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Friday, June 3, 2016

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events June 4 to 10

Here are events scheduled Saturday, June 4 to Friday, June 10.

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

LitFest Pasadena will feature readings, discussions, film, live music and more Saturday, June 4, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. indoors and outdoors in the Playhouse District.

The Open Studios Tour Saturday and Sunday, June 4 and 5, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. will feature 74 artists at 41 locations where you'll experience an intimate view into the artists' lives and studios and how their creative ideas are conceived and developed, plus you'll enjoy live music, poetry and much more.

KCRW's Summer Nights concert series in the courtyard at One Colorado kicks off Saturday, June 4, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. with Sofi Tukker's unique sounds blending global instrumentation with pop and modern technology

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 from June 4 to 26. Go to a venue near you and cheer on these fierce competitors!

The Tuesday Musicale of Pasadena will perform Tuesday, June 7, at 12:30 p.m. in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium at Central Library in a program of Brahms, Mozart, Ridenour and Sancan featuring clarinet, piano, viola, flute and mezzo-soprano.

Pianist Christine Azzoni Dow will perform Wednesday, June 8, from 12:10 to 12:40 p.m. for the popular Music at Noon recital series at Pasadena Presbyterian Church.

"Patch Adams" (1998, PG-13) starring Robin Williams and Monica Potter will be shown Wednesday, June 8, at 1 p.m. in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium at Central Library. A misfit medical student's unconventional approach to healing causes headaches for the medical establishment but works wonders for patients. Based on a true story.

Resident actors will read the Henrik Ibsen play "An Enemy of the People" Wednesday, June 8, at 7 p.m. at A Noise Within. Call 626-356-3100 to RSVP.

Kids ages 10 to 14 are invited to explore the fundamentals of graphic design through exciting, computer-oriented activities and hands-on crafts Thursdays, June 9, 16 and 23, from 2 to 4 p.m. in Studio on 4th at Central Library. Call 626-744-4066, option 4, to sign up.

"The Revenant" (2015, R) starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy will be shown Friday, June 10, at 1 p.m. in the Scott Pavilion at the Pasadena Senior Center. A frontiersman on a fur trading expedition in the 1820s fights for survival after being mauled by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team. The film is inspired by true events. You do not have to be a member to attend.


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.

"Read for the Win" is the theme of the Pasadena Public Library system's summer reading program for children, teens and adults from June 11 to Aug. 6. There will be all kinds of free events and activities in store!

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.

Photo credits: LitFest Pasadena, Nicole Aquillano, Sofi Tukker, Pasadena Senior Center, Nekeran, Christine Azzoni Dow, Blue Wolf Productions, Live Wire Ashville, New York Film Academy, Regency Enterprises.

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