Sunday, March 4, 2012

March Your Calendar

March in Pasadena is overloaded. I don't know why this is true but it's the same every year. Just like the time between Thanksgiving and Christmas, you can't possibly get to all the parties and events you want to attend. Your digital calendar has run out of room; you have to remove spaces between words to get it all in. If you still use an analog datebook (I do), you've resorted to putting things on post-its so you can move them around and try to fit them all in.

Three things you must attend, no matter what:

Art Night, Friday, March 9th, 6-10pm. Twice a year, Pasadena's finest art venues open their doors for free. It's a tradition both erudite and wacky. You can go after Real Irish.

LitFest Pasadena, Saturday, March 17th, 9:30am to 5:00pm. Speaking of erudite and wacky, here comes a new tradition! The first annual Litfest Pasadena will take place in Central Park (pictured here) under the batting eyelashes of Castle Green. Authors, publishers, booksellers--everyone who reads will be there. Food and a kids' area, too. (They still need volunteers, find out more here.)

And don't miss Primavera IV! Saturday, March 24th, 11-5pm. Primavera is the Altadena bloggers' gift to all San Gabriel Valley bloggers and blog fans. Everyone's invited! We bring a dish to share, we enjoy Altadena's Farnsworth Park and we bask in each others' actual, as opposed to virtual, company. It's the one event when you can talk to all the local bloggers without bothering with word verification!

16 comments:

Honest Abe said...

We don't have anything in March except some birthdays. Our granddaughter will be 12 tomorrow

Petrea Burchard said...

Congratulations, Abe! A nice birthday party and then a month of relaxation.

Bellis said...

All entered into my digital calendar, but there's not enough room on my paper calendar for all these great events. We're lucky to live in the Athens of the West.

youmustbefromaway.com said...

Plus meeting the jbs for coffee/lunch...

Diana said...

And if you like Mid-Century Modern architecture, please add Pasadena Heritage's Spring Home Tour to your calendar. Drive yourself to five wonderful examples of the USC Style, and a few others besides, on March 25. More info here: http://www.pasadenaheritage.org/events-springtour (go to their store to buy tickets in advance).

pasadenapio said...

I'll be at all three! Looking forward to being out and about in the community again.

Petrea Burchard said...

I thought it was the Paris of the Pacific, Bellis. I love world travel.

The jbs? In Pasadena in March? Speaking of world travel. We shall have to make a big deal of it.

Fantastic link, Diana, thank you. Pasadena is not all Craftsmans and bungalows.

Ann, it will be great to see you! We'll try not to wear you out.

altadenahiker said...

Moving post-its? You're either way better organized or way more popular than I am. I suspect it's the latter.

Petrea Burchard said...

You forgot "way more anal."

Ms M said...

Sounds like wonderful events taking place! Perhaps you'll write about some you've attended for us long-distance friends :-)

Petrea Burchard said...

I will do my best to report back, Ms. M. It's my pleasure, you know, I really enjoy this blogging thing.

Diana said...

Petrea, none other than George Bernard Shaw dubbed Pasadena "the Athens of the West," largely on account of the construction of the Pasadena Playhouse.

youmustbefromaway.com said...

13/14/15.
You're probably selling chicken thighs or at your accountant...

Margaret said...

Oh my goodness. I can't go to any of these. Poor me.

gilove/unikaa/forever said...

la verdad son espectaculares me gustaria conocer alguno de esos lugares algun dia

Petrea Burchard said...

Espero que algún día la oportunidad de visitar, Gilove. (via google translate)