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Friday, September 26, 2014

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events Sept. 27 to Oct. 3

Here are events scheduled Saturday, Sept. 27, to Friday, Oct. 3.

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

The Gamble House will host events Saturday, Sept. 27, from noon to 10 p.m. as part of the AxS Art and Science Festival, incuding an analog and high-tech archaeological dig from noon to 4 on the back lawn, a waterfall-themed dance performance intermittently in the main stairwell, food inspired by Mary Gamble's recipes beginning at noon on front the lawn, poetry readings to one guest at a time from 1 to 5 p.m. in the downstairs bedroom closet, dancers becoming sculptures intermittently throughout the house, a rotating cast of storytellers from 6 to 8 p.m. in the downstairs guest bedroom, a light show through the patterned glass windows at 8 p.m. in the dining room, video projected from 8 to 10 p.m. on the house's exterior and a reading of "The Hour of the Cat" in the form of a tableaux vivant from 9 to 10 p.m. in the living room. Some of the events will repeat Friday, Oct. 3.

Hedgehog Swing will perform gypsy jazz, music of 1930s France and more Saturday, Sept. 27, from 8 to 10 p.m. in the courtyard at One Colorado.

An Evening of Pasadena-inspired Astronomy and Music Monday, Sept. 29, at 7 p.m. at the Carnegie Observatories will begin with a discussion about Pasadena's 110-year history as an internationally renowned center for discovery in astronomy and will conclude with the world premiere of "Hand in Hand at the Edge of the Sky," a tone poem for chamber ensemble inspired by the composer's experiences during a visit to the Mount Wilson Observatory. This event is part of the AxS Art and Science Festival

A very moving memorial to fallen Marines who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the global effort to eradicate terrorism will be dedicated Thursday, Oct. 2, at 5 p.m. on the grounds of the Pasadena Marine Reserve Center. Although the center is ordinarily closed to the public, the community is welcome to attend this event. RSVP to

Admission to the Pasadena Museum of California Art is free the first Friday of every month from noon to 5 p.m. On Friday, Oct. 3, enjoy the exhibitions "An Opening of the Field," "Burning Down the House" and "Stas Orlovsky: Chimera" as well as everything else the museum has to offer.

You don't have to be a member of the Pasadena Senior Center to see "Seven" (1995, R) starring Brad Pitt, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Spacey there Friday, Oct. 3, at 1 p.m.  Two detectives hunt a serial killer who uses the seven deadly sins as his modus operandi.
The Norton Simon Museum opens its doors for free the first Friday of every month from 5 to 8 p.m. Enjoy the current exhibition "Home and Away: The Printed Works of Ruth Asawa" and everything else the museum has to offer Friday, Oct. 3

The opening night celebration of REALSPACE, an exhibition that explores aspects of astronomy, space exploration and more, is Friday, Oct. 3, at 7 p.m. at Art Center College of Design's Williamson Gallery on the hillside campus. This event is part of the AxS Art and Science Festival.

Photo credits: The Gamble House, Webcam First Look, Ann Erdman, Norton Simon Museum, IMDB, Pasadena Museum of California Art, Hedgehog Swing,  Art Center College of Design.

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