Here are my top pick for events scheduled Saturday, June 28, to Friday, July 4.
All events are free, so take a look -- and don't you dare say there's nothing to do in Pasadena!
Safely dispose of old electronics safely Saturday, June 28, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Boys and Girls Club of Pasadena. Computers, monitors, laptops, MP3 players, printers, ink cartridges, cables, microwaves and other electronics will be accepted.
Charles Perry, president of Culinary Historians of Southern California, will present an interactive talk titled When the San Gabriel Valley was California's Wine Country Saturday, June 28, at 2 p.m. at Allendale Branch Library.
The Pasadena Summer Youth Chamber Orchestra will perform Beethoven's Leonore Overture #2 and the first movements of Quantz's Flute Concerto in G, Mozart's Violin Concerto #3, Kabelevsky's Cello Concerto #1 and Mozart's Piano Concerto #20 Saturday, June 28, at 7:30 p.m. at Pasadena Presbyterian Church.
Pistolera will perform Latin alternative music Saturday, June 28, 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.
Athletic events in the Pasadena Senior Games this week include volleyball tournament Saturday, June 28; and 5K and 10K power walks, 5K and 10K race walks and 5K and 12K road races Sunday, June 29. Come see what these incredible athletes are made of! The full schedule, including venues, can be found here.
An artist panel discussion titled Context as Narrative in Contemporary Art will be moderated by Skip Snow Sunday, June 29, at 3 p.m. at Offramp Gallery. RSVP here.
The Kenny Burrell Big Band will perform Sunday, June 29, at 7 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 5:30 p.m.
Whiskey Hayride will perform classic country/rock that will get everybody up and moving Tuesday, July 1, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the bandshell in Memorial Park. Bring a picnic or purchase dinner at the BBQ shack.
Boglarka Kiss and Alison Bjorkedal will perform Wednesday, July 2, from 12:10 to 12:40 p.m. for the popular Music at Noon recital series. Bring a sack lunch and chat with other concert-goers after the performance.
Activities for Pasadena Public Library's Summer Reading Challenge include the following (and much more!):
- For adults: France travel tips Wednesday, July 2, lat from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Sunroom at Pasadena Central Library.
- For children: Swazzle Puppets featuring the adventures of BARK the Robot Dog and friends Thursday, July 3 at 10 a.m. in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium at Pasadena Central Library.
- For teens: Letter-writing contest through Aug. 3 to win two free tickets to see One Direction at the Rose Bowl Stadium.
- Download the summer newsletter for the full Summer Reading Club schedule.
The Academy Award-winning film "Frozen" (2013, PG) with the voice talent of Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel will be shown Thursday, July 3, at 6:30 p.m. in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium at Pasadena Central Library. Friends embark on an epic journey and encounter a number of obstacles and characters, including a snowman named Olaf.
Photo credits: Pasadena Museum of History, Framingham Public Schools, Newsletter/Newsletter, Pistolero, Dylan Gordon, Nihilistic Poetry, Levitt Pavilion, Whiskey Hayride, Boglarka Kiss, Alison Bjorkedal, Rhythm Child, IMDB, The Duhks, Steve Potell