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    Old Pasadena Food Tasting Tour, Monday, January 1, 2018 10:30 am Old Pasadena Food Tasting Tour, Monday, January 1, 2018 10:30 am
    Old Pasadena Food Tasting Tour September 22, 2018
    10:30 am–2:00 pm
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    Saturday : 10:30am–2:00pm
    Sunday : 10:30am–2:00pm
    Presented by: Melting Pot Tours
    Stops throughout Old Pasadena
    Pasadena, CA 91105

    424.247.9666
    www.meltingpottours.com


    Adults $75; Children 5-12 yrs. $50

    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 tranquil tea bar and shop filled with teas from around the world
    • An exquisite chocolatier
    • 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, 2018.

     

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    Akunnittinni: A Kinngait Family Portrait, Sunday, July 1, 2018 12:00 pm Akunnittinni: A Kinngait Family Portrait, Sunday, July 1, 2018 12:00 pm
    Akunnittinni: A Kinngait Family Portrait July 1, 2018 - December 16, 2018
    12:00 pm–5:00 pm
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    Akunnittinni: A Kinngait Family Portrait chronicles three generations of Inuit artists—Pitseolak Ashoona (1904-1983), her daughter Napachie Pootoogook (1938-2002), and granddaughter Annie Pootoogook (1969-2016).

    The prints and drawings on view depict nuanced depictions of family and village life in Kinngait, as well as sardonic references to pop culture that have now penetrated everyday life in this remote community in the Canadian Arctic. Kinngait is known internationally for its artwork, and the three women in this exhibition are among the most well regarded artists of this region.

    Join us at 5:00 pm on Saturday, June 30 for an exhibition walk-through with curator Andrea R. Hanley, followed immediately by an opening reception from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. The walk-through and reception are free and open to the public.

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    Marta Chaffee: The Places We've Lived, Sunday, July 1, 2018 12:00 pm Marta Chaffee: The Places We've Lived, Sunday, July 1, 2018 12:00 pm
    Marta Chaffee: The Places We've Lived July 1, 2018 - December 16, 2018
    12:00 pm–5:00 pm
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    12:00pm–5:00pm

    Marta Chaffee’s practice draws from California landscapes and the implied freedom of the American West. This exhibition, organized by her daughter Aandrea Stang, showcases paintings and drawings that relate to the artist's numerous road trips—from mundane, local stoplight views, to vistas inspired by the Golden State Freeway or Interstate 395, which she often traveled to visit family in the Eastern Sierras. In her paintings and drawings, Chaffee has mapped locations she often returned to by necessity or choice, organizing both observed and invented views as seen through her windshield.

    Please join the Armory for an opening reception with the artist on Saturday, June 30 from 6:00-8:00 pm. This reception is free an open to the public. 

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    Friendly Skies: The Art of High Altitude Travel, Saturday, August 18, 2018 Friendly Skies: The Art of High Altitude Travel, Saturday, August 18, 2018
    Friendly Skies: The Art of High Altitude Travel August 18, 2018 - September 23, 2018
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    Peekaboo Gallery presents "Friendly Skies: The Art of High Altitude Travel," a travel exhibition and sale dedicated to the golden age of flying. Take a nostalgic look back to the time of glamorous air hostesses and gourmet meals, when one could jaunt from New York to Paris on a supersonic 3.5-hour flight while enjoying champagne and canapés to live organ accompaniment.

    The gallery showcases airlines memorabilia and collectibles presented in a striking Jumbo Jet stage set. Inside, you can find original lithographs and paintings of classic travel art, and industrial and commercial aircraft models. 

    For those interested in nostalgic fashion of the skies, look for vintage flight attendant uniforms from the 1940s through the 1990s, worn by crews on PAN AM, Braniff Airways, TWA, United, Eastern, British Airways, and  the Soviet Aeroflot. 

    Peekaboo is a unique gallery where everything in the curated displays are for sale. It offers visitors an “unabashed celebration of that most fantastic, turbulent and innovative period in history known as the Twentieth Century.”

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    The Container Store’s Shelving Sale, Monday, August 20, 2018 The Container Store’s Shelving Sale, Monday, August 20, 2018
    The Container Store’s Shelving Sale August 20, 2018 - October 14, 2018
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    Believe in the space you cannot yet see. Don’t miss The Container Store’s Shelving Sale, full of simple solutions to maximize room in every space. You’ll find options for offices, playrooms, entryways, closets and more. Plus 25% off all Elfa shelving for closets, pantries, garages and beyond. And, Elfa installation is 25% off, too! Stop in and shop before this sale ends, and let their experts show you how to maximize your space with smart shelving products for every storage problem.

     

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    Saje Natural Wellness Sale, Friday, August 31, 2018 Saje Natural Wellness Sale, Friday, August 31, 2018
    Saje Natural Wellness Sale August 31, 2018 - September 27, 2018
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    Saje Natural Wellness holds an end-of-summer sale - with new products that are 15-62% discounted. 

    • Saje's 100% natural ingredients home cleaning products 
    • Diffuser essential oil blends - buy three or more and get 20% off
    • $30 Travel Kits when you spend $30 - packaged in a gorgeous water-proof bag designed in collaboration with the Aloha Collection, the kit includes the best-selling Peppermint Halo Cooling and Soothing Oil Blend, Healing Hands Soothing Hand Lotion, and the limited-edition Citrus Kiss Sweet Orange Lip Balm. 
    • 30% off the stainless steel Tea Traveler Upside Down Tea Brewer - a great way to take your beverages on the move. The removable filter makes steeping loose leaf tea convenient and easy. 

    Discounts are for a limited time and while supplies last.

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    Valises for Camp Ground: Arts, Corrections, and Fire Management in the Santa Monica Mountains , Saturday, September 1, 2018 12:00 pm Valises for Camp Ground: Arts, Corrections, and Fire Management in the Santa Monica Mountains , Saturday, September 1, 2018 12:00 pm
    Valises for Camp Ground: Arts, Corrections, and Fire Management in the Santa Monica Mountains September 1, 2018 - September 30, 2018
    12:00 pm–5:00 pm
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    Armory Center for the Arts presents an exhibition in their Community Room titled Valises for Camp Ground: Arts, Corrections, and Fire Management in the Santa Monica Mountains. On display from Saturday, September 1 through Sunday, September 30, the hours are 12:00-5:00pm daily (closed Tuesdays and holidays).

    This new work by artist Kim Abeles features ten small, mixed media travel suitcases created during a long-term collaboration between Abeles and the women inmates of Camp 13—a correctional facility in the Santa Monica Mountains for women who are trained and deployed to fight forest fires throughout the region. Many of the inmates from this project went on to fight the devastating wildfires that swept through much of California in 2018. The valises will be used as educational tools at public events by the National Park Service and Los Angeles County Fire Department to teach the public about fire prevention, national forests, and our relationship to nature.

    There will be a reception at the Armory with the artist on Saturday, September 15, from 4:00 to 6:00pm. At 3:00pm, just prior to the reception, Ranger Kevin Martinez of Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, and Cathy Schoonmaker, a wildlife biologist for the Santa Monica Mountains Fund (in partnership with the National Park Service), will deliver a presentation about our urban relationship to forests and wildlife. The presentation and reception are both free and open to the public.

     

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    Vertical Wine Bistro Celebrates Two Years, Saturday, September 1, 2018 Vertical Wine Bistro Celebrates Two Years, Saturday, September 1, 2018
    Vertical Wine Bistro Celebrates Two Years September 1, 2018 - September 30, 2018
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    Fix It with Jimmy, Saturday, September 22, 2018 11:00 am Fix It with Jimmy, Saturday, September 22, 2018 11:00 am
    Fix It with Jimmy September 22, 2018
    11:00 am–6:00 pm
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    Fix It with Jimmy


    11:00am–6:00pm

    Hole in your jacket?  Zipper busted on your shorts? Shirt missing a button?  Swing by Jimmy’s repair table, grab a refreshment, and watch the master work.  If Jimmy can’t fix it, Patagonia staffers can send it to their Reno repair facility.  Jimmy’s repairs are free, Patagonia clothing only. Drop by!

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    Old Pasadena Food Tasting Tour, Monday, January 1, 2018 10:30 am Old Pasadena Food Tasting Tour, Monday, January 1, 2018 10:30 am
    Old Pasadena Food Tasting Tour September 23, 2018
    10:30 am–2:00 pm
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    Old Pasadena Food Tasting Tour

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    Saturday : 10:30am–2:00pm
    Sunday : 10:30am–2:00pm
    Presented by: Melting Pot Tours
    Stops throughout Old Pasadena
    Pasadena, CA 91105

    424.247.9666
    www.meltingpottours.com


    Adults $75; Children 5-12 yrs. $50

    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 tranquil tea bar and shop filled with teas from around the world
    • An exquisite chocolatier
    • 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, 2018.

     

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    Pasadena Walking Tours: Saloons & Speakeasies, Sunday, September 23, 2018 5:00 pm Pasadena Walking Tours: Saloons & Speakeasies, Sunday, September 23, 2018 5:00 pm
    Pasadena Walking Tours: Saloons & Speakeasies September 23, 2018
    5:00 pm–7:00 pm
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    Pasadena Walking Tours: Saloons & Speakeasies


    5:00pm–7:00pm

    Pasadena Walking Tours hosts its newest tour "Saloons & Speakeasies: The History of Alcohol in Pasadena." Tour-goers can learn about Pasadena's long and complicated relationship with alcoholic beverages. Long before Prohibition, Pasadena prided itself on being a "Dry" community - and rampant rule-breaking everywhere you turned! 

    On this tour, explore the up and the downs and the "drys" and the "wets" that have characterized this colorful slice of the Crown City's history. The walk will meander through Old Pasadena, including the alleyways that once hosted illegal drinking establishments, as well as stories about the upstanding pillars of society that either shunned or embraced this particular vice (one of whom actually wrote a poem about it - "No Saloon in the Valley"). The tour ends at We Olive, one of Old Pasadena's many fantastic places to grab a drink, where tour guests will enjoy special perks and prices. 

    Advance ticket purchase recommended - find them online.

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    Paint Nite at Vertical Wine Bistro, Sunday, September 23, 2018 5:00 pm Paint Nite at Vertical Wine Bistro, Sunday, September 23, 2018 5:00 pm
    Paint Nite at Vertical Wine Bistro September 23, 2018
    5:00 pm–8:00 pm
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    Paint Nite at Vertical Wine Bistro


    5:00pm–8:00pm

    Paint Nite® invites you to create art over cocktails at Vertical Wine Bistro, guided by a professional artist and party host. Grab your friends and spend two hours drinking, laughing, and flexing your creative muscles. There’s no experience necessary and all the supplies are provided. Must be 21+. Food and drink may be purchased at the event. 

    The event begins promptly at 5:00pm; please allow extra time to find parking and get settled. If you're coming with a group, arrive early to get seats together. If you're planning to eat dinner before the event, please inform the host/hostess that you're with Paint Nite® and check in at the host desk to reserve your seats.

    Sign up online; use code 'ENJOY40' to get 40% off!

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    Bob Baker Marionette Theater Tuesdays, Tuesday, September 4, 2018 4:00 pm Bob Baker Marionette Theater Tuesdays, Tuesday, September 4, 2018 4:00 pm
    Bob Baker Marionette Theater Tuesdays September 25, 2018
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    One Colorado hosts the beloved Bob Baker Marionette Theater  each Tuesday in September in the Courtyard. Each week is a new show, and each show includes a marionette "meet and greet." 

    Since 1963, Bob Baker Marionette Theater has been part of the Los Angeles community (serving as the happy memory locale for birthday parties for generations of Angelenos). Located in a Downtown Historic-Cultural Landmark building, Bob Baker Marionette Theater continues to bestow joy to the City of Angels with over 200 performances and 2,000 handcrafted puppets annually.

    All events free and open to the public. Big and inner children are welcome.

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    We Olive Wine 101, Tuesday, September 25, 2018 6:30 pm We Olive Wine 101, Tuesday, September 25, 2018 6:30 pm
    We Olive Wine 101 September 25, 2018
    6:30 pm–8:00 pm
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    We Olive Wine 101


    6:30pm–8:00pm

    We Olive hosts a wine tasting with their own sommelier. Guests will start easy with basics, learn about wine making, and all the different unique wines California has to offer. Snacks, cheese and charcuterie are part of the tasty fun!

    Space is limited - Call 626-787-1000 to reserve a space or visit the Eventbrite listing.

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    We Olive Movie Nights, Thursday, September 6, 2018 7:00 pm We Olive Movie Nights, Thursday, September 6, 2018 7:00 pm
    We Olive Movie Nights September 27, 2018
    7:00 pm–9:00 pm
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    Thursday : 7:00pm–9:00pm

    We Olive hosts Movie Nights each Thursday in September on the back patio. Grab a glass of wine or a craft beer and enjoy your favorite films in an open-air cinema. Movies start at 7pm and are free to enjoy with any purchase from the wine bar. Seating is first come, first served!

    • 9/6   –  Pretty Woman
    • 9/13 – Steel Magnolias
    • 9/20 – Happy Gilmore
    • 9/27 – The Natural
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    A Performance with Peanut!, Thursday, September 27, 2018 4:00 pm A Performance with Peanut!, Thursday, September 27, 2018 4:00 pm
    A Performance with Peanut! September 27, 2018
    4:00 pm–5:30 pm
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    A Performance with Peanut!


    4:00pm–5:30pm

    Michal “Peanut“ Karmi is an award-winning, critically acclaimed musician and entertainer. Peanut’s second album, "Cuddlebug Parade," won a National Parenting Publications Award and was on the Grammy ballot for consideration in the children’s music category. Toting her signature ukulele, sweet voice and joyful lyrics, Peanut’s animated persona and gift with children captivates and delights children of all ages. 

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    Backyard Bee Series, Part 1, Thursday, September 27, 2018 7:00 pm Backyard Bee Series, Part 1, Thursday, September 27, 2018 7:00 pm
    Backyard Bee Series, Part 1 September 27, 2018
    7:00 pm–8:30 pm
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    Backyard Bee Series, Part 1


    7:00pm–8:30pm

    Patagonia Pasadena hosts a series talk all about bees with Walker Rollins of One Strong Hive. Walker will discuss the history of bees, Colony Collapse Disorder, and how bees maintain a society unparalleled. This is the first in a two-part series, followed later with a hands-on presentation on urban beekeeping. 

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    The Wizard of Oz at One Colorado, Friday, September 28, 2018 7:00 pm The Wizard of Oz at One Colorado, Friday, September 28, 2018 7:00 pm
    The Wizard of Oz at One Colorado September 28, 2018
    7:00 pm–8:30 pm
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    The Wizard of Oz at One Colorado


    7:00pm–8:30pm

    Come follow the brick-and-cobblestone alleys to One Colorado's Courtyard for a free screening of The Wizard of Oz! Join Dorothy (Judy Garland) as she takes her super sparkly ruby slippers on a heroine’s journey through the magical, and at times perilous, land of Oz. 
     
    Considered to be one of the greatest films in cinema history, this classic MGM musical makes for the perfect family Friday night. Movie-goers can take advantage of headsets so the music for better sound. Plus, Il Fornaio will be offering a pizza + popcorn + drinks dinner special, and Sugarfina will host a pop-up candy bar in the courtyard.  

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    Old Pasadena Food Tasting Tour, Monday, January 1, 2018 10:30 am Old Pasadena Food Tasting Tour, Monday, January 1, 2018 10:30 am
    Old Pasadena Food Tasting Tour September 29, 2018
    10:30 am–2:00 pm
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    Saturday : 10:30am–2:00pm
    Sunday : 10:30am–2:00pm
    Presented by: Melting Pot Tours
    Stops throughout Old Pasadena
    Pasadena, CA 91105

    424.247.9666
    www.meltingpottours.com


    Adults $75; Children 5-12 yrs. $50

    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 tranquil tea bar and shop filled with teas from around the world
    • An exquisite chocolatier
    • 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, 2018.

     

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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.

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

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    Zest Gala for Pasadena Senior Center, Saturday, September 29, 2018 5:00 pm Zest Gala for Pasadena Senior Center, Saturday, September 29, 2018 5:00 pm
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    5:00 pm–8:00 pm
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    Zest Gala for Pasadena Senior Center


    5:00pm–8:00pm

    The Pasadena Senior Center’s annual and elegant Zest Gala honors Rosemary “Rary” Simmons, a long-time community volunteer whose good works have impacted thousands in the greater Pasadena area.

    Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and a silent auction during a 5:00pm reception will be followed by dinner and the program at 6:00pm. Dr. Drew Pinsky, known to international television and radio audiences as Dr. Drew, will serve as master of ceremonies. He is a prominent Pasadena physician who is an addiction specialist and media personality.

    Rosemary “Rary” Simmons was born and raised in the Los Angeles area, graduated from Occidental College, and is a longtime resident of San Marino. She serves on the advisory committee for the Pasadena-based Cancer Support Community; serves on the board of directors for Hill-Harbison House, which primarily benefits San Marino Girl Scout troops and City of San Marino Recreation Department programs; and is the only emeritus member of the Huntington Hospital board of directors, where she chairs the Philanthropic Committee.

    She previously served as board chair for the Sycamores Boys’ Home in Pasadena (now Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services) and has served on boards and committees for the Los Angeles Music Center, Hillsides home for foster children, and Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts. She served for 10 years on the San Marino City Council, was its first female member and went on to become the first female mayor of San Marino.

    For more information or to receive an invitation to the Zest gala, email the Pasadena Senior Center or call 626.685.6756. Proceeds will help fund the Pasadena Senior Center’s enrichment classes and social service programs. 

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    Old Pasadena Food Tasting Tour, Monday, January 1, 2018 10:30 am Old Pasadena Food Tasting Tour, Monday, January 1, 2018 10:30 am
    Old Pasadena Food Tasting Tour September 30, 2018
    10:30 am–2:00 pm
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    Saturday : 10:30am–2:00pm
    Sunday : 10:30am–2:00pm
    Presented by: Melting Pot Tours
    Stops throughout Old Pasadena
    Pasadena, CA 91105

    424.247.9666
    www.meltingpottours.com


    Adults $75; Children 5-12 yrs. $50

    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 tranquil tea bar and shop filled with teas from around the world
    • An exquisite chocolatier
    • 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, 2018.

     

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    Wiggle Waggle Walk , Sunday, September 30, 2018 Wiggle Waggle Walk , Sunday, September 30, 2018
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    Wiggle Waggle Walk

    Celebrating its twentieth year, the Pasadena Humane Society's Wiggle Waggle Walk helps raise funds to provide food, shelter and veterinary care to the thousands of animals who come through the shelter's doors every year. 

    Register today as an individual, create a team or join a team, and invite your friends and family to join the fun. All registrants receive an official Wiggle Waggle Walk t-shirt, participant bib, and bandanna for your dog. Step up your fundraising efforts to earn exciting prizes.

    On Walk Day, choose either a three-mile or one-mile route around the beautiful Rose Bowl in Pasadena with hundreds of other animal lovers and their canine companions. You don't need a dog to take part, just a desire to help animals in need. 

    Start your fundraising journey today by visiting the website and registering or finding a team or walker to support.

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    Pizza takes on a whole new dimension at The Pizza Experience, an immersive, multi-sensory exhibition with rooms that celebrate melty, cheesy, doughy goodness.  

    Enjoy selfie stations, cat walks, giant installations, pizza snacks, and videos. Featured rooms include: 

    • Pizza Heaven - all your cheesy dreams come true in a larger-than-life exhibit with pizza galore
    • Pizza Graffiti - featuring cool urban street art
    • Pizza Night Club - live out your pizza party dreams with turntables and a pizza anthem
    • Pizza Fitness Center - let's be real, we all workout to eat pizza...
    • Pizza Gallery - an artist interpretation of the modern pie
    • Pizza Dough Room - feel that squish of dough between your fingers, it's that but for your whole body!

    Visitors get treated to pizza-flavored snacks throughout the tour, and a slice of pizza at the end. 

    Attendees must be 18 or older or accompanied by an adult. Tickets are only valid at the assigned date and time.

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    Metro Community Meeting: Bus Rapid Transit, Wednesday, October 3, 2018 6:00 pm Metro Community Meeting: Bus Rapid Transit, Wednesday, October 3, 2018 6:00 pm
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    6:00 pm–8:00 pm
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    Metro Community Meeting: Bus Rapid Transit


    6:00pm–8:00pm

    Metro is studying implementation of Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) service from North Hollywood to Pasadena and seeks feedback during several community meetings. In Pasadena, that event takes place at the Pasadena Senior Center on October 3.  

    Project Overview: 

    The North Hollywood to Pasadena BRT Project extends approximately 16 miles and will provide a connection between the Metro Red, Orange, and Gold Lines. The areas that will be served by the proposed project include the Cities of Burbank, Glendale, Los Angeles’ Eagle Rock community and Pasadena. In planning for this project, Metro will complete an Alternatives Analysis and Environmental Impact Report (EIR) that will consider various routes.

    The service will include enhanced transit stops with accessibility improvements and measures to improve bus travel speeds, which could include traffic signal enhancements, dedicated bus lanes, and one-mile spacing between stations.

     

    The study area extends from North Hollywood into the San Gabriel Valley through the Cities of Burbank, Glendale, the community of Eagle Rock in Los Angeles, and Pasadena. The current study includes an Alternatives Analysis, followed by an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the proposed route. To date, an initial feasibility study has been completed which identified two potential routes. Corridors under consideration include Central Ave, Alameda Ave, Chandler Blvd, Magnolia Street and Green/Union Street Couplet. Metro is seeking input from the public on the preferred route and station locations.

     

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    10:30 am–2:00 pm
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    Saturday : 10:30am–2:00pm
    Sunday : 10:30am–2:00pm
    Presented by: Melting Pot Tours
    Stops throughout Old Pasadena
    Pasadena, CA 91105

    424.247.9666
    www.meltingpottours.com


    Adults $75; Children 5-12 yrs. $50

    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 tranquil tea bar and shop filled with teas from around the world
    • An exquisite chocolatier
    • 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, 2018.

     

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    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 $15 for members and $18 for nonmembers. 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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    Saturday : 10:30am–2:00pm
    Sunday : 10:30am–2:00pm
    Presented by: Melting Pot Tours
    Stops throughout Old Pasadena
    Pasadena, CA 91105

    424.247.9666
    www.meltingpottours.com


    Adults $75; Children 5-12 yrs. $50

    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 tranquil tea bar and shop filled with teas from around the world
    • An exquisite chocolatier
    • 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, 2018.

     

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    Sp[a]ce gallery at Ayzenberg presents "Spatial Reality: Artists Explore the Future of XR" curated and produced by Jesse Damiani, the editor at large for VR Scout

    The extensive exhibit features more than 20 world-class artists working in the cutting-edge space, including Wesley Allsbrook, Nancy Baker Cahill, Bill Barminski, Can Büyükberber, Issac “Cabibo” Cohen, Jorge R. Gutierrez, Kevin Mack, Pussykrew, Steve Teeps, John Orion Young, and more.

    XR is a spectrum of ‘extended’ reality that includes virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR), and completely three-dimensionalizes the virtual world. After a half-century computing in 2D, we are suddenly adding in the full expression of our bodies and our understanding of space,” explains Damiani. “The advent of mainstream immersive technologies is the single greatest amplification of human capability since the discovery of fire; a paradigm shift so massive we’ve only just begun to taste its impact. Marshall McLuhan famously claimed that ‘the medium is the message’ — that the ‘message’ inherent in any technology is the change of pace or pattern it introduces into human reality. So what happens when reality itself is the medium?

    For a question that big, Damiani is turning to artists and storytellers—the visionaries who leapt over a precipice and into new worlds without any idea where they might land. “It deserves note that this leap takes a tremendous amount of courage,” Damiani adds. “The work in this exhibition is unlike anything you’ve encountered, and it’s a sneak peek of the reality you’ll soon inhabit on a daily basis. XR is still nascent, but as the art in this exhibition resoundingly asserts: not for much longer.”

    Visitors can also take part in nine days of fully immersive programming, panel discussions, and demonstrations.

    Scheduled events include:

    Friday, October 12:  Hit + Run Live Screen-Printing + Music  featuring visionary XR artist and collaborator Isaac “Cabibo” Cohen Coinciding with Art Night Pasadena, Hit + Run, the world-traveling originators of live screen-printing, will take over the gallery for an evening of collaboration, wearable art and music.

    Saturday, October 13: Art Center Night  featuring Interaction Design faculty Jenny Rodenhouse and Filip Kostic and key faculty and alumni from Art Center’s acclaimed Interaction Design program faculty. This evening’s events will feature a panel discussion, faculty and alumni in person, and more.  

    Sunday, October 14: VR Demo with Nancy Baker Cahill   featuring four immersive virtual reality experiences. See Nancy’s 4thWall AR App, and only on October 14 will be a chance to meet Nancy and demo her suite of four virtual reality programs, Hollow Point 1, 2, and 3 and Strange Laugh.

    Saturday, October 20: VR Demo with Kevin Mack | Shape Space VR  Kevin Mack in person showcasing Anandala, Blortasia, and Zen Parade. If you have not experienced Kevin Mack’s virtual worlds before, get ready for a mind-blowing experience.  The Oscar-winning effects artist has been honing his skills in VR for years and the viewer benefits from the fruits of his labor.

    Sunday, October 28 - Closing Event: Google Spotlight Stories featuring Jorge R. Gutierrez’ “Son of Jaguar” and “Sonaria” with Chromosphere’s Theresa Latzko. The event is moderated by legendary CalArts Experimental Animation faculty, Michael Scroggins. Google Spotlight Stories is the Oscar-nominated, Emmy award-winning platform for immersive stories at the forefront of using mobile 360, mobile VR and room-scale VR headsets to create compelling content, and building the innovative tech that makes it possible. Open to the public, entry donation for this particular event will benefit the CalArts Alumni Program.

     

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    6:00 pm–10:00 pm
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    ArtNight Pasadena


    6:00pm–10:00pm

    Enjoy a free evening of art and entertainment as Pasadena’s most prominent institutions swing open their doors for the fall iteration of ArtNight. Make the Armory your hub location, then hop on free shuttle buses connecting dozens of other Pasadena venues, including the Norton Simon Museum, the Gamble House, Art Center, and the Pasadena Museum of History. 

    At the Armory, you can tour the center’s current exhibitions, enjoy $5 draughts of Craftsman Brewing Company’s superlative local beer, and chow down on the India Jones Chow Truck’s groumet Indian street food. 

    On the main stage, the Armory welcomes the ArtNight debut of local Americana favorites Wreck N Sow, which performs bluegrass standards and original compositions infused with impeccable harmonies, stellar musicianship, and wry wit. The music starts around 7:00 PM.

     

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    10:30 am–2:00 pm
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    Saturday : 10:30am–2:00pm
    Sunday : 10:30am–2:00pm
    Presented by: Melting Pot Tours
    Stops throughout Old Pasadena
    Pasadena, CA 91105

    424.247.9666
    www.meltingpottours.com


    Adults $75; Children 5-12 yrs. $50

    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 tranquil tea bar and shop filled with teas from around the world
    • An exquisite chocolatier
    • 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, 2018.

     

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    Sp[a]ce gallery at Ayzenberg presents "Spatial Reality: Artists Explore the Future of XR" curated and produced by Jesse Damiani, the editor at large for VR Scout

    The extensive exhibit features more than 20 world-class artists working in the cutting-edge space, including Wesley Allsbrook, Nancy Baker Cahill, Bill Barminski, Can Büyükberber, Issac “Cabibo” Cohen, Jorge R. Gutierrez, Kevin Mack, Pussykrew, Steve Teeps, John Orion Young, and more.

    XR is a spectrum of ‘extended’ reality that includes virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR), and completely three-dimensionalizes the virtual world. After a half-century computing in 2D, we are suddenly adding in the full expression of our bodies and our understanding of space,” explains Damiani. “The advent of mainstream immersive technologies is the single greatest amplification of human capability since the discovery of fire; a paradigm shift so massive we’ve only just begun to taste its impact. Marshall McLuhan famously claimed that ‘the medium is the message’ — that the ‘message’ inherent in any technology is the change of pace or pattern it introduces into human reality. So what happens when reality itself is the medium?

    For a question that big, Damiani is turning to artists and storytellers—the visionaries who leapt over a precipice and into new worlds without any idea where they might land. “It deserves note that this leap takes a tremendous amount of courage,” Damiani adds. “The work in this exhibition is unlike anything you’ve encountered, and it’s a sneak peek of the reality you’ll soon inhabit on a daily basis. XR is still nascent, but as the art in this exhibition resoundingly asserts: not for much longer.”

    Visitors can also take part in nine days of fully immersive programming, panel discussions, and demonstrations.

    Scheduled events include:

    Friday, October 12:  Hit + Run Live Screen-Printing + Music  featuring visionary XR artist and collaborator Isaac “Cabibo” Cohen Coinciding with Art Night Pasadena, Hit + Run, the world-traveling originators of live screen-printing, will take over the gallery for an evening of collaboration, wearable art and music.

    Saturday, October 13: Art Center Night  featuring Interaction Design faculty Jenny Rodenhouse and Filip Kostic and key faculty and alumni from Art Center’s acclaimed Interaction Design program faculty. This evening’s events will feature a panel discussion, faculty and alumni in person, and more.  

    Sunday, October 14: VR Demo with Nancy Baker Cahill   featuring four immersive virtual reality experiences. See Nancy’s 4thWall AR App, and only on October 14 will be a chance to meet Nancy and demo her suite of four virtual reality programs, Hollow Point 1, 2, and 3 and Strange Laugh.

    Saturday, October 20: VR Demo with Kevin Mack | Shape Space VR  Kevin Mack in person showcasing Anandala, Blortasia, and Zen Parade. If you have not experienced Kevin Mack’s virtual worlds before, get ready for a mind-blowing experience.  The Oscar-winning effects artist has been honing his skills in VR for years and the viewer benefits from the fruits of his labor.

    Sunday, October 28 - Closing Event: Google Spotlight Stories featuring Jorge R. Gutierrez’ “Son of Jaguar” and “Sonaria” with Chromosphere’s Theresa Latzko. The event is moderated by legendary CalArts Experimental Animation faculty, Michael Scroggins. Google Spotlight Stories is the Oscar-nominated, Emmy award-winning platform for immersive stories at the forefront of using mobile 360, mobile VR and room-scale VR headsets to create compelling content, and building the innovative tech that makes it possible. Open to the public, entry donation for this particular event will benefit the CalArts Alumni Program.

     

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    11:00 am–9:30 pm
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    San Gabriel Valley Pride Festival


    11:00am–9:30pm

    The San Gabriel Valley Pride Festival returns to Central Park on Saturday, October 13. Festival-goers can enjoy the popular Classic Car Show, Authors Forum, the Big Draw LA interactive community drawing experience, and much more!

    The San Gabriel Valley Pride Festival is different from the other Pride celebrations you may be familiar with that take place in June. This event is deliberately designed to provide an environment that fosters a more engaged interaction between local exhibitors and festival-goers, with an end goal to foster awareness of issues, services, and opportunities for all genders and generations of the LGBTQ community in the San Gabriel Valley.  Also different from most urban Pride celebrations: this event is FREE to the public!

    Please support the growth of this beloved event - visit the SGV Pride website to make a donation or offer your support in other ways. 

    PROGRAM

    Saturday - 11am-6pm

    Interfaith Service
    Blessing of the Animals
    Classic Car Show
    Queer Croquet Gayme:

    • Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence versus Alison Arngrim as the Queen of Hearts, a Drag King and Drag Queens court.

    Authors’ Tent

    • Dr. Alfredo Mirande: Behind the Mask: Gender Hybridity in Zapotec Community
    • Alison Arngrim: Confessions of a Prairie Bitch
    • CB Lee: Sidekick Squad series
    • Lee Wind: Queer as a Five-Dollar Bill
    • Dr. Simon Levay: Gay, Straight, and the Reason Why: The Science of Sexual Orientation

    STEM Panel
    Health & Wellness
    GSA's FUNdraising Gaymes
    Family Activities
    Portraits of Pride Exhibit - as seen in LA City Hall in June
    Fearless Exhibit - from Jeff Sheng's book
    Laura Aguilar Exhibit
    The Big Draw LA - add to our Road to Equality
    Pet Adoption
    Hugs
    Ask an Elder
    50+ Local Organizations

    ​Continuing until 9:30pm

    Local Entertainment
    Twohey's Food Truck
    Foothill Restaurant Beer and Spirits - featuring Amoroso Tequila
    3 Sisters Catering Ice Cream

     

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    2:00 pm–5:00 pm
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    Old Pasadena Pub Tour


    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. 

    Pasadena Heritage


    651 South St. John Avenue
    Pasadena, CA 91105
    626.441.6333
    www.pasadenaheritage.org

    The mission of Pasadena Heritage is to identify, preserve, and protect the historic, architectural, and cultural resources of the City of Pasadena through advocacy, education, and oral histories. Pasadena Heritage works to protect Pasadena's architectural and cultural resources; advocates for endangered buildings; offers tours, workshops, lecture and other educational programs; and provides consultation and referral services for members. Pasadena Heritage is one of the oldest historic preservation groups in Southern California and the second largest in the state. With more than 2,000 members, it is also one of the City of Pasadena's largest membership organizations.

    Pasadena Heritage played a leading role in the preservation efforts for Old Pasadena, now considered one of the greatest downtown revitalization success stories in the country, as well as the Colorado Street Bridge, the Huntington Hotel, the Civic Center, the Blacker House, and many other important architectural and historical structures. It also works regularly to protect and enhance individual properties and neighborhoods.

    Those interested in the history and preservation of Old Pasadena are encouraged to take one of Pasadena Heritage's Walking Tours of the district -- they are offered several times a year, check the organization's website for a schedule.

     

     

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    Saturday : 10:30am–2:00pm
    Sunday : 10:30am–2:00pm
    Presented by: Melting Pot Tours
    Stops throughout Old Pasadena
    Pasadena, CA 91105

    424.247.9666
    www.meltingpottours.com


    Adults $75; Children 5-12 yrs. $50

    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 tranquil tea bar and shop filled with teas from around the world
    • An exquisite chocolatier
    • 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, 2018.

     

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    Sp[a]ce gallery at Ayzenberg presents "Spatial Reality: Artists Explore the Future of XR" curated and produced by Jesse Damiani, the editor at large for VR Scout

    The extensive exhibit features more than 20 world-class artists working in the cutting-edge space, including Wesley Allsbrook, Nancy Baker Cahill, Bill Barminski, Can Büyükberber, Issac “Cabibo” Cohen, Jorge R. Gutierrez, Kevin Mack, Pussykrew, Steve Teeps, John Orion Young, and more.

    XR is a spectrum of ‘extended’ reality that includes virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR), and completely three-dimensionalizes the virtual world. After a half-century computing in 2D, we are suddenly adding in the full expression of our bodies and our understanding of space,” explains Damiani. “The advent of mainstream immersive technologies is the single greatest amplification of human capability since the discovery of fire; a paradigm shift so massive we’ve only just begun to taste its impact. Marshall McLuhan famously claimed that ‘the medium is the message’ — that the ‘message’ inherent in any technology is the change of pace or pattern it introduces into human reality. So what happens when reality itself is the medium?

    For a question that big, Damiani is turning to artists and storytellers—the visionaries who leapt over a precipice and into new worlds without any idea where they might land. “It deserves note that this leap takes a tremendous amount of courage,” Damiani adds. “The work in this exhibition is unlike anything you’ve encountered, and it’s a sneak peek of the reality you’ll soon inhabit on a daily basis. XR is still nascent, but as the art in this exhibition resoundingly asserts: not for much longer.”

    Visitors can also take part in nine days of fully immersive programming, panel discussions, and demonstrations.

    Scheduled events include:

    Friday, October 12:  Hit + Run Live Screen-Printing + Music  featuring visionary XR artist and collaborator Isaac “Cabibo” Cohen Coinciding with Art Night Pasadena, Hit + Run, the world-traveling originators of live screen-printing, will take over the gallery for an evening of collaboration, wearable art and music.

    Saturday, October 13: Art Center Night  featuring Interaction Design faculty Jenny Rodenhouse and Filip Kostic and key faculty and alumni from Art Center’s acclaimed Interaction Design program faculty. This evening’s events will feature a panel discussion, faculty and alumni in person, and more.  

    Sunday, October 14: VR Demo with Nancy Baker Cahill   featuring four immersive virtual reality experiences. See Nancy’s 4thWall AR App, and only on October 14 will be a chance to meet Nancy and demo her suite of four virtual reality programs, Hollow Point 1, 2, and 3 and Strange Laugh.

    Saturday, October 20: VR Demo with Kevin Mack | Shape Space VR  Kevin Mack in person showcasing Anandala, Blortasia, and Zen Parade. If you have not experienced Kevin Mack’s virtual worlds before, get ready for a mind-blowing experience.  The Oscar-winning effects artist has been honing his skills in VR for years and the viewer benefits from the fruits of his labor.

    Sunday, October 28 - Closing Event: Google Spotlight Stories featuring Jorge R. Gutierrez’ “Son of Jaguar” and “Sonaria” with Chromosphere’s Theresa Latzko. The event is moderated by legendary CalArts Experimental Animation faculty, Michael Scroggins. Google Spotlight Stories is the Oscar-nominated, Emmy award-winning platform for immersive stories at the forefront of using mobile 360, mobile VR and room-scale VR headsets to create compelling content, and building the innovative tech that makes it possible. Open to the public, entry donation for this particular event will benefit the CalArts Alumni Program.

     

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    10:30 am–12:30 am
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    Kids' Night Out at Color Me Mine, Friday, October 19, 2018 6:00 pm Kids' Night Out at Color Me Mine, Friday, October 19, 2018 6:00 pm
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    6:00 pm–8:00 pm
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    Old Pasadena Food Tasting Tour, Monday, January 1, 2018 10:30 am Old Pasadena Food Tasting Tour, Monday, January 1, 2018 10:30 am
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    10:30 am–2:00 pm
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    Saturday : 10:30am–2:00pm
    Sunday : 10:30am–2:00pm
    Presented by: Melting Pot Tours
    Stops throughout Old Pasadena
    Pasadena, CA 91105

    424.247.9666
    www.meltingpottours.com


    Adults $75; Children 5-12 yrs. $50

    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 tranquil tea bar and shop filled with teas from around the world
    • An exquisite chocolatier
    • 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, 2018.

     

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    Sp[a]ce gallery at Ayzenberg presents "Spatial Reality: Artists Explore the Future of XR" curated and produced by Jesse Damiani, the editor at large for VR Scout

    The extensive exhibit features more than 20 world-class artists working in the cutting-edge space, including Wesley Allsbrook, Nancy Baker Cahill, Bill Barminski, Can Büyükberber, Issac “Cabibo” Cohen, Jorge R. Gutierrez, Kevin Mack, Pussykrew, Steve Teeps, John Orion Young, and more.

    XR is a spectrum of ‘extended’ reality that includes virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR), and completely three-dimensionalizes the virtual world. After a half-century computing in 2D, we are suddenly adding in the full expression of our bodies and our understanding of space,” explains Damiani. “The advent of mainstream immersive technologies is the single greatest amplification of human capability since the discovery of fire; a paradigm shift so massive we’ve only just begun to taste its impact. Marshall McLuhan famously claimed that ‘the medium is the message’ — that the ‘message’ inherent in any technology is the change of pace or pattern it introduces into human reality. So what happens when reality itself is the medium?

    For a question that big, Damiani is turning to artists and storytellers—the visionaries who leapt over a precipice and into new worlds without any idea where they might land. “It deserves note that this leap takes a tremendous amount of courage,” Damiani adds. “The work in this exhibition is unlike anything you’ve encountered, and it’s a sneak peek of the reality you’ll soon inhabit on a daily basis. XR is still nascent, but as the art in this exhibition resoundingly asserts: not for much longer.”

    Visitors can also take part in nine days of fully immersive programming, panel discussions, and demonstrations.

    Scheduled events include:

    Friday, October 12:  Hit + Run Live Screen-Printing + Music  featuring visionary XR artist and collaborator Isaac “Cabibo” Cohen Coinciding with Art Night Pasadena, Hit + Run, the world-traveling originators of live screen-printing, will take over the gallery for an evening of collaboration, wearable art and music.

    Saturday, October 13: Art Center Night  featuring Interaction Design faculty Jenny Rodenhouse and Filip Kostic and key faculty and alumni from Art Center’s acclaimed Interaction Design program faculty. This evening’s events will feature a panel discussion, faculty and alumni in person, and more.  

    Sunday, October 14: VR Demo with Nancy Baker Cahill   featuring four immersive virtual reality experiences. See Nancy’s 4thWall AR App, and only on October 14 will be a chance to meet Nancy and demo her suite of four virtual reality programs, Hollow Point 1, 2, and 3 and Strange Laugh.

    Saturday, October 20: VR Demo with Kevin Mack | Shape Space VR  Kevin Mack in person showcasing Anandala, Blortasia, and Zen Parade. If you have not experienced Kevin Mack’s virtual worlds before, get ready for a mind-blowing experience.  The Oscar-winning effects artist has been honing his skills in VR for years and the viewer benefits from the fruits of his labor.

    Sunday, October 28 - Closing Event: Google Spotlight Stories featuring Jorge R. Gutierrez’ “Son of Jaguar” and “Sonaria” with Chromosphere’s Theresa Latzko. The event is moderated by legendary CalArts Experimental Animation faculty, Michael Scroggins. Google Spotlight Stories is the Oscar-nominated, Emmy award-winning platform for immersive stories at the forefront of using mobile 360, mobile VR and room-scale VR headsets to create compelling content, and building the innovative tech that makes it possible. Open to the public, entry donation for this particular event will benefit the CalArts Alumni Program.

     

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    Together Is Better Walkathon, Saturday, October 20, 2018 9:00 am Together Is Better Walkathon, Saturday, October 20, 2018 9:00 am
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    9:00 am–1:00 pm
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    Together Is Better Walkathon


    9:00am–1:00pm

    Club 21, a Pasadena non-profit dedicating to assisting individuals with Down syndrome, hosts its largest fundraising event, the annual Together Is Better Walk-athon. 

    Invite your friends, family, and coworkers to join Club 21 in Old Pasadena's Central Park and celebrate the lives of individuals with Down syndrome. 

    Registration for this event is free.  If you would like a t-shirt, the cost is $15 for ages 13 and over and $10 for those under 13.   Activity wristbands can be purchased for $15 for unlimited access to games and entertainment.

    • Registration starts at 9:00am
    • Walk begins at 10:00 am
    • Festivities begins at 10:45 am
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    Old Pasadena Food Tasting Tour, Monday, January 1, 2018 10:30 am Old Pasadena Food Tasting Tour, Monday, January 1, 2018 10:30 am
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    10:30 am–2:00 pm
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    Old Pasadena Food Tasting Tour

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    Saturday : 10:30am–2:00pm
    Sunday : 10:30am–2:00pm
    Presented by: Melting Pot Tours
    Stops throughout Old Pasadena
    Pasadena, CA 91105

    424.247.9666
    www.meltingpottours.com


    Adults $75; Children 5-12 yrs. $50

    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 tranquil tea bar and shop filled with teas from around the world
    • An exquisite chocolatier
    • 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, 2018.

     

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    Sp[a]ce gallery at Ayzenberg presents "Spatial Reality: Artists Explore the Future of XR" curated and produced by Jesse Damiani, the editor at large for VR Scout

    The extensive exhibit features more than 20 world-class artists working in the cutting-edge space, including Wesley Allsbrook, Nancy Baker Cahill, Bill Barminski, Can Büyükberber, Issac “Cabibo” Cohen, Jorge R. Gutierrez, Kevin Mack, Pussykrew, Steve Teeps, John Orion Young, and more.

    XR is a spectrum of ‘extended’ reality that includes virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR), and completely three-dimensionalizes the virtual world. After a half-century computing in 2D, we are suddenly adding in the full expression of our bodies and our understanding of space,” explains Damiani. “The advent of mainstream immersive technologies is the single greatest amplification of human capability since the discovery of fire; a paradigm shift so massive we’ve only just begun to taste its impact. Marshall McLuhan famously claimed that ‘the medium is the message’ — that the ‘message’ inherent in any technology is the change of pace or pattern it introduces into human reality. So what happens when reality itself is the medium?

    For a question that big, Damiani is turning to artists and storytellers—the visionaries who leapt over a precipice and into new worlds without any idea where they might land. “It deserves note that this leap takes a tremendous amount of courage,” Damiani adds. “The work in this exhibition is unlike anything you’ve encountered, and it’s a sneak peek of the reality you’ll soon inhabit on a daily basis. XR is still nascent, but as the art in this exhibition resoundingly asserts: not for much longer.”

    Visitors can also take part in nine days of fully immersive programming, panel discussions, and demonstrations.

    Scheduled events include:

    Friday, October 12:  Hit + Run Live Screen-Printing + Music  featuring visionary XR artist and collaborator Isaac “Cabibo” Cohen Coinciding with Art Night Pasadena, Hit + Run, the world-traveling originators of live screen-printing, will take over the gallery for an evening of collaboration, wearable art and music.

    Saturday, October 13: Art Center Night  featuring Interaction Design faculty Jenny Rodenhouse and Filip Kostic and key faculty and alumni from Art Center’s acclaimed Interaction Design program faculty. This evening’s events will feature a panel discussion, faculty and alumni in person, and more.  

    Sunday, October 14: VR Demo with Nancy Baker Cahill   featuring four immersive virtual reality experiences. See Nancy’s 4thWall AR App, and only on October 14 will be a chance to meet Nancy and demo her suite of four virtual reality programs, Hollow Point 1, 2, and 3 and Strange Laugh.

    Saturday, October 20: VR Demo with Kevin Mack | Shape Space VR  Kevin Mack in person showcasing Anandala, Blortasia, and Zen Parade. If you have not experienced Kevin Mack’s virtual worlds before, get ready for a mind-blowing experience.  The Oscar-winning effects artist has been honing his skills in VR for years and the viewer benefits from the fruits of his labor.

    Sunday, October 28 - Closing Event: Google Spotlight Stories featuring Jorge R. Gutierrez’ “Son of Jaguar” and “Sonaria” with Chromosphere’s Theresa Latzko. The event is moderated by legendary CalArts Experimental Animation faculty, Michael Scroggins. Google Spotlight Stories is the Oscar-nominated, Emmy award-winning platform for immersive stories at the forefront of using mobile 360, mobile VR and room-scale VR headsets to create compelling content, and building the innovative tech that makes it possible. Open to the public, entry donation for this particular event will benefit the CalArts Alumni Program.

     

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