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Friday, October 21, 2016

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events Oct. 22 to 28

Here are events scheduled Saturday, Oct. 22, to Friday, Oct. 28.

All events are free, so take a look -- and don't you dare say there's nothing to do in Pasadena!
Some of Southern California's best visual artists will showcase their works in a juried art festival during Pasadena ARTWalk Saturday, Oct. 22, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Playhouse District. ARTWalk also includes live entertainment, an Instagram scavenger hunt for prizes, craft-making for all ages, free admission to the Pasadena Museum of California Art and much more.

The Pasadena Astronomy Festival is Saturday, Oct. 22, from 2 to 8 p.m. at the Pasadena Convention Center. Visit an unusual planetarium, look through a special telescope designed for daytime and nighttime use, meet professional astronomers and learn more about the universe. It's part of Astronomy Week!

Create your own T-shirt with materials provided by Remainders Creative Reuse Sunday, Oct. 23, from noon to 3 p.m. in the courtyard at One Colorado. Shirts, a printing press and upcycled materials from buttons and beads to ribbons and fabric paints and much more will be provided. All ages are welcome.

Violinist David Lee Ruest and classical guitarist Taro Wayama will perform Wednesday, Oct. 26, from 12:10 to 12:40 p.m. for the popular Music at Noon recital series at Pasadena Presbyterian Church.

"The Last Seduction" (1994, R) starring Linda Fiorentino and Bill Pullman will be shown Wednesday, Oct, 26, at 1 p.m. in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium at Central Library. A woman steals her husband's drug money and hides out in a small town where she meets the perfect dupe for her next scheme.

Children and families are invited to the Hilarious Halloween Haunt Thursday, Oct. 27, at 4 p.m. at Hastings Branch Library. This variety show featuring the Franklin Haynes Marionettes is sure to be loads of scary fun for all ages. 

Teens are invited to a Mad Hatter Tea Party Friday, Oct. 28, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Central Library, But beware: Something sinister lurks in Wonderland! It's a land of stories, but who's telling the real tale and who murdered the Prince of Hearts? All the key characters are suspect, and it's up to you to solve the mystery by hunting for clues, questioning suspects and apprehending the culprit. Dinner will be provided and Alice in Wonderland-themed costumes are encouraged. To sign up email or call 626-744-4246.

Take a self-guided tour of Day of the Dead / Dia de los Muertos altars at businesses throughout Old Pasadena Friday, Oct. 28, to Sunday, Oct. 30, during participating business hours. Judges will present awards for the best traditional and contemporary altars. A PDF of the tour of altars will be available on the website Oct. 24.


Celebration of Oaks is Saturday, Oct. 29, at Eaton Canyon Nature Center.

The Fall Festival at Victory Park is Saturday, Oct. 29.

Photo credits: Playhouse District Association, NASA, Boston Handmade, Guitar Salon International, Incorporated Television Company, The Gothtober Blog, Tea Tree Gully Library, Breck Create, 

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