Events


Pasadena Confidential

Pasadena Confidential

L.A.’s favorite crime bus returns to Pasadena on August 8 for more tales of mayhem and murder. If you cursed yourself for missing Esotouric’s last visit to the Rose City, now’s your chance to get in the know. These tours are to die for. (Sorry, I had to.) Esotouric, which bills itself as “the eclectic bus […]

Revisiting the PCC Flea Market

Revisiting the PCC Flea Market

We know everyone thinks they know all about the PCC Flea Market, but when was the last time you actually went? After a long break, we recently returned to this free flea market and rediscovered its magnitude. Currently residing in a cement parking structure on the east side of the Pasadena City College campus, the […]

Flintridge Bookstore Reopening Shindig

Flintridge Bookstore Reopening Shindig

This Saturday, La Canada’s premier indie bookstore and coffeehouse reopens after four months of reconstruction. (It was all but destroyed when an out-of-control truck slammed into it on April 1.) Owners Lenore and Peter Wannier stayed in business during the restoration in a trailer in the back parking lot, but it certainly wasn’t the same. […]

Old Town Tour

Old Town Tour

If you’ve ever been curious about the origins of Old Town, Pasadena Heritage is here to help. On August 1 it will host another of its regular guided tours of Old Pasadena and open your eyes to the history of our favorite buildings — and we don’t just mean when the shoe store was a […]

Summer Cocktails for Five Acres

Summer Cocktails for Five Acres

This Wednesday, Neomeze will host a swanky benefit for Five Acres, the Boys’ and Girls’ Aid Society of Los Angeles County. The cause is inspiring – the Altadena-based Five Acres is dedicated to supporting children and their families as well as preventing abuse and neglect. The benefit also looks to be great – Neomeze and […]

Golden Poppy Fete

Golden Poppy Fete

When the city starts to get us down, we dream of the country — a quaint, mythical place of solitude, gardens, fresh food and a chicken or two. Who knew that oasis exists right here in Altadena? For proof, join Altadena Heritage on Sunday at the Golden Poppy Urban Homestead Fete, a celebration of all […]

Project Home Art Walk

Project Home Art Walk

As the afternoon heat slowly cools this Saturday, head on over to Mission Street in South Pasadena for a fantastic benefit filled with art and wine. It seems like every other building on Mission has a gallery or two, filled with photography, installations and fabric work.  Proceeds from the evening will benefit the Downtown Women’s […]

Bike Riders Unite!

Bike Riders Unite!

Pasadena Critical Mass Bike Ride Saturday, July 18, 10 a.m.; ride departs at 10:30 a.m. Coming up is the third Saturday of the month, which means it’s time for everybody’s favorite local anarchist’s event, the Pasadena Critical Mass bike ride. A cheerful group of cyclists of every age, shape and outfit meets at Memorial Park […]

Crowns Opens at Playhouse

Crowns Opens at Playhouse

Newly opened on the main stage at Pasadena Playhouse is Crowns, a musical that premiered in Washington D.C. and won four Helen Hayes awards. Written by Regina Taylor, the play is based on an acclaimed coffee-table book, Crowns: Portraits of Black Women in Church Hats. The play uses musical portraits to explore the lives of […]

We've Got the Beets: Eat, Meet & Greet at Altadena Garden

We've Got the Beets: Eat, Meet & Greet at Altadena Garden

Altadena Community Garden Annual Picnic Hometown Pasadena’s Sandy Gillis writes: It’s time once again for Altadena Community Garden’s annual barbecue, for which 108 of us community gardeners have given up our keyboards, our reading time, even some weeding (see plot #44) of the 65 plots in the garden to prepare for a lazy summer afternoon […]