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Pasadena Museum of History
I Do! I Do! Pasadena Ties the Knot features 40+ vintage wedding gowns (1850-1950) displayed with historic details; Docent-led Exhibition Tour and Tea offered every Thursday beginning March 7.
 
aNoiseWithin presents:
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
Adapted for the Stage by Frank Galati
Directed by Michael Michetti
Feb 16 - May 11
Tickets & Information: anoisewithin.org
 
Beckman Auditorium
MatheMagic! Starring Bradley Fields
March 1 at 7 p.m.
Bradley Fields captivates with magic illusions while presenting the history, power and beauty of the language of math. Cost $15; $10 youth. Call (626) 395-4652 for tickets.
 
Old Pasadena Happy Hour Week
March 1 – March 15
Old Pasadena's finest restaurants, bars, and lounges offer extended food and drink specials all week long! www.oldpasadena.org/happyhourweek
 
Art Night Pasadena at Paseo!
March 8
Enjoy a free evening of art, music, and entertainment as Pasadena's most prominent arts and cultural institutions swing open their doors!
Paseo Colorado will have live musical entertainment from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. in Garfield Promenade! For more information, visit www.paseocoloradopasadena.com.
 
PMCA
Opening Reception
March 9 from 7 p.m.– 9 p.m.
Please join us for the opening reception of three new exhibitions—California Scene Paintings from 1930 to 1960, Christopher Miles: Bloom and Meander.
$5 admission; Free for PMCA members

California Scene Paintings from 1930 to 1960 exhibition
Credit: Phil Dike, Plaza on Sunday, 1942. Oil on canvas, 30 x 40 in. Mark and Janet Hilbert Collection
 
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
“When They Were Wild: Recapturing California’s Wildflower Heritage”
March 9 – June 10
A major exhibition of more than 250 drawings, paintings, herbarium specimens, and other objects will trace the journey of California’s native flora from the flower fields into the home garden. The exhibition is a collaborative project of The Huntington, the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, and the Theodore Payne Foundation. www.huntington.org
 
Pacific Asia Museum
March 10, 12 p.m.- 2 p.m.
Enjoy a film overview of Korea’s ancient traditions and contemporary culture, a live reenactment of a Korean wedding ceremony, and a traditional meal for all to enjoy. Included with admission. http://pacificasiamuseum.org/_events_calendar/#mar10
 
The Pasadena Playhouse
ONE NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN
March 15 - April 11
A feel-good, fist-pumping, theatrical concert event celebrating one of America's great rock 'n' roll legends!
www.PasadenaPlayhouse.org
 
Kidspace Children’s Museum
Caterpillar Adoption Days Kick-Off
Saturday & Sunday, March 16 & 17
Witness the lifecycle of a Painted Lady Butterfly by adopting a caterpillar in the Busy Bee Learning Store. For $4, receive a caterpillar, its food, and care guide, as well as the adoption certificate to name your caterpillar. Draw each stage of metamorphosis on your life cycle observation sheet and then release your adult butterfly into the natural world. Caterpillar Adoption Days run from March 16 through April 21, 2013 while supplies last. Also join us for Kidspace’s Grand Butterfly Release on April 20 and 21 in celebration of Earth Day and the finale of Caterpillar Adoption Days! For more information please go to www.kidspacemuseum.org.
 
Pasadena Chamber of Commerce
the Pasadena Chamber for the Pasadena Chamber Golf Tournament on Friday, April 12, 2013 at Brookside Golf Club. Golfers of all abilities are welcome. The tournament begins at 12 noon with a shotgun start. Individual golf package includes golf, cart, gifts, on-course snacks, a hosted cocktail reception and awards. Cost for individual golfers is $150; foursomes are $600. To sign up call the Chamber at 626-795-3355 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Information and sign up forms are posted at www.pasadena-chamber.org. Golfers can register online at http://www.pasadena-chamber.org/
 
Melting Pot Food Tours
Starting April 4
You can now enjoy the Old Pasadena Food Tour with Melting Pot Tours every Thursday evening at 5:30 p.m. starting April 4 and running through October 31.
 
Norton Simon Museum
Beyond Brancusi: The Space of Sculpture
April 26 –January 6, 2014
Norton Simon Museum presents Beyond Brancusi: The Space of Sculpture, an exhibition that examines how the great sculptors of the 20th century were influenced by Constantin Brancusi and his groundbreaking use of space and material. Featuring 19 works from the Museum’s renowned collection of post-war art, the exhibition demonstrates how sculpture moved from being a self-contained, three-dimensional object to one that engages with its surrounding space.
 
Pasadena Symphony presents Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto
April 27 at 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.
Ambassador Auditorium

Program:
Boyer: Festivities
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto
Borodin: In the Steppes of Central Asia
Boyer: Symphony No. 1 (world premiere)

Guest Artists:
Jose Luis Gomez, Conductor
Chee-Yun, Violin
Peter Boyer, Composer-in-Residence and Conductor