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    Dreaming the Universe: The Intersection of Science, Fiction, & Southern California, Saturday, March 3, 2018 Dreaming the Universe: The Intersection of Science, Fiction, & Southern California, Saturday, March 3, 2018
    Dreaming the Universe: The Intersection of Science, Fiction, & Southern California March 3, 2018 - September 2, 2018
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    Pasadena Museum of History's exhibition Dreaming the Universe: The Intersection of Science, Fiction, & Southern California ventures into the world of science fiction that was created right here in Southern California between the 1930s and 1980s and how it interacted with the advances of science, the changes in technology, and shifts in American society. Curated by Nick Smith, former president of Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society, the exhibition will bring together an unusual range of artifacts, fine and graphic arts, books, ephemera, and photographs.

    From the comic strip space hero Buck Rogers in the 1930s to the dystopian depiction of Los Angeles in Blade Runner (1982), the parallel worlds, alternative universes, and culturally unique societies depicted in science fiction contrasted sharply with cultural and political norms of the day. Science fiction is often regarded as the literature of the imagination, but it was here in Southern California that the worlds of speculation, science, and society overlapped in ways that helped change the world.

    Southern California ushered in the Rocket Age in 1936 with the first rocket tests in Pasadena's Arroyo Seco. The growth of the aeronautics industry in the area was closely paralleled by the growth of the creative science fiction community. Dreaming the Universe will examine visionary creators – Ray Bradbury, Octavia Butler, Frank Kelly Freas, Syd Mead, Emil Petaja, and Edgar Rice Burroughs – and the books, fanzines, art, and media they created. Attention will also be given to the fans of science fiction, individuals such as Forrest Ackerman, as well as fan organizations.

    Pasadena Museum of History


    470 W. Walnut Street
    Pasadena, CA 91103
    626-577-1660
    pasadenahistory.org

    The Pasadena Museum of History’s collections, exhibits, and programs provide educational resources for the public to increase understanding and appreciation of history, culture, and science in Pasadena and neighboring communities. Founded in 1924 as the Pasadena Historical Society, the Pasadena Museum of History operates the only Museum and Research Library devoted solely to preserving and educating the community about the history of Pasadena and the west San Gabriel Valley.

    The Museum's valuable archival collection includes over 1,000,000 historical photographs, original manuscripts, books, maps, architectural records, costumes, and other artifacts. Spanning the years 1850 to present, this is the largest and most comprehensive collection relating to the history of the west San Gabriel Valley. Significant collections include the Tournament of Roses Collection, Pasadena Black History Collection, Pasadena Star-News historic archives, and the Sylvanus Marston Architectural Collection.

    Since 1970, the Museum has been headquartered on the 2.1-acre grounds of the Fenyes Estate, a Pasadena Cultural Landmark that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Museum's 1906 Beaux Arts Fenyes Mansion contains approximately thirteen rooms with original Victorian furnishing and a historically significant painting collection. Named for its founders, Eva and Adalbert Fenyes, the home became a California version of the kind of "salon" popular on the East Coast and in Europe.

     

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    Annual Customer Favorites Sale , Monday, June 25, 2018 Annual Customer Favorites Sale , Monday, June 25, 2018
    Annual Customer Favorites Sale June 25, 2018 - August 12, 2018
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    Shop the best-selling products customers love year after year during The Container Store’s Customer Favorites Sale. Find all the necessities you need to organize everything from pantry to playroom, kitchen to craft room - on sale now. Come in-store today and scoop up these favorites to organize everything in your home.

     

    The Container Store


    1 E. Union Street  
    Pasadena, CA 91103
    626.449.5100
    www.containerstore.com

    In 1978, The Container Store opened the first store devoted entirely to storage and organization products. Three decades later, the national chain offers more than 10,000 products to help you organize just about any area of your home or office, including the best-selling closet and home organization system, elfa.

    The Old Pasadena location is a two-floor structure with lots of natural light and plenty of sales assistance. The store offers valet parking on Union Street, or customers can take advantage of the Call/Click and Pickup service - shop online or call and then pick up your order at any store. They’ll even bring your order to your car!

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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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    Exhibition: Utopia , Monday, July 2, 2018 12:00 pm Exhibition: Utopia , Monday, July 2, 2018 12:00 pm
    Exhibition: Utopia July 2, 2018 - August 19, 2018
    12:00 pm–5:00 pm
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    The Armory hosts the annual exhibition of vibrant, inventive work by adult artists with disabilities. These large works on paper, meticulously rendered with felt-tip markers, depict individual notions of "Utopia," ranging from visits to Disneyland, to a windy day traveling on the 210 Freeway, and dress shopping at Macy's. See the exhibition in the Armory's Community Room. Join the reception on July 14, 3:00-5:00pm.

    The Adaptive Art program is sponsored by the City of Pasadena Human Services and Recreation Department and supported by the Pasadena Recreation and Parks Foundation. 

    The Community Room is open every day except Tuesdays. 

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    Live Music at the Scott, Monday, July 30, 2018 6:00 pm Live Music at the Scott, Monday, July 30, 2018 6:00 pm
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    The Senior Center's popular summer concert series for all ages is moving indoors from Memorial Park to the air-conditioned comfort of the Scott Pavilion, with seating for up to 250 people and plenty of room for kicking up your heels. Feel free to bring a picnic dinner. Celebrate the 35th year of this beloved series on Mondays at 6:00pm.

    Monday, July 30
    Susie Hansen Latin Jazz Band
    Latin and Salsa

    Monday, August 6
    Janet Klein and her Parlor Boys
    Old Time Jazz, Rag-time, Blues and Novelty songs from the 1910s, 20s, and 30s

    Monday, August 13
    Pam Kay and the Tap Chicks
    Lively dance and Vaudeville-style comedy

    Monday, August 20
    Lisa Haley and the Zydecats
    Grammy Award winning Cajun and Zydeco

    Monday, August 27
    Leah Zeger
    Lively Gypsy Jazz and beloved standards

    Monday, September 3
    The Great American Swing Band
    Music and songs of the Big Band Era and more

    No Reservations taken for parties smaller than 12. For parties of 12 or more, please RSVP to Annie Laskey at (626) 685-6702 or [email protected].

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    SIP-tember: A Celebration of the Cocktail, Wednesday, August 1, 2018 SIP-tember: A Celebration of the Cocktail, Wednesday, August 1, 2018
    SIP-tember: A Celebration of the Cocktail August 1, 2018 - September 13, 2018
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    Presented by: Pasadena Chamber of Commerce
    Pasadena, CA
    626.795.3355
    www.pasadenarestaurantweek.com


    At participating Pasadena restaurants and bars

    The Pasadena Chamber of Commerce presents its annual SIP-tember: A Celebration of the Cocktail, a six-week cocktail bracket challenge among Pasadena restaurants and bars. Competitors serve drinks paired against one another in a competition.

    Drinks being offered for the SIP-tember Cocktail Bracket Challenge include special margaritas, new interpretations of traditional cocktails and some specially created drinks from some of Pasadena’s premiere mixologists.

    Once again, SIP-tember culminates in a grand taste-off at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena on September 13, when visitors age 21+ attending the Taste of Pasadena will be able to taste the four finalist cocktails and vote for their favorite.

    Participating Old Pasadena restaurants include:

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    Back to School Donations at Athleta, Wednesday, August 1, 2018 Back to School Donations at Athleta, Wednesday, August 1, 2018
    Back to School Donations at Athleta August 1, 2018 - August 31, 2018
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    Santa Barbara Know-It-All, Monday, August 6, 2018 7:30 pm Santa Barbara Know-It-All, Monday, August 6, 2018 7:30 pm
    Santa Barbara Know-It-All August 6, 2018
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