Friday, April 29, 2011


There's a lot going on this weekend in Pasadena, especially Saturday.

1. The Doo Dah Parade. Eau mai gawd.

2. Arlington Garden's sixth anniversary celebration.

3. The grand opening of Reese's Retreat (9am-1pm).

4. And if you're bookish (I'm bookish!--and you thought I was American) there's the LA Times Festival of Books, not in Pasadena but too close for comfort. This year it's being held at USC instead of UCLA. I don't know why, do you? Anything to do with football rivalry?

5. Plus, if you have energy left after Saturday, Sunday there's the Altadena Home Tour.

Which do you plan to attend?


Shanna said...

Everything looks great!

I am especiaal supportive of Reese's Retreat.

J.J. in L.A. said...

"Eau mai gawd"

Hahaha! : )

Festival of Books is at USC this year? Hmm, this changes things...

Karen said...

I'll be at the book festival.

They changed the site because the traffic, parking and lack of public transportation made getting to and from UCLA a nightmare.

And let's not forget USC (my alma mater) is more centrally located!

See you there!

Petrea Burchard said...

You and a lot of other people, Shanna. I think it's going to be very popular.

Is that good or bad, J.J.? Like Karen says, USC is more accessible, but is it accessible, if you know what I mean? The website should have info.

Petrea Burchard said...

The website says the USC campus is A.D.A. Compliant. That's got to be better than that monumental hill in the middle of the festival at UCLA.

Susan Campisi said...

Oh, I didn't know the book festival was at USC. Hmmmm... I'm with J.J. That does change things.

Speaking of change, you have a new pic! You look lovely.

There's also an art market in Old Town on Sunday:

As far as I can tell, they haven't been very good at advertising. I stumbled upon a flyer.

Love the colorful chairs in the photo.

altadenahiker said...

Oh yes, let's gush about the new photo. Dramatic and glamorous.

dive said...

Would you be willing to swap the festival of books for our dumb royal wedding, Petrea?
I've been avoiding the stupid thing all day and I just checked the TV listings to find it's not safe to switch on my set until just before midnight when they're showing Withnail and I. At last, a moment of sanity.

Petrea Burchard said...

The art market sounds like fun, Susan. Thanks for the flier.

Did I mention that's a Skye Moorhead shot? That's a Skye Moorhead shot. I like it very much.

Dive, I think the little people should have options.

Diana said...

There's also the Garden Conservancy's tour of wonderful Pasadena Gardens on Sunday:

Bellis said...

Too much choice! Can't decide which of the candy colored chairs to sit on. So many things happening and I want to go to all of them, help!

Petrea Burchard said...

I want to go to all of them, too. Thanks for the link, Diana. Why does everything happen this weekend? Are all the upcoming weekends going to be this overbooked?

Katie said...

So much fun stuff to do there this weekend! (Although I'd also be happy just sitting around in this colorful garden.) I'm looking forward to spending Sunday in SF with my mom seeing the Balenciaga exhibit and colossal ancient Mexican stone heads at the De Young, lunch in North Beach, then the matinee of Beach Blanket Babylon.

Petrea Burchard said...

Beach Blanket Babylon is about as old as the film (and tower) for which it's named, Katie. That must be one of the longest-running shows in history! Let us know how it goes.

Cafe Pasadena said...

Yes, the LATimes moved it to a new, closer location at USC. Now, it's just south down the Pasadena FW & close to the LATimes.

The new site is a breath of fresh air. So it should be better than ever!

Petrea Burchard said...

Just got back from the Book Festival. The new USC location is great. The shuttles to and from Union Station were the only thing that wasn't well-organized. But the train ride is a vacation and the Festival is a circus--the good kind.