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Saturday, May 2, 2015

Looking for Something To Do? Free Events May 2 to 8

Here are free events scheduled Saturday, May 2, to Friday, May 8.

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

Enjoy traditional Native American musicians, singers, storytellers and dancers, learn about the rich natural history and wildlife around us and much more during the Spring Awakening Festival Saturday, May 2, at 10 a.m. at Eaton Canyon Nature Center.

Saturday, May 2, is National Comic Book Day!
* Children and teens can pick up free comics books at Central Library or any branch library.
* Jen Wang ("In Real Life," "Koko Be Good"), Sina Grace and Michael Stock ("Penny Dora") will talk to teens about their experiences as comic book creators and sign copies of their books at 1 p.m. at Central Library/Studio on 4th.
* Children 6 and older can pick up free comic books and then design their own superhero costumes and make superhero comic videos from 2 to 4 p.m. in Central Library's Storybook Room and Technology Learning Center. Call 626-744-4066, option 4, to sign up.
* Adults don't have to feel left out! Pick up your free comic book at either of two participating retailers in Pasadena: P Dot's Comics and Collectibles or Comics Factory.

If you enjoy culinary adventures, come to Allendale Branch Library Saturday, May 2, at 2 p.m. when Isabelle Camps-Campins will provide a cooking demonstration and share some of her recipes from Trinidad and Tobago (and you'll get to sample the cuisine!).  

The first Tuesday of every month from 4 to 8 p.m. is Free Family Night at Kidspace Children's Museum. On Tuesday, May 5, discover Aztec art and culture by crafting your own Teotihuacan mask, learning about hieroglyphs, create rain sticks, enjoy a demonstration of Aztec dances and join a storyteller who will relate Aztec tales.

Cellist Simone Vitucci will perform Wednesday, May 6, from 12:10 to 12:40 p.m. for the popular Music at Noon recital series. Feel free to bring a brown bag lunch.

"Portrait of Jennie" (1948, NR) starring Jennifer Jones and Joseph Cotten will be shown on the big screen Wednesday, May 6, at 1 p.m. in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium at Central Library. An artist begins to suspect something very unusual about a young woman he meets again and again.
Moments after the Big Bang, our observable universe underwent a violent growth spurt that flung space apart faster than the speed of light.  - See more at:
Moments after the Big Bang, our observable universe underwent a violent growth spurt that flung space apart faster than the speed of light. - See more at:

"The Imitation Game" (2014, PG-13) starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightly will be shown on the big screen Friday, May 8, at 1 p.m. in the Scott Pavilion at the Pasadena Senior Center.  During World War II, mathematician Alan Turing tries to crack the Germans' Enigma Code with help from some unlikely peers. Based on true events. You do not have to be a member of the Pasadena Senior Center to attend.

A new load of garden-ready mulch from Pasadena Public Works Department street tree trimmings will be available Friday, May 8, at the southeast corner of the parking lot at Victory Park. Bring your own shovel, container and gloves any time 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 Caltech-Occidental Symphony and Caltech Chamber Singers will perform Friday, May 8, at 8 p.m. in Ramo Auditorium (south of Beckman Auditorium) with works including Dona Nobis Pacem by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Haydn's Symphony No. 8 in G Major, Di Lasso's Madrigals and Chansons, Brahms's Vier Zigeunerlieder Op. 112 and Kirchner's Unclouded Day. 


LitFest Pasadena returns Saturday, May 9, from noon to midnight with readings and salon-style author panels in the byways, book stores, wine bars, theaters, coffee houses and streets of the Playhouse District.

Zigeunerlieder, Op. 112

Photo credits: Crazy Crow, ScreenRant, Merle's Trinidad Cuisine, New York Times, Simone Vitucci, Media and Mayhem, American Landscape Design and Installation, Film Comment, Your Piece of Marin, Caltech

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