Events & Activities in Altadena

50% Off Hair-and-Makeup Convention

Pasadena Convention Center

$70 $35

Celebrity hair and makeup artists reveal little-known tricks of the trade, and industry experts lead insightful panel discussions

69% Off Classes at WundaBar Pilates

Multiple Locations

$145 $45

Certified instructors lead no more than 10 students through intense, high-energy Pilates classes using innovative WundaFormer machines

75% Off Music Lessons

Pasadena

$99 $25

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International music school's technically trained teachers guide pupils through rock, funk, jazz, and pop music suited for all skill levels

Up to 62% Off Fitness Classes at Rock It Workouts

Old Pasadena

$75 $29

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A-List trainers alongside live DJs crank up the energy during cardio-dance & spin classes, offered apace with yoga, boxing, & barre classes

71% Off CrossFit Classes

Pasadena

$200 $59

Level 1–certified instructors emphasize variety and intensity with fun, vigorous workouts that can include push-ups and squats

Up to 71% Off Introductory Art Classes

Multiple Locations

$216 $65

Introductory art classes utilize the Gluck Method of instruction, teaching basic drawing and painting techniques to students of all ages

63% Off One Month of Intro CrossFit Classes

Northeast

$200 $75

Skilled trainers use CrossFit method of blended techniques such as high-energy cardio and kettlebell weight training to tone the physique

45% Off Services

Multiple Locations

$200 $110

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Up to 62% Off Film and Television Youth Acting Classes

Sierra Madre

$395 $150

Bilingual and Monolingual academy; five 75-minute classes or 13 two-hour classes; sessions include what child actor parents need to know

Up to 84% Off Fitness Training at Quay Fit

Pasadena

$250 $69

Personal trainers push clients to reach fitness goals one on one or in a small-group setting

55% Off Kids' Ballet and Tap Classes

Pasadena

$65 $29

Ballet and tap classes teach kids dance skills through imaginative games and short combinations

Up to 84% Off Boot Camp Classes

Multiple Locations

$175 $29

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12 outdoor locations host early-morning boot camps that eschew screaming and exhausting exercise in favor of motivating people for the day

Up to 76% Off Capoeira Classes

West Central

$100 $25

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African-Brazilian martial arts tradition incorporates music, dancing, and acrobatics

70% Off 10 Classes at YogaHop

Yogahop Pasadena

$150 $45

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Instructors invigorate students of all skill levels with dynamic yoga classes set to hip-hop and rock music

Up to 71% Off at My Gym Children's Fitness Center

Pasadena

$154 $45

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Kids aged 0–13 romp and socialize throughout four weeks of classes and free-play sessions

Up to 61% Off Zumba, Spinning, Yoga, TRX and Rowing Classes

Pasadena

$70 $29

Zumba, spinning, yoga, rowing, and TRX suspension training classes get participants moving and burning calories during fun, dynamic workouts

Up to 63% Off 30-Day Boot Camp

Pasadena

$150 $59

Personal trainer leads challenging boot-camp sessions that aim to whip clients into shape in 30 days

45% Off Services

Pasadena

$145 $80

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Up to 56% Off Music Lessons

West Central

$100 $49

30-minute private music lessons in piano, voice, guitar, bass, brass, and songwriting

Pasadena Museum of California Art – Up to Half Off

West Central

$50 $25

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Art museum features modern design, textiles, woodblock prints, and sculptures created by California artists

51% Off Open Play & Classes at Magical Playground

Multiple Locations

$75 $37

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Jungle gym, castle bouncer, and air-hockey games amuse kids during open play; arts and crafts and basic Spanish classes expand kids' minds

Up to 63% Off Belly-Dancing Classes

East Central

$100 $39

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Graduate from basic to more advanced belly-dancing movements throughout the course of 10 or 20 classes

79% Off One-Month Training Package at Sityodtong USA

East Pasadena

$968 $199

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60-minute, early-morning workouts five days a week and unlimited training for a month as well as a 30-day nutrition guide and meal plan

Up to 63% Off at Salsa Classes

East Central

$100 $39

Expert instructors teach students the basic principles of timing, rhythm, and footwork during one-hour salsa classes

Fred Astaire – Up to 82% Off Dance Lessons

Pasadena

$165 $29

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Instructors school students during dance evaluations, private lessons, group classes, and group dance parties

Up to 52% Off at Pasadena Art Classes

Pasadena

$60 $29

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Art educator with more than 15 years’ experience leads small classes in forms such as drawing, pastels, watercolors, and oil painting

Half Off Hula-Hoop Fitness 

Pasadena

$40 $20

Two-hour Hula-Hoop classes led by a certified fitness trainer provide a cardio workout and help dissolve stress

Up to 86% Off Fitness Classes and Diet Consult

Pasadena

$115 $29

Group fitness classes aims to burn calories with the support of your peers; one-on-one nutritional consultation provides diet support

59% Off Power Yoga

Pasadena

$85 $35

Instructors focus on strength, balance, and flexibility while marrying breath with postures that range from resting poses to inversions

Cool Beans Comedy – Up to 63% Off Standup

Ice House Comedy Club

$33.64 $12.50

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Six up-and-coming comics seen on standup staples such as Chelsea Lately and Conan take the stage

83% Off Wellness Classes at Dahn Yoga

Multiple Locations

$200 $35

One-hour relaxation, energy-awareness, and core-building wellness classes revitalize the mind and body

Up to 61% Off Yoga Classes

Pasadena

$75 $29

Yoga students stretch and strengthen muscles as supportive instructors lead them through various yoga postures

Up to 63% Off Lift Tickets

La Canada Flintridge

$50 $25

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Three ski lifts transport skiers & snowboarders above 325 acres as midmountain warming hut melts snow from boots & fills hungry bellies

94% Off MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

$350 $20

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

Up to 58% Off Rock Climbing, Canyoneering, or Hiking Day Trip

Multiple Locations

$300 $150

Outdoor experts guide small groups as they traverse picturesque canyons and rappel off of waterfalls and rock walls

75% Off Dance Lessons

La Cañada Flintridge

$150 $38

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Up to 73% Off Fitness Classes and Training

La Canada Flintridge

$189 $65

Exercise with kettlebells, sand bags, ropes, and TRX straps to boost metabolic rates and burn calories

51% Off Horseback-Riding Lessons

La Cañada Flintridge

$465 $229

Riding lessons on a 40-acre ranch in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains focus on basic horsemanship and English riding techniques

59% Off Body-Sculpting Classes

Multiple Locations

$95 $39

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Students sweat to indie and hip-hop tunes during high-intensity strength and flexibility workouts designed around ballet-barre exercises

Up to 80% Off Personal Training Classes

San Marino

$300 $69

Trainers tailor two-to-three-person sessions to help clients reach their fitness goals

Half Off Fitness Packages

Mission Fitness Center

$180 $90

Private workouts tailored to your specific goals; group training sessions conducted in a boot-camp-style setting on Saturday mornings

Up to 65% Off Private Lessons at Green Brooms Music Academy

South Pasadena

$199 $69

Instructors impart knowledge of musical instruments such as the piano, cello, guitar, violin, voice, drums, and mandolin in private lessons

Up to 54% Off Private Golf Lessons

South Pasadena

$75 $37

Private lessons with 30-year veteran of the golf industry cover fundamentals of reliable swing and sound short game

Up to 58% Off All-Star Baseball School

South Pasadena

$60 $25

Equipped with rental bats and helmets, guests hit line drives in cages and depart with chewing gum, baseball cards, and instructional DVDs

Up to 68% Off at Bikram Yoga South Pasadena

South Pasadena

$40 $19

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In a heated studio, students of all levels journey through 26 postures and two breathing exercises designed to strengthen and detoxify

Up to 85% Off Unlimited Martial Arts Classes

Sunland

$85 $19

Skilled instructors lead classes to improve hand-eye coordination, self-defense technique, strength, and confidence; includes uniform

Half Off at Foothills Music Academy

Sunland

$120 $60

Music lessons available for variety of instruments, such as piano, guitar, violin, and harmonica

Up to 90% Off MMA or Boot-Camp Classes

Montrose Verdugo City

$236 $29

Students will train with fellow students of same age, size, and experience level in MMA; ladies can tone up their entire bodies in boot camp

Up to 69% Off Martial Arts or Fitness Classes

Montrose/Glendale

$159 $59

Martial arts instructors teach styles such as kung fu, tai chi, and karate; Zumba fitness also available

Circus Vargas – Up to 53% Off Animal-Free Show

Santa Anita Park

$64 $30

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Under a giant fabric tent, an animal-free cast sings, dances, flips, spins hoops, and tears around a giant sphere on motorcycles

Harlem Globetrotters – Up to 40% Off Kids' Clinic

Multiple Locations

$110 $66

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Harlem Globetrotters players coach kids ages 6–12 on basketball fundamentals, drills, and off-the-court character development

Up to 56% Off at AMF Bowling Co.

Multiple Locations

$50 $17

Bowling at over 250 locations across the country hosts groups of two, four, or six for two hours of bowling

Up to 83% Off Tae Kwon Do Classes with Uniform

Arcadia

$220 $39

Instructors teach the basic principles of tae kwon do to students of all ages

Up to 58% Off Dance Classes in Arcadia

Arcadia

$48 $20

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Founders Brandon Kwae & Laura Powell show groups how to salsa, cha-cha, Argentine tango & bachata inside their spacious dance studio.

Up to 53% Off Cooking Class

Arcadia

$95 $45

During three-hour hands-on cooking classes, chefs share insights into different cuisines or fresh takes on pantry staples

Up to 55% Off Kids Summer Camps

Multiple Locations

$225 $105

Summer camps in June and July for kids aged 7–17; study singing, write, act, and film a webisode, dance, or jam in a rock band

Up to 65% Off Blind 9 Golf

Alhambra

$100 $35

Fitters assess golfers' swings to determine ideal lofts for their ball contact and lie to make sure club soles rest flat on the ground

Up to 51% Off Sewing Machine or Vacuum Servicing

San Gabriel

$90 $45

Experts inspect machines' guts and help them work more smoothly or repair mechanisms that need extra love

Up to 64% Off Children's Art Classes

San Gabriel

$70 $25

Seasoned artists help pupils between the ages of 4 and 13 develop foundational skills before helping them prepare for their artistic futures

Up to 76% Off Group Classes at The Fitness Station

San Gabriel

$180 $49

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Classes help participants meet their health goals with high-energy Zumba or muscle-building yoga

62% Off Guitar Lessons at American Guitar Academy

Multiple Locations

$129.95 $49

Under the tutelage of skilled instructors, prospective rock icons learn scales, chords, and soloing techniques during 30-minute lessons

45% Off

Temple City

$100 $55

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Up to 62% Off at Judo & Sambo Academy

Glendale

$150 $59

Instructors teach discipline, respect, and self-defense with judo, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and Russian combat Sambo courses

Up to 85% Off Boot-Camp Workouts

Multiple Locations

$99.50 $19

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Boot-camp workouts incorporate resistance training, calisthenics, and cardio exercises in a supportive, positive environment

50% Off Fitness Training

Glendale

$100 $50

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50% Off Services

Glendale

$40 $20

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Up to 77% Off at Bella Fitness

Glendale

$100 $29

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Local gym helps clients get fit with more than 40 small-group fitness classes such as Barre, Pilates, TRX, and Zumba, offered 7 days a week

55% Off Fitness and Lifestyle Classes

Kenneth Village

$99 $45

Patrons work toward leading a healthier lifestyle through nutrition and cooking, fitness, and golf lessons

Up to 52% Off Wine Tasting at Gennaro's Ristorante

Genneros' Risrtorante

$30 $15

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Sample four local and international wines from the frequently changing tasting menu and get 10% off a take-home bottle

45% Off

Verdugo Woodlands

$100 $55

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76% Off at Crossfit Array

Glendale/Kenneth Village

$200 $49

One-hour classes consist of warm-ups, stretching, and a constantly varied functional-fitness workout that can be scaled to any fitness level

Up to 81% Off Personal Training Sessions

Glendale

$150 $45

NASM-certified trainer Troy Knudson helps clients tone their bodies and improve overall health with custom-tailored exercise routines

50% Off Salsa-Dance Classes

Grandview

$120 $60

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65% Off Group Dance Lessons

Glendale

$60 $21

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

81% Off Boxing, Kickboxing or TRX Classes

Citrus Grove

$100 $19

Torch calories and rip muscle by pounding heavy bags or battling own body weight on a system of TRX suspension bands

Glendale Dance Center – Up to 66% Off Lessons

Glendale

$75 $29

Instructors educate dancers in Latin, ballroom, or line dances during private or group lessons

Up to 74% Off Taekwondo and Hapkido Lessons

Monrovia

$125 $39

Learn the South Korean martial arts of taekwondo and hapkido from a seasoned master and his team

Up to 86% Off at Wushu Unlimited

Monrovia

$260 $39

Seasoned wushu instructors help students of all fitness levels build strength, endurance, and flexibility; uniform T-shirt provided

Up to 77% Off Martial Arts and Fitness Classes

Monrovia

$185 $49

Studio focuses on Brazilian jujitsu and muay thai kickboxing, helping patrons shed pounds and layer on muscle in intensive workouts

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The Sylvester family had bartending in its blood. Whether it was Uncle Mickey holding court with 40 years' worth of regulars or Tony Sr. mixing one of his signature Skip and Go Nakeds, they exemplified the easy grace and no-nonsense craftsmanship found in a true barman's barman. That dedication to well-poured drinks carried over to Tony Jr., who has spent the last 35 years training mixologists nationwide through the curriculum of his ABC Bartending Schools. Taught behind fully functional bars, his courses educate students in topics ranging from drink recipes and equipment setup to flair moves and alcohol awareness. His schools also emphasize employment; after graduation, students can take advantage of a nationwide job placement service to land gigs in Miami nightclubs, Las Vegas casinos, or the bar cars of Chicago's El trains.

2235 North Lake Ave
Altadena,
California
US

Promoting positive socials skills through gleeful play, Under the Sea Indoor Playground, named one of the area's best indoor play spaces by CBS Los Angeles, gives kids a colorful landscape of obstacles, toys, and floor-to-ceiling murals to play in. Throughout the three locations, youngsters of various ages ramble through soft-padded activities such as the soft moon bounce, or exorcise pent-up energy scaling the sea castle. Meanwhile, parents and guardians can watch proudly from nearby seating or join in and challenge children to good-willed games of foosball. For younger children, Under the Sea turns down the tempo of play with a soft baby corner, toddler swing, and learning-oriented play equipment. Under the Sea is designed to help develop social skills, coordination, and self-esteem with a colorful cast of painted octopi, mermaids, and sea monkeys mistaking the playground's yellow slides for sea bananas.

2333 Lake Ave
Altadena,
CA
US

Dr. Adalbert and Eva Fenyes’s 1906 Beaux-Arts mansion served as a haven and gathering place for local musicians, artists, writers, and scientists for decades. In 1970, in an effort to ensure this salon atmosphere would live on, their descendants transferred the family mansion, its gardens, and scores of original furnishings and artwork to the Pasadena Museum of History. Today, the more than 85-year-old museum fills the Fenyes Estate with tours, exhibits, and a range of events as part of its mission to preserve and display Pasadena's history and culture.

Docents lead tours through the rooms of the National and California Historic Landmark mansion, which once served as the Finnish Consulate. (Nearby, the Finnish Folk Art Museum resides in the estate’s former sauna and guesthouse.) The history experts also conduct regular spotlight tours of specific collections that embody local high-society life at the turn of the 20th century.

In the History Center Galleries, the staff curates rotating exhibits on local history. Outside, visitors can wander the verdant landscaped gardens that separate the History Center Galleries from the Finnish Folk Art Museum and prevent staff members from reaching each other with volleys of water balloons.

470 W Walnut St
Pasadena,
CA
US

At Scarlet Tea Room and Fine Dining, the tea services represent both a treasured English tradition and a modern form of celebration. Here, groups gather beneath a chandelier flecked with vibrant red accents to indulge in five-course meals. Their loose-leaf steeped beverages—which range from a sweet and lemony French verveine to a smoky Chinese lapsang souchong—complement a selection of bite-size desserts and light sandwiches stuffed with savory fillings such as prosciutto, aged white cheddar, and sun-dried-tomato spread. The afternoon tea service also includes housemade scones and berries romanoff, a fruity dessert served in a dark-chocolate cup.

On Friday and Saturday evenings, the award-winning kitchen staff prepares small plates of shareable dinner fare such as grilled skirt steak with marinated mushrooms, sautéed gnocchi with walnut-arugula pesto, and Fijian kingfish crudo with grapefruit and green papaya. To celebrate special occasions, such as Valentine's Day or Father's Day, diners can order specialty cakes for pickup or visit the dining room for a romantic concert or saucy burlesque performance by Queen Elizabeth.

18 W Green St
Pasadena,
CA
US

Chefs at redwhite+bluezz sling exceptionally tasty salads, soups, entrees, and desserts forged from creative ingredients and accented with upscale libations. The luxurious menu unleashes contemporary influences upon classic recipes, such as a starter of fondue kicked into the 21st century by a squad of lobster, spinach, artichoke hearts, fontina, and sliced baguette ($14). Main courses flank the all-American meatiness of a buffalo rib eye with pommes lyonnaise, burrata and tomato gratin ($32) and hide vegetarian surprises such as pumpkin gnocchi served with roasted spaghetti squash and a pool of pistachio buerre noisette ($21). Quell sweet teeth clamoring for attention with unshareable desserts such as the vineyard-inspired cookie-mousse Eton Mess ($7).

70 S Raymond Ave
Pasadena,
CA
US

Most gyms don't limit their membership enrollment, which is why Meridian's Bodies in Motion does. By managing their member count, the workout areas are less crowded and visitors can step right up to machines without wasting precious calorie-burning minutes waiting in line. The staff can focus on keeping the facility clean and getting acquainted with clients, adding personal touches such as greeting members by name every time they enter and swipe their membership card, which means "hello" in several languages.

At each facility, a team of certified fitness instructors encourages exercise efforts during an array of group classes, including Zumba, spin, yoga, Pilates, kickboxing, and cross-training. The certified personal trainers devise customized workout routines and monitor exercisers' forms as they carve muscles lifting free weights and slim down on cardio and strength-training equipment from Icarian, Hammer Strength, Precor, and FreeMotion. Special features—such as racquetball courts, swimming pools, saunas, indoor basketball courts, boxing rings, childcare, and cuddly kitten pits—vary depending on location.

900 South Arroyo Parkway
Pasadena,
CA
US