Check out all of the fun things to do around town in September!


Thru Sept. 22  Pasadena Parks After Dark
Pomona Fairplex > Weekdays: 12pm | Weekends: 10am
lacountyfair.com

1  Adams’ Pack Station Barnyard Jamboree
Adams’ Pack Station, Sierra Madre > 12-5pm
adamspackstation.com

13  Latin American Fiestas Patrias
Villa Parke-Community Centry, Pasadena > 5-9pm
cityofpasadena.net

14  Monrovia Station Beer, Wine & Music Fest
Station Square Park, Monrovia > 4-8pm
monroviacc.com

14  Arden Road Neighborhood Walking Tour
Oak Knoll District, Pasadena > 9-11:15am
pasadenaheritage.org

14  Open Arts & Music Festival
Downtown Glendale > 3-10pm
openartsmusic.com

20  Odd Nights at the Autry
Autry Museum, Los Angeles > 6-11pm
theoddmarket.com

20-22  Pasadena Greek Festival
St. Anthony Greek Orthodox Church, Pasadena > Fri: 5-10pm | Sat & Sun: 12-10pm
pasadenagreekfest.org

21  Pancakes, Pet Adoption & Pooch Parade
Memorial Park, Sierra Madre > 7-11am
sierramadrekiwanis.com

22  Wine & Gourmet Food Tasting
Memorial Park, La Cañada Flintridge > 3-6pm
lacanadakiwanis.org

23  Taste of Arcadia
LA County Arboretum, Arcadia > 5:30-9pm
tasteofarcadia.com

27  Wine & Cuisine Tasting Harvest Festival
Villa del Oro at Alverno High School, Sierra Madre > 7-9:30pm
sierramadrelibraryfriends.org

27  Final Fridays
Rose Bowl Stadium, Pasadena > 4-9pm
rosebowlstadium.com

28  Library Foundation’s Taste of ‘Dena
Altadena Main Library > 7-9:30pm
altadenalibrary.org

All Month Long

Music in the Chinese Garden
Huntington Library, San Marino > Every Wed: 1-3pm
huntington.org

Free Coffee Friday
The Book Loft, Glendora Library > Every Fri: 9:30am-12pm
gplff.org

Old Pasadena Food Tasting Tour
Throughout Old Pasadena > Every Sat & Sun: 10:30am-2pm
oldpasadena.org

The Joy Luck Club
Sierra Madre Playhouse > Every Fri, Sat & Sun: Times Vary
sierramadreplayhouse.org

Outdoor Summer Movies

Eat, See, Hear :: Centennial Square, Pasadena
Doors: 5pm | Live Music: 7pm | Movie: 8:30pm
3: Say Anything

10: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory 
eatseehear.com

Street Food Cinema
Doors: 5:30pm
| Live Music: 6:30pm | Movie: 8:30pm
7: Mary Poppins 
Eagle Rock Rec Center
14: The Little Mermaid  Griffith Park, Los Angeles
14: Fight Club  LA State Historic Park
21: Selena  Victory Park, Pasadena
streetfoodcinema.com

The Langham Huntington, Pasadena
Doors: 5:30pm | Movie: 8:30pm
1: Back to the Future
backtothefuture.com/events

Posted on August 20, 2019 at 8:50 pm
Sue Cook | Category: Events Calendars, Just for Fun

Check out all of the fun things to do around town in July!

 

Fourth of July Celebrations

Americafest
Rose Bowl Stadium, Pasadena > 2-9:30pm
rosebowlstadium.com

Sierra Madre 4th of July Celebrations
Kersting Court & along Sierra Madre Blvd.
3:
Picnic, Beer Garden & Live Music: 5:30-9:30pm
4: Firecracker Fun Run: 8am, Parade: 10-11:30am, Picnic: 11am-3pm
sierramadrefourthofjuly.com

Crescenta Valley Fireworks Show
Crescenta Valley High School, La Crescenta
> 4-9:30pm
cvfireworks.com

Monrovia Fireworks Show
Old Town
> Doors: 3pm | Concert: 7pm | Fireworks: 9pm
cityofmonrovia.org

San Marino 4th of July Celebration
Lacy Park
> Doors 7am | Fun Zone: 4pm | Fireworks: 9pm
cityofsanmarino.org

Santa Monica 4th of July Parade
Pico & Main, Santa Monica
> 9:30am-12pm
santamonicaparade.com

Fireworks Spectacular
2, 3 & 4: Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles
> 7:30pm
hollywoodbowl.com

Summer Movies in the Park

Street Food Cinema
Doors: 5:30pm
| Live Music: 6:30pm | Movie: 8:30pm
6: Black Panther 
Griffith Park, Los Angeles
13: Raiders of the Lost Ark  Victory Park, Pasadena
13: The Sandlot  Brand Park, Glendale
14: Rear Window  Heritage Square Museum, Los Angeles
20: Star Wars: A New Hope  Eagle Rock Rec Center
27: Boyz n the Hood  Exposition Park, Los Angeles
streetfoodcinema.com

Glendora Movies in the Park
Finkbiner Park Bandshell
> Dusk
10: Ralph Breaks the Internet

17: Hotel Transylvania 3
24: The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part
31: Incredibles 2
cityofglendora.org

Sierra Madre Movies in the Park
Memorial Park Bandshell
> Dusk
12: The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

26: Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
cityofsierramadre.com

Eat, See, Hear
Doors: 5:30pm
| Live Music: 7pm | Movie: 8:30pm
6: Beetlejuice 
Santa Monica High School
13: Casablanca  The Autry Museum, Griffith Park
20: Romy & Michele’s High School Reunion  LA State Historic Park
27: Home Alone  Centennial Square at Pasadena City Hall
eatseehear.com

Summer Concerts

Monrovia :: Station Square Amphitheater
Every Saturday > 7-8:30pm
cityofmonrovia.org

Monrovia :: Library Park, Rotary Club Bandshell
Every Sunday > 7-8:30pm
cityofmonrovia.org

Glendora :: Finkbiner Park
Every Sunday > 7-8:30pm
cityofglendora.org

Sierra Madre :: Memorial Park Bandshell
Every Sunday > 6-8pm
cityofsierramadre.com

South Pasadena :: Garfield Park
14 & 28 > 6-7pm
southpasadenaca.gov

Pasadena :: Norton Simon Museum
13 & 20 > 6-7pm
nortonsimon.org

Pasadena :: Parks After Dark
13: Washington Park & 27: Grant Park > 5-10pm
cityofpasadena.net

La Cañada Flintridge :: Memorial Park
Every Sunday > 6-8pm
lcf.ca.gov

Altadena :: Farnsworth Park Amphitheater
Every Saturday > 7pm
altadenasheriffs.org

Posted on June 28, 2019 at 11:52 pm
Sue Cook | Category: Events Calendars

Check out all of the fun things to do around town in June!

Posted on May 31, 2019 at 8:04 pm
Sue Cook | Category: Events Calendars, Just for Fun, Uncategorized

Check out all of the fun things to do around town in May!

1-19  Pasadena Showcase House
The Boddy House at Descanso Gardens, La Cañada Flintridge

Visit pasadenashowcase.org for times

4  Fiber Arts Day
Huntington Library, San Marino
> 10am-5pm
huntington.org

4-5  Sierra Madre Art Fair
Memorial Park, Sierra Madre
> 9:30am-5pm
sierramadrelibraryfriends.org

5  Cinco de Mayo Celebration
Olvera Street, Los Angeles
> 10am-6pm
olvera-street.com

5  Altadena Guild Home Tour
2100 Midwick Drive, Altadena
> 10am-4pm
altadenaguild.org

5  Monrovia Historic Homes Tour
Historic Homes & Museums
> 10am-4pm
mohpg.org

5  Verdugo Mountains 10K Trail Run & Hike
Begins at Brand Park, Glendale
> 8am
runtheverdugos.com

6-10  Pasadena Restaurant Week
Participating Restaurants

Visit pasadenarestaurantweek.com for times

7  Cuisines of the Foothills: Wild Wild West
Glendora Country Club
> 5:30-8:30pm
cuisinesofthefoothills.com

11  Fountain to the Falls 7K Run/Walk
Begins at Library Park Fountain, Monrovia
> 7am
cityofmonrovia.org

11  Glendale Historical Society Restoration Expo
Glendale Civic Auditorium
> 9am-4pm
glendalehistorical.org

11 & 25  Community Service Day
Descanso Gardens, La Cañada Flintridge
> 8-10:30am
descansogardens.org

17-19  Monrovia Days
Library Park, Monrovia
> Fri: 5pm, Sat: 9am, Sun: 11am
cityofmonrovia.org

18  Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles
Haugh Performing Arts Center, Glendora
> 7pm
haughpac.com

18  Friends of the Altadena Library Book Sale
Altadena Public Library
> 10am-4pm
altadenalibrary.org

18-19  LitFest Pasadena
Pasadena Playhouse District
> 1-10pm
litfestpasadena.org

19  626 Golden Streets
South Pasadena, Alhambra, San Gabriel
> 9am-4pm
626goldenstreets.com

19  CFAER Annual Art Auction
Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock
> 1-5pm
cfaer.org

19  Museums of the Arroyo Day
Participating Pasadena & LA Museums
> 12-4pm
museumsofthearroyo.com

24-27  La Cañada Fiesta Days
Various Memorial Day Weekend Events & Locations

Visit lacanadaflintridge.com for times

25-26  Santa Anita Bonsai Show
LA County Arboretum, Arcadia
> 9am-5pm
arboretum.org

31  Final Fridays Food Truck Festival
Rose Bowl Stadium, Pasadena > 4-8pm
rosebowlstadium.com

Posted on April 24, 2019 at 3:23 pm
Sue Cook | Category: Events Calendars, Just for Fun

Check out all the fun things to do around town in April!

April 6  Shakespeare Day
Huntington Library, San Marino 11am-3pm
huntington.org

April 6  5K Run/Walk for Stroke Prevention
Pasadena High School > 9-11am
helpforstroke.org

April 6  LA Beer Fest
Los Angeles Center Studios, DTLA 12-3pm & 5-8pm
labeerfest.la

April 6  Night Garden: LA Blooms!
Descanso Gardens, La Cañada Flintridge 5:30-8:30m
descansogardens.org

April 7  Montrose Craft Beer Fest
Along Honolulu Avenue 12-4pm
brewfest.montrosechamber.org

April 7  Masters of Taste 2019
Rose Bowl Stadium 4-7pm
mastersoftastela.com

April 13  Monrovia Wine Walk
Old Town Monrovia > 6-9pm
cityofmonrovia.org

April 13 & 20  Kidspace Museum Egg Hunt
Kidspace Museum, Pasadena Times Vary by Age Group
kidspacemuseum.org

April 13, 19-20 & 26-27  Stuart Little
Sierra Madre Playhouse Times Vary
sierramadreplayhouse.org

April 14  Art of the Garden Tour
5 Gardens: Pasadena, Altadena, Sierra Madre & San Marino 10:30am-4:30pm
creativeartsgroup.org

April 14  ROTV Spring Festival
Rhythms of the Village, Altadena 12-6pm
rotvp.com

April 16  Taste of South Pasadena
Fair Oaks Ave. & Mission St., South Pasadena 6-9pm
tasteofsouthpasadena.com

April 20  EGGstravaganza
Arcadia County Park 10-11:15am
arcadiaca.gov

April 20  Glendora Easter Egg Hunt
Finkbiner & Gladstone Parks, Glendora 9-11am
cityofglendora.org

April 20  Easter Egg Hunt
Sierra Madre Memorial Park 10am
cityofsierramadre.com

April 20  Earth Day Picture Perfect Scavenger Hunt
Monrovia Public Library 2-3pm
cityofmonrovia.org/library

April 21 – May 19  Pasadena Showcase House of Design
The Boddy House at Descanso Gardens, La Cañada Flintridge Times Vary
pasadenashowcase.org

April 27  Eclectic Music Festival & Arts Crawl
Various South Pasadena Locations 9am-6pm
theeclectic.rocks

Posted on March 22, 2019 at 10:40 pm
Sue Cook | Category: Events Calendars, Just for Fun

So many great things to do around town in March!

Posted on February 24, 2019 at 12:57 am
Sue Cook | Category: Events Calendars, Just for Fun

Check out all of the fun things to do around town in January!

 

 

Feb 1 & 2 | Rare Books LA
Pasadena Convention Center 1: 2-8pm & 2: 10am
Features more than 120 leading specialists in rare books, fine prints, photography, ephemera & maps. rarebooksla.com
Feb 2 | Lunar New Year Art Market
Arcadia Public Library 2:30-4pm
Receive special APL dollars to purchase supplies to make crafts in celebration of the Lunar New Year! arcadiaca.govFeb 2 & 3 | 13th Annual Museums Free-for-All
Participating Pasadena Museums > 11am-5pm
30+ regional museums join in presenting art, cultural heritage, natural history & science.
socalmuseums.org

Feb 3 | Chinese New Year Festival
Huntington Library, San Marino 10am-5pm
Celebrate the Year of the Pig in the garden with dance, martial arts, music & more. huntington.org

Feb 9 | Great Trivia Challenge 27
Glendora Public Library > 2pm
Teams representing local businesses compete for the title of Trivia Champion. Proceeds benefit programs & services for the library. gplff.org

Feb 9 | Second Saturday: JazzZone
Altadena Public Library > 1: 2-8pm & 2: 10am
Enjoy food, drinks, community fun, along with live smooth jazz from JazzZone!
altadenalibrary.org

Feb 9 | NightGarden: Campfire Stories
Descanso Gardens, La Cañada Flintridge > 5:30-8:30pm
Bundle up, enjoy live music & warm up w/hot chocolate, grilled cheese & soup.
descansogardens.org

Feb 9 | 47th Annual Camellia Show
Huntington Library, San Marino 1-5pm
View exhibits, shop for blooming camellias & get expert tips on care, cultivation & more.
huntington.org

Feb 10 | Botanical Valentine’s & Tea
LA County Arboretum 10am & 1pm
A lovely botanical tea in honor of Valentine’s Day celebrating herbs & flowers.
arboretum.org

Feb 16 | Black History Parade & Festival 
Charles White Park, Pasadena 10am-4pm
Celebrate one of SoCal’s largest Black History parades with bands, dance performances, food & more! cityofpasadena.net

Feb 17 | Celtic Nights: Oceans of Hope
Haugh PAC, Glendora 2pm
Spirited dancing, expressive lyrics, buoyant melodies & an earnest story told in a manner that is both universal & unmistakably Irish. haughpac.com

Feb 17 | 2019 Chinese Lantern Festival Gala
San Gabriel Mission Playhouse 7:30pm
Spirited dancing, expressive lyrics, buoyant melodies & an earnest story told in a manner that is both universal & unmistakably Irish. missionplayhouse.org

Feb 20 | 100 Years of Women’s Art
Pasadena Museum of History 10am
Tour “Something Revealed; California Women Artists Emerge, 1860-1960,” a landmark fine art exhibition of more than 250 works. creativeartsgroup.org

Feb 22-24 | Tuesdays with Morrie
Sierra Madre Playhouse > 22 & 23: 8pm | 24: 2:30pm
The true story of Mitch Albom, an accomplished journalist who finds out his college professor Morrie Schwartz is dying. sierramadreplayhouse.org

Feb 24 & 26 | Twelfth Night
La Cañada Playhouse > 7pm
A hysterical play of mistaken identity revolving around the comic adventures of shipwrecked twins. lacanadaplayhouse.org

Feb 25 | Monday Movie Night: Sherlock Gnomes
Monrovia Public Library 6-8pm
Dress in your pajamas, bring your blanket, pillow & your favorite stuffed friend to join us! Cuddle up to watch a terrific movie.  cityofmonrovia.org

Posted on February 1, 2019 at 6:48 am
Sue Cook | Category: Events Calendars, Just for Fun

Check out all of the fun things to do around town in January!

Jan 1 | 130th Rose Parade
Along Colorado Blvd., Pasadena
8am > Experience the magic of New Year’s Day with this unrivaled celebration!  tournamentofroses.com

Jan 1-2 | Post Parade Showcase of Floats
Along Sierra Madre & Washington Blvd., Pasadena
Mon 1-5pm & Tues 9am-5pm > Get a close-up look at the float designs & learn from the volunteers.  tournamentofroses.com

Jan 2, 3, 5 | Drop-in Winter Art
Sierra Madre Public Library
12-5pm > Draw, color, paste, stamp & create with a variety of materials. Supplies provided.  creativeartsgroup.org

Jan 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 | Music in the Chinese Garden
Huntington Library, San Marino
1-3pm > Enjoy the sounds of traditional Chinese music every Wednesday in the Garden of Flowing Fragrance.  huntington.org

Jan 5 | Art Night With Friends
Craft School, Altadena
7-10pm > Relax, unwind from the week & hang out with friends while doing art; drawing skills not required!  craftschoolaltadena.com

Jan 5, 26 | 2019 Spring Festival Gala
San Gabriel Mission Playhouse
7-9:30pm > Galas celebrating Chinese music, dance & more. missionplayhouse.org

Jan 6-11 | Cheeseburger Week
Participating Restaurants Across Pasadena
40 local favorites offer signature burgers, special creations & deals.  pasadenarestaurantweek.com

Jan 9 | Community Game Night
Monrovia Public Library
6-8:30pm > Socialize with other gamers by playing our games or bringing your own. Snacks provided. 18 & up.  cityofmonrovia.org

Jan 12 | Opera Talks
Glendora Public Library
11am-12:30pm > An interactive presentation given by one of LA Opera‘s Community Educators.  cityofglendora.org

Jan 12 | Second Saturday
Altadena Public Library
6:30-8:30pm > Live country music, food, drinks & more. Don’t forget your cowboy boots & hat!  altadenalibrary.org

Jan 12-13 | Camellia Walk
Descanso Gardens, La Cañada Flintridge
10am-4pm > Celebrate the camellia collection during peak blooming season with crafts, music, walks & more.  descansogardens.org

Jan 18-20 | Pasadena Bead & Design Show
Hilton Pasadena
10am-6pm > Buy direct from artisans: beads, art clothing, jewelry, gemstones, textiles & embellishments.  beadanddesign.com

Jan 20 | Robert Kennard: Architect & Mentor
Monrovia Historical Museum
1-3pm > Presentations on the life and struggles of Kennard, founder of one of LA’s oldest African-American architecture firms, in honor of MLK Day. cityofmonrovia.org

Jan 25 | 2019 Faculty Show Opening Night
Creative Arts Group, Sierra Madre
8am > Meet the artists & enjoy refreshments. Show continues through Feb 22nd.  creativeartsgroup.org

Jan 26 | Chinese New Year Celebration
Arcadia Public Library
2:30-4pm > Celebrate the Year of the Pig with fun stories, activities, a festive craft & more.  arcadiaca.gov

Jan 26 | Les Ballets Trockadero
Haugh Performing Arts Center, Glendora
7pm > World-class company delivers a playful view of traditional classical ballet in parody form. haughpac.com

Jan 27 | Silent Sunday Series: Ella Cinders
San Gabriel Misson Playhouse
2:30pm > A small town girl ill-treated by her wicked stepmother and stepsisters enters a local contest to win a trip to Hollywood. missionplayhouse.org

 

Posted on December 28, 2018 at 11:32 pm
Sue Cook | Category: Events Calendars, Just for Fun, Uncategorized

Fun Things to do Around Town in December

 

Check out all of the fun things to do around town in December!
DEC 1 | South Lake’s Holidayfest
South Lake Avenue, Pasadena
12-5pm
> Enjoy holiday activities, in-store specials, photos with Santa, live music & more!  southlakeavenue.org
DEC 1 | Montrose Christmas Parade
Honolulu & Rosemont, Montrose
6pm
> Celebrate the 42nd year of this annual Christmas parade!  montrosechristmasparade.com
DEC 1 | Breakfast with Santa & Snow Festival
Arcadia Community Center
8:30am-2pm
> Enjoy breakfast with Santa & stick around for the City of Arcadia’s annual Snow Fest!  arcadiacachamber.org
DEC 1-2 | Holiday Look In Home Tour
4 Homes Across Pasadena
9:30am-4pm
> A self-guided tour of four elegant homes & a free holiday gift boutique.  pasadenaholidaylookin.com
DEC 5 | Family Holiday Tree Lighting & Fiesta
City of Hope, Duarte
6:30-8pm
> Enjoy performances, live entertainment, games, food trucks & more! Tree lighting at 8pmaccessduarte.comDEC 6 | Holiday Parade & Tree Lighting
Old Town Monrovia
Lighting: 6pm; Parade: 7pm
> Watch the holiday decorations light up Old Town!  cityofmonrovia.org
DEC 8 | Glendora Christmas Parade
Glendora Village
9-11:30am
> An old fashioned Christmas parade featuring Special Honorees Citizen of the Year, Robert Davis, & Glendora Hometown Heroes.  glendorachristmasparade.com
DEC 9 | Fenyes Mansion Holiday Open House
Pasadena Museum of History
1-4pm
> Celebrate with festive music, refreshments, exhibitions & the Fenyes Mansion adorned with touches of Edwardian-style holiday decor.  pasadenahistory.org
DEC 15-30 | The Wonderful Winter of OZ
Pasadena Civic Auditorium
Times Vary
> A holiday version of America’s favorite modern fairy tale, in the style of a traditional British Family Panto.  visitpasadena.com
DEC 17 | Monday Movie Night: Elf
Monrovia Public Library
6-8pm
> A man raised as an elf at the North Pole is sent to the U.S. in search of his true identity.  cityofmonrovia.orgDEC 26-30 | Kidspace Snow Days
Kidspace Museum, Pasadena
Times Vary
> Play in real snow, make snow angels, snowmen & perfect your snowball making skills. Live performances each day.   kidspacemuseum.org
DEC 28-31 | Rose Parade Float Viewing
Rosemont Pavillion, Pasadena
Times Vary
> Experience the magic of the floats before they make their debut in the Rose Parade!  tournamentofroses.com
DEC 29 | Pasadena TV & Film Driving Tour
Pasadena Memorial Park
11am-2pm
> A special three-hour driving tour of Pasadena’s popular TV & film locations.  visitpasadena.com
DEC 30-31 | Rose Bowl Bash
The Bloc Plaza, Los Angeles
30th: 10am-5pm
| 31st: 10am-4pm > A celebration of college football with family-friendly interactive games, a beer garden & more!  tournamentofroses.com

Posted on November 30, 2018 at 6:22 pm
Sue Cook | Category: Events Calendars, Just for Fun

Fun Things To Do Around Town in November

Posted on October 30, 2018 at 8:06 pm
Sue Cook | Category: Events Calendars, Just for Fun