Sixty-four years ago a group of music loving ladies in Pasadena guided tours through a redecorated mansion and started the Pasadena Showcase House of Design. The party got bigger and bigger until this year it involves food, drink, shopping and tours of a sixteen room mansion in La Cañada Flintridge that has been made over by a team of designers, landscapers and furniture makers. These things are lavish, incredible affairs and if you’ve never been you need to make time to get out to the villa and mingle with the fashionable ladies. Plus they’re supporting fun groups like KUSC, band camps and the Music Mobile, a van full of musical instruments they drive around to third graders who have never seen instruments before. The party starts on April 15th, so turn in your taxes and then see what you could afford to buy with all that money you just sent away.