Illuminated Forest

 

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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.

Highlights

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.

Hours

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

Tickets

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.

VENUE INFORMATION

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Pasadena in the Movies Bus Tour Back by Popular Demand!

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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

or visit www.pasadenaheritage.org

626 Night Market – Santa Anita Park

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THE NIGHT MARKET IS BACK AT SANTA ANITA PARK

CELEBRATING 6 YEARS OF . . .

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.

UPCOMING NIGHT MARKET DATES AT SANTA ANITA PARK
AUG 11 – 13, 2017
SEPT 1 – 3, 2017 (LABOR DAY WEEKEND)

HOURS:
FRI & SAT 4P – 1A
SUN 4P – 11P

http://www.santaanita.com/

 

Catcon

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  • Saturday, August 12, 2017 – August 13, 2017
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  • The Convention With Cattitude

    CatCon is coming to the Pasadena Convention Center. CatCon is where pop culture and cat culture converge, along with top cat-centric merchandise as well as one of the biggest cat adoption lounges anywhere.

    What to Expect

    • Seminars like Men and Cats: A Love Story, and the first annual CatCon Awards.
    • A special appearance by Ian Somerhalder of the Vampire Diaries.
    • Access to the Furever Home Adoption Lounge, sponsored by Rachel Ray Nutrish, where you can fall in love with a new family member.
    • The CatCon Awareness Pavilion devoted to cat health issues and awareness.
    • Over 150 booths featuring merchandise for cats and their people.
    • Meet & Greets with feline-loving (human) celebrities like Julie Newmar, “Batman’s Catwoman,” Moshow the Cat Rapper, and Kitten Lady.
    • A chance to hang out with thousands of people who love cats just as much as you do.

    Meet & Greets

    You can also purchase Meet & Greets with your favorite celebricats like Lil BUB, Nala Cat, and Oskar the Blind Cat. Celebricat Meet & Greet tickets do not include admission to CatCon and must be purchased separately. A portion of ticket proceeds goes to cat welfare charities.

  • Days and Times

    Saturday, August 12 – 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
    Sunday, August 13 – 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

  • Cost: $15 – $100
  • Pasadena Convention Center
  • T: 626-793-2122
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Levitt Pavilion Summer Concert Series – Thursday, June 29, 2017 – September 03, 2017

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FREE OUTDOOR CONCERTS

Every summer, Levitt Pavilion Pasadenaproduces 50 concerts performed at the band shell located at Memorial Park. Concerts are always free, visitors are welcome to picnic on the lawn while enjoying the performances. Musicians of all genres are chosen for this summer concert series, both emerging talent and award-winning performers.

THURSDAYS THROUGH SUNDAYS

Concerts take place Thursday through Sunday from June 29th through September 3rd, 2017. Music begins at 7 PM on Thursdays, 8 PM on Fridays and Saturdays, and 7 PM on Sundays. The festival opens two hours before music starts.

THURSDAY CHILDREN’S NIGHTS

Thursdays are dedicated children’s night where musicians who appeal to families are scheduled to perform. The festival opens at 5 PM and music starts at 7 PM.

    • 2017 SEASON LINEUP

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VENUE INFORMATION

  • Memorial Park (band shell)
  • T: (626) 683-3230

EVENT INFORMATION

OLD PASADENA SUMMER CINEMA – A FREE, DISTRICT-WIDE MOVIE SERIES IN JULY

Come hang in Old Pasadena as the summer sun sets and enjoy a free evening of fun and film!

The largest open-air film festival in California with Friday and Saturday screenings in the One Colorado Courtyard

Staring at 8:30p

For more venues and more screenings – visit OldPasadena.org.

New! We’ll be offering “silent DJ” headset rentals for $5. Sign up will be available through Eventbrite (forthcoming).

And Parents – please check the parental advisory on IMDB! We want the best possible experience for you and your littler ones!

7/1 Jurassic Park (1993) PG 13 ▼

7/7 Freedom Writers (2007) PG 13 ▼

7/8 Remember the Titans (2000) PG ▼

7/14 The Martian (2015) PG 13 ▼

7/15 Ocean’s 11 (2001) PG 13 ▼

7/21 Hugo (2011) PG ▼

7/22 Doctor Strange (2016) PG 13 ▼

7/28 School of Rock (2003) PG 13 ▼

7/29 Inside Out (2015) PG ▼

For more information please visit:  www.oldpasadena.org

 

 

Museums of the Arroyo Day

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Sunday, May 21, 2017

Museums of the Arroyo Day
Six museums in Los Angeles and Pasadena will open their doors – free of charge – from 12 to 5pm and provide shuttles to transport you to and from the various locations throughout the afternoon.

In Pasadena, the Gamble House and the Pasadena Museum of History (PMH) and the Feynes Mansion are participants. Visitors at PMH will enjoy two new exhibitions that take a look at art from different perspectives. “Art in the Street: 25 Years of the Pasadena Chalk Festival” and “The Art of Getting There: Railroad Inspired Artistry.” Also offered: Mini-tours of historic Fenyes Mansion, tours of the Finnish Folk Art Museum, and a special model train display from the ’20s, ’30s and Beyond Model Railroad.  Be inspired by a chalk artist in the act of creating a mural, and beautify the campus with your own chalk masterpiece!

Other participant museums:
The Autry’s Historic Southwest Museum, Mt. Washington Campus
Heritage Square Museum
The Los Angeles Police Museum
The Lummis Home and Garden

Last entrance to any museum is at 4:00pm.

http://www.museumsofthearroyo.com/