Event Information




  • January
    • Athenaeum Closed
      New Year's Day Holiday (observed)
      January 1
      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 2
      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 2
      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 3.


      International Nights
      Monday, January 8 - Greece
      Monday, January 22 - South Africa
      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 19
      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 - Thai & Vietnamese Cuisine
      Saturday, January 13
      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 15
      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
      Thursday, January 25
      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.

      Athenaeum Wedding Open House
      Sunday, January 28
      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 12 - Basque Country
      Monday, February 26- Galicia
      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
      Wednesday, 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 - Pairing Seafood with Wine

      Saturday, February 17
      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. 


      Athenaeum Closed
      President's Day
      Monday, February 19
      The Athenaeum will be closed in observance of the Presidents' Day holiday. The Athenaeum and Caltech will reopen on Tuesday, February 20 for regular service.


  • March
    • Chef's Cooking Class - Steak Cuts & Accompaniments
      Saturday, March 10
      10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
      $99.00 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 12 - Ireland
      Monday, March 26 - Thailand
      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 16
      4:
      30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
      Join us for Corned Beef & Cabbage,  pitchers of beer, and flights of Irish whiskey.

      Winemaker Dinner
      Friday, March 16



  • April
    • International Nights 
      Monday, April 9 - Spanish Tapas
      Monday, April 23 - Australia
      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 1
      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 - Head to Tail Cooking
      Saturday, April 21
      10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
      $99.00 per person
      Chef Kevin welcomes you back into The Athenaeum kitchen for an afternoon of education that will hone your culinary skills.


      Burger Night
      Friday, April 27


  • May
    • Wine and Spirits Tasting - Tequila
      Wednesday, May 2
      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 4
      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 13
      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 7
      Monday, May 21
      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 19
      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.


      Memorial Day
      Institute Holiday
      Monday, May 28
      The Athenaeum will be closed for breakfast, lunch & dinner on Monday, May 29 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.

  • June
    • Chef's Cooking Class
      Saturday, June 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 education in exotic Moroccan cuisine. Luncheon with wine to follow class.

      International Nights
      Monday, June 4
      Monday, June 18
      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 22
      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 25
      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
      Wednesday, 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 Prix Fixe

      Friday, July 13
      Seatings: 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. every thirty minutes
      Join us and celebrate Bastille Day in style with a very special prix fixe dinner featuring three courses of French favorites prepared by Executive Chef Kevin.

      Family Night Barbecue - Carnival
      Monday, July 16
      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. 

      Hot Dog Day at Rath al Fresco


      Chef's Cooking Class
      Saturday, July 21
      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 13
      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 3
      The Athenaeum will be closed for breakfast, lunch & dinner on Monday, September 4 in observance of the Labor Day holiday.

      International Nights 
      Tuesday, September 11
      Tuesday, September 25
      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 14
      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 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 culinary education. Luncheon with wine to follow class.


      International Beer Dinner
      Friday, September 28
      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 8
      Monday, October 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, October 13
      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 19
      Treat yourself to an exquisite multi-course dinner paired with French wines selected to enhance each course.
  • November
    • International Nights
      Monday, November 5
      Monday, November 19
      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 10
      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 21
      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 21
      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 22 through Sunday, November 25 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
      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.

      Holiday Afternoon Tea
      Mondays and Tuesdays
      December 3, 4, 10 & 11
      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 Dinner
      Friday, December 7
      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 1
      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 4, 11 & 18
      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 13
      Friday, December 14
      Saturday, December 15
      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 5
      Thursday, December 6
      Friday, December 7
      Wednesday, December 12
      Wednesday, December 19
      Thursday, December 20
      Friday, December 21
      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 9
      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 3
      Tuesday, December 4
      Monday, December 10
      Tuesday, December 111
      Monday, December 17
      Tuesday, December 18

      Christmas / New Year's Holiday

      Institute Holiday
      The Athenaeum will be closed for breakfast, lunch, and dinner from Monday, December 24, 2017 through Tuesday, January 1, 2010 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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