Best Things To Do Around Pasadena This Month

Venice: Real and Imagined

Explore the history of Italy’s floating city, featuring watercolors, etchings, lithographs, and photographs of the early days of La Serenissima. $13-$25, The Huntington Library, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, 626-405-2100,

Camellia Wine Dinner

Dine out at Descanso while paying homage to the iconic winter flower with a curated menu by Chef Philip Mack, featuring kabocha pumpkin with burnt onion, Chinese sausage, edible ferns and crème fraîche, and a 36-hour Imperial Wagyu beef brisket. $100 (reservations required), 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge, 818-949-4200,

Nancy Bellany and Friends: Silly Saturday Comedy Train

Join Bellany and her entourage of comedians as they bellow their way into your heartstrings—no laugh tracks needed. $20, The Ice House, 24 N. Mentor Ave., Pasadena, 626- 577-1894,

Pasadena Half Marathon 

This is more than just a walk in the park—it’s a journey through some of Pasadena’s landmarks, including a one-of-a-kind finish line at the Rose Bowl. With six entertainment stages along the course and a live band at the finish festival, this event promises to be fun and exciting for both runners and spectators! For those with little ones, be sure to sign them up for the ¼ mile Rush Kids Run.
Tickets $45-$130, 1001 Rose Bowl Dr., Pasadena,  213-542-3000,

Celebrating John Williams

Conductor Gustavo Dudamel leads the Los Angeles Philharmonic in this sampling of Williams’ unforgettable themes. Tickets start at $84, Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, 323-850-2000,

Moschen in Motion

Performing artist Moschen incorporates art, science, physics, and mathematics in an impressive show of impossible feats of manipulation and illusion. $10, Beckman Auditorium, 332 S. Michigan Ave., Pasadena, 626-395-4652,

Lego Club

Come create and build! Legos will be provided; Duplos will be available for children 3 and younger. Free, Altadena Library, 600 E. Mariposa St. Pasadena, 626-798-0833,


Uncorked: LA Wine Fest
Calling all wine affectionados! The 3rd annual Uncorked: LA Wine Fest brings together family and friends for a full-bodied experience you hopefully won’t forget. Supporting Pasadena’s balet team, the Rose City Crystals, this di-vine event delivers an assortment of wines and other brews from around the world, making for a grape experience all around. Designated driver badges are available for those that don’t feel like Ubering or using public transport; just remember to never drink and drive! 
Tickets $60-$70, Union Station, 800 N. Alameda St., Los Angeles, 323-395-7263,

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