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Sunday, October 4

SoCal North American Drama Therapy Association (NADTA) Chapter

A Room To Create (ARC)

1158 East Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena, 91106

1:00pm to 4:00pm

We are hosting a Presenters Series--a workshop of invited artists/researchers in the filed of drama therapy and psychotherapy and education as well as facilitating an experiential event about expressive art therapy for the public. We are a non-profit arm of the national organization (NADTA) and will be having this event and mixer on OCT 4 at ARC Pasadena ( A room to create). Join us if you are an educator, student, therapist, artist or just curious about how the arts can be part of healing, outreach, social change, and research. Earn continuing education points if you qualify.

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Friday, October 9

Pasadena Festival of The Arts

Paseo Colorado

280 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, 91101


Pasadena Festival of the Arts coincides with the 20th Art Night-Pasadena, Art Weekend & Art Month and simultaneously with celebrity artists, tours, free museum admission and citywide events! The show features only juried fine arts, truly hand-crafted works, entertainment, and gourmet edibles. Sunday Rose Bowl Fans, Convention & Civic Center attendees love our Art Show! Art Jury Criteria: Creativity, Uniqueness, Technical Form, Design & Display

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Van Halen Rising: How a Southern California Backyard Party Band Saved Heavy Metal

Vroman's Bookstore

695 E. Colorado, Pasadena, CA 91101


Greg Renoff discusses and signs Van Halen Rising: How a Southern California Backyard Party Band Saved Heavy Metal. After years of playing gigs everywhere from suburban backyards to dive bars, Van Halen led by frontman extraordinaire David Lee Roth and guitar virtuoso Edward Van Halen had the songs, the swagger, and the talent to turn the rock world on its ear. The quartet’s classic 1978 debut, "Van Halen," sold more than a million copies within months of release and rocketed the band to the stratosphere of rock success. On tour, Van Halen’s high-energy show wowed audiences and prompted headlining acts like Black Sabbath to concede that they’d been blown off the stage. By the year’s end, Van Halen had established themselves as superstars and reinvigorated heavy metal in the process.   Based on more than 230 original interviews including with former Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony and power players like Pete Angelus, Marshall Berle, Donn Landee, Ted Templeman, and Neil Zlozower, Van Halen Rising reveals the untold story of how these rock legends made the unlikely journey from Pasadena, California, to the worldwide stage

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Saturday, October 10

Sunday, October 11

Clifton’s & Clifford Clinton: A Cafeteria and a Crusader

Vroman's Bookstore

695 E. Colorado, Pasadena, CA 91101


Edmond J. Clinton III discusses and signs Clifton’s & Clifford Clinton: A Cafeteria and a Crusader. Clifton’s Cafeteria—it might just be the most famous restaurant in the history of L.A. Nah, not because of the movie stars who showed up (oh, yeah, there were plenty), but because real people ate there. Millions of ’em since 1931.   Nobody forgot that if a hungry person couldn’t pay, that was OK. The Golden Rule. That’s what the place was all about. So everybody came. Clifford Clinton owned Clifton’s—all of ’em—everything he did was about doin’ unto others.  Nobody goin’ hungry on his watch. And when he saw corruption in his City of Angels, he went after it. He led a campaign to recall the Mayor. He cleaned up the town. His story is as good as it gets—straight outta Raymond Chandler, only real—Clifford Clinton’s never published story, and more stuff about L.A. you just won’t believe. And the pictures. So many. They’re like everything you remember about Clifton’s— delicious. Like green JellO--with whipped cream.  The author, Dr. Edmond J. Clinton III is the grandson of Clifford Clinton, the founder of Clifton's Cafeteria, arguably the most famous restaurant in Los Angeles.

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Monday, October 12

Saturday, October 17

Children’s Workshop: Creating a Celebration

Pasadena Museum of California Art

490 East Union St., Pasadena, CA 91101


In the 1960s, Corita Kent took special care to revitalize Mary’s Day, a community festival that was important to her, by producing useful and beautiful signs, banners, streamers, and crowns. Participants in this workshop consider the significance of celebrations and create fun, functional objects in honor of celebrations meaningful to them. All ages!

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