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October 3-5

Open to the Public

Friday, October 3, 2014 |  12 Noon to 8 PM

Saturday, October 4, 2014 |  10 AM to 8 PM

Sunday, October 5, 2014 |  10 AM to 6 PM

Admission: Free For more information please visit: www.spapoolandbbqshow.com or call 1-888-772-7253

14th Annual Southern California Women’s Health Conference

October 31

The 14th Annual Southern California Women's Health Conference and Expo will feature health screenings, flu vaccinations, more than 80 vendors, and a fashion-show luncheon. Attendees will learn about the risks associated with diseases and ailments that claim the lives of women in epidemic proportions, including cancer, heart disease, diabetes and obesity. They will discover ways to manage risk factors and make better lifestyle choices. Event organizers strive to continue to educate and empower women to improve women’s health and wellness, which starts with bringing these issues to the forefront of the minds of every woman and man. Keynote speakers include Congresswoman Judy Chu and Dr. Robina Smith, a highly respected Oncoplastic Breast Cancer Surgeon.

7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.; Free; Luncheon is $20, must RSVP in advance to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Pasadena Convention Center, 300 E. Green St. 

www.socalhealthconference.com

I Can Do It 2014

October 24-26

“I Can Do It!” is a three-day retreat in Pasadena featuring the most inspiring and thought provoking authors of our time! Event organizers caution that this conference may cause radical changes. The event asks participants if they understand how to unlock their infinite potential, embrace their authentic self, connect to past lives and receive healing messages for today, see clearly how obstacles help us grow into our best self, foster their innate intuitive abilities, and make choices stick – choosing food, spiritual practices, and thoughts for a healthier, happier mind, body and spirit. The unique three-day experience was created by Louise Hay.

Pre-conference Friday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Full conference Friday 7-9:30 p.m., Saturday 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

Pasadena Convention Center, 300 E. Green St.

www.hayhouse.com/i-can-do-it-2014-pasadena

Fabien Cousteau, Presented By The Distinguished Speaker Series

October 21

Growing up as the grandson of legendary ocean explorer Jacques Cousteau, Fabien Cousteau was destined to follow in his family’s footsteps, working to explore the oceans and preserve the beauty of marine habitats and wildlife. This summer, Cousteau and his team of five dove to an undersea lab 63 feet deep in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, making the school-bus-size lab their home for 31 days while exploring the deep and conducting scientific research. The mission was broadcast live. Cousteau is most widely known for the three-year, multi-hour series, Ocean Adventures, he produced for PBS with his father and sister. He is also well known for his intense study of sharks and CBS documentary, “Mind of a Demon.”

8 p.m., Admission by subscription only

Pasadena Convention Center, 300 E. Green St.

www.speakersla.com/

Craftsman Weekend – Antiques And Contemporary Furnishings And Decorative Arts Sale; Silent Auction

October 18-19

Pasadena Heritage presents its 23rd Annual Craftsman Weekend, the largest and most comprehensive salute to the Arts and Crafts movement in the Western United States. The weekend’s offerings include a tour of significant Craftsman-era houses, a variety of bus and walking tours, and two events at the Pasadena Convention Center – the Antique and Contemporary Furnishings and Decorative Arts Sale and a Silent Auction. Pasadena Heritage will host more than 50 exhibitors from across the U.S. showcasing a broad spectrum of Craftsman-era and period-inspired works, furniture, textiles, pottery and tiles, metal work, wallpapers and stencils, and books that will entice both the novice and collector. The Silent Auction, featuring contributions from exhibitors, local shops and businesses and individual donors, provide a broad array of choices, including Craftsman-related decorative arts, restaurant certificates, performance tickets, exclusive wines and other unique items. Bidding for the Silent Auction begins at 10 a.m. on Oct. 18 and closes at 4 p.m. on Oct. 19. All proceeds from the auction benefit the preservation efforts of Pasadena Heritage.

Both events Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission to the exhibit hall is included with the purchase of any event ticket or $10 day-of-purchase for admission to exhibit hall only

Pasadena Convention Center, 300 E. Green St.

www.pasadenaheritage.org

College Fair And Career Pathways Showcase

October 15

Pasadena Unified School District’s Office of College and Career Pathways presents its annual College Fair and Career Pathways Showcase for students and parents who live in the greater Pasadena area. An estimated 100 public and private colleges and universities from California and out- of-state will be represented. Additionally, a number of respected business partners who work with the district’s high school Pathways programs will be on hand to highlight the exciting projects students have accomplished in career academics. The event is free and open to the public, serving as a forum for students and families to become better acquainted with the educational and extracurricular opportunities various institutions offer.

4-7 p.m., Free

Pasadena Convention Center, 300 E. Green St.

www.gopusd.com/pathways

Pasadena Antiquarian Book, Print, Photo And Paper Fair

October 4-5

Many quality exhibitors will display and offer for sale a wide variety of Antiquarian rare and modern first edition books, prints, posters, vintage photographs, autographs, fine graphics, maps, manuscripts and many unique pieces of ephemera. The seasoned enthusiast, beginning collector or someone just browsing should not miss this extraordinary opportunity to experience so many fine collections all in one location.

Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Adults $8, Seniors 62 and older $5, Children 12 and younger free

Pasadena Convention Center, 300 E. Green St. 

www.bustamante-shows.com

Ballet Philippines “Master Pieces”

October 4

For the first time in more than 20 years, Ballet Philippines returns to perform in the U.S. with a West Coast presentation of “Master Pieces,” a collection of the company’s signature works. The eclectic performance includes a neoclassical piece set to the music of Bizet, a tribute to traditional Filipino folk songs and a duet from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” as re-imagined by a Filipino choreographer. Now in its 45th season, Ballet Philippines is recognized as the country’s flagship company in ballet and contemporary dance and is known for infusing classical ballet with the rich cultural heritage and social issues of the Philippines.

8 p.m.; Adults $48, $38, $28; Children 9 and younger, Seniors 62 and older, full-time students with ID and groups of eight or more $43.20, 34.20, $25.20

Pasadena Civic Auditorium Gold Room, 300 E. Green St.

www.ballet.ph

John Moran California And American Fine Art Auction

October 21

The dazzling colors and light of California and American plein air paintings brighten the Pasadena Center as John Moran Auctioneers presents its semi-annual Fine Art Auction, showcasing more than 220 works by top California and American artists. John Moran Auctioneers, a home grown, family- owned company in operation since 1969, is a leader in the local and international auction markets, serving clients in Southern California and around the world. You’ll find expertly vetted, high quality works of art at all price levels, gathered from estates and private collections across the country. Collectors, connoisseurs and casual buyers alike are warmly welcomed.

Preview noon, auction 6 p.m.; Free

Pasadena Convention Center, 300 E. Green St.

www.johnmoran.com

Camerata Pacifica (Gold Room)

October 14

Camerata Pacifica is a chamber music ensemble comprised of the finest performers of chamber music from around the world. The ensemble is distinctive for artistic excellence, an innovative approach to classical music and a repertoire that ranges from baroque to brand new compositions, from familiar masterworks to those that have yet to become favorites. This performance features Bach’s “Toccata and Fugue in D Minor BWV 565,” Britten’s “Lachrymae Op. 48,” Agócs’ “Northern Lights,” Wilson’s “Three Songs of Home” world premiere—a gift from the composer to celebrate the 25th season, Bach’s “Trio Sonata in G Major, BWV 525,” D’Rivera’s “Bandoneon,” Bruce’s “Caja De Musica” and “The Eye of Night” and Barros’ “El Pescador.”

8 p.m.; single tickets $45

Pasadena Civic Auditorium Gold Room, 300 E. Green St.

For tickets, visit www.cameratapacifica.org

Pasadena Fall Home Show

October 25 - 26

The Home Show is designed for homeowners in all stages of remodeling, landscaping and decorating their homes. Each event includes hundreds of home improvement and landscaping exhibits with product demonstrations and sample interior and exterior vignettes.

Saturday 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Free

Pasadena Convention Center, 300 E. Green St.

www.pasadenahomeshow.com

A Hand-Crafted Christmas By Contemporary Crafts Market

October 31-November 2

“The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, in hopes their gifts would be Hand-Made with flair!” A traditional poem with a modern twist means hand-crafted holiday shopping is here. The Contemporary Crafts Market brings the North Pole to Pasadena. Busy as Santa’s elves, more than 200 skilled artisans are creating a hand-crafted holiday for the public. Under the tree will be jewelry, ceramics, furnishings, sculptural glass, shoes and leather goods, textiles and many other All- American originals. The Contemporary Crafts Market proves holiday dreams do come true. Forget malls, traffic jams, mass produced products or snow. At this winter wonderland, meet the accomplished artists who create unique gifts of functional art. Shop for objects of beauty you won’t find anywhere else at prices everyone can afford. There is a story behind everything you see. This is a juried show, which means the work is of the highest quality. Artisans from California and the West set the stage for the very best of American craftsmanship.

Friday and Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission $8 at the door, children 12 and younger free

Pasadena Convention Center, 300 E. Green St. 

www.craftsource.org