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Discover January 2016

Discover January 2016

ROSE BOWL ACTIVITIES

POST PARADE: SHOWCASE OF FLOATS | JAN 1-3

4-6:30pm > PASADENA, E. Sierra Madre Blvd. & E. Washington Blvd.

Following the Rose Parade, walk within a few feet of the floats and see the detail of each creative display! tournamentofroses.com

ROSE BOWL FLEA MARKET | JAN 10

9am-3pm > PASADENA, The Rose Bowl

Vintage treasure hunters & bargain seekers flock to discover antiques, vintage clothing, local art & specialty products. rosebowlstadium.com

ENTERTAINMENT

ABBAMANIA – NIGHT FEVER | JAN 9

8pm > ARCADIA Performing Arts Foundation

Be sure not to miss a fabulous show featuring the best of ABBA and the Bee Gees! Go back in time when they ruled pop music. arcadiapaf.org

FUN FLICK FRIDAY: HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 2 | JAN 15

3:30pm > ALTADENA Public Library

Hotel owner Dracula is concerned his half-human grandson Dennis isn’t embracing his vampire heritage. altadenalibrary.org

BLIND DATE WITH A BOOK | JAN 19-FEB 13

All Day > GLENDORA Public Library

Choose from a selection of mysterious books waiting for you to “pick up” and “check out.” Drawing for prizes will be available too! ci.glendora.ca.us

LOCAL CUISINE

FAMILY, FRIENDS & FOOD TRUCKS | JAN 7

5:30-9pm > Mt. Sierra College, MONROVIA

This FREE event includes vendors, great food, and music for all ages to enjoy. Donations welcome. mtsierra.edu

PASADENA CHEESEBURGER WEEK | JAN 10-16

Times Vary > Various PASADENA Restaurants

Celebrate the birth of the cheeseburger when 40 of Pasadena’s favorite restaurants, lounges & burger joints offer their signature burgers and deals at this annual event. pasadenarestaurantweek.com

EXPLORE NATURE

MUSIC IN THE CHINESE GARDEN | JAN 6, 13, 20, 27

1-3pm > SAN MARINO, Huntington Library

Enjoy traditional Chinese music in the garden, as a different solo musician performs weekly on classical Chinese instruments. huntington.org

SNOW DAY AT LACY PARK | JAN 30

10am-2pm > SAN MARINO, Lacy Park

40 tons of snow will be delivered for sledding, throwing snowballs and making snowmen. ci.san-marino.ca.us

ARTS

OUTSIDE IN EXHIBIT | THROUGH JAN 10

12-5pm > PASADENA, Art Center’s Williamson Gallery

An exhibit themed around the ascendance of street art in visual culture, in celebration of Art Center’s 85th anniversary. williamsongallery.net/outsidein

ART FOR TOTS: DANCE | JAN 19

11am and 1pm > LA CAÑADA FLINTRIDGE, Descanso Gardens

Invertigo Dance Theatre returns to Descanso Gardens with an interactive dance for all ages. Part of FREE 3rd Tuesday. descansogardens.com

CREATIVE ARTS GROUP FACULTY SHOW | JAN 29

7-9pm > SIERRA MADRE, 108 N. Baldwin Ave.

Opening night of an exhibit of work created by the Creative Arts Group instructors. Continuities through Feb 26th. creativeartsgroup.org

LA BOARD GAME JAM | JAN 30

11am-11pm > PASADENA, 87 N. Raymond Ave.

Ten teams have 5 hours to brainstorm, design & complete a board game with an identical set of materials. Winners receive prizes! laboardgamejam.com

MUSEUMS FREE-FOR-ALL | JAN 30

12-5pm > Local Museums & more!

LA CAÑADA , Descanso Gardens

PASADENA, Armory Center for the Arts

PASADENA, USC Pacific Asia Musuem

PASADENA, Pasadena Museum of California Art

Over 20 museums – presenting art, cultural heritage, natural history and science – open their doors for visitors FREE of charge. socalmuseums.org

DO-IT-YOURSELF FUN

LEGO STORE MINI MODEL BUILD | JAN 5-6

5-7pm > GLENDALE Galleria

The LEGO store hosts a FREE mini model build for kids to take home with them. Ages 6 to 14, registration required. stores.lego.com

FAMILY DAY: A ROOM OF YOUR OWN | JAN 9

1-3pm > PASADENA, Norton Simon Museum

See the intimate settings of Édouard Vuillard’s lithographs & create a 3D model with your friends & family. FREE with admission. nortonsimon.org

EXPLORING NATURE & WATERCOLOR | JAN 16

2pm-3:30pm > PASADENA Museum of California Art

Venture outside the Museum to sketch and paint a watercolor based on their findings. All ages and FREE! pmcaonline.org

Discover January 2016

Thankful This November

Be thankful this November with fun family events to do in the following areas:

ALTADENA | LA CAÑADA FLINTRIDGE | GLENDORA | MONROVIA | SIERRA MADRE | PASADENA

THINGS TO DO ~ NOVEMBER 2015

ANNUAL EVENTS

PASADENA HERITAGE CRAFTSMAN WEEKEND

NOV 13-15  

Fri 9am-4:30pm, Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 10am-5pm

Various PASADENA Locations

A tribute to the American Arts & Crafts Movement. Bus tours, walking and drive-yourself tours. Seminars, workshops & presentations. pasadenaheritage.org

GLENDORA HOLIDAY STROLL | NOV 20 6-9pm

GLENDORA Village: Santa arrives in the Village, Christmas tree lighting and carriage rides!

villageglendora.com

ANNUAL ELVES’ FAIRE | NOV 21

10am-4pm  209 E. Mariposa St., ALTADENA

FREE event featuring games, arts & crafts, shopping and food that will delight Faire-goers of all ages. elves-faire.com

DOO DAH PARADE | NOV 22

11am Colorado Blvd., PASADENA

Wacky, unusual & entertaining pageant participants travel down Colorado Boulevard. This annual event is FREE! pasadenadoodahparade.info

FAMILY FUN

HARRY POTTER PARTY | NOV 7

3-5pm SIERRA MADRE Public Library

Enjoy costumes, treats & games for kids of all ages at the Library’s Harry Potter Party. cityofsierramadre.com

INTERNATIONAL GAMES DAY | NOV 15

10am-6pm ALTADENA Library District

Stop by the children’s room and play your favorite board games or try new ones! altadenalibrary.org

MONDAY MOVIE NIGHT | NOV 16

6-7:45pm Community Room at MONROVIA Public Library

Enjoy freshly popped popcorn & enjoy a terrific movie. CLUE: A poor boy wins a tour of the most eccentric candy factory of all. libraryinsight.net

PERFORMING ARTS

BREAKING THROUGH | THROUGH NOV 22

Times Vary Pasadena Playhouse, PASADENA

A singer/songwriter embarks on a journey to find her way back to her authentic self. pasadenaplayhouse.org

A CHRISTMAS MEMORY | NOV 27 – DEC 27

Times Vary  Sierra Madre Playhouse, SIERRA MADRE

Sure to delight, Truman Capote’s enchanting Depression-era story springs to life in this big-hearted musical treat. sierramadreplayhouse.org

FOOD DRIVES

PUT THE FORK IN HUNGER | NOV 14-15

8am-4pm  Fork Plaza, PASADENA

The Fork Foundation’s Largest Food Drive – Give thanks by “filling the bag” this holiday season. foothillunitycenter.org

THANKSGIVING DAY RUN & FOOD DRIVE | NOV 25-26

8-11:30am Community Center, LA CAÑADA FLINTRIDGE

Bringing the community together for a good cause. The morning begins with a 5K run and ends with a mile run for kids. cclcf.org

FESTIVALS

FRIDAY NIGHT FESTIVAL | NOV 6, 13, 20, 27

5:30-9pm Myrtle Avenue, MONROVIA

The event features: a Farmers’ Market, unique food &craft vendors, outdoor dining, live music and kids activities. cityofmonrovia.org

GLENDALE HEALTH FESTIVAL | NOV 7

10am-3pm Civic Auditorium, GLENDALE

Much like a visit to your doctor’s office except that it includes activities for kids & the family, plus music and food ~ all FREE of charge. glendalehealthfestival.com

JAPANESE GARDEN FESTIVAL | NOV 7-8

9am-5pm Descanso Gardens, LA CAÑADA FLINTRIDGE

Descanso celebrates the art and culture of Japan with this family-friendly festival. Activities FREE with admission. descansogardens.org

CRAFTS & HOLIDAY SHOPPING

JACKALOPE ART FAIR | NOV 7-8

10am-5pm 275 S. Raymond Ave., PASADENA

This 2-day shopping destination features over 200 local artisans, crafters & DIY enthusiasts. jackalopeartfair.com

CONTEMPORARY CRAFTS MARKET | NOV 13-15

10am-6pm Pasadena Convention Center, PASADENA

Hand-crafted holiday shopping is here! Jewelry, ceramics, clothing, shoes, furnishings, glass & more. contemporarycraftsmarket.com

LA FETRA HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE | NOV 20 & 21

Times Vary La Fetra Center, GLENDORA

Get a head start on your holiday shopping with handcrafted items & holiday decor from over 40 vendors. ci.glendora.ca.us

PODLEY HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE | DEC 3

4:30-7pm Podley Properties: 897 Granite Drive, PASADENA

Annual holiday gift boutique including wine, refreshments & FREE photos with Santa. podley.com/blog