Jan
27
Fri
David Bowie: Among the Mexican Masters @ Forest Lawn Museum
Jan 27 @ 10:00 am – Jun 15 @ 5:00 pm
David Bowie: Among the Mexican Masters @ Forest Lawn Museum |  |  |

Celebrate the life and legacy of icon David Bowie in a special exhibition of exclusive images by Fernando Aceves of the late, legendary singer-songwriter taken during his historic 1997 Earthling album tour to Mexico City. This new exhibition is part of a cultural exchange between Los Angeles and Mexico City for 2017 and features 27 color images showcasing intimate moments between Bowie and the cultural heritage of Mexico made during his only visit to Mexico City 20 years ago. Aceves, a celebrated local rock and jazz photographer, was commissioned to accompany the British rock star through the city to commemorate his stops at various cultural landmarks. David Bowie: Among the Mexican Masters is a uniquely important exhibition that builds on Forest Lawn Museum’s ongoing efforts to present subjects and installations that resonate with contemporary society and today’s broader cultural context. The Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm. Admission and parking are FREE.

Feb
21
Tue
NAMI Connection Support Group @ Aurora Las Encinas Hospital
Feb 21 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

The National Alliance on Mental Illness presents a peer support group for those with mental health challenges from 3 to 4:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of the month. Attendance is free. Call or email namisgvconsumer@gmail.com.

Breast Reconstruction for Cancer Patients Discussion at Cancer Support Community @ Cancer Support Community
Feb 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Dr. Nima Naghshineh, plastic and reconstructive surgeon discusses breast reconstruction options for cancer patients from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Free, but call for reservations.

Book Signing at Vroman’s @ Vroman's Bookstore
Feb 21 @ 7:00 pm

Nathalia Holt discusses and signs “Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars” at 7 p.m.

Feb
22
Wed
Free Film at Central Library @ Pasadena Public Library Central Branch
Feb 22 @ 1:00 pm

Free films start at 1 p.m. Wednesdays. Wednesday’s film is “Miracle” (2004).

Business After Hours Mixer @ Evike.com
Feb 22 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Please join us for our February Mixer. It’s a good opportunity to meet local business people, network and grow your business contacts. Enjoy great food and drinks from Alhambra’s growing list of restaurants and special catering services.

Great food, raffle prizes, networking.

Members $10
Non-Members $15

Book Signing at Vroman’s @ Vroman's Bookstore
Feb 22 @ 7:00 pm

Min Jin Lee discussesand signs “Pachinko” at 7 p.m.

Wine & Song featuring Jude Johnstone at the Blue Guitar @ The Blue Guitar
Feb 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:45 pm

Join us for Jude Johnstone’s birthday bash @ Wine & Song. Here’s what the media is saying…

On her latest, ‘Quiet Girl,” Jude Johnstone summons heartbreak with both rootsy yearning and elegant restraint.
—USA Today

On her new LP, “Shatter”, Jude Johnstone examines heartbreak and loss with such tender resignation that I wept in acknowledgment of its artful simplicity. A lesson in melodic grace delivered by as fine a singer-songwriter as any I know.
—Rodney Crowell

Jude is one of my favorite singers and songwriters. Her fertility in regards to songwriting is truly awe-inspiring.
—Bonnie Raitt

Feb
23
Thu
“What’s New in Gardening” Class at the Arboretum @ Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden
Feb 23 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

In a “What’s New in Gardening” class, Susan Eubank, Arboretum librarian, discusses resources available to in the facility’s library to make you a better gardener, from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Cost is $25.

Elder Abuse Discussion at Pasadena Senior Center @ Pasadena Senior Center
Feb 23 @ 10:00 am

Representatives of the Pasadena office of Adult Protective Services discuss what to do if you or someone you know is being abused by a caregiver or others, at 10 a.m.

Pacific Oaks College presents Untold Truths: Black History and Identity Development @ Pacific Oaks College
Feb 23 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

The presentation, Untold Truths: Black History and Identity Development, will include fascinating and politically relevant facts of the contributions Africans and African-Americans have made in the fields of science, math, education, and medicine. There will also be a discussion on slavery and its impact on the cultural identity of African-Americans.

The event will feature Dr. Donald Grant, Associate Dean for the School of Human Development at Pacific Oaks. Prior to becoming Associate Dean, Grant was the Director of Clinical Training for PO’s School of Cultural and Family Psychology. In this role, he coached students through their professional transition within the PO principles of social justice and cultural competency. Dr. Grant lead a conference workshop at this year’s African American Mental Health Conference (AAMHC), hosted by the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health (LACDMH). Grant is also a contributor for EBONY Magazine.

PO is regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) and is a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI).

Jean Burden Poetry Reading at Cal State LA @ Cal State LA Golden Eagle Ballroom
Feb 23 @ 5:30 pm
CASA Volunteer Information Meeting @ Pasadena Humane Society
Feb 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm

Information on becoming a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA), a trained volunteer who has the opportunity to influence the life of an abused or neglected child by advocating on important life issues, such as permanent placement, health care, education and enrichment activities, runs from 6 to 7:15 p.m. Email volunteer@casala.org for information.

Teen Writer’s Workshop, Lincoln Film at Central Library @ Pasadena Public Library Central Branch
Feb 23 @ 6:00 pm

Teens interested in writing can meet with others in an informal session to discuss the craft, share ideas and perform writing exercises at 6 p.m. The film “Young Mr. Lincoln” follows the future president through his early law career and traces his budding political consciousness, at 6:30 p.m. Paul Bergman, professor of law emeritus at UCLA School of Law leads a post-screening discussion.

Meet the Author Series at Crowell Public Library @ Crowell Public Library
Feb 23 @ 7:00 pm

Crowell’s “Meet the Author” series features Maple Lam discussing her children’s picture book, “My Little Sister and Me” at 7 p.m.

South Pasadena Library Author and Music Night @ South Pasadena Library Community Room
Feb 23 @ 7:00 pm

LA musician and author Charles Wright, who founded the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band sings some of his favorite songs and discusses his book “Up from Where We’ve Come” and Petrella, “The First Lady of County Soul” and her band, Mixed Influence also performs, starting at 7 p.m. Free.

“White Heat” Screening at the Alex @ Alex Theatre
Feb 23 @ 7:30 pm

The Alex Film Society presents the 1949 film “White Heat” starring James Cagney as a ruthless, psychotic gang leader plagued by tortuous headaches and a mother fixation, starting at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $16 general admission, $12 for children 12 and younger, $11 for Society members.

Jazz @ the Blue Guitar featuring Mark Hatch & Group 5 @ The Blue Guitar
Feb 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

A very special evening with Mark Hatch & Group 5. The ensemble consists of five veteran musicians (Mark Hatch, Sam Riney, Rich Ruttenberg, Domenic Genova, Kendall Kay) who use classic 60s jazz quintet as a launching pad, while incorporating a broad spectrum of newer influences.

Feb
24
Fri
Chocolate Story Time at La Pintoresca Library @ Pasadena Public Library, La Pintoresca Branch
Feb 24 @ 4:00 pm

Dr. Ayesha Randall presents Chocolate Story Time for children 3 and older, featuring stories authored by or about African-Americans, followed by a chocolate treat at 4 p.m.

Kids’ Writing Workshop at Central Library @ Pasadena Public Library Central Branch
Feb 24 @ 4:30 pm

A kids’ writing workshop for those age 8 to 12 starts at 4:30 p.m., no experience necessary. Call and press option 4 to sign up.