Events


A Taste of the Pasadena YMCA

A Taste of the Pasadena YMCA

This week Pasadena is brimming with food and festivities for good causes. The third annual Pasadena Platinum, benefitting the Pasadena YMCA, will take place this Thursday. Showcasing some of Pasadena’s most popular restaurants and auctioning off lavish resort vacations, the evening will raise funds for the Pasadena YMCA, which serves more than 2,000 families and [...]

Style Uncorked – Benefiting Planned Parenthood

Style Uncorked – Benefiting Planned Parenthood

This Thursday and Friday bring two events benefiting Planned Parenthood Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley’s Health Education Programs. Thursday evening educate yourself with a wine seminar at red, white + bluezz. Wineries providing tastings include Franciscan, Ladera Howel Mountain and Rubicon Estate. Delightful. If you prefer your wine with food and silent auctions, arrange to [...]

Altadena Home Tour

Altadena Home Tour

It’s time once again for the Altadena Home Tour, which the good women of the Altadena Guild of Huntington Memorial Hospital have been organizing for 58 years. This year it’s called, “Aye, ’tis Bonnie Brae Burn,” because the tour comprises four estate-size homes on Braeburn Road. If you forgot like we did to pick up [...]

One Colorado Art Sale

One Colorado Art Sale

One of the most endearing pieces of art in my house is a small oil still life, purchased for $10 when I first moved to Pasadena 17 years ago. I found it at the Art Center student sale, which took over an empty Old Town storefront back in the days when there were empty Old [...]

Julienne Cookbook Signing

Julienne Cookbook Signing

This weekend brings the release of Celebrating with Julienne, the cookbook by longtime San Marino restaurateur and caterer Sue Campoy, who passed away in March. The richly photographed book makes its debut at a signing by Sue’s four daughters — Cynthia, Julie (Sue’s partner in running Julienne), Jennifer and Lesley — on the Julienne patio [...]

PlayWriteGirl Benefit at the Pasadena Playhouse

PlayWriteGirl Benefit at the Pasadena Playhouse

The fantastic Los Angeles-based organization WriteGirl, which pairs teen girls with professional women writers as mentors, is creeping east. Sunday evening it will be taking over the Pasadena Playhouse for PlayWriteGirl, a performance, food-and-wine tasting, and silent auction, with all proceeds going to the program. Such celebrated actors as Angela Bassett and Annie Potts will [...]

JPL Open House 2009

JPL Open House 2009

This weekend get a peek inside Pasadena’s cosmic brain trust — come to the JPL Open House! Many of the lab’s scientists and engineers will be on hand to answer all your celestial questions. You simply cannot understand how cool the Jet Propulsion Laboratory is until you see it for yourself — and because it [...]

Edible Horticulture at the L.A. Garden Show

Edible Horticulture at the L.A. Garden Show

It’s time, once again, for the L.A. Garden Show, and the subtitle, A Festival of Flavors, says it all: Come and explore the wonderful world of edible plants! Focusing on those that can be easily grown in your own garden, this year’s theme offers something for every garden — whether that garden is in pots, [...]

Walk the Old Town Walk

Walk the Old Town Walk

How are you planning to celebrate National Preservation Month? That’s right, it takes place in May, and there’s no finer way to kick it off than by taking Pasadena Heritage‘s walking tour of Old Pasadena. The 90-minute outing will start with a slide show and move on to a docent-guided stroll, during which you’ll hear [...]

Bungalow Heaven Home Tour

Bungalow Heaven Home Tour

This Sunday is the annual Bungalow Heaven tour – a chance for you to peek inside all those amazing homes you pass and wish you owned. There will be self-guided tours, demonstrations, music and the Bungalow Heaven mercantile. 2009 is also the debut of the Living History Home, outfitted with costumed actors portraying a family [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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