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Friday, May 20, 2016

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events May 21 to 27

Here are events scheduled Saturday, May 21, to Friday, May 27. 

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

Experience traditional Native American dancers, drummers, musicians, singers, storytellers, artisans and more plus special exhibits during the Spring Awakening Festival Saturday, May 21, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, May 22, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Eaton Canyon Nature Center. 

Teens are invited to an anime afternoon Saturday, May 21, from 2 to 4 p.m. in Central Library's Story Room. Episodes of "Pumpkin Scissors" will be shown and everyone will help plan the anime screenings that will be scheduled this summer.

Children ages 5 to 12 are invited to read books to gentle, well trained dogs at Barks and Books Tuesday, May 24, at 3:30 p.m. at Hill Avenue Branch Library.

Pittance Chamber Music with members of the LA Opera Chorus will perform Wednesday, May 25, from 12:10 to 12:40 p.m. for the popular Music at Noon recital series at Pasadena Presbyterian Church. 

"Stand and Deliver" (1988, PG) starring Edward James Olmos and Lou Diamond Phillips will be shown Wednesday, May 25, at 1 p.m. in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium at Central Library. The film is based on the true story of Jaime Escalante, a high school math teacher who successfully inspired his dropout-prone students to excel at calculus. 

Rob Schmitz, a China correspondent for NPR's "Marketplace," will discuss his life and work in Shanghai Wednesday, May 25, at 7 p.m. in the Crawford Family Forum at Southern California Public Radio. Although the event is free, you must reserve a ticket.

Sounds on South Lake presents Meli Melavasi performing Latin pop-rock Friday, May 27, from 5 to 7 p.m. at 251 S. Lake Ave. (next to Massetti Caffe Mobile).


The Open Studios Tour Saturday and Sunday, June 4 and 5, will feature 75 artists at 41 locations where you'll experience an intimate view into the the artists' lives and studios and how their creative ideas are conceived and developed, plus live music, poetry and more.

Photo credits: Crazy Crow, Animax, Analia Saban, Pittance Chamber Music, Warner Bros., Travel Massive, Meli Melavasi, Nicole Aquillano.

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