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A Few To Do – Pasadena

A Few To Do – Pasadena

A few things for you to check out this weekend of January 7-8 which are FREE or next to free in this new year of 2017.



Bring your kids to meet the 2017 Tournament of Roses Queen Victoria Castellanos & her Royal Court.  And who knows, maybe they’ll be a future royal coming down Colorado Boulevard one day!  Hear their Rose Parade & Rose Bowl experiences, ask questions, and pose for a photo with our Pasadena royalty. You can add to the fun by coming dressed as a Queen, King, Princess or Prince!


Queen Victoria (center) surrounded with her Royal Guard of Princesses

Not to be missed at the library today!

2 – 3:30pm

3325 E. Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena

Walt Girdner Photo Studio & Gallery




TONES by photographer Joan Dooley has its opening reception tonight.  Photographer Dooley has been honored and published often by such prestigious organizations as National Geographic, who granted her the World in Focus merit award, and Women in Photography International (WIPI) with whom she has shown yearly in juried exhibitions.

Joan joined the J. Paul Getty Museum as Assistant Curator of Photographs, designing world-class exhibitions and publications. She later taught photography to thousands of LA’s inner-city teens, and her photo instruction program was the subject of several L.A. Times feature stories.

Joan was recently appointed Director of Studio Programs at Pasadena’s renowned Armory Center for the Arts where she oversees their art school instructing over 1,500 children and adults every year.  In this series Joan explores the concept of tone, and how it can accentuate and amplify mystery and mood.

Always a good time at Walt Girdner’s.

Tonight 6pm-9pm

27 South El Molino Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91101

Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 11PM to 9PM, Sunday 12PM to 6PM

(626) 817-9083 www.waltgirdnerstudio.com

Flower Pepper Art Gallery

Their wonderful 5th Anniversary Show continues into this 1st month of the new year!  So, if you missed the opening last month you have more time to check out the fine art before the closing!  FIVE years (and I’ve been around since year 1), so you know they’ve been offering something magical & putting on a good show all these years!  And, there are still a few of the unique art pieces from their Roland Tamayo show available to see and buy. But hurry – most have already sold.



If you don’t find an artwork you want to hang on your wall or buy for someone special, they also have some unique art related items which will  interest you!

Saturday, 11am –7pm


121 E. Union St in Old Town Pasadena



Pasadena Central Library

Tuesday Musicale Second Sunday Concert.  This Sunday will feature songs from various light opera and musicals. A good start for the new year.  TM has a long history in Pasadena – at least 100 years – so you know they’ve been playing something good!  I’ve been to several of TM’s concerts and have been entertained each time.

2:30 – 3:30pm

285 E. Walnut St, Pasadena

And, of course, there is the start of Pasadena’s Cheeseburger Week this weekend which you can read more about in the article before this, especially if you’re now hungry after reading this appetizing events.

So, a handful of nice things which are also Free for your enjoyment!  Check out at least one!


Gotta Go! Stay Thirsty My Friends

Red rose

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