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Friday, August 22, 2014

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events Aug. 23 to 29

Here are events scheduled Saturday, Aug. 23, to Friday, Aug 29.

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

Do you have a green thumb? Drop in on the Gardening Club and Seed Library Saturday, Aug. 23, at 10:30 a.m. at Hill Avenue Branch Library.

Come see the 10 Pasadena Idol teen finalists Saturday, Aug. 23, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Garfield Promenade at Paseo Colorado. They have been learning how to enhance their vocal and performance techniques, so prepare to be impressed as each steps up to the microphone to compete for the title of Pasadena Idol! A red carpet opening will begin at 5 p.m. 

The final event in the Levitt Pavilion summer concert series at Memorial Park is Brother Sun and John Fullbright performing folk and rock Saturday, Aug. 23, at 8 p.m. Bring a picnic or purchase dinner at the park. A pre-concert festival will begin at 6:30 p.m.

The Summer Jazz Series in the Playhouse District continues with Tony Inzalaco Sunday, Aug. 24, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the courtyard outside Vroman's Bookstore.

Grammy-winning Lisa Haley and the Zydekats will perform lively Cajun Zydeco music Tuesday, Aug. 26, at 6 p.m. in the band shell at Memorial Park. Bring a picnic or purchase dinner at the BBQ snack bar.

In celebration of Women's Equality Day 2014 and the day women in the U.S. won the right to vote in 1920, there will be a special screening of the documentary "Feminist: Stories from Women's Liberation" Tuesday, Aug. 26, at 7 p.m. in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium at Central Library

"The Adventures of Tintin" (2011, PG) with the voice talent of Daniel Craig and Jamie Bell will be shown Wednesday, Aug. 27, at 1 p.m. in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium at Pasadena Central Library.
You don't have to be a member of the Pasadena Senior Center to see "Still Mine" (2012, PG-13) there starring James Cromwell and Geneviève Bujold. A mature couple fights local authorities in rural New Brunswick to build their final home.

Pasadena doesn't get all its electricity from the local power plant. Be one of the first to see "Energy Roadmap" Wednesday, Aug. 27, at 6:30 p.m. at the Laemmle Playhouse 7. The film explores how Pasadena's electricity is created how that energy makes its way into homes, businesses and institutions. Reservations are required. Everyone in attendance will receive free popcorn and a free LED light bulb. The film will also be shown Saturday, Aug. 30, at 10:30 a.m.

Photo credits: Through Two Blue Eyes, Green Thumb Garden Club of Uvalde, The Ryder, IMDB, Lisa Haley, Brother Sun

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