Summer Fun, Inside and Out: August Calendar of Events - Think RE*Link: San Gabriel Valley Real Estate

Posted by | August 07, 2012 | News | One Comment
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OLD PASADENA WALKING TOUR
August 4 | 9-11:15AM
Pasadena Heritage
651 South St. John Ave. > Pasadena
Pasadena Heritage hosts tours of Pasadena’s historic Old Pasadena with its fascinating array of historic buildings. As a National Register Historic District, it is one of the best examples of downtown revitalization in the country.

626.441.6333 | pasadenaheritage.org

 

SUNLAND WATERMELON FESTIVAL
August 10 | 5PM
August 11-12 | 12PM
Sunland Park
8651 Foothill Blvd. > Sunland

The Sunland Watermelon Festival includes a variety of appealing events, including greased watermelon relay races, watermelon-eating and seed-spitting contests, melon-carving demos, live entertainment, food, carnival rides & games, vendors, kids’ activities, and free watermelon samples. GA: $5, Kids under 30”: Free

818.353.4554 | lionswatermelonfestival.com

 

CITYWIDE COCKTAIL PARTY TO MARK 100th BIRTHDAY OF JULIA CHILD
August 15 | 7PM
Participating Pasadena Restaurants

Enjoy a citywide cocktail party to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Pasadena’s own Julia Child. Patrons will be encouraged to dress for a 1950s, 1960s or 1970s era cocktail party. Come out and celebrate the pioneer of Pasadena’s culinary claim to fame.

626.795.3355 | pasadenarestaurantweek.com

 

FREE FAMILY NIGHT AT KIDSPACE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM
August 7 | 4-8PM
Kidspace Children’s Museum
480 N. Arroyo Blvd. > Pasadena

Join us! Admission to the entire Museum is absolutely FREE. Guests will have unrestricted access to The Robert & Mary Galvin Physics Forest. Come explore an interactive world of physics featuring giant levers, bottle blasters, swinging pendulums, and much more!

626.449.9144 | kidspacemuseum.org

 

PLANETFEST 2012
August 4-5 | Times vary
Pasadena Convention Center
300 E. Green St. > Pasadena

The Curiosity rover hits the Martian atmosphere at 13,000 mph, 154 million miles from Earth. It’s on its own for 7 minutes while it makes the most daring landing ever attempted on Mars. Join us for a unique event as we witness the adventure live.

626.793.5100 | planetary.org

 

ADVANCED GARDENER BOOT CAMP
August 11 | 9:30AM-NOON
Descanso Gardens , Maple
1418 Descanso Dr. > La Cañada Flintridge

Get serious about gardening! Descanso Curator Wen Wang offers an intensive training session. Learn the light, water and nutritional needs of plants. Get advice on choosing the perfect plant, making your garden remarkable and how to stop pests in their tracks. $30 members, $50 nonmembers

818.949.7984 | descansogardens.org

2012 LA CAÑADA FLINTRIDGE SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL
Twelfth Night: August 2-3, 8:30pm
Juliet & Her Romeo: August 4-5, 8:30pm
Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy
440 St. Katherine Dr. > La Cañada Flintridge

Don’t miss a chance for a picnic, live music, visual arts and exciting, under-90-minute shows with breathtaking panoramic views. The festival is ideal for large attendance events offering FREE, convenient parking, secured ticket booths, concession areas.

818.745.3327 | vanguardrep.com

 

THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR
August 1-26 | Times vary
The Theatre @ Boston Court
70 North Mentor Ave. > Pasadena

A world premiere adaptation of Nikolai Gogol’s “The Inspector General.” This classic satire on human vanity and the corruption of elected officials is re-envisioned as a cutting, tragic farce with influences from Monty Python and Brazil, creating a comedy with a good dose of soul.

626.683.6883 | bostoncourt.com

 

INCIDENT AT VICHY
August 3-31 | Times vary
Sierra Madre Playhouse
87 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. > Sierra Madre

Eight men are held in a police station in Vichy, France in 1942 waiting to see if the authorities will grant them freedom or accuse them of being Jewish. One of Arthur Miller’s most powerful and gripping works!

626.355.4318 | sierramadreplayhouse.org

 

SUMMER MOVIE IN THE PARK: HUGO
August 8 | Dusk
Finkbiner Park Bandshell
160 N. Wabash Ave. > Glendora

Join us for Hugo, a movie you and your family will enjoy. The Rotary Club will be on-site selling snacks and refreshments. Remember to bring a picnic dinner, blankets, and low chairs!

626.914.2357 | ci.glendora.ca.us

 

SAN MARINO… THE FIRST 100 YEARS
August 1-17 | Times vary
Crowell Public Library
1890 Huntington Dr. > San Marino

San Marino…the First 100 Years is a Centennial photographic exhibit composed of historical photos of San Marino since before it was officially a city, including aerial views and portraits of the founding families.

626.300.0777 | crowellpubliclibrary.org

FREE MOVIES ON THE PROMENADE, WESTFIELD SANTA ANITA
August 8 | Cars 2
August 15 | Zookeeper
The Promenade, Westfield Santa Anita
Outside of Macy’s on second level
Enjoy free family flicks, including pre-show entertainment from Radio Disney, dining discounts from the center’s participating restaurants and more. Families are invited to relax and spend quality time together as they enjoy popular family-friendly films.
626.445.6255 | arcadiasbest.com

 

CONCERTS IN THE PARK

ALTADENA’S AMPHITHEATER AT FARNSWORTH PARK
Saturdays at 7PM
568 E. Mt. Curve Ave. > Altadena

August 4: Upstream
August 11: Sgt. Pepper
August 18: Lisa Haley & the Zydekats
August 25: Guitarist Brian Hughes & Band

626.798.6335 | altadenasheriffs.blogspot.com

 

LA CAÑADA FLINTRIDGE’S MEMORIAL PARK
Sundays at 6PM
1301 Foothill Blvd. > La Cañada Flintridge

August 5: Brian Lynn Jones & the Misfit Cowboys,
Cars 2 movie to follow
August 12: Traditional Irish/Celtic – The Fenians
August 19: Surf Rock – Beach Boys Tribute
August 26: Neil Diamond Tribute – Hot August Night

818.790.8880 | lacanadaflintridge.com

MONROVIA’S LIBRARY PARK
Sundays at 7PM
321 S. Myrtle Ave. > Monrovia
August 5: Wonderelles (50’s)
August 12: Jumpin Joz Band (Jazz/Swing)
August 19: Mariachi Divas
August 26: The Basics (Top 40)

626.256.8274 | cityofmonrovia.org

 

PASADENA’S LEVITT PAVILION
Sundays & Wednesdays at 7PM
Thursdays-Saturdays at 8PM
85 E. Holly St. > Pasadena
August 3: La Chamba (Peruvian Chicha)
August 4: Vaud and the Villains (Cabaret/Jazz)
August 5: Ernie Watts Quartet (Jazz)
August 8: Party Animals Live (Children’s)
August 9: Hanni El Khatib (Rock/Blues)
August 10: The Decoders (Soul/Reggae)
August 11: Sierra Leone Refugee All Stars (Reggae)
August 12: Tia Fuller (Jazz)
August 15: Funky Punks (Children’s)
August 16: Dunwell Brothers (Folk/Bluegrass)
August 17: David Wax Museum (Mexican Folk)
August 18: Mark de Clive-Lowe (Funk-Soul)
August 19: Diego Garcia & David Garza (Latin)
August 22: Zak Morgan (Children’s)
August 23: Sony Holland (Jazz)
August 24: Bei Ru (Armenian/Funk/Soul)
August 25: Chico Trujillo (Chilean/Reggae/Ska)
August 26: DJ Renato, DJ Frane & DJ Greg Belson

626.683.3230 | levittpavilionpasadena.org

 

SIERRA MADRE’S MEMORIAL PARK
Sundays at 6PM
222 W. Sierra Madre Blvd.

August 7: Ghost in the Machine (The Police tribute)
August 14: Mike Tims & Company
August 21: Danny Dean and the Rockabilly Lovers
August 28: The Silver Beatles

626.355.7135 | events.podley.com/sm-park

About Ryan Asao

Ryan Asao is a Monrovia real estate agent and founder of Think RE*Link. Ryan currently serves as President of his local BNI and Toastmasters chapter and is a board member of the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals - MSELA Chapter and Mt. San Antonio College Foundation. He is also President Emeritus of the Arcadia Association of Realtors. When he's not working, Ryan is deeply involved with the activities of his family, volunteering with local schools and soccer organizations.

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