Pasadena Comic Convention and Toy Show at Pasadena Convention Center, Jan. 19 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (300 E. Green St., Pasadena, CA 91101). Buy, sell, trade and sit in on panels withEarly bird admission is $15 in advance and $18 at the box office. General admission is $10 in advance and $12 at the box office. Kids 12 and younger are free. For more information, click here.
James Intveld at Arcadia Blues Club from 7-11:30 p.m. (16 E. Huntington Drive, Arcadia, CA 91006). James Intveld is a native of Los Angeles who started his career at an early age listening and singing along to his parents’ recordings of Hank Williams, Sr., Dean Martin, Lefty Frizzell, and Elvis. Tickets are $15. For more information, click here.
Painted Wine Glasses at Paint N Play Art Studio from 7:30-9:30 p.m. (418 S. Myrtle Ave., Monrovia, CA 91016). Paint some sassy chick wine glasses. You can paint different colored dresses and other details to your liking while sharing some wine with friends. Tickets are $45. For more information, click here.
Pasadena Bead and Design Show at Hilton Pasadena Jan. 17-19 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. (168 S. Los Robles Ave., Pasadena, CA 91101). Shop and buy beads, art clothing, jewelry, gemstones, textiles, findings, embellishments, handcrafted beads, art jewelry and gems direct from artisans and tradespeople. Tickets are $8 in advance or $10 at the door. For more information, click here.
Haunted Pasadena Walking Tour in Pasadena from 6:30-8:30 p.m. (starting point is at Performer Statue outside of the Stand: 36 S. El Molino Ave., Pasadena, CA 91101 ). Stroll with Pasadena Walking Tours on the dark side of the streets of Pasadena and meet the phantoms who haunt its alleys, underground tunnels, corridors, and back rooms. The tour spans two hours and is not suitable for younger children due to the nature of the stories told during the tour. Tickets are $25 for adults (ages 13 and older), $10 for children (aged 5-12), free for toddlers (ages 4 and younger). For more information, click here.
Pasadena Pub Runniversary in Old Pasadena from 7:45-11 p.m. (participants should meet on the patio of The Cellar on Mercantile Place: 26 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91105). Friday, Jan. 17 marks Pasadena Pub Run’s second “runniversary” and to celebrate, the group hosts an event that features running, drinks, prizes, and cake. This event is free. For more information, click here.
Paint Nite: Impressionist Monet Bridge Over Lilies at Mimi’s Café at 7 p.m. (500 W. Huntington Drive, Monrovia, CA 91016). Go from a blank canvas to a Monet-like painting in this guided class. Tickets are $39 per person. For more information, click here.
Proving Up by Missy Mazzoli at Boston Court Pasadena, Jan. 17 & 18 at 8 p.m. (70 N. Mentor Ave., Pasadena, CA 91106). For its fifth production, Pasadena Opera presents “Proving Up,” an 80-minute chamber opera by one of the world’s most sought after and exciting creative teams: composer Missy Mazzoli and librettist Royce Vavrek. Tickets range from $35-$70. For more information, click here.
California Wine Festival at Santa Anita Park at 10 a.m. (285 W. Huntington Drive, Arcadia, CA 91007). The California Wine Festival showcases a variety of wines from across the Golden State. The general package is $35 and the VIP package is $75. For more information, click here.
The KonMari Method: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up at Arcadia Public Library from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (20 W. Duarte Road, Arcadia, CA 91006). Does having a tidy home once and for all sound too good to be true? Learn 6 simple rules to create a space that empowers you to make your ideal lifestyle a reality. Does having a tidy home once and for all sound too good to be true? Learn 6 simple rules to create a space that empowers you to make your ideal lifestyle a reality. For more information, click here.
Intuitive Power: A Daylong Workshop with Lee Harris at A Noise Within from 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (3352 E. Foothill Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91107). This workshop is for everyone, especially people who identify as sensitives or empaths. Leading a ten-member international team, Harris is passionate about grounding creative spirituality. Tickets are $149. For more information, click here.
Bee Gees Tribute by Bee Gees Gold at The Rose at 9 p.m. (245 E. Green St., Pasadena, CA 91101). Backed by a live band, this Bee Gees tribute recreates the look and sound of the Bee Gees from the ‘60s to the late ‘70s, with their unique falsettos that made them legends. Tickets range from $19.50-$26.50. For more information, click here.
Angels Melee at Recreation Park from 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. (620 S. Shamrock Ave., Monrovia, CA 91016). The Barony of the Angels welcomes one and all to the annual Angels’ Melee featuring an army procession at opening court, war bands, banners, armored melees and more. Registration is $13 for adults. For more information, click here.
Tree Care/Trimming, Growing Fruit & Grafting at Monrovia Community Garden from 9-10:30 a.m. (303 W. Colorado Blvd., Monrovia, CA 91016). Learn about all things tree care from the California Rare Fruit Tree Growers. Topics covered will include trimming trees, proper care, diseases and pests to look out for and basic grafting. Admission is free. For more information, click here.
Lunar Year Celebration at Arcadia Public Library from 3-4:30 p.m. (20 W. Duarte Road, Arcadia, CA 91006). Celebrate the Year of the Rat with fun stories, activities, as well as a Lion Dance and presentation by Shin Dance Academy. Admission is free. For more information, click here.
The Main Drag: Photographs from the San Gabriel Valley at Gilb Museum at 10 a.m. (380 W. Huntington Drive, Arcadia, CA 91007). Douglas Hill is a well-known photographer whose work focuses on food, furniture, interiors, architecture and people. His works are represented at the Getty Museum, the Library of Congress, and the Huntington Library; he has taught at UCLA Extension for two decades. Admission is free. For more information, click here.
Dale Perreo at Ixtapa Cantina from 9:30 p.m. to Jan. 20 at 2 a.m. (119 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91105). Dale Perreo takes over Ixtapa cantina for one of reggaeton and hip-hop. Admission is free before 11 p.m. with RSVP. VIP express entry is $10. For more information, click here.
Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance of Greater Pasadena’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Unity Service at Metropolitan Baptist Church at 3:30 p.m. (2283 N. Fair Oaks Ave., Altadena, CA 91001). Community from all walks of life come together to honor Dr. King’s life and legacy through music, singing, dance, and spoken word by various faith traditions in an annual interdenominational service. Admission is free. For more information, click here.
Monrovia Board Game Social at Copper Still Grill from 1-5:45 p.m. (608 S. Myrtle Ave., Monrovia, CA 91016). Meet new friends or gather your old ones to play board games in groups. Even though the event is free, the expectation is that everyone spends at least $9 per person at the restaurant; you pay the restaurant directly for what you order. For more information, click here.
Unicorn Cake Decorating Class at Duff’s Cakemix from 10 a.m. to noon (165 S. De Lacey Ave. Unit 1045, Pasadena, CA 91105). You’ll learn buttercream piping techniques, fondant cutouts and sculpting. All decorating tools, fondant and buttercream will be provided. Step-by-step instruction from will be given by expert decorators. Tickets include one pre-baked 6-inch cake kit per person and are $49 for a regular cake and $59 for a vegan cake. For more information, click here.
Fresh Pasta Making 101 at Sauté Culinary Academy from 6-9 p.m. (150 Colorado Blvd., Monrovia, CA 91016). In this hands-on cooking class, you will learn how to make fresh pasta from scratch and turn those noodles into Italian classic, accompanies by sauces like fresh pesto, alio olio and sauce carbonara. Tickets are $75. For more information, click here.
The Life and Art of Painter Jean Mannheim at Pasadena Senior Center from 2-4 p.m. (85 E. Holly St., Pasadena, CA 91103). Richard Reitzell, author of “From a Versatile Brush: The Life and Art of Jean Mannheim,” will recount the German-born impressionist’s contributions to the early Arroyo Seco artist colony in Pasadena, his training in Paris and his rise to prominence as a major figure in the early California Plein Air art scene. Tuition is $15 for this individual lecture for the general public. For more information, click here.
Camile Solari at The Ice House at 7:30 p.m. (24 N. Mentor Ave., Pasadena, CA 91106). Comedian, writer, actress, Camille Solari is the creator and star of the TV series “Charlie,” which is available on Roku Television. Tickets are $10. For more information, click here.
Cheeses & Wines of Europe at The Solarium (M Design Studio) from 6:30-8 p.m. (300 E. Colorado Blvd. Suite 219, Pasadena, CA 91129). The class will include a selection of cheeses, paired with gourmet accompaniments and premium wines. Tickets are $75. For more information, click here.