Aug. 17 – Aug. 23

Put on your dancing shoes for a night of jazz and Latin tunes. – Courtesy photo / John Henderson (CC BY 2.0)


Green Street Jazz Quartet at Myrtle Tree Garden Café & Market, Aug. 19 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. (407 S. Myrtle Ave., Monrovia, CA 91016). This will be a night of sizzling jazz, Latin tunes, and maybe some of your requests. Admission is free. For more information, visit or call (626) 386-5024. – MONROVIA

Your weekly events

Aug. 17

Tiki Bar Bunco at the Arcadia Community Center, Aug. 17 at 12:30 p.m. (365 Campus Drive, Arcadia, CA 91007). Get your lei, meet new people, play some bunko, and try to win $10 gift cards. This event is for individuals 50 years of age or older. Tickets are $10 per person by registering at or in person at the Arcadia Community Center. For more information, call (626) 574-5130. – ARCADIA

Flavors of Cuban Cuisine at Sauté Culinary Academy, Aug. 17 from 7 – 10 p.m. (150 E. Colorado Blvd., Monrovia, CA 91016). In this hands on class, you will learn all about the food and cooking methods of Cuba including unusual ingredients. Tickets are $75 per person. For more information, visit – MONROVIA

Family Movie Friday at Memorial Park, Aug. 17 at 8 p.m. (222 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre, CA 91024). Pack a picnic and grab a seat for a showing of Disney/Pixar’s “Coco.” This event is free. For more information, visit or call (626) 355-5278. – SIERRA MADRE

Aug. 18

MommyCon Pasadena 2018 at the Pasadena Convention Center, Aug. 18 session hours from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and exhibitor hall hours from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. (300 E. Green St. Pasadena, CA 91101). MommyCon takes a gentle and positive approach to educating parents about the emotional and physical benefits of natural birthing, breastfeeding, holistic health, eco-friendly diapering, and much more. General admission is $25, Premium admission is $45 and includes a gift bag, VIP admission is $150 and includes an upgraded gift bag and additional perks. For more information, visit – PASADENA

MAP Block Party on East Cypress Avenue, Aug. 18 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. (500 E. Cypress Ave., Monrovia, CA 91016). There will be family friendly games, free food, and a Neighborhood Treasure Unveiling for Ms. Katie Wright who tended to tuberculosis patients without compensation. Admission is free. For more information, visit – MONROVIA

Pasadena POPS at LA County Arboretum, Aug. 18 at 7:30 p.m. (301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia, CA 91007). Experience first-hand stories from “Candide” to “On the Town” and “West Side Story,” and an intimate look inside Bernstein’s friendships with Copland, Sinatra, the Big Apple and more, as only Michael Feinstein can deliver. General admission tickets start at $10, table seats start at $45, and table seats front start at $75. For more information, visit – ARCADIA

First District Community Meeting and Pancake Breakfast Block Party at Brookside Golf Course’s South Patio, Aug. 18 from 8 – 11 a.m. (1133 Rosemont Ave., Pasadena, CA 91103). This annual event is a great opportunity to get to know your neighbors better and learn valuable information regarding resources in the community from representatives of various city departments. Registration is required for this free event. If you have questions or would like more information, call First District Liaison Cushon Bell at (626) 755-9806 or email her at – PASADENA

Aug. 19

Carney Magic at Sierra Madre Playhouse, Aug. 19 at 2:30 p.m. (87 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre, CA 91024). Experience the thrills and laughs of sleight-of-hand master John Carney, as seen on HBO’s Jerry Seinfeld special and “Late Show with David Letterman.” General admission prices are as follows: $30 for adults, $27 for seniors 65-years-old or older, and $20 for youths 21-years-old and younger. For more information, visit – SIERRA MADRE

Aug. 20

Zoho Creator Workshop: Los Angeles at Hilton Pasadena, Aug. 20 – 21 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (168 S. Los Robles Ave., Pasadena, CA 91101). This is a two-day workshop designed to equip business owners or aspiring developers who have little or no programming knowledge, with the skill and expertise to build enterprise web and mobile apps. Regular admission is $149 or $79 per person if you purchase admission for a team of three ($237 total). For more information, visit – PASADENA

Aug. 21

2018 Compassion Plays Special Presentation Series at Western Justice Center, Aug. 21 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. (55 S. Grand Ave., Pasadena, CA 91105). “Kick,” by Peter Howard and performed by DeLanna Studi, addresses racial stereotyping and the use of American Indians as mascots through the eyes of Grace Green, a Native American student athlete who is faced with a critical choice when a mural of her school mascot is vandalized. Admission is free but you must register. For more information or to register, visit – PASADENA

Aug. 22

Trivia Night at Mt. Lowe Brewing Co., Aug. 22 from 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. (150 E. Saint Joseph St., Arcadia, CA 91006). Invite your friends for a night of drinks and a test of knowledge. Admission is free. For more information, visit – ARCADIA

Aug. 23

Annual End of Summer Celebration at Friends in Deed, Aug. 23 from 5:30 -7:30 p.m. (444 E. Washington Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91104). Friends in Deed, an interfaith organization that provides supportive services to meet basic human needs, so that homeless and at-risk individuals in the community can rebuild their lives, is hosting a barbecue where you can stroll their Peace Garden, meet their staff, win prizes, and enjoy some entertainment. Admission is free but they ask that you RSVP by texting (626) 340-6756 or by emailing For more information, visit – PASADENA

August 16, 2018

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