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Friday, September 19, 2014

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events Sept. 20 to 26

Here are events scheduled Saturday, Sept. 20, to Friday, Sept 26.

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

The San Gabriel Valley LGBT Pride Festival Saturday, Sept. 20, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Memorial Park will include entertainment, health fair, history and heritage village, classic car and motorcycle show and more. 

The opening reception for "The Curious Art of Origami" Saturday, Sept. 20, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Shumei Hall will celebrate art works of three of the most renowned origami artists in the country and highlight the diversity of contemporary origami. Part of the AxS Art and Science Festival, the exhibition will run through Nov. 19.

Teens and adults are invited to Worlds Beyond: An Afternoon of Science Fiction and Fantasy Saturday, Sept, 20, from 1 to 5 p.m. in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium at Central Library where authors will discuss their works.

Trails and Ways will perform bossa nova pop music Saturday, Sept. 20, from 8 to 10 p.m. in the courtyard at One Colorado.

Children are invited to join the Lego Club and get creative with the unique building blocks Monday, Sept. 22, at 4 p.m. at La Pintoresca Branch Library. The club will also get together Sept. 29 at 4 p.m.

Argus Quartet will perform innovative chamber music Wednesday, Sept. 24, from 12:10 to 12:40 p.m. for the popular Music at Noon series.

In keeping with Dust, Drought and Dreams Gone Dry, the library's exhibitions and activities commemorating the Dust Bowl of the 1930s, "Bound for Glory" (1976 PG-13) starring David Carradine and Ronny Cox will be shown Wednesday, Sept. 24, at 1 p.m. in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium at Central Library. During the Great Depression, frustrated Texas sign painter Woody Guthrie rides the rails to California and becomes a vagabond singer. 

Children are invited to discuss and have fun with "Sarah, Plain and Tall" by Patricia MacLachlan Wednesday, Sept. 24, at 4:30 p.m. at Central Library.

Admission to the Pasadena Museum of California Art is free the third Thursday of every month from 5 to 8 p.m. On Thursday, Sept. 25, enjoy the current exhibitions "An Opening of the Field: Jess, Robert Duncan and Their Circle," "Burning Down the House: Ellen Brooks, Jo Ann Callis, Eileen Cowin" and "Stas Orlovski: Chimera."

"Mary Poppins" (1964) starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke will be shown Friday, Sept. 26, at 7:30 p.m. ("or when it gets dark") in the courtyard at One Colorado. A magic nanny comes to work for a cold banker's unhappy family.

Photo credits: San Gabriel Valley Pride, Shumei Arts Council, Magda Knight, Trails and Ways, Saginaw Public Library, Argus Quartet, Panorama, School Library Church, Pasadena Museum of California Art, The Kobal Collection,

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