Moonlight Forest Lantern Festival at Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden, Nov. 9-10 and 13-14 from 5:30-10 p.m. (301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia, CA 91007). This year, the skilled artisans from China’s Sichuan province have created new experiences including Ocean Visions and Polar Dreams. Tickets are $28 for adults, $23 for children 3-17 years old, and $25 for seniors 62 and older. Tickets are dated and timed. For more information, click here.
Murder Mystery Dinner Theater Show at The Old Spaghetti Factory at 6 p.m. (1431 Buena Vista St., Duarte, CA 91010). Put on your detective hat, dust off your magnifying glass, and solve a case that will keep you guessing (and laughing) until the end. An individual ticket is $60 and includes your 3-course meal, the immersive murder mystery dinner show, and a chance to win one of many award certificates. For more information, click here.
Pasadena Arts and Crafts Show at Hilton Pasadena, Nov. 8-10 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. (168 S. Los Robles Ave., Pasadena, CA 91101). Prepare for over 200 artisan exhibits and atelier workshops, along with complimentary food, wine and craft cocktail tastings, music, prizes and more—une grande exposition to bring on the holiday spirit. General admission is $8 and sale ends Friday. For more information, click here.
Pasadena Community Orchestra at First Church of the Nazarene at 8 p.m. (3700 E. Sierra Madre Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91107). Violin virtuoso Aubree Oliverson joins with Tchaikovsky’s famous violin concerto in D major, Op. 35. Admission is free, and no reservations are necessary. For more information, click here.
The Sensational Woman Conference at Courtyard by Marriott Los Angeles Pasadena/Monrovia from noon to 5 p.m. (700 W. Huntington Drive, Monrovia, CA 91016). The conference is meant to help attendees learn financial tips and strategies, identify limiting thoughts and behaviors, and learn to make decisions more confidently. Tickets are $129. For more information, click here.
Frozen Tea Party at Monrovia Community Center at noon (119 W. Palm Ave., Monrovia, CA 91016). Not only will you get to enjoy great teas with Anna, Elsa and friends, but included is a luncheon and dessert bar. This is Centre Stage’s first annual fundraiser, silent auction and raffle. Tickets are $25 for children 12 and younger, and $45 for children older than 13. For more information, click here.
Free Compost & Mulch Giveaway at Monrovia City Public Works Yard from 8-11 a.m. (600 S. Mountain Ave., Monrovia, CA 91016). All Monrovia residents are eligible to participate in this “self-serve” event – while supplies last. Have identification or your Athens bill ready, take your containers (no plastic bags allowed) and shovels will be provided. For more information, call (626) 932-5575.
Kids Magic Morning at Mt. Lowe Brewing Co. from 10 a.m. to noon (150 E. Saint Joseph St., Arcadia, CA 91006). A magician will stop by and do magic tricks and then make balloon animals. This event is free. For more information, click here.
Free Radicals: On the Provocations of Awe at ArtCenter College of Design, Nov. 9-10 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (1700 Lida St., Pasadena, CA 91103). Free Radicals will present a robust, two-day program of artist talks, performances, and screenings, featuring keynote by Janna Levin. Registration is free. For more information, click here.
Pasadena Adaptive Sports Festival 2019 at Brookside Park from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (360 N. Arroyo Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91103). The event will introduce wheelchair sports to people that are newly injured, children, veterans, and others with disabilities. Organizers will have an extra 30-plus sports wheelchairs for people to use, plus coaches and instructors to teach you how to play the games. This event is free, just register and show up. For more information, click here.
The New Bad Boys of Magic at One Colorado Courtyard from 7-9:30 p.m. (41 Hugus Alley, Pasadena, CA 91103). The New Bad Boys of Magic (Eric Siegel and Daniel Donohue) are bringing their fresh, unconventional comedy and magic stylings to the courtyard stage alongside fellow performers Mystiki and Simon Coronel. This event is for adults (18 and older only). VIP seating, two drinks plus table-side magic costs $20. For more information, click here.
Madison Heights Neighborhood Walking Tour in Pasadena from 9-11 a.m. (starting location will be identified in confirmation email, Pasadena, CA 9110). Many of Pasadena’s famed designers are represented here. Greene & Greene, Frederick Louis Roehrig, Sylvanus Marston, Reginald Johnson, Heineman & Heineman, Hunt & Grey, and Louis B. Easton all designed homes in Madison Heights. Tickets are $20. For more information, click here.
HTHF Diwali Cultural Program 2019 at Monrovia High School’s Auditorium at 4 p.m. (845 W. Colorado Blvd., Monrovia, CA 91016). HTHF’s Annual Diwali cultural Program is a colorful celebration of Indian culture through dance and music. It is a platform that showcases the talent of the local community – both children and adults. Adult tickets are $24.27 and youth tickets are $19.42. 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, to today’s most up-to-date trends. Admission ranges from $10 to $19. For more information, click here.
Toon Con 2019 at Pasadena Convention Center from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (300 E. Green St., Pasadena, CA 91101). The show is a chance for fans of cartoons to get to meet some of the artists, directors, and voice actors that bring their favorite shows to life. The show will feature artists and vendors selling illustrations, art prints, toys, books, other beautiful items. Tickets are $15. For more information, click here.
Crown City Symphony at First Baptist Church of Pasadena at 2 p.m. (75 N. Marengo Ave., Pasadena, CA 91101). The program includes an overture to “Iphigenie in Aulis” by Gluck, “Variations on a Rococo Theme” by Tchaikovsky and more. The concert is free. Call (626) 797-1994 for more information.
Veterans Day Ceremony at Monrovia Library Park from 11 a.m. to noon (321 S. Myrtle Ave., Monrovia, CA 91016). This year, in partnership with the American Legion Post 44, a new plaque has been installed in Library Park to recognize all the men and women who served in Vietnam. Attendance is free. For more information, click here.
Veterans Day Ceremony at Pasadena City Hall at 10:30 a.m. (100 N. Garfield Ave., Pasadena, CA 91103). The community, especially all current and former members of the U.S. military and their families and all first responders, are invited to join other local veterans, city officials and community leaders for a special Veterans Day ceremony concluding with a special military fly-over at 11:11 a.m. The celebration features marching bands, guest speakers and light refreshments. The event is free for all. For more information, click here.
Operation Gratitude: Write A Letter To Our Troops at Westfield Santa Anita from 1-5 p.m. (Center Court at 400 S. Baldwin Ave. #231, Arcadia, CA 91007).Operation Gratitude sends over 300,000 care packages each year to deployed troops, veterans, recruit graduates, first responders and wounded heroes and their caregivers. Writing a letter is a meaningful way to show support for all who serve, and of all the items included in these care packages, the most cherished are the personal notes of appreciation. For more information, click here.
Paint Your Pet Night at Mt. Lowe Brewing Co. from 6:30-9:30 p.m. (150 E. Saint Joseph St., Arcadia, CA 91006). Paint a portrait of your furry best friend. Tickets are $55 and include all supplies and a pint of your choice. For more information, click here.
Happy Hour Paint Class of Monrovia at Paint N Play Art Studio from 7:30-10 p.m. (418 S. Myrtle Ave., Monrovia, CA 91016). Paint while enjoying adult refreshments, included in the cost of admission, and laugh with friends as you create a masterpiece. Tickets are $45. For more information, click here.
Noche Bohemia at Maestro Pasadena from 7-10 p.m. (110 Union St., Pasadena, CA 91103). For this special evening, Maestro Pasadena invites you to discover Bohemia through a three course meal paired and prepared using Bohemia Beer. There are only 20 seats available. Tickets are $45 and include a welcome drink, 3-course meal paired with Bohemia Beer, and a limited Bohemia key-ring bottle opener. For more information, click here.
Beauty, Food & Gratitude at Sage Plant Based Bistro from 6-9 p.m. (41 Hugus Alley, Pasadena, CA 91103). Join clean beauty makeup artist and wellness coach Rebecca Casciano for an evening of connection and inspiration over a delicious, 4-course vegan meal. Learn more about the benefits of a plant based lifestyle and how it can nourish your beauty and wellness from the inside out. Tickets are $60. For more information, click here.
Educator Night at USC Pacific Asia Museum from 4:30-7:30 p.m. (46 N. Los Robles Ave., Pasadena, CA 91101). Educators (kindergarten through 12th grade) are invited to a special evening at the museum featuring hands-on activities and gallery conversations. Learn to use works of art to teach critical thinking and analysis skills and participate in a hands-on art-making activity you can replicate in the classroom. Registration is free. For more information, click here.