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Thursday, February 27, 2014

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events Feb. 28 to March 6

Here are my top picks of events for adults, teens and children scheduled from Friday, Feb. 28, to Thursday, March 6.

All events are free, so take a look -- and don't you dare tell me there's nothing to do in Pasadena!

"Visions of the Past, Inspiration for the Future" is an exhibition and reception in recognition of Black History Month Friday, Feb. 28, from 5 to 8 p.m. at YWCA headquarters featuring the works of photographer Boyd Lewis, who documented political and civil rights events in the 1960s and '70s.

The opening reception for PUSD's art exhibition "No Boundaries" in the former Loehmann's space (248 E. Colorado Blvd.) at Paseo Colorado is Friday, Feb. 28, from 6 to 9 p.m. Come see the art these talented students have created!

The Caltech-Occidental Symphony presents its spring concert Sunday, March 2, at 3:30 p.m. at Caltech's Ramo Auditorium (south of Beckman Auditorium) featuring Haydn's Cello Concerto in C Major, Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue and Shostakovich's Symphony No. 5.

Pasadena Media is the access TV nonprofit that includes operations for KPAS and The Arroyo Channel and works in partnership with KLRN and KPCC-TV. The grand opening of Pasadena Media's new space is Tuesday, March 4, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Drop by and see the new digs that include offices, studios and community creative digital space, meet staff and producers and enjoy food, live music and more.

Tuesday, March 4, from 4 to 8 p.m. is Free Family Night at Kidspace Children's Museum. Explore the history and traditions of the world's most desired sweet treat: chocolate!

March is One City, One Story month! The 2014 novel, "Mr. Penumbra's 24-hour Bookstore," is available in multiple formats. Be part of our annual community reading celebration by sitting in on the very first event: a book discussion group Tuesday, March 4, at 6:30 p.m. at Hastings Branch Library.

Pasadena Presbyterian Church presents Russian cellist Evgeny Tonkha for the popular Music at Noon weekly concert Wednesday, March 5, from 12:10 to 12:40 p.m.

It's game night at Vroman's Book Store in Hastings Ranch! Come play board games, cards, dominoes and more and enjoy some tasty snacks Thursday, March 6, at 6 p.m.

"The Trials of Muhammad Ali" is a documentary film that focuses on the years between 1967 and 1970, covering Ali's toughest fight of all: his struggle to overturn a five-year prison sentence for refusing U.S. military service. See the film Thursday, March 6, at 7 p.m. in the Crawford Family Forum at Southern California Public Radio. Also see an interactive exhibit titled "From Cassius Clay to Muhammad Ali -- Contentious Objector" in the forum the same evening. RSVPs are required for this free event.


ArtNight Pasadena is Friday, March 14!

Monday, March 31, is the deadline for teens to submit their art for the One City, One Story "Unlocking the Secret" contest.

Register now! Fritz Coleman will be the keynote speaker at the Pasadena Conference on Aging Saturday, April 26.

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