Our picks of places to go and things to do to make the most of your month.

TOUR THIS - One of the oldest and most successful non-profit home and garden showcases in the country, the annual Pasadena Showcase House of Design sees an iconic Pasadena-area home reimagined by some of the country’s most prestigious designers. This year’s tour highlights the Hollywood Regency style mansion Boddy House, on the grounds of Descanso Gardens. Over the years, PSHA has donated over $23 million to support music and arts programs throughout the Pasadena community. April 29th to May 19th, tickets from $35. 

SEE THIS - Tiny Beautiful Things, the theatrical adaptation of acclaimed author Cheryl Strayed’s New York Times bestselling collection of Dear Sugar columns, starring Nia Vardalos (My Big Fat Greek Wedding), hits the stage of Pasadena Playhouse this month after a successful New York run. April 10th to May 5th, tickets from $25. 

GET CHILLS HERE - The 11th annual Monsterpalooza returns to Pasadena Convention Center for a weekend dedicated to all things spooky in film and tv. The event will feature more than 250 exhibitors, live makeup demonstrations, a Monster Museum exhibition—with props from movies and installations by award-winning artists—and celebrity meet and greets, sure to bring chills and thrills to horror buffs of all stripes. April 12th to April 14th, tickets from $30.

BE INSPIRED HERE - Talk about harnessing The Power of Now: for one night only, renowned author and spiritual teacher Eckhart Tolle, author of The Power of Now, and Marianne Williamson, one of America’s most recognized authors and public voices, take the stage at the historic Pasadena Civic Auditorium, where they’ll share insight into becoming a compassionate, conscious force for change. April 13th, tickets from $100.

SIP & SWIRL HERE - Sip your way through Pasadena’s vibrant Playhouse District at Playhouse District Wine Walk. The walk begins at the courtyard of Playhouse Plaza, where you can pick up a souvenir glass and marvel at the neighborhood’s iconic Spanish Colonial theater before perusing the entertainment hub of the city, with participating venues offering wine tastings alongside independent boutiques, galleries, restaurants and more. April 27th, tickets $25.

EAT HERE - In the world of dim sum, Din Tai Fung has long reigned supreme. But Dan Modern Chinese, a new shop in Pasadena, is giving the dim sum giant a run for its soup dumplings. Eater L.A. recently included the spot on its list of “The 16 Hottest Restaurants in LA,” describing their dumplings as “slightly larger, souper xiao long bauo.”