All the must-do Pasadena events this fall

Summer is over, but that doesn’t mean the fun has ended in Pasadena. In fact, Autumn is a wonderful time to explore Pasadena, as crisp air bristles through the gorgeous oak trees and leaves start to change to fall colors at both the Arboretum and the Huntington Library. Whether you already live in the city or are coming to tour Terraces at The Ambassador Gardens, etco HOMES’ coveted community of luxury townhomes and flats priced from the mid $2 millions, you’ll want to mark your calendar for these fall Pasadena events.

Art Night Pasadena—Pasadena, October 12

During one of the city’s favorite Pasadena events, museums are open with no admission fee, and many offer special programming. Free shuttles are also available to take the nearly 30,000 visitors from venue to venue.

Craftoberfest—Brookside Golf Course, October 13

“Craftoberfest will feature over 30 different craft breweries and unique Los Angeles and Pasadena food vendors.”

The Woman in Black —Pasadena Playhouse, October 17–November 11

Pasadena Playhouse’s fall production is “a classic ghost story about a man who believes he and his family have been cursed by a ghostly woman in black. He tells his terrifying story to exorcise the fear that grips his soul.”

Pasadena Symphony and Pops—Mozart Requiem—The Ambassador Gardens, October 20

“Mozart’s hauntingly beautiful ‘Requiem’ gets the Pasadena Symphony’s 2018–19 season off to a grand start.”

Contemporary Crafts Market —Pasadena Convention Center Exhibit Hall, October 26–28

This juried event offers great browsing and shopping opportunities!

Moonlight Forest—The Arboretum, October 26–January 06

Don’t miss one of the most unique Pasadena events all year. “Coming in the fall to the Los Angeles Arboretum and Botanic Garden, is the unforgettable Moonlight Forest. The breathtaking fantasy of light will transform the Arboretum like you have never seen before. You will be mesmerized by the magnificent lantern art that represents exotic animals, shimmering flowers, whimsical pandas, soaring dragons, and other fantastic creations. The illuminating entertainment of the Moonlight Forest is perfect to enjoy with friends and family.”

De Yun She—Pasadena Civic Auditorium, November 3

A popular Chinese “traditional Cross-Talk Show,” De Yun She is a can’t-miss comedy performance on its one stop in Pasadena.

Distinguished Speaker Series—Ambassador Auditorium, November 7

Annie Leibovitz kicks off the 23rd season of the Pasadena Distinguished Speaker Series at the Ambassador Auditorium. Addition speakers through the winter include Chris Wallace on January 16 and James Comey on February 11.

Craftsman Weekend—Pasadena, November 9–November 11

Celebrate with Pasadena Heritage as they present the 27th Annual Craftsman Weekend, “the largest and most comprehensive salute to the Arts & Crafts Movement in the western United States.” Activities throughout the weekend include “tours of significant Craftsman-era houses, bus and walking tours, an exposition show and sale, a silent auction, unique presentations, and exclusive evening receptions at historic sites.”

Pasadena Symphony and Pops—Bernstein & Copland—The Ambassador Gardens, November 17

Enjoy hits from On the Town, West Side Story “plus the best from his friends and contemporaries with Copland, Barber and more.”

Enchanted: Forest of Light—Descanso Gardens, November 18–January 06

This has become one of the city’s favorite fall and winter Pasadena events, with thousands of visitors experiencing Descanso Gardens’ enchanted forest, which includes magical lighting displays and interactive exhibitions along a one-mile path. “New this year is ‘Aqueous’ by Jen Lewis, an interactive landscape of meandering pathways of light.”

For more information about events in Pasadena and luxury living in the city, visit Terraces. These single-level flats and tri-level townhomes with private elevators offer the ultimate lock-and-leave luxury in Old Town Pasadena. The upscale three-bedroom residences offer open, airy floorplans with up to three baths with two powder rooms in 3,040 to 4,430 square feet. Gourmet kitchens reveal professional Italian Linea Quattro flat-panel, European-style cabinetry in designer-selected finishes with soft-close doors and drawers; Caesarstone® countertops; islands with eating bar (per plan); Wolf and Asco appliances; and built-in Subzero refrigerators. Entertainment rooms, home office/retreats, and idyllic rooftop decks or outdoor terraces with glass railings to maximize views are also offered.

Terraces’ location in the historic Ambassador Gardens puts buyers within an easy stroll to dining, shopping, entertainment, cultural, and recreational opportunities, with many just a few blocks away. Yet the stunning, natural setting feels like a private oasis, with acres of rolling lawns, meandering walkways, private seating areas, towering trees, lush flora, and bubbling fountains and streams.

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