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Friday, February 17, 2017

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events February 18 to 24

Here are free events scheduled Saturday, Feb. 18, to Friday, Feb. 24.

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

-- Please note that the Black History Parade 
scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 18, 
has been canceled due to weather. --

Symphomaniax, a quartet of violin, classical guitar, cello and double bass from the San Fernando Valley Symphony Orchestra, will perform a repertoire ranging from Bach to The Beatles Saturday, Feb. 18, at 2 p.m. at Allendale Branch Library

The live production "Songs of the Civil Rights Movement: The Power of Song" Sunday, Feb. 19, at 7:30 p.m. at Ambassador Auditorium will feature singers, musicians, dancers and narrators who will share the powerful role music played in the civil rights movement and its continued impact on issues today. While the event is free, you must reserve a ticket (click on the link above).

Guitarist David Rogers will perform Wednesday, Feb. 22, from 12:10 to 12:40 p.m. for the popular Music at Noon recital series at Pasadena Presbyterian Church.

"Miracle" (2004, PG) starring Kurt Russell and Patricia Clarkson will be shown Wednesday, Feb. 22, at 1 p.m. in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium at Central Library. A player turned coach leads the 1980 U.S. hockey team to victory over the seemingly invincible Russian team.

"Young Mr. Lincoln" (1939, NR) starring Henry Fonda and Alice Brady will be shown Thursday, Feb. 23, at 6:30 p.m. in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium at Central Library. Before he becomes known to the nation and the world, the future president defends two brothers unjustly accused of murder and begins to think about a career in politics. A discussion with Paul Bergman, professor emeritus at UCLA School of Law, will follow the film.

Children ages 8 to 12 are invited to the Kids' Writing Workshop Friday, Feb. 24, at 4:30 p.m. in the Children's Story Room at Central Library. It's never too early to start writing your own stories! You don't have to be an expert -- you just have to love stories and have a great imagination. Call 626-744-4066, option 4 to sign up.

Photo credits: San Fernando Valley Symphony Orchestra, The Power of Song Inc., David Rogers, Pop Pop Productions, Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Model D

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