pleased to announce the largest museum survey to date of the work of artist Alison Saar. Alison Saar: Of Aether and Earthe opens Friday, July 16 through Sunday, December 12, 2021 at the Armory, and is open now and runs through Sunday, December 19 at the Benton. It includes 29 of the artist’s multi-media and mixed installation works in one exhibition installed across the two venues. This exhibition spans the broad spectrum of Saar’s career, from her sculptures of the early 1980s to a new installation, Hygiea, to be unveiled at the Armory and the large-scale, site-specific commission Imbue, installed at the Benton in the summer of 2020. Both venues require an appointment to view the exhibition; appointments to the Armory may be made here and to the Benton here. Admission is free.

    Alison Saar: Of Aether and Earthe—one exhibition at two venues—surveys Saar’s sculptures and installations. With her use of distinctive forms and materials, Saar creates powerful figurative sculptures that activate histories and legacies of survival. The Armory will showcase Saar’s female figures that suggest elements of fire, air, and aether, while the Benton will highlight work that emphasizes grounded, earthly, and watery qualities.

    Reservations at the Armory

    Fridays 4:00pm to 8:00pm; Saturdays and Sundays, 11:00am to 3:00pm by appointment. Appointments available soon.

    Online reservations available starting July 6. To make an appointment, visit:



    Alison Saar on Transforming Outrage Into Art (NY Times)


    Related Public Programs

    Alison Saar will be in conversation with exhibition curators Irene Georgia Tsatsos and Rebecca McGrew on Thursday, July 15, from 6-7pm PST, via Zoom. Click here to RSVP.

    The Armory is working with Alison Saar to recreate a public engagement, Catfish Dreamin', which will feature five online short films on themes of water and California waterways by Saar and others, along with a temporary outdoor sculpture in front of the Armory. Originally commissioned by The Contemporary in Baltimore in 1992, Catfish Dreamin' first consisted of a house-like structure with a hand-carved six-foot catfish mounted on a pickup truck, which traveled around the greater Baltimore area to sites where crowds gathered, such as parks, festivals, and schools. The piece was inspired by the history of Baltimore's "arabbers," the African-American fishmongers and fruit/vegetable sellers who would sell their wares from horse-drawn carts on the street, gathering customers with the call of their familiar song. In response to pandemic safety requirements, the themes and images of the original version are being transformed into a safe and engaging alternative format.


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    UCLA Football Season


    The 2021 UCLA football season opens against Hawai'i on August 28th in a 12:30pm match-up to be aired on ESPN. It will be the first home season opener for the Bruins since their 2018 season. UCLA posted its last non-conference win over the Rainbow Warriors in 2017 in the Rose Bowl Stadium. This will be the first of seven home games for the Bruins with matchups including LSU, Fresno State, Arizona State, Oregon, Colorado and Cal.

    Come out early and enjoy all that Old Pasadena offers. Grab a delicious bite and a cold beer, or do some shopping in our historic walkable downtown before heading over to the Rose Bowl, which is under 2 miles away. Use our directory to find all of the dining options.  

    Here is the 2021 schedule with some kick-off times to be announced:

    • SAT AUG 28 (SAT) 12:30pm - UCLA vs. HAWAI'I

    • SAT SEP 4 (SAT) 5:30pm - UCLA vs. LSU

    • SAT SEP 18 (SAT) 7:45pm - UCLA vs. FRESNO STATE


    • SAT OCT 23 (SAT) TBD - UCLA vs. OREGON
      Veteran & Armed Forces Appreciation

    Click the link to purchase your tickets today!

    Thank you in advance for your continued support to the Rose Bowl Legacy Foundation to help create moments at America's Stadium - a National Historic Landmark and California Civil Engineering Landmark.


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    Free Events in September


    During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Pasadena Senior Center, 85 E. Holly St., has offered many free online activities via Zoom for adults 50 and older, and now some onsite activities at the center are being reintroduced gradually.  

    Registration for Zoom events is required by visiting and clicking on Events, Clubs and Lectures and then Online Events. Everyone who registers for Zoom events will receive an email link for joining each activity online. Anyone who does not have WiFi or an email address can call 626-795-4331 to receive a phone number to call to listen to live Zoom events.  

    Space is limited for onsite events. Reservations are recommended by calling 626-795-4331.  

    Pasadena Senior Center membership and residency in Pasadena are not required for Zoom or onsite events. 

    Scenic Walks Club – Wednesdays, Sept. 1 to 29, at 9 a.m. Join the Scenic Walks Club for leisurely strolls to picturesque local sites, enjoy the great outdoors and get some exercise. For more information, including where to meet up each week, contact Scenic Walks Club coordinator Alan Colville at [email protected].  

    Heart Health and After-Stroke Planning – Thursday, Sept. 2, at 10 a.m. via Zoom. This class will provide a general understanding of how the cardiovascular system works and how to avoid the risks of heart disease. Specific guidelines for a post-stroke care plan will be covered, including physical activities and exercises, smart eating and nutrition, and cognitive and emotional activities to control stress. Key factors that affect the overall outcome of stroke rehabilitation and recovery will also be addressed. Presented by Foundation for Senior Services.

    Cultural Thursday: Judson Studios Stained Glass from Gothic to Street Style – Thursday, Sept. 2, at 2 p.m. onsite at Pasadena Senior Center and via Zoom. Los Angeles-based Judson Studios has been a leader in the field of stained glass since its founding in 1897. James Fishburne, director of Forest Lawn Museum and curator of the exhibition titled Judson Studios Stained Glass from Gothic to Street Style, which is on display through Sept. 12, will make a presentation about the nearly 100 original stained glass pieces and other artworks, many of which have never before been on display. 

    Monthly Food Distribution Program — Friday, Sept. 3, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the parking lot at Pasadena Senior Center. Low-income adults 60 and older receive one free box of food and couples receive two. Proof of income and California ID are required for first-time recipients. Each box includes foods that meet specific nutritional needs, such as cheese, canned fruits and vegetables, dry milk and related dairy products, cereals and other grain products, and more. Boxes are heavy, so bring a pull-behind personal cart to the parking lot between the Pasadena Senior Center and the Metro Gold Line station. Opening boxes on the premises is prohibited. Masks and social distancing are required. 

    Virtual Writers Club — Tuesdays, Sept. 7 to 28, from 10 a.m. to noon via Zoom. Join a group of people who like to write about experiences, real and imagined, and enjoy sharing their writings with others. The club is led by Sam Eisenstein, former instructor of English at Los Angeles Community College. 

    Case Management – Wednesday, Sept. 8, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. onsite at Pasadena Senior Center. Do you have a problem and don't know where to turn? Come meet with one of our case managers who can assist with issues such as Social Security, Security Supplement Income (SSI) Medi-Cal, Cal-Fresh, subsidized housing and more. Appointments are required by calling 626-795-4331. Provided by the Human Services Association. 

    Neurology and Sleep Medicine – Thursday, Sept. 9, at 10 a.m. via Zoom. Dr. Prasanth Manthena, a neurologist with Kaiser Permanente, will discuss sleep disorders from common obstructive sleep apnea to complex cases such as central sleep apnea and sleepwalking. 

    Chair Yoga — Tuesday, Sept. 14, at 11 a.m. via Zoom. Improve balance, strength and flexibility while sitting in a chair or standing next to a chair for support during this gentle and meditative class taught by Kathy Eastwood RN, a Huntington Hospital community outreach nurse and certified yoga instructor. 

    How the Five Senses Change with Age – Thursday, Sept. 16, at 10 a.m. via Zoom. Staying well informed about the connection between aging and changes to the five senses – the ability to see, hear, smell, taste and feel sensation through touch – can help older adults take better care of themselves. Learn how to deal with changes to these five senses, how to best protect the senses, tools to slow down sensory decline and simple actions to minimize safety and socialization concerns to maintain quality of life. Presented by Foundation for Seniors. 

    Hearing Loss – Thursday, Sept. 23, at 10 a.m. via Zoom. Learn about hearing and hearing loss, how to optimize hearing as you age, new technology and hearing-related products that may help you in your day-to-day life. Presented by Hear Center. 

    Dispute Resolution – Thursday, Sept. 23, from 10 a.m. to noon onsite at Pasadena Senior Center. Mediation is often a good way to resolve disputes without going to court. A neutral and impartial person, known as a mediator, helps both sides communicate and try to reach a solution to their dispute that is acceptable to them. Mediation can help resolve landlord/tenant disputes, family conflicts, debtor/creditor issues, consumer/merchant problems, neighbor-to-neighbor conflicts and more. Call 626-795-4331 for an appointment or more information. Presented by Loyola Center for Conflict Resolution. 

    '60s and '70s Trivia – Wednesday, Sept. 29, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. onsite at Pasadena Senior Center. Test your knowledge, meet new friends and have a fun afternoon! Participants will be divided into groups and compete with each other for fun prizes by answering common knowledge questions from categories such as music and entertainment, American history, movies and more. 

    MUSE/IQUE Offstage Education Workshop – Wednesday, Sept. 29, at 4 p.m. via Zoom. Join MUSE/IQUE artistic producer Heather Lipson-Bell and guest artists from the MUSE/IQUE in a Minute! (...or Two) program as they explore music from the musicians’ perspective. 

    Pharmacy Talk – Thursday, Sept. 30, at 10 a.m. via Zoom. Join a discussion about the importance of medication adherence, how to use your pharmacist as a healthcare provider and how to dispose of medications safely. Presented by Aetna. 

    Cultural Thursday: Travels in Southern India – Thursday, Sept. 30, at 2 p.m. onsite at Pasadena Senior Center and via Zoom. PSC member and volunteer Suresh Khilnani will share stories and photos from a trip he took to Southern India in 2018. From ancient temples to typical street food, he will be your guide to the region. He grew up in Delhi in the northern part of India, and this was his first trip to the southern region of the country. 

    Home Tea Program – Ongoing. Anyone 50 and older can sign up to receive tea and an inspirational card once a month. To participate in this program, call 626-685-6732. 

    In addition to online classes, onsite events and other activities, members and nonmembers of the Pasadena Senior Center are encouraged to visit the website regularly for COVID-19 updates for older adults and other timely information, a weekly blog, monthly magazine, ongoing activities throughout the year and more. 

    The center, at 85 E. Holly Street, is an independent, donor-supported nonprofit organization that has served older adults for more than 60 years. During the pandemic, doors are open Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for social services and other critical services for older adults in need, as well as limited occupancy in the library, fitness center and computer lab. Masks and social distancing are required. All who enter are subject to temperature screening, must sanitize their hands upon entry and answer a simple screening questionnaire. Rooms are sanitized after each use. 


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    Hunger Action Month Food Drive

    Presented by: One Colorado
    41 Hugus Alley
    Pasadena, CA 91103


    Tickets for Dinner and Magic Show $75

    September is Hunger Action Month.  Join One Colorado as they partner to aid in ending hunger across America. During the month of September, you are encouraged to donate non-perishable food items in the donation bins in the Courtyard or these participating retailers:

    Recommended donations include rice, beans, canned food, quinoa, lentils, coffee, amongst other nonperishable items. All donations at the end of the month will benefit Los Angeles Regional Food Bank and Friends In Deed, Pasadena.  In partnership with CoreGiving.


    A Magical Night to Fight Hunger

    In honor of September’s Hunger Action Month and in partnership with CoreGiving, One Colorado is hosting A Magical Night to Fight Hunger.  100% of ticket proceeds will benefit LA Food Bank and their partner, Friends In Deed, based in Pasadena.  The evening includes a three-act magic show by magician Naathan Phan with coursed dinner by Sage Vegan, Il Fornaio, and Sushi Roku.

    This one-night-only, three-act magic show hosted by Naathan Phan is fun, wildly entertaining, and will make you laugh (and possibly cry). Naathan, has been seen on shows like America's Got Talent, Masters of Illusion, and Penn and Teller: Fool Us.  Naathan will introduce three-magical acts which will accompany your three-course dinner. Magicians will be announced soon.

    The evening takes place in the open-air One Colorado Courtyard on Saturday, September 18.

    • 7:00pm - Check-In, Table-Side Magic, and Welcome Drink
    • 8:00 - 9:30pm - Three-Act Magic Show & Coursed Dinner 

    Tickets for dinner and the magic show are $75.  This event is 21+.

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    Latino Heritage Month


    National Latino Heritage Month kicks off on September 15, the eve of Mexican Independence, and continues until October 15. There are so many ways to join in the celebration including dining on delicious cuisine, learning more about the rich Hispanic history of Pasadena, dancing Salsa in the park, and more!


    (not a comprehensive list):


    Pasadena Heritage
    SAT SEP 25  10:00 - 11:00am
    Sites, Scenes and Stories: Intersections of Architecture and the Pasadena Latino Community in the 20th Century - presented by Roberta H. Martinez

    City of Pasadena Parks & Recreation
    Latino Heritage Celebrations
    Register online or call 626.744.6530

    SAT SEP 25  10:00 - 11:00 am
    Make Your Own Piñata - Art kits available for pick-up by registered participants

    SAT OCT 16  5:00 - 7:00 pm
    Latino Heritage - Concert in the Park - Live music for Salsa dancing and picnicking
    Memorial Park, 85 E. Holly Street 

    SAT OCT 30  10:00 - 11:00 am
    Dia de los Muertos Sugar Skull Craft - Art kits available for pick-up by registered participants


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    8:30 pm
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    Summer Flicks

    Friday : 8:30pm

    One Colorado presents Summer Flicks, a free movie series in their charming Courtyard. Enjoy dinner and a movie at One Colorado! Reserve your romantic table at one of the Courtyard restaurants, Sushi Roku, Sage Vegan Bistro & Brewery, or Il Fornaio, and relish date night under the stars as you watch your favorite films.

    Films will be screened in the open-air Courtyard every Friday night in September at 8:30pm.  Here is the program:

      • Friday, September 3 - Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
      • Friday, September 10 - The High Note
      • Friday, September 17 - Tenet
      • Friday, September 24 - Yesterday

    ADMISSION: Movie is free; if you choose to eat at one of the Courtyard restaurants, dinner pricing varies per restaurant. Contact the restaurant directly for more information. 


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    Rose Bowl Half Marathon September 26, 2021
    7:00 am–11:00 am
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    Rose Bowl Half Marathon

    Presented by: City of Pasadena
    1001 Rose Bowl Drive
    Pasadena, CA 91103


    Registration cost varies by race

    The McCourt Foundation has announced that the 2021 Rose Bowl Half Marathon & 5K will once again take place on Sunday, September 26, 2021.  The Rose Bowl Half Marathon is a truly unforgettable race experience with a one-of-a-kind finish line on the field at the world-famous Rose Bowl! As a runner or spectator, come out to enjoy the picturesque course through beautiful Pasadena, passing landmarks like the Colorado Street Bridge, Old Pasadena, and Cal Tech University before a majestic finish.

    Registration for the 2021 event is open now for both in real life and virtual options! 

    Saturday, September 25, 2021: Expo & Bib Pick Up

    Sunday, September 26, 2021: 7:00am Event Start

    Please see the public access map for the course map that includes street closure and re-opening details. 


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    dineLA Restaurant Week


    Diners can get a taste of Los Angeles' broad and dynamic dining scenes with dineLA Restaurant Week, which returns for the Fall edition October 1-15. More than 400 LA area restaurants offer special menus and prices. dineLA Restaurant Week takes place twice a year and showcases Los Angeles as a premier dining destination while highlighting the diversity of culinary experiences LA has to offer. Global kitchens can be found in culinary neighborhoods across Los Angeles. 

    Participating restaurants are offering a special menu for lunch and/or dinner and may include takeout, delivery, and outdoor dining options:

    • Lunch: $15, $25, $35, $45, $55, $65+
    • Dinner: $15, $25, $35, $45, $55, $65+

    Prices and meal periods vary by restaurant, and exclude beverages, tax and gratuity. Please contact the restaurant directly before making your reservations to ensure the restaurant will be serving their dineLA Restaurant Week menu.

    There are no tickets or passes required for dineLA. Simply dine out at a participating restaurant, try a new dish, or enjoy an old favorite. Advance reservations are strongly recommended.

    Old Pasadena is home to so many diverse and unique dining opportunities - enjoy dining al fresco or via takeout or delivery.  As of September 20, the following restaurants are participating:


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    Jaycees Golf Tournament

    Each Fall the Pasadena Jaycees host a spectacular round of golf at Brookside Golf Club in Pasadena, CA. This year the tournament will be on Wednesday, October 6, 2021The first tee time begins at 10:00am, and the reception dinner will follow at 6:00pm. The event also includes a silent auction, on-course activities and giveaways, and more! Don't golf or can't make it during the day? Join for dinner only, and still get a great experience while supporting a good cause!

    Proceeds from the 2021 Pasadena Jaycees Golf Tournament go directly to the great Pasadena Jaycees and their community service projects, including:

    • Operation Gobbler: For over 32 years, the Pasadena Jaycees have partnered with the Friends in Deed food bank and local grocery stores to provide low-income families with all the ingredients for a Thanksgiving meal.
    • Operation Santa: Since 1934, the Jaycees have collected and purchased toys for children who write letters to Santa, and on Christmas Eve, they send Santa and Mrs. Claus to the home of each local child. This is their largest community project, requiring over a hundred volunteers and an extensive budget.
    Visit the link to sign up as a golfer, sponsor, or volunteer! 

    Download the official Golf Tournament flyer here.

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    6:00 pm–10:00 pm
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    ArtNight Pasadena


    HYBRID ArtNight Pasadena


    Please stay home if you have symptoms of illness. Masks are required in all indoor settings.

    ArtNight Pasadena is the City’s signature cultural event produced by the Cultural Affairs Division in collaboration with Partner organizations. In keeping with social distancing requirements, Fall ArtNight will be hybrid with VIRTUAL and LIMITED, IN-PERSON ACTIVITIES

    Enjoy a free evening of art and entertainment as many of Pasadena’s most prominent cultural institutions participate in the hybrid event. Join in on this celebration with your favorite ArtNight partner organizations as we come together as a community for an exciting line-up of art experiences, music, panel discussions, screenings, theater performances, and more.

    See the complete line-up of events on the official ArtNight Pasadena page.  

    145 N. Raymond Avenue
    • Virtual
    • In-Person (reservation required / proof of vaccination)
    • Outdoor Viewing

    Enjoy the exhibition Alison Saar: Of Aether and Earthe (by-appointment), an installation by Sehba Sarwar in Memorial Park, Zoom art classes, and streaming art experiences. Make reservations for indoor exhibition:  beginning 10-1-2021 at 12PM (noon). City-funded Minigrants: artist Sehba Sarwar, musician Robert Hilton.



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