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Saturday, February 4, 2017

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events Feb. 4 to 10

Here are free events scheduled Saturday, Feb. 4, to Friday, Feb. 10.

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

Before the Falcons and Patriots play at the Supurr Bowl, the Pasadena Humane Society's Kitten Bowl Tailgate Party, a no-fee adoption event for all animals Saturday, Feb. 4, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., will feature an adorable kitten football field, doggie touchdown zone, giant adoptions scoreboard, football-themed photo booth and more. How can you resist?

"42: The True Story of an American Legend" (2013, PG-13) starring Chadwick Boseman and Harrison Ford will be shown Saturday, Feb. 4, at 3:30 p.m. at La Pintoresca Branch Library. Jackie Robinson breaks the color barrier in professional baseball when Branch Rickey signs him to the Brooklyn Dodgers, but the deal puts Robinson and Rickey in the firing line of the public.

Caltech Chamber Music Ensembles will perform Sunday, Feb. 5, at 3:30 p.m. at Caltech's Dabney Lounge in Dabney Hall (#40 on this map) with a program that includes Faure's Piano Quartet No. 1 in C Minor, Opus 15; Brahms's Piano Quintet in F Minor, Opus 34; Vivaldi's Trio Sonata in D Minor "La Folia"; Bach's Brandonberg Concerto No. 5; and Piazzolla selections.

Join the drum circle and travel along on Chazz Ross's whimsical safari with 26 African djembe drums Monday, Feb. 6, at 11 a.m. at Villa-Parke Branch Library. You'll create realistic jungle sounds, play simple rhythms and sing silly songs while learning about the culture of African drumming. All ages are welcome.

A string quintet plus an English horn will perform "Six Studies in English Folk Song" by Ralph Vaughn Williams; soprano Ingrid Helge will perform songs by Vivaldi, Rossini and Morricoe and a piano trio will close the program with "The Carnival of the Animals" by Camille Saint Saens Tuesday, Feb. 7. at 12:30 p.m. in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium at Central Library. Sponsored by Tuesday Musicale of Pasadena.

The first Tuesday of the month is Free Family Night at Kidspace Children's Museum. On Tuesday, Feb. 7, from 4 to 8 p.m. celebrate the rich culture of Black History Month including a number of fun activities, a special storyteller performance and more.

"Crossing Delancey" (1988, PG) starring Amy Irving and Peter Riegert will be shown Wednesday, Feb. 8, at 1 p.m. in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium at Central Library. The Jewish grandmother of a young, independent woman in New York's upper east side enlists the services of a matchmaker to find a perfect match, which turns out to be a working-class pickle maker on the lower east side.

PUSD's Choral Music Festival will feature students from throughout the district and guest conductor Lauren Buckley Schaer of the Pasadena Master Chorale Wednesday, Feb. 8, at 7 p.m. in the auditorium at at Pasadena High School. 

Children will use their imaginations and create Valentine's Day crafts to give as gifts Thursday, Feb. 9, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at Hastings Branch Library.

The next supply of garden-ready mulch from Pasadena Public Workd Department street tree trimmings will be available Friday, Feb. 10, at the southwest corner of the parking lot at Victory Park. Bring your own shovel, contrainer and gloves between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. The mulch supply is replenished once a month through October and is available to Pasadena residents only.

"The Girl on the Train" (2016, R) starring Emily Blunt and Justin Theroux will be shown Friday, Feb. 10, at 1 p.m. in the Scott Pavilion at the Pasadena Senior Center. A divorcee becomes entangled in a missing persons investigation that promises to send shockwaves throughout her life. You do not have to be a member of the Pasadena Senior Center to attend.

Photo credits: Pasadena Humane Society, Warner Bros., Shea Butter Wholesale, Good News Report, Muscogee Moms, Gardener's Supply Company, Amblin Entertainment

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