All events are free, so take a look -- and don't you dare say there's nothing to do in Pasadena!
Pasadena Public Library's "Read to the Rhythm" Summer Reading Challenge for children up to age 12, teens entering grades 7 to 12 and adults begins Saturday, June 13, and continues through Aug. 8. It offers plenty of special events, programs and prizes for all ages! Registering is easy online (click on Adult, Teen or Children) or at your nearest library. Upcoming activities include the following (and much more!):
- For adults: Of Thee I Sing: The Magna Carta @ 800 Saturday, June 13, at 2 p.m. at Allendale Branch Library will feature folk singer Ross Altman as he presents songs and stories about milestones in liberty and justice for all. Enjoy his renditions of classics by Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, Marian Anderson, Paul Robeson, Lead Belly, Paul Ochs, Joan Baez and more.
- For children, teens and adults: The Read to the Rhythm kickoff is Saturday, June 13, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Central Library. Drop in and create your own musical instruments and enjoy other fun activities.
- For children: Explore your musical side as you experience the magic of drumming and making music Saturday, June 13, at 3 p.m. at Linda Vista Branch Library and Thursday, June 18, at 3 p.m. at Hastings Branch Library and 3:30 p.m. at Santa Catalina Branch Library.
- For teens: An epic Just Dance party for the Wii U is Tuesday, June 16, at 3:30 p.m. at Santa Catalina Branch Library with hits including "Diamonds" by Rhianna, "Maps" by Maroon 5, "Bailando" by Enrique Iglesias and many more. Comfortable clothing and water bottles are highly recommended!
- Download the summer newsletter for the full Summer Reading Club schedule.
Admission to the USC Pacific Asia Museum is free the second Sunday of every month. On Sunday, June 14, create Silk Road art from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., explore the galleries from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., enjoy Silk Road Story Time at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m., take a spotlight Silk Road tour at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. and watch a performance by the Indian Performing Art Center and Kathak Kala Academy at 2 p.m.
Sheila E. and Pete Escovedo will kick off the summer season at the Levitt Pavilion Sunday, June 14, at 7 p.m. Bring a picnic dinner or purchase food at the park. A pre-concert festival will begin at 5:30 p.m.
Kristoff and Kane will perform voice with piano Wednesday, June 17, from 12:10 to 12:40 p.m. as part of the popular Music at Noon recital series. Feel free to bring a sack lunch.
The Emmy Award- and Golden Globe Award-winning HBO film "Temple Grandin" (2010, NR) starring Claire Danes and Julia Ormand will be shown on the big screen Wednesday, June 17, at 1 p.m. in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium at Central Library. The film is based on the true story of an autistic woman who becomes one of the top scientists in the humane-livestock industry.
Admission to the Pasadena Museum of California Art is free the third Thursday (and first Friday) of every month. On Thursday, June 18, from 5 to 8 p.m. see the new exhibitions "Someday Is Now: The Art of Corita Kent" and "Alexandra Grant and Steve Roden: These Carnations Defy Language" as well as ongoing exhibitions and everything else the museum has to offer.
Calarts Hands On'Semble will perform rhythms for children Thursday, June 18, at 7 p.m. at the Levitt Pavilion. Bring a picnic dinner or purchase food at the park. A pre-concert festival will begin at 5:30 p.m.
"The Theory of Everything" (2014, PG-13) starring Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones will be shown on the big screen Friday, June 19, at 1 p.m. in the Scott Pavilion at the Pasadena Senior Center. The film is based on the true relationship experiences of renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking and his wife Jane as he embarks on his groundbreaking study of what he has little of -- time. You do not have to be a member of the Pasadena Senior Center to attend.
SAVE THE DATE!
The Pasadena Chalk Festival, featuring hundreds of artists using pavement as their canvas and chalk as their medium, is Saturday and Sunday, June 20 and 21, at Paseo Colorado.