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Saturday, January 24, 2015

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events Jan. 24 to 30

Here are events scheduled Saturday, Jan. 24, to Friday, Jan. 30. 

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

The Caltech Chamber Ensembles will perform Saturday, Jan. 24, at 8 p.m. in the lounge at Caltech's Dabney Hall (#40 on this map).

Cellist Lars Hoefs, pianist Steven Vanhauwaert and soprano Anita Protich will perform Wednesday, Jan. 28, from 12:10 to 12:40 p.m. for the popular Music at Noon recital series. Feel free to bring a sack lunch.

"Julie & Julia" (2009, PG-13) starring Amy Adams and Meryl Streep will be shown Wednesday, Jan. 28, at 1 p.m. in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium at Pasadena Central Library. Julia Child's story of her start in the cooking profession is intertwined with blogger Julie Powell's challenge to cook every recipe in Child's first book.

Felix Bullock, chair of the Guitar Department at Pasadena Conservatory of Music, will showcase his talented guitar quartet Thursday, Jan. 29, at 4 p.m. at Hill Avenue Branch Library.

Children 6 and older will explore art around the world created within circles and make their own circular paintings during a mandala art workshop Thursday, Jan. 29, at 4 p.m. at Hastings Branch Library.

The documentary film "Rediscovering Pakistan -- The Untold Tale" will be shown Thursday, Jan. 29, at 6 p.m. in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium at Pasadena Central Library. Nine motorcyclists from around the world explore the beautiful northern areas of Pakistan with former cricket player Moin Khan.

"Gigi" (1958, G) starring Leslie Caron, Louis Jourdan and Maurice Chevalier will be shown Friday, Jan. 30, at 1 p.m. in the Scott Pavilion at Pasadena Senior Center. In turn-of-the-century Paris, a wealthy playboy and a courtesan in training enjoy a platonic friendship that may not stay that way for long. You do not have to be a member of the Pasadena Senior Center to attend.

With the theme Our Heritage: The Bridge to the Future, the opening reception for Black History Month in Pasadena Friday, Jan. 30, from 3 to 5 p.m. at Jackie Robinson Center will include a film screening, food and more.

The Pasadena Community Orchestra will perform works composed by Mozart, Handel, Sullivan and Still Friday, Jan. 30, at 8 p.m. at PasNaz.


Armory Center for the Arts and Pasadena Museum of California Art will be among 25 Los Angeles area arts and cultural institutions that will participate in SoCal Museums Free-for-All Saturday, Jan. 31.

Rosie Bowl II and Puppy Bowl Party Sunday, Feb. 1, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Pasadena Humane Society and SPCA is a fun alternative to the Super Bowl! Leave your pets at home.

Many thanks to The Well-Tempered Ear, Now Off We Go, Lars Hoefs, Pbase, Anita Protich, Chin Deep,I-House, Emmetsburg Public Library, Pop History Dig, Pasadena Community Orchestra, SoCal Museums, Animal Planet

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