All events are free, so take a look -- and don't you dare say there's nothing to do in Pasadena!
The Pasadena Chalk Festival is Saturday and Sunday, June 20 and 21, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Paseo Colorado. Drop by both days to see all the works in progress, vote for your favorites, enjoy live music, take the children to Kids Zone to create their own masterpieces, check out the classics at the Pasadena Police Department's Classic Car Show (Sunday only) and much more. (And yours truly will be the emcee on the main stage.)
Enjoy a performance by the Los Angeles Children's Chorus concert choir ensemble Saturday, June 20, at 7 p.m. at Pasadena Presbyterian Church before they head off on an international tour.
Element Band will perform Armenian-inspired folk fusion Saturday, June 20, at 8 p.m. at the Levitt Pavilion. A pre-concert festival will begin at 6:30 p.m. Bring a picnic or purchase dinner at the park.
Michael Haggins will perform jazz Sunday, June 21, at 7 p.m. at the Levitt Pavilion. A pre-concert festival will begin at 5:30 p.m. Bring a picnic or purchase dinner at the park.
- For children: Cory Hills takes storytelling to a new level with percussion instruments Monday, June 22, at 10:30 a.m. at Hill Avenue Branch Library and Thursday, June 25, at 3 p.m. at Lamanda Park Branch Library.
- For teens: Experience the fun of Korean pop music videos in a one-of-a-kind KPop MV dance class Monday, June 22, from 3 to 5 p.m. at Central Library. Call 626-744-4246 to sign up.
- For adults: Enjoy the rhythms of the Ernie Del Fante Jazz Quartet Wednesday, June 24, at 4 p.m. at Hastings Branch Library.
- Download the summer newsletter for the full schedule.
"Something the Lord Made" (2004, NR) starring Alan Rickman and Mos Def will be shown on the big screen Wednesday, June 24, at 1 p.m. in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium at Central Library. Two medical pioneers -- one a celebrated heart surgeon and the other an overlooked lab assistant -- change history in the 1940s when they perfect "blue baby" surgery for infants with heart defects. Based on a true story.
Incendio will perform music from South America, Ireland and Spain Friday, June 26, at 8 p.m. at the Levitt Pavilion. A pre-concert festival will begin at 6:30 p.m. Bring a picnic or purchase dinner at the park.
Photo credits: Pasadena Chalk Festival, Los Angeles Children's Chorus, Secretly Canadian, Element Band, Michael Haggins, Long Beach Island School District, Quase Deuces, Birdie Mendoza, Jango.