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Friday, October 24, 2014

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events Oct. 25 to 31

Here are events scheduled Saturday, Oct 25, to Friday, Oct. 31.

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

Children are invited to decorate pumpkins Saturday, Oct. 25, from 10 a.m. to noon in the courtyard at One Colorado. Pumpkins and all other materials will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Latino Heritage Parade Saturday, Oct. 25, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. will begin at Los Robles Avenue and Howard Street and end at La Pintoresca Park with a festival that will include art exhibits, historical displays, live entertainment and much more.

The Lincoln Village Festival  Saturday, Oct. 25, from noon to 4 p.m. will celebrate the re-emergence of this neighborhood commercial area with live music, teen zone, children's activities, sports contests, community resources and more.

Canadian singer Andrew Allen will perform pop and beachy, acoustic grooves Saturday, Oct. 25, from 8 to 9:30 p.m. in the courtyard at One Colorado.

The opening reception for the solo exhibitions Echiko Ohira: Red and Quinton Bemiller: Recent Work is Sunday, Oct. 26, from 2 to 5 p.m. at Offramp Gallery. Ohira's Red features large-scale paper sculptures that take their cues from the natural world; Bemiller's Recent Work includes paintings with depth and atmosphere contrasted by flat shapes and design.

The Los Angeles Children's Chorus will perform a program of secular and sacred music with the German boys choir Windsbacher Knabenchor Sunday, Oct. 26, at 7 p.m. at Pasadena Presbyterian Church

School-aged children will enjoy a Halloween show with Buster Balloon, a character with a contagious smile and silly sense of humor, Monday, Oct. 27, at 4 p.m. at Hastings Branch Library; Tuesday, Oct. 28, at 3:30 p.m. at Santa Catalina Branch Library; and Thursday, Oct. 30, at 3:30 p.m. at Lamanda Park Branch Library

Pasadena Media invites people of all ages to Trick or Treat TV Monday, Oct. 27, from 6 to 9 p.m. Don your costume, share a favorite scary story on camera, carve pumpkins and enjoy sweet treats at this family-oriented event. 

Flights of Fantasy Story Theatre will present a rollicking Halloween extravaganza for children blending folk tales, fables and rhymes into a frothy brew Thursday, Oct. 30, at 10:30 a.m. at Linda Vista Branch Library. Costumes are welcome.

The Fall Festival at Victory Park Friday, Oct. 31, from 5 to 8:30 p.m. will include live entertainment, teen zone, face painting, all-ages costume contest and more. Some additional activities will be fee-based.

Teens are invited to explore the dark corners of Central Library -- after it closes! -- during a spooky whodunit dinner party Friday, Oct. 31, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Search for clues, then use deductive skills to determine who did it, how and where. Costumes are welcome. Call 626-744-4246 to register.

"Mad Monster Party" (1967) with the voices of Boris Karloff and Phyllis Diller will be shown Friday, Oct. 31, at 7:30 p.m. in the courtyard at One Colorado. When Dr. Frankenstein decides to retire from the monster-making business, he calls an international roster of monsters to a convention to elect his successor.

Photo credits: PRWeb, Latino Heritage, JazzZone, One Colorado, Offramp Gallery, Los Angeles Children's Chorus, Windsbacher Knabenchor, Acme Balloon Company, Pasadena Media, Northern Virginia Magazine, Daily Mail, The Black Apple.

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