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    Old Pasadena Food Tasting Tour, Saturday, January 5, 2019 10:30 am Old Pasadena Food Tasting Tour, Saturday, January 5, 2019 10:30 am
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    Old Pasadena Food Tasting Tour

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    Presented by: Melting Pot Tours
    Stops throughout Old Pasadena
    Pasadena, CA 91103

    424.247.9666
    www.meltingpottours.com


    Adults $79; Children 5-12 yrs. $65

    Experience the history, architecture, and folklore of Old Pasadena with Melting Pot Food Tours. Colorful alleys and secret thru-ways spice up the walk as you seek out spectacular ethnic eateries and sweet stuff havens in historic Old Pasadena. Enjoy all the fascinating stories behind the foods when you explore this historic district, once just a sunny haven of colorful orange groves.

    Here's what you can expect on the Old Pasadena Food Tour:

    • Cafes and restaurants specializing in world cuisine (Middle Eastern, South American, Indian, Oaxacan)
    • An artisan ice cream shop
    • A shop filled with teas from around the world
    • A California olive oil store and cafe
    • A handmade soap kitchen

    Whenever possible, you'll be met and hosted by these special merchants who proudly share their incredible offerings. The tour concludes back at the original starting point. The food samples along the way are filling enough so that for most people lunch afterward is not necessary.

    Tours run weekly on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:30am-2:00pm.

    SPECIAL OPMD DISCOUNT: Save 10% on Adult Tour tickets with the promo code VISPAS2019 - good through December 31, 2019.

     

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    Sara Kathryn Arledge: Serene for the Moment, Sunday, January 27, 2019 Sara Kathryn Arledge: Serene for the Moment, Sunday, January 27, 2019
    Sara Kathryn Arledge: Serene for the Moment January 27, 2019 - May 19, 2019
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    The Armory Center for the Arts is pleased to present Sara Kathryn Arledge: Serene for the Moment from January 27 through May 19, 2019 in the Armory’s Caldwell Gallery.  The exhibition has been organized by Irene Tsatsos, the Armory’s Director of Exhibition Programs/Chief Curator.  It will be preceded by a free, public reception on January 26 from 7-9pm. Major support for the exhibition comes from the Pasadena Art Alliance, with special thanks to the Sara Kathryn Arledge Memorial Trust. An under-recognized painter and innovator of mid-20th century experimental cinema, Sara Kathryn Arledge (1911-1998) was a prolific artist who emphasized the eerie in the mundane and the disorienting in the beautiful.

    Defying convention and authority, Arledge created a diverse and experimental body of work in between film and painting. “My plan,” she said, ‘was to extend the nature of painting to include time.” One of her earliest influences was a performance by Thomas Wilfred, on his Clavilux, at the Pasadena Playhouse, which she saw in 1928 as a teenager.

    As a filmmaker Arledge is considered a pioneer of ciné-dance (dance made uniquely for and by the medium of film) combining avant-garde dance with film editing techniques to “add time to painting.”

    The exhibition will include Arledge’s seven films and hand-painted glass slides, which are held by the Pacific Film Archive (PFA) in Berkeley and only recently digitized. It will also include over 80 of her brilliant works on paper, which span six decades, as well as ephemera and archival material, including storyboards for dance-films.

     

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    Sandra de la Loza: Mi Casa Es Su Casa, Sunday, January 27, 2019 Sandra de la Loza: Mi Casa Es Su Casa, Sunday, January 27, 2019
    Sandra de la Loza: Mi Casa Es Su Casa January 27, 2019 - June 9, 2019
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    The Armory Center for the Arts is pleased to present Sandra de la Loza: Mi Casa Es Su Casa from January 27 through June 9, 2019 in the Armory’s Mezzanine Gallery. In Mi Casa Es Su Casa, the artist alters and intervenes on photographs of her own family to address issues of power, memory, and history through the concept of home. The exhibition is organized by Irene Tsatsos, Director of Exhibition Programs/Chief Curator.

    Growing up in sunny Southern California, de la Loza remembers that life was not always easy. Yet, in photo albums taken amidst white flight, her Mexican American family mimics a post-war ideal of what a happy, suburban American family should look like. According to the artist,  Mi Casa Es Su Casa aims to suggest the looming social and personal inequities that lay beneath “those perfect lawns and the stiff taffeta.

    By obscuring, and replacing the bodies and faces in the photographs, de la Loza calls attention to how the familiar elements of the family snapshot—the landscape, architecture, pose, and fashion—conceal embedded dynamics of race, class, and gender. According to Tsatsos, “Sandra calls out the private dramas that family photographs inadvertently reveal—the strains, the desires, and the discrepancies between the outward appearances of familiar togetherness and the complex, perhaps conflicted nature of the relationships among the subjects, along with the social context within which they perform.”

    Presented at the Armory as four immersive installations, Mi Casa Es Su Casa highlights a tension that continues into our contemporary moment, where increasingly difficult living conditions coincide with the pressure, especially via social media, to present a cheerful and fulfilled public image.

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    Easter Egg Hunt & Bob Baker Springtime Review, Saturday, April 20, 2019 10:30 am Easter Egg Hunt & Bob Baker Springtime Review, Saturday, April 20, 2019 10:30 am
    Easter Egg Hunt & Bob Baker Springtime Review April 20, 2019
    10:30 am–12:00 pm
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    Easter Egg Hunt & Bob Baker Springtime Review


    10:30am–12:00pm

    One Colorado hosts its first-ever Easter Egg Hunt! The Egg Hunt starts at 10:30am sharp and is first come, first served. Please bring along your own basket. 

    Hundreds of colorful eggs with candy and toys will be hidden around the One Colorado Courtyard, including a few Golden Eggs with some nifty prizes from our stores. Before and after the big egg hunt, the Easter Bunny will be available for Polaroid photo ops. 

    After packing your basket, get ready for a special Bob Baker Marionette Show at 11:30 am. Their spectacular “Springtime Review” features Bouncing Bunnies, Mother Goose, and even Humpty Dumpty! With a catchy soundtrack and talented puppet performers, this show will be better than any golden egg. (Seating is first-come, first-served.)

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    Old Pasadena Walking Tour, Saturday, April 20, 2019 9:00 am Old Pasadena Walking Tour, Saturday, April 20, 2019 9:00 am
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    9:00 am–11:00 am
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    Old Pasadena Walking Tour


    9:00am–11:00am

    Pasadena Heritage hosts its monthly edition of the Old Pasadena Walking Tour, the organization's most popular tour. Explore Old Pasadena with an experienced docent, see the renaissance, and enjoy the architectural variety, fascinating history, virtually unchanged alleyways, and all the authentic details that keep history alive in the 21st Century. 

    Pasadena's original downtown, once slated for demolition, is now a shopping and dining destination attracting thousands of visitors every month. Without Pasadena Heritage, this National Register Historic District would have been leveled and all its history and architecture destroyed. Instead, today it is one of the finest examples of downtown revitalization in the country.

    Ticket information: The cost for the tour is $18 for members and $20 for non-members. Reservations are required. Buy your tickets  at www.pasadenaheritage.org. To purchase by phone, call Pasadena Heritage at 626.441.6333. Advance reservations are highly recommended.  Please note that the tours are exterior only.  

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    Pasadena Earth Day, Saturday, April 20, 2019 9:00 am Pasadena Earth Day, Saturday, April 20, 2019 9:00 am
    Pasadena Earth Day April 20, 2019
    9:00 am–3:00 pm
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    Pasadena Earth Day


    9:00am–3:00pm

    Celebrate Earth Day with a festival that takes place in adjacent locations: The Armory Center for the Arts from 9:00am-12:00pm and an outdoor celebration in Memorial Park from 12:00-3:00pm. 

    9:00am-12:00pm: The Armory Center Community Room. Come learn more about the One County sustainability plan that will present a comprehensive pathway to sustainability addressing a wide range of subjects including climate change, water, energy, resource management, land use, transportation, open space, biodiversity, public health, economy and workforce development, housing, resilience, and governance. Included are children's activities, tree giveaways, raffles, refreshments and food trucks, and an electric vehicle ride and drive opportunity. More info and registration available online

    12:00-3:00pm: Earth Day Festival, Memorial Park
    Learn about local efforts to be more water wise, reduce waste, support clean energy, travel green, and more! Engage with community groups, organizations, and eco-friendly businesses. Enjoy art, music, food trucks, and take action! Family & kid-friendly. Complete info online

     

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    Easter Egg Hunt at Saje Natural Wellness, Saturday, April 20, 2019 11:00 am Easter Egg Hunt at Saje Natural Wellness, Saturday, April 20, 2019 11:00 am
    Easter Egg Hunt at Saje Natural Wellness April 20, 2019
    11:00 am–4:00 pm
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