Here are my top picks for events scheduled from Friday, April 25, to Thursday, May 1.
All events are free, so take a look -- and don't you dare say there's nothing to do in Pasadena!
College Night at Norton Simon Museum is Friday, April 25, from 7 to 9 p.m., including curator- and conservator-led tours for a behind-the-scenes look at the museum's inner workings. Be sure to bring your student ID.
The 14th annual Caltech Jazz Festival Saturday, April 26, from 1 to 5 p.m. outdoors at the Gates Annex (Building 26 on this map) will feature the Caltech Monday Night Jazz Band, Pasadena City College Jazz Ensemble, Lounge-O-Rama and the Nick Broten Quartet.
Thirty plein air artists will paint views of Arlington Garden in oils and water colors Saturday and Sunday, April 26 and 27, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Come view Arlington Garden through their eyes and stroll through the garden at its spring best!
The Caltech-Occidental Symphony, Caltech Glee Club and Occidental Glee Club will perform Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto and Mozart's Requiem Sunday, April 27, at 3:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church.
The ground at the future site of the Pasadena Armenian Genocide Memorial will be blessed Sunday, April 27, during a 6 p.m. public ceremony at the north side of Memorial Park.
Children will meet Ruger the first response dog and learn what his duties are Monday, April 28, at 3:30 p.m. at Santa Catalina Branch Library.
Join adventurer and photographer Pierre Odier, who spent 16 days in the jungles of Papua, New Guinea, Monday, April 28, at 7:30 p.m. at Distant Lands.
Pasadena Presbyterian Church presents violinist YuEun Kim and pianist Jiayi Wednesday, April 30, from 12:10 to 12:40 p.m. for the popular Music at Noon concert series.
This week's film in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium at Pasadena Central Library is the 1943 comedy "The More the Merrier" starring Jean Arthur and Joel McCrea Wednesday, April 30, at 1 p.m.
The 25-minute film "My Mother's Voice" will be screened Thursday, May 1, at 7 p.m. at Pasadena Central Library. Based on the novel by Kay Mouradian, the film tells the story of a 14-year-old girl orphaned in the Armenian Genocide and how she found her way to America to marry a man she knew only from a photograph. Mouradian will answer questions from the audience following the film.
Photo credits: Norton Simon Museum, Sherry Schmidt, Beatz, Pasadena Armenian Genocide Memorial Committee, City of Pasadena, The Adventurers' Club of Los Angeles, Concurso Internacional de Violin, IMDB, Kay Mouradian