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    Something Revealed: California Women Artists Emerge, 1860-1960, Saturday, September 29, 2018 12:00 pm Something Revealed: California Women Artists Emerge, 1860-1960, Saturday, September 29, 2018 12:00 pm
    Something Revealed: California Women Artists Emerge, 1860-1960 September 29, 2018 - March 31, 2019
    12:00 pm–5:00 pm
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    Historically marginalized? Relegated to “Sunday painters”? Encouraged to paint or sculpt children, still-lifes, puppies, kittens, ducklings, and a random landscape? Pasadena Museum of History's exhibition Something Revealed; California Women Artists Emerge, 1860-1960 stands to dispel the misconception that women were limited in their subject matter and demonstrates that women, especially here in California, have historically made their mark in a male-dominated world. 

    Even today, the role of men in the annals of art history frequently overshadows the artistic accomplishments made by women. The exhibition will show a long history of excellence in female-created art and prove that women could and did contribute to the evolution of style, technique, and exploration in the world of art.

    This exhibition of more than 200 pieces showcases just a fraction of the countless number of women who were working in the arts beginning in the mid-nineteenth century in California. Focusing on works produced between the mid-1800s through the 1950s, the exhibition presents an eclectic array of oil paintings, works on paper, ceramics, metal craft, textiles, and sculpture. Curated by Maurine St. Gaudens and accompanied by her four volume book, Emerging from the Shadows; A Survey of Women Artists Working in California, 1860-1960, this exhibition will stimulate conversations and shatter any preconceived notions of the limitations of art created by women.

    Phase I runs from September 29, 2018 through January 13, 2019; Phase II opens January 20 and runs through March 31, 2019. The exhibition will be closed January 14-19. 

    Galleries are open Wednesdays-Sundays, 12 noon to 5:00pm.

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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 VISPAS - good through December 31, 2019.

     

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    dineL.A., Friday, January 11, 2019 12:00 am dineL.A., Friday, January 11, 2019 12:00 am
    dineL.A. January 11, 2019 - January 25, 2019
    12:00 am–11:59 pm
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    Celebrate 11 years of dineL.A. at some of the top restaurants across Los Angeles. From Friday, January 11 - Friday, January 25, 2019, more than 300 of the most exciting restaurants in the city are participating - each creating special menus for 15 days of unabashed indulgence.  

    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. 

    With lunches starting at $15 and dinners starting at $29, it's easy to explore one of the best food destinations in the world. 

    Participating restaurants in Old Pasadena: 

     

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    Old Pasadena Walking Tour, Saturday, January 19, 2019 9:00 am Old Pasadena Walking Tour, Saturday, January 19, 2019 9:00 am
    Old Pasadena Walking Tour January 19, 2019
    9:00 am–11:15 am
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    Old Pasadena Walking Tour


    9:00am–11:15am

    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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    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 VISPAS - good through December 31, 2019.

     

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    Pasadena Half Marathon, Sunday, January 20, 2019 7:00 am Pasadena Half Marathon, Sunday, January 20, 2019 7:00 am
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    7:00 am–11:00 am
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    Pasadena Half Marathon


    7:00am–11:00am

    Pasadena Half Marathon & 5K begins at the Rose Bowl but winds its way through Old Pasadena on Sunday January 20, 2019. Come enjoy the picturesque course through beautiful Pasadena, passing landmarks like the Colorado Street Bridge, Old Pasadena and Cal Tech University before a majestic finish on the field at the world-famous Rose Bowl.

    The Pasadena Half Marathon & 5K Health and Fitness Expo will feature the latest developments in sports, fitness, and nutrition. In addition, it is the home of Packet Pick-Up for all half-marathon & 5K participants. The two-day Health & Fitness Expo is free and open to the public and takes place at the Pasadena Convention Center. 

     

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    The Masters Series: Exploring Motion Pictures, Tuesday, January 15, 2019 2:00 pm The Masters Series: Exploring Motion Pictures, Tuesday, January 15, 2019 2:00 pm
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    Pasadena Senior Center hosts the winter term of The Masters Series, each Tuesday between January 15 and March 5. The series features the theme “Exploring Motion Pictures” and explores the myth, magic, and making of movies. 

    The Masters Series, which embraces and promotes life-long learning, is open to members of the Pasadena Senior Center. Individual talks are $15 each, or register for the full eight-week term for $105. Non-members can try the series by attending their first talk free of charge.

    Schedule and Topics: 

    Jan. 15 – Motion Pictures Part I: An Industry is Born. UCLA film historian Jonathan Kuntz will present an illustrated history of American motion pictures with an emphasis on the Hollywood studio system, from the early days to the development of the American movie industry. 

    Jan. 22 – Motion Pictures Part II: An Industry Matures. Jonathan Kuntz will cover the post-World War II era that brought an end to the studio system and ushered in television, the 1970s rebirth of Hollywood, the growth of global entertainment conglomerates and the digital revolution. 

    Jan. 29 – Movie Palaces. Edward Kelsey, president and founder of Historic Building Services Inc., will examine the history and future of the Los Angeles movie palaces that boasted beautiful and alluring architecture and design and showcased mesmerizing films and glamorous stars.

    Feb. 5 – The Rise and Fall of Women in Hollywood. Film historian Cari Beauchamp will discuss the early years of Hollywood when women were highly paid stars with good roles, powerful writers and producers and how today’s film industry is still influenced by that era.

    Feb. 12 – Politics and Popular Culture in the Movies. Dana Marterella, an English instructor at Glendale Community College with a specialty in politics and popular culture, will explore the ways social trends and filmmakers’ viewpoints reflect politics and influence what is shown onscreen.

    Feb. 19 – On Location in Pasadena. Cinematographer Jared Cowan will lead participants through clips and photos of familiar Pasadena places many may not have recognized in famous films, from Gone with the Wind to La La Land.

    Feb. 26 – Saving Hollywood’s Lost Treasures. Film preservationist and historian Hugh Munro Neely will discuss films of the silent era that are thought to have been lost and his worldwide searches in archives and vaults for film prints that may bring the films back into the public arena. 

    Mar 5 – Topic and presenter will be announced. 

     

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    10 Ways to Zero Waste, Tuesday, January 22, 2019 3:00 pm 10 Ways to Zero Waste, Tuesday, January 22, 2019 3:00 pm
    10 Ways to Zero Waste January 22, 2019
    3:00 pm–6:00 pm
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    10 Ways to Zero Waste


    3:00pm–6:00pm

    Join the community in an event to raise awareness and consideration for a life free from pollution and waste!

    Commitment to a healthy, sustainable way of life is the foundation for this event held on Sage Vegan Bistro's sunny patio. Visitors can peruse booths that feature a multitude of information, education, displays, and reusable items to show how a zero waste lifestyle is completely possible. 10 Ways to Zero Waste's goal is to show how our small daily efforts can result in an enormously healthy and fulfilling shift in this "throw away" culture.

    Participants can enter the raffle with sustainability-related prizes and, at the time of the event, Sage Vegan Bistro will honor weekday Happy Hour prices for food and drinks. Please RSVP online.   

    1. Examine Your Trash - Jessica Aldridge; Adventures in Waste

    2. Reuse and Repair - Sylvia Holmes; Repair Cafe

    3. Ditch Plastic, Packaging, and Disposables - Leslie Campbell; Sustain LA

    4. Compost - Tess Feigenbaum & Be Baba; Epic Renewal

    5. Buy Secondhand - Paul; Full Circle Thrift Shop

    6. Source Locally - TBD

    7. Recycle Properly - Jessica Aldridge; Adventures in Waste

    8. Eat Less Meat - Sage Vegan Bistro

    9. Live with Less - Jonathan Levy; The Zero Waste Guy

    10. Stay Informed - Tory Romero; Algalita Marine Research and Education



    Sage Vegan Bistro


    41 Hugus Alley
    One Colorado
    Pasadena, CA 91103
    626.564.8111
    www.sageveganbistro.com

    Sage Vegan Bistro serves organic, sustainable, plant-based food centered on produce that comes from local farmers committed to practicing organic, pesticide-free farming, and regenerative agriculture. Daily farm deliveries means that most dishes feature produce picked that same day or the day before. Diners can enjoy everything from breakfast to dinner, brunch, craft cocktails and beer, desserts, with a choice of indoor dining or a spot on the expansive patio, which offers delightful views of the charming One Colorado Courtyard. 

    Happy Hour: All day, Mon-Tue; Wed-Fri 3:00-7:00pm.

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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 VISPAS - good through December 31, 2019.

     

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    Old Pasadena Pub Crawl, Saturday, January 26, 2019 2:00 pm Old Pasadena Pub Crawl, Saturday, January 26, 2019 2:00 pm
    Old Pasadena Pub Crawl January 26, 2019
    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 Music Series, Saturday, January 26, 2019 6:00 pm Ae Live Music Series, Saturday, January 26, 2019 6:00 pm
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    6:00 pm–9:00 pm
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    Ae Live Music Series


    6:00pm–9:00pm

    Audio Element kicks off its new monthly series, Ae Live, which celebrates all things music! On January 26, visit the independent store for an evening of performances from musician-composer Kyle Guerrero and local band The Drive, plus hi-fi demos, favorite vinyl pressings, tasty bites from CREPEstudio, and libations. The event is free but requires advance reservations online - space is limited and no walk-ins will be allowed. 

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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 VISPAS - good through December 31, 2019.

     

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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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    Pasadena Senior Center hosts the winter term of The Masters Series, each Tuesday between January 15 and March 5. The series features the theme “Exploring Motion Pictures” and explores the myth, magic, and making of movies. 

    The Masters Series, which embraces and promotes life-long learning, is open to members of the Pasadena Senior Center. Individual talks are $15 each, or register for the full eight-week term for $105. Non-members can try the series by attending their first talk free of charge.

    Schedule and Topics: 

    Jan. 15 – Motion Pictures Part I: An Industry is Born. UCLA film historian Jonathan Kuntz will present an illustrated history of American motion pictures with an emphasis on the Hollywood studio system, from the early days to the development of the American movie industry. 

    Jan. 22 – Motion Pictures Part II: An Industry Matures. Jonathan Kuntz will cover the post-World War II era that brought an end to the studio system and ushered in television, the 1970s rebirth of Hollywood, the growth of global entertainment conglomerates and the digital revolution. 

    Jan. 29 – Movie Palaces. Edward Kelsey, president and founder of Historic Building Services Inc., will examine the history and future of the Los Angeles movie palaces that boasted beautiful and alluring architecture and design and showcased mesmerizing films and glamorous stars.

    Feb. 5 – The Rise and Fall of Women in Hollywood. Film historian Cari Beauchamp will discuss the early years of Hollywood when women were highly paid stars with good roles, powerful writers and producers and how today’s film industry is still influenced by that era.

    Feb. 12 – Politics and Popular Culture in the Movies. Dana Marterella, an English instructor at Glendale Community College with a specialty in politics and popular culture, will explore the ways social trends and filmmakers’ viewpoints reflect politics and influence what is shown onscreen.

    Feb. 19 – On Location in Pasadena. Cinematographer Jared Cowan will lead participants through clips and photos of familiar Pasadena places many may not have recognized in famous films, from Gone with the Wind to La La Land.

    Feb. 26 – Saving Hollywood’s Lost Treasures. Film preservationist and historian Hugh Munro Neely will discuss films of the silent era that are thought to have been lost and his worldwide searches in archives and vaults for film prints that may bring the films back into the public arena. 

    Mar 5 – Topic and presenter will be announced. 

     

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    The Longest Straw, Thursday, January 31, 2019 7:00 pm The Longest Straw, Thursday, January 31, 2019 7:00 pm
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    7:00 pm–9:00 pm
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    The Longest Straw


    7:00pm–9:00pm

    Pasadena Patagonia shows The Longest Straw, a feature-length documentary that directed by Samantha Bode, who spent 65 days backpacking the 338-mile path of the Los Angeles Aqueducts and Mono Basin Extension during one of the worst droughts in California history. As she walks, she speaks with community leaders and residents of Los Angeles and those who live along the aqueduct to gain a deeper understanding of how water importation affects ecologies, economies, and societies where the water is being drawn from.

    Guests can enjoy drinks, and following the screening there will be a Q&A with director Samantha Bode. 

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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 VISPAS - good through December 31, 2019.

     

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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 VISPAS - good through December 31, 2019.

     

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    The Masters Series: Exploring Motion Pictures

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    Pasadena Senior Center hosts the winter term of The Masters Series, each Tuesday between January 15 and March 5. The series features the theme “Exploring Motion Pictures” and explores the myth, magic, and making of movies. 

    The Masters Series, which embraces and promotes life-long learning, is open to members of the Pasadena Senior Center. Individual talks are $15 each, or register for the full eight-week term for $105. Non-members can try the series by attending their first talk free of charge.

    Schedule and Topics: 

    Jan. 15 – Motion Pictures Part I: An Industry is Born. UCLA film historian Jonathan Kuntz will present an illustrated history of American motion pictures with an emphasis on the Hollywood studio system, from the early days to the development of the American movie industry. 

    Jan. 22 – Motion Pictures Part II: An Industry Matures. Jonathan Kuntz will cover the post-World War II era that brought an end to the studio system and ushered in television, the 1970s rebirth of Hollywood, the growth of global entertainment conglomerates and the digital revolution. 

    Jan. 29 – Movie Palaces. Edward Kelsey, president and founder of Historic Building Services Inc., will examine the history and future of the Los Angeles movie palaces that boasted beautiful and alluring architecture and design and showcased mesmerizing films and glamorous stars.

    Feb. 5 – The Rise and Fall of Women in Hollywood. Film historian Cari Beauchamp will discuss the early years of Hollywood when women were highly paid stars with good roles, powerful writers and producers and how today’s film industry is still influenced by that era.

    Feb. 12 – Politics and Popular Culture in the Movies. Dana Marterella, an English instructor at Glendale Community College with a specialty in politics and popular culture, will explore the ways social trends and filmmakers’ viewpoints reflect politics and influence what is shown onscreen.

    Feb. 19 – On Location in Pasadena. Cinematographer Jared Cowan will lead participants through clips and photos of familiar Pasadena places many may not have recognized in famous films, from Gone with the Wind to La La Land.

    Feb. 26 – Saving Hollywood’s Lost Treasures. Film preservationist and historian Hugh Munro Neely will discuss films of the silent era that are thought to have been lost and his worldwide searches in archives and vaults for film prints that may bring the films back into the public arena. 

    Mar 5 – Topic and presenter will be announced. 

     

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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 VISPAS - good through December 31, 2019.

     

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    12:00pm–2:00pm

    Friendship and romance will fill the Scott Pavilion at the Pasadena Senior Center with the annual Valentine’s Day Luncheon and Dance. Tables will be decorated beautifully and the room will be adorned with red and white ornaments as everyone enjoys a festive luncheon and makes their way to the dance floor. The Great American Swing Band will perform music that is sure to bring back memories.

    Pre-paid reservations are required and must be received at the Welcome Desk no later than Thursday, Feb. 7.

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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 VISPAS - good through December 31, 2019.

     

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    Pasadena Senior Center hosts the winter term of The Masters Series, each Tuesday between January 15 and March 5. The series features the theme “Exploring Motion Pictures” and explores the myth, magic, and making of movies. 

    The Masters Series, which embraces and promotes life-long learning, is open to members of the Pasadena Senior Center. Individual talks are $15 each, or register for the full eight-week term for $105. Non-members can try the series by attending their first talk free of charge.

    Schedule and Topics: 

    Jan. 15 – Motion Pictures Part I: An Industry is Born. UCLA film historian Jonathan Kuntz will present an illustrated history of American motion pictures with an emphasis on the Hollywood studio system, from the early days to the development of the American movie industry. 

    Jan. 22 – Motion Pictures Part II: An Industry Matures. Jonathan Kuntz will cover the post-World War II era that brought an end to the studio system and ushered in television, the 1970s rebirth of Hollywood, the growth of global entertainment conglomerates and the digital revolution. 

    Jan. 29 – Movie Palaces. Edward Kelsey, president and founder of Historic Building Services Inc., will examine the history and future of the Los Angeles movie palaces that boasted beautiful and alluring architecture and design and showcased mesmerizing films and glamorous stars.

    Feb. 5 – The Rise and Fall of Women in Hollywood. Film historian Cari Beauchamp will discuss the early years of Hollywood when women were highly paid stars with good roles, powerful writers and producers and how today’s film industry is still influenced by that era.

    Feb. 12 – Politics and Popular Culture in the Movies. Dana Marterella, an English instructor at Glendale Community College with a specialty in politics and popular culture, will explore the ways social trends and filmmakers’ viewpoints reflect politics and influence what is shown onscreen.

    Feb. 19 – On Location in Pasadena. Cinematographer Jared Cowan will lead participants through clips and photos of familiar Pasadena places many may not have recognized in famous films, from Gone with the Wind to La La Land.

    Feb. 26 – Saving Hollywood’s Lost Treasures. Film preservationist and historian Hugh Munro Neely will discuss films of the silent era that are thought to have been lost and his worldwide searches in archives and vaults for film prints that may bring the films back into the public arena. 

    Mar 5 – Topic and presenter will be announced. 

     

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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 VISPAS - good through December 31, 2019.

     

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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 VISPAS - good through December 31, 2019.

     

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