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Friday, February 13, 2015

Looking for Something To Do? Free Events Feb. 14 to 20

Here are events scheduled Sunday, Feb.14, to Friday, Feb. 20. 

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

A new load of garden-ready mulch from Pasadena Public Works Department street tree trimmings is now available at the southeast corner of the parking lot at Victory Park. Bring your own shovel, container and gloves anytime between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. The mulch supply is replenished once a month from February to October and is available to Pasadena residents only.

The Transcontinental Piano Duo will perform in recital Saturday, Feb. 14, at 5 p.m. at the Pasadena Conservatory of Music featuring works by Barber, Beethoven, Brahms, Grieg, Liszt, Lutoslawski and Ravel.

The concert Songs About Place: Los Angeles Sunday, Feb. 15, at 4 p.m. at the Pasadena Conservatory of Music will feature four contemporary classical works by L.A.-based composers who used the city as their inspiration.

Classical clarinetist Margaret Thornhill will perform Wednesday, Feb. 18, from 12:10 to 12:40 p.m. for the popular Music at Noon recital series. She will be accompanied by Twyla Meyer on piano.

"10,000 Black Men Named George" (2002, R) starring Andre Braugher and Mario Van Peebles will be shown on the big screen Wednesday, Feb. 18, at 1 p.m. in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium at Central Library. Porters of the Pullman Rail Company get organized by a union activist in the 1920s.  

Brother Yusef will lead "Blues Tunes for Kids," an introduction for children to blues through singing and movement, Wednesday, Feb. 18, at 1 p.m. at La Pintoresca Branch Library

Residents of all ages are invited to create their own seed mosaics Thursday, Feb. 19, at 3:30 p.m. at Hill Avenue Branch Library. All materials will be provided.

The third Thursday of every month from 5 to 8 p.m. in free admission day at Pasadena Museum of California Art (also the first Friday from noon to 5 p.m.). On Thursday, Feb. 19, enjoy the current exhibitions plus everything else PMCA has to offer.  

Gerda Govine Ituarte will discuss and read from her two poetry art books "Oh, Where is My Candle Hat?" and "Alterations|Thread Light Through Eye of Storm" Thursday, Feb. 19, at 7 p.m. at Hastings Branch Library. A Q&A will follow.  

"Maleficent" (2014, PG) starring Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning will be shown on the big screen Friday, Feb. 20, at 1 p.m. in the Scott Pavilion at the Pasadena Senior Center. A vengeful fairy is driven to curse an infant princess, only to discover that the child may be the one person who can restore peace to their troubled land. You do not have to be a member of the Pasadena Senior Center to attend.

"Sleepless in Seattle" (1993, PG) starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan will be shown Friday, Feb. 20, at 2:30 p.m. at Santa Catalina Branch Library. A widowed man's son tries to find his father a new partner.


The One City, One Story community reading celebration will feature events all next month, including a community dialogue with the author Thursday, March 12.. If you haven't read the 2015 selection The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez, pick one up locally at any Pasadena public library or Vroman's Bookstore.

Many thanks to Wired, Transcontinental Piano Duo, Pasadena Conservatory of Music, IMDB, Valley News, Hometown Pasadena, Gerda Govine Ituarte, Movieme Unlimited and Pasadena Public Library.

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