Golden State Tattoo Expo


  • Friday, January 26, 2018 – January 28, 2018
  • Inked Presents

    The Golden State Tattoo Expo 2018 brings together some of the world’s top tattoo artists, whose exceptional work clouds the line between fine art and tattoos. Their work ranges from photo-realistic black-and-gray portraits to colorful original pieces, classic traditional images, new school comic-like illustrations and intricate geometric designs. The expo is hosted by Nikko Hurtado andCarlos Torres and will take place at thePasadena Convention Center. There will also be vendors, music, contests, entertainment and an art gallery.

    Dates and Times

    Friday, January 26, 2018 | 4 pm-12 am

    Saturday, January 27, 2018 | 12 pm-12 am

    Sunday, January 28, 2018 | 12 pm-7 pm


    Tickets start at $30, you may purchase tickets online via TicketWeb.



Pirates of Penzance

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January 23 — February 18

Toss your worries overboard and join playful pirates, dewy-eyed damsels, bumbling bobbies and one very stuffy modern Major-General on stage. Bring your friends and family to experience the biggest beach party of the year–complete with guitars, beach balls, banjos and a tiki bar!  Find your inner pirate as Chicago theater rebels The Hypocrites bring this brilliantly zany adaptation of the Gilbert and Sullivan classic musical to LA for the first time, and you won’t want to miss out on the fun!

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Miracle on 34th Street


When a department store Santa claims he’s the real thing, it takes him all the way to the supreme court. Watch what happens as this classic story finds new life on stage in a live performance of the original 1940s radio broadcast, complete with a live foley artist and a twinkle of holiday cheer.

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Beauty and the Beast: A Christmas Rose

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  • Thursday, December 14, 2017 – December 24, 2017

Beauty and the Beast: A Christmas Rose at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium is an updated version of the classic tale presented in the traditional British Panto style. The play features magic with a comedic twist, contemporary music, and dancing with alumni from “So You Think You Can Dance.” This creative team behind this production includes Tony Award-nomined director, Sheldon Epps; choreographer Mandy Moore (of La La Land); writer Kris Lythgoe (Peter Pan & Tinker Bell: A Pirates Christmas); and musical director Michael Orland (American Idol). A portion of the the proceeds from the production will be given to The Pasadena Playhouse Outreach and Education Program by Lythgoe Family Panto.


Tickets range from $28 to $115 and will be available beginning July 1, 2017. Tickets→


Illuminated Forest



Sunday, November 19, 2017 – January 09, 2018

Each year during the holidays, Descanso Gardens transforms it grounds into an enchanted forest with whimsical lighting displays and interactive exhibitions. A one-mile path, intended for nighttime enjoyment, veers through the Oak Woodland, Camellia Forest, Japanese Garden, and Rose Garden.

Special Light Effects

Descanso Gardens partnered with Lightswitch to create ten high-impact theatrical experiences using environmental light effects. New this year is “Aqueous” by Jen Lewis, an interactive landscape of meandering pathways of light.


The Symphony of Oaks invites visitors to manipulate the sounds and lights in the Oak Grove.  The walk concludes with a spectacular light display in Descanso’s iconic Japanese Garden. Enjoy a stop for hot cocoa or an adult beverage and dinner or a snack along the way.


Enchanted runs from 5:30 PM to 10:00 PM. The gardens are closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.


Advance ticket purchase is required and they are sold for specific time slots. Ticket sales begin Monday, October 16, 2017 at noon (member pre-sale begins Monday, October 2, 2017).

General admission (adults, seniors, children 3–18): $28–30.

Children under 2 are free, but still require a ticket.

Descanso Gardens members pay $25–$30.


Pasadena in the Movies Bus Tour Back by Popular Demand!

Saturday, September 9 | 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
$30 members $35 nonmembers.
Our August bus tour of “Pasadena in the Movies” was a great success and sold out! Due to its popularity, we are offering it again on September 9 th ! Get your tickets NOW! Pasadena buildings and cityscapes have been used in hundreds of commercials, TV shows, and films as varied as “Father of the Bride,” “Batman,” “Chinatown,” and even “Gone with the Wind.” Celebrate Pasadena’s starring role with us on this bus tour of film locations. “Pasadena in the Movies” short clips will be shown at 9:00 a.m. followed by the tour at 9:30 a.m.
Please note, there are opportunities to disembark the bus but there are no interior stops on this tour.

For more information call 626-441-6333

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626 Night Market – Santa Anita Park

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Delectable foods. Innovative small businesses. Imaginative crafts. Expressive art. Inspired entrepreneurship. Spirited community. New friendships. Lasting love. 626 Night Market.

626 Night Market is opening its sixth season this summer, and we’re celebrating 6 great years of everything 626 Night Market. Get ready to enjoy the hundreds of unique vendors and attractions that make the 626 community one of the greatest in the world.

The original and largest Asian-themed night market in the United States, 626 Night Market boasts hundreds of food, merchandise, crafts, arts, games, music, and entertainment attractions in one jam-packed weekend of festivities for the whole family. 626 Night Market aims to unite and empower the community by serving as a platform for showcasing local entrepreneurs, businesses, artists, and talent.

AUG 11 – 13, 2017

FRI & SAT 4P – 1A
SUN 4P – 11P