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Saturday, February 7, 2015

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events Feb. 8 to 13

Here are events scheduled Sunday, Feb. 8, to Friday, Feb. 13. 

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

Admission to the USC Pacific Asia Museum is free the second Sunday of every month. On Sunday, Feb. 8, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. enjoy the current exhibitions A New Way Forward: Japanese Hanga of the 20th Century, Insight: The Path of Bodhidharma, The Rent Collection Courtyard: 50 Years, The First Wave: Modern and Contemporary Paintings and everything else the museum has to offer.

Art Center College of Design's annual open houses Sunday, Feb. 8, from noon to 4:30 p.m. at the Hillside Campus and South Campus will feature the works of current students in the areas of advertising, entertainment design, film, environmental design, photography, product design, illustration, fine art, graphic design and more. There will also be talks about admissions and financial aid for anyone who is thinking about enrolling at the college in the future.

As a Pasadena Black History Month activity, teens are invited to watch the satirical film "Dear White People" (2014, R) starring Tyler James Williams and Tessa Thompson Sunday, Feb. 8, at 2 p.m. at Jackie Robinson Center.

The Constant Gardeners, also known as Charles "Kicker" and Betty McKenney, will be honored Sunday, Feb. 8, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at Arlington Garden, which they have shepherded from a huge dirt lot to one of the most important Mediterranean community gardens in California.

Teens are invited to create their own Valentine's Day cards and other Valentine crafts Tuesday, Feb. 10, at 3 p..m. at Allendale Branch Library.

As Valentine's Day approaches, "Romeo and Juliet" (1968, PG) starring Leonard Whiting and Olivia Hussey will be shown on the big screen Wednesday, Feb. 11, at 1 p.m. in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium at Central Library. When the now famous "star-crossed lovers" from two enemy families meet, forbidden love ensues.

Children will create Shrinky Dinks jewelry by drawing their own designs and then watching them shrink into shiny plastic charms Wednesday, Feb. 11, at 4:30 p.m. in the Children's Story Room at Central Library.

Conscientious Projector will show the documentary film "Free the Mind" (2012, NR) Thursday, Feb. 12, at 7 p.m. at Armory Center for the Arts. From combat veterans with PTSD to children with severe anxiety, the film examines how meditation, mindfulness and compassion play a pivotal role in pioneering treatment. A community conversation will follow the film. 

"And So It Goes" (2014, PG-13) starring Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton will be shown on the big screen Friday, Feb. 13, at 1 p.m. in the Scott Pavilion at the Pasadena Senior Center. A self-absorbed realtor enlists the help of his neighbor when he's suddenly left in charge of the granddaughter he never knew existed. You do not have to be a member of the Pasadena Senior Center to attend.

Many thanks to USC Pacific Asia Museum, IMDB, yours truly, Katie Claire's Cottage, Pixgood, Unicorn Hat Party, The Film Reel, 

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