Has it been a while since you’ve taken the kids to the Huntington Garden? Fall is the perfect time, when it’s warm enough to let the kids splash in the Children’s Garden (don’t forget the change of clothes – they will get drenched!), yet not too hot to walk around (carrying tired kids, or pushing heavy strollers). And Wednesday is the perfect day, when there is Traditional Chinese music in the Garden of Flowing Fragrance. Seriously, don’t you feel more relaxed just saying that?
695 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101
In this new novel, James Ellroy writes about Los Angeles in a way that he never has before. It is December 6, 1941, and America stands at the brink of World War II. Last hopes for peace are shattered when Japanese squadrons bomb Pearl Harbor. Los Angeles has been a haven for loyal Japanese-Americans—but now, war fever and race hate grip the city and the Japanese internment begins. The hellish murder of a Japanese family summons several Angelenos - a detective, a war profiteer, the only Japanese-American on the LA cop payroll, and a young woman looking for adventure - who must come together before the investigation rips them apart.
1401 S Oak Knoll Ave, Pasadena, 91106
6:00pm to 10:00pm
Verizon presents the 43rd Annual Humanitarian Awards benefiting long-standing partner Peace Over Violence will feature a silent auction, awards show and dinner with a special live performance by singer/songwriter, Aloe Blacc. Each year the Humanitarian Awards brings together a diverse group of business leaders, elected officials, entertainment industry professionals and non-profit service providers. It recognizes those who have significantly helped further Peace Over Violence’s goal of eliminating violence against women, youth and children. This year the honorees are: Kaiser Permanente & the NO MORE campaign – Verizon Hopeline Corporate Award; musicians Aloe Blacc & Maya Jupiter – Voice Over Violence Award; The Punk Singer, a Film about Kathleen Hanna – Media Award and Pasadena Police Chief Phillip Sanchez – Public Service Award. This event will also include special recognition of the 25th Anniversary of Peace Over Violence’s Deaf and Disabled, and Elder Services Program, the first in the nation to serve deaf survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.
Previous attendees and honorees include celebrities such as Calista Flockhart, Harrison Ford, Lily Tomlin, Steve Martin, Sally Field, Carlos Santana, Tim Gunn and Mariska Hargitay; the casts of television shows such as Mad Men, Law and Order: SVU, and CSI, as well as corporations such as Blue Shield, Allstate, Fifth & Pacific Companies, Union Bank and Southern California Gas.
217 S. Fair Oaks Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91105
11:00am to 6:00pm
This group exhibition includes altars and artworks commemorating Day of the Dead. The show features the work by local artists as well as folk art objects from Mexico created for the holiday.September 27 through November 2, Opening Reception October 11, 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.; Gallery Hours: Mondays through Wednesday 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Thursdays through Saturdays 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Sundays 12:00 noon – 5:00 p.m.