April 2014

Tue
01
Raw Cheese Night
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market Arroyo
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Raw Cheese Night
Tuesday, April 1st
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Whole Foods Market Arroyo, Free (optional wine pairing for $10)

Cheese Night is back and it’s all about the raw!  Join us as we show and discuss the quality and selection of our raw milk cheeses and our in-house expertise.  All guests will sample an assortment of cheese.  Bonus wine pairing will be available for $10/person, guests 21 years of age and older only.  Space is limited.  Please RSVP in the Wine Bar upstairs or at sparr.marketing@wholefoods.com

Wed
02
Maddalena Wine Tasting
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Bar Level II
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Maddalena Wine Tasting
Wednesday, April 2nd
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Bar Level II, $10/person

Learn to identify the flavor nuances of wine with Anthony Riboli, winemaker from Maddalena wines!

Thu
03
Hanger 24 Beer Tasting
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Bar Level II
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Hanger 24 Beer Tasting
Thursday, April 3rd
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Bar Level II, $10 for a flight of 4 beers

A rep from Hangar 24 will be here to introduce you to their line of beer! No RSVP necessary. 

Thu
03
Twitter Chat: Springtime Favorites
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Springtime Favorites
Thursday, April 3rd
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Spring is finally here, which means a hoard of new flavors and in-season items. We'll share recipes and cooking techniques to help you celebrate with food! Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Sat
05
Yoga Class with Yogaworks Pasadena
11:00 AM @ Whole Foods Market Arroyo Parkway
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Yoga Class with Yogaworks Pasadena
Saturday, April 5th
11:00 AM
Whole Foods Market Arroyo Parkway, Free

Calm your mind, body and soul with a yoga session from our friends at Yogaworks Pasadena!  All levels are welcome, no RSVP necessary, please dress appropriately & bring a yoga mat (if you have one).  Class will be held in the eating area on the first floor behind Whole Body.  

Sat
05
Live Music Saturdays: Dorium Baucum
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Upstairs at the top of the escalator
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Live Music Saturdays: Dorium Baucum
Saturday, April 5th
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Upstairs at the top of the escalator, Free

Enjoy free music every Saturday night from 5pm-7pm! Tonight's performance features acoustic neo-sould music by singer/ songwriter Dorian Baucum. For more information on this artist, please visit the following links: 

http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/dorian4

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/everyday-warrior-acoustic/id594394191

Wed
09
Curtis Wine Tasting
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Bar Level II
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Curtis Wine Tasting
Wednesday, April 9th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Bar Level II, $10/person

Join us as we "tour" the Curtis wine collection with Chuck Carlson. Bonus: this is a local winery that is based out of Los Olivos!

No RSVP necessary. For more information on Curtis Wines, visit: http://www.curtiswinery.com/ 

Thu
10
New Belgium Beer Tasting
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Bar Level II
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New Belgium Beer Tasting
Thursday, April 10th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Bar Level II, $10 for a flight of 4 beers

Joe Kurtz of New Belgium will be here to guide us through as we explore the world of New Belgium beers! No RSVP necessary. For more information on New Beligum products, visit: http://www.newbelgium.com/Home.aspx.

Thu
10
Twitter Chat: Wines From Italy Part II
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Wines From Italy Part II
Thursday, April 10th
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Online, Free

Deliciously diverse, the wines of Italy are perfect for every occasion. Pick up one of the four bottles we'll be tasting and tweeting about tonight (Find the wines here: http://wholefoodsmarket.com/wine) and contribute to the fun! Follow #WFMwine to join in on the conversation from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CST.

Sat
12
Live Music Saturdays: Nura Creitz
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Upstairs at the top of the escalator
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Live Music Saturdays: Nura Creitz
Saturday, April 12th
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Upstairs at the top of the escalator, Free

Join us for a free live music performance by Nura Creitz, an eclectic, soulful & slightly quirky vocalist & songwriter. For more information on Nura, please visit her website at: http://www.nuracreitz.com/

Wed
16
Frank Family Wine Tasting
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Bar Level II
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Frank Family Wine Tasting
Wednesday, April 16th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Bar Level II, $10/person

This family winery is well known among wine lovers and for a good reason! They were chosen as the 2012 Winery of the Year by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine. For more information on Frank Family wines, plase visit their website at: http://www.frankfamilyvineyards.com/index.cfm.

Wed
16
Raw Food Class with Chef Rod Rotondi of Leaf Organics and Leaf Cuisine
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market Arroyo
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Raw Food Class with Chef Rod Rotondi of Leaf Organics and Leaf Cuisine
Wednesday, April 16th
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Whole Foods Market Arroyo, Free

Join us as we welcome Chef Rod, founder of Leaf Organics restaurant and the Leaf Cuisine brand!  He will discuss the benefits of a raw food diet and show us that preparing raw foods can be a fun and delicious way to eat.  Menu to be determined.  Please RSVP at the Customer Service desk or at sparr.marketing@wholefoods.com.

Chef Rod Rotondi is the founder of Leaf Cuisine and has created the brands “Chia Craft” and “Leaf Raw Gourmet” now available throughout Southern California in Whole Foods Markets as well as other natural food retailers.  Chef Rod is also the author of the book, “Raw Food for Real People,” published by New World Library and available through Amazon.com.  

Thu
17
Anderson Valley Brewing Company Tasting
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Bar Level II
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Anderson Valley Brewing Company Tasting
Thursday, April 17th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Bar Level II, $10 for a flight of 4 beers

Join us for a delicious tasting as Jorah Wexler of Anderson Valley Brewing Company talks about this california brewery! No RSVP necessary. 

Thu
17
Twitter Chat: Easter Feast
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Easter Feast
Thursday, April 17th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Springtime's biggest food holiday is coming up! Share stories and find recipes, menus and other great ideas for Easter celebrating. Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Sat
19
Love Local Vendor Day
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Arroyo
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Love Local Vendor Day
Saturday, April 19th
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Arroyo, Free

We love local so we’ve invited our favorite local vendors for a meet and greet and sampling of their product!  When you buy local it helps ensure a strong future for local products.  Plus, we’ve got a dedicated team of foragers working around the US, Canada and the UK to find the best local grown, raised and produced items to feature in store.  

Sat
19
Live Music Saturdays: Allesandro Cavazza
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Upstairs at the top of the escalator
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Live Music Saturdays: Allesandro Cavazza
Saturday, April 19th
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Upstairs at the top of the escalator, Free

Enjoy free music every Saturday night from 5pm-7pm! Tonight's performance features Swedish singer/songwriter and acoustic guitar player Allesandro Cavazza. For more information on this artist, visit his Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sandro-Cavazza/135668623262830

 

Allesandro is currently studying at the Los Angeles College of Music. For more information on this program please visit: http://www.lacm.edu/

Tue
22
Garden Party at Blair Middle School
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Blair Middle School (201 S Marengo Ave, Pasadena, CA 91106)
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Garden Party at Blair Middle School
Tuesday, April 22nd
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Blair Middle School (201 S Marengo Ave, Pasadena, CA 91106), Free

We’re out in the community! 

Garden Party at Blair Middle School

201 S Marengo Ave, Pasadena, CA 91106

Celebrate Earth Day and healthy kids with a gathering in the school garden at Blair Middle School!  Whole Foods Market Arroyo will be on-site for a garden-to-table tasting.  Enjoy raffles, give-aways and live music.   

Wed
23
Ommegang Beer Dinner
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Bar Level II
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Ommegang Beer Dinner
Wednesday, April 23rd
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Bar Level II, $30/person pre-pay or $35 at the door

Join us for a gourmet four course dinner complete with beer pairings for each course! Chef Joanna Ramos will be working her magic in the kitchen while Joe Groke of Ommegang beer walks us through the nuances of each brew. Space is limited, so reserve your spot and take advantage of the pre pay price by following this link: 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ommegang-beer-dinner-tickets-11121630095

 

Please direct questions to: sparr.events@wholefoods.com 

 

MENU:

First

Grilled Baby Artichokes, House Made Bacon Lardons, Arugula Lemon Pesto--paired with Witte wheat ale

Second

Egg Yolk Raviolo, Sautéed Wild Mushrooms, Parmesan--paired with Hennepin farmhouse saison

Third

Chicken Confit, Warm Beluga Lentil Salad, Sourdough Crouton--paired with Rare Vos amber ale

Fourth

Sticky Toffee Pudding, Three Philosophers Ice Cream--paired with Three Philosophers quadruple ale

Thu
24
Deschutes Beer, Cheese & Charcuterie Tasting
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Bar Level II
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Deschutes Beer, Cheese & Charcuterie Tasting
Thursday, April 24th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Bar Level II, $10

Chelsea Tagling of Deschutes brewery will be here to introduce us to the different beers they have to offer. We'll also have a chese or charcuterie pairing to go along with each brew! No RSVP necessary. 

Thu
24
Twitter Chat: Celebrate The Earth
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Celebrate The Earth
Thursday, April 24th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

What are you doing to help our planet? We're celebrating Mother Earth all week long, and want to share and learn new ways to contibute to a better world! Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Sat
26
Cleanse Lecture with Eva of Renew Life
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market Arroyo
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Cleanse Lecture with Eva of Renew Life
Saturday, April 26th
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Whole Foods Market Arroyo, Free

Interested in achieving vibrant, lasting health in today’s toxic world?  Join us as Eva of Renew Life breaks down the toxin cycle and discusses what a herbal total-body cleanse is and what it can do.  Free samples and product prizes for attendees!  Please RSVP in the Whole Body Department, at the Customer Service desk or at sparr.marketing@wholefoods.com.  

Sat
26
Live Music Saturdays: Mike Ziagon
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Upstairs at the top of the escalator
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Live Music Saturdays: Mike Ziagon
Saturday, April 26th
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Upstairs at the top of the escalator, Free

Enjoy free music every Saturday night from 5pm-7pm! Tonight's performance features Acoustic rock / Reggae/Funk /hip hop artist, Mike Ziagon. For more infomation on this artist, please visit: http://www.reverbnation.com/michaelzigon

 

Mike is a graduate of the Los Angeles College of Music. For more information about this program please visit: http://www.lacm.edu/

Wed
30
Bracey Wine Tasting
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Bar Level II
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Bracey Wine Tasting
Wednesday, April 30th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Bar Level II, $10/person

Come meet a rep from Bracey Vineyards and enjoy a taste of these highly rated Napa Valley wines! No RSVP necessary.

Events At Nearby Stores

Wine Tasting: Au Bon Climat
Saturday, December 27th
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
760 Bar, $20

Jim Clendenen is the mind behind Au Bon Climat. He's created internationally recognized, Burgundian focused wines of balance and intrigue. Can't miss this opportunity to learn from the best. 

Jim Clendenen is the mind behind Au Bon Climat. He's created internationally recognized, Burgundian focused wines of balance and intrigue. Can't miss this opportunity to learn from the best. 

Beer Tasting: Sam Adams
Sunday, December 28th
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
760 Bar, $5

No words needed, come try some of Sam's best seasonals. 

No words needed, come try some of Sam's best seasonals. 

Salad Bar Wednesday
Wednesday, December 31st
12:00 AM
Prepared Foods,

$1 OFF Hot Bar & Salad Bar ALL DAY!

$1 OFF Hot Bar & Salad Bar ALL DAY!