53rd California International Antiquarian Book Fair at Pasadena Convention Center, Feb. 7 from 3-8 p.m., Feb. 8 from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., and Feb. 9 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. (300 E. Green St., Pasadena, CA 91101). Featuring over 150 booksellers from the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers, this three-day event is recognized as one of the largest and most prestigious antiquarian book fairs in the world. Visitors have the opportunity to see, learn about, and purchase the finest in rare books, manuscripts, autographs, maps, fine prints, photographs, ephemera, and more. Tickets range from $15-$25. For more information, click here.
Beyond the Pale Blue Dot: Seeing Distant Planets at Caltech’s Beckman Auditorium from 7-8:30 p.m. (332 S. Michigan Ave., Pasadena, CA 91106). On the 30th anniversary of the “Pale Blue Dot” image taken by NASA’s Voyager mission, look at the impact of that image and other distant views of Earth. Then turn to the quest to photograph another Earth—an exoplanet orbiting another star—as its own pale blue dot. Registration is free and open to the public. For more information, click here.
Sugarmill Slim & Beano Mojohand at Arcadia Blues Club from 7-11:30 p.m. (16 E. Huntington Drive, Arcadia, CA 91006). A great night of blues featuring: Sugarmill Slim, Beano Mojohand and Bobby Bluehouse & ABC All-Stars. Tickets are $10. For more information, click here.
“The Father” at Pasadena Playhouse at 8 p.m. (39 S. El Molino Ave., Pasadena, CA 91101). Featuring acclaimed actor Alfred Molina as André who is dealing with Alzheimer’s. Tickets range from $29-$96. For more information and other show times and dates, click here.
Mental Health Promoters at All Nations Seventh-Day Adventist Church at 2:30 p.m. (1948 Peck Road, Monrovia, CA 91016). L.A. County Department of Mental Health presents the first in a series of workshops on mental health. Workshops are confidential and free. For more information, call or text (626) 233-1036 or click here.
Rare Books LA Shadow Fair at Pasadena Masonic Temple from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. (200 S. Euclid Ave., Pasadena, CA 91101). Visit Pasadena’s new shadow fair featuring specialists in ephemera, rare books, photography, maps and more. Tickets are $10. For more information, click here.
Oscars Party at Arcadia Public Library from 2:30-5 p.m. (20 W. Duarte Road, Arcadia, CA 91006). Fill out your 2020 Oscars ballot, learn more about this year’s nominations, and watch an award winning movie. This event is free but participants must be over 18 years old. For more information, click here.
Lunar New Year Celebration at Santa Anita Park, Feb. 8-9 from 11 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. (285 W. Huntington Drive, Arcadia, CA 91007). Get in the spirit of the Lunar New Year and experience authentic Chinese cultural shows, musical acts and more. Tickets are $5. For more information, click here.
Los Angeles Fine Print Fair at Sheraton Pasadena Hotel, Feb. 8-9 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. (303 Colorado St., Pasadena, CA 91101). Visitors can browse works for sale from Dürer to Rauschenberg to exciting young print artists in their prime. Registration is free. For more information, click here.
San Gabriel Lunar New Year Festival 2020 at San Gabriel Mission Playhouse from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. (320 S. Mission Drive, San Gabriel, CA 91776). Throughout the day, the outdoor stage will showcase both traditional and modern music and performances by Asian and Asian American groups. The festival includes over 50 merchant and artisan booths, food trucks, a street chalk art walk, interactive art exhibits, community organizations, a kids zone, fortune tellers, calligraphers, a beer garden featuring craft brewers and much more. Admission is free. For more information, click here.
Modern Brush Lettering at Smitten on Paper from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. (114 E. Lemon Ave., Monrovia, CA 91016). During this three-hour workshop, you will not only learn the basics and drills of modern brush lettering. You will also learn ways to hold a brush pen, differing pressure levels, difference between brush pens and much more. Tickets are $120. For more information, click here.
Know Your Voting Rights at Monrovia Community Center from 2-4 p.m. (119 W. Palm Ave., Monrovia, CA 91016). The lecture will include a screening of “Suppressed: The Fight to Vote.” A voting registar will be on site. Admission is free. For more information, click here.
Second Sunday Concert at Pasadena Public Library at 2:30 p.m. (285 E. Walnut St., Pasadena, CA 91101). The program includes the Caltech Clarinet Choir and the Caltech Slide Rule Trombones performing works written or arranged for their group. This concert is free. For more information, click here.
Rose Bowl Flea Market at Rose Bowl Stadium from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. (1001 Rose Bowl Drive, Pasadena, CA 91103). Shop from over 2,500 vendors selling everything from coveted antiques, rare vintage finds, and today’s most up-to-date trends. Tickets range from $10 to $19. For more information, click here.
Meet and Greet for Shirley Yee and April Verlato at Arcadia Woman’s Club from 5-7:30 p.m. (324 S. First Ave., Arcadia, CA 91006). Meet these two candidates running for positions in Arcadia: Yee is running for Arcadia School Board and Verlato for City Council. Registration is free. For more information, click here.
A Benefit For Struggling Veterans at The Rose at 6 p.m. (245 E. Green St., Pasadena, CA 91101). This will be an evening of music and laughs with some of the best performers in the industry. This event will help hundreds of struggling veterans and their families. Tickets range from $25-$75. For more information, click here.
Los Angeles County District Attorney Candidate Forum at Quaker Meeting House from 6-9 p.m. (520 E. Orange Grove Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91104). Meet the candidates seeking your vote for L.A. County District Attorney in the March 3rd Primary Election. George Gascon and Rachel Rossi are confirmed to attend, and Jackie Lacey has been invited. This event is free. For more information about this event, please contact Dick Price at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Paying for College Program at Pasadena High School Library from 6:30-8:30 p.m. (2925 E. Sierra Madre Blvd., Pasadena 91107). Whether your child is already in high school or just starting kindergarten, learn how to plan for college costs, how financial aid works, and what option are available to help you. This workshop is free. For more information and to RSVP, click here.
Release Party at Old Towne Pub from 7:30-11:30 p.m. (66 N. Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena, CA 91103). Aelish will be releasing their second single, “Weep,” off of their upcoming album this Valentine’s Day. This event is 21 and older. Registration is free. For more information, click here.
MADIA Tech Launch Meet-up and Dinner at Oak Crest Institute of Science from 6:30-8 p.m. (132 W. Chestnut Ave., Monrovia, CA 91016). Join MADIA for this presentation and discussion with Randy Heyler, former CEO of Ondax and current site general manager at Coherent, about navigating a successful path to exit: strategies for building value, finding the right partner, and achieving post-exit goals. Tickets are $10. For more information, click here.
“The Winter’s Tale” at A Noise Within at 7:30 p.m. (3352 E. Foothill Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91107). King Leontes, consumed by unwarranted jealous rage, unleashes catastrophic violence upon his loved ones, shattering the royal family and plunging him into deep remorse. But bitter winter’s thaw ushers in a spring of regeneration and miraculous forgiveness in William Shakespeare’s celebrated romance. Tickets range from $25-$49. For more information and more show times and dates, click here.
Felix Art Fair 2020 Public Preview at The Hollywood Roosevelt, Feb. 13 from 6-8 p.m. (7000 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028). Felix LA 2020 will showcase a diverse selection of 60 exhibitors, including galleries from China, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Poland, and the United Kingdom. A pass for all four days is $25. For more information, click here.
WeMeet Pasadena Networking & Social Mixer at The Mixx from 5-8 p.m. (443 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91101). Networking events are a great way to make new connections, share ideas, learn from others, get inspiration, grow your social/professional network, or even discover new opportunities. Registration is free. For more information, click here.
Piano Bar at Mt Lowe Brewing Co. from 6-9 p.m. (150 E. Saint Joseph St., Arcadia, CA 91006). Join John King as he takes your requests all night on the piano. Admission is free. For more information, click here.
Murder Mystery Dinner at The Old Spaghetti Factory from 6-8:30 p.m. (1431 Buena Vista St., Duarte, CA 91010). A murder will occur and your sleuthing skills will be put to the test as you work to find the killer. Tickets are $45. For more information, click here.