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    Starting Anew: Transforming Pasadena 1890 – 1930, Wednesday, November 13, 2019 Starting Anew: Transforming Pasadena 1890 – 1930, Wednesday, November 13, 2019
    Starting Anew: Transforming Pasadena 1890 – 1930 November 13, 2019 - July 3, 2020
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    Pasadena Museum of History presents Starting Anew: Transforming Pasadena 1890 – 1930, an exhibition that explores the city’s private and public sector development by examining themes such as: Why did people come to Pasadena? Why did they choose to stay? Where did they live and what did they see and do? What local, national, or international influences served as a catalyst for the city’s remarkable transformation? Visitors can see historic images, documents, artwork, clothing, and ephemera, and research compiled over decades by scholars, PMH staff, and volunteers. 

    The 40 years between 1890 and 1930 were a dynamic time in Pasadena’s history. The area changed rapidly from a small agricultural community to a renowned winter resort and bustling young city. Newcomers came for many reasons. They were taken by the region’s natural beauty and the opportunities associated with its growth and potential. It was an appealing place to launch a new venture, or in some cases, to start over. The railroad provided convenient and affordable transportation to the appropriately nicknamed “Crown City.” Luxurious resort hotels sprung up and a town grew, providing opportunities for real estate investments and starting commercial and service businesses. Pasadena was changing significantly, fashioned by a rapidly burgeoning population and its hopes, dreams, and achievements.

    The exhibition also features the legacy of Museum benefactors Eva and Aldalbert Fenyes. After arriving in Pasadena as newlyweds in 1896, this sophisticated couple quickly embraced the city as their new home. They purchased real estate, developed businesses, and contributed to the cultural and artistic development of Pasadena. Their 1906 Beaux Arts mansion is an important component of the exhibit storyline, providing visitors with a glimpse into what life was like on Pasadena’s landmark Millionaire’s Row in the early 1900s.

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    Trudie Strobel: A Life in Tapestry, Saturday, December 14, 2019 Trudie Strobel: A Life in Tapestry, Saturday, December 14, 2019
    Trudie Strobel: A Life in Tapestry December 14, 2019 - March 1, 2020
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    The Armory Center for the Arts shares the art and life story of Holocaust survivor Trudie Strobel with its exhibition Trudie Strobel: A Life in Tapestry. The opening reception is Sunday, December 15 from 3:00-5:00pm. All are welcome. 

    While Trudie began stitching to process the story of her survival, her experiences as a child of the pogroms (Russia) and then the Nazis, she continued stitching until she had created vast tapestries of the history of the Jewish people. Curators Maya Savin Miller and Lila Dworsky-Hickey have created an exhibition that displays these tapestries in hope of sparking greater interest and knowledge about genocide. The viewing of Trudie’s work and a telling of her story provide the opportunity to expose more people to this visceral form of genocide education. Ultimately, we strive to foster greater awareness and empathy as individuals see the Holocaust through the personal eyes of a survivor’s artwork. And as the horrors of oppression and genocide have continued to impact many other cultures and people throughout the world, it is more important than ever that our awareness be a call to action.  

    This project is supported by the Dragon Kim Foundation, the Righteous Conversations Project, and the Remember Us Project.

     

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    Old Pasadena Food Tasting Tour, Wednesday, January 1, 2020 10:30 am Old Pasadena Food Tasting Tour, Wednesday, January 1, 2020 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:
    • Ethnic Eateries
    • Specialty Olive Oil  Shop
    • Artisan Chocolates

    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.

     

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    dineL.A., Friday, January 17, 2020 12:00 am dineL.A., Friday, January 17, 2020 12:00 am
    dineL.A. January 17, 2020 - January 31, 2020
    12:00 am–11:59 pm
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    Celebrate 12 years of dineL.A. at some of the top restaurants across Los Angeles. From Friday, January 17 - Friday, January 31, 2020, 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 Food Tasting Tour, Wednesday, January 1, 2020 10:30 am Old Pasadena Food Tasting Tour, Wednesday, January 1, 2020 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:
    • Ethnic Eateries
    • Specialty Olive Oil  Shop
    • Artisan Chocolates

    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.

     

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    Pasadena Half Marathon, Sunday, January 19, 2020 7:00 am Pasadena Half Marathon, Sunday, January 19, 2020 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 19, 2020. 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. 

    The course map that includes closure and re-opening details is accessible here public access map.

     

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    Winter Masters Series, Tuesday, January 21, 2020 2:00 pm Winter Masters Series, Tuesday, January 21, 2020 2:00 pm
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    The Pasadena Senior Center's winter term Master Series focuses on Pasadena's history and characteristics with talks that span January 21 through March 3.

    Growing out of a tourist reputation founded on perfect winter weather, Pasadena has proved fertile ground for excellence in arts, culture, science, and architecture. The winter term of The Masters Series, which embraces and promotes lifelong learning, will provide seven weeks of presentations and discussions that will explore interesting and surprising aspects of this small but complex city.

    Individual talks are $15 each for the general public. Members of the Pasadena Senior Center register for the full seven-week term for $90. 

    To register, visit the Senior Center's website or call 626-685-6702. 

    • Jan. 21: The Life and Art of Painter Jean Mannheim (1861-1945) – Richard Reitzell, author of “From a Versatile Brush: The Life and Art of Jean Mannheim,” will recount the German-born impressionist’s contributions to the early Arroyo Seco artist colony in Pasadena, his training in Paris and his rise to prominence as a major figure in the early California Plein Air art scene. There also will be a focus on the impact of the Arroyo Seco artists on Pasadena. 
    • Jan. 28: Building a Rose Parade Float – Tim Estes, president of Fiesta Parade Floats, will discuss the many facets of the float business, from design and oversight of construction to completed flower-festooned conveyances. Fiesta Parade Floats has received the highest number of awards in Rose Parade history. 
    • Feb. 4: Pasadena and the Tournament of Roses Parade – Members of the Tournament of Roses Parade Committee will host a presentation about the past, present and future of this iconic, world-famous annual event created in 1890 as a way to show off the bounty of wintertime flowers in Pasadena.
       
    • Feb. 11: Designing Compelling Transportation for an Unpredictable World – Geoff Wardle, executive director of the Transportation Systems and Design Department at Art Center College of Design, will explain design solutions for reshaping how people and goods will move from place to place in the future, and how ArtCenter is educating designers to lead the way. 
    • Feb. 18: Pasadena Museum of History’s Current Exhibition “Starting Anew: Transforming Pasadena, 1890-1930” – Brad Macneil, director of education at the Pasadena Museum of History and curator of the current exhibition, will share insights into the museum’s exploration of a dynamic time in Pasadena’s history when the population grew from fewer than 5,000 to more than 76,000 in the course of four decades, and the ways many of the characteristics now associated with Pasadena came to be during that period. 
    • Feb. 25: African American History in Pasadena – Adrian K. Panton, retired attorney with the California Attorney General’s Office and a member of the First African American Methodist Episcopal Church of Pasadena, will discuss the rich and complex history of African Americans in Pasadena.
       
    • March 3: The Gamble House: Inspirations and Revitalization – Michael Oddou of the Docent Council of The Gamble House will explore the Arts and Crafts Movement, the west’s fascination with Japanese design, and Henry Greene and the Gamble family in the context of turn-of-the-century Pasadena. There will also be a virtual tour of local Arts and Crafts homes.
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    Explore Pasadena Walking Tour, Wednesday, January 8, 2020 10:00 am Explore Pasadena Walking Tour, Wednesday, January 8, 2020 10:00 am
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    Presented by: Pasadena Walking Tours
    Tours begin at City Hall
    100 Garfield Avenue
    Pasadena, CA 91101

    626.349.9651
    www.pasadenawalkingtours.com


    Adults $25; Children (5-12) $10

    Pasadena Walking Tours regularly hosts informative strolls through Old Pasadena, offering tidbits on its history as an agricultural citrus-growing community, its architecture, and its worldwide fame as the home of the best-known New Year's Day celebration - the Tournament of Roses Parade. Beyond the festivals, flowers, and tree-lined streets, prepare to learn more about the Crown City at the base of the foothills, fascinating every day of the year.

    Tours last two hours and cover approximately 1.5 miles. Purchase tickets or reserve your space online

     

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    On the Ground, In the Community, Thursday, January 23, 2020 7:00 pm On the Ground, In the Community, Thursday, January 23, 2020 7:00 pm
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    7:00 pm–9:00 pm
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    On the Ground, In the Community


    7:00pm–9:00pm

    Patagonia hosts "On the Ground, In the Community." Many of our policies and everyday practices shift waste away from well-resourced communities toward those already burdened with the effects of poverty and other disadvantages. But by working together on community projects such as zero-waste education, community-scale composting, food access, and ecological farming, we can change that. Find out how in a talk by community organizer and doctoral candidate Elinor Crescenzi, who will present solutions from three such projects now in action across LA County.

    Refreshments will be served. The event is free; doors open at 7:00pm and the presentation beginsat 7:30pm. 

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    Friday Movie Matinee , Friday, January 24, 2020 1:00 pm Friday Movie Matinee , Friday, January 24, 2020 1:00 pm
    Friday Movie Matinee January 24, 2020
    1:00 pm–2:30 pm
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    Friday Movie Matinee


    1:00pm–2:30pm

    The Pasadena Senior Center presents Friday Movie Matinees on most Fridays of each month. The events are free and open to all. 

    This week: “Where’d You Go, Bernadette” (2019, PG-13) starring Cate Blanchett and Billy Crudup. A loving mom and brilliant architect is compelled to reconnect with her creative passions after years of sacrificing for her family, then, when she disappears without a trace, her family sets off on an adventure to solve the mystery of where she might have gone. 

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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:
    • Ethnic Eateries
    • Specialty Olive Oil  Shop
    • Artisan Chocolates

    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.

     

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    Historic Pub Crawl , Saturday, January 25, 2020 1:30 pm Historic Pub Crawl , Saturday, January 25, 2020 1:30 pm
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    1:30 pm–5:30 pm
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    Historic Pub Crawl


    1:30pm–5:30pm

    Kick off the New Year with a new Historic Pub Crawl through the San Gabriel Valley on the Gold Line. Join experienced docents from Pasadena Heritage along the original route of the Santa Fe Railroad as they take you to two historic Santa Fe Depots and the historic site where the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railways converged.

    Tour will include stops at three breweries including two new outside of Pasadena-- Hop Secret in Monrovia and Mt. Lowe Brewing Company in Arcadia. Ticket price includes 1-Day Pass on the Metro Gold Line, a commemorative tasting glass, a flight of beer at each stop, and snacks.

     

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    Stitched & Sewn: The Life-Saving Art of Trudie Strobel, Saturday, January 25, 2020 5:00 pm Stitched & Sewn: The Life-Saving Art of Trudie Strobel, Saturday, January 25, 2020 5:00 pm
    Stitched & Sewn: The Life-Saving Art of Trudie Strobel January 25, 2020
    5:00 pm–6:45 pm
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    Stitched & Sewn: The Life-Saving Art of Trudie Strobel


    5:00pm–6:45pm

    In conjunction with its exhibition Trudie Strobel: A Life in Tapestry, the Armory Center for the Arts hosts Ms. Strobel along with author Jody Savin for the first public discussion of Savin's forthcoming book, Stitched & Sewn: The Life-Saving Art of Trudie Strobel. This dramatic story of how a needle and thread saved Strobel's life twice features stunning images of Strobel's artwork by photographer Ann Elliott Cutting. Advance copies of the book will be available for sale. 

     

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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:
    • Ethnic Eateries
    • Specialty Olive Oil  Shop
    • Artisan Chocolates

    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.

     

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    Pasadena Cheeseburger Week , Sunday, January 26, 2020 Pasadena Cheeseburger Week , Sunday, January 26, 2020
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    During Cheeseburger Week, Pasadena restaurants honor Lionel Sternberger's genius in being the first to put cheese to hamburger and serve it at the Rite Spot in Pasadena in 1924.

    Nearly 40 of Pasadena's favorite restaurants, lounges, and burger joints offer their signature burgers, some special creations and deals during the 5th annual Pasadena Cheeseburger Week from Sunday, January 26 through Friday, January 31.

    Voting in the 2020 Cheeseburger Challenge opens January 26, and ends January 31. Voting goes live online on January 26.

    Visit these participating Old Pasadena restaurants:

     

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    Book Launch at Rudolf Steiner Community Center, Sunday, January 26, 2020 2:30 pm Book Launch at Rudolf Steiner Community Center, Sunday, January 26, 2020 2:30 pm
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    2:30 pm–4:30 pm
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    2:30pm–4:30pm

    Rudolf Steiner Community Center hosts a book launch for Living on the Fringe: A Memoir by Abraham Entin.

    Abraham Entin will offer a celebratory book launch with songs, stories, and camaraderie. At 74, Abraham is still rousing the rabble. He is a singer, songwriter, and storyteller, and dances at every opportunity. An activist in the '60s and '70s and a long-time student of Rudolf Steiner’s social ideas, Abraham is particularly interested in how spiritual perspectives are able to influence and effect positive social change.

     

    Rudolf Steiner Library & Bookshop


    110 Martin Alley
    Pasadena, CA 91105
    626.795.7105
    www.anthroposophyla.org

    The Rudolf Steiner Library & Bookshop is operated by the Anthroposophical Society in America, which is a nonsectarian, nonpolitical organization open to everyone regardless of religion, race, nationality, social standing, scientific or artistic conviction. It was founded as "an association of people who would foster the life of the soul, both in the individual and in human society, on the basis of a true knowledge of the spiritual world."


    The library contains an extensive collection of books by Rudolf Steiner in English and German, as well as books on Anthroposophical subjects by other authors. Memberships are open to the public and free of charge. Donations are welcome to help cover the cost of new acquisitions.

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    Winter Masters Series, Tuesday, January 21, 2020 2:00 pm Winter Masters Series, Tuesday, January 21, 2020 2:00 pm
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    The Pasadena Senior Center's winter term Master Series focuses on Pasadena's history and characteristics with talks that span January 21 through March 3.

    Growing out of a tourist reputation founded on perfect winter weather, Pasadena has proved fertile ground for excellence in arts, culture, science, and architecture. The winter term of The Masters Series, which embraces and promotes lifelong learning, will provide seven weeks of presentations and discussions that will explore interesting and surprising aspects of this small but complex city.

    Individual talks are $15 each for the general public. Members of the Pasadena Senior Center register for the full seven-week term for $90. 

    To register, visit the Senior Center's website or call 626-685-6702. 

    • Jan. 21: The Life and Art of Painter Jean Mannheim (1861-1945) – Richard Reitzell, author of “From a Versatile Brush: The Life and Art of Jean Mannheim,” will recount the German-born impressionist’s contributions to the early Arroyo Seco artist colony in Pasadena, his training in Paris and his rise to prominence as a major figure in the early California Plein Air art scene. There also will be a focus on the impact of the Arroyo Seco artists on Pasadena. 
    • Jan. 28: Building a Rose Parade Float – Tim Estes, president of Fiesta Parade Floats, will discuss the many facets of the float business, from design and oversight of construction to completed flower-festooned conveyances. Fiesta Parade Floats has received the highest number of awards in Rose Parade history. 
    • Feb. 4: Pasadena and the Tournament of Roses Parade – Members of the Tournament of Roses Parade Committee will host a presentation about the past, present and future of this iconic, world-famous annual event created in 1890 as a way to show off the bounty of wintertime flowers in Pasadena.
       
    • Feb. 11: Designing Compelling Transportation for an Unpredictable World – Geoff Wardle, executive director of the Transportation Systems and Design Department at Art Center College of Design, will explain design solutions for reshaping how people and goods will move from place to place in the future, and how ArtCenter is educating designers to lead the way. 
    • Feb. 18: Pasadena Museum of History’s Current Exhibition “Starting Anew: Transforming Pasadena, 1890-1930” – Brad Macneil, director of education at the Pasadena Museum of History and curator of the current exhibition, will share insights into the museum’s exploration of a dynamic time in Pasadena’s history when the population grew from fewer than 5,000 to more than 76,000 in the course of four decades, and the ways many of the characteristics now associated with Pasadena came to be during that period. 
    • Feb. 25: African American History in Pasadena – Adrian K. Panton, retired attorney with the California Attorney General’s Office and a member of the First African American Methodist Episcopal Church of Pasadena, will discuss the rich and complex history of African Americans in Pasadena.
       
    • March 3: The Gamble House: Inspirations and Revitalization – Michael Oddou of the Docent Council of The Gamble House will explore the Arts and Crafts Movement, the west’s fascination with Japanese design, and Henry Greene and the Gamble family in the context of turn-of-the-century Pasadena. There will also be a virtual tour of local Arts and Crafts homes.
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    Presented by: Pasadena Walking Tours
    Tours begin at City Hall
    100 Garfield Avenue
    Pasadena, CA 91101

    626.349.9651
    www.pasadenawalkingtours.com


    Adults $25; Children (5-12) $10

    Pasadena Walking Tours regularly hosts informative strolls through Old Pasadena, offering tidbits on its history as an agricultural citrus-growing community, its architecture, and its worldwide fame as the home of the best-known New Year's Day celebration - the Tournament of Roses Parade. Beyond the festivals, flowers, and tree-lined streets, prepare to learn more about the Crown City at the base of the foothills, fascinating every day of the year.

    Tours last two hours and cover approximately 1.5 miles. Purchase tickets or reserve your space online

     

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    Cultural Thursdays: Pasadena Symphony & Pops , Thursday, January 30, 2020 2:00 pm Cultural Thursdays: Pasadena Symphony & Pops , Thursday, January 30, 2020 2:00 pm
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    2:00 pm–3:00 pm
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    Friday Movie Matinee , Friday, January 31, 2020 1:00 pm Friday Movie Matinee , Friday, January 31, 2020 1:00 pm
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    1:00 pm–2:30 pm
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    Friday Movie Matinee


    1:00pm–2:30pm

    The Pasadena Senior Center presents Friday Movie Matinees on most Fridays of each month. The events are free and open to all. 

    This week: “Judy” (2019, PG-13) starring Renée Zellweger and Rufus Sewell. Thirty years after “The Wizard of Oz” shot her to stardom, Judy Garland arrives in London to perform a five-week, sold-out run and butts heads with management, charms musicians and reminisces with friends and adoring fans while living up to her legendary status as “the world’s greatest entertainer.”

     

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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:
    • Ethnic Eateries
    • Specialty Olive Oil  Shop
    • Artisan Chocolates

    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.

     

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    Creating Quiet: A Meditation Workshop, Saturday, February 1, 2020 10:30 am Creating Quiet: A Meditation Workshop, Saturday, February 1, 2020 10:30 am
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    10:30 am–4:00 pm
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    Creating Quiet: A Meditation Workshop


    10:30am–4:00pm

    Rudolf Steiner Community Center hosts "Creating Quiet: A Meditation Workshop." 

    How do you create inner quiet? Practice. Nothing very fancy or mysterious or exotic. Just good old-fashioned practice, with a good dose of humility and gratitude. But what to practice? Everyone must find what works for them to quiet a busy mind, calm a distracted soul and ease a restless body. We will explore a number of practices. This will be a day of practice for all levels of practitioners.

    Joseph Rubano is a Biographical Counselor and Spacial Dynamic Movement Educator and is on the faculty of the Biography and Social Art Program at Sunbridge Institute in NY. He has a Biographical Counseling practice in Oceanside, CA and has been offering the True Heart True Mind Enlightenment Intensive and the Desert Solo (Vision Quest) in San Diego for the past 11 years.

     

     

     

     

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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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    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:
    • Ethnic Eateries
    • Specialty Olive Oil  Shop
    • Artisan Chocolates

    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.

     

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    The Pasadena Senior Center's winter term Master Series focuses on Pasadena's history and characteristics with talks that span January 21 through March 3.

    Growing out of a tourist reputation founded on perfect winter weather, Pasadena has proved fertile ground for excellence in arts, culture, science, and architecture. The winter term of The Masters Series, which embraces and promotes lifelong learning, will provide seven weeks of presentations and discussions that will explore interesting and surprising aspects of this small but complex city.

    Individual talks are $15 each for the general public. Members of the Pasadena Senior Center register for the full seven-week term for $90. 

    To register, visit the Senior Center's website or call 626-685-6702. 

    • Jan. 21: The Life and Art of Painter Jean Mannheim (1861-1945) – Richard Reitzell, author of “From a Versatile Brush: The Life and Art of Jean Mannheim,” will recount the German-born impressionist’s contributions to the early Arroyo Seco artist colony in Pasadena, his training in Paris and his rise to prominence as a major figure in the early California Plein Air art scene. There also will be a focus on the impact of the Arroyo Seco artists on Pasadena. 
    • Jan. 28: Building a Rose Parade Float – Tim Estes, president of Fiesta Parade Floats, will discuss the many facets of the float business, from design and oversight of construction to completed flower-festooned conveyances. Fiesta Parade Floats has received the highest number of awards in Rose Parade history. 
    • Feb. 4: Pasadena and the Tournament of Roses Parade – Members of the Tournament of Roses Parade Committee will host a presentation about the past, present and future of this iconic, world-famous annual event created in 1890 as a way to show off the bounty of wintertime flowers in Pasadena.
       
    • Feb. 11: Designing Compelling Transportation for an Unpredictable World – Geoff Wardle, executive director of the Transportation Systems and Design Department at Art Center College of Design, will explain design solutions for reshaping how people and goods will move from place to place in the future, and how ArtCenter is educating designers to lead the way. 
    • Feb. 18: Pasadena Museum of History’s Current Exhibition “Starting Anew: Transforming Pasadena, 1890-1930” – Brad Macneil, director of education at the Pasadena Museum of History and curator of the current exhibition, will share insights into the museum’s exploration of a dynamic time in Pasadena’s history when the population grew from fewer than 5,000 to more than 76,000 in the course of four decades, and the ways many of the characteristics now associated with Pasadena came to be during that period. 
    • Feb. 25: African American History in Pasadena – Adrian K. Panton, retired attorney with the California Attorney General’s Office and a member of the First African American Methodist Episcopal Church of Pasadena, will discuss the rich and complex history of African Americans in Pasadena.
       
    • March 3: The Gamble House: Inspirations and Revitalization – Michael Oddou of the Docent Council of The Gamble House will explore the Arts and Crafts Movement, the west’s fascination with Japanese design, and Henry Greene and the Gamble family in the context of turn-of-the-century Pasadena. There will also be a virtual tour of local Arts and Crafts homes.
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    Presented by: Pasadena Walking Tours
    Tours begin at City Hall
    100 Garfield Avenue
    Pasadena, CA 91101

    626.349.9651
    www.pasadenawalkingtours.com


    Adults $25; Children (5-12) $10

    Pasadena Walking Tours regularly hosts informative strolls through Old Pasadena, offering tidbits on its history as an agricultural citrus-growing community, its architecture, and its worldwide fame as the home of the best-known New Year's Day celebration - the Tournament of Roses Parade. Beyond the festivals, flowers, and tree-lined streets, prepare to learn more about the Crown City at the base of the foothills, fascinating every day of the year.

    Tours last two hours and cover approximately 1.5 miles. Purchase tickets or reserve your space online

     

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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:
    • Ethnic Eateries
    • Specialty Olive Oil  Shop
    • Artisan Chocolates

    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.

     

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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:
    • Ethnic Eateries
    • Specialty Olive Oil  Shop
    • Artisan Chocolates

    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.

     

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    The Pasadena Senior Center's winter term Master Series focuses on Pasadena's history and characteristics with talks that span January 21 through March 3.

    Growing out of a tourist reputation founded on perfect winter weather, Pasadena has proved fertile ground for excellence in arts, culture, science, and architecture. The winter term of The Masters Series, which embraces and promotes lifelong learning, will provide seven weeks of presentations and discussions that will explore interesting and surprising aspects of this small but complex city.

    Individual talks are $15 each for the general public. Members of the Pasadena Senior Center register for the full seven-week term for $90. 

    To register, visit the Senior Center's website or call 626-685-6702. 

    • Jan. 21: The Life and Art of Painter Jean Mannheim (1861-1945) – Richard Reitzell, author of “From a Versatile Brush: The Life and Art of Jean Mannheim,” will recount the German-born impressionist’s contributions to the early Arroyo Seco artist colony in Pasadena, his training in Paris and his rise to prominence as a major figure in the early California Plein Air art scene. There also will be a focus on the impact of the Arroyo Seco artists on Pasadena. 
    • Jan. 28: Building a Rose Parade Float – Tim Estes, president of Fiesta Parade Floats, will discuss the many facets of the float business, from design and oversight of construction to completed flower-festooned conveyances. Fiesta Parade Floats has received the highest number of awards in Rose Parade history. 
    • Feb. 4: Pasadena and the Tournament of Roses Parade – Members of the Tournament of Roses Parade Committee will host a presentation about the past, present and future of this iconic, world-famous annual event created in 1890 as a way to show off the bounty of wintertime flowers in Pasadena.
       
    • Feb. 11: Designing Compelling Transportation for an Unpredictable World – Geoff Wardle, executive director of the Transportation Systems and Design Department at Art Center College of Design, will explain design solutions for reshaping how people and goods will move from place to place in the future, and how ArtCenter is educating designers to lead the way. 
    • Feb. 18: Pasadena Museum of History’s Current Exhibition “Starting Anew: Transforming Pasadena, 1890-1930” – Brad Macneil, director of education at the Pasadena Museum of History and curator of the current exhibition, will share insights into the museum’s exploration of a dynamic time in Pasadena’s history when the population grew from fewer than 5,000 to more than 76,000 in the course of four decades, and the ways many of the characteristics now associated with Pasadena came to be during that period. 
    • Feb. 25: African American History in Pasadena – Adrian K. Panton, retired attorney with the California Attorney General’s Office and a member of the First African American Methodist Episcopal Church of Pasadena, will discuss the rich and complex history of African Americans in Pasadena.
       
    • March 3: The Gamble House: Inspirations and Revitalization – Michael Oddou of the Docent Council of The Gamble House will explore the Arts and Crafts Movement, the west’s fascination with Japanese design, and Henry Greene and the Gamble family in the context of turn-of-the-century Pasadena. There will also be a virtual tour of local Arts and Crafts homes.
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    Presented by: Pasadena Walking Tours
    Tours begin at City Hall
    100 Garfield Avenue
    Pasadena, CA 91101

    626.349.9651
    www.pasadenawalkingtours.com


    Adults $25; Children (5-12) $10

    Pasadena Walking Tours regularly hosts informative strolls through Old Pasadena, offering tidbits on its history as an agricultural citrus-growing community, its architecture, and its worldwide fame as the home of the best-known New Year's Day celebration - the Tournament of Roses Parade. Beyond the festivals, flowers, and tree-lined streets, prepare to learn more about the Crown City at the base of the foothills, fascinating every day of the year.

    Tours last two hours and cover approximately 1.5 miles. Purchase tickets or reserve your space online

     

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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:
    • Ethnic Eateries
    • Specialty Olive Oil  Shop
    • Artisan Chocolates

    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.

     

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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:
    • Ethnic Eateries
    • Specialty Olive Oil  Shop
    • Artisan Chocolates

    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.

     

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