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Aug
12
Mon
La Pinotresca Teen Education Center @ La Pintoresca Teen Education Center
Aug 12 2019 – May 29 2020 all-day
Aug
26
Mon
Adventures Cheer & Dance – Hamilton @ City of Pasadena
Aug 26 2019 – Mar 15 2020 all-day
Jan
4
Sat
Tai Chi @ The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens
Jan 4 @ 8:30 am – Feb 15 @ 10:00 am

Saturdays, Jan. 4-Feb. 15 8:30-10 a.m. Experience tai chi in the tranquil setting of the gardens in this seven-part series led by instructor Kathy Chyan, suitable for beginning and intermediate students. **Due to construction in the Chinese Garden, location has changed** Class is held at the Loggia of the Huntington Art Gallery. Visit any admission window for directions to the Huntington Art Gallery for check-in at 8:15 a.m. Registration is not available day of the event. To be added to a wait list, please call 626-405-3457. Refunds require 5-day cancellation notification.

Jan
8
Wed
HuntingTots: PLAY Music @ The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens
Jan 8 @ 9:30 am – Jan 29 @ 10:30 am

Wednesdays, Jan. 8, 15, 22 & 29 Choose between 9:30-10:30 a.m. or 10:30-11:30 a.m. or 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Young music fans (ages 6 months to 3 years) can enjoy songs, stories, instrument play, and movement activities-with a bit of inspiration from the art collections, including colorful works by Alexander Calder-in a program presented by the early childhood educators from PLAY. Registration for the four-session series includes one child and up to two participating adults, a playlist of music downloads, and web-based family materials. Class is held in Roger’s Classroom in the Education and Visitor Center. Visit any admission window for directions to the Roger’s Classroom for check-in at 9:15 a.m for 9:30 a.m. class, 10:15 a.m. for 10:30 a.m. class, or 11:15 a.m. for 11:30 a.m. class. Registration is not available day of the event. To be added to a wait list, call 626-405-3457. Refunds require 5-day cancellation notification.

Jan
10
Fri
Portraits in Watercolor @ The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens
Jan 10 @ 9:00 am – Feb 28 @ 1:00 pm

Fridays, Jan 10-Feb 28 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Join artist Robert Sherrill for an eight-part series in watercolor portrait painting, and learn fundamentals such as proportion and anatomy, watercolor techniques, and capturing character and personality. Class is held in Steven’s Classroom of the Banta Education and Visitor Center. Visit any admission window for directions to the Banta Education and Visitor Center for check-in at 8:45 a.m. Registration is not available day of the event. To be added to a wait list, call 626-405-3457. Refunds require 5-day cancellation notification.

Jan
24
Fri
Conference: The First Vision of Joseph Smith, Jr.: 200 Years On @ Rothenberg Hall, The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens
Jan 24 @ 9:00 am – Jan 25 @ 5:00 pm

Friday, Jan. 24, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Rooted in The Huntington’s substantial collection of Mormon history materials, this conference commemorates the 200th anniversary of Joseph Smith’s proclaimed First Vision experience. Speakers analyze the various accounts of Smith’s theophany and assess what it has come to mean both to the Latter-day Saints and to the larger religious community generally. The program also positions Smith’s claim to visions and revelations within the larger context of American religious history; explores its historicity and theological ramifications; and illuminates what remains, even at two centuries distance, a contested moment in American history. Rothenberg Hall Registration for this 2-day conference is $25, with an optional buffet lunch each day for $20. Conference registration is $10 for current Huntington docents, and free for current Long-Term Fellows and students with a current Student I.D. Please bring your current I.D. to event day check-in. Students, please note school affiliation after your name when registering. Conference Schedule FRIDAY, JAN. 24 8:30 a.m. – Registration & Coffee 9:30 a.m. – Welcome: Steve Hindle (The Huntington) Remarks: Richard E. Bennett (Brigham Young University) 10 a.m. – Session 1: The Vision of All is Come Unto You (Isaiah): Implications and Documentation Moderator: Richard E. Bennett (Brigham Young University) LeGrand R. Curtis, Jr. (Church Historian, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) The First Vision and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Peter J. Blodgett (The Huntington) The Visions of Zion: A Century of Documenting the Latter-day Saint Experience at the Huntington Library 12 p.m. – Lunch 1 p.m. – Session 2: In a Dream, In a Vision of the Night (Job): New Age and Old Revelation Moderator: Richard J. Mouw (Fuller Theological University) Richard L. Bushman (Columbia University) Joseph Smith and the Beginnings of Modernism George M. Marsden (University of Notre Dame) New Age, Old Revelation: Reflections on the Postmillennial Context 3 p.m. – Break 3:15 p.m. – Session 3: I Will Come to Visions and Revelations (2 Cor.): Visions in Historical Context Moderator: David F. Holland (Harvard University) Rachel Cope (Brigham Young University) Early American Visions of the Divine John H. Wigger (University of Missouri) Methodism as Context for Joseph Smith’s First Vision SATURDAY, JAN. 25 9 a.m. – Registration & Coffee 9:30 a.m. – Session 4: What Seest Thou? (Jeremiah): Interpreting the First Vision Moderator: Peter Blodgett (The Huntington) Steven Harper (Brigham Young University) A Brief Reception History of Joseph Smith’s First Vision Richard E. Bennett (Brigham Young University) `Not the First, but the Second: Changing Latter-day Saint Emphases on Joseph Smith’s First Vision 11:30 a.m. – Lunch 12:30 p.m. – Session 5: I Have Dreamed a Dream, or . . . I Have Seen a Vision (Book of Mormon): Controversies and Concerns Moderator: Steven Harper (Brigham Young University) Ann Taves (University of California, Santa Barbara) First Vision Controversies: Implications for Accounts of Mormon Origins Kathleen Flake (University of Virginia) The Form and Power of Godliness as Joseph Smith’s First and Abiding Concern 2:30 p.m. – Break 2:45 p.m. – Session 6: Where There is No Vision, the People Perish (Proverbs): Comparisons and Considerations Moderator: Richard E. Bennett (Brigham Young University) David F. Holland (Harvard University) Visionary Cultures in Comparison: Ellen White, Joseph Smith and the Varieties of Revelatory Experience Richard J. Mouw (Fuller Theological Seminary) Though We or an Angel from Heaven: Evangelicals and the First Vision 4:45 p.m. – General Reflections and Q&A Moderator: Richard E. Bennett Discussants: All participants

Jan
25
Sat
Children’s Flower Arranging: Flowers with Faces @ The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens
Jan 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Make your own whimsical arrangement inspired by the lush orchids in the rainforest environment of The Conservatory. If you look closely, you might notice that some of those blooms have naturally funny “faces.” Ages 7 and up. Fee includes one accompanying adult-child must be accompanied by an adult. Class is held in the Head House of the Brody Botanical Center. Visit any admission window for directions to the Botanical Circle for check-in at 12:45 p.m. Registration is not available day of the event. To be added to a wait list, call 626-405-3457. Refunds require 5-day cancellation notification.

Family Day: Year of the Rat @ Norton Simon Museum
Jan 25 @ 1:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Sponsor: Norton Simon MuseumFor more information call: 626-449-6840Or click here: www.nortonsimon.org/events/2020/winter-2020/Year-of-the-Rat-1-25-2020-130pm/date/2020-01-25January 25 marks the beginning of the Year of the Rat; in celebration of the Chinese New Year, view a sculpture that includes the elephant-headed god Ganesha’s vehicle, a rat, which symbolizes Ganesha’s ability to overcome obstacles of all sizes. Then create a small stuffed animal toy of your choice as a reminder that you can overcome anything. Speaker: Educator … This activity is designed for families with children ages 4-10. No reservations needed.

Vivaldi Four Seasons @ Ambassador Auditorium
Jan 25 @ 2:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Sponsor: Pasadena Symphony and PopsFor more information call: 626-793-7172Or click here: pasadenasymphony-pops.org/concert/vivaldi-four-seasons/Pasadena Symphony and Pops presents Vivaldi Four Seasons featuring Marissa Benedict (principal), Simone Porter (violin) and Reena Esmail (composer). Conducted by David Lockington. Program includes: Albinoni “Concerto for Trumpet”; Vivaldi “Four Seasons”; Bach “Goldberg Variations for strings”; Reena Esmail “Teen Murti”; Piazzolla “Spring” from Four Seasons of Buenos Aires. To purchase tickets, go to the above link.

Vivaldi Four Seasons @ Ambassador Auditorium
Jan 25 @ 8:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Sponsor: Pasadena Symphony and PopsFor more information call: 626-793-7172Or click here: pasadenasymphony-pops.org/concert/vivaldi-four-seasons/Pasadena Symphony and Pops presents Vivaldi Four Seasons featuring Marissa Benedict (principal), Simone Porter (violin) and Reena Esmail (composer). Conducted by David Lockington. Program includes: Albinoni “Concerto for Trumpet”; Vivaldi “Four Seasons”; Bach “Goldberg Variations for strings”; Reena Esmail “Teen Murti”; Piazzolla “Spring” from Four Seasons of Buenos Aires. To purchase tickets, go to the above link.