Here are Pasadena events scheduled Saturday, May 25, to Friday, May 31.
All events are free, so take a look -- and don't you dare say there's nothing to do in Pasadena!
Everybody loves to meet firefighters and see big, red fire engines up close! Come to an open house Saturday, March 25, from 9 to 11 a.m. at Fire Station 37 where Pasadena Fire Department personnel will lead tours, showcase fire trucks and special equipment, host a disaster preparedness puppet show and much more.
If you change the oil on your car or truck yourself, safely recycle it and get a new oil filter for free Saturday, March 25, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at O'Reilly Auto Parts, 919 N. Lake Ave. Sponsored by the Pasadena Public Works Department.
March is One City, One Story month -- our annual community reading celebration! Have you read this year's Pulitzer Prize-winning selection "The Sympathizer" by Viet Thanh Nguyen yet? As OCOS events ring in the last week of the month, here's what's coming up:
- Join in "The Sympathizer" book discussion Saturday, March 25, from 3 to 4 p.m. at San Rafael Branch Library.
- The final "The Sympathizer" book discussion is Monday, March 27, at 11 a.m. at Lamanda Park Branch Library.
- "Owl and the Sparrow" (2007, PG) starring Cat Ly and The Lu Le will be shown Wednesday, March 29, at 1 p.m. in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium at Central Library. A runaway orphan girl in Saigon tries to play matchmaker between a zookeeper and a flight attendant in hopes they will get married and adopt her, but soon realizes life isn't quite that simple. Vietnamese with English subtitles.
- Click here to see a replay of the March 2 community discussion with "The Sympathizer" author Viet Thanh Nguyen.
PNT Radio Theater presents "The Lone Ranger" and "Flash Gordon'" Saturday, March 25, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, March 26, at 2 p.m. at Parson's Nose Theater. While the reading is free, reserved tickets are required.
"Paper Tigers" (2015, NR) will be shown Thursday, March 30, at 7 p.m. at the Eliot Arts Academy Auditorium. The documentary follows six at-risk students at Lincoln High School in Walla Walla, Wash., and the principal who believes childhood trauma has caused their seriously negative behaviors. This radical change in disciplinary philosophy impacts the students' lives in ways nobody could have imagined. Jim Sporleder, the former principal featured in the film, will be a special guest at the screening and will answer questions from the audience. Sponsored by Young & Healthy. While the event is free, registration is required.
Photo credits: Pasadena Fire Department, Driving, Pasadena Public Library, WXYZ Radio, KPJR Films