• connect-week-2016This year, Connect Week, Astronomy Week, ArtNight and ArtWalk happen to be scheduled in the same week.

      By Marguerite Kribs

      To simplify things, and help diffuse confusion, here’s a one-stop simplified daily listing that you can check, recheck, and consult, every time you are wondering what’s going on in the city!

      This list is IOS and Android friendly.

      Quick intro

      Here’s a brief introduction of the wonderful events (some are conflicting with each other) that are taking place the week of Oct. 16 to Oct. 23.

      Connect Week

      – Oct 16-23

      – 6 venues showcasing science + astronomy, design, technology, and entrepreneurship in Pasadena and Los Angeles.

      Astronomy Week

      – October 16-22

      – 10 (so far) Pasadena-based scientific institutions and organizations partnering together for this event. The press release mentions eight, their website mentions ten, but who’s counting!

      ArtNight

      – Fri, Oct. 21

      17 venues (and few unofficial ones) participate ins this wonderful event that the city organizes every year (6-10 pm).

      ArtWalk

      – Sat, Oct.22

      One of the area’s largest urban art fair with an Art Stroll, hands-on activities, entertainment and much more (11 am – 5 pm).

      Full Schedule

      Sunday, Oct. 16

      2:00 – 5:00 pm: Staff Recommended
      Carnegie Observatories Open House
      One of the best kept secrets in Pasadena. Never a dull moment plus excellent food.
      @Carnegie Observatories

      *Other events are full.

      Monday, Oct. 17

      9:00 am – 3:00 pm:
      Introduction to CNC Fabrication
      Supplyframe DesignLab presents an Introduction to CNC Fabrication. safety glasses are provided.
      @Supplyframe DesignLab

      2:00 – 3:30pm:
      Design Driven Startups & Inspirational Design Thinking
      The latest in Design Thinking by Soren Petersen.
      @Cross Campus

      3:30 – 5:00 pm:
      Design better products in just 5 days
      Design a better product for speed to market in just 5 days.
      @Cross Campus

      4:00 – 6:00 pm: Kid friendly
      Kidspace @ Supplyframe
      Kidspace holds a free event at the Supplyframe design lab.
      @Supplyframe DesignLab

      5:00 – 6:00 pm:
      Product Innovation in Fortune 100 Enterprises
      A conversation with Alexandra Rosen @leXiro and Ming Chan @mingAtT1M.
      @Cross Campus

      6:00 – 8:00 pm:
      Accelerating Your Startup in the USA and Internationally
      With speaker Mike Miller, the co-founder of Wild Horse Labs.
      @WeWork Pasadena

      6:30 – 7:00 pm:
      The Future of Making Things.
      Keynote speaker delving into the new generation of cloud and mobile-based software.
      @Cross Campus

      7:00 – 8:00 pm:
      3D Printing Demonstration and Discussion
      A quick explanation of how 3D printing works.
      @Supplyframe DesignLab

      7:30 – 9:30 pm:
      Astronomy on Tap
      Beer and astronomy interacting with world-class scientists in a bar (21 and older only) with two 10- to 15-minute talks on general astronomy/astrophysics.
      @Der Wolfskopf

      Tuesday, Oct. 18

      11:00 am – 8:00 pm:
      3D Printing and Micro-Manufacturing for New Business
      Food and conversation, and meet people using MAKEIT 3D printing.
      @MAKEiT

      11:30 am – 1:00 pm:
      GA Lunch Break: Founder’s Talk with HeroPay
      Have lunch and get an exclusive sneak peek of delicious treats and discussion of the intersection of technology, design, art, and food.
      @Cross Campus

      4:00 – 6:00 pm: Kid friendly
      Mayseo the Magician
      He dazzles as he performs and teaches all about magic and the science and history behind it.
      @Supplyframe DesignLab

      5:00  – 7:00 pm:
      CxO Happy Hour
      An informal get together.
      @The Blind Donkey

      6:00 – 8:30 pm:
      Hackaday Happy Hour Show & Tell
      Hackaday and Tindie Happy Hour Show & Tell.
      @Kings Row Gastropub

      6:30 – 8:30pm:
      How To Recruit, Retain and Promote Women in Tech
      Presentation by Kelly Watson and panel.
      @Cross Campus

      6:30 – 7:30 pm:
      How a community of strangers helped pivot great projects into really great products
      Three presentations of the most successful “case studies” from the monthly Meetup.
      @ADP Innovation Center

      7:30 – 9:30 pm:
      Astronomy on Tap
      Beer and astronomy interacting with world-class scientists in a bar (21 and older only) with two 10- to 15-minute talks on general astronomy/astrophysics.
      @Der Wolfskopf

      Wednesday, Oct. 19

      11:00 am – 12:00 pm:
      Idealab Open House
      @Idealab

      11:30 am – 1:00 pm:
      Lunch Break: Using Improv to Succeed in Business
      Have lunch and learn something new and polish up your communication skills.
      @Cross Campus

      4:00 – 5:00 pm:
      Coding for Treasure
      Be inspired to design, create, and innovate.
      @Supplyframe DesignLab

      4:00 – 5:00 pm: Kid friendly
      Nanotechnology for Kids
      Delve into the world of nanotechnology and explore how minuscule science is changing the world around us.
      @Kidspace Children’s Museum

      5:00 – 6:00 pm:
      The ROI of UX: why investing in design early on is smart business
      NELAUX
      A presentation and discussion led by the founding partners of Interactivism,
      @Cross Campus

      5:00 – 6:00 pm:
      Coding for Treasure: Video Game Design
      A workshop in video game design.
      @Supplyframe DesignLab

      5:15 – 6:15 pm:
      How Nanotechnology is Making an Impact to Our Environment
      Learn first hand how nanotechnology is changing our daily life.
      @Pasadena Library Hastings Branch

      6:00 – 8:00 pm:
      NELAUX UX Happy Hour
      Mix it up with designers, developers, entrepreneurs.
      @Cross Campus

      6:00 – 10:00 pm:
      TechSparks Tech Crawl
      Start the night at a guided tour of many great companies, get demos, meet employees, learn about job opportunities.
      @Various places:

      • 6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
      • WeWork – 177 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91105
        Explore the companies operating at WeWork Pasadena including Quant Price, Fork Spot, Helium Social & Products to Profits.
      • 6:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
      • iRobot – 177 E Colorado Blvd., Suite 400, Pasadena, CA 91105
        iRobot designs and builds robots that empower people to do more. Our products provide people with smarter ways to clean and accomplish more in their daily lives.
      • 7:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
      • Idealab – 130 W Union St, Pasadena, CA 91103
        Explore the operating companies at Idealab, come for the open house or tours at 6:30pm and 7:30pm
      • 7:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
      • Cross Campus – 85 N Raymond Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103
        Explore the companies operating at Cross Campus Pasadena
      • 8:00 pm.
      • Everyone will converge at Barney’s Beanery to mix and mingle with other great minds. The beer’s on TechSparks!

      6:30 – 8:00 pm:
      Pasadena Entrepreneurs’­ Meetup
      First of a monthly “mastermind” meetups for people who are or want to start and run entrepreneurial organizations.
      @Goldstar Events, Inc.

      7:00 pm – 12:00 am: Staff Recommended
      Mt. Wilson Astronomy Night
      See the night sky through telescopes. (You can reserve up to 2 tickets. For ticket requests, email MtWilsonAstronomyNight@gmail.com).
      @Mount Wilson Observatory

      7:30 – 9:30 pm:
      Astronomy on Tap
      Beer and astronomy interacting with world-class scientists in a bar (21 and older only) with two 10- to 15-minute talks on general astronomy/astrophysics.
      @Der Wolfskopf

      Thursday, Oct. 20

      10:00 am – 4:00 pm:
      Pasadena Bioscience Collaborative Open House
      @Pasadena Bioscience Collaborative

      11:30 am – 1:00 pm:
      GA Lunch Break: Branding While Broke
      Have lunch and learn how to build your own brand!
      @Cross Campus

      2:00 – 5:00 pm:
      iRobot Open House
      @iRobot

      4:00 – 6:00 pm:
      STEAM:CODERS presents The Foos: Coding for Kids at the Apple Store
      Envision, engage, and ignite your ideas with STEAM:Coders and codeSpark’s The Foos!
      @Apple Store

      4:00 – 6:00 pm:
      Barnabas Robotics
      Learn STEAM concepts in a fun and engaging manner.
      @Supplyframe DesignLab

      4:00 – 6:00 pm: Kid friendly
      Neon Retro Arcade for Kids
      It’s free for Connect Week, Needto RSVP.
      @Neon Retro Arcade

      5:00 – 10:00 pm: Staff Recommended
      Green Street Village First Open House
      Live music, treats, specials, and more.
      @Green Street Village

      6:00 – 10:00 pm:
      Division for Planetary Sciences Public Night
      A rare free public talk at the Convention Center.
      @Pasadena Convention Center

      6:00 – 9:00 pm:
      Big Bang Block Party Staff Recommended. Use Code “PHOTON” for 50% off your ticket!
      A giant block party with music, games, two bars, and fiery food.
      @Big Bang Theory Way

      6:00 – 7:30 pm:
      SolarUP San Gabriel
      A no-obligation consultation, free workshops, and pricing starting at 20% below market rates. Sounds like a sales pitch!

      6:30 – 8:00 pm:
      Leading Ladies: What Made Great Women Great Leaders
      Women (and men) of all ages, are invited for a talk by the author of business bible for women, Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office> $15 pp / $7 for students.
      @Epic Spaces

      7:00 – 8:00 pm:
      JPL The von Kármán Lecture
      Dr. Aaron Parness will give a talk about “Asteroid Anchors, Rock Climbing Robots, Gecko Grippers, and Other Ways to Stick in Space.”
      @NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

      7:00 – 8:30 pm:
      The Thinking Eye
      A free public lecture presented by Edward Tufte.
      @ArtCenter College of Design

      7:30 – 9:30 pm:
      Astronomy on Tap
      Beer and astronomy interacting with world-class scientists in a bar (21 and older only) with two 10- to 15-minute talks on general astronomy/astrophysics.
      @Der Wolfskopf

      Friday, Oct. 21

      8:15 – 9:30 am:
      Game for your Life – Gamification Trends & Innovation
      Innovate Pasadena Friday Morning Coffee
      @Cross Campus

      10:00 – 11:00 am:
      Growth Hacking for Start-ups
      Pasadena Angels present a forum on growth hacking with Pasadena Angels funded company CEOs of NailSnaps and Chai Energy, Angel Anderson and Cole Hershkowitz. Moderated by Pasadena Angels investor Taylor Adams and Chris Graham of Noname Ventures.
      @Pasadena Angels

      4:00 – 5:00 pm:
      Monetizing Your Expertise Quickly √ Staff Recommended
      Learn how to monetize your expertise by creating, and implementing, tools to quickly gain more visibility, credibility and revenue. Every business person has expertise that can be packaged and marketed and monetized in different mediums. You’ll see 7 different types of media that you can use to drive profitable customer action.
      @WeWork PasadenaRegister here.

      5:00 – 6:00 pm
      WeWork Cocktail Break & Panel: Investing Time and Energy to Build a Legacy
      a brief cocktail & networking break with delicious light appetizers courtesy of WeWork. At 5:15 we’ll start a “fireside chat” style panel. Our panelists will be sharing perspectives on what’s important to investors who invest their money and effort for the biggest impact.
      @WeWork PasadenaRegister here.

      6:00 – 10:00 pm:
      Art Night  √ Staff Recommended

      VENUEROUTE
      1A ROOM TO CREATE (ARC) PASADENA
      1158 E. Colorado Blvd.
      626.204.0331
      The Pennington Dance Group presents a kinetic evening of dance works, music & dialogues with local dance & performing artists.
      2ARMORY CENTER FOR THE ARTS
      145 N. Raymond Ave.
      626.792.5101
      Radio Imagination: The Exhibition celebrates the inspiring legacy of Octavia E. Butler, an African-American science fiction writer who was born in Pasadena. This group exhibition includes Laylah Ali, Courtesy the Artists (Malik Gaines and Alexandro Segade), Lauren Halsey, Mendi + Keith Obadike, Connie Samaras, and Cauleen Smith.
      3ARTCENTER COLLEGE OF DESIGN
      Williamson Gallery

      1700 Lida St.
      626.396.2200Experience the public debut of Uncertainty, where science-meets-art through installations, artifacts, and visualizations of data by nine artists/scientists. You’ll see the spectacular and the intriguing in this unique exhibit!
      4ARTCENTER COLLEGE OF DESIGN
      South Campus

      950 S. Raymond Ave.
      626.3962200Explore the artistic and aesthetic possibilities of data-driven-form-making though the medium of typography with DoubleData. This exhibition draws from a broad range of subjects—from architecture to linguistics, pop culture to public policy, and Dr. Seuss to Wikileaks.
      5artWORKS TEEN CENTER
      2914 E. Walnut St.
      626.793.9202artWORKS teens display their talents through live performance and visual arts.  An interactive evening that includes hands-on printmaking and screen-printing, supported entertainment by Eclectic Waves.
      6CITY OF PASADENA – CITY HALL
      100 N. Garfield Ave.Enjoy a snack and listen to live music while you wait for a free shuttle to take you to one of the many cultural venues open during ArtNight.
      7CURATORIAL ASSISTANCE
      113 E. Union Street
      626.577.9696

      Curatorial Assistance opens the E.O. Hoppé Estate Collection archive to share recently discovered masterworks from this Photo-Modernist’s great American road trip of 1926.
      8JACKIE ROBINSON COMMUNITY CENTER
      1020 N. Fair Oaks Ave.
      626.744.7300Learn about the history of African American Art and the legacy of Pasadena and world icons Jackie & Mack Robinson.
      9KIDSPACE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM
      480 N Arroyo Blvd.
      626.449.9144Paint the night with light and color at Kidspace Children’s Museum.  Explore the transformative effects of light on shape, color and the world around us.  Join us for a luminous performance at 7 pm in the Stone Hollow Amphitheater.
      10LIGHT BRINGER PROJECT @ DAY ONE
      175 N. Euclid Ave.
      626.590.1134Come celebrate the creative thinkers and risk-takers who help shape our future! Visual art, photography, music, installations, food and more will demonstrate the power of idea-making.
      11LINEAGE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
      89 S. Fair Oaks Ave.
      626.844.7008The Lineage Performing Arts Center is a community hub for the arts, presenting selections from the dance company along with special musical guests for ArtNight.
      12NORTON SIMON MUSEUM
      411 W. Colorado Blvd.
      626.449.6840Enjoy States of Mind: Picasso Lithographs 1945–1960, an exhibition exploring the evolution of Picasso’s individual print compositions through multiple states, subtle adjustments and radical revisions.
      13PASADENA CENTRAL LIBRARY
      285 W. Walnut St.Meet local authors, comic creators and artists then browse through their books. Enjoy family fun activities, musical performances, and crafts all presented by community organizations.
      14PASADENA CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC
      100 N. Hill Ave.
      626.683.3355Live music all night at the Pasadena Conservatory of Music! Explore multiple venues on PCM’s campus while enjoying continuous classical, multicultural, and interactive performances!
      15PASADENA MUSEUM OF CALIFORNIA ART
      490 E. Union St.
      626.568.3665See paintings inspired by vistas, lifestyles, and industries existing along the California coastline; Lloyd Hamrol’s large-scale felt sculptures and Joan Perlman’s abstract paintings and prints.
      16PASADENA MUSEUM OF HISTORY
      470 W. Walnut St.
      626.577.1660Explore the artistry, beauty, and legacy of Arts & Crafts and mid-century ceramics in the exhibits Batchelder: Tilemaker and Cast & Fired: Pasadena’s Mid-Century Ceramics Industry.

      6:00 – 10:00 pm
      Passion – Opening art Reception
      New exhibit, “Passion!” with  tours of the historic, 110-year-old Blinn House.
      @Women’s City Club of Pasadena

      6:00 – 10:00 pm
      Double Data: Typography + Data Visualization
      A focus on the expression of data through the medium of typography, Double Data.
      @ArtCenter College of Design

      6:30 – 7:30 pm:
      Illuminating Designs: ADP UX Designer and ArtCenter Alumni Roel Punzalan talks about Project HiFi Highlight
      With Roel Punzalan.
      @ADP Innovation Center

      6:30 – 8:00 pm:
      Universal Laws and Principles for Success
      Skip Jennings workshop to help you understand the greatest gift to you is you.
      @Epic Spaces

      7 pm:
      Suppressed Desires by pioneering female playwright Susan Glaspell. Premiered in 1915 by the Provincetown Players, one of the groundbreaking theater troupes of the early 20th Century paving the way for modernism in American Theater, this one-act play is a comic send up of Freudian dream theory that still resonates today. Directed by Lori Brodbeck. Performed in the Chapel. Snack buffet following the performance.
      @First United Methodist Church

      8 pm:
      Organ Concert – Aaron Shows presents Sounds of the Season on the church’s venerable Skinner pipe organ. Don’t miss this as Aaron “pulls out all the stops.” Performed in the Sanctuary.
      @First United Methodist Church

      7:00 – 8:00 pm:
      JPL The von Kármán Lecture: same Thursday talk repeated at PCC.
      @Pasadena City College

      7:00 – 9:00 pm:
      Pasadena’s Interplanetary Connection: How it all works
      @ArtCenter College of Design

      7:00 – 10:00 pm:
      Rails Girls LA
      A a non-profit volunteer worldwide community inspiring women to be involved in the tech community.
      @Spokeo

      Saturday, Oct. 22

      8:00 am – 6:00 pm
      Website Weekend LA Staff Recommended
      This event brings in non-profits and organizations doing great work in the local LA community and pair them up with teams of digital professionals.
      @OpenX

      9:00 – 11:00 am:
      SumoBots @ Supplyframe
      Experience the art and science of SumoBots first hand as students learn how to make and test an autonomous bot from the ground up!
      @Supplyframe DesignLab

      9:00 – 11:00 am:
      iPhone Videography for Kids Kid friendly
      Recommended for students in grades 5-8. Need to RSVP.
      @Apple Store

      9:00 am – 6:00 pm:
      Rails Girls LA
      A non-profit volunteer worldwide community inspiring women to be involved in the tech community.
      @Spokeo

      10:00 am – 12:00 pm:
      Pasadena’s Interplanetary Connection: How it all works
      @ArtCenter College of Design

      11:00 am – 5:00 pm:
      Pasadena ARTWalk  Staff Recommended
      The 11th Annual Pasadena ARTWalk features:

      1:30- 2:30 pm:
      Family fun learning about the Tongva, the Los Angeles area’s original indigenous people, with activities and a performance presented by our fall drama camp children. Make a blessing stick, design a Tongva game to take home, watch artist Debra Vodhanel demonstrate how she made illustrations for A Story of Seven Sisters, a Tongva Pleides legend, and then see the play performed, puppet style.
      @First United Methodist Church

      2:00 – 8:00 pm:
      Pasadena Astronomy Festival Staff Recommended
      Free family fun astronomy activities such as an inflatable digital planetarium as well as special telescopes that can be used for daytime and nighttime viewing.
      @Pasadena Convention Center

      4 pm:
      Suppressed Desires (repeat of 7 p.m. performance from Friday).
      By pioneering female playwright Susan Glaspell. Premiered in 1915 by the Provincetown Players, one of the groundbreaking theater troupes of the early 20th Century paving the way for modernism in American Theater, this one-act play is a comic send up of Freudian dream theory that still resonates today. Directed by Lori Brodbeck. Performed in the Chapel.
      – Snack buffet following the performance.
      @First United Methodist Church

      5:30 pm:
      What Now?
      A staged readers’ theater performance of a church wrestling with becoming reconciling, celebrating the fifth anniversary of First United Methodist Church’s vote to become a Reconciling Congregation (one that intentionally welcomes LGBTQ persons).
      @First United Methodist Church

      Sunday, Oct. 23

      11:00 am – 4:30 pm:
      Art Center Car Classic 2016: Built by Hand
      Celebrate handcrafted vehicles from the past and present.
      @ArtCenter College of Design

      8:00 am – 6:00 pm:
      Website Weekend LA Staff Recommended
      This event brings in non-profits and organizations doing great work in the local LA community and pair them up with teams of digital professionals.
      @OpenX

       


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