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

Fun Things to do Around Town in October

The Arts, Food & More!

6  |  Montrose Oktoberfest
Montrose Shopping Park > 12-10pm
Live music, rides, games, food & more – and say hello to the Podley agents working the barrels!  oktoberfest.montrosechamber.org

12  |  Art Night Pasadena
Various Museums Across Pasadena > 6-10pm
The city’s most prominent arts & cultural institutions open their doors for free.  artnightpasadena.org

13  |  Glendorafest
North Glendora > Village 5-9pm
Glendora’s 5th Annual beer tasting event with local craft brews, food trucks & live music.  glendorafest.com

13-14  |  Japanese Garden Celebration
Descanso Gardens, La Cañada Flintridge > 9am-5pm
Celebrate Japanese arts & culture with this festival with entertainment for all ages.  descansogardens.org

17-Nov 11  |  The Woman in Black
Pasadena Playhouse > Times Vary
Witness Susan Hill’s acclaimed ghost story that has kept London’s West End on the edge of its seat for the past 28 years!
pasadenaplayhouse.org

21  |  A Taste of Old Town Monrovia
Old Town Monrovia > 5-8pm
Local vendors showcase their best in a festival of food, music & spirits.  facebook.com/atasteofoldtownmonrovia

Trick-or-Treat, Pumpkin Festivals, Scarecrows…Oh My!

1-20  |  Sierra Madre Scarecrow Festival
Across Sierra Madre
Times Vary1-19: Voting & Judging   5: Kickoff Party
7: Free Scarecrow Bus Tour   20: Winners Announced
creativeartsgroup.org

20  |  Santa Anita Pumpkin Patch
Santa Anita Park, Arcadia > 12-4pm
Pumpkin patch with a Family Fun Zone for your little jockeys.
santaanita.com

20-21, 27-28 Slightly Spooky Stories
Descanso Gardens, La Cañada Flintridge > 11am
Ensemble Shakespeare Theater returns with a family-friendly telling of your favorite surprising & slightly spooky stories. Costumes encouraged!  descansogardens.org

22-27 Halloween Craft Week
Glendora Public Library > All Day
Get into a spooky mood with Halloween crafts.
cityofglendora.org

26-27  |  Halloween Window Painting Contest
Downtown Sierra Madre
26: 2:30-6pm, 27: 7:30-10am >  Community youth paint business windows throughout the downtown area. Judging & awards on the 27th.
sierramadrecivicclub.org

27  |  Off The Page Players: Halloween Tales
Monrovia Public Library
2-3:45pm >  Young ghosts & goblins will enjoy these fun stories.
cityofmonrovia.org

27  |  Downtown Arcadia Halloween Harvest Festival
First Avenue, Downtown Arcadia
11am-5pm >  Festival w/pumpkin patch, spooky stories, magic show, free balloons, face painting & chalk art fun.
downtownarcadia.org

27-28 Pumpkin Festival
Kidspace Museum, Pasadena
9:30am-5pm >  All are invited to enjoy carnival games, a pumpkin patch & live entertainment.  kidspacemuseum.org

27-28, 31 Old Pasadena Halloween Celebration
Old Pasadena > Times Vary
Pumpkin decorating, costume contests, trick-or-treat & more!
oldpasadena.org

31  |  Annual Halloween Carnival
Finkbiner Park, Glendora > 5-8pm
Trick-or-treat around the Village. Stay for games, food & prizes.
cityofglendora.org

31  |  Sierra Madre’s Halloween Happenings
Downtown Sierra Madre
3:30-5pm > Trick-or-Treating   5pm > Costume Parade
5:30pm > Costume Contest
cityofsierramadre.com

31 Old Town Trick-or-Treat & Halloween Bash
Library Park, Monrovia
Times Vary > Ghoulish fun for all! Trick-or-treat, costume contest plus a dog costume contest for furry friends.  cityofmonrovia.org

31Trick-or-Treat Along Foothill Blvd.
846 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada Flintridge
3-5pm > Stop by our office + participating merchants to trick-or-treat!

Posted on September 28, 2018 at 11:27 pm
Sue Cook | Category: Events Calendars, Just for Fun

September Events Calendar

September Events Calendar

Local Tastes

11  |  Taste of Old Pasadena
Participating Old Pasadena Restaurants
5-9pm >  Stroll through & sample food from many of Pasadena’s finest restaurants & bakeries!
oldpasadena.org

13  |  Taste of Pasadena
Rose Bowl Stadium, Pasadena
6-9pm >  Enjoy unlimited food & drink tastings from 24 of Pasadena’s stand out restaurants.
visitpasadena.com

22  |  Kiwanis Annual Pancake Breakfast Extravaganza
Memorial Park, Sierra Madre
8-11am >  Enjoy pancakes, sausages, coffee, juice, friends & neighbors. The revenue generated goes to youth programs & events the Kiwanis sponsor in town.
sierramadrekiwanis.com

24  |  Taste of Arcadia
LA County Arboretum, Arcadia
5:30-9pm >  Fundraiser dishing up fare from 30+ restaurants. No-host bar, raffle drawing & live music.
tasteofarcadia.com

29  |  Taste of ‘Dena
Altadena Main Library
7-9:30pm >  Night of delectable beverage tastings & samples from an assortment of local restaurants & caterers.
altadenalibrary.org

30  |  Wine & Gourmet Food Tasting
Memorial Park, La Cañada Flintridge
3-6pm >  20+ gourmet vendors offer tastes of their delicious cuisine & exceptional wines from around the world.
lacanadakiwanis.com

Festivals

15  |  Open Arts & Music Festival
Downtown Glendale
3-10pm >  Free event featuring artists, performers & local vendors bringing downtown Glendale to life.
openartsmusic.com

15  |  Mid-Autumn Festival
Arcadia Public Library
2:30-4pm >  East Asian celebration of family, harvest & moon. Lunar stories, activities & moon festival snack!
arcadiaca.gov

21  |  Teen Fall Festival
Monrovia Public Library
7-8:30pm >  Prepare for the season with some balancing, relaxing crafts & enjoy fall-themed snacks.
cityofmonrovia.org

21-23 Pasadena Greek Festival
St. Anthony Greek Orthodox Church, Pasadena
Times Vary >  Annual celebration featuring the best in authentic Greek food, music & entertainment.
pasadenagreekfest.org

Crafts, Games & More!

1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Checkmate! Chess at the Museum
Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena
5-7:30pm >  Drop by & challenge a friend to a game of chess & learn the rules from a U.S. chess expert.
nortonsimon.org

8  |  Creative Arts Group Scarecrow Workshop
Creative Arts Group, Sierra Madre
10am-4pm >  Bring your scarecrow to life at this annual workshop in preparation for the Scarecrow Festival.
creativeartsgroup.org

8-9  |  Rubber Ducky Races
Kidspace Museum, Pasadena
11am-4pm >  The wackiest, quackiest event of the year! Decorate & race your duck down the stream.
kidspacemuseum.org

15 Markham Place Historic Walking Tour
Governor Markham Landmark District, Pasadena
9-11:15am >  A guided walking tour of one of the oldest neighborhoods in Pasadena.
pasadenaheritage.org

16 Young Living Essential Oils Workshop
Knot Too Shabby, Glendora
1-3pm >  Fun & informative class where students make their own lotion, spritzer & lip balm using essential oils.
knottooshabby.net

18  |  Battle of the Books
Foothill Christian School, Glendora
6:30pm >  Students from grades 6-12 compete in this ultimate Book Trivia Championship.
cityofglendora.org

18  |  VR & Board Game Night
Sierra Madre Public Library
5-7:30pm >  Bring the family, meet neighbors & play one of the new board games.
cityofsierramadre.com

Arts & Entertainment

8-Oct 6 The Gin Game
Sierra Madre Playhouse
Times Vary >  In this tragi-comedy, the upper hand is shuffled between two souls over a well-worn score pad.
sierramadreplayhouse.org

16 La Reina de Los Ángeles Reception
Descanso Gardens, La Cañada Flintridge
5-7pm >  Celebrate the artists of La Reina de Los Ángeles exhibition with music, drinks & more!
7pm >  After the reception, enjoy a screening of the film Chinatown.
descansogardens.org

17  |  Monday Movie Night: Captain Underpants
Monrovia Public Library
6-8pm >  Enjoy freshly popped popcorn as we cuddle up to watch a terrific movie with your family.
cityofmonrovia.org

22-Oct 27  |  Nightwalk in the Chinese Garden
Huntington Library, San Marino
7:30-9pm >  A contemporary theatrical production set against the mystical backdrop of the garden, lake & pavilion at night.
huntington.org

Posted on August 29, 2018 at 10:39 pm
Sue Cook | Category: Events Calendars, Just for Fun