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Friday, April 7, 2017

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events April 8 to 14

Here are events scheduled Saturday, April 8, to Friday, April 14.

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

Take a walking tour to see great examples of drought-tolerant gardens and landscaping Saturday, April 8, from 9 to 11 a.m. Meet in the parking lot at Washington Park. The tour will include homes in the park neighborhood as well as Bungalow Heaven and more.

The opening reception for two new exhibitions at the Pasadena Museum of History -- "Art in the Street: 25 Years of the Pasadena Chalk Festival" and "Getting There: Railroad Inspired Artistry" -- is open to the community Sunday, April 9, from 1 to 4 p.m. See the exhibitions for free and don't miss a discussion with the curators (from Light Bringer Project and Mount Lowe Preservation Society) at 2:30 p.m. 

Children and families will love Arty Loon's variety show with magic, juggling and silly fun Monday, April 10, at 1:30 p.m. at San Rafael Branch Library.

"Becoming Jane" (2007, PG) starring Anne Hathaway and James McAvoy will be shown Wednesday, April 12, at 1 p.m. in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium at Central Library. Years before her books made her famous, a young Jane Austen has a romance with a charming Irish rogue. 

Teens 14+ are invited to a screening of "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" (2012, PG-13) starring Logan Lerman and Emma Watson Wednesday, April 12, from 5 to 8 p.m. in Studio on 4th at Central Library. Two high school seniors take an introverted freshman under their wings and introduce him to the real world. Popcorn and pizza will be provided.

The Victorian age haunted post-war Britain in the physical remains of homelessness and poverty, the popularity of 19th century bric-a-brac and the aesthetics of British film noir. On Thursday, April 13, at 7 p.m. in Caltech's Dabney Lounge at Dabney Hall (#40 on this map), Dr. Linda Nead, professor of art history at the University of London, will draw on a wide range of art and culture during a discussion titled Dickens Noir: The Persistence of Victorianism in Post-War British Art and Culture.

"Jackie" (2016, R) starring Natalie Portman and Peter Sarsgaard will be shown Friday, April 14, at 1 p.m. in the Scott Pavilion at the Pasadena Senior Center. First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy fights through grief and trauma to regain her faith, console her children and define the legacy of President John F. Kennedy after his assassination. You do not have to be a member of the Pasadena Senior Center to attend.

Photo credits: Gloria Ing & Team, Brian Biery, Yoko Mazza, Arty Loon Show, HanWay Films, Summit Entertainment, Cineguild, Fox Searchlight Pictures.


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