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Friday, June 10, 2016

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events June 11 to 17

Here are events scheduled Saturday, June 11, to Friday, June 17.

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

Infants, toddlers, children, tweens, teens and adults can register for Pasadena Public Library's Read For the Win! summer reading program beginning Saturday, June 11. There will be all kinds of events and activities throughout the summer!

The annual Make Music Pasadena will feature more than 150 performances on stages in Old Pasadena, the Playhouse District, Memorial Park and Paseo Colorado Saturday, June 11, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. with genres including rock, folk/Americana, electronic, country, jazz, blues, pop, funk and more.

Lineage Dance Company presents "Our Pasadena," local oral history stories set to dance Saturday, June 11, at 5 and 8 p.m. at the Lineage Performing Arts Center and Sunday, June 12, at 7 p.m. in front of Pasadena City Hall.

KCRW's summer concert series presents The Palms bridging the gap between Laurel Canyon folk and West Coast beats Saturday, June 11, at 7:30 p.m. in the courtyard at One Colorado.

The second Sunday of every month is Free Admission Day at the USC Pacific Asia Museum. On Sunday, June 12, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. the museum will celebrate the arts and culture of Imperial China with music, dance, art activities, tours of current exhibitions and more. 

Celebrate Pasadena's 130th birthday Sunday, June 12, from 1 to 4 p.m. on the grounds of the Pasadena Museum of History with live music, aerial performances, craft workshops, exhibits, birthday cake and more.

Soprano Maria Del Pilar, accompanied by pianist Geraldine Keeling, will perform a program titled "Celebrating the Art of the Spanish Song" Sunday, June 12, at 2:30 p.m. in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium at Central Library featuring works by Agustin Lara, Enrique Granados, Alberto Ginastera and more, sponsored by Tuesday Musicale of Pasadena.

"Philadelphia" (1993, PG-13) starring Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington will be shown Wednesday, June 15, at 1 p.m. in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium at Central Library. When a man with AIDS is fired by his law firm because of his condition, a homophobic attorney is the only willing advocate for the wrongful dismissal lawsuit. 

"Song of the Thin Man" (1947, NR) starring William Powell and Myrna Loy will be shown Friday, June 17, at 1 p.m. in the Scott Pavilion at the Pasadena Senior Center, Nick, Nora and Nick Jr, investigate the murder of a band leader in New York. You do not have to be a member of the Pasadena Senior Center to attend.

Movies at the Park presents "Hotel Transylvania 2" (2015, PG) with the voice talents of Adam Sandler and Selena Gomez Friday, June 17, at 6:30 p.m. at Victory Park. Dracula and his friends try to bring out the monster in his half human, half vampire grandson to keep Mavis from leaving the hotel.

Come see what remarkable athletes are made of! With more than 30 competitive events from archery to volleyball, the California Senior Games Championships are ongoing through June 26. Go to a venue near you and cheer on these fierce competitors!


The Pasadena Chalk Festival Saturday and Sunday, June 18 and 19, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Paseo Colorado will feature hundreds of muralists using chalk as their medium and pavement as their canvas to create classical, whimsical and message-themed masterpieces, plus there will be live music, an area where children can create their own chalk art, Pasadena Police Department's classic car show and much more!

Photo credits: Flick River, PhotoBuzz Bands L.A., Lineage Dance Company, The Palms, USC Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena Museum of History, Maria Del Pilar, TriStar Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Columbia Pictures, Pasadena Senior Center

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