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    Old Pasadena commUNITY Dining April 15, 2021 - December 31, 2021
    11:30 am–8:00 pm
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    Armory Summer Classes


    Armory Center for the Arts announces the Summer 2021 Sessions with a selection of online art classes for kids, teens, toddlers, and families. 

    Session 1: June 14 - July 10

    Session 2: July 12 - August 7

    Session 3: August 9 - September 4

    Toddler Summer Session:  July 24 - August 28

    Summer art classes are enrolling now in figure drawing, painting, sculpture, comics, animation, ceramics, and more. Full scholarships available for eligible students in all age groups. Materials for certain classes available for curbside pickup.

    KIDS (Ages 3-11)

    Your child's favorite Armory Teaching Artists are teaching on Zoom to bring your children art instruction in their very own homes. Classes introduce materials, concepts, and techniques that encourage playful exploration of ideas and challenge your child’s imagination. Classes offer creative experiences that enhance skills, introduce diverse materials, and explore historical concepts.  

    Browse Kid Session 2 Classes

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    TEENS (Ages 12-18) 

    These in-depth art classes inspire teens to engage in ambitious explorations of concepts, creative expression, historical and cultural context, connections, applications, and materials. Armory online teen art classes are designed for all skill levels, from advanced art students or teens who simply love making art. Classes include creative writing, observational drawing, ceramics, comic art, photoshop, stop motion animation, and more!

    Browse Teen Session 2 Classes

    Browse Teen Session 3 Classes

    TODDLERS & FAMILIES (Ages 3-4 plus adult parent or guardian)

    Summer Session: July 24 - August 28

    With everyone aiming to stay safe at home, the Armory is here to bring art to your household. Make art together in their multi-generational art classes using a range of materials.

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    Free Events in July


    Beginning in July, some in-person activities at the center are being reintroduced gradually for adults 50 and older. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Pasadena Senior Center has offered many free online activities via Zoom. 

    Online registration is required for most events. Everyone who registers for Zoom events will receive an email link for joining each activity online. Anyone who does not have WiFi or an email address can call 626-795-4331 to receive a number to call to listen to live Zoom events by phone.  

    Pasadena Senior Center membership and residency in Pasadena are not required for these Zoom or in-person events. 

    Ask an Expert from Kaiser Permanente – Thursday, July 8, at 10 a.m. via Zoom. Each month, learn about issues related to skin safety, sleep, memory loss, Telehealth video examinations and more from a Kaiser Permanente physician. To register, visit and click on Events, Clubs and Lectures, then Online Events, or call 626-795-4331. 

    Monthly Food Distribution Program — Friday, July 9, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Pasadena Senior Center. Low-income adults 60 and older receive one free box of food and couples receive two. Proof of income and California ID are required for first-time recipients. Each box includes foods that meet specific nutritional needs such as cheese, canned fruits and vegetables, dry milk and related dairy products, cereals and other grain products, and more. Boxes are heavy, so bring a pull-behind personal cart to the parking lot between the Pasadena Senior Center and the Metro Gold Line station. Masks and social distancing are required. For more information, visit and click on Food Distribution Programs, then LA Regional Food Bank or call 626-685-6732. 

    Chair Yoga — Tuesday, July 13, at 10 a.m. via Zoom. Improve balance, strength and flexibility while sitting in a chair in this gentle and meditative class taught by Kathy Eastwood RN, a Huntington Hospital community outreach nurse and certified yoga instructor. To register, visit and click on Events, Clubs and Lectures, then Online Events or call 626-795-4331. 

    Healthy Relationships – Thursday, July 15, at 10 a.m. via Zoom. What are the benefits of staying socially active? What are the risks of isolation? Learn about these issues as well as the importance of building and strengthening friendships as we age. Presented by Foundation for Senior Services. To register, visit and click on Events, Clubs and Lectures, then Online Events, or call 626-795-4331. 

    El Pueblo de Los Angeles (Olvera Street) – Thursday, July 22, at 10 a.m. via Zoom. El Pueblo de los Angeles historical monument is near the site of the village settled in 1781 by 44 people of Native American, African and European heritages who journeyed more than 1,000 miles from present-day northern Mexico and established a farming community. Since that time, Los Angeles as been governed under the flags of Spain, Mexico and the U.S. and has grown into one of the world's largest metropolitan areas. Learn more about the pueblo during this fascinating presentation by Metro. To register, visit and click on Events, Clubs and Lectures, then Online Events, or call 626-795-4331. 

    Virtual Book Club: "Varina" — Friday, July 23, at 1 p.m. via Zoom. This month’s selection is “Varina” by Charles Frazier. Read the book, then join the discussion. The author returns readers to the time and place of his 1997 National Book Club Award-winning historical novel "Cold Mountain" as he vividly brings to life the chaos and devastation caused by the Civil War. "Varina" is a fictional version of the real-life First Lady of the Confederacy who believed the Confederate States of America was hypocritical folly. She was pro-Union yet also pro-slavery. In the novel she reveals stories behind the saddest, happiest and most dramatic periods of her life. As a teenager with limited marriage prospects, she agrees to wed an older widower named Jefferson Davis, a wealthy Mississippi cotton-plantation owner with 113 slaves, and settle in for a long and quiet life. But Jefferson Davis has political aspirations and serves in a number of state and federal elected and appointed capacities before becoming president of the Confederate States of America, the capital of which is Richmond. Varina's story takes readers through those years as well as to a time when they fled Richmond in defeat with their five children and a former slave while Union troops were on their trail, to her later life as a widow and writer in Upstate New York where she lived in a sanitarium while overcoming her long-time addictions to laudanum and tincture of opium. For more information about Virtual Book Club and to receive a link to the Zoom event, email [email protected] or call 505-228-8020.  

    MUSE/IQUE Offstage Education Workshop -- Wednesday, July 28, at 4 p.m. via Zoom. Join MUSE/IQUE artistic producer Heather Lipson-Bell and guest artists from the MUSE/IQUE in a Minute! (...or Two) program as they explore music from the musicians’ perspective. To register, visit and click on Events, Clubs and Lectures, then Online Events or call 626-795-4331.  

    Diabetes Education Empowerment Program (DEEP) Support Group — Wednesdays, July 28 to Sept. 1, at 9:30 a.m. at Pasadena Senior Center. Share your experiences with others living with diabetes and learn how to cope with this difficult illness. The DEEP Support Group is a vital part of many people’s diabetes management and can have a significant, positive impact on their lives. Presented by Kathy Eastwood RN. To register, visit and click on Services for Homebound Seniors, then Diabetes Support Group or call 626-795-4331. 

    Stay Smart: Safety and Security for Older Adults – Thursday, July 29, at 10 a.m. via Zoom. Older adults are often unwitting and vulnerable targets of identity theft, fraud and scams, so knowing how to protect yourself on computers, smart phones and the internet is more important than ever. Learn about frauds aimed at older adults and how to avoid them, plus safety tips and tools to be tech-savvy and cyber-secure. Presented by Foundation for Senior Services. To register, visit and click on Events, Clubs and Lectures, then Online Events, or call 626-795-4331. 

    In addition to online classes and other activities, members and nonmembers are encouraged to visit the website regularly for COVID-19 updates for older adults and other timely information, a weekly blog, monthly magazine, ongoing activities throughout the year and more. 

    The center, at 85 E. Holly Street, is an independent, donor-supported nonprofit organization that has served older adults for more than 60 years. During the pandemic, doors are open Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for social services and other critical services for older adults in need, as well as limited occupancy in the library, fitness center and computer lab. Masks and social distancing are required. All who enter are subject to temperature screening, must sanitize their hands upon entry and answer a simple screening questionnaire. Rooms are sanitized after each use. 


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    Summer Concert Series


    One Colorado -- a block of  great retail and dining in Old Pasadena -- is welcoming summer with a vengeance. You can rock summer nights with One Colorado during the  Summer Concert Series in the courtyard every Friday and Saturday night, now through August. You can also make the night special with dinner at one of the courtyard restaurants -- Sushi Roku, Sage Vegan Bistro & Brewery or Il Fornaio.

    Here’s the schedule for Friday and Saturday evenings through August. The shows are free:

    • Friday, July 9 – Neon West (7-9pm)

    • Saturday, July 10 – Mia (6-10pm)

    • Friday, July 16 – Lani Love (6-10pm)

    • Saturday, July 17 – Sophenom (6-10pm)

    • Friday, July 23 – Shane Hall (7-9pm)

    • Saturday, July 24 – ShanLynn (6-10pm)

    • Friday, July 30 – Mia (6-10pm)

    • Saturday, July 31 – ShanLynn (6-10pm)

    • Friday, August 6 – Jonny West (7-9pm)

    • Saturday, August 7 – DJ Sophenom (6-10pm)

    • Friday, August 13 – DJ Mia (6-10pm)

    • Saturday, August 14 - KCRW Summer Nights
    • Friday, August 20 – Shana Halligan (7-9pm)

    • Saturday, August 21 - KCRW Summer Nights

    • Friday, August 27 – DJ Lani Love (6-10pm)

    • Saturday, August 28 – DJ ShanLynn (6-10pm)

    KCRW Summer Nights shows are taking place for two weekends in August -- Saturday, August 14 and Saturday, August 21. These shows are also free. More details on

    And what is summer without ice cream? Did you know that National Ice Cream Day is July 18? In celebration of National Ice Cream Day, peeps can visit 21 Choices at One Colorado for a FREE scoop of ice cream on that day, while supplies last.


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    Alison Saar: Of Aether and Earthe


    Armory Center for the Arts and The Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College in Claremont, CA are pleased to announce the largest museum survey to date of the work of artist Alison Saar. Alison Saar: Of Aether and Earthe opens Friday, July 16 through Sunday, December 12, 2021 at the Armory, and is open now and runs through Sunday, December 19 at the Benton. It includes 29 of the artist’s multi-media and mixed installation works in one exhibition installed across the two venues. This exhibition spans the broad spectrum of Saar’s career, from her sculptures of the early 1980s to a new installation, Hygiea, to be unveiled at the Armory and the large-scale, site-specific commission Imbue, installed at the Benton in the summer of 2020. Both venues require an appointment to view the exhibition; appointments to the Armory may be made here and to the Benton here. Admission is free.

    Alison Saar: Of Aether and Earthe—one exhibition at two venues—surveys Saar’s sculptures and installations. With her use of distinctive forms and materials, Saar creates powerful figurative sculptures that activate histories and legacies of survival. The Armory will showcase Saar’s female figures that suggest elements of fire, air, and aether, while the Benton will highlight work that emphasizes grounded, earthly, and watery qualities.

    Reservations at the Armory

    Fridays 4:00pm to 8:00pm; Saturdays and Sundays, 11:00am to 3:00pm by appointment. Appointments available soon.

    Online reservations available starting July 6. To make an appointment, visit:



    Alison Saar on Transforming Outrage Into Art (NY Times)


    Related Public Programs

    Alison Saar will be in conversation with exhibition curators Irene Georgia Tsatsos and Rebecca McGrew on Thursday, July 15, from 6-7pm PST, via Zoom. Click here to RSVP.

    The Armory is working with Alison Saar to recreate a public engagement, Catfish Dreamin', which will feature five online short films on themes of water and California waterways by Saar and others, along with a temporary outdoor sculpture in front of the Armory. Originally commissioned by The Contemporary in Baltimore in 1992, Catfish Dreamin' first consisted of a house-like structure with a hand-carved six-foot catfish mounted on a pickup truck, which traveled around the greater Baltimore area to sites where crowds gathered, such as parks, festivals, and schools. The piece was inspired by the history of Baltimore's "arabbers," the African-American fishmongers and fruit/vegetable sellers who would sell their wares from horse-drawn carts on the street, gathering customers with the call of their familiar song. In response to pandemic safety requirements, the themes and images of the original version are being transformed into a safe and engaging alternative format.


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    Back to School at One Colorado


    Back to School:  Load the Lockers

    July 26 - August 9

    Help local children in need rule their school year with school supply donations benefiting the Heart of Los Angeles. Supplies needed include pencils, sharpies, folders, backpacks, binders, glue, organizers, highlighters, pens, art supplies, post-it notes, tape, construction paper, and disinfectant wipes. Drop of supplies at the lockers located in the One Colorado Courtyard from Monday, July 26 through Monday, August 9. 


    Back to School:  Book Swap

    Saturday, August 7 from 11am-2pm

    Bring in your pre-loved books and swap them for a new read at One Colorado’s Book Swap! DIY a custom bookmark while enjoying the sounds of Prism DJs. Plus, Vroman’s Bookstore’s very own Mr. Steve will host a children’s book reading from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Remember to bring new school supplies and help us Load the Lockers benefiting the kids of Heart of Los Angeles, allowing them to rule the school year.  Visit the Courtyard at One Colorado on Saturday, August 7 between 11:00 am to 2:00 pm.

    For more information, please visit

    One Colorado spans a full city block and is an exceptional retail and dining experience in the heart of historic Old Pasadena. With authentic charm, historic elegance, and sophisticated shopping, dining, and entertainment, One Colorado has something for everyone. Learn more at and follow the property on Facebook and Instagram at @OneColoradoOldPasadena.

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    KCRW Summer Nights August 14, 2021
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    KCRW Summer Nights August 21, 2021
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