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Weekend

01/05/2018

New Year’s Race
Welcome 2018 with fitness by running, sprinting or power walking the New Year’s Race. Afterward (or before), celebrate at the a pre and post race Festival within the Celebration Zone on race day. The festival will include vendor and sponsor booths, music, live art, food trucks and a beer & wine garden! Each registered New Year’s Race participant, 21 years and older, can redeem their two (2) free beer tickets inside the beer garden on race day. The beer tickets will be attached to your bib. Additionally, participants can look forward to a delicious sample of Barefoot Bubbly sparkling wine with the opportunity to purchase additional glasses for $5 each. Sunday, 5 pm; Inside Grand Park, 200 N. Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90012 (across the street from Los Angeles City Hall)

The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa Festival of Lights
See more than 5 million holiday lights, the world’s largest manmade mistletoe, horse-drawn carriage rides and a 30-ft multicolor pixelated tree showcasing a four-minute light show with music. 3649 Mission Inn Ave, Riverside, CA; 951.784.0300

Museum of Illusions
Visit the Museum of Illusions and be a full-fledged participant of the paintings created by the best artists. This is a place where photography is not just encouraged – it is part and parcel of the exhibition. The museum of optical illusions is intended to fill visitors’ photo albums with vivid and unusual photographs. Everyone finds something to their liking here because we tried to cover every topic of interest for the humankind. The Museum of optical illusions opens its doors for the viewers of all ages, without restrictions, and guarantees – no one will feel bored! $15-$100; Through March 2; 6753 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

10th Annual No Pants Metro Ride
Bring $7 for a Metro Day Pass on your TAP card ($8 if you need to purchase a TAP card and the Day Pass), pants you can easily remove, something in which to keep them. Start at whichever station is most convenient to you (or have an adventure and choose a station to which you have never been). At 1 pm, there will be ride captains at each rendezvous point to lead the mission. They are there to meet & brief the agents, to answer any questions, to have everyone de-pantsed before getting on the trains, and to ensure you leave on schedule. The ride captains will help any inexperienced transit riders. Sunday, 1-3:30 pm

Old Pasadena Historic Walking Tour
Grab your walking shoes and dive into the history of downtown Pasadena’s revitalization. Trained docents will lead you through the historic neighborhood while revealing hidden and unusual architectural details, old alleyways and historic signs.  $15-$18; Saturday, 9-11 am; Pasadena Heritage, 651 S. Saint John Ave, Pasadena, CA

Kombucha Home-Brewing and Flavoring Class
Learn how to make a fresh batch of kombucha from scratch. During the two-hour class, you will also have the opportunity to taste Kombucha Hunter’s new brews Goji Hibiscus, Citra Hops Pineapple and Fennel Fig. Jar, scoby, starter liquid, ingredients to flavor your kombucha and more are included in the class. 2-4 p.m. $35; Saturday, 2-4 pm; As We Dwell, 1131 E. 5th St, Los Angeles, CA

Pasadena Cheeseburger Week
So long resolution to eat right! You love cheeseburgers! Pasadena’s Cheeseburger Week is here and there’ll be burger specials at participating restaurants all over the city. Restaurants and deals can be found here. Sunday through January 12th; Pasadena, CA

NFL playoff specials at Islands Restaurants
Island Restaurants are continuing their NFL happy hour with specials in the bar area every game day. They have a ton of big screen TVs, Sunday Ticket and NFL Redzone. The best part? Everything on the menu is less than $10 – $3 Coors Lights, $5.25 Mai Tais, $5.25 Cheddar Fries and a lot more. Find your Islands Restaurant here.

Glen Ivy Introduces New Treatments
Glen Ivy Hot Springs is introducing three new wellness services to the spa menu. Experience the Sole Focus calming foot massage, deeply relaxing Quartz Massage and shine diminishing Pure Matte Solution Facial. Sole Focus is a deeply relaxing massage treatment focused solely on feet acupressure points. This targeted massage is designed to promote full body relaxation, reduce stress, decrease pain and improve overall sleep. Lie down and feel stress slip away while enjoying a massage on Glen Ivy’s new quartz table. Based on the Ancient Greek concept of psammotherapy, the warm quartz sand ergonomically positions the body, offering extreme relaxing effects to the body and soul. The deep, dry heat of quartz sand will aid in reaching maximum relaxation while alleviating muscle and joint pain. Combat oily skin with Glen Ivy’s Pure Matte Solution Facial. This healing, oxygenating facial uses nutrient-rich spirulina mask to help detoxify the skin and leave a lovely matte finish. Created with healthy beauty in mind, this facial includes a Davines scalp treatment to leave the hair silky and smooth. 25000 Glen Ivy Rd, Corona, CA 92883; 888.453.6489

By Whitney

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