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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
    Old Pasadena Food Tasting Tour February 16, 2020
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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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    Salt & Straw’s Chocolatier Series, Friday, January 31, 2020 Salt & Straw’s Chocolatier Series, Friday, January 31, 2020
    Salt & Straw’s Chocolatier Series January 31, 2020 - February 28, 2020
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    Every February, Salt & Straw celebrates local chocolatiers and the artistry of their craft with a flavor series dedicated to all things chocolate -- just in time for Valentine’s Day! 

    Head ice cream maker Tyler Malek works closely with these passionate artisans to create flavors that showcase the attributes that make their chocolate distinct. For his Los Angeles menu, Tyler collaborated with Twenty-Four Blackbirds, Milla, Ococoa, Compartés, and Nibble for flavors such as Milla Chocolate Hazelnut Praline and Compartés Caramelized Popcorn Milk Chocolate. The five flavors debut at all LA scoop shops on Friday, January 31 and will be available by the scoop and pint through Friday,February 28, as well as through Postmates.

    Twenty-Four Blackbirds' Cardamom Black Pepper & Port Truffle: Twenty-Four Blackbirds' founder Mike Orlando lends his natural curiosity and chemistry background to this bean-to-bar chocolate. A housemate Zinfandel port jelly and freckled chocolate bring out the spiciness in a cardamom and black pepper ice cream.

    Milla Chocolate Hazelnut Praline: Milla’s geometric chocolates are stunning, elegant and highly technical. A tribute to their hazelnut praline, this hazelnutter butter ice cream has bits of crisp chocolate and swirls of dense Nutella fudge.

    Ococoa’s Sesame Fig Buttercups: Inspired by ingredients gleaned from her father’s Middle Eastern grocery store, chocolatier Diana Malouf’s signature is the beautifully layered Fig & Sesame Buttercup. Combine it with housemate than ganache and bursts of fig jam in a lightly spiced cardamom ice cream for this indulgent treat.

    Compartés' Caramelized Popcorn Milk Chocolate: Jonathan Grahm and Compartés create delicious, stunning confections that are almost too beautiful to eat… almost. This salted sweet cream ice cream with house caramel and crunchy milk-chocolate-covered caramel corn is an homage to Comparté’s famous haute chocolate bar, “The Drive In.”

    Nibble’s 85% Peruvian Chocolate Sorbet (v): Chocolatiers David Mejia and Sandra Bedoya keep their vegan chocolates deliberately pure, using only single-origin cacao and organic sugar — so this unadulterated vegan sorbet finds beauty in simplicity, with just Nibble chocolate, coconut cream, and fleur de sel. 

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    Valentine's Day in Old Pasadena , Saturday, February 1, 2020 12:00 am Valentine's Day in Old Pasadena , Saturday, February 1, 2020 12:00 am
    Valentine's Day in Old Pasadena February 1, 2020 - February 16, 2020
    12:00 am–11:59 pm
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    Paradis Ice Cream for Valentine's Day, Saturday, February 1, 2020 Paradis Ice Cream for Valentine's Day, Saturday, February 1, 2020
    Paradis Ice Cream for Valentine's Day February 1, 2020 - February 16, 2020
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    Paradis debuts three new decadent flavors for Valentine's Day. Beginning February 1, enjoy the following hand-crafted ice cream:

    • Cajeta and Toasted Coconut
    • Raspberry Prosecco (Vegan)
    • Chocolate Dipped Strawberry (Vegan)

    Can't decide? Choose one of Paradis's Lovebox options so you can take home several flavors at once!  Enjoy $3 off any 6-scoop or 10-scoop Lovebox between Friday, February 14 and Sunday, February 16. 

     

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    Fishbeck's Tax-Free Weekend, Wednesday, February 5, 2020 Fishbeck's Tax-Free Weekend, Wednesday, February 5, 2020
    Fishbeck's Tax-Free Weekend February 5, 2020 - February 17, 2020
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    Tanya Aguiñiga: The Uplifter Creating Bridges Across the Border, Sunday, February 9, 2020 Tanya Aguiñiga: The Uplifter Creating Bridges Across the Border, Sunday, February 9, 2020
    Tanya Aguiñiga: The Uplifter Creating Bridges Across the Border February 9, 2020 - August 9, 2020
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    Tanya Aguiñiga: The Uplifter Creating Bridges Across the Border

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    Drawing from the lived experience of the US/Mexico border, Tanya Aguiñiga has developed an experimental approach to craft, using fiber, ceramics, hand-blown glass, and traditional techniques to generate conversations about and across political and cultural divides. Given the ongoing persecution of migrants along the border, and amid an increasingly polarized political climate, Aguiñiga’s Armory Center exhibition highlights her long-standing commitment to thoughtful and urgent dialogue on immigration politics, transnational identity, and community activism. Along with the Los Angeles debut of some of the artist’s most iconic works, including the bi-national border-epic AMBOS, this exhibition will also feature a site-specific commission that repurposes the Armory’s soaring ceilings as an immense, community-activated loom.

    Join the Armory for an opening reception with the artist on Saturday, February 8, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. The reception is free and open to everyone. 

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    John Ziqiang Wu: Art Making, Sunday, February 9, 2020 John Ziqiang Wu: Art Making, Sunday, February 9, 2020
    John Ziqiang Wu: Art Making February 9, 2020 - March 29, 2020
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    John Ziqiang Wu’s exhibition at the Armory Center explores the spaces that have played a role in his development as an artist, the teachings that inform his role as an educator, and the fluidity of the relationship between student and teacher and personal and institutional space.

    Wu founded Learning Art and Art Learning Studio in 2014, a workshop he runs primarily from his home studio in Chino, California, where he teaches art to students ranging from children to adults. This collapsing of domestic, artistic, and educational space, all existing as one, mirrors the false boundaries he perceives between the relationship of teacher and learner. Wu came to question the function of art and art education after years of working as an artist and educator, especially as his perception of these roles broke from the mold forged during his own art training. He weaves these investigations into an art practice that includes drawing, painting, installation, performance, and storytelling.

    Wu’s exhibition in the Armory’s Mezzanine gallery is inclusive of an installation that examines Wu’s teaching methods, the work of his students, and widely accepted institutional pedagogies; a series of watercolor paintings of diagrammatic illustrations that reveal Wu’s ruminations; a collection of self-published books that weave whimsical observations and fantastic interpretations of everyday narratives with emotional personal reflections; and an installation that reflects on his home studio where he works, lives, and teaches.

    The Armory hosts an opening reception with the artist on Saturday, February 8, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. The reception is free and open to everyone. Armory galleries are open daily 12:00 to 5:00 PM (closed Tuesdays and holidays). Admission is always free. Donations are appreciated.

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    Valentine's Day at True Food Kitchen, Friday, February 14, 2020 Valentine's Day at True Food Kitchen, Friday, February 14, 2020
    Valentine's Day at True Food Kitchen February 14, 2020 - February 16, 2020
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    True Food Kitchen celebrates Valentine's Day all weekend with a special menu: 

    Choice of beverage (choice of one): 

    • Valentine-inspired cocktails & refreshers
    • Featured wines

    Starter (choice of one per couple):

    • Fig & Gorgonzola flatbread
    • Edamame Guacamole

    Entree (choice of):

    • Winter Immunity Bowl 
    • Cauliflower Polenta with Grilled Chicken
    • Teriyaki Quinoa with Steak
    • Grilled Sustainable Salmon 

    Dessert (choice of):

    • Chocolate Mousse
    • Squash Pie

    Reservations are recommended. 

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    Valentine's Day at We Olive , Friday, February 14, 2020 Valentine's Day at We Olive , Friday, February 14, 2020
    Valentine's Day at We Olive February 14, 2020 - February 16, 2020
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    Winter Masters Series, Tuesday, January 21, 2020 2:00 pm Winter Masters Series, Tuesday, January 21, 2020 2:00 pm
    Winter Masters Series February 18, 2020
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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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    Estate Plan Presentation, Thursday, February 20, 2020 10:00 am Estate Plan Presentation, Thursday, February 20, 2020 10:00 am
    Estate Plan Presentation February 20, 2020
    10:00 am–11:30 am
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    Estate Plan Presentation


    10:00am–11:30am

    The Pasadena Senior Center hosts "Will Your Current Estate Plan Cost Your Family Their Home?"  Learn how traditional estate planning has failed to protect most American families, how to preserve your estate for your heirs if your surviving spouse remarries, why most family wealth never makes it beyond the Opera generation, and how to ensure that your heirs never have to encounter this issue.

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    LA Opera Talk, Friday, February 21, 2020 1:00 pm LA Opera Talk, Friday, February 21, 2020 1:00 pm
    LA Opera Talk February 21, 2020
    1:00 pm–2:30 pm
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    LA Opera Talk


    1:00pm–2:30pm

    The Pasadena Senior Center hosts "LA Opera Talk: “Roberto Devereux.”  An LA Opera community educator will share insights into the upcoming production of Gaetano Donizetti’s Tudor-period opera “Roberto Devereux,” based on the history and relationship of Queen Elizabeth I and the 2nd Earl of Essex. Amid rumors about his relationship with Queen Elizabeth I, Devereux faces whispers of treason due to an unauthorized peace treaty he has signed with Ireland, and Queen Elizabeth is forced by her advisers to confront a no-win choice between love and country.

     

     

     

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    Friday Movie Matinee , Friday, February 21, 2020 1:00 pm Friday Movie Matinee , Friday, February 21, 2020 1:00 pm
    Friday Movie Matinee February 21, 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: “Ragtime” (1981, PG) starring James Cagney and Harold E. Rollings, Jr. A young black pianist becomes embroiled in the lives of an upper-class white family in early 1900s New York City, amid racial tensions, infidelity, and dirty politics.

     

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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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    Old Pasadena Historic Pub Crawl, Saturday, February 22, 2020 2:00 pm Old Pasadena Historic Pub Crawl, Saturday, February 22, 2020 2:00 pm
    Old Pasadena Historic Pub Crawl February 22, 2020
    2:00 pm–5:00 pm
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    Old Pasadena Historic Pub Crawl


    2:00pm–5:00pm

    Experience the history of some 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 beer. Tour-goer’s can delight in beer tastings plus little-known facts and forgotten lore–a great way to get to know historic 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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    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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    District 15 Documentary, Tuesday, February 25, 2020 7:00 pm District 15 Documentary, Tuesday, February 25, 2020 7:00 pm
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    7:00 pm–9:00 pm
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    District 15 Documentary


    7:00pm–9:00pm

    Patagonia hosts District 15, a short documentary that follows young activists from the organization Communities for a Better Environment (CBE) and their fight to end neighborhood oil drilling in Wilmington, California, the area with the most concentrated oil drilling and refining operations in urban America.

    Activists from CBE will take part in the film screening with a presentation and time of Q&A. Also joining will be STAND LA, serving up Patagonia Provisions and Farmstrong Wine. 

    This event is free; doors open at 7:00pm, film begins at 7:30pm.  

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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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    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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    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:
    • 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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    4:00pm–6:00pm

    One Colorado welcomes the Contemporary Irish Arts Center Los Angeles for an afternoon “Session,” blending traditional and contemporary Irish music, dance, and storytelling. Performers include Patrick D’Arcy, Hannah Crowley, Dan Conroy, Susan Craig Winsberg, Adam Weafer,and Alan Smyth.

    “One Community” is a new One Colorado program series exploring the arts, culture, and meaningful issues that affect the community in partnership with local nonprofits and leaders in the environmental, sustainability, and creative fields.

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    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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    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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    1:00pm–2:00pm

    Come kick up your ghillies in the Courtyard! A One Colorado favorite, Cleary Irish Dance will perform traditional Irish dances followed by a kicky, interactive dance lesson in which the audience will be taught a jig or two.  Exuberance welcome; experience not required.

    Cleary Irish Dance has performed with notable Irish entertainers such as the Chieftains and the Irish Rovers, as well as at the Hollywood Bowl with the Disney Young Symphony Orchestra. Cleary Irish Dance competes at the regional and national level, and members represent the Western U.S. region at the World Championships in Ireland.

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