Weekend guide: Seeing the ArcLight | Accessorizing with Wasabi | Queen (Anne Cottage) for a day


Friday, May 7
  • ArcLight Pasadena
ArcLight Pasadena has been open since Monday, and now the theater’s departure board is fully packed with movie-going action. If you’ve never before visited an ArcLight theater, there are no commercials run before the movie, and guests get reserved seating, so you don’t have to clamor for that perfect, middle seat — just book it in advance. There are also special screenings where the 21-and-up set can purchase beer and cocktails during films. Also check out the Randy Glass art exhibit in the lobby area. Glass is known for his stippled pen-and-ink portraits that run in the Wall Street Journal.
ArcLight Pasadena, 336 E. Colorado Blvd in the Paseo Colorado, (626) 568-8888, arclightcinemas.com
(ArcLight photos by Keith Birmingham / Staff)

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    D.Y.O. necklace for Mother’s Day

Still haven’t settled on the perfect Mother’s Day gift for your loved one?
Jewelry designer Jill Pearson will be on hand at Elisa B. in Pasadena tonight for a Design-Your-Own Necklace Party, and she’ll help you whip up the ideal present: a wearable work of art. Pearson’s Wasabi-line jewelry components will be 20 percent off, and already-finished Wasabi jewelry will be 15 percent off, too.
Tonight, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Elisa B., 12 Douglas Alley in One Colorado, (626) 792-4746, elisab.com, wasabijewelry.com
Sunday, May 9
  • Rose Bowl Flea Market
It’s another Rose Bowl Flea Market weekend, during which some other person’s junk becomes your beloved treasure. Scour miles of deals and thousands of vendors, most of whom welcome a little friendly bargaining. Be sure to bring cash, arrive early and take your time meandering through the outdoor aisles.
Sunday, starting at 5 a.m., Preview VIP Admission, $20; 7 a.m., $15; 8 a.m., $10; Regular admission starts at 9 a.m., $8. 1001 Rose Bowl Drive, rgcshows.com

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    Queen Anne Cottage open house

The Queen Anne Cottage — the unmistakable white-with-red-trim Victorian cottage nestled within the grounds of the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Gardens — is open to the public today for a special Mother’s Day event. The cottage is only open twice a year for tours, giving visitors a glimpse into a 19th-century home-and-hearth fantasy. The Victorian Tea & Dance Society will be there demonstrating the pastimes of, well, the past.
Sunday, tours 10 a.m.-4 p.m., free with admission, L.A. County Arboretum, 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia, (626) 821-3222, arboretum.org
(Queen Anne Cottage photo by Walt Mancini / Staff with staff file photos)

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