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Saturday, May 23, 2015

Looking for Something To Do? Free Events May 23 to 29

Here are free events scheduled Saturday, May 23, to Friday, May 29.

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

Safely dispose of old computers, keyboards, printers, scanners, fax machines, phones, TVs and other electronic equipment at the eWaste event Saturday, May 23, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Parking Lot I at Brookside Park. You may also bring old batteries (vehicle batteries will not be accepted) as well as documents for shredding.

Family Fun Day at La Pintoresca Park and La Pintoresca Branch Library Saturday, May 23, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. will include entertainment, face painting, games, fitness zone, arts and crafts and much more. 

Teens are invited to meet 20 authors of popular young adult novels at the Pasadena Loves YA! book festival Saturday, May 23, from noon to 4 p.m. at Central Library. There will be book signings, giveaways, refreshments and more. RSVP on this Facebook page.

Adults will create beautiful resin jewelry with guidance and instruction from artist Margot Dyches Saturday, May 23, from 2 to 3 p.m. at Hill Avenue Branch Library. All materials will be provided. Space is limited; call 626-744-7264 to sign up.

The Ice House Comedy Club presents six comedians who will leave you LOLing during the Cool Beans show Sunday, May 24, at 7 p.m. Everyone will receive jelly beans and opportunities to win prizes. Reservations are required.

The USC School of Dramatic Arts will present a reading of "Child's Play" Tuesday, May 26, at 8 p.m. in the Carrie Hamilton Theatre at the Pasadena Playhouse. The reading will repeat Friday, May 29, at 8 p.m. The play is a realistic look at how privatized prisons affect families in America. Tickets are required

Guitarist Isamu Nakashio will perform Wednesday, May 27, from 12:10 to 12:40 p.m. for the popular Music at Noon recital series.

Frequency (2010, PG-13) starring Dennis Quaid and Jim Caviezel will be shown on the big screen Wednesday, May 27, at 1 p.m. in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium at Central Library. An accidental radio link connects a father and his son across 30 years.

Art, science and technology will merge during Networks, part of the Art + Tech Panel Series in the auditorium at Caltech's Beckman Institute (#74 on this mapWednesday, May 27, at 6 p.m. when artist Natalie Bookchin, art history and humanities professor Kris Cohen and visual arts professor Ricardo Dominguez discuss how they relate to similar concepts.

Photographing the San Gabriel Mountains is the theme of a public event Wednesday, May 27, at 7 p.m. at Eaton Canyon Nature Center hosted by the Sierra Club Forest Committee. Enjoy an evening of historic black and white photos and newer color shots of wildlife and wilderness. Presenters will offer tips on how to enjoy the adventure of snapping pics in the San Gabriels and how to take better ones.

The USC School of Dramatic Arts will present a reading of the comedy "Gambled Eggs" by Victoria Moy Wednesday, May 27, at 8 p.m. in the Carrie Hamilton Theatre at the Pasadena Playhouse. Two sisters hatch a plan to save their father's dysfunctional family from ruin when his gambling debts bring a henchman to the door. Tickets are required

Children ages 10+ are invited to show off their culinary skills to earn the title Library Iron Chef Thursday, May 28, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at Hastings Branch Library, but beware the mystery ingredient! Call 626-744-7262 to sign up.

The USC School of Dramatic Arts will present a reading of "Sentience" by Tylar Pendgraft Thursday, May 28, at 8 p.m. in the Carrie Hamilton Theatre at the Pasadena Playhouse. A woman volunteers her husband for genetic alteration that will make him a better soldier. Tickets are required

Everyone is invited to the third annual Day of Jazz at the Pasadena Conservatory of Music Friday, May 29, that will include a jazz history class from 10 a.m. to noon, a jazz master class from 4 to 5:30 p.m. and a concert from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Although all events are free, you'll need to reserve your ticket.

Photo credits: Earth911, Waymarking, Read Breathe Relax, Whipup, Ice House Comedy Club, Pasadena Playhouse, Isamu Nakashio, SciFi World, debit72, Outside, Victoria Moy, U.S. Department of Agriculture, University of Southern California.

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