Craftsman Weekend @ Pasadena Heritage


I’m not much of a volunteer member, certainly not a docent, of Pasadena Heritage (or any organization!), but in my small way I help spread the world out to the community. It’s time to remind y’all it’s that time of the year again…

The 22nd annual CRAFTSMAN WEEKEND from Pasadena Heritage!


PH front


For 1st timers I hear you: “Pasadena Heritage?”,… “Craftsman Weekend???

Pasadena Heritage is, “a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of Pasadena’s architectural & cultural resources. Pasadena Heritage is one of the oldest historic preservation groups in Southern California and the second largest in California. Its three goals, Awareness, Assistance and Action, have been dubbed the three A’s of preservation and have been adopted by many other groups over the years.The mission of Pasadena Heritage is to identify, preserve and protect the historic, architectural, and cultural resources of the City of Pasadena through advocacy, education, and oral histories.  Without Pasadena Heritage many historic homes, landmarks (such as the Colorado Street Bridge) and neighborhoods would no longer exist.”

The annual Craftsman Weekend (Oct. 18-20) is “a tribute to Pasadena’s unique contributions to the American Arts & Crafts Movement. Craftsman Weekend is the largest & most comprehensive celebration of the Craftsman Movement in the western USA. The Craftsman Weekend’s offerings include a tour of significant Craftsman-era houses, a variety of bus & walking tours, evening receptions at historic sites, and exposition show & sale, presentations, & workshops.”

Although this is the 22nd annual CW, each year it’s mostly comprised of new tours, presentations, and historic architecture. For example, an excursion to the historic California Club in Los Angeles is a new tour, and unfortunately, sold out!  So, if you’ve attended before, there’s reasons to come again!  While most events of CW are still available, don’t wait if you plan to attend.

Here’s where you can find all that’s going on with the Craftsman Weekend,

and, here: Download the pdf Craftsman Weekend brochure w/ticket order form at this LINK to Brochure!

I think from this short blog story on PH & the annual Craftsman Weekend you can get a feel of its positive vibes & importance. Those readers it should interest in particular are the following, imho:

  • Pasadena workers & past/present residents
  • Architecture buffs
  • History buffs
  • Preservationists
  • Those looking for something to do this weekend
  • Everyone else reading this!


Ok,you wanna go this weekend, but what do you have to do?

1st, I would Download the pdf Craftsman Weekend brochure at the link above. (You may be able to find a brochure around town, for example I left a few at the Pasadena Star News, or at the Pasadena Museum of History)  It will give you a list of the various workshops/tours/lectures you can register for. (Become a PH member, if you’re not, to receive a discount)

Then, once you know what you want to sign up for, place your order by either calling PH at (626) 441-6333, OR, online via the PH Craftsman Weekend page.  You can then print your ticket(s) after you place your order.

If I’ve failed in answering all your questions above, please call Pasadena Heritage at (626)441-6333 for more answers. But, time is short, I repeat, don’t wait!


PS: Spread the word to friends who may be interested


Gotta Go! Stay Thirsty My Friends

PH front


Garage Art


There are book readers and bibliophile’s, and then there are serious Book Readers & Bibliophile’s.



Hollywood Hills > above Lake Hollywood Dam below Hollywood Sign


My bibliophile art.  Ok, not exactly mine.

There are book buyers, book readers, or book collectors, and then there are Book buyers/collectors and Readers.   Are you part of one of these groups?  What’s on your garage??

Separating the Dogs from the cats.


Gotta Study! Stay Thirsty My Friends


The Photographers Photographer


Raymond & Green Streets, Old Town Pasadena

Former home of Red White + Bluezz, Jazz Club & Restaurant




I read earlier this year how the owner of the Jazz restaurant – Red White & Bluezz – had sold it in order to concentrate on his Dog Haus eateries.

The “new management”  wasted no time in making changes. As of March 15th, RW+B has moved to the Playhouse complex. At 37 S. Molino Avenue: what has  been a life sucking space for restaurants! 

A few months prior I was discussing at Euro Pane Bakery Cafe with Sheldon Epps, the Artistic Director of the Pasadena Playhouse, the latest demise at that Playhouse location: Elements Kitchen.  He had his ideas for what type of business might be a good fit for that space.

What do you think has been happening with that Playhouse space & restaurants over the years?


I remember when I first heard of the Elements closure. A friend came up to me in a cafe to ask, “Hey, what happened to Elements??!!”  I hope if I ever hear that question re RW+B it’s many, many years from now.

Meanwhile, back at the old place, the only color left is Red + White.


Gotta Get Moving! Stay Thirsty My Friends

Pasadena Greetings