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

Wishing you a Healthy and Prosperous New Year!

Thru Jan 5  LA Zoo Lights
Los Angeles Zoo > 6-10pm

Thru Jan 12  Moonlight Forest
LA County Arboretum, Arcadia > Wed-Sun: 5:30-10pm

Thru Jan 20  Bai Holiday Rink
LA County Arboretum, Arcadia > Wed-Sun: 5:30-10pm

All Month  Fruiting Bodies
Old Town Monrovia > 7pm

Every Wednesday  Altadena Farmers Market
600 W. Palm Street, Altadena > 3-7pm

Every Friday  Monrovia Street Fair & Market
700 S. Myrtle Avenue, Monrovia > 5-9pm

1  Rose Parade
Along Colorado Blvd., Pasadena > 8am

1-2  Post-Parade: Showcase of Floats
Along Sierra Madre & Washington Blvd., Pasadena

4  Chinese New Year 2020
San Gabriel Mission Playhouse > 7-10pm

4  Uncorked: LA Wine Fest
Union Station, Los Angeles > 5-9pm

5  Tour Rustic Rubel Canyon with a Builder
Various Pasadena Homes > 9:30am-4pm

6 Los Tres Reyes Celebration
Olvera Street, Los Angeles

9  The ‘Huntington’s 100th’ Rose
Historic Castle Green, Pasadena > 2:30-3:30pm

11, 18, 25  Pick Your Own Oranges
Heritage Park, La Verne > 9am-3pm

12, 26  On Tapped & Unplugged Live Music
Pacific Plate Brewing Company, Monrovia > 6-9pm

17-19  Pasadena Bead & Design Show
Hilton Pasadena > 10am-6pm

18  California Wine Festival
Santa Anita Park, Arcadia > 10am-5pm

18-19  Asian American Expo
Pomona Fairplex > 10am-7pm

19  Pasadena Half Marathon
Rose Bowl Stadium > 7am

20  MLK Kingdom Day Parade
Leimert Park, Los Angeles > 10am

25  Museum Annual Free-for-All Day
Participating SoCal Museums

25  2020 Pasadena Heritage Docent Training
Madison House, Pasadena > 9am-12pm

26  Artist Alley Gallery Opening Reception
Monrovia Community Center > 2-5pm

26-31  Cheeseburger Week
Participating Pasadena Restaurants


Posted on December 18, 2019 at 7:36 pm
Sue Cook | Category: Events Calendars

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

Autumn, traditionally the season of harvest and change, has arrived. Celebrate the harvest season with these fun, local events.

Recurring Events

Thru Oct. 19  Scarecrow Festival
Across Downtown Sierra Madre

Thru Oct. 20  Little Shop of Horrors
Pasadena Playhouse

Thru Oct. 31  LA Haunted Hayride
Griffith Park Zoo > 7pm-12am

Oct. 17-Thru Nov. 3  Little Women
Sierra Madre Playhouse

19-20 & 26-27  Pumpkin Patch & Fall Fun Fest
Santa Anita Park, Arcadia > 12-5pm

19-27  Carved: Pumpkin Exhibition
Descanso Gardens, La Cañada Flintridge > 6:30-10:30pm

October 1-6

2  Coffee with a Cop
Bowlero Entertainment Center, Arcadia > 8-10am

6  Eagle Rock Music Festival
Center for the Arts Eagle Rock > 4-10pm

October 7-13

12  SGV Pride Festival
Central Park, Pasadena > 11am-9pm

12  Pasadena Art Walk
Green Street & Madison Avenue > 11am-6pm

12  Fall STEAM Festival
Arcadia Performing Arts Center > 2-5pm

13  Glendorafest
Glendora Village > 5-9pm

October 14-20

19  L.A. Beer & Food Festival
LA County Arboretum, Arcadia > 7-10pm

19  APF’s Halloween Hoopla
Arcadia Community Center > 5pm

19  Latino Heritage Parade & Festival
Villa Parke, Pasadena > 10am-4pm

19-20  Pumpkin Festival
Kidspace Museum, Pasadena > 9:30am-5pm

20  Taste of Old Town Monrovia
Old Town Monrovia > 5-8pm

October 21-27

25-26  Halloween Window Painting Contest
Downtown Sierra Madre > 25: 2:30-6pm & 26: 7:30-10am

26  Fall Festival
Victory Park, Pasadena > 2-6pm

27  Bark Halloween Pet Adoption Party
Eagle Rock City Hall > 1-4pm

October 28-31

31  Pumpkin Decorating
One Colorado Courtyard, Pasadena > 10am-12pm

31  Halloween Walk & Celebration
Glendora Village > 10am-2pm

31  Trick-or-Treat & Halloween Bash
Library Park, Monrovia > 3-6pm

31  Halloween Happenings
Across Downtown Sierra Madre > 3:30-7:30pm

31  Old Pasadena Halloween Celebration
Across Old Pasadena > 5-8pm

31-Nov 2  Breeders’ Cup World Championships
Santa Anita Park, Arcadia > 5-8pm


Posted on October 1, 2019 at 6:55 pm
Sue Cook | Category: Events Calendars, Just for Fun

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

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

Rose Bowl Stadium, Pasadena > 2-9:30pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Summer Concerts

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

La Cañada Flintridge :: Memorial Park
Every Sunday > 6-8pm

Altadena :: Farnsworth Park Amphitheater
Every Saturday > 7pm

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 for times

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

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

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

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

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

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

6-10  Pasadena Restaurant Week
Participating Restaurants

Visit for times

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

18-19  LitFest Pasadena
Pasadena Playhouse District
> 1-10pm

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

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

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

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

Visit for times

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

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

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

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

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

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

April 7  Montrose Craft Beer Fest
Along Honolulu Avenue 12-4pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

April 20  Easter Egg Hunt
Sierra Madre Memorial Park 10am

April 20  Earth Day Picture Perfect Scavenger Hunt
Monrovia Public Library 2-3pm

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

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

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.
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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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!

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.


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