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 adults: Learn how gourmet food trucks have influenced the food scene locally, nationally and globally Saturday, Aug. 6, at 2 p.m. at Allendale Branch Library.
- For teens: Join a team of fearless adventurers on minute-to-win-it missions to capture the most points and win the Teen Library Olympics Saturday, Aug. 6, at 4 p.m. at Central Library's Studio on 4th.
- For children: Enjoy a zany blend of magic, comedy, music and live exotic pets Saturday, Aug. 6, at 2 p.m. at Hastings Branch Library.
- Download Pasadena Public Library's summer newsletter for a full list of summer activities.
A.J. Croce will perform his jazz- and blues-influenced country music Saturday, Aug. 6, at 8 p.m. at the Levitt Pavilion. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket plus a picnic or purchase dinner at the park. A pre-concert festival will begin at 6:30 p.m.
The Playhouse District Summer Jazz Concert Series presents Little Brazil Sunday Aug. 7, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the courtyard outside Vroman's Bookstore.
Jamison Ross will perform jazz and blues Sunday, Aug. 7, at 7 p.m. at the Levitt Pavilion. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket plus a picnic or puchase dinner at the park. A pre-concert festival will begin at 5:30 p.m.
Pasadena Senior Center's Concerts in the Park presents Whiskey Hayride performing classic country/rock Tuesday, Aug. 9, at 6 p.m. at Memorial Park. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket plus a picnic or purchase dinner at the park. You do not have to be a senior or a member of the Pasadena Senior Center to attend.
The Cochlea Duo will perform on flute and harp Wednesday, Aug. 10, from 12:10 to 12:40 p.m. for the popular Music at Noon recital series at Pasadena Presbyterian Church.
"Ping Pong Playa" (2007, PG-13) starring Jimmy Tsai and Andrew Vo will be shown Wednesday, Aug. 10, at 1 p.m. in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium at Central Library. A young man dreams of becoming a professional basketball player to escape his dead-end job, his suburban life, his bossy older brother and his mother's ping pong classes.
Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band will perform for children and families Thursday, Aug. 11, at 7 p.m. at the Levitt Pavilion. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket and a picnic or purchase dinner at the park. A pre-concert festival will begin at 5:30 p.m.
"Hello, My Name is Doris" (2016, R) starring Sally Field and Max Greenfield will be shown Friday, Aug. 12, at 1 p.m. in the Scott Pavilion at the Pasadena Senior Center. A self-help seminar inspires a 60-something woman to romantically pursue her younger coworker. You do not have to be a member of the Pasadena Senior Center to attend.
Rosetta has been one of the most difficult space missions ever attempted, taking 10 years to catch up with a comet speeding at 34,000 miles per hour and dropping a separate spacecraft on its surface. The mother craft has orbited the comet for another year and a half, coming as close as four miles from the surface. On Friday, Aug. 12, at 7 p.m. in the Vosloh Forum (Building UU on this map) at PCC, learn about next month's planned landing of the mother ship on the comet and what scientists have learned from Rosetta about comets and the formation of the solar system. Speakers will include Dr. Bonnie Buratti, U.S. Rosetta project scientist at JPL and Arthur Chmielewski, U.S. Rosetta project manager at JPL.
Quetzal will perform East L.A. Latin Rock Friday, Aug. 12, at 8 p.m. at the Levitt Pavilion. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket plus a picnic or purchase dinner at the park. A pre-concert festival will begin at 6:30 p.m.
Learn about exoplanets (planets that orbit stars outside the solar system) and then stargaze through powerful telescopes Friday, Aug. 12, at 8 p.m. at Caltech's Cahill Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics (south side of California Boulevard -- #17 on this map).