Pasadena Events: March & April 2019

Something Revealed; California Women Artists Emerge, 1860-1960
The exhibition shows a long history of excellence in art created by women and showcases women’s contributions to the evolution of style, technique, and exploration in the art world. $9 (free for members and children under 12), Pasadena Museum of History, 470 W. Walnut St., Pasadena, 626-577-1660,

3.3, 3.31
Children’s Teas at The Langham Huntington

Designed especially for children, Imagine Tea (March 3) features remarkable touch of magic as junior performers from the famed Magic Castle will be on hand to entertain , performing close-up magic while children dine on a specialty tea menu of sandwiches and whimsical desserts, accompanied by pink lemonade, milk and a selection of fruit-infused, caffeine-free teas. On March 31, children can learn all the essential skills of enjoying a proper afternoon tea, while enjoying the signature Langham Wedgwood tea service. $60 per adult, $48 per child (ages 4-11),The Langham Huntington, Pasadena, 1401 S. Oak Knoll Ave., Pasadena, 626-585-6218 or

3.1- 4.17
A small selection of works by French artist Henri Matisse and others explores the theme of the odalisque in European art in the 19th and 20th centuries. Adult admission $15, Norton Simon Museum, 411 W. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, 626-449-6840,

Celia Paul

A showcase of seven recent paintings by contemporary British artist Celia Paul (born 1959) addresses themes of memory, family, and the inner lives of women. $13-$29 (free for members and children under 4), The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, 626-405-2100,

Tsuruya Kōkei: Modern Kabuki Prints Revised and Revisited

Celebrating the 30th anniversary of this contemporary artist’s first solo show—held at PAM in spring 1989—the exhibit displays 77 prints by this artist widely celebrated as one of Japan’s leading contemporary print artists. $7-$10 (free for members, children 17 and younger, and USC faculty, current students, and staff), USC Pacific Asia Museum, 46 N. Los Robles Ave., Pasadena, 626-449-2742,

The Glass Menagerie

Brimming with poetic language and indelible characters, this play about the enduring but limiting nature of love and family made Tennessee Williams a household name. $25-$77, A Noise Within, 3352 E. Foothill Blvd., Pasadena, 626-356-3100,

Pour Painting Family Workshop

Teams of one adult and one child will work together to create a puddle pour and cup pour painting. Recommended for ages 6 and older. $35, Kidspace Museum, 480 N. Arroyo Blvd., Pasadena, 626-449-9144,

3.2 & 3.16; 4.6 & 4.20
Forest Bathing

Inspired by the Japanese practice of Shinrin-yoku, forest bathing has been scientifically proven to boost immune strength, reduce stress, and improve cognitive functioning. The session includes a guided forest walk and tea ceremony. $25-$35, Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden, 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia, 626-821-3222,

Pasadena International Film Festival

Enjoy over 100 film screenings from 15 countries, including shorts, features, documentaries, and animations. Panels and presentations will be held next door at Vroman’s Bookstore and a nightly filmmakers lounge will be held at the Lineage Performing Arts Center. $35-$144, Laemmle Playhouse 7, 673 E. Colorado Blvd., 310-498-7204,

The Pasadena Showcase House of Design

Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts is a non-profit organization founded in 1948. As an all-volunteer organization, members donate their time and talents to present the annual music programs, administer the gifts and grants program and accomplish the great strength and effort of producing the Pasadena Showcase of Design. The success of the Pasadena Showcase of Design has enabled PSHA to make cumulative donations of over $20 million to support outstanding music and arts program throughout the community. $35-$60, 626-578-8500,

Mahler Symphony No. 1 “Titan”

Mahler’s “Titan” Symphony tops off an evening with International Beethoven Piano competition winner Rodolfo Leone on Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 21, conducted by David Lockington. $35-$123, Ambassador Auditorium, 131 S. St. John Ave., Pasadena, 626-696-8706,


Tap dancer extraordinaire Savion Glover and “guerilla violinist” Charles Yang each return to MUSE/IQUE to join Artistic Director Rachael Worby in an explosive collaboration that will engage all of your senses and show you inventive ways you can make art with your whole body. Kosmic Krylon Garage, 490 Union St., 626-539-7085,

Artists at Play

Amid a national discussion on the lack of diversity and representation in the arts, local theater collective Artists at Play will present two new works by emerging playwrights of Asian descent that feature diverse casts. Free, Pacific Asia Museum, 46 N. Los Robles Ave., 626-787-2680,

Masters of Taste

Stroll the 50-yard line of the iconic Rose Bowl and feast on food provided by L.A.’s top chefs, sip signature cocktails from L.A.’s best mixologists, and indulge your sweet tooth with the help of L.A.’s top dessert vendors. All proceeds benefit Union Station Homeless Services. $89-$149, Pasadena Rose Bowl, 1001 Rose Bowl Drive, 626-577-3100,

Pasadena City College Flea Market

Browse a wide variety of antiques and collectibles, as well as vintage clothing, toys, and home décor from more than 400 vendors. Free, Pasadena City College, 1570 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, 626-585-7906,

Free Tuesday at Descanso Gardens

Take advantage of complimentary admission on the third Tuesday of the month and discover the internationally renowned botanical collections and spectacular seasonal horticultural displays. Free, Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge, 818-949-4200,

Greene & Greene Neighborhood Walking Tour

Enjoy a guided walk around the historic Arroyo Terrace neighborhood, a National Register historic district that’s home to nine Greene & Greene houses as well as the works of other noted architects. $17, The Gamble House, 4 Westmoreland Place, Pasadena, 626-793-3334,

Jackalope Indie Artisan Fair

More than 200 local, hand-selected artisans, crafters, and DIY enthusiasts invite you to shop for original fashion, jewelry, pottery, paper goods, innovative home décor, and art. Free, Central Park, 275 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena,

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