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Friday, May 30, 2014

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events May 31 to June 6

Here are my top picks for free events scheduled Saturday, May 31, to Friday, June 6.

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

Kimberly Senella, tournament director at Brookside Golf Course, says Pasadena residents will be welcome as spectators at the LAPD Memorial Foundation Celebrity Golf Tournament Saturday, May 31, at 10 a.m. Park free at Lot 3. Dennis Quaid will be the celebrity host and several other celebrities will play in the tournament.

Family Fun Day at La Pintoresca Park and La Pintoresca Branch Library Saturday, May 31, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. will include entertainment, face painting, arts and crafts and much more. 

Free Family Night at Kidspace Children's Museum is Tuesday, June 3, beginning at 4 p.m. There will be Irish-themed activities for your little ones and a 6:30 p.m. performance of Irish music and dance.

Baritone Aram Barsamian will perform Wednesday, June 4, from 12:10 to 12:40 p.m. for the popular Music at Noon concert series.

The Academy Award-winning film "The Hours" (2002, PG-13) starring Nicole Kidman, Meryl Streep and Ed Harris will be shown in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium at Pasadena Central Library Wednesday, June 4, at 1 p.m.  Three generations of women are affected by the novel "Mrs. Dalloway."

More than 100 motorcycle officers from police agencies throughout Southern California will compete in the Pasadena Police Motor Competition Thursday, June 5, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Lot F at the Rose Bowl Stadium. Spectators are welcome and food will be available for purchase.

Admission to the Pasadena Museum of California Art is free the first Friday of every month from noon to 5 p.m. On Friday, June 6, see the current exhibitions "June Wayne: Paintings, Prints and Tapestries" and "Time, Space & Matter: Five Installations Exploring Natural Phenomena" as well as everything else the museum has to offer.

You don't have to be a member of the Pasadena Senior Center to see "The Heat" (2013, R) there Friday, June 6, at 1 p.m. starring Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy. An uptight FBI special agent is paired with a Boston cop to take down a ruthless drug lord.

The first Friday of every month is free admission night at Norton Simon Museum. On Friday, June 6, from 6 to 9 p.m. see the current special exhibitions "In the Land of Snow: Buddhist Art in the Himalyas" and "Face It: The Photographic Portrait" as well as everything else the museum has to offer.

Norton Simon Museum presents the award-winning film "The Cup" (1999, G) Friday, June 6, at 7 p.m. in the theater starring Orgyen Tobgyal and Neten Chokling. The film was inspired by the true story of young Buddhist monks swept up in the fever of the 1998 France vs. Brazil World Cup. (Tibetan with English subtitles.)


Make Music Pasadena will feature 150 musical acts on stages throughout Old Pasadena, the Playhouse District and in between Saturday, June 7, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

The Pasadena Public Library's Summer Reading Challenge begins Saturday, June 7, and continues all summer long with plenty of activities for children, teens and adults. When you click on the link you'll see tabs for each age group.

Photo credits: IMDB, Waymarking, Lion Alert, Kidspace Children's Museum, La Sierra University, Guide Live, Pasadena Museum of California Art, Norton Simon Museum, Framingham Public Schools.

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