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Friday, September 18, 2015

Looking for Something To Do? Free Events September 19 to 25

Here are events scheduled Saturday, Sept. 19, to Friday, Sept. 25.

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

An emergency preparedness fair Saturday, Sept. 19, from 1 to 4 p.m. at McDonald Park will help you learn how your neighborhood and your household can be prepared for major earthquakes and other disasters. Sign up for special training, see related demonstrations, get emergency supplies and much more. Hosted by the Bungalow Heaven Neighborhood Association, the fair is open to everyone in Pasadena!

Exploring New Roads is a special fair Saturday, Sept. 19, from 1 to 5 p.m. inside and outside Central Library featuring displays of electric vehicles by Tesla, Chevy, BMW and Prius as well as presentations, videos, exhibits, children's activities and more, all related to the new boom in electric vehicle technology.

Taylor Mathews will perform acoustic, funk and pop Saturday, Sept. 19, at 7 p.m. in the courtyard at One Colorado.  

Dubbed "Ghana's Bob Marley," Rocky Dawuni will perform reggae Saturday, Sept. 19, at 8 p.m. -- the final summer concert at the Levitt Pavilion. A pre-concert festival will begin at 6:30 p.m. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and a picnic or purchase dinner at the park.    

Meet taiko drumming group Kodama Taiko Sunday, Sept. 20, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Pasadena Japanese Cultural Institute, see them perform and then try some drumming yourself (they'll show you how).  

An LA Opera community educator will take visitors through Jake Heggie's modern classic Moby Dick Monday, Sept. 21, at 1 p.m. at the Pasadena Senior Center. Based on the Herman Melville novel, whaling ship Captain Ahab's relentless obsession with revenge against a rare white whale puts his crew in mortal danger. You do not have to a be a member of the Pasadena Senior Center to attend.

The Italian Job (1969, G) starring Michael Caine and Noel Coward will be shown on the big screen Wednesday, Sept. 23, at 1 p.m. in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium at Central Library. A team of career criminals attempt to pull off the biggest gold heist in history right under the noses of the Italian police and the Mafia.

Local author Roberta Martinez will present Pasadena: At the Corner of San Pasqual and Bandini Thursday, Sept. 24, at 7 p.m. in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium at Central Library featuring stories about the famed Elliott and Bandini families, the Greene Brothers, Father Throop and the roots of Caltech plus a Nobel prize winner or two.

Frozen (2013, PG) with the voice talents of Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel will be shown Friday, Sept. 25, at 7:30 p.m. (or when it gets dark) in the courtyard at One Colorado. When a queen uses her powers to turn everything into ice, her sister teams up with a mountain man, his reindeer and a snowman to change the weather.

Photo credits: Tesla Motors, Taylor Mathews, Glen Wilson, Rafu Shimpo, Calgary Opera, Brian's Film Review Blog, Pasadena Weekly, The Gamble House, Walt Disney Pictures

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