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Weekend Things To Do in Pasadena 4/30-5/1/16

Weekend Things To Do in Pasadena 4/30-5/1/16

Here are a handful of “things to do” I’ve found from searching through internet and non-internet sources which look great to recommend.  As usual, one of my criteria in selection is to choose those which are great values since they are either FREE or low cost!



EATING/FOOD!  Lemme start off with something people expect me to write about – food. A favorite subject for sure.  This is not really an event, but, eat out this weekend!  Where?  I suggest the popular  Café Verde for breakfast or brunch. They now have an expanded breakfast menu with extended breakfast hours until 3pm M-F, and weekend brunch until 4pm, for those of you whose favorite meal is breakfast!  BTW,  Café Verde was Day 324 in the original 365 Things To Do in Pasadena.  And/Or, while Café Verde has been in Pasadena for many years, the new Foodie Cube at 827 E. Colorado Boulevard has been around only weeks!  I’ve never been, but their menu looks promising and worth at least a try.  Lettuce know here what your “restaurant reviews” are.


SCOTTISH FIDDLERS of LOS ANGELES: Rock the Pasadena Library Ceilidh Concert.  3:30-5pm.  Pasadena Central Library, Donald Wright Auditorium 285 E. Walnut St, Pasadena 91101.  $8/Free (children under 13)  A fiery program of marches, strathspeys, reels and jigs in the rousing Scottish tradition will be performed by the 40-member orchestra featuring fiddles, cellos, drums, piano, and dance.  More info: Brown Paper Tickets


INDEPENDENT BOOKSTORE DAY! And our local Vroman’s Bookstores is celebrating it all day Saturday with events & deals. Cameron Diaz, actress, makes a return visit to Vroman’s at 1pm  And at the Hastings Ranch location, at 5pm, they’re having a Poetry Slam: read a poem or just sit in to listen to poems, and, live music!  More event info:  Independent Bookstore Day @ Vroman’s  & Indie Bookstore Day webpage.


NATURE’S TALE, an ART OPENING & RECEPTION at FLOWER PEPPER GALLERY!  6:30pm-930pm.  121 E. Union St,  Old Town Pasadena.  Always a wonderful art opening hosted by the Flower Pepper people! Never been? Then you really have to GO!!   Details:  Nature’s Tale


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Saturday AND Sunday

JACKALOPE ART  & CRAFT FAIR.   10am- 5pm. FREE.  Pasadena’s Central Park, 275 S. Raymond Ave 91105.  A 2 day shopping destination featuring over 200 local artisans, crafters, and DIY enthusiasts. Bringing locally handcrafted goods to the community. For some unknown reason I’ve never been but I plan to correct that this weekend!  More details:  Pasadena Jackalope Art Fair.



SUNDAY CHURCH at ALL SAINTS.  Rector Ed Bacon gives his last sermon before he leaves All Saints after 20+ years to return to his roots in the south.  10AM.  132 N. Euclid Ave, Pasadena.  So, if you’re a Christian, or an All Saints member especially, you’ll want to be here.  You can expect this will be a special church service with special music, guests, etc, and will be held outdoors.  More info: (626)796-1172 or AllSaints-Pas.org


BOOK EVENT at VROMAN’S.   I know, what else is knew.  But it’s not everyday Dave Barry, humorist/satirist, visits Pasadena and in this political season it’s a great time to hear is unique, entertaining take on politics while hearing about his newest book, The Worst Class Trip Ever!  3pm.  More info:  Dave Barry at Vroman’s


THE CULTURE of CHOCOLATE!  5:30-6:30pm. A Century Arts & Culture Project at Century Books, Pasadena.  Lee Scott Thiesen Ph.D. makes a return visit to talk about his, and our, favorite subject!  BTW, in case you’re interested: a tasting is included in this event!  Seating is limited, so for more info & to RSVP: (626)796-1703 or [email protected]

THE ART of COIN COLLECTING. 7-8pm.  Following the “Chocolate” event above, also at Century Books!  Wondering what to do with those “old” coins sitting in your cookie jar? Learn more about the “art” of the treasure hunt of finding & collecting them!  Seating is limited, so for more info & to RSVP: (626)796-1703 or [email protected]





Get out into Pasadena this weekend and do something!  And like last week, if you play your scheduling right, you could even make it to almost all of these great happenings.


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