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Friday, June 17, 2016

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events June 18 to 24

Here are events scheduled Saturday, June 18, to Friday, June 24.

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 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!

Activities for Pasadena Public Library's Read for the Win! Summer Reading Club include the following (and much more!):
Join the International Olympic Day Celebration Tuesday, June 21, at 6 p.m. in the Crawford Family Forum at Southern California Public Radio with Olympic champions John Naber, Shirley Babashoff, Dwight Stones, Connie Paraksevin and Paul Weiskopf. While the event, including a special reception, is free, RSVPs are required

Jazz guitarist Riner Scivally and pianist Ed Czach will perform Wednesday, June 22, from 12:10 to 12:40 p.m. for the popular Music at Noon recital series at Pasadena Presbyterian Church. 

"Dark Victory" (1939, PG-13) starring Bette Davis and Humphrey Bogart will be shown Wednesday, June 22, at 1 p.m. in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium at Central Library. A young socialite is diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor and must decide whether she'll meet her final days with dignity.

Joan Rita Pounds was a successful photographer in New York before she became disabled more than 20 years ago and her ability to walk, talk and perform fine motor skills became limited. She reinvented herself as an artist and her works are included in a new book titled What Happens Next? She will discuss her art during a wine and cheese reception Thursday, June 23, at 5 p.m. at the Pasadena Senior Center, where her work is currently showcased in the Fireplace Lounge. You do not have to be a senior citizen or a member of the Pasadena Senior Center to attend.

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!

Rooftop Cinema on South Lake Avenue presents "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" (2015, PG-13) starring Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher Saturday, June 25, at 8 p.m. on the roof of the parking structure at 55 S. Lake Ave. Three decades after the defeat of the Galactic Empire, a new threat arises and only a ragtag group of heroes can stop it. While the event is free, you must have a ticket. Bring a beach chair and arrive as early as 6 p.m. for DJ music. Bring a picnic dinner or purchase dinner at the event.

Photo credits: Urban Growth, Pivot Blog, Occidental College, Warner Bros., Joan Rita Pounds.

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