If it looks like I've included way more events than usual, that's because the summer concert and summer movie season has officially begun.
All events are free, so take a look -- and don't you dare say there's nothing to do in Pasadena!
Dispose of your household hazardous waste safely Saturday, June 21, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in parking lot K at the Rose Bowl Stadium.
Pop group Kan Wakan will perform Saturday, June 21, at 7:30 p.m. in the courtyard at One Colorado.
Afro Funké featuring Jungle Fire and Batala Los Angeles will perform Saturday, June 21, at 8 p.m. at Levitt Pavilion in Memorial Park. Bring a picnic dinner or purchase food at the park. A pre-concert festival will begin at 6:30 p.m.
Athletic events in the Pasadena Senior Games this week include disc golf, doubles tennis tournament, extreme strength and fitness, horseshoes tournament, lawn bowling, mixed doubles tennis tournament, singles racquetball tournament, softball tournament, women's basketball 3-on-3 tournament and women's basketball shooting Saturday, June 21; and advanced division swimming, doubles racquetball tournament, novice division swimming and singles tennis tournament Sunday, June 22. Come see what these incredible athletes are made of! The full schedule, including venues, can be found here.
The Happy Birthday Pasadena celebration at the Pasadena Museum of History will include live music, open house at the Finnish Folk Art Museum, astronomy and arts presentations, historical Pasadena exhibitions, craft workshops, children's activities, plenty of birthday cake and much more Sunday, June 22, from 1 to 4 p.m.
Lao Tizer will perform smooth jazz Sunday, June 22, at 7 p.m. at the Levitt Pavilion in Memorial Park. Bring a picnic dinner or purchase food at the park. A pre-concert festival will begin at 5:30 p.m.
Planning that big summer vacation? Come to Distant Lands Monday, June 23, at 7:30 p.m. and learn how to plan for sightseeing, airport do's and don'ts, TSA rules and facts, packing tips and tricks and up-to-date info on how to travel like a pro.
Activities for Pasadena Public Library's Summer Reading Challenge this week include the following (and much more!):
- For teens: YA Books Café with a discussion of "A Monster Calls" by Patrick Ness plus themed snacks and games Thursday, June 26, at 7 p.m. at Pasadena Central Library.
- For children: Curious George book party with stories, crafts and games Thursday, June 26, at 3:30 p.m. at La Pintoresca Branch Library.
- For adults: Pastels and Poetry Art Tuesday, June 24, at 3 p.m. at Pasadena Central Library.
- Download the summer newsletter for the full Summer Reading Club schedule.
The Tap Chicks will perform lively dance routines with clever costumes and Vaudeville-style comedy for people of all ages Tuesday, June 24, from 6 to 7 p.m. in the bandshell at Memorial Park. Bring a picnic or purchase dinner at the BBQ snack bar.
French-born guitarist Claude Bourbon will perform Wednesday, Jnne 25, from 12:10 to 12:40 p.m. for the popular Music at Noon concert series.
La Pintoresca Teen Education Center will show the film "The Amazing Spider-Man" (2012, PG-13) for ages 12 to 18 Wednesday, June 25, from 5 to 7 p.m. A movie will be shown every week this summer during the center's Super Hero Film Festival.
The Academy Award-nominated film "One True Thing" (1998, R) starring Meryl Streep, Renée Zellweger and William Hurt will be shown Wednesday, June 25, at 1 p.m. in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium at Pasadena Central Library.
Funky Punks will perform a children's show Wednesday, June 25, at 7 p.m. at the Levitt Pavilion in Memorial Park. Bring a picnic dinner or purchase food at the park. Be sure to bring the children to KidZone at the park beginning at 5:30 p.m.
Members of the repertory at A Noise Within will present a reading of Anton Chekhov's classic tragicomedy "Uncle Vanya" Wednesday, June 25, at 7 p.m. In a large, Russian estate, city folk and country folk examine their lives of wasted time and unrequited love. RSVPs are required: (626) 356-3100.
2013 Blues Music Award winner Janiva Magness will perform blues and jazz Thursday, June 26, at 8 p.m. at the Levitt Pavilion in Memorial Park. Bring a picnic dinner or purchase food at the park. A pre-concert festival will begin at 6:30 p.m.
Bring the family to Victory Park to see "The Lego Movie" (2014, PG) Friday, June 27, at 7:45 p.m. An ordinary Lego construction worker is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil tyrant from the gluing the Lego universe into eternal stoppage. A weekly summer film series is scheduled all summer long at Victory Park.
On a national tour, Playing for Change will perform Friday, June 27, at 8 p.m. at the Levitt Pavilion in Memorial Park. Bring a picnic dinner or purchase food at the park. A pre-concert festival will begin at 6:30 p.m.
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