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Museum Freebies & Discounts

Museum Freebies & Discounts
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Need a little family bonding time post-feast and football? Or a place to walk off some of that turkey?  How about exploring museums—for free? Or, if you’re in a Black Friday mood, there’s no better place to find clever gifts and unusual holiday decor than the gift shop at any of our local museums—and you […]

Bargains at Pasadena Museums

Bargains at Pasadena Museums

Pasadena and its surrounding communities are home to a wealth of museums, and even for those on a budget, it’s hard to beat the selection. The following all offer free admission to certain groups or on certain days—and for that, we’re grateful. Norton Simon Museum 411 W. Colorado Blvd., Old Pasadena 626.449.65840, nortonsimon.org For fans of […]

Free Summer Concerts: The Roster

Free Summer Concerts: The Roster

We’ve entered the dog days of summer, which means three more weeks of free summer concerts. The San Gabriel Valley is packed with ’em; here’s the roster. See you on the green! Altadena Every Saturday, 7 p.m. Farnsworth Park, 568 E Mt. Curve Ave. Aug 13th Lisa Haley & the Zydekats (Zydeco) Aug 20th The […]

A One-Way Trip to Healthy Skin

A One-Way Trip to Healthy Skin

The summer sunshine is lovely and there’s nothing like a good, long nap while working on a tan, but let’s be realistic: frequent exposure to the sun’s rays without proper precautions can lead to serious skin damage. The thing about skin cancer is that it’s quietly subversive, just waiting for the right, and usually most […]

Dive-In Movie Night

Dive-In Movie Night

The June gloom has finally burned off, the July heat is here, and the Rose Bowl Aquatics Center has the perfect way to cool off: Back to the Future at the free Dive-In Movie Night this Fourth of July weekend. This classic family film will be projected onto a big screen with speakers placed around the recreational […]

Make Music Pasadena 2011

Make Music Pasadena 2011

Despite the June gloom, summer is heating up with the return of the free Make Music Pasadena festival, this year substantially bigger than last year’s. Music lovers will gather in the streets this Saturday all around Pasadena for a free, all-day, all-ages music festival that takes place during World Music weekend. (The tradition began a few […]

Happy 125th Birthday, Pasadena!

Happy 125th Birthday, Pasadena!

Put another candle on the birthday cake, Pasadena is celebrating its 125th birthday. The quasquicentennial celebration will be held on June 11th at the Pasadena Museum of History, whose location is on the corner of Walnut and Orange Grove. Along with the City of Pasadena, the museum has teamed up with local individuals, businesses, and community organizations to host […]

Cendrillon at Parson’s Nose

Cendrillon at Parson’s Nose

The mission of the wonderfully named Parson’s Nose Productions is to introduce “classic theater to family audiences,” through original one-hour adaptations of dramatic masterpieces. These staged readings are designed to be both smart enough for grownups and boisterous enough for kids. They used to put on shows at Jameson Brown Coffee Roasters, but have recently […]

Stephen Hawking at Caltech

Stephen Hawking at Caltech

The great man in the wheelchair is returning to his home away from home at Caltech for a month, as he does each year, and while he’s here he’s giving a free lecture called “My Brief History.” Professor Hawking‘s talk is intended for regular folks—no need to have a doctorate in quantum physics to understand […]

Boston Court’s New Play Festival

Boston Court’s New Play Festival

Boston Court is one of our favorite venues in Pasadena. They do music, poetry, and, of course, theatre, including most recently a play about a font, Futura, which set our typographer’s heart ablaze. Though they’re technically between seasons now (their production of Tennessee Williams’ Camino Real premiers in February), nevertheless they are keeping things dramatic […]

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