Event Information




  • January
    • Athenaeum Closed
      New Year's Day Holiday (observed)
      January 2
      The Athenaeum will be closed for breakfast, lunch and dinner from Friday, December 23, 2016 following lunch service through Monday, January 2, 2017 in observance of the holidays. Continental breakfast will be offered to our hotel guests only from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

      Athenaeum Re-Opens for 2017
      Tuesday, January 3
      The Athenaeum resumes its full services and re-opens administrative offices on Tuesday, January 3.

      A la Carte Dinner in the Main Dining Room
      Tuesday, January 3
      5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
      Seating every half hour
      Our regular a la carte dinner menu will be made available on this evening for dinner service in the Main Dining Room. The Prime Rib Buffet will resume its weekly service on Wednesday, January 6.


      International Nights
      Monday, January 9 - Piedmont
      Monday, January 23 - Basque Country
      5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. seating every half hour
      International Nights return with themed prix-fixe dinners available in addition to à la carte dinner. Join us for these special dining experiences to explore the culinary world without leaving town.

      Wine & Spirits Tasting - Scotch
      Friday, January 13
      6:30 p.m.
      Join us for an exclusive tasting featuring single malt scotch. Learn the distinction between varietals from aromas, flavoring, maturity, taste, and texture in this casual reception setting.

      Chef’s Cooking Class - Pairing Food with Wines 
      Saturday, January 14
      10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
      Chef Kevin welcomes you back into The Athenaeum kitchen for an afternoon of education that will hone your culinary skills.

      Athenaeum Closed
      Martin Luther King Jr. Day
      Monday, January 16
      The Athenaeum will be closed in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. The Athenaeum and Caltech will reopen on Tuesday, January 17 for regular services.

      Burns’ Night Supper
      Friday, January 20
      6:30 p.m. Reception
      7:30 p.m. Dinner & Program
      Hosted cocktail reception & wine included with dinner. Join us in raising a wee dram in honor of Robert Burns. The songs and poems of Robert Burns continue to live on through our annual celebration of his birth. Dr. Neil McLeod leads us again as the Chairman of the evening. He will recite a Burns poem with his typical bravado, and then lead us in a sing-along. Banquet-style seating (tables of 10).

      Athenaeum Bridal Open House
      Sunday, January 29
      1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
      Enjoy hors d'oeuvres and refreshments while getting familiar with our historic venue. Meet our experience Private Events staff as well as our preferred vendors at this special open house event. Advanced reservations are required for this complimentary event.


  • February
    • International Nights
      Monday, February 13 - Paris Bistro
      Monday, February 27- Rome 
      5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. seating every half hour
      International Nights return with themed prix-fixe dinners available in addition to à la carte dinner. Join us for these special dining experiences to explore the culinary world without leaving town.

      Valentine’s Dinner Dance
      Tuesday, February 14
      5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. seatings every half hour
      Escape the crowds of local eateries and opt for the personal and romantic atmosphere of The Athenaeum this Valentine’s Day. Treat your loved one to an enjoyable evening together, dining by candle light with music entertainment and dancing. Extend the evening by staying overnight in one of our standard rooms or hotel suites. Hotel reservations are to be booked separately.

      Chef’s Cooking Class - Cooking Sustainable Seafood

      Saturday, February 18 
      10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
      $88.00 per person 
      Chef Kevin welcomes you back into The Athenaeum kitchen for an afternoon of education that will hone your culinary skills. 


      Athenaeum Closed
      President's Day
      Monday, February 20
      The Athenaeum will be closed in observance of the Presidents' Day holiday. The Athenaeum and Caltech will reopen on Tuesday, February 16 for regular service.


  • March
    • Chef's Cooking Class - French Bistro
      Saturday, March 11
      10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
      $92.00 per person
      Chef Kevin welcomes you back into The Athenaeum kitchen for an afternoon of education that will hone your culinary skills.

      International Nights 
      Monday, March 13 - Belfast 
      Monday, March 27 - Barcelona
      5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. seating every half hour 
      International Nights return with themed prix-fixe dinners available in addition to à la carte dinner. Join us for these special dining experiences to explore the culinary world without leaving town. 


      St. Patrick's Day in the Rathskeller
      Friday, March 17
      4:
      30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
      Join us for Corned Beef & Cabbage,  pitchers of beer, and flights of Irish whiskey.

      Gerard Bertrand Winemaker Dinner
      Friday, March 24
      6:
      30 p.m. Reception
      7:00 p.m. Dinner
      $125.00 per persn
      Join us for a unique evening pairing wonderful Gerard Bertrand wines with delicious creations from Executive Chef Kevin Isacsson.

  • April
    • International Nights 
      Monday, April 10
      Monday, April 24
      5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. seating every half hour 
      International Nights return with themed prix-fixe dinners available in addition to à la carte dinner. Join us for these special dining experiences to explore the culinary world without leaving town.


      Easter Brunch

      Sunday, April 16
      9:30 a.m. - 1: 30 p.m.  seating every half hour 
      Egg Hunts:  10:30 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 1:30 p.m.
      On the beautiful patio and along the Olive Walk is the perfect Easter Sunday setting for you and your family. Join us for our holiday brunch and children's Easter Egg Hunts with a special visit from the Easter Bunny. Children must bring their own Easter basket. Prizes will be awarded at each egg hunt to the children who find one of the 14 Golden Eggs. Egg hunts are available for both younger and older children. The egg hunt is for Athenaeum members and their guests only. Only children with brunch reservations are eligible for the Golden Egg prizes.

      Chef's Cooking Class - Steak and Accompaniments
      Saturday, April 22
      10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
      $92.00 per person
      Chef Kevin welcomes you back into The Athenaeum kitchen for an afternoon of education that will hone your culinary skills.


      Administrative Professionals Week
      Monday, April 24 through Friday, April 28 
      Treat the most important person in your office to lunch at The Athenaeum and enjoy a complimentary dessert.

      Burger Night
      Friday, April 28 
      The Rathskeller is moving upstairs on April 28 for Burger Night. With a wide selection of gourmet burgers with an assortment of condiments and sides, you're sure to design the perfect burger for you.

  • May
    • Wine and Spirits Tasting - Tequila
      Wednesday, May 3
      6:30 p.m.
      The smooth and spicy flavors of tequila are explored at this exclusive event. There will be a presentation by a local tequila expert. Enjoy multiple tequila selections paired with some tasty small bites from Mexico.

      Cinco De Mayo Fiesta in the Rathskeller
      Friday, May 5
      4:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
      Join us on this annual celebration of Mexican heritage and culture in the Rathskeller. A variety of festive foods and beverages await you, including made-to-order tacos, nachos, flights of tequila, and margaritas. 

      Mother’s Day Brunch
      Sunday, May 14
      9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Seating every half hour 

      Pamper mom at our lovely Mother’s Day brunch. Celebrate her at our table with savory favorites and decadent desserts. Join us for outdoor seating and our exquisite buffet. 

      International Nights

      Monday, May 8
      Monday, May 22
      5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. seating every half hour
      International Nights return with themed prix-fixe dinners available in additional to à la carte dinner. Join us for these special dining experiences to explore the culinary world without leaving town


      Chef's Cooking Class
      Saturday, May 20
      10:00 - 2:00 p.m.
      Registration at 10:00 a.m.
      Class starts promptly at 10:15 a.m.
      Chef Kevin welcomes you back into The Athenaeum kitchen for an afternoon of education. Luncheon with wine will be served following the class.


      Rath Al Fresco
      Grand Opening is Friday, May 12

      Monday through Friday
      Bar: 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
      Food: 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
      Summer is meant to be enjoyed outside among great friends, while dining in the warm evening air. The summer sensation, Rath al Fresco is truly the way to unwind and dine.

      Memorial Day
      Institute Holiday
      Monday, May 29
      The Athenaeum will be closed for breakfast, lunch & dinner on Monday, May 29 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.

  • June
    • Rath al Fresco 
      Monday – Friday Nights
      Bar Service: 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
      Food Service: 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
      Come see what all the buzz is about! Rath Al Fresco is the perfect summer dining experience for intimate dinners for two or for a great casual dinner for colleagues and families. The 2013 summer menu will welcome back some classic favorites as well as some great new selections. Start with your drink of choice at our full-service bar. Place your dinner order at our self-serve outdoor kitchen counter. Receive a pager to notify you when your order is ready. Pick up your hot & delicious food at the order station and get ready to enjoy!

      Chef's Cooking Class
      Saturday, June 24
      10:00 - 2:00 p.m.
      Registration at 10:00 a.m.
      Class starts promptly at 10:15 a.m.
      Chef Kevin welcomes you back into The Athenaeum kitchen for an afternoon of education in exotic Moroccan cuisine. Luncheon with wine to follow class.

      International Nights
      Monday, June 12
      Monday, June 26
      5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Seating every half hour
      International Nights are the perfect way to explore the culinary world without leaving town. Join us for these special dining experiences. International prix-fixe dinners are available in addition to á la carte dinner.

      Lobster Night
      Friday, June 23
      5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Seating every half hour
      We’re bringing the flavors of Nantucket to Pasadena. Feast your eyes on a two pound steamed Maine Lobster with savory butter sauce for dipping and all the fixings. House wines available with dinner and alternative entrée options also available.


      Family Night - Magic Night
      Monday, June 26
      5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
      Seating every half hour
      6:00 p.m. Children’s activities begin
      Back by popular demand, we host our annual Magic Night themed family barbecue. Be captivated with tableside tricks and a thrilling interactive show by our mesmerizing magician.

  • July
    • Rath Al Fresco 
      Monday through Friday Nights
      Bar: 4:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
      Food Service: 5:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
      Make it an evening out. Join us week-nights for our acclaimed al fresco summer dining series. Relax with a refreshing cocktail followed by a delicious dinner in the ambiance of the great olive walk and terrace.

      Independence Day Holiday
      Institute Holiday
      Monday, July 3 & Tuesday, July 4
      The Athenaeum will be closed for breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Monday, July 4th in observance of the Independence Day holiday.

      Bastille Day Dinner

      Friday, July 14
      Seatings: 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. every thirty minutes
      Join us and celebrate Bastille Day in style with a very special prixe-fixe dinner featuring three courses of French favorites prepared by Executive Chef Kevin.

      Family Night Barbecue - Carnival
      Monday, July 17
      5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Seating every half hour 
      6:00 p.m. Children’s activities begin 
      Carnival Night includes classic carnival games such as balloon/dart throw, bottle/ring toss, down-a-clown, and shuffle puck. Carnival Night includes face painting and balloon animals from our special guest clown and a ticket table to redeem your earned tickets for fun favor prizes. 

      Chef's Cooking Class

      Saturday, July 22
      10:00 - 2:00 p.m.
      Registration at 10:00 a.m.
      Class starts promptly at 10:15 a.m.
      Chef Kevin welcomes you back into The Athenaeum kitchen for an afternoon of education in Vietnamese dishes. Luncheon with wine to follow class.




       
  • August
    • Rath Al Fresco
      Monday through Thursday Nights
      Bar: 4:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
      Friday Nights
      Bar 4:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
      Food Service: 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
      Make it an evening out. Join us week-nights for our acclaimed al fresco summer dining series. Relax with a refreshing cocktail followed by a delicious dinner in the ambiance of the great olive walk and terrace.

      Family Night - Luau
      Monday, August 14
      5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
      Seating every half hour
      6:00 p.m. Children’s activities begin
      Luau Night has become an Athenaeum favorite and draws a large crowd. We welcome a children's hula troop to entertain guests with dances from around the Hawaiian Islands. Show includes fire dancing and hula lessons for children. Come dressed in theme to enjoy this special island night!
  • September
    • Rath Al Fresco
      Monday through Thursday Nights
      Bar: 4:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
      Food Service: 5:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
      Friday Nights
      Bar: 4:30 p.m - 9:00 p.m.
      Food Service: 5:00 p.m. - 9:00
      Make it an evening out. Join us week-nights for our acclaimed al fresco summer dining series. Relax with a refreshing cocktail followed by a delicious dinner in the ambiance of the great olive walk and terrace.


      Labor Day

      Institute Holiday
      Monday, September 4
      The Athenaeum will be closed for breakfast, lunch & dinner on Monday, September 4 in observance of the Labor Day holiday.


      International Nights 
      Tuesday, September 12 - New Zealand
      Tuesday, September 26 - Provencale
      5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. seating every half hour 
      International Nights return with themed prix-fixe dinners available in additional to à la carte dinner. Join us for these special dining experiences to explore the culinary world without leaving town.


      Seafood & Crab Crack

      Friday, September 22
      5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. 
      Seating every half hour 
      There’s nothing better than a seafood dinner to conclude the final days of summer. We’ve got the freshest selection at our seafood event buffet, carving station, and sushi bar.


      Chef's Cooking Class
      Saturday, September 23
      10:00 - 2:00 p.m.
      Registration at 10:00 a.m.
      Class starts promptly at 10:15 a.m.
      Chef Kevin welcomes you back into The Athenaeum kitchen for an afternoon of culinary education. Luncheon with wine to follow class.


      International Beer Dinner
      Friday, September 29
      6:30 p.m.
      Join us as we sample imported and domestic craft breweries at this season's beer dinner. 
  • October
    • International Nights
      Monday, October 9
      Monday, October 23
      5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. seating every half hour
      International Nights return with themed prix-fixe dinners available in additional to à la carte dinner. Join us for these special dining experiences to explore the culinary world without leaving town.

      Chef's Cooking Class
      Saturday, October 14
      10:00 - 2:00 p.m.
      Registration at 10:00 a.m.
      Class starts promptly at 10:15 a.m.
      Chef Kevin welcomes you back into The Athenaeum kitchen for an afternoon of culinary education. Luncheon with wine to follow class.

      Escoffier Dinner
      Friday, October 20
      Treat yourself to an exquisite multi-course dinner paired with French wines selected to enhance each course.
  • November

    • International Nights
      Monday, November 6
      Monday, November 20

      5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
      Seating every half hour
      International Nights are the perfect way to explore the culinary world without leaving town. Join us for these special dining experiences. International prix-fixe dinners are available in addition to à la carte dinner.

      Chef's Cooking Class
      Saturday, November 11
      10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
      10:00 a.m. Registration
      10:15 a.m. Class (begins promptly)
      Chef Kevin welcomes you back into The Athenaeum kitchen for an afternoon of culinary education.


      Thanksgiving To-Go
      Wednesday, November 22
      2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
      Pick-up available every quarter hour
      Why spend the day in the kitchen when you can relax with your guests? Order a Thanksgiving Day meal from The Athenaeum, prepare an elegant table setting and enjoy all of the family festivities. If you are not planning a big "to do," individual turkey and prime rib dinners are perfect for a more intimate setting. To place your order, call (626) 395-8282. 

      Thanksgiving Eve Buffet
      Wednesday, November 22
      5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
      Seating every half hour
      The Athenaeum kitchen is bustling with activity as we prepare for our annual Thanksgiving Eve Buffet. Make your reservations early for this all-you-can-eat feast of traditional and contemporary dishes. The buffet will include turkey, prime rib, seafood and so much more. 

      Thanksgiving Holiday
      Institute Holiday
      The Athenaeum will be closed for breakfast, lunch, and dinner from Thursday, November 23 through Sunday, November 26 in observance of the Institute's Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Continental Breakfast will be offered to our hotel guests from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.


  • December
    • Athenaeum Decorated for the Holidays
      Beginning: Monday, November 27
      We've decked the halls are are ready for the holidays. Come see The Athenaeum's beautiful holiday decor beginning with our grand lobby tree, our Main Lounge fireplace mantle adorned with our traditional nutcracker collections, the stunning garland throughout the club, and Chef Kevin's annual gingerbread house masterpiece! The Athenaeum is the perfect location to share with loved ones this time of year. It offers the most beautiful backdrop of your holiday family photos
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      Holiday Afternoon Tea
      Mondays and Tuesdays
      November 27 & 28,  December 4, 5, 11 & 12
      3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
      Take part in the timeless tradition of afternoon tea. The Athenaeum prepares a charming and intimate setting for you and your guests to relax, savor petite treats, enjoy the warmth of good company and holiday tea.

      Sparkling Wine Tasting
      Friday, December 1
      6:30 p.m. Reception
      7:00 Dinner
      Toast the start of the holiday season with a bit of the bubbly at our festive Sparkling Wine Tasting.
       
      Children’s Holiday Tea & Tree Trimming

      Saturday, December 2
      9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Crafts, Tree trimming & Photos with Santa
      10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Storytelling
      10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Tea 
      The joy of the holidays is never more apparent than on the faces of children. The excitement of the holidays begins with fun activities and crafts, traditional tree trimming, personal time with Santa and a delightful morning tea designed just for kids.


      Holiday Breakfast Buffets

      Tuesdays
      December 5, 12, & 19
      7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
      Seating every quarter hour
      On Tuesday mornings in December our Main Dining Room entices the senses with our holiday breakfast buffets. This is a fantastic way to start the morning or host a breakfast meeting.


      Holiday Gala: Dinners and Program
      Thursday, December 7
      Friday, December 8
      Saturday, December 9
      6:30 p.m. Reception / 7:00 p.m. Dinner / 8:45 p.m. Program
      Dancing on Friday and Saturday
      The halls are decked and the culinary team will prepare a dinner feast like none other. Semi-formal attire required. A great performance by the Caltech Chamber Singers highlights the evening followed by Christmas carols and dancing on Friday and Saturday night.

      Holiday Buffets
      Wednesday, December 13
      Thursday, December 14
      Friday, December 15
      Wednesday, December 20
      Thursday, December 21
      Friday, December 22
      5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Seating every half hour 
      This is the perfect time to bring your loved ones to see our beautiful Christmas decorations and to enjoy our bountiful holiday buffet.

      Holiday Brunch
      Sunday, December 17
      9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Seating every half hour
      Gather the family and close friends for a spectacular morning brunch. Our endless buffet is abundant with all of your breakfast favorites plus our holiday specialties. Our holiday brunch is the perfect opportunity to bring the camera as The Athenaeum is never more stunning than this time of year.

      Holiday Prix-Fixe (replaces a la carte menu for December)
      Monday, December 4
      Tuesday, December 5
      Monday, December 11
      Tuesday, December 12
      Monday, December 18
      Tuesday, December 19

      Christmas / New Year's Holiday

      Institute Holiday
      The Athenaeum will be closed for breakfast, lunch, and dinner from Monday, December 25, 2017 through Monday, January 1, 2018 in observance of the holidays. Continental breakfast will be offered to our hotel guests from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.



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