All events are free, so take a look -- and don't you dare say there's nothing to do in Pasadena!
Mia Doi Todd will perform a program of Brazilian-inspired avant folk music Saturday, Aug. 8, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the courtyard at One Colorado.
Movies in the Park presents Flight of the Navigator (1986, PG) starring Joey Cramer and Veronica Cartwright Saturday Aug. 8, at 7:45 p.m. at Washington Park. A boy has an adventure with the alien spacecraft that has transported him eight years into the future.
The second Sunday of every month is Free Admission Day at the USC Pacific Asia Museum. On Sunday, Aug. 9, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. enjoy the Pacific Islands Festival including the exhibition The Art of Pacific Asia in the Orientation Gallery all day, art activities from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., special tours at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., a performance by the Aloha Time Machine at 2 p.m. and more.
Join the L.A.based collective Fallen Fruit in the courtyard at One Colorado Sunday, Aug. 9, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for communal jam-making. Bring homegrown or picked public fruit.
Laith Al-Saadi featuring Jimmy Vivino will perform rock and blues Sunday, Aug. 9, at 7 p.m. at the Levitt Pavilion. A pre-concert festival will begin at 5:30 p.m. Bring lawn chairs or a blanket and a picnic or purchase dinner at the park.
- Activities for Pasadena Public Library's Read to the Rhythm summer reading program include the following (and much more):
INCA the Peruvian Ensemble will perform a colorful array of music and dance from the Andes region using authentic instruments Tuesday, Aug. 11, from 6 to 7 p.m. in the bandshell at Memorial Park. Sponsored by the Pasadena Senior Center, all ages are welcome. Bring lawn chairs or a blanket and a picnic or purchase dinner at the park.
Pete's Dragon (1977, G) starring Mickey Rooney and Helen Reddy will be shown on the big screen Wednesday, Aug. 12, at 1 p.m. in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium at Central Library. A young orphan flees his abusive foster family and befriends a magical dragon while his family is in hot pursuit.
Movies in the Park presents McFarland, USA (2015, PG) starring Kevin Costner and Ramiro Rodriguez Friday, Aug. 14, at 8 p.m. at Villa-Parke. A cross country coach in a small California town transforms a team of athletes into championship contenders.
Photo credits: Downtown Pasadena Neighborhood Association, Ann Erdman, Gary Lewis and the Playboys, mxdwn.com, Signal Hill Tribune, Fallen Fruit, Scott Martin Band, Laith Al-Saadi, Edyta Linek, Cinema Blend, Mariachi Divas, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, California Feetwarmers, i09.