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Friday, September 23, 2016

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events Sept. 24 to 30

Here are events scheduled Saturday, Sept. 24, to Friday, Sept. 30.

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

Learn watercolor techniques from local artist Janell Mithani Saturday, Sept. 24, at 10:30 a.m. at Hill Avenue Branch Library, then paint a flower using what you've learned. Call 626-744-7264 to sign up.

The summer concert series at Levitt Pavilion comes to a close with Element Band performing Armenian-inspired folk fusion Saturday, Sept. 24, at 8 p.m. 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.

Franz Joseph Haydn is Pasadena Conservatory of Music's composer of the year. Enjoy performances of his works and learn about his life Sunday, Sept. 25, at 2 p.m. 

Works by Christen Austin, LP AEkili Ross and Maurice Howard are featured through Sept. 28 at Alkebu-lan Cultural Center. Come to a special reception Sunday, Sept. 26, from 4 to 7 p.m. Refreshments will be served. 

"The Odd Couple" (1968, PG) starring Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau will be shown Wednesday, Sept. 28, at 1 p.m. in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium at Central Library. Two friends share an apartment but their ideas about lifestyles and housekeeping are as different as night and day.

Teens will create miniature, magical fairy gardens Wednesday, Sept. 28, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at Villa-Parke Branch Library. All materials will be provided. The workshop will be led by local artist Janell Mithani. Call 626-744-6510 to sign up.

Pasadena City College presents a Jazz Faculty Concert Wednesday, Sept. 28, at 7 p.m. in Westerbeck Recital Hall at PCC's Center for the Arts (Building CA on this map). 

The 2015 documentary "Star Men" will be shown Wednesday, Sept. 28, at 8 p.m. in Caltech's Beckman Auditorium (Building 91 on this map). Four of the world's leading astronomers celebrated 50 years of friendship and exploration during a reunion road trip through the American Southwest. Along the way they chatted about astronomy, the unimaginably vast reaches of the universe, life on other planets and our own, and more. The four began their friendship as British students at Caltech. See more info about the screening here.

If Caltech had a founding father, it was astronomer George Ellery Hale, who also was a guiding force behind the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens. "George Ellery Hale's Vision of the Humane Scientist: Has It Survived?" is the title of a talk that will be presented by John Sutherland, University College London professor emeritus, Thursday, Sept. 29, at 5 p.m. in Caltech's Baxter Hall (Building 77 on this map). 

"The Letters" (2014, PG) starring Juliet Stevenson and Rutger Hauer will be shown Friday, Sept. 30, at 1 p.m. in the Scott Pavilion at the Pasadena Senior Center. The life of Mother Teresa is explored through letters she wrote to her longtime friend and spiritual advisor Father Celeste van Exem over a nearly 50-year period. You do not have to be a member of the Pasadena Senior Center to attend.

Photo credits: Ann Arbor Art Center, Meher Kourouyan, Thomas Hardy, Alkebu-lan Cultural Center, Paramount Pictures, By Stephanie Lynn, Wellesley College, Bungalow Town Productions, Caltech, Big Screen Productions V.

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