All events are free, so take a look -- and don't you dare say there's nothing to do in Pasadena!
Folk singer Ross Altman will present "Countdown: The Cold War Hit Parade" with songs by Bob Dylan, Pete Seeger and others as well as related stories Saturday, Aug. 9, at 2 p.m. at Allendale Branch Library,
Mariachi Divas will perform traditional Latin music Saturday, Aug. 9, at 8 p.m. at the Levitt Pavilion in Memorial Park. Bring a picnic or purchase dinner at the park. A pre-concert festival will begin at 6:30 p.m.
Join the art collaborative Fallen Fruit in the courtyard at One Colorado Sunday, Aug. 10, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for communal jam-making. Bring homegrown or self-picked public fruit and clean, empty glass jars.
The Summer Jazz Series in the Playhouse District continues with North Side Jazz Collective Sunday, Aug. 10, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the courtyard outside Vroman's Bookstore.
Hot Club of Detroit will perform jazz Sunday, Aug. 10, at 7 p.m. at the Levitt Pavilion in Memorial Park. Bring a picnic or purchase dinner at the park, A pre-concert festival will begin at 5:30 p.m.
Activities for Pasadena Public Library's Summer Reading Challenge include the following (and much more!):
- For teens: Create and develop characters for video games and animation films Monday to Friday, Aug. 11 to 15, from 4 to 6 p.m. on the West Patio at Central Library. Led by Ronald Llanos, Art Center College of Design. Call (626) 744-4066, option 4, to register.
- For children: Creative writing workshop Friday, Aug. 15, at 4 p.m. in the Children's Story Room at Central Library.
- Download Pasadena Public Library's summer newsletter for the full Summer Reading Club schedule.
Will Ryan and the Cactus County Cowboys will perform the swingingest tunes ever to come out of the old west Tuesday, Aug. 12, at 6 p.m at Memorial Park. Bring a picnic or purchase dinner at the BBQ snack bar.
"The Sandlot" (1993, PG) starring Denis Leary and James Earl Jones will be shown Wednesday, Aug. 13, at 1 p.m. in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium at Central Library. A new boy in the neighborhood joins up with the regular baseball buddies and all is well until he hits a ball signed by Babe Ruth into the Beast's back yard.
Planning a trip to England? With plenty of trains and dozens of operating companies but no national train system, figuring out how to get around can be daunting. Learn the ins and outs Wednesday, Aug. 13, at 7:30 p.m. at Distant Lands.
"Mr. Peabody and Sherman" (2014, PG) with the voice talents of Ty Burrell and Max Charles will be shown Thursday, Aug. 14, at 7:45 p.m. in the park at Villa-Parke. An advanced canine and his adopted son travel through time as they endeavor to fix a time rift they created.
You don't have to be a member of the Pasadena Senior Center to see "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" (1954) starring Jane Powell and Howard Keel there in the Scott Pavilion Tuesday, Aug. 15, at 1 p.m. In 1850 Oregon, when a backwoodsman brings a wife home to his farm, his six brothers decide they want to get married too. Subtitles will be included for anyone with hearing impairments.
Lucky Diaz and The Family Jam Band will perform interactive, bilingual music for children (and everyone) Wednesday, Aug. 13, at 7 p.m. at the Levitt Pavilion in Memorial Park. Bring a picnic or purchase dinner at the park. A pre-concert festival will begin at 5:30 p.m.
The Dwight Trible Ensemble will perform eclectic music Thursday, Aug. 14, at 8 p.m. at the Levitt Pavilion in Memorial Park. Bring a picnic or purchase dinner at the park. A pre-concert festival will begin at 6:30 p.m.
Dr. Ashwin Vasavada of JPL's Mars Science Laboratory will present "Curiosity's Second Year: The Epic and Occasionally Bogus Journey to the Foothills of Mt. Sharp" Friday, Aug. 15, at 7 p.m. in the Vosloh Forum (Building UU on this map) at Pasadena City College.
The Dive-In Movie Fest at the Villa-Parke Community Center pool continues with "Free Birds" (2013, PG) with the voice talents of Woody Harrelson and Owen Wilson Friday, Aug 15, at 8 p.m. Two turkeys team up to travel back in time to change the course of history - and get turkey off the holiday menu for good.
Blame Sally will perform Americana music Friday, Aug. 15, at 8 p.m. at the Levitt Pavilion in Memorial Park. Bring a picnic or purchase dinner at the park. A pre-concert festival will begin at 6:30 p.m.
Photo credits: North Side Jazz Collective, Culinate, IMDB, Dallas Movie Screenings, Petrea Burchard, Slant, L.A. County Arts Commission, M Live, Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band, Steve Reid Foundation, Tom McKean, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Framingham School District, BritRail, Pasadena Public Library, Fox Sports