Events


Concours d'Elegance Car Show

Concours d'Elegance Car Show

The Concours d’Elegance has fast become one of the premier classic car shows in the country, and it’s returning to Brookside Park this Sunday. At dawn, more than 350 vintage automobiles will parade into the Rose Bowl area, from horseless carriages to European sports cars, ’50s muscle cars to Aston Martins. After the judges do [...]

Pops for Free on Sunday

Pops for Free on Sunday

The city of Pasadena and Pasadena Pops, with sponsorship from Target and Parsons, are kicking off summer with a free concert and festival this Sunday on the square in front of City Hall. Bring beach chairs, a picnic supper and, if the June gloom holds, a sweater, and stake out your seat by 5:30 p.m., [...]

Castle Green Tour

Castle Green Tour

We Pasadenans are constantly tempted by beautiful things. Some, like the Castle Green, are usually shielded from our prying eyes — but not this weekend! Sunday brings a rare opportunity to peek inside this historic landmark. Built as a hotel in 1898, the Castle is now a mix of condos and apartments occupied by a [...]

The Little Foxes

The Little Foxes

New on the main stage at the Pasadena Playhouse is a revival of Lillian Hellman’s great play, Little Foxes. Starring Kelly McGillis and Julia Duffy and directed by Dámaso Rodriguez, the play opened on May 22 to excellent reviews from the Los Angeles Times (“the play’s social skewering remains satisfyingly fresh”) and Daily Variety (“The [...]

Water-spare Gardening

Water-spare Gardening

Southern California is officially in a drought, and we’re all under orders to reduce our water consumption. This does not mean, however, that the beauty of the Pasadena garden (a considerable thing, as we all know) has to suffer. This Saturday Matthew Roberts from San Marcos Growers in water-spare Santa Barbara will lead a free [...]

Getting Dirty at Descanso

Getting Dirty at Descanso

Summer vacation is looming, which means it’s time for kids to get outdoors and get dirty. This year La Cañada’s Descanso Gardens gives your kids the chance to do just that and more with its Descanso Discoveries program. The camp aims to wrangle the natural curiosity and energy of kids 6 to 12 and channel it [...]

Taste of Art

Taste of Art

Worthy charity events fill up the spring calendar in Pasadena like so many poppies, and it’s hard to give them all their due. But we’re singling out one for special attention: the Taste of Art, an art-lover’s party at Gale’s Restaurant. This intensely local event started in 2007 when a group of friends having dinner [...]

We Always Knew Altadena Was Sustainable

We Always Knew Altadena Was Sustainable

We have lots of friends in Altadena who compost, grow their own fruits and vegetables, have drought-tolerant yards and shop farmers’ markets; some even keep their own chickens (including Hometown Pasadena‘s own egg farmer, Sandy Gillis) or have invested in solar panels. So it’s no surprise to hear that Altadena Heritage is going beyond the [...]

A Midcentury Modern Tour

A Midcentury Modern Tour

If you didn’t know that May was Historic Preservation Month, you have one last chance to celebrate, by joining Pasadena Heritage on Sunday in honoring the midcentury modern homes of Ain, Johnson and Day. First attend a lecture and book signing by Professor Anthony Denzer of the University of Wyoming, author of Gregory Ain: The Modern House [...]

Ian Whitcomb at the Coffee Gallery

Ian Whitcomb at the Coffee Gallery

Altadena’s one and only Ian Whitcomb — musician, music historian, bon vivant, wit and Grammy winner— returns to his favorite hometown performance space, the Coffee Gallery Backstage, for an evening with guitarist Fred Sokolow and possible “surprise guests.” He’ll be playing ukelele, accordian and piano, and singing songs both comic and sentimental, from the Tin [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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