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Friday, March 27, 2015

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events March 28 to April 3


Here are free events scheduled Saturday, March 28, to Friday, April 3.

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

The Pasadena American Little League season kicks off Saturday, March 28, at 9 a.m. at Hamilton Park with plenty of great baseball, food trucks, the Easton Bat trailer, former L.A. Dodgers player Jay Johnstone and much more.  

Students in grades 6 to 12 will showcase their intelligence and creativity during the Los Angeles County Science and Engineering Fair Saturday, March 28, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, March 29, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the Pasadena Convention Center.

March is One City, One Story month -- our community reading celebration! Have you read this year's selection The Book of Unknown Americans yet?  
  • A community book discussion is scheduled Saturday, March 28, at 10:30 a.m. at Hill Avenue Branch Library.
  • A community book discussion is scheduled Saturday, March 28, at 11 a.m. at Linda Vista Branch Library
  • Learn about citizenship and immigration programs Saturday, March 28, from 10 a.m. to noon in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium at Central Library
  • One City, One Story art and short story contest winners will be announced Saturday, March 28, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium at Central Library.
  • See a full list of One City, One Story events with more details here
Gifted young musicians will perform Poulenc's Sextet for Winds and Piano, Beethoven's Adelaide Op. 46, Cohn's Aria for Winds (world premiere) and Thuille's Sextet for Piano and Woodwind in B Flat Minor Sunday, March 29, at 2 p.m. at Shumei Hall.

Dr. John Mulcahey, a Carnegie Observatories staff scientist, will explain how Carnegie astronomers and their colleagues are combining observations across the electromagnetic spectrum to help solve the mysteries of the universe Monday, March 30, at 7:30 p.m. at A Noise Within. Arrive as early as 6:45 p.m. for refreshments and to claim your seat! 

 
A special live broadcast Wednesday, April 1, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Crawford Family Forum at Southern California Public Radio will celebrate Larry Mantle's 30th anniversary hosting Airtalk on KPCC Radio. RSVPs are required.

The silent adventure film "The Black Pirate" (1926, NR) starring Douglas Fairbanks and Billie Dove will be shown on the big screen Wednesday, April 1, at 1 p.m. in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium at Central Library. Seeking revenge, a young man joins the pirates responsible for his father's death.

During a presentation titled "A Molecular Arms Race: The Immune System Versus HIV" Wednesday, April 1, at 8 p.m. in Beckman Auditorium (building 91 on this map) Pamela Bjorkman, professor of biology at Caltech, will explain her lab's efforts to modify natural antibodies using molecular engineering so HIV someday will be powerless to mutate against them.

 
The first Friday of every month from noon to 5 p.m. is free admission day at Pasadena Museum of California Art (also the third Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m.). On Friday, April 3, enjoy the current exhibitions plus everything else PMCA has to offer. 

You don't have to be a member of the Pasadena Senior Center to see "Boyhood" (2014, R) there starring Patricia Arquette and Ethan Hawke Friday, April 3, at 1 p.m. Filmed over the course of 12 years with the same cast, the film tells the groundbreaking story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a boy named Mason.


The first Friday of every month from 5 to 8 p.m. is free admission night at Norton Simon Museum. On Friday, April 3, enjoy the current exhibitions and everything else the museum has to offer.



Photo credits:  Pasadena Public Library, Cultural News, International Business Times, Southern California Public Radio, United Artists, US Edu Guides, Pasadena Museum of California Art, Norton Simon Museum, Westside Today,

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