Julia Child was born in Pasadena, Calif., on Aug. 15, 1912.
To celebrate Child’s centennial, the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce is hosting a citywide cocktail party culminating with a simultaneous toast at 7 p.m. The citywide cocktail party kicks off the monthlong SIP-tember cocktail bracket challenge. The six-week long cocktail challenge pits restaurants against each other, ultimately whittling a field of 64 cocktails down to a taste-off among the top four.
Other Julia Child birthday celebrations include a Julia Child costume contest at Toro Sushi Bar and Lounge, and a 1950s-themed bowling night with Julia Child-inspired appetizers and cocktails at bowling alley 300 Pasadena that includes a Julia Child dress-alike contest.