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Friday, May 29, 2015

Looking for Something To Do? Free Events May 30 to June 5

Here are events scheduled Saturday, May 30, to Friday, June 5.

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

People of all ages are invited to learn about Chinese history and explore Chinese culture Saturday, May 30, from 10:30 a.m. to noon at Hastings Branch Library.

The USC School of Dramatic Arts will present a reading of the comedy "Gambled Eggs" by Victoria Moy Saturday, May 30, at 2:30 p.m. in the Carrie Hamilton Theatre at the Pasadena Playhouse (a repeat of the May 27 reading). Two sisters hatch a plan to save their father's dysfunctional family from ruin when his gambling debts bring a henchman to the door. Reservations are required.

The USC School of Dramatic Arts will present a reading of "Sentience" by Tylar Pendgraft Saturday, May 30, at 8 p.m. in the Carrie Hamilton Theatre at the Pasadena Playhouse (a repeat of the May 28 reading). A woman volunteers her husband for genetic alteration that will make him a better soldier. Reservations are required.

Bike, walk, skate or roll to your heart's content Sunday, May 31, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. when portions of Colorado Boulevard, North and South Raymond Avenue and South Lake Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic for the non-motorized CicLAvia-Pasadena.

The opening reception for "Offering," a solo exhibition of ceramics and prints by Elaine Carhartt, is Sunday, May 31, from 2 to 5 p.m. at Offramp Gallery. The reception will also celebrate the openings of "Black & White Work" with works by artists Anita Bunn, Robert Kushner and Minoru Ohira and "Cool Heat" with ceramics and sculpture by Caroline Blackburn, Virginia Harrison and Nan Wollman.

Children 7 to 12 are invited to come to Lego Club Monday, June 1, from 4 to 5 p.m. at La Pintoresca Branch Library and make create Lego projects based on the weekly theme. Call 626-744-7268 to sign up.

The fact-based "Nicholas' Gift" (1994, NR) starring Jamie Lee Curtis and Alan Bates will be shown on the big screen Wednesday, June 3, at 1 p.m. in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium at Central Library. Nicholas Green was 7 when he was killed in an attempted car robbery while vacationing in Italy with his family, who chose to donate his organs to Italian children in need.

"Selma" (2014, PG-13) starring David Oyelowo and Oprah Winfrey will be shown on the big screen Friday, June 5, at 1 p.m. in the Scott Pavilion at the Pasadena Senior Center. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. campaigns to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1965. You do not have to be a member of the Pasadena Senior Center to attend.


Saturday, June 6, from noon to 9 p.m. -- The annual Make Music Pasadena will feature more than 100 concerts rotating on stages in Old Pasadena, the Playhouse District, Memorial Park, Paseo Colorado and City Hall (the annual Music Under the Stars concert in Centennial Square!)

Photo credits: Fairfield's HamletHub, Victoria Moy, University of Southern California, ImageListing, XploreLA, Offramp Gallery, GL Design, IMDB.

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