Sept. 20 – Sept. 26

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– Courtesy photo / Pasadena Greek Fest

EDITOR’S PICK

Pasadena Greek Fest at St. Anthony Greek Orthodox Church, Sept. 20 from 5-10 p.m. and Sept. 21-22 from noon-10 p.m. (778 S. Rosemead Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91107). Try a variety of classic Greek dishes, wines and spirits; enjoy live music and dance presentations. Admission is $4 at the door and children under 12 get in for free. For more information, click here. – PASADENA

Sept. 20

Paint Your Pet Class at Paint N Play, Sept. 20 from 7-9:30 p.m. (418 S. Myrtle Ave., Monrovia, CA 91016). Paint your favorite pet with instruction from Traci Loving. Tickets are $50 per person and include all supplies and drinks. For more information, click here. – MONROVIA

Pasadena Fire Foundation Awards & Gala Fundraiser at Noor, Sept. 20 from 5:30-9 p.m. (300 E. Colorado Blvd., #200, Pasadena, CA 91101). Join Chief Washington for the Second Annual Gala & Fundraiser to celebrate and recognize heroes and community members from the Pasadena Fire Department. Individual tickets are $125. For more information, click here. – PASADENA

Ronnie Laws & Friends at Brookside Golf & Country Club, Sept. 20 from 7 p.m. to midnight (1133 Rosemont Ave., Pasadena, CA 91103). Jaman Laws and The Cori Hypothesis Band featuring Cori Jacobs on piano and DJ Shorty will join Ronnie Laws & Friends as you spend the evening dancing. Tickets are $40. For more information, click here. – PASADENA

Sept. 21

Casino Night – Pirates of Monrovia at Monrovia Historical Museum, Sept. 21 from 6-10 p.m. (742 E. Lemon Ave., Monrovia, CA 91016). Rotary Club of Monrovia will host this night of games, prizes, food, auction and music by the Soundbytes. Tickets are $50 and all proceeds will support club projects in the community. Click here for more information. – MONROVIA

Skinny Ties at Myrtle Tree Café, Sept. 21 from 7:30-10:30 p.m. (405 S. Myrtle Ave., Monrovia, CA 91016). By popular demand, the crew returns to play all of the classic hits of the ‘80s. Admission is free. For more information, click here. – MONROVIA

Friends Trivia at Pacific Plate Brewing Co., Sept. 21 from 6-9 p.m. (1999 S. Myrtle Ave., Monrovia, CA 91016). Friends is turning 25 and what better way to celebrate than by testing your knowledge of this cult favorite? Admission is free. For more information, click here. – MONROVIA

Star Wars Night & Karaoke Party at Dave & Buster’s, Sept. 21 at 7:30 p.m. to Sept. 22 at 1 a.m. (400 S. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia, CA 91007). Sing, dance and hang out with our fellow Star Wars fans. There will be a private after party in the Private Sky Lounge, a roof top DJ, giveaways, a professional photo area and more. Buy a ticket at $15 and receive an unlimited game card for Dave & Busters that works on all non-ticketed games. For more information, click here. – ARCADIA

American Lebanese Cultural Festival at Santa Anita Park, Sept. 21 from 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. (285 W. Huntington Drive, Arcadia, CA 91007). Experience authentic Lebanese food and desserts, live music from Joef Fargier (from the Gipsy Kings Family), the annual Mercedes-Benz raffle and much more at this amazing family event. General admission is $15 (children under 12 get free admission) and parking is $10. For more information, click here. – ARCADIA

Arcadia Moon Festival at City Hall Front Lawn, Sept. 21 from 6-9:30 p.m. (240 W. Huntington Drive, Arcadia, CA 91007). The event will feature delicious multicultural food including moon cakes, Chinese dance performances and music, games, and arts and crafts exhibits. Admission is free. For more information, click here. – ARCADIA

Oktoberfest Kickoff at Mt. Lowe Brewing Co., Sept. 21 from noon – 11:30 p.m. (150 E. Saint Joseph St., Arcadia, CA 91006). This will be a full of traditional German foods, beer stein package specials, contests, Lebkuchen (gingerbread cookies), and a costume contest. This event is free. For more information, click here. – ARCADIA

Parent & Me Cooking Class at Sauté Culinary Academy, Sept. 21 from 9:30-11 a.m. (150 E. Colorado Blvd., Monrovia, CA 91016). The class is designed to help bring kids into the kitchen for a fun and healthy experience making an amazing Asian buffet. Tickets are $50 for two students (one adult and one child -13). For more information, click here. – MONROVIA

7th Annual Dinner & A Show at The Parish of St. Luke the Physician, Sept. 21 from 5:30-10:30 p.m. (122 S. California Ave., Monrovia, CA 91016). St. Luke’s choir members and special surprise guests will perform and dinner, with wine selection, will be prepared by chefs Joe and Kelly Lauer. Pre-sale tickets are $40 if purchased by Sept. 21. For more information, click here. – MONROVIA

Composting Workshop at the Monrovia Community Garden, Sept. 21 from 9-11 a.m. (303 W. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91016). Learn what you can and can’t compost, different types of compost methods and about the community compost program. Admission is free. For more information, click here. – MONROVIA

Nerd Expo 2019: Nerd & Cosplay Convention at Pasadena Convention Center, Sept. 21 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (300 E. Green St., Pasadena, CA 91101). The expo will feature over 130 vendor, celebrity guests, contests, gaming tournaments, karaoke, like music and so much more. General admission is $20 if purchased before convention day. For more information, click here. – PASADENA

Rooms With A View: A Private Tour and Reception at the Duncan-Irwin House, Sept. 21 from 3-6 p.m. (240 N. Grand Ave., Pasadena, CA 91103). This will be an exclusive tour of the Duncan-Irwin house (1906-1908), Charles and Henry Greene’s masterpiece on the edge of Pasadena’s scenic Arroyo Seco. Tickets are $100 per person. For more information, click here. – PASADENA

Swing Dancing & Karaoke Night at Pasadena American Legion Post 13, Sept. 21 from 8-11:45 p.m. (131 N. Marengo Ave., Pasadena, CA 91101). Spend a night singing and dancing to your heart’s content. Admission into the dance hall is $10 and karaoke is free. For more information, click here. – PASADENA

Pasadena Loves YA Book Festival at Central Library, Sept. 21 from noon – 4 p.m. (285 E. Walnut St., Pasadena, CA 91101). There will be panels, book signings and opportunities to listen to authors speak. This event is free. For more information, click here. – PASADENA

Sept. 22

European Treasures for Violin and Cello at Crowell Public Library, Sept. 22 from 2-3 p.m. (1890 Huntington Drive, San Marino, CA 91108). Paul Stein will perform on the violin and David Garrett on the cello. Admission is free. For more information, call (626) 300-0777. – SAN MARINO

Dia De Los Muertos Nicho Altar Making Workshop at Mercadito Monarca Pasadena, Sept. 22 from 1-4 p.m. (550 N. Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena, CA 91103). Someone will guide you in the creation of your very own colorful and unique altar that you can dedicate to your loved ones. All materials, refreshments and snacks are included in the $40 price. For more information, click here. – PASADENA

Sept. 23

Taste of Arcadia 2019 at Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden, Sept. 23 from 5:30-9 p.m. (301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia, CA 91007). Have a fantastic fun filled evening at the Arboretum and enjoy 40-plus booths of food, desserts, libations, live music, a DJ and dancing along with the Side of Business Showcase. Single tickets are $55. For more information, click here. – ARCADIA

Cannabis Job, Career, and Resource Fair at Pasadena Convention Center, Sept. 23 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. (300 E. Green St., Pasadena, CA 91101). Hosted by the State of California Employment Development Department, the fair welcomes all the job seekers who are interested in working and learning more about the career opportunities in this vibrant industry. It is also a must-attend event for businesses who are hiring. Registration is free. For more information, click here. – PASADENA

Sept. 24

Doing Business With the City Workshop at Robinson Recreational Center, Sept. 24 from 9 a.m. – noon (1081 N. Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena, CA 91103). This workshop is designed to brief Pasadena, and small businesses on the general requirements for doing business with the City of Pasadena. Registration is free. For more information, click here. – PASADENA

Sept. 25

Fall Follies at Boston Court Pasadena, Sept. 25 from 7:30-9 p.m. (70 N. Mentor Ave., Pasadena, CA 91106). Pasadena Master Chorale singers present an intimate evening of Broadway, cabaret and more. Tickets are $60. For more information, click here. – PASADENA

Sept. 26

FX Vintage Toy Roadshow at Hilton Garden Inn, Sept. 24-25 from 10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. at Sept. 26 from 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. (199 N. Second Ave., Arcadia, CA 91006). If a collector wants what you have, chances are you’ll get a pretty penny for your old toys. Registration is free. For more information, click here. – ARCADIA

Intentional Intersectionality: Amplifying Queer Voices of Color at Armory Center for the Arts, Sept. 26 from 6:30-9 p.m. (145 N. Raymond Ave., Pasadena, CA 91103). A literary event featuring queer writers of color reading their work followed by a discussion focusing on safe and inclusive spaces, identity, and building community. Registration is free. For more information, click here. – PASADENA

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