Things to do in the San Gabriel Valley, Whittier areas, January 8-15 – Pasadena Star News

Handicrafts will take center stage at the Pasadena Bead and Design Show January 7-9 at the Hilton Pasadena hotel. (Courtesy photo)

Market, market: Stroll past the stalls and find fruits, vegetables, honey, herbs, loaves of bread and much more at the Alhambra Certified Farmers Market from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday January 9 at 100 South Second St., Alhambra. Free entry. The market is open every Sunday. For more information, call (626) 570-5081 or visit cityofalhambra.org/376/Certified-Farmers-Market.

Creative aging: UCLA’s Visual and Performing Arts Education Program and Pasadena Senior Center offer a free eight-week series of workshops on “Creative Aging”, designed to help seniors minimize the effects of related challenges. at age on cognitive motor skills. Workshops are held from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., Thursdays, January 13 to March 3, at the Pasadena Senior Center, 85 E. Holly St., Pasadena. For more information, visit pasadenaseniorcenter.org or call (626) 795-4331.

Dial it: Celebrate the makeup industry at IMATS, the international makeup artist show, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, January 8 and 9, at the Pasadena Convention Center, 300 E. Green St. Explore products, watch demos and learn from industry leaders. Admission is $ 35 on January 8, $ 25 on Sunday or $ 45 as a package. For more information, visit visitpasadena.com/events or call (360) 882-3488.

Sentiment against thought: Leonard Mlodinow discusses “Emotional: How Feelings Shape Our Thinking” at 6:00 PM Tuesday, January 6, online on Crowdcast, courtesy of Vroman’s Live. Mlodinow, author of “Subliminal”, will explore the new science of feelings and how to maximize its benefits. For more information, visit vromans.com or call (626) 449-5320.

Winter congratulations: It’s the last week for toddlers to go ‘ice fishing’, build winter sculptures and even go skating in socks at Kidspace’s Winter Frolic, a seven week celebration of the holidays. . Ending Sunday, January 9, Winter Frolic features sock skating, snowflake decorations, and other opportunities to create, explore, paint, dance and play. Visit kidspacemuseum.org to book general admission tickets. Kidspace is at 480 N. Arroyo Blvd., Pasadena. For more information, call (626) 449-9144.

Beads and design show: Pasadena Bead and Design Show features a large collection of handicrafts from renowned artists, artisans and traders offering everything from hand-printed fabrics, hand-sewn clothing, handcrafted beads and jewelry. The show runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, January 7 through Sunday, January 9 at the Hilton Pasadena, 168 S. Los Robles Ave., Pasadena. Tickets cost $ 8 online or $ 10 at the door. For more information, visit beadanddesign.com, or find the show on Twitter or Facebook.

Heart health after cancer: Cardiologist Dr. R. Fernando Roth will discuss some chemotherapy and radiation therapy treatments that may have long-term effects on the heart from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, January 11, at Cancer Support Community-Pasadena, 76 E. Del Mar Blvd., Suite 215, Pasadena. Free entry. For more information, visit cscpasadena.org or call (626) 796-1083.


Luminous landscape: Tickets are on sale for Lightscape at the Arboretum until Sunday, January 16. The Los Angeles County Arboretum will be transformed into a Winter Cathedral and Fire Garden. Stroll past the lighted water fountains and more. Admission is $ 30 to $ 32 for adults, $ 18 to $ 20 for children 3 to 12, and free for infants and toddlers up to 2 years old. For more information, visit arboretum.org/lightscape or call (626) 821-3222.

Opening of the museum: After almost two years, the Monrovia Historical Museum is finally open. Come discover the incredible history of Monrovia. Free entry. The museum’s opening hours are 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursdays and Sundays. Guided tours by a guide are available. The museum is located at 742 E. Lemon Ave., Monrovia. For more information, call (626) 357-9537 or visit monroviahistoricalmuseum.org.

It’s in the cards: The West Covina Cribbage Club welcomes new members to its weekly meetings at 6 p.m. on Mondays at Denny’s, 1150 S. Seventh Ave., Hacienda Heights. For more information, call Elaine at (626) 330-3170.

A fresh look: USC Pacific Asia Museum celebrates its 50th anniversary with “Intervention: Fresh Perspectives after 50 Years”, original artwork by Antonius Bui, Audrey Chan, Jennifer Ling Datchuk, Amir H. Fallah, Akiko Jackson, Alan Nakagawa and kate-hers RHEE. The exhibition will be a response to the museum’s collection and will run until February 6. For more information, call (626) 787-2680 or visit pacificasiamuseum.usc.edu.

At Norton: “Unseen Picasso”, a small exhibition featuring 16 rare or unique prints by Pablo Picasso, will be on view until January 10, in the small exhibition gallery, main level, of the Norton Simon Museum, 411 W. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena . Admission is $ 15 for adults and $ 12 for people aged 62 and over. Admission is free for children 18 and under, students with valid ID, and museum members. For more information, call (626) 449-6840 or visit nortonsimon.org.

At the farm : The Homestead Museum, with its iconic homes, graveyard, and gardens, is open for self-guided outdoor tours from noon to 4 p.m. Friday through Sunday. Entrance is free and the mask is mandatory for visitors 2 years of age and older. Interior tours of historic homes are available. Tour capacity will be limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Workman House tours will be offered at 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m., and La Casa Nueva tours are scheduled for 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. For more information, call (626) 968-8492 or visit homesteadmuseum.org.

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Anissa V. Rivera, Columnist, “Mom’s the Word,” Pasadena Star-News, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Whittier Daily News, Azusa Herald, Glendora Press and West Covina Highlander, San Dimas / La Verne Highlander. Southern California News Group, 605 E. Huntington Drive, Suite 100, Monrovia, CA 91016. 626-497-4869.