All events are free, so take a look -- and don't you dare say there's nothing to do in Pasadena!
Activities for Pasadena Public Library's Read for the Win! Summer Reading Club include the following (and much more!):
- For all ages: Read for the Win! will kick off with an old-fashioned singalong led by Theatre Americana Saturday, June 25, at 3 p.m. in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium at Central Library.
- For children 12 and younger: Games Master Dave will run wacky games with unique twists that make them extra fun Thursday, June 30, at 4 p.m. at Hastings Branch Library,.
- For teens 19 and younger: Enjoy an evening of board games, video games and pizza Thursday, June 30, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Central Library's Studio on 4th. Sign up by emailing jgov@cityofpasadena,net or calling 626-744-4246.
- For adults: The documentary "Belly Dance: A History and an Art" will be shown Thursday, June 30, at 7 p.m. in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium at Central Library, followed by a belly dancing class!
- Download Pasadena Public Library's newsletter for a full list of summer activities.
The Pasadena Master Chorale will perform "Listening to the Future," an original work by student composers, Saturday, June 25, at 7 p.m. at Neighborhood Church. Stay for a post-concert reception and end-of-season celebration.
The South Lake Avenue Business District 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 has arisen 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 or purchase dinner at the event.
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 Sunday, June 26. Go to a venue near you and cheer on these fierce competitors!
What is the human future of space? Will humans settle other worlds? Dr. Louis D. Friedman, former leader of JPL's advanced planetary studies, cofounder of The Planetary Society and advisor to Breakthrough Starshot, will discuss the future of deep space travel during a presentation titled "Human Spaceflight: From Mars to the Stars" Monday, June 27, at 1 p.m. at the Pasadena Senior Center. You do not have to be a member of the Pasadena Senior Center to attend.
The Los Angeles Children's Chorus will present a special send-off concert Tuesday, June 28, at 7 p.m. at Pasadena Presbyterian Church before embarking on a tour of the east coast and Japan in conjunction with LACC's 30th anniversary.
Flutist Ruth Kasckow will perform Wednesday, June 29, from 12:10 to 12:40 p.m. for the popular Music at Noon recital series at Pasadena Presbyterian Church.
"Sister Kenny" (1946, PG-13) starring Rosalind Russell and Dean Jagger will be shown Wednesday, June 29, at 1 p.m. in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium at Central Library. A nurse in the Australian bush discovers an effective treatment for polio but can't get official recognition or sanction and is ridiculed for her techniques and theories. Based on a true story.
Tim and the Space Cadets will perform music for children and families Thursday, June 30, at 7 p.m. at the Levitt Pavilion. Bring a picnic or purchase dinner at the park. A pre-concert festival will begin at 5:30 p.m.
Admission to the Pasadena Museum of California Art is free the first Friday (and third Thursday) of every month. On Friday, July 1, from noon to 5 p.m. see the current exhibitions and everything else the museum has to offer.
"45 Years" (2015, R) starring Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay will be shown Friday, July 1, at 1 p.m. in the Scott Pavilion at the Pasadena Senior Center. A couple planning their wedding anniversary receives shattering news that promises to change the course of their lives forever. You do not have to be a member of the Pasadena Senior Center to attend.
Free Admission Night at the Norton Simon Museum is the first Friday of every month, On Friday, July 1, from 5 to 8 p.m. enjoy the current exhibitions and everything else the museum has to offer.
SAVE THE DATE!
Old Pasadena Summer Cinema will present films from July 8 to 30 at indoor and outdoor locations throughout the district.
Photo credits: iStock, Pasadena Master Chorale, Lucasfilm, Pasadena Senior Center, NASA, Los Angeles Children's Chorus, Ruth Kasckow, RKO Radio Pictures, Tim Kubart, Pasadena Museum o California Art, BFI Film Fund, Norton Simon Museum, Jai Uttal.