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Friday, March 28, 2014

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events March 28 to April 3

Here are my top picks for events scheduled from Friday, March 28, to Thursday, April 3.

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


From the Gutenberg Bible to the Ann Erdman blog, all media in every format had to be invented. But how did it happen and what does the future have in store? And how might you and I participate in the process of media invention? Robin Sloan, author of this year's One City, One Story novel, will lead a discussion Friday, March 28, at 6 p.m. at Idealab.


The Pasadena Community Orchestra will perform Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, Grieg's Peer Gynt Suite No. 1 and Gershwin's Piano Concerto in F Major Friday, March 28, at 8 p.m. at PazNaz.



The Pasadena Police Department's Curbside Coffee & Chat get-togethers have become quite popular and take place at a different location each time. Chat it up with officers, connect with other Pasadenans and enjoy some refreshments Saturday, March 29, from 9 to 11 a.m. in front of Urth Caffe. There's never an agenda or speech; discuss whatever you want with officers who will be happy to chat with you.


As we wind down One City, One Story month, remember 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 a book discussion group Saturday, March 29, at 11 a.m. at Linda Vista Branch Library.


Do you know Pasadena's beloved Vroman's is the oldest and largest independent book store in Southern California and was named the best independent book store in the U.S. by Publishers Weekly? Learn about the intriguing history of this local treasure Saturday, March 29, at 11 a.m. at Lamanda Park Branch Library and 2 p.m. at San Rafael Branch Library

You don't have to be descended from Monet to keep sketchbook memories while traveling. Artist Barbara Roth will show some simple techniques anyone can get the hang of Monday, March 31, at 7:30 p.m. at Distant Lands and will discuss what kinds of art supplies you might pack.

Tuesday, April 1, from 4 to 8 p.m. is Free Family Night at Kidspace Children's Museum. Your little ones will make butterfly art, taste nectar, have fun in a puppetry workshop and more! 

Pasadena Presbyterian Church presents Trio Celeste for the popular Music at Noon concert series Wednesday, April 2, from 12:10 to 12:40 p.m. 


SAVE THE DATE!


Safely dispose of old computers, keyboards, printers, scanners, fax machines, phones, TVs and other electronic equipment at the eWaste event Saturday, April 5, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Parking Lot I at Brookside Park. You can also bring old batteries (vehicle batteries will not be accepted).


Many thanks to PBT Consulting, Gavin Wray, Vroman's Bookstore, Wet Canvas, Trio Celeste and New Orleans Tech  for the photos.

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