Now that the craziness of the holidays is over, what could be better than taking the time to relax and enjoy life in our beloved Pasadena? Here are a few events that we didn't want our customers to miss out on this month...
Royals of Pasadena: Rose Queen & Royal Court Exhibit at the Pasadena Museum of History
Open through February 11, 2018 | 12:00pm - 4:00pm
In honor of the inauguration of the 100th Rose Queen® in 2018, PMH presents an exhibition celebrating the Pasadena Tournament of Roses® Royal Court. From the first Royal Court in 1905, young women of Pasadena and its environs have graced the Tournament of Roses and served as ambassadors for the city of Pasadena almost every year. This unique exhibition explores the traditions and history of the Royal Court, from the selection process to the Coronation and Rose Parade. Exquisite Coronation gowns of past Rose Queens and Princesses are on display, as well as daywear, accessories, and jewelry from the Court wardrobes, all generously lent by former members of the Royal Court, beginning with the gown of Margaret Huntley Main, the oldest surviving Queen (1940 court). From the sleek satin gowns of the 1940s, to the tulle confections of William Cahill in the 1950s and 60s, and the modern-day glamour of Tadashi Shoji, the elegance of the Royal Court is celebrated. Vivid photos and ephemera documenting this century-long Pasadena tradition enhance the exhibit, including original design drawings of the Queen’s Float. A special highlight is Queen’s crowns from the past century, on loan from the Tournament of Roses.
Group tours are available for this exhibition upon request. Exhibition tours are approximately one-hour long. Tickets: $15/person. Group size: 10-20 people.
To inquire about scheduling an exhibition tour, please contact us at 626.577.1660, ext. 26 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pasadena Half Marathon and 5K
Sunday, January 21, 2018
The Pasadena Half Marathon and 5K will take place on Sunday, January 21, 2018 at the Rose Bowl. Enjoy the picturesque course through beautiful Pasadena, passing landmarks like the Rose Bowl Stadium, Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena Convention Center and Caltech before a majestic finish on the field at the world famous Rose Bowl. All participants will receive a race shirt, finishers medal, post-race refreshments and a truly unforgettable race experience.
The half marathon has an age limit of 12 years old, all participants must be at least 12 years of age on race day.
Below The Underground: Renegade Art and Action in 1990s Mexico Exhibition at the Armory Center for the Arts in Old Pasadena
Through Sunday, January 21, 2018
The art of the 1990s in Mexico has acquired an almost mythic status in recent years, coming to represent the moment that Mexican contemporary art assumed a place in the global arena. Below the Underground: Renegade Art and Action in 1990s Mexico will add a new layer to the growing interest in this period by drawing attention to artists, such as Taniel Morales, Andrea Ferreyra, and Elvira Santamaría, who operated in the margins, away from the widening mainstream. The exhibition explores the alternative, often clandestine art practices that emerged during this period marked by increasing violence, currency devaluation, industrial pollution, and political corruption. Against this turbulent backdrop, artists in Mexico City, Guadalajara, Monterrey, and elsewhere devised alternative practices and new exhibition spaces to show work that often directly engaged the politics and economics of the moment.
Admission is free. For more information, visit: http://www.armoryarts.org/visit/
Friday Night Blind Tastings at Monopole Wine
Every Friday night!
The Playhouse District's Monopole Wine is a true gem of a store and tasting room... They invite everyone to join them on Friday night to "blind taste as many classic wines as you can muster (4 for $20)." If you guess the grape correctly in 3 out of 4, your tasting is FREE!
More info here... https://www.monopolewine.com/
Chamber Music Concert: Camerata Pacifica at Huntington Gardens
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 7:30 p.m
The award-winning ensemble will perform Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 26 in E-flat Major Op. 81a ("Les Adieux"), and works by Messiaen, Ligeti, Britten, and Bartók. $56.
or call 805-884-8410.
Izakaya Part 2 Japanese Whisky Pairing
The Raymond 1886 | Wednesday, January 31, 2018 | 7 - 10:30 p.m.
"A night of cocktails, food, and whisky ! Expand your knowledge while tasting through 7 very unique and rare Japanese Whiskies. Discover the unique flavors and characteristics of the individual whiskies, each paired meticulously by Sous Chef Eddie Cho's presentation of the popular Japanese Pubfood “IZAKAYA”. We will cover history of Japanese Whisky and 1886 will feature 2 signature craft cocktails and round out the experience with dessert presentation by Pastry Chef Abby Peoples."
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