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Friday, January 6, 2017

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events Jan. 7 to 13

Here are events scheduled Saturday, Jan. 7, to Friday, Jan. 13.

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

Bring your broken small appliances, electronics, jewelry and tools -- plus dull knives for sharpening -- to Transition Pasadena's Repair Cafe Saturday, Jan. 7, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Pasadena Senior Center. There will also be a seed and seedling swap, gardening advice, music, the Really, Really Free Market (bring something, take something), massages and much more. You do not have to be a senior or a member of the Pasadena Senior Center to attend.

Children and teens are invited to join Rose Queen Victoria Castellanos and her Royal Court for a special tea party as they share their favorite stories about kings, queens, princes and princesses Saturday, Jan. 7, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Hastings Branch Library.

Songs from light opera will be performed by Carol Lande, Matthew Keffell and Ben Lin Sunday, Jan. 8, at 2:30 p.m. in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium at Central Library, presented by Tuesday Musicale.

Resident actors will perform a reading of Harold Pinter's play "The Birthday Party" Monday, Jan. 9, at 7 p.m. at A Noise Within as part of the Words Within series. Reservations are required.

Pasadena Presbyterian Church will be one of the venues for the annual Villa-Lobos International Chamber Music Festival! Cellist Lars Hoefs and pianist Marek Zebrowski will perform Wednesday, Jan. 11, from 12:10 to 12:40 p.m.

"Once Upon a Time" (1944, NR) starring Cary Grant and Janet Blair will be shown Wednesday, Jan. 11, at 1 p.m. in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium at Central Library. A fly-by-night Broadway producer promotes a 9-year old boy's talented caterpillar and alienates some very special people along the way.

Editorial staff from the Pasadena Weekly will discuss the ways hyper-local newspapers have found a sustainable niche serving their communities, how the PW makes editorial decisions, plus they'll shed some light on Pasadena city politics Thursday, Jan. 12, at 7 p.m. in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium at Central Library. The panelists, who will also answer your questions, will include Editor Kevin Uhrich, Deputy Editor AndrĂ© Coleman, Arts Editor Carl Kozlowski, Columnist Ellen Snortland and Contributor Justin Chapman.

"Sully" (2016, PG-13) starring Tom Hanks and Aaron Eckhart will be shown Friday, Jan. 13, at 1 p.m. in the Scott Pavilion at the Pasadena Senior Center. After making a heroic emergency landing on the Hudson River, airline pilot Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger and his copilot must justify their actions to the National Transportation Safety Board. Based on true events. You do not have to be a member of the Pasadena Senior Center to attend.

Photo credits: Repair Cafe Stuttgart, Tournament of Roses, Getty Images, Cheltenham Everyman, Lars Hoefs, Columbia Pictures Corporation, Pasadena Weekly, Flashlight Films.

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